I have had a miniature book, The Art of Peace, by my bedside for as long as I remember. It contains thoughts of Ueshiba, translated by John Stevens.
Here are two quotes that I find inspiring:
Your heart is full of fertile seeds, waiting to sprout. Just as a lotus flower springs from the mire to bloom splendidly, the interaction of the comic breath causes the flower of the spirit to bloom and bear fruit in this world.
Do not fail to learn from the pure voice of an ever-flowing mountain stream splashing over the rocks.
Have a wonderful day!