Elegance is not the prerogative of those who have just escaped from adolescence, but of those who have already taken possession of their future.
Nature gives you the face you have at twenty; it is up to you to merit the face you have at fifty.
Words can hypnotise and attract a reader toward religious practice (sadhana) and make him think that he understands a spiritual experience. Reading, however, only makes him more learned, while practice (sadhana) in what he read brings him nearer to truth and clarity. Fact is truth and clarity is purity.
-B.K.S. Iyengar, in Light on Pranayama
I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times.
- Bruce Lee
A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer.
- Bruce Lee
There are three methods to gaining wisdom. The first is reflection, which is the highest. The second is limitation, which is the easiest. The third is experience, which is the bitterest.
Don’t gain the world and lose your soul; wisdom is better than silver or gold.
- Bob Marley
The wise ones fashioned speech with their thought, sifting it as grain is sifted through a sieve.
Just as treasures are uncovered from the earth, so virtue appears from good deeds, and wisdom appears from a pure and peaceful mind. To walk safely through the maze of human life, one needs the light of wisdom and the guidance of virtue.
To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life; foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent.