Life advice given by Ieyasu Tokugawa – First Shogun of Japan 1543-1616

“Life is like a long journey with a heavy load.  Let thy steps be slow and steady, that thou stumble not.  Persuade thyself that imperfection and inconvenience is the natural lot of mortals and there will be no room for discontent, nor for despair.  When ambitious desires arise in thy heart, recall the days of extremes thou hast …

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