Balance your thoughts with action. If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you'll never get it done.
Striking Thoughts (2000, pg. 43)
Nowadays you don't go around on the street kicking people, punching people because if you do (makes gun shape with hand), well that's it I don't care how good you are.Bruce LeeBruce Lee interview on the Pierre Berton Show (1971)
When you're talking about fighting, as it is, with no rules , well then, baby you'd better train every part of your body!Bruce LeeBruce Lee: The Lost Interview (1971)
All types of knowledge , ultimately mean self knowledge.Bruce LeeBruce Lee: The Lost Interview (1971)
Use only that which works, and take it from any place you can find it.Bruce LeeAs quoted in Bruce Lee : Fighting Spirit (1994) by Bruce Thomas (1994), p.44
If one loves, one need not have an ideology of love .Bruce Leep. 64 (The Warrior Within : The Philosophies of Bruce Lee (1996))
Jeet Kune Do rejects all restrictions imposed by form and formality and emphasizes the clever use of the mind and body to defend and attack.Bruce LeePart 2 "Jeet Kune Do — The Fundamentals"
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.Bruce LeePart 6 "Beyond System — The Ultimate Source of Jeet Kune Do"
Faith is a state of mind that can be conditioned through self-discipline. Faith will accomplish.Bruce LeePart 6 "Beyond System — The Ultimate Source of Jeet Kune Do"
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.Bruce Leep. 10; Here Lee paraphrases a much older English proverb: If you care for life, don't waste your time; for time is what life is made of. (as quoted in Bordighera and the Western Riviera (1883) by Frederick Fitzroy Hamilton, p. 189).
Concentration is the ROOT of all the higher abilities in man.Bruce Leep. 11 (Striking Thoughts (2000))
Don't fear failure. Not failure, but low aim, is the crime. In great attempts it is glorious even to fail.Bruce Leep. 121 (Striking Thoughts (2000))
Don't fear failure. Not failure, but low aim, is the crime. In great attempts it is glorious even to fail.Bruce LeeBruce Lee, Striking Thoughts: Bruce Lee's Wisdom for Daily Living, Part VIII : On Ultimate (Final) Principles, p. 121 (2000).
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.Bruce LeeBruce Lee (2000) Striking Thoughts. edited by John Little. p. 3
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