Quote of the day – Bruce Lee

Notice that the stiffest tree is most easily cracked,
while the bamboo or willow
survives by bending with the wind.
– Bruce Lee
bamboo plant

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6 thoughts on “Quote of the day – Bruce Lee

  1. There is a classic Filipino poem that goes like this

    Ang Pilipino’y kaparis ng kawayan,
    nakikisayaw sa hangin, nakikisayaw:
    kung saan ang ihip
    doon ang hilig,
    kaya hindi siya nabubuwal, hindi nabubuwal.
    Di tulad ng punong niyog,
    ayaw yumuko, ayaw lumuhod,
    kaya siya nabubuwal, nabubuwal.

    Iyan ang sabi-sabi,
    ewan lang kung totoo.
    Pero kung totoo ang sabi-sabi,
    lagot tayo!

    Rough translation

    A Filipino is like a bamboo tree,
    Who dances along the wind, dances along:
    Whichever way the wind blows
    Is where he leans,
    So he doesn’t fall, doesn’t fall.
    Unlike the coconut tree,
    Which refuses to bow, refuses to kneel,
    That’s why it falls, it falls.

    That’s the speculations
    And I don’t know if it’s true.
    But if it is,
    Then we are doomed.

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