I am just reading the book “[Killer of GO – Technique and Preventative Measures]”, written by [Sakata Eio] (Honorary Honinbo, 1920-2010) in 1967.
This book was was published / tranlated into ENG in 1994 by Yutopian Enterprises (USA). – The book is out of print.
In the last chapter “(3) Welcome! The Killer of GO” (page 217-219) the editor Mihori Masa (veteran Go writer) addressed nice lyrics from a Go lover’s song – from olden times. It goes like this:
“If taking stones rules your heart,
unreasoning gulps, wash one to defeat; so much is known.
Discarding Stones with the strategy to play elsewhere
that art will readily triumph.
Know to add the profit, subtract the loss,
ever always avoid the clumsy capture of stones.”
(PS: The book is available in digital form from [SmartGo Books]. If you should have some money in reserves, [Amazon] is offering it in the category “used books” at the prize of CDN$ 538.94)