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51 Inspirational Warrior Quotes: Defining a True Warrior

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What do you think defines a true warrior? Here are among the best warrior quotes that’ll show you how a true warrior should be.


Struggles in life cannot be avoided and there are times when everything seems too hard and getting back up over and over again becomes tiring. These are also the times when you’d think giving up is the only option left for you. The times when holding onto the last hope that everything will soon be over and okay seems useless. Not all people can handle and stand a difficult battle for long, but these are also the times when true warriors are born.


In this compilation of warrior motivational quotes, you will discover how true warriors fight and never give up no matter what. We’ve also included peaceful warrior quotes where you’ll learn that one can still have a compassionate heart even after going through hell.


13 Great Samurai Quotes


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#1 “This is the substance of the way of the samurai: if by setting one’s heart right every morning and evening, one is able to live as though his body were already dead, he gains freedom in the way. His whole life will be without blame, and he will succeed in his calling.” – Yamamoto Tsunetomo


#2 “Once the will is resolved, one’s spirit is strengthened. Even a peasant’s will is hard to deny, but a samurai of resolute will can sway ten thou­sand men.” – Yoshida Shoin


#3 “A samurai must remain calm at all times even in the face of danger.” – Chris Bradford


#4 “As a samurai, I must strengthen my character; as a human being I must perfect my spirit.” – Yamaoka Tesshu


#5 “The samurai always has to rise and move on, because new challenges will come.” – Lyoto Machida


#6 “In our modern world, we look unkindly on mistakes and imperfection. But this is far from the samurai ideal. Mistakes are part of the learning process and if you haven’t made them then you are, indeed, dangerous because it means you have never learned anything. Mistakes, to a samurai, are the proof of your learning.” – Instruction manual for the 21st century Samurai


#7 “I’m not a fighter, but in my mind, I’m fighting every day. ‘What’s new? What am I doing?’ I’m fighting myself. My soul is samurai. My roots aren’t samurai, but my soul is.” – Masaharu Morimoto


#8 “Under the sword lifted high, there is hell making you tremble. But go ahead, and you have the land of bliss.” – Miyamoto Musashi


#9 “The only reason a warrior is alive is to fight, and the only reason a warrior fights is to win. Otherwise, why be a warrior? It is easier to count beads.” – Miyamoto Musashi


#10 “Everyone feels fear. What a samurai or warrior is, is what you do when you feel fear.” – Enson Inoue


#11 “The discipline of strength instills resistance without complaint, and also teaches courtesy. It demands that we not ruin the pleasure or serenity of others through the expression of our own sadness or pain.” – Inazo Nitobe


#12 “It is good to face challenges in your youth. He who has never suffered will not sufficiently temper his character.” – Yamamoto Tsunetomo


#13 “Observation and perception are two separate things; the eye that observes is stronger, the eye that perceives is weaker.” – Miyamoto Musashi


15 Warrior Princess Quotes for the Strong Woman


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#1 “Allow your sword to lie deeply within you and to lie dormant in your peace, but not so invisible that people can’t see it glint in the sun. The world needs to know what you’re made of.” – Caroline Whittle


#2 “If you have strength of character, you can use that as fuel to not only be a survivor but to transcend simply being a survivor, use an internal alchemy to turn something rotten and horrible into gold.” – Zeena Schreck


#3 “You can be a warrior and be full of grace and class.” – Drew Barrymore, Wildflower


#4 “You have what it takes to be a victorious, independent, fearless woman warrior.”


#5 “A woman is a warrior too. But she is meant to be a warrior in a uniquely feminine way.”


#6 “Above all, be the heroine, the warrior woman of your life, not the victim.”


#7 “While good at taking care of others, she often neglected herself. She decided to finally reveal her hidden strength, her warrior’s heart. It was time for her to protect and cherish herself.”


#8 “The warrior woman is filled with the courage, confidence, and inner strength to leave the past behind.”


#9 “She is a true warrior, you can see it in her eyes. She was not born strong, she was made strong. She was sculpted to be her own hero when the world lets her down and she keeps picking herself back up.”


#10 “Powerful men need a woman as a sign of their power. Strong women do not need a man, she either wants him or she doesn’t.” – Chloe Thurlow, Katie in Love


#11 “A strong woman builds her own world. She is one who is wise enough to know that it will attract the man she will gladly share it with.” – Ellen J. Barrier


#12 “I am an all-powerful Amazon warrior, not just some sniveling girl.”


#13 “A warrior’s strength is measured by the size of her heart. She is respectful and humble. She will stand with honor. She will fight with love in the face of adversity and for the ones she loves.”


#14 “The warrior woman is fully awakened and is taking a stand, taking the problems by the horns with her own hands and will conquer all that is there and all who comes as they dare.”


