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Bruce Lee quotes (showing 1-50 of 61)

"Im not in this world to live u to !our e"ect#tions #nd !oure not in
this world to live u to mine$"
% Bruce Lee
t#gs& e"ect#tions ' individu#lit! ' eer-ressure ' wisdom
(05 eole li)ed it
like
"*o not r#! for #n e#s! life' r#! for the strength to endure # difficult
one"
% Bruce Lee
1+6 eole li)ed it
like
"Be h#!' ,ut never s#tisfied$"
% Bruce Lee
t#gs& life
110 eole li)ed it
like
"Be li)e w#ter m#)ing its w#! through cr#c)s$ *o not ,e #ssertive' ,ut
#d-ust to the o,-ect' #nd !ou sh#ll find # w#! #round or through it$ If
nothing within !ou st#!s rigid' outw#rd things will disclose themselves$
.mt! !our mind' ,e formless$ /h#eless' li)e w#ter$ If !ou ut w#ter
into # cu' it ,ecomes the cu$ 0ou ut w#ter into # ,ottle #nd it ,ecomes
the ,ottle$ 0ou ut it in # te#ot' it ,ecomes the te#ot$ 1ow' w#ter c#n
flow or it c#n cr#sh$ Be w#ter' m! friend$"
% Bruce Lee
23 eole li)ed it
like
"4ist#)es #re #lw#!s forgiv#,le' if one h#s the cour#ge to #dmit them$"
% Bruce Lee
56 eole li)ed it
like
"7he dou,ters si#d'
"4#n c#n not fl!'"
7he doers #id'
"4#!,e' ,ut we8ll tr!'"
9nd fin#ll! so#red
In the morning glow
:hile non-,elievers
:#tched from ,elow$"
% Bruce Lee
t#gs& ,ruce-lee ' insir#tion#l
5( eole li)ed it
like
"9d#t wh#t is useful' re-ect wh#t is useless' #nd #dd wh#t is secific#ll!
!our own$"
% Bruce Lee
t#gs& #dvice ' ,ruce-lee ' insir#tion#l
6( eole li)ed it
like
"Love is li)e # friendshi c#ught on fire$ In the ,eginning # fl#me' ver!
rett!' often hot #nd fierce' ,ut still onl! light #nd flic)ering$ 9s love
grows older' our he#rts m#ture #nd our love ,ecomes #s co#ls' dee-
,urning #nd unquench#,le$"
% Bruce Lee
t#gs& fierce ' forever-love ' love ' und!ing-love
56 eole li)ed it
like
"7o hell with circumst#nces; I cre#te oortunities$"
% Bruce Lee
t#gs& ,ruce-lee
5+ eole li)ed it
like
"I fe#r not the m#n who h#s r#cticed 10'000 )ic)s once' ,ut I fe#r the
m#n who h#d r#cticed one )ic) 10'000 times$"
% Bruce Lee
50 eole li)ed it
like
"9 wise m#n c#n le#rn more from # foolish question th#n # fool c#n le#rn
from # wise #nswer$"
% Bruce Lee
t#gs& #wesome
50 eole li)ed it
like
"7he )e! to immort#lit! is first living # life worth remem,ering$"
% Bruce Lee
36 eole li)ed it
like
"<se onl! th#t which wor)s' #nd t#)e it from #n! l#ce !ou c#n find it$"
% Bruce Lee (7#o of =eet >une *o)
t#gs& ,ruce-lee ' fighting ' -eet-)une-do ' m#rti#l-#rts
3+ eole li)ed it
like
"If !ou send too much time thin)ing #,out # thing' !ou8ll never get it
done$"
% Bruce Lee
t#gs& roductivit!
