Victory Quotes


  • You ask, what is our aim? I can answer in one word: It is 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.
    o Winston Churchill, speech in the House of Commons, after taking office as Prime Minister (13 May 1940)

  • If you think you can win, you can win. Faith is necessary to victory.
    o William Hazlitt, Table Talk: Essays On Men And Manners: “On Great and Little Things” (1821-1822)

  • Not in the clamour of the crowded street,
    Not in the shouts and plaudits of the throng,
    But in ourselves, are triumph and defeat.
    o Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, The Poets

  • Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity.
    o Horace Mann, address at Antioch College (1859)

  • In war there is no substitute for victory.
    o Douglas MacArthur, farewell address to Congress (1951)

  • I will appoint captains to rule my cities, for it is in the compelling zest of high adventure and of victory, and in creative action, that man finds his supreme joys.
    o Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Citadelle (1948) (translated into English as The Wisdom of the Sands)

  • Victory belongs to those that believe in it the most and believe in it the longest. We’re going to believe.
    o Lt. Col. Jimmy Doolittle (Alec Baldwin) Pearl Harbour (2001)


  • Victory is sweetest when you’ve known defeat.
    o Malcolm S. Forbes

  • Those who being afraid to lose don’t dare, yet when winning cannot be winners.
    o Sir Ethan Loods-Laton KBE

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