This week marks the beginning of the Chinese New Year and the start of Spring Festival, a time for new beginnings and the welcoming of a new farming season. Every Chinese year corresponds with one of the 12 Chinese Zodiac signs. This year ushers in the Year of the Monkey. Individuals born under this sign are quick-witted, charming, lucky, and smart. To join in on the festivities, below are 10 Chinese proverbs. Welcome to the Year of the Monkey!