quotes_quote_onscreen_1002 Having been born into the house of a warrior, one's intentions should be to grasp the long and the short swords and to die. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_1012 The arts of peace and the arts of war are like two wheels of a cart which, lacking one, will have difficulty in standing. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_1017 Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the wise. Seek what they sought. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_1027 Every day is a journey, and the journey itself is home. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_1032 Cutting down the enemy is the way of strategy, and there is no need for many refinements of it. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_1034 When you have attained the way of strategy there will be nothing that you cannot understand. You will see the way in everything. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_1043 The way of the warrior is resolute acceptance of death. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_1044 As if with the nut and flower, the nut has become less than the flower...both those teaching and those learning are concerned with colouring and showing off their technique, trying to hasten the bloom of the flower. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_1048 The way of the farmer. Using agricultural instruments, he sees springs through to autumns with an eye on the changes of the season. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_1057 Second is the way of the merchant. The wine maker obtains his ingredients and puts them to use to make his living. The way of the merchant is always to live by taking profit. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_1058 Thirdly, the gentlemen warrior, carrying the weaponry of his way. The way of the warrior is to master the virtue of his weapons. If a gentlemen dislikes strategy he will not appreciate the benefit of weaponry, so must he not have a little taste for this? True
quotes_quote_onscreen_1060 Fourthly, the way of the artisan. The way of the carpenter is to become proficient in the use of his tools, first to lay his plans with true measure and then perform his work according to plan. Thus he passes through life. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_1066 If you want to learn the craft of war, ponder over this book. The teacher is as a needle, the disciple is as thread. You must practice constantly. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_1074 The spirit of defeating a man is the same for ten million men. The strategist makes small things into big things, like building a great Buddha from a one foot model. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_1083 When you appreciate the power of nature, knowing the rhythm of any situation, you will be able to hit the enemy naturally and strike naturally. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_1088 This is truth: When you sacrifice your life, you must make fullest use of your weaponry. It is false not to do so, and to die with a weapon as yet undrawn. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_1094 It is not difficult to wield a sword in one hand; the Way to learn this is to train with two long swords, one in each hand. It will seem difficult at first, but everything is difficult at first. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_1102 The best use of the companion sword is in a confined space, or when you are engaged closely with an opponent. The long sword can be used effectively in all situations. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_1105 The halberd is inferior to the spear on the battlefield. With the spear you can take the initiative, the halberd is defensive. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_1110 The bow is tactically strong at the commencement of battle, especially battles on a moor, as it is possible to shoot quickly among the spearmen. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_1114 From inside fortifications, the gun has no equal among weapons. It is the supreme weapon on the field before the ranks clash, but once swords are crossed the gun becomes useless. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_1123 You should not have a favourite weapon. To become over-familiar with one weapon is as much a fault as not knowing it sufficiently well. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_1132 Also by training you will be able to freely control your own body, conquer men with your body, and with sufficient training you will be able to beat ten men with your spirit. When you have reached this point, will it not mean that you are invincible? True
quotes_quote_onscreen_1139 If there is a Way involving the spirit of not being defeated, to help oneself and gain honour, it is the Way of Strategy. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_1149 Do not let your spirit be influenced by your body, or your body be influenced by your spirit. Be neither insufficiently spirited or over spirited. An elevated spirit is weak and a low spirit is weak. Do not let the enemy see your spirit. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_1152 Polish your wisdom: learn public justice, distinguish between good and evil, study the ways of different arts one by one. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_1162 When you cannot be deceived by men you will have realised the wisdom of strategy. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_1171 In strategy it is important to see distant things as if they were close and to take a distanced view of close things. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_1174 It is necessary in strategy to be able to look to both sides without moving the eyeballs. You cannot master this ability quickly. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_1182 When you take up a sword, you must feel intent on cutting up the enemy. As you cut an enemy you must not change your grip, and your hands must not cower. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_1188 To cut and slash are two different things. Cutting, whatever form of cutting it is, is decisive, with a resolute spirit. Slashing is nothing more than touching the enemy. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_1190 With your spirit calm, attack with a feeling of constantly crushing the enemy, from first to last. The spirit is to win in the depths of the enemy. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_1193 The important thing in strategy is to suppress the enemy's useful actions, but allow his useless actions. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_1199 'Crossing at a ford' occurs often in a man's lifetime. It means setting sail even though your friends stay in harbour, knowing the route, knowing the soundness of your ship and the favour of the day. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_1208 When the enemy starts to collapse you must pursue him without the chance of letting go. If you fail to take advantage of your enemies collapse, they may recover. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_1215 When you cannot see the enemy's position, indicate that you are about to attack strongly, to discover his resources. