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.
Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.
Friends show their love in times of trouble, not in happiness.
Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.
Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.
Sometimes you have to get to know someone really well to realize you're really strangers.