Quotes About Bushido

Quotes tagged as "bushido" (showing 1-21 of 21)
Bohdi Sanders
“Never respond to an angry person with a fiery comeback, even if he deserves it...Don't allow his anger to become your anger.”
Bohdi Sanders, Warrior Wisdom: Ageless Wisdom for the Modern Warrior

Tsunetomo Yamamoto
“Bushido is realized in the presence of death. This means choosing death whenever there is a choice between life and death. There is no other reasoning.”
Tsunetomo Yamamoto, Hagakure: The Book of the Samurai

Alexei Maxim Russell
“A samurai chooses to serve a master and does it out of respect and love, not because they are forced. Service to them is not demeaning; service is an expression of their prowess and their pride; they serve because only they are strong enough to serve with such flawless perfection and such consummate ability. It is a source of pride to them.”
Alexei Maxim Russell, Instruction Manual for the 21st Century Samurai

Alexei Maxim Russell
“Being a samurai is all about selfless service and if the lord abuses the servant, it is no longer a situation of service; it becomes the situation of a victim. It is never acceptable for a samurai to be a victim. It is never acceptable to allow a lord to abuse you or rob you of your dignity. In such a situation, it is acceptable to walk away.”
Alexei Maxim Russell, Instruction Manual for the 21st Century Samurai

“There is no greater solitude than that of the samurai unless it is that of the tiger in the jungle... Perhaps...”
Jean-Pierre Melville

James Clavell
“Blackthorne, beside the gates, was still turmoiled by his boundless joy at her reprieve and he remembered how his own will had been stretched that night of his near-seppuku, when he had had to get up as a man and walk home as a man unsupported, and became samurai. And he watched her, despising the need for this courage, yet understanding it, even honoring it.”
James Clavell, Shōgun

Soke Behzad Ahmadi
“The warrior guided by the spirit serves humanity, the warrior without, serves the ego”
Soke Behzad Ahmadi

Inazo Nitobe
“Did not Socrates, all the while he unflinchingly refused to concede one iota of loyalty to his daemon, obey with equal fidelity and equanimity the command of his earthly master, the State? His conscience he followed, alive; his country he served, dying. Alack the day when a state grows so powerful as to demand of its citizens the dictates of their consciences!”
Inazo Nitobe, Bushido: The Soul of Japan. A Classic Essay on Samurai Ethics

Soke Behzad Ahmadi
“. . . the sole aim of Okinawa Karate is to teach A person to handle violence and violent individuals; whether it is tactile, mental or spiritual”
Soke Behzad Ahmadi, KARATE POWER Lethal power of Fajin

Soke Behzad Ahmadi
“The Hand (Kara-Te) is the cutting edge of the Mind”
Soke Behzad Ahmadi, Shorinjiryu Ryujin Kenpo

Soke Behzad Ahmadi
“Karate is not about techniques and their execution, but about boldness, integrity and fight for justice and common good”
Soke Behzad Ahmadi, Shorinjiryu Ryujin Kenpo

Soke Behzad Ahmadi
“A karate practitioner should possess two things : wicked hands, and Buddha's heart”
Soke Behzad Ahmadi

Soke Behzad Ahmadi
“A Martial Artist may become A professional fighter but not every Fighter is capable of becoming A martial artist. Martial Arts are about restoration of physical and spiritual balance and fluidity; they are about observing restraints and 'setting example'. Every practice session is A reminder of the play of opposites (yin and yang), . . . .”
Soke Behzad Ahmadi, Dirty Fighting : Lethal Okinawan Karate

Soke Behzad Ahmadi
“. . . for any worthwhile martial arts skill to be pragmatic, it has to be done live, otherwise it is of limited or no use in actual combat”
Soke Behzad Ahmadi, Shorinjiryu Karate : A Dojo Guide

Soke Behzad Ahmadi
“Any self-defense situation has the potential to quickly become A 'life and death' situation, therefore your practice of martial arts should be undertaken, as if your very life depends on it . . .”
Soke Behzad Ahmadi, Legacy of A Sensei

Soke Behzad Ahmadi
“On Ryukyu islands, the expert Kara-te practitioners, used their skills to subdue, control and generally teach bullies A lesson, rather than severely injure or kill their attackers. They knew full well the consequences of their actions and the trail of blood and retribution that would ensue”
Soke Behzad Ahmadi, COMPLETE OKINAWA KARATE : Chin-na & Shuai-Jiao

Inazo Nitobe
“Bushido as an independent code of ethics may vanish, but its power will not perish from the earth; its schools of martial prowess or civic honor may be demolished, but its light and its glory will long survive their ruins. Like its symbolic flower, after it is blown to the four winds, it will still bless mankind with the perfume with which it will enrich life.”
Inazo Nitobe, Bushido: The Soul of Japan. A Classic Essay on Samurai Ethics

Inazo Nitobe
“Read Hearn, the most eloquent and truthful interpreter of the Japanese mind, and you see the working of that mind to be an example of the working of Bushido.”
Inazo Nitobe, Bushido: The Soul of Japan. A Classic Essay on Samurai Ethics

Inazo Nitobe
“A truly brave man is ever serene; he is never taken by surprise; nothing ruffles the equanimity of his spirit. In the heat of battle he remains cool; in the midst of catastrophes he keeps level his mind. Earthquakes do not shake him, he laughs at storms. We admire him as truly great, who, in the menacing presence of danger or death, retains his self-possession; who, for instance, can compose a poem under impending peril or hum a strain in the face of death. Such indulgence betraying no tremor in the writing or in the voice, is taken as an infallible index of a large nature—of what we call a capacious mind (Yoyū), which, far from being pressed or crowded, has always room for something more.”
Inazo Nitobe, Bushido, The Soul Of Japan

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