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Set 6

The squeaky wheel may get the most oil, but it's also the first to be replaced. -Marilyn Vos Savant

If at first you don't succeed, destroy all evidence that you ever tried. -Unknown Author

A conclusion is a place where you got tired of thinking. -Unknown Author

Even monkeys fall from trees. -Unknown Author

It doesn't matter how slow you go as long as you don't stop. -Unknown Author

Taekwondo is like hot water. If you don't keep adding hot, it will soon cool. -Unknown Author

Ride the horse in the direction it's going. -Unknown Author

You can't catch a tiger's cub unless you dare to step into it's cave. -Unknown Author

If you think you are good enough, you've just started your decline. -Unknown Author

A ship in the harbor is safe, but that's not what ships are built for. -Unknown Author

Spirit first, technique second. -Unknown Author

Control your emotions or they will control you. -Unknown Author

The journey of a thousand miles starts with the first step. -Unknown Author

Correct execution of the technique leads to a correct understanding of the technique. -Unknown Author

Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it. -Unknown Author

For every action, there is an equal but opposite criticism. -Unknown Author

Never do card tricks for the group you play poker with. -Unknown Author

No one is listening until you make a mistake. -Unknown Author

Success always occurs in private, failure in full view. -Unknown Author

To be prepared for war is one of the most effectual means of preserving peace. -General George Washington

He who knows others is wise. He who knows himself is enlightened. -Tao Te Ching

Master the divine techniques of the Art of Peace and no enemy will dare to challenge you. -Ueshiba

In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert's mind there are few -Suzuki

Without knowledge, skill cannot be focused. Without skill, strength cannot be brought to bear and without strength, knowledge may not be applied. -Alexander the Great's Chief Physician

To a real warrior, power perceived may be power achieved. -Unknown Author

Given enough time, any man may master the physical.  -Unknown Author

With enough knowledge, any man may become wise. It is the true warrior who can master both....and surpass the result. -Tien T'ai

Act like a man of thought. Think like a man of action -Thomas Mann

Civilize the mind but make savage the body -Chairman Mao

Unless you do your best, the day will come when, tired and hungry, you will halt just short of the goal you were ordered to reach, and, by halting, you will make useless the efforts and deaths of thousands -Gen. George S. Patton

I have a high art, I hurt with cruelty those who would damage me. -Archilochus

Some warriors look fierce but are mild. Some seem timid but are vicious. Look beyond appearances; position yourself for the advantage. -Deng Ming-Dao

Only a warrior chooses pacifism; others are condemned to it. -Unknown Author

I dislike death, however, there are some things I dislike more than death. Therefore, there are times when I will not avoid danger. -Mencius

Victory is reserved for those who are willing to pay it's price. -Sun Tzu

It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop. -Confucius

War is not about who is right, it is about who is left. -Unknown Author

To practice Zen or the Martial Arts, you must live intensely, wholeheartedly, without reserve—as if you might die in the next instant -Taisen Deshimaru

The ultimate warrior leaves no openings—except in his mind. -Unknown Author

When the Way comes to an end, then change—having changed, you pass through. -I Ching

Ultimately, you must forget about technique. The further you progress, the fewer teachings there are. The Great Path is really NO PATH.  -Ueshiba Morihei

When you aim for perfection, you discover it's a moving target. -Unknown Author

Victory goes to the one who has no thought of himself -Shinkage School of Swordsmanship

See first with your mind, then with your eyes, and finally with your body -Yagyu Munenori

Teachers open the door, but you must enter by yourself -Chinese Proverb

When the student is ready, the Master appears. -Buddhist Proverb

Be master OF mind rather than mastered BY mind -Zen Saying

Like fire, taekwondo itself is neither good nor evil. It is neutral, its character is determined by the eye of the perceiver, the hand of the user. -Adapted from quote by Jerrold Mundis

The best martial artist is the one who's having the most fun. - Adapted from quote by Alex Lowe

A wise man believes in silence, he does not boast of his prowess. He will not display his self-defense until he hears a cry of distress. Only then he will not hesitate to protect the helpless one. -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. -Unknown Author

A warrior takes no pleasure in winning battles, for to do so would be finding gratification in the pain of others. -Unknown Author

Truthful words are not always beautiful; beautiful words are not always truthful. -Unknown Author

The thunder is loud, but the raindrops are small. -Unknown Author

Courage is the complement of fear. A man who is fearless cannot be courageous. -Unknown Author

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