Warrior quotes

  • The world is witnessing first hand, live on television, the hearts ofAmerican 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

    #Military #Heart #Warrior

  • Wale means to arrive home. So the crown has arrived home. Akin is warrior or brave man. Nuoye is a brave man of chieftaincy and Agbaje means wealth and prosperity.
    -- Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje

    #Home #Mean #Warrior

  • There must be those among whom we can sit down and weep and still be counted as warriors.
    -- Adrienne Rich

    #Inspirational #Warrior #Down And

  • As someone who's spent time with our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan on USO tours and met wounded warriors at Walter Reed and Bethesda, I feel a deep obligation to the men and women who have risked life and limb on our behalf.
    -- Al Franken

    #Warrior #Men #Iraq

  • You know, [women] do not really condemn any weakness: rather, they try to humiliate or disarm our strengths. That is why women arethe reward, not of the warrior, but of the criminal.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Warrior #Men #Trying

  • I Am Number Four is an action-packed adventure entwined with a romantic story. I play the role of John Smith. John wants to be a normal kid, but he is from a different planet and he has been given this destiny of becoming a warrior.
    -- Alex Pettyfer

    #Adventure #Kids #Warrior

  • I started out as a Cold Warrior, even my last years in grade school.
    -- Alexander Haig

    #School #Warrior #Years

  • By music minds an equal temper know, Nor swell too high, nor sink too low. . . . . Warriors she fires with animated sounds. Pours balm into the bleeding lover's wounds.
    -- Alexander Pope

    #Music #Warrior #Fire

  • Never did form more fairy thread the dance Than she who scours the hills to find it flowers; Never did sweeter lips chained ears entrance Than hers that move, true to its striking hours; No hands so white e'er decked the warrior's lance, As those which tend its lamp as darkness lours; And never since dear Christ expired for man, Had holy shrine so fair a sacristan.
    -- Alfred Austin

    #Flower #Moving #Warrior

  • On the other hand, heroism is basic to the character of the Nordic peoples. This heroism of the ancient mythic period and this is what is decisive has never been lost, despite times of decline, so long as the Nordic blood was still alive. Heroism, in fact, took many forms, from the warrior nobility of Siegfried or Hercules to the intellectual nobility of Copernicus and Leonardo , the religious nobility of Eckehart and Lagarde, or the political nobility of Frederick the Great and Bismarck , and its substance has remained the same.
    -- Alfred Rosenberg

    #Religious #Character #Warrior

  • Contempt is the weapon of the weak and a defense against one's own despised and unwanted feelings.
    -- Alice Miller

    #Warrior #Feelings #Defense

  • He grunted. 'You have the courage of a warrior.' I watched him turn away and gather the clothes from the ground. He thought me courageous? But I was terrified - always terrified. 'No,' I said flatly. 'I don't." He paused from stuffing the invaluable robe between two bales. 'Are you frightened now?' I nodded, shame flushing my skin. 'Is it going to stop you?' 'No.' 'That is the courage of a warrior.
    -- Alison Goodman

    #Warrior #Two #Clothes

  • Warriors are poets and poems and all the loveliness here in the worlds.
    -- Amiri Baraka

    #Warrior #World #Poet

  • The Romans thought of themselves as the chosen people, yet they built the greatest army on Earth by recruiting warriors from any background.
    -- Amy Chua

    #Warrior #Army #People

  • I prayed for the first time in a very long time today. I explained to God that unless he wanted the Marxist-Islamic alliance and the certain Islamic takeover of Europe to completely annihilate European Christendom within the next hundred years he must ensure that the warriors fighting for the preservation of European Christendom prevail.
    -- Anders Behring Breivik

    #Islamic #Fighting #Warrior

  • In her heart she is a mourner for those who have not survived. In her soul she is a warrior for those who are now as she was then. In her life she is both celebrant and proof of women's capacity and will to survive, to become, to act, to change self and society. And each year she is stronger and there are more of her.
    -- Andrea Dworkin

    #Heart #Warrior #Self

  • I absolutely believe the past had its share of warrior women who fought like men. Whether some of these were the actual Amazons from Greek myth is another matter.
    -- Anne Fortier

