Quotations Archive


"Difficult things take a long time, impossible things a little longer." 
- Author Unknown

  "The will to win is nothing without the will to prepare"  - Zig Ziglar   "The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom." 
- Isaac Asimov

"A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on cold iron." 
- Horace Mann

  "Business is about 'customers', and giving them what they want. Education is about 'students', and giving them what they need." 
- Constantino Terrigno
  "It is always the secure who are humble."  - G. K. Chesterton

"A fearful mind is a distracted mind, and can never operate at its full potential."   - Author Unknown

  "Tomorrow is often the busiest day of the year."  - Spanish Proverb   "In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. But in practice, there is."  - Yogi Berra

"Impossibilities are merely things which we have not yet learned."
- Charles W. Chesnutt

  "Acquire skill and make it deep."
- Hawaiian Proverb
  "When you aim for perfection, you discover it's a moving target."
- Author Unknown
"Life is not a having and a getting, but a being and becoming."
- Matthew Arnold
  "You were born an original, don't die a copy." - John Mason  

"You have succeeded in life when all you really want is only what you need." - Vernon Howard

"Life is a school where you learn how to remember what your soul already knows." - Author Unknown   "You already posess everything necessary to become great."
- Native American Proverb, Crow

"Nothing is hidden from us. The problem lies in what we choose to see."  - Constantino Terrigno

"Progress comes to those that train; reliance on secret techniques will get you nowhere."  - Morihei Ueshiba   "The man who says he can, and the man who says he cannot, are both correct"   - Confucious  

"If you don't decide what your life is about, it defaults to what you spend your days doing."   - Robert Brault

"A person's character reaches town long before the person does."
- Danish Proverb

"Change the way you look at things and the things you look at will change."   - Buddhist Proverb

  "Everybody ought to do at least two things each day that he hates to do, just for practice."  - William James
"Shortcuts generally get you nowhere faster."  - Author Unknown  

"Don't wait for people to be friendly, show them how."  - Author Unknown

  "A man begins cutting his wisdom teeth the first time he bites off more than he can chew."  - Herb Caen

"Those who flow as life flows know they need no other force."  - Lao Tzu

  "Once the game is over, the king and the pawn go back in the same box." 
- Italian Proverb
  "Time is a created thing. To say, 'I don't have time', is like saying, 'I don't want to."   - Lao Tzu
"Pain is the best instructor, but no one wants to go to his class."
- Choi, Hong Hi
  "We do not rise to the level of our expectations. We fall to the level of our training."  - Author Unknown   "At the higher stages of energy contin- uation, one will find his movements are now being governed by the movement of his internal energy." - Wu Ta-yeh
"If I give a student one-fourth of what he should know, I expect him to get the other three-fourths himself, otherwise I do not want him as a student."   - Confucius   "Meditation does not answer the questions of the mind, but it dissolves
the very mind which creates many questions and confusion in our life." 
- Author Unknown
  "The hardest arithmetic to master is that which enables us to count our blessings."  - Eric Hoffer 
""When you judge another, you never define them, you define yourself."
- Wayne Dyer
  "Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors"  - African Proverb   "Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's
character, give him power."
- Abraham Lincoln
"The two most prestigious schools at which to study are History and Mother Nature. Both are within walking distance, they accept everyone and admission is free." 
- Constantino Terrigno
  "You can hope for a miracle in your life, or you can realize that your life is the miracle." 
- Robert Brault
  "When written in Chinese the word 'crisis' is composed of two characters. One represents danger and the other represents opportunity."
- John F. Kennedy
"When one bases his life on principle, 99 percent of his decisions are already made."  - Author Unknown   "The mind, once expanded to the dimensions of larger ideas, never returns to its original size." 
- Oliver Wendell Holmes
  "Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away."  - Antoine de Saint-Exupery
"Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear."  - Ambrose Redmoon   "The human spirit needs places where nature has not been rearranged by the hand of man."  - Author Unknown   "Respect for ourselves guides our morals, respect for others guides our manners."  - Laurence Sterne
"What you need to know about the past is that no matter what has happened, it has all worked together to bring you to this very moment.  And this is the moment you can choose to make everything new. Right now."  - Author Unknown   "Of all the people I have ever known, those who have pursued their dreams and failed have lived a much more fulfilling life than those who have put their dreams on a shelf for fear of failure."   - Author Unknown  

