Bruce Lee was an American-born martial artist, philosopher, instructor, martial arts actor and the founder of the Jeet Kune Do martial arts system, widely regarded as the most influential martial artist of the 20th century and a cultural icon. He was the father of actor Brandon Lee and of actress Shannon Lee.
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Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.
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.
If you truly love life, don’t waste time because time is what life is made of.
A quick temper will make a fool of you soon enough.
Showing off is the fool's idea of glory.
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.
The height of cultivation runs to simplicity. Halfway cultivation runs to ornamentation.
Real living is living for others.
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.
Knowledge will give you power, but character respect.
Do not allow negative thoughts to enter your mind for they are the weeds that strangle confidence.
Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it.
Not being tense but ready.
Not thinking but not dreaming.
Not being set but flexible.
Liberation from the uneasy sense of confinement.
It is being wholly and quietly alive, aware and alert, ready for whatever may come.
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.
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.
Defeat is a state of mind; no one is ever defeated until defeat has been accepted as a reality.
It is the man that has nothing to lose or is willing to lose everything to beat you that I am afraid of. If a man is willing to lose his life to bite off my nose then I don't care how good I am or what I do to him- he's gonna get my nose.
Turn your sparring into play - but always play seriously.
A kung fu man who was really good was not proud at all.
Pride emphasizes the superiority of one's status. There has to be fear and insecurity in pride, because when you aim at being highly esteemed and achieve such status, you automatically start to worry about losing status.
I am learning to understand rather than immediately judge or to be judged.
I cannot blindly follow the crowd and accept their approach. I will not allow myself to indulge in the usual manipulating game of role creation. Fortunately for me, my self-knowledge has transcended that and I have come to understand that life is best to be lived and not to be conceptualized. I am happy because I am growing daily and I am honestly not knowing where the limit lies. To be certain, every day there can be a revelation or a new discovery. I treasure the memory of the past misfortunes. It has added more to my bank of fortitude.
Forget about winning and losing, forget about pride and pain
Learning is a constant process of discovery - a process without end.
'What is' is more important than 'what should be.
' Too many people are looking at 'what is' from a position of thinking 'what should be'.
There are no limits. If it kills you, it kills you. A man must constantly exceed his level.
I think of myself as a human being.
The principle of martial arts is not a thing that can be learned, like a science, by fact-finding and instruction in facts. It has to grow spontaneously, like a flower, in a mind free from emotions and desires.