No matter what, you must let your inner
light guide you out of the darkness.
Understanding requires not just a moment of perception, but a continuous awareness, a continuous state of inquiry without conclusion.
If you knew you had to fight for your life tomorrow, would you change your training today?
Those who are unaware they are walking in darkness will never seek the light.
Either push your limits or die.
Get maximum effect from minimum effort.
To express yourself in freedom, you must die to everything of yesterday. From the 'old,' you derive security; from the 'new,' you gain the flow.
Water can flow, or it can crash. Be water, my friend.
Your state of mind is everything.
The poorer we are inwardly, the more we try to enrich ourselves outwardly.
When you say that something is impossible, you have made it impossible.
Are you going to let the obstacles in your life be stumbling blocks or stepping stones? Choose the positive. You are the master of your attitude.
All fixed set patterns are incapable of adaptability or pliability. The truth is outside of all fixed patterns.
To know oneself is to study oneself in action with another person.
Out of chaos, find simplicity, From discord, find harmony.
Remember, success is a journey not a destination. Have faith in your ability. You will do just fine.
Don't get set into one form, adapt it and build your own, and let it grow, be like water.
Don't get set into one form, adapt it and build your own, and let it grow, be like water. Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless — like water. Now you put water in a cup, it becomes the cup; You put water into a bottle it becomes the bottle; You put it in a teapot it becomes the teapot. Now water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend.
I think of myself as a human being.
Mistakes are always forgivable if one has the courage to admit them.
Knowing is not enough; We must apply. Willing is not enough; We must do.
The strongest is he that makes use of his opponent's strength -- be the bamboo tree which bends toward the wind; and when the wind ceases, it springs back stronger than before.
Yielding will overcome anything superior to itself; its strength is boundless.
One does not accumulate but eliminate. It is not daily increase but daily decrease. The height of cultivation always runs to simplicity.
Remember my friend to enjoy your planning as well as your accomplishment, for life is too short for negative energy.
With every adversity comes a blessing because a shock acts as a reminder to oneself that we must not get stale in routine.
Do not have an attitude, open yourself and focus yourself and express yourself. Reject external form that fails to express internal reality.
Fluidity is the way to an empty mind. You must free your ambitious mind and learn the art of dying.
Learning is never cumulative, it is a movement of knowing which has no beginning and no end.
All types of knowledge, ultimately mean self knowledge.
All types of knowledge ultimately lead to self-knowledge. So, therefore, these people are asking me to teach them, not so much how to defend themselves or how to do somebody in. Rather, they want to learn to express themselves through some movement, be it anger, be it determination or whatever. So, in other words, they're paying me to show them, in combative form, the art of expressing the human body.
A fight is not won by one punch or kick. Either learn to endure or hire a bodyguard.
My style? You can call it the art of fighting without fighting.
Use only that which works, and take it from any place you can find it.
Moving, be like water. Still, be like a mirror. Respond like an echo.
Absence in love is like water upon fire; a little quickens, but much extinguishes it.
Masters in all branches of art must first be masters in living, for the soul creates everything.
If every man would help his neighbor, no man would be without help.
To doubt is to think, and thought is the only thing in the universe whose existence cannot be denied, because to deny is to think.
Humility forms the basis of honor, just as the low ground forms the foundation of a high elevation.
False teachers of the Way of life use flowery words.
The truth is outside of all fixed patterns.
A purpose is the eternal condition of success.
What you habitually think largely determines what you will ultimately become.
A goal is not always meant to be reached. It often serves simply as something to aim at.
It is not how much you have learned, but how much you have absorbed in what you have learned.
I don't know what is the meaning of death, but I am not afraid to die -- and I go on, non-stop, going forward.
Be a calm beholder of what is happening around you.
What is defeat? Nothing but education; nothing but the first step to something better.
This achieving the center, being grounded in one's self, is about the highest state a human being can achieve.
I respect faith, but doubt is what gets you an education.
To understand your fear is the beginning of really seeing.
There can be no initiative if one has fear, and fear compels us to cling to tradition, gurus, etc.
Action is a high road to self-confidence and esteem.
Action is a high road to self-confidence and self-esteem.
There is intelligence when you are not afraid.
Patience is not passive, on the contrary, it is concentrated strength.
Forget about winning and losing, forget about pride and pain.
Forget about winning and losing; forget about pride and pain. Let your opponent graze your skin and you smash into his flesh; let him smash into your flesh and you fracture his bones; let him fracture your bones and you take his life! Do not be concerned with escaping safely- lay your life before him!!
Yesterday's dreams are often tomorrow's realities.
I cannot teach you, only help you to explore yourself, nothing more.
In order to control myself I must first accept myself by going with and not against my nature.
One will never get any more than he thinks he can get.
One will never get any more than he thinks he can get. YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES. Look back and see your progress - damn the torpedo, full speed ahead!
The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus.
Be a practical dreamer backed by action.
You just wait. I'm going to be the biggest Chinese Star in the world.
To hell with circumstances; I create opportunities.
The possession of anything begins in the mind.
A quick temper will make a fool of you soon enough.
Take no thought of who is right or wrong or who is better than. Be not for or against.
It's not the daily increase but daily decrease. Hack away at the unessential.
The less effort, the faster and more powerful you will be.
If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you'll never get it done.
If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you'll never get it done. Make at least one definite move daily toward you goal.
Knowledge will give you power, but character respect.
If you love life, don't waste time, for time is what life is made up of.