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Japanese Proverbs Quotes


"Patch grief with proverbs." - William Shakespeare

"Proverbs are potted wisdom." - Charles Buxton

"One of my favorite Japanese proverbs is "Fall down 7 times, stand up 8"." - Georges St-Pierre

"Patch grief with proverbs; make misfortune drunk..." - William Shakespeare

"Proverbs are the daughters of daily experience." - Proverbs

"Proverbs are the lamps to words." - Proverbs

"Proverbs are the literature of reason." - Proverbs

"Proverbs are the sanctuary of the intuitions." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Wise men make proverbs, but fools repeat them." - Samuel Palmer

"A wise man who knows proverbs reconciles difficulties." - Proverbs

"Proverbs are short sentences drawn from long experience." - Miguel De Cervantes

"My life was very Japanese." - Bryan Clay

"I'm fascinated by Japanese cuisine." - Eric Ripert

"We must not again underestimate the Japanese." - Chester W Nimitz

"I've always been inspired by Japanese style." - Rihanna

"The Japanese are hard to figure out." - Jerry Garcia

"I've always been fascinated by Japanese culture." - Sarah Michelle Gellar

"Japanese is a very difficult language." - David Anders

"Japanese food makes me feel particularly good." - David Mitchell

"Proverbs embody the current and practical philosophy of an age or nation." - William Fleming

"The wisdom of nations lies in their proverbs, which are brief and pithy." - William Penn

"The genius, wit, and spirit of a nation are discovered in its proverbs." - Francis Bacon

"Proverbs like the sacred books of each nation, are the sanctuary of the intuitions." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"The wisdom of nations lies in their proverbs, which are, brief and pithy." - William Penn

"The LORD detests lying lips, but he delights in men who are truthful. PROVERBS 12:22" - Deborah Smith

"Proverbs are mental gems gathered in the diamond districts of the mind." - William R Alger

"The fox has a hundred proverbs; ninety-nine are about poultry." - Proverbs

"Whoever would be wise should read the Proverbs; whoever would be holy should read the Psalms." - Richard Steele

"If you want to follow some good steps, it would Proverbs, all over." - Pedro Martinez

"Proverbs should be sold in pairs, a single one being but a half truth." - William Mathews

"Proverbs contradict each other. That is the wisdom of a nation." - Stanislaw Jerzy Lec

"The genius, wit, and the spirit of a nation are discovered by their proverbs." - Francis Bacon

"When I go on Japanese Airlines, I really love it because I like Japanese food." - Phil Collins

"Proverbs, words, and grammar inflections convey the public sense with more purity and precision, than the wisest individual." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"The use of proverbs is characteristic of an unlettered people. They are invaluable treasures to dunces with good memories." - John Hay

"All maxims have their antagonist maxims; proverbs should be sold in pairs, a single one being but a half truth." - William Mathews

"Your fame shall (spite of proverbs) make it plain To write in water's not to write in vain." - Anonymous

"The proverbs of a nation furnish the index to its spirit and the results of its civilization." - Josiah Gilbert Holland

"Proverbs bear age and he who should do well may view himself in them as in a looking-glass." - Proverbs

"The study of proverbs may be more instructive and comprehensive than the most elaborate scheme of philosophy." - Maturin M. Ballou

"As proverbs are meant to be portable, it is essential that they should be packed up in few words..." - Proverbs

"The best way to learn Japanese is to be born as a Japanese baby, in Japan, raised by a Japanese family." - Dave Barry

"My hatred for Japanese cinema includes absolutely all of it." - Nagisa Oshima

"What do Japanese Jews love to eat? Hebrew National Tsunami." - Gilbert Gottfried

"Old Japanese saying, live scorpion in pants makes life interesting." - Will Hobbs

"EMBRACING THE EXISTING Japanese perspective on urban history and context" - Kengo Kuma

