― It has been 39 years to the day since the world lost a great man. You probably know Bruce Lee as a martial artist, you might not realize he was a philosopher. His thoughts on life have influenced me greatly in my approaches to school, relationships, and living. Here's 8 life lessons learned from an excellent role model. ∙ 1. Rage Causes Poor Decisions“A quick temper will make a fool of you soon enough.”Anger is a temporary emotion that is capable of doing permanent damage. [...].