Who was Bruce Lee?

Bruce Lee has always been considered a legend. He was a man who became an inspiration to many. He was not only an actor; his legacy wasn't limited to only acting or martial arts skills. He gifted the world with his wisdom, which is still highly influential and moving.

Bruce Lee was born on November 27, 1940, in San Francisco, California. He was three months old when his parents returned to Hong Kong, where Lee started working as an actor and also gained an interest in martial arts. He was trained by the legendary Ip Man, who was a Chinese martial artist and a teacher of the martial art of Wing Chun.

In 1959, Lee decided to move back to the US to attend the University of Washington, where he developed his own philosophy on martial arts. While teaching martial arts there, he also wrote a book named Tao of Jeet Kune Do (The Way of the Intercepting Fist), which briefs his martial arts philosophy and viewpoints.

Today, Lee's writings and teachings on personal development, discipline, and self-actualization remain relevant and inspiring. His famous quote, "Be water, my friend," demonstrates his profound comprehension of adaptability and resilience.


We are going to learn some life-changing quotes from him with the hope of transforming into the best version of ourselves and strengthening our connection between our mind, body, and soul.

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

2. “Reality is apparent when one ceases to compare. There is 'what is' only when there is no comparison at all, and to live with what is, is to be peaceful.”

3. “Choose the positive. You have a choice, you are master of your attitude, choose the positive, the constructive. Optimism is a faith that leads to success.”

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