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Samurai Quotes | Whenever we hear about Samurai, the first picture that comes to our mind is a man doing an action scene with a sword in his hands. But does Samurai mean just that? No, Samurai means courage, bravery, fearlessness, motivation and the ability to win battles.

In this article you will read some motivational quotes related to Samurai.


Warrior Quotes of Samurai


“A warrior is worthless unless he rises above others and stands strong in the midst of a storm.”

– Yamamoto Tsunetomo


“Engage in combat fully determined to die and you will be alive; wish to survive in the battle and you will surely meet death.”

– Uesugi Kenshin


“Victory is reserved for those who are willing to pay its price.”

– Sun Tzu


“See first with your mind, then with your eyes, and finally with your body.”

– Yagyu Munenori


“We don’t rise to the level of our expectations, we fall to the level of our training.”

– Archilochus


“Without Knowledge, Skill cannot be focused. Without Skill, Strength cannot be brought to bear and without Strength, Knowledge may not be applied.”

Alexander the Great


“The Samurai always has to rise and move on, because new challenges will come.”

– Lyoto Machida


“The Samurai always has to rise and move on, because new challenges will come.”

– Lyoto Machida


“Civilize the mind but make savage the body.”

– Mao Zedong


“Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat.”

– Sun Tzu


“The uncomfort zone is very important for us… To feel uncomfortable is important to strengthen your spirit. Like the samurai says, if you feel comfortable you must search for the discomfort, don’t look only for the easy way.”

– Lyoto Machida


“The undisturbed mind is like the calm body water reflecting the brilliance of the moon. Empty the mind and you will realize the undisturbed mind.”

– Yagyu Jubei Mitsuyoshi


“Some Warriors look fierce, but are mild. Some seem timid, but are vicious. Look beyond appearances; position yourself for the advantage.”

– Ming-Dao Deng


“The perfect blossom is a rare thing. You could spend your life looking for one and it would not be a wasted life.”

– Ken Watanabe


Samurai Jack Quotes


“My mentality is like a samurai they used to train every day, work on their technique to make themselves better, almost perfect, perfection is impossible but every day you get closer and that’s what I want . Every day I want to get better than I was the day before. I want to use every second of my life, every time I have in my life to make me a better fighter. It’s more than a job it’s a way of living.”

– Georges St-Pierre


“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.”

– Sun Tzu


“Honour may not win power, but it wins respect. And respect earns power.”

– Ishida Mitsunari


“Engage in combat fully determined to die and you will be alive; wish to survive in the battle and you will surely meet death.”

– Uesugi Kenshin


“A warrior is worthless unless he rises above others and stands strong in the midst of a storm.”

– Yamamoto Tsunetomo


Victory is reserved for those who are willing to pay its price.”

– Sun Tzu


“Think lightly of yourself and deeply of the world.”

– Miyamoto Musashi


“See first with your mind, then with your eyes, and finally with your body.”

– Yagyu Munenori


“The Samurai always has to rise and move on, because new challenges will come.”

– Lyoto Machida


“I’m not a fighter, but in my mind I’m fighting every day. ‘What’s new? What am I doing?’ I’m fighting myself. My soul is samurai. My roots aren’t samurai, but my soul is.”

– Masaharu Morimoto


“It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.”

– Confucius


Inspirational Last Samurai Quotes


“Master the divine techniques of the Art of Peace and no enemy will dare to challenge you.”

– Morihei Ueshiba


“Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat.”

– Sun Tzu


“The undisturbed mind is like the calm body water reflecting the brilliance of the moon. Empty the mind and you will realize the undisturbed mind.”

– Yagyu Jubei Mitsuyoshi


“As a samurai, I must strengthen my character; as a human being I must perfect my spirit.”

– Yamaoka Tesshu


“I have a high art, I hurt with cruelty those who would damage me.”

– Archilochus


“If you are far from the enemy, make him believe you are near.”

– Sun Tzu


“Where life is more terrible than death, it is then the truest valor to dare to live.”

– Thomas Browne


“A samurai should always be prepared for death – whether his own or someone else’s.”

– Stan Sakai


“Engage in combat fully determined to die and you will be alive; wish to survive in the battle and you will surely meet death.”

– Uesugi Kenshin


“Where life is more terrible than death, it is then the truest valor to dare to live.”

– Thomas Browne


“Everyone feels fear. What a samurai or warrior is, is what you do when you feel fear.”

– Enson Inoue


“Don’t fear death. Fear the un-lived life.”

– Unknown


“The moment you find the courage to give up your life for someone, would be the moment you understand love.”

– Unknown


“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


“Warriors are not the ones who always win, but the ones that always fight.”

