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Martial Arts Quotes

Guest Author - Caroline Chen-Whatley

Quotes are always a fun thing to explore, here are some fun quotes found on various sources online and various people’s signatures that pertain to Martial Arts.

Quotes to motivate your training
    It's not whether you get knocked down, it's whether you get up.
    ~ Vince Lombardi

    The harder you train, the harder it is to surrender.
    ~ Vince Lombardi

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

    If you can imagine it, you can achieve it: If you can dream it, you can become it.
    ~ William Arthur Ward

    Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.
    ~ Jim Ryun

    A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.
    ~ Lao-Tzu

Quotes about how to train
    I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.
    ~ Confucius

    Remember... you are expressing the technique, not doing the technique
    ~ Bruce Lee

    The greatest power is often simple patience
    ~ E. Joseph Cossman

    Striving for success without hard work is like trying to harvest where you haven't planted
    ~ David Bly

    I have not failed 700 times, I have not failed once. I have succeeded in proving those 700 ways will not work. When I have eliminated the ways that will not work, I will find the way that will work
    ~ Thomas Edison

Quotes about how to live the Martial Arts Way
    Nobody can hurt me without my permission.
    ~ Mohandas Gandhi

    A superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions.
    ~ Confucius

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

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

    Mental bearing (calmness), not skill, is the sign of a matured samurai. A Samurai therefore should neither be pompous nor arrogant.
    ~ Tsukahara Bokuden.

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

    Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is why so few engage in it
    ~ Henry Ford

    When you are content to be simply yourself and don't compare or compete, everybody will respect you.
    ~ Lao-Tzu

    The softest things in the world overcome the hardest things in the world.
    ~ Lao-Tzu

    Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness Kindness in giving creates love.
    ~ Lao-Tzu

    Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength; loving someone deeply gives you courage.
    ~ Lao-Tzu

Quotes for Warriors and Fighters
    Boards don't hit back.
    ~ Bruce Lee

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

    The dance of battle is always played to the same impatient rhythm. What begins in a surge of violent motion is always reduced to the perfectly still.
    ~ Sun Tzu

    Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat
    ~ Sun Tzu

    The obstacle is the path
    ~ Zen Proverb

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