Bruce Lee Quotes & Wallpapers

Bruce Lee
Total Quotes: 555


The timeless moment. - The "moment" has no yesterday or tomorrow. It is not the result of thought and therefore has no time. Bruce Lee

You have to create your own luck. You have to be aware of the opportunities around you and take advantage of them. Bruce Lee

Give recognition where it is due. Compliments stimulate more effort and desire to improve. Be generous with honest praising. Bruce Lee

Training for strength and flexibility is a must. You must use it to support your techniques. Techniques alone are no good if you don't support them with strength and flexibility. Bruce Lee

The moment is freedom. - I couldn't live by a rigid schedule. I try to live freely from moment to moment, letting things happen and adjusting to them. Bruce Lee

To tell the truth, I could beat anybody in the world. Bruce Lee

Use karate, judo, aikido, or any style to build your counter-offensive. It will be interesting! Bruce Lee

You will never get any more out of this life than you expect. Bruce Lee

The core of understanding lies in the individual mind, and until that is touched everything is uncertain and superficial. Truth cannot be perceived until we come to fully understand our potential and ourselves. After all, knowledge in the martial arts ultimately means self-knowledge. Bruce Lee

The measure of the moral worth of a man is his happiness. The better the man, the more happiness. Happiness is the synonym of well-being Bruce Lee

Action is a high road to self-confidence and esteem. Where it is open, all energies flow toward it. It comes readily to most people, and its rewards are tangible. Bruce Lee

Man, he is constantly growing and when he is bound by a set pattern of ideas or way of doing things, that's when he stops growing Bruce Lee

In combat, spontaneity rules; rote performance of technique perishes. Bruce Lee

Without frustration you will not discover that you might be able to do something on your own. We grow through conflict. Bruce Lee

It's the law of averages: put in more, come out with more. Bruce Lee

To live is to express oneself freely Bruce Lee

Have no rigid system in you, and you'll be flexible to change with the ever changing. Bruce Lee

To me, racial barriers do not exist in reality. If I say that 'everyone under the sun is a member of a universal family,' you may think that I am bluffing and being idealistic. But if anyone still believes in racial differences, I think he is too backward and narrow in his perspective. Perhaps he still does not understand man's equality and love. Bruce Lee

None whatsoever. Bruce Lee

As an instructor, you must be able to distinguish between poor performance caused by lack of ability or aptitude on the part of the student and poor performance caused by lack of effort. You should treat the first with patience and the latter with firmness. You must never apply sarcasm and ridicule. Bruce Lee

Life lives; and in the living flow, no questions are raised. The reason is that life is a living now! So, in order to live life whole-heartedly, the answer is life simply is. Bruce Lee

The meaning of life is that it is to be lived, and it is not to be traded and conceptualized and squeezed into a pattern of systems. Bruce Lee

The timeless moment. - The moment has no yesterday or tomorrow. It is not the result of thought and therefore has no time. Bruce Lee

To realize freedom the mind has to learn to look at life, which is a vast movement, without the bondage of time, for freedom lies beyond the field of consciousness - care for watching, but don't stop and interpret I am free, then you're living in a memory of something that has gone before. 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

Conditioning obstructs our view of reality. - We do not see IT in its suchness because of our indoctrination, crooked and twisted. Bruce Lee

The height of cultivation runs to simplicity. Halfway cultivation runs to ornamentation. Bruce Lee

Never take your eyes off your opponent... even when you bow... Bruce Lee

You will never learn anything new unless you are ready to accept yourself with your limitations. You must accept the fact that you are capable in some directions and limited in others, and you must develop your capabilities. Bruce Lee

Not being tense but ready. Not thinking but not dreaming. Not being set but flexible. Liberation from the uneasy sense of confinement. It is being wholly and quietly alive, aware and alert, ready for whatever may come. Bruce Lee

The stillness in stillness is not the real stillness; only when there is stillness in movement does the universal rhythm manifest. Bruce Lee

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

Ever since I was a child I have had this instinctive urge for expansion and growth. To me, the function and duty of a quality human being is the sincere and honest development of one's potential. Bruce Lee

