The man who is admired for the ingenuity of his larceny is almost always rediscovering some earlier form of fraud. The basic forms are all known, have all been practicised. The manners of capitalism improve. The morals may not.
John Kenneth Galbraith (b. 1908)
Ingwa wa, kuruma no wa.
Cause-and-effect is like a wheel
Used to point out that one’s actions determine the consequences and therefore one should not complain about them later.
Güneş balçıkla sıvanmaz.
o Literal translation: Sun cannot be daubed using wet clay.
o Meaning: One cannot conceal something very obvious whatever they try.