Quotes / Weak, but Skilled

"It takes more than brute strength to win a fight."
Goku, Dragon Ball Z

"Not all of us have muscle to fall back on."
Wesley Wyndham-Pryce, Angel, after scaring the hell out of Gunn.

"He did not look physically imposing, but Thrall had fought enough fine warriors to know that often technique was as good as, and sometimes better than, size."

"An expert with a pebble can beat a novice with a shuriken."
Zetsu, Naruto

"He's tough... He doesn't use strength, but he's the most dangerous stand user we've faced so far."
Jotaro Kujo on Daniel J. D'Arby, Jo Jos Bizarre Adventure Stardust Cruaders

"Discipline is the soul of an army. It makes small numbers formidable, procures success to the weak, and esteem to all."

"The Master said, 'By nature, men are nearly alike; by practice, they get to be wide apart.'"

"Great works are performed not by strength, but by perseverance."

"I assume you saw that little drama? None of these poor brutes has ever proven a match for me. They're too clumsy and predictable. I fight with quickness and wit rather than with brute force and strength."
Isabela, Dragon Age: Origins

"Maybe Iím not as tough as I used to be, but my brains can make up for that and my hands are still quick enough."
Raul Tejada, Fallout: New Vegas

"Hey, just remember what was drilled into my head since the day I started on those damn things: 'fear not the man who has trained with a machine gun against opponents with a pistol, but rather the man who trained with a pistol against the machine-gunner.'"

Toska: AARH Bloody HELL!! FUCK! How do you do that!!! I'm much bigger and heavier than you! I've got fangs and claws! I was made to kill!
Miko: Well I was trained to fight! There's a difference.
Prague Race, Pages 145 and 146

"They are not strong - their flaking flesh does not permit it - but they have more experience than anyone living. I rarely win, but the experience is bracing."
Letter from the Tomb-Colonies, Fallen London

"The strong one doesn't win, the one that wins is strong."
Franz Beckenbauer

Superboy: Oh, please. With my powers the battle's always on my terms. I'm a living weapon and this is a waste of my time.
Black Canary: Prove it.
(cue Black Canary curbstomping Superboy)
Young Justice, "Schooled"