His stories are always a good reminder of who I want to be, and they remind me of Mr. Richard Kim's tales. While Sensei Kim's stories were more historical and less allegorical, they both have a very strong element of morality and behaviour. How a warrior should behave in society.
Anyways, here is a link to a great article: Speaking Ill of Others
My favourite quote that came from this would have to be:
You can't build a house by criticizing other houses.How true and what a great way to think of my own training! This is one of the reasons I enjoy the martial arts so much. You are testing yourself against yourself - it doesn't matter what the next person does, it matters what you do and who you are. I have nothing against competition (well, maybe a little ;) ) but I think that the development of the self is of the most value.