“The more we value things, the less we value ourselves.”

“Knowledge will give you power, but character respect.”

“The successful warrior is the average man, with laser like focus.”

“Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.”

“The less effort, the faster and more powerful you will be.”

“If you love life, don't waste time, for time is what life is made up of.”

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

“Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.”

“I'm not in this world to live up to your expectations and you're not in this world to live up to mine.”

“If you always put limit 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.”

“Man, the living creature, the creating individual, is always more important than any established style or system.”

“To hell with circumstances; I create opportunities.”

“As you think, so shall you become.”

“Showing off is the fool's idea of glory.”

“Real living is living for others.”

“It's not the daily increase but daily decrease. Hack away at the unessential.”

“To know oneself is to study oneself in action with another person.”

“A quick temper will make a fool of you soon enough.”

“You just wait. I'm going to be the biggest Chinese Star in the world.”

“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.”

“Take no thought of who is right or wrong or who is better than. Be not for or against.”

“Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it.”

“It's not the daily increase but daily decrease. Hack away at the unessential.”

“Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.”

“A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer.”

“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.”

“Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it.”

“Absorb what is useful, discard what is useless and add what is specifically your own.”

“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

1940 - 1973