"The arrogance of men is thinking nature is in their control and not the other way around."
"Walking is good for the health. It might be just what you need."
"A good captain uses his brain not just his whip."
“We must not expect happiness, Sayuri. It is not something we deserve. When life goes well it is a sudden gift that cannot last forever.”
“The perfect blossom is a rare thing. You could spend your life looking for one and it would not be a wasted life.”