Fencing Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old fencing quotes, fencing sayings, and fencing proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Creativity is the essence of fencing.

Charles Allen

Safety is a fence, and fences are for sheep.

Karen Marie Moning

Someone's always going to come down on the side of the fence.

Morgan Freeman

Fencing is a funny sport. Competitive fencing is not really very applicable to the stage world unless you're fighting with a rapier during the Renaissance, you know?     

Kris Holden-Ried

Fencing isn't really fighting. It's more like chess with the risk of puncture wounds.

Lisa Kleypas

As a pirate, she once undressed a fencing instructor using only her sword!

Kathy Reichs

The secret to fencing consists in two things: to give and to not receive.


Fencing is a game of living chess, a match where reflexes only work in combination with intent, and mind and body must work together at every moment.

V. E. Schwab

Fences and borders are a sign of weakness.

Yanis Varoufakis

Fences and walls can be effective and even soothing, at least for those who build them.

Richard Engel

Where there is a fence, there is no terror. Where there's no fence, there is terror.

Tzachi Hanegbi