In order not to be a fool an optimist must know how sad a place the world can be. It is only the pessimist who finds this out anew every day

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I am an optimist, unrepentant and militant. After all, in order not to be a fool an optimist must know how sad a place the world can be. It is only the pessimist who finds this out anew every day. Peter Ustinov

There are no contests in the Art of Peace

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There are no contests in the Art of Peace…Everyone has a spirit that can be refined, a body that can be trained in some manner, a suitable path to follow. You are here to realize your inner divinity and manifest your innate enlightenment. Morihei Ueshiba