Thursday September 6th 2012

Thought for the Day

“Knowledge will give you power,
but character respect.”

~Bruce Lee
(1940 – 1973 )



*Bruce Lee

Bruce LeeBorn:  November 27, 1940
Died:  July 20, 1973

was a Hong Kong actor, martial arts instructor, philosopher, film director, film producer, screenwriter, founder of Jeet Kune Do, and the son of Cantonese opera actor Lee Hoi-Chuen. He is widely considered by many commentators, critics, media and other martial artists to be the greatest and most influential martial artist of all time, and a pop culture icon of the 20th century. He is often credited with changing the way Asians were presented in American films

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Knowledge, true knowledge does give you power and it is in how you use that power  that earns you respect from your peers. And it is also in how you use that knowledge that you build character. If you build character you gain respect.

The Thought Collector

How Do You Define Respect?



History: September 6

  • 1901 – U.S. President William McKinley was shot and mortally wounded (he died eight days later) by Leon Czolgosz.
  • 1959 – The first Barbie Doll was sold by Mattel Toy Corporation.
  • 1972 : A gun battle between the Palestinian group Black September who had kidnapped nine Israeli athletes from the Olympic Village in Munich ends when the nine hostages are killed in a gun battle between German Police and the terrorists at a nearby airport, Five of the terrorists were also killed and one German Police Officer.
  • 1989 – The Pittsburgh Steelers were banned from practicing on their own field, Three Rivers Stadium, because The Rolling Stones were rehearsing for their upcoming concert.
  • 1997 : Princess Diana’s funeral
  • 2007 : Luciano Pavarotti the Italian operatic tenor, best known as a member of “The Three Tenors” who popularized operatic music dies at the age of 71.

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