-- Motomichi Anno Sensei,
8th dan, Kumano, Japan.
"Now more than ever, it is important that human society recognize where it is that we came from, that we wake up to our purpose and mission on earth, and that we live our lives as an expression of appreciation and gratitude for the gift of life."
--Morihei Ueshiba, founder of Aikido
From "A Light on Transmission" by Mitsugi Saotome Shihan