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Bruce Lee Quotes:

It’s not the daily increase but daily decrease. Hack away at the unessential.

Bruce Lee

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

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

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

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

Bruce Lee

Ever since I was a child I have had this instinctive urge for expansion and growth. To me, the function and duty of a quality human being is the sincere and honest development of one’s potential.

Bruce Lee

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

Bruce Lee

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

Bruce Lee

If you always put limit 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

Knowledge will give you power, but character respect.

Bruce Lee

Showing off is the fool’s idea of glory.

Bruce Lee

Real living is living for others.

Bruce Lee

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

Bruce Lee

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

Bruce Lee


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

Bruce Lee

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

Bruce Lee

The possession of anything begins in the mind.

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Obey the principles without being bound by them.

Bruce Lee

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

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

Take no thought of who is right or wrong or who is better than. Be not for or against.

Bruce Lee

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

You just wait. I’m going to be the biggest Chinese Star in the world.

Bruce Lee

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

Bruce Lee

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

Bruce Lee

To hell with circumstances; I create opportunities.

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As you think, so shall you become.

Bruce Lee

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

Bruce Lee

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

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

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Who is Bruce Lee ?

The Hong Kong-based American actor, director, martial artist, martial arts instructor, philosopher, and professional known as Bruce Lee, 27 Nov. 1940 – 20 July 1973).

He was the founder of Jeet Kune Do, a hybrid theory of martial arts from different fields of fighting which is also credited with paving the way for the modern MMA.

Lee is considered to be the most influential martial artist of all times and a 20th century pop culture symbol that bridges the break between East and West through remarks, commentators, media and other martial artists.

He is known with helping to improve the Asian manner in which American films were viewed. Lee Hoi-chuen, son of the Cantonese actor, was born to Hong Kong parents on 27 November 1940, and raised with his family in Kowloon, Hong Kong, Chinatown San Francisco.

Lee was born on 27 November 1940. His father introduced him to the world of film, and he acted as a child actor in many movies. When Lee was 18 years old he moved to the United States where he graduated from the United States of America and started his martial arts education at the University of Washington in Seattle.

The mainstream martial arts film in Hong Kong and Hollywood has raised success and visibility to a new level, sparking an increase in interest in the Chinese nation and in the Western China martial arts in the 1970s.

His films changed drastically in tone and tonality, affecting combat arts and martial arts movies around the world.