An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
Yobō wa chiryō ni masaru.
prevention; precaution; protection against
topic marker particle; indicates contrast with another option (stated or unstated); adds emphasis
medical treatment; cure
at (place, time); in; on; during; to (direction, state); toward; into; for (purpose); because of (reason); for; with; by; from; as (i.e. in the role of); per; in; for; a (e.g. "once a month"); and; in addition to; if; although
to excel; to surpass; to exceed; to have an edge; to be superior; to outrival; to outweigh; to preponderate
Readings: ヨ、 シャ、 あらかじ.め
Meanings: beforehand, previous, myself, I
Readings: ボウ、 ふせ.ぐ
Meanings: ward off, defend, protect, resist
Readings: ジ、 チ、 おさ.める、 おさ.まる、 なお.る、 なお.す
Meanings: reign, be at peace, calm down, subdue, quell, govt, cure, heal, rule, conserve
Meanings: heal, cure