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Allan Jardin

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Just Some Links & Favorite Quotes

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Favorite Quotes

“Know the Truth, and the Truth shall set you Free!” – John 8:32

“But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” – Matthew 6:33 (KJV)

“Blessed be YHWH my strength which teacheth my hands to war, and my fingers to fight.” – Psalm 144:1

“Nothing comes from nothing. Well, if ever there was a time that nothing existed, nothing could exist. Consequently, something has to bring existence out of nothing: God” – Fr Rob Clements

“As long as you’re using general relativity and quantum mechanics, you are forced to conclude that God exists.” – Frank Tipler, Tulane University Physicist

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“If you are insecure, guess what? The rest of the world is, too. Do not overestimate the competition and underestimate yourself. You are better than you think.” – Timothy Ferris

“Fishing is best where the fewest go, and the collective insecurity of the world makes it easy for people to hit home runs while everyone else is aiming for base hits. There is just less competition for bigger goals.” – Timothy Ferris

“Action may not always bring Happiness; but there is no Happiness without Action” – Benjamin Disraeli

“For all their bitching about what’s holding them back, most people have a lot of trouble coming up with the defined dreams they’re being held from” – Timothy Ferriss

“absorb what is useful and reject what is useless” – Bruce Lee

“Nothing Works All The Time, But Everything Works Sometimes” – Hock Hochheim

“An Expert is a Man who has made all the Mistakes which can be made, in a narrow field.” – Neil Bohr

“Be grateful for the present moment. Don’t try and define it as good or bad just be grateful that you are willing to experience this moment.” – Tristan Bull

“What is Aggression for? it Exists… It has a Purpose..” – Crafty Dog

“Perfection is not when there is no more to add but no more to take away.” – Antoine De Saint Exupery

“One does not accumulate but eliminate. It is not daily increase but daily decrease. The height of cultivation always runs to simplicity.” – Bruce Lee

“it is vain to do with more what can be done with less” – William Occam

“You are the Deliverer of Good News, Your Not the Deliverer of Pressured Lame Sales Tactics…” – Frank Kern

“The vision that you glorify in your mind, the ideal that you enthrone in your heart, this you will build your life by, and this you will become.” – James Allen, As a Man Thinketh

“Focus on being productive instead of busy.” – Timothy Ferriss

“Believe it or not, it is not only possible to accomplish more by doing less, it is mandatory.” – Timothy Ferriss

“Faith… must be enforced by reason…. When faith becomes blind it dies.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“The commonsense rules of the “real world” are a fragile collection of socially reinforced illusions.” – Timothy Ferriss

“It isn’t enough to think outside the box. Thinking is passive. Get used to acting outside the box.” – Timothy Ferriss

“Don’t count the days, make the days count.” – Muhammad Ali

“These individuals have riches just as we say that we “have a fever” when really the fever has us.” – Seneca (4 B.C. – A.D. 65)

“Strength is not primarily a function of muscle size, but one of the appropriate muscles powerfully contracted by effective nervous stimulation.” – Mel C Siff PHD

“A pint of sweat, saves a gallon of blood.” – General George Patton

“People had more than they Needed” – Book of Eli

“He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life” – Muhammad Ali

“The one who doesn’t fall, never stands up” – Fedor Emelianenko

“All fixed set patterns are incapable of adaptability or pliability. The truth is outside of all fixed patterns” – Bruce Lee

“Don’t fear failure. – Not Failure, but low aim, is the crime. In great attempts it is glorious even to fail.” – Bruce Lee

“A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at.” – Bruce Lee

“An ounce of action is worth a ton of theory.” – Friedrich Engels

“People may doubt what you say, but they will believe what you do.” – Lewis Cass

“Knock knock. Who’s there? The guy that finished second. The guy that finished second who? Exactly…” – Versus TV Commercial

“Action will remove the doubts that theory cannot solve.” – Tehyi Hsieh

“In all cases where doubt crops up, ask yourself, “If I had a gun to my head and had to do it, how would I do it?” It’s not as hard as you think.” – Timothy Ferriss

