He who gives away shall have real gain. He who subdues himself shall be free; he shall cease to be a slave of passions. The righteous man casts off evil, and by rooting out lust, bitterness, and illusion do we reach Nirvana.

The first way to lose a state is to neglect the art of war; the first way to gain a state is to be skilled in the art of war.

There are two tragedies in life. One is to lose your heart's desire. The other is to gain it.

There are two tragedies in life. One is to lose your heart's desire. The other is to gain it.