21 Famous Quotes by Bruce Lee

Bruce Lee is one of the most famous martial artist in history. He popularized martial arts in movies as well as was one of the most influential asian actors to enter the mainstream media. Many have associated him with changing the way asians are portrayed in the media. He was also named among the top 100 most important people of the century. Here are 21 famous quotes by Bruce Lee.


1 - “Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it.” - Bruce Lee

2 - “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

3 - “If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you'll never get it done.” - Bruce Lee

4 - “Notice that the stiffest tree is most easily cracked, while the bamboo or willow survives by bending with the wind.” - Bruce Lee

5 - “A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at.” - Bruce Lee

 6 - “Don’t fear failure. — Not failure, but low aim, is the crime. In great attempts it is glorious even to fail.” - Bruce Lee

7 - “Defeat is a state of mind; no one is ever defeated until defeat has been accepted as a reality.” - Bruce Lee

8 - “The great mistake is to anticipate the outcome of the engagement; you ought not to be thinking of whether it ends in victory or defeat. Let nature take its course, and your tools will strike at the right moment.” - Bruce Lee

9 - “The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus.” - Bruce Lee

10 - "A quick temper will make a fool of you soon enough.” - Bruce Lee

11 - “Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough: we must do.” - Bruce Lee

12 - “Never waste energy on worries or negative thoughts, all problems are brought into existence -drop them.” - Bruce Lee

13 - “To grow, to discover, we need involvement which is something I experience everyday, sometimes good, sometimes frustrating.” - Bruce Lee

14 - “Those who are unaware they are walking in darkness will never seek the light.” - Bruce Lee

15 - “Choose the positive. You have a choice. You are the master of your attitude. Choose the positive, the constructive. Optimism is a faith that leads to success.” - Bruce Lee

16 - “To hell with circumstances; I create opportunities.” - Bruce Lee

17 - “It’s not the daily increase but daily decrease. Hack away at the unessential.” - Bruce Lee

18 - “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

19 - “Simplicity is the key to brilliance.” - Bruce Lee

20 - “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.” - Bruce Lee

21 - “A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer.” - Bruce Lee