Submit Quotes
Home / Authors / Bruce Lee Quotes

Bruce Lee Quotes

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

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

Be happy, but never satisfied. – Bruce Lee

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

Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do. – Bruce Lee

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

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

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

o 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

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

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

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

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

The key to immortality is first living a life worth remembering. – Bruce Lee

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 stillness in stillness is not the real stillness; only when there is stillness in movement does the universal rhythm manifest. – Bruce Lee

To know oneself is to study oneself in action with another person. – 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

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

Obey the principles without being bound by them. – 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

Long-term consistency trumps short-term intensity. – Bruce Lee

Balance your thoughts with action. If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you’ll never get it done. – Bruce Lee

The possession of anything begins in the mind. – 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

In order to control myself I must first accept myself by going with and not against my nature. – Bruce Lee

The spirit of the individual is determined by his dominating thought habits. – Bruce Lee

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

There is “what is” only when there is no comparing and to live with “what is” is to be peaceful. – Bruce Lee

Take things as they are. Punch when you have to punch. Kick when you have to kick. – 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

Simplicity is the key to brilliance. – Bruce Lee

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

The consciousness of self is the greatest hindrance to the proper execution of all physical action. – 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

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

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

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

Preparation for tomorrow is hard work today. – 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

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

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

In the middle of chaos lies opportunity. – 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.

Remember no man is really defeated unless he is discouraged. – Bruce Lee

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

Real living is living for others. – Bruce Lee

Don’t pray for an easy life. Pray for the strength to endure a difficult one. – Bruce Lee

What you habitually think largely determines what you will ultimately become. – Bruce Lee

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

Those who are unaware they are walking in darkness will never seek the light. – 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

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

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

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

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

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

Absorb what is useful, discard what is not, add what is uniquely your own. – 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

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

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

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

Check Also

Zig Ziglar Quotes

Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have twenty-four hour …