Winning — whether in war or in a personal battle or in life in general — means transcending difficulties or meeting a challenge or defeating an opponent. What have people said about winning and winners?

Compassion crowns the soul with its truest victory.

— Aberjhani, The River of Winged Dreams

Yesterday I dared to struggle. Today I dare to win.

— Bernadette Devlin

Vulnerability is not winning or losing; it’s having the courage to show up and be seen when we have no control over the outcome.

— Brené Brown

Winning may not be everything, but losing has little to recommend it.

— Dianne Feinstein

If you dare to struggle, you dare to win. If you dare not struggle, then damn it, you don’t deserve to win.

— Fred Hampton

Anybody can win, unless there happens to be a second entry.

— George Ade

When I fight, there is usually a funeral and it isn’t mine.

— Henrietta Green

A finite game is played for the purpose of winning, an infinite game for the purpose of continuing the play.

— James P. Carse, Finite and Infinite Games

Pick battles big enough to matter, small enough to win.

— Jonathan Kozol

Science is the search for truth — it is not a game in which one tries to beat his opponent, to do harm to others. We need to have the spirit of science in international affairs, to make the conduct of international affairs the effort to find t he right solution, the just solution of international problems, not the effort by each nation to get the better of other nations, to do harm to them when it is possible.

— Linus Pauling

You’re not obligated to win. You’re obligated to keep trying to do the best you can every day.

— Marian Wright Edelman

I play to win, whether during practice or a real game. And I will not let anything get in the way of me and my competitive enthusiasm to win.

— Michael Jordan

I felt deep within me that the highest point a man can attain is not Knowledge, or Virtue, or Goodness, or Victory, but something even greater, more heroic and more despairing: Sacred Awe!

— Nikos Kazantzakis, Zorba the Greek

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

— Oscar Wilde

In order to have a winner, the team must have a feeling of unity; every player must put the team first, ahead of person glory.

— Paul Bear Bryant

Human fallibility being what it is, victory and truth do not always go together. Therefore, if you have to always win, you can’t always be true.

— Rebbe Nachman of Breslov

Of course, rationally I knew the universe wasn’t fair and was never going to be—there are no rules or standards for who wins and who loses. Life isn’t fair even when we ostensibly have some degree of control. Life and death just are. Fair has nothing to do with it.

— Susan D Hoben, Dying Well

You have to believe in yourself when no one else does — that makes you a winner right here

— Venus Williams

Winning is a habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.

— Vince Lombardi
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