Bruce Lee Quotes

Absorb what is useful, reject what is useless, add what is specifically your own.
“Absorb what is useful, reject what is useless, add what is specifically your own.”
If you love life, don't waste time, for time is what life is made up of.
“If you love life, don't waste time, for time is what life is made up of.”
If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you'll never get it done.
“If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you'll never get it done.”
Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.
“Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.”
Nothing in the world is more yielding and softer than water; yet it penetrates the hardest. Insubstantial, it enters where no room is. It is so fine that it is impossible to grasp a handful of it; strike it, yet it does not suffer hurt; stab it, and it is not wounded.
“Nothing in the world is more yielding and softer than water; yet it penetrates the hardest. Insubstantial, it enters where no room is. It is so fine that it is impossible to grasp a handful of it; strike it, yet it does not suffer hurt; stab it, and it is not wounded.”
We can see through others only when we can see through ourselves.
“We can see through others only when we can see through ourselves.”
Simplicity is the key to brilliance.
“Simplicity is the key to brilliance.”
The strongest is he that makes use of his opponent's strength ? be the bamboo tree which bends toward the wind; and when the wind ceases, it springs back stronger than before.
“The strongest is he that makes use of his opponent's strength ? be the bamboo tree which bends toward the wind; and when the wind ceases, it springs back stronger than before.”
Yielding will overcome anything superior to itself; its strength is boundless.
“Yielding will overcome anything superior to itself; its strength is boundless.”
I'm not in this world to live up to your expectations and you're not in this world to live up to mine.
“I'm not in this world to live up to your expectations and you're not in this world to live up to mine.”
Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it.
“Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it.”
A quick temper will make a fool of you soon enough.
“A quick temper will make a fool of you soon enough.”
Choose the positive. You have a choice. You are the master of your attitude. Choose the positive, the constructive.
“Choose the positive. You have a choice. You are the master of your attitude. Choose the positive, the constructive.”
To hell with circumstances; I create opportunities.
“To hell with circumstances; I create opportunities.”
Patience is not passive, on the contrary, it is concentrated strength.
“Patience is not passive, on the contrary, it is concentrated strength.”
There is "what is" only when there is no comparison at all, and to live with what is, is to be peaceful.
“There is "what is" only when there is no comparison at all, and to live with what is, is to be peaceful.”
Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless, like water.
“Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless, like water.”
One must not merely copy but try to convey the significance of what you see.
“One must not merely copy but try to convey the significance of what you see.”
Requirement to be an artist: purity of heart.
“Requirement to be an artist: purity of heart.”
The important thing for you is to be alert, to question, to find out, so that your own initiative may be awakened.
“The important thing for you is to be alert, to question, to find out, so that your own initiative may be awakened.”
To live is to express, and to express you have to create. Creation is never merely repetition. To live is to express oneself freely in creation.
“To live is to express, and to express you have to create. Creation is never merely repetition. To live is to express oneself freely in creation.”
To express oneself honestly, not lying to oneself; that, my friend, is very hard to do.
“To express oneself honestly, not lying to oneself; that, my friend, is very hard to do.”
Sensitivity is not possible if you are afraid of this, that, etc.
“Sensitivity is not possible if you are afraid of this, that, etc.”
It is indeed difficult to convey simplicity.
“It is indeed difficult to convey simplicity.”
It is not daily increase but daily decrease, hack away the unessential. The closer to the source, the less wastage there is.
“It is not daily increase but daily decrease, hack away the unessential. The closer to the source, the less wastage there is.”
Yesterday's dreams are often tomorrow's realities.
“Yesterday's dreams are often tomorrow's realities.”
Forget about winning and losing, forget about pride and pain.
“Forget about winning and losing, forget about pride and pain.”
There can be no initiative if one has fear, and fear compels us to cling to tradition, gurus, etc.
“There can be no initiative if one has fear, and fear compels us to cling to tradition, gurus, etc.”
A self-willed man has no other aim than his own growth.
“A self-willed man has no other aim than his own growth.”
The function and duty of a human being, a "quality" human being, that is, is the sincere and honest development of potential and self-actualization.
“The function and duty of a human being, a "quality" human being, that is, is the sincere and honest development of potential and self-actualization.”
A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at.
“A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at.”
Without frustration you will not discover that you might be able to do something on your own. We grow through conflict.
“Without frustration you will not discover that you might be able to do something on your own. We grow through conflict.”
Life itself is your teacher, and you are in a state of constant learning.
“Life itself is your teacher, and you are in a state of constant learning.”
Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.
“Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.”
Only the self-sufficient stand alone ? most people follow the crowd and imitate.
“Only the self-sufficient stand alone ? most people follow the crowd and imitate.”
Art is communication of feelings.
“Art is communication of feelings.”
There is intelligence when you are not afraid.
“There is intelligence when you are not afraid.”
The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus.
“The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus.”
I have come to accept life as a process, and am satisfied that in my ever-going process, I am constantly discovering, expanding, finding the cause of my ignorance, in martial art and especially in life.
“I have come to accept life as a process, and am satisfied that in my ever-going process, I am constantly discovering, expanding, finding the cause of my ignorance, in martial art and especially in life.”
It is not a daily increase, but a daily decrease. Hack away at the inessentials.
“It is not a daily increase, but a daily decrease. Hack away at the inessentials.”
As you think, so shall you become.
“As you think, so shall you become.”
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.
“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.”
Absorb what is useful, Discard what is not, Add what is uniquely your own.
“Absorb what is useful, Discard what is not, Add what is uniquely your own.”
Showing off is the fool's idea of glory.
“Showing off is the fool's idea of glory.”
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.
“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.”