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Victory


A lost battle is a battle one thinks one has lost.
Jean-Paul Sartre

For a man to conquer himself is the first and noblest of all victories.
Plato

God is not on the side of the big battalions, but on the side of those who shoot best.
Voltaire

Hence it comes about that all armed Prophets have been victorious, and all unarmed Prophets have been destroyed.
Niccolo Machiavelli

History is written by the victors.
Winston Churchill

If you live long enough, you'll see that every victory turns into a defeat.
Simone de Beauvoir

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.
Buddha

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

Never was anything great achieved without danger.
Niccolo Machiavelli

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

There are some defeats more triumphant than victories.
Michel de Montaigne

Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win.
Sun Tzu

Whoever can surprise well must conquer.
John Paul Jones

You will never win if you never begin.
Helen Rowland

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