These Bruce Lee quotes epitomize his respect for humanity and his desire that everyone achieve personal growth through self-reflection.
Bruce Lee lived a short but very impactful life. He is remembered today as the figure who popularized kung fu around the world. He would share life-changing wisdom every chance he would get. Below we have listed Bruce Lee’s most inspiring quotes that are sure to help you eliminate self-doubt.
“As you think, so shall you become.”
“Showing off is the fool’s idea of glory.”
“The possession of anything begins in the mind.”
“A good teacher protects his pupils from his own influence.”
“Knowledge will give you power, but character respect.”
“The more we value things, the less we value ourselves.”
“Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.”
If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you’ll never get it done.
“To know oneself is to study oneself in action with another person.”
Absorb what is useful, discard what is useless and add what is specifically your own.
“A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at.”
“Absorb what is useful, Discard what is not, Add what is uniquely your own.”
Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.
Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.
“Empty your cup so that it may be filled; become devoid to gain totality.”
“A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer.”
“I’m not in this world to live up to your expectations and you’re not in this world to live up to mine.”
“Never waste energy on worries or negative thoughts, all problems are brought into existence– drop them.”
“If you want to learn to swim jump into the water. On dry land no frame of mind is ever going to help you.”
Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it.
“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.”
“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.”
“Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“Be like water making its way through cracks. Do not be assertive, but adjust to the object, and you shall find a way round or through it. If nothing within you stays rigid, outward things will disclose themselves. 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.”
“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.”