winning Quotes

59 of the best book quotes about winning
“Instead of playing to win, I was playing not to lose. It reminds me of the story I once heard about two friends being chased by a bear, when one turned to the other and said, ‘I just realized that I don’t need to outrun the bear; I only need to outrun you.‘”
“I realized that even if you win three or four times, the next victory will not necessarily be yours without trying.”
“How do you like the Queen?” said the Cat in a low voice. “Not at all,” said Alice: “she’s so extremely—” Just then she noticed that the Queen was close behind her, listening: so she went on “—likely to win, that it’s hardly worth while finishing the game.”
“There are several ways to achieve a goal. Failure is preferable to winning through unjust means.”
“We know how to win wars. We must learn now to win peace...”
“They hadn’t come here to fear. They hadn’t come to die. They had come to win.”
“After all, it was the nature of twentieth-century capitalism that everyone should scam everyone, and he who scammed the most ultimately won the game. On that basis, I was the undefeated world champ.”
“Let the ruling classes tremble at a Communistic revolution. The proletarians have nothing to lose but their chains. They have a world to win.”
“Battles are lost in the same spirit in which they are won.”
“Have you heard that it was good to gain the day? I also say it is good to fall, battles are lost in the same spirit in which they are won.”
“In the white-hot emotional furnace of those final meters at Grünau, Joe and the boys had finally forged the prize they had sought all season, the prize Joe had sought nearly all his life. Now he felt whole. He was ready to go home.”
“Every man in the boat had absolute confidence in every one of his mates... Why they won cannot be attributed to individuals, not even to stroke Dun Hume. Heartfelt cooperation all spring was responsible for the victory.”
“MELINDA. (Calling to HOWARD across the courtroom) Which side won? HOWARD. (Calling back) I ain’t sure. But the whole thing’s over!”
″‘And you look like a protagonist.’ She was talking as fast as she could think. ‘You look like a person who wins in the end. You’re so pretty, and so good. You have magic eyes,’ she whispered.”
“The moment you stop viewing your opponent as a threat is the moment you leave yourself open to getting beat.”
“Success is the result of hard work, busting your ass every day for years on end without cutting corners or taking shortcuts.”
“Everyone wants to win. But to truly succeed - whether it is at a sport or at your job or in life - you have to be willing to do the hard work, overcome the challenges, and make the sacrifices it takes to be the best at what you do.”
″‘Competition brings out the best in me.‘”
Ender Wiggin isn’t a killer. He just wins—thoroughly.
″‘It’s not about the money. It’s about what I could do with it.‘”
″‘If I win [...] I’m going to make sure everyone on this planet has enough to eat. Once we tackle world hunger, then we can figure out how to fix the environment and solve the energy crisis.‘”
“I started adding up all the things I couldn’t do [...] I felt dreadfully inadequate [...] The one thing I was good at was winning scholarships and prizes, and that era was coming to an end.”
“It is not winning or losing the battle that matters, but how the war ends.”
“Most people think small because they are afraid of success, afraid of making decisions, afraid of winning.”
“I’m the first to admit that I am very competitive and that I’ll do nearly anything within legal bounds to win. Sometimes, part of making a deal is denigrating your competition.”
“It was a star,” Mrs. Whatsit said sadly. “A star giving up its life in battle with the Thing. It won, oh, yes, my children, it won. But it lost its life in the winning.”
“Be modest, be humble, be simple. Make sure you come in first so that you have something to be humble about.”
“Oh, the places you’ll go! There is fun to be done! There are points to be scored. There are games to be won.”
″[T]he magical things you can do with that ball will make you the winning-est winner of all. Fame! You’ll be as famous as famous can be, with the whole wide world watching you win on TV.”
“War is not won by victory.”
If you try and lose then it isn’t your fault. But if you don’t try and we lose, then it’s all your fault.
I don’t care if I pass your test, I don’t care if I follow your rules. If you can cheat, so can I. I won’t let you beat me unfairly - I’ll beat you unfairly first.
When you play a game of thrones you win or you die.
“It’s easy to win. Anybody can win.”
“Good leaders don’t make excuses. Instead, they figure out a way to get it done and win.”
“I would like to see you. But: I would only like to see you with your feeling space, and desire, the parents of bravery, and curiosity. I would like you to want to see me without you feeling seduced or pressured. I would like to see you without our playing games: for games are for winners and losers and I do not ever want to win against you, or for you to lose against me, and I do not want to lose against you or for you to win against me. For we are part of the whole, the main, as Donne said—and your gain is mine and my loss is yours. Love is about finding one’s match, which means we shall touch our minds and hearts together at once, and never condescend or aim for any goal between us but the truth.”
“We cannot play games well when it comes to this love: and this is how we shall win.”
“The wrestling usually ended with her winning, her prize being the hug I could no escape from. And her voice would whisper in my ears the words of blessing of the Hidden, while my stepfather grumbled mildly she spoiled me, and the little girls, my half-sisters jumped around us for their share of the hug and the blessing.”
“Her meet-cute with her fiancé is something out of a romantic comedy (gag) and she’s managed to finance her entire wedding by winning a series of Internet contests (double gag).”
“Dave didn’t like that Teddy at all. At that moment he didn’t like Bella much either because she kept winning things.”
“You couldn’t ever win an argument with Archie. He was too quick with his words.”
“Don’t let the hard days win.”
“That life - whatever else it is - is short. That fate is cruel but maybe not random. That Nature (meaning Death) always wins but that doesn’t mean we have to bow and grovel to it. That maybe even if we’re not always so glad to be here, it’s our task to immerse ourselves anyway: wade straight through it, right through the cesspool, while keeping eyes and hearts open. And in the midst of our dying, as we rise from the organic and sink back ignominiously into the organic, it is a glory and a privilege to love what Death doesn’t touch.”
“I like thinking big. I always have. To me it’s very simple: if you’re going to be thinking anyway, you might as well think big. Most people think small, because most people are afraid of success, afraid of making decisions, afraid of winning. And that gives people like me a great advantage.”
“The courage to be vulnerable is not about winning or losing, it’s about the courage to show up when you can’t predict or control the outcome.”
“Suckers try to win arguments, nonsuckers try to win.”
“Fear is just a game Shiori, I remind myself. You win by playing.”
“Think of something happy. Like chasing after whales or winning an argument against a tortoise.” We clearly had different ideas of happiness.”
“No one stops me!”
“D. Very important. Once a game of Jumanji is started it will not be over until one player reaches the golden city.”
“Judy grabbed her piece and slammed it to the board. ‘Jumanji,’ she yelled, as loud as she could.”
“Hooper said nothing. He threw the photograph down into the suitcase and walked back to the window. Kingshaw knew that he had won, but he did not feel the winner; Hooper had conceded him nothing.”
“This is a rule of racing: No race has ever been won in the first corner; many have been lost there.”
“Yo, Adrian, we did it. We did it!”
You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain’t about how hard ya hit. It’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward. How much you can take and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done!”
“I am not bound to win, I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live up to the light that I have. —Abraham Lincoln sixteenth”
“The player of the inner game comes to value the art of relaxed concentration above all other skills; he discovers a true basis for self-confidence; and he learns that the secret to winning any game lies in not trying too hard.”
“I recognize that winning is not everything, but the effort to win is.”

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