241 Inspiring Quotes about Winning

Are you looking for inspirational quotes about winning? Inspiring Lizard has got you covered! In this article we present the 241 most beautiful winning quotes we could find. Let’s get inspired!

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Positive Attitude is a great mental strength and powerful winning tool. Success is an attitude. Even if you dont have it, you can develop it

— Peter Isekiigbe DE Rock

You’d think experienced political professionals would know better than to place their trust in exit polls, notoriously inaccurate surveys that had John Kerry winning the 2004 election by five points when he actually lost by three.

— John Podhoretz

What most people want to keep under wraps (from reporters) is trivial: petty jealousies, professional feuds, etc. By contrast, most of the things they have thought about most seriously all their lives they are perfectly winning to uncover.

— Thomas Boswell, How Life Imitates the World Series

It was never about winning medals or being famous.

— Nancy Kerrigan

All revered spiritual leaders, political leaders, and diplomats, captains of industry, intellectuals, and winning generals exhibit genuine humility that empowers them to act with integrity and courage under the most distressing circumstances.

— Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

As a Christian, I know my life is in God’s hands. He has a plan for me. Therefore, I never worry about tomorrow or never worry about winning or losing football games. That knowledge gives me a lot of composure in tough situations.

— Tom Landry

He had a winning smile and it was evident that he didn’t think he was any better than anybody else even though he was.

— Flannery O’Connor, Wise Blood

science says that nobody is ever made happy by getting a promotion, winning the lottery or even finding true love. People are made happy by one thing and one thing only – pleasant sensations in their bodies

— Yuval Noah Harari, Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow

Daring ideas are like chessmen moved forward. They may be beaten but they may start a winning game.

— Goethe

One must always be prepared to switch sides with justice, that fugitive of the winning camp.

— Simone Weil

About winning and losing: It isn’t important, what really counts is how you play the game. About playing the game: PLAY TO WIN!

— Robert Fulghum, All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten

The good thing about winning the race against time is that even though your time is diminishing you always have a product to show for it.

— Sunday Adelaja, How To Become Great Through Time Conversion: Are you wasting time, spending time or investing time?

A few of the world’s most famous non-American novelists have large followings in the United States, among them Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Guenter Grass, who were both popular even before winning the Nobel.

— Stephen Kinzer

The one thing I was good at was winning scholarships and prizes, and that era was coming to an end.

— Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar

Personally, I rather look forward to a computer program winning the world chess championship. Humanity needs a lesson in humility.

— Richard Dawkins

To sum up – i f you want to be more creat ive, star t loving yoursel f enough to giveyoursel f permission to fai l . In fact , bet ter yet , don’ t even wor ry about winning orlosing. Just DO.

— Scott Bourne, Essays on Inspiration, Creativity & Vision in Photography

There’s such a thin line between winning and losing.

— John R. Tunis

Don’t feel pity for those who will feel disappointed because you have scored! You were trained not to entertain a pity party but to excel in a winning game!

— Israelmore Ayivor, The Great Hand Book of Quotes

I think the best way to fight your detractors is to produce positive results and not think about them, but think about winning the hearts and minds of North Carolinians – or Americans – on good policy.

— Thom Tillis

What makes big boobs and perkiness so attractive to boys? I mean, really. Two round, mounds of fat and a fake smile. Yeah, winning attributes.

— Gena Showalter, Oh My Goth

The London games mark the 24th anniversary of my winning two golds and setting the world record in the heptathlon. Someone is going to want it records are made to be broken – it’s only a matter of time. I hope mine will outlive me.

— Jackie Joyner-Kersee

What will a man gain by winning the whole world, at the cost of his true self?

— Jesus

Persistence is a unique mental strength; a strength that is essential to combat the fierce power of the repeated rejections and numerous other obstacles that sit in waiting and are all part of winning in a fast-moving, ever-changing world.

— Bob Proctor

Do not effort to win but try to lose if your Close one is there to fightHappiness that is achieved after losing to our close one’s , that is not possible to achieved even after winning the world

— Mohammed Zaki Ansari, “Zaki’s Gift Of Love”

This was my first lesson about gambling: if you see somebody winning all the time, he isn’t gambling, he’s cheating. Later on in life, if I were continuously losing in any gambling situation, I would watch very closely.

— Malcolm X, The Autobiography of Malcolm X

People challenge my nerd cred all the time. I just show them the photo of me winning my middle-school science fair, wearing my Casio calculator watch and eyeglasses so big they look like they can see the future.

— Aisha Tyler

We believe that a man does not have to be devoted to the winning side for his loyalty to be celebrated with reverence.

