Warrior Quotes


A knife is always loaded. -- James Bowie 

It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather, we should thank God that such men lived. -- George Patton


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


Courage is the first of the virtues, because it makes all others possible. -- Aristotle


Don't hit at all if it is honorably possible to avoid hitting; but never hit soft. -- Theodore Roosevelt


Only the dead have seen the end of the war. -- Plato

What's on the top of the list of topics you intend to ask your Teacher or Mentor in life? Why hesitate? Ask, because when it is too late - the intention becomes regret.  -- Tagaturo Klement


It is not death or pain that is to be dreaded, but the fear of pain or death. -- Epictetus


I thoroughly disapprove of duels. I consider them unwise and I know they are dangerous. Also, sinful. If a man should challenge me, I would take him kindly and forgivingly by the hand and lead him to a quiet place and kill him. -- Mark Twain


Mastering others is strength. Mastering yourself is true power. -- Lao Tzu


In war there is no substitute for victory. -- General Douglas MacArthur

From rest to explosive action must be accomplished in nano seconds. Do not let your emotions be involved any more than they are when you accidentally touch a hot stove. Learn to unleash your power with control. -- Tagaturo Klement


Let your plans be dark and as impenetrable as night, and when you move, fall like a thunderbolt. -- Sun Tzu


Invincibility lies in the defense; the possibility of victory in the Attack. -- Sun Tzu

Warriors train, everyone else works out. -- Lahong Guro Earles


In peace prepare for war, in war prepare for peace. The art of war is of vital importance to the state. It is matter of life and death, a road either to safety or to ruin. Hence under no circumstances can it be neglected. -- Sun Tzu


If you know the enemy and know yourself, your victory will not stand in doubt; if you know Heaven and know Earth, you may make your victory complete. -- Sun Tzu


We sleep safe in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm. -- George Orwell

Never draw a tool to be used as a weapon without the intent and will to use it. Also, keep in mind that when you introduce a weapon to a fight that there is at least one weapon in that fight. -- Tagaturo Klement


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


If fighting is sure to result in victory, then you must fight, even though the ruler forbid it; if fighting will not result is victory, then you must not fight, even at the ruler's bidding. -- Sun Tzu


There are no extraordinary men... just extraordinary circumstances that ordinary men are forced to deal with.  -- Admiral William "Bull" Halsey


Spontaneous adaptability is the key to a warrior’s survival. -- Suro Mike Inay


If I had six hours to chop down a tree, I'd spend the first four sharpening the axe. -- Abraham Lincoln


A warrior may choose pacifism. Others are condemned to it. — Unknown

Do you have a plan? Do you have a back up plan?? Reaction is good, being proactive is better. Understanding it's all going to change under dynamics is realistic. -- Tagaturo Klement


Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote. -- Benjamin Franklin

Do not regret a mistake in training. A mistake that is understood and can be corrected is worth more than any effortless perfection. 
-- Tagaturo Klement


The stick is equally as deadly as the blade in the right person's hands. -- Suro Mike Inay


To fight and conquer in one hundred battles is not the highest skill. To subdue the enemy with no fight at all, that's the highest skill. -- Sun Tzu


In the beginner's mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert's mind there are few. -- Suzuki

Take on your training slowly and learn patience through the repetitions of the art. Doing techniques wrong and rushing through them will only mean you get to a place you don't want to go fast. The trip back from that place is long and hard. -- Tagaturo Klement


You can prevent your opponent from defeating you through defense, but you cannot defeat him without taking the offensive. -- Sun Tzu

It is easy to kill someone with a slash of a sword. It is hard to be impossible for others to cut down -- Yagyu Munenori

It is missing the point to think that the martial art is solely in cutting a man down. It is not in cutting people down; it is in killing evil. It is the stratagem of killing the evil of one man and giving life to ten thousand. -- Yagyu Munenori

To know the art is one thing. To understand it is yet another and maybe that is the difference between a student and a Guro. -- Suro Mike Inay

Without a problem there is no solution. Without a mistake there is no correction. It is failure that gives possibility to progress and your adversary that allows mental and physical sharpening to arise. -- Tagaturo Klement


Never mistake an act of kindness as a sign of weakness. -- Unknown


Fools are more to be feared than the wicked. -- Queen Christina of Sweden

You block with this end of the weapon and you strike with the other. Everything in between is your soul. -- Tagaturo Klement


A timid person is frightened before a danger; a coward during the time; and a courageous person afterward. -- Jean Paul Richter


Speak softly and carry a big stick. -- Theodore Roosevelt


Victory is reserved for those who are willing to pay its price. -- Sun Tzu


Never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never -- in nothing, great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense. -- Winston Spencer Churchill

Lessons come full circle from Teacher to Student and Student to Teacher. Perfection is the desire and craving that few will attain - which is a beautiful thing.  -- Tagaturo Klement


Victory at all costs, victory in spite of all terror, victory however long and hard the road may be; for without victory there is no survival.
-- Winston Spencer Churchill


God grants liberty only to those who love it, and are always ready to guard and defend it. -- Daniel Webster


