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.
To be a great champion you must believe you are the best. If you're not, pretend you are.
It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt.
Do not grow old, no matter how long you live. Never cease to stand like curious children before the Great Mystery into which we are born.
There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.
Love is being stupid together.