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.

Understand your limitations and capitalize on them. Bruce Lee
Nothingness cannot be defined; the softest thing cannot be snapped. Bruce Lee
The possession of anything begins in the mind. Bruce Lee
Don't fear failure…in great attempts it is glorious even to fail. Bruce Lee
It's not the daily increase but daily decrease. Hack away at the unessential. Bruce Lee
Take what's useful, discard what is not. 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
Showing off is the fool's idea of glory. Bruce Lee
Cease negative mental chattering. If you think a thing is impossible, you'll make it impossible. Pessimism blunts the tools you need to succeed. Bruce Lee
Do not allow negative thoughts to enter your mind for they are the weeds that strange confidence. Bruce Lee
Never waste energy on worries or negative thoughts, all problems are brought into existence -drop them. Bruce Lee
With every adversity comes a blessing because a shock acts as a reminder to oneself that we must not get stale in routine. Bruce Lee
When you feel pain, you know that you are still alive. Bruce Lee
True observation begins when devoid of set patterns; freedom of expression occurs when one is beyond system. Bruce Lee
The timeless moment. - The "moment" has no yesterday or tomorrow. It is not the result of thought and therefore has no time. Bruce Lee
The usefulness of a cup is its emptiness. Bruce Lee
In order to taste my cup of water you must first empty your cup. Bruce Lee
Empty your cup so that it may be filled; become devoid to gain totality. Bruce Lee
A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer. Bruce Lee
A good teacher protects his pupils from his own influence. Bruce Lee
If you always put limits 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
The reward is found in the work. Bruce Lee
Training for strength and flexibility is a must. You must use it to support your techniques. Techniques alone are no good if you don't support them with strength and flexibility. Bruce Lee
Defense is attack, attack is defense, each being the cause and result of the other. Bruce Lee
The truth is outside of all fixed patterns. Bruce Lee
Life is wide, limitless. There is no border, no frontier. Bruce Lee
Do not deny the classical approach, simply as a reaction, or you will have created another pattern and trapped yourself there. 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
All fixed set patterns are incapable of adaptability or pliability. The truth is outside of all fixed patterns. Bruce Lee
The consciousness of self is the greatest hindrance to the proper execution of all physical action. Bruce Lee