Top 50 Best Inspiring Quotes by Bruce Lee

Quotes Bruce Lee: Bruce Lee is one of the most quoted martial artists of all time. He is known for his quotes on self-improvement, discipline, and hard work. Bruce Lee was born in San Francisco on November 27, 1940, to Chinese parents. His family moved back to Hong Kong when he was three years old. Bruce Lee began training in martial arts at the age of six. He studied wing chun under Ip Man. Bruce Lee returned to the United States in 1959 to attend college. He started teaching martial arts in Seattle and then moved to Oakland, where he opened his own school. Bruce Lee’s quotes are often used as motivation for people who are trying to improve themselves.

Bruce Lee Quotes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“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.”

“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.”

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

“As you think, so shall you become.”

“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.”

“Now I see that I will never find the light Unless, like the candle, I am my own fuel, Consuming myself.”

“Using no way as a way, having no limitation as limitation.”


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

“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.”

“Be self aware, rather than a repetitious robot”

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

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

“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.”

“The More we value things, the less we value ourselves”

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

“Art calls for complete mastery of techniques, developed by reflection within the soul.”

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

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

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

“All knowledge leads to self-knowledge.”


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

“It's like a finger pointing away to the moon. Don't concentrate on the finger or you will miss all that heavenly glory.”

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

“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.”

“Real living is living for others.”

“Absorb what is useful, discard what is useless and add what is specifically your own”r

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

“The idea is that flowing water never goes stale, so just keep on flowing.”

“...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.”r

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

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

“Obey the principles without being bound by them.”

“If nothing within you stays rigid, outward things will disclose themselves. Moving, be like water. Still, be like a mirror. Respond like an echo. ”

“The less effort, the faster and more powerful you will be.”

“Don't think. FEEL. It's like a finger pointing at the moon. Do not concentrate on the finger, or you will miss all of the heavenly glory.”.”

“Preparation for tomorrow is hard work today.”

“Effort within the mind further limits the mind, because effort implies struggle towards a goal and when you have a goal, a purpose, an end in view, you have placed a limit on the mind.”

“Moving, be like water. Still, be like a mirror. Respond like an echo.”

“If I tell you I'm good, probably you will say I'm boasting. But if I tell you I'm not good, you'll know I'm lying.”

“If you follow the classical pattern, you are understanding the routine, the tradition, the shadow -- you are not understanding yourself.”

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