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107 Japanese Proverbs

The mouth is the door of evil.

The nail that sticks its head up is the one that gets hit.

The nail that sticks out is hammered down.

The nail that sticks up will be hammered down.

The pebble in the brook secretly thinks itself a precious stone.

The reverse side also has a reverse side.

The smaller the margin, the greater the turnover.

The smallest good deed is better than the grandest good intention.

The tongue is but three inches long, yet it can kill a man six feet high.

The tongue is more to be feared than the sword.

Tigers die and leave their skins; people die and leave their names.

Time spent laughing is time spent with the gods.

Time tries a'.

To teach is also to learn.

To tell tales out of school.

To wait for luck is the same as waiting for death.

Transactions in Hell also depend upon money.

Unless you enter the tiger's den you cannot take the cubs.

Virtue is not knowing but doing.

Vision with action is a daydream; action without vision is a nightmare.

Vision without action is a daydream. Action with without vision is a nightmare.

Walls have ears, bottles have mouths.

Walls have ears, paper sliding doors have eyes.

We are no more than candles burning in the wind.

We learn little from victory, much from defeat.