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.
It's not the daily increase but daily decrease. Hack away at the unessential.
Real living is living for others.
Boxing, mixed martial arts and tennis are the hardest sports to train for.
Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
True strength is not always shown through victory. Stand up, try again and display strength of heart.
One must try, everyday, to expand one's limits.
Notice that the stiffest tree is most easily cracked, while the bamboo or willow survives by bending with the wind.
I don't think I'm in any position to call myself a martial artist. I'm a student of the martial arts.
Strength is not born from strength. Strength can be born only from weakness. So be glad of your weaknesses now, they are the beginnings of your strength.
In true budo there is no enemy or opponent. True budo is to become one with the universe, not train to become powerful or to throw down some opponent. Rather we train in hopes of being of some use, however small our role may be, in the task of bringing peace to mankind around the world.
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.
I've been very fortunate to be able to use my series as a platform to show a good message for the kids.
A good teacher protects his pupils from his own influence.
If you don't want to slip up tomorrow, speak the truth today.
If there is a God, he is within. You don't ask God to give you things, you depend on God for your inner theme.
You can use martial arts to tell a different story. Ang Lee used martial arts in 'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon' to talk about love.
Spirit first, technique second.
Take no thought of who is right or wrong or who is better than. Be not for or against.
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