Make every move count. Pick your target and hit it. Perfect concentration means effortless flowing. -- Masirib Jeff Elliott


All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing. -- Daniel Webster

Imagine the anger and intensity of your adversary... Train harder but without the emotional attachment. This is one formula for many levels of battle success. -- Tagaturo Klement


When you shoot a bow and arrow, you aim at the clouds, not because you expect to hit them, but so that you may reach the distant target on the ground. -- Sun Tzu

Fear is not real. Fear is something we let roam in the halls of our mind until we actualize and prophesize it into reality. Cancel it. Put it in a corner and attack it. You must beat it down a thousand times until you own it and destroy it. The way to do this is through training and more training. Always pushing toward a higher level of understanding. -- Tagaturo Klement


The most important lesson I learned ... was that the winner of a gunplay usually was the one who took his time.  -- Wyatt Earp


Damn the torpedoes! Full speed ahead! -- Admiral David G. Farragut

No Martial Art move in the world will work in any consistent or favorable manner without proper mindset. -- Tagaturo Klement


You win battles by knowing the enemy's timing, and using a timing which the enemy does not expect. -- Miyamoto Musashi


Knowledge is proud that he has learned so much; Wisdom is humble that he knows no more. -- William Cowper

Mistakes are welcomed so that we may fix them but apathy can be deadly. Always train with passion! -- Tagaturo Klement


A bad peace is even worse than war. -- Tacitus


When written in Chinese, the word "crisis" is composed of two characters. One represents danger and the other represents opportunity.
-- John F. Kennedy


Sweat plus sacrifice equals success. -- Charlie Finley


The blade is the great equalizer. -- Suro Mike Inay


To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom. -- Bertrand Russell

Everyday, we should do our best to justify our existence. -- Tagaturo Klement


There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action. -- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy. -- John Adams


Winning is not everything, but wanting to win is. -- Vince Lombardi


The coward only threatens when he is safe. -- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

No matter how long you have trained, without confidence in your art, your likelihood of surviving any serious engagement with an aggressor is very doubtful. Where do you get confidence... from proper practice, trustworthy training partners and the guidance of an honest Teacher. 
-- Tagaturo Klement


It is fatal to enter any war without the will to win it. -- Gen. Douglas MacArthur


You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor. -- Aristotle


If you are going to war, you take a weapon. Therefore this (Eskrima) is a true Martial Art. -- Suro Mike Inay


The object of war is not to die for your country but to make the other bastard die for his. -- General George S. Patton


Ability is nothing without opportunity. -- Napoleon Bonaparte

Less is more. More is less. It is easy enough to over think and overly complicate your art and your practice of it. Keep it simple. A punch is a punch and a stab is a stab. Efficiency of motion and direct counters are best. Don't overlook the basics - basics will save your life. -- Tagaturo Klement


Pretend inferiority and encourage his arrogance. -- Sun Tzu


A desire to resist oppression is implanted in the nature of man. -- Tacitus


The soldier above all others prays for peace, for it is the soldier who must suffer and bear the deepest wounds and scars of war.
-- General Douglas MacArthur


War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. -- John Stuart Mill

Martial training is not just in performing the moves. The Student needs to be very aggressive and yet patiently restrained. This takes some time to learn. -- Tagaturo Klement


An ant on the move does more than a dozing ox. -- Lao Tzu


Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake. -- Napoleon Bonaparte


Show me a good loser, and I'll show you a loser. -- Vince Lombardi

The question should not be how much are you going to practice tomorrow but rather what benefits did you see today from the practice of yesterday. -- Tagaturo Klement


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


Defeat is not the worst of failures. Not to have tried is the true failure. -- George E. Woodberry


In war, you win or lose, live or die - and the difference is just an eyelash. -- General Douglas MacArthur


I have never advocated war except as a means of peace. -- Ulysses S. Grant


Winners never quit and quitters never win. -- Vince Lombardi

Use personal training time to better yourself. Better your training partners in class. This is a circle that is beneficial to all... especially you. 
-- Tagaturo Klement


The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time. -- Mark Twain


It's not the size of the dog in the fight; it's the size of the fight in the dog. -- Mark Twain


Speed is fine but accuracy is final. -- Bill Jordan


All war is deception. -- Sun Tzu


Without honor there is no art, only pretenders in a brawl. -- Suro Mike Inay


To lead people, walk beside them... As for the best leaders, the people do not notice their existence. The next best, the people honor and praise. The next, the people fear; and the next, the people hate... When the best leader's work is done the people say, 'We did it ourselves!' -- Lao Tzu


Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear. -- Mark Twain


If you think you can, you're right. If you think you can't, you're also right. -- Henry Ford


Pain is inevitable, suffering is not. -- Bhante Henepola Gunaratana

Any novice can bruise someone with a sword but it takes proficiency to cut another with a stick. -- Tagaturo Klement


Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go. -- T.S. Eliot


Mental bearing (calmness), not skill, is the sign of a matured samurai. A Samurai therefore should neither be pompous nor arrogant.
-- Tsukahara Bokuden

The Way is in training... Do nothing which is not of value. -- Miyamato Musashi

If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself, but to your estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment. -- Marcus Aurelius