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. Morihei Ueshiba
The purpose of training is to tighten up the slack, toughen the body, and polish the spirit. Morihei Ueshiba
Your heart is full of fertile seeds, waiting to sprout. Morihei Ueshiba
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. Morihei Ueshiba
The true meaning of the samurai is one who serves and adheres to the power of love. Morihei Ueshiba
Move like a beam of light: fly like lightning, strike like thunder, whirl in circles around a stable center. Morihei Ueshiba
To injure an opponent is to injure yourself. To control aggression without inflicting injury is the Art of Peace. Morihei Ueshiba
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
The divine is not something high above us. It is in heaven, it is in earth, it is inside us. Morihei Ueshiba
All life is a manifestation of the spirit, the manifestation of love. 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
Aikido is the spirit of loving protection for all beings. Morihei Ueshiba
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. Morihei Ueshiba
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. Morihei Ueshiba
Failure is the key to success; each mistake teaches us something. Morihei Ueshiba
Failure is the key to success; each mistake teaches us something. Morihei Ueshiba
The realization of our true substance and potential is the purpose of creation. Morihei Ueshiba
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. Morihei Ueshiba
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
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
Your heart is full of fertile seeds, waiting to sprout. Just as a lotus flower springs from the mire to bloom splendidly, the interaction of the cosmic breath causes the flower of the spirit to bloom and bear fruit in this world. Morihei Ueshiba
Your spirit is the true shield. Morihei Ueshiba
Your spirit is the true shield. Morihei Ueshiba