己に如かざる者を友とするなかれ

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
おのれ
Grade: 6

Grade: S
もの
Grade: 3
とも
Grade: 2
kun’yomi

Etymology[edit]

Calque of Literary Chinese 無友不如己者.

Proverb[edit]

己に如かざる者を友とするなかれ (hiragana おのれにしかざるものをともとするなかれ, rōmaji onore ni shikazaru mono o tomo to surunakare)

  1. Do not befriend people who are not as sincere as you are.

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