Thought for the day

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Thought for the day

Postby yat_chum » Sun Jan 01, 2006 5:16 am

Plan for the difficult while it is easy;
Act on what is large while it’s minute.
The most difficult things in the world begin as things that are easy;
The largest things in the world arise from the minute.
Therefore the Sage, to the end does not strive to do the great,
And as a result, he is able to accomplish the great;
Those who too lightly agree will necessarily be trusted by few;
And those who regard many things as easy will necessarily end up with many difficulties.
Therefore the Sage regards things as difficult,
And as a result, in the end he has no difficulty.
Tao Te Ching
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Postby yat_chum » Mon Jan 02, 2006 4:57 am

Doveryai no proveryai (Trust but verify)
Old Russian Saying
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Postby Inga » Mon Jan 02, 2006 11:10 am

cheers our jo, happy new year mate!
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Postby yat_chum » Tue Jan 03, 2006 4:06 am

“Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius -- and a lot of courage -- to move in the opposite direction.” Albert Einstein
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Postby yat_chum » Tue Jan 03, 2006 4:07 am

:oops: Sorry, somehow I've posted the 3rds Thought for the day twice. Jo. :oops:
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Postby Inga » Tue Jan 03, 2006 11:01 pm

now then jo:

"Love does not make the world go 'round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile" - Franklin P. Adams

trust the girlie to toss in the 'l' word, eh duckie? :)
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Postby yat_chum » Wed Jan 04, 2006 5:20 am

Thanks inga, keep'em coming. Here is mine for today

Shikinoo, chui shiijii, shiru, kurasu.
(One cannot live in the world without the support of others.)
Okinawan proverb
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Postby yat_chum » Wed Jan 04, 2006 5:23 am

:oops: I've double posted again Sorry. Jo :oops:
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Postby Inga » Wed Jan 04, 2006 8:12 am

"Ear all, see all, say nowt. Eat all, sup all, pay nowt. And if tha does owt fer nowt, allus do it for thissen. And finally, here’s to mi mother’s son, mi wife’s ‘usband and not forgettin’ missen."

haha, sorry jo, couldn't resist!! but here is some of my refridgerator wisdom:

"ancora imparo" which the source i got it from translated as "i am still learning", and my rusty latin makes "unprepared anchor". same difference i guess..
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Postby yat_chum » Wed Jan 04, 2006 8:26 pm

"People are often unreasonable, illogical, and self- centered;
Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives;
Be kind anyway.
If you are successful you will win some false friends and true enemies; Succeed anyway.
If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you;
Be honest and frank anyway.
What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight;
Build anyway.
If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous;
Be happy anyway.
The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow;
Do good anyway.
Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough;
Give the world the best you've got anyway
You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and God;
It was never between you and them anyway." Mother Teresa
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Postby yat_chum » Fri Jan 06, 2006 3:17 am

"Don't think! Feeeeeeeel. It is like a finger pointing away to the moon, do not concentrate on the finger, or you will miss all the heavenly glory." - Bruce Lee
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Postby yat_chum » Sat Jan 07, 2006 3:32 am

“There is something to be learned from a rainstorm. When meeting with a sudden shower you try not to get wet and hurry down the street. But doing such things as passing under the eaves of houses you cannot help but get wet. When you are resolved from the beginning that you will get wet you will not be perplexed even though you still get a soaking. This understanding extends to everything.” Hagakure
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Postby Inga » Sat Jan 07, 2006 12:37 pm

jo, man, is your goal to like post a thought for the day, everyday? you seem to have a million of 'em...i think i've exhausted my repertoire of two. hafta get some others to step in here huh?
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Postby yat_chum » Sun Jan 08, 2006 6:11 am

Fi-tu-ya chimu gukuru.
What counts most is heart.
Okinawan proverb




Hi Inga, my aim is to do a post a day, if possible but I would love everyone to add their thoughts for day too. Jo
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Postby Inga » Sun Jan 08, 2006 9:29 am

"You can't fool me, there ain't no Sanity Clause" - Chico Marx
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Postby yat_chum » Mon Jan 09, 2006 4:10 am

“Lui lao hui soong; Lut sao jik chung”
(As my opponent comes, I receive him; as he leaves, I escort him; upon loss of contact, I charge forward.)
Wing Chun Kuen motto
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Postby yat_chum » Tue Jan 10, 2006 3:12 am

The fox and the cat were standing on a hill, talking about how many ways they know of escaping from a pack of dogs. The cat feeling rather inadequate, said “I only know one way. I run up the nearest tree.” The fox gave the cat a sardonic smile and said “Well, actually, I know fifty different ways of escaping a pack of dogs” Just then a pack of dogs appeared on the horizon and ran in the direction of the fox and the cat. The cat, utilising his only escape technique, found sanctuary up a nearby tree. Whilst the fox was busy deciding which of the fifty escape techniques he should employ, he got ate by the pack of dogs.
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Postby yat_chum » Wed Jan 11, 2006 3:36 am

When a fight comes, always endeavour to chase the enemy around to your left side. Chase him toward awkward places and try to keep him with his back to awkward places. When an enemy gets into an inconvenient position, do not let him look around but conscientiously chase him around and pin him down. In houses, chase the enemy into the thresholds, lintels, doors, verandas, pillars and so on, again not letting him see his situation.
Always chase the enemy into bad footholds, obstacles at the side and so on, using the virtues of the place to establish predominant positions from which to fight. You must research and train diligently in this. The Book of Five Rings
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Postby Inga » Wed Jan 11, 2006 6:28 pm

"When you are a Bear of Very Little Brain, and you Think of Things, you find sometimes that a Thing which seemed very Thingish inside you is quite different when it gets out into the open and has other people looking at it." -- A.A. Milne
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Postby yat_chum » Thu Jan 12, 2006 4:54 am

"Some of the most important lessons, especially in the martial arts, cannot be taught via the spoken word."
Sensei Harry Cook
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