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"SEEK AND YE SHALL FIND!" ------- Jesus Christ

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A man is born gentle and weak.

At his death he is hard and stiff.

Green plants are tender and filled with sap.

At their death they are withered and dry.

Therefore the stiff and unbending is the disciple of death.

The gentle and yielding is the disciple of life.

Thus an army without flexibility never wins a battle.

A tree that is unbending is easily broken.

The soft and weak will overcome.

Lao Tzu

The mind of a perfect man is like a mirror. It grasps nothing. It expects nothing. It reflects but does not hold. Therefore, the perfect man can act without effort.

Zhuang Tzu

Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is enlightenment.

Lao Tzu

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

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

Life unfolds on a great sheet called Time, and once finished it is gone forever.

Chinese Adage

Your mind should be nowhere in particular.


You and your opponent are one. There is a coexisting relationship between and become his complement, absorbing his attack using his force to overcome him.

Bruce Lee

Flow with whatever may happen and let your mind be free: Stay centered by accepting whatever you are doing. This is ultimate.

Chuang Tzu

What is concentration?

Wherever you are, be there!

Peaceful Light

Control your emotion or it will control you.

Chinese adage

The angry man will defeat himself in battle as well as in life.

Samurai maxim

To know and to act are one and the same.

Samurai maxim

Technical knowledge is not enough. One must transcend techniques so that the art becomes an artless art, growing out of the unconscious.

Daisetsu suzuki

A good martial artist should be able to go from any position or stance and strike his opponent without telegraphing his intention.

Joe Hyams

The less effort, the faster and more powerful you will be.

Bruce Lee

A man who has attained mastery of an art reveals it in his every action.

Samuri maxim

Nothing is impossible to a willing mind.

Books of Han Dynasty

When you seek it, you cannot find it.

Zen Riddle

When you rearrange the letters L-I-S-T-E-N, what word do you get?


Brian Koslow

There is a gold mine, in your goal mind.

Denis Waitley

Think of your imagination as a skill rather than a talent and learn to use it.

Denis Waitley

It’s not your talent or the gifted birth,

It’s not your bankbook that determines worth,

It isn’t in your gender or the color of your skin,

It’s your attitude that lets you win!

Denis Waitley

Everything that is past is either a learning experience to grow on, a beautiful memory to reflect on, or a motivating factor to act upon.

Denis Waitley

When you want to be honored by others, you learnto honor them first.

Sathya Sai Baba

Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.

Calvin Coolidge

Stop stewing and start doing! Take action TNT. Today, Not Tomorrow.

Denis Waitley

To a shaman imagination is a vehicle that sends thoughtsand feelings to make real changes in the physical world.

Lena and Jose Stevens

Reality is where your consciousness is located.

-Nevill Drury

It's not what you are that holds your back, it's what you think you're not.


The most important three words you can say to yourself: “Yes, I can!”

If you believe you can… you probably can. If you believe you won't… you most assuredly won't.

Denis Waitley

You’ve got to be before you can do, and do before you can have.

Zig Ziglar

The true laboratory is the mind, where behind illusions we uncover the laws of truth

J.C. Bose

Motivation gets you going and habit gets you there. Make motivation a habit and you will get there more quickly and have more fun on the trip.

Zig Ziglar

The basic goal-reaching principle is to understand that you go as far as you can see, and when you get there you will always be able to see farther.

Zig Ziglar

Other people and things can stop you temporarily. You’re the only one who can do it permanently.

Zig Ziglar

If you try you may fail, if you don't try you're guaranteed to fail

Jesse Jackson

The greatest personal limitation is to be found not in the things you want to do and can't, but in the things you've neverconsidered doing

Richard Bandler

Obstacles are the things we see when we take our eyes off our goals.

Zig Ziglar

You can not prevent the birds of sorrow from flying over your head, but you can prevent them from building a nest in your hair

Chinese Proverb

Of all the things you wear, your expression is the most important


When your image improves, your performance improves.

Zig Ziglar

It’s not what you know, it’s what you use that makes a difference.

Zig Ziglar

Whatever you believe with emotion becomes your reality. You always act in a manner consistent with your innermost beliefs and convictions.

Brian Tracy

Happiness comes when you believe in what you are doing, know what you are doing, and love what you are doing.

Brian Tracy

Get around the right people. Associate with positive, goal-oriented people who encourage and inspire you.


Avoid negative people at all costs. They are the greatest destroyers of self-confidence and self-esteem.

Brian Tracy

What you are is what you have been, and what you will be is what you do now

The Buddha

Leaders think and talk about the solutions. Followers think and talk about the problems.

