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Gifts of Wisdom

Please help yourself to these beautiful free images and inspiring quotes from The Prosperous Peasant and Bushido.

The Eight Virtues of Bushido, in English and in Japanese (color PDF, 363K)

The individual Virtues, with short English overviews and the original Japanese characters:

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Rectitude or Justice (80K)

Courage (86K)

Benevolence or Mercy (81K)

Politeness (93K)

Honesty and Sincerity (92K)

Honor (85K)

Loyalty (87K)

Character and Self-Control (85K)

 

Proverb: “When you drink from a stream, remember the spring,” in Chinese and English (477K)

Download the complete text of Chapter 5, “Gratitude Attracts Luck: The Scroll of Fortune” (626K)