Bruce Lee Quotes: 17 That Every Student MUST Read

Bruce Lee was not only one of the best martial artists in the world. He also was a man of great wisdom.  This article brings a range of great Bruce Lee quotes that have been collected from a variety of books and sources. 

These are quotes that every martial arts student should read and absorb. 

1.Don't Rely Simply on What Comes Easiest To You!: Bruce Lee

2.Intelligence is sometimes defined as the capacity of the individual to adjust himself successfully to his environment, or to adjust the environment to his needs: Bruce Lee

3.Self Defense is not fun. You are liable to find yourself fighting hard to avoid serious injury and so you must expect to be hurt: Bruce Lee

4.It is easy to learn the mechanics of an attack, but to apply that attack in time with the opponent and at the correct distance takes a lot of practise:Bruce Lee

5.Every attack you make should be penetrating, disturbing your opponent's rhythm and bringing pressure upon his morale. Remember though, that your hands are not a hatchet (a common image nowadays) to chop your opponent down. Rather they are keys to unlock your opponent's defense, and a different lock requires a different key:Bruce Lee

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6. Should a blow from your opponent break through it is essential at least for the time being to ignore the pain caused and, instead of giving up, use it as something to spur on your counter-attack and victory:Bruce Lee

7. When attacked by a thug, the fact is that he has but a one track mind which is bent on your destruction, rarely considering what you can do, and if your acts show him that he is up against something he did not expect, it will cut his attacking ego over 50 percent and will neutralize his attack, in which case you always have the psychological advantage on your side:Bruce Lee

8. 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:Bruce Lee

9. A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at:Bruce Lee

10.  Knowing is not enough; We must apply. Willing is not enough; We must do:Bruce Lee

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11.Mistakes are always forgiveable, if one has the courage to admit them:Bruce Lee

12. Defeat is a state of mind; No one is ever defeated until defeat has been accepted as a reality:Bruce Lee

13. Those who are unaware they are walking in darkness will never seek the light:Bruce Lee

14. 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:Bruce Lee

15. To hell with circumstances; I create opportunities:Bruce Lee

16. Absorb what is useful, discard what is not, add what is uniquely your own:Bruce Lee

17. Absorb what is useful, discard what is not, add what is uniquely your own:Bruce Lee

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