My favorite quotation (47)

24 11 2015

1位を目指さなければ2位、3位にもなれない。

(If you don’t aim for the first place, there is no chance that you can reach the second or the third place.)

By Tonegawa Susumu (Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 1987)





My favorite quotation (46)

30 04 2013

“I have dreamed of a unified Japan…of a country strong and independent and modern. And now we have railroads and cannon, Western clothing. But…we cannot forget who we are…or where we come from.”

From the movie, The Last Samurai (2003)

*** And that is one of the many reasons why i love this country!





My favorite quotation (45)

20 04 2013

恋の始まりは、いつだって赤ちゃんの時みたいに、ささやかで、美しいんだ。それが、その後、どれほど残酷で苦しい恋に育っていくとしても…。僕は…その運命を逃げられない。

(The beginning of love is like a baby, very simple and beautiful. No matter how difficult and terrible the love grows into… I cannot avoid that faith.)

From the Japanese drama, Tatta Hitotsu no Koi (Just One Love)





My favorite quotation (44)

30 11 2011

“Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning a lion wakes up. It knows it must outrun the slowest gazelle or it will starve to death. It doesn’t matter whether you are a lion or a gazelle; when the sun comes up, you’d better be running.”

by Herb Caen





My favorite quotation (43)

13 11 2011

“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.”





My favorite quotation (42)

1 09 2011

どんな道を選ぶかではなく選んだ道でどれだけやるかだ。

(It matters not which way you chose, but how you do on the way you’ve chosen.)





My favorite quotation (41)

10 08 2011

“Never say I failed 1000 times. Say that I successfully discovered 1000 ways that can cause failure.”

by Thomas Edison








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