"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."
"True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist."Morihei Ueshiba on Albert Einstein
"If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced."Morihei Ueshiba on Vincent Van Gogh
"The highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person."Morihei Ueshiba on Abraham Lincoln
"The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance."Morihei Ueshiba on Aristotle
"A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament."Morihei Ueshiba on Oscar Wilde
"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."
"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."
"All the principles of heaven and earth are living inside you. Life itself is truth, and this will never change. Everything in heaven and earth breathes. Breath is the thread that ties creation together."