100 Chinese new year quotes, proverbs, greetings and wishes for lunar and spring festival (2023 Edition)

Chinese New Year is a time of joy, reflection and celebration across many countries in East and Southeast Asia. Also, those who are residing in the United states, UK and other countries.

It is a time of renewal and new beginnings, a time to reflect on the past year and to look forward to the future. It is also a time of celebration with family and friends, a time to cherish the relationships that have been built over the years.

During Chinese New Year, it is common to share meaningful quotes, proverbs and greetings. These words of wisdom can help to bring a sense of joy and understanding as we celebrate the new year.

Chinese New Year quotes, proverbs, greetings and wishes are a way to express our appreciation and love for one another. They can also help to bring a sense of hope and optimism to the coming year.

In this blog post, we will explore some of the most meaningful Chinese New Year quotes, proverbs, greetings and wishes that you can share with your loved ones.


100 Chinese new year quotes

The following is a list of some great chinese new year quotes:

1. “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” – Lao Tzu 

2. “Wealth and rank are what man desires, but having contentment is the greatest wealth and highest rank.” – Confucius 

3. “One moment can change a day, one day can change a life and one life can change the world.” – Anonymous 

4. “Spring is a time for renewal and rejoicing.” – Anonymous 

5. “May the new year bring you courage to break your resolutions early! My own plan is to swear off every kind of virtue, so that I triumph even when I fall.” – Aleister Crowley 

6. “One blossom of hope is all it takes to make a garden.” – Anonymous 

7. “A single spark can start a prairie fire.” – Mao Zedong

8. “A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks that others throw at him.” – David Brinkley 

9. “A new year, a new chapter of life, waiting to be written.” – Anonymous

10. “Happiness is the best blessing of the New Year.” – Anonymous

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Inspirational Chinese new year quotes

Here are some of the best Inspirational chinese new year quotes 2023:

1. “If you think in terms of a year, plant a seed; if in terms of ten years, plant trees; if in terms of 100 years, teach the people.” – Confucius

2. “By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.” – Confucius

3. “When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.” – Confucius

4.“Success is never so interesting as struggle.” – Wu Wei

5. “A man who has committed a mistake and doesn’t correct it, is committing another mistake.” – Confucius

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Chinese new year proverbs quotes

These are a few chinese new year proverbs quotes:

1. “The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials.” – Chinese Proverb

2. “One generation plants the trees, and another gets the shade.” – Chinese Proverb

3. “A fall into a ditch makes you wiser.” – Chinese Proverb

4. “If you don’t want to slip up tomorrow, speak the truth today.” – Chinese Proverb

5. “A single conversation across the table with a wise man is worth a month’s study of books.” – Chinese Proverb

6. “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” – Chinese Proverb

7. “Success depends upon previous preparation, and without such preparation there is sure to be failure.” – Chinese Proverb

8. “Be not afraid of growing slowly; be afraid only of standing still.” – Chinese Proverb

9. “A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song.” – Chinese Proverb

10. “The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential… these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.” – Chinese Proverb

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Chinese and lunar new year motivational quotes

Here are some Chinese and lunar new year quotes that motivate you:

1. “The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential… these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.” – Confucius

2.  “Knowledge can be communicated, but wisdom cannot.”  Han fei

3. “Fate is like a signpost. No matter which way it points, you must walk your own path.” Ban gu

4. “It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” Confucius

5. “A true gentleman should always be prepared to learn, no matter how old he grows.” – Mozi

Also read: 50+ Chinese new year traditions (Lunar new year & Spring festival 2023 edition)


Happy Chinese new year quotes for 2023

Here is a list of Happy chinese new year quotes for 2023:

1. “A New Year has tiptoed in. Let’s go forward to meet it. Let’s welcome the 365 days it brings. Let’s live well with love in our hearts towards God and all people. Let’s walk through its corridors with praise songs on our lips” -Dada Vaswani 

2. “The new year stands before us, like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written. We can help write that story by setting goals” -Melody Beattie 

3. “The object of a new year is not that we should have a new year. It is that we should have a new soul” -G.K. Chesterton 

4. Tánhuò yī nián, chūshēng yī nián – “Goodbye one year, welcome the next” -Chinese Proverb

5. “We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year’s Day” -Edith Lovejoy Pierce

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Chinese new year quotes in chinese

These are some of the good list of chinese new year quotes in chinese also translated in English:

1.  尊重祖先,祝福子孙,恭喜发财 (Zūnzhòng zǔxiān, zhùfú zǐsūn, gōngxǐ fācái) — Respect the ancestors, bless the descendants, and congratulations on your wealth (Author: Unknown)

2.  一年之计在于春,一日之计在于晨 (Yī nián zhī jì zàiyú chūn, yī rì zhī jì zàiyú chén) — The plan of a year lies in the spring, and the plan of a day lies in the morning (Author: Unknown)

3.  春节聚会,共襄盛举 (Chūnjié jùhuì, gòngxiāng shèngjǔ) — Gather for the Spring Festival, and join together in a grand celebration (Author: Unknown)

