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渇しても盗泉の水を飲まず, かっしてもとうせんのみずをのまず

  • kasshitemotōsennomizuwonomazu

Definition

Expressions (phrases, clauses, etc.)

  • Even if thirsty not to drink from "Robber's Spring"
  • A proverb meaning not to lower oneself to unjust acts no matter how desperate
  • (English equivalent) The eagle does not hunt flies

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