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Bruce Lee Quotes

Bruce Lee, Mid Fight

“As you think, so shall you become.”  –Bruce Lee

Bruce Lee, obviously an amazing individual, was far more than a fighter, but an astute philosopher and visionary as well.

Compare his above quote to Abraham Lincoln’s, “The best way to predict your future is to create it.” They have parallels.

I have two favorite details from my various reading and research regarding Bruce Lee:

One, he was far from a perfect fighter. He was near-sighted, thus preferred close-combat techniques. He also had an imbalance in leg length, thus he altered his fighting stances and movements. And he was relatively small. In these respects he represents the ideal of every fighter and every person—he accepted his limitations, capitalized on his strengths, and in essence did the very best he could with what he had.

Two, he often talked about preparing as best one could, then “emptying thy cup.” He trained hard, then at the moment of the fight, he let go and tuned into the moment. This way he wasn’t scripted or attached to one way of fighting, but could best adapt to his present opponent and present circumstance. This style has application to numerous disciplines and to life itself.

Another quote of his:

“The poorer we are inwardly, the more we try to enrich ourselves outwardly.”

Bruce Lee


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