Bruce Lee

(Lee Jun-fan)

Bruce Lee
Bruce Lee
  • Born: November 27, 1940
  • Died: July 20, 1973
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Actor









Lee Jun-fan, known professionally as Bruce Lee (Chinese: 李小龍), was a Hong Kong-American actor, director, martial artist, martial arts instructor, and philosopher. He was the founder of the martial art Jeet Kune Do, one of the wushu or kung fu styles. Lee was the son of Cantonese opera star Lee Hoi-chuen. He is considered by commentators, critics, media, and other martial artists to be one of the most influential martial artists and a pop culture icon of the 20th century. He is often credited with helping to change the way Asians were presented in American films.

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A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at.
A quick temper will make a fool of you soon enough.
A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training
All fixed set patterns are incapable of adaptability or pliability. The truth is outside of all fixed patterns. Truth
Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it. Religion & God ;Success
As you think, so shall you become.
Ever since I was a child I have had this instinctive urge for expansion and growth. To me, the function and duty of a quality human being is the sincere and honest development of one's potential.
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.
If you always put limit 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. Life ;Inspiration ;Work, Workers & The Labor Force
If you love life, don't waste time, for time is what life is made up of. Life ;Time ;Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you'll never get it done. Time
I'm not in this world to live up to your expectations and you're not in this world to live up to mine.
It's not the daily increase but daily decrease. Hack away at the unessential.
Knowledge will give you power, but character respect. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training ;Respect ;Power
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. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex ;Friendship
Man, the living creature, the creating individual, is always more important than any established style or system.
Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.
Notice that the stiffest tree is most easily cracked, while the bamboo or willow survives by bending with the wind.
Obey the principles without being bound by them.
Real living is living for others.
Showing off is the fool's idea of glory.
Take no thought of who is right or wrong or who is better than. Be not for or against.
The key to immortality is first living a life worth remembering. Life
The less effort, the faster and more powerful you will be. Power
The possession of anything begins in the mind.
To hell with circumstances; I create opportunities.
To know oneself is to study oneself in action with another person. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training
To me, the extraordinary aspect of martial arts lies in its simplicity. The easy way is also the right way, and martial arts is nothing at all special; the closer to the true way of martial arts, the less wastage of expression there is.
You just wait. I'm going to be the biggest Chinese Star in the world.