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No Surrender

Honor Does Not Allow Second Thoughts
yì wú fǎn gù
No Surrender Vertical Wall Scroll

This Chinese proverb can be translated a few different ways. Here are some examples:

Honor does not allow one to glance back.
Duty-bound not to turn back.
No surrender.
To pursue justice with no second thoughts.
Never surrender your principles.

This proverb is really about having the courage to do what is right without questioning your decision to take the right and just course.

Death Before Surrender

Rather die than compromise
níng sǐ bù qū
Death Before Surrender Vertical Wall Scroll

寧死不屈 is often translated as "Death Before Dishonor."

The literal translation is more like, "Better die than compromise." The last two characters mean "not to bend" or "not to bow down." Some might even say that it means "not to surrender." Thus, you could say this proverb means, "Better to die than live on my knees" or simply "no surrender" (with the real idea being that you would rather die than surrender).

Death Before Surrender

nìng sǐ bù xiáng
Death Before Surrender Vertical Wall Scroll

This ancient Chinese proverb can be translated as "Rather to die than surrender," "Prefer death over surrender," "To prefer death to surrender," or simply "No surrender."

寧死不降 is probably the closest proverb to the English proverb "Better to die on your feet than live on your knees."

Honorable Death - No Surrender

gyokusai shugi
Honorable Death - No Surrender Vertical Wall Scroll

This ancient Japanese proverb can be translated as "The principle of honorable death and no surrender," or simply "No surrender." If you directly translate this, you get something that means "Doctrine of suicide," or "Ideology of honorable death."

玉砕主義 is a specifically-Japanese proverb that embraces the long history of honorable suicide or self-sacrifice for honor in Japanese culture.

Never Give In / Never Succumb / Never Lose

kesshite akirameruna
Never Give In / Never Succumb / Never Lose Vertical Wall Scroll

決して諦めるな is a Japanese term that informally means "never give up."

It's also a Japanese way to say "never surrender."


Note: Because this selection contains some special Japanese Hiragana characters, it should be written by a Japanese calligrapher.


See Also:  Tenacity | Perseverance | Hope

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Characters

If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

信心

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xìn xīn / xin4 xin1
hsin hsin
 shinjin / しんじん
Never Give In / Never Succumb / Never Lose Vertical Wall Scroll
confidence; faith (in sb or something); CL:個|个[ge4]
(noun/participle) faith; belief; piety; devotion; godliness
A believing mind, which receives without doubting.; Great or firm faith in, or surrender to Buddha, especially to Amitabha.

玉砕主義

see styles
 gyokusaishugi / ぎょくさいしゅぎ
Never Give In / Never Succumb / Never Lose Vertical Wall Scroll
(yoji) the principle of honorable death and no surrender

義無反顧


义无反顾

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yì wú fǎn gù / yi4 wu2 fan3 gu4
i wu fan ku
Never Give In / Never Succumb / Never Lose Vertical Wall Scroll
honor does not allow one to glance back (idiom); duty-bound not to turn back; no surrender; to pursue justice with no second thoughts

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tóu / tou2
t`ou / tou
 tō / とう
to cast; to send; to throw oneself (into the river etc); to seek refuge; to place oneself into the hands of
(1) {baseb} pitching ability; (suf,ctr) (2) counter for pitches
To cast, throw into, surrender, tender.


see styles
guī / gui1
kuei
 ki
to return; to go back to; to give back to; (of a responsibility) to be taken care of by; to belong to; to gather together; (used between two identical verbs) despite; to marry (of a woman) (old); division on the abacus with a one-digit divisor
Return to, give oneself up to; commit oneself to, surrender; cf. 三歸 śaraṇa-gamana; to return (to one's original place)

see styles
jiàng / jiang4
chiang
 gō
to surrender; to capitulate; to subdue; to tame
Descend, send down; degrade; subdue; submit; to overcome

三歸


三归

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sān guī / san1 gui1
san kuei
 sanki
Triśaraṇa, or Śaraṇa-gamana. The three surrenders to, or "formulas of refuge" in, the Three Precious Ones 三賓, i.e. to the Buddha 佛, the Dharma 法, the Saṅgha 僧. The three formulas are 歸依佛 Buddham śaraṇaṃ gacchāmi, 歸依法 Dharmaṃ saraṇaṃ gacchāmi, 歸依僧 Saṅghaṃ śaraṇaṃ gacchāmi. It is "the most primitive formula fidei of the early Buddhists". The surrender is to the Buddha as teacher 師, the Law as medicine 藥, the Ecclesia as friends 友. These are known as the 三歸依; three refuges

下る

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 sagaru / さがる    kudaru / くだる (irregular okurigana usage) (v5r,vi) (1) to come down; to go down; to fall; to drop; to sink; to get lower; (2) to hang; to dangle; (3) to move back; to step back; to withdraw; to retire; (4) to deteriorate; to fall off; to be downgraded; (5) to get closer to the present day; (6) to go south; (v5r,vi) (1) to descend; to go down; to come down; (2) to be handed down (of an order, judgment, etc.); (3) to pass (of time); (4) to surrender; to capitulate; (5) (often in neg. form) to be less than; to be inferior to; (6) to have the runs; to have diarrhea

出頭


出头

see styles
chū tóu / chu1 tou2
ch`u t`ou / chu tou
 shucchū / しゅっとう
to get out of a predicament; to stick out; to take the initiative; remaining odd fraction after a division; a little more than
(noun/participle) (1) appearance; presence; attendance; (2) surrender (e.g. to the police); turning oneself in; (surname) Dedou
to appear

