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.

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
I'm not in this world to live up to your expectations, and you are not in this world to live up to mine. Bruce Lee
It is not a daily increase, but a daily decrease. Hack away the inessentials. Bruce Lee
To understand combat, one must approach it in a very simple and direct manner. 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
The doubters said, man can not fly. The doers said, Maybe, but we'll try, and finally soared Into the morning glow while nonbelievers watched from below. Bruce Lee
It is not a daily increase, but a daily decrease. Hack away at the inessentials. Bruce Lee
Maturation is the development from environmental support to self support. Bruce Lee
Long-term consistency trumps short-term intensity. Bruce Lee
Not being tense but ready. / Not thinking but not dreaming. / Not being set but flexible. / Liberation from the uneasy sense of confinement. / It is being wholly and quietly alive, aware and alert, ready for whatever may come. Bruce Lee
There can be no initiative if one has fear, and fear compels us to cling to tradition, gurus, etc. Bruce Lee
All concepts of self-improvement, all actions and paths we take, relate solely to our abstract image of ourselves. Life is limited only by how we really see ourselves and feel about our being. A great deal of pure self-knowledge and inner understanding allows us to lay an all-important foundation for the structure of our life from which we can perceive and take the right avenues. Bruce Lee
Endurance is lost rapidly if one ceases to work at its maximum. Bruce Lee