Bruce Lee Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old Bruce Lee quotes, Bruce Lee sayings, and Bruce Lee proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one. Bruce Lee
If you love naps, don't waste naps, for naps are what life is made of. 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
Showing off is the fool's idea of glory. Bruce Lee
Defeat is a state of mind; no one is ever defeated until defeat has been accepted as a reality. Bruce Lee
A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at. 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 quick temper will make a fool of you soon enough. Bruce Lee
It is not a daily increase, but a daily decrease. Hack away at the inessentials. 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
A martial artist has to take responsibility for himself and accept the consequences of his own doing. Bruce Lee
Martial arts, like any art, is an unrestricted athletic expression of an individual soul. Bruce Lee
All martial arts is simply an honest expression of one's body with a lot of deception in between. Bruce Lee
Efficiency is anything that scores. Bruce Lee
Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it. Bruce Lee
The key to immortality is first living a life worth remembering. Bruce Lee
Absorb what is useful, Discard what is not, Add what is uniquely your own. Bruce Lee
Don't fear failure.  Not failure, but low aim, is the crime. In great attempts it is glorious even to fail. Bruce Lee
Knowing is not enough. We must apply. Willing is not enough. We must do. Bruce Lee
Real living is living for others. Bruce Lee
Always be yourself, express yourself have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it. Bruce Lee
Concentration is a form of exclusion, and where there is exclusion, there is a thinker who excludes. Bruce Lee
All fixed set patterns are incapable of adaptability or pliability. The truth is outside of all fixed patterns. Bruce Lee
The key to immortality is first living a life worth remembering. Bruce Lee
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. 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
Obey the principles without being bound by them. Bruce Lee
Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it. 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
An instructor should exemplify the things he seeks to teach. It will be of great advantage if you yourself can do all you ask of your students and more. Bruce Lee