Top 10 Bruce Lee Quotes

bruce-leeAs a great martial artist, Bruce Lee always inspired other people. His words of wisdom will make you think, and you’ll find he used precision in the way he phrases his ideas.


Here is a short-list of some of Bruce Lee’s most popular quotes:
  1. “Absorb what is useful, Discard what is not, Add what is uniquely your own.”
  2. “Choose the positive. You have choice, you are master of your attitude, choose the positive, the constructive. Optimism is a faith that leads to success.”
  3. “Don’t fear failure. Not failure, but low aim, is the crime. In great attempts it is glorious even to fail.”
  4. “Empty your mind; be formless, shapeless – like water. Now you put water into 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.”
  5. “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.”
  6. “It’s not the daily increase but daily decrease. Hack away at the unessential.”
  7. “Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.”
  8. “To hell with circumstances; I create opportunities.”
  9. “What is” is more important than ‘what should be.’ Too many people are looking at ‘what is’ from a position of thinking ‘what should be’.”
  10. “When one has reached maturity in the art, one will have a formless form. It is like ice dissolving in water. When one has no form, one can be all forms; when one has no style, he can fit in with any style.”

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