Quotes and Sayings about Victory



"The best policy is to declare victory and leave."
- George D. Aiken
(Related: Policy, Victory)

"Let my name stand among those who are willing to bear ridicule and reproach for the truth's sake, and so earn some right to rejoice when the victory is won."
- Louisa May Alcott
(Related: Truth, Victory, Name, Ridicule, Right)

"What is the highest secret to victory and peace? To will what God wills, and strike a league with destiny."
- William R. Alger
(Related: God, Peace, Victory, Destiny, Will)

"If it is widely assumed that the new President cannot move forward simply because of a narrow victory, there can easily develop a sense of unease and uncertainty, adversely affecting every sector of American society, our economy and the perception of other nations."
- Richard V. Allen
(Related: Society, Perception, Victory, American, Economy, Nations, President, Sense, Uncertainty)

"History shows that where ethics and economics come in conflict, victory is always with economics. Vested interests have never been known to have willingly divested themselves unless there was sufficient force to compel them."
- B. R. Ambedkar
(Related: History, Victory, Conflict, Economics, Ethics, Force)

"The Soviet Union did not achieve victory over the West, so was my information inadequate to help them to victory, or did it play no particular role in their failure to achieve victory?"
- Aldrich Ames
(Related: Failure, Victory, Help, Information, Play)

"The victory march will continue until the Palestinian flag flies in Jerusalem and in all of Palestine."
- Yasser Arafat
(Related: Victory, Flies, March, Palestine, Will)

"Regardless of how you feel inside, always try to look like a winner. Even if you are behind, a sustained look of control and confidence can give you a mental edge that results in victory."
- Diane Arbus
(Related: Control, Victory, Confidence, Results)

"I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies; for the hardest victory is over self."
- Aristotle
(Related: Victory, Enemies, Self)

"Without a plan, there's no attack. Without attack, no victory."
- Curtis Armstrong
(Related: Victory)

"PETA has a proven track record of success. Each victory PETA wins for the animals is a stepping stone upon which we build a more compassionate world for all beings - and we will never give up our fight until all animals are treated with respect and kindness."
- Bea Arthur
(Related: Success, Victory, Animals, Fight, Kindness, Respect, Will, World)

"The secret of all victory lies in the organization of the non-obvious."
- Marcus Aurelius
(Related: Victory, Lies)

"But you say, does it represent change? The change is that we are fighting an insurance industry that has killed health reform for generations. They're spending tens of millions of dollars right now to defeat this bill, and we're on the doorstep of winning a great victory for the American people."
- David Axelrod
(Related: Change, Health, People, Victory, Winning, American, Defeat, Fighting, Generations, Now, Reform, Right)

"You know, we - if, for example, Jerry Brown can withstand, you know, what will probably end up being $200 million of spending by his opponent and get elected governor of California, that will be a big victory in the nation's largest state."
- David Axelrod
(Related: Victory, Being, End, Example, Nation, State, Will)

"Do not get elated at any victory, for all such victory is subject to the will of God."
- Abu Bakr
(Related: God, Victory, Will)

"I would like to have the original ending to my Lord of the Rings instead of the one they released. In my original cut I had the victory at Helm's Deep as the final sequence."
- Ralph Bakshi
(Related: Victory, Deep, Ending)

"One may know how to gain a victory, and know not how to use it."
- Pedro Calderon de la Barca
(Related: Victory, Gain, May)

"Muslims must believe that all power, success and victory comes from God alone."
- Abu Bakar Bashir
(Related: Success, Power, God, Victory)

"The city and province were given up to anarchy; the coloured people, elated with victory, proclaimed the slaughter of all whites, except the English, French, and American residents."
- Henry Walter Bates
(Related: People, Victory, American, Anarchy, English)

"If you live long enough, you'll see that every victory turns into a defeat."
- Simone de Beauvoir
(Related: Victory, Defeat)

"Statistics are the triumph of the quantitative method, and the quantitative method is the victory of sterility and death."
- Hilaire Belloc
(Related: Death, Victory, Statistics)

"Time is shortening. But every day that I challenge this cancer and survive is a victory for me."
- Ingrid Bergman
(Related: Time, Victory, Cancer, Challenge, Day)

"If a man achieves victory over this body, who in the world can exercise power over him? He who rules himself rules over the whole world."
- Vinoba Bhave
(Related: Power, Victory, Body, Exercise, Man, Rules, World)

"Victory belongs to the most persevering."
- Napoleon Bonaparte
(Related: Victory)

"The first step on the way to victory is to recognize the enemy."
- Corrie Ten Boom
(Related: Victory, Enemy, First)

"The House passage of our bill is a victory for this country! Common sense wins out. I'm just so thrilled and excited. The sale of guns must stop. Halfway measures are not enough."
- Sarah Brady
(Related: Victory, Common sense)

"The really important victory of the civil rights movement was that it made racism unpopular, whereas a generation ago at the turn of the last century, you had to embrace racism to get elected to anything."
- Carol Moseley Braun
(Related: Victory, Civil rights, Racism)

"There is nothing wrong where we reach a point where maybe everybody could claim a victory. I think it would be good for the American people, which should be our first priority."
- John Breaux
(Related: People, Victory, American, First, Nothing, Wrong)

"I never expect to lose. Even when I'm the underdog, I still prepare a victory speech."
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
(Related: Victory, Speech)

