One of my favorite Japanese proverbs is "Fall down 7 times, stand up 8".
If there is love, smallpox scars are as pretty as dimples. - Japanese Proverb
A Japanese proverb says fall seven times, stand up eight. We can also say this: Hate zero times, love infinitely!
There is a Japanese proverb that literally goes 'Raise the sail with your stronger hand,' meaning you must go after the opportunities that arise in life that you are best equipped to do.
I'm very into the japanese sensibility. Oversize coats and baggy trousers.
Proverbs are always platitudes until you have personally experienced the truth of them.