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Victories Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Victories

Please enjoy these Victories Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

The essence of life is not in
the great victories and grand failures,
but in the simple joys.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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Know that the essence of life is not
in the great victories and grand failures,
but in the simple joys.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Whether in chains or in laurels, liberty knows nothing but victories.
- Douglas MacArthur

Trust yourself. Only you can live your life.
Only you can taste your victories.
Only you can suffer the sting of your defeats.
Make your own choices, and accept your own consequences -
for better or worse.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

 

Wheels of fire, cosmic, rich, full-bodied honest victories over desperation.
- Thomas Merton

There are victories of the soul and spirit.
Sometimes, even if you lose, you win.
- Elie Wiesel

Know thy self, know thy enemy.
A thousand battles, a thousand victories.
- Sun Tzu

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We do not rejoice in victories.
We rejoice when a new kind of cotton is grown and when
strawberries bloom in Israel.
- Golda Meir

For a man to conquer himself is the first and noblest of all victories.
- Plato

There are some defeats more triumphant than victories.
- Michel de Montaigne

One of the greatest victories you can gain over someone
is to beat him at politeness.
- Josh Billings

The real and lasting victories are those of peace, and not of war.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Enthusiasm is the genius of sincerity and truth accomplishes no victories without it.
- Robert Bulwer-Lytton

I always feel that there are no final victories and no final defeats.
But it's true that America is in a hole right now.
There are a lot of dead fish in the water.
- John Sayles

The historic ascent of humanity, taken as a whole,
may be summarized as a succession of victories of consciousness over blind forces -
in nature,
in society, in man himself.
- Leon Trotsky

We improve ourselves by victories over ourselves.
There must be contest, and we must win.
- Edward Gibbon

Let us ever remember that our interest is in concord,
not in conflict; and that our real eminence rests in the victories of peace,
not those of war.
- William McKinley

A revolution can be neither made nor stopped.
The only thing that can be done is for one of several
of its children to give it a direction by dint of victories.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

But at the same time you can't assume that making a
difference 20 years ago is going to allow you to sort
of live on the laurels of those victories for the rest of your life.
- Angela Davis

Real victories are those that protect human life,
not those that result from its destruction or emerge from its ashes.
- King Hussein I

If you take no risks, you will suffer no defeats.
But if you take no risks, you win no victories.
- Richard M. Nixon

Even victors are by victories undone.
- John Dryden

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

I mean, I gotta say one of the greatest victories on
that show was when we got picked up for the back nine of the first season,
and they made it a full order.
- Will Arnett

Those who know how to win are much more numerous than
those who know how to make proper use of their victories.
- Polybius

The defeats and victories of the fellows at the top
aren't always defeats and victories for the fellows at the bottom.
- Bertolt Brecht

In the environmental movement, every time you lose a battle it's for good,
but our victories always seem to be temporary and we
keep fighting them over and over again.
- David Suzuki

Take your victories, whatever they may be,
cherish them, use them, but don't settle for them.
- Mia Hamm

Peace has its victories no less than war,
but it doesn't have as many monuments to unveil.
- Kin Hubbard

There are many victories worse than a defeat.
- George Eliot

The difficulties and struggles of today are but the
price we must pay for the accomplishments and victories of tomorrow.
- William J. H. Boetcker

The civil rights movement would experience many important victories,
but Rosa Parks will always be remembered as its catalyst.
- Jim Costa

It is true we have won all our wars,
but we have paid for them.
We don't want victories anymore.
- Golda Meir

Go forth a conqueror and win great victories.
- Virgil

For to win one hundred victories in one hundred battles
is not the acme of skill.
To subdue the enemy without fighting is the acme of skill.
- Sun Tzu

The human race is intoxicated with narrow victories,
for life is a string of them like pearls that hit the
floor when the rope breaks,
and roll away in perfection and anarchy.
- Mark Helprin

When we went up against teams that were better,
I just hoped that we could steal the victories.
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

