Notice that the stiffest tree is most easily cracked, while the bamboo or willow survives by bending with the wind.
To me, the extraordinary aspect of martial arts lies in its simplicity. The easy way is also the right way, and martial arts is nothing at all special; the closer to the true way of martial arts, the less wastage of expression there is.
If you always put limit on everything you do, physical or anything else. It will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.
The possession of anything begins in the mind.
Man, the living creature, the creating individual, is always more important than any established style or system.
A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer.
To know oneself is to study oneself in action with another person.
A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at.
Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.
Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it.
Take no thought of who is right or wrong or who is better than. Be not for or against.
All fixed set patterns are incapable of adaptability or pliability. The truth is outside of all fixed patterns.