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Set 7

A student once complained, "You tell us stories, but you never reveal their meaning to us." The master replied, "How would you like it if I offered you fruit, but chewed it up for you first?" -Unknown Author

Seek freedom and become captive of your desires. Seek discipline and find your freedom. -F. Herbert

If you haven't failed; you're not trying hard enough. -Attila the Hun

Those who know honor, but practice humility, will be as a valley, receiving all the world into it. -Unknown Author

If one does not begin with a right attitude, there is little hope for a right ending. -Unknown Author

Mischief results from too much opening of the mouth. -Chinese proverb

When you sit alone, meditate on your faults. In conversation, do not discuss the faults of others. -Unknown Author

Over every possessor of knowledge is one who is more knowing. -Unknown Author

You must train the body before you can train the mind!  -Bodhidharma

One who has attained mastery of an art, reveals it in his every action. -Unknown Author

A journey of 1000 miles, begins with a single step.  -Chinese riddle

Our actions always shout volumes about our character. -Unknown Author

Peace is not the absence of conflict, but the ability to cope with conflict. -Unknown Author

Courage is acting in spite of fear.  -Howard W. Hunter

Success is getting what you want; happiness is wanting what you get. -Unknown Author

Failure to prepare is preparing to fail.  -J. Wooden

Without fear, there are no heroes. -Unknown Author

Once you are in the fight, it is too late to wonder if this is a good idea. -Unknown Author

Never get into a fight without more ammunition than the other guy. -Unknown Author

Cover your buddy so he can be around to cover for you. -Unknown Author

Decisions made by someone over your head will seldom be in your best interest. -Unknown Author

Sometimes, being good and lucky is still not enough. -Unknown Author

If everything is as clear as a bell and everything is going exactly as planned, you're about to be surprised. -Unknown Author

 No matter what you do, the bullet with your name on it will get you. So too may the ones addressed "To whom it may concern." -Unknown Author

If you are wearing body armor, they will probably miss that part. -Unknown Author

Having all your body parts intact and functioning at the end of the day beats the alternative. -Unknown Author

If you are allergic to pain it is best to avoid a fight. -Unknown Author

It is a bad thing to run out of techniques, energy, and ideas all at the same time. -Unknown Author

Loud, sudden noises on a dark street WILL get your undivided attention. -Unknown Author

The further you walk into the darkness, the louder strange noises become. -Unknown Author

Accolades are OK, but having your body at the end of the day is better. -Unknown Author

Getting hit hurts! -Unknown Author

There is no such thing as a fair fight, only ones where you win or lose. -Unknown Author

If you win the battle, you are entitled to the spoils. If you lose, you don't care. -Unknown Author

Nobody cares what you did yesterday or what you are going to do tomorrow. What is important is what you are doing NOW. -Unknown Author

Prayer may not help, but it can't hurt. -Unknown Author

Do not fear the enemy, for your enemy can only take your life. It is far better you fear the media, for they will steal your HONOR. -Unknown Author

The ultimate aim of karate lies not in victory or defeat, but in the perfection of the character of its participants. -Unknown Author

There are no offensive techniques in karate. -Gichin Funakoshi

Seek perfection of character, be faithful, endeavor, respect others, and refrain from violent behavior.
karate begins with courtesy. -Gichin Funakoshi

Work as efficiently as possible, observe the leaders of the past, honor their ideas, and use some of their doctrines. -Unknown Author

The best offense is one that stops the opponent with minimum effort. -Unknown Author

The correct application of any technique is what is important. -Unknown Author

Within kata is all one will ever need to know to defend oneself. -Richard Kim

You must make the most strenuous efforts. Throughout this life, you can never be certain of livings long enough to take another breath. -Unknown Author

The foolish reject what they see, not what they think; the wise reject what they think, not what they see. -Huang Po

Brains, like hearts, go where they are appreciated. -Robert McNamara

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

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

If one really wishes to be master of an art, technical knowledge is not enough. One has to transcend technique so that the art becomes an "artless art" growing out of the unconsciousness. -T. Suzuki

If your mind is empty, it is always ready for anything; it is open to everything. In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s mind, there are few. -Shunryu Suzuki

The mind of a perfect man is like a mirror. It grasps nothing. It expects nothing. It reflects but does not hold. Therefore, the perfect man can act without effort. -Chuang Tzu

A mind troubled by doubt cannot focus on the course to victory. -Arthur Goldman

The ultimate aim of karate lies not in victory or defeat but in the perfection of the character of its participants. -Gichin Funakoshi

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 Tsu, The Art of War

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