35 Jade Quotes

David Jaiyeola
Jun 15, 2023 By David Jaiyeola
Originally Published on Feb 27, 2023
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Chinese Proverb about Jade
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Age: 3-18
Read time: 5.5 Min

Why 35 Jade Quotes

Jade is a precious and revered stone that has been prized for its beauty and symbolism for centuries. It is often associated with wisdom, prosperity, and good fortune and has been used in various cultural and spiritual practices worldwide.

In this collection of 35 Jade quotes, we will explore this beautiful gemstone's rich history and significance and delve into the many lessons and insights it offers.

What Parents Should Know

  • Jade is often associated with prosperity, abundance, and good fortune. This can be an excellent opportunity to teach your children about the importance of hard work and determination in achieving their goals.
  • Jade is also believed to promote wisdom and calmness, making it a great stone for meditation and contemplation.
  • In many cultures, jade is also seen as a symbol of balance and harmony.

What to Discuss With Kids?

  • Encourage your children to think about the values and qualities they associate with jade. What does jade mean to them, and how do they feel when they wear or look at it?
  • Talk about the history and cultural significance of jade. How has this stone been revered and used in different parts of the world, and what can we learn from these different perspectives?
  • Explore the many ways that jade can be incorporated into daily life, from jewelry and artwork to meditation and contemplation. Encourage your children to find meaningful ways to connect with jade and the values it represents.

Jade Quotes To Learn About Life

Jade is a green gemstone that is known as jadeite. A Jadeite naturally is deemed perfect when it lacks black spots and crack lines.

This kind does not require carving, as jadeite that is carved is used to cover up flaws. Jade was once used jokingly as a description of a woman in a more friendly context. Here are some random jade quotes about life

"One can go one's entire life without playing a jade flute, or discovering that one can speak the language of ground sloths, or turning fruitcake into solid tungsten by singing Sinatra tunes to it under a quarter moon." ― Ursula Vernon Girl

"This same philosophy is a good horse in the stable, but an arrant jade on a journey." ― Oliver Goldsmith

"When the emperor is crowned or the three dukes are appointed, rather than sending a gift of jade carried by four horses, remain still and offer the Way." ― Laozi

"Fame is a skittish jade, more fickle even than Fortune, and apt to shy, and bolt, and plunge away on very trifling causes." ― Anthony Trollope

"Once upon a time, there was a girl who discovered that if she played a certain tune on a jade flute, she could summon up jade gnomes, a peculiar, harmless, but rather creepy-looking spirit of the underground." ― Ursula Vernon

"Better stop short than fill to the brim. Oversharpen the blade, and the edge will soon blunt. Amass a store of gold and jade, and no one can protect it." ― Laozi

"The scholar does not consider gold and jade to be precious treasures, but loyalty and good faith." ― Confucius

"Keeping plenty of gold and jade in the palace makes no one able to defend it." ― Laozi

"A jade stone is useless before it is processed; a man is good for nothing until he is educated." ― Chinese Proverb

"Good Luck is a giddy maid, Fickle and restless as a fawn; She smooths your hair; and then the jade Kisses you quickly, and is gone." ― Heinrich Heine

"A verbose, prosaic review which mentions whistling winds and the timeless feeling of jade doesn't mean anything to me." ― David Cross

"'I shall have heaven and earth for my coffin and its shell; the sun and moon for my two round symbols of jade, the stars, and constellations for my pearls and jewels." ― Zhuangzi

Short Jade Quotes

Jade is a gem of great quality and, at times, is even regarded as priceless. This can also represent people in your life who are irreplaceable and whose worth surpasses estimation. Below are some insightful short jade quotes:

"There is a price for gold but no price for jade." ― Chinese Proverb

"A speck on a jade stone won't obscure its radiance."  ― Chinese Proverb

"Customers are jade; merchandise is grass."  ― Chinese Proverb

"The sage wears coarse clothes, concealing jade." ― Laozi

"An inch of time on the sundial is worth more than a foot of jade." ― Confucius

"Throw out a brick to attract a jade." ― Chinese Proverb

"Let the galled jade wince; our withers are unwrung." ― William Shakespeare, 'Hamlet'

"A gold branch with a jade leaf." ― Thai Proverb

"A jade eats as much as a good horse." ― George Herbert

"Do not strive for the shine of jade, but clatter like stone." ― Laozi

"Even jade has flaws. Or, in other words: nothing in life is ever perfect.” ― Alan Brennert, 'Honolulu'

Positive Jade Quotes

The quality of jadeite is determined by its flawless appearance. In some cases, a jade stone is carved if it has a flaw in it to improve its value and attract a better price.

This could also relate to the quality of life that seemingly has flaws in it. Like jade, flaws could be trimmed out through conscious efforts to become a person of better character.

Commitment to change could lead to more quality of life and help attract the right kind of people who can help the person be a part of people who will fill the world with light.

Like jade, those who have had a poor start to life can change their life and become people persons of great value. Here are some positive jade quotes you can enjoy:

"There are makeup artists sometimes that have a jade face roller. If you're really tired, those are really good." ― Gwyneth Paltrow

"In this place, you can become the person you want to be. Anything can be gotten from books,. In books, there are rooms of gold, in books, there is jadelike beauty." ― Wang Shuo

"Jade and men, both are sharpened by bitter tools." ― Chinese Proverb

"It is better to live as a broken piece of jade than to live as a useless clay." ― Bruce Lee

"I would rather be married to broken jade than flawless clay." ― Lisa See

"In face of evil, one would rather be a jade broken than a brick intact."  ― Chinese Proverb

Jade Quotes From Books

Jade, at times, can also be infused or coated with artificial components in order to make it look great and to sell it at a great price. If you are in search of jade quotes or quotes from characters named Jade, you will find some below

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https://www.azquotes.com/quotes/topics/jade.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jade

https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/1227353-old-korean-adage-even-jade-has-flaws-or-in-other

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https://www.joegirard.com/posts/speech-is-silver-and-silence-is-golden/#:~:text=Winston Churchill had it rightsilver and silence is golden”

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Written by David Jaiyeola

Bachelor of Science specializing in Psychology

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David JaiyeolaBachelor of Science specializing in Psychology

A seasoned writer with a diverse background in education and psychology, David holds a bachelor's degree in Psychology from Obafemi Awolowo University. He has worked as both a science teacher and a church pastor, developing a deep understanding of what topics engage young readers. He has also organized and led numerous school groups, including science and debating clubs. In his work with the international charity Dorcas, he helped empower students from marginalized backgrounds and foster their talents. He brings his passion for education and empowering young people to his work as a writer, producing compelling and informative content. David's hobbies include reading, writing, listening to music, playing board games, and traveling.

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Iwayemi is a creative content writer and editor studying for a Bachelor of Science specializing in Systems Engineering from the University of Lagos. He is skilled in research and has experience writing and editing content for different organizations.

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