100 Bruce Lee Quotes that Build New Spirits and Motivation For All

100 Quotes Bruce Lee That all open new spirits For Us

Bruce Lee Quotes – Bruce Lee quotes can provide enlightenment, inspiration, and motivation about life that can be used as a reference, learning, and also entertainment.

Of course, maybe you are already familiar with the figure of Bruce Lee, a Hong Kong martial arts actor.

Bruce Lee is famous for his various movies and has received wide attention thanks to his acting.
As an actor and martial arts expert, Bruce Lee has popularized Kungfu movies throughout the world.

This is the first step in Bruce Lee’s career as a motivational and brilliant figure who is different from usual in bringing kungfu and movie to the world.

During his career, Bruce Lee has several things, parts and motivations that can be used as a new inspiration for all of you in the quotes that will be shared below.

For that, here are 100 quotes from Bruce Lee that motivate and open new spirits.

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Bruce Lee Quotes that Build New Spirits and Motivation For All

100 Quotes Bruce Lee That all open new spirits For Us

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

2. “Don’t get set into one form, adapt it and build your own, and let it grow, be like water.”

3. “In the middle of chaos lies opportunity.”

4. “Do not be tense, just be ready, not thinking but not dreaming, not being set but being flexible. It is being “wholly” and quietly alive, aware and alert, ready for whatever may come.”

5. “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!!”

6. “Real living is living for others.”

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

8. “Art is the way to the absolute and to the essence of human life. The aim of art is not the one-sided promotion of spirit, soul and senses, but the opening of all human capacities thought, feeling, will to the life rhythm of the world of nature. So will the voiceless voice be heard and the self be brought into harmony with it.”

9. “The second-hand artist blindly following his sensei or sifu accepts his pattern. As a result, his action is and, more importantly, his thinking become mechanical. His responses become automatic, according to set patterns, making him narrow and limited.”

10. “The meaning of life is that it is to be lived, and it is not to be traded and conceptualized and squeezed into a pattern of systems.”

11. “One should be in harmony with, not in opposition to, the strength and force of the opposition. This means that one should do nothing that is not natural or spontaneous; the important thing is not to strain in any way.”

12. “Do not allow negative thoughts to enter your mind for they are the weeds that strangle confidence.”

13. “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.”

14. “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.”

15. “When one has reached maturity in the art, one will have a formless form. It is like ice dissolving in water. When one has no form, one can be all forms; when one has no style, he can fit in with any style.”

16. “Choose the positive. You have choice, you are master of your attitude, choose the positive, the constructive. Optimism is a faith that leads to success.”

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

18. “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.”

19. “I, Bruce Lee, am a man who never follows there formulas of the fear-mongers. So, no matter if your color is black or white, red or blue, I can still make friends with you without any barrier.”

20. “Marriage is a friendship, a partnership based solidly upon ordinary, everyday occurrences.”

100 Quotes Bruce Lee That all open new spirits For Us

21. “Concentration is the root of all the higher abilities in man.”

22. “Do not allow negative thoughts to enter your mind, for they are the weeds that strangle confidence.”

23. “Do not be tense, be ready, not thinking but not dreaming, not being set but being flexible. It is “wholly” and quietly alive, aware, and alert, ready for whatever may come.”

24. “I don’t believe in pure luck. You have to create your luck. You have to be aware of the opportunities around you and take advantage of them.”

25. “Joy and suffering are the fruit of right and wrong thinking. Suffering, especially, is mostly self-manufactured; we are never so happy or so unhappy as we suppose.”

26. “If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you’ll never get it done. Make at least one definite move daily toward your goal.”

27. “To know oneself is to study oneself in action with another person.”

28. “A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at.”

29. “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.”

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

31. “Because one does not want to be disturbed, to be made uncertain, he establishes a pattern of conduct, of thought, a pattern of relationship to man etc. Then he becomes a slave to the pattern and takes the pattern to be the real thing.”

32. “Do not deny the classical approach, simply as a reaction, or you will have created another pattern and trapped yourself there.”

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

34. “But neither can you condemn nor justify and yet be extraordinarily alive as you walk on. You can never invite the wind but you must leave the window open.”

35. “Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.”

36. “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.”

37. “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.”

38. “The more we value things, the less we value ourselves.”

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

40. “I am learning to understand rather than immediately judge or to be judged. I cannot blindly follow the crowd and accept their approach. I will not allow myself to indulge in the usual manipulating game of role creation. Fortunately for me, my self-knowledge has transcended that and I have come to understand that life is best to be lived and not to be conceptualized. I am happy because I am growing daily and I am honestly not knowing where the limit lies. To be certain, every day there can be a revelation or a new discovery. I treasure the memory of the past misfortunes. It has added more to my bank of fortitude.”

100 Quotes Bruce Lee That all open new spirits For Us

41. “Never waste energy on worries or negative thoughts, all problems are brought into existence– drop them.”

42. “Absorb what is useful, Discard what is not, Add what is uniquely your own.”

43. “Showing off is the fool’s idea of glory.”

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

45. “The possession of anything begins in the mind.”

46. “Many people dedicate their lives to actualizing a concept of what they should be like, rather than actualizing themselves. This difference between self-actualization and self-image actualization is very important. Most people live only for their image.”

