Bushido, literally meaning “Way of the Warrior”, is the
Code of Honour and way of life of the Samurai.
There are eight virtues, which a Samurai must try to possess:
a sense of justice and honesty,
courage and contempt for death,
sympathy towards all people,
politeness and respect for etiquette,
sincerity and respect for one’s word of honour,
absolute loyalty to one’s superior,
a duty to defend the honour of one’s name and guild.
The art of war teaches us to rely not on the likelihood of the enemy’s not coming, but on our own readiness to receive him; not on the chance of his not attacking, but rather on the fact that we have made our position unassailable.
The Art of War, Sun Tzu