+5 eole li)ed it
like
"1ot ,eing tense ,ut re#d!$
1ot thin)ing ,ut not dre#ming$
1ot ,eing set ,ut fle"i,le$
Li,er#tion from the une#s! sense of confinement$
It is ,eing wholl! #nd quietl! #live' #w#re #nd #lert' re#d! for wh#tever
m#! come$"
% Bruce Lee (7#o of =eet >une *o)
t#gs& ?en
+6 eole li)ed it
like
"If !ou #lw#!s ut limits on ever!thing !ou do' h!sic#l or #n!thing else'
it will sre#d into !our wor) #nd into !our life$ 7here #re no limits$ 7here
#re onl! l#te#us' #nd !ou must not st#! there' !ou must go ,e!ond
them$"
% Bruce Lee
+5 eole li)ed it
like
"7he gre#t mist#)e is to #ntici#te the outcome of the eng#gement; !ou
ought not to ,e thin)ing of whether it ends in victor! or defe#t$ Let
n#ture t#)e its course' #nd !our tools will stri)e #t the right moment$"
% Bruce Lee
++ eole li)ed it
like
".mt! !our cu so th#t it m#! ,e filled; ,ecome devoid to g#in tot#lit!$"
% Bruce Lee
+1 eole li)ed it
like
"It is not # d#il! incre#se' ,ut # d#il! decre#se$ @#c) #w#! #t the
inessenti#ls$"
% Bruce Lee
t#gs& insir#tion#l ' motiv#tion ' riorities ' simlicit! ' wisdom
+0 eole li)ed it
like
"*on8t fe#r f#ilure$ % 1ot f#ilure' ,ut low #im' is the crime$ In gre#t
#ttemts it is glorious even to f#il$"
% Bruce Lee (/tri)ing 7houghts& Bruce Lee8s :isdom for *#il! Living)
t#gs& fe#r ' motiv#tion#l
(2 eole li)ed it
like
"9 go#l is not #lw#!s me#nt to ,e re#ched' it often serves siml! #s
something to #im #t$"
% Bruce Lee
t#gs& go#ls ' vision
(2 eole li)ed it
like
"7ime me#ns # lot to me ,ec#use !ou see I #m #lso # le#rner #nd #m
often lost in the -o! of forever develoing$"
% Bruce Lee
(5 eole li)ed it
like
"9 quic) temer will m#)e # fool of !ou soon enough$"
% Bruce Lee
t#gs& ,ruce ' fool ' lee ' temer
(5 eole li)ed it
like
"Aorget #,out winning #nd losing; forget #,out ride #nd #in$ Let !our
oonent gr#?e !our s)in #nd !ou sm#sh into his flesh; let him sm#sh
into !our flesh #nd !ou fr#cture his ,ones; let him fr#cture !our ,ones
#nd !ou t#)e his lifeB *o not ,e concerned with esc#ing s#fel!- l#! !our
life ,efore himBB"
% Bruce Lee
(6 eole li)ed it
like
"Be self #w#re' r#ther th#n # reetitious ro,ot"
% Bruce Lee
(+ eole li)ed it
like
"1otice th#t the stiffest tree is most e#sil! cr#c)ed' while the ,#m,oo or
willow survives ,! ,ending with the wind$"
% Bruce Lee
(( eole li)ed it
like
"If !ou don8t w#nt to sli u tomorrow' se#) the truth tod#!$"
% Bruce Lee
12 eole li)ed it
like
"Bo#rds don8t hit ,#c)$"
% Bruce Lee
12 eole li)ed it
like
"9rt c#lls for comlete m#ster! of techniques' develoed ,! reflection
within the soul$"
% Bruce Lee
12 eole li)ed it
like
"If there is # Cod' he is within$ 0ou don8t #s) Cod to give !ou things' !ou
deend on Cod for !our inner theme$"
% Bruce Lee
15 eole li)ed it
like
"7#)e things #s the! #re$ Dunch when !ou h#ve to unch$ >ic) when !ou
h#ve to )ic)$"
% Bruce Lee
15 eole li)ed it
like
"7o send time is to #ss it in # secified m#nner$ 7o w#ste time is to
e"end it thoughtlessl! or c#relessl!$ :e #ll h#ve time to either send or
w#ste #nd it is our decision wh#t to do with it$ But once #ssed' it is gone
forever$"
% Bruce Lee
16 eole li)ed it
like
"7he stillness in stillness is not the re#l stillness; onl! when there is
stillness in movement does the univers#l rh!thm m#nifest$"
% Bruce Lee
16 eole li)ed it
like
"7he me#ning of life is th#t it is to ,e lived' #nd it is not to ,e tr#ded #nd