"If you believe in yourself and have dedication and pride - and never quit, you'll be a winner. The price of victory is high but so are the rewards."
- Paul Bryant
(Related: Victory, Dedication, Pride)

"Defeat has its lessons as well as victory."
- Pat Buchanan
(Related: Victory, Defeat)

"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
(Related: Victory, Angels, Heaven, Hell)

"Happiness is a byproduct of function, purpose, and conflict; those who seek happiness for itself seek victory without war."
- William S. Burroughs
(Related: Happiness, War, Purpose, Victory, Conflict)

"No strike could ever be won with a Communist at its head since the employers would make victory impossible."
- James P. Cannon
(Related: Victory)

"Great God of the Ants, thou hast granted victory to thy servants. I appoint thee honorary Colonel."
- Karel Capek
(Related: God, Victory, Ants)

"Victory is the most important aspect in Iraq, because victory in Iraq will help us have victory in the War on Terror."
- Andrew Card
(Related: War, Victory, Help, Iraq, Terror, Will)

"Victory is the only option. And we will be victorious in Iraq."
- Andrew Card
(Related: Victory, Iraq, Will)

"The Greatest Generation got to save old tires, dig a Victory Garden and forgo sugar. The Richest Generation is being asked to shop."
- Margaret Carlson
(Related: Victory, Being, Garden, Old)

"If there be no enemy there's no fight. If no fight, no victory and if no victory there is no crown."
- Thomas Carlyle
(Related: Victory, Enemy, Fight)

"We avenge intellect when we dupe a fool, and it is a victory not to be despised for a fool is covered with steel and it is often very hard to find his vulnerable part."
- Giacomo Casanova
(Related: Victory, Fool, Intellect)

"How is it that, once victory took form and the horrible spectacle of the extermination camps was revealed, we could have shamelessly broken the promises given to the peoples in those years of ordeal?"
- Rene Cassin
(Related: Victory, Promises, Years)

"To be prepared is half the victory."
- Miguel de Cervantes
(Related: Victory)

"Forewarned, forearmed; to be prepared is half the victory."
- Miguel de Cervantes
(Related: Victory)

"This has been a great victory for the Venezuelan people."
- Hugo Chavez
(Related: People, Victory)

"Before Alamein we never had a victory. After Alamein we never had a defeat."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Victory, Defeat)

"Victory at all costs, victory in spite of all terror, victory however long and hard the road may be; for without victory, there is no survival."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Survival, Victory, May, Road, Terror)

"The problems of victory are more agreeable than those of defeat, but they are no less difficult."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Victory, Defeat, Problems)

"Victory has a hundred fathers but defeat is an orphan."
- Galeazzo Ciano
(Related: Victory, Defeat, Fathers)

"My winning is getting to perform. That's my victory."
- Kelly Clarkson
(Related: Victory, Winning)

"War is a series of catastrophes that results in a victory."
- Georges Clemenceau
(Related: War, Victory, Catastrophes, Results)

"I know that I'm going to have to work hard, keep working hard, and not because of this victory think, "I'm back." I don't think like that. I'll definitely work hard. Things are not going to be easy. I might lose first round next week. You never know."
- Kim Clijsters
(Related: Work, Victory, First)

"In every adversity there lies the seed of an equivalent advantage. In every defeat is a lesson showing you how to win the victory next time."
- Robert Collier
(Related: Time, Victory, Adversity, Defeat, Lies)

"No nation ever had an army large enough to guarantee it against attack in time of peace, or ensure it of victory in time of war."
- Calvin Coolidge
(Related: Time, War, Peace, Victory, Army, Nation)

"A Victory without danger is a triumph without glory."
- Pierre Corneille
(Related: Victory, Danger, Glory)

"Thus they have an idol that they petition for victory in war; another for success in their labors; and so for everything in which they seek or desire prosperity, they have their idols, which they honor and serve."
- Hernando Cortes
(Related: Success, War, Victory, Desire, Honor, Idols, Prosperity)

"The ultimate victory in competition is derived from the inner satisfaction of knowing that you have done your best and that you have gotten the most out of what you had to give."
- Howard Cosell
(Related: Victory, Competition, Satisfaction)

"The important thing in life is not victory but combat; it is not to have vanquished but to have fought well."
- Pierre de Coubertin
(Related: Life, Victory)

"If I liken the Pacific War to a football match, I can say to you that the first half is over, we have kicked off after the interval, and we are going to carry the ball into enemy territory for a smashing victory."
- John Curtin
(Related: War, Victory, Enemy, First, Football)

"We're not trying to reinvent the wheel; for any environmental organization to claim sole responsibility for any kind of victory is insane, because everybody attacks these problems as a group."
- Ted Danson
(Related: Environmental, Victory, Problems, Responsibility, Trying)

"My presidential victory, if it had happened, would have been artificial in relation to the Socialist party. It may be that on my deathbed, I will come to regret my decision, but for the moment, I live at peace with it."
- Jacques Delors
(Related: Peace, Decision, Victory, May, Party, Regret, Will)

"Vengeance is not the point; change is. But the trouble is that in most people's minds the thought of victory and the thought of punishing the enemy coincide."
- Barbara Deming
(Related: Change, Thought, People, Victory, Enemy, Trouble, Vengeance)

"It is impossible to win the race unless you venture to run, impossible to win the victory unless you dare to battle."
- Richard M. DeVos
(Related: Victory, Battle, Race)

