“In true budo, there are no opponents. In true budo we seek to be one with all things, to return to the heart of creation. In real budo, there are no enemies. Real budo is a function of love. The way of a Warrior is not to destroy and kill but to foster life, to continually create. Love is the divinity that can really protect us.” ~ Morihei Ueshiba, Budo Secrets
“The more we sweat in peace the less we bleed in war.” ~ Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit
“I truly believe that our major social ills would disappear if we just spent our lives perfecting the art of connecting with each other.” ~ Sean Stephenson, Get Off Your “But”
“One must make the warrior walk his everyday walk.” ~ Miyamoto Musashi
“Seventy-five percent of our energy around the earth is being poured into war efforts. Are we servants of death and destruction? This 75 percent of energy could be poured into life, into the service of life-and there will be laughter, and there will be greater health, and there will be more wealth, more food. There will be no poverty. There is no need for poverty to exist at all.” ~ Osho, The Book of Understanding
“Wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows.” ~ Martin Luther King Jr.
“To conquer oneself is a greater victory than to conquer thousands in a battle.” ~ Dalai Lama
The Ultimate weapon is… An educated mind.