— Hock G. Tjoa, The Ingenious Judge Dee

A year after winning the Oscar, almost to the day, I was directing a dog food commercial.

— Peter Capaldi

Some men laugh easily. It makes them winning dinner companions.

— Joe Abercrombie, Best Served Cold

First, accept sadness. Realize that without losing, winning isn’t so great.

— Alyssa Milano

I no longer fear battles and storms that come in the path but afraid of losing someone that is dear to my heart, to whom without winning battles and passing through storms means nothing to me.

— Irfa Rahat

The secret of winning any prize is knowing that your own treasure and potential is equal to it… and worthy of it.

— Rasheed Ogunlaru

In sports, you simply aren’t considered a real champion until you have defended your title successfully. Winning it once can be a fluke; winning it twice proves you are the best.

— Althea Gibson

Love is winning the war without starting the war. (L’amour, c’est gagner la guerre – Sans commencer la guerre)

— Charles de Leusse

I try to do the right thing at the right time. They may just be little things, but usually they make the difference between winning and losing.

— Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

The media network has its idols, but its principal idol is its own style which generates an aura of winning and leaves the rest in darkness. It recognizes neither pity nor pitilessness.

— John Berger

We owe our strengths & weaknesses to constellations and genes – winning over our imbibed weaknesses result into maturity.

— Sandeep Sahajpal

With my father and sister being very depressed for most of their lives, it was incumbent on me to try to make them laugh, in this ridiculous way. They were the wittiest people I knew, but to get a smile from them was like winning the lottery.

— Miriam Toews

He said I’m the winning lottery ticket, like he’s never meant anything more.

— Crystal Woods, Write like no one is reading

God is not looking for incredibly high notes, intricate riffs or award winning ad-libbing. God is looking at the heart.

— Temi Peters, Instruments of Praise & Acts of Worship

No victory without war. No prize without price. No winning without contest.

— Ikechukwu Joseph, Unlocking Closed Doors

The craft of a master is not imposing dominance, but winning submission.

— Ann Somerville, Remastering Jerna

Going out and playing football or baseball with the boys, when I was a tomboy, was a great way to learn about winning and losing, and most girls didn’t have that experience.

— Hillary Clinton

Things that aren’t important, that have nothing to do with winning and losing, don’t have to be a rule.

— Peter Richmond, Badasses: The Legend of Snake, Foo, Dr. Death, and John Madden’s Oakland Raiders

‘Strictly’ is a bit like scoring the winning goal in the FA Cup Final or sinking the final putt in the Ryder Cup – only a few people get the opportunity to do it, and they have got to be famous.

— Anton du Beke

You miss all the possibilities of winning if you don’t participate

— Debasish Mridha

Forget about the great astounding victory. Focus on winning small victories every day, the final victory will come by itself

— Bangambiki Habyarimana, The Great Pearl of Wisdom

Fundamental rule in your life, is to know what your deserve in life and getting what you deserve. That’s winning always.

— Jubin Jomon

Grandiosity is when we are wrapped up in winning life’s false contest. This happens only when we live to impress the abusive parents in our heads, not when we are soberly and philosophically working to advance civilization.

— Steven Franssen, Make Self-Knowledge Great Again

Most people give up just when they’re about to achieve success. They quit on the one yard line. They give up at the last minute of the game one foot from a winning touchdown.

— Ross Perot

So because you are converting it, you are winning back your time.

— Sunday Adelaja, How To Become Great Through Time Conversion: Are you wasting time, spending time or investing time?

Getting one of the weakness points of your enemies, could be your winning and your enemies’ destruction

— Abdulsalam Unshur

The battle of the sexes and you’re winning hands down.

— Margaret Way, A Lesson in Loving

Peeta actually is charming and then utterly winning as the boy in love. And there I am, blushing and confused, made beautiful by Cinna’s hands, desirable by Peeta’s confession, tragic by circumstance, and by all accounts, unforgettable.

— Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games

You know you are capitalism’s ideal puppet (and that education betrayed you) when winning the lottery is your only chance to realizing financial freedom.

— Mokokoma Mokhonoana

There’s no winning arguments with your parents, so why get all pumped up over them? It is way better to dive down and get out of the way than it is to get clobbered by some parental tidal wave.

— Wendelin Van Draanen

It was the secret to winning any contest, he said, in life or in the boxing ring – you just had to get up more than you fell down.

— Kameron Hurley, Rapture

What if winning the gold medal at the Olympics wasn’t the end?What if… it was only the beginning?

— Amanda Dubin, Universe Olympics: Chapter 1

The secret of winning in any game of life is love.

— ANIKOR Daniel

Take God at His Word – because winning the battle doesn’t requirephysical brawn, but spiritual brains!

