Bruce Lee Quotes

“Simplicity is the key to brilliance.”


“Obey the principles without being bound by them.”


“Flow in the living moment. — We are always in a process of becoming and nothing is fixed. Have no rigid system in you, and you’ll be flexible to change with the ever changing. Open yourself and flow, my friend. Flow in the total openness of the living moment. If nothing within you stays rigid, outward things will disclose themselves. Moving, be like water. Still, be like a mirror. Respond like an echo.”


“A quick temper will make a fool of you soon enough.”


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


If you knew you had to fight for your life tomorrow, would you change your training today?


“As you think, so shall you become.”


All goals apart from the means are illusions; becoming is a denial of being.


Training is one of the most neglected phases of athletics. Too much time is given to the development of skill and too little to the development of the individual for participation.


A good teacher protects his pupils from his own influence.


Effort within the mind further limits the mind, because effort implies struggle towards a goal and when you have a goal, a purpose, an end in view, you have placed a limit on the mind.


Absorb what is useful, discard what is not, add what is uniquely your own


To know oneself is to study oneself in action with another person.


Defeat is a state of mind; no one is ever defeated until defeat has been accepted as a reality.


Learning is never cumulative, it is a movement of knowing which has no beginning and no end.


To live is to express, and to express you have to create. Creation is never merely repetition. To live is to express oneself freely in creation.


Cease negative mental chattering. If you think a thing is impossible, you’ll make it impossible. Pessimism blunts the tools you need to succeed.


It’s not the daily increase but daily decrease. Hack away at the unessential.


In the middle of chaos lies opportunity.


False teachers of the Way of life use flowery words.


Cease negative mental chattering. If you think a thing is impossible, you’ll make it impossible. Pessimism blunts the tools you need to succeed.


“Absorb what is useful, Discard what is not, Add what is uniquely your own.”


Put every great teacher in a room, and they’d agree about everything, but put their disciples in there and they’d argue about everything.