Japanese Proverbs

A single arrow is easily broken, but not ten in a bundle.
Japanese Proverb

Darkness reigns at the foot of the lighthouse.
Japanese Proverb

Art is the illusion of spontaneity.
Japanese Proverb

Let what is past flow away downstream.
Japanese Proverb

Adversity is the foundation of virtue.
Japanese Proverb

You can know ten things by learning one.
Japanese Proverb

Ten men, ten minds.
Japanese Proverb

When you're thirsty it's too late to think about digging a well.
Japanese Proverb

Fall down seven times, get up eight.

When the character of a man is not clear to you,look at his friends.
Japanese Proverb

Better to be a crystal and to be broken, than to be a tile upon the housetop.
Japanese Proverb

One kind word can warm three winter months.
Japanese Proverb

Gossip about a person and his shadow will appear.
Japanese Proverb

There are no national frontiers to learning.
Japanese Proverb

Everyone makes mistakes. That's why there is an eraser on every pencil.
Japanese Proverb

A round egg can be made square according to how you cut it; words would be harsh according to how you speak them.
Japanese Proverb

If you wait, there will come nectar - like fair weather.
Japanese Proverb

Wisdom and virtue are like the two wheels of a cart.
Japanese Proverb

The reverse side also has a reverse side.
Japanese Proverb

Proof rather than argument.
Japanese Proverb

An ant hole may collapse an embankment.
Japanese Proverb

Time flies like an arrow.
Japanese Proverb

Life is for one generation; a good name is forever.
Japanese Proverb


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