Wise Words By Bruce Lee – Quotes

by roshi on December 17, 2007

in Inspirational, Quotes

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Bruce Lee was not American. Its a common misconception. He was Chinese. He was actor, martial artist, philosopher, film director, screenwriter, practitioner of Wing Chun and founder of the Jeet Kune Do concept. He is considered by many as the most influential martial artist of the 20th century, and a cultural icon. He was also the father of actor Brandon Lee and of actress Shannon Lee. His younger brother Robert was a musician and member of a popular Hong Kong beat band called The Thunderbirds. He is mainly noted for his roles in five feature length films, Lo Wei’s The Big Boss (1971) and Fist of Fury (1972); Way of the Dragon (1972), directed and written by Bruce Lee; Warner Brothers’ Enter the Dragon (1973), directed by Robert Clouse, and The Game of Death (1978). Lets read some of quotes by Bruce Lee.

  • A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at.
  • A quick temper will make a fool of you soon enough.
  • A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer.
  • All fixed set patterns are incapable of adaptability or pliability. The truth is outside of all fixed patterns.
  • Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it.
  • As you think, so shall you become.
  • 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.
  • I’m not in this world to live up to your expectations and you’re not in this world to live up to mine.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • It’s not the daily increase but daily decrease. Hack away at the unessential.
  • Knowledge will give you power, but character respect.
  • 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.
  • Man, the living creature, the creating individual, is always more important than any established style or system.
  • Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.
  • Notice that the stiffest tree is most easily cracked, while the bamboo or willow survives by bending with the wind.
  • Real living is living for others.
  • Showing off is the fool’s idea of glory.
  • Take no thought of who is right or wrong or who is better than. Be not for or against.
  • Take things as they are. Punch when you have to punch. Kick when you have to kick.
  • The future looks extremely bright indeed, with lots of possibilities ahead – big possibilities.
  • Like the song says, “We’ve just begun.”
  • The less effort, the faster and more powerful you will be.
  • To hell with circumstances; I create opportunities.
  • To know oneself is to study oneself in action with another person.

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