If you had a gun to your head and had to stop doing 4/5 of different time-consuming activities, what would you remove? – Timothy Ferriss

“The end product of the shorter deadline is almost inevitably of equal or higher quality due to greater focus.” – Timothy Ferriss

“Confront them with annihilation, and they will then survive; plunge them into a deadly situation, and they will then live. When people fall into danger, they are then able to strive for victory.” – Sun Tzu

“Short as life is, we make it still shorter by the careless waste of time.” – Victor Hugo

“Water’s formation adapts to the ground when flowing. So then an army’s formation adapts to the enemy to achieve victory.” – 6:34 Sonshi

“If fighting is sure to result in victory, then you must fight, even though the ruler forbid it; if fighting will not result is victory, then you must not fight, even at the ruler’s bidding.” – Sun Tzu

“Heroes and cowards feel exactly the same fear. Heroes just react to it differently.” – Cus D’Amato

“Using no way as a way, using no limitations as a limitation.” – Bruce Lee

“He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city.” – Proverbs 16:32

“The important thing in science is not so much to obtain new facts as to discover new ways of thinking about them.” – Sir William Bragg

“Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.” – Albert Einstein

“The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.” – Albert Einstein

“The biggest problem is not to let people accept new ideas, but to let them forget the old ones.” – John Maynard Keynes, British economist
(1883-1946)

“The only way in which a human being can make some approach to knowing the whole of a subject, is by hearing what can be said about it by persons of every variety of opinion, and studying all modes in which it can be looked at by every character of mind.” – John Stuart Mill, British philosopher On Liberty, 1859

“You want to prepare your child to think as he gets older. You want him to be critical in his judgments. Teaching a child, by your example, that there’s never any room for negotiating or making choices in life may suggest that you expect blind obedience-but it won’t help him in the long run to be discriminating in choices and thinking.” – Lawrence Balter, Psychologist Dr. Balter’s Child Sense, 1985

“Blessed be YHWH my strength which teacheth my hands to war, and my fingers to fight.” – Psalm 144:1

“The conventional view serves to protect us from the painful job of thinking.” – John Kenneth Galbraith

“Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall” – Confucius

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore is not an act but a habit.” – Aristole

“Any formal attack on ignorance is bound to fail because the masses are always ready to defend their most precious possession – their ignorance.” – Hendrik Van Loon

“The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt.” – Bertrand Russell

“Dream as if you’ll live forever, live as if you’ll die today.” – James Dean, American motion picture actor, symbol of rebellion, 1931-1955

“If one prepares to the front, his rear will be weak. If he prepares to the left, his right will be vulnerable. And when he prepares everywhere he will be weak everywhere.” – Bruce Lee

“The true power of our skill (Martial Arts) is self-knowledge — the liberation of the self — not as a weapon.” – Bruce Lee

“The traditional teacher says, “if your opponent does this, then you do this, and then you do this and then you do this,” And while you are remembering all the “and thens” the other guy is killing you” – Bruce Lee

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“if I ever stopped to think about what happens, after the ball hits my hands, it might screw up the whole process.” – Joe Montana

“Don’t think, FEEL!” – Bruce Lee

“Evolved individuals know without going about, Recognize without looking, Achieve without acting.” – Tao Te Cing no.47

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“Most great people have attained their greatest success just one step beyond their greatest failure.” — Napoleon Hill

“Those who cultivate Power, Identify with Power. Those who cultivate failure, Identify with Failure.” – Tao Te Ching no.23

“The Only thing you can count on in any given moment is YOU!
Its YOU vs them
Its YOU vs no
Its YOU vs cant
Its YOU vs next year
Its YOU vs last year
Its YOU vs statistics
Its YOU vs history
Its YOU vs the odds
Its YOU vs 2nd place” – Versus Momentum Promo

