Friday, December 3, 2010
Courage and Self Confidence
Bearing this in mind makes me recall a great quote by Jin'uemon Shigezumi, a samurai of the 17th century:
Do not become a cowardly sort of fellow who fakes a smile and is unable to look people directly in the face. No matter what the cost, become a man of mettle.
A bushi, even if he has nothing to eat, must sit there and pick his teeth serenely with a toothpick like he has just had a big meal.
Apply yourself assiduously to the martial way.
(Bushi is the Japanese word for warrior)
(The Japanese character above is "bravery/courage")