— Pedro Okoro, Crushing the Devil: Your Guide to Spiritual Warfare and Victory in Christ

It will be a hard game if you think about winning a championship. We need to think about our own game at the moment and focus on getting good results especially over the Christmas period.

— Dennis Bergkamp

So the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is out there preserving and fighting for, and sometimes winning and sometimes losing, the fight for First Amendment rights in comics and, more generally, for freedom of speech.

— Neil Gaiman

You crave winning and fear losing instead of just doing. To succeed you must remove your self-imposed limitations.

— Wayne Gerard Trotman, Veterans of the Psychic Wars

Being brave means to know something is scary, difficult, and dangerous, and doing it anyway, because the possibility of winning the fight is worth the chance of losing it.

— Emilie Autumn

You and I were created by God to be so much more than normal…Following the crowd is not a winning approach to life. In the end it’s a loser’s game, because we never become who God created us to be by trying to be like everybody else.

— Tim Tebow, Through My Eyes

This is the funniest book I’ve ever held in my hands. –Dave Barry, Pulitzer Prize winning humorist and author says about Radical Sabbatical

— Dave Barry

The health sector continuously get’s pummeled by malicious actors and hackers because their cyber-kinetic security is being managed by “Participation Trophy” winning wimps!

— James Scott, Senior Fellow, Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology

I know a lot of actors picture themselves winning Academy Awards. I really just wanted to do a Christmas movie because it’s the kind of movie that I really love to watch. I’m a sucker for the holidays.

— Leigh-Allyn Baker

Designs are increasingly winning competitions because they are literally green, and because somewhere they feature a small windmill.

— Rem Koolhaas

Band members have a special bond. A great band is more than just some people working together. It’s like a highly specialized army unit, or a winning sports team. A unique combination of elements that becomes stronger together than apart.

— Steven Van Zandt

It is always possible that a stupid and a mean leader can keep winning the elections and as for the result, there is no possibility here, there is only certainty: His country will keep sinking!

— Mehmet Murat ildan

Winning has always meant much to me but winning ftiends has meant the most.

— Babe Didrikson Zaharias

Worse than getting kicked out of your slot to go on to a winning season is to lead during a losing one. Nobody wants to be king of the losers.

— A.D. Aliwat, Alpha

Do not be ashamed to make a temporary withdrawal from the field if you see that your enemy is stronger than you; it is not winning or losing a single battle that matters, but how the war ends.

— Paulo Coelho, Warrior of the Light

People ask if I regret not winning a Stanley Cup, but winning the series against the Soviet Union was the best. It was the greatest experience of my hockey career by far.

— Marcel Dionne

It seemed romantic but also tragic – people would be winning but then lose it all, or crash but fight on, break bones but get back on their bikes and try to finish. Just getting to the end was seen as an achievement in itself.

— David Millar

All business is basically about customers and marketing and making money and capitalism and winning and promoting it and having something someone really wants.

— Roger Ailes

Anyone can support a team that is winning – it takes no courage. But to stand behind a team to defend a team when it is down and really needs you, that takes a lot of courage.

— Bart Starr

What worries me is that I am not sure any of the Republicans, or any Democrat, is ready to ‘go to the mats.’ And, ergo, I am concerned that our current leaders are simply incapable of creating a winning war strategy.

— Rick Elkin, Turn Right at Lost: Recalulating America

Few things are as exhilarating and challenging for a man as winning a woman’s heart.Few things are as efficient in preserving your marriage as doing it every day, for the rest of your life.

— Zoran Stojkovski

I hate losing and cricket being my first love, once I enter the ground it’s a different zone altogether and that hunger for winning is always there.

— Sachin Tendulkar

The glory is being happy. The glory is not winning here or winning there. The glory is enjoying practicing, enjoy every day, enjoying to work hard, trying to be a better player than before.

— Rafael Nadal

If they saw men swarming up the wall, if they saw the axes chopping at our shields on the wall’s top, then they would join the battle. Men want to be on the winning side.

— Bernard Cornwell, Warriors of the Storm

I treat winning and losing exactly the same. I see them both as necessary steps to get us where we are going. Big failures big lessons little failures little lessons.

— Bob Proctor

I was at the Olympic Games winning medals and I still doubted my image. I doubted what I looked like. That’s sad.

— Shawn Johnson

I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.

— Michael Jordan

there are some things better than winning like finishing with pride

— Bemy Wells

As the late baseball manager Sparky Anderson put it: “Losing hurts twice as bad as winning feels good.

— L. Jon Wertheim

If you want to be excellent at something, it involves moving away from your comfort zone, overcoming doubt, setbacks and failure. Don’t give up. Keep plugging away and being persistent. Success and winning will be yours.