"European travellers find the Japanese a smiling race." - Bertrand Russell

"I believe, the Japanese film industry must be open." - Hiroyuki Sanada

"What you feel in Japanese poetry is always entirely longing." - Robert Bly

"There is no hierarchy in Japanese Buddhist poetry." - Robert Bly

"Japanese ships are strictly forbidden to leave for foreign countries." - Tokugawa Iemitsu

"My parents never understood me; they were Japanese." - Chic Murray

"The Japanese do not fear God. They only fear bombs." - Jerome Cady

"Well, dojo is a traditional Japanese word for training hall." - Joseph Jarman

"I'm not American. I still have my Japanese citizenship." - Masi Oka

"The Japanese seem to be a loyal audience." - Herb Alpert

"I'm just very obsessed with Japanese stuff in general." - Grimes

"I've always loved Japanese legend, anime and manga." - Lauren Beukes

"I'm afraid Japanese people tend to collective hysteria." - Tadashi Yanai

"Japanese businesspeople and companies are lacking in individuality." - Tadashi Yanai

"You talk about Japanese technocracy and you get radios." - Gordon Sinclair

"Japanese people have a funny habit of abbreviating names." - Shigeru Miyamoto

"Japanese are very proud and workaholics. Proud workaholics." - Yoko Ono

"I especially love French, Italian and Japanese cuisines." - Eva Herzigova

"I've been missing Japanese literature so much of late." - Utada Hikaru

"My favorite kitchen was the Japanese and the Italian kitchen." - Karl Lagerfeld

"There are very few Japanese Jews. As a result, there is no Japanese word for Alan King." - Johnny Carson

"I have a lot of Japanese friends: I grew up in Vancouver, and there's this huge Japanese population over there." - Grimes

"The Japanese press likes me a lot, but the problem is the Japanese government. It's very bureaucratic." - Shuji Nakamura

"The Japanese have a strong tendency to suppress their own feelings. That's the Japanese character. They kill their own emotions." - Ichiro Suzuki

"Among the Igbo the art of conversation is regarded very highly, and proverbs are the palm-oil with which words are eaten." - Chinua Achebe

"The devil shall have his bargain; for he was never yet a breaker of proverbs - he will give the devil his due." - William Shakespeare

"For this reason, if you believe in proverbs, let me tell you the common one: It is unlucky to marry in May." - Ovid

"And however are Dennises take offence, A double meaning shows double sense; And if proverbs tell truth, A double tooth Is wisdom's adopted dwelling." - Thomas Hood

"Proverbs were anterior to boots, and formed the wisdom of the vulgar, and in the earliest ages were the unwritten laws of morality." - Benjamin Disraeli

"What flowers are to gardens, spices to food, gems to a garment, and stars to heaven; such are proverbs interwoven in speech." - Proverbs

"Unraveling proverbs is a suitable puzzle for an old man. I put pieces in order and build up a kind of Utopian castle." - Matti Kuusi

"For this reason, if you believe proverbs, let me tell you the common one: "It is unlucky to marry in May." - Ovid

"The causes of the China Incident were the exclusion and insult of Japan throughout China, the exclusion of Japanese goods, the persecution of Japanese residents in China, and the illegal violation of Japanese rights" - Hideki Tojo

"The method (of learning Japanese) recommended by experts is to be born as a Japanese baby and raised by a Japanese family, in Japan. And even then it's not easy." - Dave Barry

"Too many Japanese believe that they can say whatever they like in Japanese ('that statement was for a domestic audience' is very often an excuse for gaffes), as though Japanese is some secret code." - Debito Arudou

"Since I am a Japanese man who's been building through the experience of Japanese architecture, my actual designs come from Japanese architectural concepts, although they're based on Western methods and materials." - Tadao Ando

"I think that the Japanese - and I do love Japanese cuisine and adore Japanese food culture - I think that they're going to plow through the entire world's fishing. They're going to eat everything anyways." - David Chang

