I don’t think there is anyone in this world who hasn’t heard of Bruce Lee, some of cinema’s biggest icons in history. The very popular Hong Kong -- American filmmaker, actor, and best martial artist who has invented a new martial arts style, today known as Jeet Kune Do.
His dedication, willpower, and determination made him one of the most influential martial artists of all time! But, besides from those skills, Bruce Lee was also a man of deep thought, a diligent journaler, and a great philosopher.
Bruce Lee sometimes wrote down his thoughts and ideas on how to live your life to the fullest, and since his deaths, countless books on his philosophical thoughts have been published in the world, such as Words of the Dragon, Tao of Jeet Kune Do, and many others.
This insightful man called attention to the significance of self-information, and the intensity of adaptability, adjustment, and change throughout everyday life. He talked about opportunity from restrictions as the best way to understand our actual nature and potential.
Bruce informs that the development concerning soul, or non-activity and quiet, can be as important as activity. Sometime down the road, Lee keeps up that the idea of life is a consistent revelation and development, and underlines the need to search internally and assume liability for one’s self.
Here are some of his most memorable quotes:
1. Take responsibility for your mistakes.
Mistakes are forgivable, if one has enough courage to admit them.
2. Go with the flow.
Know that the stiffest tree is most easily cracked, while a willow or a bamboo survives by bending with the wind.
3. Your thoughts attract your life.
You shall become, as you think.
4. Time is invaluable.
If you love life, don’t waste anymore time, because that’s what life is made of.
5. Give your best in whatever you do.
I don’t fear the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced a single kick for 10,000 times.
6. Be calm and patient.
A quick temper, is going to make you a fool soon enough.
7. Let love be your driving force in life.
“Love resembles a friendship caught into flames. To start with a fire, exceptionally pretty, frequently hot and savage, yet at the same time just light and flashing. As affection becomes more seasoned, our hearts develop and our adoration becomes as coals, profound consuming and voracious.”
8. Humility is virtue.
Showing off is a fool’s idea of glory.
9. The world doesn’t revolve around you.
Real living, is living for others.
10. Don’t be afraid of challenges, they strengthen you.
Don’t pray for an easier life, pray for your strength to endure a difficult one.
11. Always be yourself.
Always be yourself, have faith in yourself, express yourself, don’t go out and look for somebody’s successful personality and copy it.