    #Believe #Warrior #Past

  • I am not an action hero. That is not the only thing I did in my career. Many people know me because of my work with Pedro Almodóvar, or theater or films that I have done, aside from that. But, that was a part of my career that I embrace. I loved movies like Zorro and Desperado and The 13th Warrior, and other movies like that, that I have done and that contain some action, but it's not the only thing that I do.
    -- Antonio Banderas

    #Hero #Warrior #Careers

  • I have a high art, I hurt with cruelty those who would damage me.
    -- Archilochus

    #Hurt #Art #Warrior

  • Those public employee union bosses think they already control the legislators, they already control everyone up there in Sacramento, and now, because they have the money, they want to control all of you, .. They want to raise your taxes. It's all going in that direction -- raising your taxes. But I'm here as your warrior, remember that. I want to protect you.
    -- Arnold Schwarzenegger

    #Warrior #Thinking #Boss

  • I look askance at any movement which assists in making the peacemaker among nations merely a national warrior.
    -- Arthur Hays Sulzberger

    #Warrior #Looks #Movement

  • I am a non Zionist because the Jew, in seeking a homeland of his own, seems to me to be giving up something of infinitely greater value of the world. ... I look askance at any movement which assists in making the peacemaker among nations merely a national warrior.
    -- Arthur Hays Sulzberger

    #Giving Up #Warrior #Movement

  • The warrior for the True, the Right, Fights in Love's name; The love that lures thee from that fight Lures thee to shame: That love which lifts the heart, yet leaves The spirit free,- That love, or none, is fit for one Man-shaped like thee.
    -- Aubrey Thomas de Vere

    #Life #Heart #Warrior

  • Perhaps...I am the face of one of your fears. Because I am a woman, because I am Black, because I am a lesbian, because I am myself--a Black woman warrior poet doing my work--come to ask you, are you doing yours?
    -- Audre Lorde

    #Warrior #Black #Faces

  • If he descended from heaven today the great warrior who beat the money-traders you would shout your "crucifige!" and nail him to the cross which he himself bore. But he mildly smiles upon your hate: "The truth will prevail, even if the bearer falls; the faith will live, for I give my life ... and stand tall at the cross for all warriors of the world.
    -- Baldur von Schirach

    #Hate #Fall #Warrior

  • I'm a warrior for the middle class.
    -- Barack Obama

    #Warrior #Class #Middle

  • Warriors make wars, but it is also true that, in what has so far been an endless reproductive cycle, war makes warriors.
    -- Barbara Ehrenreich

    #War #Warrior #Endless

  • I was constantly told and challenged to live my life as a warrior. As a warrior, you assume responsibility for yourself. The warrior humbles himself. And the warrior learns the power of giving.
    -- Billy Mills

    #Responsibility #Warrior #Giving

  • the arts of Mexico are heavy with the weight of the past, of gods that demanded the sacrifice of a thousand beating hearts in a day, of a world that ended every fifty-two years, of warriors who rushed into battle wearing the heads of jaguars or clothed in the flayed skins of their human victims.
    -- Biloine W. Young

    #Art #Warrior #Sacrifice

  • The boys of my people began very young to learn the ways of men, and no one taught us; we just learned by doing what we saw, and we were warriors at a time when boys now are like girls.
    -- Black Elk

    #Girl #Warrior #Boys

  • The warrior who's strength is not to fight.
    -- Bob Dylan

    #Fighting #Warrior #Expression

  • We have an incredible warrior class in this country - people in law enforcement, intelligence - and I thank God every night we have them standing fast to protect us from the tremendous amount of evil that exists in the world.
    -- Brad Thor

    #Country #Warrior #Night

  • Relaxing, embracing, surrendering, trusting - these are the only tools of a lover of truth. So, turn from warrior into a lover.
    -- Brandon Bays

    #Warrior #Tools #Lovers

  • Amores Perros and Once Were Warriors had a tremendous visceral quality that really influenced me.
    -- Brendan Fletcher

    #Warrior #Quality #Visceral

  • Weapons may be carried by creatures who are evil, dishonest, violent or lazy. The true warrior is good, gentle and honest. His bravery comes from within himself; he learns to conquer his own fears and misdeeds. —Matthias
    -- Brian Jacques

    #Warrior #Evil #Bravery

  • It's a long hard road ahead for you, little warrior. Enjoy a happy day while you can. —Boldred
    -- Brian Jacques

