Who on Earth is Bruce Lee?

The master of martial arts, Bruce Lee was born in Hong Kong. Apart from kicking ass in movies like Fist of Fury and Enter the Dragon, Lee was a very wise guy, I mean check out his quotes. He was the father of actor Brandon Lee, who was accidentally killed on the set of The Crow.

Books by Bruce Lee

Quotes by Bruce Lee

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

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

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

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

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“Balance your thoughts with action.”

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“Cease negative mental chattering. If you think a thing is impossible, you’ll make it impossible. Pessimism blunts the tools you need to succeed.”

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

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

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“Empty your mind, be formless. Shapeless, like water. Now, you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. Put it in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Now, water can flow or creep or drip or crash. Be water, my friend.”

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“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.”

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“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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“If I tell you I’m good, you would probably think I’m boasting. If I tell you I’m no good, you know I’m lying.”

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“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.”

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

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

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

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“It’s not the daily increase but daily decrease. Hack away at the unessential.”

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

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

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

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

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“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.”

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“Running water never grows stale. So you just have to “keep on flowing.”

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

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“The change is from inner to outer. We start by dissolving our attitude not by altering outer conditions.”

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“The intangible represents the real power of the universe. It is the seed of the tangible.”

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

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

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

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“To hell with circumstances; I create opportunities.”

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“To me, the function and duty of a quality human being is the sincere and honest development of one’s potential.”

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“You must have complete determination. The worst opponent you can come across is one whose aim has become an obsession. For instance, if a man has decided that he is going to bite off your nose no matter what happens to him in the process, the chances are he will succeed in doing it. He may be severely beaten up, too, but that will not stop him from carrying out his objective. That is the real fighter.”

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