“If your work speaks for itself, don’t interrupt.” – Henry J. Kaiser

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the things you did.” – Mark Twain

“I dislike death, however, there are some things I dislike more than death. Therefore, there are times when I will not avoid danger.” – Mencius

“Where there is only a choice between cowardice and violence, I would advise violence.” – Mohandas Gandhi

“The art of war is of vital importance to the state. It is a matter of life and death, a road either to safety or to ruin. Hence under no circumstances can it be neglected.” – Sun Tzu

“Do not seek to follow the footsteps of the men of old; seek what they sought.” – Basho

“My whole goal is to keep my spirit intact. If that doesn’t happen, none of this is worth it.” -Unknown

“To a pitcher, a base hit is the perfect example of negative feedback.” – Steve Hovlee

“Nothing is so strong as gentleness. Nothing is so gentle as real strength.” – Frances de Sales

“We do not rise to the level of our expectations. We fall to the level of our training.” – Archilochus, Greek Soldier, c. 650 BC

“your ego may not like hearing good advice and the truth, but accept it because denying it wont make life any better or less painful.” – Malcolm Robinson

“War is not about who is right, it is about who is left.” – unkown

“Mental bearing (calmness), not skill, is the sign of a matured samurai. A Samurai therefore should neither be pompous nor arrogant.” – Tsukahara Bokuden.

“It is easy to kill someone with a slash of a sword. It is hard to be impossible for others to cut down” – Yagyu Munenori

“He who has a Why to live for can bear almost any How.”
— Friedrich Nietzsche

As Epictetus puts it, conceit represents “an iron gate that admits no new knowledge, no expansive possibilities, nor constructive ideas” and leads only to a dishonorable life of self-interest.

“happiness depends on three things, all of which are within your power: your will, your ideas concerning the events in which you are involved, and the use you make of your ideas”. – Epictetus

“There is no way to Peace, Peace is the way.” -Mahatma Ghandi

Luke 17;21 – nor will people say, ‘Here it is,’ or ‘There it is,’ because the kingdom of God is within you.

“If an athlete can picture in advance each movement of an event exactly as it should be, in a relaxed meditative state, the greater will be the chances that he or she will carry out those movements during the actual performance.” – Thinking Body Dancing Mind

“To know that you do not know is best. To not know of knowing is a disease.” – Tao Te Ching no. 71

“One of courage, with audacity, will die. One of courage, but gentle, spares death. From these two kinds of courage arise harm and benefit.” ~Tao Te Ching

“The greatest space has no corners;
The greatest talents are slowly mastered;
The greatest music has the rarest sound;
The Great Image has no form.” – Tao Te Ching no.41

“Without struggle, there is no progress” -Fredrick Douglas

“Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win.” – Sun Tzu

“You should not have any special fondness for a particular weapon, or anything else, for that matter. Too much is the same as not enough. Without imitating anyone else, you should have as much weaponry as suits you.” – Miyamoto Musashi

“Every thought you produce, anything you say, any action you do, it bears your signature.” — Thich Nhat Hanh

“It is a brave act of valor to condemn death, but where life is more terrible than death it is then the truest valor to dare to live.” – Sir Thomas Brown

“Fear is the true opiate of combat.” – unknown

“Without Knowledge, Skill cannot be focused. Without Skill, Strength cannot be brought to bear and without Strength, Knowledge may not be applied.” – Alexander the Great’s Chief Physician

“Self-respect is the fruit of discipline.” – Abraham J. Hesche

“You have to create your own Luck. you have to be aware of the opportunities around you and take advantage of them.” – Bruce Lee

“anyone who grabs a dagger to injure a man he knows to be unarmed will strike a blow in the first opening he fancies, since he will only be concerned about his victim’s fleeing before receiving his wound. Therefore, this type of assailant will operate without subtlety. And for this reason, the man being assaulted can defend more easily.” – Salvator Fabris (1544-1618)

“Determine that the thing can and shall be done, and then we shall find the way.” ~ Abraham Lincoln

“The best endurance training for an activity is the activity itself.” – Bruce Lee

“A man can be as great as he wants to be. If you believe in yourself and have the courage, the determination, the dedication, the competitive drive and if you are willing to sacrifice the little things in life and pay the price for the things that are worthwhile, it can be done.” V Lombardi

“Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.” – Albert Einstein

“Courage first; power second; technique third.”
~ Author unknown (Motive First, Effectiveness Second, Efficiency Third.)