"To conquer the command of the air means victory; to be beaten in the air means defeat and acceptance of whatever terms the enemy may be pleased to impose."
- Giulio Douhet
(Related: Victory, Acceptance, Defeat, Enemy, May)

"A major power can afford a military debacle only when it looks like a political victory."
- Friedrich Durrenmatt
(Related: Power, Victory, Military)

"There are only two roads, victory for the working class, freedom, or victory for the fascists which means tyranny. Both combatants know what's in store for the loser."
- Buenaventura Durruti
(Related: Victory, Class, Freedom, Tyranny)

"There is no victory at bargain basement prices."
- Dwight D. Eisenhower
(Related: Victory, Bargain)

"The rewards for those who persevere far exceed the pain that must precede the victory."
- Ted W. Engstrom
(Related: Victory, Pain)

"If you seek truth you will not seek victory by dishonorable means, and if you find truth you will become invincible."
- Epictetus
(Related: Truth, Victory, Will)

"Chess is a sport. The main object in the game of chess remains the achievement of victory."
- Max Euwe
(Related: Achievement, Victory, Chess)

"Every moment of resistance to temptation is a victory."
- Frederick William Faber
(Related: Victory, Temptation)

"The die is set and Malcolm will not escape for the foolish talk he spoke against his benefactor, such a man, is worthy of death, and it would have been so, were it not for Muhammad's confidence that God would give him the victory over the enemies."
- Louis Farrakhan
(Related: God, Death, Victory, Confidence, Enemies, Man, Talk, Will)

"The CIO put up half a million dollars for Roosevelt's 1936 campaign and provided him with an immense group of active labor workers who played a large part in the sweeping victory he won at the polls."
- John T. Flynn
(Related: Victory, Labor, Workers)

"The will to conquer is the first condition of victory."
- Ferdinand Foch
(Related: Victory, First, Will)

"Victory is sweetest when you've known defeat."
- Malcolm Forbes
(Related: Victory, Defeat)

"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."
- Gerald R. Ford
(Related: Victory, Defeat, President, Propaganda, states, United)

"As in the war of 1941-45, our victory and our survival depend on how and where we attack."
- James Forrestal
(Related: War, Survival, Victory)

"I dealt with legal questions in the interest of Adolf Hitler and the NSDAP and its members during the difficult years of struggle for the victory of the Movement."
- Hans Frank
(Related: Legal, Victory, Interest, Questions, Struggle, Years)

"In my own sphere I did everything that could possibly be expected of a man who believes in the greatness of his people and who is filled with fanaticism for the greatness of his country, in order to bring about the victory of Adolf Hitler and the National Socialist movement."
- Hans Frank
(Related: People, Greatness, Victory, Country, Fanaticism, Man, Order)

"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
(Related: People, Victory, Will)

"In politics, victory is never total."
- Donald Freed
(Related: Politics, Victory)

"As someone who worked hard for a Labour victory in the 90s, do I regret it? Not really. It was bound to happen. And it'll happen with the next government, and the one after it. Because all governments serve us. They serve the filth."
- Stephen Fry
(Related: Government, Victory, Regret)

"Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment, full effort is full victory."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Victory, Effort, Lies, Satisfaction)

"It is alleged that half a million Spanish men, women and children fled to France after the Franco victory."
- Martha Gellhorn
(Related: Women, Victory, Children, France)

"It was announced as a French victory by the French Minister of War. I did not see any sign of victory but only the retreat of the French forces engaged in the battle."
- Philip Gibbs
(Related: War, Victory, Battle)

"No matter how hard the loss, defeat might serve as well as victory to shake the soul and let the glory out."
- Al Gore
(Related: Soul, Victory, Defeat, Glory, Loss)

"The revolution in Russia was terrible for the proletariat in the long years of its development and it is terrible now, after the victory. But at the actual time of revolution it was easy, and this was due to the peasants."
- Herman Gorter
(Related: Time, Development, Victory, Revolution, Now, Russia, Years)

"We used to root for the Indians against the cavalry, because we didn't think it was fair in the history books that when the cavalry won it was a great victory, and when the Indians won it was a massacre."
- Dick Gregory
(Related: History, Victory, Books)

"We cannot shun our values as an immigrant nation. This is a wrong path. And while possibly it is a short-term political victory based on division and based on creating a wedge issue that splits people in this country, it is a long-term defeat for this Nation."
- Raul Grijalva
(Related: People, Values, Victory, Country, Defeat, Nation, Wrong)

"If the tanks succeed, then victory follows."
- Heinz Guderian
(Related: Victory, Succeed)

"This celebration here tells me that this work is not hopeless. I thank you for this teaching with all my heart and lift my glass to human solidarity, to the ultimate victory of knowledge, peace, good-will and understanding."
- Albert Szent Gyorgyi
(Related: Work, Peace, Heart, Knowledge, Victory, Solidarity, Teaching, Understanding)

"The idea that a war can be won by standing on the defensive and waiting for the enemy to attack is a dangerous fallacy, which owes its inception to the desire to evade the price of victory."
- Douglas Haig
(Related: War, Idea, Victory, Desire, Enemy, Waiting)

"When people contend for their liberty they seldom get anything for their victory, but new masters."
- Edward F. Halifax
(Related: People, Victory, Liberty)

"I learned patience, perseverance, and dedication. Now I really know myself, and I know my voice. It's a voice of pain and victory."
- Anthony Hamilton
(Related: Perseverance, Victory, Dedication, Now, Pain, Patience, Voice)

