Ancient Wisdom of the Day – 7/6/2010

“While it goes without saying that an attitude of hardness and strength is considered foremost in the way of the warrior, if strength is all you have you will seem like a peasant turned samurai, and that will never do. You should acquire education as a matter of course, and it is desirable to to learn things such as poetry and the tea ceremony, little by little, in your spare time.

If you have no education, there is no way for you to understand the reasons of things past or present. Then no matter how smart or cunning you may be, in actual practice dealing with events you will run into many obstacles.”
— The Bushido Shoshinshu of Taira Shigesuke

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