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Know thy self, know thy enemy. A thousand battles, a thousand victories.
What interests me in life is curiosity, challenges, the good fight with its victories and defeats.
For to win one hundred victories in one hundred battles is not the acme of skill. To subdue the enemy without fighting is the acme of skill.
My greatest point is my persistence. I never give up in a match. However down I am, I fight until the last ball. My list of matches shows that I have turned a great many so-called irretrievable defeats into victories.
If you take no risks, you will suffer no defeats. But if you take no risks, you win no victories.
Richard M. Nixon
The ecstatic insanity of romantic pursuit can be so enhanced by music that entire romantic conquests, victories and ruinous, crushing defeats can be tied to songs to such a degree that it's almost unbearable to listen to them again, as they bring back the memories so vividly.
One of the greatest victories you can gain over someone is to beat him at politeness.
Take your victories, whatever they may be, cherish them, use them, but don't settle for them.
We do not rejoice in victories. We rejoice when a new kind of cotton is grown and when strawberries bloom in Israel.
If you don't lose, you cannot enjoy the victories. So I have to accept both things.
The historic ascent of humanity, taken as a whole, may be summarized as a succession of victories of consciousness over blind forces - in nature, in society, in man himself.
What I think a lot of great marathon runners do is envision crossing that finish line. Visualization is critical. But for me, I set a lot of little goals along the way to get my mind off that overwhelming goal of 26.2 miles. I know I've got to get to 5, and 12, and 16, and then I celebrate those little victories along the way.
For a man to conquer himself is the first and noblest of all victories.
Let us ever remember that our interest is in concord, not in conflict; and that our real eminence rests in the victories of peace, not those of war.
Go forth a conqueror and win great victories.
The real and lasting victories are those of peace, and not of war.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The difficulties and struggles of today are but the price we must pay for the accomplishments and victories of tomorrow.
William J. H. Boetcker
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.
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.
A revolution can be neither made nor stopped. The only thing that can be done is for one of several of its children to give it a direction by dint of victories.
There are some defeats more triumphant than victories.
Michel de Montaigne
But at the same time you can't assume that making a difference 20 years ago is going to allow you to sort of live on the laurels of those victories for the rest of your life.
That term, 'David and Goliath,' has entered our language as a metaphor for improbable victories by some weak party over someone far stronger.
People have to realize that dieting is not a sprint, it's a marathon. If you celebrate the small victories, you will eventually win the war.
Ian K. Smith
Wheels of fire, cosmic, rich, full-bodied honest victories over desperation.
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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