Quotations on Winning

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I try to do the right thing at the right time. They may just be little things, but usually they make the difference between winning and losing.
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
(Keywords: Time, Winning, Difference, Losing, May, Right)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Goals, Winning, Building, Ireland, Objectives, Republican, Support)

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

Winning is the science of being totally prepared.
- George Allen, Sr.
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: War, History, Progress, Winning, World, World war)

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

Winning is about heart, not just legs. It's got to be in the right place.
- Lance Armstrong
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Life, Winning, Losing)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Winning, Meeting, Race)

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

I love the winning, I can take the losing, but most of all I Love to play.
- Boris Becker
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Winning, Fame)

Boys, baseball is a game where you gotta have fun. You do that by winning.
- Dave Bristol
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Time, Life, Winning, Contention, Writing)

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

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

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

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
(Keywords: Winning, Lawyers, Losing)

It hasn't been hard getting nominated, but winning it is another thing. The competition is tough.
- Gary Burton
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Time, Life, Husband, Friend, 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Winning, Beach, Now, World)

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

Your work is first, learning is first, winning is everything because without it there is nothing.
- Orson Scott Card
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: People, Winning, Muslim, American, Culture, Respect)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Winning, Feeling, Pretty)

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

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Winning, Chicago)

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
(Keywords: Life, Winning, Fighting, Games)

It's fool's gold if you are winning games and are not playing the right way.
- Antonio Davis
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Life, Winning, Priorities)



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