"As soon as you concern yourself with the 'good' and 'bad' of your fellows, you create an opening in your heart for maliciousness to enter. Testing, competing with, and criticizing others weaken and defeat you."
"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing."Morihei Ueshiba on Edmund Burke
"It is very important to generate a good attitude, a good heart, as much as possible. From this, happiness in both the short term and the long term for both yourself and others will come."Morihei Ueshiba on Dalai Lama
"If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed."Morihei Ueshiba on Albert Einstein
"Despite everything, I believe that people are really good at heart."Morihei Ueshiba on Anne Frank
"When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That's my religion."Morihei Ueshiba on Abraham Lincoln
"One does not need buildings, money, power, or status to practice the Art of Peace. Heaven is right where you are standing, and that is the place to train."
"There are no contests in the Art of Peace. A true warrior is invincible because he or she contests with nothing. Defeat means to defeat the mind of contention that we harbor within."
"The art of Peace I practice has room for each of the world's eight million gods, and I cooperate with them all. The God of Peace is very great and enjoins all that is divine and enlightened in every land."
"To injure an opponent is to injure yourself. To control aggression without inflicting injury is the Art of Peace."
"Economy is the basis of society. When the economy is stable, society develops. The ideal economy combines the spiritual and the material, and the best commodities to trade in are sincerity and love."