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Take what's useful, discard what is not.

--Bruce Lee
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A kung fu man lives without being dependant on the opinions of others, and a master, unlike the beginner, holds himself in reserve. He is quiet and unassuming, with no desire to show off.

--Bruce Lee


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The primary Reality is not what I think, but that I live, for those also live who do not think.

--Bruce Lee
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A self-willed man has no other aim than his own growth.

--Bruce Lee
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I create opportunities.

--Bruce Lee
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Dedication, absolute dedication, is what keeps one ahead!

--Bruce Lee

Longer Version:

Dedication, absolute dedication, is what keeps one ahead. A sort of

indomitable obsessive dedication and the realization that there is

no end or limit to this because life is simply an ever-growing process,

an ever-renewing process.


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If you make an ass out of yourself, there will always be someone to ride you.

--Bruce Lee

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The past is an illusion. You must learn to live in the present and accept yourself for what you are now. What you lack in flexibility and agility you must make up with knowledge and constant practice.

--Bruce Lee
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Ultimately the greatest help is self-help.

--Bruce Lee
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Be like water, my friend.

--Bruce Lee

Longer Version:

Be like water making its way through cracks. Do not be assertive, but adjust to the object, and you shall find a way around or through it. If nothing within you stays rigid, outward things will disclose themselves.

Empty your mind, be formless. Shapeless, like water. If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle and it becomes the bottle. You put it in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Now, water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend.


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Be self aware, rather than a repetitious robot.

--Bruce Lee
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It doesn't matter you were born as Legend
But what does matter is Legendary End.
Think About It.

--Bruce Lee
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When the ultimate perfection is attained, the body and limbs perform by themselves what is assigned to them to do with no interference from the mind.

--Bruce Lee


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Use no way as way, make no limitation, limitation.

--Bruce Lee
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Never try to copy a successful personality.

--Bruce Lee
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I am not afraid of an opponent who practiced ten thousand kicks once. What I am afraid of is an opponent who practiced one kick, ten thousand times.

--Bruce Lee

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Put 'going the extra mile' to work as part of one's daily habit.

--Bruce Lee
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When the opponent expand, I contract. When he contracts, I expand. And, when there is an opportunity, I do not hit -- it hits all by itself.

--Bruce Lee
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To know, but to be as though not knowing, is the height of wisdom.

--Bruce Lee


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A conditioned mind is never a free mind.

--Bruce Lee
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Learn the principles, abide by the principles, and then dissolve the principles.

--Bruce Lee

Longer Version:

Learn the principle, abide by the principle, and dissolve the principle. In short, enter a mold without being caged in it. Obey the principle without being bound by it. Learn, master, and achieve.


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Anger should be expressed. - Any anger that is not coming out, flowing freely, will turn into sadism, power drive, stammering, and other means of torturing.

--Bruce Lee
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To see a thing uncolored by one's own personal preferences and desires is to see it in its own pristine simplicity.

--Bruce Lee
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The most dangerous person is the one who listens, thinks and observes.

--Bruce Lee

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The disease of philosophy. -- Philosophy is itself the disease for which it pretends to be the cure: the wise man does not pursue wisdom but lives his life, and therein precisely does his wisdom lie.

--Bruce Lee
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Give up thinking as though not giving it up. Observe techniques as though not observing.

--Bruce Lee
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Never trouble trouble till trouble troubles you. I'll not willingly offend, nor be easily offended.

--Bruce Lee
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To express oneself honestly, not lying to oneself--that, my friend, is very hard to do.

--Bruce Lee

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Satori -- in the awakening from a dream. Awakening and self-realization and seeing into one's own being -- these are synonymous.

--Bruce Lee

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Art reaches its greatest peak when devoid of self-conciousness. Freedom discovers man the moment he loses concern over what impression he is making or about to make.

--Bruce Lee

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But neither can you condemn nor justify and yet be extraordinarily alive as you walk on.
You can never invite the wind but you must leave the window open.

--Bruce Lee
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Using no way as way. Having no limitation as your only limitation.

--Bruce Lee

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The word superstar is an ilusion.

