Japanese Proverbs

Never let an  opportunity pass by,

but always think twice before acting.

Japanese Proverbs

Vision without action is a daydream.

Action without vision is a nightmare.

Japanese Proverbs

Our strong points are our weak points.

Japanese Proverbs

Rather than chase the cat,
take away the plate.

Japanese Proverbs

There is nothing that cannot be achieved
by firm imagination

Japanese Proverbs

One kind word
can warm three winter months.



Better than a thousand days of diligent study is one day with a great teacher.

The prime of your life does not come twice.

Heaven helps those who help themselves.

To know that one knows what one knows, and to know that one doesn’t know what one doesn’t know, there lies true wisdom.

Left with no choice, even a relatively weak person will fight back.

Give an inch and they take a mile.

Dirty money doesn’t stay with a person for long.

Debts of money are more easily repaid than those of gratitude.

Sometimes we need shady means to tackle shady problems.

Unmastered tactics are the origin of great blunders.






Zen Proverbs

When an ordinary man  gains knowledge,
he is a sage; 
when a sage gains understanding,
he is an ordinary man.

Zen Proverbs

If you understand,
things are just as they are;
if you do not understand,
things are just as they are.