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Old 01-25-2011, 00:59   #46
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Miyamoto Musashi

Here are a few from Miyamoto Musashi:

"Do nothing that is of no use"

“You win battles by knowing the enemy's timing, and using a timing which the enemy does not expect.”

“To be a warrior is not a simple matter of wishing to be one. It is rather an endless struggle that will go on to the very last moment of our lives. Nobody is born a warrior, in exactly the same way that nobody is born an average man. We make ourselves into one or the other.”

and my favorite:

"It may seem difficult at first, but everything is difficult at first."
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Old 02-05-2011, 17:44   #47
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Miyamoto Musashi

Another from Miyamoto Musashi:

"Study strategy over the years and achieve the spirit of the warrior. Today is victory over yourself of yesterday; tomorrow is your victory over lesser men."
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Old 02-07-2011, 12:35   #48
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"That boy is so hard on shit he could F**k up an anvil"

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Old 02-07-2011, 12:59   #49
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"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat." - President Theodore Roosevelt, 1910

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Old 02-07-2011, 13:57   #50
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This is one that I often use to teach my guys to think about what they are going to say before opening their mouths and speaking something they shouldn't and being unable to fix the mess they caused due to their "speaking before thinking."

“He who thinks by the inch and talks by the yard deserves to be kicked by the foot.” Unknown
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Old 02-07-2011, 21:49   #51
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Old 02-08-2011, 02:56   #52
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Part of Your Story

Paraphrased from one of my military counselors:

Any hardship you face while you are here, any struggle back home that may distract you from your job, any physical weakness that may prevent you from achieving the objective; look past it. Supplement it with a determination to succeed. And when people ask you how you surmounted all the obstacles in your way, you can make all of these difficulties as a part of your incredible story, rather than just excuses.
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Old 02-17-2011, 23:33   #53
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Perfection

"When you aim for perfection, you discover it's a moving target." - Unknown
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Old 02-18-2011, 08:27   #54
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“Men of genius are admired, men of wealth are envied, men of power are feared; but only men of character are trusted.” Author Unknown

This short statement says it all. A team can't stand without character. The entire team concept falls apart without unit integrity firmly in place. It's one of those characteristics that I feel are going by the wayside. Today, more than ever, we need mentors that teach and instill character in the next generation of Warriors.
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Old 02-18-2011, 16:17   #55
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It is not the strongest of the species, nor the most intelligent that survive. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.

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Old 02-21-2011, 23:14   #57
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"We shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, in order to assure the survival and the success of liberty." - John F. Kennedy
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Old 02-23-2011, 12:20   #58
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All men dream: but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake up in the day to find that it was vanity;
But the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible. -T.E. Lawrence(of Arabia)

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Old 02-24-2011, 23:35   #59
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Turkish Proverb

"One who is already wet does not feel the rain."
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Old 02-25-2011, 08:40   #60
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To see what is right, and not to do it, is want of courage or of principle.

Confucius (551 BC - 479 BC)

In today's vernacular, "What is right isn't always popular and what's popular isn't always right".
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