--Bruce Lee
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Don't think. FEEL. It's like a finger pointing at the moon. Do not concentrate on the finger, or you will miss all of the heavenly glory.

--Bruce Lee
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It is compassion rather than the principle of justice which can guard us against being unjust to our fellow men.

--Bruce Lee
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Do not deny the classical approach, simply as a reaction, or you will have created another pattern and trapped yourself there.

--Bruce Lee
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The idea is that flowing water never goes stale, so just keep on flowing.

--Bruce Lee
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Everything you do, if not in a relaxed state will be done at a lesser level than you are proficient. Thus the tensed expert marksman will aim at a level less than his her student.

--Bruce Lee
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Boards don't hit back.

--Bruce Lee
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All knowledge leads to self-knowledge.

--Bruce Lee
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The meaning of life is that it is to be lived, and it is not to be traded and conceptualized and squeezed into a patter of systems.

--Bruce Lee
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Now I see that I will never find the light
Unless, like the candle, I am my own fuel,
Consuming myself.

--Bruce Lee

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

--Bruce Lee
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A good teacher protects his pupils from his own influence.

--Bruce Lee
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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
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Take inventory of everyone with whom you have contact.

--Bruce Lee
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People try to hold onto the sameness. This holding onto prevents growth.

--Bruce Lee

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Never waste energy on worries or negative thoughts, all problems are brought into existence -drop them.

--Bruce Lee
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To tolerate is to insult.

--Bruce Lee
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It's not what happens that counts... it's how you react.

--Bruce Lee
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There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.

--Bruce Lee
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If you follow the classical pattern, you are understanding the routine, the tradition, the shadow -- you are not understanding yourself.

--Bruce Lee

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When you feel pain, you know that you are still alive.

--Bruce Lee
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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.

--Bruce Lee
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In order to realize our true self we must be willing to live without being dependent upon the opinion of others.

--Bruce Lee

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The more complicated and restricted the method, the less opportunity for expression of one's original sense of freedom.

--Bruce Lee
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To become a champion requires a good mental attitude toward preparation. You have to accept the most tedious task with pleasure.

--Bruce Lee
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Practice makes perfect. After a long time of practicing, our work will become natural, skillfull, swift, and steady.

--Bruce Lee
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Instead of dedicating your life to actualize a concept of what you should be like, actualize yourself.

--Bruce Lee

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When one has no form, one can be all forms.

--Bruce Lee
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If I tell you I'm good, probably you will say I'm boasting. But if I tell you I'm not good, you'll know I'm lying.

--Bruce Lee
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Low aim, not failure, is the crime.

--Bruce Lee
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Observe what is with undivided awareness.

--Bruce Lee
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Genius: The capacity to see and to express what is simple, simply!

--Bruce Lee
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Since life is an ever evolving process, one should flow in this process and discover how to actualize and expand oneself.

--Bruce Lee
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Give recognition where it is due. Compliments stimulate more effort and desire to improve. Be generous with honest praising.

--Bruce Lee

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Let nature take its course and your tools will strike at the right moment.

--Bruce Lee
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Every morning like a scholar at his first class I prepare a blank mind for the day to write upon.

--Bruce Lee
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To be what I term a 'quality' human being one has to be transparently real and have the courage to be what he is.

--Bruce Lee
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What Is, is more important than What Should Be.

--Bruce Lee

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In life, what more can you ask for than to be real?

--Bruce Lee
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To me defeat in anything is merely temporary. Defeat simply tells me that something is wrong in my doing; it is a path leading to success and truth.

--Bruce Lee
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We are told that talent creates opportunity, yet it is desire that creates talent.

--Bruce Lee
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Believe me that in every big thing or achievement there are always obstacles-big or small- and the reaction one shows to such obstacles is what counts, not the obstacle itself.

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

--Bruce Lee
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Do not be tense, just be ready, not thinking but not dreaming, not being set but being flexible.

--Bruce Lee
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I've come to understand that life is best lived, not conceptualized.

--Bruce Lee
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Don't ignore the five senses in search of a sixth.

--Bruce Lee
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We do not become. We simply are.

--Bruce Lee

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