quote by Mas Oyama

Subjecting yourself to vigourous training is more for the sake of forging a resolute spirit that can vanquish the self than it is for developing a strong body.

— Mas Oyama

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A man's greatest moment in life is when his enemy lays vanquished, his village aflame, his herds driven before you and his weeping wives and daughters are clasped to your breast.

The greatest pleasure is to vanquish your enemies and chase them before you, to rob them of their wealth and see those dear to them bathed in tears, to ride their horses and clasp to your bosom their wives and daughters.

Patience is a conquering virtue. The learned say that, if it not desert you, It vanquishes what force can never reach; Why answer back at every angry speech? No, learn forbearance or, I'll tell you what, You will be taught it, whether you will or not.

Ants, fighting together, will vanquish the lion.


The black people's struggle has vanquished racism.

It was God who created colour. Today Obama, a son of Kenya, a son of Africa, has made it in the United States of America.

Against war it may be said that it makes the victor stupid and the vanquished revengeful.

Aikido is the principle of non-resistance.

Because it is non-resistant, it is victorious from the beginning. Those with evil intentions or contentious thoughts are instantly vanquished. Aikido is invincible because it contends with nothing.

The important thing in life is not victory but combat;

it is not to have vanquished but to have fought well.

War gives the right to the conquerors to impose any condition they please upon the vanquished.


Hatred as an element of the struggle;

a relentless hatred of the enemy, impelling us over and beyond the natural limitations that man is heir to and transforming him into an effective, violent, selective and cold killing machine. Our soldiers must be thus; a people without hatred cannot vanquish a brutal enemy.

I knew that if I allowed fear to overtake me, my journey was doomed.

Fear, to a great extent, is born of a story we tell ourselves, and so I chose to tell myself a different story from the one women are told. I decided I was safe. I was strong. I was brave. Nothing could vanquish me.

People may talk about the equality of the sexes! They are not equal.

The silent smile of a sensible, loving woman will vanquish ten men.

If you follow nature you will not be able to vanquish the tragic in any real degree in your art... We must free ourselves from our attachment to the external, for only then do we transcend the tragic, and are enabled consciously to contemplate the repose which is within all things.

To conquer oneself is the best and noblest victory;

to be vanquished by one's own nature is the worst and most ignoble defeat.


Although deceit is detestable in all other things, yet in the conduct of war it is laudable and honorable; and a commander who vanquishes an enemy by stratagem is equally praised with one who gains victory by force.

The simple act of an ordinary courageous man is not to take part, not to support lies! Let that come into the world and even reign over it, but not through me. Writers and artists can do more: they can vanquish lies! ... Lies can stand up against much in the world, but not against art.

God is Dead; but given the way of men, there may still be caves for thousands of years in which his shadow will be shown. And we - we still have to vanquish his shadow, too.

Passed years seem safe ones, vanquished ones, while the future lives in a cloud, formidable from a distance. The cloud clears as you enter it. I have learned this, but like everyone, I learned it late.

He who attacks must vanquish. He who defends must merely survive.


The Way of a Warrior is to establish harmony.

If you vanquish ego-clinging today, tonight you will be enlightened.

The real Art of Peace is not to sacrifice a single one of your warriors to defeat an enemy. Vanquish your foes by always keeping yourself in a safe and unassailable position; then no one will suffer any losses. The Way of a Warrior, the Art of Politics, is to stop trouble before it starts. It consists in defeating your adversaries spiritually by making them realize the folly of their actions. The Way of a Warrior is to establish harmony.

The only way to vanquish cowardice is to brandish courage.

A smile remains the most inexpensiv gift I can bestow on anyone and yet its powers can vanquish kingdoms.


The sun rises every morning and sheds light, vanquishing the night's darkness.

The rooster also rises every morning only, unlike the sun, he simply makes noise. But the darkness of the night is dispelled by sunshine, not by the rooster's crowing. The world can use more light and less noise. Wherever I can, I want to be light.

I think that this is the first war in history that on the morrow the victors sued for peace and the vanquished called for unconditional surrender.

Science is not perfect. It's often misused; it's only a tool, but it's the best tool we have. Self-correcting , ever changing, applicable to everything: with this tool, we vanquish the impossible.

Man ceased to be an ape, vanquished the ape, on the day the first book was written.

I have supported my deviations with reasons;

I did not stop at mere doubt; I have vanquished, I have uprooted, I have destroyed everything in my heart that might have interfered with my pleasure.


The fundamental religion of most of mankind is the faith that God has revealed Himself to us and not to the barbarians. Our tribe is the one God chose and so if we vanquish the other tribes and rain fire and destruction on them, we're only carrying out God's Will.

Strength alone knows conflict, weakness is born vanquished.

All love is vanquished by a succeeding love.

Victor and vanquished never unite in substantial agreement.

Quelque rigueur qui loge en votre coeur, Amour s'en peut un jour rendre vainqueur. That little harshness which resides in your heart, Love will vanquish someday.

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