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_1219 You can frighten the enemy not just by what you present to their eyes, but by shouting, making a small force seem large, or by threatening them from the flank without warning. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_1224 What is called the spirit of the void is where there is nothing. It is not included in man's knowledge. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_1227 People in this world look at things mistakenly, and think that what they do not understand must be the void. This is not the true void. It is bewilderment. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_1237 In the void is virtue, and no evil. Wisdom has existence, principle has existence, the way has existence, spirit is nothingness. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_1243 The void is nothingness. By knowing things that exist, you can know that which does not exist. That is the void. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_1252 The gaze should be large and broad. This is the twofold gaze 'Perception and Sight'. Perception is strong and sight weak. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_1259 If we watch men of other skills discussing theory, and concentrating on techniques with the hands, even though they seem skilful to watch, they have not the slightest true spirit. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_1261 In strategy your spiritual bearing must not be any different from normal. Both in fighting and in everyday life you should be determined though calm. Meet the situation without tenseness yet not recklessly, your spirit settled yet unbiased. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_1266 When you decide to attack, keep calm and dash in quickly, forestalling the enemy. Or you can advance seemingly strongly but with a reserved spirit, forestalling him in advance. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_1272 In contests of strategy it is bad to be led about by the enemy. You must always be able to lead the enemy about. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_1277 Perceive that which cannot be seen with the eye. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_1285 You win battles by knowing the enemy's timing, and using a timing which the enemy does not expect. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_1288 Generally speaking, the way of the warrior is resolute acceptance of death. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_1293 If the enemy thinks of the mountains, attack like the sea; and if he thinks of the sea, attack like the mountains. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_1297 To master the virtue of the long sword is to govern the world and oneself, thus the long sword is the basis of strategy. If he attains the virtue of the long sword, one man can beat ten men. In my strategy, one man is the same as ten thousand, so this strategy is the complete warrior's craft. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_1306 Intelligence is the flower of discrimination. There are many examples of the flower blooming but not bearing fruit. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_1314 Bushido is in being crazy to die. Fifty or more could not kill one such a man. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_1316 Consider the minds of your underlings well, for it will be difficult to be wide of the mark when judging things in comparison from their standpoint. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_1322 Encourage and listen well to the words of your subordinates. It is well known that gold lies hidden underground. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_1332 No matter whether a person belongs to the upper or lower ranks, if he has not put his life on the line at least once he has cause for shame. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_1335 The way of the samurai is found in death. When it comes to either/or, there is only the quick choice of death. It is not particularly difficult. Be determined and advance. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_1336 Throughout your life advance daily, becoming more skilful than yesterday, more skilful than today. This is never-ending. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_1344 Matters of great concern should be treated lightly. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_1351 No matter if the enemy has thousands of men, there is fulfilment in simply standing them off and being determined to cut them all down, starting from one end. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_1358 A real man does not think of victory or defeat. He plunges recklessly towards an irrational death. By doing this, you will awaken from your dreams. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_1368 A samurai with no group and no horse is not a samurai at all. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_1371 A man whose profession is the use of arms should think and then act upon not only his fame, but also that of his descendants. He should not scandalise his name forever by holding his one and only life too dear. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_1374 Many men feel that they should act according to the time or the moment they are facing, and thus are in confusion when something goes beyond this and some difficulty arises. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_1380 Deliberate tactical errors and minor losses are the means by which to bait the enemy. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_1382 On both difficult and easy terrain, you must know the 'tenable' and 'fatal' ground. Occupy tenable ground and attack on fatal ground. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_1386 One's soldiers should not yell abuse at the enemy. An old saying goes: "Arouse a bee and it will come at you with the force of a dragon." True
quotes_quote_onscreen_1389 In the Wu Tzu it says: "He who would save his life shall lose it, and he who would give up his life shall save it." True
quotes_quote_onscreen_1390 One should not utter a word about his own inadequacies. In the Oxo it says: "When a man lets out a single word, the long and short of him will be known." True
quotes_quote_onscreen_1392 One must not be negligent in learning. In the Lun Yu it says: "To study and not to think is darkness. To think without study is dangerous." True
quotes_quote_onscreen_1396 One must never be perfidious to his master. In the Lun Yu it says: "One should act according to the way even in times of haste. One should act according to the way even in times of danger. It says further: 'When one is serving his master, he should exert himself." True
quotes_quote_onscreen_1401 One should not turn his back on reproof. In the words of the ancients: "Good medicine is bitter to the mouth, but has an effect on the disease. Faithful words hurt one's ears, but have value for one's conduct." True
quotes_quote_onscreen_1410 It is also said that: "The man who hunts a deer does not gaze at the mountains." True