"The causes of the China Incident were the exclusion and insult of Japan throughout China, the exclusion of Japanese goods, the persecution of Japanese residents in China, and the illegal violation of Japanese rights." - Hideki Tojo

"I recognize the fact that I don't have one single drop of Japanese blood in my body. But I've always felt half Japanese at heart." - Scott Fujita

"Japanese women live in fear of making the least sound in a bathroom stall. Japanese men pay no attention to the subject whatsoever." - Amelie Nothomb

"The Japanese position was hopeless even before the first atomic bomb fell because the Japanese had lost control of their own air." - Henry H. Arnold

"I've had quite a lot of bad experiences with Japanese sweets. I reckon, Japanese...they can do most things really well but sweets, they're a bit dodgy." - Ian Graham

"We were in negotiations, but then the Japanese side suspended them unilaterally. Now, at the request of our Japanese partners, we have reopened these talks." - Vladimir Putin

"The contemporary Japanese directors who are well-known in the West - say, Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Takeshi Kitano, Naomi Kawase - are mostly unknown to Japanese, particularly of the younger generation." - Hirokazu Koreeda

"The film begins with a visual list of eight and a half Japanese Pachinko Parlours filmed in several Japanese cities - Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto." - Peter Greenaway

"Japanese people wouldn't come up with ideas of blood splattering all over. Japanese focus more on the intricacies of the actions, the motion." - Satoshi Tajiri

"We made air attacks on the Japanese anchorage, sinking and damaging several vessels. However, the Japanese were alerted to the fact that American carriers were nearby." - Jack Adams

"Sino-Japanese relations will certainly brighten more in the future and the flowers of friendly Sino-Japanese relations will increase their beauty." - Wen Jiabao

"I recognize the fact that I don't have one single drop of Japanese blood in my body. But I've always felt half-Japanese at heart." - Scott Fujita

"I've never studied the Japanese. That's something that must have crept in there. But the Japanese are my biggest clients. They seem to like the elemental quality." - Andrew Wyeth

"I didn't read so much Japanese literature. Because my father was a teacher of Japanese literature, I just wanted to do something else." - Haruki Murakami

"Proverbs, like the sacred books of each nation, are the sanctuary of the intuitions. That which the droning world, chained to appearances, will not allow the realist to say in his own words, it will suffer him to say in proverbs without contradiction." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"My favorite book in the Bible is always Proverbs because it's where you can find wisdom for no matter what you're going through. It hits me every time I read it. I've always read Proverbs regularly because it helps me deal with what's happening every day in real life." - Torii Hunter

"I got so tired of hearing those proverbs when I was a child. Now I use them all the time. Sometimes they are the best way to say what needs to be said. I teach them to my students. I have a collection of proverbs for class discussion and writing assignments." - Marva Collins

"Of course, talking only in proverbs would be impossible. Proverbs are full of poetry and twists. They are made up of words that have been molded for centuries, if not milleniums, until a minimum of words carry an extraordinary potential for meaning." - Gaston Kabore

"I always think it is kind of funny when it comes to wisdom, and I say God has a sense of humor, because my middle name is Solomon, and I love the Book of Proverbs which is written by Solomon, and I have read from the Book of Proverbs to start and end every day since I was 14." - Benjamin Carson

"When this war is over, the Japanese language will be spoken only in hell!" - William Halsey

"Nobody in the world is as good at making decisions as the Japanese." - Peter Drucker

"I want men to be more chic - and Japanese style has that kind of sophisticated elegance." - Roberto Cavalli

"I know karate, and like two other Japanese words - T-SHIRT" - Darynda Jones

"If there is love, smallpox scars are as pretty as dimples. - Japanese Proverb" - Stephen King

"Eat more like the French. Or the Japanese. Or the Italians. Or the Greeks." - Michael Pollan

"Give me fifty DC-3's and the Japanese can have the Burma Road." - Chiang Kai-shek

