10 Motivational Bruce Lee Quotes That Will Make You Take Action

Everyone knows Bruce Lee as a martial artist and a movie star.  But Bruce Lee was much more than that.  He was a philosopher and a student of life.  If you haven’t seen some of his old interviews, they are iconic and you should take a chance to watch them because they have some of the best quotes.  Below are 10 awesome Bruce Lee quotes that will motivate you to get up and take action with your life.


bruce lee defeat is only temporary

“To me, defeat in anything is merely temporary…Defeat simply tells me that something is wrong in my doing; it is a path leading to success and truth.”



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“Empty your mind. Be formless. Shapeless.  Be like water.  You put water into a cup, it becomes the cup.  You put water into a bottle, it becomes the bottle.  You put water into a teapot.  It becomes the teapot.  Water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend.”


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


Bruce lee quote if you love life don't waste time for time is what life is made of

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


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



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“To hell with circumstances; I create opportunities.”


The first key to immortality is to live a life worth remembering

“The first key to immortality is to live a life worth remembering”


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


bruce lee limits

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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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“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.”

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