"The pursuit of peace and progress cannot end in a few years in either victory or defeat. The pursuit of peace and progress, with its trials and its errors, its successes and its setbacks, can never be relaxed and never abandoned."
- Dag Hammarskjold
(Related: Peace, Progress, Victory, Defeat, End, Errors, Pursuit, Trials, Years)

"Peace is not the product of a victory or a command. It has no finishing line, no final deadline, no fixed definition of achievement. Peace is a never-ending process, the work of many decisions."
- Oscar Hammerstein II
(Related: Peace, Work, Achievement, Victory, Decisions)

"This bloody past suggests to us that enemies cease hostilities only when they are battered enough to acknowledge that there is no hope in victory - and thus that further resistance means only useless sacrifice."
- Victor Davis Hanson
(Related: Sacrifice, Hope, Victory, Enemies, Past)

"Any time the Western way of war can be unleashed on an enemy stupid enough to enter its arena, victory is assured."
- Victor Davis Hanson
(Related: Time, War, Victory, Enemy)

"The bud of victory is always in the truth."
- Benjamin Harrison
(Related: Truth, Victory)

"V-J Day, or Victory in Japan Day, marks the date of the Japanese surrender that ended fighting in the Pacific."
- Doc Hastings
(Related: Victory, Day, Fighting, Surrender)

"We know over very national survival is at stake; and we believe that we should support our troops, yes, and work for an outcome that results in victory."
- J. D. Hayworth
(Related: Work, Survival, Victory, Results, Support, Troops)

"If you think you can win, you can win. Faith is necessary to victory."
- William Hazlitt
(Related: Faith, Victory)

"When running to fill a time quota, however, the reverse happens. You can't make that time pass any faster by rushing, so you settle into a pace that feels right to you at the moment. Each minute above a quota is a little victory."
- Joe Henderson
(Related: Time, Victory, Right, Running)

"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
(Related: Men, Goal, Victory)

"He is senseless who would match himself against a stronger man; for he is deprived of victory and adds suffering to disgrace."
- Hesiod
(Related: Victory, Disgrace, Man, Suffering)

"Some books claim I have already clocked up a century of Grands Prix, but let me put the record straight. Australia will be my 100th start, and I aim to mark the milestone with a cracking performance. It could even be celebrated with a victory."
- Damon Hill
(Related: Performance, Victory, Books, Will)

"Victory is always possible for the person who refuses to stop fighting."
- Napoleon Hill
(Related: Victory, Fighting)

"I don't think it's a low point being in the finals of the French Open, three points away from the victory."
- Martina Hingis
(Related: Victory, Being, Open)

"It is not truth that matters, but victory."
- Adolf Hitler
(Related: Truth, Victory)

"Having in my life been bitten by the jaws of both victory and defeat, I must rush to add that success is to failure as butter pecan ice cream is to death."
- Rupert Holmes
(Related: Death, Life, Success, Failure, Victory, Defeat)

"In coming to that agreement, my party had a clear philosophy throughout. In Northern Ireland, we should have institutions that respected the differences of the people and that gave no victory to either side."
- John Hume
(Related: People, Victory, Agreement, Ireland, Party, Philosophy)

"I Worked in the family auto body shop, lifted weights, and rode a few Victory Sports Indoors."
- Ben Jackson
(Related: Family, Sports, Victory, Body)

"This is a very big victory for Michael and we are all very proud that he has been completely and totally vindicated in court, as we were certain he would be."
- LaToya Jackson
(Related: Victory, Court)

"Waving the flag at the 1976 Olympics wasn't my idea. It was too much apple pie and ice cream. Not that I don't love my country, but I felt it was my victory up there, I put all the time into it."
- Bruce Jenner
(Related: Love, Time, Idea, Victory, Country)

"When the war ends, it will be found that there was an equal amount of "thuggery" practiced on both sides, that terrible things were done to force the final victory."
- Rufus Jones
(Related: War, Victory, Force, Will)

"The aim of argument, or of discussion, should not be victory, but progress."
- Joseph Joubert
(Related: Progress, Victory, Argument)

"One must not cheat anyone, not even the world of its victory."
- Franz Kafka
(Related: Victory, World)

"Failure is only postponed success as long as courage 'coaches' ambition. The habit of persistence is the habit of victory."
- Herbert Kaufman
(Related: Success, Courage, Failure, Habit, Victory, Ambition, Persistence)

"There is a kind of victory in good work, no matter how humble."
- Jack Kemp
(Related: Work, Victory)

"Victory has a thousand fathers, but defeat is an orphan."
- John F. Kennedy
(Related: Victory, Defeat, Fathers)

"Unconditional war can no longer lead to unconditional victory. It can no longer serve to settle disputes... can no longer be of concern to great powers alone."
- John F. Kennedy
(Related: War, Victory, Concern)

"Victory is fleeting. Losing is forever."
- Billie Jean King
(Related: Victory, Losing)

"The ones I pity are the ones who never stick out their neck for something they believe, never know the taste of moral struggle, and never have the thrill of victory."
- Jonathan Kozol
(Related: Victory, Pity, Struggle, Taste)

"Newt Gingrich had to work hard - getting Republican candidates to sign the Contract with America - to nationalize the election that swept Republicans to victory in 1994. A Democratic anti-Tea Party campaign would do that for the Republicans - nationalize the election, gratis - in 2010."
- Charles Krauthammer
(Related: Work, Victory, America, Party, Republican, Republicans)

