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Winning Quotes

In life, you win some and you then lose some, that’s the way it has always been. However, there are a few people who manage to make it look like they are always winning. These people get branded as winners. However, this does not mean that these winners have never lost or failed. It only means that they have successfully managed to use their failures as stepping stones to success. Take the time to read on to discover for yourself famous winner quotations and sayings.

Osama bin Laden

Victory and glory or misery and humiliation.

Doc Rivers

The thing a player has to ask himself: 'Do you want to choose winning over standing out?' Dwyane Wade made that choice, and I don't think he gets enough credit.

Mia Hamm

The person that said winning isn't everything, never won anything.

Hillaire Belloc

From quiet homes and first beginning, out to the undiscovered ends, there's nothing worth the wear of winning, but laughter and the love of friends.

John Greenleaf Whittier

You don't always win your battles, but it's good to know you fought.

Arnold Schwarzenegger

Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.

Doc Rivers

You're always growing as a coach, and I am not done growing, and hopefully I'm not done winning.

Cristiano Ronaldo

Winning - that's the most important to me. It's as simple as that.

Lionel Messi

There are more important things in life than winning or losing a game.

Dianne Feinstein

Winning may not be everything, but losing has little to recommend it.

Tom Cruise

I disagree with people who think you learn more from getting beat up than you do from winning.

John McCain

When you're not winning, you're losing.

Patrick Swayze

What winning is to me is not giving up, is no matter what's thrown at me, I can take it. And I can keep going.

Jimmy Butler

If your No. 1 priority isn't winning, and people can tell? That's the battle. Now there's a problem between people, because that guy's No. 1 priority is winning, and that guy's isn't.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

I try to do the right thing at the right time. They may just be little things, but usually they make the difference between winning and losing.


With his incredible attitude, with his incredible winning mentality, Cristiano Ronaldo is a unique player.

Arthur Ashe

You've got to get to the stage in life where going for it is more important than winning or losing.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

A wise man thinks it more advantageous not to join the battle than to win.

Billie Jean King

A champion is afraid of losing. Everyone else is afraid of winning.

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I used to get stressed out all the time when I thought winning was important. I wanted to try to win and help my kids win. Once I figured out it wasn't about winning or losing, it was about teaching these kids about being men, that's when I started to relax.

MS Dhoni

I have three dogs at home. Even after losing a series or winning a series, they treat me the same way.

Walter Scott

He that climbs the tall tree has won right to the fruit, He that leaps the wide gulf should prevail in his suit.

Charlie Sheen

Boom, crush. Night, losers. Winning, duh.

Kobe Bryant

Winning takes precedence over all. There's no gray area. No almosts.

Steve Nash

Nothing is black-and-white, except for winning and losing, and maybe that's why people gravitate to that so much.

Lao Tzu

By letting it go it all gets done. The world is won by those who let it go. But when you try and try. The world is beyond the winning.

Tucker Carlson

American officials have bent over backwards to show how sensitive they are to Muslim culture. It didn't seem very effective. They seem to be worried about winning the respect of other people.

Steve Carell

Goalies almost never get credit for winning a game, but they always get blamed for losing a game.

Bill Watterson

Getting an inch of snow is like winning 10 cents in the lottery.

When you play in the Premier League, say you're playing against a lower-end team, they set up to defend all the time, they set up to block you off. But when you play in the Champions League, all the other teams are used to winning every week, so it's more of an open game, it's more attacking, end-to-end.

Priyanka Chopra

After I won Miss India, I realised I do not like failing. I just like being the best. I hate being a loser. So I just have to keep winning.

Lionel Messi

I want to concentrate on winning things with Barcelona and Argentina. Then if people want to say nice things about me when I have retired, great. Right now, I need to concentrate on being part of a team - not just on me.

Cristiano Ronaldo

The high point of my career was winning the Champions League. No one will ever erase that from my memory, in the same way that no one will ever erase the fact that I did it in a Manchester United shirt.

Virat Kohli

I always dreamt of holding the bat and winning games for India. That was my inspiration to take up cricket.

