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143 Bruce Lee Quotes

Bruce Lee one of the great historical icons of this generation. Bruce Lee was excellent in many areas. Mostly known for his expert Martial Artist stature quite possibly the greatest pure fighter of all time.

Bruce Lee also took his talents to the video screen using his fighting talents in combination with good acting skills to excel in movies known as “Enter the Dragon” and “Way of the Dragon” Bruce Lee also starred in the show “Batman” and “The Green Hornet”.

Bruce Lee sadly died at young prime age of 33 years old. People may ask the question. How was Bruce Lee able to accomplish so much in such a short life.

The answer is simple. Bruce Lee was first and foremost a master of understanding his mind and expanding it through growth principles. Once we are able to conquer the mind we are free from anything holding our lives from it’s full potential.

Below are words of wisdom from one of the greatest iconic figures of all time.

Bruce Lee one of the great historical icons of this generation. Bruce Lee was excellent in many areas. Mostly known for his expert Martial Artist stature quite possibly the greatest pure fighter of all time.

Bruce Lee also took his talents to the video screen using his fighting talents in combination with good acting skills to excel in movies known as “Enter the Dragon” and “Way of the Dragon” Bruce Lee also starred in the show “Batman” and “The Green Hornet”.

Bruce Lee sadly died at young prime age of 33 years old. People may ask the question. How was Bruce Lee able to accomplish so much in such a short life.

The answer is simple. Bruce Lee was first and foremost a master of understanding his mind and expanding it through growth principles. Once we are able to conquer the mind we are free from anything holding our lives from it’s full potential.

Below are words of wisdom from one of the greatest iconic figures of all time.

