The fiercest serpent may be overcome by a swarm of ants.

— Isoroku Yamamoto

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A brilliant man would find a way not to fight a war.

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In the first six to twelve months of a war with the United States and Great Britain I will run wild and win victory upon victory. But then, if the war continues after that, I have no expectation of success.

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A military man can scarcely pride himself on having 'smitten a sleeping enemy';

it is more a matter of shame, simply, for the one smitten. I would rather you made your appraisal after seeing what the enemy does, since it is certain that, angered and outraged, he will soon launch a determined counterattack.

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The fate of the Empire rests on this enterprise.

Every man must devote himself totally to the task in hand.

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The mindless rejoicing at home is really appalling;

it makes me fear that the first blow against Tokyo will make them wilt at once...I only wish that [the Americans] had also had, say, three carriers at Hawaii.

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Today, as chief Of the guardians of the seas Of the land of the dawn, I gaze up with awe At the rising sun!

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A military man can scarcely pride himself on having smitten a sleeping enemy;

it is more a matter of shame, simply, for the one smitten.

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But then, if the war continues after that, I have no expectation of success.

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I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve.

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In the first six to twelve months of a war with the United States and Great Britain I will run wild and win victory upon victory.

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I wonder what Heaven must think of the people down here on this small black speck in the universe that is earth, or of all their talk about the last few years-which are no more than a flash compared with eternity-being 'a time of emergency." It's really ridiculous.

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