quotes_quote_onscreen_1416 When one would make a surprise attack on the enemy, he should avoid the major roads and seek out the lesser ones. Then attack. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_1423 A man with deep far-sightedness will survey both the beginning and the end of a situation and continually consider its every facet as important. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_1428 Learning is to a man as the leaves and branches are to a tree, and it can be said that he should simply not be without it. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_1432 Men with discrimination will be viewed as schemers; second, men with deep far-sightedness will be seen as cowards; and third, men with rough behaviour will be mistaken for real warriors. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_1442 When a flower is composed, it does not bloom all at once although the spring has come. Otherwise, yesterday's friend will become today's enemy, as yesterday's flower will become today's dust. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_1449 Take care of yourself so you can serve your master. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_1450 This life is inconsequential; I am merely concerned about your facing the evil paths in the next one. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_1452 How can a man commit acts of martial valour if he values his life? True
quotes_quote_onscreen_1456 If you will take it into your mind to be sincere in throwing away your life for your master, you will not have the slightest fear or trembling even with the advent of innumerable impending calamities. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_1457 I will stand off the forces of the entire country here…and die a resplendent death. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_1467 The people of the various provinces are strictly forbidden to have in their possession any swords, short swords, bows, spears, firearms, or other types of arms. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_1468 The possession of unnecessary implements makes difficult the collection of taxes and dues and tends to foment uprisings. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_1478 Give my dream back raven! The moon you woke me to is misted over. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_1482 A samurai will use a toothpick even though he has not eaten. Inside the skin of a dog, outside the hide of a tiger. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_1486 An affected laugh shows lack of self-respect in a man and lewdness in a woman True
quotes_quote_onscreen_1492 It is carelessness to go about with one's hands inside the slits in the sides of his hakama. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_1500 Tether even a roasted chicken. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_1501 Continue to spur a running horse. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_1511 To ask when you already know is politeness. To ask when you don't know is the rule. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_1518 Go ahead and gamble a lie. A person who will not tell you seven lies within a hundred yards is useless as a man. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_1528 As long as people overlook matters, then inferiors can, without any fear, lead an easy and peaceful life. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_1533 When all your judgements are based on your own wisdom, you tend towards selfishness and fail by straying from the right path. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_1542 By bringing shame to a person, how could one expect to make him a better man? True
quotes_quote_onscreen_1545 There is one transcending level, and this is the most excellent of all. This person is aware of the endlessness of entering deeply into a certain Way and never thinks of himself as having finished. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_1554 In the eyes of mercy, no one should have hateful thoughts. Feel pity for the man who is even more at fault. The area and size of mercy is limitless. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_1564 A person who is discreet in speaking will be useful during the good times and will avoid punishment during the bad. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_1572 If you are slain in battle, you should be resolved to have your corpse facing the enemy. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_1580 There is not a man who does not get senile by the time he reaches sixty. And when one thinks that he will not be senile, he is already so. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_1588 If one thinks only of winning, a sordid victory will be worse than a defeat. For the most part, it becomes a squalid defeat. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_1593 A person who knows but a little will put on an air of knowledge. This is a matter of inexperience. When someone knows something well, it will not be seen in this manner. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_1594 The basic meaning of etiquette is to be quick at both the beginning and end and tranquil in the middle. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_1600 As everything in this world is but a sham. Death is the only sincerity. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_1606 One should make his decisions within the space of seven breaths. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_1613 The end is important in all things. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_1614 It is a wretched thing that the young men today are so contriving and so proud of their material possessions. Men with contriving hearts are lacking in duty. Lacking in duty, they will have no self-respect. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_1620 When delivering something like an important letter or other written materials, grasp it firmly in your hand as you go and do not release it once, but hand it over directly to the recipient. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_1624 By inconsistency and frivolity we stray from the Way and show ourselves to be beginners. In this we do much harm. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_1631 It is better not to become acquainted with men about whom you have formerly had doubts. No matter what you do, they will be people by whom you will be tripped up or taken in. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_1636 The saying 'the arts aid the body' is for samurai of other regions. For samurai of the Nabeshima clan the arts bring ruin to the body. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_1644 The person who practices an art is an artist, not a samurai, and one should have the intention of being called a samurai. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_1651 It is said that one should not hesitate to correct himself when he has made a mistake. If he corrects himself without the least bit of delay, his mistakes will disappear. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_1661 You cannot tell whether a person is good or bad by his vicissitudes in life. Good and bad fortune are matters of fate. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_1664 When something out of the ordinary happens, it is ridiculous to say that it is a mystery or a portent of something to come….the mystery is created in (their) minds, and by waiting for disaster, it is from their very minds that it occurs. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_1672 A warrior should not say something fainthearted, even casually. He should set his mind to this beforehand. Even in trifling matters the depths of one's heart can be seen. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_1675 When someone is giving you his opinion, you should receive it with deep gratitude even though it is worthless. If you don't, he will not tell you the things that he has seen and heard about you again. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_1678 It is better to have some unhappiness while one is still young, for if a person does not experience some bitterness, his disposition will not settle down. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_1683 Be true to the thought of the moment and avoid distraction. Other than continuing to exert yourself, enter into nothing else, but go to the extent of living single thought by single thought. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_1686 One should be wary of talking on end about such subjects as learning, morality or folklore in front of elders or people of rank. It is disagreeable to listen to. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_1692 Even if one's head were to be suddenly cut off, he should be able to do one more action with certainty. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_1700 Covetousness, anger and foolishness are things to sort out well. When bad things happen in the world, if you look at them comparatively, they are not unrelated to these three things. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_1705 Looking comparatively at the good things, you will see that they are not excluded from wisdom, humanity and bravery. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_1711 I do not strive for my salvation with weapons but with patience and humility, in accordance with the doctrine of Jesus Christ. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_1712 If one will fix his heart in such a way and assist the world and its people, he will have the devotion of the men who see and hear him. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_1722 In this world of uncertainty, ours should be a path of discipline. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_1731 One should always be genteel in his speaking. A man shows his inmost self by a single word. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_1741 A samurai may kill a member of the lower class who has behaved offensively to him. Authorities do not require notification, the samurai being given permission to cut down (the offender) and leave without further ado. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_1751 The peasant is the foundation of the state and must be governed with care. He must be allowed neither too much, nor too little, but just enough rice to live on and keep for seed in the following year. The remainder must be taken from him in tax. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_1755 Peasants are people without sense or forethought. Therefore, they must not give rice to their wives and children at harvest time, but must save food for the future. They should eat millet, vegetables, and other coarse food instead of rice. Even the fallen leaves of plants should be saved as food against famine. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_1763 Gold and silver are treasures more precious than life. A man whose wish to serve is so strong that he offers bribes for an appointment shows thereby that his intentions are loyal. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_1770 To die by the sword; no finer honour exists; winter’s grip awaits. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_1776 Autumn blossom falls; death comes to all on swift wings; the warmth of life: gone. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_1784 The warmth of summer; an arrow floats on the breeze; bringing with it death. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_1788 Death now my master; cold as stone upon the field; I fall like blossom. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_1792 Through the autumn fields; his steed, swift as typhoon winds; the arrow, fleeter. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_1793 The depths of winter; the wolf stalks his prey by night; red blood on white snow. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_1799 Dreaded shikome! The winter of life revealed; my soul is now free. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_1803 Wounded and beaten; go without me my brothers; I leave my body here. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_1808 Winter’s first snow; bodies freeze upon the ground; remnants of battle. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_1811 I die triumphant; my soul soars above the snow; released at last. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_1817 Although I greet death; I do not fear its icy grip; my soul is at peace. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_1826 Camellia blossom; falling swiftly to the ground; my head follows after. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_1828 The crane soars higher; its wings brush cherry blossom; my soul flies with it. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_1831 In the ponds cool depths; the happy frog plays in spring; his life, a slow game. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_1832 Summer’s arid heat; the dry parched earth welcomes me; my blood nourishing. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_1836 Mount Fuji’s great peak; shrouded in tender spring rain; the lonely crane cries. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_1841 Blossom on the breeze; settles on the face of a corpse; beauty masking death. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_1849 Warm summer rain; probes my glassy lifeless eyes; its warmth abandoned. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_1855 Snowflakes in the air; a cold wind carries them on; to my sacred home. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_1863 A doll floats downstream; carrying with it prayers; spring has come at last. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_1869 Sheltering cherry; my last breath stirs your blossom; my soul ascends. Meh. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_1877 Autumn maple leaves; their colours, like the harvest; remind me of home. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_1881 A soul ship finds me; crystal waters call my name; I am dragged below. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_1884 Cold steel pierces flesh; a moment of clarity: death is not the end. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_1887 The sorrow of defeat; Too much to bear; The kind sword touches my cold flesh. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_1895 Noble enemy: I mourn your loss as I mourned; for my first-born son. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_1902 Shapes in the shadow; a glint of steel; the silence steals my happy life. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_1911 Cunning tanuki; he preys upon my humble soul; I have no defence. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_1912 The old carp is wise; he whispers his dark secrets; only the wind hears. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_1918 The dark tiger stalks; my soul quivers in the air; just for a moment. