First the priests arrive. Then the conquistadores.
Horses are far worse than men for treachery...
How beautiful life is and how sad! How fleeting, with no past and no future, only a limitless now.
Isn't it only through laughter that we become one with the gods and thus can endure life and can overcome all the horror and waste and suffering here on earth? …Isn't it only through laughter we can stay human?
Isn't it only laughter we can stay human?
Isn't man but a blossom taken by wind, and only the mountains and the sea and the stars and this land of the gods everlasting?
It's a saying they have, that a man has a false heart in his mouth for the world to see, another in his breast to show to his special friends and his family, and the real one, the true one, the secret one, which is never known to anyone except to himself alone, hidden only God knows where.
Karma is the beginning of knowledge. Next is patience. Patience is very important. The strong are the patient ones, Anjin-san. patience means holding back your inclination to the seven emotions: hate, adoration, joy, anxiety, anger, grief, fear. If you don't give way to the seven, you're patient, then you'll soon understand all manner of things and be in harmony with Eternity.
Of what real value is a title? The power is the only important thing
There is no dignity for either the sufferer or the torturer
Trupul nu-i decat o biata coliba pierduta in pustie.
God gives us intelligence to uncover the wonders of nature. Without the gift, nothing is possible.
The search for the truth is the most important work in the whole world, and the most dangerous.
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