— Mark F. LaMoure

A winning mindset can transform an underdog into a champion, conqueror, and achiever. You’re a mindset away from winning your battles!

— Assegid Habtewold, The 9 Cardinal Building Blocks: For Continued Success in Leadership

How I win over you is “with modulation of words that i use, winning is not the argument but peace of mind. You may call it diplomatic, guess what? I don’t care !

— Praveen Chenna

Orcs do not have enemies.” Monde tried to search for the proper term, “We have…adversaries.”“Isn’t that the same thing?”“Depends on who’s winning the war.

— Sabrina Zbasnik

I had dreams of winning Olivier Awards.

— Taron Egerton

There’s nothing worth the wear of winning but laughter and the love of friends.

— Hilaire Belloc

Inspirational leaders need to have a winning mentality in order to inspire respect. It is hard to trust in the leadership of someone who is half-hearted about their purpose, or only sporadic in focus or enthusiasm.

— Sebastian Coe

Whatever hand life has dealt you, seeing it positively will always make it a winning one!

— Stephen Richards

Winning ‘Motor Trend’ Car of the year is probably the closest thing to winning the Oscar or Emmy of the car industry.

— Elon Musk

I think cool moments like winning a Grammy deserve a nice little party where you really soak it in and not have to work and stuff. I do remember throwing a party on that Grammy night, but it was work.

— Ciara

Still, experience has taught me that knowing one’s enemy is key to winning any battle.

— Michelle Zink, Guardian of the Gate

There are more important things in life than winning or losing a game.

— Lionel Messi

Both sexes like the exercise and challenge of sports, but for men it’s also a basic display behavior for impressing and winning a mate.

— Helen Fisher

The idea of winning a doctor’s degree gradually assumed the aspect of a great moral struggle, and the moral fight possessed immense attraction for me.

— Elizabeth Blackwell

There is no such thing as cheating. There is only winning or losing.

— Kiersten White, And I Darken

We have been shown how to fight hate without becoming hate ourselves. We have been given a Companion and a Friend and not just a good idea. We have been given joy in the midst of failure, and not just a way of winning or being right.

— Richard Rohr

In prayer the lips ne’er act the winning part without the sweet concurrence of the heart.

— Robert Herrick

Be real. I’m going up against three of the world’s most vicious ubervillains. I have a very, very slim chance of survival. I have a better chance of winning the lottery, and I don’t even play.

— Jennifer Estep, Karma Girl

In his early days at University, he’d been too green to realize winning debates, even private ones, would lose him friends.

— T. Baggins, Soulless

It’s hard to walk away from a winning streak, even harder to leave the table when you’re on a losing one.

— Cara Bertoia, Cruise Quarters – a Novel About Casinos and Cruise Ships

Leaders who nurture followers to be leaders, keep leading even when they retire, and they keep winning the admiration of leading leaders

— Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

Feature in God’s team of trainees and you will play for the winning team! This is your heritage that you will lay hands on the trophy!

— Israelmore Ayivor, The Great Hand Book of Quotes

As years go by, chances of winning here are getting slimmer. That’s just a matter of fact. It does get tougher, but it’s possible, there’s a tiny little chance.

— Stefan Edberg

To be able to have winning in your blood growing up, whether it was pounding my little brother or trying to beat my dad in something, or just competing on teams with my friends, it was nonstop.

— Jordan Spieth

There were people who gave everything they had to the war because it was the last war and by winning it we would remove war like a thorn from the flesh of the world and there wouldn’t be any more such horrible nonsense.

— John Steinbeck, East of Eden

Winning the peace is harder than winning the war.

— Xavier Becerra

People say that scars are the sign of victory; the winning marks against what broke them. But how about the wound that never heals? What would that make you? A winner, a loser, a survivor?

— E. Mellyberry, I Won’t Break

Loosing is part of winning. You will have to walk through the shadow of failure to get to he winning side.

— Mensah Oteh

The news in Europe, West and East, is still showing America in flames, flood, etc. Cities are shown underwater; befuddled American officials are shown trying to explain why we are winning the war on terrorism.

— Richard Reeves

At the end of your life, you will never regret not having passed one more test, not winning one more verdict or not closing one more deal. You will regret time not spent with a husband, a friend, a child, or a parent.

— Barbara Bush

Being strong is not how hard you hit but its as hard you can get hit and keep going that is how winning is done.

— Rocky

Funny, for all surveillance, Osama bin Laden is still free—and we’re not. Guess who’s winning the “war on terror?

— Cory Doctorow

The team that keeps winning is not the most talented but the most hard-working.

