Fierce Sayings and Quotes

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


The public is a ferocious beast; one must either chain it or flee from it.     

Voltaire

War is a brutal and fierce means of pacification; it means the suppression of resistance by the destruction or enslavement of the conquered.     

Henri Frederic Amiel

Be steady and well-ordered in your life so that you can be fierce and original in your work.     

Gustave Flaubert

You will make all kinds of mistakes; but as long as you are generous and true, and also fierce, you cannot hurt the world or even seriously distress her.     

Winston Churchill

Wolves travel in packs, but the fiercest travel alone.     

Matshona Dhliwayo

If ever you feel like an animal among men, be a lion.     

Criss Jami

The thing women have yet to learn is nobody gives you power. You just take it.     

Roseann Barr

Pain dies quickly, and lets her weary prisoners go; the fiercest agonies have shortest reign.      

William Cullen Bryant

The mountains, the forest, and the sea, render men savage; they develop the fierce, but yet do not destroy the human.      

Victor Hugo

A fierce unrest seethes at the core, of all existing things:, it was the eager wish to soar, that gave the gods their wings.      

Don Marquis

Fair peace becomes men ferocious anger belongs to beasts.     

Ovid

Feelings can be like wild animals-we underrate how fierce they are until we’ve opened their cage.     

Richard Paul Evans

Does our ferocity not derive from the fact that our instincts are all too interested in other people? If we attended more to ourselves and became the center, the object of our murderous inclinations, the sum of our intolerances would diminish.     

E. M. Cioran

It is certain, in any case, that ignorance, allied with power, is the most ferocious enemy justice can have.     

James A. Baldwin

I do not believe in using women in combat, because females are too fierce.     

Margaret Mead

Fierce eagles breed not the tender dove.     

Horace

Of all the tyrants the world affords, our own affections are the fiercest lords.     

John Sterling

Fierce language and pretentious advances are signs that the enemy is about to retreat.      

Sun Tzu

It is unfair to blame man too fiercely for being pugnacious; he learned the habit from nature.      

Christopher Morley

If the impulse to daring and bravery is too fierce and violent, stay it with guidance and instruction.     

Xun Zi

Young love is a flame; very pretty, often very hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. The love of the older and disciplined heart is as coals, deep-burning, unquenchable.     

Henry Ward Beecher

No beast so fierce but knows some touch of pity. But I know none, and therefore am no beast.     

William Shakespeare

I like that there's no love as fierce as the love you feel for your family; that there's no one you feel more protective of than the very same people who can drive you crazy.     

Kate Klise

When the fierce, burning winds blow over our lives-and we cannot prevent them-let us, too, accept the inevitable. And then get busy and pick up the pieces.     

Dale Carnegie

From hence, let fierce contending nations know, what dire effects from civil discord flow.     

Joseph Addison

I am the blood of the dragon. I must be strong. I must have fire in my eyes when I face them, not tears.     

Jorah Mormont

After all those years as a woman hearing ‘not thin enough, not pretty enough, not smart enough, not this enough, not that enough,’ almost overnight I woke up one morning and thought, ‘I’m enough.'     

Anna Quindlen

The lust of dominion burns with a flame so fierce as to overpower all other affections of the human breast.     

Tacitus

You need to claim the events in your life to make yourself yours. When you truly possess all you have been and done, which may take some time, you are fierce with reality.     

Florida Scott-Maxwell

The lion is not so fierce as they paint him.     

George Herbert