4.  灯谜游园,欢声笑语 (Dēngmí yóuyuán, huānshēng xiàoyǔ) — Lantern riddles in the garden, with laughter and joy (Author: Unknown)

5.  今年福运将更旺,健康长久更昌隆 (Jīnnián fúyùn jiāng gèng wàng, jiànkāng chángjiǔ gèng chānglóng) — This year’s luck will be even stronger, and health will be even more prosperous (Author: Unknown)

6.  新春佳节,福禄临门 (Xīnchūn jiājié, fúlù lín mén) — The auspicious festival of the New Year, and blessings arrive at the door (Author: Unknown)

7.  一帆风顺,吉星高照 (Yī fān fēngshùn, jíxīng gāozhào) — May everything go smoothly, and may the lucky stars shine brightly (Author: Unknown)

8.  财源广进,步步高升 (Cáiyuán guǎngjìn, bùbù gāoshēng) — May wealth come in abundance and one’s fortunes continually rise (Author: Unknown)

9. 吉祥如意,新春佳节 (Jíxiáng rúyì, xīnchūn jiājié) — May all be auspicious and the Spring Festival be joyous (Author: Unknown)

10.  心想事成,笑口常开 (Xīnxiǎng shì chéng, xiàokǒu cháng kāi) — May all one’s wishes come true, and may the laughter never cease (Author: Unknown)

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Chinese new year blessings quotes

The following are a few nice chinese new year blessing quotes:

1. “Wishing you happiness and success in the coming year!”

2. “May the Year of the Rabbit bring you good luck and health!”

3. “May you be blessed with prosperity and wealth in the New Year!”

4. “Wishing you a prosperous Lunar New Year!”

5. “May all your wishes come true in the Year of the Rat!”

6. “Wishing you a year of joy, luck and happiness!”

7. “Wishing you luck, fortune and joy in the New Year!”

8. “May the New Year bring you success and joy!”

9. “May the luck of the Chinese New Year be with you!”

10. “Wishing you a very happy Chinese New Year!”

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Best Chinese new year celebration quotes

These are Chinese new year eve and celebration quotes:

1. “A new year, a fresh start, and endless possibilities.”

2. “A joyous start to a new year of hope, health and happiness.”

3. “Let the New Year be a year of freedom, a year of joy and a year of love!”

4. “Good fortune, long life, and peace be with you throughout the new year.”

5. “The Chinese New Year is a time for joy, renewal, and reflection.”

Chinese new year dragon quotes

Here are some interesting chinese new year dragon quotes:

1. “Let the dragon bring luck and prosperity to you and your family.”

2. “May the dragon bring you joy and bless you with good fortune in the Year of the Dragon!”

3. “Auspicious dragon, bring us luck and good fortune!”

4. “The dragon will bring you luck and fortune in the new year!”

5. “Welcome the dragon’s magical power to bring you good health and wealth in the Chinese New Year!”

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Chinese new year food quotes

The following are some chinese new year food quotes as wishes and messages:

1. “Nothing brings more luck on Chinese New Year than eating a variety of delicious food.” 

2. “A table full of Chinese New Year dishes is a symbol of abundance and prosperity in the coming year.” 

3. “Food is the essence of celebrating Chinese New Year – it brings family and friends together and marks the start of a new beginning.” 

4. “Food is always at the heart of a Chinese New Year’s celebration – it’s a time of joy and feasting!” 

5. “The smell of Chinese New Year delicacies wafting through the air is the sweetest fragrance of all.”

Also read: 100 Chinese new year sayings for happiness, health, good luck and peace – 2023 edition

Chinese new year funny quotes

Here is a list of Chinese new year quotes funny edition:

1. “I’m not getting older, I’m just leveling up for the Year of the Rabbit!”

2. “I’m sorry I didn’t give you red envelopes this year. I spent all my money on firecrackers and dumplings.”

3. “I’m not sure if it’s the Year of the Rabbit or the Year of the Hangover.”

4. “I’m not sure if I’m celebrating Chinese New Year or if I’m just really into red and gold decorations.”

5. “I’m excited to start the Year of the Rabbit by eating as much as an Rabbit and sleeping as much as an Rabbit.”

6. “I’m not sure if I’m supposed to be wishing people a happy Chinese New Year or if I’m supposed to be apologizing for the loud fireworks at 3am.”

7. “I’m going to start the Year of the ox by becoming an ox-tremely productive person.”

8. “I hope the Year of the rabbit brings me as much luck as it does strength and determination.”

9. “I’m excited for the Year of the rabbit, because finally, a year that represents my love for both beef and dairy.”

10. “I’m looking forward to the Year of the rabbit, because maybe it’s not the year I can afford to buy an ox.”

Best Chinese new year greeting quotes

These are some of the best Chinese new year greetings quotes to send to your family, friends and loved ones:

1. “Wishing you and your family good health, happiness and prosperity in the Year of the Rabbit!”

2. “May the new year bring you good luck and joy!”

3. “Gong Xi Fa Cai! Wishing you a prosperous and abundant new year!”

4. “Wishing you luck and happiness in the Year of the rabbit!”

5. “May this new year be filled with abundance and joy!”

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