The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves wht is behind him. / G.K. Chesterton / (This is true not just of war, but of business, work, or whatever duty you find yourself obliged to do today.)
Japanese Idioms / u chou ten / 一億円の宝くじをあてた人は有頂天になった。 / 一億 ichi oku—100,000,000 宝くじ takara kuji—lottery あてた ateta—hit the mark (for the lottery) [当ててみて atete mite--to take a guess] あてた人 ateta hito—the person who won (the lottery) になった ni natta—になる / 有頂天 / Ecstasy / Click for sound files / ichi oku en no takarakuji o ateta hito wa uchouten ni natta. The person who won the hundred million yen lottery was in ecstasy.
"It is not he who reviles or strikes you who insults you, but your opinion that these things are insulting." / Another great Epictetus quote. / If someone shouts an insult at you, they have done nothing more than insult your opinion. Nothing more. Choose to be insulted or choose to...smile.