Top 90+ Bruce Lee Quotes And Sayings

Bruce Lee Quotes-Bruce Lee was an actor, besides acting, he did quote life lessons that are very wise. These quotes are basically the paths that lead to successful life, they teach us of the good lifestyle that we should adopt to succeed.  Have you ever wondered why you keep failing to achieve your life goals? My advice is read all of Bruce Lee Quotes and your life will surely change for the better. These quotes will help you notice the mistakes that you have always been making or the barriers to your success.

If You Love Your Life, Don’t Waste Time, For Time, Is What Life Is Made Up Of – Bruce Lee

Time is money, and money determines in most cases the modesty of life one will lead. The good life is all that we aspire for, it is us to make our lives better by being managers of our time. Time once wasted can never be recovered. Bruce Lee urges people to maximize the use of their time in fruitful undertakings because it determines their pay.

Top Bruce Lee Quotes

“Fear not the man who has practiced 10 000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10 000 times.”

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

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

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

“The most dangerous person  is the one who listens thinks and observe. ”



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

“Be happy, but never satisfied.”

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

Obey the principles without being bound by them.”

“Only the self-sufficient stand alone – most people follow the crowd and imitate.”

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

“Don’t pray for an easy life. Pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.”



“Remember no man is really defeated unless he is discouraged.”

Simplicity is the key to brilliance.”

“In the middle of chaos lies opportunity.”

“Preparation for tomorrow is hard work today.”

“As you think, so shall you become.”

“The possession of anything begins in the mind.”

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

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



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

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

“Take things as they are. Punch when you have to punch. Kick when you have to kick.”

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

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

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

“To hell with circumstances; I create opportunities.”

“Real living is living for others.”

“Absorb what is useful, discard what is not, add what is uniquely your own.”

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

“Take no thought of who is right or wrong or who is better than. Be not for or against.”

“Take things as they are. Punch when you have to punch. Kick when you have to kick.”

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

“In order to control myself I must first accept myself by going with and not against my nature.”

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


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

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

“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.”


“In order to control myself I must first accept myself by going with and not against my nature.”

“Long-term consistency trumps short-term intensity.”


Motivational Bruce Lee Quotes

“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.”


“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.”

“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.”

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


“To spend time is to pass it in a specified manner. To waste time is to expend it thoughtlessly or carelessly. We all have time to either spend or waste and it is our decision what to do with it. But once passed, it is gone forever.”


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

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


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

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


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

“For it is easy to criticize and break down the spirit of others, but to know yourself takes a lifetime.”

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

“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.”

“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.”


“The key to immortality is first living a life worth remembering.”


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

“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.”

If you always put limits 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.”

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

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


“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.”

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

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


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.”

“Reality is apparent when one ceases to compare. There is “what is” only when there is no comparison at all, and to live with what is, is to be peaceful.”

“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.”

“Life itself is your teacher, and you are in a state of constant learning.”


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

“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.”

“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.”

“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.”

“Balance your thoughts with action. If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you’ll never get it done.”



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

“Life is never stagnation. It is constant movement, un-rhythmic movement, as we as constant change. Things live by moving and gain strength as they go.”

“There is “what is” only when there is no comparing and to live with “what is” is to be peaceful.”

“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.”

“Notice that the stiffest tree is most easily cracked, while the bamboo or willow survives by bending with the wind.”

Always Be Yourself, Express Yourself, Have Faith in Yourself, Do Not Go Out and Look For a Successful Personality and Duplicate It – Bruce Lee


You can doubt whom you can but never doubt your efforts. We are different people and we get different blessings, therefore, copying a successful personality is just but straining yourself. We are also blessed with different kind of abilities, it is of us to identify, build and work on them. Believing in your abilities and having faith in yourself are two important factors that will determine your success.

A Wise Man Can Learn More from a Foolish Question Than a Fool Can Learn From a Wise Answer – Bruce Lee

A wise person is always ready to learn from mistakes, a wise person is flexible to corrections from anyone and he or she is motivated to know more than what he already knows. A fool, on the other hand, believes that he is perfect with the few knowledge he has, and do not accept correction, they always think they are right. Acceptance to learn from mistakes is what creates the difference between a wise man and a fool.

If You Spend Too Much Time Thinking About a Thing, You’ll Never Get It Done – Bruce Lee

Our brains are the central nervous system that coordinates all the activities in our bodies. Our brains too are able to handle one activity at a time. Therefore, spending too much time thinking about a thing is only wasting time and you will not be able to accomplish it. This quote simply tells us that we should relax our brains whenever we are doing something and just focus on it.

Bruce Lee Quotes enable us to realize the beauty of our abilities and how we can nature them.