Inspirational Quotes

Perfect for the Taekwon-Do, Tae Kwon Do, or Taekwondo practitioner to take to heart and learn from, here are some inspirational quotes from various sources.

“Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.” -Neale Donald Walsh.

“Correct your mistake as soon as you have found it.” -Sun Tzu

“It is not the straining for great things that is most effective, it is the doing of the little things, the common duties, a little better and better”- Elizabeth Stuart Phelps.
“Reach for the moon. The worst that can happen is you’ll fall among the stars.”- Totally TKD issue 19, unknown source
“Doing little things well is a step toward doing big things better.”- Vincent Van Gogh
“You’re the best! Around! Nothing’s ever gonna bring you down!”- The Karate Kid “You’re The Best” song
“It’s the eye of the tiger, it’s the thrill of the fight,”- Eye of the Tiger song
“When you believe you can-you can!” – Maxwell Maltz
“Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything.”- Napoleon Hill
“There is one quality that one must possess to win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants, and a burning desire to possess it.” – Napoleon Hill
“Flaming enthusiasm, backed up by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success.” – Dale Carnegie
“People of mediocre ability sometimes achieve outstanding success because they don’t know when to quit. Most people succeed because they are determined to.”  – George E. Allen
“The act of taking the first step is what seperates the winners from the losers.”- Brian Tracy
“I do not fear the man who has practiced 10,000 once, I fear the man who has practiced 1 kick 10,000 times.”- Bruce Lee
“When my opponent expands, I contract… when he contracts, I expand … when the time comes, I do not attack, it attacks all by itself.”- Bruce Lee
“When two opponents of equal strength and technique fight it off, it is what is in their heart, and how they use their mind that will decide who will win.”- Bruce Hyland – National Aust. Karate Fed. Coach
“Be positive and work hard. I think it’s possible to overcome anything, if you’re willing to work at it.” — Sheryl Swoopes, three-time WNBA MVP
“An athlete gains so much knowledge by just participating in a sport. Focus, discipline, hard work, goal setting and, of course, the thrill of finally achieving your goals. These are all lessons in life.” — Kristi Yamaguchi, world champion figure skater
“Find something that you’re really interested in doing in your life. Pursue it, set goals and commit yourself to excellence. Do the best you can.” — Chris Evert, tennis champion and winner of 18 Grand Slam titles

“The stronger person is the one who wins over himself rather than someone else.”- Lao Tzu

“The child must know that he is a miracle, that since the beginning of the world there hasn’t been, and until the end of the world there will not be, another child like him.”-Pablo Cascals

“Martial arts should be a way of life, not a job, hobby, sport, but a part of you and the way you live your life.” -Frank Gutting 

“A true Grandmaster is a person who starts the arts at a very young age and continues it until their body will no longer allow it. Then they still contribute mentally to the art.”- General Choi Hong-Hi, founder of Taekwon-Do

 “Have belief in yourself, make most of competing as it is over before you know it. Nothing is impossible if you want it badly enough.”- Julia Cross, 6 time ITF world champion and 15 time national champion
“Practice, practice, and practice more. Watch others and learn from them.”- Julia Cross
“Have a dream, set your goals and go out to achieve it. Be prepared to work your butt off.”- Julia Cross
“The 90% physical training is to develop that 90% mental attitude.”- Master Bosse, 7th dan ITF
“Don’t block with your face!”- Master Bosse

“Pain is the best instructor, but no one wants to go to his class.” -General Choi Hong-Hi


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