A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer.
Ever since I was a child I have had this instinctive urge for expansion and growth. To me, the function and duty of a quality human being is the sincere and honest development of one's potential.
Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the wise. Seek what they sought.
A lot of times people look at the negative side of what they feel they can't do. I always look on the positive side of what I can do.
The biggest coward of a man is to awaken the love of a woman without the intention of loving her.
If you love life, don't waste time, for time is what life is made up of.
A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.
Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
It's not the daily increase but daily decrease. Hack away at the unessential.
Real living is living for others.
Notice that the stiffest tree is most easily cracked, while the bamboo or willow survives by bending with the wind.
A good teacher protects his pupils from his own influence.
The true martial artist yields to the weak, while withstanding the strong.
What is true stillness? Stillness in movement.
The more complicated and restricted the method, the less opportunity for expression of one's original sense of freedom.
Even today, I dare not say that I have reached a state of achievement. I'm still learning, for learning is boundless.
Spirit first, technique second.
If you don't want to slip up tomorrow, speak the truth today.
They speak of "This Dojo" and "That Dojo". They are looking for profit.
The two most important things to do for self-defense are not to take a martial arts class or get a gun, but to think like the opposition and know where you're most at risk.
The weakest of all weak things is a virtue that has not been tested in the fire.
Killing with the point lacks artistry, but don't let that hold your hand when the opening presents itself.
Effort within the mind further limits the mind, because effort implies struggle towards a goal and when you have a goal, a purpose, an end in view, you have placed a limit on the mind.
It is difficult to understand the universe if you only study one planet
I tried a very fancy attack I'd learned in France, which involved a beat, a feint in quarte, a feint in sixte, and a lunge veering off into an attack on his wrist. I nicked him, and the blood flowed.
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