Bruce Lee Quotes And Saying That You Need To Know

The full name of Bruce Lee is Lee Jun-fan. He was a Hong Kong American actor, martial artist, director, martial arts instructor & philosopher. Here we have shared inspirational Bruce Lee quotes about life, love.

Bruce Lee was born on November 27, 1940, in Chinese Hospital, San Francisco, California, United States and died on July 20, 1973, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong. His height was 1.72 m. His father’s name is Lee Hoi-Chuen and his mother’s name is Grace Ho. His wife’s name is Linda Emery.

Bruce Lee Quotes

I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times. -Bruce Lee

The more we value things, the less we value ourselves. -Bruce Lee

 Mistakes are always forgivable if one has the courage to admit them. -Bruce Lee

If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you’ll never get it done. Make at least one definite move daily toward your goal. -Bruce Lee

To know oneself is to study oneself in action with another person. -Bruce Lee -Bruce Lee

A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at. -Bruce Lee

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Be happy, but never satisfied. – Bruce Lee

Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning, and unquenchable. -Bruce Lee

Never waste energy on worries or negative thoughts, all problems are brought into existence– drop them. -Bruce Lee

Absorb what is useful, Discard what is not, Add what is uniquely your own. -Bruce Lee

 A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer. -Bruce Lee

 I’m not in this world to live up to your expectations and you’re not in this world to live up to mine. -Bruce Lee

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Showing off is the fool’s idea of glory. – Bruce Lee

If you always put a limit on everything you do, physical or anything else. It will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them. -Bruce Lee

 Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality, and duplicate it. -Bruce Lee

Ever since I was a child I have had this instinctive urge for expansion and growth. To me, the function and duty of a quality human being is the sincere and honest development of one’s potential. -Bruce Lee

Choose the positive. You have a choice, you are the master of your attitude, choose the positive, the constructive. Optimism is a faith that leads to success. -Bruce Lee

If there is a God, he is within. You don’t ask God to give you things, you depend on God for your inner theme. -Bruce Lee

 A good teacher protects his pupils from his own influence. -Bruce Lee

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The possession of anything begins in the mind. – Bruce Lee

 If you love life, don’t waste time, for time is what life is made up of. – Bruce Lee

Because one does not want to be disturbed, to be made uncertain, he establishes a pattern of conduct, of thought, a pattern of relationship to man, etc. Then he becomes a slave to the pattern and takes the pattern to be the real thing. -Bruce Lee

Do not deny the classical approach, simply as a reaction, or you will have created another pattern and trapped yourself there. -Bruce Lee

A fight is not won by one punch or kick. Either learn to endure or hire a bodyguard. -Bruce Lee

The word ‘superstar’ is an illusion. -Bruce Lee

But neither can you condemn nor justify and yet be extraordinarily alive as you walk on. You can never invite the wind but you must leave the window open. -Bruce Lee

Defeat is not defeated unless accepted as a reality in your own mind. – Bruce Lee

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As you think, so shall you become. – Bruce Lee

Man, the living creature, the creating individual, is always more important than any established style or system. -Bruce Lee

Obey the principles without being bound by them. -Bruce Lee

It’s not what you give, it’s the way you give it. -Bruce Lee

“A quick temper will make a fool of you soon enough.” -Bruce Lee

“Empty your cup so that it may be filled; become devoid to gain totality.” -Bruce Lee

“If you want to learn to swim jump into the water. On dry land, no frame of mind is ever going to help you.” -Bruce Lee

“Know the difference between a catastrophe and an inconvenience. To realize that it’s just an inconvenience, that it is not a catastrophe, but just an unpleasantness, is part of coming into your own, part of waking up.” -Bruce Lee

“Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.” – Bruce Lee

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If you don’t want to slip up tomorrow, speak the truth today. – Bruce Lee

“Defeat is a state of mind; No one is ever defeated until defeat has been accepted as a reality.” -Bruce Lee

“Learning is never cumulative, it is a movement of knowing which has no beginning and no end.” -Bruce Lee

“It’s like a finger pointing away to the moon. Don’t concentrate on the finger or you will miss all that heavenly glory.” -Bruce Lee

