enter the dragon.

For this week’s post o’ wisdom, here are two from Bruce Lee (no introduction needed!):

“Practice makes perfect. After a long time of practicing, our work will become natural, skillful, swift and steady.”

“Notice that the stiffest tree is most easily cracked, while the bamboo or willow survives by bending in the wind.”

african gems.

I missed last week’s wisdom post, so I’m doubling up this week with a pair each from renowned and respected African statesmen KWAME NKRUMAH (Ghana) and NELSON MANDELA (South Africa):

KWAME NKRUMAH

“Thought without practice is empty; and action without thought is blind.”

“Revolutions are brought about by men, by men who think as men of action and act as men of thought.”

NELSON MANDELA

“If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.”

“There is no passion to be found playing small–in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.”

legend.

I probably should’ve posted these two bits of wisdom during his birthday week earlier this month, but here are a couple from a man who needs no introduction. His music is a precious gift he that left for the world to discover and follow. Hopefully everyone will, at some point in their lives, take his messages to heart and live by them closely. ROBERT ‘BOB’ NESTA MARLEY:

“Truth is . . . everybody is going to hurt you; you just have to find the ones worth suffering for.”

The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him with positivity.”

serving and receiving.

As an avid, four-days-a-week recreational tennis player, I can tell you that serving and receiving are important and major components of the game. You gotta do both well in order to win. Apparently this is true in life as well! Bengali poet, novelist, and Nobel Prize-winning polymath Rabindranath Tagore gives us this week’s quotes of wisdom:

“I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy.”

“Everything comes to us that belongs to us if we have the capacity to receive it.”