|飼い犬に手を噛まれる||He has brought up a bird to pick out his own eyes.|
|A tempest in a teapot.
A storm in a glass of water.
|学問なき経験は経験なき学問にまさる||Experience without learning is better than learning without experience.|
|学問に王道なし||There is no royal road to learning.|
|Perseverance under difficulties.|
|Those whom the gods love die young.
Whom the gods love die young.
God takes soonest those he loveth best.
|稼ぐに追い付く貧乏無し||Diligence is the mother of success.
Diligence is the mother of success good luck)
|Having an itch that one cannot scratch.|
||Not to halloo until one is out of the wood.
Never halloo till you are out of the woods.
Don't hallo till you are out of the woods.
|(Even) Homer sometimes nods.|
|Do not teach fishes to swim.|
|勝てば官軍（勝てば官軍負ければ賊軍）||Might makes [is] right.
All is fair in love and war.
Might is right.
Losers are always in the wrong.
|Every miller draws water to his own mill.|
|He that will do no ill, must do nothing that belongs thereto.|
||Stretch your legs according to your coverlet.
Everyone stretches his legs according to the length of his coverlet.
Cut your coat according to your cloth.
|金の切れ目が縁の切れ目||When the wolf comes in at the door, love creeps out of the window.
When poverty comes in at the door, live flies out at the window.
Out of pocket, out of mind.
|金が金を生む||Money begets money.|
|Sadness and gladness succeed each other.|
|壁に耳あり障子に目あり||Walls have ears.|
|果報は寝て待て||Everything comes to those who wait.|
|神は自ら助くる者を助く||God helps those who help themselves.|
||Age and experience teach wisdom.
Live and learn.
Personal experience is better than book learning.
Years know more than books.
|空騒ぎ||Much ado about nothing.|
||A bad bush is better than the open field.
Anything is better than nothing.
|Spare the rod and spoil the child.|
|The greatest hate springs from the greatest love.
Too much love turns into an even greater hatred.
|棺を覆うて事定まる||Call no man great before he is dead.|
|So quiet you could hear a pin drop.|
|Adversity makes a man wise.|
|木を見て森を見ず||Some people cannot see the wood for the trees.|
|聞くは一時の恥、聞かぬは一生の恥||Nothing is lost for asking.|
|犠牲を払わずに収穫は得られない||You cannot make omelets without breaking eggs.|
|A drop in a bucket.|
|A stitch in time saves nine.|
|Necessity is the mother of invention.|
|A baited cat may grow as fierce as a lion.
Despair gives courage to a coward.
|Any port in a storm.|
|器用貧乏 = 多芸は無芸||Jack of all trades and master of none.|
|今日できることは明日に延ばすな／今日の仕事を明日まで延ばすな||Do not put off till tomorrow what you can do today.
Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today.
|共同責任無責任||Everybody's business is nobody's business.|
||A stitch in time saves nine.|
|Two dogs strive for a bone, and a third runs away with it.
Two dogs fight for a bone, and a third runs away with it.
While two dogs are fighting for a bone, a third runs away with it.
When two dogs fight for a bone, a third runs away with it.
When two men quarrel, a third party gets the benefit.
|禁断の木の実は甘い = 怖いもの見たさ||Forbidden fruit is sweetest.|
|苦あれば楽あり||No cross, no crown.
No pain, no gain.
Sweet is pleasuer after pain.
No joy without alloy.
|空腹にまずいものなし||Hunger is the best sauce.|
||Out of the mouth comes evil.
Your mouth can get you into trouble.
|口八丁手八丁／口も八丁、手も八丁||That person is a great talker, and great doer at that.|
|苦は楽の種||There is no pleasure without pain.
No cross, no crown.
No pain, no gain.
No gain without pain.
No gains without pains.
|苦しいときの神頼み||Danger past, God forgotten.|
|Better be safe than sorry.
Better be sure than sorry.
Discretion is the better part of valour.
It is better to be safe than sorry.
He that fears drowning comes near no wells.
A wise person never courts danger.
Fools rush in where angels fear to tread.
|A wise man changes his mind, a fool never.|
|経験は最良の師||Experience is the best teacher.|
|It's better to be a big fish in a little pond than a little fish in a big pond.
Better be the head of a dog than the tail of a lion.
Better be first in a village than second at Rome.
|継続は力なり||Little and often fills the purse.|
|芸道は長く人生は短し||Art is long, life is short.|
|Even a fool can be wise after the event.
It is easy to be wise after the event.
ケセラセラ(Que Sera Sera = スペイン語） = なるようになるさ
|What will be, will be.
What must be, must be.
|It takes two to make a quarrel.|
||Health is better than wealth.|
|健全な精神は健全な肉体に宿る／健全ななる精神は健全なる身体に宿る||A sound mind in a sound body.|
Time has wings.
Time flies like an arrow.
|後悔先に立たず||Repentance comes too late.
One is always sorry after the event.
It is no use crying over spilt milk.
|Make hay while the sun shines.
Take opportunity by the forelock.
Strike while the iron is hot.
||Offense is the best defense.
Attack is the best form of defense.
|Fair words butter no parsnips.
Fine words butter no parsnips.
Full of courtesy, full of craft.
|Do in Rome as the Romans do.
When in Rome do as the Romans do.
|甲の薬は乙の毒||One man's meat is another man's poison.
One man's gravy is another man's poison.
|Even Homer sometimes nods.
Homer nods sometimes.
|A bad carpenters quarrels with his tools.
The cunning mason works with any stone.
There's many a good tune played on an old fiddle.
|The cobbler's wife goes the worst shod.
The shoemaker's son always goes barefoot.
Who is worse shod than the shoemaker's wife?
The tailor's wife is worst clad.
|While the thunder lasted, two bad men were friends.|
|虎口を逃れて竜穴に入る||Out of the frying pan and into the fire.|
|The pot calls the kettle black.
It's six of one and a half dozen of the other.
A miss is as good as a mile.
|Nothing venture, nothing have.
Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
||A tempest in a teapot.
A storm in a glass of water.
|事を荒立ててはいけない||Let sleeping dogs lie.|
|この親にしてこの子有り = 親も親なら子も子||Like father, like son.
Like mother, like daughter.
|この主人にしてこの家来あり = 主人が主人なら家来も家来||Like master, like man.|
|転ばぬ先の杖||Look before you leap.
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
Prevention is better than cure.
|転んでもただでは起きぬ||All is fish that comes to the net.|
|怖いもの見たさ = 禁断の木の実は甘い||Forbidden fruit is sweetest.|
||He that hath wife and children hath given hostages to fortune.|