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50 pieces of Bruce Lee Wisdom

In need of some advice?

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)

Bruce Lee Wisdom

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


Bruce Lee Wisdom

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


Bruce Lee Wisdom

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


Bruce Lee Wisdom

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


Bruce Lee Wisdom

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


Bruce Lee Wisdom

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


Bruce Lee Wisdom

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


Bruce Lee Wisdom

"Life is better lived than conceptualized."


Bruce Lee Wisdom

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


Bruce Lee Wisdom

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


Bruce Lee Wisdom

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


Bruce Lee Wisdom

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


Bruce Lee Wisdom

"As you think, so shall you become."


Bruce Lee Wisdom

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


Bruce Lee Wisdom

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


Bruce Lee Wisdom

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


Bruce Lee Wisdom

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


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."


Bruce Lee Wisdom

"To hell with circumstances; I create opportunities."


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."


Bruce Lee Wisdom

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


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."


Bruce Lee Wisdom

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


Bruce Lee Wisdom

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


Bruce Lee Wisdom

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


Bruce Lee Wisdom

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


Bruce Lee Wisdom

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


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."


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."


Bruce Lee Wisdom

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


Bruce Lee Wisdom

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


Bruce Lee Wisdom

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


Bruce Lee Wisdom

"Obey the principles without being bound by them."


Bruce Lee Wisdom

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


Bruce Lee Wisdom

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


Bruce Lee Wisdom

"Ultimately the greatest help is self-help."


Bruce Lee Wisdom

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


Bruce Lee Wisdom

"Meaning is found in relationship."


Bruce Lee Wisdom

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


Bruce Lee Wisdom

"Reality is apparent when one ceases to compare."


Bruce Lee Wisdom

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


Bruce Lee Wisdom

"Be happy, but never satisfied."


Bruce Lee Wisdom

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


Bruce Lee Wisdom

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


Bruce Lee Wisdom

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


Bruce Lee Wisdom

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


Bruce Lee Wisdom

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


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.


Bruce Lee Wisdom

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


Bruce Lee Wisdom

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