Obey the principles without being bound by them. Bruce Lee

Forget about winning and losing; forget about pride and pain. Let your opponent graze your skin and you smash into his flesh; let him smash into your flesh and you fracture his bones; let him fracture your bones and you take his life! Do not be concerned with escaping safely- lay your life before him!! Bruce Lee

Low aim, not failure, is the crime. Bruce Lee

When one has no form, one can be all forms. Bruce Lee

Every morning like a scholar at his first class I prepare a blank mind for the day to write upon. Bruce Lee

True thusness is the substance of thought, and thought is the function of true thusness. There is no thought except that of true thusness. Thusness does not move, but its motion and function are inexhaustible. Bruce Lee

Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one Bruce Lee

I'm a philosophy major. That means I can think deep thoughts about being unemployed. Bruce Lee

Remember no man is really defeated unless he is discouraged. Bruce Lee

In the middle of chaos lies opportunity. Bruce Lee

Only the self-sufficient stand alone - most people follow the crowd and imitate. Bruce Lee

The mind is like a fertile garden in which anything that is planted, flowers or weeds, will grow. Bruce Lee

The martial arts are based upon understanding, hard work and a total comprehension of skills. Power training and the use of force are easy, but total comprehension of all of the skills of the martial arts is very difficult to achieve. Bruce Lee

The three most difficult things in life are: 1. To keep a secret. 2. To forget an injury. 3. To make good use of leisure. Bruce Lee

We are told that talent creates opportunity, yet it is desire that creates talent. Bruce Lee

One will never get any more than he thinks he can get. YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES. Look back and see your progress - damn the torpedo, full speed ahead! Bruce Lee

The more aware you become, the more you shed from day to day what you have learned so that your mind is always fresh and uncontaminated by previous conditioning. Bruce Lee

For those who kept saying it can't be done: Never are the victories or the honors won. But, rather, By the believing, doing kind, While the doubters watched From Far Behind. Bruce Lee

To change with change is the changeless state Bruce Lee

Willing is not enough, one must apply. Bruce Lee

Even today, I dare not say that I have reached a state of achievement. I'm still learning, for learning is boundless. Bruce Lee

To me, ultimately, martial arts means honestly expressing yourself. Bruce Lee

Where there is no style, there is no slave. Martial Arts mean honestly expressing yourself. No style. No slave. Bruce Lee

The more complicated and restricted the method, the less opportunity for expression of one's original sense of freedom. Bruce Lee

Like everyone else, you want to learn the way to win, but never to accept the way to lose - to accept defeat. To learn to die is to be liberated from it. So when tomorrow comes you must free your ambitious mind and learn the art of dying! Bruce Lee

...good technique includes quick changes, great variety and speed. It may be a system of reversals much like a concept of God and the Devil. In the speed of events, which one is really in charge?...to put the heart of martial arts inyour own heart and have it be a part of you means total comprehension and the use of a free style. When you have that you will know that there are no limits. Bruce Lee

Many people dedicate their lives to actualizing a concept of what they should be like, rather than actualizing themselves. This difference between self-actualization and self-image actualization is very important. Most people live only for their image Bruce Lee

The man who is really serious, with the urge to find out what truth is, has no style at all. He lives only in what is. Bruce Lee

Having totality means being capable of following "what is," because "what is" is constantly moving and constantly changing. If one is anchored to a particular view, one will not be able to follow the swift movement of "what is. Bruce Lee

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. Bruce Lee

Learn the principle, abide by the principle, and dissolve the principle. In short, enter a mold without being caged in it. Obey the principle without being bound by it. Learn, master, and achieve. Bruce Lee

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. Bruce Lee

The spirit of the individual is determined by his dominating thought habits. Bruce Lee

It is true that the mental aspect of kung-fu is the desired end; however, to achieve this end, technical skill must come first. Bruce Lee

Fear comes from uncertainty; we can eliminate the fear within us when we know ourselves better. Bruce Lee

Practice all movements slow and fast, soft and hard; the effectiveness of Jeet Kune-Do depends on split-second timing and reflexive action, which can be achieved only through repetitious practice. Bruce Lee

Believe me that in every big thing or achievement there are always obstacles-big or small- and the reaction one shows to such obstacles is what counts, not the obstacle itself. Bruce Lee



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