Quotes About Warrior Ethos

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Bohdi Sanders
“Never respond to an angry person with a fiery comeback, even if he deserves it...Don't allow his anger to become your anger.”
Bohdi Sanders, Warrior Wisdom: Ageless Wisdom for the Modern Warrior

Steven Pressfield
“The hardship of the exercises is intended less to strengthen the back than to toughen the mind. The Spartans say that any army may win while it still has its legs under it; the real test comes when all strength is fled and the men must produce victory on will alone.”
Steven Pressfield, Gates of Fire: An Epic Novel of the Battle of Thermopylae

Steven Pressfield
“You have never tasted freedom, friend," Dienekes spoke, "or you would know it is purchased not with gold, but steel.”
Steven Pressfield, Gates of Fire: An Epic Novel of the Battle of Thermopylae

Tiffany Madison
“As a civilian, I know nothing about combat, the Marine Corps experience or modern man's struggle adjusting to peace after war. I only know what's been shared with me; confidences I would never betray, nor use as details in a novel.”
Tiffany Madison

Steven Pressfield
“War, not peace, produces virtue. War, not peace, purges vice. War, and preparation for war, call forth all that is noble and honorable in a man. It unites him with his brothers and binds them in selfless love, eradicating in the crucible of necessity all which is base and ignoble. There in the holy mill of murder the meanest of men may seek and find that part of himself, concealed beneath the corrupt, which shines forth brilliant and virtuous, worthy of honor before the gods. Do not despise war, my young friend, nor delude yourself that mercy and compassion are virtues superior to andreia, to manly valor.”
Steven Pressfield, Gates of Fire: An Epic Novel of the Battle of Thermopylae

Steven Pressfield
“This, I realized now watching Dienekes rally and tend to his men, was the role of the officer: to prevent those under this command, at all stages of battle--before, during and after--from becoming "possessed." To fire their valor when it flagged and rein in their fury when it threatened to take them out of hand. That was Dienekes' job. That was why he wore the transverse-crested helmet of an officer. His was not, I could see now, the heroism of an Achilles. He was not a superman who waded invulnerably into the slaughter, single-handedly slaying the foe by myriads. He was just a man doing a job. A job whose primary attribute was self-restraint and self-composure, not for his own sake, but for those whom he led by his example.”
Steven Pressfield, Gates of Fire: An Epic Novel of the Battle of Thermopylae

Dan Smee
“The “Warrior Ethos” emphasizes placing the mission first, not accepting defeat, and being disciplined physically and mentally. Why? Because an American Soldier is a “guardian of freedom and the American way of life.”
Dan Smee, Totally American: Harnessing the Dynamic Duo of Optimism and Resilience to Achieve Success

Steven Pressfield
“You are the commanders, your men will look to you and act as you do. Let no officer keep to himself or his brother officers, but circulate daylong among his men. Let them see you and see you unafraid. Where there is work to do, turn your hand to it first; the men will follow. Some of you, I see, have erected tents. Strike them at once. We will all sleep as I do, in the open. Keep your men busy. If there is no work, make it up, for when soldiers have time to talk, their talk turns to fear. Action, on the other hand, produces the appetite for more action.”
Steven Pressfield, Gates of Fire: An Epic Novel of the Battle of Thermopylae

Andrew Ashling
“Of course he was afraid of war. Only fools are not. Anaxantis was no fool. He was fully prepared to fight, but only as a last resort.”
Andrew Ashling, The Invisible Hands - Part 1: Gambit

“The average man seeks certainty in the eyes of the onlooker and calls that self-confidence. The warrior seeks impeccability in his own eyes and calls that humbleness.”
Carlos Castenada

Steven Pressfield
“In their minds it is the mark of an ill-prepared and amateur army to rely in the moments before battle on what they call pseudoandreia, false courage, meaning the artificially inflated martial frenzy produced by a general's eleventh-hour harangue or some peak of bronze-banging bravado built to by shouting, shield-pounding and the like[...] It made no difference. None was a match for the warriors of Lakedaemon, and all knew it.”
Steven Pressfield, Gates of Fire: An Epic Novel of the Battle of Thermopylae

Steven Pressfield
“My wish for you, Kallistos, is that you survive as many battles in the flesh as you have already fought in your imagination. Perhaps then you will acquire the humility of a man and bear yourself no longer as the demigod you presume yourself to be.”
Steven Pressfield, Gates of Fire: An Epic Novel of the Battle of Thermopylae

Steven Pressfield
“Sweetest of all is liberty. This we have chosen and this we pay for. We have embraced the laws of Lykurgus, and they are stern laws. They have schooled us to scorn the life of leisure, which this rich land of ours would bestow upon us if we wished, and instead to enroll ourselves in the academy of discipline and sacrifice. Guided by these laws, our fathers for twenty generations have breathed the blessed air of freedom and have paid the bill in full when it was presented. We, their sons, can do no less.”
Steven Pressfield, Gates of Fire: An Epic Novel of the Battle of Thermopylae

Lailah Gifty Akita
“I am a great warrior.”
Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

Raymond E. Feist
“Never think taking a life is easy. Do that and in a way they win.”
Raymond E. Feist, Honored Enemy

Raymond E. Feist
“That was not the professional hatred of one warrior for another in the heat of battle, in which even beneath the hatred there still existed a certain begrudging respect.”
Raymond E. Feist, Honored Enemy

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Almighty Lord deliver us from every hidden trap.”
Lailah Gifty Akita, Pearls of Wisdom: Great mind

Lawrence Winters
“No one goes unaffected by the aftereffects of war. How we embrace this truth shall determine our path into the future.”
Lawrence Winters, Brotherkeeper

Karl Wiggins
“Above all else, be true to yourself. Do what YOU want to do. Walk alone and be your own judge. It’ll be a bumpy road sometimes, but you’ll carry yourself a little taller at the end of each and every journey. In the end nobody except you cares whether you run your life at the beck and call of everyone else or whether you choose to be a Warrior-Sage, living your own life.
And that’s the way it should be.”
Karl Wiggins, You Really Are Full of Shit, Aren't You?

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