Try adding some unexpected humor to a public speaking presentation by quoting famous Chinese philosophers. By keeping the content relevant, you will gain the attention of the audience in a creative way. Before the event, you might want to make sure this is kosher with the crowd attending.
You can change any proverb or make up one of you own specifically for a public speaking engagement. Say you are speaking to a group of information technology experts, try incorporating information relevant to them in the humor. For example, “Confucius says, he who masters CC+ masters the world.”
Maybe not a side-splitting comment, but “Confucius says, he who is funny wins over the public speaking audience.”