„It is impossible to win the race unless you venture to run, impossible to win the victory unless you dare to battle. “

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Richard M. DeVos1
1926 - 2018

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„Having made pleasure and pain, gain and loss, victory and defeat the same, you engage in battle for the sake of battle; thus you shell win and not incur sin.“

—  Baba Hari Dass master yogi, author, builder, commentator of Indian spiritual tradition 1923 - 2018
Srimad Bhagavad Gita, Ch. I-VI, 2013, Bhagavad Gita, Ch II, verse 38

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„If you think you can win, you can win. Faith is necessary to victory.“

—  William Hazlitt English writer 1778 - 1830
Table Talk: Essays On Men And Manners http://www.blupete.com/Literature/Essays/TableHazIV.htm (1821-1822), "On Great and Little Things"

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„There are victories of the soul and spirit. Sometimes, even if you lose, you win.“

—  Elie Wiesel writer, professor, political activist, Nobel Laureate, and Holocaust survivor 1928 - 2016
Attributed in The Little Book of Romanian Wisdom (2011) edited by Diana Doroftei and Matthew Cross

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„Fight, and you shall win. For God grants victory to perseverance.“

—  Simón Bolívar Venezuelan military and political leader, South American libertador 1783 - 1830
Context: Do not compare your material forces with those of the enemy. Spirit cannot be compared with matter. You are human beings, they are beasts. You are free, they are slaves. Fight, and you shall win. For God grants victory to perseverance. As quoted in Simón Bolívar (1969) by Gerhard Masur

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„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.“

—  Sun Tzu ancient Chinese military general, strategist and philosopher from the Zhou Dynasty -543 - -495 a.C.
Chapter III · Strategic Attack, 是故百戰百勝,非善之善者也;不戰而屈人之兵,善之善者也。 Variant translations Hence to fight and conquer in all your battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting. The best victory is when the opponent surrenders of its own accord before there are any actual hostilities... It is best to win without fighting.

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„Easy victories aren’t worth winning.“

—  Ursula K. Le Guin, livro The Eye of the Heron
The Eye of the Heron (1978), Chapter 4 (p. 54)

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„You can be so proud that, from now on, it will be unremarkable for a woman to win primary state victories, unremarkable to have a woman in a close race to be our nominee, unremarkable to think that a woman can be the President of the United States. And that is truly remarkable.“

—  Hillary Clinton American politician, senator, Secretary of State, First Lady 1947
Presidential campaign (January 20, 2007 – 2008), Concession speech http://www.nationalpost.com/news/story.html?id=572270, Washington D.C., June 7, 2008.

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„You are the strongest and the others keep their distance. It is no longer necessary to win victories over them.“

—  Taisen Deshimaru Japanese Buddhist monk 1914 - 1982
As quoted in A Galaxy Not So Far Away : Writers and Artists on Twenty-five Years of Star Wars (2002) by Glenn Kenny, p. 99

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„Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win.“

—  Sun Tzu ancient Chinese military general, strategist and philosopher from the Zhou Dynasty -543 - -495 a.C.
Chapter IV · Disposition of the Army, 是故勝兵先勝而後求戰,敗兵先戰而後求勝。 Variant: Thus it is that in war the victorious strategist only seeks battle after the victory has been won, whereas he who is destined to defeat first fights and afterwards looks for victory.

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„An eastern contemporary, with a grain of wisdom in its wit, says that "when the whites win a fight, it is a victory, and when the Indians win it, it is a massacre."“

—  L. Frank Baum Children's writer, editor, journalist, screenwriter 1856 - 1919
The Aberdeen Saturday Pioneer (1890 and 1891), Saturday Pioneer (3 January 1891)

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„In the first six to twelve months of a war with the United States and Great Britain I will run wild and win victory upon victory. But then, if the war continues after that, I have no expectation of success.“

—  Isoroku Yamamoto Japanese Marshal Admiral 1884 - 1943
Statement to Japanese cabinet minister Shigeharu Matsumoto and Japanese prime minister Fumimaro Konoe, as quoted in Eagle Against the Sun: The American War With Japan (1985) by Ronald Spector. This remark would later prove prophetic; precisely six months after the attack on Pearl Harbor, the Japanese navy would suffer a major defeat at the Battle of Midway, from which it never recovered.

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„Any man who sees Europe now must realize that victory in a great war is not something you win once and for all, like victory in a ball game. Victory in a great war is something that must be won and kept won.“

—  Harry Truman American politician, 33rd president of the United States (in office from 1945 to 1953) 1884 - 1972
Report on the Potsdam Conference (1945), Context: Any man who sees Europe now must realize that victory in a great war is not something you win once and for all, like victory in a ball game. Victory in a great war is something that must be won and kept won. It can be lost after you have won it — if you are careless or negligent or indifferent. Europe today is hungry. I am not talking about Germans. I am talking about the people of the countries which were overrun and devastated by the Germans, and particularly about the people of Western Europe. Many of them lack clothes and fuel and tools and shelter and raw materials. They lack the means to restore their cities and their factories. As the winter comes on, the distress will increase. Unless we do what we can to help, we may lose next winter what we won at such terrible cost last spring. Desperate men are liable to destroy the structure of their society to find in the wreckage some substitute for hope. If we let Europe go cold and hungry, we may lose some of the foundations of order on which the hope for worldwide peace must rest. We must help to the limits of our strength. And we will.

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