80+ Best Fighting Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Fighting is a way of standing up to your inner voice of discouragement and resignation. Your fighting spirit will give you resilience and self-reliance when life gets tough. Inspirational fighting quotes will challenge the way you think, change the way you live and transform your whole life.

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Famous Fighting Quotes

First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win. Mahatma Gandhi

First they ignore you. Then they ridicule you. And then they attack you and want to burn you. And then they build monuments to you. Nicholas Klein

Work hard for what you want because it won’t come to you without a fight. You have to be strong and courageous and know that you can do anything you put your mind to. If somebody puts you down or criticizes you, just keep on believing in yourself and turn it into something positive. Leah LaBelle

Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And if you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you. Friedrich Nietzsche

Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams. Ashley Smith

Nobody can hurt me without my permission. Mahatma Gandhi

We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender. Winston Churchill

Fighting for peace is like screwing for virginity. George Carlin

Fight for the things that you care about, but do it in a way that will lead others to join you. Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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

We are twice armed if we fight with faith. Plato

I’ve been fighting to be who I am all my life. What’s the point of being who I am, if I can’t have the person who was worth all the fighting for? Stephanie Lennox

He will win who knows when to fight and when not to fight. Sun Tzu

If you hurt me, I wouldn’t cry. I would hurt you back. Holly Black

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

Dad, how do soldiers killing each other solve the world’s problems? Bill Watterson

To become unique, the challenge is to fight the hardest battle which anyone can imagine until you reach your destination. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

It’s hard to fight when the fight ain’t fair. Taylor Swift

You have to fight to reach your dream. You have to sacrifice and work hard for it. Lionel Messi

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

A true champion is a true champion. They go fight and win or lose, give it their all. Glover Teixeira

Hugh and I have been together for so long that in order to arouse extraordinary passion, we need to engage in physical combat. Once, he hit me on the back of the head with a broken wineglass, and I fell to the floor pretending to be unconscious. That was romantic, or would have been had he rushed to my side rather than stepping over my body to fetch the dustpan. David Sedaris

A man who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself. John Stuart Mill

All your words are but to say you are a woman, and your part is in the house. But when the men have died in battle and honour, you have leave to be burned in the house, for the men will need it no more. But I am of the House of Éorl and not a serving woman. I can ride and wield blade, and I do not fear either pain or death. J.R.R. Tolkien

He that fights and runs away, May turn and fight another day; But he that is in battle slain, Will never rise to fight again. Tacitus

Use only that which works, and take it from any place you can find it. Bruce Lee

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

Three months ago, if you asked me, I would have told you that if you really loved someone, you’d let them go. But now I look at you, and I dreamed about Maggie, and I see that I’ve been wrong. If you really love someone, Allie, I think you have to take them back. Jodi Picoult

I give the fight up let there be an end, a privacy, an obscure nook for me. I want to be forgotten even by God. Robert Browning

You must tell Lady Alanna that sometime. I’d do it from a distance. Tamora Pierce

To become a great player, you’ve got to show real dedication and commitment to football, and you’ve got to be very humble and hard working. And, above all, you’ve got to fight to make your dreams come true. Sergio Ramos

What has mood to do with it? You fight when the necessity arises no matter the mood! Mood’s a thing for cattle or making love or playing the baliset. It’s not for fighting. Frank Herbert

I went to a fight the other night, and a hockey game broke out. Rodney Dangerfield

The nation that will insist on drawing a broad line of demarcation between the fighting man and the thinking man is liable to find its fighting done by fools and its thinking done by cowards. William Francis Butler

Get up, stand up, Stand up for your rights. Get up, stand up, Don’t give up the fight. Bob Marley

And now, born from the ashes, she’s a warrior in bloodied black. Amie Kaufman

The fight for freedom must go on until it is won; until our country is free and happy and peaceful as part of the community of man, we cannot rest. Oliver Tambo

He who conquers himself is the mightiest warrior. Confucius

No matter how much cats fight, there always seem to be plenty of kittens. Abraham Lincoln

Anything worth having is worth fighting for. Susan Elizabeth Phillips

Happiness is dependent on self discipline. We are the biggest obstacles to our own happiness. It is much easier to do battle with society and with others than to fight our own nature. Dennis Prager

Confidence is like a dragon where, for every head cut off, two more heads grow back. Criss Jami

