The one who chases a deer fails to see the mountain 鹿を追うものは山を見ず (When you keep your eyes on a small pleasure or prize, you are not able to see the big picture.)
A duck appears with onions on its back 鴨が葱しょってやって来る (And ready to cook! Without chasing after it, sometimes a lucky thing comes with a bonus.)
The neighbor's flowers are redder 隣の花は赤い (Same meaning as “the grass is always greener next door”.)
If you don't get it by looking at it, you won't get it by hearing about it 見て分からんものは 聞いても分からん (Explanations can never convey the essence of a thing.)
A heart is like a skilled painter 心は巧みな絵師の如し (Our emotions can create delusions or images of self and others that are not real.)
Hello is the beginning of good-bye 出会いは別れの始め (Everyone we interact with in our lives, we have to say good-bye to them someday.)
The one who chases two rabbits catches neither 二兎を追うものは一兎をも得ず (When you pursue two goals (or two women) simultaneously, you won’t win either one.)
Regret never comes first 後悔先に立たず (We never intend or plan regret; it only comes after something we have done.)
I want ____ so badly, I would not mind losing ____ for it.
Accurate calculation but no money 勘定あって銭足らず (You think you have your life well planned, but it never seems to unfold the way you expected)
I Want To Accomplish ____ Before I Die.
I Cannot Live Without ____.
I Will Always Want To Be Someone Who Is ____.