16 May 2002 xerox
"Whoever holds a shinai is a friend of mine." --Rod
"Any one thing in the creation is sufficient to
demonstrate a Providence to a humble and grateful mind."
"There is no security on this earth; there is only
opportunity." --Douglas MacArthur
"Only as a warrior can one withstand the path of
knowledge. A warrior cannot complain or regret anything.
Life is an endless challenge, and challenges cannot possibly
be good or bad. Challenges are simply challenges. 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 either as a blessing or as a curse."
"If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be
called research, would it?" -- Albert Einstein (1879-1955)
"'Why should a poet be sentenced to death simply for
writing poems?' A reasonable question, no doubt... but as I
listened to these young people, so sure of themselves as
they repeated their slogans, I found myself thinking--yes,
but isn't it more logical for a poet to be sentenced to
death for writing poems than for doing anything else?" --Oe
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