Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Wonderful quotes

"It's what you learn after you know it all that counts." Harry Truman

"The years teach much which the days never know." Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Education is hanging on until you've caught on." Robert Frost

"Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty." Henry Ford

"Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers." Alfred Lord Tennyson

"The man who keeps everything locked up in his heart will know far less than he who compares notes with his fellows." Theodore Gordon

"I can learn from anyone, but I do not stop at that. I go on trying to learn from myself." Zane Grey

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

"Have patience with all things, but first of all with yourself." St. Frances of Sales

"Character is that which can do without success." Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Deviation from nature is deviation from happiness." Samuel Johnson

"Humility neither falls far, nor heavilly" Publilius Syrus

"The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts; therefore guard accordingly." Marcus Aurelius

"Nothing is good or bad but thinking makes it so." William Shakespear

"Happiness and misery depend as much on temperament as on fortune." La Rochefoucauld

"It is not the fish we catch that counts, for they can be had for mere silver. It is the break of the waves, the joyous rush of the brook, and the contemplation of the eternal rush of the stream." Herbert Hoover.

10 comments:

[Mat] said...

"It is not the fish we catch that counts, for they can be had for mere silver. It is the break of the waves, the joyous rush of the brook, and the contemplation of the eternal rush of the stream." Herbert Hoover.

I knew it. Now, it's beer, jokes, and silence. :-)

Great quotes. I especially like the St-Frances of Sales one.

Cheers

supergroup7 said...

I really like that fishing one.. but I read it with a slightly "karate" flair, such as

"It is not the black belt we wear that counts, for a black belt can be bought at any local martial arts store for less than $20. It is the sound of the gi rustling as we move, the energy of the kiai we sound, and the contemplation of our lessons as we walk the path of the Way."

[Mat] said...

Yes, the effort, not the result. :)

Colin Wee said...

The strength of a willow is only manifest during the storm.

Aikijujutsu Saying

lizzie said...

When I was high school, my World History teacher would always have us write down quotes that he liked in the beginning of class. There are so many inspirational quotes in the world.

Anonymous said...

Oh, I love quotes. I have a whole file of them saved on my computer. The ones you posted are some good ones. Here is my all time favorite quote:

"Victory will never be found by taking the path of least resistance." --Winston Churchill

Colin Wee said...

becky -- "Victory will never be found by taking the path of least resistance." --Winston Churchill

This may and or may not be the case for hard style martial arts, especially a linear style. One basic premise of my art is to generate power in a straight line towards the target. I have found that this technique allows me to hit a person 'at will.' There's little resistance because people typically can't identify what I'm doing (Mir will tell you). However, it does take a little courage to do the technique successfully. If you think about resistance as mental resistance, then I guess the quote is spot on. Colin

John said...

A nice mix of authors. I especially liked the two from Emerson.

supergroup7 said...

"There's little resistance because people typically can't identify what I'm doing (Mir will tell you)."

Colin is correct.. you do not realize that he is attacking until after the strike has already been there, done that.. then you shake your head and say "Hey! Where did that come from?"

Colin Wee said...

I'd like to paraphrase something that Bruce Lee said - a punch should be felt and not seen. This is something that makes you think of how a basic technique is elevated to the level of 'art' in a martial art. Colin