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.
Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action.
The way to love anything is to realize that it might be lost.
If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude. Don't complain.
Keep in mind that the true measure of an individual is how he treats a person who can do him absolutely no good.
It always seems impossible until it's done.