Tokugawa Ieyasu Quotes
Brief author info: Tokugawa Ieyasu (1543-1616) Japanese military and political leader. Founder of Tokugawa shogunate, which lasted until 1867; one of three unifiers of Japan; chose as headquarters fishing village of Edo, which grew to become Tokyo. As ruler, known for administrative ability; established military government; enforced four social classes (samurai, farmer, artisan, merchant).
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The strong, manly ones in life are those who understand the meaning of the word patience. Patience means restraining one's inclinations. There are seven emotions: joy, anger, anxiety, love, fear, grief, and hate; and if a man does not give way to these, he can be called patient. I am not as strong as I might be, but I have long known and practiced patience.
It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt.
You have to live your life according to what comforts you, not what the rest of your family thinks you ought to be doing.
Sometimes things fall apart so that better things can fall together.
The way to love anything is to realize that it might be lost.
Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.