  1. On Doubters: “The doers said, ‘Maybe, but we’ll try,’ and finally soared in the morning glow While non-believers Watched from below.” – Bruce Lee
  2. “If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you’ll never get it done. Make at least one definite move daily toward you goal.” – Bruce Lee
  3. “You have choice, you are master of your attitude, choose the positive, the constructive. Optimism is a faith that leads to success.” – Bruce Lee
  4. “Don’t fear failure – Not failure, but low aim, is the crime. In great attempts it is glorious even to fail.” – Bruce Lee
  5. “A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at.” – Bruce Lee
  6. “It is not a daily increase, but a daily decrease. Hack away at the inessentials.” ― Bruce Lee
  7. “Remember, success is a journey, not a destination.” – Bruce Lee
  8. “The possession of anything begins in the mind.” – Bruce Lee
  9. “To hell with circumstances; I create opportunities!” – Bruce Lee
  10. “The spirit of the individual is determined by his dominating thought habits.” – Bruce Lee
  11. “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
  12. “If you think a thing is impossible, you’ll only make it impossible.” – Bruce Lee
  13. “As you think, so shall you become.” – Bruce Lee
  14. “Do not allow negative thoughts to enter your mind for they are the weeds that strange confidence.” – Bruce Lee
  15. “Man, the living creature, the creating individual, is always more important than any established style or system.” – Bruce Lee
  16. “Be self-aware, rather than a repetitious robot.” – Bruce Lee
  17. “The unconditioned mind intuits truth.” – Bruce Lee
  18. “Bring the mind into sharp focus and make it alert so that it can immediately intuit truth, which is everywhere.” – Bruce Lee
  19. “The mind must be emancipated from old habits, prejudices, restrictive thought processes and even ordinary thought itself.” – Bruce Lee
  20. “Sometimes good, sometimes frustrating. No matter what, you must let your inner light guide you out of the darkness.” – Bruce Lee
  21. “Notice that the stiffest tree is most easily cracked, while the bamboo or willow survives by bending with the wind.” – Bruce Lee
  22. “We have great work ahead of us, and it needs devotion and much, much energy. To grow, to discover, we need involvement.” – Bruce Lee
  23. “Ever since I was a child I have had this instinctive urge for expansion and growth.” – Bruce Lee
  24. “To me, the function and duty of a quality human being is the sincere and honest development of one’s potential.” – Bruce Lee
  25. “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
  26. “All fixed set patterns are incapable of adaptability or pliability. The truth is outside of all fixed patterns.”
  27. “Using no way as a way, having no limitation as limitation.” – Bruce Lee
  28. “The moment is freedom.” – Bruce Lee
  29. “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
  30. “Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.” – Bruce Lee
  31. “Flow in the living moment – We are always in a process of becoming and nothing is fixed.” – Bruce Lee
  32. “Have no rigid system in you, and you’ll be flexible to change with the ever changing.” – Bruce Lee
  33. “The great mistake is to anticipate the outcome of the engagement;
  34. “You ought not to be thinking of whether it ends in victory or defeat. Let nature take its course” – Bruce Lee
  35. “Let nature take its course and your tools will strike at the right moment.” – Bruce Lee
  36. “Open yourself and flow, my friend. Flow in the total openness of the living moment.” – Bruce Lee
  37. “Adapt what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own.” – Bruce Lee
  38. “A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer.” – Bruce Lee
  39. “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
  40. “For it is easy to criticize and break down the spirit of others, but to know yourself takes a lifetime.” – Bruce Lee
  41. “Do not like, do not dislike; all will then be clear. Make a hairbreadth difference and heaven and earth are set apart.” – Bruce Lee
  42. “If you want the truth to stand clear before you, never be for or against.” – Bruce Lee
  43. “The struggle between ‘for’ and ‘against’ is the mind’s worst disease.” – Bruce Lee
  44. “To take responsibility for one’s own actions, good and bad, is something else.” – Bruce Lee
  45. “Be happy, but never satisfied.” – Bruce Lee
  46. “As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable.” – Bruce Lee
  47. “Self-knowledge involves relationship. To know oneself is to study oneself in action with another person.” – Bruce Lee
  48. “In order to control myself I must first accept myself by going with and not against my nature.” – Bruce Lee
  49. “Life is never stagnation. It is constant movement, un-rhythmic movement, as we as constant change.” – Bruce Lee
  50. “If nothing within you stays rigid, outward things will disclose themselves.” – Bruce Lee
  51. “Moving, be like water. Still, be like a mirror. Respond like an echo.” – Bruce Lee
  52. “Things live by moving and gain strength as they go.” – Bruce Lee
  53. “Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.” – Bruce Lee
  54. “If you don’t want to slip up tomorrow, speak the truth today.” – Bruce Lee
  55. “The more we value things, the less we value ourselves” – Bruce Lee
  56. “A quick temper will make a fool of you soon enough.” ― Bruce Lee
  57. “Art is the way to the absolute and to the essence of human life.” – Bruce Lee
  58. “I am learning to understand rather than immediately judge or to be judged.” – Bruce Lee
  59. “Real living is living for others.” – Bruce Lee
  60. “It’s not what you give, it’s the way you give it.” – Bruce Lee
  61. “When one has reached maturity in the art, one will have a formless form. It is like ice dissolving in water.” – Bruce Lee
  62. “When one has no form, one can be all forms; when one has no style, he can fit in with any style.” – Bruce Lee
  63. “Two halves fitted together are more efficient than either half would ever be alone!” – Bruce Lee
  64. “Knowledge will give you power, but character respect.” – Bruce Lee
  65. “After all, all knowledge simply means self-knowledge.” – Bruce Lee
  66. “Never trouble trouble till trouble troubles you. I’ll not willingly offend, nor be easily offended.” – Bruce Lee
  67. “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
  68. “Preparation for tomorrow is hard work today.” – Bruce Lee
  69. “Practice makes perfect. After a long time of practicing, our work will become natural, skilful, swift, and steady.” – Bruce Lee
  70. “I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who had practiced one kick 10,000 times.” – Bruce Lee
  71. “You must be at one with your emotions, because the body always follows the mind.” – Bruce Lee
  72. “Art calls for complete mastery of techniques, developed by reflection within the soul.” – Bruce Lee
  73. “Do not deny the classical approach, simply as a reaction, or you will have created another pattern and trapped yourself there.” – Bruce Lee
  74. “Obey the principles without being bound by them.” – Bruce Lee
  75. “Relationship is the mirror in which you discover yourself – to be is to be related.”- Bruce Lee
  76. “Use only that which works, and take it from any place you can find it.” – Bruce Lee
  77. “Many people dedicate their lives to actualizing a concept of what they should be like, rather than actualizing themselves.” – Bruce Lee
  78. This difference between self-actualization and self-image actualization is very important. Most people live only for their image – Bruce Lee
  79. “‎The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus.” – Bruce Lee
  80. “I am happy because I am growing daily and I am honestly not knowing where the limit lies.” – Bruce Lee
  81. “To be certain, every day there can be a revelation or a new discovery.” – Bruce Lee
  82. “Not being tense but ready. Not thinking but not dreaming. Not being set but flexible. Liberation from the uneasy sense of confinement.” – Bruce Lee
