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The real and lasting victories are those of peace, and not of war.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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.
Wheels of fire, cosmic, rich, full-bodied honest victories over desperation.
There are some defeats more triumphant than victories.
Michel de Montaigne
Nobody likes tainted victories.
Peace has its victories no less than war, but it doesn't have as many monuments to unveil.
Enthusiasm is the genius of sincerity and truth accomplishes no victories without it.
Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
The defeats and victories of the fellows at the top aren't always defeats and victories for the fellows at the bottom.
When I fish, I stop thinking about anything else. But truth be told, if you want to declare victories, I can tell you the fish have won a lot more than I have. It's interesting that something with a brain the size of a fish's can outsmart us humans, who think we are el supremo.
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.
We improve ourselves by victories over ourselves. There must be contest, and we must win.
Even victors are by victories undone.
As a consequence of the victories we have registered during our first ten years of freedom, we have laid a firm foundation for the new advances we must and will make during the next decade.
If you don't lose, you cannot enjoy the victories. So I have to accept both things.
That term, 'David and Goliath,' has entered our language as a metaphor for improbable victories by some weak party over someone far stronger.
The human race is intoxicated with narrow victories, for life is a string of them like pearls that hit the floor when the rope breaks, and roll away in perfection and anarchy.
I have seen periods of progress followed by reaction. I have seen the hopes and aspirations of Negroes rise during World War II, only to be smashed during the Eisenhower years. I am seeing the victories of the Kennedy and Johnson Administrations destroyed by Richard Nixon.
For all their current prestige, Osama bin Laden and the suicide bombers are still regarded in all but the most desperate districts of Gaza or Peshawar as romantics with little chance of more than symbolic victories, however bloody and brutal. That gives both the Middle East and the West a small and distant hope of security.
We've taken on the major health problems of the poorest - tuberculosis, maternal mortality, AIDS, malaria - in four countries. We've scored some victories in the sense that we've cured or treated thousands and changed the discourse about what is possible.
While the coach is entitled to celebrate the team's victories, there is a manner and a way of doing so without aggravating the opponent.
The study of history empowers nations and individuals with an ability to avoid errors of the past and lay foundations for victories in the future.
Those who know how to win are much more numerous than those who know how to make proper use of their victories.
The civil rights movement would experience many important victories, but Rosa Parks will always be remembered as its catalyst.
I want to be as honest as I can about the things I've been through - the sorrows and joys, victories and defeats - and to use those experiences as a well to draw from. Hopefully, the songs that result from that kind of writing will be songs that mean something to others.
There are victories of the soul and spirit. Sometimes, even if you lose, you win.
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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