Japanese Proverbs


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To die is easy, to live is hard.

To wait for luck is the same as waiting for death.

We learn little from victory, much from defeat.

Who travels for love finds a thousand miles not longer than one.

To draw water into one's own rice field

Tomorrow is tomorrow, today is today.

We often don't heed good advice.

With many little strokes a large tree is felled.

There is seldom anything to win where there is no adversity of some sort.

To each his/her own. Different strokes for different folks.

Tomorrow's battle is won during today's practice.

We're fools whether or not we dance, so we might as well dance.

With one hair of a woman you can tether even a great elephant.

There's no point in clenching your buttocks after you have farted,

To endure what is unendurable is true endurance.

Too many sailors drive the boat up the mountain.

We've arrived, and to prove it we're here.

With such a father there is such a child.

Things will never be as you imagine, so you're better off not seeing them. / Reality can't compete with imagination.

To fall seven times, to rise eight times

Transactions in Hell also depend upon money.

What was a deep pool yesterday is but a shallows today.

With the fall of one leaf we know that autumn has come to the world.

This world is only a resting-place.

To gamble as the dice fall.

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