29+ Inspiring Miyamoto Musashi Quotes & Sayings

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These are inspirational, motivational, wise, and funny Miyamoto Musashi quotes, sayings, and proverbs that inspire us. See more quotes by topic on MindBootstrap.


Generally speaking, the way of the warrior is resolute acceptance of death. ~Miyamoto Musashi

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Determine that today you will overcome yourself of the day before, tomorrow you will win over those of lesser skill, and later you will win over those of greater skill. ~Miyamoto Musashi


There is nothing outside of yourself that can ever enable you to get better, stronger, richer, quicker, or smarter. Everything is within. Everything exists. Seek nothing outside of yourself. ~Miyamoto Musashi


It may seem difficult at first, but everything is difficult at first. ~Miyamoto Musashi


You must understand that there is more than one path to the top of the mountain. ~Miyamoto Musashi


Truth is not what you want it to be; it is what it is, and you must bend to its power or live a lie. ~Miyamoto Musashi


If you wish to control others you must first control yourself. ~Miyamoto Musashi


If you know the way broadly you will see it in everything. ~Miyamoto Musashi


You win battles by knowing the enemy’s timing, and using a timing which the enemy does not expect. ~Miyamoto Musashi


Think lightly of yourself and deeply of the world. ~Miyamoto Musashi


Do nothing which is of no use. ~Miyamoto Musashi


The ultimate aim of martial arts is not having to use them. ~Miyamoto Musashi


All men are the same except for their belief in their own selves, regardless of what others may think of them. ~Miyamoto Musashi


One thousand days of lessons for discipline; ten thousand days of lessons for mastery. ~Miyamoto Musashi


Respect the gods, without relying on their help. ~Miyamoto Musashi


Control your anger. If you have anger towards others, they control you. ~Miyamoto Musashi


Do not do useless things. ~Miyamoto Musashi


The true science of martial arts means practicing them in such a way that they will be useful at any time. ~Miyamoto Musashi


Try to defeat today what you were yesterday, defeat lesser men tomorrow, and stronger men the day after. ~Miyamoto Musashi


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


To win any battle, you must fight as if you are already dead. ~Miyamoto Musashi


Perceive that which cannot be seen with the eye. ~Miyamoto Musashi


Pay attention even to life’s trifles. ~Miyamoto Musashi


It is difficult to understand the universe if you only study one planet. ~Miyamoto Musashi


In single combat, we can confuse the enemy by attacking with varied techniques when the chance arises. Feint a thrust or cut, or make the enemy think you are going close to him, and when he is confused you can easily win. This is the essence of fighting, and you must research it deeply. ~Miyamoto Musashi


Fixation is the way to death. Fluidity is the way to life. ~Miyamoto Musashi


In all forms of strategy, it is necessary to maintain the combat stance in everyday life and to make your everyday stance your combat stance. ~Miyamoto Musashi


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


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


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