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11 Powerful Bruce Lee Quotes You Need To Know

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Bruce Lee is one of my idols. Bruce Lee was a martial artist, film director, producer, screenwriter, philosopher and actor. Bruce Lee is widely considered to be one of the most influential martial artists of the last century. Up to this day he is considered as a legend and his philosophy continues to live through the martial art that he created Jeet Kune Do and through his writing. This is why today I’ve decided to share with you 11 inspiring Bruce Lee quotes. See Also (The Best 33 Empowering Life Quotes.. Ever)

11 Powerful Bruce Lee Quotes You Need To Know

#1.  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.

I fear not the man who has practiced 10 000 kicks once, bruce lee quotes

#2. A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at.A goal is not always meant to be reached, bruce lee quotes

#3. Knowing is not enough; We must apply. Willing is not enough; We must do.Bruce lee quotes

#4. Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.Bruce lee quotes

#5. Defeat is a state of mind; No one is ever defeated until defeat has been accepted as a reality.Bruce Lee Quotes

#6. Those who are unaware they are walking in darkness will never seek the light.Bruce Lee Quotes

#7. If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.Bruce Lee Quote

#8. To hell with circumstances; I create opportunities.Bruce Lee Quotes

#9. Absorb what is useful, discard what is not, add what is uniquely your own. See also (21 Life Changing Quotes On Building Your Character)Bruce Lee Quotes

#10. Learning is never cumulative, it is a movement of knowing which has no beginning and no end.Bruce Lee Quotes

#11. Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.Bruce Lee Quotes

Bonus – There is one more I would like to add. This quote just stands out.Be like water, bruce lee quotes, quote from bruce lee, motivational quote, inspiring quote,

These are my favorite inspirational quotes from Bruce Lee. I hope you enjoyed them. See also The Top 25 Dwayne Johnson Quotes. What is your favorite quote from Bruce Lee? Please share your thoughts in the comments below. Also don’t forget to subscribe to receive our articles right into your inbox.



  1. David W. Murphy

    February 20, 2014 at 5:29 pm

    Great quotes! Tragic loss of an exceptional man.

    • Philosophy Professor

      October 27, 2017 at 12:46 am

      Bruce Lee did not say all of these quotes. He is overrated as a philosopher, but I’ll not dispute his prowess as a martial artist; he was the greatest.

  2. Mary

    February 20, 2014 at 7:43 pm

    I love Bruce Lee and enjoyed reading all the quotes but #4 is my absolute favorite.

  3. Ryan Biddulph

    February 21, 2014 at 3:31 am

    The first quote sums up life! Do 1 thing over and over so you can do it better than anyone. All failure is rooted in trying to do a few things well instead of doing 1 thing ridiculously well, until you master it.

    Thanks Hri!

  4. Jeanne Melanson

    February 21, 2014 at 4:40 am

    My favorite:

    #7. If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.

    Thanks, Hristiqn!

  5. Esha

    February 21, 2014 at 3:34 pm

    I love Bruce Lee and loved all the quotes!!!

  6. Carolyn Coleman-Grady

    February 22, 2014 at 4:38 am

    Excellent.Bruce Lee is one if my favorite too. My brother who’s hands are registered swore by Bruce lee watch every film practice between training both physically and mentally. Thanks for these quotes. The word fearless came to me while reading each quote.

    • NotBruce

      October 25, 2016 at 7:22 pm

      Registered with whom? This “My hands are registered as deadly weapons” myth is still going?!?! There has never been such a law anywhere, especially America. Fraudulent Martial Arts instructors used to sell “registration cards” to students for hefty fees, but they were scams, haven’t heard of that since the 70’s though.

  7. desertLoin

    February 23, 2014 at 6:42 am

    #11 pray for the strength to endure a difficult one

  8. Sambara Moin

    February 23, 2014 at 11:16 pm

    Thank you for sharing superb quotes. Your site is very cool. I’m impressed by the details that you have on this website. It reveals how nicely you perceive this subject. Bookmarked this website page, will come back for extra articles. You, my friend, ROCK! I found just the info I already searched everywhere and just couldn’t come across. What a great web site.

  9. Brandon

    February 24, 2014 at 6:32 am

    “Dont think, feeeel…it is like a finger pointing away at the moon. Dont focus on the finger or you will miss all that heavenly glory.” Bruce Lee (Enter the dragon)

    • Ellena

      March 18, 2014 at 4:03 pm

      Ha. My favourite movie line!

  10. Tiago Simões

    March 18, 2014 at 3:35 pm

    Amazing Cris!
    Bruce Lee was a great example of go beyond the limits.
    Thanks for share it.

