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Between the Idea and the Reality

Posted by on Saturday, January 16, 2016, In : Proverbs & Quotes 



Between the idea and the reality, Between the motion and the act, Falls the Shadow!

~ T.S. Eliot ~

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Hope Smiles from the Threshold

Posted by on Thursday, December 31, 2015, In : Proverbs & Quotes 


Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come, whispering it will be happier!” 

~ Alfred Lord Tennyson ~

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Happy New Year

Posted by on Thursday, December 31, 2015, In : Proverbs & Quotes 


Happy New Year

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A Bridge of Silver Wings

Posted by on Wednesday, December 30, 2015, In : Proverbs & Quotes 


"A bridge of silver wings stretches from the dead ashes of an unforgiving nightmare to the jeweled vision of a life started anew."

~ Aberjhani ~
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An Argument Against the use of Violence

Posted by on Tuesday, October 27, 2015, In : Proverbs & Quotes 



"You never need an argument against the use of violence, you need an argument for it".

~ Noam Chomsky ~

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Big Results

Posted by on Thursday, October 15, 2015, In : Proverbs & Quotes 



"Big results require big ambitions".

~ Heraclitus of Ephesus ~

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The Object of War

Posted by on Saturday, September 26, 2015, In : Proverbs & Quotes 



"The object of war is not to die for your country, but to make the other bastard die for his."

~ General George S Patton ~

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The Same River

Posted by on Thursday, September 10, 2015, In : Proverbs & Quotes 



"You cannot step into the same river twice".

~ Heraclitus of Ephesus ~

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Talk of Bulls

Posted by on Sunday, September 6, 2015, In : Proverbs & Quotes 


It is not the same to talk of bulls as to be in the bullring.

~ Spanish Proverb ~

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A Man's Fate

Posted by on Wednesday, August 19, 2015, In : Proverbs & Quotes 



"A man's character is his fate"

~ Heraclitus of Ephesus ~

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Where Evil Lurks

Posted by on Tuesday, August 4, 2015, In : Proverbs & Quotes 


Evil lurks where disappointment lodges.

~ George Foreman ~



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Drink Alcohol and Pursue Fun

Posted by on Tuesday, July 28, 2015, In : Proverbs & Quotes 


“It is necessary to drink alcohol and pursue other fun human activities. The art of
someone who is too serious has no flavor.”

~ Choki Motobu ~
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Never Travel Faster Than Your Guardian Angel Can Fly

Posted by on Wednesday, May 6, 2015, In : Proverbs & Quotes 


“Never travel faster than your guardian angel can fly.”

~ Mother Teresa ~

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Whatever the Gods Offer

Posted by on Monday, April 27, 2015, In : Proverbs & Quotes 


"Do not look upon this world with fear and loathing. Bravely face whatever the gods offer."

~ Morihei Ueshiba ~

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The Essence of Transformation

Posted by on Sunday, April 5, 2015, In : Proverbs & Quotes 


"Practice is the hardest part of learning, and training is the essence of transformation."

~ Ann Voskamp ~

Image - Training at Shuri Castle c.1938.


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Regard Your Soldiers as Your Children.....

Posted by on Friday, January 30, 2015, In : Proverbs & Quotes 


"Regard your soldiers as your children, and they will follow you into the deepest valleys;
look upon them as your own beloved sons, and they will stand by you even unto death".

~ Sun Tzu ~

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Muso Soseki Quote

Posted by on Sunday, January 25, 2015, In : Proverbs & Quotes 


"It's better to practice a little than talk a lot"

~ Muso Soseki (1275 – 1351) ~
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Col. Henry P. Crowe

Posted by on Wednesday, September 3, 2014, In : Proverbs & Quotes 


"You'll never get a Purple Heart hiding in a foxhole…follow me!"

~ Marine Corps Col. Henry P. Crowe ~
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A Poem on King Harold Hardrade

Posted by on Monday, August 18, 2014, In : Proverbs & Quotes 


"The Upland king was all the night
Speeding the arrows' deadly flight.
All in the dark his bow-string's twang
Was answered; for some white shield rang,
Or yelling shriek gave certain note
The shaft had pierced some ring-mail coat,
The foemen's shields and bulwarks bore
A Lapland arrow-scat or more".

(A medieval poem from the Nordic sagas collection Heimskringla
about the Viking King Harold Hardrade at the battle of Nissa in 1063).

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The Pebble in your Shoe

Posted by on Thursday, July 3, 2014, In : Proverbs & Quotes 


 “It isn’t the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out, it’s the pebble in your shoe.”

~Muhammad Ali ~
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To Succeed, Consult Three Old People

Posted by Andrew Griffiths on Friday, June 6, 2014, In : Proverbs & Quotes 



To succeed, consult three old people.

Chinese Proverb

Image – The Chinese deities of Happiness (Fu), Prosperity (Lu), and Longevity (Shou).