#15 “Be a Warrior, Not a Worrier.” – Elizabeth Archer 


14 Spiritual Warrior Quotes That Will Give You Hope


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#1 “You can appreciate your life, even if it is an imperfect situation. Perhaps your apartment is run down and your furniture is old and inexpensive. You do not have to live in a palace. You can relax and let go wherever you are. Wherever you are, it is a palace.” – Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche: The Sacred Path of the Warrior


#2 “Never underestimate the empowered empath. Our kindness and compassion is too often mistaken for weakness or naivety, while we are in fact highly calibrated human lie detectors and fearless warriors for truth and justice.” – Anthon St. Maarten


#3 “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.” – Carlos Castaneda


#4 “Bodhisattvas are referred to as enlightened ‘heroes’ or ‘warriors’. They are highly altruistic beings who have the wisdom to realize that by dedicating themselves to the welfare of other sentient beings, the fulfillment of their own self-interest comes automatically as a by-product.” – Dalai Lama XIV, Illuminating the Path to Enlightenment


#5 “The real warriors in this world are the ones that see the details of another’s soul. They see the transparency behind walls people put up. They stand on the battlefield of life and expose their heart’s transparency, so others can finish the day with hope. They are the sensitive souls that understand that before they could be a light they first had to feel the burn.” – Shannon L. Alder


#6 “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.” – Carlos Castaneda


#7 “One has to beckon the spiritual warrior inside oneself whenever it is deemed necessary for the task at hand. Courage is the fuel. Healing is the direction. Forgiveness is the balm. Love is the atmosphere Divine.” – Donna Goddard, The Love of Devotion


#8 “SPIRITUAL WARRIORS is a terrific voyage. A memorable journey through the light and dark of our lives and ultimately to hope. I loved it.” – Victor Salva


#9 “The real Art of Peace is not to sacrifice a single one of your warriors to defeat an enemy. Vanquish your foes by always keeping yourself in a safe and unassailable position; then no one will suffer any losses. The Way of a Warrior, the Art of Politics, is to stop trouble before it starts. It consists of defeating your adversaries spiritually by making them realize the folly of their actions. The Way of a Warrior is to establish harmony.” – Morihei Ueshiba


#10 “Fight your battles through prayer and win your battles through faith.” – Luffina Lourduraj


#11 “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.” – Sogyal Rinpoche


#12 “Empaths did not come into this world to be victims, we came to be warriors. Be brave. Stay strong. We need all hands on deck.” – Anthon St. Maarten


#13 “To be a spiritual warrior, one must have a broken heart; without a broken heart and the sense of tenderness and vulnerability, your warriorship is untrustworthy.” – Chogyam Trungpa


#14 “It is better to be a warrior in a garden than a gardener in a war.” – Chinese proverb


9 Most Epic Spartans Quotes


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#1 “There’s no room for softness. Not in Sparta. No place for weakness. Only the hard and strong may call themselves Spartans. Only the hard, only the strong.” – Dilios


#2 “There is no use for bravery unless justice is present, and no need for bravery if all men are just.” – Agesilaus


#3 “Mental toughness is spartanism with qualities of sacrifice, self-denial, dedication. It is fearlessness, and it is love.” – Vince Lombardi


#4 “Because fear makes each man do his best to shelter his unarmed right side with the shield of the man next to him, thinking that the closer the shields are locked together, the better will he be protected.” – Thucydides 


#5 “Remember your courage with each step.”


#6 “The Spartans do not ask how many are the enemy but where they are.” – Plutarch


#7 “Come back with your shield – or on it.” – Plutarch


#8 “Feel no fear before the multitude of men, do not run in panic, but let each man bear his shield straight toward the fore-fighters, regarding his own life as hateful and holding the dark spirits of death as dear as the radiance of the sun.” – Sparta


#9 “Rise up, warriors, take your stand at one another’s sides, our feet set wide and rooted like oaks in the ground. Learn to love death’s ink-black shadow as much as you love the light of dawn. Here is courage, mankind’s finest possession, here is the noblest prize that a young man can endeavor to win.” – Tyrtaeus


Wrapping Up

We will always face unexpected battles in our lives. But when you choose to pull yourself up again and keep on fighting until the battle ends, that’s when you become a true warrior. These battles make you wiser and stronger than you think. They teach you valuable lessons that will help you reach your wildest dreams that you thought were impossible to achieve.


Remember, obstacles never make a true warrior heartless. Be brave and fierce but still compassionate. Don’t turn into a villain in your own story. We hope you enjoyed our list of the best warrior mindset quotes here. We also encourage you to check out our other inspirations quotes below:

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