Top 1526 Winning Quotes

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“I grew up watching the Olympics and did some athletics for my school, winning the Welsh pentathlon championship.”

― Aaron Ramsey

“Winning just makes you more determined to go on and do more.”

― Aaron Ramsey

“Far from being a mere consequence of winning, strong team spirit is an essential ingredient of sporting success; it comes before, not afterwards.”

― AB de Villiers

“To cross the line for the team, to have an impact on winning the game – that’s why I play this game.”

― AB de Villiers

“Winning an official World Cup with the South African team had become my burning ambition.”

― AB de Villiers

“Obviously I want to be there at the end every time, winning games for the team.”

― AB de Villiers

“Winning, you can overlook so many things.”

― Abby Wambach

“Winning all these trophies and having all this success gives you a voice.”

― Ada Hegerberg

“The hardest thing about any political campaign is how to win without proving that you are unworthy of winning.”

― Adlai Stevenson I

“I’m not an old, experienced hand at politics. But I am now seasoned enough to have learned that the hardest thing about any political campaign is how to win without proving that you are unworthy of winning.”

― Adlai Stevenson I

“It’s interesting, winning an Academy Award as a young man… life-changing, but I’m just me within that. It’s been very helpful for my career, but I’m trying to stay on the path I was on before.”

― Adrien Brody

“I’m optimistic because I’m pragmatic: Neither of the two sides, the military government nor the Islamic front, is capable of winning. If they continue to fight, they will both bleed to death.”

― Ahmed Ben Bella

“Winning is overrated. The only time it is really important is in surgery and war.”

― Al McGuire

“When I was losing, they called me nuts. When I was winning they called me eccentric.”

― Al McGuire

“It surprised me, the feeling I got when I won the Oscar for ‘Scent of a Woman.’ It was a new feeling. I’d never felt it. I don’t see my Oscar much now. But when I first got it, there was a feeling for weeks afterward that I guess is akin to winning a gold medal in the Olympics.”

― Al Pacino

“Winning in my business is everything.”

― Al Unser

“Every physicist knows that things connect with each other. To isolate things is not the way the universe works – winning best actor is arbitrary.”

― Alan Arkin

“Football’s not just about scoring goals – it’s about winning.”

― Alan Shearer

“Regardless of whether it is playing for your school team or playing for Manchester United, winning is great.”

― Alan Smith

“The idea of a computer winning the Nobel Prize for physics is not too unlikely, citing a computer as joint recipient. It’s obviously not a huge leap to think of something similar happening in fiction.”

― Alastair Reynolds

“I have been blessed when it comes to winning the titles, as I have won it all, and I am always in the scheme of things.”

― Alberto Del Rio

“Winning times in the New York City Marathon have not dropped all that much over the years, but rather U.S. runners went backward. In 1983, there were 267 U.S. men who broke 2:20 in a marathon, and by 2000 that number was down to 27.”

― Alberto Salazar

“’The Practice’ is one of my favorite shows of all time, and the first few seasons of that show were amazing, and then when they started winning the big case, it just got less interesting.”

― Alec Berg

“I had many dreams of winning things for Arsenal at a young age.”

― Alex Iwobi

“I have always dreamt of winning the Africa Cup of Nations and the fact that I am representing my country and I am always proud to wear the green white green.”

― Alex Iwobi

“Winning and losing isn’t everything; sometimes, the journey is just as important as the outcome.”

― Alex Morgan

“I always hear commentators talking about squads that have been around and that have won things; they always mention the experience of winning and knowing what it takes to win. They have only got that through winning trophies and winning competitions.”

― Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

“When there’s a lot of talk about a team that should or could be winning things, and it’s not happening, it can become a little bit frustrating.”

― Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

“The U.S.A. have a ‘football arrogance,’ which means winning is in their DNA – nothing else is good enough.”

― Alex Scott

“The No. 1 stat is wins. As a quarterback, you get evaluated on winning.”

― Alex Smith

“Winning is all that does matter.”

― Alex Smith

“For me, it’s about winning games. I’m trying to score more points than the other team. I don’t really care how we do it.”

― Alex Smith

“If you don’t go out there and play winning football, they’re going to try and find somebody who can.”

― Alex Smith

“It’s easy when you’re always winning.”

― Alex Smith

“You’re the quarterback, if you lose games… it’s the head coach and the quarterback. If you’re not winning, it’s on you.”

― Alex Smith

“I don’t gamble, because winning a hundred dollars doesn’t give me great pleasure. But losing a hundred dollars pisses me off.”

― Alex Trebek

“I think I went on a nice winning streak of about 20 fights until I fought Jorge Reyes and he stopped me in 6 rounds after I punched myself out.”

― Alexis Arguello

“Fighters with 13 fights are winning world titles, and of course they don’t know how to behave.”

― Alexis Arguello

“I believe that having a family in the dressing room is very important when it comes to winning trophies.”

― Alexis Sanchez

“There is nothing to winning, really. That is, if you happen to be blessed with a keen eye, an agile mind, and no scruples whatsoever.”

― Alfred Hitchcock

“I was bribed into starting swimming with the promise of sweets and by being told that you can win medals. My mum had given me a bag of medals which she had won when she was young, so the idea of winning medals was very exciting.”

― Alistair Brownlee

“As a driver you enjoy winning races, and if you win in the easiest way possible, fine, but in reality we all remember the fights to the end, the nip and tuck stuff.”

― Allan McNish

“Success is like winning the sweepstakes or getting killed in an automobile crash. It always happens to somebody else.”

― Allan Sherman

“Grandma cheated whenever she could. She cheated because it was a much more scientific and surer way of winning than trusting to luck.”

― Allan Sherman

“You’re not going to please everyone, but then, it’s not about pleasing people: it’s about winning rugby games.”

― Alun Wyn Jones

“It’s very easy to quantify performances and personal accolades, but ultimately, I’m in a team sport, and it’s about winning.”

― Alun Wyn Jones

“The higher up the rugby ladder you go, the differences between winning and losing games get smaller and smaller.”

― Alun Wyn Jones

“I want to score more than 20. It’s my job. But it is not an obsession for me ahead of winning titles for the team.”

― Alvaro Morata

“We get so caught up in winning all the time, but it’s also even more important to be a good person, so that’s what I learned.”

― Aly Raisman

“I used to focus so much on winning. I used to be such a perfectionist.”

― Alyssa Edwards

“First, accept sadness. Realize that without losing, winning isn’t so great.”

― Alyssa Milano

“For America, 1812 became the war in which it had finally gained its independence. For Britain, 1812 became the skirmish it had contained, while winning the real war against its greatest nemesis, Napoleon.”

― Amanda Foreman

“Like every poor person, I used to dream about winning the lottery. I didn’t just get money, though. I got fame. And I got fame before I got money, and it was scary.”

― Amber Rose

“I don’t write off any political party. I believe in strengthening the BJP and winning elections and not depend on writing off parties.”

― Amit Shah

“Even when I was winning my fights, once it’s over, it’s over. It’s in the past, and you’ve got to look forward.”

― Anderson Silva

“Winning is what matters. It’s the most important thing.”

― Andre Schurrle

“First objective is always that of winning.”

― Andrea Pirlo

“It would actually be a dream way to end my time in Turin, by winning the Champions League.”

― Andrea Pirlo

“If there is one thing that all players have in common it is that winning, competitive gene; the ability to overcome obstacles and fight for what you want from your career.”

― Andres Iniesta

“Winning the Rookie of the Year would be nice but making the playoffs would be even nicer for me.”

― Andrew Bogut

“The American system of civilian control of the military recognizes that soldiers’ attention must be fixed on winning battles and staying alive, and that the fog of war can sometimes obscure the rule of law.”

― Andrew Rosenthal

“A good balance of winning and losing is important. If you just win all the time, you won’t get anything out of it; having some tough losses can be really important.”

― Andrew Shue

“But successful investors tend to be not too self-destructive. They tend to be patient, they tend not to follow the crowd, and they tend not to be too guilty about winning.”

― Andrew Tobias

“I used to think that losing made you more hungry and determined but after my success at the Olympics and the U.S. Open I realise that winning is the biggest motivation.”

― Andy Murray

“I think there can be nothing more special than winning something with the shirt of your national team.”

― Angel Di Maria

“It isn’t easy to get to a final, and then winning the title is also difficult.”

― Angel Di Maria

“PSG’s ambition of the Champions League is also mine. I know they have a great project. I want to participate in this project and reach their objective of winning the Champions League.”

― Angel Di Maria

“Of course it’s tough to reach the number one place and also winning grand slams.”

― Angelique Kerber

“Winning the second grand slam, it was a bit different. I don’t have anything to prove anymore. I am at the top: number one.”

― Angelique Kerber

“I don’t love the fact that gravity is winning as I get older, but there’s also a calmness that comes with it, which I’m secretly enjoying.”

― Anita Dobson

“Half-brights consider it comedy gold to congratulate anyone they dislike for ‘winning the Kentucky Derby!’ The only thing more bracingly original to not-smart people is: ‘Stay classy!’”

― Ann Coulter

“I’m not going to pretend that I never fantasized about winning the Hugo. Or the Nebula, for that matter. I just never thought it was an actual real possibility.”

― Ann Leckie

“As a young girl, I was too intent on getting to London and drama school and out of east Yorkshire to think about winning Oscars. I did win a Bafta once, and was so unprepared for it I jabbered on for a minute – a minute too long.”

― Anna Maxwell Martin

“There are some real memorable highlights in my history that, in my mind, are such milestones. Winning a national championship in college and being on the Olympic platform getting a gold medal. Visiting the Hall of Fame and going into the Hall of Fame.”

