An aphorism is nothing else but the slightest
form of writing raised to the highest level of expressive communication. Carl William Brown





What is the highest secret to victory and peace? To will what God wills, and strike a league with destiny.


William R. Alger (1822-1905, American writer)


There is Jackson with his Virginians, standing like a stone wall. Let us determine to die here, and we will conquer.


Bernard Elliot Bee


Victories that are easy are cheap. Those only are worth having which come as the result of hard fighting.


Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887, American preacher, orator, writer)


The most dangerous moment comes with victory.


Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821, French general, emperor)


Victory belongs to the most persevering.


Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821, French general, emperor)


Victory at all costs, victory in spite of all terror, victory however long and hard the road may be; for without victory there is no survival.


Winston Churchill (1874-1965, British statesman, Prime Minister)


I came, I saw, I conquered.


Julius Caesar (101-44 BC, Roman emperor)


One may know how to gain a victory, and know not how to use it.


Pedro Calderon de la Barca (1600-1681, Spanish playwright)


Private victories precede public victories. You can't invert that process any more than you can harvest a crop before you plant it.


Stephen R. Covey (1932-, American speaker, trainer, author of "The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People")


No conquest can ever become permanent which does not show itself beneficial to the conquered as well as to the conquerors.


Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881, Scottish philosopher, author)


Victory is by nature insolent and haughty.


Marcus T. Cicero (c. 106-43 BC, Roman orator, politician)


A Victory without danger is a triumph without glory.


Pierre Corneille (1606-1684, French dramatist)


To conquer without risk is to triumph without glory.


Pierre Corneille (1606-1684, French dramatist)


The ultimate victory in competition is derived from the inner satisfaction of knowing that you have done your best and that you have gotten the most out of what you had to give.


Howard Cosell (1918-1995, American sports broadcaster)


Survival is triumph enough.


Harry Crews


Men talk as if victory were something fortunate. Work is victory.


Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882, American poet, essayist)


No matter how often you are defeated, you are born to victory.


Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882, American poet, essayist)


The god of victory is said to be one-handed, but peace gives victory on both sides.


Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882, American poet, essayist)


Wherever work is done, victory is attained.


Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882, American poet, essayist)


The greater the difficulty, the more glory in surmounting it.


Epicurus (c.341-270 BC, Greek philosopher)


The victor belongs to the spoils.


F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940, American writer)

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The will to conquer is the first condition of victory.


Ferdinand Foch (1851-1929, French field marshal)


Victory is sweetest when you've known defeat.


Malcolm S. Forbes (1919-1990, American publisher, businessman)


No retreat. No retreat. They must conquer or die who've no retreat.


John Gay (1688-1732, British playwright, poet)


Conquer we shall, but, we must first contend! It's not the fight that crowns us, but the end.


Robert Herrick (1591-1674, British poet)


We should wage war not to win war, but to win peace.


Paul Hoffman


Victory; a matter of staying power.


Elbert Hubbard (1859-1915, American author, publisher)


Victory and defeat are each of the same price.


Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826, American President (3rd))


Victory becomes, to some degree, a state of mind. Knowing ourselves superior to the anxieties, troubles, and worries which obsess us, we are superior to them.


Basil King


The softest things in the world overcome the hardest things in the world.


Lao-Tzu (BC 600-?, Chinese philosopher, founder of Taoism)


The supreme excellence is not to win a hundred victories in a hundred battles. The supreme excellence is to subdue the armies of your enemies without even having to fight them.


Lao-Tzu (BC 600-?, Chinese philosopher, founder of Taoism)


Whether in chains or in laurels, liberty knows nothing but victories.


Douglas Macarthur (1880-1964, American army general during WW II)


Beware of rashness, but with energy, and sleepless vigilance, go forward and give us victories.


Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865, American President (16th))


In ourselves are triumph and defeat.


Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1819-1892, American poet)


Even the smallest victory is never to be taken for granted. Each victory must be applauded...


Audre Lorde


Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity.


Horace Mann (1796-1859, American educator)


Victory goes to the player who makes the next-to-last mistake.


Jackie Mason (1931-, American comedian)


Victory goes to the player who makes the next-to-last mistake.


Jackie Mason (1931-, American comedian)


We do not rejoice in victories. We rejoice when a new kind of cotton is grown and when strawberries bloom in Israel.


Golda Meir (1898-1978, Israeli Prime Minister, 1969-74)


The honor of the conquest is rated by the difficulty.


Michel Eyquem De Montaigne (1533-1592, French philosopher, essayist)


I will attained victory by God and my sword.




Victory is increased by concord.




Victory lies with the truth.




The moment of victory is much too short to live for that and nothing else.


Martina Navratilova (1956-, American tennis player)


Self conquest is the greatest of victories.


Plato (BC 427?-347?, Greek philosopher)


Pardon is the choicest flower of victory.


Arabian Proverb (Sayings of Arabian origin)


The greatest conqueror is he who overcomes the enemy without a blow.


Chinese Proverb (Sayings of Chinese origin)


Do not triumph before the victory.


English Proverb (Sayings of British origin)


No cross no crown.


Francis Quarles (1592-1644, British poet)


I look at victory as milestones on a very long highway.


Joan Benoit Samuelson (1957-, American marathon runner)


Once you hear the details of victory, it is hard to distinguish it from a defeat.


Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-1980, French writer, philosopher)


I feel sorry for someone who has to win at everything.


Snoopy (American cartoon character)


The secret of all victory lies in the organization of the non-obvious.


Oswald Spengler (1880-1936, German philosopher)


The people who remained victorious were less like conquerors than conquered.


St. Augustine (354-430, Numidian-born bishop of Hippo, theologian)


Victory is a political fiction.


Author Unknown


Great is the victory that is gained without bloodshed.


Author Unknown


There is no shortcut. Victory lies in overcoming obstacles everyday.


Author Unknown


You know how to conquer, Hannibal, but not how to profit by your victory.


Author Unknown


I do not think that winning is the most important thing. I think winning is the only thing.


Bill Veeck (1914-1986, American baseball executive)


Such is the love of praise, so great the anxiety for victory.


Virgil (c. 70 - 19 BC, Roman poet)


Next to a lost battle, nothing is so sad as a battle that has been won.


Arthur (Duke of Wellington) Wellesley (1769-1852, British statesman, military leader)


The most urgent necessity in human life is to be able to face life victoriously. For many are living mentally, physically, morally and spiritually defeated.


F. A. Wickett


I would rather fail in a cause that will ultimately succeed than succeed in a cause that will ultimately fail.


Woodrow T. Wilson (1856-1924, American President (28th))


I would rather lose in a cause that will some day win, than win in a cause that will some day lose!


Woodrow T. Wilson (1856-1924, American President (28th))


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