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Set 3

Humor is a rubber sword—it allows you to make a point without drawing blood -Mary Hirsch

The harder you train, the easier the fight.  -Herman Suwanda

If you face your opponent and doubt yourself—you're outnumbered. -Dan Millman

Chance favors the prepared.

People always call it luck when you have acted more sensibly than they have -Anne Tyler

Go hard or go home. -Unknown Author

Know yourself and know your opponent—you will not face peril in a thousand battles.  -Sun Tzu

A champion is someone who gets back up—even if they can't. -Jack Dempsey

Sweat in the gym; don't bleed in the streets. -Joe Frazier.

Float like a butterfly sting like a bee—your hands can't hit what your eyes can't see. -Mohamed Ali

The human mind can subjugate anything—even real pain. -Bruce Lee.

Do all you can do; that's all you can do. -TKDTutor

Taekwondo just is shotokan with the serial numbers filed off and aggressive marketing. -Unknown Author

The first five black belt ranks come from what you've gotten out of the system, the next ranks come from what you've given back. -Unknown Author

The tongue weighs practically nothing, but so few people may hold it. -Unknown Author

Learn from the mistakes of others. You won't live long enough to make them all yourself. -Unknown Author

She who loses money, loses much; She who loses a friend, loses more; She who loses faith, loses all. -Unknown Author

Great minds discuss ideas; Average minds discuss events; Small minds discuss people. -Unknown Author

Anger is only one letter short of danger. -Unknown Author

Silence. Once you say the word, it no longer exists. -Unknown Author

Beware the fury of a patient man. -Jake (The Snake) Roberts, professional wrestler

Take integrity over popularity and you'll always be cool. -Carlos Santana

Failure is God's way of saying, "Excuse me, you're moving in the wrong direction." -Oprah Winfrey

If you don't have enemies, you don't have character. -Paul Newman

It is not necessary to do extraordinary things to get extraordinary results. - Warren Buffett

A man who has attained mastery of an art reveals it in his every action. -Samurai Maxim

Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is Enlightenment. -Lao-Tzu

Nothing is impossible to a willing mind. -Books of Han Dynasty

When you seek it, you cannot find it. -Zen Riddle

Life is like a roll of toilet paper. The closer you get to the end, the faster it goes. -Unknown Author

For the uncontrolled, there is no wisdom, nor for the uncontrolled is there the power of concentration; and for him without concentration, there is no peace. And for the unpeaceful, how can there be happiness? - Bhagavad Gita

Power of mind is infinite, while brawn is limited. -Koichi Tohei

You and your opponent are one. There is a coexisting relationship between you. You coexist with your opponent and become his complement, absorbing his attack and using his force to overcome him. -Bruce Lee

Softness triumphs over hardness, feebleness over strength. What is more malleable is always superior over that which is immovable. This is the principle of controlling things by going along with them, or mastery through adaptation. -Lao-Tzu

Control your emotion or it will control you. -Chinese adage

The angry man will defeat himself in battle as well as in life. -Samurai maxim

I can defeat you physically with or without a reason. But I can only defeat your mind with reason. -Jim Lau

You may train for a long, long, time, but if you merely move your hands and feet and jump up and down like a puppet, learning karate is not very different from learning to dance. You will never have reached the heart of the matter; you will have failed to grasp the quintessence of karate-do. -Gichin Funakoshi

Light travels faster than sound. That is why some people appear bright until you speak to them. -Unknown Author

To win one hundred victories in one hundred battles is not the highest skill. To subdue the enemy without fighting is the highest skill. -Sun Tzu

In order to achieve victory, you must place yourself in your opponent’s skin. If you don’t understand yourself, you will lose one hundred percent of the time. If you understand yourself, you will win fifty percent of the time. If you understand yourself and your opponent, you will win one hundred percent of the time. -Tsutomu Oshima

There is a sequence of phases in developing the practice of one’s art. One begins by self-consciously practicing a certain technique. One proceeds slowly, deliberately, reflectively; but one keeps on practicing until the technique becomes internalized and one is no longer self-conscious when executing it. After a set of techniques has been thoroughly internalized, one begins to grasp the principles behind them. And finally, when one has understood and internalized the basic principles, one no longer responds mechanically to a given attack, but begins to use the art creatively and in a manner whereby one’s individual style and insights can find expression. -Miyamoto Musashi

Practicing a thousand days is said to be a discipline, and practicing ten thousand days is said to be refining. -Miyamoto Musashi

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