Victory Quotes

Many a man has finally succeeded only because he has failed after repeated efforts. If he had never met defeat he would never have known any great victory.
Orison Swett Marden
Even against the greatest of odds, there is something in the human spirit - A magic blend of skill, faith, and valor - That can lift men from certain defeat to incredible victory.
Walter Lord, World War II Memorial in Washington, DC

On the Plains of Hesitation bleach the bones of countless millions, who, at the Dawn of Victory, sat down to wait, and waiting - - Died.
George W. Cecil
In reading the lives of great men, I found that the first victory they won was over themselves... self - Discipline with all of them came first.
Harry S Truman
Dan quayle, 4/11/91 (reported in esquire, 8/92) - the u. s. victory in gulf war was a stirring...
The longer I live, the more I am certain that the great difference between the great and the insignificant, is energy - Invincible determination - - A purpose once fixed, and then death or victory.
Sir Thomas Bowell Buxton

Lao - tzu - arms are instruments of ill omen.... when one is...
Muhhammad ali - victory - champions have it deep inside of them -...
This is the art of courage to see things as they are and still believe that the victory lies not with those who avoid the bad, but those who taste, in living awareness, every drop of the good.
Victoria Lincoln
Some men give up their designs when they have almost reached the goal While others, on the contrary, obtain a victory by exerting, at the last moment, more vigorous efforts than ever before.
Herodotus
The rewards for those who persevere far exceed the pain that must precede the victory.
Ted W. Engstrom
The Way of Heaven does not compete, And yet it skillfully achieves victory. It does not speak, and yet it skillfully responds to things. It comes to you without your invitation.
Lao Tzu
Victory has a thousand fathers; defeat is an orphan.
John F. Kennedy, "A Thousand Days, " by Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr [1965]., p289. Comment made by JFK in the aftermath of the fai
I never seek to defeat the man I am fighting, I seek to defeat his confidence. A mind troubled by doubt cannot focus on the course to victory. Two men are equals - True equals - Only when they both have equal confidence.
Arthur S. Golden, Memoirs of a Geisha
The aim of argument, or of discussion, should not be victory, but progress.
Jeseph Joubert
Victory belongs to the most persevering.
Napoleon Bonaparte
A coalition of groups... is waging a massive propaganda campaign against the president of the United States. ... an all - Out attack. Their aim is total victory for themselves and total defeat for him. On Watergate crisis.
Gerald R. Ford
Far better is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in the grey twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.
Theodore Roosevelt, The Man in the Arena
There is no substitute for victory.
General Douglas MacArthu
Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity.
Horace Mann, address at Antioch College, 1859
Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat.
Theodore Roosevelt
The moment of victory is much too short to live for that and nothing else.
Martina Navratilova
Victory attained by violence is tantamount to a defeat, for it is momentary.
Mahatma Gandhi
Be ashamed to die unless you have won some victory for humanity.
Horace Mann
An aim of an argument should be progress, but progress ultimately means little without victory.
Gary L. Francione, (American Legal Philosopher), Reaction to quote by Joseph Joubert
It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. Then the victory is yours. It cannot be taken from you, not by angels or by demons, heaven or hell.
Buddha
Those disputing, contradicting, and confuting people are generally unfortunate in their affairs. They get victory, sometimes, but they never get good will, which would be of more use to them.
Benjamin Franklin
Few take up the burden of their own victory: most give up their dreams when they become impossible.
Paulo Coelho, The Pilgrimage
Victory goes to the player who makes the next - To - Last mistake.
Savielly Grigorievitcyh Tartakowe
Invincibility lies in the defense the possibility of victory in the attack. One defends when his strength is inadequate he attacks when it is abundant.
Sun - Tzu
We may pass violets looking for roses. We may pass contentment looking for victory.
Bern Williams
Another such victory over the Romans, and we are undone.
Pyrrhus, from Plutarch, Lives
To save a Life in defeat, is to receive Victory and Honor.
The Best of the Best (motion picture)
Build me a son, O Lord, who will be strong enough to know when he is weak, and brave enough to face himself when he is afraid, one who will be proud and unbending in honest defeat, and humble and gentle in victory.
Douglas MacArthu
You can learn little from victory. You can learn everything from defeat.
Christy Mathewson
Endurance is one of the most difficult disciplines, but it is to the one who endures that the final victory comes.
Buddha
If you think you can win, you can win. Faith is necessary to victory.
William Hazlitt
I will demand a commitment to excellence and to victory, and that is what life is all about.
Vince Lombardi, Lombardi Winning is the only thing (by Jerry Kramer)
Accept the challenges so that you may feel the exhiliration of victory.
George Smith Patton, Jr.
It is in the compelling zest of high adventure and of victory, and in creative action, that man finds his supreme joys.
Antoine De Saint - Exupery