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Bruce Lee Quotes

(1940-1973), Chinese-American Actor, Director, Author, Martial Artist

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

Category: Change

Circumstances hell! I make circumstances!

Category: Circumstance

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

Category: Creativity

Take no thought of who is right or wrong or who is better than. Be not for or against.

Category: Enemies

I'm not in this world to live up to your expectations and you're not in this world to live up to mine.

Category: Expectation

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

Category: Future

You just wait. I'm going to be the biggest Chinese Star in the world.

Category: Goals

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.

Category: Growth

I am learning to understand rather than immediately judge or to be judged. I cannot blindly follow the crowd and accept their approach. I will not allow myself to indulge in the usual manipulating game of role creation. Fortunately for me, my self-knowledge has transcended that and 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. To be certain, every day there can be a revelation or a new discovery. I treasure the memory of the past misfortunes. It has added more to my bank of fortitude.

Category: Happiness

If you always put limit 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.

Category: Limitation

To hell with circumstances; I create opportunities.

Category: Opportunity

Obey the principles without being bound by them.

Category: Principles

Take things as they are. Punch when you have to punch. Kick when you have to kick.

Category: Reality

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.

Category: Simplicity

It's not the daily increase but daily decrease. Hack away at the unessential.

Category: Simplicity