枯れ木も山の…

IMAGE: A bad bush is better than the open field. / Anything is better than nothing.

枯れ木も山の賑わい(かれきもやまのにぎわい)。(日本の諺) / ひどい茂みも何も… More »

亀の甲より年の…

IMAGE: Sense comes with age. / Experience counts.

亀の甲より年の劫。[亀の甲より年の功。](日本の諺) / 分別は年と共につくもの… More »

勝てば官軍…

IMAGE: Might is right. / Losers are always in the wrong. / Successful sin passes for virtue.

勝てば官軍(、負ければ賊軍)。(日本の諺) / 力は正義なり。 / 敗者はいつも… More »

河童の川…

IMAGE: Good swimmers are oftenest drowned. [Good swimmers at length are oftenest drowned.] / Even Homer sometimes nods. / No one is wise at all times.

河童の川流れ。 / 弘法にも筆の誤り。[弘法も筆の誤り。](日本の諺) / 猿も… More »

温故…

IMAGE: Carrying knowledge into new fields. / He that would know what shall be must consider what has been.

温故知新。[故きを温ねて新しきを知る(ふるきをたずねてあたらしきをしる)。/故き… More »

金の切れ目が縁の…

IMAGE: When the wolf comes in at the door, love creeps out of the window. / When poverty comes in at the door, love flies out of the window. / When poverty knocks at the door, love flies out of the window.

金の切れ目が縁の切れ目。(日本の諺) / 狼(=貧困)が入口から入ってくると、愛… More »

運は天にあり、鎧は…

IMAGE: Man proposes, God disposes.

運は天にあり、鎧は胸にあり。 – 上杉謙信[長尾景虎] (1530 – 1578… More »

馬の耳に…

IMAGE: To preach to deaf ears. [To pray to deaf ears.] / A nod is as good as a wink to a blind horse. / In at one ear and out at the other.

馬の耳に念仏。 – 『いろは歌留多(上方)』 / うなずいても目くばせしても盲馬… More »

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