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Postby Kuma-de » Wed Dec 05, 2007 6:18 pm

"Each time a man stands for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope...."


Robert F. Kennedy 1966
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Postby Stryke » Thu Dec 06, 2007 4:00 am

Better to be dead and cool , than alive and uncool :roll: 8) :lol:
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Postby Kuma-de » Thu Dec 06, 2007 4:29 am

"Do you wish to rise? Begin by descending. You plan a tower that will pierce the clouds? Lay first the foundation of humility."

________Saint Augustine
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Postby Kuma-de » Thu Dec 06, 2007 4:34 am

I never was able to do karate. That's calling me a good actor. I act like I can do anything.
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Postby Kuma-de » Thu Dec 06, 2007 4:39 am

Actually, in its purest form, Islam is incredibly tolerant. That makes what's going on in the world really bizarre.
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Postby Kuma-de » Thu Dec 06, 2007 4:40 am

Let me say this loud and clear. There is a world of difference between terrorist acts and the Islamic Shari'a. Islam is not only a religion, but a way of life. And at its heart lie the sacred principles of tolerance and dialogue.
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Postby fivedragons » Tue Dec 11, 2007 9:04 am

"Right now, man thinks that he is a human being looking for spiritual experience.

He needs to understand clearly that he is a spiritual being looking for human experience.

I am working on teaching him that."

Paramahamsa Nithyananda
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Postby AAAhmed46 » Tue Dec 11, 2007 9:35 am

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.

-Christ
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Postby Kuma-de » Mon Dec 31, 2007 9:16 pm

We make war that we may live in peace. - Aristotle
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Postby Kuma-de » Mon Dec 31, 2007 9:23 pm

Man needs difficulties; they are necessary for health. - Carl Jung

Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear. - Mark Twain

Practice is the best of all instructors. - Publilius Syrus

Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent. - Isaac Asimov

Don't hit at all if it is honorably possible to avoid hitting; but never hit softly. - Theodore Roosevelt

Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. The fearful are caught as often as the bold. - Helen Keller

The power of man has grown in every sphere, except over himself. - Winston Churchill

I don't like that man. I must get to know him better. - Abraham Lincoln

To be a warrior is to learn to be genuine in every moment of your life. - Albert Einstein

You can wipe out your opponents. But if you do it unjustly, you become eligible for being wiped out yourself. - Ernest Hemingway

To conquer without nobility is not victory but surrender. - Baltasar Gracian


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Yoi otoshi wo omukae kudasai
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Postby Kuma-de » Thu Feb 14, 2008 12:14 am

"It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by the dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; who knows the great enthusiasm, the great devotions and spends himself in a worthy course; who at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who, at worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly; so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory or defeat.”

Theodore Roosevelt, “Citizenship in a Republic,"
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Postby Kuma-de » Sat Feb 23, 2008 1:15 am

"I thoroughly disapprove of duels. If a man should challenge me, I would take him kindly and forgivingly by the hand and lead him to a quiet place and kill him."

----Mark Twain
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Postby AAAhmed46 » Tue Mar 18, 2008 8:38 am

The spirit of democracy cannot be imposed from without. It has to come from within.

-Ghandi
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Postby Kuma-de » Wed Mar 19, 2008 4:43 pm

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 quintessence of Karate-do. To be deadly serious, then, is not just an essential for a follower of Karate-do; it is equally essential in everyone's daily life, for life is itself a struggle to survive. Anyone so complacent as to assume that after a failure he will have another opportunity will seldom make much of a success of his life.
.... Gichin Funakoshi, founder of Shotokan Karate
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Postby jorvik » Wed Mar 19, 2008 8:31 pm

'Surrender to the cycle of things. Give yourselves to the wave of the Great Change. Neither happy nor afraid. And when it is time to go – then simply go without any unnecessary fuss.' (T'ao Ch'ien, 4th-century Taoist)
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