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“Don't fear failure. — Not failure, but low aim, is the crime. In great attempts it is glorious even to fail.”
Bruce Lee, Striking Thoughts: Bruce Lee's Wisdom for Daily Living
“For it is easy to criticize and break down the spirit of others, but to know yourself takes a lifetime.”
Bruce Lee, Striking Thoughts: Bruce Lee's Wisdom for Daily Living
“The meaning of life is that it is to be lived, and it is not to be traded and conceptualized and squeezed into a patter of systems.”
Bruce Lee, Striking Thoughts: Bruce Lee's Wisdom for Daily Living
“Its like a finger pointing away to the moon. Dont concentrate on the finger or you will miss all that heavenly glory.”
Bruce Lee, Striking Thoughts: Bruce Lee's Wisdom for Daily Living
“You cannot force the Now. — But can you neither condemn nor justify and yet be extraordinarily alive as you walk on? You can never invite the wind, but you must leave the window open.”
Bruce Lee, Striking Thoughts: Bruce Lee's Wisdom for Daily Living
“The world is full of people who are determined to be somebody or to give trouble. They want to get ahead, to stand out. Such ambition has no use for a gung fu man, who rejects all forms of self-assertiveness and competition”
Bruce Lee, Striking Thoughts: Bruce Lee's Wisdom for Daily Living
“Satori - in the awakening from a dream. Awakening and self-realization and seeing into one's own being - these are synonymous.”
Bruce Lee, Striking Thoughts: Bruce Lee's Wisdom for Daily Living
“To free one’s self from preconceived notions, prejudices, and conditioned responses is essential to understanding truth and reality.”
Bruce Lee, Striking Thoughts: Bruce Lee's Wisdom for Daily Living
“Action is a highroad to self-esteem.”
Bruce Lee, Striking Thoughts: Bruce Lee's Wisdom for Daily Living
“The enemy of development is this pain phobia - the unwillingness to do a tiny bit of suffering.”
Bruce Lee, Striking Thoughts: Bruce Lee's Wisdom for Daily Living
“Anger should be expressed. - Any anger that is not coming out, flowing freely, will turn into sadism, power drive, stammering, and other means of torturing.”
Bruce Lee, Striking Thoughts: Bruce Lee's Wisdom for Daily Living
“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.”
Bruce Lee, Striking Thoughts: Bruce Lee's Wisdom for Daily Living
“Masters in all branches of art must first be masters in living, for the soul creates everything.”
Bruce Lee, Striking Thoughts: Bruce Lee's Wisdom for Daily Living
“It is futile to argue as to which single leaf, which design of branch, or which attractive flower you like; when you understand the root, you understand all its blossoming.”
Bruce Lee, Striking Thoughts: Bruce Lee's Wisdom for Daily Living
“To know, but to be as though not knowing, is the height of wisdom.”
Bruce Lee, Striking Thoughts: Bruce Lee's Wisdom for Daily Living
“Where some people have a self, most people have a void, because they are too busy in wasting their vital creative energy to project themselves as this or that, dedicating their lives to actualizing a concept of what they should be like rather than actualizing their potentiality as a human being”
Bruce Lee, Striking Thoughts: Bruce Lee's Wisdom for Daily Living
“Don't neglect life by worrying about Death. - I don't know what is the meaning of death, but I am not afraid to die - and I go on, non-stop, going forward [with life]. Even though, I, Bruce Lee, may die some day without fulfilling all of my ambitions, I will have no regrets. I did what I wanted to do and what I've done, I've done with sincerity and to the best of my ability. You can't expect much more from life.”
Bruce Lee, Striking Thoughts: Bruce Lee's Wisdom for Daily Living
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“Reject external form that fails to express internal reality.”
Bruce Lee, Striking Thoughts: Bruce Lee's Wisdom for Daily Living
“Goals give life substance. - To strive actively to achieve some goal gives your life meaning and substance.”
Bruce Lee, Striking Thoughts: Bruce Lee's Wisdom for Daily Living
“The path of self-realisation is the most difficult. -We acquire a sense of worth either by realising our talents, or by keeping busy, or by identifying ourselves with something apart from us - be it a cause, a leader, a group, possessions, and the like. Of the three, the path of self-realisation is the most difficult. It is taken when other avenues to a sense of worth are more or less blocked.”
Bruce Lee, Striking Thoughts: Bruce Lee's Wisdom for Daily Living
“Experiencing is believing. - A fat belly cannot believe that such a thing as hunger exists.”
Bruce Lee, Striking Thoughts: Bruce Lee's Wisdom for Daily Living
“The key to liberation is within. — Each man binds himself; the fetters are ignorance, laziness, preoccupation with self, and fear. He must liberate himself, while accepting the fact that we are of this world, so that “In summer we sweat; in winter we shiver.”
Bruce Lee, Striking Thoughts: Bruce Lee's Wisdom for Daily Living
“The law of non-interference with nature. — The law of non-interference with nature is a basic principle of Taoism [stating] that one should be in harmony with, not rebellion against, the fundamental laws of the universe. Preserve yourself by following the natural bends of things and don’t interfere. Remember never to assert your self against nature; never be in frontal opposition to any problems, but to control it by swinging with it.”
Bruce Lee, Striking Thoughts: Bruce Lee's Wisdom for Daily Living
“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”
Bruce Lee, Striking Thoughts: Bruce Lee's Wisdom for Daily Living
“To Bruce Lee, philosophy was not the professional playground of academics, but every human being’s gateway to the greatest adventure of the human spirit. It illuminated the frontiers of human possibility and obliterated the shadows of doubt and insecurity. Unlike others, content to follow, Bruce Lee insisted upon charting his own course toward truth, and he encouraged those who wished to share his insights to do likewise. While Lee was a champion of individual rights and individual development, both of which stress the sovereignty of the individual as an end in himself, he also spoke to something deeper—the commonality of all human beings and the removal of such artificial barriers to true brotherhood as nationality, ethnicity, and class structure, so that human beings could live together peaceably as independent equals. Bruce Lee rejected blind obedience to”
Bruce Lee, Striking Thoughts: Bruce Lee's Wisdom for Daily Living
“Remembrance is the only paradise out of which we cannot be driven away. Pleasure is the flower that fades, remembrance is the lasting perfume. Remembrances last longer than present realities; I have preserved blossoms for many years, but never fruits.”
Bruce Lee, Striking Thoughts: Bruce Lee's Wisdom for Daily Living
“The aim of education. — Education: to discover but not merely to imitate. Learning techniques without inward experiencing can only lead to superficiality.”
Bruce Lee, Striking Thoughts: Bruce Lee's Wisdom for Daily Living
“On learning. — Learning is discovery, the discovery of the cause of our ignorance. However, the best way of learning is not the computation of information. Learning is discovering, uncovering what is there in us. When we discover, we are uncovering our own ability, our own eyes, in order to find our potential, to see what is going on, to discover how we can enlarge our lives, to find means at our disposal that will let us cope with a difficult situation. And all this, I maintain, is taking place in the here and now.”
Bruce Lee, Striking Thoughts: Bruce Lee's Wisdom for Daily Living
“Concentration is a form of exclusion, and where there is exclusion, there is a thinker who excludes.”
Bruce Lee, Striking Thoughts: Bruce Lee's Wisdom for Daily Living
“Too much concentration belittles life. Concentration is a narrowing down of the mind - but we are concerned with the total process of living, and to concentrate exclusively on any particular aspect of life, belittles life.”
Bruce Lee, Striking Thoughts: Bruce Lee's Wisdom for Daily Living

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