"Teaching is not about yourself and your own needs. It is about helping others travel the bumpy road to self-reliance, preservation, and the real- ization to the undeniable truth, "YES I CAN"!  - Mr. Sean J. Argir, Cho Dan

"There are no extra pieces in the universe. Everyone is here because he or she has a place to fill and every piece must fit itself into the big jigsaw puzzle."  - Deepak Chopra   "Don't ever save anything for a special occasion. Being alive is the special occasion."  - Author Unknown   "Only when the last tree has died and the last river been poisoned and the last fish been caught will we realize we cannot eat money." 
- Cree Indian Proverb

"I see that the future is a respon-
siblity not a certainty, it is in my service to others that I benefit myself the most."
- Gabriel Binette - Cho Dan


"Children are natural mimics who act like their parents despite every effort to teach them good manners."
- Author Unknown

  "Only in quiet waters do things mirror themselves undistorted. Only in a quiet mind is there adequate percept- tion of the world."  - Hans Margolius

"You must be deadly serious in training. When I say that, I do not mean that you should be reasonably diligent or moderately in earnest. I mean that your opponent must always be present in your mind, whether you sit or stand or walk or raise your arms."   - Gichin Funakoshi


"The best day of your life is the one on which you decide your life is your own. No apologies or excuses. No one to lean on, rely on or blame. The gift is yours - it is an amazing journey - and you alone are responsible for the quality of it. This is the day your life really begins."   - Bob Moawad

  "Pour some water into a tub and stir it up.  Now try as hard as you can to calm the water with your hands; you will succeed in agitating it further. Let it stand undisturbed a while, and it will calm down by itself. The human brain works much the same way."  
- Koichi Tohei, Ki in Daily Life
"A diamond is merely a lump of coal that did well under pressure." 
- Author Unknown
  "Respect for ourselves guides our morals, respect for others guides our manners."  - Laurence Sterne  

"If you really put a small value upon yourself, rest assured that the world will not raise your price."
- Author Unknown

"Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakens."  - Carl G. Jung   "Human potential stops at a point somewhere beyond infinity." 
- Toller Cranston
  "Fear is a darkroom where negatives develop."   - Usman B. Asif

"We shall require a substantially new manner of thinking if mankind is to survive."  - Albert Einstein


"Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there." 
- John Wooden


"The cyclone derives its power from a calm center. So does a person." 
- Norman Vincent Peale

"In a world full of people who couldn't care less, be someone who couldn't care more."  - Author Unknown  

"Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening when you'd have preferred to talk."  - Doug Larson


"The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials."  - Chinese Proverb

"We have not inherited the earth from our ancestors, we have borrowed it from our children."  - Author Unknown  

"It is only when a person gets into difficulty that one can truly see his heart."  - Chinese Proverb


"Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.- Voltaire


"Opportunities are never lost; someone will take the one you miss."  - Author Unknown


"Look at everything as though you were seeing it for the first or last time."  - Betty Smith


"Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished"   - Lao Tzu


"Silent" and "listen" are spelled with the same letters.  - Author Unknown


"Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are."  - Chinese Proverb


"One should examine oneself for a very long time before thinking of condemning others."  - Moliere


"Many great ideas have been lost because the people who had them could not stand being laughed at." 
- Author Unknown


"A teacher's purpose is not to create students in his own image, but to develop students who can create their own image."   - Author Unknown


"Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it."  - Lou Holz


"Man, despite his artistic pretensions, his sophistication and his many accomplishments, owes his existence to a six inch layer of topsoil and the fact that it rains."  - Author Unknown


"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." 
- Maya Angelou


"People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within." 
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross


"Always be a first-rate version of your- self, instead of a second-rate version of someone else." - Judy Garland


