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Gather ye rosebuds while ye may

and sleds are still a-flying 若い時は二度無い(Wakai toki wa nido nai;“There is no second youth”) Definition: You only have your youth once, so it’s best to get out there and do stuff wholeheartedly while you still have the time and energy. … Continue reading

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If I have seen further it is because a dwarf was standing on my shoulders

Like so. 負うた子に教えられて浅瀬を渡る (Outa ko ni oshierarete asase wo wataru; “Crossing shallows with guidance from the child you carry”) Definition: Sometimes there are things you can learn from people who are younger and less experienced. “Out of the mouths of … Continue reading

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Precocity!

栴檀は双葉より芳し (Sendan wa futaba yori kanbashi; “The sandalwood tree is fragrant from when it’s a sprout”) Definition: Genius shows even in childhood. Just as the wood of the sandalwood tree smells nice even when it is just a sapling, so … Continue reading

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