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who prefer victory to peace will have neither - Anonymous
is not a matter of prizes or trophies.
It is not the product of a victory or command.
It has no finishing line, no final deadline,
no fixed definition of achievement."
-- Oscar Arias Sanchez
is the beauty of life. It is sunshine. It is the
smile of a child, the love of a mother, the joy
of a father, the togetherness of a family. It is
the advancement of man, the victory of a just cause,
the triumph of truth. Peace is all of these and
more and more.
peace is beyond victory or defeat."
-- Bhagavad Gita
was not built in a day
Opposition will come your way
But the harder the battle you see
It's the sweeter the victory"
-- Jimmy Cliff
god of Victory is said to be one-handed, but Peace
gives victory to both sides.
-- Ralph Waldo
does not come with achievement, but with effort.
Full effort is full victory. -- Mohandas
lies in the fight, in the attempt, in the suffering
involved, not in the victory itself” -- Mohandas
attained by violence is tantamount to defeat for
it is only momentary." -- Mohandas
matter how hard the loss, defeat might serve as
well as victory to shake the soul and let the glory
~ Al Gore
pursuit of peace and progress cannot end in a
few years in either victory or defeat. The pursuit
of peace and progress, with its trials and errors,
its successes and setbacks, can never be relaxed
and never abandoned.
is important to remind young people that peace
is the only victory."
peace is better and safer than anticipated victory
-- Livy (c 29BC)
ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity
-- Horace Mann
is a good moment to repeat that a war is never won.
Never mind that history books tell us the opposite.
The psychological and material costs of war are
so high that any triumph is a pyrrhic victory. Only
peace can be won and winning peace means not only
avoiding armed conflict but finding ways of eradicating
the causes of individual and collective violence:
injustice and oppression, ignorance and poverty,
intolerance and discrimination. We must construct
a new set of values and attitudes to replace the
culture of war which, for centuries, has been influencing
the course of civilization. Winning peace means
the triumph of our pledge to establish, on a democratic
basis, a new social framework of tolerance and generosity
from which no one will feel excluded.
-- Federico Mayor
is not the critic who counts, not the man who points
out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer
of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs
to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face
is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives
valiantly, who errs and comes short again and again,
who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions,
and spends himself in a worthy cause, who at best
knows achievement and who at the worst if he fails
at least fails while daring greatly so that his
place shall never be with those cold and timid souls
who know neither victory nor defeat.
love of domination we must substitute equality;
for love of victory we must substitute justice;
for brutality we must substitute intelligence;
for competition we must substitute cooperation.
We must learn to think of the human race as
a victory is told in detail, one can no longer distinguish
it from a defeat.
-- Jean-Paul Sartre
be hopeful in bad times is not just foolishly
romantic. It is based on the fact that human history
is a history not only of cruelty, but also of
compassion, sacrifice, courage, kindness. What
we choose to emphasize in this complex history
will determine our lives. If we see only the worst,
it destroys our capacity to do something. If we
remember those times and places -- and there are
so many -- where people have behaved magnificently,
this gives us the energy to act, and at least
the possibility of sending this spinning top of
a world in a different direction. And if we do
act, in however small a way, we don't have to
wait for some grand utopian future. The future
is an infinite succession of presents, and to
live now as we think human beings should live,
in defiance of all that is bad around us, is itself
a marvelous victory.