We have collected some inspiring war and warrior quotes for our readers to get motivation. A warrior is someone who is brave, tactical, and fierce. It does not mean he is fearless. Warriors always know how to defeat their fears before they seek to defeat an enemy. A warrior known what he is doing. He wins first and then go to a war.
The path of warriors is not easy but it is worth every bit of effort. The struggles and sacrifices for noble causes bring glory to a warrior. There is a warrior in all of us that motivate us to combat day to day hardships and rise above them. Awake your inner warrior with these inspiration quotes and put a dent in the universe!
A warrior does not give up what he loves, he finds the love in what he does.
A warrior lives by acting, not by thinking about acting, nor by thinking about what he will think when he has finished acting.
Any great warrior is also a scholar, and a poet, and an artist.
Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win.
Mental bearing (calmness), not skill, is the sign of a matured samurai. A Samurai therefore should neither be pompous nor arrogant.
I wish I’d known from the beginning that I was born a strong woman. What a difference it would have made! I wish I’d known that I was born a courageous woman; I’ve spent so much of my life cowering. How many conversations would I not only have started but finished if I had known I possessed a warrior’s heart? I wish I’d known that I’d be born to take on the world; I wouldn’t have run from it for so long, but run to it with open arms.
Sarah Ban Breathnach
I’ve never been to New Zealand before. But one of my role models, Xena, the warrior princess, comes from there.
The Way of the Warrior has been misunderstood. It is not a means to kill and destroy others. Those who seek to compete and better one another are making a terrible mistake. To smash, injure, or destroy is the worst thing a human being can do. The real Way of a Warrior is to prevent such slaughter – it is the Art of Peace, the power of love.
The warrior’s approach is to say ‘yes’ to life: ‘yes’ to it all.
I’m more of a warrior than you’ll ever be. I believe in the class war. I believe in the battle of the sexes. I believe in my tribe. I believe in the righteous, intelligent clued-up section of the working classes against the brain-dead moronic masses as well as the mediocre, soulless bourgeoisie.
It is wonderful. It truly is. It is the only thing that is real! It’s you against me, it’s challenging another guy’s manhood. With gloves. Words cannot describe that feeling of being a man, of being a gladiator, of being a warrior. It’s irreplaceable.
Sugar Ray Leonard
I live because I am a Warrior and because I wish one day to be in the company of [She] for whom I have fought so hard.
John Bunyan – Warrior Quotes
You haven’t yet opened your heart fully, to life, to each moment. The peaceful warrior’s way is not about invulnerability, but absolute vulnerability–to the world, to life, and to the Presence you felt. All along I’ve shown you by example that a warrior’s life is not about imagined perfection or victory; it is about love. Love is a warrior’s sword; wherever it cuts, it gives life, not death.
We don’t rise to the level of our expectations, we fall to the level of our training.
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.
If a warrior is to succeed at anything, the success must come gently, with a great deal of effort but with no stress or obsession.
I wish neither to possess nor to be possessed. I no longer covet ‘paradise’. More important, I no longer fear ‘hell’. The medicine for my suffering I had within me from the very beginning but I did not take it. My ailment came from within myself, but I did not observe it, until this moment. Now I see that I will never find the light unless, like the candle, I am my own fuel, consuming myself.
War will exist until that distant day when the conscientious objector enjoys the same reputation and prestige that the warrior does today.
John F. Kennedy
I guess I’m just a natural warrior.
When a warrior learns to stop the internal dialogue, everything becomes possible; the most far-fetched schemes become attainable.
Master the divine techniques of the Art of Peace and no enemy will dare to challenge you.
Ultimately, you must forget about technique. The further you progress, the fewer teachings there are. The Great Path is really NO PATH.
Back up shall we? When my brother, the crazy chicken warrior, turned into a falcon and went up the pyramid’s chimney with his new friend, the fruit bat, he left me playing nurse to two very wounded people—which I didn’t appreciate, and which I wasn’t particularly good at.
