Only a man who knows what it is like to be defeated can reach down to the bottom of his soul and come up with the extra ounce of power it takes to win when the match is even.
Richard Nixon self-impeached . . . gave us Gerald Ford as his revenge.bella abzug
There is plenty of time to win this game, and to thrash the Spaniards too.Sir Francis Drake
Some time, Rock, when the team's up against it, when things are wrong and the breaks are beating the boys tell them to go in there with all they've got and win just one for the Gipper.George Gipp
If we win, nobody will care. If we lose, there will be nobody to care.Winston Churchill, secret session, House of Commons, June 25, 1941. Winston S. Churchill: His Complete Speeches, 1897–1963, ed. Robert Rhodes James (1974), vol. 6, p. 6438.
Whether you like it or not, history is on our side. We will bury you.Nikita Khrushchev, remark at a Polish embassy reception following the signing of a Moscow-Warsaw joint declaration in Moscow, November 18, 1956.—The Washington Post, November 19, 1956, p. 1. Khrushchev later explained what he had meant in response to a question at the National Press Club, Washington, D.C., September 16, 1959: "The expression I used was distorted, and on purpose, because what was meant was not the physical burial of any people but the question of the historical force of development. It is well known that at the present time no one social or economic system is dominant throughout the world, but that there are different systems, social systems in different countries. And those systems change. At one time the most widespread system of society in the world was feudalism. Then capitalism took its place…. We believe that Karl Marx, Engels and Lenin gave scientific proof of the fact that the system, the social system of socialism, would take the place of capitalism … that is why I said that looking at the matter from the historical point of view, socialism, communism, would take the place of capitalism and capitalism thereby would be, so to speak, buried."—Transcript of Khrushchev's address and subsequent question-and-answer session (simultaneous translation), The New York Times, September 17, 1959, p. 18, col. 8.
For when the One Great Scorer comes to mark against your name, He writes, not that you won or lost, but how you played the Game.Grantland Rice, "Alumnus Football," last two lines, Only the Brave and Other Poems, p. 144 (1941).
Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing.Henry Russell ("Red") Sanders, Vanderbilt University football coach, c. 1948.—Leo Green, Sportswit, p. 57 (1984). Verified by Scoop Hudgins, Vanderbilt's sports information director 1946–1948, and Fred Russell, retired sports editor of the Nashville, Tennessee, Banner and a friend of Sanders's, who quoted this phrase in his columns at the time. This remark has been widely attributed to football coach Vince Lombardi. In Vince Lombardi on Football, ed. George L. Flynn, vol. 1, chapter 1, p. 16 (1973), Lombardi is quoted, "I have been quoted as saying, ‘Winning is the only thing.' That's a little out of context. What I said is that ‘Winning is not everything—but making the effort to win is.'" Not everyone agrees. Time, September 14, 1970, p. 61, attributed this remark to Lombardi and called it his creed. Bob Rubin, Green Bay's Packers, p. 84 (1973), quotes this from Lombardi's opening talk on the first day of training camp in 1959.
I would rather lose in a cause that will some day win, than win in a cause that will some day lose!Attributed to Woodrow Wilson in Hugh A. Bone, American Politics and the Party System (1949), p. 482. Reported in Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations (1989) as not verified in the writings of Wilson.
Slow and steady wins the race.Mieder, Wolfgang; Kingsbury, Stewart A.; Harder, Kelsie B. (1992). A Dictionary of American proverbs. p. 734.
Some days you get the bear, other days the bear gets you.Meaning: Some days you win, and some days you lose.
He laughs best who laughs last.Meaning: He who wins in the end wins.
Don't fight a battle if you don't gain anything by winning.Authorship disputed. Attributed to George S. Patton in Patton's Principles : A Handbook for Managers Who Mean It! (1982) by Porter B. Williamson as well as Leadership (1990) by William Safire and Leonard Safir, p. 47, but also attributed to Erwin Rommel? from his Infanterie Greift An [Infantry Attacks] (1937) in World War II : The Definitive Visual History (2009) by Richard Holmes, p. 128, and Timelines of History (2011) by DK Publishing, p. 392.
He who dares wins.Mieder, Wolfgang; Kingsbury, Stewart A.; Harder, Kelsie B. (1992). A Dictionary of American proverbs. p. 174.
I suggest a new strategy, R2: let the Wookiee win.C-3PO
Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.Michael Jordan
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