Proverbs of Yang-Sheng 养生格言

Chinese Proverbs on Positivity and Health


笑一笑,十年少;愁一愁,白了头。
Smile a smile and you will look ten years younger.
Worry a worry and you will gain more grey hair.

一笑烦恼跑,二笑怒气消,三笑憾事了,四笑病魔逃,五笑人不老,六笑乐逍遥

  • One smile exiles the worrisome;
  • Two smiles diminish the anger;
  • Three smiles end the regret;
  • Four smiles banish the sick devil;
  • Five smiles keep you youth;
  • Six smiles lead you happy and free…

笑口常开,百病不来。房宽地宽,不如心宽。
A frequently-smiling face keeps all diseases away;
A wider house and a wider land is not as good as a wider mind.

一日三笑,人生年少;一日三恼,人生快老。
Three smiles a day keep you feeling younger
Three worries a day lead you becoming older.

生气催人老,快乐变年少。
Anger accelerates the age, while joy returns your youth.

喜制怒,寿无数。
Happiness limits anger while not limiting longevity.

高官不如高薪,高薪不如高寿,高寿不如高兴。
High rank is not as good as high salary
High salary is not as good as high life (longevity)
High life is not as good as high mood (happiness)

 

[Complied and translated by Kevin Chen, with editing by Tina Zhang]

 

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One Response to Proverbs of Yang-Sheng 养生格言

  1. lee mia says:

    beautiful! thanks!!

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