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Last Updated on December 19, 2022

It is quite common that when we hear the term ‘warrior’ we think of Spartacus or men with shields and spears and swords and armor etc. However, one could argue that this view is outdated and has no place in the modern world anymore. Why? Well because the term ‘warrior’ has grown to mean so much more than that.

In today’s world, being a warrior can mean a few things. For one, a warrior is someone that has had to fight an uphill battle and continues fighting, it could also refer to someone that has had bad experiences in the past but has risen above, it could be someone that is dealing with mental health issues but won’t let the issues bring them down, and in a lot of cases, a warrior can be someone that you know, that you love and respect for a variety of reasons.

With that in mind, make no mistake about it, you too are a warrior, you too are a fighter that has had to deal with your own fair share of struggles, and you should be proud of that. Everything that you have experienced has shaped the person that you have become today, and everything that you will experience in the future will continue to shape you into an even better person.

Below are 100 quotes that only serve to reiterate the fact that you are special, you are unique, and so are each of the experiences that have molded you into the warrior that you have become today and will become in the future. So let’s jump right in and get inspired, get motivated, and get ready to realize that even if you don’t believe it, you are a warrior.

1. “The big difference between a warrior and a victim is that the victim represses and the warrior refrains.”

– Don Miguel Rui.

2. “This is the strange way of the world, that people who simply want to love are instead forced to become warriors.”

– Lauren Oliver.

3. “A warrior may change his metal, but not his heart.”

– Edgar Rice Burroughs.

4. “Warriors of light are not perfect. Their beauty lies in accepting this fact and still desiring to grow and to learn.”

– Paulo Coelho.

5. “Surprise is the warrior’s greatest weapon.”

– Erin Hunter.

6. “Warriors know when to pick their fights.”

– Sarah J. Maa.

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

– Margaret Thatcher.

8. “A warrior knows that the ends do not justify the means. Because there are no ends, there are only means.”

– Paulo Coelho.

9. “Untroubled, scornful, outrageous that is how wisdom wants us to be: she is a woman and never loves anyone but a warrior.”

– Friedrich Nietzsche.

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

– F. Scott Fitzgerald.

11. “One mark of a great soldier is that a great soldier fights on his own terms or fights not at all.”

– Sun Tzu.

12. “Warriors should suffer their pain silently.”

– Erin Hunter.

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

– Chogyam Trungpa.

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

– Motto of the Navy Seals.

15. “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.

16. “A warrior lives by acting, not by thinking about acting, nor by thinking about what he will think he has finished acting.”

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– Carlos Castaneda.

17. “A warrior’s greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”

– Confucius.

18. “A warrior does not give up what he loves, he finds the love in what he does.”

– Dan Millman.

19. “The greatest warriors know when to retreat.”

– Maureen Joyce Connolly.

20. “A warrior seeks to act rather than talk.”

– Carlos Castaneda.

21. “I’m a warrior when it comes to pursuing roles.”

– Daniel Day-Lewis.

22. “A warrior must only take care that his spirit is never broken.”

– Shissai.

23. “A warrior has to believe, for his belief is an essential part of his being.”

– Theun Mares.

24. “Warriors don’t raise to the level of expectations, they fall to the level of their training.”

– Archilochus.

25. “Competition doesn’t scare a true warrior, it makes him better.”

– Andrew Whitworth.

26. “Every great warrior must learn to endure and overcome the adversities of life.”

– Lailah Gifty Akita.

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

– Bianca Marais.

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

– Leo Tolstoy.

29. “All men are warriors and life for everything in our universe is nothing but war.”

– David Zindell.

30. “We choose whether to be warriors or to be ordinary.”

– Carlos Castaneda.

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

– Michael Scott .

32. “The warrior must never get angry in war.”

– Lailah Gifty Akita.

33. “Any great warrior is also a scholar, and a poet, and an artist.”

– Steven Seaga.

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

– Bruce Lee.

35. “Ideas are the great warriors of the world, and a war that has no idea behind it is simply a brutality.”

– James A. Garfield.

36. “He who conquers himself is the mightiest warrior.”

– Confucius.

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

– Karl von Clausewitz.

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

– Bob Marley.

39. “Warriors do not win victories by beating their heads against the walls, but by overtaking the walls. Warriors jump over walls; they don’t demolish them.”

– Carlos Castaneda.

40. “The path of a warrior is lifelong, and mastery is often simply staying on the path.”

– Richard Strozzi-Heckler.

41. “Being a warrior is an attitude.”

– Santosh Kumar.

42. “I was on the path of the warrior, when I realized I was the warrior.”

– Neetal Parekh.

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

– Soke Behzad Ahmadi.

44. “Protecting yourself is self-defense. Protecting others is warriorship.”

– Bohdi Sanders.

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

– Anne Rice.

46. “The true warrior isn’t immune to fear. She fights in spite of it.”

– Francesca Lia Block.

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

– Neal Shusterman.

48. “A warrior of light does not postpone making decisions.”

– Paulo Coelho.

49. “Warriors train, everyone else works out.”

– Lahong Guro Earles.

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

– Sun Tzu.

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51. “A warrior takes everything as a challenge while an ordinary man takes everything as a blessing or a curse.”

– Carlos Castaneda.

52. “Warriors suffer for their dreams. Cowards pay for their fears.”

