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Japanese proverb

Proverb that I like

Study without reflection is a waste of time; reflection without study is dangerous.

Everything has its beauty but not everyone sees it.

When anger arises, think of the consequences.

The journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step.

Words are the voice of the heart.

Those who know when they have enough are rich.

It is not the knowing that is difficult, but the doing.

Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere.

Life is partly what we make it, and partly what it is made by the friends whom we choose.

Be not afraid of going slowly; be afraid only of standing still.

He who asks is a fool for five minutes, but he who does not ask remains a fool forever.

I dreamed a thousand new paths... I woke and walked my old one.

The Gods cannot help those who do not seize opportunities.

Manifest plainness,
    Embrace simplicity,
       Reduce selfishness,
          Have few desires.


The best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago. The second best is now.

I have three treasures: simplicity, patience, and compassion.
Tao Te Ching

He who is really kind, can never be unhappy;
He who is really wise, can never be confused;
He who is really brave, is never afraid.

When troubles are few, dreams are few.