This is a note that Bruce Lee wrote to his wife on the back of his picture when they were dating. They would go on to get married in August of the following year. Yesterday would have been their 50th wedding anniversary.
The note says:
To live content with small means; to seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion, to be worthy, not respectable, and wealthy, not rich; to study hard, think quietly, talk gently, act frankly; to bear all cheerfully, do all bravely, await occasions, hurry never. In other words, to let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious, grow up through the common.
Bruce Oct. 20, 1963.”