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.

A quick temper will make a fool of you soon enough. Bruce Lee
Notice that the stiffest tree is most easily cracked, while the bamboo or willow survives by bending with the wind. Bruce Lee
I'm not in this world to live up to your expectations and you're not in this world to live up to mine. Bruce Lee
Obey the principles without being bound by them. Bruce Lee
Are you going to let the obstacles in your life be stumbling blocks or stepping stones? Choose the positive. You are the master of your attitude. 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 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
A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer. Bruce Lee
In building a statue, a sculptor doesn't keep adding clay to his subject. Actually, he keeps chiseling away at the nonessentials until the truth of his creation is revealed without obstruction. Bruce Lee
Evaluation by others is not a guide for me. Bruce Lee
Humility forms the basis of honor, just as the low ground forms the foundation of a high elevation. Bruce Lee
As long as we separate this oneness into two we won't achieve realization. Bruce Lee
Evaluation by others is not a guide for me. Bruce Lee
Let nature take its course and your tools will strike at the right moment. 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
Art calls for complete mastery of techniques, developed by reflection within the soul. Bruce Lee
Open yourself and flow, my friend. Flow in the total openness of the living moment. Bruce Lee
There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them. 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
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
‎The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus. Bruce Lee
Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one. Bruce Lee
If you love life, don’t waste time, for time is what life is made up of. Bruce Lee
If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you’ll never get it done. Bruce Lee
Knowledge will give you power, but character respect. Bruce Lee
I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times. Bruce Lee
Mistakes are always forgivable if one has the courage to admit them. Bruce Lee
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. Bruce Lee
If you love life, don't waste time, for time is what life is made up of. Bruce Lee
It is not a daily increase, but a daily decrease. Hack away at the inessentials. Bruce Lee