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#1. The more aware you become, the more you shed from day to day what you have learned so that your mind is always fresh and uncontaminated by previous conditioning. - Author: Bruce Lee
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#2. The body performs better when the athlete lets it go than when he tries to drive it. - Author: Bruce Lee
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#3. The highest technique is to have no technique. My technique is a result of your technique; my movement is a result of your movement. - Author: Bruce Lee
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#4. Ideas are the beginning of all achievement. - Author: Bruce Lee
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#5. You and your opponent are one. There is a coexisting relationship between you. You coexist with your opponent and become his complement, absorbing his attack and using his force to overcome him. - Author: Bruce Lee
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#6. It's not the daily increase but daily decrease. Hack away at the unessential. - Author: Bruce Lee
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#7. Art calls for complete mastery of techniques, developed by reflection within the soul. - Author: Bruce Lee
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#8. Instead of dedicating your life to actualize a concept of what you should be like, actualize yourself. - Author: Bruce Lee
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#9. To be bound by traditional martial art style or styles is the way of the mindless, enslaved martial artist. But to be inspired by the traditional martial art and to achieve further heights is the way of genius. - Author: Bruce Lee
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#10. Where there is no style, there is no slave. Martial Arts mean honestly expressing yourself. No style. No slave. - Author: Bruce Lee
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#11. There is no mystery about my style. My movements are simple, direct and non-classical. The extraordinary part of it lies in its simplicity. Every movement in Jeet Kune-Do is being so of itself. There is nothing artificial about it. I always believe that the easy way is the right way. - Author: Bruce Lee
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#12. Emptiness the starting point. - 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. - Author: Bruce Lee
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#13. Knowledge will give you power, but character respect. - Author: Bruce Lee
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#14. Set patterns, incapable of adaptability, of pliability, only offer a better cage. Truth is outside of all patterns. - Author: Bruce Lee
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#15. Practice makes perfect. After a long time of practicing, our work will become natural, skillfull, swift, and steady. - Author: Bruce Lee
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#16. I have always been a martial artist by choice, an actor by profession, but above all, am actualising myself to be an artist of life. - Author: Bruce Lee
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#17. It is not a daily increase, but a daily decrease. Hack away at the inessentials. - Author: Bruce Lee
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#18. It is not what happens that is success or failure, but what it does to the heart of man. - Author: Bruce Lee
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#19. Like everyone else, you want to learn the way to win, but never to accept the way to lose - to accept defeat. To learn to die is to be liberated from it. So when tomorrow comes you must free your ambitious mind and learn the art of dying! - Author: Bruce Lee
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#20. The happiness that is derived from excitement is like a brilliant fire- soon it will go out. - Author: Bruce Lee
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#21. Choose the positive. You have choice, you are master of your attitude, choose the positive, the constructive. Optimism is a faith that leads to success. - Author: Bruce Lee
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#22. Use no way as way, make no limitation, limitation. - Author: Bruce Lee
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#23. Relationship is a process of self-revelation. - Author: Bruce Lee
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#24. Do not deny the classical approach, simply as a reaction, or you will have created another pattern and trapped yourself there. - Author: Bruce Lee
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#25. Self-actualization is the important thing. And my personal message to people is that I hope they will go toward self-actualization rather than self-image actualization. I hope that they will search within themselves for honest self-expression. - Bruce Lee - Author: Bruce Lee
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#26. There is "what is" only when there is no comparing and to live with "what is" is to be peaceful. - Author: Bruce Lee
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#27. We do not become. We simply are. - Author: Bruce Lee
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#28. By adopting a certain physical posture, a resonant chord is struck in spirit. - Author: Bruce Lee
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#29. The poorer we are
inwardly,
the more we try to
enrich ourselves
outwardly. - Author: Bruce Lee
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#30. I don't fear the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks but the man who has practiced 1 kick 10,000 times! - Author: Bruce Lee
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#31. The More we value things, the less we value ourselves - Author: Bruce Lee
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#32. It's not what you give, it's the way you give it. - Author: Bruce Lee
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#33. You know what I want to think of myself? As a human being. Because, I mean I don't want to be like As Confucius say, but under the sky, under the heavens there is but one family. It just so happens that people are different. - Author: Bruce Lee
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#34. Learning is never cumulative, it is a movement of knowing which has no beginning and no end. - Author: Bruce Lee