Saving our planet, lifting people out of poverty, advancing economic growth these are one and the same fight. We must connect the dots between climate change, water scarcity, energy shortages, global health, food security and women’s empowerment. Solutions to one problem must be solutions for all. Ban Ki moon

In a way fighting was just like using magic. You said the words, and they altered the universe. By merely speaking you could create damage and pain, cause tears to fall, drive people away, make yourself feel better, make your life worse. Lev Grossman

There is one candidate in this election who will protect that dream. One leader who will fight hard to keep the promise of America for the next generation. And that’s why we must stand up and make Mitt Romney the next president of the United States. Susana Martinez

The silence is the worst part of any fight, because it’s made up of all the things we wish we could say, if only we had the guts. Pete Wentz

It doesn’t matter what cards you’re dealt. It’s what you do with those cards. Never complain. Just keep pushing forward. Find a positive in anything and just fight for it. Baker Mayfield

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

Remember your dreams and fight for them. You must know what you want from life. There is just one thing that makes your dream become impossible the fear of failure. Paulo Coelho

Promise me, Yasmine said softly, that if you die, you will die fighting to return to me. Hafsah Faizal

My kingdom is not of this world. If it were, my servants would fight to prevent my arrest by the Jews. But now my kingdom is from another place. Jesus Christ

When the person you love can’t see your love for them beneath the painful things you say when they reject you, remember this Love is blind. Shannon L. Alder

If you’re talking to a man who wouldn’t fight with you under any circumstances whatsoever, then you’re talking to someone for whom you have absolutely no respect. Jordan Peterson

He began to realize that you cannot even fight happily with creatures that stand upon a different mental basis to yourself. H.G. Wells

Don’t let people make you afraid of taking chances in life. And if you fail, it’s no big deal. Get back up and fight through it and be successful again. If you did it once, you can do it again. Ken Shamrock

I think it’s odd that grown ups quarrel so easily and so often and about such petty matters. Up to now I always thought bickering was just something children did and that they outgrew it. Anne Frank

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

Let go of the battle. Breathe quietly and let it be. Let your body relax and your heart soften. Open to whatever you experience without fighting. Jack Kornfield

I have not yet begun to fight! John Paul Jones

I’ve often thought it unfair that women are expected to stay at home when there’s a fight to be won. If a woman has the strength to bear a child, she can swing a sword as well as any man. Karen Hawkins

You become a champion by fighting one more round. When things are tough, you fight one more round. James J. Corbett

Ender didn’t like fighting. He didn’t like Peter’s kind, the strong against the weak, and he didn’t like his own kind either, the smart against the stupid. Orson Scott Card

Never pick a fight with an ugly person, they’ve got nothing to lose. Robin Williams

Fighting doesn’t feel good anymore. It feels like breaking something because you don’t know how to fix it. Rainbow Rowell

We’re going to fight racism not with racism, but we’re going to fight with solidarity. We say we’re not going to fight capitalism with black capitalism, but we’re going to fight it with socialism. Fred Hampton

Bodies, she said. Lots of them. She glanced over her shoulder to where Sally was hidden, then back to Nathan, and whispered. Small ones. Barry Kirwan

The resistance that you fight physically in the gym and the resistance that you fight in life can only build a strong character. Arnold Schwarzenegger

I’ve noticed that loneliness gets stronger when we try to face it down, but gets weaker when we simply ignore it. Paulo Coelho

Political leaders still think things can be done through force, but that cannot solve terrorism. Backwardness is the breeding ground of terror, and that is what we have to fight. Mikhail Gorbachev

I will not die without fighting for a life I am not yet done living. Bethany Wiggins

Ah, great it is to believe the dream as we stand in youth by the starry stream; but a greater thing is to fight life through and say at the end, the dream is true! Edwin Markham

Caleb and Tris exchange a look. The skin on his face and on her knuckles is nearly the same colour, purple blue green, as if drawn with ink. This is what happens when siblings collide  they injure each other in the same way. Veronica Roth

Never go to bed angry, stay up and fight. William Congreve

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

A warrior is not a person that carries a gun. The biggest war you ever go through is right between your own ears. It’s in your mind. We’re all going through a war in our mind, and we have to callus our mind to fight that war and to win that war. David Goggins

Do not fight the thing in detail turn from it. Look only at your Lord. Sing. Read. Work. Amy Carmichael

If you want to be a legend you have to fight with legends. Aleksei Oleinik

The next time somebody announces that he plans to get Medieval on your ass, tell him you’re going to get Renaissance on his gonads. James Morrow