„kojin no ato wo motomezu,
kojin no motometaru no tokoro wo motome yo“

—  Bashō Matsuo

Seek not the paths of the ancients;
Seek that which the ancients sought.
from 「柴門の辞」"Words by a Brushwood Gate" (also translated as "The Rustic Gate") (Unknown translator)
Statements
Original: (ja) 古人の跡を求めず、
古人の求めたるの所を求めよ。

„Who mourns makes grief his master.
Who drinks makes pleasure his master.“

—  Bashō Matsuo

Classical Japanese Database, Translation #41 http://carlsensei.com/classical/index.php/translation/view/41 of a Saga Diary excerpt (Translation: Robert Hass)
Statements
Contexto: It rains during the morning. No visitors today. I feel lonely and amuse myself by writing at random. These are the words:
Who mourns makes grief his master.
Who drinks makes pleasure his master.

„Every day is a journey, and the journey itself is home.“

—  Bashō Matsuo, livro Oku no Hosomichi

Matsuo Bashō, Narrow Road to the Interior and other writings, Boston, 2000, p. 3 (Translation: Sam Hamill)
Oku no Hosomichi
Variante: The journey itself is my home.

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