Warrior, when you pledge yourself to the service of a High Priestess, the goal is not to frighten her to death but to protect your lady from death.
P. C. Cast
Victory is reserved for those who are willing to pay its price.
To be a warrior is to learn to be genuine in every moment of your life.
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.
The Way of a Warrior is based on humanity, love, and sincerity; the heart of martial valor is true bravery, wisdom, love, and friendship. Emphasis on the physical aspects of warriorship is futile, for the power of the body is always limited.
There is something of the warrior in me.
A warrior never worries about his fear.
A warrior chooses a path with heart, any path with heart, and follows it; and then he rejoices and laughs. He knows because he sees that his life will be over altogether too soon. He sees that nothing is more important than anything else.
The dance of battle is always played to the same impatient rhythm. What begins in a surge of violent motion is always reduced to the perfectly still.
We are all warriors. Each of us struggles every day to define and defend our sense of purpose and integrity, to justify our existence on the planet and to understand, if only within our own hearts, who we are and what we believe in.
Some men develop their own singularity. Football makes men conform to stereotypes: the warrior or the hunter. Football produces a certain kind of masculinity – the drunk kind, the king who will yell the worst nationalist’s ideas. In front of those, it is very difficult to be a dignified woman.
Orlan – Warrior Quotes
Pick-a-lock, Pick-a-lock, you’ll regret the day, When you took a mouse thief and locked him away, Silly cat, look at that, it’s two for one, A thief and a warrior, by dawn will be gone.
This is no war of chieftains or of princes, of dynasties or national ambition; it is a war of peoples and of causes. There are vast numbers, not only in this Island but in every land, who will render faithful service in this war, but whose names will never be known, whose deeds will never be recorded. This is a War of the Unknown Warriors.
The average man is hooked to his fellow men, while the warrior is hooked only to infinity.
Nothing is so strong as gentleness, nothing so gentle as real strength.
Saint Francis de Sales
Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.
A warrior thinks of death when things become unclear. The idea of death is the only thing that tempers our spirit.
A warrior doesn’t know remorse for anything he has done, because to isolate one’s acts as being mean, or ugly, or evil is to place an unwarranted importance on the self.
A warrior takes responsibility for his acts, for the most trivial of acts. An average man acts out his thoughts, and never takes responsibility for what he does.
The warrior of the light has a destiny to fulfill.
Sometimes the warrior feels as if he were living two lives at once. ‘There is a bridge that links what I do with what I would like to do,’ he thinks. Slowly, his dreams take over his everyday life, and then he realizes that he is ready for the thing he always wanted. Then all that is needed is a little daring, and his two lives become one.
Still, I look down, and the grass is so green, I cannot understand how it does not wither and die with sorrow. But against the emerald carpet, the warriors make war, and it is like a dance, almost beautiful, always macabre. The noise brings me back, the fearsome noise of swords striking swords, a metallic clanging that rings in my ears, echoing and echoing the fearsome din of men screaming and crying as they meet the sharp ends of blades.
Lisa Ann Sandell – Warrior Quotes
Just fully being skillful involves total lack of inhibition. We are not afraid to be. We are not afraid to live. We must accept ourselves as being warriors. If we acknowledge ourselves as warriors, then there is a way in, because a warrior dares to be, like a tiger in the jungle.
Remorse has no place in a warrior’s mind… A war is like a game of chess, Nicholaa. Every battle is like a well-thought-out move on the board. Once it begins, there shouldn’t be any emotion involved whatsoever.
Barbarian –A Code of Conduct honored by all true barbarian warriors, requiring excellent coordination with weapons, closeness to nature, awkwardness with women, common sense, and completion of the mission.
You must concentrate upon and consecrate yourself wholly to each day, as though a fire were raging in your hair.
When I was young, I believed that life might unfold in an orderly way, according to my hopes and expectations. But now I understand that the Way winds like a river, always changing, ever onward.. My journeys revealed that the Way itself creates the warrior; that every path leads to peace, every choice to wisdom. And that life has always been, and will always be, arising in Mystery.
