777 Japanese Proverbs / Page 2
21. A fallen blossom never returns to the branch.
22. A faultless person has seven faults, a faulty person forty-eight faults.
23. A fish gets bigger when it gets away.
24. A fog cannot be dispelled by a fan.
25. A fool is only cured by dying.
26. A frog in the well knows not the ocean.
27. A fruit-bearing tree is known by its flowers.
28. A full belly is not the stomach of a scholar.
29. A gilt-edged visiting card often hides an ugly face.
30. A good cat does not need a collar of gold.
31. A good husband is healthy and absent.
32. A good Jack makes a good Jill.
33. A good religion does not need miracles.
34. A good sword is the one left in its scabbard.
35. A joke is often the hole through which truth whistles.
36. A journey of a thousand miles starts with one step.
37. A lie has no legs, but scandalous wings.
38. A man can endure the worst pain -- of others.
39. A man in love mistakes a harelip for a dimple.
40. A man in love mistakes a pimple for a dimple.