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  If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you'll never get it done.  
 -  Bruce Lee
  

  A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at.  
 -  Bruce Lee
  

  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 Lee
  

  Adapt what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own.  
 -  Bruce Lee
  

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

  Empty your mind, be formless. Shapeless, like water. Now, you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. Put it in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Now, water can flow or creep or drip or crash. Be water, my friend.  
 -  Bruce Lee
  

  Running water never grows stale. So you just have to 'keep on flowing.'  
 -  Bruce Lee
  

  I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who had practiced one kick 10,000 times.  
 -  Bruce Lee
  

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

  If you dont want to slip up tomorrow, speak the truth today.  
 -  Bruce Lee
  

  You must have complete determination. The worst opponent you can come across is one whose aim has become an obsession. For instance, if a man has decided that he is going to bite off your nose no matter what happens to him in the process, the chances are he will succeed in doing it. He may be severely beaten up, too, but that will not stop him from carrying out his objective. That is the real fighter.  
 -  Bruce Lee
  

  The spirit of the individual is determined by his dominating thought habits.  
 -  Bruce Lee
  

  I am not in this world to live up to your expectations and you're not in this world to live up to mine.  
 -  Bruce Lee
  

  Showing off is the fool's idea of glory.  
 -  Bruce Lee
  

  Life lives; and in the living flow, no questions are raised. The reason is that life is a living now!  
 -  Bruce Lee
  

  So, in order to live life whole-heartedly, the answer is life simply is.  
 -  Bruce Lee
  

  Be happy, but never satisfied.  
 -  Bruce Lee
  

  Faith is a state of mind that can be conditioned through self-discipline. Faith will accomplish.  
 -  Bruce Lee
  

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

  Many people dedicate their lives to actualizing a concept of what they should be like, rather than actualizing themselves. This difference between self-actualization and self-image actualization is very important. Most people live only for their image.  
 -  Bruce Lee
  

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

  Balance your thoughts with action.  
 -  Bruce Lee
  

  Empty your cup so that it may be filled; become devoid to gain totality.  
 -  Bruce Lee
  

  Take things as they are. Punch when you have to punch. Kick when you have to kick.  
 -  Bruce Lee
  

  Dont fear failure. Not failure, but low aim, is the crime. In great attempts it is glorious even to fail.  
 -  Bruce Lee
  

  Forget about winning and losing; forget about pride and pain. Let your opponent graze your skin and you smash into his flesh; let him smash into your flesh and you fracture his bones; let him fracture your bones and you take his life. Do not be concerned with escaping safely - lay your life before him.  
 -  Bruce Lee
  

  A self-willed man obeys a different law, the one law I, too, hold absolutely sacred - the human law in himself, his own individual will.  
 -  Bruce Lee
  

  Knowledge will give you power, but character respect.  
 -  Bruce Lee
  

  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 Lee
  

  Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable.  
 -  Bruce Lee
  

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

  There is no such thing as maturity. There is instead an ever-evolving process of maturing. Because when there is a maturity, there is a conclusion and a cessation. That's the end. That's when the coffin is closed.  
 -  Bruce Lee
  

  All types of knowledge ultimately mean self-knowledge.  
 -  Bruce Lee
  

  Ever since I was a child I have had this instinctive urge for expansion and growth. To me, the function and duty of a quality human being is the sincere and honest development of one's potential.  
 -  Bruce Lee
  

  In order to taste my cup of water you must first empty your cup. My friend, drop all your preconceived and fixed ideas and be neutral. Do you know why this cup is useful? Because it is empty.  
 -  Bruce Lee
  

  A good teacher protects his pupils from his own influence.  
 -  Bruce Lee
  

  If there is a God, he is within. You dont ask God to give you things, you depend on God for your inner theme.  
 -  Bruce Lee
  

  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
  

  A quick temper will make a fool of you soon enough.  
 -  Bruce Lee
  

  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
  

  It is not the daily increase but daily decrease. Hack away at the unessential.  
 -  Bruce Lee
  

  Jeet Kune Do favors formlessness so that it can assume all forms and since Jeet Kune Do has no style, it can fit in with all styles. As a result, Jeet Kune Do utilizes all ways and is bound by none and, likewise, uses any techniques which serve its end.  
 -  Bruce Lee
  

  Art calls for complete mastery of techniques, developed by reflection within the soul.  
 -  Bruce Lee
  

  If you love life, dont waste time, for time is what life is made up of.  
 -  Bruce Lee
  

  If nothing within you stays rigid, outward things will disclose themselves. Moving, be like water. Still, be like a mirror. Respond like an echo.  
 -  Bruce Lee
  

  What you habitually think largely determines what you will ultimately become.  
 -  Bruce Lee
  

  Notice that the stiffest tree is most easily cracked, while the bamboo or willow survives by bending with the wind.  
 -  Bruce Lee
  