My greatest point is my persistence.
I never give up in a match.
However down I am, I fight until the last ball.
My list of matches shows that I have turned a great
many so-called irretrievable defeats into victories.
- Bjorn Borg

While not widely reported, our victories in Iraq are plentiful.
National elections, a democratic parliament and the
drafting of a constitution are just some of the victories
throughout this embattled country.
- Paul Gillmor

So long as these kinds of inequalities persist,
all of us who are given expensive educations have to
live with the knowledge that our victories are contaminated
because the game has been rigged to our advantage.
- Jonathan Kozol

We've taken on the major health problems of the poorest -
tuberculosis,
maternal mortality, AIDS, malaria - in four countries.
We've scored some victories in the sense that we've
cured or treated thousands and changed the discourse about what is possible.
- Paul Farmer

I read all these stories that I don't know anything about politics.
But I must know something.
I've had some good victories in Congress,
and I've survived this town for four years.
- Donald T. Regan

I think George Allen from Virginia was a distinguished governor,
he's a distinguished senator and head of the Senatorial
Campaign Committee and won some significant victories.
He is a very attractive guy and would make a tremendous president.
- Pat Robertson

Some days the competition would beat me and I'd go
home thinking awful thoughts,
want to hide under the bed, depressed.
But of course, in the news business,
when you're working a daily news broadcast,
you get your victories and defeats every day.
- Sam Donaldson

What they will try to do is get symbolic victories.
Symbolism is important to them.
They have little else.
But they will strike, I believe, at centers of media,
of financial, of American power, of American culture;
and that is where we should place our bet.
- James T. Walsh

As a consequence of the victories we have registered
during our first ten years of freedom,
we have laid a firm foundation for the new advances
we must and will make during the next decade.
- Thabo Mbeki

Thanks to the heroic sons and daughters of this country,
who have paid sacrifices, we have been able to score
a number of victories which are encouraging the nation-building
process we are engaged in.
- Girma Woldegiorgis

The success of the Allies in the west was in a measure
offset by Teutonic victories in the east.
When the invasion of Belgium began, Russia made immediate
efforts to counteract by invasion of East Prussia.
- Kelly Miller

I want to be as honest as I can about the things I've been through -
the sorrows and joys,
victories and defeats - and to use those experiences as a well to draw from.
Hopefully, the songs that result from that kind of
writing will be songs that mean something to others.
- Jim Cole

When people get caught up with that which is right
and they are willing to sacrifice for it,
there is no stopping point short of victory.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The problems of victory are more agreeable
than those of defeat,
but they are no less difficult.
- Winston Churchill

The habit of persistence is the habit of victory.
- Herbert Kaufman

Satisfaction does not come with achievement, but with effort.
Full effort is full victory.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Deserve Victory.
- Terry Goodkind

Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory.
Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat.
- Sun Tzu

Confidence is half of victory.
- Yiddish Proverb

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.
- The Buddha

Victory belongs to the most persevering.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment,
full effort is full victory.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

How could man rejoice in victory
and delight in the slaughter of men?
- Lao Tzu

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

War is a series of catastrophes which result in victory.
- Albert Pike

If you seek truth, you will not seek
victory by dishonorable means,
and if you find truth, you will become invincible.
- Epictetus

The expert in battle seeks his victory
from strategic advantage
and does not demand it from his men.
- Sun Tzu

Muslims must believe that all power,
success and victory comes from God alone.
- Abu Bakar Bashir

Far better is it to dare mighty things,
to win glorious triumphs,
even though chequered by failure,
than to take rank with those poor spirits
who neither enjoy much nor suffer much,
because they live in the grey twilight
that knows not victory or defeat.
- Theodore Roosevelt

One may know how to gain a victory, and know not how to use it.
- Pedro Calderon de la Barca

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

Invincibility lies in the defence; the possibility
of victory in the attack.
- Sun Tzu

Great God of the Ants, thou hast granted victory to thy servants.
I appoint thee honorary Colonel.
- Karel Capek

Victory is sweetest when you've known defeat.
- Malcolm Forbes


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