113 Powerful Fighter Quotes – For A Warrior Mindset

Fighter Quotes

The 113 Best Fighter Quotes Of All Time

Fighter quotes are unlike any other motivational quote on the planet – they will light a fire inside you that will burn brightly and forge the strongest warrior mindset imaginable. 

We’ve brought together 113 inspirational quotes from the great warriors of the world, fighters and tacticians, giving you a true insight into the warrior mindset from those who have lived and breathed it.

From Sun Tzu to the great Mike Tyson and Tyson Fury, the quotes below are both powerful and motivational. 

So whatever fight you are facing, the following warrior quotes will get your mindset on point for the challenge ahead.

“There has been a constant war, a war with fear. Those who have the courage to conquer it are made free and those who are conquered by it are made to suffer until they have the courage to defeat it.”

21 Powerful Fighter Quotes

“Warriors want a worthy opponent. There is no redress in fighting the pathetic.” 

― Donna Lynn Hope

“Defeat exists but not suffering. A true warrior knows that when he loses a battle, he is improving the skill with which he wields a sword. He will be able to fight more skillfully next time.” 

― Paulo Coelho

“Fate whispers to the warrior, ‘You can not withstand the storm.’ The warrior whispers back, ‘I am the storm.'” 

― Jake Remington

“The only thing a warrior cannot fight is her own fierce nature.” 

― Bianca Marais

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Fighter Quotes

“The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.” 

― Leo Tolstoy

“May the Warrior grant me a smooth course and a quick victory.” 

― George R.R. Martin

“In times like these, we must be warriors.” 

― Bethany Stahl

“You’re the hunter, the warrior. You’re stronger than anyone else here, that’s your tragedy.”

― Anne Rice

“A warrior seeks to act rather than talk.” 

― Carlos Castaneda

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Fighter Quotes

“There is no greater warrior than a mother protecting her child.” 

― N. K. Jemisin

“The warrior guided by the spirit serves humanity, the warrior without, serves the ego.”

― Soke Behzad Ahmadi

“Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win.” 

― Sun Tzu

Courage, above all things, is the first quality of a warrior.” 

― Karl von Clausewitz

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Fighter Quotes

“A responsible Warrior is one who has proved able to observe and to learn.” 

― Paulo Coelho

 “A warrior with a cause is the most dangerous soldier of all.” 

― Michael Scott

“You never know how strong you are, until being strong is your only choice.” 

Bob Marley

“You never know how strong you are, until being strong is your only choice.” 

“The successful warrior is the average man with laser like focus.” 

― Bruce Lee

“A warrior’s greatest enemy can also be his greatest teacher.” 

Taran Matharu

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Fighter Quotes

“He who conquers himself is the mightiest warrior.” 

― Confucius

“I know what I’m capable of; I am a soldier now, a warrior. I am someone to fear, not hunt.” 

― Pittacus Lore

“Warriors should suffer their pain silently.” 

― Erin Hunter

27 Philosophical Fighting Quotes

“Never abandon the possibility of attack. Attack even from a position of inferiority, to disrupt the enemy’s plans. This often results in improving one’s own position.” 

― Adolf Galland

“The world is full of people who want to play it safe, people who have tremendous potential but never use it. Somewhere deep inside them, they know that they could do more in life, be more, and have more — if only they were willing to take a few risks.” 

― George Foreman

“The cyclone derives its power from a calm center. So does a person.” 

Norman Vincent

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Fighter Quotes

“First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, and then you win.” 

Mahatma Gandhi

“I firmly believe that any man’s finest hour, the greatest fulfilment of all that he holds dear, is the moment when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle – victorious” 

Vince Lombardi

“You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.” 

― Margaret Thatcher

“You will never be entirely comfortable. This is the truth behind the champion – he is always fighting something. To do otherwise is to settle.” 

Julien Smith

“Every man should lose a battle in his youth, so he does not lose a war when he is old.” 

George R.R. Martin

“I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and sweat. We have before us an ordeal of the most grievous kind. We have before us many, many long months of struggle and of suffering. ” 

― Winston S. Churchill

“When one has nothing to lose, one becomes courageous. We are timid only when there is something we can still cling to.” 

