I like your second one.
This one I also like:
If you push a man hard enough, he just might break. If you keep pushing the broken man, with his back against the wall, sweat on his brow, hatred in his eyes, passion in his chest, he will push back, push through you, until you are the one that breaks.
Wraith - Everquest Guild - Quellious Server
Zhi Zhi Si Di Er Hou Sheng
置 之 死 地 而 後 生
Confront a man with the danger of death, and he will fight to live.