Quotes and Sayings about Winning



"Were this not Texas, were there not a state where there were no protections at all and where the law was clear on that, I think CBS and Mary Mapes and Dan Rather and all of us had a very good chance of winning. So this is an ongoing battle about an issue of principle."
- Floyd Abrams
(Related: Winning, Battle, Chance, Law, State)

"It has something to do with the facts and the law and who the judges are. So I think lawyers sometimes exaggerate their role in winning and losing. Lawyers do have a role, and a major role, but they're not the only players in this game."
- Floyd Abrams
(Related: Winning, Facts, Judges, Law, Lawyers, Losing)

"The way forward is by building political support for republican and democratic objectives across Ireland and by winning support for these goals internationally."
- Gerry Adams
(Related: Goals, Winning, Building, Ireland, Objectives, Republican, Support)

"I didn't lose. I got second. That's still winning," she said. "How could I be unhappy with second place? There are a million people who would love to be in my position."
- Lauren Alaina
(Related: Love, People, Winning)

"Winning brought me a wonderful sense of completeness."
- Tenley Albright
(Related: Winning, Sense)

"Winning is the science of being totally prepared."
- George Allen, Sr.
(Related: Science, Winning, Being)

"Winning the Revolutionary War, or the Civil War, or World War II were the turning points in our history, the sine qua non of our forward progress."
- Stephen Ambrose
(Related: War, History, Progress, Winning, World, World war)

"I had to do something special coming in. I didn't do it, so I had to do it in the playoff. Winning the Mercedes is awesome. Winning three times is a dream come true."
- Stuart Appleby
(Related: Dream, Winning)

"Fighters with 13 fights are winning world titles, and of course they don't know how to behave."
- Alexis Arguello
(Related: Winning, Titles, World)

"I think I went on a nice winning streak of about 20 fights until I fought Jorge Reyes and he stopped me in 6 rounds after I punched myself out."
- Alexis Arguello
(Related: Winning)

"Winning is about heart, not just legs. It's got to be in the right place."
- Lance Armstrong
(Related: Heart, Winning, Right)

"You've got to get to the stage in life where going for it is more important than winning or losing."
- Arthur Ashe
(Related: Life, Winning, Losing)

"From one match to the next, I kept on winning."
- Tracy Austin
(Related: Winning)

"Winning that first game was so important; my mother always said that the first game of the second set was the chance to keep it going if you were ahead or change things if you were behind."
- Tracy Austin
(Related: Change, Mother, Winning, Chance, First)

"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)

"Pearl Harbor caused our Nation to wholeheartedly commit to winning World War II, changing the course of our Nation's history and the world's future."
- Joe Baca
(Related: History, War, Winning, Future, Nation, World, World war)

"The momentous thing in human life is the art of winning the soul to good or evil."
- Francis Bacon
(Related: Art, Life, Soul, Winning, Evil)

"Ted Turner sailed into the meeting, and I mean sailed. He holds himself as if he were at the helm of his sailboat, in the process of winning the race."
- Joseph Barbera
(Related: Winning, Meeting, Race)

"Coaching is easy. Winning is the hard part."
- Elgin Baylor
(Related: Winning, Coaching)

"Winning the peace is harder than winning the war."
- Xavier Becerra
(Related: Peace, War, Winning)

"I love the winning, I can take the losing, but most of all I Love to play."
- Boris Becker
(Related: Love, Winning, Losing, Play)

"One of the problems we saw in the last presidential election in our party is that our nominee, while winning the election, which we ought never to forget, often lost sight of the difference between strategy and tactics."
- Paul Begala
(Related: Strategy, Winning, Difference, Forget, Party, Problems, Sight)

"I'm optimistic because I'm pragmatic: Neither of the two sides, the military government nor the Islamic front, is capable of winning. If they continue to fight, they will both bleed to death."
- Ahmed Ben Bella
(Related: Death, Government, Winning, Fight, Military, Will)

"From quiet homes and first beginning, out to the undiscovered ends, there's nothing worth the wear of winning, but laughter and the love of friends."
- Hilaire Belloc
(Related: Love, Winning, Beginning, First, Friends, Laughter, Nothing, Quiet, Worth)

"It will be a hard game if you think about winning a championship. We need to think about our own game at the moment and focus on getting good results especially over the Christmas period."
- Dennis Bergkamp
(Related: Winning, Christmas, Focus, Results, Will)

"The idea of winning a doctor's degree gradually assumed the aspect of a great moral struggle, and the moral fight possessed immense attraction for me."
- Elizabeth Blackwell
(Related: Idea, Winning, Fight, Struggle)

"Winning doesn't always mean being first. Winning means you're doing better than you've ever done before."
- Bonnie Blair
(Related: Winning, Being, First)

"I have to consider my greatest accomplishments winning the Olympics because everything that I've done after that is really because of the Olympics."
- Brian Boitano
(Related: Winning, Accomplishments)

"Similarly, today, we do not know what will happen as we wage the War on Terror. We do know that we can count on the strong support from our closest ally and friend in the world in winning this war to secure our freedoms and the freedoms for all peoples throughout the world."
- Kit Bond
(Related: War, Friend, Winning, Support, Terror, Today, Wage, Will, World)

"There is nothing worth the wear of winning, but laughter and the love of friends."
- James Boswell
(Related: Love, Winning, Friends, Laughter, Nothing, Worth)

"As a player, it says everything about you if you made the Hall of Fame. But, then again, boy... there's something about winning a Super Bowl."
- Terry Bradshaw
(Related: Winning, Fame)

"Boys, baseball is a game where you gotta have fun. You do that by winning."
- Dave Bristol
(Related: Winning, Baseball, Boys, Fun)

"My dad told me that no one could ever make it as a writer, that my chances were equivalent to winning the lottery - which was good for me, because I like to have something to prove."
- Poppy Z. Brite
(Related: Dad, Winning, Writer)

"In real life, it is the hare who wins. Every time. Look around you. And in any case it is my contention that Aesop was writing for the tortoise market. Hares have no time to read. They are too busy winning the game."
- Anita Brookner
(Related: Time, Life, Winning, Contention, Writing)

"The key to winning is poise under stress."
- Paul Brown
(Related: Winning, Key, Stress)

"The fun never goes out, but it changes with the years, with winning and losing."
- Bear Bryant
(Related: Winning, Fun, Losing, Years)

"I'll do whatever it takes to win games, whether it's sitting on a bench waving a towel, handing a cup of water to a teammate, or hitting the game-winning shot."
- Kobe Bryant
(Related: Games, Water)

"Don't give up at half time. Concentrate on winning the second half."
- Paul Bryant
(Related: Time, Winning)

"Show class, have pride, and display character. If you do, winning takes care of itself."
- Paul Bryant
(Related: Character, Winning, Care, Class, Pride)

"Winning isn't everything, but it beats anything that comes in second."
- Paul Bryant
(Related: Winning)

