Miyamoto Musashi Quotes (53 quotes)
“You win battles by knowing the enemy's timing, and using a timing which the enemy does not expect.”
A book of Five Rings
“If you learn indoor techniques, you will think narrowly and forget the true Way. Thus you will have difficulty in actual encounters.”
Go Rin No Sho (1645)
The Book of Five Rings (2013 edition), Start Publishing LLC - ISBN: 9781625586421
The Samurai Series: The Book of Five Rings / Hagakure: The Way of the Samurai / Bushido: The Soul of Japan (2006 edition), Special Edition Books - ISBN: 9781934255018
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsMiyamoto Musashi
Died: 1645 (aged 61)
Bio: Miyamoto Musashi, also known as Shinmen Takezō, Miyamoto Bennosuke or, by his Buddhist name, Niten Dōraku, was a Japanese swordsman and rōnin. Musashi, as he was often simply known, became renowned through stories of his excellent swordsmanship in numerous duels, even from a very young age.
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