35 Motivational Quotes from Bruce Lee

Martial arts master, actor, instructor, filmmaker, and community lover, the legendary Bruce Lee was probably the most impressive martial arts master of all time.

Bruce Lee’s cast in films such as Enter the Dragon popularized Hong Kong martial artists in the western world and beyond, making him a worldwide icon. Many believe he was the man who changed the way Asians were presented in Hollywood, and Lee became one of Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people of the 20th century.

All of this was achieved despite his unfortunate death in 1973 at the age of 32.

Relentlessly determined, calm and focused, Lee’s philosophy of life is shaped by traditional Confucian principles, and his wisdom must be applied to those who seek to live a bold and purposeful life.

Here are 35 eternal quotes from Bruce Lee that will change you to live an incredible life.

“If you really love life, don’t waste time because life makes time.” – Bruce Lee

“Don’t be afraid of failure. Low goals, not failures, are the main offense. It is glorious to fail even in big undertakings. ” – Bruce Lee

“Waiting for the result of the struggle is a big mistake; You shouldn’t think if it ended in victory or defeat. Let nature do what it will do and your tools will act at the right time. ”- Bruce Lee

“Defeat is a way of thinking; No one is defeated unless defeat is recognized as a reality. ” – Bruce Lee

“Daily decrease is important, not daily increase. Reduce the unimportant ones. ” – Bruce Lee

“Don’t let negative thoughts enter your mind because they are weeds that strangle trust.” – Bruce Lee

“I did not come to this world to meet your expectations and you did not come to meet mine.” – Bruce Lee

“The more you think, the more you turn into it”. – Bruce Lee

“The successful warrior is an average man who focuses like a laser.” –  Bruce Lee

“In order to control myself, I must first accept myself by acting not against nature, but according to nature.” –   Bruce Lee

“If you put a physical or other obstacle to everything you do, those boundaries extend to your work and life. There is no limit. There are only plateaus and you shouldn’t stay here, you have to overcome them. ” – Bruce Lee

“If you spend a lot of time thinking about something, you will never be able to finish it.” – Bruce Lee

“Real life is living for others.” – Bruce Lee

“Getting angry quickly will soon make you fool yourself.” – Bruce Lee

“Always be yourself, express yourself, believe in yourself, don’t go looking for a successful personality and copy it.” – Bruce Lee

“The man who wins the struggle of life is not always strong and fast, but the man who wins sooner or later is the one who thinks he can.” – Bruce Lee

“Knowing is not enough, we have to apply. Wanting is not enough, we must do it. ” – Bruce Lee

“Remember, no one is truly defeated unless they are discouraged.” – Bruce Lee

“’What is’ only exists when there is no comparison, and living with ‘what’ means being peaceful.” – Bruce Lee

“I’m not afraid of working 10,000 kicks at one time, but I’m afraid of someone who gets a kick 10,000 times.” – Bruce Lee

“Be happy but never be satisfied.” – Bruce Lee

“To hell with the circumstances, I create opportunities.” – Bruce Lee

“Do not pray for an easy life, ask for strength to endure a difficult life.” – Bruce Lee

“It’s easy to criticize and discourage others, but knowing yourself takes a lifetime.” Bruce lee

“Amidst the chaos lies opportunity.” – Bruce Lee

“To show off is the fool’s sense of glory.” – Bruce Lee

“Mistakes can always be forgiven, if one has the courage to admit their mistake.” – Bruce Lee

“Absorb what is useful, discard what is useless, and add what is essentially yours.” – Bruce Lee

“The more we value material, the less we value ourselves.” –  Bruce Lee

“Only those who are self-sufficient can stand alone – most people follow and imitate the crowd.” – Bruce Lee

“Knowing oneself is working on one’s self while in action with another person.” – Bruce Lee

“It is no shame to be knocked down by other people. The important thing is ‘Why am I falling to the ground?’ is to ask. If a person can think that way, there is hope for him. ” – Bruce Lee

“The Skeptics said
” One cannot fly, “
Those who did said,
” Maybe, but we’ll try, “
And finally they flew high In the
morning daylight,
while the Unbelievers were watching from below.” – Bruce Lee

“Those who are unaware that they are walking in the dark will never seek the light.” – Bruce Lee

“The key to immortality is first to live a memorable life.” – Bruce Lee

About Leadership Quotes

  1. “If you constantly worry about a goal you can’t break, you become your own brake.” Condoleezza Rice
  2. “Leadership is a never-ending journey.” Lynn Good, Duke Energy President and CEO
  3. “Find your weak point and try to make sure you don’t have any from now on.” Stacy Lewis, professional golf player
  4. “If you had it all, you wouldn’t be able to experience the pleasure of achieving something.” Annika Sorenstam, retired professional golf player
  5. “If you do not have the right human capital, you cannot be successful.” John Veihmeyer, President, KPMG International
  6.  Hold on to the surprises you have experienced, because you will learn the real leadership lessons from these deviations.” Lynn Good
  7.  We all have the power to impress someone… you can change a person’s life in five minutes. If you don’t forget about it, it will be a strong case for you. ” Stacy Lewis
  8.  If you want to play games, play with men. If you want to hang out with them you have to beat them. ” Annika Sorenstam
  9.  How you confront failure determines how successful you will be.” Muffet McGraw, Notre Dame Women’s Basketball Coach
  10.  True leadership is not just about motivating others to follow you, but also inspiring them to become leaders themselves and setting higher goals for future generations.” Condoleezza Rice

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