56 Bruce Lee Quotes

November 27, 1940 - July 20, 1973

Let these Bruce Lee quotes encourage and inspire you. Bruce Lee was an Hong Kong and American actor born in Chinatown, San Francisco, but was raised in Kowloon, Hong Kong. His real name was Lee Jun-fan but he used the name of Bruce Lee in his acting career. In addition to being an actor he also was a film director, martial artist, martial arts instructor, philosopher, and the founder of the martial art Jeet Kune Do.
  1. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable. Bruce Lee
    Love



  2. Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one. Bruce Lee
    Prayer



  3. The more we value things, the less we value ourselves. Bruce Lee
    Quote of The Day



  4. We can see through others only when we can see through ourselves. Bruce Lee
    Being Yourself



  5. Do not hold to what you have. It is like a ferry boat for people who want to get across waters. Once you have got across, never bear it on your back. You should head forward. Bruce Lee
    Funny



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



  7. All types of knowledge ultimately leads to self-knowledge. Bruce Lee
    Knowledge



  8. Fear comes from uncertainty; we can eliminate the fear within us when we know ourselves better. Bruce Lee
    Fear



  9. The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus. Bruce Lee
    Focus



  10. Life is your teacher, and you are in a state of constant learning. Bruce Lee
  11. Life is your teacher, and you are in a state of constant learning. Bruce Lee
    Life



  12. I cannot teach you, only help you to explore yourself, nothing more. Bruce Lee
    Believe In Yourself



  13. If you love life, don't waste time, for time is what life is made up of. Bruce Lee
    Time



  14. But to express oneself honestly, not lying to oneself - that, my friend, is very hard to do. Bruce Lee
    Honesty



  15. Defeat is a state of mind; No one is ever defeated until defeat has been accepted as a reality. Bruce Lee
    Defeat



  16. The meaning of life is that it is to be lived, and it is not be traded and conceptualized and squeezed into a pattern of systems. Bruce Lee
    Meaningful



  17. A teacher is never a giver of truth - he is a guide, a pointer to the truth that each student must find for himself. A good teacher is merely a catalyst. Bruce Lee
    Teacher



  18. Life is wide, limitless. There is no border, no frontier. Bruce Lee
    Life Is Beautiful



  19. A child must be taught early that money is only a means, a type of usefulness, an implement. Like all instruments, it has certain purposes, but it will not do everything. One must learn how to use it, what it will do, but above all what it will not do. Bruce Lee
    Children



  20. The important thing for you is to be alert, to question, to find out, so that your own initiative may be awakened. Bruce Lee
    Question



  21. Don't fear failure. Not failure, but low aim, is the crime. In great attempts it is glorious even to fail. Bruce Lee
    Failure



  22. My life… seems to me to be a life of self-examination, a peeling of my self bit by bit, day by day. Bruce Lee
    Thought of The Day



  23. Forget about winning and losing, forget about pride and pain. Bruce Lee
  24. Forget about winning and losing, forget about pride and pain. Bruce Lee
    Winning



  25. The less effort, the faster and more powerful you will be. Bruce Lee
    Effort



  26. Be flexible so you can change with change. Bruce Lee
    Change



  27. Choose the positive. You have choice, you are master of your attitude, choose the positive, the constructive. Bruce Lee
    Choices



  28. A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer. Bruce Lee
    Wise



  29. A quick temper will make a fool of you soon enough. Bruce Lee
    Anger



  30. I have come to accept life as a process, and am satisfied that in my ever-going process, I am constantly discovering, expanding, finding the cause of my ignorance, in martial art and especially in life. Bruce Lee
    Ignorance



  31. There is an element of truth in everything. Nature teaches, although it can sometimes be misleading. Bruce Lee
    Truth



  32. Optimism is a faith that leads to success. Bruce Lee
    Optimistic



  33. Time means a lot to me because you see I am also a learner and am often lost in the joy of forever developing. Bruce Lee
    Learning



  34. Preparation for tomorrow is hard work today. Bruce Lee
    Preparation



  35. Life's battles don't always go to the stronger or faster man. But sooner or later the man who wins, is the man who thinks he can. Bruce Lee
    Life and Struggles



  36. I don't believe in pure luck. You have to create your own luck. You have to be aware of the opportunities around you and take advantage of them. Bruce Lee
    Luck



  37. One does not accumulate but eliminate. It is not daily increase but daily decrease. The height of cultivation always runs to simplicity. Bruce Lee
    Simplicity



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



  39. If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you'll never get it done. Bruce Lee
    Thinking



  40. Your mental attitude determines what you make of it, either a stepping stone or stumbling block. Bruce Lee
  41. Your mental attitude determines what you make of it, either a stepping stone or stumbling block. Bruce Lee
    Attitude



  42. If you want to learn to swim jump into the water. On dry land no frame of mind is ever going to help you. Bruce Lee
    Mindset



  43. Knowledge will give you power, but character respect. Bruce Lee
    Character



  44. We have more faith in what we imitate than in what we originate Bruce Lee
    Faith



  45. The end of man is action and not thought, though it be of the noblest. Bruce Lee
    Action



  46. Independent inquiry is needed in your search for truth, not dependence on anyone else's view or a mere book. Bruce Lee
    Books



  47. You can never step in the same water twice, my friend. Like flowing water, life is perpetual movement. Bruce Lee
    Inspirational



  48. Do not allow negative thoughts to enter your mind for they are the weeds that strangle confidence. Bruce Lee
    Confidence



  49. Believe me that in every big thing or achievement there are always obstacles, big or small, and the reaction one shows to such obstacles is what counts, not the obstacle itself. Bruce Lee
    Obstacles



  50. Notice that the stiffest tree is most easily cracked, while the bamboo or willow survives by bending with the wind. Bruce Lee
    Words of Encouragement



  51. What you habitually think largely determines what you will ultimately become. Bruce Lee
    Graduation



  52. Living exists when life lives through us - unhampered in its flow, for he who is living is not conscious of living and, in this, is the life it lives. Bruce Lee
    Live Life



  53. The athlete who is building muscles though weight training should be very sure to work adequately on speed and flexibility at the same time. In combat, without the prior attributes, a strong man will be like the bull with its colossal strength futilely pursuing the matador or like a low-geared truck chasing a rabbit. Bruce Lee
    Sports



  54. All in all, the goal of my planning and doing is to find the true meaning in life - peace of mind. Bruce Lee
    Inner Peace



  55. Meaning is the relationship of the foreground figure to the background. Bruce Lee
    Relationship



  56. Manipulation and control are not the ultimate joy of life. Bruce Lee
    Quotes to Live By



  57. Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them. Bruce Lee
  58. Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them. Bruce Lee
    Mistake



  59. Water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend. Bruce Lee
    Cool



  60. It is not a shame to be knocked down by other people. The important thing is to ask when you're being knocked down, "Why am I being knocked down?" If a person can reflect in this way, then there is hope for this person. Bruce Lee
    Hope



  61. Everything you do, if not in a relaxed state will be done at a lesser level than you are proficient. Thus the tensed expert marksman will aim at a level less than his/her student. Bruce Lee
    Relax


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