|若いときの苦労は買ってでもせよ||Heavy work in youth is quiet rest in old age.
A young idler an old beggar.
||East or west, home is the best.
There is no place like home.
|One's own words often bring the greatest misfortune.|
|Bad luck often brings good luck.|
|渡る世間に鬼はなし||There is kindness to be found everywhere.
Kindness will creep where it may not go.
Man is man everywhere.
||Laughter is the best medicine.|
|笑う門には福来る||Laugh and grow fat.
Laugh and get fat.
Fortune comes in by a merry gate.
|Every Jack must have his Jill.
Every Jack has his Jill.
There is no pot so ugly that a cover cannot be found for it.
Such cup, such cover.