Japanese Proverbs


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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.

Trash accumulates in stagnant water.

When a bonsai stops growing, you know it's dead.

With the first glass a man drinks wine, with the second glass the wine drinks the wine, with the third glass the wine drinks the man.

Though the flame be put out, the wick remains.

To get a dumpling cake go to the dumpling cake maker.

True patience consists in bearing what is unbearable.

When I want to think, I sit. When I want to change, I act.

Without oars, you cannot cross in a boat.

Though we see the seven defects of others, we do not see our own ten defects.

To inlay ice; to paint upon water.

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