Kotowaza - Japanese Proverbs
Kon'ya no shiro bakama. --
The shoemaker's children go barefoot.
Saru mo ki kara ochiru. --
Anyone can make a mistake.
Go ni itte wa go si shitagae --
When in Rome do as the Romans.
Hstake kara hamaguri wa torenu. --
You can't get blood from a stone.
Too many skippers bring the boat to the mountain. or
Chiri mo tsumoreba yama to naru. --
Even dust amassed will grow into a mountain. or
Love conquers all.
Follow the path of least resistance.
If at first you don't succeed, try, try again.
Don't cut off your nose to spite your face.
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