Here are a few Chinese Proverbs that can be associated with business and mentoring:
A closed mind is like a closed book; just a block of wood.
A flower cannot blossom without sunshine nor a garden without love.
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
Be not afraid of growing slowly, be afraid only of standing still.
Dig the well before you are thirsty.
He who asks is a fool for five minutes, but he who does not ask remains a fool forever.
If you want happiness for an hour -- take a nap. If you want happiness for a day -- go fishing. If you want happiness for a month -- get married. If you want happiness for a year -- inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetime -- help someone else.
If you want one year of prosperity,
If you want ten years of prosperity,
If you want one hundred years of prosperity,
Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere.
Learning is a weightless treasure you always carry easy.
One generation plants the trees, another gets the shade.
Teachers open the door but you must walk through it yourself.
Teaching others teaches yourself.
To know the road ahead, ask those coming back.
With time and patience, the mulberry leaf becomes a silk gown.