Quotations on Victory

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Unions in wedlock are perverted by the victory of shameless passion that masters the female among men and beasts.
- Aeschylus
(Keywords: Men, Victory, Passion)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Failure, Victory, Help, Information, Play)

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
(Keywords: Control, Victory, Confidence, Results)

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
(Keywords: Success, Victory, Animals, Fight, Kindness, Respect, Will, World)

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
(Keywords: Change, Health, People, Victory, Winning, American, Defeat, Fighting, Generations, Now, Reform, Right)

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

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
(Keywords: People, Victory, American, Anarchy, English)

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

Time is shortening. But every day that I challenge this cancer and survive is a victory for me.
- Ingrid Bergman
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Power, Victory, Body, Exercise, Man, Rules, World)

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
(Keywords: People, Victory, American, First, Nothing, Wrong)

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

Great God of the Ants, thou hast granted victory to thy servants. I appoint thee honorary Colonel.
- Karel Capek
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: War, Victory, Help, Iraq, Terror, Will)

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
(Keywords: Survival, Victory, May, Road, Terror)

War is a series of catastrophes that results in a victory.
- Georges Clemenceau
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Time, War, Peace, Victory, Army, Nation)

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
(Keywords: Success, War, Victory, Desire, Honor, Idols, Prosperity)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Change, Thought, People, Victory, Enemy, Trouble, Vengeance)

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

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

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

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
(Keywords: God, Death, Victory, Confidence, Enemies, Man, Talk, Will)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: People, Victory, Will)

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
(Keywords: Government, Victory, Regret)

It is alleged that half a million Spanish men, women and children fled to France after the Franco victory.
- Martha Gellhorn
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: People, Values, Victory, Country, Defeat, Nation, Wrong)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Time, War, Victory, Enemy)



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