Socrates – Warrior Quotes
Rejoicing in ordinary things is not sentimental or trite. It actually takes guts. Each time we drop our complaints and allow everyday good fortune to inspire us, we enter the warrior’s world.
Each Warrior wants to leave the mark of his will, his signature, on important acts he touches. This is not the voice of ego but of the human spirit, rising up and declaring that it has something to contribute to the solution of the hardest problems, no matter how vexing!
To be prepared for war is one of the most effective means of preserving peace.
A warrior acts as if he knows what he is doing, when in effect he knows nothing.
A warrior knows that he is only a man. His only regret is that his life is so short that he can’t grab onto all the things he would like to. But for him, this is not an issue; it’s only a pity.
For a warrior, to be inaccessible means that he touches the world around him sparingly. And above all, he deliberately avoids exhausting himself and others. He doesn’t use and squeeze people until they have shriveled to nothing, especially the people he loves.
I am a warrior, so that my son may be a merchant, so that his son may be a poet.
John Quincy Adams
The reason why we’re warriors is that we rise to the occasion; anyone that’s felt like the system put them down, and then they rose to the occasion, they’re a warrior. It’s not about whether you come from the hood or you come from the suburbs, you know what I mean? It’s about reality and life.
You will learn a lot about yourself if you stretch in the direction of goodness, of bigness, of kindness, of forgiveness, of emotional bravery. Be a warrior for love.
We had little or no emotion. We lacked the capacity to feel fear, to experience love, to enjoy the sensations of happiness and delight.The finest warriors are not only those who do not fear, but those who are without anger.
Too bad you got so bogged down in books. You’ve got the spirit of a warrior.
Richelle Mead – Warrior Quotes
There’s no way to put a limit on what one may accomplish individually if the intent is an impeccable intent. Don Juan’s teachings are not spiritual. I repeat this because the question has come to the surface over and over. The idea of spirituality doesn’t fit with the iron discipline of a warrior. The most important thing for a shaman like don Juan is the idea of pragmatism.
A warrior takes responsibility for his acts, for the most trivial of acts. An average man acts out his thoughts, and never takes responsibility for what he does.When we feel stuck, going nowhere — even starting to slip backward — we may actually be backing up to get a running start.
The path of the Warrior is lifelong, and mastery is often simply staying on the path.
You can prevent your opponent from defeating you through defense, but you cannot defeat him without taking the offensive.
Go to the battlefield firmly confident of victory and you will come home with no wounds whatsoever.
I’m a warrior for light.
I am the Ultimate Warrior, you are the Ultimate Warrior fans and the spirit of the Ultimate Warrior will run forever.
The Ultimate Warrior
I’m a warrior for the middle class.
I think we stumbled onto our own sort of lore back in high school. We weren’t with the drinkers, we were more the psychedelic warriors. We sat around watching horror films.
Avey Tare – Warrior Quotes
I’m able to fight for myself, I’m able to speak up and feel like I have a voice, and I can be my own advocate and my own warrior.
Some people are like a defeated warrior: they accept the defeat, go to work, go back home, watch TV silently. That is like a prison. You can have a life sentence in prison and it’s the same in cities.
In the world of the superheroes, everything had value, potential, mystery. Any person, thing, or object could be drafted into service in the struggle against darkness and evil – remade as a weapon or a warrior or a superhero. Even a little bee named Michael – after God’s own avenging angel – could pitch in to win the battle against wickedness.
The greatest weapon any warrior can carry into battle is absolute certainty of her eternal soul.
Our code is different from the warrior code. It reaches across boundaries. To us, every cat is simply that — a cat, with the same right to life as any other. We made a promise to heal and protect, remember?
Erin Hunter – Warrior Quotes
Life in itself is sufficient, self-explanatory and complete.
For to win one hundred victories in one hundred battles is not the acme of skill. To subdue the enemy without fighting is the acme of skill.
Pretend inferiority and encourage his arrogance.
The family that I live for only breathes the air that smells of combat.