    #Warrior #Long #Littles

  • 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,
    -- Brian Jacques

    #Warrior #Goal #Thieves

  • But the warriors true, the brave of heart Who valiently upheld the right They are raised on high to the velvet sky Bringing light to the darkness of night
    -- Brian Jacques

    #Heart #Warrior #Night

  • My values are not based on violence. My values are based on courage, which you see time and time again in my books. A warrior isn't somebody like Bruce Willis or Arnold Schwarzenegger. A warrior can be any age. A warrior is a person people look up to.
    -- Brian Jacques

    #Book #Warrior #People

  • Who knows, my friend? Maybe the sword does have some magic. Personally, I think it's the warrior who wields it.
    -- Brian Jacques

    #Warrior #Thinking #Magic

  • I do a lot of stuff with Wounded Warriors and the Armed Forces Foundation; if you want to get these guys to stop talking, start complimenting!
    -- Brian Kilmeade

    #Warrior #Talking #Guy

  • Dress for the job you want aka always dress like the Ultimate Warrior
    -- Brian Murphy

    #Jobs #Warrior #Aka

  • 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.
    -- Bruce Lee

    #Warrior #Medicine #Light

  • ...good technique includes quick changes, great variety and speed. It may be a system of reversals much like a concept of God and the Devil. In the speed of events, which one is really in charge?...to put the heart of martial arts inyour own heart and have it be a part of you means total comprehension and the use of a free style. When you have that you will know that there are no limits.
    -- Bruce Lee

    #Art #Mean #Warrior

  • Quickly, the dragon came at him, encouraged As Beowulf fell back; its breath flared, And he suffered, wrapped around in swirling Flames -- a king, before, but now A beaten warrior. None of his comrades Came to him, helped him, his brave and noble Followers; they ran for their lives, fled Deep in a wood. And only one of them Remained, stood there, miserable, remembering, As a good man must, what kinship should mean.
    -- Burton Raffel

    #Kings #Mean #Warrior

  • A warrior is free to be a hero and pull off daring do and the soldier is irresponsible if he does it.
    -- C. J. Cherryh

    #Hero #Warrior #Soldier

  • The warrior may fight for gold or for an immediate gain, or for something to take home for the winter to feed the family. The soldier is part of a more complex society. He's fighting for a group ethic of some sort.
    -- C. J. Cherryh

    #Home #Fighting #Warrior

  • May we attribute to the color of the herbage and plants, which no doubt clothe the plains of Mars, the characteristic hue of that planet, which is noticeable by the naked eye, and which led the ancients to personify it as a warrior?
    -- Camille Flammarion

    #Eye #Science #Warrior

  • I guess I'm just a natural warrior.
    -- Camille Paglia

    #Warrior #Natural

  • A warrior lives by acting, not by thinking about acting, nor by thinking about what he will think when he has finished acting.
    -- Carlos Castaneda

    #Warrior #Thinking #Acting

  • 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.
    -- Carlos Castaneda

    #Stress #Warrior #Effort

  • 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.
    -- Carlos Castaneda

    #Warrior #Simple #Men

  • 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.
    -- Carlos Castaneda

    #Positive #Attitude #Warrior

  • An average man is too concerned with liking people or with being liked himself. A warrior likes, that's all. He likes whatever or whomever he wants, for the hell of it.
    -- Carlos Castaneda

    #Spiritual #Warrior #Men

  • 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

    #Death #Warrior #Judging

  • 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.
    -- Carlos Castaneda

    #Regret #Warrior #Challenges

  • 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.
    -- Carlos Castaneda

    #Warrior #World #Facts

  • There are lots of things a warrior can do at a certain time which he couldn't do years before. Those things themselves did not change; what changed was his idea of himself.
    -- Carlos Castaneda

    #Courage #Warrior #Years

  • Only a warrior can survive the path of knowledge because the art of the warrior is to balance the pain of being a man with the wonder of being a man.
    -- Carlos Castaneda

    #Art #Pain #Warrior

  • 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.
    -- Carlos Castaneda

    #Heart #Warrior #Laughing

  • All paths are the same: they lead nowhere. However, a path without a heart is never enjoyable. On the other hand, a path with heart is easy-it does not make a warrior work at liking it; it makes for a joyful journey; as long as a man follows it, he is one with it.
    -- Carlos Castaneda