“That man is the richest whose pleasures are the cheapest.”
~ Henry David Thoreau

“Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything” – George Bernard Shaw

“A fight is not won by one punch or kick. Either learn to endure or hire a bodyguard.” ~ Bruce Lee

“The fight is won or lost far away from witnesses—behind the lines, in the gym, and out there on the road, long before I dance under those lights.”
– Muhammad Ali

Proverbs 18:6 ESV
A fool’s lips walk into a fight, and his mouth invites a beating.

“If you choose to be a leader, do not become anyone’s boy. A little harsh, but a bottom-line truth. Seek associates who can guide or counsel you, not control your direction or destiny. In that regard, one principle will always stand true: Don’t violate trust and always give credit where credit is due.” – Datu Kelly Worden

“Just as it is the clear mirror that reflects without distortion, or the quiet valley that echoes a sound, so must one who would study Karate-do purge himself of selfish and evil thoughts, for only with a clear mind and conscience can he understand that which he receives.” – Master Funakoshi

“Nothing of Value comes without Pain. So Pain is just as Good as Pleasure .” – Sifu Allan Jardin

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To everything there is a season, and
a time to every purpose under heaven:

A time to kill, and
a time to heal;
a time to break down, and
a time to build up;

A time to love, and
a time to hate;
a time of war; and
a time of peace.

– Ecclesiastes 3:1,3,8 King James Version
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“To excel means to reach beyond the best you have ever given because doing so matters to you personally, for its own sake. It means to run your own race—as an individual, team, or organization. To excel is to know your greatest strengths and passions, and to emphasize them while honestly admitting and managing your weaknesses.” – Robert Cooper

“Success is achieved by development of our strengths, not by elimination of our weakness.” – Marilyn Vos Savant

“It is far more lucrative and fun to leverage your strengths instead of attempting to fix all the chinks in your armor. The choice is between multiplication of results using strengths or incremental improvement fixing weaknesses that will, at best, become mediocre. Focus on better use of your best weapons instead of constant repair.” – Tim Ferriss

“It’s better to avoid then to run; better to run then de-escalate; better to de-escalate then to fight; better to fight then to die.
The very essence of self-defense is a thin list of things that might get you out alive when you are already screwed” – Sgt. Rory Miller

“Ever since I was a child I have had this instinctive urge for expansion and growth. To me, the function and duty of a quality human being is the sincere and honest development of one’s potential.” – Bruce Lee

“A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer.” – Bruce Lee

“It’s lonely at the top. 99% of the world is convinced they are incapable of achieving great things, so they aim for the mediocre middle-ground. The level of competition is thus fiercest for “realistic” goals, paradoxically making them the most time- and energy-consuming.” — Tim Ferriss

“If the recipe sucks, it doesn’t matter how good a cook you are” – Timothy Ferriss

“Should you desire the great tranquility, prepare to sweat.” – Hakuin

“All fixed set patterns are incapable of adaptability or pliability. The truth is outside of all fixed patterns.” – Bruce Lee

“Should you desire the great tranquility, prepare to sweat.” – Hakuin

“It is today we must create the world of the future.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

“Reason obeys itself: ignorance submits to what is dictated to it.” – Thomas Paine

“Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything one learned in school.” – Albert Einstein

“If you love life, don’t waste time, for time is what life is made up of ” – Bruce Lee

“The important thing is not to stop questioning.” – Albert Einstein

“A government afraid of its citizens is a Democracy. Citizens afraid of government is tyranny!” — Thomas Jefferson

