You will lack nothing if you think privation is always with you.
You warm up something for ten days and it goes cold in one.
You should climb Mount Fujiyama once in your life. Climb it twice and you're a fool.
You can't straighten a snake by putting it in a bamboo cane.
You can't see the whole sky through a bamboo pole.
You can't eat the rice cake in the picture.
You can only endure the weaknesses of others by knowing your own. Flattery is the best persuader.
You are wise to climb Mt. Fuji, but a fool to do it twice.
Yesterday's flowers are today's dreams.