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Gichin Funakoshi Quotes: What you have been taught by listening to others' words you will forget very quickly; what you have learned with your whole body you will remember for the rest of your life.
         

What you have been taught by listening to others' words you will forget very quickly; what you have learned with your whole body you will remember for the rest of your life.


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The ultimate aim of Karate lies not in victory or defeat, but in the perfection of the character of its participants.

The ultimate aim of Karate lies not in victory or defeat, but in the perfection of the character of its participants.



True karate is this: that in daily life one's mind and body be trained and developed in a spirit of humility, and that in critical times, one be devoted utterly to the cause of justice.

True karate is this: that in daily life one's mind and body be trained and developed in a spirit of humility, and that in critical times, one be devoted utterly to the cause of justice.



Seek perfection of character. Be faithful. Endeavor. Respect others. Refrain from violent behaviour.

Seek perfection of character. Be faithful. Endeavor. Respect others. Refrain from violent behaviour.



Once a kata has been learned, it must be practised repeatedly until it can be applied in an emergency, for knowledge of just the sequence of a kata in karate is useless.

Once a kata has been learned, it must be practised repeatedly until it can be applied in an emergency, for knowledge of just the sequence of a kata in karate is useless.



In battle, do not think that you have to win. Think rather that you do not have to lose.

In battle, do not think that you have to win. Think rather that you do not have to lose.



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

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



Spirit first, technique second.

Spirit first, technique second.



Only through training will a person learn his own weaknesses... He who is aware of his weaknesses will remain master of himself in any situation.

Only through training will a person learn his own weaknesses... He who is aware of his weaknesses will remain master of himself in any situation.



Beginners must master low stance and posture, natural body positions are for the advanced.

Beginners must master low stance and posture, natural body positions are for the advanced.



When you look at life think in terms of karate. But remember that karate is not only karate -- it is life.

When you look at life think in terms of karate. But remember that karate is not only karate -- it is life.





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غــِـناك َ فى نفسـِـكَ ، و قيمَتـِك فى عمــَلـِـك ، و بواعثـُك أحرى بالعناية من غاياتك ، و لا تنتظر من الناس كثيرا ً

غــِـناك َ فى نفسـِـكَ ، و قيمَتـِك فى عمــَلـِـك ، و بواعثـُك أحرى بالعناية من غاياتك ، و لا تنتظر من الناس كثيرا ً



Don't suffocate your spirit for the lessons that were only passing through spring.

Don't suffocate your spirit for the lessons that were only passing through spring.




Happiness is like coke — something you get as a by-product in the process of making something else.

Happiness is like coke — something you get as a by-product in the process of making something else.



We have but to remember man's natural tendency to satisfy his desires with the minimum of effort to realize how political power will be utilized.

We have but to remember man's natural tendency to satisfy his desires with the minimum of effort to realize how political power will be utilized.



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If you say that you're a cheap designer, you're a cheap designer. It's really hard to recover from that.



To obey the Lord unseen—in secret—is the foundation of genuine godly service.

To obey the Lord unseen—in secret—is the foundation of genuine godly service.



Goals are new, forward-moving objectives. They magnetize you towards them.

Goals are new, forward-moving objectives. They magnetize you towards them.



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Sometimes the given seems like something taken away.



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