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I Will Always Speak for Peace

Posted by on Wednesday, June 4, 2014, In : Proverbs & Quotes 



As an artist I come to sing, but as a citizen, I will always speak for peace, and no one can silence me in this.

~ Paul Robeson ~

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Reach the Limits of Virtue

Posted by on Monday, May 26, 2014, In : Proverbs & Quotes 


"You should reach the limits of virtue, before you cross the border of death."

(Tyrtaeus, Spartan poet and military man).

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Go to Bed With a Dragon

Posted by on Friday, May 16, 2014, In : Proverbs & Quotes 



"Better to sit all night than to go to bed with a dragon".

~ Zen Proverb ~

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A Poem by Tei Junsoku

Posted by on Sunday, April 6, 2014, In : Proverbs & Quotes 



No matter how you may excel in the art of te,
And in your scholastic endeavors,
Nothing is more important than your behavior
And your humanity as observed in daily life.

A poem by the seventeenth century Okinawan scholar Tei Junsoku
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Julius Caesar on Fear

Posted by on Friday, April 4, 2014, In : Proverbs & Quotes 


It is not these well-fed long-haired men that I fear, but the pale and the hungry-looking.

~ Julius Caesar ~
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My Heart Burns Like Fire...

Posted by on Monday, March 10, 2014, In : Proverbs & Quotes 


"My heart burns like fire but my eyes are as cold as dead ashes".

~ Sayen Shaku ~

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What I do Playing...

Posted by on Thursday, February 27, 2014, In : Proverbs & Quotes 


“What I do playing, you don’t even do when you’re mad”

~ Mestre Pastinha ~


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When I Was a Young Man - Keinosuke Enoeda

Posted by on Tuesday, January 14, 2014, In : Proverbs & Quotes 


"When I was a young man, many people blocked with their face".

~ Keinosuke Enoeda ~
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I Fear Not The Man...

Posted by on Friday, November 22, 2013, In : Proverbs & Quotes 

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The Fight Between Life and Death

Posted by on Friday, November 1, 2013, In : Proverbs & Quotes 

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I Do and I Understand

Posted by on Tuesday, September 10, 2013, In : Proverbs & Quotes 


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Wise People are Diligent

Posted by on Monday, August 19, 2013, In : Proverbs & Quotes 

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Those Who Do Not Move

Posted by on Thursday, August 8, 2013, In : Proverbs & Quotes 

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The Place to Train

Posted by on Saturday, August 3, 2013, In : Proverbs & Quotes 

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A Sword's Honour

Posted by on Friday, July 19, 2013, In : Proverbs & Quotes 

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We Walk on Hell

Posted by on Tuesday, July 16, 2013, In : Proverbs & Quotes 

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Why we Make War

Posted by on Friday, July 12, 2013, In : Proverbs & Quotes 

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Be Like Water

Posted by on Monday, June 3, 2013, In : Proverbs & Quotes 

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The Fear of Death

Posted by on Sunday, April 28, 2013, In : Proverbs & Quotes 

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Chasing Rabbits

Posted by on Wednesday, April 24, 2013, In : Proverbs & Quotes 


(Image - Women hunting rabbits with a ferret. From the Queen Mary Psalterc.1316)
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The Measure of Success

Posted by on Sunday, March 24, 2013, In : Proverbs & Quotes 

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Experience

Posted by on Friday, March 8, 2013, In : Proverbs & Quotes 

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Sword Dance

Posted by on Saturday, February 16, 2013, In : Proverbs & Quotes 

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When to Fight

Posted by on Thursday, January 31, 2013, In : Proverbs & Quotes 

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A Ship in the Harbor

Posted by on Monday, January 28, 2013, In : Proverbs & Quotes 

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The First and Noblest of all Victories

Posted by on Monday, December 17, 2012, In : Proverbs & Quotes 

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Mother, what was war?

Posted by on Friday, December 7, 2012, In : Proverbs & Quotes 

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Hidden Worries

Posted by on Friday, November 30, 2012, In : Proverbs & Quotes 

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You Must Not Fight Too Often With One Enemy

Posted by on Friday, November 2, 2012, In : Proverbs & Quotes 

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Go to Bed With a Dragon

Posted by on Saturday, October 27, 2012, In : Proverbs & Quotes 

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For Beasts to Fight

Posted by on Wednesday, September 19, 2012, In : Proverbs & Quotes 

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Indistinguishable From Evil

Posted by on Sunday, September 9, 2012, In : Proverbs & Quotes 

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Dance Under Those Lights

Posted by on Tuesday, August 28, 2012, In : Proverbs & Quotes 

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Soft vs. Hard

Posted by on Wednesday, August 22, 2012, In : Proverbs & Quotes 

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Zen Proverb

Posted by on Tuesday, August 14, 2012, In : Proverbs & Quotes 

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