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Bruce Lee
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Taoist philosophy... is essentially monistic.... Matter and energy, Yang and Yin, heaven and earth, are conceived of as essentially one or as two coexistent poles of one indivisible whole. Bruce Lee

Art reaches its greatest peak when devoid of self-consciousn ess. Bruce Lee

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

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

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

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. Bruce Lee

Real living is living for others. Bruce Lee

Prosperity is apt to prevent us from examining our conduct; but adversity leads us to think properly of our state, and so is beneficial to us. Bruce Lee

Fluidity is the way to an empty mind. You must free your ambitious mind and learn the art of dying. Bruce Lee

A self-willed man obeys a different law, the one law I, too, hold absolutely sacred the human law in himself, his own individual will. Bruce Lee

Take inventory of everyone with whom you have contact. Bruce Lee

One does not accumulate but eliminate. It is not daily increase but daily decrease. The height of cultivation always runs to simplicity. Bruce Lee

A good martial artist does not become tense, but ready. Not thinking, yet not dreaming. Ready for whatever may come. When the opponent expands, I contract; and when he contracts, I expand. And when there is an opportunity, "I" do not hit, "it" hits all by itself. Bruce Lee

Put every great teacher in a room, and they'd agree about everything, but put their disciples in there and they'd argue about everything. Bruce Lee

Live a life worth remembering. Bruce Lee

In life, what more can you ask for than to be real? Bruce Lee

What we are after is the root and not the branches. The root is the real knowledge; the branches are surface knowledge. Real knowledge breeds 'body feel' and personal expression; surface knowledge breeds mechanical conditioning and imposing limitation and squelches creativity. Bruce Lee

In building a statue, a sculptor doesn't keep adding clay to his subject. Actually, he keeps chiseling away at the nonessentials until the truth of his creation is revealed without obstruction. Bruce Lee

Put 'going the extra mile' to work as part of one's daily habit Bruce Lee

An instructor should exemplify the things he seeks to teach. It will be of great advantage if you yourself can do all you ask of your students and more. Bruce Lee

The reward is found in the work. Bruce Lee

Because one does not want to be disturbed, to be made uncertain, he establishes a pattern of conduct, of thought, a pattern of relationship to man etc. Then he becomes a slave to the patter and takes the pattern to be the real thing. Bruce Lee

Independent inquiry is needed in your search for truth, not dependence on anyone else's view or a mere book. Bruce Lee

The point is the doing of them rather than the accomplishments . There is no actor but the action; there is no experiencer but the experience. Bruce Lee

The best form of endurance exercise is the performance of the event. Bruce Lee

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

Art is never decoration, embellishment; instead, it is work of enlightenment. Art, in other words, is a technique for acquiring liberty. Bruce Lee

The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus and a chair that's not obtained from Craigslist that keeps poking into his back. Bruce Lee

It is compassion rather than the principle of justice which can guard us against being unjust to our fellow men. Bruce Lee

Bring the mind into sharp focus and make it alert so that it can immediately intuit truth, which is everywhere. The mind must be emancipated from old habits, prejudices, restrictive thought processes and even ordinary thought itself. Bruce Lee

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

Take what's useful, discard what is not. Bruce Lee

When you say that something is impossible, you have made it impossible. Bruce Lee

The primary Reality is not what I think, but that I live, for those also live who do not think. Bruce Lee

If there is always light, you don't experience light anymore. You have to have the rhythm of light and darkness. Bruce Lee

In order to taste my cup of water you must first empty your cup. Bruce Lee

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. Bruce Lee

Simplicity of expression rather than complexity of form. Bruce Lee

If your opponent is at a distance, kick him in the groin. If he gets close, poke him in the eyes, bring up your knee, pop him with an elbow, dig a corkscrew punch to his stomach. Bruce Lee

Unfortunately, now in boxing people are only allowed to punch. In Judo, people are only allowed to throw. I do not despise these kinds of martial arts. What I mean is, we now find rigid forms which create differences among clans, and the world of martial art is shattered as a result. Bruce Lee

