Morihei Ueshiba Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old morihei ueshiba quotes, morihei ueshiba sayings, and morihei ueshiba proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Progress comes to those who train and train; reliance on secret techniques will get you nowhere.     

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The purpose of training is to tighten up the slack, toughen the body, and polish the spirit.     

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

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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

The purpose of training is to tighten up the slack, toughen the body, and polish the spirit.      

Morihei Ueshiba

The purpose of training is to tighten up the slack, toughen the body, and polish the spirit.     

Morihei Ueshiba

The purpose of training is to tighten up the slack, toughen the body, and polish the spirit.     

Morihei Ueshiba

The samurai is the first to suffer anxiety for human society, and he is the last to seek personal pleasure.     

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The true meaning of the samurai is one who serves and adheres to the power of love.     

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Move like a beam of light: fly like lightning, strike like thunder, whirl in circles around a stable center.     

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To injure an opponent is to injure yourself. To control aggression without inflicting injury is the Art of Peace.     

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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.     

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The divine is not something high above us. It is in heaven, it is in earth, it is inside us.     

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All life is a manifestation of the spirit, the manifestation of love.     

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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.     

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Aikido is the spirit of loving protection for all beings.     

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Aikido is love. It is the path that brings our heart into oneness with the spirit of the universe to complete our mission in life by instilling in us a love and reverence for all of nature.     

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To practice Aikido fully you must calm the spirit and go back to the origin.     

Morihei Ueshiba

As soon as you concern yourself with the 'good' and 'bad' of your fellows, you create an opening in your heart for maliciousness to enter. Testing, competing with, and criticizing others weaken and defeat you.     

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Failure is the key to success; each mistake teaches us something.     

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Failure is the key to success; each mistake teaches us something.     

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The realization of our true substance and potential is the purpose of creation.     

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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.     

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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.     

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All the principles of heaven and earth are living inside you.     

Morihei Ueshiba

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.      

Morihei Ueshiba

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