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    victory Quotes

    Sound intelligence promises victory in every battle.
    — Zhuangzi
    Let me not be so vain to think that I'm the sole author of my victories and a victim of my defeats.
    — Ze Frank
    tags: victory  author  victim 
    I had no taste for defeat - much less victory - without a fight.
    — Yukio Mishima
    tags: fight  victory 
    If a general and his men fear death and are apprehensive over possible defeat, then they will unavoidably suffer defeat and death. But if they make up their minds, from the general down to the last footsoldier, not to think of living but only of standing in one place and facing death together, then, though they may have no other thought than meeting death, they will instead hold on to life and gain victory.
    — Yoshida Shoin
    We shall never stop until we can go back home and Israel is destroyed... The goal of our struggle is the end of Israel, and there can be no compromises or mediations... the goal of this violence is the elimination of Zionism from Palestine in all its political, economic and military aspects... We don't want peace, we want victory. Peace for us means Israel's destruction and nothing else.
    — Yasser Arafat
    The victory march will continue until the Palestinian flag flies in Jerusalem and in all of Palestine.
    — Yasser Arafat
    tags: victory 
    There is a phrase in Chinese, 'Resolve is victory.'
    — Yao Ming
    tags: victory 
    Thirst for victory leads to defeat; not tiring of defeat leads to victory.
    — Yamaoka Tesshu
    tags: victory 
    Even if it seems certain that you will lose, retaliate. Neither wisdom nor technique has a place in this. A real man does not think of victory or defeat. He plunges recklessly towards an irrational death. By doing this, you will awaken from your dreams.
    — Yamamoto Tsunetomo
    tags: death  men  victory  real  wisdom  dreams 
    A real man does not think of victory or defeat. He plunges recklessly towards an irrational death.
    — Yamamoto Tsunetomo
    tags: death  men  victory  real 
    If one thinks only of winning, a sordid victory will be worse than a defeat. For the most part, it becomes a squalid defeat.
    — Yamamoto Tsunetomo
    tags: victory  winning 
    Indomitable in victory, insufferable in defeat.
    — Woody Hayes
    tags: victory 
    To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country's service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations.
    — Woodrow Wilson
    It must be a peace without victory... Victory would mean peace forced upon the loser, a victor's terms imposed upon the vanquished. It would be accepted in humiliation, under duress, at an intolerable sacrifice, and would leave a sting, a resentment, a bitter memory upon which terms of peace would rest, not permanently, but only as upon quicksand. Only a peace between equals can last.
    — Woodrow Wilson
    It must be a peace without victory
    — Woodrow Wilson
    tags: peace  victory 
    Victory is never won alone.
    — Woodrow M. Kroll
    tags: alone  victory 
    Emmanuel Macron wants a stronger Europe, just as the chancellor and I do. I was impressed that the new president climbed onto the stage in front of the Louvre to the sound of the European anthem after his election victory. That was a very powerful symbol. It is very clear: Macron is our ally.
    — Wolfgang Schauble
    tags: powerful  victory 
    When you are totally defeated you begin again to enjoy the small things around you. Just going to the mountains, not for victory or glory, but to enjoy nature or enjoy fine people. If you always succeed you enjoy the admiration of many people. Being defeated means being limited to the basis existential choices of life. If you can enjoy the quiet evening hours it is beautiful; a hero who always succeeds may not have time to enjoy such things.
    — Wojciech Kurtyka
    tags: time  nature  people  choice  hero  victory 
    Today it is time for strong and courageous people because only they can achieve victory and rid the world of tyranny.
    — Wladyslaw Sikorski
    I give it as my fixed opinion, that but for our graduated cadets, the war between the United States and Mexico might, and probably would have lasted some four or five years, with, in its first half, more defeats than victories falling to our share; whereas, in less than two campaigns, we conquered a great country and a peace without the loss of a single battle or skirmish.
    — Winfield Scott
    tags: peace  loss  victory  battle  opinion  war  year 
    They only the victory win,Who have fought the good fight and have vanquished the demon that tempts us within;Who have held to their faith unseduced by the prize that the world holds on high;Who have dared for a high cause to suffer, resist, fight - if need be, to die.
