Bushido: The Soul of Japan. A Classic Essay on Samurai Ethics Quotes.

1. "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

2. "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

3. "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

4. "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

5. "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

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