"Victory is won not in miles but in inches. Win a little now, hold your ground, and later, win a little more."
- Louis L'Amour
(Related: Victory, Now)

"You may succeed in your policy and ensure your own damnation, by your victory."
- James Larkin
(Related: Policy, Victory, May, Succeed)

"In both the presence of evil and the eventual triumph over evil the sweep is cosmic. It embraces the entire universe, what to man is both seen and unseen. The victory is to be accomplished through Christ."
- Kenneth Scott Latourette
(Related: Victory, Christ, Evil, Man, Universe)

"In the event of a victory over Germany by Soviet Russia and England, Bolshevism in Europe would inevitably follow. Under these circumstances I would prefer to see Germany win the war."
- Pierre Laval
(Related: War, Victory, Circumstances, EnglEurope, Germany, Russia)

"I feel that an understanding could be reached with Germany which would result in a lasting peace with Europe and believe that a German victory is preferable to a British and Soviet victory."
- Pierre Laval
(Related: Peace, Victory, Europe, Germany, Result, Understanding)

"The struggle goes on. The victory is in the struggle, for me. And I accepted that a long time ago."
- Al Lewis
(Related: Time, Victory, Struggle)

"To give victory to the right, not bloody bullets, but peaceful ballots only, are necessary."
- Abraham Lincoln
(Related: Victory, Right)

"My command, less than ten thousand, had found the battle on the Plank road in retreat, little less than a panic. In a few hours we changed defeat to victory, the broken divisions of the Third Corps rallying in their rear."
- James Longstreet
(Related: Victory, Battle, Defeat, Road)

"Victory puts us on a level with heaven."
- Lucretius
(Related: Victory, Heaven)

"There are no shortcuts to victory. We must commit ourselves to the slow, painstaking work of foreign policy day by day and year by year."
- Richard Lugar
(Related: Work, Policy, Victory, Day, Foreign policy)

"It's a story about victory that will touch the lives of everyone who watches it. It's powerful."
- Derek Luke
(Related: Victory, Will)

"The masses are the decisive element, they are the rock on which the final victory of the revolution will be built."
- Rosa Luxemburg
(Related: Victory, Revolution, Will)

"There is no substitute for victory."
- Douglas MacArthur
(Related: Victory)

"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 MacArthur
(Related: Son, Victory, Defeat, Will)

"In war there is no substitute for victory."
- Douglas MacArthur
(Related: War, Victory)

"One victory more or less doesn't make the difference for me now."
- Hermann Maier
(Related: Victory, Difference, Now)

"It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front, especially when you celebrate victory when nice things occur. You take the front line when there is danger. Then people will appreciate your leadership."
- Nelson Mandela
(Related: Leadership, People, Victory, Danger, Will)

"Obstacles are necessary for success because in selling, as in all careers of importance, victory comes only after many struggles and countless defeats."
- Og Mandino
(Related: Success, Selling, Victory, Careers, Importance, Obstacles)

"Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity."
- Horace Mann
(Related: Victory, Humanity)

"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
(Related: Victory, Defeat, Man)

"Defeat may serve as well as victory to shake the soul and let the glory out."
- Edwin Markham
(Related: Soul, Victory, Defeat, Glory, May)

"The harder the battle the sweet of jah victory."
- Bob Marley
(Related: Victory, Battle)

"In defeat, unbeatable; in victory, unbearable."
- Edward Marsh
(Related: Victory, Defeat)

"You can learn little from victory. You can learn everything from defeat."
- Christy Mathewson
(Related: Victory, Defeat)

"In the time of darkest defeat, victory may be nearest."
- William McKinley
(Related: Time, Victory, Defeat, May)

"Read Churchill, he tells you how crucial was the Greek role in your decisive desert victory over Rommel."
- Melina Mercouri
(Related: Victory)

"It is difficult to say today whether the Battle of Kosovo was a defeat or a victory for the Serbian people, whether thanks to it we fell into slavery or we survived in this slavery."
- Slobodan Milosevic
(Related: People, Victory, Battle, Defeat, Slavery, Today)

"Wars of aggression are popular nowadays with those nations convinced that only victory and conquest could improve their material well-being."
- Ludwig von Mises
(Related: Victory, Aggression, Conquest, Nations, Popular)

"Feed the troops on victory."
- John Monash
(Related: Victory, Troops)

"At least is was a victory and at least we won."
- Bobby Moore
(Related: Victory)

"I think this could be our best victory over Germany since the war."
- John Motson
(Related: War, Victory, Germany)

"The true victory is the victory for democracy and pluralism."
- Hosni Mubarak
(Related: Victory, Democracy)

"Our enemy is motivated by hatred and will not stop planning more plots against until they are ultimately defeated. Today was an important and necessary victory in the war, but there is a long road ahead. We must remain committed if we are to succeed and protect our liberty."
- Timothy Murphy
(Related: War, Victory, Enemy, Hatred, Liberty, Planning, Road, Succeed, Today, Will)

"Study strategy over the years and achieve the spirit of the warrior. Today is victory over yourself of yesterday; tomorrow is your victory over lesser men."
- Miyamoto Musashi
(Related: Men, Strategy, Victory, Spirit, Study, Today, Tomorrow, Years, Yesterday)

"The misconception that a victory can be worth its price, has in the nuclear age become a total illusion."
- Alva Myrdal
(Related: Age, Victory, Illusion, Worth)