Dwyane Wade

Guys who might not be superstars but because of their hustle, because of the little things they do, these are the guys who can really mean the difference between winning and losing.

Cam Newton

Winning excuses everything.

Vince Lombardi

Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing.

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Kobe Bryant

People just don't understand how obsessed I am with winning.

Josh Brolin

I used to go to Vegas and play the horses, and then I realised how ridiculous that was. There is no winning in gambling, but there is on the stock market.

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Ben Shapiro

As of September 2012, 168 out of the 602 released Guantanamo Bay detainees are suspected of returning to terrorism. So, is this a winning scenario for the United States? Of course not.

Vince Lombardi

Winning is not a sometime thing; it's an all the time thing. You don't win once in a while... you don't do things right once in a while... you do them right all the time. Winning is habit.

Lewis Hamilton

Racing is what I love, so it's pretty simple. I want to keep doing it and keep winning.

Caitlyn Jenner

If you're going to dedicate every second to winning the decathlon, what are you doing wasting your time in bed?

John Krasinski

I was a waiter before 'The Office,' so to me, this was a winning lottery ticket. Everything about my life has changed.

Chris Pratt

A friend bought me a plane ticket to Hawaii, which is where I got discovered and became an actor, so I guess a friend bought me a winning lottery ticket.

Charlize Theron

So how critics will perceive your film or your work, or whether your movie is going to make $100 million at the box office, or whether you are going to be winning any awards - well, you have no control over that.

Vince Lombardi

Winning is habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.

Jimmy Butler

I don't like the phrase 'face of the franchise.' I just want to be a part of it. I think we have a really good team. When we start winning games, it looks a lot better.

Serena Williams

People see me on the court only as a superhero, grunting and winning. They think you're a robot, and I'm not.

LeBron James

Well, I mean, to me, I think my ultimate - my ultimate goal is winning championships and - and I understand that me going down as one of the greats will not happen until I, you know, win a championship.

Clint Eastwood

Winning the election is a good-news, bad-news kind of thing. Okay, now you're the mayor. The bad news is, now you're the mayor.

Charlie Sheen

The only thing I'm addicted to is winning. This bootleg cult, arrogantly referred to as Alcoholics Anonymous, reports a 5 percent success rate. My success rate is 100 percent.

Jimmy Butler

I just don't think there have been many people that have understood how important winning is to me.

Lou Holtz

After winning, most teams become individuals; most teams become complacent.

Mitch McConnell

I think that winning the White House is about more than just entertaining a large audience.

Venus Williams

When you start playing tennis, you don't imagine there's a whole bureaucracy behind the tournaments and all of that. You just think about winning the cups.

Donald Trump

My whole life is about winning. I don't lose often. I almost never lose.

MS Dhoni

If you keep winning, you don't know the areas you've to work hard.

Jose Mourinho

Arsenal have won that advantage, nobody gave it to them. By playing fantastic football and by winning matches and by winning trophies, they won that respect that the opponent has for them.

Kimberly Guilfoyle

Defendants would groan whenever they saw me enter a courtroom because I had a reputation for coming armed with the facts and for winning cases.

Rafael Nadal

As a tennis player you can win and you can lose, and you have to be ready for both. I practised self-control as a kid. But as you get older they both - winning and losing - get easier.

Lou Holtz

The key to winning is choosing to do God's will and loving others with all you've got.

Antonin Scalia

Winning and losing, that's never been my objective. It's my hope that in the fullness of time, the majority of the court will come to see things as I do.

I've stayed calm when I'm winning and I've stayed calm when I've lost. Tennis is a sport where we have a lot of tournaments every week, so you can't celebrate a lot when you have big victories, and you cannot get too down when you're losing, as in a few days you'll be in the next tournament and you'll have to be ready with that.

Magic is crazy. He is that crazy wild guy on the basketball court that is very intense and very serious. He is the guy who lives and eats and breathes basketball. Magic is a guy who would stand for nothing but winning and really prepared himself as well as he prepared his team. Earvin is the complete opposite.

