Friday, July 30, 2010

Japanese Proverbs

 “Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.”
So today was a day of many changes in my life... and then I found this Japanese proverb that I really enjoyed so I thought I would share...

I think many of us are guilty of this one...we often spend too much time daydreaming about all the things we want to do or fantasize how we want our lives to be....either that, or we make hasty decisions without thinking things through which often times can have harsh consequences..

regardless, i felt like this saying rang very true...

just my two cents for today... here are some more Japanese proverbs


Saru mo ki kara ochiru.
Literally: Even monkeys fall from trees.


I no naka no kawazu taikai wo shirazu.
Literally: A frog in a well does not know the great sea.


Ni usagi wo ou mono wa ichi usagi wo mo ezu.
Literally: One who chases after two hares won't catch even one.

((images are from are the links))


  1. great sayings. very meaningful :)

  2. great proverbs you have chosen and nice photos. Thanks for sharing. :-)

  3. Oh. This proverb kind of hit me too~~!!

    Felt like I am always daydreaming.

    Always vision about anything that I want to do or achieve, but never took a serious action to achieve it.

    For sharing it ne~! ( ^ o ^ )/

  4. Too true! I'm a daydreamer and for anyone like me, we need to remember to stop dreaming sometimes and make some of those dreams come true :) great post hun

  5. This is a really nice post. I am not big into learning proverbs...but it was really nice to read.

    I linked to your gyaru manifesto post on my blog :)

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