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The more difficult the victory, the greater the happiness in winning. Pele, athlete
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The more you talk about negative things in your life, the more you call them in. Speak victory not defeat. Joel Osteen, clergyman
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If you think you can win, you can win. Faith is necessary to victory. William Hazlitt, critic
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Self-conquest is the greatest of victories. Mighty is he who conquers himself. Bruce Lee, actor
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Never talk defeat. Use words like hope, belief, faith, victory. Norman Vincent Peale, clergyman
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The first and the best victory is to conquer self. Plato, philosopher
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If you think you can win, you can win. Faith is necessary for victory. William Hazlitt, critic
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Obstacles cannot crush me. Every obstacle yields to stern resolve. Leonardo da Vinci, artist
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To see victory only when it is within the ken of the common herd is not the acme of excellence. Sun Tzu, philosopher
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Victory is very, very sweet. It tastes better than any dessert you've ever had. Serena Williams, tennis player
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I came, I saw, I conquered. Julius Caesar, leader
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Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory. George S. Patton, soldier
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Victory and defeat are each of the same price. Thomas Jefferson, president
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Even the smallest victory is never to be taken for granted. Each victory must be applauded... Audre Lorde, poet
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The greatest conqueror is he who overcomes the enemy without a blow. Chinese Proverbs,
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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, author
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The softest things in the world overcome the hardest things in the world. Lao Tzu, philosopher
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Victory is the child of preparation and determination. Sean Hampton, actor
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Victory belongs to the most persevering. Napoleon Bonaparte, leader
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The most dangerous moment comes with victory. Napoleon Bonaparte, leader
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Self conquest is the greatest of victories. Plato, philosopher
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Victory is on the other side of defeat. They say there's a breakdown before a breakthrough. Stay in the fight. Victory is yours! Tony Gaskins, speaker
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In reading the lives of great men, I found that the first victory they won was over themselves... self-discipline with all of them came first. Harry S. Truman, president
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Pardon is the choicest flower of victory. Arabic Proverbs,
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Great is the victory that is gained without bloodshed. Proverbs,
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Victories that are easy are cheap. Those only are worth having which come as the result of hard fighting. Henry Ward Beecher, clergyman
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Victory is sweetest when you've known defeat. Malcolm Stevenson Forbes, entrepreneur
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Beware of rashness, but with energy, and sleepless vigilance, go forward and give us victories. Abraham Lincoln, president
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In ourselves are triumph and defeat. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, poet
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Victory has a thousand fathers, but defeat is an orphan. John F. Kennedy, president
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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, statesman
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The struggle goes on. The victory is in the struggle, for me. And I accepted that a long time ago. Al Lewis, actor
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The will to conquer is the first condition of victory. Marshal Ferdinand Foch,
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The supreme excellence is not to win a hundred victories in a hundred battles. The supreme excellence is to subdue the armies of your enemies without even having to fight them. Lao Tzu, philosopher
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I would rather lose in a cause that will some day win, than win in a cause that will some day lose! Woodrow Wilson, president
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You win the victory when you yield to friends. Sophocles, poet
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A Victory without danger is a triumph without glory. Pierre Corneille, dramatist
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The god of victory is said to be one-handed, but peace gives victory on both sides. Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet
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Men talk as if victory were something fortunate. Work is victory. Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet
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The honor of the conquest is rated by the difficulty. Michel de Montaigne, philosopher
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The people who remained victorious were less like conquerors than conquered. Saint Augustine of Hippo,
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I do not think that winning is the most important thing. I think winning is the only thing. Bill Veeck, businessman
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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, president
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Next to a lost battle, nothing is so sad as a battle that has been won. Duke of Wellington Arthur Wellesley,
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No matter how often you are defeated, you are born to victory. Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet
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Victory becomes, to some degree, a state of mind. Knowing ourselves superior to the anxieties, troubles, and worries which obsess us, we are superior to them. Basil King,
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The secret of all victory lies in the organization of the non-obvious. Oswald Spengler, philosopher
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In formal logic, a contradiction is the signal of defeat, but in the evolution of real knowledge it marks the first step in progress toward a victory. Alfred North Whitehead, mathematician
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My winning is getting to perform. That's my victory. Kelly Clarkson, musician
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The first and greatest victory is to conquer yourself; to be conquered by yourself is of all things most shameful and vile. Plato, philosopher
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We may pass violets looking for roses. We may pass contentment looking for victory. Bern Williams,
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Victory is won not in miles but in inches. Win a little now, hold your ground, and later, win a little more. Louis L'Amour, author
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It is the fight alone that pleases us, not the victory. Blaise Pascal, philosopher
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Another such victory over the Romans, and we are undone. Pyrrhus, royalty
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How could man rejoice in victory and delight in the slaughter of men? Lao Tzu, philosopher
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Failure is only postponed success as long as courage 'coaches' ambition. The habit of persistence is the habit of victory. Herbert Kaufman, writer