勧降

see styles
 kankou / kanko / かんこう call to surrender

受降

see styles
shòu xiáng / shou4 xiang2
shou hsiang
to accept surrender

堕つ

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 otsu / おつ (v2t-k,vi) (1) (archaism) to fall down; to drop; to fall (e.g. rain); to sink (e.g. sun or moon); to fall onto (e.g. light or one's gaze); (2) (archaism) to be omitted; to be missing; (3) (archaism) to crash; to degenerate; to degrade; to fall behind; (4) (archaism) to be removed (e.g. illness, possessing spirit, name on a list); (5) (archaism) to fall (into someone's hands); to become someone's possession; (6) (archaism) to fall; to be defeated; to surrender

墜つ

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 otsu / おつ (v2t-k,vi) (1) (archaism) to fall down; to drop; to fall (e.g. rain); to sink (e.g. sun or moon); to fall onto (e.g. light or one's gaze); (2) (archaism) to be omitted; to be missing; (3) (archaism) to crash; to degenerate; to degrade; to fall behind; (4) (archaism) to be removed (e.g. illness, possessing spirit, name on a list); (5) (archaism) to fall (into someone's hands); to become someone's possession; (6) (archaism) to fall; to be defeated; to surrender

失陥

see styles
 shikkan / しっかん (noun/participle) surrender; fall

屈伏

see styles
qū fú / qu1 fu2
ch`ü fu / chü fu
 kutsufuku / くっぷく
(noun/participle) yielding; submission; surrender; giving way; succumbing
to submit

屈撓


屈挠

see styles
qū náo / qu1 nao2
ch`ü nao / chü nao
 kuttou / kutto / くっとう
to surrender; to yield; to flex
(obscure) bending

屈服

see styles
qū fú / qu1 fu2
ch`ü fu / chü fu
 kuppuku / くっぷく
to surrender; to yield
(noun/participle) yielding; submission; surrender; giving way; succumbing

帰伏

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 kifuku / きふく (noun/participle) submission; surrender

帰服

see styles
 kifuku / きふく (noun/participle) submission; surrender

投案

see styles
tóu àn / tou2 an4
t`ou an / tou an
to surrender to the authorities; to turn oneself in (for a crime)

投機


投机

see styles
tóu jī / tou2 ji1
t`ou chi / tou chi
 tōki / とうき
to speculate (on financial markets); opportunistic; congenial; agreeable
speculation; venture; stockjobbing; gambling (on stocks)
To avail oneself of an opportunity; to surrender oneself to the principles of the Buddha in the search for perfect enlightenment; to seize the opportunity

投誠


投诚

see styles
tóu chéng / tou2 cheng2
t`ou ch`eng / tou cheng
to defect; to surrender; to capitulate

投身

see styles
tóu shēn / tou2 shen1
t`ou shen / tou shen
 tōshin / とうしん
to throw oneself into something
(noun/participle) (See 投身自殺) throwing oneself to one's death; precipitating oneself to one's death; leaping to one's death
To cast away, or surrender, one's body, or oneself; offer one's life

投降

see styles
tóu xiáng / tou2 xiang2
t`ou hsiang / tou hsiang
 toukou / toko / とうこう
to surrender; surrender
(noun/participle) surrender

招撫


招抚

see styles
zhāo fǔ / zhao1 fu3
chao fu
to enlist enemy or rebel soldiers by offering amnesty; to bring to negotiated surrender

攻陷

see styles
gōng xiàn / gong1 xian4
kung hsien
to overcome; to take (a fortress); to fall (to an attack); to surrender

棄守


弃守

see styles
qì shǒu / qi4 shou3
ch`i shou / chi shou
to give up defending; to yield; to surrender

歸順


归顺

see styles
guī shùn / gui1 shun4
kuei shun
to surrender and pay allegiance to

玉摧

see styles
 gyokusai / ぎょくさい (n,vs,adj-no) honourable defeat; honorable defeat; honourable death; honorable death; death without surrender

玉砕

see styles
 gyokusai / ぎょくさい (n,vs,adj-no) (1) honourable defeat; honorable defeat; honourable death; honorable death; death without surrender; (2) (colloquialism) trying but being utterly beaten; being completely rejected when professing one's love

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Title CharactersRomaji (Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
No Surrender義無反顧
义无反顾
yì wú fǎn gù
yi4 wu2 fan3 gu4
yi wu fan gu
yiwufangu
i wu fan ku
iwufanku
Death Before Surrender寧死不屈
宁死不屈
níng sǐ bù qū
ning2 si3 bu4 qu1
ning si bu qu
ningsibuqu
ning ssu pu ch`ü
ningssupuchü
ning ssu pu chü
Death Before Surrender寧死不降
宁死不降
nìng sǐ bù xiáng
ning4 si3 bu4 xiang2
ning si bu xiang
ningsibuxiang
ning ssu pu hsiang
ningssupuhsiang
Honorable Death - No Surrender玉砕主義gyokusai shugi
gyokusaishugi
Never Give In
Never Succumb
Never Lose
決して諦めるなkesshite akirameruna
kesshiteakirameruna
keshite akirameruna
keshiteakirameruna
In some entries above you will see that characters have different versions above and below a line.
In these cases, the characters above the line are Traditional Chinese, while the ones below are Simplified Chinese.



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