The best fighter is not a Boxer, Karate or Judo man. The best fighter is someone who can adapt on any style. He kicks too good for a Boxer, throws too good for a Karate man, and punches too good for a Judo man. Bruce Lee

The aim of art is to project an inner vision into the world, to state in aesthetic creation the deepest psychic and personal experiences of a human being. It is to enable those experiences to be intelligible and generally recognized within the total framework of an ideal world. Bruce Lee

The consciousness of self is the greatest hindrance to the proper execution of all physical action. Bruce Lee

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. Bruce Lee

While it may come as a profound surprise to those of us who are in the throes of an emotional or life crisis, the fact remains that the answer to virtually all of our problems resides within us already. It exist in the form of a vast reservoir of free-flowing energy that, when channeled to our muscles, can give us great strength and, when channeled to our brain, can give us great insight and understanding. Bruce Lee

Neither. I think of myself as a human being. Bruce Lee

Meaning is found in relationship. - Meaning is the relationship of the foreground figure to the background. Bruce Lee

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. Bruce Lee

Voidness is that which stands right in the middle between this and that. The void is all-inclusive; having no opposite, there is nothing which it excludes or opposes. The all illuminating light shines and is beyond the movement of the opposites. Bruce Lee

Man, the living creature, the creating individual, is always more important than any established style or system. Bruce Lee

Finally, a Jeet Kune Do man who says Jeet Kune Do is exclusively Jeet Kune Do is simply not with it. He is still hung up on his self-closing resistance, in this case anchored down to reactionary pattern, and naturally is still bound by another modified pattern and can move within its limits. He has not digested the simple fact that truth exists outside all molds; pattern and awareness is never exclusive. Again let me remind you Jeet Kune Do is just a name used, a boat to get one across, and once across it is to be discarded and not to be carried on one's back. Bruce Lee

When you're talking about fighting, as it is, with no rules, well then, baby you'd better train every part of your body! Bruce Lee

False teachers of the Way of life use flowery words. Bruce Lee

Faith is a state of mind that can be conditioned through self-discipline. Faith will accomplish. Bruce Lee

The Now is indivisible. Completeness, the now, is an absence of the conscious mind to strive to divide that which is indivisible. For once the completeness of things is taken apart it is no longer complete. Bruce Lee

True refinement seeks simplicity. Bruce Lee

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. Bruce Lee

We have great work ahead of us, and it needs devotion and much, much energy. To grow, to discover, we need involvement, which is something I experience every day - sometimes good, sometimes frustrating. No matter what, you must let your inner light guide you out of the darkness. Bruce Lee

Self-knowledge is the basis of jeet kune do because it is effective not only for the individual's martial art but also for his life as a human being. Bruce Lee

I am not afraid of a person who knows 10000 kicks. But I am afraid of a person who knows one kick but practices it for 10000 times. Bruce Lee

Dedication, absolute dedication, is what keeps one ahead! Bruce Lee

A martial artist has to take responsibility for himself and accept the consequences of his own doing. Bruce Lee

Water can flow, or it can crash. Be water, my friend. Bruce Lee

Life is an ever-flowing process and somewhere on the path some unpleasant things will pop up - it might leave a scar, but then life is flowing, and like running water, when it stops it grows stale. Go bravely on, my friend, because each experience teaches us a lesson. Keep blasting because life is such that sometimes it is nice and sometimes it is not. Bruce Lee

Remember my friend to enjoy your planning as well as your accomplishment, for life is too short for negative energy. Bruce Lee

I'm moving and not moving at all. I'm like the moon underneath the waves that ever go on rolling and rocking. It is not, "I am doing this," but rather, an inner realization that "this is happening through me," or "it is doing this for me." The consciousness of self is the greatest hindrance to the proper execution of all physical action. Bruce Lee

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. Bruce Lee

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

The word "superstar" is an ilusion Bruce Lee

I have always been a martial artist by choice, an actor by profession, but above all, am actualising myself to be an artist of life. Bruce Lee



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