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_1930 With my last breath; I honour my great master; now I go to him. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_1931 Now I meet my end; warm blood washes my mouth; the tide coming forth. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_1941 My untimely death; plays like a noh tragedy; the masks are all wrong. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_1949 Sunset seduces; each step brings me no closer; the horizon flees. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_1957 A flash of lightning; illuminates man’s journey; then darkness returns. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_1961 Raindrops on the lake; a universe of ripples; centre touching all. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_1964 Leaves turn green to gold; not to end but to transform; as flesh rots to dust. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_1968 I grow old and hunch; as gnarled branches turn downwards; returning to roots. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_1976 Fish break the surface; and a reflection shatters; momentarily. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_1985 My acts mark the land; time makes ghosts of every deed; as snow hides footprints. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_1993 Flash of steel stills me; calmness mirrors the ocean; I await the waves. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_1997 My wake leaves little; but as ripples reach the sea; they become great waves. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_2001 I fall on my blade; crimson blossoms seed the earth; the spring buds drink deep. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_2003 Autumn trees shed leaves; skinning the tree one by one; until it is bare. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_2013 My eyes grow heavy; as blackened storm clouds grow near; engulfing the sun. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_2017 Summer heat cracks dirt; weed tendrils escape and grab; dragging my bleached bones. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_2026 Dripping morning dew; mimics the blood from a blade; it does not wake me. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_2034 The death of blossoms; is not something to grieve on; but the way of things. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_2042 Melting icicles; once proud soldiers, lose all form; returning to streams. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_2043 Gold arcs through the sky; as a breeze lifts fallen leaves; and I leave my dream. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_2046 Everything grows cold; stillness like a frozen lake; there will be no thaw. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_2054 Laying in the shade; dappled sunlight warms my face; a welcome farewell. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_2063 Frost coats my body; a final suit of armour; buried in silver. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_2066 Journeying westward; dried leaves crumble underfoot; blown by autumn wind. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_2068 Lines etched in my face; are leafless winter branches; a map of my life. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_2077 Memories fading; awakening from the dream; gone like morning dew. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_2080 Covered by blossoms; I curl up to the dreaming; nature’s own blanket True
quotes_quote_onscreen_2084 Up into the sky; I kiss the falling snowflakes; as they pass me by True
quotes_quote_onscreen_2086 Twice I awaken; once at the first burst of spring; once in wintertime. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_2095 Crossing the river; takes me from the familiar; to new adventures. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_2102 Summer insects buzz; over new fragrant flowers; and fallen soldiers. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_2107 Spring blinks and withers; sheds its skin then dons a cloak; of sunset gold. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_2115 Willows slowly stoop; preparing to meet the ground; as autumn arrives. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_2124 In the autumn time; you cannot catch every leaf; nor halt coming age True
quotes_quote_onscreen_2131 Heat haze of summer; obscures a man’s path ahead; an unclear future. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_2140 A tree’s skeleton; exposed by autumn season; ready for new life True
quotes_quote_onscreen_2144 Spring stretches and bursts; spilling forth life – but not me; my spring was last year True
quotes_quote_onscreen_2147 A generous rain; it lands hard on eyes that; neither flinch nor blink. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_2148 A cold, low whistle; accompanies my last breath; wind in sympathy. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_2151 The new year begins; my eyes hunger for the sight; of my last sunrise. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_2160 Turning the snow pink; in the absence of springtime; I create blossoms. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_2166 The mighty are destroyed at the last, they are but as the dust before the wind. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_2172 I speak of the old Japan, because out of the ashes of the old Japan there has risen a new Japan. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_2180 We pray that henceforth not only Japan but all mankind may know the blessings of harmony and progress. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_2185 If war should break out between England and Japan, the latter would suffer much more than the former. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_2195 No matter how many people wash the stones with their tears, these names will never vanish from the world. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_2201 We swear by the deities that if the Imperial Flag is once raised we will go through fire and water to ease the Emperor's mind. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_2203 If that double-bolted land, Japan, is ever to become hospitable, it is the whale-ship alone to whom the credit will be due; for already she is on the threshold. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_2208 It was an era where 100 people may hold 100 different arguments and you can't say who's wrong. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_2216 If you have one eye on your destination, then you have only one eye with which to find the way. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_2217 Nationalism is power hunger tempered by self-deception. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_2220 The backbone and real power of any navy are the vessels which, by due proportion of defensive and offensive powers, are capable of giving and taking hard knocks. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_2224 These are the only objects for which I have sent Commodore Perry, with a powerful squadron, to pay a visit to Your Imperial Majesty's renowned city of Edo: friendship, commerce, a supply of coal and provisions, and protection for our shipwrecked people. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_2234 In whatever situation a person finds himself, he should not abandon his favourite ways and his special abilities. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_2241 A hero should go his own way! True
