japanese phrases in english

能ある鷹は爪を隠す。Nō aru taka wa tsume wo kakusu. Translation: The talented hawk hides its claws Closest English equivalents: Tell not all you know, nor do all you can; Wear your learning like your watch, in a private pocket. Meaning: Hide your supposed knowledge and prowess until it is requested. 虎穴に入らずんば虎子を得ず。Koketsu ni irazunba koji wo ezu. Translation: […]