— Zoltan Andrejkovics, The Invisible Game: The Mindset of a Winning Team

You don’t have to be successful on a grand scale like winning a talent competition or writing a New York Times bestseller – if you have enough small things that you can be successful at then eventually they outshine all your failures.

— Lindsey Rietzsch, Successful Failures: Recognizing the Divine Role That Opposition Plays in Life’s Quest for Success

Jude had witnessed all of this with the dejected respect one had for people with destructive talents, like winning hamburger-eating contests.

— Eleanor Henderson, Ten Thousand Saints

Sport is not just about entertainment. It is equally about winning and losing, pooling and galvanising the energy of the youth, upgrading people’s physical fitness and mental prowess.

— Nita Ambani

In sports and in business, the greatest leaders are those who make the best decisions in the most crucial of situations. They are the ones who focus their energy on turning tough decisions into winning decisions.

— Don Yaeger

If there was one thing that made Captain Lord Jack Blackthorn smile more than holding a pretty woman in his arms, it was a winning hand at cards. To his dismay at the moment he had neither.

— Jina Bacarr

Happiness is a great power of holiness. Thus, kind words, by their power of producing happiness, have also a power of producing holiness, and so of winning men to God.

— Frederick William Faber

It is the ultimate wisdom of the mountains that we are never so much human as when we are striving for what is beyond our grasp and that there is no battle worth the winning save that against our own ignorance and fear.

— James Ramsey Ullman

The most momentous thing in human life is the art of winning the soul to good or evil.

— Pythagoras

I am not sure if women are attracted to genius. Can you imagine the wise wizard winning the woman over the gallant swordsman? It seems rather otherworldly in more ways than one.

— Criss Jami, Killosophy

Holding on, holding out and holding fast when the going is tough constitutes a winning mindset.

— Ogwo David Emenike, You Are a Star

Fighting the right battle is as important as winning one.

— Steven Chopade

Keep your honesty as earth inside.Keep your focus as fire inside.Keep your determination as water inside.Keep your passion as blood inside.Most importantly keep love as it transcends all.At last keep your calm and winning is all yours. Embrace it!!!

— Jatin Nasa

Good editorial writing has less to do with winning an argument, since the other side is mostly not listening, than with telling the guys on your side how they ought to sound when they’re arguing.

— Adam Gopnik

I am not a killer. I just win – Thoroughly – After all, winning isn’t everything but wanting to win is.

— Ziad K. Abdelnour, Economic Warfare: Secrets of Wealth Creation in the Age of Welfare Politics

I have found that winning isn’t everything, and, in fact, in the relationships I most care about, it isn’t anything.

— Robert Brault

The greatest victory comes not from winning against enemies but from winning over one’s self.

— Debasish Mridha

To the consummate competitor, winning is not the same as beating your opponents. Winning is playing to your absolute best; beating others is a corollary effect, not the primary goal.

— Alisa Melekhina, Reality Check: What the Ancient Game of Chess Can Teach You About Success in Modern Competitive Settings

I figure you have the same chance of winning the lottery whether you play or not.

— Fran Lebowitz

What is the likelihood, of winning the lottery, then lose it all the next day when you step out your front door and get struck by lightning? Probably, very slim, but then anything is possible.

— Anthony Liccione

One of the biggest gaps in sports is the difference between the winning and losing teams of the Super Bowl. They don’t invite the losing team to the White House. They don’t have parades for them. They don’t throw confetti on them.

— John Madden

I’ve known the thrill of winning a tough ball game and of winning a golf match on the last hole. But to me the biggest thrill is to win the big one—the spiritual battle of life.

— Billy Graham, Billy Graham in Quotes

Courage is winning small battles with great honor.

— Nathan S. Colestock

It is true to say that the secret of a winning formula is the ability to accept that there is a vast area of unexploited potential beyond what you currently perceive to be your maximum.

— Steve Backley, The Champion in all of Us: 12 Rules for Success

Sadly, like many times in life, including winning the lottery, we don’t always get what we wish for.

— Adele Rose, Possession

The price of winning is dedication and the price of dedication is concentration. To get any of the two you have to accept to toil for both.

— Auliq Ice

One reason we’re not winning the fight against depression is that our available treatments leave so many in partial recovery limbo.

— Jonathan Rottenberg, The Depths: The Evolutionary Origins of the Depression Epidemic

I started writing stories in sixth grade. But writing wasn’t cool, like being good at sports, or being part of the in crowd, or winning fights on the playground.

— Rodman Philbrick

Losing well was a gift, but winning well is this stuff of the authentic manhood.

