73+ 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

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

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

I’m fed up to the ears with old men dreaming up wars for young men to die in. – George McGovern

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

The toughest battle you’ll ever fight in your life is the battle within yourself. – Anonymous

You know how hard it is to feel like an extreme falcon-headed combat machine when somebody calls you “chicken man”? – Rick Riordan

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

Nobody can hurt me without my permission. – Mahatma Gandhi

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Reason lost the battle, and all I could do was surrender and accept I was in love. – Paulo Coelho

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

Everyone has their own ways of expression. I believe we all have a lot to say, but finding ways to say it is more than half the battle. – Criss Jami

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

“Right,” Sadie said. “And Set will just stand there calmly while I read him to death.” – Rick Riordan

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

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

Some of the greatest battles will be fought within the silent chambers of your own soul. – Ezra Taft Benson

We make war that we may live in peace. – Aristotle

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

The hardest battle you will ever have to fight is between who you are now and who you want to be. – Anonymous

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

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

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

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

Always keep your foes confused. If they are never certain who you are or what you want, they cannot know what you are like to do next. – George R.R. Martin

Fights begin and end with handshakes. – Cameron Conaway

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

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

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

All of the truly important battles are waged within the self. – Sheldon B. Kopp

Where the battle rages, there the loyalty of the soldier is proved. – Martin Luther

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

The greatest battle you ever have to win is the battle within yourself. – Eli Soriano

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

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

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

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

More often than not, a heroes most epic battle is the one you never see; it’s the battle that goes on within him or herself. – Kevin Smith

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

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

The only battle to win is the battle within, that place where we realize that we deserve to have and create all that we want in our lives. – Ali Vincent

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

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

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

A spiritual practice is a constant battle within, replacing previous negative conditioning or habituation with new positive conditioning. – Dalai Lama

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

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

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

No war is inevitable until it breaks out. – A. J. P. Taylor

The battles that count aren’t the ones for gold medals. The struggles within yourself, the invisible, inevitable battles inside all of us, that’s where it’s at. – Jesse Owens

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

War is what happens when language fails. – Margaret Atwood

The most challenging of all resistance comes from within. The similarity with all warriors is that they’re always battling demons within themselves. It’s a constant battle, that has to be fought non-stop. – Tim Kennedy

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

Exactly in the place where he has to fight battles with himself, there he will find his greatness. – Anonymous

Battle not with monsters lest you become one. – Friedrich Nietzsche

It is Zen practice that you gain power, balance, and wisdom. The battles that you fight are within your own mind. That is where the real victories and defeats are. – Frederick Lenz

Everyone prepares for battle in his own way. – Janet Morris

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

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

No battle plan survives contact with the enemy. – Colin Powell

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

To be prepared for war is one of the most effective means of preserving peace. – George Washington

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

War is a defeat for humanity. – Pope John Paul II

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

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

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

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

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

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