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3 Inspirational Quotes For Fighters

inspirational quotes for fighters

I’m a lover, and a fighter. What I mean is, when I fight, I do it out of love. Meaning I don’t do it to harm anyone. I do it when the outcome is certain to showcase my love for other human beings.

Sometimes, it’s necessary to fight for things. Things you believe in with your whole heart and that you know are for the good of humanity. Fighting to harm others is bad, but fighting for things that will only improve the world is good and very necessary in my opinion.

I seek to be a resource and an inspiration to everyone with whom I come in contact. As part of that goal, I frequently find myself sharing inspirational quotes and sayings that will uplift the spirit and feed the soul. That said, here are 3 of my favorite quotes about fighting that I hope will inspire you as you stumbled upon this post today!

Quote #1: “An eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind.” – Mahatma Gandhi

Like I said, sometimes fighting is necessary. But when you’re doing it for revenge, it’s likely to create more harm than good. Only engage in physical force when it’s absolutely crucial for your own well-being or survival. Never put down others or verbally abuse them. Karma’s a bitch, and I can tell you from experience that it will come back to bite you. If someone tries to put up a fight in your presence, turn the other cheek and encourage others around you to do the same. Who wants to fight a guy whose hands are up in the air as a sign of surrender? No one.

Which brings me to the next quote:

Quote #2: “Nobody can hurt me without my permission.” – Mahatma Gandhi

I think that speaks for itself, but I’ll elaborate a bit more. Offense is a choice. If someone emotionally hurts you, it’s because you allow them to get under your skin. Choose to keep your chin up when adversity strikes, and you won’t get hurt.

At the same time, don’t put up walls. Create transparency and friendship and you’re sure to receive those things a hundredfold.

Quote #3: “Use only that which works, and take it from any place you can find it.” – Bruce Lee

One of my favorite fighters of all time. Wise words, Bruce. Wise words.

Don’t swing your fist at someone if they’re throwing emotional swords at you. Physical fighting does not remedy emotional hurt. At the same time, swinging back emotionally won’t do much good either. The only thing that works to fix hurt is love. So love passionately, and love more.

Has this inspired you in any way? If so, please leave a comment below and share this post with someone you know and love. If I start to get a lot of responses, I may turn this into a regular series on the blog!

Josh Davis

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