"kuai shi man - man shi kuai."

"Quickly is slowly. Slowly is quickly."

This is a Chinese saying which is applicable to many situations in life. Especially when it comes to the training of Kung Fu where it is highly recommended to understand this principle. For example, when someone always wants to do something fast it will not necessarily lead to his progress. So it could happen that a disciple wants to learn a very complicated movement in the first lesson and by the attempt of executing it, he injures himself. Therefore, he might be unable to train for an amount of time in order to recover from his injury. He will have lost time and therefore be slower than the other students. That means: “Quickly is slowly and slowly is quickly.”  

Master Yu Bin – translation by Felix