Lee Jun-fan (1940 - 1973), known professionally as Bruce Lee, was a Hong Kong American actor, director, martial artist, martial arts instructor, and philosopher.
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Do not allow negative thoughts to enter your mind for they are the weeds that strangle confidence.
I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who had practiced one kick 10,000 times.
For it is easy to criticize and break down the spirit of others, but to know yourself takes a lifetime.
I’m not in this world to live up to your expectations and you’re not in this world to live up to mine.
Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless — like water. Now you put water in a cup, it becomes the cup; You put water into a bottle it becomes the bottle; You put it in a teapot it becomes the teapot. Now water can flow or it can crash.
Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.
To hell with circumstances; I create opportunities.
Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.
As you think, so you shall become.
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.
Remember no man is really defeated unless he is discouraged.
Never waste energy on worries or negative thoughts, all problems are brought into existence - drop them.
If you truly love life, don’t waste time because time is what life is made of.
In the middle of chaos lies opportunity
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.
Don’t fear failure. — Not failure, but low aim, is the crime. In great attempts it is glorious even to fail.
Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.
Those who are unaware they are walking in darkness will never seek the light.
It’s not the daily increase but daily decrease. Hack away at the unessential.
Defeat is a state of mind; no one is ever defeated until defeat has been accepted as a reality.
Real living is living for others.
Absorb what is useful, discard what is useless and add what is specifically your own.
Showing off is the fool’s idea of glory.
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.
A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at.
The more we value things, the less we value ourselves.
Be happy, but never satisfied.
In order to control myself I must first accept myself by going with and not against my nature.
The key to immortality is first living a life worth remembering.
To know oneself is to study oneself in action with another person.
A quick temper will make a fool of you soon enough.
Always be yourself. Don't search for a successful personality and try to become them.
The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus.
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.
Only the self-sufficient stand alone – most people follow the crowd and imitate.
The possession of anything begins in the mind.
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.
Time means a lot to me because, you see, I, too, am also a learner and am often lost in the joy of forever developing and simplifying. If you love life, don't waste time, for time is what life is made up of.
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