Bruce Lee Quotes

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"Simplicity is the key to brilliance."

"Obey the principles without being bound by them."

"I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10000 times."

"Knowledge will give you power, but character respect."

"To reach me, you must move to me. Your attack offers me an opportunity to intercept you."

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

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

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

"Forget about winning and losing; forget about pride and pain. Let your opponent graze your skin and you smash into his flesh; let him smash into your flesh and you fracture his bones; let him fracture your bones and you take his life. Do not be concerned with escaping safely - lay your life before him."

"Take things as they are. Punch when you have to punch. Kick when you have to kick."

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

"Don't think feel. It's like a finger pointing away to the moon. Don't concentrate on the finger, or you will miss all the heavenly glory."



"I personall do not believe in 'style'. Because of 'styles', people are separated. They are not united together because styles became law."

"If people say Jeet Kune Do is different from this or from that, then let the name of Jeet Kune Do be wiped out, for that is what it is, just a name. Please don't fuss over it."

"Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless like water. Now you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup, you put water into a bottle, 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."

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

"If you want to learn to swim, jump into the water. On dry land, no frame of mind is ever going to help you."

"If you don't want to slip up tomorrow, speak the truth today."

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

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

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.

As you think, so shall you become.

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

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.