10 Bruce Lee Quotes Every Student Should Read

There have been many kung fu masters, there have been many movie stars, and there have been many kung-fu-master-movie-stars. But none like Bruce Lee. He was one extraordinary human being: philosophical, wise, the pinnacle of human fitness, and a learner throughout his life.

Bruce Lee was exemplary. He worked ceaselessly to realise his full potential (even though he believed that human potential was unlimited). So why shouldn’t you aspire to be just like him in your studies?

Whether you are already midway into your course, or just thinking about starting, you can learn from Bruce Lee: learn never to give up, to always aspire upwards, to work hard, to get the most out of your studies, and to always seek ways to improve yourself.

So for all you students and prospective students out there, here are 10 Bruce Lee quotes that you need to make your own if you want to succeed:

  1. “Remember no man is really defeated unless he is discouraged.” – Bruce Lee


  1.  Even today, I dare not say that I have reached a state of achievement.


  1. “To me, the function and duty of a quality human being is the sincere and honest development of one’s potential.” – Bruce Lee


  1. “To spend time is to pass it in a specified manner. To waste time is to expend it thoughtlessly or carelessly. We all have time to either spend or waste and it is our decision what to do with it. But once passed, it is gone forever.” – Bruce Lee


A teacher is never a giver of truth


  1. “Don’t fear failure. Not failure, but low aim, is the crime.” – Bruce Lee


  1. “To hell with circumstances; I create opportunities.” – Bruce Lee

(So don’t ever think your circumstances are stopping you from studying and becoming a success. Let us help you if you think you don’t have the time, opportunity, or money to study).

  1.  Put 'going the extra mile' to work as part of one's daily habit
  2. “Everything you do, if not in a relaxed state will be done at a lesser level than you are proficient.Thus the tensed expert marksman will aim at a level less than his/her student.” – Bruce Lee


      10. “Do not allow negative thoughts to enter your mind for they are the weeds that strangle confidence.” –             Bruce Lee


And here is one last bonus quote for everyone that ever felt like just giving up on their studies. I couldn’t resist including it – even though it is not a Bruce Lee quote, but a quote about Bruce Lee.

One of Lee’s former students, Stirling Silliphant, tells this story:


Bruce Lee Story


Bruce Lee was a university student himself before becoming famous. And it was because of his go-getter, live-life- to-the-fullest philosophy that he could succeed in life the way he did.

So don’t ever think that you aren’t able to succeed in your studies, and in life in general. At College SA, we believe, just like Bruce Lee, that everyone has the potential for greatness. You just need to realise that there is always more that you can be – a new level to reach and exceed.

The definition of success…

Success is something we all want, something we all seek, and something that some of us work extra hard to get!

What is success? For most people, it would mean achieving some sort of goal that they have set for themselves. Achieving a goal is hard work. You have to put in the extra hours and be determined! But with every little bit of success comes a whole lot of envy, right? Of course!

Be the change you wish to see in the world


Okay, maybe not a whole lot, but definitely some. Instead of being happy for you for what you have accomplished, certain people will try to bring you down. In those circumstances, it’s important to have a strong backbone. Just remember that there are many people who appreciate what you have done and who are proud of you for working hard and for getting what you deserve.

To me, success would be measured by the good that you do and the legacy you leave behind. If you have had a positive impact on someone’s life, then you have succeeded. Whether it was just for that one day, or forever, you have made a difference in someone’s life.

No one can change the world in one go – we don’t hold that kind of power. Instead, the best way to change the world is to start with yourself. In the process of changing your own life, you could just change another person’s life for the better.

“The secret of getting ahead, is getting started” – Mark Twain