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20 Truisms from Japan for Your Peace of Mind

Even a rock will warm up if you sit on it for three years.
Meaning: Persistence pays off.

Fall down seven times, get up eight.
Meaning: Keep going no matter how many times you fail.

Not knowing is Buddha.
Meaning: Ignorance is bliss.

Not seeing is a flower.
Meaning: Reality can’t compete with imagination.

Continuation is strength.
Meaning: Consistency and persistence are key to success.

The talented hawk hides its talons.
Meaning: Those with true skill don’t show off.

Early rising brings a three-penny gain.
Meaning: There are advantages to waking up early.

Even monkeys fall from trees.
Meaning: Everyone makes mistakes.

A frog in a well does not know the great ocean.
Meaning: People with limited experience have a narrow perspective.

The nail that sticks out gets hammered down.
Meaning: Conformity is valued; being different can bring criticism.

Duty and human emotion.
Meaning: Sometimes duty and emotions conflict.

No rest for the poor.
Meaning: If you’re struggling, you can’t afford to be idle.

Misfortunes seldom come singly.
Meaning: When things start going bad, they often get worse.

Tears from a fish’s eyes.
Meaning: Fake tears or insincerity.

A righteous thief with wings is better than a king.
Meaning: Sometimes rebellion can be justified.

Gold coins to a cat.
Meaning: Wasting something valuable on someone who won’t appreciate it.

One who chases after two hares won’t catch even one.
Meaning: Focus is key to success.

Knowledge is power.
Meaning: Knowledge is essential for success.

Different bodies, same mind.
Meaning: Unity is strength.

Skillful but poor.
Meaning: Being good at many things but mastering none can lead to poverty.

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