Bruce Lee Quotes

“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.”


“The athlete who is building muscles though weight training should be very sure to work adequately on speed and flexibility at the same time. In combat, without the prior attributes, a strong man will be like the bull with its colossal strength futilely pursuing the matador or like a low-geared truck chasing a rabbit.”


“A powerful athlete is not a strong athlete, but one who can exert his strength quickly. Since power equals force times speed, if the athlete learns to make faster movements he increases his power, even though the contractile pulling strength of his muscles remains unchanged. Thus, a smaller man who can swing faster may hit as hard or as far as the heavier man who swings slowly.”


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


“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 conceptualised. 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.”


I believe in having a few pupils at one time as it requires a constant alert observation of each individual in order to establish a direct relationship. A good teacher can never be fixed in a routine… each moment requires a sensitive mind that is constantly changing and constantly adapting.


A good teacher can never be fixed in a routine… each moment requires a sensitive mind that is constantly changing and constantly adapting. A teacher must never impose this student to fit his favorite pattern; a good teacher functions as a pointer, exposing his student’s vulnerability and causing him to explore both internally and finally integrating himself with his being. Martial art should not be passed out indiscriminately.


Relationship is the mirror in which you discover yourself – to be is to be related.


Relationship is understanding. It is a process of self-revelation.


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.


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


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


There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.


If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you’ll never get it done.


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.


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.


As you think, so shall you become.


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


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.


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


The More we value things, the less we value ourselves


Simplicity is the key to brilliance.


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


Ideas are the beginning of all achievement.