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Victory Quotes To Help You Face Life’s Battles

These victory quotes will help you celebrate your wins, but also help you during the times you lose a battle.

Everyone wants to win at the things that are important to them, even those of us who are not competitive.

We fight battles every day, whether they are with ourselves, other people, or outside matters. Internal battles to overcome challenges and become the person we are meant to be are integral to our self-growth.

You might find yourself trying to best someone else when it comes to furthering your career or education. Of course, you will want to succeed. When you do it is important to acknowledge your victories.

When you do not come out on top though, failure can be an opportunity to learn, and should also be celebrated in its own way. It is a chance for you to grow and be better, or learn that we do not always win, even when we really want something.

These inspirational victory quotes will help you make it through whatever fight is going on in your life right now.

Don’t forget to also check out these success quotes to inspire greatness in life and business.

Inspirational Victory Quotes

1. “The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.” Thomas Paine

2. “Obstacles are challenges for winners and excuses for losers.” — M. E. Kerr

3. “If you don’t have confidence, you’ll always find a way not to win.” — Carl Lewis

4. “The most distinguishing feature of winners is their intensity of purpose.” — Alymer Letterman

5. “The extra energy required to make another effort is the secret of winning.” — Denis Waitley

6. “Winning is about struggle and effort and optimism, and never, ever, ever giving up.” — Amby Burfoot

7. “Winners are willing to go longer, work harder, and give more than anyone else.” Vince Lombardi

8. “Sometimes in life, you don’t always feel like a winner, but that doesn’t mean you’re not a winner.” Lady Gaga

9. “It’s not the will to win that matters-everyone has that. It’s the will to prepare to win that matters.” Paul’ Bear’ Bryant

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10. “The real glory is being knocked to your knees and then coming back. That’s real glory. That’s the essence of it.” — Vince Lombardi

Thought-provoking Victory Quotes

11. “Where there is unity, there is always victory.” — Publilius Syrus

12. “Concentration and mental toughness are the margins of victory.” — Bill Russell

13. “Without a plan, there’s no attack. Without attack, no victory.” — Curtis Armstrong

14. “Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity.” — Horace Mann

15. “The secret of all victory lies in the organization of the non-obvious.” — Oswald Spengler

16. “Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory.” George S. Patton

17. “Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment, full effort is full victory.” Mahatma Gandhi

18. “The only victories which leave no regret are those which are gained over ignorance.” Napoleon Bonaparte

19. “The first and greatest victory is to conquer yourself; to be conquered by yourself is of all things most shameful and vile.” Plato

20. “If you believe in yourself and have dedication and pride—and never quit—you’ll be a winner. The price of victory is high, but so are the rewards.” — Bear Bryant

Victory Quotes about defeat

21. “Victory is sweetest when you’ve known defeat.” — Malcolm Forbes

22. “You cannot expect victory and plan for defeat.” Joel Osteen

23. “In the time of darkest defeat, victory may be nearest.” — William McKinley

24. “When you walk with Jesus, defeat turns into victory.” — Beth Moore

25. “Victory comes only after many struggles and countless defeats.” Og Mandino

26. “You can learn little from victory. You can learn everything from defeat.” — Christy Mathewson

27. “So that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat.” Theodore Roosevelt

28. “The more you talk about negative things in your life, the more you call them in. Speak victory, not defeat.” — Joel Osteen

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29. “To conquer oneself is the best and noblest victory; to be vanquished by one’s own nature is the worst and most ignoble defeat.” — Plato

30. “In every adversity, there lies the seed of an equivalent advantage. In every defeat is a lesson showing you how to win the victory next time.” — Robert Collier

Victory Quotes from famous people

31. “I do not steal victory.”  Alexander the Great

32. “My winning is getting to perform. That’s my victory.” — Kelly Clarkson

33. “Your victory is right around the corner. Never give up.” Nicki Minaj

34. “I glory in conflict that I may hereafter exult in victory.”  Frederick Douglass

35. “Victory has a thousand fathers, but defeat is an orphan.” John F. Kennedy

36. “To give victory to the right, not bloody bullets, but peaceful ballots only, are necessary.” Abraham Lincoln

37. “I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies; for the hardest victory is over self.” Aristotle

38. “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 Churchill

39. “It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. Then the victory is yours. It cannot be taken from you, not by angels or by demons, heaven or hell.” Buddha

40. “My greatest victory has been to be able to live with myself, to accept my shortcomings. I’m a long way from the human being I’d liked to be, but I’ve decided I’m not so bad after all.” Audrey Hepburn

Victory against all odds Quotes

41. “Pessimists calculate the odds. Optimists believe they can overcome them.” — Ted Koppel

42. “Believe in yourself and have confidence that you can compete against all odds.” — Robert Johnson

43. “If you fall behind, run faster. Never give up, never surrender, and rise up against the odds.” Jesse Jackson

44. “Every successful person in life began by pursuing a passion, usually against all odds.” Robert Kiyosaki

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45. “Success in life is not for those who run fast, but for those who keep running and always on the move.” — Bangambiki Habyarimana

46. “Against all odds, if you still persist and create your art, it will be a victory! It will be your victory. Finally, you would win.” — Avijeet Das

47. “Taking action, persisting and finding alternative routes to your destination against all odds is the definition of a successful venture.” — Oscar Bimpong

48. “Success is for those that presses on when they see a wall, find ways around a roadblock and consistently push boundaries and conquer territories against all odds.” — Oscar Bimpong

49. “Holdups serve to help you learn more about what you are trying to achieve, push your boundaries, and score a lot of small victories when you overcome all these unexpected hurdles.” — Saidi Mdala

50. “Success is not measured by what a man accomplishes, but by the opposition he has encountered and the courage with which he has maintained the struggle against overwhelming odds.” — Charles Lindbergh

Celebrate your victories and your defeats

Victory, when the cards are stacked against you, can be especially sweet. Beating the odds and overcoming challenges is one of the most profound victories that people can experience.

It isn’t so much the victory, or loss, that matters though. It is during the process that you learn and develop new skills or thought processes.

These skills and ways of thinking will help you in the future, regardless of whether you win this particular challenge. It is important that we view the journey and not just the outcome.

You can not predict the outcome of your trials, but you can do your best to ensure you win. If you fight for what you want with effort, honesty, and dignity, then you are already a winner!

Which of these victory quotes and sayings spoke to you the most? You can let us know in the comment section below, or share some of your favorites that might not have made the list.

Danielle Dahl, Lead Contributor
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