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The samurai acts with conviction, casting aside doubt.
Sincerity vs Honesty Edit
Sincerity was the ability to appear honest. A samurai was expected to lie to protect his family's honor, so the testimony of family members was not considered valid in court. The ability to appear sincere while apologizing was highly regarded. Rokugani were more concerned with saying what people want to hear than telling the truth. On the other hand, if a samurai said he will do something, he would do it or he would die trying. 
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