Quotes about Winning

"Sometimes the best gain is to lose."

George Herbert (3 April 1593 – 1 March 1633) was a Welsh poet, orator and Anglican priest.


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

Barca (-)


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

Henry Ward Beecher (June 24, 1813 – March 8, 1887) was a prominent, Congregationalist clergyman, social reformer, abolitionist, and speaker in the mid to late 19th century. An 1875 adultery trial in which he was accused of having an affair with a married woman was one of the most notorious American trials of the 19th century.


"Victory and defeat are each of the same price."

Thomas Jefferson (April 13, 1743 – July 4, 1826) was the third President of the United States (1801–1809) and the principal author of the Declaration of Independence (1776). Jefferson was one of the most influential Founding Fathers, known for his promotion of the ideals of republicanism in the United States.


"Victory has 100 fathers and defeat is an orphan."

American saying (-)


"Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing."

Henry Russell "Red" Sanders (May 7, 1905 – August 14, 1958) was an American college football player and coach.


"I would rather lose in a cause that will some day win, than win in a cause that will someday lose."

Thomas Woodrow Wilson (December 28, 1856 – February 3, 1924) was the 28th President of the United States. A leader of the Progressive Era, he served as President of Princeton University from 1902 to 1910, and then as the Governor of New Jersey from 1911 to 1913.


"A mind troubled by doubt cannot focus on the course to victory."

Arthur Golden (born 1956) is an American writer. He is the author of the bestselling novel Memoirs of a Geisha (1997).


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

Martina Navratilova (born October 18, 1956) is a Czech American and former Czechoslovak tennis player and a former World No. 1.


"Those who know how to win are much more numerous than those who know how to make proper use of their victories."

Polybius (ca. 200–118 BC) was a Greek historian of the Hellenistic Period noted for his book called The Histories covering in detail the period of 220–146 BC.