Famous Inspirational Quotes of Bruce Lee

Bruce Lee Quotes
Bruce Lee Quotes
Bruce Lee Quotes
Bruce Lee Quotes

Bruce Lee was a martial artist, actor, director, producer and a screenplay writer. Though most people knew him only as a celebrated movie star, he is a great phylosopher and had an incredible outlook towards life. Many of his quotes and philosophies still inspire people around the world. He was also a vegetarian. Here is a list of some of his other famous quotes

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  • “A goal is not always meant to be reached; it often serves simply as something to aim at.”
  • “Notice that the stiffest tree is most easily cracked, while the bamboo or willow survives by bending with the wind.”
  • “If you love life, don’t waste time, for time is what life is made up of.”
  • “Real living is living for others.”
  • “Take no thought of who is right or wrong or who is better than. Be not for or against.”
  • “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 way, using no limitation as limitation.”
  • “Simplicity is the key to brilliance.”
  • “Absorb what is useful, Discard what is not, Add what is uniquely your own.”
  • “Knowing is not enough, you must apply; willing is not enough, you must do.”
  • “The martial arts are ultimately self-knowledge. A punch or a kick is not to knock the hell out of the guy in front, but to knock the hell out of your ego, your fear, or your hang-ups.”
  • “As you think, so shall you become.”
  • “It’s not the daily increase but daily decrease. Hack away at the unessential. If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you’ll never get it done.”
  • “To know oneself is to study oneself in action with another person.”
  • “I’m not in this world to live up to your expectations and you’re not in this world to live up to mine.” “Showing off is the fool’s idea of glory.”
  • “To hell with circumstances; I create opportunities.”
  • “Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it.”


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  • Harriett Legler

    Somehow, Bruce lee was really strong yet, he was pretty lean. I was wondering how to get that ript but skinny Bruce lee look.

  • Tia Zuehlke

    alot of people belive bruce lee was kung fu fighter, however that is false in reality. alot ppl think lee was just an actor and good “famous” martial artist, which is also untrue, over the fact theres alot about bruce lee ppl dont know, what if i were to say bruce lee were the best fighter in the world??? and let me note, lee was not kung fu fighter,

    lee became so powerful he could break wooden dummies on set with punches and just before his death, they planned to use machines in place for this,

    he could kick a punching bag 15 feet through a yard and leave a hole in it.

    he could break boards six inches thick,

    and he believed that no way of fighting was the way of all true fighting.

    i wont go through all the lies ppl place on lee and the false facts. but what if i said bruce lee was the best fighter in the world. (try looking at what bruce lee had done and realize he truly was not just a martial artist……he was much more……than just a fighter.

    the idea that lee may have been the best fighter in the world come from Donna white of the fights magazine

    Herb Jackson is the one who told the story of lee having to fight machines on the set and breaking dumies.

    Kicking a punching bag feet of distance was documented. and punching through six inch boards was a sight held by naked eye on long beach demonstation. dont belive me? look it up in his bioraphy or try using the WikiPedia internet source.
    of course bruce lee was off balance, that was his goal his whle life… he never had form of fighting, he never thought himself better than his teacher, but he abandoned muc of the arts of gung fu ( his original chinese boxing) he was, his ultimate goal, not as a martial artist, not as boxer, he was not a competitor, his goal was to win a true fight, in his onw Words, “to tel u the truth… i can beat anyone in real fight.” he didn’t mean taking on Ali in boxing match or Tyson, or even fighting jet li in martial art competition, but fight as in fighting to survive in real life, there is not one fight that bruce lee has truly officially lost. if anyone wants i can give a source of recorded polls? but im not talkign about some cometitions fight, im talkign dirty knife , gun handling fights, ive studied bruce lee’s philosophy for long time now, its taught me that its not amore powerful or on balance punch or kick that makes u fighter.
    lee “first” art of study was Wing Chun gung fu, this is true. but is it not true this ws his younger years, and if he truly was only interested in kung fu, then why did he creat jeetkune do which literelly means, “the way of no way” or no fighting way
    if one were to walk to lee and ask him if he were kung fu fighter, then i gurantee you he would say no. many ppl do not realize, in his own wrods not mine, he said, he regretted Jeet kune do Ever having to be named…for this…ppl would see it as another martial art.i didnt get it at first. but after awhile u start to understand it.
    this is not scholar study. i actually have personal interest in lee’s philosphy not ppl who trained, and what alot of ppl dont realize even those who met him face to face never understood the messege he was sending. Jeet Kune Do is name that contradicts itself. because it strictly emphasizes using “no” pro inet martial art style even itself, to fight, bruce lee never called himself a master of kung fu or any art, nor did he call himself a master at all, but he did state he was a “student-master” meaning he himself were still learning but, inferably, was able to teach like anyone. “Using ones on unique abilities and harvesting them to ones own potential” i found it sad that he died before he could ever find a way to spread this messeges to the world. listeng to this its easy to tell many ppl havent gotten it……almost heart breaking from a man who relieved himself of traditional fighting, liek balance, and form, Lee is my inspiration.