"Winning isn't everything, but it beats anything in second place."
- William C. Bryant
(Related: Winning)

"It costs a lot to sue a magazine, and it's too bad that we don't have a system where the losing team has to pay the winning team's lawyers."
- Carol Burnett
(Related: Winning, Lawyers, Losing)

"It hasn't been hard getting nominated, but winning it is another thing. The competition is tough."
- Gary Burton
(Related: Winning, Competition)

"At the end of your life, you will never regret not having passed one more test, not winning one more verdict or not closing one more deal. You will regret time not spent with a husband, a friend, a child, or a parent."
- Barbara Bush
(Related: Time, Life, HusbFriend, Winning, Regret, Will)

"Some have argued that confronting the threat from Iraq could detract from the war against terror. To the contrary, confronting the threat posed by Iraq is crucial to winning the war on terror."
- George W. Bush
(Related: War, Winning, Iraq, Terror)

"We won the European Championship last September and now the world title. That is some year for French beach soccer! Now comes the hard part. We have to keep improving and that's difficult because it's tough to do better than winning a world title."
- Eric Cantona
(Related: Winning, Beach, Now, World)

"What I want out of tennis is not necessarily just winning."
- Jennifer Capriati
(Related: Winning, Tennis, Want)

"Your work is first, learning is first, winning is everything because without it there is nothing."
- Orson Scott Card
(Related: Work, Winning, First, Learning, Nothing)

"American officials have bent over backwards to show how sensitive they are to Muslim culture. It didn't seem very effective. They seem to be worried about winning the respect of other people."
- Tucker Carlson
(Related: People, Winning, Muslim, American, Culture, Respect)

"I had always dreamed of winning Wimbledon and when it happened it was very stressful. It was more of a relief!"
- Pat Cash
(Related: Winning)

"I know that I am leaving the winning side for the losing side, but it is better to die on the losing side than to live under Communism."
- Whittaker Chambers
(Related: Winning, Communism, Losing)

"Between Clive Owen winning at the Golden Globes and the British Academy announcing its nominations, of which Sideways received only one, I'm feeling pretty humbled these days."
- Thomas Haden Church
(Related: Winning, Feeling, Pretty)

"When you are winning a war almost everything that happens can be claimed to be right and wise."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: War, Winning, Right)

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

"Growing up training, I use to get up so early I would wave to the garbage men going by. So, I had this relationship with Blue Collar America and I really liked it. I felt that lots of those people looked forward to me winning."
- Gerry Cooney
(Related: Men, People, Winning, America, Growing up, Training)

"As a citizen of the great city of Chicago, I find it impossible to root against the White Sox. The White Sox organization has been much more consistent, in my lifetime at least, at putting a winning ballclub on the field."
- Billy Corgan
(Related: Winning, Chicago)

"Looking back, of course, it was irresponsible, mad, forlorn, idiotic, but if you don't take chances then you'll never have a winning hand, and I've no regrets."
- Bernard Cornwell
(Related: Winning)

"The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not winning but taking part; the essential thing in life is not conquering but fighting well."
- Pierre de Coubertin
(Related: Life, Winning, Fighting, Games)

"I disagree with people who think you learn more from getting beat up than you do from winning."
- Tom Cruise
(Related: People, Winning)

"It's about lessons for life. It's not just about winning either."
- Lynn Davies
(Related: Life, Winning)

"It's fool's gold if you are winning games and are not playing the right way."
- Antonio Davis
(Related: Winning, Fool, Games, Gold, Right)

"Personally, I rather look forward to a computer program winning the world chess championship. Humanity needs a lesson in humility."
- Richard Dawkins
(Related: Winning, Chess, Computer, Humanity, Humility, Needs, World)

"But seriously, I think overall in the scheme of things winning an Emmy is not important. Let's get our priorities straight. I think we all know what's really important in life - winning an Oscar."
- Ellen DeGeneres
(Related: Life, Winning, Priorities)

"People ask if I regret not winning a Stanley Cup, but winning the series against the Soviet Union was the best. It was the greatest experience of my hockey career by far."
- Marcel Dionne
(Related: Experience, People, Winning, Career, Regret)

"I don't know how to put it, but yet you know we have so many people who the way they look at life, the way they work depends on what happens, us winning or losing. It's kind of crazy. So, I kind of got caught up in that, I'm gonna try to stay away from that."
- Mike Ditka
(Related: Work, Life, People, Winning, Losing)

"Winning teams have the least amount of distractions. They have a really tight group of people working towards the same common goal."
- Larry Dixon
(Related: People, Goal, Winning)

"My total winnings after 14 appearances were $129,000."
- Charles Van Doren
"Winning is everything in Hollywood."
- Olympia Dukakis
(Related: Winning, Hollywood)

"Winning is a habit."
- Leo Durocher
(Related: Habit, Winning)

"I never did say that you can't be a nice guy and win. I said that if I was playing third base and my mother rounded third with the winning run, I'd trip her up."
- Leo Durocher
(Related: Mother, Winning)

"How you play the game is for college ball. When you're playing for money, winning is the only thing that matters."
- Leo Durocher
(Related: Money, Winning, College, Play)

"To come in and win three races already this year and maybe set a record by winning four is pretty unique. But guys like Mark Martin, Rusty Wallace and these guys are not wanting that to happen."
- Dale Earnhardt
(Related: Winning, Martin, Pretty)

"Winning Commonwealth gold was just totally unbelievable."
- Michael East
(Related: Winning, Gold)

"The definition of winning has become distorted. If winning the rights to a property brings with it hundreds of millions of dollars in losses, what have you won? When faced with the prospect of heavy financial losses, we have consistently walked away and have done so again."
- Dick Ebersol
(Related: Financial, Winning, Rights, Property)

"But more important than personal awards is winning the World Series. That's the max that anyone could ask for. Let alone to have the ball in your in your glove for the final out of the World Series. That was the ultimate."
- Dennis Eckersley
(Related: Winning, Awards, World)

"If I'm going to be out there, I want to be in the top 10 and really have a chance of winning a Grand Slam."
- Stefan Edberg
(Related: Winning, Chance, Want)

"As years go by, chances of winning here are getting slimmer. That's just a matter of fact. It does get tougher, but it's possible, there's a tiny little chance."
- Stefan Edberg
(Related: Winning, Chance, Fact, Years)

"For the entire state of Georgia, having the premiere of Gone With the Wind on home ground was like winning the Battle of Atlanta 75 years late."
- Anne Edwards
(Related: Home, Winning, Battle, State, Wind, Years)

"I hadn't given much thought to the prospect of a Hugo nomination at the time it happened, but obviously once you're nominated, winning one seems a bit less far-fetched than before."
- Greg Egan
(Related: Time, Thought, Winning)

"I would have loved to have played for Joe Gibbs. Look at his record of winning three Super Bowls."
- John Elway
(Related: Winning)