— Pat Conroy, The Prince of Tides

It is only a matter of time before utility smart meter health damage lawsuits start winning in large numbers, and when they do they will have no option but to shut down the known biologically toxic smart meter radio frequency (RF) industry.

— Steven Magee

At a young age winning is not the most important thing… the important thing is to develop creative and skilled players with good confidence.

— Arsene Wenger

Thou must (in commanding and winning or serving and losing suffering or triumphing) be either anvil or hammer.

— Goethe

Once upon a time it took many years of hard work to establish a winning business, but today that time scale has been cut down to months … not years.

— Stephen Richards, Six Figure Success: Time To Think Big – You Can Do It

The greatest joy in life comes not from winning but from giving.

— Debasish Mridha M.D.

I don’t know any Baptists who don’t want to see folks get saved… you start winning folks to the Lord and baptizing them… They’ll pretty well put up were [your methods].

— Richard Hogue

Maybe winning isn’t everything. One just needs to hedge the bet and minimize the risk.

— Doug Cooper, Outside In

I much preferred winning to thinking and I didn’t like losing at all.

— Aleksandar Hemon, The Book of My Lives

Do no be ashamed to make a temporary withdrawal from the field if you see that your enemy is stronger than you; it is not winning or losing a single battle that matters, but how the war ends.

— Paulo Coelho, Warrior of the Light

The momentous thing in human life is the art of winning the soul to good or evil.

— Francis Bacon

If there’s no game, isn’t winning a pretty meaningless concept?

— Lois McMaster Bujold, Memory

You may hit the bar, you may cross the forbidden line, you may cause many fouls, but when you stay on, you will definitely get your goals being the winning goals…

— Israelmore Ayivor, The Great Hand Book of Quotes

But more important than personal awards is winning the World Series. That’s the max that anyone could ask for. Let alone to have the ball in your in your glove for the final out of the World Series. That was the ultimate.

— Dennis Eckersley

The winning strategy is the one that successfully adapts to the changing circumstances of time, place, and person.

— Rajen Jani, Once Upon A Time: 100 Management Stories

If you can react the same way to winning and losing that’s a big accomplishment. That quality is important because it stays with you the rest of your life.

— Chris Evert

You can’t get the taste of winning in a running competition with a turtle!

— Mehmet Murat ildan

To be a Southern Ground artist, you have to be a lifer. It’s not about winning a karaoke contest or a television show to become famous. It’s about really paying your dues. It’s people I’m fans of and want to help in the business.

— Zac Brown

Diplomacy in leadership is winning the war on behalf of both sides

— Lazarus Takawira

Life is really a travesty of will: it is a parade of learning how to lose people and improve at feigning indifference.I suspect I shall always fail at this, and fail miserably. I do not know whether that is winning at life or failing at happiness.

— Michelle Franklin

Don’t stop now. Keep going. The next time someone makes you feel though, winning as you are, perhaps you’re getting too big for your britches; say to them silently, “i haven’t even started yet.

— Marianne Williamson, A Woman’s Worth

Material possessions, winning scores, and great reputations are meaningless in the eyes of the Lord, because He knows what we really are and that is all that matters.

— John Wooden

Failure is not in losing but in no longer believing that winning is worthwhile.

— Anonymous

The measure of achievement is not winning awards. It’s doing something that you appreciate something you believe is worthwhile. I think of my strawberry souffle. I did that at least twenty-eight times before I finally conquered it.

— Julia Child

Marriage as a team means working and playing together toward a winning season.

— Ashleigh Slater, Team Us: Marriage Together

I can’t be casual about losing. I always think I have a chance to win until winning is absolutely impossible.

— Arnold Palmer

Everything big, once started little. Discipline yourself and work to become an excellent person at what you want. Stretch yourself daily and go a little further than yesterday. Growth is the key to winning success.

— Mark LaMoure

the pain of losing a dollar is far more powerful than the pleasure of winning a dollar.

— L. Jon Wertheim

There are times when our victories have a cost that we did not foresee, when winning brings us loss.

— Susanna Kearsley, The Firebird

Arsenal have won that advantage, nobody gave it to them. By playing fantastic football and by winning matches and by winning trophies, they won that respect that the opponent has for them.

— Jose Mourinho

It’s a strange failure of the literary world that Updike never quite received his due. Despite winning two Pulitzers and two National Book Awards and countless other awards and honours, he was denied the Nobel.

— Justin Cartwright

The key to a winning season is focusing on one opponent at a time. Winning one week at a time. Never look back and never look ahead.

— Chuck Noll

Winning doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll walk away with a trophy. Sometimes winning means you dared to show up at all to see the shocked look of your rivals.

— Donavan Nelson Butler, Master Sergeant US Army

Failure is not an option, winning or learning are the options.