– Matshona Dhliwayo.

53. “Nothing fires the warrior’s heart more with courage than to find himself and his comrades at the point of annihilation, at the brink of being routed and overrun, and then to dredge not merely from one’s own bowels or guts but from one’s discipline and training the presence of mind not to panic, not to yield to the possession of despair, but instead to complete those homely acts of order.”

– Steven Pressfield.

54. “A warrior thinks of death when things become unclear. The idea of death is the only thing that tempers our spirit.”

– Carlos Castaneda .

55. “Some warriors look fierce, but are mild. Some seem timid, but are vicious. Look beyond appearances; position yourself for the advantage.”

– Deng Ming-Dao.

56. “Only as a warrior can one withstand the path of knowledge. A warrior cannot complain or regret anything. His life is an endless challenge, and challenges cannot possibly be good or bad. Challenges are simply challenges.”

– Carlos Castaneda.

57. “The warrior’s intention should be simply to grasp his sword and to die.”

– Kiyomasa Kato.

58. “A warrior of light who trusts too much in his intelligence will end up underestimating the power of his opponent.”

– Paulo Coelho.

59. “It gives me strength to have somebody to fight for; I can never fight for myself, but, for others, I can kill.”

– Emilie Autumn.

60. “The true warrior understands and seizes that moment by giving an effort so intense and so intuitive that it could only be called one from the heart.”

– Pat Riley.

61. “And, though the warrior’s sun has set, its light shall linger round us yet, bright, radiant, blest.”

– Jorge Manrique.

62. “The average man is hooked to his fellow men, while the warrior is hooked only to infinity.”

– Carlos Castaneda.

63. “All men are warriors and life for everything in our universe is nothing but war.”

– David Zindell.

64. “Great warriors, like great earthquakes, are principally remembered for the mischief they have done.”

– Christian Nestell Bovee.

65. “Warriors do not argue, but they take decisions.”

– Chukwuemeka E.O.

66. “The warrior that has the most confidence in his abilities to fight is usually the most humble person you will ever meet.”

– Terry Bryan.

67. “Strategy is the craft of the warrior.”

– Miyamoto Musashi.

68. “Warriors use their intent and will to shape their lives. All of their actions are conscious, intentional, and complete.”

-Kerr Cuhulain.

69. “It is not enough to win war; it is more important to organize the peace.”

– Aristotle.

70. “Difficulties strengthen the mind, as labor does the body.”

– Lucius Annaeus Seneca.

71. “A warrior must believe in his strength of will, of purpose, of heart and soul.”

– David Gemmell.

72. “A warrior who is prepared to fight must also be prepared to die.”

– Sun Tzu.

73. “The strength of a warrior is not defined by the wars he wins; but the times he seeks for peace.”

– Aniket S. Sharma.

74. “No one’s born to be a warrior, no one born an average man. We made one or the other and we try to understand, try to understand.”

– Zac Brown Band.

75. “Tomorrow’s victory is today’s practice.”

– Chris Bradford.

76. “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.”

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– Paulo Coelho.

77. “The art of being a warrior is to balance the wonder and the terror of being alive.”

– Carlos Castaneda.

78. “Weapons may be carried by creatures who are evil, dishonest, violent or lazy. The true warrior is good, gentle and honest. His bravery comes from within himself; he learns to conquer his own fears and misdeeds.”

– Brian Jacques.

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

– Jake Remington.

80. “The most effective way to live is as a warrior. A warrior may worry and think before making any decision, but once he makes it, he goes his way, free from worries or thoughts; there will be a million other decisions still awaiting him. That’s the warrior’s way.”

– Carlos Castaneda.

81.”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.

82. “The wise warrior avoids the battle”

– Sun Tzu.

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

– Taran Matharu.

84. “Luck is simply the advantage a true warrior gains in executing the correct course of action.”

– R.A. Salvatore.

85. “The only reason a warrior is alive is to fight, and the only reason a warrior fights is to win.”

– Miyamoto Musashi.

86. “It’s natural to feel fear. All great warriors are afraid. Only the stupid and the delusional are not.”

– Rick Riordan.

87. “Some may be warriors, that others may live in peace.”

– Mercedes Lackey.

88. “Fear doesn’t go away. The warrior and the artist live by the same code of necessity, which dictates that the battle must be fought anew every day.”

– Steven Pressfield.

89. “Fear is an aid to the warrior. It is small fire burning. It heats the muscles, making us stronger. Panic comes when the fire is out of control, consuming all courage and pride.”

– David Gemmell.

90. “If you are a warrior, decency means that you are not cheating anybody at all. You are not even about to cheat anybody. There is a sense of straightforwardness and simplicity.”

– Chogyam Trungpa.

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

– Tapan Ghosh.

92. “Every warrior wants a worthy opponent. There is no redress in fighting the pathetic.”

– Donna Lynn Hope.

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

– Sun Tzu.

94. “A warrior never worries about his fear.”

– Carlos Castaneda.

95. “I’m a warrior for the middle class.”

– Barack Obama.

96. “A true warrior fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.”

– G.K. Chesterton.

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

– N.K. Jemisin.

98. “Victory are reserved for those warriors who are willing to pay it’s price.”

– Sun Tzu.

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

– Marjorie Liu.

100. “For a warrior it is not enough to win a war; it is more important to organize the peace.”

– Aristotle.