Inazo Nitobe Quotes.

1. "What is important is to try to develop insights and wisdom rather than mere knowledge, respect someone's character rather than his learning, and nurture men of character rather than mere talents."
- Quote by Inazo Nitobe

2. "If there is anything to do, there is certainly a best way to do it, and the best way is both the most economical and the most graceful."
- Quote by Inazo Nitobe

3. "We needed no Shakespeare to feel -- though, perhaps, like the rest of the world, we needed him to express it."
- Quote by Inazo Nitobe

4. "When the delicious perfume of the sakura quickens the morning air, as the sun in its course rises to illumine first the isles of the Far East, few sensations are more serenely exhilarating than to inhale, as it were, the very breath of beauteous day."
- Inazo Nitobe, Bushido the Soul of Japan: Illustrated

5. "Knowledge becomes really such only when it is assimilated in the mind of the learner and shows in his character."
- Inazo Nitobe, Bushido: The Soul of Japan. A Classic Essay on Samurai Ethics

6. "Beneath the instinct to fight there lurks a diviner instinct to love."
- Inazo Nitobe, Bushido: The Soul of Japan. A Classic Essay on Samurai Ethics

7. "Did not Socrates, all the while he unflinchingly refused to concede one iota of loyalty to his daemon, obey with equal fidelity and equanimity the command of his earthly master, the State? His conscience he followed, alive; his country he served, dying. Alack the day when a state grows so powerful as to demand of its citizens the dictates of their consciences!"
- Inazo Nitobe, Bushido: The Soul of Japan. A Classic Essay on Samurai Ethics

8. "Read Hearn, the most eloquent and truthful interpreter of the Japanese mind, and you see the working of that mind to be an example of the working of Bushido."
- Inazo Nitobe, Bushido: The Soul of Japan. A Classic Essay on Samurai Ethics

9. "Bushido as an independent code of ethics may vanish, but its power will not perish from the earth; its schools of martial prowess or civic honor may be demolished, but its light and its glory will long survive their ruins. Like its symbolic flower, after it is blown to the four winds, it will still bless mankind with the perfume with which it will enrich life."
- Inazo Nitobe, Bushido: The Soul of Japan. A Classic Essay on Samurai Ethics

10. "Indeed, valour and honour alike required that we should own as enemies in war only such as prove worthy of being friends in peace."
- Inazo Nitobe, Bushido: The Soul of Japan

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