– Unknown


“Control your anger. If you have anger towards others, they control you.”

– Miyamoto Musashi


Japanese Samurai Quotes


“The only reason a warrior is alive is to fight, and the only reason a warrior fights is to win. Otherwise, why be a warrior? It is easier to count beads.”

– Miyamoto Musashi


“The person who practices an art is an artist, not a samurai, and one should have the intention of being called a samurai.”

– Yamamoto Tsunetomo


“This is the substance of the Way of the Samurai: if by setting one’s heart right every morning and evening, one is able to live as though his body were already dead, he gains freedom in the Way. his whole life will be without blame, and he will succeed in his calling.”

– Yamamoto Tsunetomo


“I have found that the Way of the samurai is death. This means that when you are compelled to choose between life and death, you must quickly choose death.”

Yamamoto Tsunetomo


“Bushido is realized in the presence of death. In the case of having to choose between life and death, you should choose death. There is no other reasoning.”

― Yamamoto Tsunetomo


“It is bad when one thing becomes two. One should not look for anything else in the Way of the Samurai. If one understands things in this manner, he should be able to hear about all Ways and be more and more in accord with his own.”

― Yamamoto Tsunetomo


“Under the sword lifted high, there is hell making you tremble. But go ahead, and you have the land of bliss.”

– Miyamoto Musashi


“When in a fight to the death, one wants to employ all one’s weapons to the utmost. I must say that to die with one’s sword still sheathed is most regrettable.”

– Miyamoto Musashi


“The approach to combat and everyday life should be the same.”

– Mmiyamoto Musashi


Japanese Samurai Quotes


“This is almost the most famous story the last samurai – samurai story – in japan.”

– Hiroyuki Sanada


“The Samurai always has to rise and move on, because new challenges will come.”

– Lyoto Machida


“As a samurai, I must strengthen my character; as a human being I must perfect my spirit.”

Yamaoka Tesshu


“A samurai must remain calm at all times even in the face of danger.”

– Chris Bradford


“It’s actually the samurai spirit, which is ‘no fear and never give up.”

– Enson Inoue


“Everyone feels fear. What a samurai or warrior is, is what you do when you feel fear.”

– Enson Inoue


“The word samurai translates to ‘those who served.’”

– Blake Hoena


“A samurai was essentially a man of action.”

– Inazo Nitobe


“My philosophy is the same as a Samurai: To hit without getting hit.”

– Lyoto Machida


“Be a Samurai. Because you just never know what’s behind the freaking sky.”

Laini Taylor


“The true meaning of the ‘samurai’ is one who serves and adheres to the power of love.”

– Morihei Ueshiba


“I don’t get over the wonder of it, and ‘the last samurai’ was an extreme example of that. Every day when I went to the set, I couldn’t believe what I was seeing.”

– Tony Goldwyn


“A man does what he can, until his destiny is revealed.”

– Unknown


“Engage in combat fully determined to die and you will be alive; wish to survive in the battle and you will surely meet death.”

– Uesugi Kenshin


“The samurais were very interested in Zen because they admired the tremendous precision that the Zen Masters had, their lack of fear and pain and their absolute lack of fear of death.”

Frederick Lenz


“Generally speaking, the way of the warrior is resolute acceptance of death.”

Miyamoto Musashi


Some Humble Samurai Quotes


“A samurai should always be prepared for death – whether his own or someone else’s.”

– Stan Sakai


“The Samurai lived by a code of honor, not unlike the code that you live by. It’s called the Bushido. It was never written down; was always something the Samurai knew, and it was handed down from one warrior to another.”

Kenneth Eade


“I look at the Samurai because they were the artists of their time. What I think struck me when I read Bushido is compassion. ‘If there’s no one there to help, go out and find someone to help.’ That hit me because I try to lead my life like that.”

– Tom Cruise


“Samurai culture did exist really, for hundreds of years and the notion of people trying to create some sort of a moral code, the idea that there existed certain behaviors that could be celebrated and that could be operative in a life.”

Edward Zwick


“I don’t believe a champion is the biggest, baddest, meanest dude in the world. I think the champion is like a warrior; it’s like the head knight or lead samurai: humble men of integrity, respect, and honor that treat people kindly.”

– Jon Jones


“I’ve only kept one award in my whole life, and it’s the coolest thing ever. Mizuno gave me a samurai sword for winning the Cy Young. It’s awesome.”

– Zack Greinke


“Working on the Samurai sword is very different because your body position has to be very still. It’s a much quieter was of fighting.”

– Lucy Liu


“I always loved samurai movies, and I wanted to incorporate that whole level of elegance and just the code of the samurai to ‘Conan.”