quotes_quote_onscreen_2249 Anything can be accomplished if you take responsibility for doing at least 80 percent to 90 percent of it yourself. Pass the remaining 10-20 percent of responsibility on to others and give them all the credit. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_2253 I never do verbal battle with others, since even if I win an argument I can't change the other person's way of life. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_2254 I am a person who raises himself up to the next level, rather than becoming discouraged. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_2259 If you are a man, even if you die in a ditch during battle, you will die pitching forward. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_2263 The purpose of coming into the world is to accomplish one's duties. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_2273 The orders of the Tycoon, received from Kyoto, are to the effect that the ports are to be closed and the foreigners driven out, because the people of the country do not desire intercourse with foreign countries. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_2283 It is, in fact, a declaration of war by Japan itself against the whole of the Treaty Powers, and the consequences of which, if not at once arrested, it will have to expiate by the severest and most merited chastisement. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_2287 It would be a good thing if the boat carrying the mission members sank to the bottom of the ocean. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_2292 All action takes place, so to speak, in a kind of twilight, which like a fog or moonlight, often tends to make things seem grotesque and larger than they really are. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_2299 If the leader is filled with high ambition and if he pursues his aims with audacity and strength of will, he will reach them in spite of all obstacles. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_2306 It is even better to act quickly and err than to hesitate until the time of action is past. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_2308 Politics is the womb in which war develops. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_2315 The backbone of surprise is fusing speed with secrecy. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_2319 The more a general is accustomed to place heavy demands on his soldiers, the more he can depend on their response. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_2320 To secure peace is to prepare for war. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_2330 War is not an independent phenomenon, but the continuation of politics by different means. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_2340 War is the domain of physical exertion and suffering. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_2342 War is the province of danger. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_2345 Pursue one great decisive aim with force and determination. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_2352 Two qualities are indispensable: first, an intellect that, even in the darkest hour, retains some glimmerings of the inner light which leads to truth; and second, the courage to follow this faint light wherever it may lead. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_2362 A government must not waiver once it has chosen it's course. It must not look to the left or right but go forward. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_2369 Anyone who has ever looked into the glazed eyes of a soldier dying on the battlefield will think hard before starting a war. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_2379 The great questions of the day will not be settled by means of speeches and majority decisions but by iron and blood. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_2388 The main thing is to make history, not to write it. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_2395 He was fearsome even when drinking. People would talk about whom they had killed today, and whom they were going to kill tomorrow. It was all so frightful. According to what I had heard, by that time Kondo had killed fifty or sixty men. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_2400 Though my body may decay on the island of Ezo, my spirit guards my lord in the east. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_2406 The Shogunate is run by a band of fools divorced from reality. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_2410 Submitting to the will of another; I have nothing to say this day; I value honour above life; Ah, the long flashing sword to which I readily surrender; and repay my lord's kindness with my life. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_2413 He was a crafty scoundrel who committed evil for many years and killed a countless number of our men. But now he's been arrested and will die… True
quotes_quote_onscreen_2420 His countenance was the same as always in the face of death, and he died with composure. Those watching shed tears of sorrow for Kondo. He was truly a great man, unequalled throughout the ages. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_2423 Swords and spears will no longer be of any use in battle. They are simply no match for guns. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_2431 Revere the Emperor, expel the barbarians. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_439 A man must not live under the same sky as one who has injured his lord or father. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_446 The way of the warrior is death. This means choosing death whenever there is a choice between life and death. It means nothing else. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_447 The Four Oaths: Never be late with respect to the way of the warrior; be useful to the lord; be respectful to your parents; get beyond love and grief: exist for the good of man. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_455 Dishonour is like a scar on a tree, which time, instead of effacing, only helps to enlarge. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_458 A little piece of gold may be highly valued, but if it gets in one's eye, the result will be darkness. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_467 Even if one has learned all the sayings of the sages and saints, he should not insist on them obstinately. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_475 A general of great merit should be said to be a man who has met with at least one great defeat. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_482 A dog is not considered a good dog because he is a good barker. A man is not considered a good man because he is a good talker. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_490 Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_497 The tongue like a sharp knife...kills without drawing blood. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_504 Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_513 Even death is not to be feared by one who has lived wisely. