„Whether in chains or in laurels, Liberty knows nothing but victories.“

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„To be defeated and not submit, is victory; to be victorious and rest on one's laurels, is defeat.“

—  Józef Piłsudski Polish politician and Prime Minister 1867 - 1935
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„Actions speak louder than words. In the days to come the Goddess of Victory will bestow her laurels only on those who prepared to act with daring.“

—  Heinz Guderian German general 1888 - 1954
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„No conqueror returning from a victory on the battlefield has come home adorned with nobler laurels than M and people alike have shown by the manner of their reception their sense of his achievement.“

—  Neville Chamberlain Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 1869 - 1940
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„It was necessary to close the front against Germany and that it (victory) depended on us whether it was to be closed or not.“

—  Kliment Voroshilov Soviet military commander 1881 - 1969
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„Vulnerability is not knowing victory or defeat, it’s understanding the necessity of both; it’s engaging. It’s being all in.“

—  Brené Brown, Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead

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„Peace, which costs nothing, is attended with infinitely more advantage, than any victory with all its expence.“

—  Thomas Paine English and American political activist 1737 - 1809
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