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Unlimited Will and Freedom

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Will is the arche of everything.
– F. W. J. Schelling

Willpower, unflappable courage and determination together with strength and polished skills will always help you when you face any danger.
You will be the master of any situation.
– A. R. Basov, "Spirit of the Warrior"

The great man fights the elements in his time that hinder his own greatness, in other words his own freedom and sincerity.
– Friedrich Nietzsche

Unlimited will is the determination to fulfill any volitional order until you are alive. To know that you would die tomorrow and to do what you see proper is aristocratic. This is the backbone of the Master's morality.
A. R. Basov, "Spirit of the Warrior"

He who reigns within himself and rules passions, desires, and fears is more than a king.
– John Milton

Comprehension generates strength, will, and power. If you understand this, you will find support even in the void, and you will realize that genuine power is inherent in the man.
A human being may have scarce physical strength. But if your will of iron directs all your actions, then your purposefulness will work miracles.
A. R. Basov, "Spirit of the Warrior"

The higher man is distinguished from the lower by his fearlessness and his readiness to challenge misfortune.
– Friedrich Nietzsche

The diffidence of slaves should be profoundly despised. A Lord has abiding faith. He himself is the embodiment of it. Ordinary people are stuck in their weakness like in a bog. The Lord’s willpower draws him out of this sticky and treacherous clutch.
A Lord is capable both of a frontal attack and deliberate siege. A siege may last a thousand years, but the moment when any fortress falls will come.
A. R. Basov, "Spirit of the Warrior"

Honor has not to be won; it must only not be lost.
– Arthur Schopenhauer

Any victory or defeat has a cause. And there is no excuse. If a goal is defined, its achievement only depends on willpower and the sharp mind.
Sometimes a goal is apparently clear but looks unattainable, remote, and unreal. But there are no unattainable goals. Only willpower is required to turn them into reality.
A. R. Basov, "Spirit of the Warrior"

Freedom is the will to be responsible to ourselves.
– Friedrich Nietzsche

Uncompromising determination is when there are no emotions and relenting. There is only your creed and absolute clarity.
When the fear of death and life is eliminated, unwavering Spirit and unlimited Will come. And nothing is going to stop you.
A. R. Basov, "Spirit of the Warrior"

One hour of life, crowded to the full with glorious action, and filled with noble risks, is worth whole years of those mean observances of paltry decorum, in which men steal through existence, like sluggish waters through a marsh, without either honor or observation.
– Walter Scott

Mental and volitional factors drive civilization along the way of history.
Volitional acts, accomplishment of set goals are genuine masculine deeds. Those who deliberately cultivate their willpower understand that it is the key to everything. Paralysis of willpower is the gangrene of spirit. Inaction is perilous.
Action creates chance and possibility.
Absence of goal demoralizes. To build one's life guided by will and spiritual effort is a man's business.
A. R. Basov, "Spirit of the Warrior"

This is the highest wisdom that I own; freedom and life are earned by those alone who conquer them each day anew.
– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Let your will be like indestructible steel. Train your mind through your will, rooting out your weakness. The only valid psychology is the one which leads to steady strengthening.
A. R. Basov, "Spirit of the Warrior"

The value of life lies not in the length of days but in the use we make of them... Whether you find satisfaction in life depends not on your tale of years but on your will.
– Michel de Montaigne

My firm belief is that there is not any Way so valid and worthy for a real man, than the Way of the Knight. If there are no ideals of chivalry in a man’s heart, he loses valor and nobleness, his life is deprived of beauty. Those who seek only for temporal wealth have a primitive way of thinking and cannot accept the Way in their heart.
A. R. Basov, "Spirit of the Warrior"

Freedom's possibility is not the ability to choose the good or the evil. The possibility is to be able.
– Søren Kierkegaard



Quotes are taken from
the book "Samurai. Spirit of the Warrior" by A. R. Basov

avaliable as an eBook (for Windows, Android, iOS) and a hardcover book (pre-order only).



I will not get lost...
The North Star is shining in the darkness...
The road to Valhalla, straight like a sword, is always in front of me!

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