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.
To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.
Sometimes you have to get to know someone really well to realize you're really strangers.
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.
I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.
If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude. Don't complain.