"In man - in the history of mankind, this has happened many times, and occupation leaders hang on to the land that they're occupying. People fight to liberate their land. But in the end, the people's will is what achieves victory."
- Hassan Nasrallah
(Related: History, People, Victory, End, Fight, Land, Leaders, Man, Mankind, Occupation, Will)

"The moment of victory is much too short to live for that and nothing else."
- Martina Navratilova
(Related: Victory, Nothing)

"Time is everything; five minutes make the difference between victory and defeat."
- Horatio Nelson
(Related: Time, Victory, Defeat, Difference)

"First gain the victory and then make the best use of it you can."
- Horatio Nelson
(Related: Victory, First, Gain)

"I have worked closely with many of our county commissioners, mayors, local transportation officials, and others to determine project needs in the 18th District, and they deserve a great deal of thanks for today's victory on the House floor."
- Bob Ney
(Related: Victory, Needs, Project, Today)

"I am bitterly opposed to my country entering the war, but if, notwithstanding my opposition, we do enter it, all of my energy and all of my power will be behind our flag in carrying it on to victory."
- George William Norris
(Related: Power, War, Victory, Country, Energy, Opposition, Will)

"Victory belong to the most persevering."
- Andre Norton
(Related: Victory)

"Give way to your opponent; thus will you gain the crown of victory."
- Ovid
(Related: Victory, Gain, Will)

"My favorite actress of all times is Bette Davis in Dark Victory. I have seen it six or seven times, and I still cry."
- Bettie Page
(Related: Victory, Favorite)

"The struggle alone pleases us, not the victory."
- Blaise Pascal
(Related: Victory, Struggle)

"It is the fight alone that pleases us, not the victory."
- Blaise Pascal
(Related: Victory, Fight)

"Wars may be fought with weapons, but they are won by men. It is the spirit of men who follow and of the man who leads that gains the victory."
- George S. Patton
(Related: Men, Victory, Man, May, Spirit, Weapons)

"Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory."
- George S. Patton
(Related: Victory)

"Part of the happiness of life consists not in fighting battles, but in avoiding them. A masterly retreat is in itself a victory."
- Norman Vincent Peale
(Related: Happiness, Life, Victory, Fighting)

"The nation's government has just handed me the bill that grants us our civil rights. I am receiving it before you, certain that I am accepting this on behalf of all Argentinean women, and I can feel my hands tremble with joy as they grasp the laurel proclaiming victory."
- Evita Peron
(Related: Government, Women, Victory, Civil rights, Joy, Nation)

"We will not be beaten. But we may be shamed and embarrassed on a needlessly long road to victory."
- Ralph Peters
(Related: Victory, May, Road, Will)

"It's thrilling. There's birth and death and frustration and victory in raising horses. It's like a little microcosm of life is built into the short lives of these creatures."
- John Phillips
(Related: Death, Life, Victory, Frustration, Horses)

"War is a series of catastrophes which result in victory."
- Albert Pike
(Related: War, Victory, Catastrophes, Result)

"The first and greatest victory is to conquer yourself; to be conquered by yourself is of all things most shameful and vile."
- Plato
(Related: Victory, First)

"There's a victory, and defeat; the first and best of victories, the lowest and worst of defeats which each man gains or sustains at the hands not of another, but of himself."
- Plato
(Related: Victory, Defeat, First, Man)

"Victory Over Violence is an organization that was created to help fund shelters for women and children."
- Victoria Principal
(Related: Women, Victory, Children, Help, Violence)

"In their eyes as they pass is not hatred, not excitement, not despair, not the tonic of their victory - there is just the simple expression of being here as though they had been here doing this forever, and nothing else."
- Ernie Pyle
(Related: Victory, Being, Despair, Excitement, Expression, Eyes, Hatred, Nothing)

"Another such victory over the Romans, and we are undone."
- Pyrrhus
(Related: Victory)

"A handful of men, inured to war, proceed to certain victory, while on the contrary, numerous armies of raw and undisciplined troops are but multitudes of men dragged to the slaughter."
- Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus
(Related: Men, War, Victory, Troops)

"Failure is not fatal; victory is not success."
- Tony Richardson
(Related: Success, Failure, Victory)

"Some defeats are only installments to victory."
- Jacob Riis
(Related: Victory)

"What I heard was that Bush is now positioned to have victory after victory. He'll have Social Security reform passed, that he'll have tax reform passed, that he'll have conservative judges on the courts."
- Pat Robertson
(Related: Victory, Conservative, Tax, Judges, Now, Reform, Security)

"Play like you're positive on the victory, even though they're leading big now."
- Knute Rockne
(Related: Positive, Victory, Leading, Now, Play)

"We march and fight, to death or on to victory. Our might is right, no traitors shall prevail. Our hearts are steeled against the fiery gates of hell. No shot or shell, can still our mighty song."
- George Lincoln Rockwell
(Related: Death, Victory, Fight, Hell, March, Right, Song)

"Far better is it 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 a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat."
- Theodore Roosevelt
(Related: Failure, Victory, Defeat, Poor, Rank, Spirits, Twilight)

"I think many people were surprised by the victory of the Congress, because it was really hard to see beyond the sort of haze of hatred that the Hindu nationalists had been spreading."
- Arundhati Roy
(Related: People, Victory, Hindu, Congress, Hatred)

