Bruce Lee Quotes

7+ Best Bruce Lee Authors Quotes

You can't focus on what's happening to you, but what you can do.
Topic : Life, Motivational

Bruce Lee's focus quotes focus on what can be done rather than focusing on the problem. focus focus focus is directed towards the solutions instead of the problems that are the surrounding focus. The focus will focus on thinking about how to solve a problem instead of letting it consume focus.

A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at.
Topic : Goal

We've always said you should set specific, achievable goals, but actor and martial artist Bruce Lee notes that sometimes, it's okay to not reach that goal. If you've worked hard and made progress, that goal has still served its purpose by giving you something to aim for. It's better to be a little optimistic than overly realistic if you really want to achieve—though if you want those goals to really work, it's best to create multiple milestones along the way to help you out.

Knowledge will give you power, but character respect.
Topic : Knowledge, Respect

This proverb means that if you have the knowledge, you can do many things. Knowledge makes you powerful. But if you have character, people will respect you. Knowledge will not make you look into your reflection in the mirror, the strength of your character will. Character gives you the courage to keep your head up with pride and honor, something that knowledge will not always give.

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.
Topic : Practice, Effort

Ever heard a proverb that goes "Practice makes a man perfect". That's what exactly Bruce Lee meant. Someone who practiced 10,000 different kicks once, would be a master at nothing. On the other hand, someone who practiced one kick 10,000 times would be deadly and dangerous. A real master at something. And it is always good to be a master at something than being a novice at everything.

To hell with circumstances; I create opportunities.
Topic : Opportunities

Sometimes all we need is to ignore the circumstances and take a step forward. To allow serendipity to happen; to give space for the unexpected, for the gracious, and for the glory to create the opportunities we dream we had. This quote starts with a frustrated, fed-up tone, but ends with a proactive, positive tone. It is about not being a victim of circumstances and creating your own solution.

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

To err is human. Mistakes just happen. You should learn the lesson from the mistake committed and FORGET the mistake. Once this is done you are not prone to repeat the same mistake and also will become careful in not committing mistakes in the future also. Mistakes are always forgivable if one has the courage to admit them.

Empty your mind; be formless, shapeless – like water. Now you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup, you put water into a bottle, it becomes the bottle, you put it in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Now water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend.

Bruce Lee’s, “be like water, my friend” simply means to be flexible in both mind and body. It’s about not being rigid and stubborn about your beliefs, practices, and understanding, and instead, about being open-minded and able to change and adapt to the circumstances we are put into. If we can just understand the properties of this amazing element, we can live a beautiful and better life. Problems arise all the time in life, and you can try to keep your rigid shape, smashing into the problems until one of you breaks, or you can be like water and slip through the cracks.