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A concrete agenda and landslide victory might not even guarantee a president his mandate in a capital as polarized as Washington.
Is victory sweet because your side wins - or is it really because the other side loses?
The bomb and the entrance of the Russians into the war will certainly have an effect on hastening the victory.
Henry L. Stimson
Desert Storm was seen by the military establishment and by some politicians as avenging Vietnam, but it left behind dangerous illusions. The victory was so decisive, and information about it so carefully managed, that the American public was never clearly informed that it was purchased at the price of approximately 100,000 Iraqi lives.
I don't think it's a low point being in the finals of the French Open, three points away from the victory.
We're not trying to reinvent the wheel; for any environmental organization to claim sole responsibility for any kind of victory is insane, because everybody attacks these problems as a group.
The victory is always sweeter... winning things with friends.
In coming to that agreement, my party had a clear philosophy throughout. In Northern Ireland, we should have institutions that respected the differences of the people and that gave no victory to either side.
Politics is never a victory, it's just the remorseless grinding forward of events.
The shot of Kapil Dev kissing the World Cup and hordes of Indian fans all over at Lord's is etched in my memory. Every Indian is proud of that victory, and every Indian player who has played the World Cup after that '83 win wants to bring the Cup home.
The object of war is victory; that of victory is conquest; and that of conquest preservation.
Charles de Secondat
We now have contestants who will not let anything get in their way of victory. Some contestants have thrown each other under the bus this season.
Victory is the most important aspect in Iraq, because victory in Iraq will help us have victory in the War on Terror.
Workaholics typically have a lot of achievement with very little appreciation of what they have, whether it's cars or friendships or otherwise. That is a shallow victory. Then you have people with a lot of appreciation and no achievement, which is fine, but it doesn't create a lot of good in the world.
We know over very national survival is at stake; and we believe that we should support our troops, yes, and work for an outcome that results in victory.
J. D. Hayworth
Wars of aggression are popular nowadays with those nations convinced that only victory and conquest could improve their material well-being.
Ludwig von Mises
The election result is not a victory that belongs to me or my party.
My victory is your victory. My victory is the victory of a unified party, a party that wants to propose to the Quebec people a country that is free and a country that is independent.
Read Churchill, he tells you how crucial was the Greek role in your decisive desert victory over Rommel.
The struggle goes on. The victory is in the struggle, for me. And I accepted that a long time ago.
But you say, does it represent change? The change is that we are fighting an insurance industry that has killed health reform for generations. They're spending tens of millions of dollars right now to defeat this bill, and we're on the doorstep of winning a great victory for the American people.
I think this could be our best victory over Germany since the war.
We have made major reforms in Greece. When I took over after a landslide victory we had a mandate for change and I knew my major focus would be re-organizing the state.
I may have been the only candidate in America who failed to ride the wave of anti-establishment anger to victory.
When people contend for their liberty they seldom get anything for their victory, but new masters.
E. F. L. Wood, 1st Earl of Halifax
C. S. Lewis
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Leonardo da Vinci
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