柳に雪折れ…

IMAGE: Willows are weak, yet they bind other wood. / Better bend, than break. / Oaks may fall when reeds stand the storm.

柳に雪折れなし。(日本の諺) / 柳は弱々しいが、他の木材を縛る(のに使われる) … More »

羹に懲りて…

IMAGE: A burnt child dreads the fire. [The burnt child fears the fire.] / Once bitten, twice shy. [Once bit, twice shy.] / He that has been bitten by a serpent [snake] fear [is afraid of] a rotten rope. / A scalded cat [dog] fears (even) cold water.

羹に懲りて膾を吹く(あつものにこりてなますをふく)。 – 『楚辞(そじ)』九章( … More »

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