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 not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.
Never go to bed mad. Stay up and fight.
If you judge people, you have no time to love them.
You have to live your life according to what comforts you, not what the rest of your family thinks you ought to be doing.
Never put off until tomorrow what you can do the day after tomorrow.