"I learned this about coaching: You don't have to explain victory and you can't explain defeat."
- Darrell Royal
(Related: Victory, Defeat)

"The race may not always be to the swift nor the victory to the strong, but that's how you bet."
- Damon Runyon
(Related: Victory, May, Race)

"Concentration and mental toughness are the margins of victory."
- Bill Russell
(Related: Victory)

"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
(Related: Action, Victory, Adventure, Man, Zest)

"It is a law of human nature that in victory even the coward may boast of his prowess, while defeat injures the reputation even of the brave."
- Sallust
(Related: Nature, Victory, Defeat, Human nature, Law, May, Reputation)

"Wealth, religion, military victory have more rhetorical than efficacious worth."
- George Santayana
(Related: Religion, Victory, Wealth, Military, Worth)

"The thrill, believe me, is as much in the battle as in the victory."
- David Sarnoff
(Related: Victory, Battle)

"If a victory is told in detail, one can no longer distinguish it from a defeat."
- Jean-Paul Sartre
(Related: Victory, Defeat, Detail)

"Once you hear the details of victory, it is hard to distinguish it from a defeat."
- Jean-Paul Sartre
(Related: Victory, Defeat)

"When the people contend for their liberty, they seldom get anything by their victory but new masters."
- George Savile
(Related: People, Victory, Liberty)

"But what you could perhaps do with in these days is a word of most sincere sympathy. Your movement is carried internally by so strong a truth and necessity that victory in one form or another cannot elude you for long."
- Hjalmar Schacht
(Related: Truth, Sympathy, Victory, Necessity, Word)

"So let us call genocide, genocide. Let us not minimize the deliberate murder of 1.5 million people. Let us have a moral victory that can shine as a light to all nations."
- Adam Schiff
(Related: People, Victory, Genocide, Light, Murder, Nations)

"Looking back, I'm almost happy I lost that fight. Just imagine if I would have come back to Germany with a victory. I had nothing to do with the Nazis, but they would have given me a medal. After the war I might have been considered a war criminal."
- Max Schmeling
(Related: War, Victory, Fight, Germany, Nothing)

"Then came a big strike. About 100 girls went out. The result was a victory, which netted us - I mean the girls - $2 increase in our wages on the average."
- Rose Schneiderman
(Related: Victory, Girls, Result, Wages)

"If there exists no possibility of failure, then victory is meaningless."
- Robert H. Schuller
(Related: Failure, Possibility, Victory)

"We now have contestants who will not let anything get in their way of victory. Some contestants have thrown each other under the bus this season."
- Ryan Seacrest
(Related: Victory, Now, Will)

"The object of war is victory; that of victory is conquest; and that of conquest preservation."
- Charles de Secondat
(Related: War, Victory, Conquest)

"In war, when a commander becomes so bereft of reason and perspective that he fails to understand the dependence of arms on Divine guidance, he no longer deserves victory."
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca
(Related: War, Victory, Dependence, Guidance, Perspective, Reason)

"Americans, particularly after World War II, tended to romanticize war because in World War II our cause was the cause of humanity, and our soldiers brought home glory and victory, and thank God that they did. But it led us to romanticize it to some extent."
- Neil Sheehan
(Related: Home, War, God, Victory, Americans, Cause, Glory, Humanity, Soldiers, World, World war)

"A good athlete always mentally replays a competition over and over, even in victory, to see what might be done to improve the performance the next time."
- Frank Shorter
(Related: Time, Performance, Victory, Competition)

"The election result is not a victory that belongs to me or my party."
- Chen Shui-bian
(Related: Victory, Party, Result)

"The increase in the world's population represents our victory against death."
- Julian Lincoln Simon
(Related: Death, Victory, Population, World)

"I would rather be remembered by a song than by a victory."
- Alexander Smith
(Related: Victory, Song)

"This whole force is utterly demoralized by victory. There seems to be neither head nor tail."
- Charles Ferguson Smith
(Related: Victory, Force)

"You win the victory when you yield to friends."
- Sophocles
(Related: Victory, Friends, Yield)

"On the plains of hesitation lie the blackened bones of countless millions who at the dawn of victory lay down to rest, and in resting died."
- Adlai E. Stevenson
(Related: Lie, Victory, Dawn, Hesitation, Rest)

"The bomb and the entrance of the Russians into the war will certainly have an effect on hastening the victory."
- Henry L. Stimson
(Related: War, Victory, Effect, Will)

"The victory will be only entirely and finally achieved when the whole world is free of Jews."
- Julius Streicher
(Related: Victory, Will, World)

"The life of the individual is a continuous combat with errors and obstacles, and no victory is more satisfying than the one achieved against opposition."
- Gustav Stresemann
(Related: Life, Victory, Errors, Obstacles, Opposition)

"Where there is unity there is always victory."
- Publilius Syrus
(Related: Victory, Unity)

"The elections in Iraq are a victory for freedom and the Iraqi people, and a blow to the transnational network of terrorists who have tried to prevent this day from happening."
- James Talent
(Related: People, Victory, Day, Elections, Freedom, Iraq, Network)

"And that is the reason why this victory is great, because different players have made contributions to the win."
- Sachin Tendulkar
(Related: Victory, Reason)

"Victory must be assured in advance. And the American public must be all for it from the outset."
- Evan Thomas
(Related: Victory, American, Public)

"Actually, the moment of victory is wonderful, but also sad. It means that your trip is ended."
- Bill Toomey
(Related: Victory)

