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Sakujiro Yokoyama's Account of a Samurai Duel

Posted by on Saturday, October 14, 2023, In : Proverbs & Quotes 

The following quote was recorded by the early Western judoka E. J. Harrison in his book The Fighting Spirit of Japan (1913). It is an account from a fellow judoka, Sakujiro Yokoyama (pictured above) of a samurai duel that he witnessed as a child in Japan.

"I can carry my memory back to the days when all samurai wore the two swords and used them as well when necessity arose. When quite a boy I accidentally witnessed an exciting duel to the death between a ronin [an unattached samurai] and three...

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Posted by on Sunday, January 31, 2021, In : Proverbs & Quotes 

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Be Water My Friend

Posted by on Thursday, March 26, 2020, In : Gifs 

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A Bridge of Silver Wings

Posted by on Wednesday, December 30, 2015, In : Proverbs & Quotes 

"A bridge of silver wings stretches from the dead ashes of an unforgiving nightmare to the jeweled vision of a life started anew."

~ Aberjhani ~
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Big Results

Posted by on Thursday, October 15, 2015, In : Proverbs & Quotes 

"Big results require big ambitions".

~ Heraclitus of Ephesus ~

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The Object of War

Posted by on Saturday, September 26, 2015, In : Proverbs & Quotes 

"The object of war is not to die for your country, but to make the other bastard die for his."

~ General George S Patton ~

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The Same River

Posted by on Thursday, September 10, 2015, In : Proverbs & Quotes 

"You cannot step into the same river twice".

~ Heraclitus of Ephesus ~

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A Man's Fate

Posted by on Wednesday, August 19, 2015, In : Proverbs & Quotes 

"A man's character is his fate"

~ Heraclitus of Ephesus ~

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Where Evil Lurks

Posted by on Tuesday, August 4, 2015, In : Proverbs & Quotes 

Evil lurks where disappointment lodges.

~ George Foreman ~

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Drink Alcohol and Pursue Fun

Posted by on Tuesday, July 28, 2015, In : Proverbs & Quotes 

“It is necessary to drink alcohol and pursue other fun human activities. The art of
someone who is too serious has no flavor.”

~ Choki Motobu ~
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Never Travel Faster Than Your Guardian Angel Can Fly

Posted by on Wednesday, May 6, 2015, In : Proverbs & Quotes 

“Never travel faster than your guardian angel can fly.”

~ Mother Teresa ~

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Whatever the Gods Offer

Posted by on Monday, April 27, 2015, In : Proverbs & Quotes 

"Do not look upon this world with fear and loathing. Bravely face whatever the gods offer."

~ Morihei Ueshiba ~

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The Essence of Transformation

Posted by on Sunday, April 5, 2015, In : Proverbs & Quotes 

"Practice is the hardest part of learning, and training is the essence of transformation."

~ Ann Voskamp ~

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Regard Your Soldiers as Your Children.....

Posted by on Friday, January 30, 2015, In : Proverbs & Quotes 

"Regard your soldiers as your children, and they will follow you into the deepest valleys;
look upon them as your own beloved sons, and they will stand by you even unto death".

~ Sun Tzu ~

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Col. Henry P. Crowe

Posted by on Wednesday, September 3, 2014, In : Proverbs & Quotes 

"You'll never get a Purple Heart hiding in a foxhole…follow me!"

~ Marine Corps Col. Henry P. Crowe ~
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The Pebble in your Shoe

Posted by on Thursday, July 3, 2014, In : Proverbs & Quotes 

 “It isn’t the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out, it’s the pebble in your shoe.”

~Muhammad Ali ~
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I Will Always Speak for Peace

Posted by on Wednesday, June 4, 2014, In : Proverbs & Quotes 

As an artist I come to sing, but as a citizen, I will always speak for peace, and no one can silence me in this.

~ Paul Robeson ~

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Reach the Limits of Virtue

Posted by on Monday, May 26, 2014, In : Proverbs & Quotes 

"You should reach the limits of virtue, before you cross the border of death."

(Tyrtaeus, Spartan poet and military man).

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A Poem by Tei Junsoku

Posted by on Sunday, April 6, 2014, In : Proverbs & Quotes 

No matter how you may excel in the art of te,
And in your scholastic endeavors,
Nothing is more important than your behavior
And your humanity as observed in daily life.

A poem by the seventeenth century Okinawan scholar Tei Junsoku
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What I do Playing...

Posted by on Thursday, February 27, 2014, In : Proverbs & Quotes 

“What I do playing, you don’t even do when you’re mad”

~ Mestre Pastinha ~

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When I Was a Young Man - Keinosuke Enoeda

Posted by on Tuesday, January 14, 2014, In : Proverbs & Quotes 

"When I was a young man, many people blocked with their face".

~ Keinosuke Enoeda ~
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I Fear Not The Man...

Posted by on Friday, November 22, 2013, In : Proverbs & Quotes 

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