The only reason a warrior is alive is to fight, and the only reason a warrior fights is to win
There is timing in the whole life of the warrior, in his thriving and declining, in his harmony and discord. Similarly, there is timing in the Way of the merchant, in the rise and fall of capital. All things entail rising and falling timing. You must be able to discern this.
Generally speaking, the Way of the warrior is resolute acceptance of death.
It is said the warrior's is the twofold Way of pen and sword, and he should have a taste for both Ways. Even if a man has no natural ability he can be a warrior by sticking assiduously to both divisions of the Way.
Study strategy over the years and achieve the spirit of the warrior. Today is victory over yourself of yesterday; tomorrow is your victory over lesser men.
Strategy is the craft of the warrior.
True warriors are fierce because their training is fierce.
A warrior has no confusion in his mind...This is true emptiness.
Even if a man has no natural ability, he can be a warrior.
...most warriors only perform tricks. The way of the warrior is filled with soul and feeling
Thirdly, the gentleman warrior, carrying the weaponry of his way. The way of the warrior is to master the virtue of his weapons. If a gentleman dislikes strategy he will not appreciate the benefit of weaponry, so must he not have a little taste for this?
The warrior is different in that studying the Way of strategy is based on overcoming men
The Way of the warrior does not include other ways, such as Confucianism, Buddhism, certain traditions, artistic accomplishments, and dancing. But even though these are not part of the Way, if you know the Way broadly, you will see it in everything.
One must make the warrior walk his everyday walk.
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