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Brief author info: Hojo Soun (1432-1519) Japanese samurai known for "Twenty-one Articles of Advice," addressed to his son and regarded as epitome of martial spirit.
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The best friend a man can have is reading and writing, and the bad ones to avoid are Go and chess and flute and pipe.
Go to bed before 8 p.m. Thieves generally break in between 12 and 2 a.m., so if you spend the evening in useless talk and go to bed late, you are likely to lose your valuables and your reputation as well. Save the firing and the light that will be wasted by staying up late and get up at four in the morning. Have a cold bath and say your prayers, and after you have dressed, give your orders for the day to your wife and children and retainers and so be ready to go on duty before 6 [a.m.]
Do not think you need necessarily have as fine swords and clothing as your neighbor. As long as they are not disreputable, they will do. And if you borrow and so lose your independence, you will be despised.
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