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70+ Famous Japanese Quotes About Love And Life

Japan is a country with centuries of deep culture and thoughtful philosophy to draw inspirational strength from, whether it be from samurai times to today. Whether you are looking for quotes from the 12th century text The Tale of Genji or the megalomaniac ramblings of Dio Brando, the villain of the anime Jojo's Bizarre Adventure, there is a treasure trove to choose from. All the great and famed quotes you could ever ask for from the great nation of Japan from across the ages are here, from quotes on loving to living and everything in between.
If you try, you may succeed.
If you don’t try, you will not succeed. This is true for of all things.
Not succeeding is the result of not trying.
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Heaven helps those who help themselves.
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Never rely on the glory of the morning nor the smiles of your mother-in-law.
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Vision without action is a dream. Action without vision is a nightmare.
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We are no more than candles burning in the wind.
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Ten different people bring ten different colors.
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Boasting begins where wisdom stops
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When the character of a man is not clear to you, look at his friends.
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Even when months and days are long, life is short.
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If there is love, smallpox scars are as pretty as dimples.
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No road is too long in the company of a friend.
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Spilled water does not return to the tray
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With many little strokes a large tree is felled.
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If you understand everything, you must be misinformed
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If you believe everything you read, better not read.
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What you love to do,
you will learn to do well.
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The smallest good deed is better than the grandest good intention.
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Eat before falling in love.
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Nothing so visible than what you want to hide.
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A doubtful mind creates devils in the dark.
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Fall down seven times, get up eight
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Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.
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Beginning is easy – Continuing is hard.
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Great men succeed in their later years.
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Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves.
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The tongue is but three inches long, yet it can kill a man six feet high.
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Depend on your walking stick, not on other people.
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Nothing is more expensive than free.
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We learn little from victory, much from defeat
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One who smiles rather than rages is always the stronger
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The extreme form of passionate love is secret love.
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We should never forget our beginner’s spirit
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Who travels for love finds a thousand miles not longer than one.
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A broken mirror can not be made to shine.
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Wherever you live, you come to love it.
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Many skills is no skill.
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The day you decide to do it is your lucky day
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When you reject gifts from heaven you will be rewarded in hell.
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In the eyes of a lover a pock-marked face is one with pretty dimples.
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All married women are not wives.
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The good fellow to everyone is a good friend to no one.
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When you do something wholeheartedly, you are not in need of helpers.
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Experience the beauties of nature, and in doing so learn about yourself.

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Love and a cough cannot be hidden.
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Even a fool has at least one talent.
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You don’t have to die heaven and hell are in this world too.
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Men and women are never placed too far apart to be near.
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The face becomes a mirror of the soul.
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Once dead the good and the bad are covered by the same moss.
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A gem cannot be polished without friction, nor a man perfected without trials
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One kind word can warm three winter months.
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What you don’t sweat out when you’re young will turn into tears when you’re old.
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In wealth many friends in poverty, not even relatives.
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When someone offends you, you haven’t given him enough love.
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The bamboo that bends is stronger than the oak that resists.
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The prime of your life does not come twice.
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After three years useless things are useful too.
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Drunken life, dreamy death.
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Cold tea and cold rice are bearable, but cold looks and cold words are not.
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Money grows on the tree of Persistence.
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Each moment only once
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We’re fools whether we dance or not, so we might as well dance.
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Experience is an expensive school, but a fool will learn from no other.
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Concentrate on the first steps rather than the entire journey.
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There is no need to bait the fish you’ve already caught.
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Love without friendship is like a shadow without the sun.
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The reputation of a thousand years may be determined by the conduct of one hour.
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Be not afraid of going slowly, be afraid only of standing still
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When you have completed 95 of your journey you are halfway there.
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Fear is only as deep as the mind allows.
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He who treads the path of love walks a thousand meters as if it were only one.
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There are old men of three years old and children of a hundred.
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