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Archive Edit

May 2010 Edit

May 17, 2010 Edit

When you are deluded and full of doubt, even a thousand books of scripture are not enough. When you have realized understanding, even one word is too much.


February 2009 Edit

Febuary 28, 2009 Edit

The Khan escaped our wrath once. When next he is within our grasp, there will be no escape.

Febuary ,27 2009 Edit

Fools forget. Make certain you do not.

Febuary 26, 2009 Edit

Make examples of your enemy's errors, but do not make examples of your officers' errors. A man knows his own mistakes all to well.

Showing them the errors of others teaches them confidence in themselves. Showing them their own errors teaches them doubt.

'Your Enemy's Errors' from Leadership

Febuary 25, 2009 Edit

Life is not fair. That doesn't mean you can't win.

Febuary 24, 2009 Edit

Choosing between two evils is still choosing evil.

'Sayings of the Ise Zumi'

Febuary 23, 2009 Edit

Guard your words carefully, for you own every word you speak.

Febuary 22, 2009 Edit

But my weakness caused me to fall first.

No. Your inability to accept your weakness caused you to fall first. But now you know it, and in knowing it, you transform it into strength. Lies are told by those who would deny their weakness. The truth can only live in those who see what they are.

Why did you tell me these things?

Because you wanted to hear them.

Febuary 21, 2009 Edit

Cut off the right arm and the left will be wholly occupied trying to stop the flow of blood.

Febuary 20, 2009 Edit

The most difficult act in the world is to sit still.

'Sayings of the Ise Zumi'

Febuary 19, 2009 Edit

When a man has time to think, he can make plans.

When he has no time to think, but must immediately react, he can only make mistakes.

Use cavalry and quicklegs to harass him. Give him no rest. Rotate your legions so they may rest while another rests.

Be the hammer and make him the anvil.

'Hammer and Anvil' from Leadership

Febuary 18, 2009 Edit

Friendship is tested when it is time to share the burden.

'Sayings of the Ise Zumi'

Febuary 17, 2009 Edit

How dearly we cling to petty deceit.

Febuary 16, 2009 Edit

Seppun Katsura is my sensei, and Seppun Tashime my lord. I will fail neither of them.

Febuary 15, 2009 Edit

There are two kinds of fools: the ignorant and the stupid.

An ignorant man puts his hand into the fire because he does not know it will burn him. Once he is burned, he will never do it again.

A stupid man will keep putting his hand into the fire, because he will not learn.

When you lead men, remember this lesson. Teach them what they must know. A student is blameless for their ignorance. He only does what his teacher tells him.

'Ignorance and Stupidity' from Leadership'

Febuary 14, 2009 Edit

As an ocean to a small stream, the leader to his people, this is the Tao to the world.

Febuary 13, 2009 Edit

Learn leasons of the past, for what has happened is happening. What has happened, will happen. By understanding the past, you learn how to act now and how to prepare for the future.

Febuary 12, 2009 Edit

At times, the voice of peace must ring like Thunder.

Febuary 11, 2009 Edit

I will not move until I understand.

Neither will I.

Febuary 10, 2009 Edit

I would prefer a simple conversation, but if you insist, we can do battle first. Then I will talk to your unconsious body.

Febuary 9, 2009 Edit

Be more afraid of an army of sheep led by a wolf than an army of wolves led by a sheep.

Febuary 8, 2009 Edit

My plan has succeeded. They have clutched us to their breast, and now we shall usher in chaos such as they have never seen.

Febuary 7, 2009 Edit

A Hida is vigilant and never hesitates. A Hida knows what must be done, and does it without question. I am Hida. I cannot be defeated.


Febuary 6, 2009 Edit

The queen of ants cannot count her servants, but she knows that they are loyal. Though the Emperor does not know of me, still, I know of him. And it is the Emperor, and Hantei alone, that I follow. With every word and deed, I do his bidding. Even the ants in the field can say as much, though they do not know their queen.

Febuary 5, 2009 Edit

Everyone lies. Even me.

Febuary 4, 2009 Edit

We carry the favor of Thunder. Stand aside or face the storm's wrath.

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