10 Japanese Proverbs that I love

What would the world be without pearls of wisdom? I’ve shared some of my favorite African proverbs and sayings here and this time around, I’d like to share 10 gems that I find intriguing from Japan.

Love without friendship is like the shadow without the sun.

The deepest river flows slowly.

If you believe everything you read, you shouldn’t read.

Nothing is more expensive than what is free.

The tongue is but three inches long yet it can kill a man six feet high.

In wealth, many friends, in poverty, not even relatives.

It is because of fools that wise men can stand out.

You don’t have to die. Heaven and Hell are in this world too.

When you have completed 95% of your journey, you are halfway there.

Experience is an expensive school, but a fool will learn from no other.