Bruce Lee Quotes

This page is an inspiring collection of Bruce Lee Quotes.

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Bruce Lee was a role model and icon for me as I grew up watching his movies and studying martial arts. He had a wonderful way of using martial arts as a metaphor for life and developing personal mastery. As you read his quotes below let them fill you with inspiration and wisdom.

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



Use only that which works,
and take it from any place you find it.



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



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



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.



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



The mind is like a fertile garden
in which anything that is planted, flowers or weeds, will grow.



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Using no way as way, having no limitation as limitation.



A quick temper will make a fool of you soon enough.



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



Possess the eye of an eagle, the cunning of a fox,
the agility and alertness of a cat
with the courage, aggressiveness and fierceness of a panther,
the striking power of a cobra
and the resistance of a mongoose.



It's not what you give, it's the way you give it.



Mistakes are always forgivable,
if one has the courage to admit them.



Out of chaos, find simplicity,
From discord, find harmony.



If you love life, don't waste time,
for time is what life is made up of.



To hell with circumstances; I create opportunities.



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Any technique, however worthy and desirable,
becomes a disease when the mind is obsessed with it.



Truth has no path. Truth is living, and therefore, changing.
It has no resting place, no form, no organized institution, no philosophy.



In combat, spontaneity rules;
rote performance of technique perishes.



In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.



Real living is living for others.



If you spend too much time thinking about a thing,
you'll never get it done.



The possession of anything begins in the mind.



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.



If you don't want to slip up tomorrow,
speak the truth today.



Obey the principles without being bound by them.



If you make an ass out of yourself,
there will always be someone to ride you.



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



When there is freedom from mechanical conditioning, there is simplicity.
The classical man is just a bundle of routine, ideas and tradition.
If you follow the classical pattern,
you are understanding the routine, the tradition, the shadow,
you are not understanding yourself.



I am not teaching you anything.
I just help you to exlplore yourself.



Question: What are your thoughts when facing an opponent?
Bruce: There is no opponent.
Question: Why is that?
Bruce: Because the word 'I' does not exist.
A good fight should be like a small play...but played seriously.
When the opponent expands, I contract.
When he contracts, I expand.
And when there is an opportunity... I do not hit...
it hits all by itself (shows his fist).



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



Simplicity is the key to brilliance.



Knowledge will give you power, but character respect.



Forget about winning and losing,
forget about pride and pain.



Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless- like water.
Now you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup,
you put water into a bottle, it becomes the bottle,
you put it in a teapot, it becomes the teapot.
Now water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend.



It is not daily increase but daily decrease; hack away the unessential.



All fixed patterns are incapable of adaptability or pliability.
The truth is outside of all fixed patterns.


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