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Poll: Mr. Miyagi Words of Wisdom

Karate Kid is a classic from the 80s, with memorable scenes and great characters.

Mr. Kesuke Miyagi is arguably the most memorable character. It's hard to find better mentor than Mr. Miyagi.

Which of these Mr. Miyagi words of wisdom do you agree with the most?

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For Bruce Lee words of wisdom go here

Make Your Choice

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    Pat Morita in The Karate Kid (1984)

    Miyagi: Daniel-san... [taps his head] Miyagi: Karate here. [taps his heart] Miyagi: Karate here. [points to his belt] Miyagi: Karate never here. Understand?
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    Ralph Macchio and Pat Morita in The Karate Kid Part II (1986)

    "No such thing as bad student, only bad teacher. Teacher say, student do."
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    Ralph Macchio and Pat Morita in The Karate Kid (1984)

    "Walk on road, hm? Walk left side, safe. Walk right side, safe. Walk middle, sooner or later get squish just like grape. Here, karate, same thing. Either you karate do "yes" or karate do "no." You karate do "guess so, just like grape. Understand?"
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    Pat Morita in The Karate Kid (1984)

    "Better learn balance. Balance is key. Balance good, karate good. Everything good. Balance bad, better pack up, go home. Understand?"
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    Ralph Macchio and Pat Morita in The Karate Kid (1984)

    "Daniel-San, lie become truth only if person wanna believe it."
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    Ralph Macchio and Pat Morita in The Karate Kid (1984)

    "Just remember, license never replace eye, ear, and brain."
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    Pat Morita in The Karate Kid (1984)

    "Man who catch fly with chopstick accomplish anything."
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    Pat Morita and Hilary Swank in The Next Karate Kid (1994)

    "Julie-san, fighting not good. But if must fight... win."
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    Ralph Macchio in The Karate Kid (1984)

    "Wax on, wax off. Wax on, wax off."
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    Ralph Macchio and Pat Morita in The Karate Kid (1984)

    "You trust the quality of what you know, not quantity."
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    #11

    "First learn stand, then learn fly. Nature rule, Daniel-san, not mine."
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    Ralph Macchio and Pat Morita in The Karate Kid Part II (1986)

    "Daniel-san, never put passion before principle. Even if win, you lose."
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    Ralph Macchio and Pat Morita in The Karate Kid Part II (1986)

    "Daniel-san, for person with no forgiveness in heart, living even worse punishment than death."
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    Ralph Macchio and Pat Morita in The Karate Kid Part III (1989)

    "sometimes, what heart know, head forget."
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    Ralph Macchio and Pat Morita in The Karate Kid (1984)

    "Ambition without knowledge is like a boat on dry land"
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    Pat Morita and Hilary Swank in The Next Karate Kid (1994)

    "Why break boards? What boards do to you? That kind stuff not teach you how to conquer anger, Julie-san. Understand?"
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    Ralph Macchio in The Karate Kid (1984)

    "If karate used defend honor, defend life, karate mean something. If karate used defend plastic metal trophy, karate no mean nothing."
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    Pat Morita in The Karate Kid (1984)

    "Never trust spiritual leader who doesn't dance."
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    #19

    "It’s ok to lose to opponent. It’s never okay to lose to fear"
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    Ralph Macchio and Pat Morita in The Karate Kid Part III (1989)

    "Only root karate come from Miyagi. Just like bonsai choose own way grow because root strong you choose own way do karate same reason."
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    The Karate Kid Part II (1986)

    "Here are the 2 Rules of Miyagi-Ryu Karate. Rule Number 1: ‘Karate for defense only.’ Rule Number 2: ‘First learn rule number 1."
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    #22

    ""If come from inside you, always right one."
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    Elisabeth Shue and Pat Morita in The Karate Kid (1984)

    "To make honey, young bee need young flower, not old prune."
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    Ralph Macchio and Pat Morita in The Karate Kid (1984)

    "Lesson not just karate only. Lesson for whole life. Whole life have a balance. Everything be better."