Saru mo ki kara ochiru

Even Monkeys fall from Trees Anyone can make a mistake. Even the naturally graceful may slip at time. This proverb shows admiration for the gifted, matched with sympathy for those who make a mistake.   Advertisements

Hiza tomo dango

Consult anyone, even your knees (two heads are better than one, any consensus is stronger than one opinion) Art by Shunkosai Hokushu

Mago ni mo isho

Even a packhorse driver looks fine in proper dress (Clothes make the man-anyone can look like a gentleman) Art by Toyokawa Yoshikuni, “Actor Ogawa Kichitaro III,as the packhorse driver Yosaku”