Force is all-conquering, but its victories are short-lived.
We hate war . We do not rejoice in victories. We rejoice when a new kind of cotton is grown, and when strawberries bloom in Israel .
There are some defeats more triumphant than victories.Michel de Montaigne
The triumph of the industrial arts will advance the cause of civilization more rapidly than its warmest advocates could have hoped, and contribute to the permanent prosperity and strength of the country far more than the most splendid victories of successful war .
Are you still to learn that the end and perfection of our victories is to avoid the vices and infirmities of those whom we subdue?Alexander the Great
Where we desire to be informed,'tisgood to contest with men above ourselves; but to confirm and establish our opinions,'tis best to argue with judgements below ourown, that the frequent spoils and victories over their reasonsmaysettleinourselvesanesteemand confirmed opinion of our own.
While soldiers were winning victories, so-called labor leaders were engaged in high treason.werner von blomberg
For most countries, serving the UN's objectives has never seemed worth even the smallest of risks. Member nations do not want a large, reputable, strong and independent United Nations, no matter their hypocritical pronouncements otherwise. What they want is a weak, beholden, indebted scapegoat of an organization, which they can blame for their failures or steal victories from.roméo dallaire
You are the strongest and the others keep their distance. It is no longer necessary to win victories over them.taisen deshimaru
Let us ever remember that our interest is in concord, not in conflict; and that our real eminence rests in the victories of peace, not those of war.william mckinley
It is true we have won all our wars, but we have paid for them. We don’t want victories anymore.Golda Meir
Whether in chains or in laurels, Liberty knows nothing but victories.wendell phillips
No history of the world can be complete which does not mention Mary Helen Keller... whose overcoming of her blindness and deafness were arguably victories more important than those of Alexander the Great, because they have implications still for every living person.theodore zeldin
All victories breed hate, and that over your superior is foolish or fatal.baltasar gracián
Beware of rashness, but with energy and sleepless vigilance go forward and give us victories.Abraham Lincoln
Peace hath her victories No less renowned than war.john milton
Ought a man to be confident that he deserves his good fortune, and think much of himself when he has overcome a nation, or city, or empire; or does fortune give this as an example to the victor also of the uncertainty of human affairs, which never continue in one stay? For what time can there be for us mortals to feel confident, when our victories over others especially compel us to dread fortune, and while we are exulting, the reflection that the fatal day comes now to one, now to another, in regular succession, dashes our joy.Plutarch
Our forefathers and ancestors of all times have been of this nature and disposition, that, upon the winning of a battle, they have chosen rather, for a sign and memorial of their triumphs and victories, to erect trophies and monuments in the hearts of the vanquished by clemency than by architecture in the lands which they had conquered. For they did hold in greater estimation the lively remembrance of men purchased by liberality than the dumb inscription of arches, pillars, and pyramids, subject to the injury of storms and tempests, and to the envy of everyone.françois rabelais
Beware of rashness, but with energy, and sleepless vigilance, go forward and give us victories.Abraham Lincoln
There are two kinds of defeat. Whether in chains or in laurels, Liberty knows nothing but victories.wendell phillips
The most tragic waste... is in the spiritual lives of men. Men who have the capacity for sonship and brotherhood are living as aliens and enemies, men who have the capacity for companionship are living as hermits, men who have the capacity for mighty victories are living as helpless slaves, men who have the capacity for service are living as parasites. Man is only a small fraction of what he might be.
To be a man is to be responsible: to be ashamed of miseries you did not cause; to be proud of your comrades' victories; to be aware, when setting one stone, that you are building a world.
Did any man at his death ever regret his conflicts with himself, his victories over appetite, his scorn of impure pleasure, or his sufferings for righteousness' sake?william ellery channing
The victories of Right Are born of strife. There were no Day were there no Night, Nor, without dying, Life.
Are you still to learn that the end and perfection of our victories is to avoid the vices and infirmities of those whom we subdue?
Ought a man to be confident that he deserves his good fortune, and think much of himself when he has overcome a nation, or city, or empire; or does fortune give this as an example to the victor also of the uncertainty of human affairs, which never continue in one stay? For what time can there be for us mortals to feel confident, when our victories over others especially compel us to dread fortune, and while we are exulting, the reflection that the fatal day comes now to one, now to another, in regular succession, dashes our joy.