60+ Best Battle Quotes: Exclusive Selection

We all have our own battles to fight. In order to win any battle in our life, you need persistence, patience and control of the dynamic. Inspirational battle quotes will encourage growth in life, make you wiser and broaden your perspective.

If you’re searching for inspirational quotes about strength and encouraging quotes about being strong that perfectly capture what you’d like to say or just want to feel inspired yourself, browse through an amazing collection of famous alpha male quotes, inspiring greatness quotes and powerful fighting quotes.

Famous Battle Quotes

First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, and then you win. Mahatma Gandhi

Where there is no peril in the fight, there is no glory in the triumph. Pierre Corneille

Nobody can hurt me without my permission. Mahatma Gandhi

Don’t fight a battle if you don’t gain anything by winning. Erwin Rommel

Older men declare war. But it is youth that must fight and die. Herbert Hoover

In every battle there comes a time when both sides consider themselves beaten, then he who continues the attack wins. Ulysses S. Grant

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

In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable. Dwight D. Eisenhower

It is easier to fight for one’s principles than to live up to them. Alfred Adler

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You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it. Margaret Thatcher

War means fighting, and fighting means killing. Nathan Bedford Forrest

Fights begin and end with handshakes. Cameron Conaway

Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime. Ernest Hemingway

War does not determine who is right – only who is left. Bertrand Russell 

War can only be abolished through war, and in order to get rid of the gun it is necessary to take up the gun. Mao Zedong

Amazing Battle Quotes

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

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

There was no such thing as a fair fight. All vulnerabilities must be exploited. Cary Caffrey

It is good that war is so horrible, or we might grow to like it. Robert E. Lee

Battle not with monsters lest you become one. Friedrich Nietzsche

War is a quarrel between two thieves too cowardly to fight their own battle. Thomas Carlyle

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

Wisdom is merely the movement from fighting life to embracing it. Rasheed Ogunlaru

Whenever we want to combat our enemies, first and foremost we must start by understanding them rather than exaggerating their motives. Criss Jami

Where there is only a choice between cowardice and violence, I would advise violence. Mahatma Gandhi

It’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get up. Vince Lombardi

Nothing except a battle lost can be half so melancholy as a battle won. Arthur Wellesley

Wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows. Martin Luther King, Jr.

War is the greatest plague that can afflict humanity, it destroys religion, it destroys states, it destroys families. Any scourge is preferable to it. Martin Luther

Sometimes by losing a battle you find a new way to win the war. Donald Trump

Everyone has a plan until they’ve been hit. Joe Lewis

Some Warriors look fierce, but are mild. Some seem timid, but are vicious. Look beyond appearances; position yourself for the advantage. Deng Ming-Dao

Top Battle Quotes

Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat. Sun Tzu

He who hesitates, meditates in a horizontal position. Ed Parker

A battle won is a battle which we will not acknowledge to be lost. Ferdinand Foch

The real trouble with war (modern war) is that it gives no one a chance to kill the right people. Ezra Pound

It is fatal to enter any war without the will to win it. Douglas Macarthur

All wars are follies, very expensive and very mischievous ones. Benjamin Franklin

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

War is not an adventure. It is a disease. It is like typhus. Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

For a war to be just three conditions are necessary – public authority, just cause, right motive. Ernest Hemingway

Wars spring from unseen and generally insignificant causes, the first outbreak being often but an explosion of anger. Thucydides

War is what happens when language fails. Margaret Atwood

There are no pleasures in a fight but some of my fights have been a pleasure to win. Muhammad Ali

All the war-propaganda, all the screaming and lies and hatred, comes invariably from people who are not fighting. George Orwell

Supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy’s resistance without fighting. Sun Tzu

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

You don’t always win your battles, but it’s good to know you fought. John Greenleaf Whittier

No battle plan survives contact with the enemy. Colin Powell

War is a defeat for humanity. Pope John Paul II

There is no avoiding war; it can only be postponed to the advantage of others. Niccolo Machiavelli 

If we don’t end war, war will end us. H. G. Wells

Victory is always possible for the person who refuses to stop fighting. Napoleon Hill

To gain a crown by fighting is great, to reject it divine. Friedrich Schiller

Martial arts is not about fighting; it’s about building character. Bo Bennett

Once we have a war there is only one thing to do. It must be won. For defeat brings worse things than any that can ever happen in war. Ernest Hemingway

No one ever goes into battle thinking God is on the other side. Terry Goodkind

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

We shall heal our wounds, collect our dead and continue fighting. Mao Tse-Tung

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