Bruce Lee lived a short but very impactful life. He is remembered today as the figure who popularized kung fu around the world. He would share life-changing wisdom every chance he would get. Below we have listed Bruce Lee’s most inspiring quotes that are sure to make you at least a little wiser.

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

– Bruce Lee

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

– Bruce Lee


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

– Bruce Lee

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

– Bruce Lee

 Absorb what is useful, discard what is useless and add what is specifically your own.

– Bruce Lee

  “Absorb what is useful, discard what is useless and add what is specifically your own” – Bruce Lee Quote

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

– Bruce Lee

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To hell with circumstances; I create opportunities.

– Bruce Lee

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.

– Bruce Lee


Real living is living for others.

– Bruce Lee

The more we value things, the less we value ourselves.

–  Bruce Lee

“The more we value things, the less we value ourselves” – Bruce Lee quote

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

– Bruce Lee

Showing off is the fool’s idea of glory.

– Bruce Lee

Life’s battles don’t always go to the stronger or faster man. But sooner or later the man who wins, is the man who thinks he can.

– Bruce Lee

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

– Bruce Lee

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

– Bruce Lee

Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do. – Bruce Lee Quote

In the middle of chaos lies opportunity.

– Bruce Lee

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

– Bruce Lee


Be happy, but never satisfied.

– Bruce Lee

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

– Bruce Lee

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

– Bruce Lee

Bonus Quote:

You must be shapeless, formless, like water. When you pour water in a cup, it becomes the cup. When you pour water in a bottle, it becomes the bottle. When you pour water in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Water can drip and it can crash. Become like water my friend.

― Bruce Lee


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