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75 Victory Quotes

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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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 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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Not one of all the purple host Who took the flag to-day Can tell the definition So clear of victory, As he, defeated, dying, On whose forbidden ear The distant strains of triumph Break agonized and clear.

Emily Dickinson Quotes , Source: Poems--Success

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

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

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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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The people who remained victorious were less like conquerors than conquered.

St. Augustine Quotes

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The fight is won or lost far away from witnesses - behind the lines, in the gym and out there on the road, long before I dance under those lights.

Muhammad Ali Quotes

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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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There are victories of the soul and spirit. Sometimes, even if you lose, you win.

Elie Wiesel Quotes

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There are many victories worse than a defeat.

George Eliot Quotes

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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 Quotes

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The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.

Thomas Paine Quotes

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes

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