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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.
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