Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.

β€” Bruce Lee

The most superior Bruce Lee quotes that will transform you to a better person

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

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

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Bruce Lee quote You will continue to suffer if you have

You will continue to suffer if you have an emotional reaction to everything that is said to you. True power is sitting back and observing everything with logic. If words control your that means everyone can control you. Breathe and allow things to pass.

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Remember, success is a journey not a destination. Have faith in your ability. You will do just fine.

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Bruce Lee quote All knowledge leads to self-knowledge.

All knowledge leads to self-knowledge.

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I'm not in this world to live up to your expectations and you're not in this world to live up to mine.

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Self-conquest is the greatest of victories. Mighty is he who conquers himself.

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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.

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Bruce Lee quote The most dangerous person is the one who

The most dangerous person is the one who listens, thinks and observes.

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Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless - like water.

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The past is no more; the future not yet. Nothing exists except the here and now. Our grand business is not to see what lies dimly at a distance, but to do what lies clearly at our hands.

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Do not wish for an easy life. Wish for the strength to endure a difficult one. Achieve your life life goals.

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Bruce Lee quote If you spend too much time thinking abou

If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you'll never get it done. Make at least one definite move daily toward your goal.

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Adapt what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own.

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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.

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Obey the principles without being bound by them.

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Bruce Lee quote Patience is not passive, on the contrary

Patience is not passive, on the contrary it is concentrated strength.

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About Bruce Lee

Quotes 492 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Actor
Birthday November 27, 1940

Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one

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

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Absorb what is useful. Discard what is not. Add what is uniquely your own.

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Bruce Lee quote Cease negative mental chattering. If you

Cease negative mental chattering. If you think a thing is impossible, you'll make it impossible. Pessimism blunts the tools you need to succeed.

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

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If I tell you I'm good, you probably will say I'm boasting.

But if I tell you I'm not good, you'll know I'm lying.

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

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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.

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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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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.

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

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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.

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To hell with circumstances; I create opportunities.

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To become a champion requires a good mental attitude toward preparation.

You have to accept the most tedious task with pleasure.

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There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.

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Fluidity is the way to an empty mind. You must free your ambitious mind and learn the art of dying.

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The best fighter is not a Boxer, Karate or Judo man.

The best fighter is someone who can adapt on any style. He kicks too good for a Boxer, throws too good for a Karate man, and punches too good for a Judo man.

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Never waste energy on worries or negative thoughts, all problems are brought into existence -drop them.

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Sorrows are our best educator. A man can see further through a tear than a telescope.

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One rule is to not use complicated techniques unless they are necessary to achieve your goal. First, use simple movements, and if they don't work, then introduce the more complex ones.

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Every man today is the result of his thoughts yesterday.

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Defeat is a state of mind; no one is ever defeated until defeat has been accepted as a reality.

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Your state of mind is everything.

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

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The truth is outside of all fixed patterns.

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A fight is not won by one punch or kick. Either learn to endure or hire a bodyguard.

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Anxiety is the gap between the NOW and the THEN.

So if you are in the NOW, you can't be anxious, because your excitement flows immediately into ongoing spontaneous activity.

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In order to realize our true self we must be willing to live without being dependent upon the opinion of others.

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When you say that something is impossible, you have made it impossible.

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What you habitually think largely determines what you will ultimately become.

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True refinement seeks simplicity.

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

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Self-knowledge involves relationship.

To know oneself is to study one self in action with another person. Relationship is a process of self evaluation and self revelation. Relationship is the mirror in which you discover yourself - to be is to be related.

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β€ŽThe successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus.

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Recognizing that the power of will is the supreme court over all other departments of my mind, I will exercise daily when I need the urge to act for any purpose; and I will form habits designed to bring the power of my will into action at least once daily.

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

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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.

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People fear what they do not understand.

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