Bruce Lee · Knowledge Quotes
Knowledge will give you power, but character, respect.
Knowing is not enough, you must apply; willing is not enough, you must do.
I'm not a master, I'm a student-master, meaning that I have the knowledge of a master and the expertise of a master, but I'm still learning, So I'm a student-master. I don't believe in the word master, I consider the master as such when they close the casket.
Knowledge in martial arts actually means self-knowledge. A martial artist has to take responsibility for himself and accept the consequences of his own doing. The understanding of JKD is through personal feeling from movement to movement in the mirror of the relationship and not through a process of isolation. To be is to be related. To isolate is death. To me, ultimately, martial arts means honestly expressing yourself. Now, it is very difficult to do. It has always been very easy for me to put on a show and be cocky, and be flooded with a cocky feeling and feel pretty cool and all that. I can make all kinds of phoney things. Blinded by it. Or I can show some really fancy movement. But to experience oneself honestly, not lying to oneself, and to express myself honestly, now that, my friend, is very hard to do.
Mere technical knowledge is only the beginning of Kung Fu, to master it, one must enter into the spirit of it.
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(27 November, 1940 - 20 July, 1973) Chinese American martial artist and actor, one of the most influential martial artists of the 20th century.
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