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#35. Concentration is the root of all the higher abilities in man. - Author: Bruce Lee
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#36. Effort within the mind further limits the mind, because effort implies struggle towards a goal and when you have a goal, a purpose, an end in view, you have placed a limit on the mind. - Author: Bruce Lee
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#37. Living exists when life lives through us ... life is a living now! - Author: Bruce Lee
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#38. The intangible represents the real power of the universe. It is the seed of the tangible. - Author: Bruce Lee
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#39. Self-knowledge is the basis of jeet kune do because it is effective not only for the individual's martial art but also for his life as a human being. - Author: Bruce Lee
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#40. To contemplate a thing implies maintaining oneself OUTSIDE it, resolved to keep a distance between it and ourselves. - Author: Bruce Lee
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#41. When you say that something is impossible, you have made it impossible. - Author: Bruce Lee
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#42. A quick temper will make a fool of you soon enough. - Author: Bruce Lee
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#43. Remember no man is really defeated unless he is discouraged. - Author: Bruce Lee
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#44. The best form of endurance exercise is the performance of the event. - Author: Bruce Lee
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#45. Training is one of the most neglected phases of athletics. Too much time is given to the development of skill and too little to the development of the individual for participation. - Author: Bruce Lee
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#46. Time means a lot to me because you see I am also a learner and am often lost in the joy of forever developing. - Author: Bruce Lee
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#47. I'm a philosophy major. That means I can think deep thoughts about being unemployed. - Author: Bruce Lee
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#48. Bring the mind into sharp focus and make it alert so that it can immediately intuit truth, which is everywhere. The mind must be emancipated from old habits, prejudices, restrictive thought processes and even ordinary thought itself. - Author: Bruce Lee
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#49. The more restricted a method, the lesser the opportunity for one's individual freedom of expression. - Author: Bruce Lee
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#50. You just wait. I'm going to be the biggest Chinese Star in the world. - Author: Bruce Lee
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#51. If you follow the classical pattern, you are understanding the routine, the tradition, the shadow
you are not understanding yourself. - Author: Bruce Lee
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#52. It's the law of averages: put in more, come out with more. - Author: Bruce Lee
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#53. Do not be tense, just be ready, not thinking but not dreaming, not being set but being flexible. - Author: Bruce Lee
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#54. Either push your limits or die. - Author: Bruce Lee
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#55. Efficiency is anything that scores. - Author: Bruce Lee
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#56. Having totality means being capable of following "what is," because "what is" is constantly moving and constantly changing. If one is anchored to a particular view, one will not be able to follow the swift movement of "what is. - Author: Bruce Lee
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#57. Absorb what is useful, Discard what is not, Add what is uniquely your own. - Author: Bruce Lee
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#58. To understand your fear is the beginning of really seeing. - Author: Bruce Lee
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#59. What is true stillness? Stillness in movement. - Author: Bruce Lee
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#60. Low aim, not failure, is the crime. - Author: Bruce Lee
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#61. Truth comes when your mind and heart are purged of all sense of striving and you are no longer trying to become somebody; it is there when the mind is very quiet, listening timelessly to everything. - Author: Bruce Lee
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#62. The founder of any branch must be more ingenious than the common man. However, if his achievement is not carried on by disciples of the same ingenuity, then things will only become formalized and get stuck in a cul-de-sac; whereby breakthrough and progress will be almost impossible. - Author: Bruce Lee
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#63. If I should die tomorrow, I will have no regrets. I did what I wanted to do. You can't expect more from life. - Author: Bruce Lee
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#64. You have to create your own luck. You have to be aware of the opportunities around you and take advantage of them. - Author: Bruce Lee
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#65. If you don't want to slip up tomorrow, speak the truth today. - Author: Bruce Lee
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#66. When the opponent expand, I contract. When he contracts, I expand. And, when there is an opportunity, I do not hit - it hits all by itself. - Author: Bruce Lee
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#67. Success means doing something sincerely and wholeheartedly. - Author: Bruce Lee
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#68. I don't believe in different ways of fighting now. I mean, unless human beings have 3 arms and 3 legs, then we will have a different way of fighting. But basically we all have two arms and two legs so that is why I believe there should be only one way of fighting and that is no way. - Author: Bruce Lee
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#69. When one is not expressing himself, he is not free. thus, he begins to struggle and the struggle breeds methodical routine. Soon, he is doing his methodical routine as response rather than responding to what is. - Author: Bruce Lee
