Greece, Egypt, and Israel.
My home gym equipment.
“A different path lies before each man, no one can tell what road he may have to take.”~Fyodor Dostoevsky The Double
“For people who want to learn [the way of Two Swords] my military science, there are rules for learning the art: (1) Think of what is right and true. (2) Practice and cultivate the science. (3) Become acquainted with the arts. (4) Know the principles of the crafts. (5) Understand the harm and benefit in everything. (6) Learn to see everything accurately. (7) Become aware of what is not obvious. (8) Be carefull even in small matters. (9) Do not do anything uselss.” ~Miyamoto Musashi The Earth Scroll The Book of the Five Rings
“Also, large-scale military science is a matter of winning at keeping good people, winning at employing large numbers of people, winning at correctness of personal conduct, winning at governing nations winning at taking care of the populace, winning at carring out customary social observances. In whatever field of endeavor, knowledge of how to avoid losing out to others, how to help oneself, and how to enhance one’s honor, is part of military science.”~Miyamoto Musashi The Earth Scroll The Book of the Five Rings
“Leadership is built on compassion for others, to feel the needs of others and to be inspired to work towards solutions without letting personal feelings get in the way. These are but a few charcteristics of good leadership.~J. Donald Walters The Art of Leadership
“No government is perfect. One of the chief virtues of a democracy, however, is that its defects are always made visible and under democractic processes can be pointed out and corrected.”~Harry S. Truman The Truman Doctrin
When the rich make a display of their wealth, the poor are humiliated and envious. Nothing engenders corruption so much as this, and therefore it must be strictly curbed.”~Tokugawa Ieyasu - part of the military code governing Japan’s warrior aristocratic class - the Shogun.
“Nothing involves us in greater evils than the fact that we regulate our lives by mere report, reckoning best that which has been so accepted by general consent, and we do not live according to reason by in accordance with our desire to copy others. Hence comes the heaping together of man tumbling over man.” ~Seneca