Bruce Lee was a Chinese American martial artist and actor who is widely regarded as the most influential martial artist of the 20th century.
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p. 43 (Striking Thoughts (2000))
I fear not the man who has practised 10,000 kicks, but I do fear the man who has practised one kick 10,000 times.
perseverance, kick, times, practice, man, kicks, practised, fear
True thusness is the substance of thought, and thought is the function of true thusness. There is no thought except that of true thusness. Thusness does not move, but its motion and function are inexhaustible.
True, thusness, substance, thought, function, There, move, motion, inexhaustible
Running water never grows stale. So you just have to 'keep on flowing.'
perseverance, wisdom, Running, water, never, grows, stale, you
Knowledge will give you power, but character respect.
power, respect, knowledge, give, you, character
Life itself is your teacher , and you are in a state of constant learning.
Life, teacher, you, state, constant, learning
Time means a lot to me because, you see, I, too, am also a learner and am often lost in the joy of forever developing and simplifying. If you love life , don't waste time, for time is what life is made up of.
Time, means, me, you, see, learner, often, lost, joy
An instructor should exemplify the things he seeks to teach. It will be of great advantage if you yourself can do all you ask of your students and more.
instructor, exemplify, things, seeks, teach, great, advantage, you, yourself
If you love life, don't waste time, for time is what life is made up of.
Don't fear failure. Not failure, but low aim, is the crime. In great attempts it is glorious even to fail.
failure, fear, low, aim, crime, great, attempts, glorious, fail
Reality is apparent when one ceases to compare. There is "what is" only when there is no comparison at all, and to live with what is, is to be peaceful.
Reality, apparent, when, one, ceases, compare, There, what, comparison
The change is from inner to outer. We start by dissolving our attitude not by altering outer conditions.
change, inner, outer, We, start, dissolving, our, attitude, altering
Boards don't hit back.
Don't think, feel ....it is like a finger pointing a way to the moon. Don't concentrate on the finger or you will miss all that heavenly glory!
think, feel, finger, pointing, moon, concentrate, you, miss, heavenly
Man, the living creature, the creating individual, is always more important than any established style or system.
humanity, Man, living, creature, creating, individual, more, important, established
Even today, I dare not say that I have reached a state of achievement. I'm still learning, for learning is boundless.
today, dare, reached, state, achievement, learning, boundless
The aphorism "as a man thinketh in his heart so is he" contains the secret of life .
aphorism, man, thinketh, heart, contains, secret, life
Meaning is found in relationship. Meaning is the relationship of the foreground figure to the background.
Meaning, found, relationship, foreground, figure, background
You cannot force the Now. But can you neither condemn nor justify and yet be extraordinarily alive as you walk on? You can never invite the wind, but you must leave the window open.
You, force, Now, can, condemn, justify, yet, extraordinarily, alive
What you HABITUALLY THINK largely determines what you will ultimately become.
What, you, THINK, largely, determines, ultimately, become
A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at.
Goal, wisdom, reached, often, serves, simply, something, aim
Use only that which works, and take it from any place you can find it.
Use, works, place, you, can, find
The man who is really serious, with the urge to find out what truth is, has no style at all. He lives only in what is.
man, who, serious, urge, find, what, truth, style, lives
Take inventory of everyone with whom you have contact.
inventory, everyone, you, contact
Life is never stagnation. It is constant movement, unrhythmic movement, as we as constant change . Things live by moving and gain strength as they go.
Life, never, stagnation, constant, movement, we, change, Things, live
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.
Moment, freedom, couldn't, live, rigid, schedule, try, freely, letting
The meaning of life is that it is to be lived, and it is not to be traded and conceptualized and squeezed into a pattern of systems.
meaning of life, Life, meaning, lived, traded, conceptualized, squeezed, pattern, systems
I'm not in this world to live up to your expectations and you're not in this world to live up to mine.
As you think, so shall you become.
Showing off is the fool's idea of glory.
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