Great Miyamoto Musashi Quotes

Generally speaking, the Way of the warrior is resolute acceptance of death.


Polish your wisdom: learn public justice, distinguish between good and evil, study the ways of different arts one by one.


When you appreciate the power of nature, knowing the rhythm of any situation, you will be able to hit the enemy naturally and strike naturally.


The spirit of defeating a man is the same for ten million men. The strategist makes small things into big things, like building a great Buddha from a one foot model.


In strategy your spiritual bearing must not be any different from normal. Both in fighting and in everyday life you should be determined though calm. Meet the situation without tenseness yet not recklessly, your spirit settled yet unbiased.


When you have attained the way of strategy there will be nothing that you cannot understand. You will see the way in everything.


It is imperative to master the principles of the art of war and learn to be unmoved in mind even in the heat of the battle.


The ultimate aim of martial arts is not having to use them


There is no one way to salvation, whatever the manner in which a man may proceed. All forms and variations are governed by the eternal intelligence of the Universe that enables a man to approach perfection. It may be in the arts of music and painting or it may be in commerce, law, or medicine. It may be in the study of war or the study of peace. Each is as important as any other. Spiritual enlightenment through religious meditation such as Zen or in any other way is as viable and functional as any “Way.”… A person should study as they see fit.


It is imperative to master the principles of the art of war and learn to be unmoved in mind even in the heat of the battle.


If you fail to take advantage of your enemies’ collapse, they may recover.


A man cannot understand the art he is studying if he only looks for the end result without taking the time to delve deeply into the reasoning of the study.


Strategy is the craft of the warrior.


It is difficult to understand the universe if you only study one planet


You can only fight the way you practice


If you fail to take advantage of your enemies’ collapse, they may recover.