無くて七癖…

IMAGE: Everyone has his particular habit. / Every man has his faults.

無くて七癖(、有って四十八癖)(なくてななくせ、あってしじゅうはっくせ)。[人に… More »

月満つれば則ち…

IMAGE: Every flow has its ebb. [Every flow must have its ebb. / Every tide has its ebb.]

(日中すれば則ち移り(ひちゅうすればすなわちうつり)、)月満つれば則ち虧く(つき… More »

蓼食う虫も…

IMAGE: There is no accounting for tastes. / Tastes differ.

蓼食う虫も好き好き(たでくうむしもすきずき)。(日本の諺) / 人の趣味は理屈で… More »

朱に交われば…

IMAGE: He who touches pitch will be defiled. / The rotten apple injures its neighbors [neighbours].

朱に交われば赤くなる。(日本の諺) / (コールタール蒸留後に残る)ピッチに触れ… More »

佳人薄…

IMAGE: The good die young. [(Those) Whom the gods love die young.] / The fairest flowers soonest fade. [God takes soonest those he loveth best.]

佳人薄命。[美人薄命。] – 蘇軾(そしょく) (1037 – 1101): 『… More »

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 »

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