"I've never been in a place where winning has hurt the ability to do anything."
- Rahm Emanuel
(Related: Winning, Ability, Hurt)

"The only plan the Administration seems to have for winning the war is that there is no plan and no schedule for our troops to come home and get out of harm's way."
- Eliot Engel
(Related: Home, War, Winning, Harm, Troops)

"If you can react the same way to winning and losing, that's a big accomplishment. That quality is important because it stays with you the rest of your life, and there's going to be a life after tennis that's a lot longer than your tennis life."
- Chris Evert
(Related: Life, Quality, Winning, Accomplishment, Losing, Rest, Tennis)

"Winning may not be everything, but losing has little to recommend it."
- Dianne Feinstein
(Related: Winning, Losing, May)

"I love to cook. I make an award-winning turkey chili."
- Joely Fisher
(Related: Love, Turkey)

"Whether you're winning or losing, it is important to always be yourself. You can't change because of the circumstances around you."
- Cotton Fitzsimmons
(Related: Change, Winning, Circumstances, Losing)

"Picture yourself vividly as winning, and that alone will contribute immeasurably to success."
- Harry Emerson Fosdick
(Related: Success, Winning, Will)

"Everyone needs to be proactive and know the various warning signs of cancer. Early detection and research to make detection easier at earlier stages, along with the treatments needs, is still a must. I salute all those winning the battle."
- Dennis Franz
(Related: Winning, Battle, Cancer, Needs, Research)

"We're first on executions. We're 49th in funding public education. We're in a race with Mississippi for the bottom, and we're winning."
- Kinky Friedman
(Related: Education, Winning, First, Public, Race)

"So the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is out there preserving and fighting for, and sometimes winning and sometimes losing, the fight for First Amendment rights in comics and, more generally, for freedom of speech."
- Neil Gaiman
(Related: Legal, Winning, Defense, Fight, Fighting, First, Freedom, Rights, Losing, Speech)

"You know, I want to help my country. Definitely I can help them, simply by winning races. Sure, they can follow my path to a good career. But for me it is not enough. I want to be more than that. In everything I want to be a role model."
- Haile Gebrselassie
(Related: Winning, Career, Country, Help, Want)

"This club is all about winning trophies and we've got a chance of bringing the greatest trophy of them all back to Anfield, so it means a great deal obviously."
- Steven Gerrard
(Related: Winning, Chance)

"As an alcoholic, you have no appreciation for your wife or your children's feelings, but I'm making up for that now. I'm winning my children's trust back."
- Maurice Gibb
(Related: Trust, Wife, Feelings, Winning, Appreciation, Children, Now)

"A winning effort begins with preparation."
- Joe Gibbs
(Related: Winning, Effort, Preparation)

"In sports, you simply aren't considered a real champion until you have defended your title successfully. Winning it once can be a fluke; winning it twice proves you are the best."
- Althea Gibson
(Related: Sports, Winning)

"There is plenty of competition in a Glasser Quality School in that there is winning but no losing."
- William Glasser
(Related: Quality, Winning, Competition, Losing, School)

"Daring ideas are like chessmen moved forward; they may be beaten, but they may start a winning game."
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
(Related: Ideas, Winning, May)

"Getting the support of Syria is the moral equivalent of winning the Klan's endorsement - it might be useful but it doesn't necessarily speak well of you."
- Jonah Goldberg
(Related: Winning, Support)

"If you can get an out on one pitch, take it. Let the strikeouts come on the outstanding pitches. Winning is the big thing. If you throw a lot of pitches, before you know it, your arm is gone."
- Dwight Gooden
(Related: Winning)

"I remember winning the first time, you know, suddenly everybody expects, well, okay, now he should win every time he tees it up, win six tournaments."
- Retief Goosen
(Related: Time, Winning, First, Now)

"I'm competitive with myself, but not with other people. I set goals for myself. I don't really care about winning or losing as long as I do my best."
- Lucas Grabeel
(Related: People, Goals, Winning, Care, Losing)

"Among the world elite there are a handful of athletes who are physically capable of winning it."
- Maurice Greene
(Related: Winning, Athletes, World)

"There is no winning or losing, but rather the value is in the experience of imagining yourself as a character in whatever genre you're involved in, whether it's a fantasy game, the Wild West, secret agenst or whatever else. You get to sort of vicariously experience those things."
- Gary Gygax
(Related: Experience, Character, Winning, Fantasy, Losing, Value)

"This devil loves mankind because men are going to always make the choice that will send him into ascendancy. He's been winning the game for a long time."
- Taylor Hackford
(Related: Men, Time, Winning, Choice, Devil, Mankind, Will)

"My peers say I have made a difference. That means more to me than winning an Oscar."
- Conrad Hall
(Related: Winning, Difference)

"The person that said winning isn't everything, never won anything."
- Mia Hamm
(Related: Winning)

"Winning the Pulitzer is not that big a deal. I have seen hundreds of plays that have won the prize and you couldn't sit half way through it. The Pulitzer is a common prize that means very little."
- Richard Harris
(Related: Winning)

"Priorities like winning the War on Terror and providing tax relief that will keep our economy growing strong."
- Dennis Hastert
(Related: War, Winning, Economy, Tax, Priorities, Terror, Will)

"There's always something suspect about an intellectual on the winning side."
- Vaclav Havel
(Related: Winning)

"The big secret to winning elections is to get more votes than your opponent. My friend Representative Robin Hayes is a good example to study."
- Jesse Helms
(Related: Friend, Winning, Elections, Example, Study)

"The only thing bad about winning the pennant is that you have to manage the All-Star Game the next year. I'd rather go fishing for three years."
- Whitey Herzog
(Related: Winning, Fishing, Years)

"Fields are won by those who believe in the winning."
- Thomas W. Higginson
(Related: Winning)

"Realistically, we could aim for the top three in the constructors championship. Realistically, we could look at winning more races. Three race wins would be very satisfying."
- Damon Hill
(Related: Winning, Race)

"If one thing that bothers me about acting, it's that there's no clear-cut number one. The closest you can get is winning an Academy Award, and I'm going to work on that if it takes me the next 50 years. To my peers, it will mean that I'm the best!"
- Dana Hill
(Related: Work, Winning, Acting, Will, Years)

"I just want to go out there and do what I can do, contribute in the ways that I can. Whether I get exposure or not, it's about winning."
- Steven Hill
(Related: Winning, Want)

"There is nothing to winning, really. That is, if you happen to be blessed with a keen eye, an agile mind, and no scruples whatsoever."
- Alfred Hitchcock
(Related: Winning, Eye, Mind, Nothing)

"Placing the ball in the right position for the next shot is eighty percent of winning golf."
- Ben Hogan
(Related: Winning, Golf, Right)

"It meant as much to me as winning the Oscar."
- Judy Holliday
(Related: Winning)

