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50 pieces of Bruce Lee Wisdom

Along with Mr. Miyagi and Michael Caine, we can always rely on the late Bruce Lee to deliver a steady stream of quotable wisdom.

If you're having relationship issues, job concerns or struggling to find the stamina to become a kung fu warrior, we can guarantee that Bruce will have something constructive to say.

Click on each image to read the advice.

(Images: All Star, Rex Features)

  • 50 pieces of Bruce Lee Wisdom

    Bruce Lee Wisdom

    "Running water never grows stale. So you just have to keep on flowing."

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    Bruce Lee Wisdom

    "Cease negative mental chattering. — If you think a thing is impossible, you'll make it impossible."

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    Bruce Lee Wisdom

    "Make at least one definite move daily toward your goal."

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    Bruce Lee Wisdom

    "There are no limits. There are plateaus, but you must not stay there, you must go beyond them."

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    Bruce Lee Wisdom

    "What IS is more important than WHAT SHOULD BE."

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    Bruce Lee Wisdom

    "Balance your thoughts with action. — If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you'll never get it done."

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    Bruce Lee Wisdom

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

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    Bruce Lee Wisdom

    "Life is better lived than conceptualized."

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    Bruce Lee Wisdom

    "Knowledge will give you power, but character respect."

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    Bruce Lee Wisdom

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

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    Bruce Lee Wisdom

    "Don't get set into one form, adapt it and build your own, and let it grow, be like water."

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    Bruce Lee Wisdom

    "If one loves, one need not have an ideology of love."

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    Bruce Lee Wisdom

    "As you think, so shall you become."

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    Bruce Lee Wisdom

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

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    Bruce Lee Wisdom

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

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    Bruce Lee Wisdom

    "Take no thought of who is right or wrong or who is better than. Be not for or against."

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    Bruce Lee Wisdom

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

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    Bruce Lee Wisdom

    "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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    Bruce Lee Wisdom

    "To hell with circumstances; I create opportunities."

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    Bruce Lee Wisdom

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

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    Bruce Lee Wisdom

    "A fight is not won by one punch or kick. Either learn to endure or hire a bodyguard."

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    Bruce Lee Wisdom

    "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."

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    Bruce Lee Wisdom

    "Do not pray for an easy life; pray for the strength to endure a difficult one."

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    Bruce Lee Wisdom

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

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    Bruce Lee Wisdom

    "The happiness that is derived from excitement is like a brilliant fire — soon it will go out."

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    Bruce Lee Wisdom

    "You have to keep your reflexes so that when you want it — it’s there."

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    Bruce Lee Wisdom

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

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    Bruce Lee Wisdom

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

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    Bruce Lee Wisdom

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

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    Bruce Lee Wisdom

    "Knowledge will give you power, but character respect."

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    Bruce Lee Wisdom

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

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    Bruce Lee Wisdom

    "Notice that the stiffest tree is most easily cracked, while the bamboo or willow survives by bending with the wind."

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    Bruce Lee Wisdom

    "Obey the principles without being bound by them."

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    Bruce Lee Wisdom

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

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    Bruce Lee Wisdom

    "The less effort, the faster and more powerful you will be."

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    Bruce Lee Wisdom

    "Ultimately the greatest help is self-help."

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    Bruce Lee Wisdom

    "Take inventory of everyone with whom you have contact."

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    Bruce Lee Wisdom

    "Meaning is found in relationship."

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    Bruce Lee Wisdom

    "Concentration is the ROOT of all the higher abilities in man."

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    Bruce Lee Wisdom

    "Reality is apparent when one ceases to compare."

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    Bruce Lee Wisdom

    "Instead of dedicating your life to actualize a concept of what you should be like, ACTUALIZE YOURSELF."

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    Bruce Lee Wisdom

    "Be happy, but never satisfied."

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    Bruce Lee Wisdom

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

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    Bruce Lee Wisdom

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

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    Bruce Lee Wisdom

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

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    Bruce Lee Wisdom

    "Be self aware, rather than a repetitious robot."

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    Bruce Lee Wisdom

    "If you don't want to slip up tomorrow, speak the truth today."

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    Bruce Lee Wisdom

    If there is a God, he is within. You don't ask God to give you things, you depend on God for your inner theme.

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    Bruce Lee Wisdom

    "A good teacher protects his pupils from his own influence."

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    Bruce Lee Wisdom

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

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