Meaning: Treasure every encounter, for it will never recur
It is said that heaven does not create one man above or below another man. Any existing distinction between the wise and the stupid, between the rich and the poor, comes down to a matter of education."
I look up while I walk, so the tears won't fall. Remembering those spring days, but tonight I'm all alone"
The stake that sticks up gets hammered down"
Meaning: If you stand out, you will be subject to criticism
Even monkeys fall from trees"
Meaning: Everyone makes mistakes. Nobody's perfect.
You should always try. No matter what happens, just like the rocks on the river, we all end our life turning into mere bones."
You don't enjoy it because you succeeded, but you succeeded because it was enjoyable."
A policy of austerity will never bring prosperity."
If you learn only to win and not to lose, it will cause you harm some day"
I believe that words uttered in passion contain a greater living truth than do those words which express thoughts rationally conceived. It is blood that moves the body. Words are not meant to stir the air only: they are capable of moving greater things.”
Natsume Soseki, Kokoro
Those who are not punctual, cannot do anything”
Tanaka Kakuei, 64th & 65th Prime Minister of Japan