"Politics is about winning. If you don't win, you don't get to put your principles into practice. Therefore, find a way to win, or sit the battle out."
- David Horowitz
(Related: Politics, Winning, Battle, Practice, Principles)

"I'm trying to let winning the world championships settle in right now before I begin training again shortly. During the skating season, we skate on average 20 kilometres a day. On top of that, we're riding a lot and lifting a lot of weights."
- Clara Hughes
(Related: Winning, Day, Now, Right, Training, Trying, World)

"Winning isn't everything. Wanting to win is."
- Catfish Hunter
(Related: Winning)

"If you can't define a winning exit strategy for the American people, where we somehow come out ahead, then we're wasting our money, and we're wasting our strategic resources."
- Jon Huntsman, Jr.
(Related: Money, People, Strategy, Winning, American)

"The determination to win is the better part of winning."
- Daisaku Ikeda
(Related: Determination, Winning)

"In any grass-roots campaign, building an ongoing base of support is as important as winning the ultimate goal."
- Patricia Ireland
(Related: Goal, Winning, Building, Support)

"Winning Wimbledon was a great feeling and it is still a great feeling. It has given me so much confidence."
- Goran Ivanisevic
(Related: Winning, Confidence, Feeling)

"Well, I mean, to me, I think my ultimate - my ultimate goal is winning championships and - and I understand that me going down as one of the greats will not happen until I, you know, win a championship."
- LeBron James
(Related: Goal, Winning, Will)

"If you're going to dedicate every second to winning the decathlon, what are you doing wasting your time in bed?"
- Bruce Jenner
(Related: Time, Winning, Bed)

"What was important to me was entertaining the audience, and whether that meant winning, losing, singing, or whatever it was on the live show we were doing every week, which was awesome, I was game for it."
- Dwayne Johnson
(Related: Winning, Losing, Singing)

"Winning the Outstanding Contribution award is great, because you know you have won in advance. Previously, I have been really nervous during the ceremony because you have no idea if you are going to get called up on stage. This time I could relax and enjoy myself."
- Tom Jones
(Related: Time, Idea, Winning, Ceremony, Relax)

"And when you start talking about the practicality of winning a race like that - you've got to remember we're not talking about winning 51 percent of the vote. We're talking about winning 36, 37, 38 percent of the vote."
- Hamilton Jordan
(Related: Winning, Practicality, Race, Talking, Vote)

"I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed."
- Michael Jordan
(Related: Life, Winning, Career, Games, Succeed)

"Winning is very important to me. I wouldn't be happy with anything less. And I work towards my goal."
- Nafisa Joseph
(Related: Work, Goal, Winning)

"The goal of winning is not losing two times in a row."
- Rosabeth Moss Kanter
(Related: Goal, Winning, Losing)

"I've been looking at companies that are on a positive path vs. a negative path and I've come to use the language of sports, winning streaks and losing streaks."
- Rosabeth Moss Kanter
(Related: Sports, Negative, Positive, Winning, Language, Losing)

"That level of trade deficit throttles real growth in our country and continues the unfortunate path of selling out America. We are not winning the global trade war, we are losing it badly."
- Marcy Kaptur
(Related: War, Growth, Selling, Winning, America, Country, Losing, Trade)

"Winning is like shaving - you do it every day or you wind up looking like a bum."
- Jack Kemp
(Related: Winning, Day, Wind)

"It was never about winning medals or being famous."
- Nancy Kerrigan
(Related: Winning, Being, Famous)

"The pressure began to mount as I kept winning every time and people were anxious to see if I could be beaten."
- Jahangir Khan
(Related: Time, People, Winning, Pressure)

"You can't go on winning all the time."
- Jahangir Khan
(Related: Time, Winning)

"Every winning streak will have to end sometime."
- Jahangir Khan
(Related: Winning, End, Will)

"Winning tastes good."
- Jean-Claude Killy
(Related: Winning)

"A champion is afraid of losing. Everyone else is afraid of winning."
- Billie Jean King
(Related: Winning, Losing)

"Don't believe that winning is really everything. It's more important to stand for something. If you don't stand for something, what do you win?"
- Lane Kirkland
(Related: Winning)

"Any form of a winning record in the conference is an accomplishment."
- Jordan Knight
(Related: Winning, Accomplishment)

"Designs are increasingly winning competitions because they are literally green, and because somewhere they feature a small windmill."
- Rem Koolhaas
(Related: Winning)

"Now that I have retired, and even though I wanted to play more, I can always look back and say that at least I won Wimbledon; also, winning the tournament in Rotterdam in 1995."
- Richard Krajicek
(Related: Winning, Now, Play)

"Imagination has a great deal to do with winning."
- Mike Krzyzewski
(Related: Imagination, Winning)

"Actually, the Kentucky moment was better than winning the two National Championships, because it was the epitome of what I try to get from a team in a crisis situation."
- Mike Krzyzewski
(Related: Winning, Crisis, Kentucky)

"I always won in my imagination. I always hit the game-winning shot, or I hit the free throw. Or if I missed, there was a lane violation, and I was given another one."
- Mike Krzyzewski
(Related: Imagination)

"I've tried to handle winning well, so that maybe we'll win again, but I've also tried to handle failure well. If those serve as good examples for teachers and kids, then I hope that would be a contribution I have made to sport. Not just basketball, but to sport."
- Mike Krzyzewski
(Related: Failure, Hope, Winning, Basketball, Kids, Teachers)

"I was so worried about winning, it was as if I was caught up in my own web."
- Michelle Kwan
(Related: Winning)

"Winning the Pulitzer is wonderful and it's an honor and I feel so humbled and so grateful, but I think that I'll think of it very much as the final sort of final moment for this book and put it behind me along with the rest of the book, as I write more books."
- Jhumpa Lahiri
(Related: Winning, Books, Honor, Rest)

"I was a fighter and very determined. There was no way I was going to back out without winning."
- Christine Lahti
(Related: Winning)

"I'm more proud of quitting smoking than of anything else I've done in my life, including winning an Oscar."
- Christine Lahti
(Related: Life, Winning, Quitting, Smoking)

"The secret to winning is constant, consistent management."
- Tom Landry
(Related: Management, Winning)

"There are far more important things in life than making a putt or missing a putt or winning a championship or losing a championship."
- Bernhard Langer
(Related: Life, Winning, Losing)

"I've done the calculation and your chances of winning the lottery are identical whether you play or not."
- Fran Lebowitz
(Related: Winning, Play)

"I figure you have the same chance of winning the lottery whether you play or not."
- Fran Lebowitz
(Related: Winning, Chance, Play)

"People are too hung up on winning. I can get off on a really good helmet throw."
- Bill Lee
(Related: People, Winning)

"I know I'll never feel that sensation of racing and winning again and that took a while to get used to. The Tour was a race I never thought I could lose."
- Greg LeMond
(Related: Thought, Winning, Race, Racing)

