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Wisdom from Street Fighter

In 1987, Capcom unleashed a new challenger to the halls of gaming arcades. Staring a martial artist by the name of Ryu, the polished, tactical six button fighting game would soon transform the world of beat'em'ups, with the success of 1991's Street Fighter II confirming that the Japanese publishers had a champion on its hands.

A staggering 28 years on and the Street Fighter series is still the undisputed king of combos, with Ultra Street Fighter IV the latest title to exercise gamers' thumbs. We've collected together our favourite words of wisdom from some of the many fighters who've stepped into the SF arena: from wise words to brutal brags, there's something to learn from each of these.

Let us know if we've missed any of your favourite words of wisdom in the comments below.

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Round 1. Fight!

  • Wisdom from Street Fighter 35

    Ryu (Street Fighter Alpha 3)

    "True victory is to give all of yourself, without regret."

  • Wisdom from Street Fighter 36

    Gouken (Street Fighter IV)

    "Concentrate not on destroying your foe, but on obtaining your own victory."

  • Wisdom from Street Fighter 37

    Vega (Street Fighter IV)

    "Everyone's blood is beautiful, even if the owner is not."

  • Wisdom from Street Fighter 38

    Akuma (Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike)

    "To show mercy is to show proof of your imperfections!"

  • Wisdom from Street Fighter 39

    Chun-Li (Street Fighter Alpha 3)

    "Speed is something more important than strength!"

  • Wisdom from Street Fighter 40

    Guile (Super Street Fighter IV)

    "The only way to win is to keep a cool head and stay focused."

  • Wisdom from Street Fighter 41

    Rose (Street Fighter Alpha 3)

    "Every action has the potential to fill or empty one's heart."

  • Wisdom from Street Fighter 42

    T. Hawk (Super Street Fighter IV)

    "We are but branches on the tree of life."

  • Wisdom from Street Fighter 43

    M. Bison (Street Fighter IV)

    "Only one man can rule the planet through fear and intimidation!"

  • Wisdom from Street Fighter 44

    Akuma (Super Street Fighter II)

    "One must defeat one's own shadow, one's own demon, or he is condemned to nothingness."

  • Wisdom from Street Fighter 45

    Gouken (Super Street Fighter IV)

    "We are all our own worst enemy. But also our best teacher."

  • Wisdom from Street Fighter 46

    Vega (Street Fighter IV)

    "The blood-curdling shriek of defeat is more beautiful than any music."

  • Wisdom from Street Fighter 47

    Oni (Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition)

    "There are things which mere humans simply cannot understand."

  • Wisdom from Street Fighter 48

    Urien (Street Fighter III: 2nd Impact)

    "Fighting has no relation to friendship."

  • Wisdom from Street Fighter 49

    Chun-Li (Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike)

    "Put some thought into your actions and you will eliminate your regrets."

  • Wisdom from Street Fighter 50

    Karin (Street Fighter Alpha 3)

    "To defeat an opponent is to get to know them intimately..."

  • Wisdom from Street Fighter 51

    Gill (Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike)

    "It is natural that you desire what you can never have or achieve!"

  • Wisdom from Street Fighter 52

    T. Hawk (Street Fighter Alpha 3)

    "Peace is something that can be wished and fought for."

  • Wisdom from Street Fighter 53

    Juri (Super Street Fighter IV)

    "Where's the fun in fighting a gentleman that follows the rules?"

  • Wisdom from Street Fighter 54

    Gouken (Super Street Fighter IV)

    "Don't think that strength alone defines you as a person. It could destroy you."

  • Wisdom from Street Fighter 55

    Ken Masters (Street Fighter Alpha 3)

    "True strength is something money and credit cards cannot buy!"

  • Wisdom from Street Fighter 56

    Guile (Street Fighter II)

    "Go home and be a family man."

  • Wisdom from Street Fighter 57

    Ryu (Street Fighter Alpha 3)

    "Sometimes the most important battle, is the battle within..."

  • Wisdom from Street Fighter 58

    Rose (Street Fighter Alpha 3)

    "A life shrouded in darkness is spent searching for the light..."

  • Wisdom from Street Fighter 59

    Akuma (Super Street Fighter IV)

    "To enslave yourself to destiny is to admit weakness!"

  • Wisdom from Street Fighter 60

    Ryu (Street Fighter Alpha 3)

    "Whatever you find worthwhile in life, is worth fighting for!"

  • Wisdom from Street Fighter 61

    Gouken (Street Fighter IV)

    "Simply relying on your fists is not enough. The mind holds true power."

  • Wisdom from Street Fighter 62

    T. Hawk (Super Street Fighter IV)

    "Rushing to get there is pointless... for 'there' exists only in your mind."

  • Wisdom from Street Fighter 63

    Alex (Street Fighter III)

    "Keep your cool and don't worry so much about winning or losing..."

  • Wisdom from Street Fighter 64

    Cody (Street Fighter IV)

    "The only thing that doesnt change, is the excitment of the fight."

  • Wisdom from Street Fighter 65

    Sagat (Street Fighter Alpha 3)

    "Do not challenge what you cannot defeat!"

  • Wisdom from Street Fighter 66

    Zangief (Street Fighter IV)

    "If you want to build your leg muscles, you should try the Cossack Dance!"

  • Wisdom from Street Fighter 67

    E Honda

    "Nothing is as thrilling as fighting in such a vast world!"

  • Wisdom from Street Fighter 68

    Ryu (Street Fighter Alpha 3)

    "Your strength is equal to that of your will to win!"

  • Wisdom from Street Fighter 69

    El Fuerte (Super Street Fighter IV)

    "You can't fight if you can't cook!"