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Winners And Winning Quotes

If you don't try to win you might as well hold the Olympics in somebody's back yard. The thrill of competing carries with it the thrill of a gold medal. One wants to win to prove himself the best.

Author: Jesse Owens (1913-1980)

Profession: American Olympic Track Athlete

Tactics, fitness, stroke ability, adaptability, experience, and sportsmanship are all necessary for winning.

Author: Fred Perry


Winning is only half of it. Having fun is the other half.

Author: Bum Phillips

Profession: American Football Coach

The only way to win is to fight on the side of your adversaries.

Author: Francis Picabia (1878-1953)

Profession: French Painter, Poet

The real winners in life are the people who look at every situation with an expectation that they can make it work or make it better.

Author: Barbara Pletcher


Those that know how to win are much more numerous than those who know how to make proper use of their victories.

Author: Polybius

Profession: Greek Politician, Diplomat, Historian

From nobody to upstart. From upstart to contender. From contender to winner. From winner to champion. From champion to Dynasty.

Author: Pat Riley (1945)

Profession: American Basketball Coach

You can become a winner only if you are willing to walk over the edge.

Author: Damon Runyon (1884-1946)

Profession: American Writer, Journalist

If you set a goal for yourself and are able to achieve it, you have won your race. Your goal can be to come in first, to improve your performance, or just to finish the race -- it's up to you.

Author: Dave Scott

Profession: American Triathlete

Nothing can seem foul to those who win.

Author: William Shakespeare (1564-1616)

Profession: British Poet, Playwright, Actor

There are one hundred and ninety nine ways to beat, but only one way to win; get there first.

Author: Willie Shoemaker (1931)

Profession: American Racing Jockey and Trainer

For me, winning isn't something that happens suddenly on the field when the whistle blows and the crowds roar. Winning is something that builds physically and mentally every day that you train and every night that you dream.

Author: Emmitt Smith

Profession: American Football Player

Therefore the skilful leader subdues the enemy's troops without any fighting; he captures their cities without laying siege to them; he overthrows their kingdom without lengthy operations in the field.

Author: Sun Tzu

Profession: Chinese Military Strategist, Author of ''Art of War''

Whoever wishes to win in this game must have patience and money, since the values are so little constant and the rumors so little founded on truth Vision is the art of seeing things invisible.

Author: Jonathan Swift (1667-1745)

Profession: Anglo-Irish Satirist

Winning isn't everything, but losing is nothing.

Author: Red Symons