"The ultimate aim of Karate lies not in victory nor defeat, but in the perfection of the character of its participants."
— Gichin Funakoshi
(Source: shoto-budo, via blackbeltacademy)
"[My ultimate goal is] to leave this world a better person, and for me to not be the only one who knows it."
— Gavin DeGraw (Musician), born February 4, 1977
(Source: bearingwater, via aperilousjourney)
"You win battles by knowing the enemy’s timing, and using a timing which the enemy does not expect"
— Miyamoto Musashi
"Simplicity is not a simple thing."
— Charles Chaplin
(Source: thedailypozitive, via hatethesinlovesinner)
"Everyone has talent. What’s rare is the courage to follow it to the dark places where it leads."
— Erica Jong
"Faith is taking the first step even when you can’t see the whole staircase."
— Martin Luther King Jr.
"Nobody who ever gave his best regretted it."
— George Halas
"Occasionally I’ll be sitting somewhere and I’ll be listening to someone perhaps not saying the kindest things about me. And I’ll look down at my hand and I’ll sort of pinch my skin to make sure it still has the requisite thickness I know Eleanor Roosevelt expects me to have."
— Hillary Clinton (x)
(Source: audreyno, via namalam)
"One thing only is needful: the knowledge of the simple and clear truth which finds place in every soul that is not stupefied by religious and scientific superstitions — the truth that for our life one law is valid — the law of love, which brings the highest happiness to every individual as well as to all mankind. Free your minds from those overgrown, mountainous imbecilities which hinder your recognition of it, and at once the truth will emerge from amid the pseudo-religious nonsense that has been smothering it: the indubitable, eternal truth inherent in man, which is one and the same in all the great religions of the world. It will in due time emerge and make its way to general recognition, and the nonsense that has obscured it will disappear of itself, and with it will go the evil from which humanity now suffers."
— Leo Tolstoy
"A man travels the world over in search of what he needs and returns home to find it."
— George A. Moore
"When we are tired, we are attacked by ideas we conquered long ago."
— Friedrich Nietzsche
(Source: observando, via herthen)
"Trees that are slow to grow bear the best fruit."