It is on the festival occasions when one misses his dear most.
谋事在人，成事在天"The planning lies with man, the outcome with Heaven. Man proposes, God disposes. "
弄巧成拙be too smart by half; Cunning outwits itself.
赔了夫人又折兵throw good money after bad
抛砖引玉a modest spur to induce others to come forward with valuable contributions; throw a sprat to catch a whale
破釜沉舟cut off all means of retreat；burn one‘s own way of retreat and be determined to fight to the end
抢得先机take the preemptive opportunities
巧妇难为无米之炊If you have no hand you can't make a fist. One can't make bricks without straw.
千里之行始于足下a thousand-li journey begins with the first step--the highest eminence is to be gained step by step
前事不忘,后事之师Past experience, if not forgotten, is a guide for the future.
前人栽树,后人乘凉One generation plants the trees in whose shade another generation rests.One sows and another reaps.
前怕狼,后怕虎fear the wolf in front and the tiger behind hesitate in doing something
强龙难压地头蛇Even a dragon (from the outside) finds it hard to control a snake in its old haunt - Powerful outsiders can hardly afford to neglect local bullies.
瑞雪兆丰年A timely snow promises a good harvest.
人之初,性本善Man's nature at birth is good.
人逢喜事精神爽Joy puts heart into a man.
世上无难事，只要肯攀登"Where there is a will, there is a way. "
世外桃源a fictitious land of peace away from the turmoil of the world;
死而后已until my heart stops beating
岁岁平安Peace all year round
上有天堂，下有苏杭"Just as there is paradise in heaven, ther are Suzhou and Hangzhou on earth."
塞翁失马，焉知非福Misfortune may be an actual blessing.
三十而立"A man should be independent at the age of thirty.
At thirty, a man should be able to think for himself."
升级换代updating and upgrading (of products)
四十不惑Life begins at forty.
谁言寸草心，报得三春晖"Such kindness of warm sun, can't be repaid by grass.
水涨船高When the river rises, the boat floats high.
时不我待Time and tide wait for no man.
杀鸡用牛刀break a butterfly on the wheel
实事求是seek truth from facts; be practical and realistic; be true to facts
说曹操,曹操到Talk of the devil and he comes.
实话实说speak the plain truth; call a spade a spade; tell it as it is
实践是检验真理的唯一标准Practice is the sole criterion for testing truth.
山不在高，有仙则名"No matter how high the mountain is, its name will spread far and wide if there is a fairy; "
韬光养晦hide one's capacities and bide one's time
天有不测风云Anything unexpected may happen. a bolt from the blue
团结就是力量Unity is strength.
“跳进黄河洗不清”"eve if one jumped into the Yellow River, one can not wash oneself clean--there's nothing one can do to clear one's name "
歪风邪气unhealthy practices and evil phenomena
物以类聚，人以群分Birds of a feather flock together.
往事如风"The past has vanished (from memory) like wind.; What in past, is past."
望子成龙hold high hopes for one's child
屋漏又逢连阴雨Misfortunes never come singly. When it rains it pours.
文韬武略military expertise; military strategy
唯利是图draw water to one's mill
无源之水,无本之木water without a source, and a tree wiithout roots
无中生有make create something out of nothing
无风不起浪There are no waves without wind. There's no smoke without fire.
徇私枉法bend the law for the benefit of relatives or friends
新官上任三把火a new broom sweeps clean
虚心使人进步,骄傲使人落后Modesty helps one go forward, whereas conceit makes one lag behind.
蓄势而发accumulate strength for a take-off
心想事成May all your wish come true
心照不宣have a tacit understanding; give tacit consent; tacit understanding
先入为主First impressions are firmly entrenched.
先下手为强catch the ball before the bound
像热锅上的蚂蚁like an ant on a hot pan
现身说法warn people by taking oneself as an example
息事宁人pour oil on troubled waters
喜忧参半mingled hope and fear
循序渐进step by step
一路平安，一路顺风speed somebody on their way; speed the parting guest
严以律己,宽以待人be strict with oneself and lenient towards others
鱼米之乡a land of milk and honey
有情人终成眷属"Jack shall have Jill, all shall be well."
有钱能使鬼推磨Money makes the mare go. Money talks.
有识之士people of vision
有勇无谋use brawn rather than brain
有缘千里来相会Separated as we are thousands of miles apart, we come together as if by predestination.