Japanese Proverbs


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There is no flower that remains red for ten days, and no power that lasts for ten years.

One dog barks an inanity, ten thousand dogs assert its truth.

One's Act, One's profit/Advantage.

Promised [or, destined] from a former birth.

Similarities outweigh the differences.

Ten men, ten minds.

One dog yelping at nothing will set ten thousand straining at their collars.

Only by reason of having died does one enter into life.

Proof rather than argument.

Sleeping people can't fall down.

Test a horse by riding him and a person by accompanying him.

One kind word can warm three winter months.

Only death will cure a fool. (You can't fix stupid.)

Rained on ground hardens (Adversity builds character).

So the insects of summer fly to the flame.

The absent get further off every day.

One kindness is the price of another.

Only lawyers and painters can turn white to black.

Rather ten thousand lanterns from a wealthy man than one lantern from a poor man.

Some people like to make of life a garden, and to walk only within its paths.

The apple does not fall far from the tree.

Not seeing is a flower.

One may study calligraphy at eighty.

Out of karma-relation even the divine nature itself grows.

Repay your enemy with a favor.

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