Spartan Sayings and Quotes

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

The Spartans do not ask how many are the enemy but where are they. Plutarch
Spartans, eat well, for tonight we dine in Hades. King Leonidas
The walls of Sparta were its young men, and its borders the points of their spears. King Agesilaos
Being asked where in Greece he saw good men, he replied, "Good men nowhere, but good boys at Sparta." Diogenes
Give them nothing, but take from them everything. King Leonidas
Come back with your shield - or on it. Plutarch
He who sweats more in training bleeds less in war. Spartan Warrior Creed
The daughters of Sparta are never at home! They mingle with the young men in wrestling matches. Euripides
After invading Greece and receiving the submission of other key city-states, Philip II of Macedon sent a message to Spart: "If I invade Laconia you will be destroyed, never to rise again." The Spartan ephors replied with a single word: "If". Anonymous
The Spartans were a paradoxical people. They were the biggest slave owners in Greece. But at the same time, Spartan women had an unusual level of rights. It's a paradox that they were a bunch of people who in many ways were fascist, but they were the bulwark against the fall of democracy. Frank Miller
No retreat, no surrender; that is Spartan law. And by Spartan law, we will stand and fight, and die. King Leonidas
That city is well fortified which has a wall of men instead of brick. Lycurgus of Sparta
A Spartan woman, as she handed her son his shield, exhorted him saying, "As a warrior of Sparta come back with your shield or on it." Plutarch
Only Spartan women give birth to real men. Gorgo, Queen of Sparta
The Spartans are the equal of any men when they fight as individuals; fighting together as a collective, they surpass all other men. Damaratus
Mental toughness is spartanism with qualities of sacrifice, self-denial, dedication. It is fearlessness, and it is love. Vince Lombardi
There's no room for softness... not in Sparta. No place for weakness. Only the hard and strong may call themselves Spartans. Only the hard, only the strong. Dilios