|来年のことを言えば鬼が笑う／来年のことを言うと鬼が笑う||Next year is the devil's joke.
Don't count your chickens before they're hatched.
|楽あれば苦あり||Every rose has its thorn.
There is no rose without a thorn.
There is no pleasure without pain.
|It is no use crying over spilt milk.|
|He that will do no ill, must do nothing that belongs thereto.|
|A good medicine tastes bitter.
A good medicine sometimes tastes bitter.
Good medicine tastes bitter to the mouth.
Bitters do good to the stomach.
|Birds of a feather flock together.|
|例外のない規則はない||There is no rule but has exceptions.|
|歴史は繰り返す||History repeats itself.|
||One is never too old to learn.
It is never too late to learn.
Live and learn.
||Rome was not built in a day.
Rome wasn't built in a day.
|The proof of the pudding is in the eating.
Example is better than precept.