"Everyone talks about age, but it's not about age. It's about work ethic. Winning never gets old."
- Lisa Leslie
(Related: Work, Age, Winning, Old, Work ethic)

"Winning a competition in architecture is a ticket to oblivion. It's just an idea. Ninety-nine per cent never get built."
- Daniel Libeskind
(Related: Architecture, Idea, Winning, Competition)

"The U.S. Forces are winning in Iraq. It is to be hoped that they will win at home also."
- John Linder
(Related: Home, Winning, Iraq, Will)

"Through the years, I have so many wonderful memories of playing with the Red Wings: winning four Stanley Cups, scoring big goals, going into battle every night side by side with my teammates, playing with every ounce of effort I could muster."
- Ted Lindsay
(Related: Goals, Winning, Battle, Effort, Memories, Night, Years)

"If winning isn't everything, why do they keep score?"
- Vince Lombardi
(Related: Winning)

"Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing."
- Vince Lombardi
(Related: Winning)

"Winning is habit. Unfortunately, so is losing."
- Vince Lombardi
(Related: Habit, Winning, Losing)

"Winning is not everything, but wanting to win is."
- Vince Lombardi
(Related: Winning)

"Winning isn't everything, but the will to win is everything."
- Vince Lombardi
(Related: Winning, Will)

"Winning is not a sometime thing; it's an all time thing. You don't win once in a while, you don't do things right once in a while, you do them right all the time. Winning is habit. Unfortunately, so is losing."
- Vince Lombardi
(Related: Time, Habit, Winning, Losing, Right)

"I was this guy who'd been racing around down there, on that field in 1999, running straight over people, scoring tries, winning games, having fun. And I ended up so sick I couldn't even run past a little baby."
- Jonah Lomu
(Related: People, Winning, Baby, Fun, Games, Past, Racing, Running)

"They baffle me where they go with the storylines... we used to be a Golden Globe winning show."
- Jeremy London
(Related: Winning)

"Because Olivia Newton-John wasn't from Nashville, they didn't like her winning our awards. I've got no complaints."
- Loretta Lynn
(Related: Winning, Awards, Complaints)

"It was an hour of sanity with the good guys winning, a situation where the world was right side up."
- James MacArthur
(Related: Winning, Right, Sanity, World)

"Winning Nobel imposed on me a lifestyle to which I am not used and which I would not have preferred."
- Naguib Mahfouz
(Related: Winning)

"Masculinity is not something given to you, but something you gain. And you gain it by winning small battles with honor."
- Norman Mailer
(Related: Winning, Gain, Honor, Masculinity)

"Winning is everything."
- Youlia Maleeva
(Related: Winning)

"It's real nice and exciting for me to break the records, but it's more exciting for me to be on a winning team."
- Dan Marino
(Related: Winning)

"As a songwriter, there's nothing better than winning Song Of The Year. But I couldn't really celebrate, because it wasn't right. Luther wasn't standing next to me, to receive the award."
- Richard Marx
(Related: Winning, Nothing, Right, Song)

"What is the single most important quality in a tennis champion? I would have to say desire, staying in there and winning matches when you are not playing that well."
- John McEnroe
(Related: Quality, Winning, Desire, Tennis)

"In playing or managing, the game of ball is only fun for me when I'm out in front and winning. I don't give a hill of beans for the rest of the game."
- John McGraw
(Related: Winning, Fun, Rest)

"When I was losing, they called me nuts. When I was winning they called me eccentric."
- Al McGuire
(Related: Winning, Losing)

"Winning is overrated. The only time it is really important is in surgery and war."
- Al McGuire
(Related: Time, War, Winning)

"I got into the race and people literally laughed. They thought I had no chance of winning."
- Patrick McHenry
(Related: Thought, People, Winning, Chance, Race)

"If you would be just as content winning a local Golden Gloves fight as you would making a pile of money as a professional, then fine, go become a boxer. But if the whole idea is for you to get rich, my God, stay in school and learn a profession."
- Gerald McRaney
(Related: Money, God, Idea, Winning, Content, Fight, Profession, School)

"Ronald Reagan, of course, was a Republican governor of California who went through a painful defeat in the 1976 presidential race before winning four years later."
- Michael Medved
(Related: Winning, Defeat, Race, Republican, Years)

"Some Republicans gave up on winning the African-American vote, looking the other way or trying to benefit politically from racial polarization. I am here today as the Republican chairman to tell you we were wrong."
- Ken Mehlman
(Related: Winning, African, Republican, Republicans, Today, Trying, Vote, Wrong)

"We've suffered a war, and one thing we know: Whenever our nation's faced war, whether it was in the 1980s when we were winning the Cold War or in the 1940s during World War II, the responsible thing to do has been to borrow money to win the war."
- Ken Mehlman
(Related: Money, War, Winning, Nation, World, World war)

"I would never say one was more important or more gratifying than the next because there's a tremendous amount of work, as you know, that goes into winning a cup."
- Mark Messier
(Related: Work, Winning)

"I never was brought into the league thinking as far as, you know, statistics, things like that. We were really brought into the league in a team concept. Everything was focused around winning."
- Mark Messier
(Related: Winning, Statistics, Thinking)

"In some ways, that's the story of my season - when I wasn't making big mistakes, I was winning races and being on the podium. And when I made mistakes I was still fourth or fifth, just off the podium."
- Bode Miller
(Related: Winning, Being, Mistakes)

"It isn't until you begin to fight in your own cause that you become really committed to winning and become a genuine ally of other people struggling for their freedom."
- Robin Morgan
(Related: People, Winning, Cause, Fight, Freedom)

"The old rules and the old methods of winning are gone."
- Dick Morris
(Related: Winning, Old, Rules)

"I always had to keep improving my skills in order to remain competitive and keep winning."
- Edwin Moses
(Related: Winning, Order)

"When I'm winning, winning, winning with a certain way why would I mess with that? When I realised there was lot to be gained from failing in some people's eyes, it made it all the more interesting!"
- Bob Mould
(Related: People, Winning, Eyes)

"Arsenal have won that advantage, nobody gave it to them. By playing fantastic football and by winning matches and by winning trophies, they won that respect that the opponent has for them."
- Jose Mourinho
(Related: Winning, Football, Respect)

"For me, baseball is about, again, the team winning."
- Eddie Murray
(Related: Winning, Baseball)

"The longer you play, the better chance the better player has of winning."
- Jack Nicklaus
(Related: Winning, Chance, Play)

"I wish I could give you a lot of advice, based on my experience of winning political debates. But I don't have that experience. My only experience is at losing them."
- Richard M. Nixon
(Related: Experience, Winning, Advice, Losing)

"The thrill isn't in the winning, it's in the doing."
- Chuck Noll
(Related: Winning)

"A life of frustration is inevitable for any coach whose main enjoyment is winning."
- Chuck Noll
(Related: Life, Winning, Coach, Enjoyment, Frustration)

