Izzo has wrapped up his series of 44 Japanese proverbs in an 8x8 format. They can also be found in his Brickshelf galleries and translated on Dunechaser's Pan Pacific Bricks. We'll finish our series of highlights with five from the last two sets:
The pestle handle I took hold of in the past (Skills you learn as a young man don't wane as you grow older)
A sword returns to its sheath (To kiss and make up)
Carelessness is the greatest enemy (Danger comes when you least expect it)
The seed of pleasure is pain; the seed of pain is pleasure (No pain, no gain)
Fortune enters by a merry gate
P.S. Bonus points to whoever can figure out the significance of the title for this post.