The purpose of this page is to highlight and reflect on great and timeless Quotes from Martial Artists and Martial Arts Movies from around the world.
Quotes by Bruce Lee, (Lee Xiao Loong, Lee Jun Fan) 1940-1973.
“Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.”
“Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.”
“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.”
“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.”
“The spirit of the individual is determined by his dominating thought habits.”
“It is not a daily increase, but a daily decrease. Hack away at the inessentials.”
“If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you’ll never get it done.”
“As you think, so shall you become.”
“The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus.”
“Be like water making its way through cracks. Do not be assertive, but adjust to the object, and you shall find a way around or through it. If nothing within you stays rigid, outward things will disclose themselves. Empty your mind, be formless. Shapeless, like water. If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle and it becomes the bottle. You put it in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Now, water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend.”
Quotes by Miyamoto Musashi, 1584-1645.
“Both in fighting and in everyday life you should be determined though calm. Meet the situation without tenseness yet not recklessly, your spirit settled yet unbiased. Even when your spirit is calm do not let your body relax, and when your body is relaxed do not let your spirit slacken. Do not let your spirit be influenced by your body, or your body be influenced by your spirit.”
“If you wish to control others you must first control yourself.”
“The true science of martial arts means practicing them in such a way that they will be useful at any time, and to teach them in such a way that they will be useful in all things.”