Way Of The Warrior Quotes by James Neil Hollingworth, Dan Millman, Thomas Browne, Miyamoto Musashi, Sun Tzu, George Washington and many others.
Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that
Be happy now, without reason – or you never will be at all.
Where life is more terrible than death, it is then the truest valor to dare to live.
The journey is what brings us happiness not the destination.
Thirdly, the gentleman warrior, carrying the weaponry of his way. The way of the warrior is to master the virtue of his weapons. If a gentleman dislikes strategy he will not appreciate the benefit of weaponry, so must he not have a little taste for this?
The dance of battle is always played to the same impatient rhythm. What begins in a surge of violent motion is always reduced to the perfectly still.
To be prepared for war is one of the most effective means of preserving peace.
The Four Oaths: Never be late with respect to the way of the warrior; be useful to the lord; be respectful to your parents; get beyond love and grief: exist for the good of man.
Courage is not the absence of fear…
Stress happens when your mind resists what is…The only problem in your life is your mind’s resistance to life as it unfolds.
The Way lies at hand yet it is sought afar off; the thing lies in the easy yet it is sought in the difficult.
Anger has its place, but it will not serve you here, the way of the warrior is the way of knowing. Of that knowledge requires you to use anger, then you use anger, but you cannot wrest forth knowledge by losing your temper.
If you don’t get what you want, you suffer; if you get what you don’t want, you suffer; even when you get exactly what you want, you still suffer because you can’t hold on to it forever.
Ultimately, you must forget about technique. The further you progress, the fewer teachings there are. The Great Path is really NO PATH.
Mental bearing (calmness), not skill, is the sign of a matured samurai. A Samurai therefore should neither be pompous nor arrogant.
Without Knowledge, Skill cannot be focused. Without Skill, Strength cannot be brought to bear and without Strength, Knowledge may not be applied.
To practice Zen or the Martial Arts, you must live intensely, wholeheartedly, without reserve – as if you might die in the next instant