Studying the martial Way is like climbing a cliff: keep going forward without rest. Resting is not permissible because it causes recessions to old adages of achievement. Persevering day in, day out improves techniques, but resting one day causes lapses. This must be prevented.

— Mas Oyama

Whopping Adage quotations

The secret to walkin´ on water is knowing where the rocks are.

Adage quote Forget the adage Win/Win and make a commitment to Learn/Learn.
Forget the adage Win/Win and make a commitment to Learn/Learn.

With his blessings from above, serve it generously with love.

One man, one wife, one love, through life.

Emancipate yourself from mental slavery.

Think about the fool who by his virtue can be found in a most unusual situation playing jester to the clown.

A God in the hand is worth two in the bush.

An apple a day keeps the doctor away.

There’s an old adage that says that money is the root of all evil.

Bullshit. Lack of money is the root of all evil.

Timeless is the creature who is wise. And timeless is the prisoner in disguise.

Poor man wanna be rich, rich man wanna be king, and a king ain't satisfied until he rules everything.

The only real person you need to know is you.

As the adage goes, 'fool me once, shame on you.

Fool me twice, shame on me'... It's time for patriots everywhere to rally together again and take back America.

May you always be courageous, stand upright and be strong, may you stay forever young.

Fools rush in, where wise men never go, But wise men never fall in love, so how are they to know?

Regardless of the difficulties we may face individually, in our families, in our communities and in our nation, the old adage is still true - you can make excuses or you can make progress, but you cannot make both! The America I know doesn't make excuses.

Those old adages - you attract more with honey;

do unto others - are true. You can get attention by being acerbic or mean or making a bizarre comment. But by being nice, being empathetic, building relationships and listening, people begin to recognize that you're thoughtful and respectful of their position.

Something happens when your subconscious goes to work... That's why 'Sleep on it' is an adage.

An old bandit adage: A bell is a cup until it is struck.

Down the ancient corridors through the gates of time, run the ghosts of dreams that we have left behind.

The most important adage and the only adage is, the customer comes first, whatever the business, the customer comes first.

Keep in mind, when you hit rock bottom, there ain't nowhere to go but up, baby.

I've always believed in the adage that the secret of eternal youth is arrested development.

It is an old, old adage that if you want someone to do something, get them to believe it is their idea. Humanity is mind controlled and onlyslightly more conscious than your average zombie. Far fetched? No, no. I define mind control as the manipulation of someone's mind so that they think, and therefor act, the way you want them to.

Give out some love and you'll find peace sublime.

Make hay while the sun shines.

Don't count your chickens before they egg.

Every moral has a story, every story has and end. Every battle has its glory, and its consequence.

Even the losers get lucky sometimes!

You can cage the songbird, but you can't make her sing.

And you can trap the free bird, but you'll have to clip her wings.

Shame is the shadow of love.

There is a homely old adage which runs: "Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far." If the American nation will speak softly, and yet build and keep at a pitch of the highest training a thoroughly efficient navy, the Monroe Doctrine will go far.

In your fear, seek only peace. In your fear, seek only love.

One of the first things successful people realize is the old adage, “If it is to be, it is up to me.” That is, for you, the fact that your success and your course is up to you. This doesn’t mean that you do it all alone. It simply means that you take responsibility for your life and your career.

If manners maketh the man as someone said, then he's the hero of the day.

You can lead a bureaucrat to water, but you can't make him think.