– Jason Momoa


Samurai Motivational Quotes On Courage


“Akira Kurosawa, David Lean and Alfred Hitchcock were the main inspirations for ‘Samurai Jack,’ along with a lot of ’70s cinema.”

– Genndy Tartakovsky


“A samurai should always be prepared for death – whether his own or someone else’s.”

– Stan Sakai


“I love tattoos. And mine symbolise who I really am. I have a Samurai on my left arm. At a subconscious level, I connect to this warrior and model myself on his discipline, skills and honour. There is also a tribal tattoo and a Chinese symbol of faith. I have seen a lot of people getting tattoos just because it’s a trend.”

– Virat Kohli


“One of the amazing things about ‘Seven Samurai’ is that there are a lot of characters. And considering you have so many, and they all have shaved heads, and you’ve got good guys and bad guys and peasants, you get to understand a lot of them without too much being said.”

– George Lucas


“Jack’ came from… I had the same dream since I was 10, about the world being destroyed and run by mutants. I’d find a samurai sword, pick up the girl I had a crush on, and we’d go through the land, surviving. That was the initial spark to ‘Samurai Jack.'”

– Genndy Tartakovsky


“I believe samurai in the Edo period and modern hip-hop artists have something in common. Rappers open the way to their future with one microphone; samurai decided their fate with one sword.”

– Shinichiro Watanabe


“I am inspired by both Japanese Samurai films, in particular the films of Kurosawa, and how they share the spirit of American Westerns, with the influences running in both directions, and including the ‘Spaghetti Westerns’ and films of Sam Peckinpah.”

– Ann Nocenti


Samurai Quotes On Love


“The new book is a result of my well-documented… absorption in Samurai movie culture. It’s called ‘The 47th Samurai: A Bob Lee Swagger novel,’ and it takes Bob to Japan in search of the sword his father recovered on Iwo that has gone missing under extremely violent circumstances.”

– Stephen Hunter


“You re-watch ‘Napoleon Dynamite’, and there’s a lot of thrift shopping that goes on in that movie; there’s a lot of funny stuff. It’s definitely amusing, and paying 99 cents for a samurai sword is amazing.”

– Al Madrigal


“I love the way the long scenes feel – one of the characteristics of ’70s filmmaking is that you don’t cut around a lot; you let things play out. I did that on ‘Samurai Jack,’ and it carried over into ‘Clone Wars.'”

– Genndy Tartakovsky


“I don’t get over the wonder of it, and ‘The Last Samurai’ was an extreme example of that. Every day when I went to the set, I couldn’t believe what I was seeing.”

– Tony Goldwyn


“I watch mostly every martial arts movie… I really like movies that aren’t just martial arts. I like movies that have spiritual meaning behind them, like samurai movies, or movies that have meditation.”

– Tony Jaa


“Elves have this superhuman strength, yet they’re so graceful. Tolkien created them to be angelic spirits, but I also saw Legolas as something out of the Seven Samurai.”

– Orlando Bloom


“I’m a huge lover of ‘Seven Samurai’ and anything Kurosawa ever did. The comedic work out of Japan in terms of martial arts movies, some of them are hilarious.”

– Ann Nocenti


Afro Samurai Quotes


“I watching this Disney documentary, and I’m not Disney, but I was thinking about Mickey Mouse and he became an icon. Walt moved onto other things but he made him exist. I was thinking, ‘Wow, is ‘Samurai Jack’ my ‘Mickey Mouse?’ Am I stupid to stop working on it?'”

– Genndy Tartakovsky


“We use music, cinematic storytelling and very stylized backgrounds to create mood and atmosphere as ‘Samurai Jack’ travels an exotic landscape. The environment is a major character in each show.”

– Genndy Tartakovsky


“Before ‘The Last Samurai,’ I couldn’t believe I could do that. I didn’t think I would be able to explain myself and my feelings in English, in a different language. But I could.”

– Ken Watanabe


“I watched the ‘Seven Samurai’ a lot because I loved it growing up. I can’t describe to you how powerful that was. When you’re a kid, you can’t watch an almost-three-hour movie, but this was a war I just never saw before, with these samurai. I could relate to it, just being poor.”

– Antoine Fuqua


“Samurai culture did exist really, for hundreds of years and the notion of people trying to create some sort of a moral code, the idea that there existed certain behaviors that could be celebrated and that could be operative in a life.”

– Edward Zwick


“Quentin wanted to create this special world in which everybody walks around with a samurai sword, extras in the airport, a special little place in the airplane to stick your samurai sword.”

– David Carradine


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