50 Quotes About Fighting For What You Want

50 Quotes About Fighting For What You Want

Everyone has things in life that are important to them — things you're passionate about and you believe in. Things that can’t be replaced or easily found, or take or given — or whatever the case might be. Things like this don’t have to be actual items. They can be feelings or connections with people. But they’re always different for everyone.

The things you want in life are all worth fighting for.

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There are so many times in life that things that we want are hard to get and to maintain. That doesn’t mean that you give up on the things you want in life — if you want it badly enough, you have out keep fighting for it. You can’t give up, otherwise, what was the point? 

Fight for love. Fight for peace. Fight for friends. Fight for hate. Fight for passion. Fight for family. Fight for God. Fight for truth. Fight for righteousness. Fight for dignity. Fight for the right. Fight for him. Fight for her. Fight for a chance. Fight for equality. Fight for innocence. Fight for priorities. Fight for hope. Fight for help. Fight for a will. Fight for patience. Fight for virtues. Fight for independence. Fight for everything. Fight for anything. Fight for me. Fight for you.

Sometimes we all need a little inspiration to fight for what we believe in and it takes a lot of effort to incorporate your passions into your life in a real way. Don’t let anyone tell you that what you want is not worth fighting for, and work as hard as you need to get to where you want to be. If you want something bad enough, it is worth it to focus on getting it.

Don’t live with regrets of not fighting or doing everything in your power to make something that you want, happen. You are the only one who can accomplish your goals and do what you need to do to succeed.

If you need a little help feeling motivated to keep on fighting, use these inspirational quotes about fighting for what you want help you pave the way to living your passions:

1. It's hard to work for what you want.

“You don’t deserve anything. Work for what you want.” — Unknown

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2. You have to be motivated enough.

“How badly you want something dictates how hard you’ll work at it.” — Unknown

3. Hard work is the key.

“You don’t get what you want. You get what you work for.” — Unknown

4. You have to work from the bottom up.

“Do what you have to do until you can do what you want to do.” — Oprah Winfrey

5. You are your own best chance.

“The only person who is going to give you security and the life you want is you.” — Unknown

6. Get your priorities straight.

“Decide what you want, decide what you are willing to exchange for it, establish your priorities and go to work.” — Unknown

7. Find happiness in everything.

“Be happy with what you have while working for what you want.” — Helen Keller

8. You have to put up a fight.

“Work hard for what you want because it won’t come to you without a fight. You have to be strong and courageous and know that you can do anything you put your mind to.” — Leah Labelle

9. Stay focused.

“If you work hard, stay focused and never give up, you will eventually get what you want in life.” — Donald Miller

10. Make time for what you want.

“If you don’t make the time to work on creating the life you want, you’re eventually going to be forced to spend a lot of time dealing with a life you don’t want.” — Kevin Ngo

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11. Start from the bottom.

“You can’t have a million-dollar dream with a minimum wage work ethic.” — Unknown

12. Nothing is easy.

“What you want won’t always come easy, but if you work hard and don’t give up you will get there.” — Unknown

13. Keep it up.

“If you want something, work for it. If you don’t get it, work harder.” — Unknown

14. Keep dreaming.

“Dreams don’t work unless you do.” — Unknown

15. Fight for it all.

“Keep working hard and you can get anything that you want.” — Aaliyah

16. Patience is a virtue.

“If there’s anything you’re not happy within your life, it can be changed. It might take time, patience and hard work, but it can be done.” — Andrew Quo

17. Make sure the work is worth it.

“Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.” — Theodore Roosevelt

18. Plan your life out and work hard to make it happen.

“Decide what it is you want. Write it down. Make a plan and work on it every single day.” — Unknown

19. New experiences.

“If you want something you’ve never had, then you’ve got to do something you’ve never done.” — Unknown

20. Be determined.

“Hard work and determination will get you where you want to go.” — Unknown

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21. Be passionate. Have faith. Be willing.