"The key to a winning season is focusing on one opponent at a time. Winning one week at a time. Never look back and never look ahead."
- Chuck Noll
(Related: Time, Winning, Key)

"What's a good tournament for him? Winning it. He's good enough."
- Greg Norman
(Related: Winning)

"While I was there I became deeply interested in photography, and indeed the most noteworthy event in my early life was winning first, third, fourth and seventh prizes in an international competition for college and high school students."
- Douglass North
(Related: Life, Winning, College, Competition, First, Photography, Prizes, School, Students)

"The first big break was winning a scholarship to go to Cambridge University. I was very lucky, because my parents couldn't have afforded a university education for me. Without a scholarship I couldn't possibly have gone."
- Trevor Nunn
(Related: Education, Winning, First, Parents, University)

"Boxing is about being hit rather more than it is about hitting, just as it is about feeling pain, if not devastating psychological paralysis, more than it is about winning."
- Joyce Carol Oates
(Related: Winning, Being, Boxing, Feeling, Pain)

"Part of the reason that our politics seems so tough right now and facts and science and argument does not seem to be winning the day all the time is because we're hardwired not to always think clearly when we're scared."
- Barack Obama
(Related: Politics, Science, Time, Winning, Argument, Day, Facts, Now, Reason, Right)

"Part of the reason that our politics seems so tough right now and facts and science and argument does not seem to be winning the day all the time is because we're hardwired not to always think clearly when we're scared. And the country's scared."
- Barack Obama
(Related: Politics, Science, Time, Winning, Argument, Country, Day, Facts, Now, Reason, Right)

"As a young athlete, it was first about having fun; then it was about winning."
- Dan O'Brien
(Related: Winning, First, Fun)

"Through everything I've gone through- and I've been everywhere, at the top of the world, in jail, hung over drunk - I never gave up my dream of winning a gold medal in the Olympics."
- Dan O'Brien
(Related: Dream, Winning, Gold, World)

"Whoever is winning at the moment will always seem to be invincible."
- George Orwell
(Related: Winning, Will)

"Winning isn't everything, but wanting it is."
- Arnold Palmer
(Related: Winning)

"No matter how much you've won, no matter how many games, no matter how many championships, no matter how many Super Bowls, you're not winning now, so you stink."
- Bill Parcells
(Related: Winning, Games, Now)

"There is winning and there is misery."
- Bill Parcells
(Related: Winning, Misery)

"The film's success so far involves winning a couple of prizes at Cannes and Sundance, and getting some very nice reviews in newspapers and magazines. That hasn't had a big impact on my life yet."
- Harvey Pekar
(Related: Life, Success, Winning, Film, Newspapers, Prizes)

"Most people give up just when they're about to achieve success. They quit on the one yard line. They give up at the last minute of the game one foot from a winning touchdown."
- Ross Perot
(Related: Success, People, Winning)

"Tactics, fitness, stroke ability, adaptability, experience, and sportsmanship are all necessary for winning."
- Fred Perry
(Related: Experience, Fitness, Winning, Ability, Adaptability)

"No one wants to quit when he's losing and no one wants to quit when he's winning."
- Richard Petty
(Related: Winning, Losing)

"Winning is only half of it. Having fun is the other half."
- Bum Phillips
(Related: Winning, Fun)

"Winning a Grand Slam changes everything. There is so much off-court stuff to deal with. And there are expectations of keeping it going that make it tough."
- Mary Pierce
(Related: Winning, Expectations)

"I'm at the stage of my career when it's not only about winning and developing players, it's about having fun. That's a void in your life right now, but it's something you're going to have here."
- Rick Pitino
(Related: Life, Winning, Career, Fun, Now, Right)

"An important scientific innovation rarely makes its way by gradually winning over and converting its opponents: What does happen is that the opponents gradually die out."
- Max Planck
(Related: Winning, Innovation, Opponents)

"The most momentous thing in human life is the art of winning the soul to good or evil."
- Pythagoras
(Related: Art, Life, Soul, Winning, Evil)

"Being Captain of the Dodgers meant representing an organization committed to winning and trying to keep it going. We could have won every year if the breaks had gone right."
- Pee Wee Reese
(Related: Winning, Being, Right, Trying)

"The news in Europe, West and East, is still showing America in flames, flood, etc. Cities are shown underwater; befuddled American officials are shown trying to explain why we are winning the war on terrorism."
- Richard Reeves
(Related: War, Winning, America, American, Cities, Europe, News, Terrorism, Trying)

"We are at war, and our security as a nation depends on winning that war."
- Condoleezza Rice
(Related: War, Winning, Nation, Security)

"Race, what is that? Race is a competition, somebody winning and somebody losing. Blood doesn't run in races! Come on!"
- Beah Richards
(Related: Winning, Blood, Competition, Losing, Race)

"There's always the motivation of wanting to win. Everybody has that. But a champion needs, in his attitude, a motivation above and beyond winning."
- Pat Riley
(Related: Motivation, Attitude, Winning, Needs)

"A champion needs a motivation above and beyond winning."
- Pat Riley
(Related: Motivation, Winning, Needs)

"After about 15 minutes, you feel that you're winning them over."
- Chita Rivera
(Related: Winning)

"I'm sure Alex will be having to get the masseurs in to work on those legs. You feel tired when you're losing but when you are winning it gives you that bit of an edge."
- Graham Roberts
(Related: Work, Winning, Losing, Will)

"It kills me to lose. If I'm a troublemaker, and I don't think that my temper makes me one, then it's because I can't stand losing. That's the way I am about winning, all I ever wanted to do was finish first."
- Jackie Robinson
(Related: Winning, First, Losing, Temper)

"Winning to often is as disastrous as losing too often. Both get the same results, the falling off of the public's enthusiasm."
- Knute Rockne
(Related: Enthusiasm, Winning, Losing, Public, Results)

"We count on winning. And if we lose, don't beef. And the best way to prevent beefing is - don't lose."
- Knute Rockne
(Related: Winning)

"Don't fight a battle if you don't gain anything by winning."
- Erwin Rommel
(Related: Winning, Battle, Fight, Gain)

"The biggest thrill wasn't in winning on Sunday but in meeting the payroll on Monday."
- Art Rooney
(Related: Winning, Meeting)

"Memo to White House: Calling voters stupid is not a winning strategy."
- Karl Rove
(Related: Strategy, Winning)

"The problem is that when government controls the economy, those who can influence government keep winning, and everybody else just stays the same."
- Marco Rubio
(Related: Government, Winning, Economy, Influence)

"Winning is great, sure, but if you are really going to do something in life, the secret is learning how to lose. Nobody goes undefeated all the time. If you can pick up after a crushing defeat, and go on to win again, you are going to be a champion someday."
- Wilma Rudolph
(Related: Life, Time, Winning, Defeat, Learning)