― Don Juan

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Fighter Quotes

“We don’t rise to the level of our expectations, we fall to the level of our training.” 


“As we advance in life it becomes more and more difficult, but in fighting the difficulties the inmost strength of the heart is developed.” 

Vincent Van Gogh

“Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat.” 

F. Scott Fitzgerald

"Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat." 

“He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.” 

Friedrich Nietzsche

“To gain a crown by fighting is great, to reject it divine.” 

Friedrich Schiller

“It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog.” 

Mark Twain

“You must not fight too often with one enemy, or you will teach him all your art of war.” 

Napoleon Bonaparte

“Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat.” 

Sun Tzu

Fighter Quotes
Fighter Quotes

“There’s a moment in fighting when strength of muscle ain’t everything because the enemy has already given you enough energy to gain the victory.” 

Toba Beta

“Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” 


“Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.” 

Bruce Lee

 “Life is about how much you can take and keep fighting, how much you can suffer and keep moving forward.” 

Anderson Silva

“The road to hell was paved with the bones of men who did not know when to quit fighting.” 

Paulette Jiles

“People who fight fire with fire usually end up with ashes.” 

Abigail Van Buren

“I was a fighting machine with a will of iron.” 

Jurgen Klopp

“I’m not a fighter, but in my mind I’m fighting every day. ‘What’s new? What am I doing?’ I’m fighting myself. My soul is samurai. My roots aren’t samurai, but my soul is.” 

Masaharu Morimoto

“I’m not a fighter, but in my mind I’m fighting every day. ‘What’s new? What am I doing?’ I’m fighting myself. My soul is samurai. My roots aren’t samurai, but my soul is.” 

“You’ve got to keep your head up, keep fighting, and do the best you can.” 

Pablo Sandoval

“Martial arts is not about fighting; it’s about building character.” 

Bo Bennett

12 Quotes On Warfare

“Victory is reserved for those who are willing to pay its price.” 

Sun Tzu

“That is the whole secret of successful fighting. Get your enemy at a disadvantage; and never, on any account, fight him on equal terms.”

George Bernard Shaw 

“The more you sweat in training, the less you will bleed in battle.” 

Motto of Navy Seals

“Let your plans be dark and as impenetrable as night, and when you move, fall like a thunderbolt.” 

Sun Tzu

Fighter Quotes
Fighter Quotes

“Every soldier must know, before he goes into battle, how the little battle he is to fight fits into the larger picture, and how the success of his fighting will influence the battle as a whole.” 

Bernard Law Montgomery

“Older men declare war. But it is youth that must fight and die.” 

Herbert Hoover

“The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting” 

Sun Tzu

“The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.” 

― G.K. Chesterton

“The warrior stands, ready to defend, ready to fight for those he serves. He is a warrior of virtue, A knight of conscience. He is who we all wish to be.” 

― Anthony T. Hincks

“War means fighting, and fighting means killing.” 

Nathan Bedford Forrest

“Any soldier worth his salt should be antiwar. And still there are things worth fighting for.” 

Norman Schwarzkopf

“Fighting is like champagne. It goes to the heads of cowards as quickly as of heroes. Any fool can be brave on a battlefield when it’s be brave or else be killed.” 

Margaret Mitchell

8 Fighter Quotes From Boxers

“I learned how to summon, from somewhere deep within, the extra will I didn’t know I possessed. Knowing it was there, and could be tapped again, gave me the boost of confidence I would rely on for years to come.” 

Sugar Ray Leonard

“Everyone that you fight is not your enemy and everyone who helps you is not your friend.” 

Mike Tyson

“A happy fighter is a dangerous fighter.” 

Mike Tyson

“If you work hard in training, the fight is easy.” 

Manny Pacquiao

“The fight is won or lost far away from witnesses – behind the lines, in the gym, and out there on the road, long before I dance under those lights.” 

Muhammad Ali

Fighter Quotes
Fighter Quotes

“The fight is never about grapes or lettuce. It is always about people.” 

Cesar Chavez

“You become a champion by fighting one more round. When things are tough, you fight one more round.” 

James J. Corbett

“I am fighting royalty. I have gypsy kings on both sides of the family.” 

Tyson Fury

19 MMA Fighters quotes

“I don’t wanna fight a street fighter.” 

