The 10 Best Bruce Lee Quotes


Lee was the first to admit that his attitude was more important than anything else when it came to achieving what he wanted to. His commitment to following wise philosophies helped him gain massive success in his life and career.

Wise words that show the wisdom of Bruce Lee and what we can learn from it:

“If you don’t want to slip up tomorrow, speak the truth today.”

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

“Real living is living for others.”

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

“In order to control myself I must first accept myself by going with, and not against, my nature.”

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

“As you think, so shall you become”

‘It’s like I’m in gaol – I am like the monkey in the zoo, people looking at me and things like that. Basically I like the simple life and I like to joke a lot and all those things, but I cannot speak as freely as I could before because misinterpretation comes in and all kinds of things.’

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

“No man is really defeated unless he is discouraged.”

‘The biggest disadvantage of success is losing your privacy. It’s ironic but we all strive to become wealthy and famous, but when you’re there it’s not all rosy.’

‘There’s hardly a place in Hong Kong where I can go to without being stared at or people asking for autographs. That’s one reason I spend a lot of time at my house to do my work. Right now, my house and the office are the most peaceful places.’

In Hong Kong there’s a bronze statue of Bruce Lee. The statue is about 6ft high. It is a memory of Bruce Lee and our childhood dreams from a world where cruel powers cannot win from those fighting for justice.

Bruce Lee
with his son Brandon Lee and wife Linda Lee
USA – Circa 1966
Credit: (Mandatory): WENN