concetu#li?ed #nd squee?ed into # #tter of s!stems$"
% Bruce Lee (/tri)ing 7houghts& Bruce Lee8s :isdom for *#il! Living)
t#gs& insir#tion#l
16 eole li)ed it
like
"0ou must ,e sh#eless' formless' li)e w#ter$ :hen !ou our w#ter in #
cu' it ,ecomes the cu$ :hen !ou our w#ter in # ,ottle' it ,ecomes the
,ottle$ :hen !ou our w#ter in # te#ot' it ,ecomes the te#ot$ :#ter
c#n dri #nd it c#n cr#sh$ Become li)e w#ter m! friend$"
% Bruce Lee
t#gs& #d#t#tion ' life
16 eole li)ed it
like
"1ow I see th#t I will never find the light
<nless' li)e the c#ndle' I #m m! own fuel'
Eonsuming m!self$"
% Bruce Lee
t#gs& the-silent-flute
15 eole li)ed it
like
".ver!thing !ou do' if not in # rel#"ed st#te will ,e done #t # lesser level
th#n !ou #re roficient$ 7hus the tensed e"ert m#r)sm#n will #im #t #
level less th#n hisFher student$"
% Bruce Lee
15 eole li)ed it
like
">nowing is not enough' we must #l!$ :illing is not enough' we must
do$"
% Bruce Lee
t#gs& ,ruce-lee ' determined ' insirition#l ' siritu#l
15 eole li)ed it
like
"9 good te#cher rotects his uils from his own influence$ "
% Bruce Lee
13 eole li)ed it
like
"*efe#t is not defe#t unless #cceted #s # re#lit!-in !our own mind$"
% Bruce Lee
13 eole li)ed it
like
"*on8t get set into one form' #d#t it #nd ,uild !our own' #nd let it grow'
,e li)e w#ter$"
% Bruce Lee
t#gs& insir#tion#l
13 eole li)ed it
like
"7he sirit of the individu#l is determined ,! his domin#ting thought
h#,its$"
% Bruce Lee (=eet >une *o& Bruce Lee8s Eomment#ries on the 4#rti#l
:#!)
t#gs& motiv#tion#l ' thin)ing
1+ eole li)ed it
like
".ver since I w#s # child I h#ve h#d this instinctive urge for e"#nsion
#nd growth$ 7o me' the function #nd dut! of # qu#lit! hum#n ,eing is the
sincere #nd honest develoment of one8s otenti#l$"
% Bruce Lee
10 eole li)ed it
like
"*o not den! the cl#ssic#l #ro#ch' siml! #s # re#ction' or !ou will
h#ve cre#ted #nother #ttern #nd tr#ed !ourself there$"
% Bruce Lee (7#o of =eet >une *o)
t#gs& ,ruce ' lee ' #ttern ' re#ction
10 eole li)ed it
like
"If nothing within !ou st#!s rigid' outw#rd things will disclose
themselves$ 4oving' ,e li)e w#ter$ /till' ,e li)e # mirror$ Gesond li)e #n
echo$ "
% Bruce Lee
6 eole li)ed it
like
"w#ter is fe#rless'!ou ut w#ter into # cu'it ,ecomes the cu '!ou ut
w#ter into # te#ot it ,ecomes the te#ot'w#ter c#n flow dri 'cre#'or
cr#shB"
% Bruce Lee
5 eole li)ed it
like
".mt! !our mind' ,e formless' sh#eless - li)e w#ter$ 1ow !ou ut
w#ter into # cu' it ,ecomes the cu' !ou ut w#ter into # ,ottle' it
,ecomes the ,ottle' !ou ut it in # te#ot' it ,ecomes the te#ot$ 1ow
w#ter c#n flow or it c#n cr#sh$ Be w#ter' m! friend$"
% Bruce Lee (7#o of =eet >une *o)
t#gs& ,ruce-lee ' insir#tion#l ' hilosoh!-of-life
6 eole li)ed it
like
"Aor it is e#s! to critici?e #nd ,re#) down the sirit of others' ,ut to
)now !ourself t#)es # lifetime$"
% Bruce Lee (/tri)ing 7houghts& Bruce Lee8s :isdom for *#il! Living)
t#gs& ,ruce-lee
6 eole li)ed it
like
"<sing no w#! #s # w#!' h#ving no limit#tion #s limit#tion$"
% Bruce Lee (7#o of =eet >une *o)
6 eole li)ed it
like
"0ou c#nnot force the 1ow$ % But c#n !ou neither condemn nor -ustif!
#nd !et ,e e"tr#ordin#ril! #live #s !ou w#l) onH 0ou c#n never invite the
wind' ,ut !ou must le#ve the window oen$
/ourced' /tri)ing 7houghts ((000)
$ 1+"
% Bruce Lee (/tri)ing 7houghts& Bruce Lee8s :isdom for *#il! Living)