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.
The real purpose of the martial arts must be to purge oneself of petty ambitions and desire, to obtain control of one’s own character.
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 true science of martial arts means practicing them in such a way that they will be useful at any time, and to teach them in such a way that they will be useful in all things.
Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
The very essence of martial arts is the thirst for knowledge and the truth about ourselves.
The path of Martial Arts begins and ends with courtesy. So be genuinely polite on every occasion.
If you love life, don't waste time, for time is what life is made up of.
For me, the martial arts is a search for something inside. It's not just a physical discipline.
We learn martial arts as helping weakness. You never fight for people to get hurt. You're always helping people.
A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.
The biggest coward of a man is to awaken the love of a woman without the intention of loving her.
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.
True strength is not always shown through victory. Stand up, try again and display strength of heart.
A good martial artist does not become tense, but ready. Not thinking, yet not dreaming. Ready for whatever may come. When the opponent expands, I contract; and when he contracts, I expand. And when there is an opportunity, "I" do not hit, "it" hits all by itself.
The only time we fail is when we stop trying.
If you don't give up, eventually you will break the cycle and you will overcome any obstacle.
It's not the daily increase but daily decrease. Hack away at the unessential.
The martial arts are based upon understanding, hard work and a total comprehension of skills. Power training and the use of force are easy, but total comprehension of all of the skills of the martial arts is very difficult to achieve.
Showing off is the fool's idea of glory.
Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one
If you fail to take advantage of your enemies' collapse, they may recover.
Notice that the stiffest tree is most easily cracked, while the bamboo or willow survives by bending with the wind.
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