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35+ Great Bushido Quotes From The Moral Samurai Code

Bushido code is important for a Samurai.

Bushido is a moral code which comprises of samurai attributes and behavior and is of Japanese origin, regarding warrior attributes and principle as code of conduct to live life.

The virtues include righteousness, courage, benevolence, respect, sincerity, honor, loyalty, and self-control. This is a process of tedious training sacrificing everything that acts as a distraction in attaining the ideal.

Whether it be Bushido code quotes or Samurai Bushido quotes, they offer a lot of inspiration and motivation to others. The following way of the warrior Bushido quotes will provide you an overview about the kind of lifestyle and virtue a samurai possesses. Here are the great Bushido quotes from the Moral Samurai Code.

After you have taken a look at some of the best Bushido quotes, then move on to our warrior quotes and samurai quotes.

Famous Bushido Quotes

Anger and other emotions play a vital role in a person’s life. During their training to become a bushido, the samurais are taught to control their emotions and act mindfully. Read on for some of the most inspirational Bushido quotes and sayings to let you master the power and meet your true destiny.

Bushido code guides the conduct of a samurai.

1. “The best fighter is never angry.”

- Lao Tzu.

2. “Act with the heart of the warrior.”

- Bohdi Sanders, ‘Modern Bushido: Living A Life Of Excellence’.

3. “What is important is to try to develop insights and wisdom rather than mere knowledge, respect someone's character rather than his learning, and nurture men of character rather than mere talents.”

- Inazo Nitobe.

4. “All men make mistakes, but a good man yields when he knows his course is wrong, and repairs the evil.”

- Bohdi Sanders, ‘Modern Bushido: Living A Life Of Excellence’.

5. “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’.

6. “It is good to face challenges in your youth. He who has never suffered will not sufficiently temper his character.”

- Miyamoto Musashi.

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

- Morihei Ueshiba.

8. “The undisturbed mind is like the calm body water reflecting the brilliance of the moon. Empty the mind and you will realize the undisturbed mind.”

- Yagyu Jubei Mitsuyoshi.

9. “This is the substance of the Way of the Samurai: if by setting one's heart right every morning and evening, one is able to live as though his body were already dead, he gains freedom in the Way. his whole life will be without blame, and he will succeed in his calling.”

- Yamamoto Tsunetomo.

10. “Becoming the opponent means you should put yourself in an opponent's place and think from the opponent's point of view.”

- Miyamoto Musashi, ‘The Book Of Five Rings’.

11. “As a samurai, I must strengthen my character; as a human being I must perfect my spirit.”

- Yamaoka Tesshu.

Important Bushido Quotes And Sayings For Power

The samurais fear not death and they are ready to choose this over life during the course of their journey of life. The thought that comes in the mind of people when they hear the word Samurai is dedication and focus. Read on for some of the truly inspirational Bushido code quotes in the world to motivate you to kill your bad habits.

Bushido code encourages discipline in life.

12. “A samurai was essentially a man of action.”

- Inazo Nitobe.

13. “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.”

- Yamamoto Tsunetomo, ‘Hagakure: The Book Of The Samurai’.

14. “Rehearse your death every morning and night. Only when you constantly live as though already a corpse (jōjū shinimi) will you be able to find freedom in the martial Way, and fulfil your duties without fault throughout your life.”

- Yamamoto Tsunetomo, ‘Hagakure: The Book Of The Samurai’.

15. “I know nothing about surpassing others. I only know how to outdo myself.”

- Bushido.

16. “The way of the samurai is found in death. When it comes to either or, there is only the quick choice of death. It is not particularly difficult. Be determined and advance.”

- Nabeshima Naoshige.

17. “A samurai should always be prepared for death whether his own or someone else's.”

- Stan Sakai.

18. “I have found that the way of the samurai is death. This means that when you are compelled to choose between life and death, you must quickly choose death.”

- Yamamoto Tsunetomo.

19. “Engage in combat fully determined to die and you will be alive; wish to survive in the battle and you will surely meet death.”

- Uesugi Kenshin.

20. “Where life is more terrible than death, it is then the truest valor to dare to live.”

- Thomas Browne.

21. “No matter how much you hate or how much you suffer, you can't bring the dead back to life.”

- Watsuki Nobuhiro.

22. “A man who can't uphold his beliefs is pathetic dead or alive - Hajime Saito.”

- Watsuki Nobuhiro.

23. “If a man does not investigate into the matter of bushido daily, it will be difficult for him to die a brave and manly death.”

- Kato Kiyomasa.

24. “Observation and perception are two separate things; the eye that observes is stronger, the eye that perceives is weaker.”

- Miyamoto Musashi.

Bushido Quotes For Courage

The sword of the Samurai is a powerful weapon. The sword has a symbolic significance as well in terms of the power of spirit and thought. Read on for some truly incredible way of the warrior Bushido quotes.

25. “Self-defenses mean self-defense, period. It leave nothing out.”

- Bohdi Sanders, ‘Modern Bushido: Living A Life Of Excellence’.

26. “If there is anything to do, there is certainly a best way to do it, and the best way is both the most economical and the most graceful.”

- Inazo Nitobe.

27. “Indeed, velour and honor alike required that we should own as enemies in war only such as prove worthy of being friends in peace.”

- Inazo Nitobe.

28. “It is bad when one thing becomes two. One should not look for anything else in the way of the Samurai. If one understands things in this manner, he should be able to hear about all ways and be more and more in accord with his own.”

- Tsunetomo Yamamoto.

29. “Live being true to the single purpose of the present moment.”

- Tsunetomo Yamamoto.

30. “There is surely nothing other than the single purpose of the present moment. A mans whole life is a succession of moment after moment. If one fully understands the present moment, there will be nothing else to do, and nothing else to pursue.”

- Tsunetomo Yamamoto.

31. “If you embark on an uncharted path, infinite secrets will appear at the end.”

- Bushido.

32. “A samurai will use a toothpick even though he has not eaten. Inside the skin of a dog, outside the hide of a tiger.”

- Yamamoto Tsunetomo.

33. “The sword has to be more than a simple weapon; it has to be an answer to life's questions.”

- Miyamoto Musashi, ‘A Book Of Five Rings: The Classic Guide To Strategy’.

34. “There is even rhythm in being empty.”

- Miyamoto Musashi, ‘The Book Of Five Rings’.

35. “When I was young I used to practice a martial art that was a mixture of karate, kung fu, Jujitsu, Yawara Kubotan, Aikido, Okinawan kobudo, Newaza...now I am just a theoretical samurai or a bushido scholar if you prefer.”

- William C. Brown.

36. “Warriors do not lower themselves to the standards of other people; they live independently according to their own standards and code of honor.”

- Bohdi Sanders, ‘Modern Bushido: Living A Life Of Excellence’.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for Bushido quotes, then why not take a look at [martial arts quotes], or Samurai Champloo quotes.

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