Quotes About Victory And Defeat

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Quotes About Victory And Defeat

Resort to force in the Great War (I) failed to bring tranquillity. Victory and defeat alike were sterile. That lesson the world should have learned.
— Franklin D. Roosevelt —

An honorable defeat is better than a dishonorable victory.

— Millard Fillmore

No matter how hard the loss, defeat might serve as well as victory to shake the soul and let the glory out.

— Al Gore

Victory and defeat are but ordinary events in a soldier's career, and why should you give up?

— Luo Guanzhong

The sweetness of victory and the bitterness of defeat are alike a knife of dreams.
-From Fog and Steel by Madoc Comadrin

— Robert Jordan

Time is everything; five minutes make the difference between victory and defeat.

— Horatio Nelson

The happiness of the South was very formidable. It was an almost invincible happiness. It defied you to call it anything else. Everyone was in fact happy. The women were beautiful and charming. The men were healthy and successful and funny; they knew how to tell stories. They had everything the North had and more. They had a history, they had a place redolent with memories, they had good conversation, they believed in God and defended the Constitution, and they were getting rich in the bargain. They had the best of victory and defeat. Their happiness was aggressive and irresistible.

— Walker Percy

You can learn little from victory. You can learn everything from defeat.

— Christy Mathewson

The defeat of the Augustan policy, as the peace with Maroboduus and the sufferance of the Teutoburg disaster may well be termed, was hardly a victory of the Germans.

— Theodor Mommsen

In the time of darkest defeat, victory may be nearest.

— William McKinley

People don't like to talk about victory and defeat anymore.

— John Bolton

To be a good sportsman, one must be a stoic and never show rancor in defeat, or triumph in victory, or irritation, no matter what annoyance is encountered. One who can not help sulking, or explaining, or protesting when the loser, or exulting when the winner, has no right to take part in games or contests.

— Emily Post

You can't talk defeat and expect to have victory. You can't talk lack and expect to have abundance. You've got to send your words out in the direction you want your life to go.

— Joel Osteen

Attack and defence, want and war, victory and defeat, lordship and thraldom, all sealed with the seal of blood: this from henceforth is the History of Man.

— Richard Wagner

Do not be afraid of defeat. You are never so near to victory as when defeated in a good cause.

— Henry Ward Beecher

The world has no room for cowards. We must all be
ready somehow to toil, to suffer, to die. And yours is
not the less noble because no drum beats before you
when you go out to your daily battlefields, and no
crowds shout your coming when you return from
your daily victory and defeat.

— Robert Louis Stevenson

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