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The greatest conqueror is he who overcomes the enemy without a blow.

Chinese proverb

Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity.

Horace Mann (1796-1859) U.S. educator.

Victory and defeat are each of the same price.

Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) Third president of the United States.

The people who remained victorious were less like conquerors than conquered.

Saint Augustine (354-430) Theologian.

Self conquest is the greatest of victories.

Plato (BC 427-BC 347) Greek philosopher.


Great is the victory that is gained without bloodshed.


Pardon is the choicest flower of victory.

Arabian proverb

Victories that are easy are cheap. Those only are worth having which come as the result of hard fighting.

Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887) American politician.

The most dangerous moment comes with victory.

Napoleon I (1769-1821) Napoleon Bonaparte. French general.

Victory belongs to the most persevering.

Napoleon I (1769-1821) Napoleon Bonaparte. French general.