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Set 9

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

You may train for a 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 a dance. You will never have reached the heart of the matter; you will have failed to grasp the quintessence of karate-do. -Gichin Funakoshi

Hoping to see karate included in the universal physical education taught in our public schools, I set about revising the kata so as to make them as simple as possible. Times change, the world changes, and obviously the martial arts must change too. The karate that high school students practice today is not the same karate that was practiced even as recently as ten years ago, and it is a long way indeed from the karate I learned when I was a child in Okinawa. -Gichin Funakoshi [Written in 1956]

The Art of Peace is medicine for a sick world. There is evil and disorder in the world because people have forgotten that all things emanate from one source. Return to that source and leave behind all self-centered thoughts, petty desires, and anger. Those who are possessed by nothing possess everything. -Morihei Ueshiba

The teaching of one virtuous person can influence many; that which has been learned well by one generation can be passed on to a hundred. -Jigoro Kano, the founder of judo

Follow not in the footsteps of the masters, but rather seek what they sought.  -Unknown Author

Truth is universal. Perception of truth is not. -Unknown Author

No one nation or people has a monopoly on the sun and no one art or system as a monopoly on truth. -Mike Casto

An error doesn’t become a mistake until you refuse to correct it. -O. A. Battista

CHARACTER: The best index to a person’s character is (a) how he treats people who can’t do him any good, and (b) how he treats people who can’t fight back. -Abigail Van Buren

Work is love made visible. And if you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work and sit at the gate of the temple and take alms of those who work with joy. -Kahlil Gibran

The basic difference between an ordinary person and a warrior is that a warrior takes everything as a challenge; where an ordinary person takes everything as either a blessing or a curse.  -Don Juan, Yaqui Medicine Man

That which we persist in doing becomes easier to do, not that the nature of the thing has changed, but that our ability to do has increased. -Emerson

The ideal is in thyself, the impediment is in thyself. -Thomas Carlyle

Never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never—in nothing great or small, large or petty—never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense. -Sir Winston Churchill October 29, 1941

Fortune favors the brave. A winner is willing to do what the loser will not. -Unknown Author

The harder I train the luckier I get. -Renzo

You come here to work on yourself, only yourself. Therefore, thank anyone who gives you the opportunity. -Georges Ivanovich Gurdjieff

Learn to do the most with the least so that you may overcome and conquer. -Zev

Every day you don't work out—someone else does! -Unknown Author

The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood;...who spends himself in a worthy cause; who, at best, knows of triumph and high achievement, and if he fails, fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls that know neither victory nor defeat.  -Teddy Roosevelt (he had a way with words)

Train hard, fight easy. -Attributed to Marshal Suvorov of the Russian Army

Training is everything, and everything is training! -Unknown Author

Proper prior planning prevents piss-poor performance! -Unknown Author

Training must be like bloodless battle so that battle is just like bloody training. -Roman Legionnaire saying

I hate guys
Who criticize
Other guys
Whose enterprise
Has helped them rise
Above the guys
Who criticize
    -Unknown Author

Pain? What's Pain? I've had pain all my life. I've been hurt all my life. I'm never going to have the pain gone. The pain's not going to be gone until I die. I've got too many joints that are beat up. It's just the way it is.  -Dan Gable

There're only 3 ways to hit: hard, fast, and continuously. -Unknown Author

If you lose your head and give up, then you neither win nor live... and that's just the way it is. - Outlaw Josey Whales

Try not... DO, or DO NOT, there is no Try. -Yoda

Success isn't permanent and failure isn't fatal. -Mike Ditka

Higher consciousness through harder contact! -Dog Brothers

If you say you're going to do it, and you go out and do it, it ain't braggin'. -Dizzy Dean

You don't have to like it—you just have to do it. -Navy Seal saying.

Once Bruce Lee was accompanying Stirling Silliphant on a 3-mile run. Toward the end, Bruce said that they were now going to "shift gears" and do a couple of extra miles. The writer protested that he was 45 and couldn't do it. After 5 minutes running, Silliphant's head was pounding. "If I run anymore, I'll have a heart attack and die! he gasped. "Then DIE!" said Bruce. This made Silliphant so mad that he did the extra miles. Later while showering Bruce explained. “If you put limits on yourself and what you can do, physical or anything, you might as well be dead. It will spread over into your work, your morality, your entire being. There are no limits, only plateaus. But you must not stay there, you must go beyond them. If it kills you, it kills you." -Stirling Silliphant

Your mind can make your train. Your body can create power. Only your heart can make you a champion. -Unknown Author

Lead with speed, devour with power. Winning isn't everything, but wanting to win is. -Unknown Author

Second place is the first loser. -Unknown Author

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