Bruce Lee: The Little Black Book

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  1. A compilation of some of Bruce Lee’s most famous quotes
Key Takeaways
  1. Be happy, but never satisfied
  2. The key to immortality is first living a life worth remembering
  3. Empty your cup so that it may be filled; become devoid to gain totality
  4. Now I see that I will never find the light unless, like the candle, I am my own fuel, consuming myself
  5. Using no way as way, having no limitation as limitation
  6. The more we value things, the less we value ourselves
  7. If nothing within you stays rigid, outward things will disclose themselves. Moving, be like water. Still, be like a mirror. Respond like an echo
  8. Obey the principles without being bound by them
  9. Relationship is understanding. It is a process of self-revelation. Relationship is the mirror in which you discover yourself – to be is to be related
  10. Absorb what is useful, discard what is useless and add what is specifically your own
  11. Effort within the mind further limits the mind, because effort implies struggle towards a goal and when you have a goal, a purpose, an end in view, you have place a limit on the mind
  12. In the middle of chaos lies opportunity (like Gribbin said in Deep Simplicity, interesting things happen on the edge of chaos, at complexity)
  13. In life there are no limits, only plateaus
  14. Art reaches its greatest peak when devoid of self-consciousness. Freedom discovers man the moment he loses concern over what impression he is making or about to make
What I got out of it
  1. A short and excellent gateway into the teachings and beliefs of Bruce Lee. Highly recommend as a starting point to get a taste of Bruce Lee’s philosophy

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