― Anne Donovan

“For the entire state of Georgia, having the premiere of Gone With the Wind on home ground was like winning the Battle of Atlanta 75 years late.”

― Anne Edwards

“Theosophy tries to bridge the gulf between Buddhism and Christianity by pointing to the fundamental spiritual truths on which both religions are built, and by winning people to regard the Buddha and the Christ as fellow-laborers, and not as rivals.”

― Annie Besant

“They say getting a show on the air and having it be a success, literally, the odds are like winning the lottery. For me, I’ve won the lottery several times, so I’ve been awfully lucky.”

― Annie Potts

“Mr. Trump’s and Mr. Osteen’s brands are rooted in success, not Scripture. Believers in prosperity like winners. Hurricanes and catastrophic floods do not provide the winning narratives crucial to keep adherents chained to prosperity gospel thinking. That is why it is easy for both men to issue platitudes devoid of empathy during natural disasters.”

― Anthea Butler

“Playing a final is great, but it’s winning it that counts.”

― Antoine Griezmann

“Winning titles, that’s what I’m looking for.”

― Antoine Griezmann

“’Strictly’ is a bit like scoring the winning goal in the FA Cup Final or sinking the final putt in the Ryder Cup – only a few people get the opportunity to do it, and they have got to be famous.”

― Anton du Beke

“There is not a lot of money in competition dancing. There never has been; it’s all about winning the trophies, really. It’s not like golf.”

― Anton du Beke

“Winning and losing, that’s never been my objective. It’s my hope that in the fullness of time, the majority of the court will come to see things as I do.”

― Antonin Scalia

“As long as we keep winning, that’s all it’s about. But it’s evident I do need the ball.”

― Antonio Brown

“We’re focused on ourselves and winning our games and handling our business. We’ll let the chips fall in place.”

― Antonio Brown

“It’s fool’s gold if you are winning games and are not playing the right way.”

― Antonio Davis

“You don’t realise it, but we’re in a race between technology and politics, and technologists are winning. They’re way ahead.”

― Antonio Garcia Martinez

“When you are at the Olympic Games, it comes down to a ten thousandth of a hair between making the next round or winning a race or getting second or third.”

― Apolo Ohno

“The harder you work, the less mistakes you make. The fewer mistakes you make, the better your chances of winning.”

― Ara Parseghian

“I came to Notre Dame to renew the winning tradition.”

― Ara Parseghian

“Bayern had no international success in the years before I joined, and my goal was actually to play at the best possible level, which would have meant winning the Champions League.”

― Arjen Robben

“My definition of winning at squash is playing and surviving, and I’ve never lost a match.”

― Arlen Specter

“It has been a dream of mine to be a singer, and now I’m living this dream, singing some beautiful songs and winning people’s hearts with my voice.”

― Armaan Malik

“Winning isn’t everything, but wanting it is.”

― Arnold Palmer

“I can’t be casual about losing. I always think I have a chance to win until winning is absolutely impossible.”

― Arnold Palmer

“Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.”

― Arnold Schwarzenegger

“At a young age winning is not the most important thing… the important thing is to develop creative and skilled players with good confidence.”

― Arsene Wenger

“The biggest thrill wasn’t in winning on Sunday but in meeting the payroll on Monday.”

― Art Rooney

“You’ve got to get to the stage in life where going for it is more important than winning or losing.”

― Arthur Ashe

“Nepal is a magical country and one of the only places in the world where they are winning the fight against illegal poaching.”

― Ashlan Gorse Cousteau

“It’s a lot easier when you’re winning.”

― Ashleigh Barty

“I went from not being known anywhere in the world to winning junior Wimbledon and six months later playing the Australian Open. I was a victim of my own success, really.”

― Ashleigh Barty

“I have been able to fulfil nearly all my ambitions at Chelsea. I have won the Champions League, the League, I have won FA Cups here, but you don’t want to stop winning trophies, and being at a big club, you are always fighting to win a trophy.”

― Ashley Cole

“I want to continue to win things, hopefully something with England, and if I can score the winning goal at the World Cup, then maybe they will like me again.”

― Ashley Cole

“A lot of youngsters in the game think they’ve made it before they’ve done anything. But at United, they’re given that winning mentality and an ethos of always trying to improve.”

― Ashley Young

“I guess I really haven’t thought much about winning an Oscar, but if I had the opportunity, I’m sure I would like it.”

― Ashton Kutcher

“I think they’re an incredible honor. I’m grateful and flattered by them. But I have no control over winning awards – I have no control over any of that.”

― Audra McDonald

“Many people in Europe and the U.S. dispute the thesis that we are living through a clash of civilisations between Islam and the west. But a radical minority of Muslims firmly believes that Islam is under siege, and is committed to winning the holy war it has declared against the West.”

― Ayaan Hirsi Ali

“It’s clear that winning trophies increases confidence.”

― Aymeric Laporte

“You will never know the feeling of a driver when winning a race. The helmet hides feelings that cannot be understood.”

― Ayrton Senna

“Of course there are moments that you wonder how long you should be doing it because there are other aspects which are not nice, of this lifestyle. But I just love winning.”

― Ayrton Senna

“Winning is the most important. Everything is consequence of that.”

― Ayrton Senna

“I have heard good things about Somerset from Azhar Ali, and I want to play a part in the Club winning matches.”

― Babar Azam

“Definitely, when anyone asks me what I eat – I think that’s the most disrespectful thing. There’s no winning with that question.”

― Barbie Ferreira

“Anyone can support a team that is winning – it takes no courage. But to stand behind a team to defend a team when it is down and really needs you, that takes a lot of courage.”

― Bart Starr

“There’s a famous slogan here in the Bavarian dialect, and we use it inside Bayern Munich. We say, ‘Mia san mia.’ Literally, it is, ‘We are we,’ but it means, ‘We are who we are.’ That’s not being very arrogant, but we are very confident about our ability to win the game. It is about a winning mentality.”

― Bastian Schweinsteiger

“I am a football player. I like to win. And I am used to winning – quite a lot.”

― Bastian Schweinsteiger

“Race, what is that? Race is a competition, somebody winning and somebody losing. Blood doesn’t run in races! Come on!”

― Beah Richards

“Show class, have pride, and display character. If you do, winning takes care of itself.”

― Bear Bryant

“Winning isn’t everything, but it beats anything that comes in second.”

― Bear Bryant

“Winning isn’t everything, but it sure beats anything that comes in second.”

― Bear Bryant

“Don’t give up at half time. Concentrate on winning the second half.”

― Bear Bryant

“The fun never goes out, but it changes with the years, with winning and losing.”

― Bear Bryant

“I never had any expectations of winning a Grammy. It wasn’t something I was set on, that I was hoping and praying and starving for.”

― Beck

“Winning the World Cup is definitely the highlight of my career. I thought the gold medal at the Olympics would peak it, but winning the World Cup, the reception… it’s what we all dreamed of when we were little.”

― Becky Sauerbrunn

“What is a better way to prove that your methods work than by winning? I have proved that my methods work.”

― Bela Karolyi

“Placing the ball in the right position for the next shot is eighty percent of winning golf.”

― Ben Hogan

“Most books on management are written by management consultants, and they study successful companies after they’ve succeeded, so they only hear winning stories.”

― Ben Horowitz

“Winning, to me, is relief; losing is like dying. It’s gut-wrenching.”

― Ben Howland

“I want to know everything there is to know about a specific area. And it’s winning at that mastery that really drives me. I want to be best at something. I don’t even know what ‘this’ is, but there’s this inner drive to be the best.”

― Ben Huh

“As of September 2012, 168 out of the 602 released Guantanamo Bay detainees are suspected of returning to terrorism. So, is this a winning scenario for the United States? Of course not.”

― Ben Shapiro

“Talking about class terrifies me. There is no way of winning.”

― Benedict Cumberbatch

“Hopefully, I can play both sides of the fence. That’s probably what winning the Oscar gives me, the chance to do something with a studio and do other things that I really want to do.”

― Benicio Del Toro

“Let’s face it, I’m not winning a fight with anybody – unless it’s against someone like Larry David.”

― Benny Blanco

“Looking back, of course, it was irresponsible, mad, forlorn, idiotic, but if you don’t take chances then you’ll never have a winning hand, and I’ve no regrets.”

― Bernard Cornwell

“Obviously, when you win and keep winning, it’s easier to maintain this atmosphere, but the atmosphere in the Man City dressing room is amazing.”

― Bernardo Silva

“There are far more important things in life than making a putt or missing a putt or winning a championship or losing a championship.”

― Bernhard Langer

“It’s not the winning that teaches you how to be resilient. It’s the setback. It’s the loss.”

― Beth Brooke

“I can remember before ‘Rain Man,’ I just couldn’t get in on anything, any features. After that and it winning the Oscar – the next year, I co-starred in six movies.”

― Beth Grant

“The World Championship gold was a surprise and took a lot of pressure off in terms of qualifying for Rio, but I still need more points, and winning in Manchester would be massive for me.”

― Bianca Walkden

“I am obsessed with delivering value to investors and winning the game from a personal standpoint.”

― Bill Gross

“You can’t ultimately dodge defeat by winning close elections.”

― Bill James

“People are too hung up on winning. I can get off on a really good helmet throw.”

― Bill Lee

“There is winning and there is misery.”

― Bill Parcells

“No matter how much you’ve won, no matter how many games, no matter how many championships, no matter how many Super Bowls, you’re not winning now, so you stink.”

― Bill Parcells

“Never change a winning game; always change a losing one.”

― Bill Tilden

“I do not think that winning is the most important thing. I think winning is the only thing.”

― Bill Veeck

“Getting an inch of snow is like winning 10 cents in the lottery.”