  11. Chris

    March 18, 2014 at 3:50 pm

    Great article. Some of my personal favorites that weren’t included are; “there is no opponent”, “less is more”, and “be ordinary and nothing special.” The Tao of Jeet Kun Do is my favorite book.

  12. Peter

    March 18, 2014 at 3:55 pm

    These are all excellent & motivational. Much needed today! Can’t pick a favorite, they’re all amazing. “Those who are unaware they are walking in darkness will never seek the light.”

  13. Annette's Didier

    March 18, 2014 at 3:58 pm

    #3: It is NOT necessary to “do” to “have”, “to be” can be enough if we are enough, but “do” can bring fun that only “be” will hardly give.

  14. Annette's Didier

    March 18, 2014 at 4:10 pm

    By the way, how can we know these are words from this Legend? You never put any reference, you could have imagined them or others could have :/ Anyway, still they remain very great :p

    • Hristiqn 'Cris' Nikolov

      March 18, 2014 at 4:44 pm

      Hello Annete,

      The sources I used are mostly goodreads, forbes, huffingtonpost, brainyquote and other trusted websites.

  15. Lena

    March 19, 2014 at 12:46 am

    great quotes, I enjoyed, tnx for shr
    one of my fav:“Using no way as a way, having no limitation as limitation.”

  16. Peter

    March 28, 2014 at 2:09 am

    great quotes , it gives me a new perspective

    thank you

  17. Anna Saiko

    March 30, 2014 at 12:26 am

    Nice quotes, Bruce Lee is Inspiration for everyone. Keep up the good work!

  18. Evans Omondi Opondo

    April 3, 2014 at 7:09 am

    Bruce Lee will still be the best fighter the worl has ever seen.I think the actors of today cannot and will not gain great skills like his.They cannot understand his nature,including movements,attacking,punchs,kicks.His movies lead and others follow.Sad news is that he never lived to see his fruits of his hardworking.

    • Mike

      June 10, 2014 at 6:00 pm

      aaah, but Bruce was never about the fruits. to him it was always about the hard work and attaining the next level…

  19. yan

    May 31, 2014 at 11:52 pm

    Be a water my friend..
    And make opportunity
    Love it

  20. Mike Muriello

    August 25, 2014 at 6:19 am

    Amazing quotes! Thank you for sharing and keeping Bruce’s spirit alive.

  21. kasali olayinka

    September 7, 2014 at 12:59 pm

    water is formless, shapeless…..

  22. veeresh

    September 25, 2014 at 10:22 am

    I respect bruce lee

  23. shoua k.

    October 31, 2014 at 2:40 am

    He has always been my ins
    piration and guidance love all the pictures

  24. gareth rees

    November 30, 2014 at 12:22 am

    Please keep in mind he had a degree in philosophy.

  25. Thomas

    January 5, 2015 at 11:05 pm

    Love all the quotes but one that has moved me is…..running water never goes stail…hope you like it

  26. Raj

    February 9, 2015 at 5:22 am


  27. ann

    March 29, 2015 at 4:43 am

    Bruce Lee ?Awesome !! i like number 5.He would jump up in the air land on his opponent and u knew it was over.His facial expressions said it all ! I would b like,u go boy…he was a serious man..I loved Bruce Lee ..and he was good looking !

  28. Abdul Rehman

    April 17, 2015 at 5:43 am

    that’s the amazing collection of bruce lee quotes you have got here.. 🙂
    plus i always liked your blog post …and im thanking you for all of this 🙂

  29. Thivwhanesh

    July 9, 2015 at 2:38 am

    I love all your quotes and bruce lee

  30. Imtiyaz khan

    December 6, 2015 at 11:02 am

    I really like Bruce Lee. He is my favourite fighter… His bullet speed kicks are awesome. Thank you for sharing these quotes with us, they are great!

  31. karate kaththi

    December 13, 2015 at 11:43 am

    I like so much Bruce lee. He was a great legend. He was my awesome legend . So,Thank for upload the Bruce lee queots. I really liked this!

  32. hanamanta

    July 10, 2016 at 5:55 am

    This man is a real hero!

  33. Nikolay

    July 26, 2016 at 10:37 pm

    Hello there! My name is Nikolay and I am a fellow blogger. I really enjoyed this article. It love it. I am a great Bruce Lee fan as well.Is it properly to ask you if in case I decide to write an article with quotes from famous people as Bruce Lee, do I need a permission? At the moment my blog is not monetized but I would like to. How did you proceed when you wrote this article.
    I hope I don’t bother you with my question.

    • Cris Nikolov

      July 31, 2016 at 8:28 pm

      You don’t need permission to share quotes on your blog. The images are subject to copyright though.

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