"The only way to get back the confidence is to play and win matches. You can practise as much as you like, but you need confidence that comes from playing and winning matches."
- Greg Rusedski
(Related: Winning, Confidence, Play)

"I was brought up by two people who just said, Whatever it is you're interested in, go do it. There is no winning or losing. You find out when you do it what the experience is."
- Kurt Russell
(Related: Experience, People, Winning, Losing)

"I played Mary Joe Fernandez in the semifinals. She was winning the first set. Second set was very close. I started to play this aggressive game. I think I surprised them."
- Gabriela Sabatini
(Related: Winning, First, Play)

"Winning starts with beginning."
- Robert H. Schuller
(Related: Winning, Beginning)

"Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength."
- Arnold Schwarzenegger
(Related: Strength, Winning, Surrender)

"Losing feels worse than winning feels good."
- Vin Scully
(Related: Winning, Losing)

"Winning is the most important. Everything is consequence of that."
- Ayrton Senna
(Related: Winning)

"Of course there are moments that you wonder how long you should be doing it because there are other aspects which are not nice, of this lifestyle. But I just love winning."
- Ayrton Senna
(Related: Love, Winning, Moments, Wonder)

"You will never know the feeling of a driver when winning a race. The helmet hides feelings that cannot be understood."
- Ayrton Senna
(Related: Feelings, Winning, Race, Will)

"When you're dead weight, in the right position, you win. And in reality, you wouldn't see someone my size kicking seven martial arts experts and winning."
- Joan Severance
(Related: Winning, Experts, Reality, Right, Weight)

"Football's not just about scoring goals - it's about winning."
- Alan Shearer
(Related: Goals, Winning, Football)

"I'm bi-winning. I win here, I win there."
- Charlie Sheen
"Boom, crush. Night, losers. Winning, duh."
- Charlie Sheen
(Related: Winning, Night)

"The only thing I'm addicted to is winning. This bootleg cult, arrogantly referred to as Alcoholics Anonymous, reports a 5 percent success rate. My success rate is 100 percent."
- Charlie Sheen
(Related: Success, Winning)

"Even championship-winning teams don't play well all the time."
- Teddy Sheringham
(Related: Time, Play)

"Grandma cheated whenever she could. She cheated because it was a much more scientific and surer way of winning than trusting to luck."
- Allan Sherman
(Related: Winning, Luck)

"Success is like winning the sweepstakes or getting killed in an automobile crash. It always happens to somebody else."
- Allan Sherman
(Related: Success, Winning)

"Yes, winning the gold medal was undoubtedly the biggest day of my career - mostly because I won the way I had prepared to run it. It was a totally satisfying experience."
- Frank Shorter
(Related: Experience, Winning, Career, Day, Gold)

"A good balance of winning and losing is important. If you just win all the time, you won't get anything out of it; having some tough losses can be really important."
- Andrew Shue
(Related: Time, Winning, Balance, Losing)

"Winning isn't everything, but playing and competing and striving and going through things can be a lot of fun and really important. As long as you're doing it in a way that's healthy, sports can be an incredible opportunity."
- Andrew Shue
(Related: Sports, Opportunity, Winning, Fun)

"I think what coaching is all about, is taking players and analyzing there ability, put them in a position where they can excel within the framework of the team winning. And I hope that I've done that in my 33 years as a head coach."
- Don Shula
(Related: Hope, Winning, Ability, Coach, Coaching, Years)

"And then to end up with a total of 347 wins, averaging 10 regular season wins for 33 years and the best winning percentage, and I'm very proud of this, of any professional team from 1970 to 1996."
- Don Shula
(Related: Winning, End, Years)

"For me, winning isn't something that happens suddenly on the field when the whistle blows and the crowds roar. Winning is something that builds physically and mentally every day that you train and every night that you dream."
- Emmitt Smith
(Related: Dream, Winning, Crowds, Day, Night)

"In those days reputation was a big thing. If you could win a game before you went out, win it. That could mean winning it in the papers by saying certain things or by not saying certain things. You got very crafty at the game."
- Tommy Smith
(Related: Winning, Reputation, Saying)

"I said to myself I've got to go up there and do it because the New York Mets keep winning every day. The game was on the line and I wanted to go out there and come through for my team. That win tonight means a lot for us."
- Sammy Sosa
(Related: Winning, Day)

"Yes, I believe that the art of winning is through intimidation, and not necessarily do you have to speak about it."
- Mark Spitz
(Related: Art, Winning)

"Swimming isn't everything, winning is."
- Mark Spitz
(Related: Winning)

"Winning isn't worthwhile unless one has something finer and nobler behind it."
- Amos A. Stagg
(Related: Winning)

"Anyone can support a team that is winning - it takes no courage. But to stand behind a team to defend a team when it is down and really needs you, that takes a lot of courage."
- Bart Starr
(Related: Courage, Winning, Needs, Support)

"Winning isn't getting ahead of others. It's getting ahead of yourself."
- Roger Staubach
(Related: Winning)

"Winning is the most important thing in my life, after breathing. Breathing first, winning next."
- George Steinbrenner
(Related: Life, Winning, First)

"I don't know if it has set in or not. Honestly, it's crazy. It's such an amazing honor. I remember thinking back to being in my room waiting for the call to see if I got the part. It's like winning the lottery. I'm proud to be a member of such an amazing cast - that's the best award of all."
- Hailee Steinfeld
(Related: Winning, Being, Honor, Thinking, Waiting)

"The hardest thing about any political campaign is how to win without proving that you are unworthy of winning."
- Adlai E. Stevenson
(Related: Winning, Unworthy)

"I'm not an old, experienced hand at politics. But I am now seasoned enough to have learned that the hardest thing about any political campaign is how to win without proving that you are unworthy of winning."
- Adlai E. Stevenson
(Related: Politics, Winning, Now, Old, Unworthy)

"These guys who keep on playing but aren't winning, you've got to sit them down and let them figure it out and perform a little gut-check on themselves."
- Payne Stewart
(Related: Winning)

"Just before I got down here I had a chance to see Agassi play another game and he smoked another player, which was nice to see. Someone who a lot of people thought couldn't come back and now he's winning."
- Elvis Stojko
(Related: Thought, People, Winning, Chance, Now, Play)

"Each coming together of man and wife, even if they have been mated for many years, should be a fresh adventure; each winning should necessitate a fresh wooing."
- Marie Carmichael Stopes
(Related: Wife, Winning, Adventure, Man, Wooing, Years)

"The fact that we're in the playoffs doesn't mean anything to us, to be honest with you. Hopefully, we can accomplish our goal of going into the playoffs on a winning note."
- Michael Strahan
(Related: Goal, Winning, Fact)

"But as much as I am personally proud for winning five championships, I'm equally proud just being part of a women's division that has gotten so much better with all these great athletes here."
- Trish Stratus
(Related: Women, Winning, Athletes, Being)

