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.
Here is the secret of inspiration: tell yourself that thousands and tens of thousands of people, not very intelligent and certainly no more intelligent than the rest of us, have mastered problems as difficult as those that now baffle you.
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.
Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.
Fantasy love is much better than Reality Love.
A lover's life lies in death. You shall not find a heart without losing the heart.