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The Best Bruce Lee Quotes

We all need inspiration. Those who practice martial arts are no different. During the valleys of training, the right inspiration can be the push you need to get up and get at it again, to continue mastering your craft.

 

For the martial artist, there is no better source of inspiration than Bruce Lee. Philosopher, teacher, movie star, martial artist, pioneer. Bruce Lee was all of those things, and much more. His words make you think and serve as motivation. Here are the best Bruce Lee quotes.

 

"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."
 
"If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you'll never get it done."
 
“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." 
 
"A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at."
 
"To hell with circumstances; I create opportunities."
 
"Don't fear failure. — Not failure, but low aim, is the crime. In great attempts it is glorious even to fail." 
 
"Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do."
 
"Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it."
 
"You must be shapeless, formless, like water. When you pour water in a cup, it becomes the cup. When you pour water in a bottle, it becomes the bottle. When you pour water in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Water can drip and it can crash. Become like water my friend." 
 
"Showing off is the fool's idea of glory." 
 
"Life's battles don't always go to the stronger or faster man. But sooner or later the man who wins, is the man who thinks he can."

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