Being is more valued than doing.
Empty your mind, be formless. Shapeless, like water.
The poorer we are inwardly, the more we try to enrich ourselves outwardly.
Mistakes are always forgiveable if one has the courage to admit them.
A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at.
Simplicity is the key to brilliance.
The medicine for my suffering I had within me from the very beginning but I did not take it. My ailment came from within myself, but I did not observe it, until this moment.
All fixed set patterns are incapable of adaptability or pliability. The truth is outside of all fixed patterns.
It is compassion rather than the principle of justice which can guard us against being unjust to our fellow men.
Obey the principles without being bound by them.
Its like a finger pointing away to the moon. Don't concentrate on the finger or you will miss all that heavenly glory.
If nothing within you stays rigid, outward things will disclose themselves. Moving, be like water. Still, be like a mirror. Respond like an echo.
The stillness in stillness is not the real stillness; only when there is stillness in movement does the universal rhythm manifest.
The meaning of life is that it is to be lived, and it is not to be traded and conceptualized and squeezed into a patter of systems.
Now I see that I will never find the light, Unless, like the candle, I am my own fuel, Consuming myself.
Life is never stagnation. It is constant movement, un-rhythmic movement, as we as constant change. Things live by moving and gain strength as they go.
Notice that the stiffest tree is most easily cracked, while the bamboo or willow survives by bending with the wind.
Life is wide, limitless. There is no border, no frontier.
Use only that which works, and take it from any place you can find it.
There is “what is” only when there is no comparing and to live with “what is” is to be peaceful.
Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.
Life’s battles don’t always go to the stronger or faster man. But sooner or later the man who wins, is the man who thinks he can.
A quick temper will make a fool of you soon enough.
In order to control myself I must first accept myself by going with and not against my nature.
It’s not the daily increase but daily decrease. Hack away at the unessential.
Don't get set into one form, adapt it and build your own, and let it grow, be like water.
Forget about winning and losing; forget about pride and pain.
When the opponent expand, I contract. When he contracts, I expand. And, when there is an opportunity, I do not hit - it hits all by itself.
Don't fear failure...in great attempts it is glorious even to fail.
To understand techniques, you must learn that they contain a lot of condensed movement.