Go abroad and you'll hear news of home. ⇒ 教訓 8

    Absence makes heart grow fonder. ⇒ 教訓 11
    Long absence alters affection. ⇒ 教訓 14
    He who takes a lion when he is absent, fears a mouse present. ⇒ 教訓264
    He who is absent is always in the wrong. ⇒ 教訓 14
    The absent are always in the wrong. ⇒ 教訓 14

    Accidents will happen in the best-regulated families. ⇒ 教訓 63
    Accidents will happen. ⇒ 教訓 63

    There is no accounting for tastes. ⇒ 教訓 20

    A guilty conscience is a self-accuser. ⇒ 教訓260
    A guilty conscience needs no accuser. ⇒ 教訓260
    He who excuses himself accuses himself. ⇒ 教訓 3
    Never ask pardon before you are accused. ⇒ 教訓234

    Every oak must be an acorn. ⇒ 教訓 30
    Great oaks from little acorns grow. ⇒ 教訓 30

    Actions speak louder than words. ⇒ 教訓216

    We are all Adam's children. ⇒ 教訓 55

    Adversity makes a man wise. ⇒ 教訓 62
    In time of prosperity, friends will be plenty; in time of adversity, not one amongst twenty. ⇒ 教訓136
    Misery (or Misfortune, or Adversity, or Poverty) makes strange bedfellows. ⇒ 教訓139
    Prosperity makes friends, adversity tries them. ⇒ 教訓140
    Sweet are the uses of adversity.[Shakespeare] ⇒ 教訓 62

    A woman's advice is no great thing, but he who won't take it is a fool. ⇒ コトワザこぼれ話(5)
    Advice when most needed is least heeded. ⇒ 教訓204
    If you wish good advice, consult an old man. ⇒ 教訓204
    It is as hard to follow good advice as to give it. ⇒ 教訓204
    The best advice is found on the pillow. ⇒ 教訓205

    Cloudy mornings turn to clear afternoons. ⇒ 教訓 58

    Age and experience teach wisdom. ⇒ 教訓177
    An idle youth, a needy age. ⇒ 教訓245
    Reckless youth makes rueful age. ⇒ 教訓245
    The golden age was never the present age. ⇒ 教訓 7
    Youth and age will never agree. ⇒ 教訓178

    Ambition makes people diligent. ⇒ 教訓 92

    Fools rush in where angels fear to tread.[Alexander Pope] ⇒ 教訓173
    Talk of angel and you will hear the fluttering of its wings. ⇒ 教訓187
    Women are saints in church, angels in the street, and devils at home. ⇒ コトワザこぼれ話(5)

    Anger punishes itself. ⇒ 教訓222
    A hungry man is an angry man. ⇒ 教訓155
    When meat is in, anger is out. ⇒ 教訓155

    A soft answer turns (or turneth) away wrath.[Proverbs] ⇒ 教訓 99
    Ask a silly question and you'll get a silly answer. ⇒ 教訓218
    Fools ask questions that wise men cannot answer. ⇒ 教訓 71
    Like question, like answer. ⇒ 教訓218
    No answer is also an answer. ⇒ 教訓207

    Apparel makes the man. ⇒ 教訓 26

    Appearance oft deceives. ⇒ 教訓 25
    Appearances are deceptive(deceiving). ⇒ 教訓 25
    Judge not according to appearances. ⇒ 教訓25
    Never judge by appearances. ⇒ 教訓 25

    An apple a day keeps the doctor away. ⇒ コトワザこぼれ話(3)
    The apple doesn't fall far from the tree. ⇒ 教訓238
    The apples on the other side of the wall are the sweetest. ⇒ 教訓 12
    The rotten apple injures its neighbor. ⇒ 教訓130

    April showers bring forth May flowers. ⇒ 教訓 58
    March winds and April showers bring forth May flowers. ⇒ 教訓 58

    A woman need but look on her apron-string to find an excuse. ⇒ コトワザこぼれ話(5)

    Every man is the architect of his own fortune. ⇒ 教訓 54 ⇒ 教訓249

    Stretch your arm no further than your sleeve will reach. ⇒ 教訓157

    An army marches on its stomach. ⇒ 教訓155

    The arrow shot upright falls on the shooter's head. ⇒ 教訓222

    Art is long, life is short.[Hippocrates] ⇒ 教訓107

    Better be the head of an ass than the tail of a dragon. ⇒ 教訓145
    Better be the tail of a horse than the head of an ass. ⇒ 教訓146
    Better ride on an ass that carries me than a horse that throws me. ⇒ 教訓98
    Every ass likes to hear itself bray. ⇒ 教訓212
    If an ass goes a-travelling, he'll not come home a horse. ⇒ 教訓184

    Like attracts like. ⇒ 教訓128

    Avoid a questioner, for he is also a tattler. ⇒ 教訓200・⇒ 教訓235