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75 Victory Quotes

To the victors belong the spoils. (The spoils to the victors.)

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

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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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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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