Japanese proverbs

Japanese Proverbs
Collection compliled by Catherine Pulsifer.
Let what is past flow away downstream.

Adversity is the foundation of virtue.

You can know ten things by learning one.

Ten men, ten minds.

When you’re thirsty it’s too late to think about digging a well.

Fall down seven times, get up eight.

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

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

One kind word can warm three winter months.

Gossip about a person and his shadow will appear.

There are no national frontiers to learning.

Everyone makes mistakes. That’s why there is an eraser on every pencil.

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