Quotes from Bruce Lee

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To hell with circumstances; I create opportunities.

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

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.

Don’t fear failure. — Not failure, but low aim, is the crime. In great attempts it is glorious even to fail

The doubters said, “Man can not fly,” The doers said, “Maybe, but we’ll try,” And finally soared In the morning glow While non-believers Watched from below.

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

I’m not in this world to live up to your expectations and you’re not in this world to live up to mine

If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you’ll never get it done.

Be like water making its way through cracks. Do not be assertive, but adjust to the object, and you shall find a way around 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.

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

Be happy, but never satisfied.

Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one

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

Knowledge will give you power, but character respect.

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

If there is a God, he is within. You don’t ask God to give you things, you depend on God for your inner theme.


Material and Sources, Bruce Lee

Bruce Lees Wisdom for Daily Life

The Warrior Within

The Lost Interview

Bruce Lee, A fighting Spirit

Bruce Lee Conversations



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