Jon Jones

My wrestling dream was to become a Division I national champion. That was my No. 1 dream - not Olympics, not money. Just winning that tournament.

George Clooney

I don't know if winning at any cost is wrong or not. There are times I've thought that the end justified the means.

Gavin McInnes

Trump is a turning point in America's history; everything's fun now. In fact, my only fear is dying from 'winning exhaustion.'

Kawhi Leonard

Winning is motivation.

LeBron James

I was so used to going out and winning state championships and playing in the postseason.

John Legend

I think I'm happier, not just because of winning Grammys and selling records, but because it's really fulfilling to have all these things happen with something you love to do.

John Cena

Winning the Royal Rumble is as big an accomplishment as anything.

George W. Bush

Some have argued that confronting the threat from Iraq could detract from the war against terror. To the contrary, confronting the threat posed by Iraq is crucial to winning the war on terror.

I've always said it, and the whole football world knows that Cavani is a centre-forward and that he has proven his worth in that position. Having said that, Cavani has shown other characteristics that can help the team, like winning the ball back, helping out defensively.

Dwayne Johnson

What was important to me was entertaining the audience, and whether that meant winning, losing, singing, or whatever it was on the live show we were doing every week, which was awesome, I was game for it.

MS Dhoni

Winning the World Cup was very special because it meant so much to so many.

Mickey Rourke

Winning an Oscar ain't about performance. There's a lot of politics involved.

Rafael Nadal

In tennis, because of the way it's scored, I don't think that scoring one point out of luck is ever decisive in winning. But, of course, it depends on the moment.

Richard M. Nixon

I wish I could give you a lot of advice, based on my experience of winning political debates. But I don't have that experience. My only experience is at losing them.

Rajon Rondo

All I care about is winning.

LeBron James

And winning is a huge thing for me.

Michael Jordan

Winning isn't always championships.

Robin Williams

Winning an Oscar is an honor, but, between you and me, it does not makes things easier.

Kawhi Leonard

I don't care about winning an MVP - the MVP doesn't mean you're the best player in the league.

Virat Kohli

My superhero has always been Tendulkar, and it will be Tendulkar for life. He is someone who has inspired me immensely. Just watching him play for India, I used to dream of winning games for India, because he used to do it single handedly.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Daring ideas are like chessmen moved forward; they may be beaten, but they may start a winning game.

Nick Foles

I only care about winning and putting points on the board.

Steve Jobs

I think right now it's a battle for the mindshare of developers and for the mindshare of customers, and right now iPhone and Android are winning that battle.


I just like winning every tournament that I play. All of them are important for me. Each has its own history, its own characteristic, but they are all important.


Winning titles plays a big role in the Ballon d'Or race.

In 1983, my second year of law school, I became the only white player in the Ogden Park Basketball League at 65th and Racine. My teammates joked that I integrated the league, which I guess is true. They weren't so much focused on integration as on winning, and they knew you can't teach height. 'He can't jump, but he sure is tall.'


I want to trace my own path by doing the things I have been doing, winning titles, reaching goals.

Scottie Pippen

Statistics are one thing. But if you're not putting up the numbers as far as winning, they're not going to consider you for things like the MVP.

Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

I loved competing and winning and also wanted to continue my career for the fans, knowing they were there for me and enjoyed watching me fight.

Stephen Hawking

No one undertakes research in physics with the intention of winning a prize. It is the joy of discovering something no one knew before.


Winning the Ballon d'Or is the consequence of your work.

Scottie Pippen

If you're not on a team that's winning, it takes a lot out of you as a player.

Scottie Pippen

It may sound simple, but both winning and losing can become a mind-set, and I won't accept losing - ever.

Scottie Pippen

Chemistry is a very important element for any team that wants to be serious about winning.

Scottie Pippen

I don't believe being a Hall of Famer is based on individual accolades. I think winning has a lot to do with it. But perhaps more than that, you simply have to show that you are the best or among the best at what you do.