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Chess is a sport. The main object in the game of chess remains the achievement of victory. Max Euwe, celebrity
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Play like you're positive on the victory, even though they're leading big now. Knute Rockne, coach
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The victory of the working people over the exploiters and slave holders is at the same time the victorious struggle for liberation by the German people. Walter Ulbricht, politician
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What is the highest secret to victory and peace? To will what God wills, and strike a league with destiny. William R. Alger, writer
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One may know how to gain a victory, and know not how to use it. Pedro Calderon de la Barca, dramatist
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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. Sir Winston Churchill, politician
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Private victories precede public victories. You can't invert that process any more than you can harvest a crop before you plant it. Stephen Covey, businessman
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No retreat. No retreat. They must conquer or die who've no retreat. John Gay, poet
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Conquer we shall, but, we must first contend! It's not the fight that crowns us, but the end. Robert Herrick, poet
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Whether in chains or in laurels, liberty knows nothing but victories. General Douglas MacArthur, general
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Victory goes to the player who makes the next-to-last mistake. Jackie Mason, comedian
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We have all eternity to celebrate our victories, but only one short hour before sunset in which to win them. Robert Moffat,
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Once you hear the details of victory, it is hard to distinguish it from a defeat. JeanPaul Sartre,
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Victory is a political fiction. Source Unknown,
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The victor belongs to the spoils. Source Unknown,
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Such is the love of praise, so great the anxiety for victory. Virgil, poet
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It's thrilling. There's birth and death and frustration and victory in raising horses. It's like a little microcosm of life is built into the short lives of these creatures. John Phillips, musician
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As you walk in God's divine wisdom, you will surely begin to see a greater measure of victory and good success in your life. Joseph Prince, clergyman
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I remember in particular my first victory when I achieved a very fast time in what were perfect conditions but since then the wind has always been a factor against me. Haile Gebrselassie, athlete
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Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity. Horace Mann, educator
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You can learn little from victory. You can learn everything from defeat. Christy Mathewson, athlete
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The important thing in life is not victory but combat; it is not to have vanquished but to have fought well. Pierre de Coubertin, leader
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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, public servant
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I will attained victory by God and my sword. Anonymous,
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There is Jackson with his Virginians, standing like a stone wall. Let us determine to die here, and we will conquer. Bernard Elliot Bee,
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No conquest can ever become permanent which does not show itself beneficial to the conquered as well as to the conquerors. Thomas Carlyle, philosopher
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Victory is by nature insolent and haughty. Marcus Tullius Cicero, statesman
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The ultimate victory in competition is derived from the inner satisfaction of knowing that you have done your best and that you have gotten the most out of what you had to give. Howard Cosell, lawyer
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Survival is triumph enough. Harry Crews, novelist
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Wherever work is done, victory is attained. Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet
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We should wage war not to win war, but to win peace. Paul Hoffman, celebrity
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You know how to conquer, Hannibal, but not how to profit by your victory. Macherbal,
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No cross no crown. Francis Quarles, poet
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I look at victory as milestones on a very long highway. Joan Benoit Samuelson,
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The sweetness of victory is undermined only by its lack of nutritional content. Michael Wakcher,
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The most urgent necessity in human life is to be able to face life victoriously. For many are living mentally, physically, morally and spiritually defeated. F. A. Wickett,
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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, philosopher
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Confront them with annihilation, and they will then survive; plunge them into a deadly situation, and they will then live. When people fall into danger, they are then able to strive for victory. Sun Tzu, philosopher
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If you seek truth you will not seek victory by dishonorable means, and if you find truth you will become invincible. Epictetus, philosopher
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The true victory is the victory for democracy and pluralism. Hosni Mubarak, statesman
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If image is everything, how can the Democratic presidential hopefuls compete with a President fresh from a war victory. Judy Woodruff, journalist
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We now have contestants who will not let anything get in their way of victory. Some contestants have thrown each other under the bus this season. Ryan Seacrest, entertainer
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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, politician
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You know, we - if, for example, Jerry Brown can withstand, you know, what will probably end up being $200 million of spending by his opponent and get elected governor of California, that will be a big victory in the nation's largest state. David Axelrod, public servant
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My victory is your victory. My victory is the victory of a unified party, a party that wants to propose to the Quebec people a country that is free and a country that is independent. Pauline Marois, politician
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I have never started a novel - I mean except the first, when I was starting a novel just to start a novel - I've never written one without rereading Victory. It opens up the possibilities of a novel. It makes it seem worth doing. Joan Didion, author
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We would betray our values and play into our enemies' hands if we were to treat Muslims differently than anyone else. In fact, to cave to popular sentiment would be to hand a victory to the terrorists, and we should not stand for that. Michael Bloomberg, politician
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For me, victory isn't measured by winning in the traditional sense. Dinesh D'Souza, author
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Playing with friends is a victory. Fuzzy Zoeller, athlete
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That says it all. When you say, 'Victory,' that says it all. Drew Brees, athlete
