It is not enough for a man to know how to ride; he must know how to fall.

~Mexican

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Romaji: Nana korobi, ya oki
Literally: Seven falls, eight getting up
Meaning: Fall down seven times, get up eight times. An encouragement to persevere (ganbaru)
Notes: From the verbs korobu and okiru respectively

http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~fgandon/miscellaneous/japan/

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