Victory Quotes

Exile, for no other motive than ease, would be the last defeat, with no seed of future victory in it.
Lois McMaster Bujold, "Shards of Honor", 1986
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

Victory is a political fiction.
Anonymous
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
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On the fields of friendly strife are sown the seeds that on other days and other fields will bear the fruits of victory.
General Douglas MacArthu

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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
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
Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity.
Horace Mann, address at Antioch College, 1859
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
VICTORY - Champions have it deep inside of them - A dream, a desire, a vision. They have the last minute stamina. They have to be a little faster. They have to have the will and the skill. But the will must be greater than the skill.
Muhhammad Ali
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
The victory of success is half won when one gains the habit of setting goals and achieving them. Even the most tedious chore will become endurable as you parade through each day convinced that every task, no matter how menial or boring, brings you closer to fulfilling your dreams.
Og Mandino
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
If you think you can win, you can win. Faith is necessary to victory.
William Hazlitt
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
Far better it 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 nor suffer much, because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat.
Theodore Roosevelt
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
A mind troubled by doubt cannot focus on the course to victory.
Arthur Golden, Memoirs of a Geisha
If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.
Sun - Tzu
Few take up the burden of their own victory: most give up their dreams when they become impossible.
Paulo Coelho, The Pilgrimage
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
Make no mistake about it: Operation Desert Storm truly was a victory of good over evil, of freedom over tyranny, of peace over war.
Dan Quayle, remarks at Arlington National Cemetery
Arms are instruments of ill omen.... When one is compelled to use them, it is best to do so without relish. There is no glory in victory, and to glorify it despite this is to exult in the killing of men.... When great numbers of people are killed, one should weep over them with sorrow. When victorious in war, one should observe mourning rites.
Lao - Tzu
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 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
To save a Life in defeat, is to receive Victory and Honor.
The Best of the Best (motion picture)
Victory belongs to the most persevering.
Napoleon Bonaparte
Be ashamed to die unless you have won some victory for humanity.
Horace Mann
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)
You can learn little from victory. You can learn everything from defeat.
Christy Mathewson
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
Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment, full effort is full victory.
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
War is a series of catastrophes that results in a victory.
Georges Clemenceau
In war there is no substitute for victory.
General Douglas MacArthu
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
There is no substitute for victory.
General Douglas MacArthu
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