― Bill Watterson

“A champion is afraid of losing. Everyone else is afraid of winning.”

― Billie Jean King

“Getting the nomination is like gravy. Winning would be like whatever is better than gravy.”

― Billy Bob Thornton

“Winning is definitely contagious.”

― Billy Butler

“As a citizen of the great city of Chicago, I find it impossible to root against the White Sox. The White Sox organization has been much more consistent, in my lifetime at least, at putting a winning ballclub on the field.”

― Billy Corgan

“Stealing home is one of the most sensational plays in baseball. If the run thus scored is the winning tally, the play is, of course, all the more thrilling. It is a play that requires a lot of quick thinking to bring about a successful completion. The chap who has slow moving feet and a slower moving brain had better never try to steal home.”

― Billy Evans

“I want to be a Hall of Famer, have an impact on my franchise, and you can do all of that by winning a championship.”

― Blake Griffin

“We’re about winning and accountability.”

― Bob McNair

“When I’m winning, winning, winning with a certain way why would I mess with that? When I realised there was lot to be gained from failing in some people’s eyes, it made it all the more interesting!”

― Bob Mould

“The Republican party does have a lot of work to do. But changing our principles is not a winning strategy. We need to modernize, not moderate.”

― Bobby Jindal

“During my 40-year coaching career at West Point, Indiana and Texas Tech, my teams reached the Final Four on five occasions, winning the national championship three times.”

― Bobby Knight

“As his team prepares, a coach’s entire being must be concentrated on winning games.”

― Bobby Knight

“There are two real keys to winning. You’ve got to have good players: no coach won with bad players. You win with good players. That is number one. Number two is, when we are playing, let’s say we are playing Michigan, and they had a really good press: we’ve got to solve that press.”

― Bobby Knight

“We should tell our kids to just have fun, participate and not get bent on winning or losing. But every coach, when they say that, they say it tongue in cheek, ‘Don’t worry about winning’: If you win I’ll get you ice cream, but if you lose I’m going to pout in the car.”

― Bode Miller

“In some ways, that’s the story of my season – when I wasn’t making big mistakes, I was winning races and being on the podium. And when I made mistakes I was still fourth or fifth, just off the podium.”

― Bode Miller

“Winning doesn’t always mean being first. Winning means you’re doing better than you’ve ever done before.”

― Bonnie Blair

“Winning – when the game is big, that’s all that matters. There’s the hoopla, the halftime concerts, whatever. But people always remember who wins. They never remember who loses.”

― Booger McFarland

“I have played on many teams throughout my career, and I know when a team has the tools, and the right positive attitude towards winning.”

― Boomer Esiason

“I love the winning, I can take the losing, but most of all I Love to play.”

― Boris Becker

“Making the best-seller list is a big deal; it’s like being nominated for an Oscar. Hitting No. 1 is like actually winning the award. It’s very gratifying.”

― Brad Thor

“I may never get back to the track. The problem was that I was dominating my event, and the winning became slightly boring. I wanted new challenges, and I’ve got that on the road.”

― Bradley Wiggins

“Whatever country you’re in, you have to want to be in with a chance of winning.”

― Brendan Rodgers

“A winning model would mean trying to get the best possible players that you can, at whatever age they are; it doesn’t matter.”

― Brendan Rodgers

“I have to consider my greatest accomplishments winning the Olympics because everything that I’ve done after that is really because of the Olympics.”

― Brian Boitano

“Believe it or not, cricket was my first love. I would genuinely have swapped the dream of a winning goal at Wembley for a century against the Australians at Lord’s.”

― Brian Clough

“Film acting is so different from theatre acting, and TV is about letting things pay off and not winning every scene.”

― Brian Gleeson

“The victory is always sweeter… winning things with friends.”

― Brian O’Driscoll

“There is no point winning the semi if you don’t win the final. It’s as simple as that. No one will remember a big semifinal if you lose the final, so you have to do it all again.”

― Brian O’Driscoll

“I’m not picky; I’ll get it how I can take it. Submission, KO – whatever it is, if it has me winning, I’ll take it.”

― Brian Ortega

“Cub Swanson’s a guy you either get through or you don’t, and I fought him when he was on a nice winning streak.”

― Brian Ortega

“When the Obama administration passed the net neutrality rules in 2015, even when we were winning, I favored trying to get these rules in a statute, because I feel that the best way to establish predictability for the marketplace is to make sure they’re not subject to the whims of a partisan vote at the FCC.”

― Brian Schatz

“I think there are districts – a lot of them – where Donald Trump is deeply unpopular, and tying your opponent to Donald Trump’s unpopularity is a winning strategy. But that’s not true for every district.”

― Brian Schatz

“Anyone can see why an elite athlete would want to leave a small, impoverished country where their skills were effectively uncashed winning lottery tickets. All they had to do was wash ashore almost anywhere else in the world and cash in. Yet the vast majority of Cuban boxers – and Cuban athletes in general – despite that incentive, stayed.”

― Brin-Jonathan Butler

“I’d never seen Rigondeaux’s face without it being obscured by headgear or a photograph of Fidel he was holding up after winning a tournament. Finally I saw him, only to recognize the saddest face I’d ever seen in Cuba.”

― Brin-Jonathan Butler

“We’re a long way away from someone like Willie Pep winning a round without throwing a punch.”

― Brin-Jonathan Butler

“As long as we’re winning football games, I’m happy.”

― Brock Osweiler

“I’m just concerned with winning, not individual accolades.”

― Brock Osweiler

“When Peyton went into the game and remained the starter, it was OK with me because our team was winning games. We won a championship.”

― Brock Osweiler

“I have a very pessimistic view that every win takes you closer to a loss because no-one in the world can keep on winning forever.”

― Bronte Campbell

“Getting on a popular, long-running show like ‘Happy Days’ is the actor’s equivalent of winning the lottery.”

― Bryce Dallas Howard

“I really want to have a possibility of going into the Hall of Fame one day. I think that’s huge with a lot of baseball writers and old school guys. Of course, that’s not the main goal – the main goal is winning a World Series. Hall of Fame is so far away. It’s just something I’ve always thought about doing. I want to be as clean as I can.”

― Bryce Harper

“Winning the green jacket is great – I can pay for all the diapers I’m going to have to get.”

― Bubba Watson

“If winning or losing is going to define your life, you’re on a rough road.”

― Bud Grant

“Winning is only half of it. Having fun is the other half.”

― Bum Phillips

“There is nothing more rewarding than winning when you’re looked at as not being capable of doing so.”

― Burgess Owens

“Seeing Mexicans in the media is rare. Seeing role models on TV is rare. So who do we look up to? We’re not seen on football fields or basketball courts. So we look up to fighters; they’re Mexican. They are out there fighting, representing their people, and winning champions. We look up to them.”

― Cain Velasquez

“If you’re going to dedicate every second to winning the decathlon, what are you doing wasting your time in bed?”

― Caitlyn Jenner

“I think, for me, winning opens doors to all types of shapes and sizes and genres to come on the show and kill it. I’m probably the antithesis of what American Idols have been.”

― Caleb Johnson

“Winning excuses everything.”

― Cam Newton

“I like winning. There’s also a certain joy in it. I feel fulfilled by it.”

― Carl Icahn

“Winning one Champions League title is a dream come true, so just imagine winning three!”

― Carles Puyol

“I’m not a big fan of revolutions. People nearly always call for them when a team that’s triumphed a great deal goes a year without winning anything. For me, however, the experience gained in previous victories is important.”

― Carles Puyol

“Every player dreams of winning the World Cup, and there are very few who are fortunate enough to actually do it.”

― Carles Puyol

“Winning the World Cup was a dream come true after so many years of wanting something so bad. After that final whistle, I dropped to the ground on my knees and got emotional.”

― Carli Lloyd

“The formula to beat the press is simple; it’s the execution that’s tough. If you have the quality to do so, you pass your way through it. And if you don’t, you just boot it over the top. And then it becomes a game of winning ‘second balls’.”

― Carlo Ancelotti

“When I was young and didn’t have money, I liked gambling because winning and losing was fun for the rush of it.”

― Carlos Mencia

“When I step on that basketball court, I’m thinking about basketball, I’m thinking about winning – but there’s so much that goes into thought about how I’m going to open this game up to others. It’s so much more than just basketball.”

― Carmelo Anthony

“For me, the winning strategy in any start-up business is, ‘Think big but start small.’”

― Carmen Busquets

“It costs a lot to sue a magazine, and it’s too bad that we don’t have a system where the losing team has to pay the winning team’s lawyers.”

― Carol Burnett

“Entrepreneurship is a muscle, and winning is an endurance game.”

― Caroline Ghosn

“I love winning. I don’t like losing.”

― Caroline Wozniacki

“All I care about is winning.”

― Carson Wentz

“It doesn’t matter if you’re winning or losing. You’ve got to be the same guy; you’ve got to prepare the same.”

― Carson Wentz

“Being at NDSU and winning national championships, everyone’s gunning for you. You got a big target on your back, and we had to be ready to go week in and week out. I think playing for a program like that, everyone’s going to give you their best shot, and we embrace that.”

― Carson Wentz

“If the team’s winning, I’m going to do whatever I can to help the team, whether that’s from third-string role, backup, starter, it doesn’t matter. I’m going to do what I can to prepare and help the team.”

― Carson Wentz

“I was very much a student of the sport. I wanted to know everything, all the moves. It was the coolest thing I had seen. I started winning matches. Dads didn’t want their sons to face a girl. Coaches didn’t want to put any of their wrestlers up against me to be beaten by a girl.”

