I’m not in this world to live up to your expectations and you’re not in this world to live up to mine.
Be like water making its way through cracks. Do not be assertive, but adjust to the object, and you shall find a way around or through it. If nothing within you stays rigid, outward things will disclose themselves.
Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one
Adapt what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own.
Don’t fear failure. — Not failure, but low aim, is the crime. In great attempts it is glorious even to fail.
Be happy, but never satisfied.
I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who had practiced one kick 10,000 times.
Empty your cup so that it may be filled; become devoid to gain totality.
A good teacher protects his pupils from his own influence.
Use only that which works, and take it from any place you can find it.
If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you’ll never get it done.
You must be shapeless, formless, like water. When you pour water in a cup, it becomes the cup. When you pour water in a bottle, it becomes the bottle. When you pour water in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Water can drip and it can crash. Become like water my friend.