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.
You believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself.
There are times when sorrow seems the only truth.
I'm the one that has to die when it's time for me to die, so let me live my life, the way I want to.
The friendship that can come to an end, never really began.
To understand is hard. Once one understands, action is easy.