"Respect your efforts, respect yourself. Self-respect leads to self-discipline. When you have both firmly under your belt, that's real power."
- Clint Eastwood


"The best way to predict your future is to create it"  - Peter Drucker


"Teaching is the profession that teaches all the other professions."
- Author Unknown


"The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing."  - John Powell


"Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom."
- General George Patton


"Physical strength is measured by what we carry; spiritual by what we can bear."  - Author Unknown


"The best way to knock the chip off your neighbor's shoulder is to pat him on the back."  - Author Unknown


"One half of knowing what you want is knowing what you must give up before you get it."  - Sidney Howard


"It is easier to build strong children than it is to repair broken men."
- Frederick Douglas


"Reading without reflecting is like eating without digesting."
- Edmund Burke


"I have not failed. I have just found 10,000 ways that won't work."
- Thomas Edison


"Promise only what you can deliver, then deliver more than you promise."   - Author Unknown


"It's not who you are that holds you back. It's who you think you're not."   - Author Unknown


"Life is like a coin. You can spend it any way you wish, but you can only spend it once."   - Lillian Dickson

"If you don't control your mind, someone else will."   - John Allston   "How people treat you is their karma. How you react is yours."  
- Wayne Dyer
  "If you have no will to change it, you have no right to criticize it."
- Author Unknown
"Some people walk in the rain, others just get wet."   - Roger Miller   "A wise decision at the right moment is better than a tough lesson" 
- Han Ying
  "The impossible can always be broken down into possibilities."  
- Author Unknown
"When people are laughing they're generally not killing each other"
- Alan Alda
  "We don't know who we are until we see what we can do." - Martha Grimes   "As soon as you trust yourself, you
will know how to live." 
Johann van Goethe
"Opportunities are missed by most people because they are dressed in overalls and look like work." 
-Thomas Edison
  "To avoid situations in which you might make mistakes may be the biggest mistake of all." 
- Peter McWilliams
  "To acquire knowledge one must study; but to acquire wisdom one must observe." - Marilyn vos Savant
"Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned". - Buddha   "Now that it's all over, what did you really do yesterday that's worth mentioning?"  - Coleman Cox   "In the confrontation between the stream and the rock, the stream always wins - not through strength but by perseverance."
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
"Life is an echo. What you send out comes back." - Chinese Proverb   "A man wrapped up in himself makes
a very small package."

- Benjamin Franklin
  "I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have."
- Thomas Jefferson
"Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal."  - Henry Ford   "A man who has committed a mistake and doesn't correct it, is committing another mistake."  - Confucius   "What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us." 
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
"The cyclone derives its power from a calm center. So does a person."
- Norman Vincent Peale
  "The human spirit is stronger than anything that can happen to it."
- C.C. Scott
  "See simplicity in the complicated. Achieve greatness in little things."
- Lao-Tzu
"Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first...the lesson afterward."  - Author Unknown   "Men's natures are alike; it is their habits that separate them." -Confucius   "Growth is the only evidence of life".
- John Henry Newman
"You start cutting your wisdom teeth the moment you bite off more than you can chew."  - Herb Caen   "Here is the test to find whether your mission on earth is finished. If you're alive, it isn't."  - Richard Bach   "You should examine yourself daily. If you find faults, you should correct them. When you find none, you should try even harder." - Israel Zangwill
"The only exercise some people get is jumping to conclusions, running down their friends, side-stepping respon- sibility, and pushing their luck!"
- Author Unknown
  "If one is master of one thing and understands one thing well, one has
at the same time, insight into and understanding of many things."