  To hell with circumstances; I create opportunities.  
 -  Bruce Lee
  

  Cease negative mental chattering. If you think a thing is impossible, you'll make it impossible. Pessimism blunts the tools you need to succeed.  
 -  Bruce Lee
  

  Everything you do, if not in a relaxed state will be done at a lesser level than you are proficient. Thus the tensed expert marksman will aim at a level less than his or her student.  
 -  Bruce Lee
  

  Make at least one definite move daily toward your goal.  
 -  Bruce Lee
  

  The happiness that is derived from excitement is like a brilliant fire - soon it will go out. Before we married, we never had the chance to go out to nightclubs. We only spent our nights watching TV and chatting. Many young couples live a very exciting life when they are in love. So, when they marry, and their lives are reduced to calmness and dullness, they will feel impatient and will drink the bitter cup of a sad marriage.  
 -  Bruce Lee
  

  Concentration is the root of all the higher abilities in man.  
 -  Bruce Lee
  

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

  The change is from inner to outer. We start by dissolving our attitude not by altering outer conditions.  
 -  Bruce Lee
  

  The intangible represents the real power of the universe. It is the seed of the tangible.  
 -  Bruce Lee
  

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

  A quick temper will make a fool of you soon enough.  
 -  Bruce Lee
  

  Art calls for complete mastery of techniques, developed by reflection within the soul.  
 -  Bruce Lee
  

  Be happy, but never satisfied.  
 -  Bruce Lee
  

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

  The happiness that is derived from excitement is like a brilliant fire - soon it will go out. Before we married, we never had the chance to go out to nightclubs. We only spent our nights watching TV and chatting. Many young couples live a very exciting life when they are in love. So, when they marry, and their lives are reduced to calmness and dullness, they will feel impatient and will drink the bitter cup of a sad marriage.  
 -  Bruce Lee
  

  Cease negative mental chattering. If you think a thing is impossible, you'll make it impossible. Pessimism blunts the tools you need to succeed.  
 -  Bruce Lee
  

  If you don't want to slip up tomorrow, speak the truth today.  
 -  Bruce Lee
  

  Faith is a state of mind that can be conditioned through self-discipline. Faith will accomplish.  
 -  Bruce Lee
  

  Knowledge will give you power, but character respect.  
 -  Bruce Lee
  

  Don't fear failure. Not failure, but low aim, is the crime. In great attempts it is glorious even to fail.  
 -  Bruce Lee
  

  Faith is a state of mind that can be conditioned through self-discipline. Faith will accomplish.  
 -  Bruce Lee
  

  Everything you do, if not in a relaxed state will be done at a lesser level than you are proficient. Thus the tensed expert marksman will aim at a level less than his or her student.  
 -  Bruce Lee
  

  Don't fear failure. Not failure, but low aim, is the crime. In great attempts it is glorious even to fail.  
 -  Bruce Lee
  

  A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at.  
 -  Bruce Lee
  

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

  A self-willed man obeys a different law, the one law I, too, hold absolutely sacred - the human law in himself, his own individual will.  
 -  Bruce Lee
  

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

  Cease negative mental chattering. If you think a thing is impossible, you'll make it impossible. Pessimism blunts the tools you need to succeed.  
 -  Bruce Lee
  

  Knowledge will give you power, but character respect.  
 -  Bruce Lee
  

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

  A good teacher protects his pupils from his own influence.  
 -  Bruce Lee
  

  Knowing is not enough, you must apply; willing is not enough, you must do.  
 -  Bruce Lee
  

  A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at.  
 -  Bruce Lee
  

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

  A fight is not won by one punch or kick. Either learn to endure or hire a bodyguard.  
 -  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
  

  Freedom discovers you the moment you lose concern of what impression you're making or about to make.  
 -  Bruce Lee
  

  Ever since I was a child I have had this instinctive urge for expansion and growth. To me, the function and duty of a quality human being is the sincere and honest development of one's potential.  
 -  Bruce Lee
  

  Life is never going to be all roses. You will have very challenging and difficult times! Pray to have the strength to endure. Our trials provide massive lessons for growth so don't pray for none. Some of these trials are really just big blessings in disguise!  
 -  Bruce Lee
  

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

  A quick temper will make a fool of you soon enough.  
 -  Bruce Lee
  

  Don't pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.  
 -  Bruce Lee
  

  To me, the extraordinary aspect of martial arts lies in its simplicity. The easy way is also the right way, and martial arts is nothing at all special; the closer to the true way of martial arts, the less wastage of expression there is.  
 -  Bruce Lee
  

  Let the spirit out - Discard all thoughts of reward, all hopes of praise and fears of blame, all awareness of one's bodily self. And, finally closing the avenues of sense perception, let the spirit out, as it will.  
 -  Bruce Lee
  

  If you want to learn to swim jump into the water. On dry land no frame of mind is ever going to help you.  
 -  Bruce Lee