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Bruce Lee
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If you make an ass out of yourself, there will always be someone to ride you. Bruce Lee

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

The future looks extremely bright indeed, with lots of possibilities ahead - big possibilities. Like the song says, We've just begun. Bruce Lee

There's so much myth and baloney. Like a 80-year-old man able to manhandle a 300-pounder with his little finger. Ridiculous. Or this matter of breaking bricks and boards wth the edge of your hand. Now I ask you, did you ever see a brick or a board pick a fight with anybody? Bruce Lee

Art requires imagination. It requires Creativity. Creativity requires experience and experience comes from your life. And your life is expressed in your art. Bruce Lee

You must have complete determination. The worst opponent you can come across is one whose aim has become an obsession. Bruce Lee

There are no limits...If it kills you, it kills you. A man must constantly exceed his level. Bruce Lee

Your state of mind is everything. Bruce Lee

Understanding comes about through feeling, from moment to moment in the mirror of relationship. Bruce Lee

A good martial artist does not become tense, but ready. Bruce Lee

An intelligent mind is an inquiring mind. It is not satisfied with explanation, with conclusions. Nor is it a mind that believes, because belief is again another form of conclusion. Bruce Lee

Like a cobra, your strike should be felt before it is seen. Bruce Lee

If you want to do your duty properly, you should do just a little more than that. Bruce Lee

One rule is to not use complicated techniques unless they are necessary to achieve your goal. First, use simple movements, and if they don't work, then introduce the more complex ones. Bruce Lee

I hope martial artists are more interested in the root of martial arts and not the different decorative branches, flowers or leaves. Bruce Lee

Truth comes when your mind and heart are purged of all sense of striving and you are no longer trying to become somebody; it is there when the mind is very quiet, listening timelessly to everything. Bruce Lee

You need emotional content.... Bruce Lee

Here I am as a human being...how can I express myself, totally and completely? Bruce Lee

The essence of fighting is the art of moving at the right time. Bruce Lee

Understand your limitations and capitalize on them. Bruce Lee

Ever since I was a child I have had this instinctive urge for expansion and growth. Bruce Lee

To be honest to oneself, and that is very hard to do. Bruce Lee

It is better to live as a broken piece of jade, than to live as a useless clay. Bruce Lee

When you freely express, you are the total style. Bruce Lee

True observation begins when devoid of set patterns; freedom of expression occurs when one is beyond system. Bruce Lee

Voidness is that which stands right in the middle between this and that. Bruce Lee

I believe in sleeping. Bruce Lee

Life is never stagnation. It is constant movement, unrhythmic movement, as we as constant change. Things live by moving and gain strength as they go. Bruce Lee

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

Knowledge will give you power, but character respect. Bruce Lee

To hell with circumstances; I create opportunities. 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 patter of systems. Bruce Lee

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. Bruce Lee

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

Training is one of the most neglected phases of athletics. Too much time is given to the development of skill and too little to the development of the individual for participation. Bruce Lee

To tolerate is to insult. Bruce Lee

Defense is attack, attack is defense, each being the cause and result of the other. Bruce Lee

Genius: The capacity to see and to express what is simple, simply! Bruce Lee

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

There is "what is" only when there is no comparing and to live with "what is" is to be peaceful. Bruce Lee

Long-term consistency trumps short-term intensity. Bruce Lee

Zen is not "attained" by mirror-wiping mediation, but by "self-forgetfulness in the existential 'present' of life here and now." We do not "come", we "are." Don't strive to become, but be. Bruce Lee

Satori - in the awakening from a dream. Awakening and self-realization and seeing into one's own being - these are synonymous. Bruce Lee

Know the difference between a catastrophe and an inconvenience. - To realize that it's just an inconvenience, that it is not a catastrophe, but just an unpleasantness, is part of coming into your own, part of waking up. Bruce Lee

A self-willed man has no other aim than his own growth. Bruce Lee

Optimism is a faith that leads to success. Bruce Lee

Seek freedom from the conformity of styles Bruce Lee

I don't believe in getting something for nothing. Bruce Lee

The highest art is no art. The highest form is no form Bruce Lee

I hope martial artists are more interested in the root of martial arts and not the different decorative branches, flowers or leaves. It is futile to argue as to which leaf, which design of branches, or which attractive flower you like; when you understand the root, you understand all its blossoming. Bruce Lee

No matter what, you must let your inner light guide you out of the darkness. Bruce Lee

Its not what happens that counts... It's how you react. Bruce Lee

All types of knowledge ultimately lead to self-knowledge. So, therefore, these people are asking me to teach them, not so much how to defend themselves or how to do somebody in. Rather, they want to learn to express themselves through some movement, be it anger, be it determination or whatever. So, in other words, they're paying me to show them, in combative form, the art of expressing the human body. Bruce Lee

Remember... you are expressing the technique, not doing the technique. Bruce Lee

A teacher is never a giver of truth; he is a guide, a pointer to the truth that each student must find for himself. Bruce Lee

To me defeat in anything is merely temporary. Defeat simply tells me that something is wrong in my doing; it is a path leading to success and truth. Bruce Lee

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. Bruce Lee

After all, all knowledge simply means self-knowledge. Bruce Lee

I refer to my hands, feet and body as the tools of the trade. The hands and feet must be sharpened and improved daily to be efficient. Bruce Lee

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. Bruce Lee

'What is' is more important than 'what should be.' Too many people are looking at 'what is' from a position of thinking 'what should be'. Bruce Lee

Success only means doing something sincerely and wholeheartedly. I think life is a process. Through the ages, the end of heroes is the same as ordinary men. They all died and gradually faded away in the memory of man. But when we are still alive, we have to understand ourselves, discover ourselves and express ourselves. In this way, we can progress, but we may not be successful. Bruce Lee

Running water never grows stale. Bruce Lee

The intangible represents the real power of the universe. It is the seed of the tangible. Bruce Lee

Art is the way to the absolute and to the essence of human life. The aim of art is not the one-sided promotion of spirit, soul and senses, but the opening of all human capacities - thought, feeling, will - to the life rhythm of the world of nature. So will the voiceless voice be heard and the self be brought into harmony with it. Bruce Lee

The second-hand artist blindly following his sensei or sifu accepts his pattern. As a result, his action is and , more importantly, his thinking become mechanical. His responses become automatic, according to set patterns, making him narrow and limited. Bruce Lee

Fear comes from uncertainty; we can eliminate the fear within us when we know ourselves better. As the great Sun Tzu said: "When you know yourself and your opponent, you will win every time. When you know yourself but not your opponent, you will win one and lose one. However, when you do not know yourself or your opponent, you will be imperiled every time. Bruce Lee

To reach me, you must move to me. Your attack offers me an opportunity to intercept you. Bruce Lee

To be bound by traditional martial art style or styles is the way of the mindless, enslaved martial artist. But to be inspired by the traditional martial art and to achieve further heights is the way of genius. Bruce Lee

Because of styles people are separated. Research your own experience, absorb what is useful, reject what is useless, add what is essentially your own. Bruce Lee



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