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Miyamoto Musashi

  • Woodhas quoted6 months ago
    Timbers of the finest appearance, even if a little weak, is used for the thresholds, lintels, doors, and sliding doors, and so on. Good strong timber, though it be gnarled and knotted, can always be used discreetly in construction. Timber which is weak or knotted throughout should be used as scaffolding, and later for firewood.
  • Woodhas quoted6 months ago
    Timbers of the finest appearance, even if a little weak, is used for the thresholds, lintels, doors, and sliding doors, and so on. Good strong timber, though it be gnarled and knotted, can always be used discreetly in construction. Timber which is weak or knotted throughout should be used as scaffolding, and later for firewood.
  • Woodhas quoted25 days ago
    principle of strategy is having one thing, to know ten thousand things.
  • Woodhas quoted25 days ago
    In short, it is difficult for large numbers of men to change position, so their movements can be easily predicted. An individual can easily change his mind, so his movements are difficult to predict. You must appreciate this.
  • HThas quotedlast year
    Ni Ten Ichi Ryu,
  • Philipphas quotedlast year
    It will seem difficult at first, but everything is difficult at first.
  • Philipphas quotedlast year
    To wield the long sword well you must wield it calmly.
  • Philipphas quotedlast year
    Whenever you parry, hit, spring, strike or touch the enemy's cutting sword, you must cut the enemy in the same movement. It is essential to attain this. If you think only of hitting, springing, striking or touching the enemy, you will not be able actually to cut him.
  • Philipphas quotedlast year
    Today is victory over yourself of yesterday; tomorrow is your victory over lesser men.
  • Philipphas quotedlast year
    In this world it is said, "One inch gives the hand advantage", but these are the idle words of one who does not know strategy. It shows the inferior strategy of a weak spirit that men should be dependent on the length of their sword, fighting from a distance without the benefit of strategy.
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