„She was no longer a slow dreamer watching the flowers grow. She was a warrior now. Warriors need something to fight for though, beside their lives, because otherwise their lives will not be worth it.“
— Francesca Lia Block American children's writer 1962
Zdroj: The Rose and the Beast: Fairy Tales Retold
„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 American television director and producer 1955
„While men compete in war, there will be warriors. While there are warriors, there will be princes among warriors. Among the princes will be kings, and among the kings an emperor.“
— David Gemmell, kniha Legend
Zdroj: Drenai series, Legend, Pt 1: Against the Horde, Ch. 28
— Steve Irwin Australian environmentalist and television personality 1962 - 2006
Radio interview on Radio Alice (KLLC 97.3)
„I am foremost of all the Trojan warriors to stave the day of bondage from off them; as for you, vultures shall devour you here.“
— Homér, Iliad
XVI (tr. Samuel Butler); Hector to Patroclus.
Iliad (c. 750 BC)
„Every Warrior of the Light has suffered for the most trivial of reasons. Every Warrior of the Light has, at least once, believed he was not a Warrior of the Light.“
— Paulo Coelho Brazilian lyricist and novelist 1947
The Manual of the Warrior of Light (1997)
Kontext: Every Warrior of the Light has suffered for the most trivial of reasons. Every Warrior of the Light has, at least once, believed he was not a Warrior of the Light.
Every Warrior of the Light has failed in his spiritual duties.
Every Warrior of the Light has said "yes" when he wanted to say "no."
Every Warrior of the Light has hurt someone he loved.
That is why he is a Warrior of the Light, because he has been through all this and yet has never lost hope of being better than he is.
Each stone, each bend cries welcome to him. He identifies with the mountains and the streams, he sees something of his own soul in the plants and the animals and the birds of the field.
Then, accepting the help of God and of God's signs, he allows his personal legend to guide him toward the tasks that life has reserved for him.
On some nights, he has nowhere to sleep, on others he suffers from insomnia. "That's just how it is," thinks the warrior. "I was the one who chose to walk this path."
In these words lies all his power: He chose the path along which he is walking and so has no complaints.
„On the Field of Right, the Kuru-Field, assembled, eager to fight, what did my warriors and the warriors of Pāṇḍu, O Saṁjaya?“
— W. Douglas P. Hill British Indologist 1884 - 1962
Zdroj: The Bhagavadgītā (1973), p. 73. (1.)
„Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win.“
— Sun Tzu ancient Chinese military general, strategist and philosopher from the Zhou Dynasty -543 - -495 pred n. l.
Originál: (zh_Hant) 是故勝兵先勝而後求戰，敗兵先戰而後求勝。
Varianta: Thus it is that in war the victorious strategist only seeks battle after the victory has been won, whereas he who is destined to defeat first fights and afterwards looks for victory.
Zdroj: The Art of War, Chapter IV · Disposition of the Army
— Morihei Ueshiba founder of aikido 1883 - 1969
The Art of Peace (1992)
Kontext: 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 in defeating your adversaries spiritually by making them realize the folly of their actions. The Way of a Warrior is to establish harmony.
— Miyamoto Musashi Japanese martial artist, writer, artist 1584 - 1645
Go Rin No Sho (1645), The Ground Book
Kontext: Strategy is the craft of the warrior. Commanders must enact the craft, and troopers should know this Way. There is no warrior in the world today who really understands the Way of strategy.
There are various Ways. There is the Way of salvation by the law of Buddha, the Way of Confucius governing the Way of learning, the Way of healing as a doctor, as a poet teaching the Way of Waka, tea, archery, and many arts and skills. Each man practices as he feels inclined.
„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.“
— Chögyam Trungpa Tibetan Buddhist lama and writer 1939 - 1987
„Hear the beat of the drums Woah oh
You better run run Woah oh
Hear the beat of the drums Woah oh
Cause I'm a warrior, I'm a warrior
Cause I'm a warrior“
— Michelle Lambert American singer-songwriter and violinist 1985