The Ultimate Warrior
To open deeply, as genuine spiritual life requires, we need tremendous courage and strength, a kind of warrior spirit.
Everyone feels fear. What a samurai or warrior is, is what you do when you feel fear.
Unless you do your best, the day will come when, tired and hungry, you will halt just short of the goal you were ordered to reach, and by halting you will make useless the efforts and deaths of thousands.
George S. Patton
I have a high art, I hurt with cruelty those who would damage me.
I’m a fighter. I’m a warrior. I’ll fight anybody.
I’m a warrior when it comes to pursuing roles.
Barack Obama is many things; among them, he is a tough and even ferocious political warrior.
Contempt is the weapon of the weak and a defense against one’s own despised and unwanted feelings.
This is the strange way of the world, that people who simply want to love are instead forced to become warriors.
Patience is waiting. Not passively waiting. That is laziness. But to keep going when the going is hard and slow – that is patience. The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.
The hardest thing in the world is for a warrior to let others be.
Carlos Castaneda – Warrior Quotes
To seek the perfection of the warrior’s spirit is the only task worthy of our temporariness, our manhood.
Self-respect is the fruit of discipline.
Abraham Joshua Heschel
One finds life through conquering the fear of death within one’s mind. Empty the mind of all forms of attachment, make a go-for-broke charge and conquer the opponent with one decisive slash.
There is a flaw with words, they always force us to feel enlightened, but when we turn around to face the world they always fail us and we end up facing the world as we always have, without enlightenment.
Engage in combat fully determined to die and you will be alive; wish to survive in the battle and you will surely meet death.
Challenges cannot possibly be good or bad. Challenges are simply challenges.
Convictions are more dangerous enemies of truth than lies.Courageous, untroubled, mocking and violent-that is what Wisdom wants us to be. Wisdom is a woman, and loves only a warrior.
The two worst strategic mistakes to make are acting prematurely and letting an opportunity slip.
The two worst strategic mistakes to make are acting prematurely and letting an opportunity slip; to avoid this, the warrior treats each situation as if it were unique and never resorts to formulae, recipes or other people’s opinions.
Some Warriors look fierce, but are mild. Some seem timid, but are vicious. Look beyond appearances; position yourself for the advantage.
Ming-Dao Deng – Warrior Quotes
SHUCHU RYOKU – Focus all your energy to one point.
I’m always represented as a bit of a class warrior – a bit Down With Men and Down With Middle-Class People. Whereas I’m actually very fond of men and am middle-class. I even went to boarding school in Perthshire.
Business is war! Its leaders are strategic commanders, who boldly snatch victory from the jaws of defeat – and who perform other acts of derring-do. This kind of talk sounds great in the boardroom, and, for that matter, in the bookstore, where dozens of authors counsel would-be corporate warriors.
I collect firearms, and I’ve got a Winchester, an Indian rifle. It has tacks for every warrior that was shot, like notches on a pistol, and it’s got feathers and beads hanging off it. It’s like a work of art.
We’re warriors, this culture, and we’re very puritanical about sex and very embracing about violence and I don’t know why that is.
Anger has its place, but it will not serve you here, the way of the warrior is the way of knowing. Of that knowledge requires you to use anger, then you use anger, but you cannot wrest forth knowledge by losing your temper.
A warrior may change his metal, but not his heart.
Edgar Rice Burroughs
Who knows, my friend? Maybe the sword does have some magic. Personally, I think it’s the warrior who wields it.
Brian Jacques – Warrior Quotes
Without Knowledge, Skill cannot be focused. Without Skill, Strength cannot be brought to bear and without Strength, Knowledge may not be applied.
Alexander the Great
If you walk, just walk. If you sit, just sit. But don’t wobble.
Only one who devotes himself to a cause with his whole strength and soul can be a true master. For this reason mastery demands all of a person.
The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus.
Bruce Lee – Warrior Quotes
I feel like young girls are told, I don’t know, that they have to be this kind of princess and fragile. It’s bullshit. I identify much more with being a warrior, a fighter. If I was going to be a princess I’d be a warrior princess definitely.
