Sunday, August 8, 2010

Sunday's Quote: Fighting

The fact that Chael Sonnen (right) survived the first round against pound-for-pound #1 Anderson Silva at UFC 117 last night surprised me.  The fact that Sonnen practically dominated Silva for the first four rounds was downright shocking.  Yet a mistake by the Oregon Republican at the very end, getting caught in a triangle choke by a Braziian jiu-jitsu specialist, kept Sonnen from pulling off one of the great upsets in MMA history.  And so goes life.

Our very existence is a fight that is not so much unlike what is described in the above-paragraph.  Always has been, always will be.  These quote expand on that point:

"Don’t hit at all if it is honorably possible to avoid hitting; but never hit softly."
-- Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919), 26th President of the United States

"Should you desire the great tranquility, prepare to sweat."
-- Hakuin Ekaku (1686-1769), Japanese Zen Roshi

"Only a warrior chooses pacifism; others are condemned to it."
-- Unknown

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