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Victory Quotes

To win, to achieve, to conquer, to overtake, to triumph and to succeed - all is about being victorious. Originally, this term was used during warfare and victory was often seen among the military camps. But, as the years move on, victory or triumph is anything which has been achieved. Usually, victory is combined with a sense of relief that the job is done and a feeling of elation of having succeeded. To cherish this emotion further, read some victory quotes and famous success sayings!

Osama bin Laden

Victory and glory or misery and humiliation.

Miguel de Cervantes

Forewarned, forearmed; to be prepared is half the victory.

Sun Tzu

All men can see these tactics whereby I conquer, but what none can see is the strategy out of which victory is evolved.

Douglas MacArthur

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.

Miguel de Cervantes

To be prepared is half the victory.

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The truth is, he almost wasn't a senator at all. In 1972, shortly after his improbable victory, but before he took the oath of office, my father went to Washington to look at his new office space. My mom took us to go buy a Christmas tree. On the way home, we were in an automobile accident. My mom, Neilia, and my sister, Naomi, were killed.

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William S. Burroughs

Happiness is a byproduct of function, purpose, and conflict; those who seek happiness for itself seek victory without war.

The biggest hurdle that our communities have is cynicism - saying it's a done deal, who cares; there's no point to voting. If we can get somebody to care, it's a huge victory for the movement and the causes we're trying to advance.

Sun Tzu

If fighting is sure to result in victory, than you must fight, even though the ruler forbid it; if fighting will not result in victory, then you must not fight even at the ruler's bidding.

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Horace Mann

Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity.

Hillaire Belloc

Statistics are the triumph of the quantitative method, and the quantitative method is the victory of sterility and death.

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Beau Biden

Any time the other side - Karl Rove or folks on the far right - are going after my father for smiling too much, you know that's a victory.

John F. Kennedy

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

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Gautama Buddha

It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. Then the victory is yours. It cannot be taken from you, not by angels or by demons, heaven or hell.

Douglas MacArthur

In war there is no substitute for victory.

Sun Tzu

Invincibility lies in the defence; the possibility of victory in the attack.

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Sun Tzu

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.

Norman Vincent Peale

Part of the happiness of life consists not in fighting battles, but in avoiding them. A masterly retreat is in itself a victory.

Harry S. Truman

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.

Louisa May Alcott

Let my name stand among those who are willing to bear ridicule and reproach for the truth's sake, and so earn some right to rejoice when the victory is won.


The first and greatest victory is to conquer yourself; to be conquered by yourself is of all things most shameful and vile.

Nelson Mandela

It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front, especially when you celebrate victory when nice things occur. You take the front line when there is danger. Then people will appreciate your leadership.

Douglas MacArthur

There is no substitute for victory.

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Billie Jean King

Victory is fleeting. Losing is forever.

Sun Tzu

Hence the saying: If you know the enemy and you know yourself, your victory will not stand in doubt; if you know Heaven and you know Earth, you may make your victory complete.

Napoleon Bonaparte

Victory belongs to the most persevering.

Mahatma Gandhi

Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment, full effort is full victory.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

It is in the compelling zest of high adventure and of victory, and in creative action, that man finds his supreme joys.

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Sun Tzu

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.

Napolean Hill

Victory is always possible for the person who refuses to stop fighting.

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I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies; for the hardest victory is over self.

Sun Tzu

To see victory only when it is within the ken of the common herd is not the acme of excellence.

H. Jackson Brown Jr.

I never expect to lose. Even when I'm the underdog, I still prepare a victory speech.

Winston Churchill

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.

Caitlyn Jenner

Waving the flag at the 1976 Olympics wasn't my idea. It was too much apple pie and ice cream. Not that I don't love my country, but I felt it was my victory up there, I put all the time into it.

Blaise Pascal

It is the fight alone that pleases us, not the victory.

Rudy Giuliani

To defeat Islamic extremist terrorism, we must put them on defense. If they are at war against us - which they have declared - we must commit ourselves to unconditional victory against them.

Sun Tzu

Victory usually goes to the army who has better trained officers and men.

Calvin Coolidge

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.

Blaise Pascal

The struggle alone pleases us, not the victory.

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Lou Holtz

For victory in life, we've got to keep focused on the goal, and the goal is Heaven.


If you seek truth you will not seek victory by dishonorable means, and if you find truth you will become invincible.

Sun Tzu

If we know that our own men are in a condition to attack, but are unaware that the enemy is not open to attack, we have gone only halfway towards victory.

Simone Weil

It is not the cause for which men took up arms that makes a victory more just or less, it is the order that is established when arms have been laid down.

Lao Tzu

How could man rejoice in victory and delight in the slaughter of men?

Jill Biden

The passage of the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 was a substantial victory for community colleges.


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.

George Santayana

Wealth, religion, military victory have more rhetorical than efficacious worth.

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Barack Obama

Through every victory and every setback, I've insisted that change is never easy and never quick; that we wouldn't meet all of our challenges in one term, or one presidency, or even in one lifetime.

If Republicans triumph in 2014, it will undoubtedly be as a result of Obamacare. In 2010, Republicans soared to historic victory because the much-maligned Tea Party spearheaded mass resistance to Obama's takeover of the healthcare industry.

Holidays help because they come with stories, and the Hanukkah story is good for relaying that the divine pervades everything, even darkness.

Aapke liya yeah Diwali ka tyohaar Itna shubh ho ki charo taraf khushiyoin ki khanak aur safaltayo ki roshni ho.

All that stands between the graduate and the top of the ladder is the ladder.

I began playing in the senior circuit when I was 15 and won the world senior amateur title the same year.

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