More Proverbs by Izzo

Bruce has posted again that Izzo has posted another batch of Japanese proverb vignettes in his gallery.

Here we go…

Japanese: Strategem 36: If all else fails, run away.
English: He that fights and runs away lives to see another day.

Japanese/English: Dead men tell no tales.

Japanese: When one god deserts you, another one picks you up.
English: One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.

Japanese/English: Good and quickly seldom meet.
(It’s a fast-food noodle stand. Not exactly gourmet cooking.)

Japanese: Providing is preventing.
English: An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
(In other words, always be prepared. Thus the Swiss Army robot.)

Japanese: A bird taking flight does not pollute the place it left.
English: It is an ill bird that fouls its own nest.

Japanese: Even dust piled up will make a mountain.
English: Many a little makes a mickle.

Japanese: The moon and a soft-shell turtle.
English: As different as night and day.

Japanese/English: The nail which sticks out gets hammered down.

Japanese/English: A near neighbour is better than a far-dwelling kinsman.

As before, check out Izzo’s if you want to see Flash versions that include the original Japanese text.