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Postby yat_chum » Wed Jan 21, 2009 2:18 am

"Accept, Adapt, and Act." Paul De Thouars
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Postby yat_chum » Thu Jan 22, 2009 2:16 am

“Study the teachings of the pine tree, the bamboo, and the plum blossom. The pine is evergreen, firmly rooted, and venerable. The bamboo is strong, resilient, unbreakable. The plum blossom is hardy, fragrant, and elegant.”
Morihei Ueshiba
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Postby yat_chum » Fri Jan 23, 2009 2:33 am

"If you refuse to be made straight when you are green, you will not be made straight when you are dry."
African Proverb
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Postby yat_chum » Sat Jan 24, 2009 3:35 am

"Notice that the stiffest tree is most easily cracked, while the bamboo or willow survives by bending with the wind."
Bruce Lee
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Postby yat_chum » Sat Jan 24, 2009 8:51 pm

"Well, I don't know what will happen now.
We've got some difficult days ahead.
But it doesn't matter with me now.
Because I've been to the mountaintop.
And I don't mind.
Like anybody, I would like to live a long life.
Longevity has its place.
But I'm not concerned about that now.
I just want to do God's will.
And He's allowed me to go up to the mountain.
And I've looked over.
And I've seen the promised land.
I may not get there with you.
But I want you to know tonight, that we,
as a people will get to the promised land.
And I'm happy, tonight.
I'm not worried about anything.
I'm not fearing any man.
Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord"

Martin Luther King jr. - I've been to the mountaintop - 1968
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Postby yat_chum » Sun Jan 25, 2009 7:37 pm

"Little by little, one travels far."
J. R. R. Tolkien (1892 - 1973)
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Postby yat_chum » Tue Jan 27, 2009 2:25 am

"Every day you may make progress. Every step may be fruitful. Yet there will stretch out before you an ever-lengthening, ever-ascending, ever-improving path. You know you will never get to the end of the journey. But this, so far from discouraging, only adds to the joy and glory of the climb."
Sir Winston Churchill
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Postby yat_chum » Wed Jan 28, 2009 1:44 am

"Plan for the difficult while it is easy;
Act on what is large while it’s minute.
The most difficult things in the world begin as things that are easy;
The largest things in the world arise from the minute.
Therefore the Sage, to the end does not strive to do the great,
And as a result, he is able to accomplish the great;
Those who too lightly agree will necessarily be trusted by few;
And those who regard many things as easy will necessarily end up with many difficulties.
Therefore the Sage regards things as difficult,
And as a result, in the end he has no difficulty."
Tao Te Ching
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Postby yat_chum » Thu Jan 29, 2009 2:19 am

"Be not afraid of growing slowly, be afraid only of standing still."
Chinese Proverb
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Postby yat_chum » Fri Jan 30, 2009 2:47 am

"The least of learning is done in the classrooms."
Thomas Merton (1915 - 1968)
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Postby yat_chum » Sat Jan 31, 2009 5:23 am

"Every moment is a golden one for him who has the vision to recognize it as such."
Henry Miller (1891 - 1980)
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Postby yat_chum » Sun Feb 01, 2009 4:29 am

"I will be truthful.
I will suffer no injustice.
I will be free from fear.
I will not use force.
I will be of good will to all men."
Mahatma Gandhi
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Postby yat_chum » Mon Feb 02, 2009 2:27 am

"Because we focused on the snake, we missed the scorpion."
Egyptian proverb
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Postby yat_chum » Tue Feb 03, 2009 2:31 am

"Some Warriors look fierce, but are mild. Some seem timid, but are vicious. Look beyond appearances; position yourself for the advantage."
Deng Ming-Dao
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Postby yat_chum » Tue Feb 03, 2009 7:38 pm

"Be extremely subtle, even to the point of formlessness. Be extremely mysterious, even to the point of soundlessness. Thereby you can be the director of the opponent's fate."
Sun-tzu, The Art of War. Emptiness and Fullness
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Postby yat_chum » Thu Feb 05, 2009 1:52 am

“Ultimately, you must forget about technique. The further you progress, the fewer teachings there are. The Great Path is really NO PATH.”
Ueshiba Morihei
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Postby yat_chum » Fri Feb 06, 2009 2:21 am

“Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius -- and a lot of courage -- to move in the opposite direction.”
Albert Einstein
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Postby yat_chum » Sat Feb 07, 2009 3:56 am

The fox and the cat were standing on a hill, talking about how many ways they know of escaping from a pack of dogs. The cat feeling rather inadequate, said “I only know one way. I run up the nearest tree.” The fox gave the cat a sardonic smile and said “Well, actually, I know fifty different ways of escaping a pack of dogs” Just then a pack of dogs appeared on the horizon and ran in the direction of the fox and the cat. The cat, utilising his only escape technique, found sanctuary up a nearby tree. Whilst the fox was busy deciding which of the fifty escape techniques he should employ, he got ate by the pack of dogs.
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Postby yat_chum » Sun Feb 08, 2009 3:50 am

"People are often unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered;
Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives;
Be kind anyway.
If you are successful you will win some false friends and true enemies; Succeed anyway.
If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you;
Be honest and frank anyway.
What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight;
Build anyway.
If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous;
Be happy anyway.
The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow;
Do good anyway.
Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough;
Give the world the best you've got anyway
You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and God;
It was never between you and them anyway."
Mother Teresa
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Postby yat_chum » Mon Feb 09, 2009 2:44 am

"We must always change, renew, rejuvenate ourselves; otherwise we harden."
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)
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