“What we hope ever to do with ease, we must learn first to do with diligence.” – Samuel Johnson

“dwell as near as possible to the channel in which life flows.” – Henry David Thoreau

“Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one”
— Bruce Lee

“Reality is negotiable.” – Timothy Ferriss

“Vision without action is a dream. Action without vision is aimless. Vision with action will achieve.” – Author Unknown

“If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead anywhere.” – Frank A. Clark

“What is not started today is never finished tomorrow.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“That which we obtain too easily, we esteem too lightly. it is dearness only which gives everything its value.” – Thomas Paine

“Without inspiration the best powers of the mind remain dormant. There is a fuel in us which needs to be ignited with sparks.” – Johann Gottfried Von Herder

“The significance of a man is not in what he attains but in what he longs to attain.” – Kahlil Gibran

“The great and glorious masterpiece of
man is to know how to live to purpose.” – Michel de Montaigne

“The ability to concentrate and to use your time well is everything if you want to succeed in business–or almost anywhere else for that matter.” – Lee Iacocca

“It’s not that I’m so smart; it’s just that I stay with problems longer.” – Albert Einstein

“The biggest things are often the easiest to do because there is so little competition.” – William Van Horne

“In their own unique ways and through the most trying circumstances, they held to great goals, and in so doing they discovered a central source of human capacity.” – robert cooper

“Imagination is more important than knowledge.” – Albert Einstein

“He that refuseth instruction despiseth his own soul: but he that heareth reproof getteth understanding.” – Proverbs 15:32

“Masters of complexity create the simplest solutions” – Brad Lishman

“You know when you have achieved perfection in design, not when you have nothing more to add, but when you have nothing more to take away.” Antoine de St. Exupery

“Simplicity means the achievement of maximum effect with minimum means.”- Dr. Koichi Kawana

“Take things as they are. Punch when you have to punch. Kick when you have to kick.” – Bruce Lee

“Lets define “Laziness” anew – to endure a non-ideal existence, to let circumstance or others decide life for you, or to amass a fortune while passing through life like a spectator from an office window. The size of your bank account doesn’t change this, nor does the number of hours you log in handling unimportant e-mail or minutiae. Focus on being productive instead of busy” – Tim Ferriss

“…seek the testimony of few; and number not voices, but weigh them.” – Immanuel Kant

“Fun things happen when you earn dollars, live on pesos, and compensate in rupees.” – Tim Ferriss

“Practice the art of nonfinishing. Stopping something is often 10 times better than finishing it.” – Tim Ferriss

“Slow down and remember this: Most things make no difference. Being busy is a form of laziness—lazy thinking and indiscriminate action.” – Tim Ferriss

“What you do is infinitely more important than how you do it. Efficiency is still important, but it is useless unless applied to the right things.” – Tim Ferriss

“Experience without theory is blind, but theory without experience is mere intellectual play.” – Immanuel Kant

“Simplicity means the achievement of maximum effect with minimum means.”- Dr. Koichi Kawana

“Masters of complexity create the simplest solutions” – Brad Lishman

“Be careful to leave your sons well instructed rather than rich, for the hopes of the instructed are better than the wealth of the ignorant.” – Epictetus

“Motivation is the hard part, and without it, nothing will happen” – unknown

“Courage is being willing to fight for a cause even when sure of losing. look deeply at life and you will find that there are many victories worse than defeat.” – George Eliot

“If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.” – Mark Twain

“I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.” – Mark Twain

“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” – Wayne Gretzky

“Try not to become a man of success but a man of value.” – Albert Einstein

“Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts.” – Daniel Patrick Moynihan

“Difficulties are things that show a person what they are.” – Epictetus

Fighting is about Adapting, not Dominating. – IMHO (actually its fact)

“what other people convey – in what they think, feel, say, and do – is rarely about you; instead, it’s almost always about them. No two individuals ever see the world, or react to life, in the same way.” – Robert Cooper

