„Sometimes the prize is not worth the costs. The means by which we achieve victory are as important as the victory itself.“

—  Brandon Sanderson, buch The Way of Kings

Quelle: The Way of Kings

Letzte Aktualisierung 3. Juni 2021. Geschichte
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„There are only two roads, victory for the working class, freedom, or victory for the fascists which means tyranny.“

—  Buenaventura Durruti Spanish anarchist 1896 - 1936

Van Paassen interview (1936)
Kontext: There are only two roads, victory for the working class, freedom, or victory for the fascists which means tyranny. Both combatants know what's in store for the loser. We are ready to end fascism once and for all, even in spite of the Republican government.

Winston S. Churchill Foto

„You ask, what is our aim? I can answer in one word. It is victory, victory at all costs, victory in spite of all terror, victory, however long and hard the road may be; for without victory, there is no survival.“

—  Winston S. Churchill, buch The Second World War

Speech in the House of Commons, after taking office as Prime Minister (13 May 1940) This has often been misquoted in the form: "I have nothing to offer but blood, sweat and tears ..."
The Official Report, House of Commons (5th Series), 13 May 1940, vol. 360, c. 1502. Audio records of the speech do spare out the "It is" before the in the beginning of the "Victory"-Part.
The Second World War (1939–1945)
Kontext: You ask, what is our policy? I will say: It is to wage war, by sea, land and air, with all our might and with all the strength that God can give us: to wage war against a monstrous tyranny, never surpassed in the dark, lamentable catalogue of human crime. That is our policy. You ask, what is our aim? I can answer in one word: It is victory, victory at all costs, victory in spite of all terror, victory, however long and hard the road may be; for without victory, there is no survival.
Kontext: I would say to the House, as I said to those who have joined this Government: 'I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and sweat.' We have before us an ordeal of the most grievous kind. We have before us many, many long months of struggle and of suffering. You ask, what is our policy? I will say: It is to wage war, by sea, land and air, with all our might and with all the strength that God can give us: to wage war against a monstrous tyranny, never surpassed in the dark, lamentable catalogue of human crime. That is our policy. You ask, what is our aim? I can answer in one word: It is victory, victory at all costs, victory in spite of all terror, victory, however long and hard the road may be; for without victory, there is no survival.

Ursula K. Le Guin Foto

„Easy victories aren’t worth winning.“

—  Ursula K. Le Guin, buch The Eye of the Heron

Quelle: The Eye of the Heron (1978), Chapter 4 (p. 54)

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Alan Dzagoev Foto

„The basic function of the military — to achieve victory over the enemy — has been rendered obsolete by the fact that "victory" and defeat are almost certain to be achieved simultaneously.“

—  Robert L. Heilbroner American historian and economist 1919 - 2005

Quelle: The Future As History (1960), Chapter II, Part 1, The Impact of the Bomb, p. 64

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Thomas Paine Foto

„Peace, which costs nothing, is attended with infinitely more advantage, than any victory with all its expence.“

—  Thomas Paine, buch Die Rechte des Menschen

Part Two, Chapter V. Ways and means of improving the condition of Europe, interspersed with miscellaneous observations.
1790s, Rights of Man, Part 2 (1792)

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„A Conquest, without facing dangers is as dull as Victory without a shining glory. A game without a prize!“

—  Chinmayananda Saraswati Indian spiritual teacher 1916 - 1993

Quotations from Gurudev’s teachings, Chinmya Mission Chicago

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„Every child of God defeats this evil world, and we achieve this victory through our faith.“

—  John the Evangelist author of the Gospel of John; traditionally identified with John the Apostle of Jesus, John of Patmos (author of Revela… 10 - 98

1 John 5:4 NLT
First Letter of John
Original: (el) ὅτι πᾶν τὸ γεγεννημένον ἐκ τοῦ Θεοῦ νικᾷ τὸν κόσμον· καὶ αὕτη ἐστὶν ἡ νίκη ἡ νικήσασα τὸν κόσμον, ἡ πίστις ἡμῶν.

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„A well-fought defeat is worth more than a casual victory.“

—  José de San Martín Argentine general and independence leader 1778 - 1850

Una derrota peleada vale más que una victoria casual.
100 Masones Su Palabra (2010)

Alberto Gonzales Foto
Charles Darwin Foto

„… for the shield may be as important for victory, as the sword or spear.“

—  Charles Darwin British naturalist, author of "On the origin of species, by means of natural selection" 1809 - 1882

Quelle: The Origin of Species

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„The victory of democracy in South Africa is the common achievement of all humanity.“

—  Nelson Mandela President of South Africa, anti-apartheid activist 1918 - 2013

1990s, Long Walk to Freedom (1995)

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„To get enough to eat was regarded as an achievement. To get drunk was a victory.“

—  Brendan Behan Irish poet, short story writer, novelist, and playwright 1923 - 1964

As quoted in A Contemporary Reader: essays for today and tomorrow, Harry William Rudman, Irving Rosenthal, Ronald Press (1961), p. 334
Kontext: As regards drink, I can only say that in Dublin during the Depression when I was growing up, drunkenness was not regarded as a social disgrace. To get enough to eat was regarded as an achievement. To get drunk was a victory.

Joseph Stalin Foto

„As we know, the goal of every struggle is victory. But if the proletariat is to achieve victory, all the workers, irrespective of nationality, must be united. Clearly, the demolition of national barriers and close unity between the Russian, Georgian, Armenian, Polish, Jewish and other proletarians is a necessary condition for the victory of the proletariat of all Russia.“

—  Joseph Stalin General secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union 1879 - 1953

from "The Social-Democratic View of the National Question", 1904 (aged 26) http://www.marxists.org/reference/archive/stalin/works/1904/09/01.htm
Stalin's speeches, writings and authorised interviews

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