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quote by Bruce Lee: No matter what, you must let your inner 
 light guide you out of the darkness. with background image: photo of author Bruce Lee with quote

No matter what, you must let your inner
light guide you out of the darkness.

--Bruce Lee
quote by Bruce Lee: Understanding requires not just a moment of perception, but a continuous awareness, a continuous state of inquiry without conclusion. with background image: photo of author Bruce Lee with quote

Understanding requires not just a moment of perception, but a continuous awareness, a continuous state of inquiry without conclusion.

--Bruce Lee
quote by Bruce Lee: If you knew you had to fight for your life tomorrow, would you change your training today? with background image: photo of author Bruce Lee with quote

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

--Bruce Lee
quote by Bruce Lee: Those who are unaware they are walking in darkness will never seek the light. with background image: photo of author Bruce Lee with quote

Those who are unaware they are walking in darkness will never seek the light.

--Bruce Lee
quote by Bruce Lee: Either push your limits or die. with background image: photo of author Bruce Lee with quote

Either push your limits or die.

--Bruce Lee
quote by Bruce Lee: Get maximum effect from minimum effort. with background image: photo of author Bruce Lee with quote

Get maximum effect from minimum effort.

--Bruce Lee
quote by Bruce Lee: To express yourself in freedom, you must die to everything of yesterday. From the 'old,' you derive security; from the 'new,' you gain the flow. with background image: photo of author Bruce Lee with quote

To express yourself in freedom, you must die to everything of yesterday. From the 'old,' you derive security; from the 'new,' you gain the flow.

--Bruce Lee
quote by Bruce Lee: Water can flow, or it can crash. Be water, my friend. with background image: photo of author Bruce Lee with quote

Water can flow, or it can crash. Be water, my friend.

--Bruce Lee
quote by Bruce Lee: Your state of mind is everything. with background image: photo of author Bruce Lee with quote

Your state of mind is everything.

--Bruce Lee
quote by Bruce Lee: The poorer we are inwardly, the more we try to enrich ourselves outwardly. with background image: photo of author Bruce Lee with quote

The poorer we are inwardly, the more we try to enrich ourselves outwardly.

--Bruce Lee
quote by Bruce Lee: When you say that something is impossible, you have made it impossible. with background image: photo of author Bruce Lee with quote

When you say that something is impossible, you have made it impossible.

--Bruce Lee
quote by Bruce Lee: Are you going to let the obstacles in your life be stumbling blocks or stepping stones? Choose the positive. You are the master of your attitude. with background image: photo of author Bruce Lee with quote

Are you going to let the obstacles in your life be stumbling blocks or stepping stones? Choose the positive. You are the master of your attitude.

--Bruce Lee
quote by Bruce Lee: All fixed set patterns are incapable of adaptability or pliability. The truth is outside of all fixed patterns. with background image: photo of author Bruce Lee with quote

All fixed set patterns are incapable of adaptability or pliability. The truth is outside of all fixed patterns.

--Bruce Lee
quote by Bruce Lee: To know oneself is to study oneself in action with another person. with background image: photo of author Bruce Lee with quote

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

--Bruce Lee
quote by Bruce Lee: Out of chaos, find simplicity, From discord, find harmony. with background image: photo of author Bruce Lee with quote

Out of chaos, find simplicity, From discord, find harmony.

--Bruce Lee
quote by Bruce Lee: Remember, success is a journey not a destination. Have faith in your ability. You will do just fine. with background image: photo of author Bruce Lee with quote

Remember, success is a journey not a destination. Have faith in your ability. You will do just fine.

--Bruce Lee
quote by Bruce Lee: Don't get set into one form, adapt it and build your own, and let it grow, be like water. with background image: photo of author Bruce Lee with quote

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

--Bruce Lee

Longer Version:

Don't get set into one form, adapt it and build your own, and let it grow, be like water. Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless — like water. Now you put water in a cup, it becomes the cup; You put water into a bottle 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.


quote by Bruce Lee: I think of myself as a human being. with background image: photo of author Bruce Lee with quote

I think of myself as a human being.