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One of the many, many salutary aspects of Barack Obama's impending presidential nomination is the sea change his victory marks in the battle for the mind-set of the American foreign policy establishment. Eric Alterman, writer
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I guess because I was on the 'Early Show' for so many years, any little victory here is something kind of new for me. Julie Chen, journalist
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It makes a big difference to recycle. It makes a big difference to use recycled products. It makes a big difference to reuse things, to not use the paper cup - and each time you do, that's a victory. Emily Deschanel, actress
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I don't mind having these relatives. I'll give them a little, since they all prayed for my victory. Manny Pacquiao, athlete
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Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure... than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat. Theodore Roosevelt, president
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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, comedian
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On the plains of hesitation lie the blackened bones of countless millions who at the dawn of victory lay down to rest, and in resting died. Adlai E. Stevenson, politician
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Before Alamein we never had a victory. After Alamein we never had a defeat. Winston Churchill, statesman
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Build me a son, O Lord, who will be strong enough to know when he is weak, and brave enough to face himself when he is afraid, one who will be proud and unbending in honest defeat, and humble and gentle in victory. Douglas MacArthur, general
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In defeat, unbeatable; in victory, unbearable. Edward Marsh, editor
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A coalition of groups is waging a massive propaganda campaign against the president of the United States. an all-out attack. Their aim is total victory for themselves and total defeat for him. Gerald R. Ford, president
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In war, when a commander becomes so bereft of reason and perspective that he fails to understand the dependence of arms on Divine guidance, he no longer deserves victory. Lucius Annaeus Seneca, statesman
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War is a series of catastrophes which result in victory. Albert Pike, lawyer
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Thus it is that in war the victorious strategist only seeks battle after the victory has been won, whereas he who is destined to defeat first fights and afterwards looks for victory. Sun Tzu, philosopher
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Forewarned, forearmed; to be prepared is half the victory. Miguel de Cervantes, novelist
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Life always rides in strength to victory, not through internationalism... but only through the direct responsibility of the individual. Frank Lloyd Wright, architect
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Victory must be assured in advance. And the American public must be all for it from the outset. Evan Thomas,
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No matter how hard the loss, defeat might serve as well as victory to shake the soul and let the glory out. Al Gore, vice president
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A handful of men, inured to war, proceed to certain victory, while on the contrary, numerous armies of raw and undisciplined troops are but multitudes of men dragged to the slaughter. Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus, writer
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To conquer the command of the air means victory; to be beaten in the air means defeat and acceptance of whatever terms the enemy may be pleased to impose. Giulio Douhet, soldier
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Defeat may serve as well as victory to shake the soul and let the glory out. Edwin Markham, poet
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The moment of victory is much too short to live for that and nothing else. Martina Navratilova, athlete
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War is a series of catastrophes that results in a victory. Georges Clemenceau, leader
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At least is was a victory and at least we won. Bobby Moore, athlete
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To give victory to the right, not bloody bullets, but peaceful ballots only, are necessary. Abraham Lincoln, president
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First gain the victory and then make the best use of it you can. Horatio Nelson, soldier
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Time is everything; five minutes make the difference between victory and defeat. Horatio Nelson, soldier
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There are no shortcuts to victory. We must commit ourselves to the slow, painstaking work of foreign policy day by day and year by year. Richard Lugar, politician
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The elections in Iraq are a victory for freedom and the Iraqi people, and a blow to the transnational network of terrorists who have tried to prevent this day from happening. Jim Talent, politician
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Unconditional war can no longer lead to unconditional victory. It can no longer serve to settle disputes... can no longer be of concern to great powers alone. John F. Kennedy, president
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Wars of aggression are popular nowadays with those nations convinced that only victory and conquest could improve their material well-being. Ludwig von Mises, economist
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This has been a great victory for the Venezuelan people. Hugo Chavez, statesman
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Looking back, I'm almost happy I lost that fight. Just imagine if I would have come back to Germany with a victory. I had nothing to do with the Nazis, but they would have given me a medal. After the war I might have been considered a war criminal. Max Schmeling, athlete
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The risk of a terrorist victory is greater when in fighting terror, democracy betrays its own essence. Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, statesman
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The victory march will continue until the Palestinian flag flies in Jerusalem and in all of Palestine. Yasser Arafat, leader
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Having in my life been bitten by the jaws of both victory and defeat, I must rush to add that success is to failure as butter pecan ice cream is to death. Rupert Holmes, composer
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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, historian
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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, historian
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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, athlete
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If the tanks succeed, then victory follows. Heinz Guderian, soldier
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You will find peace not by trying to escape your problems, but by confronting them courageously. You will find peace not in denial, but in victory. J. Donald Walters, author
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I think many people were surprised by the victory of the Congress, because it was really hard to see beyond the sort of haze of hatred that the Hindu nationalists had been spreading. Arundhati Roy, novelist
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It is difficult to say today whether the Battle of Kosovo was a defeat or a victory for the Serbian people, whether thanks to it we fell into slavery or we survived in this slavery. Slobodan Milosevic, president
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A good athlete always mentally replays a competition over and over, even in victory, to see what might be done to improve the performance the next time. Frank Shorter, athlete
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