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.
I'm not afraid of death; I just don't want to be there when it happens.
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.
You cannot wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.
I have feelings too. I am still human. All I want is to be loved, for myself and for my talent.
It's not the load that breaks you down, it's the way you carry it.