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A list of the best victory quotes and sayings, including the names of each speaker or author when available. This list is sorted by popularity, so only the most famous victory quotes are at the top. The authors of these historic victory quotes are displayed next to each quote, so if you see one you like be sure to check out other inspirational victory quotes from that same writer.

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"You get what you expect. Expect to heal. Expect victory." Janet Morris, Chris Morris

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A Victory without danger is a ... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Quotes About Victory
A Victory without danger is a triumph without glory. Pierre Corneille

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I would rather lose in a cause... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Quotes About Victory
I would rather lose in a cause that will some day win, than win in a cause that will some day lose! Woodrow Wilson

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‎"Dreamers and dreaming dead, lots of them from neither here nor there with no chance of getting home again, lost in place and time..." Janet Morris, Chris Morris

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There is no substitute for vic... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Quotes About Victory
There is no substitute for victory. Douglas MacArthur

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Victory at all costs, victory ... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Quotes About Victory
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

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In ourselves are triumph and d... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Quotes About Victory
In ourselves are triumph and defeat. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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No matter how often you are de... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Quotes About Victory
No matter how often you are defeated, you are born to victory. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Victory belongs to the most pe... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Quotes About Victory
Victory belongs to the most persevering. Napoleon Bonaparte

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"Sometimes the cost of winning for all the right reasons is so great that spirits die and hearts grow cold." Janet Morris

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Victory is sweetest when you'v... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Quotes About Victory
Victory is sweetest when you've known defeat. Malcolm Forbes

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Be ashamed to die until you ha... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Quotes About Victory
Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity. Horace Mann

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We do not rejoice in victories... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Quotes About Victory
We do not rejoice in victories. We rejoice when a new kind of cotton is grown and when strawberries bloom in Israel. Golda Meir

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Great is the victory that is g... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Quotes About Victory
Great is the victory that is gained without bloodshed.

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Victory lies with the truth. is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Quotes About Victory
Victory lies with the truth.

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No cross no crown. is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Quotes About Victory
No cross no crown. Francis Quarles

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Private victories precede publ... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Quotes About Victory
Private victories precede public victories. You can't invert that process any more than you can harvest a crop before you plant it. Stephen Covey

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Whether in chains or in laurel... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Quotes About Victory
Whether in chains or in laurels, liberty knows nothing but victories. Douglas MacArthur

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I will attained victory by God... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Quotes About Victory
I will attained victory by God and my sword.

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Victories that are easy are ch... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Quotes About Victory
Victories that are easy are cheap. Those only are worth having which come as the result of hard fighting. Henry Ward Beecher

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The most dangerous moment come... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Quotes About Victory
The most dangerous moment comes with victory. Napoleon Bonaparte

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The supreme excellence is not ... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Quotes About Victory
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. Laozi

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Beware of rashness, but with e... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Quotes About Victory
Beware of rashness, but with energy, and sleepless vigilance, go forward and give us victories. Abraham Lincoln

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Once you hear the details of v... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Quotes About Victory
Once you hear the details of victory, it is hard to distinguish it from a defeat. Jean-Paul Sartre

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Self conquest is the greatest ... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Quotes About Victory
Self conquest is the greatest of victories. Plato

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Wherever work is done, victory... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Quotes About Victory
Wherever work is done, victory is attained. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Men talk as if victory were so... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Quotes About Victory
Men talk as if victory were something fortunate. Work is victory. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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"Deception is a tactic: use it. Do whatever it takes to win." Janet Morris

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The greatest conqueror is he w... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Quotes About Victory
The greatest conqueror is he who overcomes the enemy without a blow.

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The god of victory is said to ... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Quotes About Victory
The god of victory is said to be one-handed, but peace gives victory on both sides. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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The people who remained victor... is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Quotes About Victory
The people who remained victorious were less like conquerors than conquered. Augustine of Hippo

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No conquest can ever become pe... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Quotes About Victory
No conquest can ever become permanent which does not show itself beneficial to the conquered as well as to the conquerors. Thomas Carlyle

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Such is the love of praise, so... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Quotes About Victory
Such is the love of praise, so great the anxiety for victory. Virgil

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Pardon is the choicest flower ... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Quotes About Victory
Pardon is the choicest flower of victory.

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The honor of the conquest is r... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Quotes About Victory
The honor of the conquest is rated by the difficulty. Michel de Montaigne

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The victor belongs to the spoi... is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Quotes About Victory
The victor belongs to the spoils.

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No retreat. No retreat. They m... is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Quotes About Victory
No retreat. No retreat. They must conquer or die who've no retreat. John Gay

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The softest things in the worl... is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Quotes About Victory
The softest things in the world overcome the hardest things in the world. Laozi

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I came, I saw, I conquered. is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Quotes About Victory
I came, I saw, I conquered. Shefki Hysa, Julius Caesar

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Victory and defeat are each of... is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Quotes About Victory
Victory and defeat are each of the same price. Thomas Jefferson

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Victory; a matter of staying p... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Quotes About Victory
Victory; a matter of staying power. Elbert Hubbard

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Next to a lost battle, nothing... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Quotes About Victory
Next to a lost battle, nothing is so sad as a battle that has been won.

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Victory is increased by concor... is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Quotes About Victory
Victory is increased by concord.

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Victory is by nature insolent ... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Quotes About Victory
Victory is by nature insolent and haughty. Cicero

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Victory is a political fiction... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Quotes About Victory
Victory is a political fiction.