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#70. Taoist philosophy is essentially monistic. Matter and energy, Yang and Yin, heaven and earth, are conceived of as essentially one or as two coexistent poles of one indivisible whole. - Author: Bruce Lee
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#71. True thusness is the substance of thought, and thought is the function of true thusness. There is no thought except that of true thusness. Thusness does not move, but its motion and function are inexhaustible. - Author: Bruce Lee
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#72. The disease of philosophy. - Philosophy is itself the disease for which it pretends to be the cure: the wise man does not pursue wisdom but lives his life, and therein precisely does his wisdom lie. - Author: Bruce Lee
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#73. Can you look at a situation without naming it? Naming it, making it a word, causes fear. - Author: Bruce Lee
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#74. Art is never decoration, embellishment; instead, it is work of enlightenment. Art, in other words, is a technique for acquiring liberty. - Author: Bruce Lee
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#75. I don't want to do anything halfway. It has to be perfect. - Author: Bruce Lee
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#76. Maturation is the development from environmental support to self-support. - Author: Bruce Lee
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#77. A self-willed man has no other aim than his own growth. - Author: Bruce Lee
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#78. Defeat is a state of mind; no one is ever defeated until defeat has been accepted as a reality. - Author: Bruce Lee
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#79. Self-knowledge involves relationship. To know oneself is to study one self in action with another person. Relationship is a process of self evaluation and self revelation. Relationship is the mirror in which you discover yourself - to be is to be related. - Author: Bruce Lee
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#80. Training for strength and flexibility is a must. You must use it to support your techniques. Techniques alone are no good if you don't support them with strength and flexibility. - Author: Bruce Lee
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#81. There is no love without friendship. Passion alone does not form relationships of value. - Author: Bruce Lee
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#82. The unconditioned mind intuits truth. - Author: Bruce Lee
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#83. We should devote ourselves to being self-sufficient and must not depend upon the external ratings by others for our happiness. - Author: Bruce Lee
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#84. Knowledge earns you power, character earns you respect. - Author: Bruce Lee
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#85. I am happy because I am growing daily and I am honestly not knowing where the limit lies. To be certain, every day there can be a revelation or a new discovery. I treasure the memory of the past misfortunes. It has added more to my bank of fortitude. - Author: Bruce Lee
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#86. The best fighter is not a Boxer, Karate or Judo man. The best fighter is someone who can adapt on any style. He kicks too good for a Boxer, throws too good for a Karate man, and punches too good for a Judo man. - Author: Bruce Lee
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#87. Action is a high road to self-confidence and esteem. Where it is open, all energies flow toward it. It comes readily to most people, and its rewards are tangible. - Author: Bruce Lee
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#88. Using no way as a way, having no limitation as limitation. - Author: Bruce Lee
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#89. The three most difficult things in life are: 1. To keep a secret. 2. To forget an injury. 3. To make good use of leisure. - Author: Bruce Lee
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#90. When you're talking about fighting, as it is, with no rules, well then, baby you'd better train every part of your body! - Author: Bruce Lee
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#91. The great mistake is to anticipate the outcome of the engagement; you ought not to be thinking of whether it ends in victory or defeat. Let nature take its course, and your tools will strike at the right moment. - Author: Bruce Lee
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#92. I'm not a master. I'm a student-master, meaning that I have the knowledge of a master and the expertise of a master, but I'm still learning. So I'm a student-master. I don't believe in the word 'master.' I consider the master as such when they close the casket. - Author: Bruce Lee
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#93. water is fearless,you put water into a cup,it becomes the cup ,you put water into a teapot it becomes the teapot,water can flow drip ,creap,or crash! - Author: Bruce Lee
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#94. More and more I believe in the fact that you have two hands and two legs, and the thing is how to make good use of yourself - and that's about it. - Author: Bruce Lee
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#95. It doesn't matter you were born as Legend
But what does matter is Legendary End.
Think About It. - Author: Bruce Lee
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#96. I am not afraid of a person who knows 10000 kicks. But I am afraid of a person who knows one kick but practices it for 10000 times. - Author: Bruce Lee
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#97. I refer to my hands, feet and body as the tools of the trade. The hands and feet must be sharpened and improved daily to be efficient. - Author: Bruce Lee
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#98. 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 - Author: Bruce Lee
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#99. Remember my friend to enjoy your planning as well as your accomplishment, for life is too short for negative energy. - Author: Bruce Lee
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#100. To hell with circumstances; I create opportunities. - Author: Bruce Lee
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