--Bruce Lee
quote by Bruce Lee: Mistakes are always forgivable if one has the courage to admit them. with background image: photo of author Bruce Lee with quote

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

--Bruce Lee
quote by Bruce Lee: Knowing is not enough; We must apply. Willing is not enough; We must do. with background image: photo of author Bruce Lee with quote

Knowing is not enough; We must apply. Willing is not enough; We must do.

--Bruce Lee
quote by Bruce Lee: The strongest is he that makes use of his opponent's strength -- be the bamboo tree which bends toward the wind; and when the wind ceases, it springs back stronger than before. with background image: photo of author Bruce Lee with quote

The strongest is he that makes use of his opponent's strength -- be the bamboo tree which bends toward the wind; and when the wind ceases, it springs back stronger than before.

--Bruce Lee

quote by Bruce Lee: Yielding will overcome anything superior to itself; its strength is boundless. with background image: photo of author Bruce Lee with quote

Yielding will overcome anything superior to itself; its strength is boundless.

--Bruce Lee
quote by Bruce Lee: One does not accumulate but eliminate. It is not daily increase but daily decrease. The height of cultivation always runs to simplicity. with background image: photo of author Bruce Lee with quote

One does not accumulate but eliminate. It is not daily increase but daily decrease. The height of cultivation always runs to simplicity.

--Bruce Lee
quote by Bruce Lee: Remember my friend to enjoy your planning as well as your accomplishment, for life is too short for negative energy. with background image: photo of author Bruce Lee with quote

Remember my friend to enjoy your planning as well as your accomplishment, for life is too short for negative energy.

--Bruce Lee
quote by Bruce Lee: With every adversity comes a blessing because a shock acts as a reminder to oneself that we must not get stale in routine. with background image: photo of author Bruce Lee with quote

With every adversity comes a blessing because a shock acts as a reminder to oneself that we must not get stale in routine.

--Bruce Lee
quote by Bruce Lee: Do not have an attitude, open yourself and focus yourself and express yourself. Reject external form that fails to express internal reality. with background image: photo of author Bruce Lee with quote

Do not have an attitude, open yourself and focus yourself and express yourself. Reject external form that fails to express internal reality.

--Bruce Lee
quote by Bruce Lee: Fluidity is the way to an empty mind. You must free your ambitious mind and learn the art of dying. with background image: photo of author Bruce Lee with quote

Fluidity is the way to an empty mind. You must free your ambitious mind and learn the art of dying.

--Bruce Lee
quote by Bruce Lee: Learning is never cumulative, it is a movement of knowing which has no beginning and no end. with background image: photo of author Bruce Lee with quote

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

--Bruce Lee
quote by Bruce Lee: All types of knowledge, ultimately mean self knowledge. with background image: photo of author Bruce Lee with quote

All types of knowledge, ultimately mean self knowledge.

--Bruce Lee

Longer Version:

All types of knowledge ultimately lead to self-knowledge. So, therefore, these people are asking me to teach them, not so much how to defend themselves or how to do somebody in. Rather, they want to learn to express themselves through some movement, be it anger, be it determination or whatever. So, in other words, they're paying me to show them, in combative form, the art of expressing the human body.


quote by Bruce Lee: A fight is not won by one punch or kick. Either learn to endure or hire a bodyguard. with background image: photo of author Bruce Lee with quote

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

--Bruce Lee
quote by Bruce Lee: My style? You can call it the art of fighting without fighting. with background image: photo of author Bruce Lee with quote

My style? You can call it the art of fighting without fighting.

--Bruce Lee
quote by Bruce Lee: Use only that which works, and take it from any place you can find it. with background image: photo of author Bruce Lee with quote

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

--Bruce Lee
quote by Bruce Lee: Moving, be like water. Still, be like a mirror. Respond like an echo. with background image: photo of author Bruce Lee with quote

Moving, be like water. Still, be like a mirror. Respond like an echo.