    #Heart #Warrior #Journey

  • Anything is one of a million paths. Therefore, a warrior must always keep in mind that a path is only a path; if he feels that he should not follow it, he must not stay with it under any conditions. His decision to keep on that path or to leave it must be free of fear or ambition. He must look at every path closely and deliberately. There is a question that a warrior has to ask, mandatorily: 'Does this path have a heart?'
    -- Carlos Castaneda

    #Heart #Ambition #Warrior

  • The spirit of a warrior is not geared to indulging and complaining, nor is it geared to winning or losing. The spirit of a warrior is geared only to struggle, and every struggle is a warrior's last battle on earth. Thus the outcome matters very little to him. In his last battle on earth a warrior lets his spirit flow free and clear. And as he wages his battle, knowing that his intent is impeccable, a warrior laughs and laughs.
    -- Carlos Castaneda

    #Struggle #Warrior #Winning

  • 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.
    -- Carlos Castaneda

    #Attitude #Responsibility #Warrior

  • When a warrior learns to stop the internal dialogue, everything becomes possible; the most far-fetched schemes become.
    -- Carlos Castaneda

    #Health #Learning #Warrior

  • Feeling important makes one heavy, clumsy and vain. To be a warrior one needs to be light and fluid.
    -- Carlos Castaneda

    #Attitude #Warrior #Light

  • 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.
    -- Carlos Castaneda

    #Attitude #Responsibility #Warrior

  • 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.
    -- Carlos Castaneda

    #Courage #Warrior #Decision

  • A warrior never worries about his fear.
    -- Carlos Castaneda

    #Warrior #Worry

  • All of us, whether or not we are warriors, have a cubic centimeter of chance that pops out in front of our eyes from time to time. The difference between an average man and a warrior is that the warrior is aware of this, and one of his tasks is to be alert, deliberately waiting, so that when his cubic centimeter pops out he has the necessary speed, the prowess, to pick it up.
    -- Carlos Castaneda

    #Eye #Warrior #Men

  • Only the idea of death makes a warrior sufficiently detached so that he is capable of abandoning himself to anything. He knows his death is stalking him and won't give him time to cling to anything so he tries, without craving, all of everything.
    -- Carlos Castaneda

    #Death #Warrior #Ideas

  • A warrior thinks of death when things become unclear. The idea of death is the only thing that tempers our spirit.
    -- Carlos Castaneda

    #Death #Warrior #Thinking

  • It isn't that a warrior learns shamanism as time goes by; rather, what he learns as time goes by is to save energy. This energy will enable him to handle some of the energy fields which are ordinarily inaccessible to him. Shamanism is a state of awareness, the ability to use energy fields that are not employed in perceiving the everyday-life world that we know.
    -- Carlos Castaneda

    #Warrior #Everyday #Energy

  • A warrior seeks to act rather than talk.
    -- Carlos Castaneda

    #Warrior #Action

  • 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

    #Courage #Struggle #Warrior

  • A warrior acts as if he knows what he is doing, when in effect he knows nothing.
    -- Carlos Castaneda

    #Warrior #Action

  • Intent is not a thought, or an object, or a wish. Intent is what can make a man succeed when his thoughts tell him that he is defeated. It operates in spite of the warrior's indulgence. Intent is what makes him invulnerable. Intent is what sends a shaman through a wall, through space, to infinity.
    -- Carlos Castaneda

    #Wall #Warrior #Men

  • For a warrior, to be inaccessible means that he touches the world around him sparingly. And above all, he deliberately avoids exhausting himselfand others. He doesn't use and squeeze people until they have shriveled to nothing, especially the people he loves.
    -- Carlos Castaneda

    #Spiritual #Mean #Warrior

  • To seek the perfection of the warrior's spirit is the only task worthy of our temporariness, our manhood.
    -- Carlos Castaneda

    #Spiritual #Warrior #Perfection

  • 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.
    -- Carlos Castaneda

    #Spiritual #Teaching #Warrior

  • When a warrior has put an end to his routines, when he doesn't care anymore whether he has company or is alone, because he has heard the silent whisper of the spirit; then you can say that, truly, he has died. From that point on, even the simplest things in life become extraordinary for him.
    -- Carlos Castaneda

