Thought for the day IV

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Postby yat_chum » Tue Feb 10, 2009 2:42 am

"Carpe Diem" Latin for seize the day
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Postby yat_chum » Wed Feb 11, 2009 2:16 am

"One should count each day a separate life."
Seneca (5 BC - 65 AD)
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Postby yat_chum » Thu Feb 12, 2009 2:45 am

"I look to the future because that's where I'm going to spend the rest of my life."
George Burns (1896 - 1996)
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Postby yat_chum » Fri Feb 13, 2009 3:06 am

"Do not think that
This is all that exists
There is much more to learn -
The sword is unfathomable.

The world is wide
Full of happenings.
Keep that in mind
And never believe
‘I’m the only one who knows.’"

Yamaoka Tesshu
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Postby yat_chum » Sat Feb 14, 2009 1:58 am

"Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough."
Og Mandino (1923 - 1996)
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Postby yat_chum » Sun Feb 15, 2009 3:49 am

Matthew 7:7-8 (New International Version)
Ask, Seek, Knock
7 "Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. 8 For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.
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Postby yat_chum » Mon Feb 16, 2009 2:17 am

"Seize opportunity by the beard, for it is bald behind."
Bulgarian Proverb
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Postby yat_chum » Tue Feb 17, 2009 2:58 am

“Lui lao hui soong; Lut sao jik chung”
(As my opponent comes, I receive him; as he leaves, I escort him; upon loss of contact, I charge forward.)
Wing Chun Kuen saying
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Postby yat_chum » Wed Feb 18, 2009 2:29 am

"When a fight comes, always endeavour to chase the enemy around to your left side. Chase him toward awkward places and try to keep him with his back to awkward places. When an enemy gets into an inconvenient position, do not let him look around but conscientiously chase him around and pin him down. In houses, chase the enemy into the thresholds, lintels, doors, verandas, pillars and so on, again not letting him see his situation.
Always chase the enemy into bad footholds, obstacles at the side and so on, using the virtues of the place to establish predominant positions from which to fight. You must research and train diligently in this."
The Book of Five Rings
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Postby yat_chum » Thu Feb 19, 2009 3:18 am

"Do not try to fight a lion if you are not one yourself."
African Proverb
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Postby yat_chum » Fri Feb 20, 2009 3:03 am

“Learn from nature: how often do you see the mouse playing by the hawk’s nest?”
Sensei Harry Cook
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Postby yat_chum » Sat Feb 21, 2009 4:36 am

"Be a
Lert"
From a Second World War poster
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Postby yat_chum » Sun Feb 22, 2009 4:49 am

“Keep your thoughts positive because your thoughts become your words. Keep your words positive because your words become your behaviours. Keep your behaviours positive because your behaviours become your habits. Keep your habits positive because your habits become your values. Keep your values positive because your values become your destiny.”
Gandhi
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Postby yat_chum » Mon Feb 23, 2009 3:19 am

"Don't think! Feel. It is like a finger pointing away to the moon, do not concentrate on the finger, or you will miss all the heavenly glory."
Bruce Lee
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Postby yat_chum » Tue Feb 24, 2009 2:36 am

"Imagination is more important than knowledge."
Albert Einstein
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Postby yat_chum » Wed Feb 25, 2009 2:48 am

"Fi-tu-ya chimu gukuru."
(What counts most is heart.)
Okinawan proverb
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Postby yat_chum » Thu Feb 26, 2009 2:37 am

"He who asks is a fool for five minutes, but he who does not ask remains a fool forever."
Chinese Proverb
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Postby yat_chum » Fri Feb 27, 2009 2:16 am

"Some of the most important lessons, especially in the martial arts, cannot be taught via the spoken word."
Sensei Harry Cook
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Postby yat_chum » Fri Feb 27, 2009 2:17 am

"Some of the most important lessons, especially in the martial arts, cannot be taught via the spoken word."
Sensei Harry Cook
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Postby yat_chum » Sat Feb 28, 2009 2:26 am

"Doveryai no proveryai"
(Trust but verify)
Russian proverb
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