Bruce Lee

Bruce Lee

Chinese-American Actor, Director, Author, Martial Artist

Lived from: 1940-1973

Quotes: Bruce Lee

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    Ever since I was a child I have had this instinctive urge for expansion and growth. To me, the function and duty of a quality human being is the sincere and honest development of one's potential.
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    I'm not in this world to live up to your expectations and you're not in this world to live up to mine.
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    As you think, so shall you become.
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    Faith is a state of mind that can be conditioned through self-discipline. Faith will accomplish.
    Source: Jeet Kune Do (1997) Part 6
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    Man, the living creature, the creating individual, is always more important than any established style or system.
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    Notice that the stiffest tree is most easily cracked, while the bamboo or willow survives by bending with the wind.
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    Obey the principles without being bound by them.
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    A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at.
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    A good martial artist does not become tense, but ready. Not thinking, yet not dreaming. Ready for whatever may come. When the opponent expands, I contract; and when he contracts, I expand. And when there is an opportunity, I do not hit, it hits all by itself.
    Source: Bruce Lee: Enter the Dragon (1973)
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    A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer.
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    All fixed set patterns are incapable of adaptability or pliability. The truth is outside of all fixed patterns.
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    Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it.
    Source: Striking Thoughts: Bruce Lees Wisdom for Daily Living
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    An instructor should exemplify the things he seeks to teach. It will be of great advantage if you yourself can do all you ask of your students and more.
    Source: Jeet Kune Do (1997) Part 5 On training in Jeet Kune Do
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    As an instructor, you must be able to distinguish between poor performance caused by lack of ability or aptitude on the part of the student and poor performance caused by lack of effort. You should treat the first with patience and the latter with firmness. You must never apply sarcasm and ridicule.
    Source: Jeet Kune Do (1997) Part 5 On training in Jeet Kune Do
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    As long as I can remember I feel I have had this great creative and spiritual force within me that is greater than faith, greater than ambition, greater than confidence, greater than determination, greater than vision. It is all these combined. My brain becomes magnetized with this dominating force which I hold in my hand.
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