“The consciousness of self is the greatest hindrance to the proper execution of all physical action.” -Bruce Lee

 “What is” is more important than ‘what should be.’ Too many people are looking at ‘what is’ from a position of thinking ‘what should be.” -Bruce Lee

“The moment is freedom. I couldn’t live by a rigid schedule. I try to live freely from moment to moment, letting things happen and adjusting to them.” – Bruce Lee

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Knowledge will give you power, but character respect. – Bruce Lee

“For it is easy to criticize and break down the spirit of others, but to know yourself takes a lifetime.” -Bruce Lee

“Take no thought of who is right or wrong, or who is better than. Be not for or against.” -Bruce Lee

“To spend time is to pass it in a specified manner. To waste time is to expend it thoughtlessly or carelessly. We all have time to either spend or waste and it is our decision what to do with it. But once passed, it is gone forever.” -Bruce Lee

 “Self-knowledge involves relationship. To know oneself is to study oneself in action with another person. The relationship is a process of self-evaluation and self-revelation. The relationship is the mirror in which you discover yourself – to be is to be related.” -Bruce Lee

“Life itself is your teacher, and you are in a state of constant learning.” -Bruce Lee

“Life is never stagnation. It is constant movement, un-rhythmic movement, as we as constant change. Things live by moving and gain strength as they go.” -Bruce Lee

“Art calls for complete mastery of techniques, developed by reflection within the soul.” Bruce Lee

“The doubters said, ‘Man can not fly,’ The doers said, ‘Maybe, but we’ll try,’ And finally soared In the morning glow While non-believers Watched from below.” -Bruce Lee

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Preparation for tomorrow is hard work today. – Bruce Lee

“Adapt what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own.” -Bruce Lee

“Mistakes are always forgivable if one has the courage to admit them.” -Bruce Lee

“Art is the way to the absolute and to the essence of human life. The aim of art is not the one-sided promotion of spirit, soul, and senses, but the opening of all human capacities – thought, feeling, will – to the life rhythm of the world of nature. So will the voiceless voice be heard and the self is brought into harmony with it.” -Bruce Lee

“The second-hand artist blindly following his sensei or sifu accepts his pattern. As a result, his action is and, more importantly, his thinking becomes mechanical. His responses become automatic, according to set patterns, making him narrow and limited.” -Bruce Lee

“Endurance is lost rapidly if one ceases to work at its maximum.” -Bruce Lee

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The less effort, the faster and more powerful you will be. – Bruce Lee

“Reality is apparent when one ceases to compare. There is “what is” only when there is no comparison at all, and to live with what is, is to be peaceful.” -Bruce Lee

“Life’s battles don’t always go to the stronger or faster man. But sooner or later the man who wins is the man who thinks he can.” -Bruce Lee

“The key to immortality is first living a life worth remembering.” -Bruce Lee

“Notice that the stiffest tree is most easily cracked, while the bamboo or willow survives by bending with the wind.” -Bruce Lee

“To hell with circumstances; I create opportunities.” – Bruce Lee

“Take things as they are. Punch when you have to punch. Kick when you have to kick.” -Bruce Lee

“It’s not the daily increase but daily decrease. Hack away at the unessential.” -Bruce Lee

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Life is wide, limitless. There is no border, no frontier. – Bruce Lee

“Many people dedicate their lives to actualizing a concept of what they should be like, rather than actualizing themselves. This difference between self-actualization and self-image actualization is very important. Most people live only for their image.” -Bruce Lee

“Use only that which works, and take it from any place you can find it.” -Bruce Lee

“Boards don’t hit back.” -Bruce Lee

“The meaning of life is that it is to be lived, and it is not to be traded and conceptualized and squeezed into a pattern of systems.”  – Bruce Lee

“One should be in harmony with, not in opposition to, the strength and force of the opposition. This means that one should do nothing that is not natural or spontaneous; the important thing is not to strain in any way.” -Bruce Lee

“Do not allow negative thoughts to enter your mind for they are the weeds that strangle confidence.” -Bruce Lee