    — William Wetmore Story
    tags: world  fight  victory  die  demon  faith 
    What is the highest secret to victory and peace? To will what God wills, and strike a league with destiny.
    — William Rounseville Alger
    tags: secret  victory  god 
    Slayer of the winter, art thou here again? O welcome, thou that bring'st the summer nigh! The bitter wind makes not the victory vain. Nor will we mock thee for thy faint blue sky.
    — William Morris
    tags: winter  sky  victory  summer 
    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
    tags: peace  victory  real  war 
    In the time of darkest defeat, victory may be nearest.
    — William McKinley
    tags: time  victory 
    Ideas go booming through the world louder than cannon. Thoughts are mightier than armies. Principles have achieved more victories than horsemen or chariots.
    — William McGregor Paxton
    tags: world  thoughts  victory  ideas 
    There is one curious fact noticeable in regard to this thing called "luck," which is, that while it is made responsible for any turn of affairs that we feel to be discreditable to us, it rarely has credit for an opposite state of things; but, like most other faithful allies in victory, comes poorly off.
    — William Matthews
    tags: victory  facts 
    While a defeat for Obamacare in the Court would be nice, the defeat of President Obama at the polls on November 6 is crucial. If electoral victory is achieved, Obamacare can and will be repealed - and more judges of a constitutionalist persuasion will be appointed by the next president.
    — William Kristol
    tags: victory 
    The human measure of a human life is its income; the divine measure of a life is its outgo, its overflow its contribution to the welfare of all.... If every word spoken in behalf of truth has its influence and every deed done for the right weighs in the final account, it is immaterial to the Christian whether his eyes behold victory or whether he dies in the midst of conflict.
    — William Jennings Bryan
    No greater victory can be won by citizens or soldiers than to transform temporary foes into permanent friends.
    — William Jennings Bryan
    tags: friends  victory 
    You cannot judge a man's life by the success of a moment, by the victory of an hour, or even by the results of a year. You must view his life as a whole. You must stand where you can see the man as he treads the entire path that leads from the cradle to the grave - now crossing the plain, now climbing the steeps, now passing through pleasant fields, now wending his way with difficulty between rugged rocks - tempted, tried, tested, triumphant.
    — William Jennings Bryan
    tags: men  moment  victory  success  path  year 
    The difficulties and struggles of today are but the price we must pay for the accomplishments and victories of tomorrow.
    — William J. H. Boetcker
    I would hazard the statement that in the broad sense [Ho Chi Minh's] ideas had triumphed, since the communist victory in Vietnam was a consequence of political, diplomatic, and psychological factors more than military ones. That is a tribute to the ideas that he introduced in his life and thought.
    — William J. Duiker
    Life's real victories must be shared.
    — William J. Clinton
    tags: victory  real 
    We know that progress is not inevitable. But neither was victory upon these beaches. Now, as then, the inner voice tells us to stand up and move forward. Now, as then, free people must choose.
    — William J. Clinton
    tags: people  progress  victory 
    Civilization is only a series of victories against nature.
    — William Harvey
    Chess is a contributor to net human unhappiness, since the pleasure of victory is greatly exceeded by the pain of defeat.
    — William Hartston
    tags: pain  human  pleasure  victory  chess 
    History informs us of past mistakes from which we can learn without repeating them. It also inspires us and gives confidence and hope bred of victories already won.
    — William H. Hastie
    Furnish thyself with arguments from the promises to enforce thy prayers, and make them prevalent with God. The promises are the ground of faith, and faith, when strengthened, will make thee fervent, and such fervency ever speeds and returns with victory out of the field of prayer. The mightier any is in the Word, the more mighty he will be in prayer.
    — William Gurnall
    tags: victory  god  faith  prayer 
    Always remember that there is a law of compensation which operates just as infallibly as gravitation, and that victory goes at last where it ought to, and that this is just as true of individuals as of nations.
    — William Feather
    tags: law  true  victory 
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