Brian Tracy

Ignorance breeds fear; the more you learn about your subject, the less fear it holds for you.

Brian Tracy

Nothing happens until something moves.

Albert Einstein

Dream big dreams! Only big dreams have the power to move your mind and spirit.

Brian Tracy

Self-confidence comes naturally when your inner life and our outer life are in harmony.

Brian Tracy

It is not what happens to you but how you respond to what happens to you that determines how you feel.

Brian Tracy

 Refuse to make excuses or blame anyone for anything.


Accept complete responsibility both for understanding and for being understood.

Brian Tracy

The price of success must be paid in full, in advance.

Brian Tracy

Sometimes those who need it the most are inclined the least.

Jim Rohn

If you share a good idea long enough, it will eventually fall on good people.

Jim Rohn

Leadership is the challenge to be something more than average.

Jim Rohn

The soil says, “Don’t bring me your need, Bring me your seed.”

Jim Rohn

If you wish to find, you must search. Rarely does a good idea interrupt you.

Jim Rohn

When you know what you want and you want it badly enough, you’ll find a way to get it.

Jim Rohn

We must learn to apply all that we know so that we can attract all that we want.

Jim Rohn

Learning is the beginning of wealth. Learning is the beginning of health. Learning is the beginning of spirituality. Searching and learning is where the miracle process all begins.

Jim Rohn

The great gift of the human imagination is that it has no limits or ending.

Jim Rohn

Nourish the mind like you would your body. The mind cannot survive on junk food.

Jim Rohn

Don’t say, “If I could, I would.” Say instead, “If I can, I will."

Jim Rohn

When you see excellence, you should try to surpass it.
When you see the opposite, examine yourself.

- Lao Tzu

Difficulties come not to obstruct, but to instruct.

Brian Tracy

The average person works at fifty percent or less of their potential. Your job is to unleash that extra fifty percent.

Brian Tracy

Perform Tai Chi Quan in accordance with the technical specifications for the routine, and perform naturally. Never go counter to what is required of the forms and postures outwardly, nor to what is required of the mind and spirit inwardly. When there is unity in one's movements, there is harmony in his mind; or when there is appropriateness of forms and postures outwardly, there is mental integrity inwardly. The form is a reflection of the latter, and one's internal and external activities have become integrated.

- Sun Lu Tang, the Founder of Sun Style Tai Chi Chuan

Beauty in things exists in the mind that contemplates them.

David Hume, Scottish Philosopher

Learn to foster an ardent imagination; so shall you descry beauty which others passed unheeded.

Norman Douglas, British author.

Imagination is more important than knowledge.

Albert Einstein

To imagine is everything, to know is nothing at all.

Anatole France, French writer

Good ideas are like mushroom; where one is found there are often more.

Hans Carossa, German Poet and Novelist

Imagination grows by exercise, and contrary to common belief, is more powerful in the mature than in the young.

W. Somerset Maugham

Imagination is the eye of the soul.

Joseph Joubert

The empires of the future are the empires of the mind.

Winston Churchill

Minds are like parachutes. They only work when they are open.

James Dewar

Thinking: the talking of the soul with itself.


Man’s greatness lies in his power of thought.

Blaise Pascal

Excessive eating of fatty meats and fine grains is sure to cause malignant tumors.

Nei Jing

Whatever you do, or dream you can, begin it, boldness has genius, power, and magic in it  

-Johann Wolfgang van Goethe

Even if you are on the right track, you'll still get run over if you just sit there.

Will Rogers

Throughout the developed world, we have moved from “manpower” to “mindpower.” We have moved from the use of physical muscle to the use of mental muscle.

Brian Tracy

Duty makes us do things well, but love makes us do them beautifully.

Zig Ziglar

Ability can take you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.

Zig Ziglar

"The biggest mistake people make in life is not making a living at doing what they most enjoy."

- Malcolm S. Forbes (1919-1990)

Without a sense of urgency, desire loses its value.

Jim Rohn

Human action can be modified to some extent, but human nature can not be changed.

Abraham Lincoln

Some things have to be believed to be seen.

Ralph Hodgson

A word to the wise is... unnecessary. "Dreams are pictures of feelings."

Richard Corriere & Joseph Hart Dream Makers

The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but a wise man listens to advice.

Proverbs 12:15

If you want to be a knight, act like a night

from the movie Quiz Show

Don't waste your time on jealousy. Sometimes you're ahead, sometimes you're behind. The race is long, and in the end it's only with yourself.

- Mary Schmich

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