Early this year, there was a thread of Chinese sayings. I have not been able to find it, so here are some sayings especially for TP members in China.
Please feel free to add more
Mention Cao Cao and there he is. ( Talk of the devil and he will appear) 说曹操，曹操到.
Wish that iron could turn straight into steel. ( be anxious for somebody to improve.) 恨铁不成钢
Follow the vine to get the melon. 顺藤摸瓜
A rabbit doesn’t eat the grass near its own hole. ( A villain doesn’t harm his next-door neighbour.) 兔子不吃窝边草
One generation plants the tree in whose shade another generation rests. ( Profiting by the labor of one’s forefather.) 前人栽树,后人乘凉
When you drink the water, think of those who dug the well. 引水思源
He who has done nothing shameful by day, need not be alarmed by a knock on the door at night. 不做亏心事,不怕鬼叫门