„The battle is won, the English have been utterly defeated.“

Georg Alexander von Müller's diary entry (23 March 1918) after the first German successes of the Spring Offensive, quoted in Georg Alexander von Müller, The Kaiser and His Court (London: Macdonald, 1961), p. 344
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deutscher Kaiser und König von Preußen 1859 - 1941

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„Yet have we well begun,
Battles so bravely won
Have ever to the sun
By fame been raisëd.“

—  Michael Drayton English poet 1563 - 1631

Quelle: To the Cambro-Britons and Their Harp, his Ballad of Agincourt (1627), Lines 29-32.

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Eric Hoffer Foto

„A war is not won if the defeated enemy has not been turned into a friend.“

—  Eric Hoffer American philosopher 1898 - 1983

Quelle: Reflections on the Human Condition (1973), p. 127

Joseph Joffre Foto

„I don't know who won the Battle of the Marne. But if it had been lost, I know who would have lost it.“

—  Joseph Joffre French general who served as Commander-in-Chief of French forces on the Western Front from the start of World War I 1852 - 1931

As quoted in The Campaign of the Marne (1935) by Sewell Tyng, p. 350.
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James Callaghan Foto

„We have had a tremendous battle over the past 12 months. Sterling is safe. That battle is won.“

—  James Callaghan Prime Minister of the United Kingdom; 1976-1979 1912 - 2005

Speech in the House of Commons (30 September 1965), quoted in The Times (1 October 1965), p. 16
Chancellor of the Exchequer

Ba Jin Foto

„This battle to save life will eventually be won.“

—  Ba Jin Chinese novelist 1904 - 2005

A Battle For Life (July 1958)
Kontext: The battle to save life is still going on. Up till now Lao Chiu has already lived for forty-four days. He lives on stubbornly and endures all suffering. Already he has become a banner, a fresh red banner. Many people regard him as a source of encouragement and as a model for them. Many consider him as a personification of the noble qualities of the working class and as a shining example of the great spirit of communism.
This battle to save life will eventually be won. The fact that Lao Chiu has lived until now is already a medical marvel. He has passed through one crisis after another and later he may face still more. But he will certainly live. Blind faith in established experience has been shattered, outmoded regulations have been smashed.

Dwight D. Eisenhower Foto

„Pessimism never won any battle.“

—  Dwight D. Eisenhower American general and politician, 34th president of the United States (in office from 1953 to 1961) 1890 - 1969

Gordon Lightfoot Foto

„Oh! The song of the future has been sung
All the battles have been won
On the mountain tops we stand
All the world at our command
We have opened up the soil with our teardrops and our toil“

—  Gordon Lightfoot Canadian singer-songwriter 1938

Canadian Railroad Trilogy, Track 11, United Artists Watch it Here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NjoU1Qkeizs
The Way I Feel (1967)
Kontext: There was a time in this fair land when the railroad did not run
And the wild majestic mountains stood alone against the sun
Long before the white man and long before the wheel
When the green dark forest was too silent to be real...
Oh! The song of the future has been sung
All the battles have been won
On the mountain tops we stand
All the world at our command
We have opened up the soil with our teardrops and our toil

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Arjuna Ranatunga Foto

„You get him out and half the battle is won.“

—  Arjuna Ranatunga Sri Lankan cricketer 1963

Arjuna Ranatunga on Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar, Sachin Tendulkar: Quotable quotes on the batting legend http://www.khaleejtimes.com/article/20131112/ARTICLE/311129977/1051.

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„The Battle of Waterloo was won on the playing fields of Eton.“

—  Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington British soldier and statesman 1769 - 1852

As quoted in The New York Times (26 December 1886), and in Words on Wellington (1889) by Sir William Fraser, this is almost certainly apocryphal. The first attributions of such a remark to Wellington were in De l'Avenir politique de l'Angleterre (1856) by Charles de Montalembert, Ch. 10, where it is stated that on returning to Eton in old age he had said: "C'est ici qu'a été gagnée la bataille de Waterloo." This was afterwards quoted in Self-Help (1859) by Samuel Smiles as "It was there that the Battle of Waterloo was won!" Later in Memoirs of Eminent Etonians (2nd Edition, 1876) by Sir Edward Creasy, he is quoted as saying as he passed groups playing cricket on the playing-fields: "There grows the stuff that won Waterloo."
Elizabeth Longford in Wellington — The Years of the Sword (1969) states he "probably never said or thought anything of the kind" and Gerald Wellesley, 7th Duke of Wellington in a letter published in The Times in 1972 is quoted as stating: "During his old age Wellington is recorded to have visited Eton on two occasions only and it is unlikely that he came more often. … Wellington's career at Eton was short and inglorious and, unlike his elder brother, he had no particular affection for the place. … Quite apart from the fact that the authority for attributing the words to Wellington is of the flimsiest description, to anyone who knows his turn of phrase they ring entirely false."
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„Having made pleasure and pain, gain and loss, victory and defeat the same, you engage in battle for the sake of battle; thus you shell win and not incur sin.“

—  Baba Hari Dass master yogi, author, builder, commentator of Indian spiritual tradition 1923 - 2018

Bhagavad Gita, Ch II, verse 38
Srimad Bhagavad Gita, Ch. I-VI, 2013

Edward R. Murrow Foto

„He mobilized the English language and sent it into battle.“

—  Edward R. Murrow Television journalist 1908 - 1965

On Sir Winston Churchill, in a CBS broadcast (30 November 1954)

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„Working together, America's military, Iraqi security forces and the Iraqi people have won a major battle in the war on terrorism.“

—  Paul Ryan American politician 1970

[2006-06-08, Ryan Statement on Death of Terrorist al-Zarqawi, paulryan.house.gov, http://paulryan.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=246756, 2012-09-30]
in reaction to the killing of militant Islamist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi

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„If you have no confidence in self you are twice defeated in the race of life. With confidence you have won even before you have started.“

—  Marcus Garvey Jamaica-born British political activist, Pan-Africanist, orator, and entrepreneur 1887 - 1940

Philosophy and opinions of Marcus Garvey: or, Africa for the Africans‎ (Routledge, 1967), P. 10. ISBN 0714611433.

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