Lee Jun Fan, popularly known as Bruce Lee, was born on November 27, 1940, in the Chinatown area of San Francisco, California. His father was an actor and comedian. After Bruce was born, the whole family moved to Hong Kong where Bruce spent half of his life and then they moved back to California when Bruce was eighteen years old due to the increased violence in Hong Kong.

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When he was a teen, Bruce had a fight with a street gang but he lost. He started learning Wing Chun, a form of martial arts, under Sifu Yip Man where he became very skillful in the martial arts form. As a child, he starred in more than 20 movies after which he enrolled for a course at La Salle College. Later on in life, he acted in more movies – the last one being ‘Enter the Dragon’. He died at the young age of 32 due to brain aneurysm before his last movie was released.

And here are his 22 most motivational quotes by Bruce Lee:

Absorb what is useful, discard what is useless and add what is specifically your own

It’s not the daily increase but daily decrease. Hack away at the unessential.

If you truly love life, don’t waste time because time is what life is made of.

Defeat is a state of mind; no one is ever defeated until defeat has been accepted as a reality.

Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.

Life’s battles don’t always go to the stronger or faster man. But sooner or later the man who wins, is the man who thinks he can.

In the middle of chaos lies opportunity

Don’t fear failure. — Not failure, but low aim, is the crime. In great attempts it is glorious even to fail.

In order to control myself I must first accept myself by going with and not against my nature.– Bruce Lee

Do not 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.

I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who had practiced one kick 10,000 times.

Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it.

I’m not in this world to live up to your expectations and you’re not in this world to live up to mine.

If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you’ll never get it done.

As you think, so shall you become.

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

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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.

Be happy, but never satisfied.

For it is easy to criticize and break down the spirit of others, but to know yourself takes a lifetime.Bruce Lee

A quick temper will make a fool of you soon enough.


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