— Debasish Mridha

Onyx prides itself on its award winning customer service, however some of the staff prefer to pride themselves on their outstanding blow job skills.

— Pandora Tolson, Erin

When we focus on winning the battle for material gains, we end up losing spiritual war.If we had a better self of ethics we would be better prepared to deal with the complicated world in which we find ourselves.

— David V. Gaggin

Champions realise that defeat – and learning from it even more than from winning – is part of the path to mastery.

— Rasheed Ogunlaru

ARE YOU A MOVIE STAR?Prerequisite for Laziness: Creativity, award winning actor/actress, convincing speech

— Kamil Ali, Profound Vers-A-Tales

One should always play fairly when one has the winning cards.

— Oscar Wilde

How delicious is the winning of a kiss at love’s beginning.

— Thomas Campbell

I never took a position we were going to be a good ball club. I took the position we were going to be a winning ball club.

— Red Auerbach

Emotions are reserved for juries and, in that case, a good lawyer can really lay them on when the time is right, better than the best Academy Award winning actor

— Kenneth Eade, Predatory Kill

This club is all about winning trophies and we’ve got a chance of bringing the greatest trophy of them all back to Anfield, so it means a great deal obviously.

— Steven Gerrard

Oftentimes winning can become an addiction, whether good or bad, to the point where you would rather lose it all before you lose at all.

— Criss Jami, Killosophy

When you step up to success, use hard work and excellence as your rocket for winning and achievement.

— Mark F. LaMoure

For me the best thing about winning an award is when the people cheer for your win. When you can see that the people are really happy that you are winning something, that’s the most reward thing in the world.

— Busta Rhymes

You are on my side, ” she says.”What side is that?” I ask.”The winning side, ” she says, and smiles. “The team of the artists.””Who are we playing?””The barbarians, ” she says. “We are always playing them.

— Jenny Hubbard, Paper Covers Rock

The mind is absolutely instrumental in achieving results, even for athletes. Sports psychology is a very small part, but it’s extremely important when you’re winning and losing races by hundredths and even thousandths of a second.

— Michael Johnson

Where it comes from I don’t know. Is it a gift? I don’t know. But with perseverance you are sure to always end up on the winning side.

— Manuela George-Izunwa

That’s the problem with winning right from the start, thought Ender. you lose friends.

— Orson Scott Card, Ender’s Game

Chickenshit can be recognized instantly because it never has anything to do with winning the war.

— Paul Fussell, Wartime: Understanding and Behavior in the Second World War

I swear to you, sitting a throne is a thousand times harder than winning one.

— George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

A winner keeps playing until the winning shot.

— Debasish Mridha

The beautiful thing having a vision for life is it adds energy, enthusiasm, winning spirit, patience, dedication and productive inner qualities in you.

— Deepak Burfiwala, Self-Ignorance Is Your Problem. Self-Awareness Is Your Solution.: Success Is Your Birthright! Life Is Yours and You Are the Pilot of It, Do Something about It.

Every word that is spoken and sung here (the Cabaret Voltaire) represents at least this one thing: that this humiliating age has not succeeded in winning our respect.

— Hugo Ball

Impatience has ruined many crowns; it had lured people to give up when they have just few minute to win, just few millimeters to touch the winning carpet!

— Israelmore Ayivor, Daily Drive 365

For me, the winning strategy in any start-up business is, ‘Think big but start small.’

— Carmen Busquets

It costs a lot to sue a magazine, and it’s too bad that we don’t have a system where the losing team has to pay the winning team’s lawyers.

— Carol Burnett

I think whether you’re having setbacks or not, the role of a leader is to always display a winning attitude.

— Colin Powell

Athletes are born winners, there not born loosers, and the sooner you understand this, the faster you can take on a winning attitude and become sucessful in life.

— Charles R. Sledge Jr.

The key to winning is choosing to do God’s will and loving others with all you’ve got.

— Lou Holtz

As she lay awake, she reminded herself that she was beating the depression; she was winning her life back. She had survived, and now she was going to be better than ever before.

— Jonathan Rottenberg, The Depths: The Evolutionary Origins of the Depression Epidemic

Most of the people want to be a leader of winners, but I want to be a leader of losers because losers are the people who truly know the value of winning and they also know how to use and respect it.

— G.K. Dutta

It takes only one word to hurt a woman, a matter of seconds, one stupid, impatient blow of the crop. But winning back her trust takes years. And sometimes there isn’t the time.

— Nina George, The Little Paris Bookshop

Soul winning for Christ Jesus is a great business everyone must endeavor to start and keep it diligently

— Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

Running a marathon with a backpack is tough and may hinder you from winning the race. Don’t let the baggage from your past – heavy with fear, guilt, and anger – slow you down.

