In the beginners mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s mind there are few
Only one who devotes himself to a cause with his whole body and soul can be a true master. For this reason, mastery demands all of a person.
Your work is to discover your work and then with all your heart to give yourself to it.
Mental bearing (calmness), not skill, is the sign of a matured samurai. A Samurai therefore should neither be pompous nor arrogant.
I seek not only to follow in the footsteps of the men of old, I seek the things they sought.
We do not rise to the level of our expectations. We fall to the level of our training
Invincibility lies in the defense; the possibility of victory in the attack.
You must concentrate upon and consecrate yourself wholly to each day, as though a fire were raging in your hair.
It is a brave act of valor to condemn death, but where life is more terrible than death it is then the truest valor to dare to live.