"There is no one magic move or secret that creates victory, but lots of little items that when added together can make you victorious."
- Bill Toomey
(Related: Victory, Magic)

"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
(Related: Men, Victory, First, Reading, Self)

"How could man rejoice in victory and delight in the slaughter of men?"
- Lao Tzu
(Related: Men, Victory, Delight, Man)

"Invincibility lies in the defence; the possibility of victory in the attack."
- Sun Tzu
(Related: Possibility, Victory, Lies)

"To see victory only when it is within the ken of the common herd is not the acme of excellence."
- Sun Tzu
(Related: Victory, Excellence)

"Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat."
- Sun Tzu
(Related: Strategy, Victory, Defeat)

"Thus it is that in war the victorious strategist only seeks battle after the victory has been won, whereas he who is destined to defeat first fights and afterwards looks for victory."
- Sun Tzu
(Related: War, Victory, Battle, Defeat, First)

"Confront them with annihilation, and they will then survive; plunge them into a deadly situation, and they will then live. When people fall into danger, they are then able to strive for victory."
- Sun Tzu
(Related: People, Victory, Danger, Will)

"All men can see these tactics whereby I conquer, but what none can see is the strategy out of which victory is evolved."
- Sun Tzu
(Related: Men, Strategy, Victory)

"The victory of the working people over the exploiters and slave holders is at the same time the victorious struggle for liberation by the German people."
- Walter Ulbricht
(Related: Time, People, Victory, Struggle)

"If it is nothingness that awaits us, let us make an injustice of it; let us fight against destiny, even though without hope of victory."
- Miguel de Unamuno
(Related: Hope, Victory, Destiny, Fight, Injustice, Nothingness)

"Victory is everything. You can spend the money but you can never spend the memories."
- Ken Venturi
(Related: Money, Victory, Memories)

"You will find peace not by trying to escape your problems, but by confronting them courageously. You will find peace not in denial, but in victory."
- J. Donald Walters
(Related: Peace, Victory, Denial, Problems, Trying, Will)

"It is not the cause for which men took up arms that makes a victory more just or less, it is the order that is established when arms have been laid down."
- Simone Weil
(Related: Men, Victory, Cause, Order)

"The white man's victory soon became complete by fraud, violence, intimidation and murder."
- Ida B. Wells
(Related: Victory, Fraud, Man, Murder, Violence)

"In formal logic, a contradiction is the signal of defeat, but in the evolution of real knowledge it marks the first step in progress toward a victory."
- Alfred North Whitehead
(Related: Knowledge, Progress, Victory, Contradiction, Defeat, Evolution, First, Logic)

"One of the most surreal moments in this election was after the third debate, when I heard a talking head say, Al Gore won on substance, on the issues. But you have to give the victory to Bush because he seems presidential."
- Bradley Whitford
(Related: Victory, Debate, Moments, Talking)

"The smile of God is victory."
- John Greenleaf Whittier
(Related: God, Victory, Smile)

"The fight ended. For both was victory. For both there was defeat."
- Anna Wickham
(Related: Victory, Defeat, Fight)

"We may pass violets looking for roses. We may pass contentment looking for victory."
- Bern Williams
(Related: Victory, Contentment, May, Roses, Violets)

"Let women issue a declaration of independence sexually, and absolutely refuse to cohabit with men until they are acknowledged as equals in everything, and the victory would be won in a single week."
- Victoria Woodhull
(Related: Men, Women, Victory, Independence)

"If image is everything, how can the Democratic presidential hopefuls compete with a President fresh from a war victory."
- Judy Woodruff
(Related: War, Victory, President)

"Life always rides in strength to victory, not through internationalism... but only through the direct responsibility of the individual."
- Frank Lloyd Wright
(Related: Life, Strength, Victory, Responsibility)

"In the first six to twelve months of a war with the United States and Great Britain I will run wild and win victory upon victory."
- Isoroku Yamamoto
(Related: War, Victory, First, Months, states, United, Will)

"The Party of the Regions has won a convincing victory. We are ready to undertake responsibility for forming the Cabinet and we are calling on everyone to join us."
- Viktor Yanukovych
(Related: Victory, Party, Responsibility)

"Sons of Islam everywhere, the jihad is a duty - to establish the rule of Allah on earth and to liberate your countries and yourselves from America's domination and its Zionist allies, it is your battle - either victory or martyrdom."
- Ahmed Yassin
(Related: Victory, Islam, America, Battle, Countries, Duty, Earth, Sons)

"We chose this road, and will end with martyrdom or victory."
- Ahmed Yassin
(Related: Victory, End, Road, Will)

"Days will prove that the assassination policy will not finish the Hamas. Hamas leaders wish to be martyrs and are not scared of death. Jihad will continue and the resistance will continue until we have victory, or we will be martyrs."
- Ahmed Yassin
(Related: Death, Policy, Victory, Assassination, Leaders, Martyrs, Will)

"There is no finer sensations in life that which comes with victory over one's self. Go forward to a goal of inward achievement, brushing aside all your old internal enemies as you advance."
- Vash Young
(Related: Life, Achievement, Goal, Victory, Enemies, Old, Self, Sensations)

"The risk of a terrorist victory is greater when in fighting terror, democracy betrays its own essence."
- Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero
(Related: Victory, Democracy, Fighting, Risk, Terror)

"Great is the victory, but the friendship of all is greater."
- Emil Zatopek
(Related: Friendship, Victory)