"My kitty cats could rely on my poker winnings."
- Nicole Sullivan
(Related: Cats, Poker)

"This whole thing about winning and losing is muddy waters. But I can remember, as a young actor, just walking around this city and not being able to get arrested."
- Jeffrey Tambor
(Related: Winning, Actor, Being, Losing, Walking)

"I hate losing and cricket being my first love, once I enter the ground it's a different zone altogether and that hunger for winning is always there."
- Sachin Tendulkar
(Related: Love, Winning, Being, Cricket, First, First love, Hate, Hunger, Losing, Zone)

"So how critics will perceive your film or your work, or whether your movie is going to make $100 million at the box office, or whether you are going to be winning any awards - well, you have no control over that."
- Charlize Theron
(Related: Work, Control, Winning, Awards, Film, Office, Will)

"The difference between winning and losing is always a mental one."
- Peter Thomson
(Related: Winning, Difference, Losing)

"For many in baseball September is a month of stark contrast with April, when everyone had dared to hope. If baseball is a lot like life, as pundits declare, it is because life is more about losing than winning."
- John Thorn
(Related: Life, Hope, Winning, April, Baseball, Contrast, Losing)

"For more than two centuries since winning our own freedom, we the people of the United States have repeatedly answered the call to lead the quest for freedom around the globe."
- Mac Thornberry
(Related: People, Winning, Freedom, Quest, states, United)

"Getting the nomination is like gravy. Winning would be like whatever is better than gravy."
- Billy Bob Thornton
(Related: Winning)

"Never change a winning game; always change a losing one."
- Bill Tilden
(Related: Change, Winning, Losing)

"The problem with winning the rat race is you're still a rat."
- Lily Tomlin
(Related: Winning, Race)

"Hopefully, I can play both sides of the fence. That's probably what winning the Oscar gives me, the chance to do something with a studio and do other things that I really want to do."
- Benicio Del Toro
(Related: Winning, Chance, Play, Want)

"I don't gamble, because winning a hundred dollars doesn't give me great pleasure. But losing a hundred dollars pisses me off."
- Alex Trebek
(Related: Winning, Losing, Pleasure)

"Let's try winning and see what it feels like. If we don't like it, we can go back to our traditions."
- Paul Tsongas
(Related: Winning, Traditions)

"By letting it go it all gets done. The world is won by those who let it go. But when you try and try. The world is beyond the winning."
- Lao Tzu
(Related: Winning, World)

"Winning in my business is everything."
- Al Unser
(Related: Business, Winning)

"I do not think that winning is the most important thing. I think winning is the only thing."
- Bill Veeck
(Related: Winning)

"For me, half the joy of achieving has been the struggle and the fight, the pitting myself against the world and all its competition - and winning."
- Conrad Veidt
(Related: Winning, Competition, Fight, Joy, Struggle, World)

"Success is almost totally dependent upon drive and persistence. The extra energy required to make another effort or try another approach is the secret of winning."
- Denis Waitley
(Related: Success, Winning, Effort, Energy, Persistence)

"Getting an inch of snow is like winning 10 cents in the lottery."
- Bill Watterson
(Related: Winning, Snow)

"The key to winning baseball games is pitching, fundamentals, and three run homers."
- Earl Weaver
(Related: Winning, Baseball, Games, Key)

"The fame aspect of winning the Masters... besides being married and becoming a father, that's a strong third there."
- Mike Weir
(Related: Father, Winning, Being, Fame)

"If I thought I had hurt my chances of winning another major just because I was chasing money around, I'd wind up kicking myself."
- Mike Weir
(Related: Money, Thought, Winning, Hurt, Wind)

"Politics is not about winning for the sake of winning."
- Paul Wellstone
(Related: Politics, Winning)

"At a young age winning is not the most important thing... the important thing is to develop creative and skilled players with good confidence."
- Arsene Wenger
(Related: Age, Winning, Confidence)

"Also at the top of the list was my three day appearance on 'Press Your Luck'. In addition to the intense competition of each of those games, it slowly started to dawn on me in the minutes between tapings that I was winning some serious money."
- Randy West
(Related: Money, Winning, Appearance, Competition, Dawn, Day, Games, Luck)

"We were succeeding. When you looked at specifics, this became a war of attrition. We were winning."
- William Westmoreland
(Related: War, Winning)

"Players should know that if you can't make the contribution of the winning shot, that your attitude every day when you come to practice, or the positive contribution you make through cheering and keeping up team morale, is just as important in the overall picture."
- Sue Wicks
(Related: Attitude, Positive, Winning, Day, Practice)

"One should always play fairly when one has the winning cards."
- Oscar Wilde
(Related: Winning, Cards, Play)

"The future author is one who discovers that language, the exploration and manipulation of the resources of language, will serve him in winning through to his way."
- Thornton Wilder
(Related: Winning, Exploration, Future, Language, Manipulation, Will)

"The talk of winning our share is not the easy one of disengagement and flight, but the hard one of work, of short as well as long jumps, of disappointments, and of sweet success."
- Roy Wilkins
(Related: Success, Work, Winning, Disappointments, Talk)

"We have to say now we think the character of the party has changed so far it will take something very exceptional, something really out of the ordinary line to make us be convinced there's a chance of winning back the party."
- Shirley Williams
(Related: Character, Winning, Chance, Now, Party, Will)

"Even as empiricism is winning the mind, transcendentalism continues to win the heart."
- E. O. Wilson
(Related: Heart, Winning, Mind)

"About the only time losing is more fun than winning is when you're fighting temptation."
- Tom Wilson
(Related: Time, Winning, Fighting, Fun, Losing, Temptation)

"But when someone is on a winning horse, and everything looks wonderful, it's very hard as an outsider to persuade them something is wrong."
- James Wolfensohn
(Related: Winning, Wrong)

"Winning takes talent, to repeat takes character."
- John Wooden
(Related: Talent, Character, Winning)

"Material possessions, winning scores, and great reputations are meaningless in the eyes of the Lord, because He knows what we really are and that is all that matters."
- John Wooden
(Related: Winning, Eyes, Possessions)

"If money titles meant anything, I'd play more tournaments. The only thing that means a lot to me is winning. If I have more wins than anybody else and win more majors than anybody else in the same year, then it's been a good year."
- Tiger Woods
(Related: Money, Winning, Play, Titles)

"It was never a policy of the Kent team that the pitch must be occupied all day after winning the toss."
- Frank Woolley
(Related: Policy, Winning, Day)

"The joy of winning is not as dramatic as the losses were, because I expected us to win."
- Jack Youngblood
(Related: Winning, Joy)

"We have to get better at that. All of the Stanley Cup winning teams throughout the past few seasons, when they needed to play defense, they did it. If you can play defense, that's when you know it's game over."
- Steve Yzerman
(Related: Winning, Defense, Past, Play, Seasons)