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賢い者もいるし、そうでもない者もいる。
Some are wise, some are otherwise.

菓子は食べたらなくなる。
You can't eat your cake and have it, too.

佳人薄命。
The good die young. (He whom the gods love dies young.)

数の多いほうが安全。
There is safety in numbers.

風が吹けば桶屋が儲かる。
There is no knowing where the effect of an event will appear.

稼ぐに追いつく貧乏なし。
Poverty is a stranger to industry.

かぜには大食、熱には小食。
Feed a cold and starve a fever.

風邪は万病の元。
A cold often leads to all kinds of disease. (All diseases originate in a cold.)

隔靴掻痒(かっかそうよう)。
Having an itch that one cannot scratch.

渇しても(かっしても)盗泉の水は飲まず。
The eagle does not catch flies.

勝って兜の緒を締めよ。
Never be proud of your success.

勝つときもあれば負けるときもある。
You win some, you lose some.

河童に水練。
Don't teach fishes to swim. (You can't teach your grandmother to suck eggs.)

河童の川流れ。
The best swimmer sometimes gets drowned.

勝てば官軍。
Losers are always in the wrong. (Might is right.)

悲しみと喜びはかわるがわる起こるものである。
Sadness and gladness succeed one another.

必ず又の機会が来る。
There is always a next time.

蟹を縦に歩かせることはできない。
You cannot make a crab walk straight.

金がものを言う。
Money talks.

金の切れ目が縁の切れ目。
The end of money is the end of love. (When poverty comes in at the door, love flies out at the window.)