— Zig Ziglar American motivational speaker 1926 - 2012
— Melissa Lee New Zealand politician 1966
Nats ask Act MP to lay off Melissa Lee, Patrick, Gower, The New Zealand Herald, 23 May 2009, 2010-07-13 http://www.nzherald.co.nz/politics/news/article.cfm?c_id=280&objectid=10574128,
About what she thought her chances were in the election in a Radio New Zealand interview
Mount Albert by-election campaign, 2009
„You can know how to win through strategy with the long sword, but it cannot be clearly explained in writing. You must practise diligently in order to understand how to win.“
— Miyamoto Musashi Japanese martial artist, writer, artist 1584 - 1645
Go Rin No Sho (1645), The Water Book
„I am aware that the battle I am fighting is a petty one, but I am also aware that in order to win that which is great, you must first win that which is small.“
— James Frey, kniha A Million Little Pieces
Zdroj: A Million Little Pieces
„It is wrong to expect a reward for your struggles. The reward is the act of struggle itself, not what you win. Even though you can't expect to defeat the absurdity of the world, you must make that attempt. That's morality, that's religion. That's art. That's life.“
— Phil Ochs American protest singer and songwriter 1940 - 1976
As quoted in The Complete Phil Ochs : Chords of Fame (1978) by Almo publications
— David Gemmell, kniha The King Beyond the Gate
Zdroj: Drenai series, The King Beyond the Gate, Ch. 14
Kontext: Most of the heroes we remember— we remember only because they won. To win you must be ruthless. Single-minded... which was why he had no friends— just admirers.
— Fernando Pessoa, kniha The Book of Disquiet
Ibid., p. 260
The Book of Disquiet
Originál: Manda quem não sente. Vence quem pensa só o que precisa para vencer.
— Richard Stallman American software freedom activist, short story writer and computer programmer, founder of the GNU project 1953
"Interview: Richard Stallman" on Kernel (4 January 2005) http://archive.is/20120711223115/kerneltrap.org/node/4484
Kontext: I am a pessimist by nature. Many people can only keep on fighting when they expect to win. I'm not like that, I always expect to lose. I fight anyway, and sometimes I win.
I'm not the main leader in this particular battle. The Electronic Frontier Foundation is fighting. Public Knowledge is fighting. People need to get involved politically. At this point people should go to the EFF website and the Public Knowledge website, and continue doing so over the coming weeks to see how they can get involved in this coming campaign. It's going to take a lot of people spending probably at least twenty minutes. If you care enough about your freedom to spend twenty minutes on it, if you can tear yourself away from whatever little job it is you're doing this week, and next week, and so on. Spend a little time fighting for your freedom, and we can win.
„Politics is about winning. If you don’t win, you don’t get to put your principles into practice. Therefore, find a way to win, or sit the battle out.“
— David Horowitz Neoconservative activist, writer 1939
[David, Horowitz, http://archive.frontpagemag.com/readArticle.aspx?ARTID=17895, If You Would Rather Be Right Than President . . . Find Something Else To Do, FrontPageMagazine.com, June 3, 2003, 2016-02-12]
„You can't win an argument. You can't because if you lose it, you lose it; and if you win it, you lose it.“
— Dale Carnegie, How to Win Friends and Influence People
Zdroj: How to Win Friends and Influence People
— Wolfram von Eschenbach, kniha Parzival
Bk. 3, st. 150, line 22; p. 86.
Originál: (da) Man sol hunde umb ebers houbet gebn.
— Gore Vidal American writer 1925 - 2012
Quoted by Gerard Irvine, "Antipanegyric for Tom Driberg," [memorial service for Driberg] (8 December 1976)
Varianta: It is not enough to succeed. Others must fail.
— Edward Gibbon English historian and Member of Parliament 1737 - 1794
„You know, winning Democratic primaries is not a qualification, or a sign, of who can win the general election. If it were, every nominee would win, because every nominee wins Democratic primaries.“
— Mark Penn American political consultant 1954
News conference, February 13, 2008. http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/news/story.html?id=ccbad263-474e-437a-afbe-76bc497c2597&k=38004 http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0208/8551.html
— William Hazlitt English writer 1778 - 1830
"On Great and Little Things"
Table Talk: Essays On Men And Manners http://www.blupete.com/Literature/Essays/TableHazIV.htm (1821-1822)
„In business as well, if you are to be successful you must always win. An enterprise will grow in accordance with the amount of effort you plow into it.“
— Matsushita Konosuke Japanese businessman 1894 - 1989
Zdroj: Quest for prosperity: the life of a Japanese industrialist. 1988, p. 58
„Put your money where your mouth is
Then we can get something going
In order to win you must be prepared to lose sometime
And leave one or two cards showing.“
— Van Morrison Northern Irish singer-songwriter and musician 1945
Hard Nose the Highway
Song lyrics, Hard Nose the Highway (1973)
— Philip Pullman, kniha Clockwork