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.
I love you not only for what you have made of yourself, but for what you are making of me.
A woman we love rarely satisfies all our needs, and we deceive her with a woman whom we do not love.
You believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself.
You cannot wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.
Open your eyes, look within. Are you satisfied with the life you're living?