Nov 2, 2005

Kotowaza of the day: Bah, Humbug!

Japanese:
金は三欠くにたまる

Romanized:
Kane wa sankaku ni tamaru

Meaning of Japanese:
Money (wealth) is accumulated by deficiencies in three character traits*

English equivalent:
Muck and money go together

Related:
(Love of) Money is the root of all evil

*Namely, humanity, sociability, and loyalty to obligations

5 Comments:

At 11/03/2005 9:55 AM, Blogger John said...

Word!

 
At 11/03/2005 1:25 PM, Anonymous Bellman said...

All I'm saying is that you can't make an omlette without breaking a few eggs.

 
At 11/03/2005 7:48 PM, Blogger eBohn said...

If you like omlettes.

But I bet there's a kotowaza that goes something like that, too.

 
At 11/10/2005 11:56 AM, Blogger Safety Neal said...

The most important things in life aren't things. -Unknown

 
At 11/09/2008 7:16 PM, Blogger Sean M said...

"Can't make an omlette without breaking a few eggs."

- The Joker (Jack Nicholson), in Batman.

Any guess as to which 3 character traits are deficient?

 

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