  83. “It is being wholly and quietly alive, aware and alert, ready for whatever may come.” – Bruce Lee
  84. “The consciousness of self is the greatest hindrance to the proper execution of all physical action.” – Bruce Lee
  85. “If you have another to the extreme, you become, all of a sudden, a mechanical man No longer a human being.” – Bruce Lee
  86. “The less effort, the faster and more powerful you will be.” – Bruce Lee
  87. “Take things as they are. Punch when you have to punch. Kick when you have to kick.” – Bruce Lee
  88. “A fight is not won by one punch or kick. Either learn to endure or hire a bodyguard.” – Bruce Lee
  89. “Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.” – Bruce Lee
  90. “In the middle of chaos lies opportunity.” – Bruce Lee
  91. “Defeat is not defeat unless accepted as a reality – in your own mind.” – Bruce Lee
  92. “Remember no man is really defeated unless he is discouraged.” – Bruce Lee
  93. “I treasure the memory of the past misfortunes. It has added more to my bank of fortitude.” – Bruce Lee
  94. “Empty your mind, be formless. Shapeless, like water.” – Bruce Lee
  95. “Satori – in the awakening from a dream. Awakening and self-realization and seeing into one’s own being – these are synonymous.” – Bruce Lee
  96. “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
  97. “Relationship is a process of self-evaluation and self-revelation. Relationship is the mirror in which you discover yourself.” – Bruce Lee
  98. “Empty your cup so that it may be filled; become devoid to gain totality.” – Bruce Lee
  99. “There is ‘what is’ only when there is no comparing and to live with ‘what is’ is to be peaceful.” – Bruce Lee
  100. “Take no thought of who is right or wrong or who is better than. Be not for or against.” – Bruce Lee
  101. “It is compassion rather than the principle of justice which can guard us against being unjust to our fellow men.” – Bruce Lee
  102. “The word ‘superstar’ is an illusion.” – Bruce Lee
  103. “If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life.” – Bruce Lee
  104. “There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.” – Bruce Lee
  105. “The key to immortality is first living a life worth remembering.” – Bruce Lee
  106. “I have come to understand that life is best to be lived and not to be conceptualized.” – Bruce Lee
  107. “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
  108. “Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it.” – Bruce Lee
  109. “If you love life, don’t waste time, for time is what life is made up of.” – Bruce Lee
  110. “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
  111. “I cannot blindly follow the crowd and accept their approach. I will not allow myself to indulge in the usual manipulating game of role creation.” – Bruce Lee
  112. “Be like water making its way through cracks. Do not be assertive, but adjust to the object, and you shall find a way around or through it. If nothing within you stays rigid, outward things will disclose themselves.” – Bruce Lee
  113. “The attitude, ‘You can win if you want to badly enough,’ means that the will to win is constant. No amount of punishment, no amount of effort, no condition is too ‘tough’ to take in order to win. Such an attitude can be developed only if winning is closely tied to the practitioner’s ideals and dreams.” – Bruce Lee
  114. “Choose the positive. You have choice, you are master of your attitude, choose the positive, the constructive.
  115. Optimism is a faith that leads to success.” – Bruce Lee
  116. “Empty your mind, be formless. Shapeless, like water. If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle and 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.” – Bruce Lee
  117. “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
  118. “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
  119. “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
  120. “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
  121. “The ideal is unnatural naturalness, or natural unnaturalness. I mean it is a combination of both. I mean here is natural instinct and here is control. You are to combine the two in harmony. Not if you have one to the extreme, you’ll be very unscientific. If you have another to the extreme, you become, all of a sudden, a mechanical man No longer a human being. It is a successful combination of both. That way it is a process of continuing growth.” – Bruce Lee
  122. “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
  123. “We have great work ahead of us, and it needs devotion and much, much energy. To grow, to discover, we need involvement, which is something I experience every day — sometimes good, sometimes frustrating. No matter what, you must let your inner light guide you out of the darkness.” – Bruce Lee
  124. “Self-knowledge involves relationship. To know oneself is to study oneself in action with another person. Relationship is a process of self-evaluation and self-revelation. Relationship is the mirror in which you discover yourself – to be is to be related.” – Bruce Lee
  125. “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
  126. “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
  127. “Linda and I aren’t one and one. We are two halves that make a whole – two halves fitted together are more efficient than either half would ever be alone!” – Bruce Lee
  128. “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
  129. “As long as I can remember I feel I have had this great creative and spiritual force within me that is greater than faith, greater than ambition, greater than confidence, greater than determination, greater than vision. It is all these combined. My brain becomes magnetized with this dominating force which I hold in my hand.” – Bruce Lee
  130. “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 be brought into harmony with it.” – Bruce Lee
  131. “Voidness is that which stands right in the middle between this and that. The void is all-inclusive, having no opposite – there is nothing which it excludes or opposes. It is living void, because all forms come out of it and whoever realizes the void is filled with life and power and the love of all beings.” – Bruce Lee
  132. “The martial arts are based upon understanding, hard work and a total comprehension of skills. Power training and the use of force are easy, but total comprehension of all of the skills of the martial arts is very difficult to achieve.” – Bruce Lee
  133. “If nothing within you stays rigid, outward things will disclose themselves. Moving, be like water. Still, be like a mirror. Respond like an echo.” – Bruce Lee
  134. “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
  135. “I am happy because I am growing daily and I am honestly not knowing where the limit lies. To be certain, every day there can be a revelation or a new discovery.” – Bruce Lee
  136. “If you always put limits 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
  137. “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
  138. “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
  139. “To live content with small means; to seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion, to be worthy not respectable and wealthy, not rich; to study hard, to think quietly, to talk gently, act frankly; to bear all cheerfully, do all bravely, await occasions, hurry never, in other word, to let the spiritual, unbidden, and unconscious grow up through, the common.” – Bruce Lee
  140. “The perfect way is only difficult for those who pick and choose. Do not like, do not dislike; all will then be clear. Make a hairbreadth difference and heaven and earth are set apart; if you want the truth to stand clear before you, never be for or against. The struggle between ‘for’ and ‘against’ is the mind’s worst disease.” – Bruce Lee
  141. “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
  142. “Emotion can be the enemy, if you give into your emotion, you lose yourself. You must be at one with your emotions, because the body always follows the mind.” – Bruce Lee

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