47. “Use only that which works, and take it from any place you can find it.”

48. “The stillness in stillness is not the real stillness; only when there is stillness in movement does the universal rhythm manifest.”

49. “If you think a thing is impossible, you’ll only make it impossible.”

50. “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.”

51. “Preparation for tomorrow is hard work today.

52. “What is” is more important than ‘what should be.’ Too many people are looking at ‘what is’ from a position of thinking ‘what should be’.”

53. “Self-knowledge involves a relationship. To know oneself is to study oneself in action with another person. The relationship is a process of self-evaluation and self-revelation. The relationship is the mirror in which you discover yourself – to be is to be related.”

54. “The power of will is the supreme court over all other departments of my mind. I will exercise it daily when I need the urge to action for any purpose, and I will form habits designed to bring the power of my will into action at least once daily.”

55. “My will to do springs from the knowledge that I can do. I’m only natural, for there is no fear or doubt inside my mind.”

56. “Negativeness very often unknowingly creeps up upon us. It occasionally helps to stop all thoughts (the chattering of worries, anticipations, and so forth, in your head) and then once more refreshingly march bravely on.”

57. “The measure of the moral worth of a man is his happiness. The better the man, the more happiness. Happiness is the synonym of well-being.”

58. “Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.”

59. “When one has reached maturity in the art, one will have a formless form. It is like ice dissolving in water. When one has no form, one can be all forms; when one has no style, he can fit in with any style.”

60. “‎The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus.”

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61. “You just wait. I’m going to be the biggest Chinese Star in the world.”

62. “What you habitually think largely determines what you will ultimately become.”

63. “The world is full of people who are determined to be somebody or to give trouble. They want to get ahead, to stand out. Such ambition has no use for a gung fu man, who rejects all forms of self-assertiveness and competition.”

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

65. “Defeat is a state of mind; No one is ever defeated until defeat has been accepted as a reality.”

66. “Learning is never cumulative, it is a movement of knowing which has no beginning and no end.”

67. “Its like a finger pointing away to the moon. Don’t concentrate on the finger or you will miss all that heavenly glory.”

68. “All fixed set patterns are incapable of adaptability or pliability. The truth is outside of all fixed patterns.”

69. “Simplicity is the key to brilliance.”

70. “Life is better lived than conceptualized. This writing can be less demanding should I allow myself to indulge in the usual manipulating game of role creation. Fortunately for me, my self-knowledge has transcended that and I’ve come to understand that life is best to be lived — not to be conceptualized. If you have to think, you still do not understand.”

71. “Life is wide, limitless. There is no border, no frontier.”

72. “The spirit of the individual is determined by his dominating thought habits.”

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

74. “Choose the positive. You have choice, you are master of your attitude, choose the positive, the constructive. Optimism is a faith that leads to success.”

75. “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.”

76. “If you don’t want to slip up tomorrow, speak the truth today.”

77. “A good teacher protects his pupils from his own influence.”

78. “Empty your cup so that it may be filled; become devoid to gain totality.”

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

80. “If you always put limits on what you can do, physical or anything else, it’ll spread over into the rest of your life. It’ll spread into your work, into your morality, into your entire being. There are no limits. There are plateaus, but you must not stay there, you must go beyond them. If it kills you, it kills you. A man must constantly exceed his level.”

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81. “Just as the maintaining of good health may require the taking of unpleasant medicine, so the condition of being able to do the things we enjoy often requires the performance of a few we don’t.”

82. “Many people dedicate their lives to actualizing a concept of what they should be like, rather than actualizing themselves. This difference between self-actualization and self-image actualization is very important. Most people live only for their image.”

83. “Fear comes from uncertainty; we can eliminate the fear within us when we know ourselves better. As the great Sun Tzu said: “When you know yourself and your opponent, you will win every time. When you know yourself but not your opponent, you will win one and lose one. However, when you do not know yourself or your opponent, you will be imperiled every time.”

84. “The great mistake is to anticipate the outcome of the engagement; you ought not to be thinking of whether it ends in victory or defeat. Let nature take its course, and your tools will strike at the right moment.”

85. “Those who are unaware they are walking in darkness will never seek the light.”

86. “Time means a lot to me because you see I am also a learner and am often lost in the joy of forever developing.”

87. “As you think, so shall you become.”

88. “Knowledge will give you power, but character respect.”

89. “Defeat is not defeat unless accepted as a reality in your own mind.”

90. “Man, the living creature, the creating individual, is always more important than any established style or system.”

91. “It’s not what you give, it’s the way you give it.”

92. “To me, the extraordinary aspect of martial arts lies in its simplicity. The easy way is also the right way, and martial arts is nothing at all special; the closer to the true way of martial arts, the less wastage of expression there is.”

93. “The knowledge and skills you have achieved are meant to be forgotten so you can float comfortably in emptiness, without obstruction.”

94. “After all, all knowledge simply means self-knowledge.”

95. “The consciousness of self is the greatest hindrance to the proper execution of all physical action.”

96. “To me, the extraordinary aspect of martial arts lies in its simplicity. The easy way is also the right way, and martial arts is nothing at all special; the closer to the true way of martial arts, the less wastage of expression there is.”

97. “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.”

98. “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.”

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

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

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