Top 30 Greatest Fighting Quotes

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For every single person, there’s always a cause that’s worth fighting for, whether physically or emotionally. Both positive and negative changes can happen through fighting, but one must decide if their own fight is worth the battle.

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You must know when to fight and when to avoid one. Here are 30 of the greatest fighting quotes.

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


2Nobody can hurt me without my permission.” – Mahatma Gandhi



3Older men declare war. But it is youth that must fight and die.” – Herbert Hoover



4If you can’t go back to your mother’s womb, you’d better learn to be a good fighter.” – Anchee Min


5It is easier to fight for one’s principles than to live up to them.” – Alfred Adler



6War means fighting, and fighting means killing.” – Nathan Bedford Forrest



7Fights begin and end with handshakes.” – Cameron Conaway



8You 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


9There’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


10There was no such thing as a fair fight. All vulnerabilities must be exploited.” – Cary Caffrey


11Wisdom is merely the movement from fighting life to embracing it.” – Rasheed Ogunlaru


12Whenever we want to combat our enemies, first and foremost we must start by understanding them rather than exaggerating their motives.” – Criss Jami


13Where there is only a choice between cowardice and violence, I would advise violence.” – Mahatma Gandhi


14It’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get up.” – Vince Lombardi



15Everyone has a plan until they’ve been hit.” – Joe Lewis



16Some Warriors look fierce, but are mild. Some seem timid, but are vicious. Look beyond appearances; position yourself for the advantage.” – Deng Ming-Dao


17Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat.” – Sun Tzu


18He who hesitates, meditates in a horizontal position.” – Ed Parker



19The 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


20You must not fight too often with one enemy, or you will teach him all your art of war.” – Napoleon Bonaparte


21You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.” – Margaret Thatcher



22There are no pleasures in a fight but some of my fights have been a pleasure to win.” – Muhammad Ali


23All the war-propaganda, all the screaming and lies and hatred, comes invariably from people who are not fighting.” – George Orwell


24Supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy’s resistance without fighting.” – Sun Tzu


25As 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


26Victory is always possible for the person who refuses to stop fighting.” – Napoleon Hill



27To gain a crown by fighting is great, to reject it divine.” – Friedrich Schiller



28Martial arts is not about fighting; it’s about building character.” – Bo Bennett



29I’m tired of fighting. I’ve always known that I can’t be an action star all my life.” – Jackie Chan


30We shall heal our wounds, collect our dead and continue fighting.” – Mao Tse-Tung

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  • Mr. Jim Island

    If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles.

    If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat.

    If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle. -Sun Tzu

  • Mr. Jim Island

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