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_522 You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_532 The whole secret of existence is to have no fear. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_542 Nothing ever exists entirely alone; everything is in relation to everything else. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_548 The foot feels the foot when it feels the ground. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_554 It is a man's own mind, not his enemy or foe, that lures him to evil ways. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_560 A flower falls, even though we love it; and a weed grows, even though we do not love it. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_563 When we discover that the truth is already in us, we are all at once our original selves. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_573 The colour of the mountains is Buddha's body; the sound of running water is his great speech. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_578 Do not think you will necessarily be aware of your own enlightenment. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_584 He will win who knows when to fight and when not to fight. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_587 He will win who knows how to handle both superior and inferior forces. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_596 He will win whose army is animated by the same spirit throughout all its ranks. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_603 He will win who, prepared himself, waits to take the enemy unprepared. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_610 He will win who has military capacity and is not interfered with by the sovereign. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_620 Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_623 There is no instance of a nation benefiting from prolonged warfare. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_633 The skilful employer of men will employ the wise man, the brave man, the covetous man, and the stupid man. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_635 Opportunities multiply as they are seized. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_640 If you know your enemy and know yourself, you will not be imperilled by a hundred battles. If you do not know the others but do know yourself, you will win one and lose one. If you do not know the enemy and do not know yourselves you will be in danger in every battle. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_643 Act after having made assessments. The one who first knows the measure of far and near wins — this is the rule of armed struggle. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_647 To perceive victory when it is known to all is not really skilful… It does not take much strength to lift a hair, it does not take sharp eyes to see the sun and moon, it does not take sharp ears to hear the thunderclap. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_648 All men can see these tactics whereby I conquer, but what none can see is the strategy out of which victory is evolved. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_653 All warfare is based on deception. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_659 Be extremely subtle, even to the point of formlessness. Be extremely mysterious, even to the point of soundlessness. Thereby you can be the director of the opponent's fate. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_667 Can you imagine what I would do if I could do all I can? True
quotes_quote_onscreen_670 Confront them with annihilation, and they will then survive; plunge them into a deadly situation, and they will then live. When people fall into danger, they are then able to strive for victory. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_673 For them to perceive the advantage of defeating the enemy, they must also have their rewards. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_678 For to win one hundred victories in one hundred battles is not the acme of skill. To subdue the enemy without fighting is the acme of skill. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_684 He who is prudent, and lies in wait for an enemy who is not, will be victorious. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_689 He who knows when he can fight, and when he cannot, will be victorious. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_693 Hence that general is skilful in attack whose opponent does not know what to defend; and he is skilful in defence whose opponent does not know what to attack. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_700 If ignorant both of your enemy and yourself, you are certain to be in peril. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_703 If our soldiers are not overburdened with money, it is not because they have a distaste for riches; if their lives are not unduly long, it is not because they are disinclined to longevity. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_704 If you are far from the enemy, make him believe you are near. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_715 In the practical art of war, the best thing of all is to take the enemy's country whole and intact; to shatter and destroy it is not so good. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_717 Invincibility lies in the defence; the possibility of victory in the attack. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_723 It is essential to seek out enemy agents who have come to conduct espionage against you and to bribe them to serve you. Give them instructions and care for them. Thus double agents are recruited and used. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_724 It is only the enlightened ruler and the wise general who will use the highest intelligence of the army for the purposes of spying, and thereby they achieve great results. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_734 Now the reason the enlightened prince and the wise general conquer the enemy whenever they move, and their achievements surpass those of ordinary men, is foreknowledge. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_736 Of all those in the army close to the commander none is more intimate than the secret agent; of all rewards none more liberal than those given to secret agents; of all matters none is more confidential than those relating to secret operations. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_740 Pretend inferiority and encourage his arrogance. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_747 Prohibit the taking of omens, and do away with superstitious doubts. Then, until death itself comes, no calamity need be feared. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_750 Regard your soldiers as your children, and they will follow you into the deepest valleys; look on them as your own beloved sons, and they will stand by you even unto death. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_751 Secret operations are essential in war; upon them the army relies to make its every move. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_752 Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_762 Supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_766 The enlightened ruler is heedful, and the good general full of caution. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_769 The general who advances without coveting fame and retreats without fearing disgrace, whose only thought is to protect his country and do good service for his sovereign, is the jewel of the kingdom. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_774 The general who wins the battle makes many calculations in his temple before the battle is fought. The general who loses makes but few calculations beforehand. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_784 The good fighters of old first put themselves beyond the possibility of defeat, and then waited for an opportunity of defeating the enemy. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_794 The opportunity to secure ourselves against defeat lies in our own hands, but the opportunity of defeating the enemy is provided by the enemy himself. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_795 The quality of decision is like the well-timed swoop of a falcon which enables it to strike and destroy its victim. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_804 The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_809 Thus, what is of supreme importance in war is to attack the enemy's strategy. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_816 To fight and conquer in all our battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_825 To see victory only when it is within the ken of the common herd is not the acme of excellence. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_830 When envoys are sent with compliments in their mouths, it is a sign that the enemy wishes for a truce. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_833 If fighting is sure to result in victory, then you must fight, even though the ruler forbid it; if fighting will not result in victory, then you must not fight even at the ruler's bidding. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_839 Where the army is, prices are high; when prices rise the wealth of the people is exhausted. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_843 The expert in battle seeks his victory from strategic advantage and does not demand it from his men. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_852 Being unconquerable lies with yourself; being conquerable lies with your enemy. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_853 One defends when his strength is inadequate, he attacks when it is abundant. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_855 A leader leads by example, not by force. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_856 If words of command are not clear and distinct, if orders are not thoroughly understood, the general is to blame. But if his orders are clear, and the soldiers nevertheless disobey, then it is the fault of their officers. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_860 Bestow rewards without respect to customary practice; publish orders without respect to precedent. Thus you may employ the entire army as you would one man. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_870 Speed is the essence of war. Take advantage of the enemy's unpreparedness; travel by unexpected routes and strike him where he has taken no precautions. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_872 Too frequent rewards indicate that the general is at the end of his resources; too frequent punishments that he is in acute distress. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_882 To a surrounded enemy, you must leave a way of escape. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_891 Subtle and insubstantial, the expert leaves no trace; divinely mysterious, he is inaudible. Thus he is master of his enemy's fate. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_892 The ultimate in disposing one's troops is to be without ascertainable shape. Then the most penetrating spies cannot pry in nor can the wise lay plans against you. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_893 The art of giving orders is not to try to rectify the minor blunders and not be swayed by petty doubts. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_895 When torrential water tosses boulders, it is because of its momentum. When the strike of a hawk breaks the body of its prey, it is because of timing. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_902 What the ancients called a clever fighter is one who not only wins, but excels in winning with ease. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_905 It is truly regrettable that a person will treat a man who is valuable to him well, and a man who is worthless to him poorly. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_908 One should have insight into this world of dreams that passes in the twinkling of an eye. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_917 Death refuses to wait for the space of a breath; life is more evanescent than a mayfly or a lightning flash. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_920 If thou knowest only what it is to conquer, and knowest not what it is to be defeated, woe unto thee; it will fare ill with thee. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_923 There are seven emotions: joy, anger, anxiety, adoration, grief, fear, and hate, and if a man does not give way to these he can be called patient. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_928 One should not be envious of someone who has prospered by unjust deeds. Nor should he disdain someone who has fallen while adhering to the path of righteousness. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_929 Just as water will conform to the shape of the vessel that contains it, so will a man follow the good and evil of his companions. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_935 Without knowledge of learning, one will ultimately have no military victories. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_937 Beginning is easy - Continuing is hard. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_939 One kind word can warm three winter months. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_943 The reverse side also has a reverse side. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_951 The stake that sticks out gets hammered down. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_957 If you do not enter the tiger's cave, you will not catch its cub. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_966 Even monkeys fall from trees. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_970 The clever hawk hides its claws. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_979 It is said that the inferior seek to emulate the superior. Thus, if a general slackens only a little, those beneath him will be greatly negligent. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_980 One should not be negligent in the way of the retainer. One should rise at four in the morning, practice sword technique, eat one's meal, and train with the bow, the gun, and the horse. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_989 As for the decorum at the time of a campaign, one must be mindful that he is a samurai. A person who loves beautification where it is unnecessary is fit for punishment. True
quotes_quote_onscreen_999 If a man does not investigate into the matter of bushido daily, it will be difficult for him to die a brave and manly death. True