— Maddy Malhotra, How to Build Self-Esteem and Be Confident: Overcome Fears, Break Habits, Be Successful and Happy

An American Family Sampler is a book any reader will find insightful, thoroughly researched, and fun to read. Robert Frump, author, award winning journalist, business leader

— Donald Mazzella

Yes, I believe that the art of winning is through intimidation, and not necessarily do you have to speak about it.

— Mark Spitz

Even after such milestones as Kathryn Bigelow winning an Oscar, there still seem to be few women in leadership roles.

— Julia Stiles

Pearl Harbor caused our Nation to wholeheartedly commit to winning World War II, changing the course of our Nation’s history and the world’s future.

— Joe Baca

The whole process of winning the pageant has been so amazing, I’m really excited to move forward into all kinds of projects.

— Olivia Culpo

Don’t be disappointed, the winning side is not always the right one.

— M.F. Moonzajer

As an alcoholic, you have no appreciation for your wife or your children’s feelings, but I’m making up for that now. I’m winning my children’s trust back.

— Maurice Gibb

Each year the winning team of the Super Bowl loses some ground (yardage) throughout the game. Yet they always keep their minds fixed on the goal, push through the opposition, and, as a result, advance to victory in the end.

— Lisa Morrone, Overcoming Overeating: It’s Not What You Eat, It’s What’s Eating You!

You are born to win. But to become that true winner, you must make living a winning life your priority.

— Jones Kofi Apawu

I loved when Bush came out and said, ‘We are losing the war against drugs.’ You know what that implies? There’s a war being fought, and the people on drugs are winning it.

— Bill Hicks

My sister Jennifer is an Emmy winning journalist and mother of three amazing girls. She brings an exceptional dedication to her job, her family, and her community, and has been a role model of mine for many, many years. I’m extremely proud of her.

— Ron Livingston

What is the right tool, the best option, the choicest gift, the winning hand, the greatest relief, the finest revenge, the sweetest drink, the perfect response, the working solution, the strongest medi

— Richelle E. Goodrich, Making Wishes

I told him how winning never feels as good as losing feels bad and when he asked why, I told him that my wins were for someone else but my losses were all on me.

— Douglas Brunt, Trophy Son

In the race of life, sometimes we win, sometimes we lose. We must never be afraid of losing. There is a chance for winning when we press-on to reach the end of the race.

— Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

I think that winning creates chemistry, as opposed to other way around. I’ve been on a lot of friendly teams that couldn’t win, trust me.

— Joe Torre

I don’t mind loosing when the other person need for winning is more than mine…..

— Adil Adam Memon

He wants to be different from everyone else and daydreams of winning the global race Parents unmarried and living abroad relatives keen to bag the estate schizophrenia not excluded will he learn to grow up before it’s too late?

— Earle Birney

Make winning a habit & success will always be yours!

— Sujish Kandampully

It wasn’t enough that I had to worry about playing well and winning the game, but I also had to deal with possibility that one of my teammates could be dragged off the field by the inhabitants of the mental hospital.

— Wes Locher, Musings on Minutiae

I don’t know which is stronger: the thrill of winning or the fear of failure. I don’t know which one affects me most. I don’t know where the middle is.

— Tony McCoy

The other one was filled with loud and obnoxious tourists. Always boasting on winning a sand castle competition and seeing who could get tanned first. What a whacky bunch of people.

— Erica Sehyun Song, The Pax Valley

A dark horse riderless, bolts like a phantom past the winning post, his mane moonflowing, his eyeballs stars.

— James Joyce

You got up off the bathroom floor. That’s a start. Now, just stay off the floor. After all—aside from winning the lottery—all any of us can ever really hope for is more days spent standing tall than spent in pieces on the floor.

— Sarah Spann, Wildflowers Come Back

An anti-politician is hardly an anti-politician once he starts winning and works to close the deal by working to sew up the Establishment.

— Rick Perlstein, The Invisible Bridge: The Fall of Nixon and the Rise of Reagan

Vegetarians have been around for a very long time – Pythagoreans forbade eating animals more than 2, 500 years ago – but even as the environmental evidence mounted, they didn’t appear to be winning the argument.

— Tristram Stuart

The underdog winning is the romantic position.

— Malcolm Gladwell

Strategy can turn a losing battle into a winning battle.

— Rajen Jani, Once Upon A Time: 100 Management Stories

How easily we get trapped in that which is not essential – in looking good, winning at competition, gathering power and wealth – when simply being alive is the gift beyond measure.

— Parker J. Palmer