One of the most influential persons in fitness ever, Bruce Lee was born on November 27, 1940. We can say he changed the world, but he also had to overcome great obstacles along the way. He was mostly known for his martial arts skills – they called him the King of Kung Fu – that he brought to the big screen in several blockbusters.
Still, he inspired and brought many into the fitness lifestyle, for fit he was. They even called him “the fittest man in the world”.
Bruce Lee was also a philosopher, a sage even. He sought to consistently improve himself in all ways; physically, spiritually, and intellectually.
Though I intended to feature some of his quotes hopefully in time to honor his birthday, they are great for life, health, fitness, and personal growth. Here are my top 10 most favorite Bruce Lee quotes (although I’ve found all his quotes be inspiring and deep):
“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.”
“A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer.”
“A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at.”
“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 spend too much time thinking about a thing, you’ll never get it done. Make at least one definite move daily toward your goal.”
“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.”
“Don’t pray for an easy life. Pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.”
“Do not allow negative thoughts to enter your mind for they are the weeds that strangle confidence.”
“What you habitually think largely determines what you will ultimately become.”
“Preparation for tomorrow is hard work today.”