Saturday, June 2, 2012

Top 10 Fightin’ Quotes

The term fight or fighting can have a malevolent or negative connotation.  My intent for its use on my blog is about the spirit, drive and will.  I thought I would post some of the more inspiring quotes representing the spirited side of “the fight.”  I have to admit, as I did my research, I found some of the better quotes come from the most unlikely of sources.  Here are my top 10:

“To survive it is often necessary to fight and to fight you have to dirty yourself.”
George Orwell, English novelist and journalist

“I have not yet begun to fight!”
John Paul Jones, U.S. Naval Fighter

“You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.”
Margaret Thatcher, Former British Prime Minister

“Know your enemy and know yourself and you can fight a hundred battles without disaster.”
Sun Tzu, Chinese Military General, Strategist and Philosopher

“I've been fighting my whole life.”
Chuck Zito, Actor, Boxer, Bodyguard, Stuntman

“I was only the servant of my country and had I, at any moment, failed to express her unflinching resolve to fight and conquer, I should at once have been rightly cast aside.”
Winston Churchill, Former British Prime Minister

“Those who live are those who fight.”
Victor Hugo, French Poet, Playwright

“It's not the size of the dog in the fight; it's the size of the fight in the dog.”
Mark Twain, an American Author and Humorist

“In this life, to earn your place you have to fight for it.”
Shakira, Colombian Singer-Songwriter

“The fight is won or lost far away from witnesses - behind the lines, in the gym, and out there on the road, long before I dance under those lights.”
Muhammad Ali, Former Professional Boxer