VICTORY QUOTES

quotations about victory

Victory quote

Victory is sweetest when you've known defeat.

MALCOLM S. FORBES, Wisdom Through the Ages

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Yes, victory is sweet, but it doesn't necessarily make life any easier the next season or even the next day.

PHIL JACKSON, Sacred Hoops

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Fate and victory shift ... now this way, now that way -- like a line of unarmored men under a hail of enemy arrows.

DAN SIMMONS, Ilium

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No battle is ever won ... victory is an illusion of philosophers and fools.

WILLIAM FAULKNER, The Sound and the Fury

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If a victory is told in detail, one can no longer distinguish it from a defeat.

JEAN-PAUL SARTRE, The Devil and the Good Lord

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The victor belongs to the spoils.

F. SCOTT FITZGERALD, The Beautiful and Damned

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We must reject the view that, to be a victor, you must have a victim; to stand tall, you must stand on someone.

HARRIET WOODS, C-SPAN, July 14, 1991

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Stand by your principles, stand by your guns, and victory, complete and permanent, is sure at the last.

ABRAHAM LINCOLN, speech in Chicago, March 1, 1859

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If both people gain in any given transaction, they are both winners, and the degree of victory shouldn't need to be measured. When there is no longer a competition to win, a competitive conflict turns into a common journey.

SHAUN BONETT, "Conflict is not a heat-seeking missile", Business Insider, May 2, 2017

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Victory after all, I suppose! Well, it seems a very gloomy business.

J. R. R. TOLKIEN, The Hobbit

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We are all compelled to do a great deal of hard marching, but the victorious soldier has an easier time of it than the soldier smarting from defeat.

EDGAR WATSON HOWE, Country Town Sayings

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If you live long enough, you'll see that every victory turns into a defeat.

SIMONE DE BEAUVOIR, All Men Are Mortal

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Victory shifts, you know, now one man, now another.

HOMER, The Iliad

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All victories breed hate, and that over your superior is foolish or fatal.

BALTASAR GRACIAN, The Art of Worldly Wisdom

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True moral elegance consists in the art of disguising one's victories as defeats.

EMIL CIORAN, Drawn and Quartered

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Need and struggle are what excite and inspire us; our hour of triumph is what brings the void.

WILLIAM JAMES, "Is Life Worth Living?", The Will to Believe and Other Essays in Popular Philosophy

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For every victory, there is a price.

JACQUELINE CAREY, Kushiel's Dart

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I firmly believe that any man's finest hours--his greatest fulfillment of all that he holds dear--is the moment when he has worked his heart out in good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle--victorious.

VINCE LOMBARDI, attributed, "Greatest Vince Lombardi Quotes", NFL.com

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Be resolute, fear no sacrifice and surmount every difficulty to win victory.

MAO ZEDONG, Quotations from Chairman Mao Zedong

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Victory brings us level with Heaven.

LUCRETIUS, De Rerum Natura

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