― Cat Zingano

“Every time I reach a major milestone in my career, I expect it to make more of a difference than it does, and I guess that means I’m in the sport for the right reasons. I’m not in it to win it because winning can only last for so long, and it’s a very fickle thing, sport.”

― Cate Campbell

“Winning isn’t everything. Wanting to win is.”

― Catfish Hunter

“Often in Spain you’re winning 2-0, there are 15 minutes left, and it’s as good as over. You control it, and the tempo drops. In England, that doesn’t happen. They put another striker on, long balls into the area, free-kicks, corners. They push you back.”

― Cesar Azpilicueta

“The most important thing is winning, not breaking the world record.”

― Cesar Cielo

“I honestly think that with every song you release you have to keep winning your own fans over again.”

― Chad Kroeger

“I’m a mad dog whose only concern is winning.”

― Charles Barkley

“Prediction is a mug’s game, but taking the side of water polluters has not been a winning political strategy for 50 years. Presidents Reagan, Bush I, and Bush II all undertook to weaken water regulations in the name of economic growth. They left office; the regulations remained.”

― Charles C. Mann

“I know I will be severely criticized by the interventionists in America when I say we should not enter a war unless we have a reasonable chance of winning.”

― Charles Lindbergh

“Our efforts must be bent in the direction of convincing the great mass of working people of this country of the necessity of our winning and retaining our place in business and commerce. That place can be won only through the workers’ own efforts and through their own efficiency.”

― Charles M. Schwab

“’The Theory Of Everything’ was a charming story, but I never dreamed it would turn out the way it did, winning all sorts of awards, and I don’t think anybody working on it did.”

― Charlie Cox

“Boom, crush. Night, losers. Winning, duh.”

― Charlie Sheen

“The only thing I’m addicted to is winning. This bootleg cult, arrogantly referred to as Alcoholics Anonymous, reports a 5 percent success rate. My success rate is 100 percent.”

― Charlie Sheen

“So how critics will perceive your film or your work, or whether your movie is going to make $100 million at the box office, or whether you are going to be winning any awards – well, you have no control over that.”

― Charlize Theron

“Individual statistics, plate time and everything tend to come, but the most enjoyment I get out of baseball is actually winning.”

― Chili Davis

“After about 15 minutes, you feel that you’re winning them over.”

― Chita Rivera

“I know we can fix our problems. When there are people in the room who care more about doing the job they were elected to do than they worry about winning reelection, it is possible to work together, achieve principal compromise, and get results for the people who give us these jobs in the first place.”

― Chris Christie

“If you can react the same way to winning and losing, that’s a big accomplishment. That quality is important because it stays with you the rest of your life, and there’s going to be a life after tennis that’s a lot longer than your tennis life.”

― Chris Evert

“If you can build your career around your passions, then you’re winning in life; that’s one of the best things you can ask for.”

― Chris Hardwick

“If I’m playing bad, then I know we’re not winning a lot of games, and we’re definitely not No. 1 in pass defense.”

― Chris Harris, Jr.

“In the long run, there are people who’ve made more money or had bigger stardom at points. But, I think I’ll have come out winning.”

― Chris Isaak

“I think that if you take a risk, you inspire people, and ultimately, inspiring people is more important than winning.”

― Chris March

“It takes a lot to be a good player. It takes a lot to be a winning team.”

― Chris Mullin

“A friend bought me a plane ticket to Hawaii, which is where I got discovered and became an actor, so I guess a friend bought me a winning lottery ticket.”

― Chris Pratt

“As far as success goes, I’ve never really got too excited about losing or winning.”

― Chrissie Hynde

“Winning and losing isn’t what’s important. The attempt at success and getting to your best self is what matters.”

― Christen Press

“If you get the feeling of winning, you want to have the feeling again.”

― Christian Eriksen

“At the end of the day, it doesn’t matter who is scoring and who is not scoring. It’s about winning games.”

― Christian Eriksen

“For me, personally, on the inside, the best moment was winning my first championship.”

― Christian Laettner

“The Olympics in ’92, I didn’t contribute that much. I had more to do with winning the National Championships than I did the gold medal.”

― Christian Laettner

“The only thing I can control is winning on the basketball court.”

― Christian Laettner

“My senior year was crazy. We were defending champions, we were on national TV just about every weekend, and we were winning. Teams always brought their best when they went up against us, and we always matched it.”

― Christian Laettner

“I’ve been fortunate that I have good athletic ability, just in general. Quick, strong, able to bounce off players, trying to be strong in winning tackles, and annoying to play against, pretty much.”

― Christian Pulisic

“At the end of the day, it’s about winning games.”

― Christian Yelich

“I was a fighter and very determined. There was no way I was going to back out without winning.”

― Christine Lahti

“I’m more proud of quitting smoking than of anything else I’ve done in my life, including winning an Oscar.”

― Christine Lahti

“My style of fighting is to go down and trying to finish the guy and trying to end fights, not laying up because I’m winning the fight, just keep going after it.”

― Chuck Liddell

“A life of frustration is inevitable for any coach whose main enjoyment is winning.”

― Chuck Noll

“The key to a winning season is focusing on one opponent at a time. Winning one week at a time. Never look back and never look ahead.”

― Chuck Noll

“The thrill isn’t in the winning, it’s in the doing.”

― Chuck Noll

“The critics are always right. The only way you shut them up is by winning.”

― Chuck Noll

“We may like to think politics is a battle of ideas and that the best idea wins out. But that’s not true in most elections. Most elections are about the worst ideas losing, not the best ideas winning.”

― Chuck Todd

“I’m trying to let winning the world championships settle in right now before I begin training again shortly. During the skating season, we skate on average 20 kilometres a day. On top of that, we’re riding a lot and lifting a lot of weights.”

― Clara Hughes

“Managers lose more than they win until they get to the big 10 clubs; then, they start winning a bit more than they lose.”

― Clarence Seedorf

“There’s no guarantee of winning, even if you are the best players and the best team.”

― Clarence Seedorf

“Winning the Champions League is a very particular feeling, but it’s really the journey that makes it special.”

― Clarence Seedorf

“Once you stop wanting to improve, you start to slide. And if you want to keep winning, if you want to stay at the top, that’s not something you can afford to do.”

― Clarence Seedorf

“For me, winning isn’t just about lifting the cup, the trophy – it’s about giving your maximum, on and off the pitch.”

― Clarence Seedorf

“If a club has the cups it has, you have to think that Real Madrid is always capable of reaching the final and winning it.”

― Clarence Seedorf

“You can not always think about winning everything and forever.”

― Clarence Seedorf

“Everyone dreams of winning a European Cup final, and I was lucky to do it at just 19.”

― Clarence Seedorf

“The love the people of Leicester showed towards me was incredible. Even more than winning the Premier League.”

― Claudio Ranieri

“During the season… fun, to me, is getting sacks, making tackles and winning games. It’s not spending money, girls, or, you know, this and that.”

― Clay Matthews III

“Winning the election is a good-news, bad-news kind of thing. Okay, now you’re the mayor. The bad news is, now you’re the mayor.”

― Clint Eastwood

“I like winning or losing, failing or succeeding on my own merit.”

― CM Punk

“Winning is different based on your perspective, just like success is different based on your perspective.”

― CM Punk

“I’ve been really lucky to get on shows that stay on. It’s one thing to book a show, and it’s like winning the lottery again to have it picked up, and then again to have the show stay on the air.”

― Coby Bell

“I think whether you’re having setbacks or not, the role of a leader is to always display a winning attitude.”

― Colin Powell

“We are at war, and our security as a nation depends on winning that war.”

― Condoleezza Rice

“A definite highlight was doing ‘The Brothers McMullen.’ Shooting that movie was such a joy – and then we wound up winning the Sundance Film Festival. That big-break moment is visceral. It happens once in a decade, maybe once in a lifetime.”

― Connie Britton

“My peers say I have made a difference. That means more to me than winning an Oscar.”

― Conrad Hall

“Losing a fight, winning – it happens.”

― Cris Cyborg

“The high point of my career was winning the Champions League. No one will ever erase that from my memory, in the same way that no one will ever erase the fact that I did it in a Manchester United shirt.”

― Cristiano Ronaldo

“Winning – that’s the most important to me. It’s as simple as that.”

― Cristiano Ronaldo

“The determination to win is the better part of winning.”

― Daisaku Ikeda

“There is nothing like winning a race.”

― Dale Earnhardt Jr.

“Nothing will ever feel like winning a Daytona 500. I’m never going to do anything in broadcasting, probably anything in any other professional job that will feel like winning the Daytona 500.”

― Dale Earnhardt Jr.

“Winning the championship is more than 50% driver. It’s probably 60% driver, 40% car. I don’t really know where luck fits in there – over the course of a season, everybody catches their breaks.”

― Dale Earnhardt Jr.

“To come in and win three races already this year and maybe set a record by winning four is pretty unique. But guys like Mark Martin, Rusty Wallace and these guys are not wanting that to happen.”

― Dale Earnhardt

“I wouldn’t swap the era I competed in for anything, not a day of it. I started out as an amateur, and people like myself, Seb Coe, Steve Ovett, Steve Cram, Tessa Sanderson and the rest did it for the glory of winning medals for our country.”

― Daley Thompson

“I am only about winning and getting better.”

― Daley Thompson

“Realistically, we could aim for the top three in the constructors championship. Realistically, we could look at winning more races. Three race wins would be very satisfying.”

― Damon Hill

“You count a man’s U.S. Amateur titles after he starts winning professional majors. That’s something any intelligent golf writer with a sense of history is supposed to know.”

― Dan Jenkins

“It’s real nice and exciting for me to break the records, but it’s more exciting for me to be on a winning team.”

