Yoshida Kenko Quotes

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Yoshida Kenko Quotes

The hour of death waits for no order. Death does not even come from the front. It is ever pressing on from behind. All men know of death, but they do not expect it of a sudden, and it comes upon them unawares. So, though the dry flats extend far out, soon the tide comes and floods the beach.
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One should write not unskillfully in the running hand, be able to sing in a pleasing voice and keep good time to music; and, lastly, a man should not refuse a little wine when it is pressed upon him.

— Yoshida Kenko

On a moonlit night, after a snowfall, or under cherry blossoms, it adds to our pleasure if, while chatting at our ease, we bring forth the wine cups.

— Yoshida Kenko

Yoshida Kenko Quotes: The hour of death waits for no order
The hour of death waits for no order. Death does not even come from the front. It is ever pressing on from behind. All men know of death, but they do not expect it of a sudden, and it comes upon them unawares. So, though the dry flats extend far out, soon the tide comes and floods the beach.

— Yoshida Kenko

Life's most precious gift is uncertainty.

— Yoshida Kenko

Though a man excels in everything, unless he has been a lover his life is lonely, and he may be likened to a jewelled cup which can contain no wine.

— Yoshida Kenko

Even members of the nobility, let alone persons of no consequence, would do well not to have children.

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The pleasantest of all diversions is to sit alone under the lamp, a book spread out before you, and to make friends with people of a distant past you have never known.

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If you imagine that once you have accomplished your ambitions you will have time to turn to the Way, you will discover that your ambitions never come to an end.

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If life were eternal, all interest and anticipation would vanish. It is uncertainty which lends it fascination.

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The true criminal must be defined as a man who commits a crime though he is as decently fed and clothed as others.

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