    #Warrior #Care #Spirit

  • If you were a warrior, you would know that the worst thing one can do is confront human beings directly.
    -- Carlos Castaneda

    #Warrior #Ghouls #Worst

  • I've always thought of myself as being a warrior. When you actually have a battle, it's better than when you don't know who to fight.
    -- Carly Simon

    #Cancer #Fighting #Warrior

  • The ezer is a warrior, and this has far-reaching implications for women, not only in marriage, but in every relationship, season, and walk of life.
    -- Carolyn Custis James

    #Warrior #Reaching #Walks

  • Men are natural warriors, but a woman in battle is truly bloodthirsty
    -- Cate Tiernan

    #Warrior #Men #Battle

  • Following directly behind the bier were the servants who would, in earlier times, have been slaughtered at the graveside, along with a warrior's horse. Musicians and torchbearers came next, with the rear taken up by the mimes- sinister, silent figures in wax masks modelled on dead members of the family.
    -- Catharine Arnold

    #Horse #Taken #Warrior

  • There are but three beings worthy of respect: the priest, the warrior and the poet. To know, to kill and to create. The rest of mankind may be taxed and drudged, they are born for the stable, that is to say, to practise what they call professions.
    -- Charles Baudelaire

    #Warrior #Three #May

  • Remember the quiet wonders. The world has more need of them than it has for warriors.
    -- Charles de Lint

    #Warrior #World #Needs

  • Ideological warriors whether from the Left or the Right are bad news for the bench. They tend to make law, not interpret law. And that's not what any of us should want from our judges.
    -- Charles Schumer

    #Warrior #Law #Judging

  • 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.
    -- Cheryl Strayed

    #Kindness #Warrior #Emotional

  • When a warrior goes down, you pick up his shield and go play in honor of him.
    -- Chip Kelly

    #Warrior #Play #Honor

  • Although the warrior's life is dedicated to helping others, he realizes that he will never be able to completely share his experience with others...Yet he is more and more in love with the world. That combination of love affair and loneliness is what enables the warrior to constantly reach out to help others. By renouncing his private world, the warrior discovers a greater universe and a fuller and fuller broken heart. This is not something to feel bad about; it is a cause for rejoicing.
    -- Chogyam Trungpa

    #Loneliness #Heart #Warrior

  • The ideal of warriorship is that the warrior should be sad and tender, and because of that, the warrior can be very brave as well.
    -- Chogyam Trungpa

    #Warrior #Brave #Should

  • 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.
    -- Chogyam Trungpa

    #Warrior #Way #Accepting

  • What the warrior renounces is anything in his experience that is a barrier between himself and others. In other words, renunciation is making yourself more available, more gentle and open to others.
    -- Chogyam Trungpa

    #Buddhist #Warrior #Renounce

  • For the warrior, every moment is a challenge to be genuine, and each challenge is delightful. When you let go properly, you can relax and enjoy the challenge.
    -- Chogyam Trungpa

    #Letting Go #Warrior #Challenges

  • When you’re working with Army and Marine Corps units, you immediately notice a difference. The Army is pretty tough, but their performance can depend on the individual unit. Some are excellent, filled with hoorah and first-class warriors. A few are absolutely horrible; most are somewhere in between. In my experience, Marines are gung ho no matter what. They will all fight to the death. Every one of them just wants to get out there and kill. They are bad-ass, hard-charging mothers.
    -- Chris Kyle

    #Mother #Fighting #Warrior

  • Although not initially of his own choosing, Michael Mann has been the most important, resilient, and outspoken warrior in the climate battle--responding to threats and persecution with courage and resolve every step of the way. Anyone who cares about the climate issue must read his fascinating--and enraging--story.
    -- Chris Mooney

    #Warrior #Issues #Important

  • Great warriors, like great earthquakes, are principally remembered for the mischief they have done.
    -- Christian Nestell Bovee

    #Warrior #Greatness #Earthquakes

  • Shadow and dust shall be reclaimed, earth sealing the tomb from which you came. Dust to dust, ashes to ashes, warrior return, breathe your last. Air, earth, fire, water, hear my voice, obey my order, thrice around your grave do bound, evil sink into the ground. I now invoke the law of three, this is my will, so mote it be.
    -- Christine Feehan

    #Warrior #Fire #Air