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.
Never put off until tomorrow what you can do the day after tomorrow.
I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.
If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.
Its better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what your not.
There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.