Fit oneself inwardly with Intelligence, Humanity and Courage. The combining of these 3 virtues may seem unobtainable to the ordinary person but it is easy.
Intelligence is nothing more than discussing things with others. Limitless wisdom comes from this.
Humanity is something done for the sake of others, simply comparing oneself with them and putting them in the fore.
Courage is gritting one’s teeth; it is simply doing that and pushing ahead, paying no attention to the circumstances.
Anything that seems above these 3 things is not necessary to be known.” —Yamamoto Tsunetomo from the Hagakure: The Book of the Samurai (via adambhalalough)