The Way lies at hand yet it is sought afar off; the thing lies in the easy yet it is sought in the difficult.
Where life is more terrible than death, it is then the truest valor to dare to live.
The self-confidence of the warrior is not the self-confidence of the average man. The average man seeks certainty in the eyes of the onlooker and calls that self-confidence. The warrior seeks impeccability in his own eyes and calls that humbleness. The average man is hooked to his fellow men, while the warrior is hooked only to infinity.
I have loved football as an almost mythic game since I was in the fourth grade. To me, the game wasn’t even grounded in reality. The uniform turned you into a warrior. Being on a team, the mythology of physical combat, the struggle against the elements, the narrative of the game.
There was a time when I thought I was doing a good thing with good guys for a good cause. Looking back, I think I really wanted to be a warrior.
Marathon running, like golf, is a game for players, not winners. That is why Callaway sells golf clubs and Nike sells running shoes. But running is unique in that the world’s best racers are on the same course, at the same time, as amateurs, who have as much chance of winning as your average weekend warrior would scoring a touchdown in the NFL.
Hunter S. Thompson
I’m a warrior at heart; I’m an ex-Navy Seal. I’m too old to wage war anymore, and so now I wage it mentally. And so I find politics very stimulating; it’s war without guns.
Jesse Ventura – Warrior Quotes
Very learned women are to be found, in the same manner as female warriors; but they are seldom or ever inventors.
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.
The warrior who had gone out from the lake to save his people by slaying the evil one was now just a boy sitting in the dirt with his fingers in a mane of blond hair. He stared at nothing. Expected nothing. Planned nothing. Just sat.
Knights of the spirit; warriors in the cause Of justice absolute ‘twixt man and man.
Richard Watson Gilder
Only as a warrior can one survive the path of knowledge.
Carlos Castaneda – Warrior Quotes
A warrior seeks to act rather than talk.
To be a spiritual warrior means to develop a special kind of courage, one that is innately intelligent, gentle, and fearless. Spiritual warriors can still be frightened, but even so they are courageous enough to taste suffering, to relate clearly to their fundamental fear, and to draw out without evasion the lessons from difficulties.
He who conquers himself is the mightiest warrior.
Civilize the mind but make savage the body.
Women should be tough, tender, laugh as much as possible, and live long lives. The struggle for equality continues unabated, and the woman warrior who is armed with wit and courage will be among the first to celebrate victory.
The basic difference between an ordinary man and a warrior is that a warrior takes everything as a challenge while an ordinary man takes everything as a blessing or a curse.
A warrior takes his lot, whatever it may be, and accepts it in ultimate humbleness. He accepts in humbleness what he is, not as a grounds for regret but as a living challenge.
Nothing can temper the spirit of a warrior as much as the challenge of dealing with impossible people in positions of power. Only under those conditions can warriors acquire the sobriety and serenity to withstand the pressure of the unknowable.
I’m different, and I have to be a warrior to be that way. But I have had some success; I hope I have touched the lives of some wonderful people, all by being what I see as myself but some others people see as different.
It is always better to avenge dear ones than to indulge in mourning. For every one of us, living in this world means waiting for our end. Let whoever can win glory before death. When a warrior is gone, that will be his best and only bulwark.
Seamus Heaney – Warrior Quotes
A man goes to knowledge as he goes to war: wide-awake, with fear, with respect, and with absolute assurance. Going to knowledge or going to war in any other manner is a mistake, and whoever makes it might never live to regret it.
A Warrior of Light never resorts to trickery, but he knows how to distract his opponent.
Men are natural warriors, but a woman in battle is truly bloodthirsty.
Another study, of 38,000 knowledge workers across different sectors, found that the simple act of being interrupted is one of the biggest barriers to productivity. Even multitasking, that prized feat of modern-day office warriors, turns out to be a myth.
He who is prudent and lies in wait for an enemy who is not, will be victorious.
