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Words of Wisdom
A nation that draws too broad a difference between its scholars and its warriors will have its thinking done by cowards and its fighting done by fools
Elliminate the negative, accentuate the positive.
It's not how many breaths you take in a lifetime, it's how many moments take your breath away.
Duck is not a bird, it's a command!
You cannot shake hands with clenched fists.
No Pain, no gain. (I first heard this one in Okinawa in 1981). Shihan Paul.
Keep your friends close and your enemies even closer .... that way you can throw them to the floor and arm bar them!
On a round planet, there's no choosing sides.
When you're weak you ACT strong. When you're strong you PRETEND to be weak.
“Bun bu ryo doh”: the twin parts of physical training and academic study.
Pen and sword. The rocks barring the path of the negative are the stepping stones of the positive.
"Out of clutter, find Simplicity. From discord, find Harmony. In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity."
"It is not what we eat, but what we digest that makes us strong; not what we gain, but what we save that makes us rich; not what we read, but what we remember that makes us learned; and not what we profess, but what we practice that gives us integrity."
Francis Bacon, Sr.,
16th/17th Century English philosopher and statesman