36 Famous & Inspirational Quotes by Bruce Lee

36 Famous & Inspirational Quotes by Bruce Lee

Bruce Lee, born as Lee Jun-fan in San Francisco, California in 1940 was a famous martial artist, actor and philosopher. He is often considered as the most influential martial artist of all time and a modern icon of the last century. Most of Bruce Lee’s words are well known and many lessons can be derived from them. See below for out collection of the 36 most Famous & Inspirational Quotes by Bruce Lee!

“Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one”

– 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

“Empty your mind, be formless. Shapeless, like water.”

– bruce lee

“Adapt what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own.”

– bruce lee

“Be happy, but never satisfied.”

– bruce lee
Quotes by Bruce Lee

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

– bruce lee

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

– bruce lee

“Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.”

– bruce lee

“There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.”

– bruce lee

“I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who had practiced one kick 10,000 times.”

– bruce lee
Motivational Quotes by Bruce Lee

Inspirational Quotes by Bruce Lee

“If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you’ll never get it done.”

– bruce lee

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

– bruce lee

“Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.”

– bruce lee

“It is not a daily increase, but a daily decrease. Hack away at the inessentials.”

– bruce lee

“To hell with circumstances; I create opportunities.”

– bruce lee
Inspirational Quotes by Bruce Lee

“The key to immortality is first living a life worth remembering.”

– bruce lee

“The doubters said,
“Man can not fly,”


The doers said,
“Maybe, but we’ll try,”


And finally soared In the morning glow
While non-believers Watched from below.”

– bruce lee

“If you don’t want to slip up tomorrow, speak the truth today.”

– bruce lee

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

– bruce lee

“Use only that which works, and take it from any place you can find it.”

– Bruce lee
Bruce Lee Quotes

Inspirational Quotes by Bruce Lee

“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

“Empty your cup so that it may be filled; become devoid to gain totality.”

– bruce lee

“A good teacher protects his pupils from his own influence. ”

– bruce lee

“For it is easy to criticize and break down the spirit of others, but to know yourself takes a lifetime.”

– bruce lee
Motivational Quotes

“As you think, so shall you become.”

– bruce lee

“Knowledge will give you power, but character respect.”

– bruce lee

“Showing off is the fool’s idea of glory.”

– bruce lee

“The More we value things, the less we value ourselves”

– bruce lee

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

– bruce lee

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

– Bruce lee

“Absorb what is useful, discard what is useless and add what is specifically your own”

– bruce lee

“If you think a thing is impossible, you’ll only make it impossible.”

– bruce lee

“Preparation for tomorrow is hard work today.”

– bruce lee

“Moving, be like water. Still, be like a mirror. Respond like an echo.”

– bruce lee

“Remember no man is really defeated unless he is discouraged.”

– bruce lee

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    1. Easy to assume that yes ! However according to John Little (Who is one of the only persons to review Bruce Lee’s personal notes and such) he states that Lee was an atheist. When asked in 1972 about his religious affiliation, he replied, “none whatsoever”, and when asked if he believed in God, he said, “To be perfectly frank, I really do not.”

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