Engage in combat fully determined to die and you will be alive; wish to survive in the battle and you will surely meet death.

— Uesugi Kenshin

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Go to the battlefield firmly confident of victory and you will come home with no wounds whatsoever.


Wars are to be won with swords and spears, not with rice and salt.


Peace is achieved with rice and salt, not with katanas and arrows


Those who cling to life die, and those who defy death live.