Victory Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old victory quotes, victory sayings, and victory proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

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


The great victory, which appears so simple today, was the result of a series of small victories that went unnoticed     

Paulo Coelho

All victories breed hate, and that over your superior is foolish or fatal.     

Baltasar Gracian

Victory is akin to ecstasy. It takes us past the limits of our ordinary happiness, while it also lets a sometimes vulgar lust for winning keep us company.     

D.S. Carroll

Victory is in the quality of the competition, not just the final score.     

Mike Marshall

One victory more or less doesn't make the difference for me now.     

Hermann Maier

It's a victory that extends way beyond the borders of the Bitterroot Forest. It ensures the public will have meaningful input on Forest Service projects across the country.     

Larry Campbell

Victory comes only to those prepared to make it, and take it.     

Tom Clancy

Victory takes sides on people who are more compatible with nature and future.     

Toba Beta

Victory is sweetest when you've known defeat.     

Malcolm Forbes

Your victory is right around the corner. Never give up.     

Nicki Minaj

The greatest victory a man can win is victory over himself.     

Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi

The secret of all victory lies in the organization of the non-obvious.     

Marcus Aurelius

The ultimate victory in competition is derived from the inner satisfaction of knowing that you have done your best and that you have gotten the most out of what you had to give.     

Howard Cosell

There's a victory and defeat-the first and best of victories, the lowest and worst of defeats-which each man gains or sustains at the hands not of another, but of himself.     


This is a total victory, everything we requested from the court. We did not want any confidential source to be identified and we did not want to produce any reporter's notes. That's what the judge provided.     

Ralph Kates

Victory in physical battles requires strength, muscles, and skill; but the fight is never tougher and victory is never sweeter than in the battles over self.     

John Bytheway

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

The greatest victory for man is not that his dreams were fulfilled but it is that to stand upright even when none of his dreams were fulfilled!.     

Mehmet Murat ildan

There is no defeat in death...Victory comes in defending what we know is right while we still live.