― Dan Marino

“Breaking the world record in ’92 was a very special personal moment, but I’d say my favorite moment as a decathlete was winning the Olympic gold medal. It was a lot of years of work, and when I won it, it was more a sense of relief than jubilation or exaltation.”

― Dan O’Brien

“Through everything I’ve gone through- and I’ve been everywhere, at the top of the world, in jail, hung over drunk – I never gave up my dream of winning a gold medal in the Olympics.”

― Dan O’Brien

“As a young athlete, it was first about having fun; then it was about winning.”

― Dan O’Brien

“I was playing little league baseball when Bruce Jenner was winning the gold but I don’t think I was really paying attention at that time.”

― Dan O’Brien

“Breaking the world record in ’92 was a very special personal moment, but I’d say my favorite moment as a decathlete was winning the Olympic gold medal.”

― Dan O’Brien

“I was playing little league baseball when Bruce Jenner was winning the gold, but I don’t think I was really paying attention at that time. It wasn’t until 1980 – I think I was 12 years old – that I thought, ‘Wow that’s what I want to do. I want to be on the Olympic team.’”

― Dan O’Brien

“Winning the NFC championship affords you a chance at the next opportunity.”

― Dan Quinn

“Going to the Super Bowl is not the reward. It’s playing really well and winning.”

― Dan Quinn

“At Barcelona, it wasn’t about winning all the time; it was first about how to win.”

― Dani Alves

“This much I’m sure of. Chances for winning = 1 – (# of math students playing)/ (# of math students cheering). That’s a fraction.”

― Danica McKellar

“You know, sometimes the little victories that I have throughout the season are not necessarily obvious on the track. Maybe they’re another aspect of what I’m doing, winning little victories here and there to get everything in line to be able to perform from top to bottom on race day.”

― Danica Patrick

“I have to remember that winning an Oscar is an almost unbelievable goal and that it is an honour just to be nominated.”

― Daniel Barber

“Winning a competition in architecture is a ticket to oblivion. It’s just an idea. Ninety-nine per cent never get built.”

― Daniel Libeskind

“One pair rarely wins an Omaha pot, even if that pair is aces. In Hold’em, on the other hand, a pair of aces is right around the average winning hand.”

― Daniel Negreanu

“Tournament play demands patience to survive and win. Winning at cash games demands a whole other level of thought and deception. You need to reach into your bag of tricks and run the occasional big bluff to be a consistent cash game winner.”

― Daniel Negreanu

“The value of small pocket pairs comes from the possibility of flopping three of kind and winning a sizable pot. To that extent, playing this type of hand is a low risk/high reward proposition.”

― Daniel Negreanu

“Picking up a tell – a hint that a player unknowingly gives that reveals the strength of his hand – often means the difference between winning and losing a big pot.”

― Daniel Negreanu

“Overtaking is nearly as fun as winning races. The rush you get from it is awesome.”

― Daniel Ricciardo

“Joe Gibbs helped define what the Washington Redskins stand for – integrity, hard work, determination, winning and championships.”

― Daniel Snyder

“As long as we’re winning, I’m happy.”

― Danny Ings

“Idealism loses to pragmatism when it comes to winning elections.”

― Danny Strong

“I am never happy if we are not winning.”

― Danny Welbeck

“It’s really important at United that you’ve been brought up with that winning mentality.”

― Danny Welbeck

“It hurts a lot to see United not winning.”

― Danny Welbeck

“There are a handful of legacy clubs like the Dodgers in each league. They’re in major markets and have a history of winning where, if you do things right, there’s an enormous upside.”

― Dave Checketts

“It’s not always about winning. If you can, really, just show people – If they’re being awful, be less awful.”

― Dave Rubin

“I got to play with ZZ Top and introduce Bryan Adams and George Michael. And to have it all topped off by me winning ‘American Idol?!’ It’s pretty absurd.”

― David Cook

“What matters is the team and all of us being focused on what we need to focus on, which is winning games, rather than contracts or any topics that can be a distraction. What matters is focusing on football.”

― David de Gea

“If you are at United, you need a manager with a winning mentality. We had that with Ferguson. Mourinho has it. He wants to win every game.”

― David de Gea

“Winning a Grand Slam is not something I’ll think about.”

― David Ferrer

“Once I have beaten Mormeck, I don’t feel there’ll be anything left to prove. After winning the world title, I will be recognised as the No. 1 cruiserweight in the world.”

― David Haye

“Winning the title then losing it to John Ruiz… I’d be devastated.”

― David Haye

“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

“I’ve asked every grammar schoolteacher in the nation to have their students write on the meaning of the Statue of Liberty. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if the winning kid got up to the microphone and, in front of the world, had to dig into a pocket to pull out a crumpled sheet of paper containing the words that would move us all?”

― David L. Wolper

“Analysts may be correct that the presidential election won’t primarily turn on entitlements reform, but by choosing Paul Ryan as his running mate, Mitt Romney can, contrary to conventional wisdom, make it a winning issue and lay the foundation for a reform mandate when he wins.”

― David Limbaugh

“When I was youn,g I always saw Brazil winning games on television with fantastic players and a fantastic team.”

― David Luiz

“I was winning everything in Paris. I was there for two years and won all the titles in France. I had a great life, great credibility with the club… I had everything.”

― David Luiz

“Winning the Premier League is never easy. Whether you’re at home or away, the games are always tough.”

― David Luiz

“A syndicate is a group that has gotten together to pool their money so they can cover more contingencies. If I come to track with, say, $200, and I join a syndicate of 20 people, each of whom can bet $200, we can spread our bets, and that gives us a better chance of winning.”

― David Milch

“I agree with Arsene Wenger that finishing in the top four is the equivalent of winning a trophy – even if you don’t get to parade silverware.”

― David Moyes

“My focus in 2010 was on just running fast races. My focus in 2011 was for winning at the World Championships. This year has been a combination of the two so we’ll see what kind of time it brings.”

― David Rudisha

“I’ve been keeping a diary for thirty-three years and write in it every morning. Most of it’s just whining, but every so often there’ll be something I can use later: a joke, a description, a quote. It’s an invaluable aid when it comes to winning arguments. ‘That’s not what you said on February 3, 1996,’ I’ll say to someone.”

― David Sedaris

“Flipping through the channels late at night, I’ll come across ‘The Longest Yard’ and not be able to get up off the couch until Burt Reynolds has scored the winning touchdown.”

― David Shields

“Once you win, you get used to winning, and that’s not a bad thing.”

― David Silva

“There is definitely a difference when you are fighting for a title against clubs like United or Real Madrid or Barcelona. They are so used to winning, it means that you have to have a different frame of mind when you challenge them because that’s the only way to overcome them.”

― David Silva

“After winning such an important title as the World Cup, to win the Premier League and to see supporters in Manchester who have waited so long to win it would be important to me.”

― David Silva

“The biggest picture you see is making it to the Super Bowl and winning it. There are a lot of guys who have played 14, 15, 16 years and never been there.”

― DeAngelo Williams

“Success is almost totally dependent upon drive and persistence. The extra energy required to make another effort or try another approach is the secret of winning.”

― Denis Waitley

“The PRI can afford to push democratization; it can afford to be generous because it has a very good chance of winning in clean elections.”

― Denise Dresser

“But more important than personal awards is winning the World Series. That’s the max that anyone could ask for. Let alone to have the ball in your in your glove for the final out of the World Series. That was the ultimate.”

― Dennis Eckersley

“Everyone needs to be proactive and know the various warning signs of cancer. Early detection and research to make detection easier at earlier stages, along with the treatments needs, is still a must. I salute all those winning the battle.”

― Dennis Franz

“I think Joshua has been doing a good job winning his fights and beating the guys in front of him. You got to congratulate him for his success.”

― Deontay Wilder

“Some people are more interested in fighting than winning.”

― DeRay Mckesson

“Why do people play the lottery, or why do people gamble, period? You know, it’s with the hope of winning something more.”

― Derek Kilmer

“One thing that translates from college to the NFL is winners, and, I think, being a quarterback, that’s the biggest thing: being recognized, winning games.”

― Deshaun Watson

“These first few years, it’s more trying to figure it out. What’s going on in the NBA? Where do I fit in? Then my second year, I’m a player. ‘Can he actually start?’ I played pretty well my second year. My third year, now I gotta solidify myself. Now I’m here, and it’s about winning for me.”

― Devin Booker

“You know, me winning two gold medals, going for a third one, that’s nice. But being there with Mark and my sister, and my brother being the coach, it’s a dream come true. It’s going to be awesome.”

― Diana Lopez

“You don’t simply tell someone to get out there and win the tennis match. You say ‘move your feet’ or ‘watch the fuzz on the ball’ to really get into the Zen of it. You pull all that together, and then you just might hold up the Wimbledon Plate… It’s not about winning first place but bringing every element of effort to whatever you do.”

― Diana Nyad

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

― Dianne Feinstein

“The definition of winning has become distorted. If winning the rights to a property brings with it hundreds of millions of dollars in losses, what have you won? When faced with the prospect of heavy financial losses, we have consistently walked away and have done so again.”

― Dick Ebersol

“The old rules and the old methods of winning are gone.”

― Dick Morris

“It’s important to keep winning games.”

― Diego Costa

“Winning the Europa League with Atletico Madrid and then reaching a semi-final of the World Cup is great.”

― Diego Forlan

“Ancelotti is one of the best coaches and has proved this by winning trophies.”

― Diego Forlan

“The line between winning and losing is very thin, and wins give you prestige, stability, and continuity.”

― Diego Godin

“I need to keep working hard, winning fights, and it will happen. I just hope that I don’t get sidestepped for too long.”

― Dillian Whyte

“I don’t play for money. I play for glory and winning championships.”