You’ll get more from being a peacemaker than a warrior.
Hate war, but love the American Warrior.
The world is witnessing first hand, live on television, the hearts of American warriors – and the spirit and pride only displayed by magnificent young men and women who are volunteers in the fight for the cause of freedom. Its all about heart.
Ada F Kay – Warrior Quotes
I used to think that to become free you had to practice like a samurai warrior, but now I understand that you have to practice like a devoted mother of a newborn child. It takes the same energy but has a completely different quality. It’s compassion and presence rather than having to defeat the enemy in battle.
My childhood was very difficult. I had every childhood disease and then some, but my parents didn’t mollycoddle me. They left me to fight those battles on my own. I guess that was very Canadian, very stoic. But its good. I had to become a warrior. I had to give up hope and find a substitute for hope that would be far more stable.
A warrior with a cause is the most dangerous soldier of all.
When one has nothing to lose, one becomes courageous. We are timid only when there is something we can still cling to.
If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.
A warrior of light who trusts too much in his intelligence will end up underestimating the power of his opponent.
Warriors do not win victories by beating their heads against walls, but by overtaking the walls. Warriors jump over walls; they don’t demolish them.
A rule of thumb for a warrior is that he makes his decisions so carefully that nothing that may happen as a result of them can surprise him, much less drain his power.
Poets and beggars, musicians and prophets, warriors and scoundrels, all creatures of that unbridled reality, we have had to ask but little of our imagination, for our crucial problem has been a lack of conventional means to render our lives believable. This, my friends, is the crux of our solitude.
Warriors fear surrender. They are proud and defiant. They will fight to the death for what they believe in. They will struggle to conquer. Love is not about conquest. The truth is a man can only find true love when he surrenders to it. When he opens his heart to the partner of his soul and says: ‘here it is! the very essence of me! It is yours to nurture or destroy.
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.
The warrior: silent in his struggle, undetainable because he has nothing to lose, functional and efficacious because he has everything to gain.
Carlos Castaneda – Warrior Quotes
Now the reason the enlightened prince and the wise general conquer the enemy whenever they move and their achievements surpass those of ordinary men is foreknowledge.
He was as noble and fair in face as an elf-lord, as strong as a warrior, as wise as a wizard, as venerable as a king of dwarves, and as kind as summer.
J. R. R. Tolkien
Saints cannot arise where there have been no warriors, nor philosophers where a prying beast does not remain hidden in the depths.
George Santayana – Warrior Quotes
As a peaceful warrior, I would choose when, where and how I would behave. With that commitment, I began to live the life of a warrior.
Rich people do not back away from problems, do not avoid problems, and do not complain about problems. Rich people are financial warriors.
T. Harv Eker
If ignorant both of your enemy and yourself, you are certain to be in peril.
Generally speaking, the Way of the warrior is resolute acceptance of death.
Feeling important makes one heavy, clumsy and vain. To be a warrior one needs to be light and fluid.
Whenever a warrior decides to do something, he must go all the way, but he must take responsibility for what he does. No matter what he does, he must know first why he is doing it, and then he must proceed with his actions without having doubts or remorse about them.
A warrior must cultivate the feeling that he has everything needed for the extravagant journey that is his life. What counts for a warrior is being alive. Life in itself is sufficient, self-explanatory and complete. Therefore, one may say without being presumptuous that the experience of experiences is being alive.
A warrior must learn to make every act count, since he is going to be here in this world for only a short while, in fact, too short for witnessing all the marvels of it.
To be a warrior is not a simple matter of wishing to be one. It is rather an endless struggle that will go on to the very last moment of our lives. Nobody is born a warrior, in exactly the same way that nobody is born an average man. We make ourselves into one or the other.
Carlos Castaneda – Warrior Quotes
I dislike death, however, there are some things I dislike more than death. Therefore, there are times when I will not avoid danger.
The undisturbed mind is like the calm body water reflecting the brilliance of the moon. Empty the mind and you will realize the undisturbed mind.