--Bruce Lee
quote by Bruce Lee: Absence in love is like water upon fire; a little quickens, but much extinguishes it. with background image: photo of author Bruce Lee with quote

Absence in love is like water upon fire; a little quickens, but much extinguishes it.

--Bruce Lee
quote by Bruce Lee: Masters in all branches of art must first be masters in living, for the soul creates everything. with background image: photo of author Bruce Lee with quote

Masters in all branches of art must first be masters in living, for the soul creates everything.

--Bruce Lee
quote by Bruce Lee: If every man would help his neighbor, no man would be without help. with background image: photo of author Bruce Lee with quote

If every man would help his neighbor, no man would be without help.

--Bruce Lee
quote by Bruce Lee: To doubt is to think, and thought is the only thing in the universe whose existence cannot be denied, because to deny is to think. with background image: photo of author Bruce Lee with quote

To doubt is to think, and thought is the only thing in the universe whose existence cannot be denied, because to deny is to think.

--Bruce Lee
quote by Bruce Lee: Humility forms the basis of honor, just as the low ground forms the foundation of a high elevation. with background image: photo of author Bruce Lee with quote

Humility forms the basis of honor, just as the low ground forms the foundation of a high elevation.

--Bruce Lee
quote by Bruce Lee: False teachers of the Way of life use flowery words. with background image: photo of author Bruce Lee with quote

False teachers of the Way of life use flowery words.

--Bruce Lee
quote by Bruce Lee: The truth is outside of all fixed patterns. with background image: photo of author Bruce Lee with quote

The truth is outside of all fixed patterns.

--Bruce Lee
quote by Bruce Lee: A purpose is the eternal condition of success. with background image: photo of author Bruce Lee with quote

A purpose is the eternal condition of success.

--Bruce Lee
quote by Bruce Lee: What you habitually think largely determines what you will ultimately become. with background image: photo of author Bruce Lee with quote

What you habitually think largely determines what you will ultimately become.

--Bruce Lee
quote by Bruce Lee: A goal is not always meant to be reached. It often serves simply as something to aim at. with background image: photo of author Bruce Lee with quote

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

--Bruce Lee
quote by Bruce Lee: It is not how much you have learned, but how much you have absorbed in what you have learned. with background image: photo of author Bruce Lee with quote

It is not how much you have learned, but how much you have absorbed in what you have learned.

--Bruce Lee
quote by Bruce Lee: I don't know what is the meaning of death, but I am not afraid to die -- and I go on, non-stop, going forward. with background image: photo of author Bruce Lee with quote

I don't know what is the meaning of death, but I am not afraid to die -- and I go on, non-stop, going forward.

--Bruce Lee
quote by Bruce Lee: Be a calm beholder of what is happening around you. with background image: photo of author Bruce Lee with quote

Be a calm beholder of what is happening around you.

--Bruce Lee
quote by Bruce Lee: What is defeat? Nothing but education; nothing but the first step to something better. with background image: photo of author Bruce Lee with quote

What is defeat? Nothing but education; nothing but the first step to something better.

--Bruce Lee
quote by Bruce Lee: This achieving the center, being grounded in one's self, is about the highest state a human being can achieve. with background image: photo of author Bruce Lee with quote

This achieving the center, being grounded in one's self, is about the highest state a human being can achieve.

--Bruce Lee
quote by Bruce Lee: I respect faith, but doubt is what gets you an education. with background image: photo of author Bruce Lee with quote

I respect faith, but doubt is what gets you an education.

--Bruce Lee
quote by Bruce Lee: To understand your fear is the beginning of really seeing. with background image: photo of author Bruce Lee with quote

To understand your fear is the beginning of really seeing.

--Bruce Lee
quote by Bruce Lee: There can be no initiative if one has fear, and fear compels us to cling to tradition, gurus, etc. with background image: photo of author Bruce Lee with quote

There can be no initiative if one has fear, and fear compels us to cling to tradition, gurus, etc.

--Bruce Lee
quote by Bruce Lee: Action is a high road to self-confidence and esteem. with background image: photo of author Bruce Lee with quote

Action is a high road to self-confidence and esteem.