― Dimitar Berbatov

“I will dream about winning the Golden Ball until I stop playing.”

― Dimitar Berbatov

“There were times when I didn’t think I would even be at the European Championship. so to be walking off the field, having scored the winning goal in front of our home fans, just got too much for me.”

― Dimitri Payet

“For me, victory isn’t measured by winning in the traditional sense.”

― Dinesh D’Souza

“When I think about my MVP season, I will also think about the loss to Golden State. But winning the award as Most Valuable Player of the NBA is just a huge honor. I didn’t really realize how big it was until Mark Cuban had tears in his eyes at the award ceremony.”

― Dirk Nowitzki

“Winning, to me, is easy. Winning more is the challenge.”

― DJ Khaled

“The thing a player has to ask himself: ‘Do you want to choose winning over standing out?’ Dwyane Wade made that choice, and I don’t think he gets enough credit.”

― Doc Rivers

“You’re always growing as a coach, and I am not done growing, and hopefully I’m not done winning.”

― Doc Rivers

“Winning the Intercontinental Title for the first time, in 2010, was a real milestone, as I grew up living off some of those Intercontinental Title matches.”

― Dolph Ziggler

“It’s not always about wins and losses, but winning two Survivor Series matches is something I will never forget.”

― Dolph Ziggler

“You don’t just go to your bosses and say, ‘This sucks. I’m supposed to be winning everything.’ If you have an awesome idea or a story, or something great, you go, ‘Hey, how about we do this,’ but when the story is not you, you have to find a way to make it work.”

― Dolph Ziggler

“In my career, all my most important breaks have come from Edinburgh. Winning awards, being reviewed, bagging my BBCR4 series and the chance to tour has all come from Edinburgh, which begs the question, why the hell have I left it so long to come back?”

― Dominic Holland

“I fight to drive my percentages through the roof for winning and lower my percentage by taking the least amount of damage and least amount of hits.”

― Dominick Cruz

“I think what coaching is all about, is taking players and analyzing there ability, put them in a position where they can excel within the framework of the team winning. And I hope that I’ve done that in my 33 years as a head coach.”

― Don Shula

“And then to end up with a total of 347 wins, averaging 10 regular season wins for 33 years and the best winning percentage, and I’m very proud of this, of any professional team from 1970 to 1996.”

― Don Shula

“Most coaches would consider leading a team to an Olympic gold medal a capper for a pretty good year. The same goes for winning an NCAA national championship. Or a FIBA world championship. Mike Krzyzewski, head coach of the Duke Blue Devils and Team USA, led teams to each of these honors… within about 24 months.”

― Don Yaeger

“Not winning a title gives fuel to sportswriters and talking heads who question an athlete’s true value.”

― Don Yaeger

“Powerful, quick and agile, Serena Williams thrives on winning.”

― Don Yaeger

“When you’re winning, anything you say has value. When you’re losing, the less you say, the better.”

― Donald Sterling

“My whole life is about winning. I don’t lose often. I almost never lose.”

― Donald Trump

“America will start winning again, winning like never before.”

― Donald Trump

“Don’t judge a person on winning or losing.”

― Dong Dong

“I’ll have to say winning the Olympic gold in Atlanta is a crowning achievement, along with the gold in the relay in the same games.”

― Donovan Bailey

“It’s lovely to have money to give away – that’s the bonus of winning the Nobel.”

― Doris Lessing

“One naively thinks that by winning the Olympics, it’s going to be this switch, and then your life is going to be perfect, and that’s not reality.”

― Dorothy Hamill

“Not that I don’t care about winning or I don’t care about doing well, but I have to care less about the things that happen that are outside of my control.”

― Doug Baldwin

“We’ve got to get our fans back. We’ve got to start winning and get our fans excited about the 76ers again… We’re selling hope. This is about hope. We have hope that we have a chance to be good.”

― Doug Collins

“We think that this message – of someone that’s from the private sector that built a company and now wants to shrink a government and grow an economy – is a winning message.”

― Doug Ducey

“The Rough Riders brought honor to San Antonio by winning battles in Cuba throughout the summer of 1898, and Roosevelt became a Texas folk hero overnight.”

― Douglas Brinkley

“Dad was a retired hedge fund manager who made enough millions to retire and focus on my game. Before that, he was on the 1984 U.S. Olympic swimming team. No medals. He was accustomed to winning at everything, but no medals in 1984.”

― Douglas Brunt

“If life is a video game, then most of us have no chance of winning, if by winning you mean succeeding in a quest or saving a princess.”

― Douglas Lain

“In a globalized world, one application can spread like wildfire and there’s only one winning company, which means you have to invest more than you’ve ever had.”

― Douglas Leone

“While I was there I became deeply interested in photography, and indeed the most noteworthy event in my early life was winning first, third, fourth and seventh prizes in an international competition for college and high school students.”

― Douglass North

“The goal is to win a championship. Every team enters the season with the goal to win the championship, but realistically, there are five or six teams with a realistic shot at winning a championship.”

― Draymond Green

“I love the Cowboys in the early 90s. That was their heyday, winning all those Super bowls. Troy Aikman was a person I looked up to.”

― Drew Brees

“I haven’t been on too many winning teams – in Oakland, we were in first place most of the year, and it was pretty fun, pretty exciting.”

― Drew Pomeranz

“Normally when we play against Brazil, we will just try to stop them from winning.”

― Dusan Tadic

“What was important to me was entertaining the audience, and whether that meant winning, losing, singing, or whatever it was on the live show we were doing every week, which was awesome, I was game for it.”

― Dwayne Johnson

“If you can get an out on one pitch, take it. Let the strikeouts come on the outstanding pitches. Winning is the big thing. If you throw a lot of pitches, before you know it, your arm is gone.”

― Dwight Gooden

“Guys who might not be superstars but because of their hustle, because of the little things they do, these are the guys who can really mean the difference between winning and losing.”

― Dwyane Wade

“Growing up, I always dreamed of winning an NBA championship, never a gold. A gold was something that never crossed my mind.”

― Dwyane Wade

“Even as empiricism is winning the mind, transcendentalism continues to win the heart.”

― E. O. Wilson

“Pittsburgh was a great team. Coach Noll, Joe Greene, Jack Lambert, L.C. Greenwood and all those guys did a great job. That’s the team that kept us from winning two Super Bowls. It was a great rivalry.”

― Earl Campbell

“The key to winning baseball games is pitching, fundamentals, and three run homers.”

― Earl Weaver

“A winning player is nothing more than a player on a winning team. A losing player is a guy who played on a losing team that year.”

― Earl Weaver

“Winning the Stanley Cup in ’99 was a dream come true. I’ll never forget it.”

― Ed Belfour

“For me, baseball is about, again, the team winning.”

― Eddie Murray

“It is hard to say no to PSG – as with all teams capable of winning the Champions League, There is always uncertainty in football.”

― Eden Hazard

“If I ever leave, it’ll be after winning a championship. You need to go out on a high so that people remember you for the right reasons.”

― Eden Hazard

“If you are hoping for a Champions’ League final or winning a title, it’s the same. You are working for a result.”

― Edgar Davids

“I’ve always said it, and the whole football world knows that Cavani is a centre-forward and that he has proven his worth in that position. Having said that, Cavani has shown other characteristics that can help the team, like winning the ball back, helping out defensively.”

― Edinson Cavani

“In 1787, many Americans were convinced that the ‘perpetual union’ they had created in winning independence was collapsing. Six years earlier, in the Articles of Confederation, the thirteen state governments had surrendered extensive powers to a congress of delegates from each state legislature.”

― Edmund Morgan

“The division of labor among nations is that some specialize in winning and others in losing.”

― Eduardo Galeano

“I always had to keep improving my skills in order to remain competitive and keep winning.”

― Edwin Moses

“At Ajax, we have a certain philosophy that is sometimes more important than winning – the development of players.”

― Edwin van der Sar

“You have to get your motivation from within, and it doesn’t matter if you lose in the quarters, the semis, or the final. You must want to have another chance of winning the trophy.”

― Edwin van der Sar

“I’m doing whatever I have to do to help my team win. So, instead of being focused on anything from the outside, I’m focused on winning and that next game.”

― Elena Delle Donne

“Coaching is easy. Winning is the hard part.”

― Elgin Baylor

“The only plan the Administration seems to have for winning the war is that there is no plan and no schedule for our troops to come home and get out of harm’s way.”

― Eliot Engel

“’Jeopardy!’ contestant Ken Jennings’ winning streak has been nothing short of remarkable.”

― Elizabeth Vargas

“But seriously, I think overall in the scheme of things winning an Emmy is not important. Let’s get our priorities straight. I think we all know what’s really important in life – winning an Oscar.”

― Ellen DeGeneres

“We are going to use the truth, and we are going to use it toward the end of winning the war; and we know what would happen to the American people if we lose it.”

― Elmer Davis

“Winning ‘Motor Trend’ Car of the year is probably the closest thing to winning the Oscar or Emmy of the car industry.”

― Elon Musk

“Just before I got down here I had a chance to see Agassi play another game and he smoked another player, which was nice to see. Someone who a lot of people thought couldn’t come back and now he’s winning.”

― Elvis Stojko

“I began these clinics because I want to share my years of experience in around the ring, in addition to my proven winning methods. I have seen the good and the bad. I have learned valuable lessons, which I want to pass along to those truly interested in the sport.”

― Emanuel Steward

“Being brave means to know something is scary, difficult, and dangerous, and doing it anyway, because the possibility of winning the fight is worth the chance of losing it.”

― Emilie Autumn

“I was going to be a comedian but then also winning Oscars and directing movies and creating my own charities and saving the world. The more I’ve let go of that… I see more access to possibly being able to have something like that.”

