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The Most Motivational Bruce Lee Quotes

The top 25 Quotes came in via I agree with the choice of those but added a few more at the end. Bruce Lee simply said so many wise and inspirational things.  

Top 25 Bruce Lee Quotes


“I’m not in this world to live up to your expectations and you’re not in this world to live up to mine.”

Life & Strength

“Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one”

Happiness & Satisfaction

“Be happy, but never satisfied.”

Adaption & Rejection

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

Mistakes & Forgiveness

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

Wisdom & Foolishness

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


“If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.”

Fear & Practice

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

Thinking & Doing

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


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

Circumstances & Opportunities

“To hell with circumstances; I create opportunities.”

Knowledge & Applications

“Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.”


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

Doubt & Believe

“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.”

Being Oneself

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


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


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


“Knowledge will give you power, but character respect.”

Martial Arts

“To me, the extraordinary aspect of martial arts lies in its simplicity. The easy way is also the right way, and martial arts is nothing at all special; the closer to the true way of martial arts, the less wastage of expression there is.”


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


“As you think, so shall you become.”


“The possession of anything begins in the mind.”

Life Over System

“Man, the living creature, the creating individual, is always more important than any established style or system.”


“A good teacher protects his pupils from his own influence. ”

And, of course, the mother of all inspirational quotes:

“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.”

Additional inspirational Bruce Lee Quotes

“If you truly love life, don’t waste time because time is what life is made of.”

“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.”

“Defeat is a state of mind; no one is ever defeated until defeat has been accepted as a reality.”

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

“Do not allow negative thoughts to enter your mind for they are the weeds that strangle confidence.”

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

“Real living is living for others.”

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

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

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

“It is not a shame to be knocked down by other people. The important thing is to ask when you’re being knocked down, ‘Why am I being knocked down?’ If a person can reflect in this way, then there is hope for this person.”

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

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



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