Tito Ortiz

“Whoever has lost a fight in the UFC and hasn’t wanted to fight that guy the next day shouldn’t be in the sport.”

― Nate Diaz

“I was in Las Vegas when the Nogueira brothers first touched down in America. There was a bus – this is a true story. There was a bus that pulled up to a red light, and Little Nog tried to feed it a carrot while Big Nog was petting it. He thought it was a horse. This really happened” 

― Chael Sonnen

“Whoever has lost a fight in the UFC and hasn’t wanted to fight that guy the next day shouldn’t be in the sport.”

“I’m not here to be good, I’m here to be great” 

Luke Rockhold

“Yeah! Watch the master at work!” 

Dee Jay, Streetfighter

“Me, my heart and my soul will always be a fighter. I’m not comfortable with saying, ‘I’m done. I quit. I give up.’ That’s the way I am, and that’s the way I always will be. From the day I was born to the day I die.” 

Ken Shamrock

“I’m a fighter through and through, and I’ve got more heart and more determination than anybody.” 

Michael Bisping

Fighter Quotes
Fighter Quotes

“Fighting is a very emotionally draining sport. I don’t want to waste time on drama beforehand.” 

Holly Holm

“Whether fighting or spitting, my discipline is unforgiving!” 

John Cena

“I’m just fighting a lot of high-level guys. I feel everyone is trying to be tactical, everyone is trying to put their A-game out there, and I have to find a way to win. I’m all about moving on and trying to get better.” 

Robbie Lawler

“I have been fighting from a very young age. There is no fear there. It helped me cultivate the mindset of a fighter.” 

Ritika Singh

“I’m tired of fighting. I’ve always known that I can’t be an action star all my life.” 

Jackie Chan

“I want to be an expert in different fighting styles, new training methods, new ways of thinking.” 

Conor McGregor

“Fighting, for me, is like skydiving without the parachute.” 

Anderson Silva

“Fighting is not a man’s thing, it is a human thing.” 

Ronda Rousey

Fighter Quotes
Fighter Quotes

“I think I came up in fighting in a really technical way. If you’ve ever seen my fights, you know I love distance, I love technique.” 

Gina Carano

“I’m going to change the way martial arts is viewed. I’m going to change the game. I’m going to change the way people approach fighting.” 

Conor McGregor

“I live a fight life, I can do what I want to win a fight” 

Nick Diaz

4 Vicious Quotes On Fighting

“There was no such thing as a fair fight. All vulnerabilities must be exploited.” 

Cary Caffrey

“If you kill enough of them, they stop fighting.” 

Curtis LeMay

“I will rip the heart out of my enemy and leave it bleeding on the ground because he cannot stop me.” 


“We sleep safe in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm.” 

George Orwell

13 Philosophical Fighter Quotes

“If you can’t go back to your mother’s womb, you’d better learn to be a good fighter.” 

― Anchee Min

“Victorious warriors draw their strength from the highest source; their love.” 

― Tapan Ghosh

“To hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that’s true strength.” 

― Miyamoto Musashi

“To fight and conquer in all our battles is not supreme excellence. Supreme excellence consists of breaking the enemy’s resistance without fighting.” 

― Sun Tzu

“A warrior accepts the challenges of life in true humility. No matter what his destiny may be, it can never be a cause for discontent, but a living challenge which it is his privilege to surmount.”

― Theun Mares

“To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight, and never stop fighting.” 

― E. E. Cummings

“For You, The Day Bison Graced Your Village Was The Most Important Day In Your Life, But For Me? It Was Tuesday.” 

― Bison, Street Fighter

“Never forget about your inner warrior; sometimes she’s all you have” 

― Mozelle Barr Martin

“Every single girl, whether we want to recognize it or not, is a warrior.”

― Marjorie Liu

“Part of the happiness of life consists not in fighting battles, but in avoiding them. A masterly retreat is in itself a victory.” 

― Norman Vincent Peale

“To be a warrior is to learn to be genuine in every moment of your life.” 

― Chogyam Trungpa

“The ultimate way to fight is to seem not to fight at all.” 

― Bangambiki Habyarimana

“Cowards hide but warriors lie and wait. The only difference is whether you’re motivated by fear or purpose.” 

― Neal Shusterman