― Emily Meade

“I had dreamt of playing for Arsenal and Real Madrid, and those dreams came true. Maybe I can dream of winning the Ballon d’Or, and that can come true as well.”

― Emmanuel Adebayor

“Jurgen Klopp does have a winning mentality; he is hungry for titles.”

― Emre Can

“You cannot underestimate Zidane’s achievement of winning the Champions League three times in a row – it must have taken superb skills to motivate the likes of Ronaldo, Luka Modric, Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema et al to have the desire to become serial Champions League winners.”

― Eniola Aluko

“If, say, a striker knows that scoring 30 goals in a season will lead to them winning a prestigious award then they will try that little bit harder because, regardless of what players may say, individual recognition on the world stage is important.”

― Eniola Aluko

“It is dangerous to sit on your laurels, but a lot of the time you only have to add one or two people to the fringes of a winning team to improve it.”

― Eniola Aluko

“Being able to put the ball in the back of the net is so important at the highest level and could be the difference between reaching the semi-finals and actually winning the World Cup.”

― Eniola Aluko

“I was 15 when I got my first job as a proofreader for an advertising agency in the City, earning £12 a week. But by then, I was already playing darts tournaments every weekend, regularly winning the £50 first prize. By the time I was 16 and winning two or three contests a weekend, I ditched the agency job and concentrated on darts.”

― Eric Bristow

“We won the European Championship last September and now the world title. That is some year for French beach soccer! Now comes the hard part. We have to keep improving and that’s difficult because it’s tough to do better than winning a world title.”

― Eric Cantona

“For me, there’s nothing more important than serving my constituents and winning the House.”

― Eric Swalwell

“I want to help my team win, and this is a winning organization, so there’s no added pressure.”

― Eric Weddle

“Someone once referred to modeling as being like winning the lottery gene pool. It’s such an odd way to put things, but what is different about modelling is that the industry often picks you.”

― Erin O’Connor

“Getafe is an uncomfortable rival for Barca and for anyone. They are experts in winning second balls.”

― Ernesto Valverde

“Winning the UCL is really difficult. Only one team can win it, so it’s very difficult.”

― Ernesto Valverde

“There have been so many majors that got away, starting at Riviera in ’95, taking a three-shot lead into the final round of the PGA and not winning.”

― Ernie Els

“Don’t fight a battle if you don’t gain anything by winning.”

― Erwin Rommel

“The investors who generate big returns over five years, the guys they write books about, are supposed to keep winning, right? Well, they don’t.”

― Eugene Fama

“Maria Sharapova winning Wimbledon at 17, I don’t think that’s ever going to happen again. It’s a different game now. I need to stay focused and work on my game, and it will come.”

― Eugenie Bouchard

“What’s a priority is going out there and winning ballgames every week.”

― Ezekiel Elliott

“Winning the Super Bowl would be way more special than the rookie rushing record.”

― Ezekiel Elliott

“I hate to lose more than I love winning, and I’m coming to Dallas to win a Super Bowl.”

― Ezekiel Elliott

“I’m focused on going out and winning ballgames. Focused on getting better with the team every week.”

― Ezekiel Elliott

“It’s more than a little ironic that the mantra that swept Bill Clinton into office is exactly what prevented Hillary from winning it. Somehow, the Manhattan billionaire became the voice of the disaffected blue-collar middle class in states like Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Michigan.”

― Fabrizio Moreira

“In most countries, a lopsided election represents a mandate that the winning party could then use to implement their agenda, but the U.S. political system seems to have been made to prevent such an occurrence.”

― Fabrizio Moreira

“What did winning a Grammy do for me? It made me want to get rid of my Grammy, pack it away, and never see it again. It made me not want to speak to anyone who wanted to speak about my Grammy.”

― Fantastic Negrito

“It feels like we all win when Joe wins. People know the struggle, everything I had to overcome. People feel like that’s them winning. If Joe could do it, they could do it.”

― Fat Joe

“In the Premier League, the most important thing is not to give the team at the top of the table reasons to keep winning game after game.”

― Fernandinho

“It is not a problem – you don’t think about the climate, or the cold; we just think about winning the game.”

― Fernandinho

“I am very proud to be part of this team, and I know that winning with Ferrari will mean more than winning with another team.”

― Fernando Alonso

“In life, it’s winning – when I go to the supermarket, and I go with a friend, I try to get through the door first. Things like that – everything in life is a competition for me.”

― Fernando Alonso

“I always had that, even when I was a kid in a go-kart or when I was playing soccer or tennis: that need of winning. It was there all my life, and it’s still there now.”

― Fernando Alonso

“I miss winning. I miss being on the podium.”

― Fernando Alonso

“At Liverpool, winning is customary.”

― Fernando Torres

“After winning the European Championship with Spain, I know exactly how it feels to win a major trophy, and I know that, if we can win at Liverpool, it will feel the same or even better than it did with Spain.”

― Fernando Torres

“Everything I have done in my career I have done from my values and doing things the way I like to do. So winning doesn’t matter the world for me.”

― Fernando Torres

“You always have to aspire to everything; winning titles is what I’ve been missing. And I will give my life and everything I have in order to achieve it.”

― Fernando Torres

“Winning the European Championship was a great thing for me, and I understood what it was to win a major trophy and what I had been missing.”

― Fernando Torres

“It has something to do with the facts and the law and who the judges are. So I think lawyers sometimes exaggerate their role in winning and losing. Lawyers do have a role, and a major role, but they’re not the only players in this game.”

― Floyd Abrams

“Were this not Texas, were there not a state where there were no protections at all and where the law was clear on that, I think CBS and Mary Mapes and Dan Rather and all of us had a very good chance of winning. So this is an ongoing battle about an issue of principle.”

― Floyd Abrams

“I loved competing and winning and also wanted to continue my career for the fans, knowing they were there for me and enjoyed watching me fight.”

― Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

“It’s what every kid dreams of: winning a World Cup for your country. There’s nothing that will ever, ever beat that or even compare to it.”

― Fran Kirby

“I figure you have the same chance of winning the lottery whether you play or not.”

― Fran Lebowitz

“I’ve done the calculation and your chances of winning the lottery are identical whether you play or not.”

― Fran Lebowitz

“I could be winning the decathlon in high school, which I’ve won twice, yet, if my dad is in the audience, ‘Oh look! It’s Anthony Quinn.’ And I’m like, ‘Hello? Kid just got a gold medal. Hello? I’m over here.’”

― Francesco Quinn

“Winning one league title at Roma, to me, is worth winning 10 at Juventus or Real Madrid.”

― Francesco Totti

“It’s an error to count on winning a medal in the triathlon. With one race every four years, anything can happen, especially in a sport as tactical as this where it isn’t always the strongest who wins.”

― Francisco Javier Gomez Noya

“Dan Rather pulling on a sweater and thereby winning a whole new chunk of the populace: That’s television. President Reagan’s press conferences: That’s television. Keith Jackson is television. So are Kermit the Frog, instant replay, and the Fiesta Bowl.”

― Frank Deford

“When I was a kid, I was a pretty good runner, and there was nothing like winning a race.”

― Frank McCourt

“The Dutch public always wants to see a team that is trying to be dominant, trying to play attractive football, and after that, hopefully, a team that is winning.”

― Frank Rijkaard

“Before we talk about stylish performance, we need to think about winning. That’s the most important thing.”

― Frank Rijkaard

“Yes, winning the gold medal was undoubtedly the biggest day of my career – mostly because I won the way I had prepared to run it. It was a totally satisfying experience.”

― Frank Shorter

“It was never a policy of the Kent team that the pitch must be occupied all day after winning the toss.”

― Frank Woolley

“Tactics, fitness, stroke ability, adaptability, experience, and sportsmanship are all necessary for winning.”

― Fred Perry

“I might not come home with hardware, but I’m winning.”

― Fuzzy Zoeller

“I want to win titles, and Manchester City is a club that is used to winning.”

― Gabriel Jesus

“I played Mary Joe Fernandez in the semifinals. She was winning the first set. Second set was very close. I started to play this aggressive game. I think I surprised them.”

― Gabriela Sabatini

“I love the Comedy Cellar. The audience has no expectations because they don’t know me. It’s great. It’s only winning – if I bomb, they just say, ‘Oh, the French guy sucks.’ But if I do well, then they remember me.”

― Gad Elmaleh

“You know what Americans are really sensitive to? Issues of fairness. I think this is a modern phenomenon, born of the civil rights movement. Once you convince Americans that something is basically unfair, you’ve got a winning cause.”

― Gail Collins

“I’m happy that once again I see myself winning a Grand Slam, something that is so hard to do.”

― Garbine Muguruza

“I try to focus on more winning matches here and try to go forward rather than the ranking because is the first step, to win matches, getting far in tournament, and we see after.”

― Garbine Muguruza

“I didn’t do anything special after the French Open, after winning the tournament. I just had a nice dinner with my team and family, but I was so exhausted that I went to sleep early and couldn’t stay up.”

― Garbine Muguruza

“When you play in the Premier League, say you’re playing against a lower-end team, they set up to defend all the time, they set up to block you off. But when you play in the Champions League, all the other teams are used to winning every week, so it’s more of an open game, it’s more attacking, end-to-end.”

― Gareth Bale

“I played a lot of games for Villa, and one of my regrets is not winning a trophy there – that still hurts, and that’s why the big games are important.”

― Gareth Barry

“I have played a lot of games, had a good international career, and picked up a lot of caps, but it is not going to be complete without winning trophies, so that is my main goal.”

― Gareth Barry

“Everyone’s expecting you to be playing fantastic football, winning every game, and course it doesn’t happen like that.”