“in nearly every situation, avoidance is not good and confrontation is not necessary” – Robert Cooper

“Without first-hand knowledge of hardship, prosperity is forever hollow.” – Robert Cooper

“when you hear yourself or others talking about individuals who are not present, pay careful attention. if not, you’re almost always headed for trouble” – Robert Cooper

Honesty is the best policy

“It’s easy to let life deteriorate into making a living instead of making a life. It’s not the hours you put in, but what you out into the hours that count. Learn to express rather than impress. Expressing evokes a ”me too” attitude while impressing evokes a ”so what” attitude.” – Jim Rohn

“I’d Rather be strong somewhere, Than weak everywhere” – unknown

“Companies that live by the numbers, die by the numbers”

“The unexpected always happens”

One Principle of Fighting is Force, this factor favors size. but if the bigger person cannot focus on the fight that takes place on the mind, he gives up some of that Advantage.

“Often competitiveness comes from not wanting to stretch or change yourself. The Failures of others can make it appear that you are just fine or are advancing when, in truth, you’re standing still.” – Robert Cooper

“Superior performance not only does not require competition: it usually seems to require its absence.”

“Trying harder is a prescription for disappointments and dissatisfaction; it’s trying differently that changes everything.” – Robert Cooper

“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” – Thomas Alva Edison

“Everyone is a genius but if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree it will spend its whole life believing it is stupid.” – Einstein

“if you cant explain it simply, you dont understand it well enough.” – Albert Einstein

“If you want to awaken all of humanity, then awaken all of yourself. If you want to eliminate the suffering in the world, then eliminate all that is dark and negative in yourself. Truly, the greatest gift you have to give is that of your own self-transformation.” – Lao Tzu

“To be prepared for war is one of the most effectual means of preserving peace.” – General George Washington

“We make war that we may live in peace.” – Aristotle

“Let us train our minds to desire what the situation demands.” – Seneca

“In your thirst for knowledge, be sure not to drown in all the information.” – Anthony J. D’Angelo

“Just as modern man consumes both too many calories and calories of no nutritional value, information workers eat data both in excess and from the wrong sources.” – Timothy Ferriss

“You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.” ~ Zig Ziglar

“I am not young enough to know everything.” – Oscar Wilde

“Men are not disturbed by things, but the view they take of things.” – Epictetus (55-135 A.D.)

“The average person thinks he isn’t.” – Larry Lorenzoni

“Sometimes it is not enough to do our best; we must do what is required.” – Sir Winston Churchill

“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” – Sir Winston Churchill

“What’s right isn’t always popular. What’s popular isn’t always right.” – Howard Cosell

Hard training, easy combat; easy training, hard combat” – Marshal Suvorov, famous Russian General

“Restlessness is discontent – and discontent is the first necessity of progress. Show me a thoroughly satisfied man – and I will show you a failure.” – Thomas Alva Edison

“The more I talk to athletes, the more convinced I become that the method of training is relatively unimportant. There are many ways to the top, and the training method you choose is just the one that suits you best. No, the important thing is the attitude of the athlete, the desire to get to the top.” – Herb Elliott

“You only ever grow as a human being if you’re outside your comfort zone.” – Percy Cerutty

“Fear and Intelligence are very close together” – Rickson Gracie

Fear makes you braver.

“There is nothing the busy man is less busied with than living; there is nothing harder to learn.” – Seneca

“Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Without inspiration the best powers of the mind remain dormant. There is a fuel in us which needs to be ignited with sparks.” -Johann Gottfried Von Herder

“Endurance is not just the ability to bear a hard thing, but to turn it into glory.” – William Barclay

“The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. we have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.” – Albert Einstein

“when i catch my opponent, its only because i have failed more than he has” – rener gracie

“my goal is not to attack faster than my opponent, but rather to exhaust slower than him.” – rener gracie

“timing is everything, the right move at the wrong time is the wrong move.” – rener gracie

“If you want to improve, be content to be thought foolish and stupid.” (Epictetus)