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Quotes of the Day for 23 October 2003 – Warrior

I just found a long-misplaced request from a reader for quotes about being a warrior. Recently single, her counselor advised her to become more of a warrior. I hope these help.

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The quotes:

The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.
     - Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy, 1828 - 1910

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.
     - Miyamoto Musashi, 1584 - 1645

Groundless superstition ill befits an army; valor is the only deity that rules in the warrior's breast.
     - Silius Italicus, 26 - 101

The free man is a warrior. How is freedom measured among individuals, among peoples? According to the resistance that must be overcome, according to the trouble it takes to stay on top. The highest type of free man must be sought where the highest resistance is constantly overcome: five steps away from tyranny, close to the threshold of the danger of servitude.
     - Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche, 1844 - 1900

The basic difference between an ordinary person and a warrior is that a warrior takes everything as a challenge while an ordinary person takes everything as a blessing or a curse.
     - Carlos Castaneda, 1925 - 1998


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