Bruce Lee, stage name for Lee Jun-fa

Bruce
Lee, stage name for Lee Jun-fa
1940
1973

Hong Kong-American Martial Artist, Actor, Philosopher, Filmmaker and Founder Of The Martial Art Jeet Kune Do

Author Quotes

A fight is not won by one punch or kick. Either learn to endure or hire a bodyguard.

Be happy, but never satisfied.

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.

If you don?t want to slip up tomorrow, speak the truth today.

Life is never stagnation. It is constant movement, un-rhythmic movement, as we as constant change. Things live by moving and gain strength as they go.

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.

The More we value things, the less we value ourselves.

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

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

Be like water making its way through cracks. Do not be assertive, but adjust to the object, and you shall find a way around or through it. If nothing within you stays rigid, outward things will disclose themselves. Empty your mind, be formless. Shapeless, like water. If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle and it becomes the bottle. You put it in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Now, water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend.

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.

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

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

REASON: Recognizing that both my positive & negative emotions may be dangerous if they are not controlled and guided to desirable ends, I will submit all my desires, aims and purposes to my faculties of reason, and I will be guided by it in giving expression to these.

The possession of anything begins in the mind.

What you habitually think largely determines what you will ultimately become.

A good teacher protects his pupils from his own influence.

Be self-aware, rather than a repetitious robot.

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.

If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you?ll never get it done. Make at least one definite move daily toward your goal.

Life itself is your teacher, and you are in a state of constant learning.

See that there is no one to fight, only an illusion to see through.

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.

When one has reached maturity in the art, one will have a formless form. It is like ice dissolving in water. When one has no form, one can be all forms; when one has no style, he can fit in with any style.

A quick temper will make a fool of you soon enough.

Author Picture
First Name
Bruce
Last Name
Lee, stage name for Lee Jun-fa
Birth Date
1940
Death Date
1973
Bio

Hong Kong-American Martial Artist, Actor, Philosopher, Filmmaker and Founder Of The Martial Art Jeet Kune Do