--Bruce Lee

Longer Version:

Action is a high road to self-confidence and self-esteem.


quote by Bruce Lee: There is intelligence when you are not afraid. with background image: photo of author Bruce Lee with quote

There is intelligence when you are not afraid.

--Bruce Lee
quote by Bruce Lee: Patience is not passive, on the contrary, it is concentrated strength. with background image: photo of author Bruce Lee with quote

Patience is not passive, on the contrary, it is concentrated strength.

--Bruce Lee
quote by Bruce Lee: Forget about winning and losing, forget about pride and pain. with background image: photo of author Bruce Lee with quote

Forget about winning and losing, forget about pride and pain.

--Bruce Lee

Longer Version:

Forget about winning and losing; forget about pride and pain. Let your opponent graze your skin and you smash into his flesh; let him smash into your flesh and you fracture his bones; let him fracture your bones and you take his life! Do not be concerned with escaping safely- lay your life before him!!


quote by Bruce Lee: Yesterday's dreams are often tomorrow's realities. with background image: photo of author Bruce Lee with quote

Yesterday's dreams are often tomorrow's realities.

--Bruce Lee
quote by Bruce Lee: I cannot teach you, only help you to explore yourself, nothing more. with background image: photo of author Bruce Lee with quote

I cannot teach you, only help you to explore yourself, nothing more.

--Bruce Lee
quote by Bruce Lee: In order to control myself I must first accept myself by going with and not against my nature. with background image: photo of author Bruce Lee with quote

In order to control myself I must first accept myself by going with and not against my nature.

--Bruce Lee
quote by Bruce Lee: One will never get any more than he thinks he can get. with background image: photo of author Bruce Lee with quote

One will never get any more than he thinks he can get.

--Bruce Lee

Longer Version:

One will never get any more than he thinks he can get. YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES. Look back and see your progress - damn the torpedo, full speed ahead!



quote by Bruce Lee: The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus. with background image: photo of author Bruce Lee with quote

The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus.

--Bruce Lee
quote by Bruce Lee: Be a practical dreamer backed by action. with background image: photo of author Bruce Lee with quote

Be a practical dreamer backed by action.

--Bruce Lee
quote by Bruce Lee: You just wait. I'm going to be the biggest Chinese Star in the world. with background image: photo of author Bruce Lee with quote

You just wait. I'm going to be the biggest Chinese Star in the world.

--Bruce Lee
quote by Bruce Lee: To hell with circumstances; I create opportunities. with background image: photo of author Bruce Lee with quote

To hell with circumstances; I create opportunities.

--Bruce Lee
quote by Bruce Lee: The possession of anything begins in the mind. with background image: photo of author Bruce Lee with quote

The possession of anything begins in the mind.

--Bruce Lee
quote by Bruce Lee: A quick temper will make a fool of you soon enough. with background image: photo of author Bruce Lee with quote

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

--Bruce Lee
quote by Bruce Lee: Take no thought of who is right or wrong or who is better than. Be not for or against. with background image: photo of author Bruce Lee with quote

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

--Bruce Lee
quote by Bruce Lee: It's not the daily increase but daily decrease. Hack away at the unessential. with background image: photo of author Bruce Lee with quote

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

--Bruce Lee
quote by Bruce Lee: The less effort, the faster and more powerful you will be. with background image: photo of author Bruce Lee with quote

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

--Bruce Lee
quote by Bruce Lee: If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you'll never get it done. with background image: photo of author Bruce Lee with quote

If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you'll never get it done.

--Bruce Lee

Longer Version:

If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you'll never get it done. Make at least one definite move daily toward you goal.


quote by Bruce Lee: Knowledge will give you power, but character respect. with background image: photo of author Bruce Lee with quote

Knowledge will give you power, but character respect.

--Bruce Lee

quote by Bruce Lee: If you love life, don't waste time, for time is what life is made up of. with background image: photo of author Bruce Lee with quote

If you love life, don't waste time, for time is what life is made up of.

--Bruce Lee

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