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  • Study strategy over the years and achieve the spirit of the warrior. Today is victory over yourself of yesterday; tomorrow is your victory over lesser men.
    (Miyamoto Musashi)

  • In fighting and in everyday life you should be determined though calm. Meet the situation without tenseness yet not recklessly, your spirit settled yet unbiased.... An elevated spirit is weak and a low spirit is weak. Do not let the enemy seeyour spirit.
    (Miyamoto Musashi)

  • As the innocent infant relies upon the mother for sustenance, so the innocent wanderer, following his native compassion and bliss, relies upon the natural intelligence of life to sustain him. There are various Ways. There is the Way of salvation by the law of Buddha, the Way of Confucius governing the Way of learning, the Way of healing as a doctor, as a poet teaching the Way of Waka, tea, archery, and many arts and skills. Each man practices as he feels inclined.
    (Miyamoto Musashi)

  • With your spirit open and unconstricted, look at things from a high point of view.
    (Miyamoto Musashi)

  • You win battles by knowing the enemy's timing, and using a timing which the enemy does not expect.
    (Miyamoto Musashi)


  • Perception is strong and sight weak. In strategy it is important to see distant things as if they were close and to take a distanced view of close things.
    (Miyamoto Musashi)

  • Aspire to be like Mt. Fuji, with such a broad and solid foundation that the strongest earthquake cannot move you, and so tall that the greatest enterprises of common men seem insignificant from your lofty perspective. With your mind as high as Mt Fuji you can see all things clearly. And you can see all the forces that shape events not just the things happening near to you.
    (Miyamoto Musashi)

  • People in this world look at things mistakenly, and think that what they do not understand must be the void. This is not the true void. It is bewilderment...
    (Miyamoto Musashi)

  • The Way of strategy is the Way of nature. When you Appreciate the power of nature, knowing the rhythm of Any situation, you will be able to hit the enemy naturally And strike naturally.
    (Miyamoto Musashi)

  • Perceive that which cannot be seen with the eye.
    (Miyamoto Musashi)

  • Do nothing which is of no use.
    (Miyamoto Musashi)

  • Generally speaking, the Way of the warrior is resolute acceptance of death.
    (Miyamoto Musashi)

  • All things entail rising and falling timing. You must be able to discern this.
    (Miyamoto Musashi)


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