Countless Twitter users claimed the proverb was not Chinese, while a number of experts told The Independent there was no evidence the proverb had originated in China.
"Things move along so rapidly nowadays that people saying: 'It can't be done, ' are always being interrupted by somebody doing it", according to an article in the mag, the New York Times reported.
Suggestions included, "A true gentleman should keep silent while watching a chess game", while another said "If you can do it, do it; if you can't, shut up".
"Actually Western people like to make up Chinese proverbs, like us, as we Chinese people also make up lots of those", said a diplomatic user on Weibo.
US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping, with Ivanka Trump at far left, at dinner at Mar-a-Lago previous year.
Others took the opportunity to create their own "Chinese proverb", while some accused her of spreading "fake news".
But some weren't as helpful, with one asking Ivanka if she found her quote via a fortune cookie.
It's not the first time Ivanka Trump has given China credit for an adage. In 2013, for example, she posted on Twitter, "Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life", attributing the phrase to Confucius.
"It sounds more legitimate and credible to pronounce a quote coming from the ancient civilization of China", said Herzberg, who with his wife, Xue Qin, has written a book on Chinese proverbs.
Quote Investigator, an internet website that looks at the origin of quotations, says the expression might have evolved from a comment in a periodical based in Chicago, Illinois, at the turn of the 20th century.
"But why are Trump WH (White House) aides giving our proverbs to China, increasing our proverb deficit?" he quipped.
Tite's men will open their World Cup campaign against Switzerland on June 17 before taking on Costa Rica and Serbia. Brazil will play their opening World Cup game against Switzerland who has been in good form of late.
Toronto's coaching search reportedly had narrowed down to Nurse and San Antonio assistant coach Ettore Messina. His path to an National Basketball Association head coaching job is unconventional, to say the least.
Trump called the exercises "very provocative" and "inappropriate" in light of the optimistic opening he sees with North Korea. North Korea has been an isolated nation since it first divided from South Korea after the end of World War II in 1945.
Also on Tuesday, the government successfully overturned an attempt to remove the date of Brexit from the face of the bill. The concession means MPs could be given power to prevent Britain leaving the European Union without a deal.
Macedonia will now be named Republic of North Macedonia after its prime minister reached an agreement with his Greek counterpart. The dispute has poisoned relations between the two neighbors since Macedonia's independence from Yugoslavia in 1991.
He pricked his ears at the sound of the shutter clicks and when Baffert led him closer, he playfully bit at one camera. After winning the Grade 2 Wood Memorial at Aqueduct, Vino Rosso ran ninth on a sloppy track in the Kentucky Derby .
Specifically, Trump hit back at actor Robert De Niro over his pretty succinct slam of Trump during Sunday night's Tony Awards . In the catalog of nicknames Trump has bestowed upon his detractors, "Punchy" has to be his worst yet.
Moreover, it was hardly a laborious line-cross for Infinity War , which opened back on April 27, and is still riding momentum. An Avengers sequel to Infinity War is scheduled to be released in May of next year.
The 2018 FIFA World Cup opening ceremony will have a slightly different format compared to previous editions of the tournament. Germany's Miroslav Klose holds the record for the most goals in World Cup history, having scored 16 in 24 matches.
Brexit law faces crucial Commons vote
Ukip leader Gerard Batten said: "The only "meaningful vote" was the verdict of the people in referendum of 23rd June 2016". On Tuesday and Wednesday MPs are debating 14 amendments to the EU Withdrawal Bill made by the House of Lords.
The Elder Scrolls VI announced, new trailer released
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Trump says he will halt Korea war games
The communist dictatorship has been condemned worldwide for the political prisons, assassinations and starvation in the country. Trump said the video was meant to illustrate the bright future that might be ahead, if Kim agrees to denuclearize.
Triple Crown winner Justify
He did so with American Pharoah in 2015, ending a 37-year drought. "It never gets old", Baffert said. Concern over Justify's No. 1 position was eliminated right away, as Smith recalled the start.
Judge approves AT&T-Time Warner deal
In fact, he suggested, consumers could end up paying less after a merger - maybe even $500 million less annually. He noted that Time Warner owned CNN, and then declared his opposition to the $85 billion proposed sale.