- Vincent Van Gogh
  "Flow with whatever may happen and let your mind be free: Stay centered by accepting whatever you are doing. This is the ultimate." - Chuang Tzu
"Courage is never to let your actions be influenced by your fears."
- Arthur Koestler
  "All know the way; few actually walk it." - Bodhidharma   "Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there." - Will Rogers
"When you do the common things in life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world." 
- George Washington Carver
  "Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up."
Thomas A. Edison
  "Use what talent you possess: the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang best."
- Henry Van Dyke
"Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm."  - Sir Winston Churchill   "You cannot plough a field by turning it over in your mind." - Anonymous   "I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand."
- Confucius
"Do not go where the path may lead. Instead, go where there is no path and leave a trail." 
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
  "Teachers open the door. You enter by yourself." - Chinese Proverb   "Meditation is not a means to an end. It is both the means and the end."
- Krishnamurti
"The quieter you become, the more you can hear." - Baba Ram Dass   "A goal without a plan is just a wish."
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  "Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth."
- Buddha
"Effort and courage are not enough without purpose and direction."
- John F. Kennedy
  "No one can make you feel inferior without your consent."
- Eleanor Roosevelt
  "Adversity cause some men to break; others to break records."
- William Arthur Ward
"When you are not practicing, rem- ember, someone somewhere is practicing, and when you meet him
he will win." 
- Ed Macauley
  "Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power." 
- Abraham Lincoln
  "Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured."  - Mark Twain
"It is a great ability to be able to conceal one's ability."
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
  "You must be the change you want to see in the world."  - Mahatma Ghandi   "It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop." 
- Confucius
"When the character of a man is not clear to you, look at his friends." 
- Japanese Proverb
  "To the world you might be one person, but to one person you might be the world."   - Author Unknown   "A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new." 
- Albert Einstein
"A superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions." 
- Confucius
  "We are all spiritual beings having a human experience." - Author Unknown   "If you are not happy here and now, you never will be." - Taisen Deshimaru
"You may train for a long, long time, but if you merely move your hands and feet and jump up and down like a puppet, learning karate is not very different from learning to dance. You will never have reached the heart of the matter; you will have failed to grasp the essence of karate-do."
- Gichin Funakoshi
  "Softness triumphs over hardness, feebleness over strength. What is more malleable is always superior over that which is immoveable. This is the principle of controlling things by going along with them, of mastery through adaptation." - Lao-Tzu   "The basic difference between an ordinary man and a warrior is that a warrior takes everything as a challenge, while an ordinary man takes everything as a blessing or a curse."  
- Don Juan
"There are four stages of learning: At first you don't know that you don't know. Next you know that you don't know. Then you don't know that you know. Finally you know that you know."  - Author Unknown   "To win one hundred victories in one hundred battles is not the highest skill. To subdue the enemy without fighting is the highest skill." - Sun-Tzu   "Be bold and courageous. When you look back on your life, you'll regret the things you didn't do more than the ones you did." - Author Unknown
"The less effort, the faster and more powerful you will be."  - Bruce Lee   "All that we are is a result of what we have thought." - Buddha   "Life is the art of drawing without an eraser". - John W. Gardner
"Control your emotions or they will control you." - Chinese Adage   "Nothing is a waste of time if you use it wisely".  - Auguste Rodin   "Knowing others is wisdom. Knowing yourself is enlightenment." - Lao-Tzu
"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit."  - Aristotle   "The important thing is this: To be ready at any moment to sacrifice what you are for what you could become."  - Charles Dubois   "When you reach the end of what you should know, you will be at the beginning of what you should sense".  - Kahlil Gibran
"Every adversity, every failure and every heartache carries with it the seed of an equivalent or greater benefit."  - Napolean Hill        "Technical knowledge is not enough. One must transcend techniques so that the art becomes an artless art, growing out of the unconscious."  
- Daisetsu Suzuki
  "Self-discipline leads to higher spiritual states only if practiced with under- standing. The clearer the goal, the greater the result."  - Deng Ming-Dao
"A man who has attained mastery of an art reveals it in his every action." - Samurai Maxim   "The angry man will defeat himself in battle as well as in life."
- Samurai Maxim
  "I think most of us would learn better if we didn't think so much of ourselves."  - Kensho Furuya

Home | Schools | Organizations | Events Calendar | Reference | Articles | Gallery | Who's Who
 News Archive 
| Anniversaries | Products | Testimonials | Miscellaneous | About Us | Contact Us | Submit Info

© 2007 Copyright Tang Soo Do World.  All Rights Reserved