35 Inspirational Morihei Ueshiba Quotes On Success

35 Inspirational Morihei Ueshiba Quotes On Success

Morihei Ueshiba was a martial artist and founder of the Japanese martial art of aikido. He is often referred to as “the founder” Kaiso (開祖) or Ōsensei (大先生/翁先生), “Great Teacher”. May his quotes inspire you to be like a warrior so that you may live your dreams.

1. “The purpose of training is to tighten up the slack, toughen the body, and polish the spirit.” Morihei Ueshiba

2. “Do not look upon this world with fear and loathing. Bravely face whatever is on offer.” Morihei Ueshiba

3. “Your heart is full of fertile seeds, waiting to sprout.” Morihei Ueshiba

4. “The warrior is always engaged in a life and death struggle for peace.” Morihei Ueshiba

5. “Failure is the key to success: each mistake teaches us something.” Morihei Ueshiba

6. “When you bow deeply to the universe, it bows back.” Morihei Ueshiba

7. “I want considerate people to listen to the voice of Aikido. It is not for correcting others; it is for correcting your own mind.” Morihei Ueshiba

8. “Loyalty and devotion lead to bravery. Bravery leads to the spirit of self-sacrifice. The spirit of self-sacrifice creates trust in the power of love.” Morihei Ueshiba

9. “I am the universe.” Morihei Ueshiba

10. “The way of the warrior has been misunderstood. It is not a means to kill and destroy others. Those who seek to compete and better one another are making a terrible mistake. To smash, injure or destroy is the worst thing a human being can do. The real way of the warrior is to prevent such slaughter- it is the art of peace, the power of love.” Morihei Ueshiba

11. “Those who are enlightened never stop forging themselves.” Morihei Ueshiba

12. “A true warrior is invincible because he or she contests with nothing.” Morihei Ueshiba

13. “The art of peace begins with you.” Morihei Ueshiba

14. “Economy is the basis of society. When the economy is stable, society develops. The ideal economy combines the spiritual and the material, and the best commodities to trade in are sincerity and love.” Morihei Ueshiba

15. “Those who are skilled in combat do not become angered, those who are skilled at winning do not become afraid. Thus the wise win before the fight, while the ignorant fight to win.” Morihei Ueshiba

16. “A good stance and posture reflect a proper state of mind.” Morihei Ueshiba

17. “Study the teachings of the pine tree, the bamboo, and the plum blossom. The pine is evergreen, firmly rooted, and venerable. The bamboo is strong, resilient, unbreakable. The plum blossom is hardy, fragrant, and elegant.” Morihei Ueshiba

18. “Nature is always speaking to us.” Morihei Ueshiba

19. “Life is growth. If we stop growing, technically and spiritually, we are as good as dead.” Morihei Ueshiba

20. “Your spirit is the true shield” Morihei Ueshiba

21. “A true warrior is always armed with three things: the radiant sword of pacification; the mirror of bravery, wisdom, and friendship; and the precious jewel of enlightenment.” Morihei Ueshiba

22. “Create each day anew.” Morihei Ueshiba

23. “Study how water flows into 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.” Morihei Ueshiba

24. “The art of peace is medicine.” Morihei Ueshiba

25. “Day after day train your heart out, refining your technique. That is the discipline of the warrior.” Morihei Ueshiba

26. “Foster and polish the warrior spirit while serving in the world; illuminate the path according to your inner light.” Morihei Ueshiba

27. “True victory does not come from defeating an enemy, true victory comes from giving love and changing an enemies heart.” Morihei Ueshiba

28. “One does not need buildings, money, power or status to practice the art of peace.” Morihei Ueshiba

29. “There are many paths leading to the top of Mount Fuji but there is only one summit – love.” Morihei Ueshiba

30. “Always keep your mind as bright and clear as the vast sky, the great ocean, and the highest peak, empty of all thoughts. Always keep your body filled with light and heat. Fill yourself with the power of wisdom and enlightenment.” Morihei Ueshiba

31. “Iron is full of impurities that weaken it; through forging, it becomes steel and is transformed into a razor-sharp sword. Human beings develop in the same fashion.” Morihei Ueshiba

32. “True victory is victory over oneself.” Morihei Ueshiba

33. “Be grateful even for hardship, setbacks, and bad people. Dealing with such obstacles is an essential part of training in the art of peace.” Morihei Ueshiba

34. “Those who are possessed by nothing possess everything.” Morihei Ueshiba

35. “Cast off limiting thoughts and return to true emptiness. Stand in the midst of the great void. This is the secret of the way of the warrior.” Morihei Ueshiba