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Oneself in Chinese / Japanese...

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  1. Standing by Oneself / Walking by Oneself

  2. Power of Oneself / Self-Sufficient

  3. Adapt Oneself

  4. Ambitious / To Improve Oneself

  5. Changing Oneself / Self Reformation

  6. True Victory is Victory Over Oneself

Standing by Oneself / Walking by Oneself

do kuritsu do ppo
Standing by Oneself / Walking by Oneself Scroll

This Japanese proverb, Dokuritsu-Doppo, is an indication of your independence, self-reliance, standing on one's own two feet, or making one's own way in life.

Power of Oneself / Self-Sufficient

zì lì
Power of Oneself / Self-Sufficient Scroll

自力 is a word in Chinese, Japanese Kanji, old Korean, and Buddhist term meaning: power within oneself; self-sufficient; by oneself; self-made; self-power; inner ability.

Adapt Oneself

yìng biàn
ou hen
Adapt Oneself Scroll

應變 means, "to meet a contingency", "to adapt oneself to changes", or "to adapt to changes" in Chinese.

It's also used in Japanese but usually only in the context of Buddhism. 應變 is probably the shortest way to express the idea of adapting and overcoming whatever circumstances present themselves.

Ambitious / To Improve Oneself

Advance and Progress
shàng jìn
jou shin
Ambitious / To Improve Oneself Scroll

This Chinese and Japanese Kanji word means to advance; to make progress; to do better; ambitious; to improve oneself; to move forward.

This can refer to a single person, general things (such as a work project), or a whole country.

In Japanese, this is sometimes used as the given name Joushin.

Changing Oneself / Self Reformation

ji ko kai kaku
Changing Oneself / Self Reformation Scroll

This Japanese title refers to one who changes themselves or improves themselves by reforming their lives.

Another way to translate it is, "A person who changes their attitude or something about themselves".

True Victory is Victory Over Oneself

masa katsu a gatsu
True Victory is Victory Over Oneself Scroll

This proverb is often translated as, "True victory is victory over oneself".

However, literally, Kanji by Kanji, it means, "True victory [is] my/self victory".

My Japanese friends rate this very highly for a wall scroll.

See Also:  Know Thy Enemy Know Thyself

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The following table may be helpful for those studying Chinese or Japanese...

Title CharactersRomaji (Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Standing by Oneself
Walking by Oneself
do kuritsu do ppo
do kuritsu do po
Power of Oneself
自力jirikizì lì / zi4 li4 / zi li / zilitzu li / tzuli
Adapt Oneself應變
ou hen / ouhen / o hen / ohenyìng biàn
ying4 bian4
ying bian
ying pien
To Improve Oneself
jou shin / joushin / jo shin / joshinshàng jìn
shang4 jin4
shang jin
shang chin
Changing Oneself
Self Reformation
自己改革ji ko kai kaku
True Victory is Victory Over Oneself正勝吾勝
masa katsu a gatsu
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In these cases, the characters above the line are Traditional Chinese, while the ones below are Simplified Chinese.

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A high-ranked Chinese master calligrapher that I met in Zhongwei

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