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75 Victory Quotes

From what far, heavenly height of hope Didst thou descend to light our way, Cleaving with flash of snowy robe Time's dusky veil of twilight gray?

Julia Larned Quotes , Source: The Winged Victory

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Before this time to-morrow I shall have gained a peerage, or Westminister Abbey.

Lord Horatio Nelson Quotes , Source: Life of Nelson (ch. 5), before the Battle of the Nile

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Woe to the vanquished! [Lat., Vae victis.]

Plautus (Titus Maccius Plautus) Quotes , Source: Pseudolus (act V)

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In war there is no substitute for victory.

General Douglas MacArthur Quotes

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Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for mankind

Horace Mann Quotes

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Victory is a thing of the will.

General Ferdinand Foch Quotes , Source: one of his favorite maxims

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A Cadmean victory. (The conquerors suffer as much as the conquered.)

General Ferdinand Foch Quotes , Source: one of his favorite maxims

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Men talk as if victory were something fortunate. Work is victory.

Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes

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As always, victory finds a hundred fathers but defeat is an orphan.

Count Galeazzo Ciano Quotes

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Who thought he'd won The field as certain as a gun.

James Butler, first Duke of Ormonde Quotes , Source: Hudibras (pt. I, canto III, l. 11)

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In defeat unbeatable; in victory unbearable.

Sir Winston Churchill Quotes

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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 Quotes

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If you think you can win, you can. Faith is necessary to victory.

William Hazlitt Quotes

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Victory has a hundred fathers, but defeat is an orphan.

Thomas Campbell Quotes , Source: The Battle of the Baltic

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Our peace must be a peace of victors, not of the vanquished.

General Ferdinand Foch Quotes , Source: as reported by G. Ward Price in the London "Daily Mail"

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The victorious cause pleased the gods, but the victory pleased Cato. [Lat., Victrix cause Diis placuit, sed victa Catoni.]

Lucanus (Marcus Annaeus Lucan) Quotes , Source: Pharsalia (1, 118)

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You know how to win victory, Hannibal, you do not how to use it [Lat., Vincere scis, Hannibal; victoria uti nescis.]

Maharbal Quotes , Source: said to Hannibal, from Livy, The History of Rome, vol. III (22.51)

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They see nothing wrong in the rule, that to the victors belong the spoils of the enemy.

William L. Marcy Quotes , Source: in a speech in the United States Senate

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Who overcomes By force, hath overcome but half his foe.

John Milton Quotes , Source: Paradise Lost (bk. I, l. 648)

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There are some defeats more triumphant than victories.

Michael Eyquen de Montaigne Quotes , Source: Of Cannibals (ch. XXX)

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Then should some cloud pass over The brow of sire or lover, Think 'tis the shade By Victory made Whose wings right o'er us hover!

Thomas Moore Quotes , Source: Battle Song

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We conquered France, but felt our captive's charms, Her arts victorious triumph'd o'er our arms.

Alexander Pope Quotes , Source: Horace

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But if We have such another victory, we are undone.

Alexander Pope Quotes , Source: Horace

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Hail! Thou as victor crowned. [Ger., Heil dir im Siegerkranz.]

B.G. Schumacher Quotes , Source: title and refrain of Prussian National Hymn, from the original song by Heinrich Harries

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One may know how to gain a victory, and know not how to use it.

Pedro Calderón de la Barca Quotes

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