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Bruce Lee Quotes

Niharika Arya
If you are also a Bruce Lee fan, then this story is going to give you some of his famous words. Read this information for quotes by one of the most famous personalities of the world who not only made people crazy about martial art, but also inspired many with his motivational words.
Making a whole new era of martial arts techniques and driving people crazy with powerful stunts can be the identity of only one personality, Bruce Lee. Born on 27th November 1940, he was the one who showed a new direction to the action sequences shot in movies.
In his short life span of 32, he gained huge popularity. He was a martial arts instructor, film director, film producer, screenwriter and founder of the Jeet Kune Do martial art school. With this versatility, he was also a very famous philosopher.
Famous quotes and statements by Bruce Lee have always encouraged and motivated people to stand tall even in difficult situations.

Quotes on Fighting

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

"Showing off is the fool's idea of glory."

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

"Using no way as a way, using no limitations as a limitation."

"Forget about winning and losing, forget about pride and pain."

"To hell with circumstances; I create opportunities."

"Obey the principles without being bound by them."
"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."

Quotes on Life

"The 'moment' has no yesterday or tomorrow. It is not the result of thought and therefore has no time."

"Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do."

"Learning is never cumulative, it is a movement of knowing which has no beginning and no end."
"The measure of the moral worth of a man is his happiness. The better the man, the more happiness. Happiness is the synonym of well-being."

"Real living is living for others."
"Zen is not 'attained' by mirror-wiping mediation, but by 'self-forgetfulness' in the existential 'present' of life 'here' and 'now'. We do not 'come', we 'are'. Don't strive to become, but be."

"Those who are unaware they are walking in darkness will never seek the light."

"Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them."
"To grow, to discover, we need involvement which is something I experience everyday, sometimes good, sometimes frustrating."

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

Quotes on Love

"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."

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

Philosophy Quotes

"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."

"A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer."
"Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not you go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it."
"Let an opponent graze your skin and you smash into his flesh; let an opponent smash into your flesh and you fracture his bone; let an opponent fracture your bone and you take his life! Do not be concerned with your escaping safely; lay your life before him!"
"As long as I can remember I feel I have had this great creative and spiritual force within me that is greater than faith, greater than ambition, greater than confidence, greater than determination, greater than vision. It is all these combined. My brain becomes magnetized with this dominating force which I hold in my hand."
"When there is freedom from mechanical conditioning, there is simplicity. The classical man is just a bundle of routine, ideas and tradition. If you follow the classical pattern, you are understanding the routine, the tradition, the shadow - you are not understanding yourself."
Generally, we say what we think, and these quotes clearly show how strong he was, physically and mentally. Although he is not among us today, his words will always motivate and encourage people.