Yagyu Jubei Mitsuyoshi
To practice Zen or the Martial Arts, you must live intensely, wholeheartedly, without reserve – as if you might die in the next instant.
Don’t be afraid of StarClan. They will understand about Broken tail. You will be honored by our warrior ancestors for your loyalty toy your Clan mates and for your endless courage. So many cats owe their lives to you. Cinderpelt would have died after her accident if you hadn’t tended to her. And when there was green cough, you fought day and night.
Kids like us don’t often have the chance of meeting a great warrior like you. Would you have a little fencing match with me? It would be frightfully decent.
C. S. Lewis
Now it was just the three of us: the leader, the warrior, and the kid about to wet his pants. Guess who I was.
D. J. MacHale
Here, therefore, huge and mighty warrior though you be, here shall you die.
Homer – Warrior Quotes
I thought it was all over. My lungs were filling with water and I began to black out. Then I saw an ancient warrior rise up out of the water. He said we’d make it, and we did. I believe we all have an angel watching us.
A warrior balances solitude and dependence.
There’s no emptiness in the life of a warrior. Everything is filled to the brim. Everything is filled to the brim, and everything is equal.
Carlos Castaneda – Warrior Quotes
A warrior considers himself already dead, so there is nothing to lose. The worst has already happened to him, therefore he’s clear and calm; judging him by his acts or by his words, one would never suspect that he has witnessed everything.
Carlos Castaneda – Warrior Quotes
If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat.
The hardest thing in the world is to assume the mood of a warrior. It is of no use to be sad and complain and feel justified in doing so,believing that someone is always doing something to us. Nobody is doing anything to anybody, much less to a warrior.
A warrior is a hunter. He calculates everything. That’s control. Once his calculations are over, he acts. He lets go. That’s abandon. A warrior is not a leaf at the mercy of the wind. No one can push him; no one can make him do things against himself or against his better judgment. A warrior is tuned to survive, and he survives in the best of all possible fashions.
Know the enemy and know yourself.
Untroubled, scornful, outrageous – that is how wisdom wants us to be: she is a woman and never loves anyone but a warrior.
Not to borrow the strength of another, nor to rely on one’s own strength; to cut off past and future thoughts, and not to live within the everyday mind… then the Great Way is right before your eyes.
To achieve the mood of a warrior is not a simple matter. It is a revolution. To regard the lion and the water rats and our fellow men as equals is a magnificent act of a warrior’s spirit. It takes power to do that.
The internal dialogue is what grounds people in the daily world. The world is such and such or so and so, only because we talk to ourselves about its being such and such and so and so. The passageway into the world of shamans opens up after the warrior has learned to shut off his internal dialogue.
When you begin your transcendental training, focusing your best efforts, without attachment to outcomes, you will understand the peaceful warrior’s way.
Ideas are the great warriors of the world, and a war that has no idea behind it, is simply a brutality.
James A. Garfield
Courage, above all things, is the first quality of a warrior.
Carl von Clausewitz
So even if the hot loneliness is there, and for 1.6 seconds we sit with that restlessness when yesterday we couldn’t sit for even one, that’s the journey of the warrior.
Surprise is the warrior’s greatest weapon.
Sala-manda-stron, look out here we come, A thief a warrior and a mole. Though the quest may take its toll, We’ll march until we reach our goal.
We learned not to waste ammo even on warriors except in self-protection.
Robert A. Heinlein
Half-man, half-beast, all nightmare. The shape shifter warrior form.
Some must be warriors, that others may live in peace.
Let the warriors clamor after gods of blood and thunder; love is hard, harder than steel and thrice as cruel.
Everybody was patting Nico on the back, complimenting him on his fighting. Even the Ares kids thought he was pretty cool. Hey, show up with an army of undead warriors to save the day, and suddenly you’re everybody’s best friend.
A warrior, or any man for that matter, cannot possibly wish he were somewhere else; a warrior because he lives by challenge, an ordinary man because he doesn’t know where his death is going to find him.
Carlos Castaneda – Warrior Quotes