20 Inspiring Bruce Lee Life Quotes for Success

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This page is dedicated to the legendary martial arts master, founder of Jeet Kune Do, and brilliant philosopher, visionary, family man, and actor, Bruce Lee.

May his words of wisdom inspire you to believe in yourself, take action, be laser focused, and achieve success in all areas of your life.

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

-Bruce Lee



2.) “I think of myself as a human being.”(when asked if he thought of himself a Chinese or American)

-Bruce Lee




3.) “Knowing is not enough, we must apply.

Willing is not enough, we must do.”

-Bruce Lee



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

-Bruce Lee



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

-Bruce Lee




6.) “I am easily discouraged. I readily visualize myself as overcoming obstacles, winning out over set backs, achieving impossible objectives.”


7.) “Take things as they are. Punch when you have to punch. Kick when you have to kick.”

-Bruce Lee



8.) “A wise man can learn more from a foolish question that a fool can learn from a wise answer.”

-Bruce Lee



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

-Bruce Lee



10.) “The usefulness of the cup is its emptiness.”

-Bruce Lee




11.) “The moment is freedom. I couldn’t live by a rigid schedule. I try to live freely from moment to moment, letting things happen and adjusting to them.”

-Bruce Lee



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12.) “Now I see that I will never find the light, unless, like the candle, I am my own fuel consuming myself.”

-Bruce Lee




13.) “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.”

-Bruce Lee



14.) “The doubters said, “Man cannot fly,”

The doers said, “Maybe, but we’ll try.”

And finally soared in the morning glow while non=believers watched from below.”

-Bruce Lee



15,) “A goal is not always meant to be reached. It often serves simply as something to aim at.”

-Bruce Lee




16.) “Absorb what is useful.

Discard what is not.

Add what is uniquely your own.”

– Bruce Lee




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

-Bruce Lee



18.) “Life Itself is your teacher, and you are in a state of constant learning.”

-Bruce Lee



19.) “If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you’ll never get it done. Make at least one definite move daily toward your goal.”

-Bruce Lee




20.) “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.”

-Bruce Lee




Here’s a great interview with Bruce Lee called “The Lost Interview.”


Rest In Peace

Bruce and son Brandon Lee.

Lake View Cemetery

Seattle, Washington





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