Beauties in vain their pretty eyes may roll;Charms strike the sight, but merit wins the soul.
The tragedy of life is not that man loses, but that he almost wins.1922 Pieces of Hate, and Other Enthusiasms,'Sport for Art's Sake'.
For winter's rains and ruins are over, And all the season of snows and sins; The days dividing lover and lover, The light that loses, the night that wins; And time remembered isgrief forgotten, And frosts are slain and flowers begotten, And in green underwood and cover Blossom by blossom the spring begins.algernon charles swinburne
The world is a game of chess; the loser loses and the winner wins.jamal al-din al-afghani
The Messiah comes not only as the redeemer, he comes as the subduer of Antichrist. Only that historian will have the gift of fanning the spark of hope in the past who is firmly convinced that even the dead will not be safe from the enemy if he wins. And this enemy has not ceased to be victorious.walter benjamin
Military power wins battles, but spiritual power wins wars.george marshall
Who doesn't feel commands. He who only thinks what is required in order to win, wins.fernando pessoa
Slow and steady wins the race.Mieder, Wolfgang; Kingsbury, Stewart A.; Harder, Kelsie B. (1992). A Dictionary of American proverbs. p. 734.
Take the Kama Sutra . How many people died from the Kama Sutra, as opposed to the Bible? Who wins?frank zappa
Autumn wins you best by this its mute Appeal to sympathy for its decay.Robert Browning
Calmly take what ill betideth; Patience wins the crown at length: Rich repayment him abideth Who endures in quiet strength. Brave the tamer of the lion; Brave whom conquered kingdoms praise; Bravest he who rules his passions, Who his own impatience sways.johann gottfried herder
If, for some reason, we make some big mistake and IBM wins, my personal feeling is that we are going to enter a computer Dark Ages for about twenty years.steve jobs
When the man governed by self-interest, the god of this world, does not renounce it but merely refines it by the use of reason and extends it beyond the constricting boundary of the present, he is represented (Luke XVI, 3-9) as one who, in his very person [as servant], defrauds his master [self- interest] and wins from him sacrifices in behalf of “duty.”Immanuel Kant
The art of being able to make a good use of moderate abilities wins esteem and often confers more reputation than real merit.Also translated as: "The art of using moderate abilities to advantage wins praise, and often acquires more reputation than real brilliancy."
He who dares wins.Mieder, Wolfgang; Kingsbury, Stewart A.; Harder, Kelsie B. (1992). A Dictionary of American proverbs. p. 174.
The late M. Venizelos observed that in all her wars England he should have said Britain, of course always wins one battle the last.Winston Churchill, speech, Lord Mayor's luncheon, London (November 10, 1942); in Robert Rhodes James, , ed., Winston S. Churchill: His Complete Speeches, 1897–1963 (1974), vol. 6, p. 6693. Eleuthérios Venizélos was a Greek statesman who championed the cause of the Allies in World War I.
In every war England wins one battle. The last one.Eleftherios Venizelos on his belief that the Allies would win in WWI.
Prayer pulls the rope below, and the great bell rings above in the ears of God. Some scarcely stir the bell, for they pray so languidly; others give but an occasional pluck at the rope; but he who wins with heaven is the man who grasps the rope boldly and pulls continuously, with all his might.Charles Spurgeon, p. 460. (Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895))
Maidens, like moths, are ever caught by glare, And Mammon wins his way where seraphs might despair.lord byron
A mighty fortress is our God , A sword and shield victorious ; He breaks the cruel oppressors rod And wins salvation glorious .Martin Luther, in “Wordsof Wisdom, Too (1 January 1998)”, p.140
Utilitarianism had found [in Samuel Smiles’ Self-Help ] its portrait gallery of heroes, inscribed with a vigorous exhortation to all men to strive in their image; this philistine romanticism established the bourgeois hero-prototype the penniless office-boy who works his way to economic fortune and this wins his way into the mercantile plutocracy.john carroll
Slow and steady wins the race.The Hare and the Tortoise
When man tries to fight nature, he invariably loses. Nature invariably wins. It is only when man is wise enough to live with nature that he really gets anywhere.Elmer T. Peterson, Cities Are Abnormal (1946)
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