“As long as you’ve got passion, faith and are willing to work hard, you can do anything you want in this life.” — Unknown

22. Hit the grind.

“Good things come to those who get up and grind.” — ATGW

23. You have to want it.

“If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never have it.” — Unknown

24. Get where you want to go.

“No matter where you want to go, as long as you follow your path with faith, dedication and hard work, you are going to get there.” — Russell Simmons

25. Sacrifice and fighting are essential to accomplish dreams.

“You have to fight to reach your dream. You have to sacrifice and work hard for it.” — Lionel Messi

26. Never give in, never surrender.

“We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender.” — Winston Churchill

27. You still have to do your part.

“I say, don’t try to fight your own battles because God will do it.” — Joel Osteen

28. It's not about the enemy, it's about you and your goals.

“To fight and conquer in all our battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy’s resistance without fighting.” — Sun Tzu

29. The only thing worse than change is no change.

“What I’ve learned is that real change is very, very hard. But I’ve also learned that change is possible – if you fight for it.” — Elizabeth Warren

30. Do what it takes.

“Get up, stand up, stand up for your rights. Get up, stand up, don’t give up the fight.” — Bob Marley

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31. Winning isn't everything.

“Part of being a winner is knowing when enough is enough. Sometimes you have to give up the fight and walk away and move on to something that’s more productive.” — Donald Trump

32. Liberty is worth fighting for.

“I would fight for my liberty so long as my strength lasted, and if the time came for me to go, the Lord would let them take me.” — Harriet Tubman

33. Sometimes fighting for what you want is dangerous.

“I may be compelled to face danger, but never fear it, and while our soldiers can stand and fight, I can stand and feed and nurse them.” — Clara Barton

34. Fight, even for the little things.

“I fight to take a good photograph every single time.” — Annie Leibovitz

35. Love first.

“I’m a lover, not a fighter, but I’ll fight if I have to.” — Yungblud

36. Be brave.

“Terrible if the fight put up by the senses. Fight bravely! Conquer them you must.” — Swami Sivananda

37. Fight for the important things.

“I don’t fight for the money. I fight for my legacy. I fight for history. I fight for my people.” — Khabib Nurmagomedov

38. Evil works hard, you need to work harder.

“You can best fight any existing evil from the inside.” — Hattie McDaniel

39. Candy is a helper.

“My dad would always give me a Snickers before a fight. It gives me energy. It gives me everything I need to get the win.” — Andy Ruiz Jr.

40. Nobody ever said it would be easy.

“Nothing comes easy. Success doesn’t just drop on your lap. You have to go out and fight for it every day.” — Dana White

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41. Be a fighter.

“I’ve been in the fight business my whole life. I know fighters.” — Dana White

42. Morals are important, fight for them.

“The idea of winning a doctor’s degree gradually assumed the aspect of a great moral struggle, and the moral fight possessed immense attraction for me.” — Elizabeth Blackwell

43. Just be an example of a fighter.

“You can’t force fighters to fight.” — Dana White

44. Don't blame the innocents.

“It doesn’t help to fight crime to put people in prison who are innocent.” — Stephen Breyer

45. Fight for everything.

“Conquer we shall, but we must first contend! It’s not the fight that crowns us, but the end.” — Robert Herrick

46. Fight for peace.

“We must fight terrorism as if there’s no peace process and work to achieve peace as if there’s no terror.” — Yitzhak Rabin

47. Fight for secrets.

“Part of the secret of a success in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside.” — Mark Twain

48. Fight against war.

“I am not only a pacifist but a militant pacifist. I am willing to fight for peace. Nothing will end unless the people themselves refuse to go to war.” — Albert Einstein

49. Choose your battles.

“I learned a great many years ago that in a fight between husband and wife, a third party should never get between the woman’s skillet and the man’s ax-helve.” — Abraham Lincoln

50. Fight for you.

“First they ignore you, then they laugh as you, then they fight you, then you win.” — Mahatma Gandhi

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Hayley Small is a writer who focuses on pop culture, religion and relationship topics.