The warrior of light is always trying to improve.

Every blow of his sword carries with it centuries of wisdom and meditation. Every blow needs to have the strength and skill of all the warriors of past who, even today, continue to bless the struggle. Each movement during combat honours the movements that the previous generations tried to transmit through the Tradition.

The warrior develops the beauty of his blows.

– From the Manual of Warrior of Light by Paulo Coelho

 

This is so similar to the oft-quoted statement of Sir Isaac Newton (in a letter to Robert Hooke):

If I have seen farther, it is by standing on ye shoulders of Giants

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