Bruce Lee was an actor, director, martial artist, teacher and philosopher. Get inspired by his most powerful and impactful quotes.
1. “As you think, so shall you become.”
2. “Showing off is the fool’s idea of glory.”
3. “Knowledge will give you power, but character respect.”
4. “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.”
5. “If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you’ll never get it done.”
6. “If you love life, don’t waste time, for time is what life is made up of.”
7. “Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.”
8. “A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer.”
9. “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.”
10. “A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at.”
11. “Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality, and duplicate it.”
12. “Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.”
13. “I’m not in this world to live up to your expectations and you’re not in this world to live up to mine.”
14. “Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.”
15. “To hell with circumstances; I create opportunities.”
16. “Notice that the stiffest tree is most easily cracked, while the bamboo or willow survives by bending with the wind.”
17. “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.”
18. “It’s not the daily increase but daily decrease. Hack away at the unessential.”
19. “The possession of anything begins in the mind.”
20. “The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus.”
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