48 Japanese Quotes and Proverbs on Wise Everyday Life to Help You

1. “Even a fool has at least one talent.” — Japanese Proverb

2. “If you try, you may succeed.If you don’t try, you will not succeed. This is true for all things. Not succeeding is the result of not trying.” — Japanese Proverb

3. “Even monkeys fall from trees.” — Japanese Proverb

4. “When you reject gifts from heaven you will be rewarded in hell.” — Japanese Proverb

5. “Vision without action is a dream. Action without vision is a nightmare.” — Japanese Proverb

6. “A broken mirror can not be made to shine.” — Japanese Proverb

7. “Boasting begins where wisdom stops.” — Japanese Proverb
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8. “Spilled water does not return to the tray.” — Japanese Proverb

9. “With many little strokes a large tree is felled.” — Japanese Proverb

10. “If you understand everything, you must be misinformed.”  — Japanese Proverb

11. “Fall down seven times, get up eight.” — Japanese Proverb

12. “What you love to do, you will learn to do well.”  — Japanese Proverb

13. “The smallest good deed is better than the grandest good intention.” — Japanese Proverb

14. “Nothing so visible than what you want to hide.” — Japanese Proverb

15. “A doubtful mind creates devils in the dark.” — Japanese Proverb

16. “Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.” — Japanese Proverb

17. “Beginning is easy – Continuing is hard.” — Japanese Proverb

18. “Great men succeed in their later years.” — Japanese Proverb

19. “The tongue is but three inches long, yet it can kill a man six feet high.” — Japanese Proverb

20. “Depend on your walking stick, not on other people.” — Japanese Proverb

21. “Nothing is more expensive than free.” — Japanese Proverb

22. “One who smiles rather than rages is always the stronger.” — Japanese Proverb

23. “Wherever you live, you come to love it.” — Japanese Proverb

24. “Many skills is no skill.” — Japanese Proverb

25. “The day you decide to do it is your lucky day.” — Japanese Proverb

26. “When you do something wholeheartedly, you are not in need of helpers.” — Japanese Proverb

27. “Experience the beauties of nature, and in doing so learn about yourself.” — Japanese Proverb

28. “If you believe everything you read, better not read.” — Japanese Proverb

29. “The face becomes a mirror of the soul.” — Japanese Proverb

30. “A gem cannot be polished without friction, nor a man perfected without trials.” — Japanese Proverb

31. “One kind word can warm three winter months.” — Japanese Proverb

32. “We should never forget our beginner’s spirit”. — Japanese Proverb

33. “The bamboo that bends is stronger than the oak that resists.” — Japanese Proverb

34. “We learn little from victory, much from defeat.” — Japanese Proverb

35. “All married women are not wives.” — Japanese Proverb

36. “Never rely on the glory of the morning nor the smiles of your mother-in-law”— Japanese Proverb

37. “If there is love, smallpox scars are as pretty as dimples.” — Japanese Proverb

38. “Who travels for love finds a thousand miles not longer than one.” — Japanese Proverb

39. “In the eyes of a lover a pock-marked face is one with pretty dimples.” — Japanese Proverb

40. “Eat before falling in love.” — Japanese Proverb

41. “Love and a cough cannot be hidden.” — Japanese Proverb

42. “When someone offends you, you haven’t given him enough love.” — Japanese Proverb

43. “The extreme form of passionate love is secret love.” — Japanese Proverb

44. “No road is too long in the company of a friend.” — Japanese Proverb

45. “Ten different people bring ten different colors.” — Japanese Proverb

46. “The good fellow to everyone is a good friend to no one.” — Japanese Proverb

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

48. “Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves.” — Japanese Proverb

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