"Their racial characteristics are such that we cannot understand or trust even the citizen Japanese." - Henry L Stimson

"If you can call a Chevrolet a Chev, why can't you call a Japanese a Jap?" - Harold Ballard

"He's a novice - he should keep his opinions to Japanese football" - Alex Ferguson

"If it weren't for the Japanese and the Germans, we wouldn't have any good war movies." - Stanley Ralph Ross

"My favorite piece of technical writing: Assembly of Japanese bicycle require great peace of mind." - Robert M Pirsig

"The Japanese are hard to understand, but once you do the world is your oyster." - Paul Smith

"They [Japanese whalers] haven't produced a single peer-reviewed international scientific paper in 23 years." - Paul Watson

"What kind of people do they [the Japanese] think we are?" - Winston Churchill

"I made efforts to swallow tears and to protect the species of the Japanese nation." - Hirohito

"God bless the universe, God bless Japanese, Chinese, Indians, all of them and let's have peace." - Mickey Rooney

"Americans really don't understand the Japanese nature, but it's not an easy thing to understand." - Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa

"They've certainly grown, the Japanese. I mean grown in stature, playing-wise." - Ron Atkinson

"Believe it or not, Japanese is actually easier than some European languages!" - Phil Collins

"I'm very into the japanese sensibility. Oversize coats and baggy trousers." - Milla Jovovich

"If the Japanese are so smart, why do they eat with sticks?" - Jerry Lawler

"I was crazy about silent comedy - in the old days, and crazy about Japanese movies." - Keith Johnstone

"I have in mind repeated statements by Japanese military men containing threats against other states." - Joseph Stalin

"Eat only until you're 4/5 full. An ancient Japanese injunction." - Michael Pollan

"Part of the reason some Japanese companies have underperformed financially was corporate governance and board structures." - Jamie Dimon

"We've seen the volatility at dollar-yen, U.S. Treasurys, JGBs (Japanese government bonds), German bunds." - Jamie Dimon

"You can't be citing Japanese internment camps for anything the president elect is going to do!" - Megyn Kelly

"If any Japanese returns from overseas after residing there, he must be put to death." - Tokugawa Iemitsu

"WaiWai was an essential guide to Japanese attitudes and editorial directives." - Debito Arudou

"Japanese refer to Europe as a museum and America as a farm." - Robert Gilpin

"Lexington did launch its air group when a Japanese carrier was reported." - Jack Adams

"In basic training we had been told to watch out for Japanese spies." - Jack Adams

"The Japanese invaded Tulagi, in the Solomon Islands, on May 4." - Jack Adams

"Technological things, that Germans and Japanese would get real excited about." - John Badham

"In Japanese art, space assumed a dominant role and its position was strengthened by Zen concepts." - Stephen Gardiner

"I have a doggy, a Japanese Akita, who I live to play with." - Corey Haim

"Japanese attitudes toward work seem to be critically different from American attitudes." - Akio Morita

"Without a huge shock, the sleepy-head, ignorant Japanese will never wake up." - Hiroo Onoda

"In Japanese sushi restaurants, a lot of sushi chefs talk too much." - Masa Takayama

"I've got lots of weird illustrations of me from Japanese fans." - Jamie Bell

"I went to the Tokyo Film Festival in Japan because I love Japanese cinema." - Leslie Caron

"The Japanese say, If the flower is to be beautiful, it must be cultivated." - Lester Cole

"Seppuku is Japanese for ritual suicide. I thought, What a cute name for a coat." - Lexa Doig

"I'm half-Japanese, so I collect toys, like a Yayoi Kusama stuffed pumpkin." - Nicola Formichetti

"The Japanese people are usually very prudent, even when they are convinced change is necessary." - Carlos Ghosn

"In the case of the Japanese, they usually commit suicide before they make any apology." - Chuck Grassley

"England understands good Chinese, Japanese and Indian cuisine; in France, we just get French." - Eva Green



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