Bruce Lee Quotes & Wallpapers

Bruce Lee
Total Quotes: 555


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

If there is always light, you do' experience light anymore. You have to have the rhythm of light and darkness. Bruce Lee

It is the man that has nothing to lose or is willing to lose everything to beat you that I am afraid of. If a man is willing to lose his life to bite off my nose then I don't care how good I am or what I do to him- he's gonna get my nose. Bruce Lee

In Jeet Kune Do, it's not how much you have learned, but how much you have absorbed from what you have learned. It is not how much fixed knowledge you can accumulate, but what you can apply livingly that counts. 'Being' is more valued than doing. Bruce Lee

The aphorism as a man thinketh in his heart so is he contains the secret of life. Bruce Lee

Knowledge, surely, is always of time, whereas knowing is not of time. Knowledge is from a source, from accumulation, from conclusion, while knowing is a movement. Bruce Lee

Seek to understand the root. - It is futile to argue as to which single leaf, which design of branch, or which attractive flower you like; when you understand the root, you understand all its blossoming. Bruce Lee

Balance your thoughts with action. - If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you'll never get it done. Bruce Lee

The doubters said, "Man can not fly," The doers said, "Maybe, but we'll try," And finally soared In the morning glow While non-believers Watched from below. Bruce Lee

Boards don't hit back. Bruce Lee

Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them. Bruce Lee

To me, the extraordinary aspect of martial arts lies in its simplicity. The easy way is also the right way, and martial arts is nothing at all special; the closer to the true way of martial arts, the less wastage of expression there is. Bruce Lee

The possession of anything begins in the mind. Bruce Lee

I create opportunities. 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

There are too many stars and too few actors. Bruce Lee

Don't be forecasting evil unless it is what you can guard against. Anxiety is good for nothing if we can't turn it into a defense. Bruce Lee

What can you take from me which is not already yours? Bruce Lee

It is not what happens that is success or failure, but what it does to the heart of man. Bruce Lee

Simplicity is the key to brilliance. Bruce Lee

I have come to understand that life is best to be lived and not to be conceptualized. I am happy because I am growing daily and I am honestly not knowing where the limit lies. Bruce Lee

Defeat is a state of mind; no one is ever defeated until defeat has been accepted as a reality. Bruce Lee

Do not allow negative thoughts to enter your mind for they are the weeds that strange confidence. Bruce Lee

It is not a shame to be knocked down by other people. The important thing is to ask when you're being knocked down, 'Why am I being knocked down?' If a person can reflect in this way, then there is hope for this person. Bruce Lee

Art reaches its greatest peak when devoid of self-consciousness. Freedom discovers man the moment he loses concern over what impression he is making or about to make. Bruce Lee

Bring the mind to a sharp focus and make it alert so that it can immediately intuit truth, which is everywhere. Bruce Lee

I've come to understand that life is best lived, not conceptualized. Bruce Lee

The idea is that flowing water never goes stale, so just keep on flowing. Bruce Lee

My strength comes from my abdomen. It's the center of gravity and the source of real power. Bruce Lee

Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless - like water. Bruce Lee

Dedication, absolute dedication, is what keeps one ahead. A sort of indomitable obsessive dedication and the realization that there is no end or limit to this because life is simply an ever-growing process, an ever-renewing process. Bruce Lee

Belts are only good for holding up your pants Bruce Lee

The poorer we are inwardly, the more we try to enrich ourselves outwardly. Bruce Lee

Be a practical dreamer backed by action. Bruce Lee

A good fighter must sense rather than perceive his chance to strike. Bruce Lee

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

Everyone wants to learn how to win, but no one wants to learn how to accept defeat. Bruce Lee

A kung fu man lives without being dependant on the opinions of others, and a master, unlike the beginner, holds himself in reserve. He is quiet and unassuming, with no desire to show off. Bruce Lee

Be a calm beholder of what is happening around you. Bruce Lee

How can there be methods and systems to arrive at something that is living? To that which is static, fixed, dead, there can be a way, a definite path, but not to that which is living. Do not reduce reality to a static thing and then invent methods to reach it. ...Truth has no path. Truth is living and, therefore, changing. It has no resting place, no form, no organized institution, no philosophy. When you see that, you will understand that this living thing is also what you are. You cannot express and be alive through static, put-together form, through stylized movement. Bruce Lee

Using no way as a way, having no limitation as limitation. Bruce Lee

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. Bruce Lee

The world is full of people who are determined to be somebody or to give trouble. They want to get ahead, to stand out. Such ambition has no use for a gung fu man, who rejects all forms of self-assertiveness and competition Bruce Lee

The martial arts are ultimately self-knowledge. A punch or a kick is not to knock the hell out of the guy in front, but to knock the hell out of your ego, your fear, or your hang-ups. Bruce Lee

In Buddhism, there is no place for using effort. Just be ordinary and nothing special. Eat your food, move your bowels, pass water and when you're tired go and lie down. The ignorant will laugh at me, but the wise will understand. Bruce Lee

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

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

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

I did what I came here to do. What I've done I've done with sincerity and to the best of my ability. You can't expect much more from life. Bruce Lee

There will be calmness, tranquility, when one is free from external objects and is not perturbed. Bruce Lee

If every man would help his neighbor, no man would be without help. Bruce Lee

You cannot force the Now. - But can you neither condemn nor justify and yet be extraordinarily alive as you walk on? You can never invite the wind, but you must leave the window open. Bruce Lee

Practice makes perfect. After a long time of practicing, our work will become natural, skillfull, swift, and steady. Bruce Lee

Life is wide, limitless. There is no border, no frontier. Bruce Lee

When we hold to the core, the opposite sides are the same if they are seen from the center of the moving circle. I do not experience; I am experience. I am not the subject of experience; I am that experience. I am awareness. Nothing else can be I or can exist. Bruce Lee

Turn your sparring into play - but always play seriously. Bruce Lee

If people say Jeet Kune Do is different from this or from that, then let the name of Jeet Kune Do be wiped out, for that is what it is, just a name. Please don't fuss over it. Bruce Lee

The more relaxed the muscles are, the more energy can flow through the body. Using muscular tensions to try to 'do' the punch or attempting to use brute force to knock someone over will only work to opposite effect. Bruce Lee

It is easy for me to put on a show and be cocky..but to express oneself honestly not lying to oneself, now that my friend is very hard to do Bruce Lee

Self-Conquest is the greatest of victories. Mighty is he who conquers himself. Bruce Lee

Do not like, do not dislike; all will then be clear. Make a hairbreadth difference and heaven and earth are set apart. Bruce Lee

Let nature take its course and your tools will strike at the right moment. Bruce Lee

Relationship is the mirror in which you discover yourself - to be is to be related. Bruce Lee

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. 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 spend or waste, and it is our decision what to do with it. But once passed, it is gone forever. Bruce Lee

Ultimately the greatest help is self-help. Bruce Lee

Art calls for complete mastery of techniques, developed by reflection within the soul. Bruce Lee

Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable. Bruce Lee

It is useless to try to stir the dirt Out of the muddy water, As it will become murkier. But leave it alone, And if it should be cleared; It will become clear by itself. Bruce Lee

Knowledge , surely, is always of time , whereas knowing is not of time. Knowledge is from a source, from accumulation, from conclusion, while knowing is a movement. Bruce Lee



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