Popular Morihei Ueshiba Quotes

Master the divine techniques of the Art of Peace and no enemy will dare to challenge you.


FACE A SINGLE FOE as if you are facing ten thousand enemies; face ten thousand enemies as a single foe.


True victory does not come from defeating an enemy, true victory comes from giving love and changing an enemies heart.


Study how water flows in a valley stream, smoothly and freely between the rocks. Also learn from holy books and wise people. Everything – even mountains, rivers, plants and trees – should be your teacher.


If your heart is large enough to envelop your adversaries, you can see right through them and avoid their attacks. And once you envelop them, you will be able to guide them along the path indicated to you by heaven and earth.


Peace originates with the flow of things – its heart is like the movement of the wind and waves. The Way is like the veins that circulate blood through our bodies, following the natural flow of the life force. If you are separated in the slightest from that divine essence, you are far off the path.


Mankind’s role is to fulfil his heaven-sent purpose through a sincere heart that is in harmony with all creation and loves all things.


True victory does not come from defeating an enemy, true victory comes from giving love and changing an enemies heart.


Your heart is full of fertile seeds, waiting to sprout.


The Way of a Warrior is based on humanity, love, and sincerity; the heart of martial valor is true bravery, wisdom, love, and friendship. Emphasis on the physical aspects of warriorship is futile, for the power of the body is always limited.


THE ART OF PEACE is not easy. It is a fight to the finish, the slaying of evil desires and all falsehood within. On occasion the voice of peace resounds like thunder, jolting human beings out of their stupor.


Aikido is the principle of non-resistance. Because it is non-resistant, it is victorious from the beginning. Those with evil intentions or contentious thoughts are instantly vanquished. Aikido is invincible because it contends with nothing.


The spirit of self-sacrifice creates trust in the power of love.