Martial arts and inspirational quotes

From time to time we all need a little inspiration. There are and have been many great people that have made quotes that will stand the test of time from the likes of Bruse Lee, Sir Winston Churchill, and Martin Luther King to name a few.

Below is an ever-growing collection of quotes that I like from for all types of situations and all walks of life. I hope you find them as inspirational as I do, and, if you come across a quote you would like to see on here please drop me an email [email protected] and I will add it to the list.

I would rather know it and not need it then need it and not know it

To me, the extraordinary aspect of martial arts lies in its simplicity. The easy way is also the right way, and martial arts is nothing at all special; the closer to the true way of martial arts, the less wastage of expression there is.
Bruce Lee

“However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results”
Sir Winston Churchill

I practice martial arts not to win over other people but to win over my own heart.
Tony Jaa

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
Martin Luther King Jr.

Understand that the essence of martial arts is not the art itself, but what’s hidden deep within yourself.
Gogen Yamaguchi

A quick temper will make a fool of you soon enough.
Bruce Lee

In martial arts, the biggest enemy is self. Inside you struggle because you want to prove something.
Jet Li