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[2022] Bruce Lee Quote : Don’t Speak Negatively About Yourself

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Born on November 27, 1940, Bruce Lee was a Hong Kong and American actor, martial art instructor, producer, and director. In the year 1972, the film The Chinese Connection beat his previous films, making a splash at the box office, but due to the critics, it remained a bit cold in America. His biggest Hollywood project was the film Enter the Dragon. Bruce Lee also wrote the story for a film called “The Silent Flute” although the film was never shot. Bruce Lee lived in Hong Kong since childhood and was a capable actor who later moved to America where he taught martial arts. He also acted in television, some of his great films and TV serials are The Green Hornet (1966–67), Chinese Connection, and Fists of Fury. It was only after his film Enter the Dragon that he died on July 20, 1973, at the age of 32. Check out these inspiring quotes from Bruce Lee to enhance personal growth and get rid of a self-doubting mindset.

Bruce Lee Quotes

  • “Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.”
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  • “Only the self-sufficient stand alone–most people follow the crowd and imitate.”
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  • “For it is easy to criticize and break down the spirit of others, but to know yourself takes a lifetime.”
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  • “The key to immortality is first living a life worth remembering.”
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  • “Art calls for complete mastery of techniques, developed by reflection within the soul.”
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  • “Notice that the stiffest tree is most easily cracked, while the bamboo or willow survives by bending with the wind.”
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  • “Use only that which works, and take it from any place you can find it.”
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  • “The moment is freedom. I couldn’t live by a rigid schedule. I try to live freely from moment to moment, letting things happen and adjusting to them.”
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  • The doubters said, ‘Man can not fly.’ The doers said, ‘Maybe, but we’ll try,’ and finally soared in the morning glow while non-believers watched from below.”
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  • “Reality is apparent when one ceases to compare. There is ‘what is’ only when there is no comparison at all, and to live with what is, is to be peaceful.”
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“The more we value things, the less we value ourselves.”

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  • “Take things as they are. Punch when you have to punch. Kick when you have to kick.”
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  • “All knowledge simply means self-knowledge.”
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  • “Self-knowledge involves relationship. To know oneself is to study oneself in action with another person. The relationship is a process of self-evaluation and self-revelation. The relationship is the mirror in which you discover yourself–to be is to be related.”
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  • “If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you’ll never get it done. Make at least one definite move daily toward your goal.”
    • “You just wait. I’m going to be the biggest Chinese Star in the world.”
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  • “Life is never stagnation. It is constant movement, un-rhythmic movement, as we as constant change. Things live by moving and gain strength as they go.”
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 “Life is wide, limitless. There is no border, no frontier.”

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  • “A fight is not won by one punch or kick. Either learn to endure or hire a bodyguard.”
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  • “Those who are unaware they are walking in darkness will never seek the light.”
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  • “It’s like a finger pointing away to the moon. Don’t concentrate on the finger or you will miss all that heavenly glory.”
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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.”
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  • “The stillness in stillness is not the real stillness; only when there is stillness in movement does the universal rhythm manifest.”
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  • “Boards don’t hit back.”
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  • “Don’t speak negatively about yourself, even as a joke. Your body doesn’t know the difference. Words are energy and they cast spells, that’s why it’s called spelling. Change the way you speak about yourself, and you can change your life.”
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  • “If you love life, don’t waste time, for time is what life is made up of.”
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  • “In order to taste my cup of water, you must first empty your cup.”
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  • “Be self-aware, rather than a repetitious robot.”
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  • “Endurance is lost rapidly if one ceases to work at its maximum.”
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  • “Mistakes are always forgivable if one has the courage to admit them.”
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  • “The knowledge and skills you have achieved are meant to be forgotten so you can float comfortably in emptiness, without obstruction.”
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  • “Life’s battles don’t always go to the stronger or faster man. But sooner or later the man who wins is the man who thinks he can.”
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  • “It’s not the daily increase but daily decrease. Hack away at the unessential.”
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  • “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.”
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  • “It is not a shame to be knocked down by other people. The important thing is to ask when you’re being knocked down, ‘Why am I being knocked down?’ If a person can reflect in this way, then there is hope for this person.”
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  • “The athlete who is building muscles through weight training should be very sure to work adequately on speed and flexibility at the same time. In combat, without the prior attributes, a strong man will be like the bull with its colossal strength futilely pursuing the matador or like a low-geared truck chasing a rabbit.”
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  • “Be happy, but never satisfied.”
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  • “The meaning of life is that it is to be lived, and it is not to be traded and conceptualized and squeezed into a pattern of systems.”
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  • “Do not be tense, just be ready, not thinking but not dreaming, not being set but being flexible. It is being ‘wholly’ and quietly alive, aware and alert, ready for whatever may come.”
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  • “But neither can you 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.”
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  • “The less effort, the faster and more powerful you will be.”
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  • “‎The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus.”
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  • “Defeat is a state of mind; No one is ever defeated until defeat has been accepted as a reality.”
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“The word ‘superstar’ is an illusion.”

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  • “All fixed set patterns are incapable of adaptability or pliability. The truth is outside of all fixed patterns.”
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  • “I’m not in this world to live up to your expectations and you’re not in this world to live up to mine.”
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  •  “Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one”
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  • “Adapt what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own.”
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  • “A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer.”
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  • “I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who had practiced one kick 10,000 times.”
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  • “If you always put limits 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.”
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  • “A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at.”
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  • “To hell with circumstances; I create opportunities.”
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  • “The key to immortality is first living a life worth remembering.”
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  • “Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable.”
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