“Remember no man is really defeated unless he is discouraged.” -Bruce Lee

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Simplicity is the key to brilliance. – Bruce Lee

“Only the self-sufficient stand alone – most people follow the crowd and imitate.” -Bruce Lee

“It is not a shame to be knocked down by other people. The important thing is to ask when you’re being knocked down, ‘Why am I being knocked down?’ If a person can reflect in this way, then there is hope for this person.” -Bruce Lee

“The stillness in stillness is not the real stillness; only when there is stillness in movement does the universal rhythm manifest.” -Bruce Lee

“If you think a thing is impossible, you’ll only make it impossible.” – Bruce Lee

“Everything you do, if not in a relaxed state will be done at a lesser level than you are proficient. Thus the tensed expert marksman will aim at a level less than his/her student.” -Bruce Lee

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In the middle of chaos lies opportunity. – Bruce Lee

“Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.” -Bruce Lee

“When one has reached maturity in the art, one will have a formless form. It is like ice dissolving in water. When one has no form, one can be all forms; when one has no style, he can fit in with any style.” -Bruce Lee

“The athlete who is building muscles though weight training should be very sure to work adequately on speed and flexibility at the same time. In combat, without the prior attributes, a strong man will be like the bull with its colossal strength futilely pursuing the matador or like a low-geared truck chasing a rabbit.” -Bruce Lee

“‎The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus.” – Bruce Lee

“You just wait. I’m going to be the biggest Chinese Star in the world.” -Bruce Lee

“What you habitually think largely determines what you will ultimately become.” -Bruce Lee

“If you always put limits on what you can do, physical or anything else, it’ll spread over into the rest of your life. It’ll spread into your work, into your morality, into your entire being. There are no limits. There are plateaus, but you must not stay there, you must go beyond them. If it kills you, it kills you. A man must constantly exceed his level.” -Bruce Lee

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Real living is living for others. – Bruce Lee

“All fixed set patterns are incapable of adaptability or pliability. The truth is outside of all fixed patterns.” -Bruce Lee

“The spirit of the individual is determined by his dominating thought habits.” -Bruce Lee

“To me, the extraordinary aspect of martial arts lies in its simplicity. The easy way is also the right way, and martial arts is nothing at all special; the closer to the true way of martial arts, the less wastage of expression there is.” -Bruce Lee

“The knowledge and skills you have achieved are meant to be forgotten so you can float comfortably in emptiness, without obstruction.” -Bruce Lee

“In order to taste my cup of water, you must first empty your cup.” -Bruce Lee

“Don’t fear failure. Not failure, but low aim, is the crime. In great attempts, it is glorious even to fail.” -Bruce Lee

“Don’t get set into one form, adapt it and build your own, and let it grow, be like water.” -Bruce Lee

 “Do not be tense, just be ready, not thinking but not dreaming, not being set but being flexible. It is being “wholly” and quietly alive, aware, and alert, ready for whatever may come.” -Bruce Lee

“Be self-aware, rather than a repetitious robot.” -Bruce Lee

“Using no way as a way, having no limitation as limitation.” -Bruce Lee

 “Forget about winning and losing; forget about pride and pain. Let your opponent graze your skin and you smash into his flesh; let him smash into your flesh and you fracture his bones; let him fracture your bones and you take his life! Do not be concerned with escaping safely – lay your life before him!!” -Bruce Lee

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I am not teaching you anything. I just help you to explore yourself. – Bruce Lee

 “The great mistake is to anticipate the outcome of the engagement; you ought not to be thinking of whether it ends in victory or defeat. Let nature take its course, and your tools will strike at the right moment.” -Bruce Lee

“Those who are unaware they are walking in darkness will never seek the light.” -Bruce Lee

“Time means a lot to me because you see I am also a learner and am often lost in the joy of forever developing.” -Bruce Lee

“After all, all knowledge simply means self-knowledge.” -Bruce Lee

“The world is full of people who are determined to be somebody or to give trouble. They want to get ahead, to stand out. Such ambition has no use for a gung fu man, who rejects all forms of self-assertiveness and competition.” -Bruce Lee

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