― Gareth Barry

“I remember in the ’80s, Randy Travis was my guy. He’s the reason I moved to Nashville, and I just loved him. But at some point when he was winning everything, you find yourself pulling for other people.”

― Garth Brooks

“It hasn’t been hard getting nominated, but winning it is another thing. The competition is tough.”

― Gary Burton

“That’s what every young kid thinks about when they first put on a uniform – is to play in the Major League and then, ultimately, play in a World Series. To me, that was the ultimate, winning in ’86.”

― Gary Carter

“It takes a lot of people to make a winning team. Everybody’s contribution is important.”

― Gary David Goldberg

“When you’re winning games, everyone thinks everything the manager says and does is fantastic. Then it goes the other way, and those earlier criticisms of players can backfire.”

― Gary Lineker

“Nothing improves your confidence and brings a team together more than winning a cup.”

― Gary Neville

“Winning is something that makes people happy.”

― Gautam Gambhir

“When I go on to the field, it is also like my office. I have to give my 100 per cent, and I have to be really committed to it. It’s all about winning.”

― Gautam Gambhir

“There is no point in winning contests if you can’t leave mental scars on the minds of the opposition teams.”

― Gautam Gambhir

“Ultimately, the one who scores the winning run is a finisher, irrespective of whether he’s an opening batsman or No 11. What matters is how much you are contributing. If you can win matches for your team, you are a finisher.”

― Gautam Gambhir

“Trump is a turning point in America’s history; everything’s fun now. In fact, my only fear is dying from ‘winning exhaustion.’”

― Gavin McInnes

“Seeing my name in the newspapers after winning the national junior championship motivated me to win more medals and I have never looked back since then.”

― Geeta Phogat

“We have won laurels for the country in wrestling but still, in spite of winning medals, not many people recognised us.”

― Geeta Phogat

“Winning is the science of being totally prepared.”

― George Allen, Sr.

“I don’t believe I was jinxed or hexed by winning an Academy Award in my first picture, ‘West Side Story.’”

― George Chakiris

“I don’t know if winning at any cost is wrong or not. There are times I’ve thought that the end justified the means.”

― George Clooney

“I firmly believed throughout 1971 that the major hurdle to winning the presidency was winning the Democratic nomination. I believed that any reasonable Democrat would defeat President Nixon. I now think that no one could have defeated him in 1972.”

― George McGovern

“Whoever is winning at the moment will always seem to be invincible.”

― George Orwell

“Tony Blair was a good politician but not a good Prime Minister, and that’s what we don’t want to be. We don’t want to be just people who are good at winning elections: we want to be good at governing. I think we benefit from having seen the mistakes that we think Tony Blair made in 1997.”

― George Osborne

“Winning is the most important thing in my life, after breathing. Breathing first, winning next.”

― George Steinbrenner

“Yankee caps pop up all over the world, not as a statement of loyalty to that team, but as a symbol of – what? Winning 27 so-called World Series? Much of the world doesn’t even play that sport.”

― George Vecsey

“Some have argued that confronting the threat from Iraq could detract from the war against terror. To the contrary, confronting the threat posed by Iraq is crucial to winning the war on terror.”

― George W. Bush

“Winning that team-pursuit Olympic gold medal was unbelievable.”

― Geraint Thomas

“There comes a point when you realise that you’re storming forward, that you can beat anyone, and this is what has ended up winning us the league and putting us in two finals.”

― Gerard Pique

“The way forward is by building political support for republican and democratic objectives across Ireland and by winning support for these goals internationally.”

― Gerry Adams

“Winning the Gloves made me believe I was somebody.”

― Gerry Cooney

“Why would you give me so much money and not try to win? What on earth is the point of that? They have to be serious about winning going forward. There’s no other logical explanation.”

― Giancarlo Stanton

“It’s strictly winning that is going to bring back the fan market.”

― Giancarlo Stanton

“You have to learn to be a healthy competitor, winning or losing. Because there can be a lot more losses than there are wins.”

― Glen Powell

“The Patriots are known for winning and all that, so coming to a team like this, the atmosphere is just awesome around here.”

― Glenn Gronkowski

“The old adage that you shouldn’t change a winning team doesn’t apply in modern international football because managers have to study the opposition and pick players who exploit their weaknesses.”

― Glenn Hoddle

“One of the high points of my career was winning the Grammy for ‘I Will Survive.’”

― Gloria Gaynor

“Winning ‘Best Vlogger of 2013’ from MTV is a really wonderful honor, and I wanted to thank all of you out there that used your fingers and clicked a button and made this happen, and to all of you that accidentally clicked my name and you were trying to click Jack and Finn, I’m sorry.”

― Grace Helbig

“My favorite memory is, as a freshman, going to Carolina and beating them. Going over there and winning on their court. I think that was the only time I did win on their court.”

― Grant Hill

“I hadn’t given much thought to the prospect of a Hugo nomination at the time it happened, but obviously once you’re nominated, winning one seems a bit less far-fetched than before.”

― Greg Egan

“Decades before President Richard Nixon bet his re-election on winning the Dixiecrat vote, Wilson worked out his own Southern Strategy. Even as he was moving the nation to war, Wilson re-segregated Washington and purged African-Americans from federal jobs.”

― Greg Grandin

“I know I’ll never feel that sensation of racing and winning again and that took a while to get used to. The Tour was a race I never thought I could lose.”

― Greg LeMond

“What’s a good tournament for him? Winning it. He’s good enough.”

― Greg Norman

“I’m really looking forward to getting back and winning some matches but I’m not thinking about the U.S. Open yet, just getting through my first match.”

― Greg Rusedski

“The only way to get back the confidence is to play and win matches. You can practise as much as you like, but you need confidence that comes from playing and winning matches.”

― Greg Rusedski

“I want to be the guy that’s taking names, on the podium, and winning events.”

― Gus Kenworthy

“Even if you’re ‘the gay guy,’ if you’re winning events, you’re still winning events.”

― Gus Kenworthy

“I went out almost every night with the guys on the team between 1975 and 1981. We were winning in those years. It was fun.”

― Guy Lafleur

“The candidate who promises the most has the best chance of winning.”

― H. W. Brands

“And when you start talking about the practicality of winning a race like that – you’ve got to remember we’re not talking about winning 51 percent of the vote. We’re talking about winning 36, 37, 38 percent of the vote.”

― Hamilton Jordan

“Sport’s hard: the margin between winning and losing is tiny.”

― Hannah Mills

“We tend to talk about death as if it is losing a battle, but that assumes living is winning and dying is not.”

― Hanya Yanagihara

“Picture yourself vividly as winning, and that alone will contribute immeasurably to success.”

― Harry Emerson Fosdick

“You now have these owners who are all successful businessmen, and they think they should be winning. They come in thinking that they should be winning. Some don’t understand that only one team can win the league.”

― Harry Redknapp

“The film’s success so far involves winning a couple of prizes at Cannes and Sundance, and getting some very nice reviews in newspapers and magazines. That hasn’t had a big impact on my life yet.”

― Harvey Pekar

“The best thing that winning those Academy Awards things are – the best thing of it is that when I say some of my ideas, somebody’s going to listen to it, and they’ll preface what I say, ‘Academy Award winner da-da-da-da-da.’”

― Haskell Wexler

“Winning titles is a big thing for me.”

― Heather Watson

“I know lots of people who climb very high in the rankings without winning a single title.”

― Heather Watson

“That winning feeling, it’s great.”

― Heather Watson

“Both sexes like the exercise and challenge of sports, but for men it’s also a basic display behavior for impressing and winning a mate.”

― Helen Fisher

“I think the most important thing is to play to help the team, winning the games – that is the main thing for me.”

― Henrikh Mkhitaryan

“It’s the whole big picture that we have to look at to create an organization that wins over the long term. And to just shoot from the hip on a decision based on winning over a 10-game period. No, that doesn’t make sense.”

― Henry Samueli

“From quiet homes and first beginning, out to the undiscovered ends, there’s nothing worth the wear of winning, but laughter and the love of friends.”

― Hilaire Belloc

“The more history I learnt, the less interested I got in winning arguments and the more interested in establishing the truth.”

― Hilary Mantel

“Going out and playing football or baseball with the boys, when I was a tomboy, was a great way to learn about winning and losing, and most girls didn’t have that experience.”

― Hillary Clinton

“Losing and winning is a part of life.”

― Hina Khan

“I’ve learned that winning isn’t everything, and it’s more about the journey. But at the end of the day, I just want to stand on the podium with the gold medal.”

― Hope Solo

“London 2012 is all about winning a medal. Not just any medal, the gold medal.”

― Hope Solo

“While salvation is a free gift, the ‘winning Christ’ can only be through unreserved consecration and unquestioning obedience. Nor is this a hardship, but the highest privilege.”

― Hudson Taylor

“What I respect as far as in myself and in others is the spirit of just doing it. For better or worse, it may work and it may not, but I’m going to go for it. Ultimately I probably prefer to be respected for that than whether it works out or not, either winning or losing.”

― Hugh Jackman

“It’s true Tottenham is not a club who are used to winning a lot.”

― Hugo Lloris

“You know that you have to keep winning to keep playing.”

― Hugo Lloris

“It’s always better for the players being injured to come back to a winning team; it takes pressure off their shoulders.”

― Hugo Lloris

“Before I debuted, it was my goal to make my debut, and afterwards, I aimed at winning champion titles on television music shows, and I hoped for a chance to perform as a soloist.”

― Hyuna

“The Bible never tells us what Jesus looked like, and in the earliest surviving paintings of him, he is sometimes depicted as short-haired, sometimes as beardless, with no authoritative version winning out over the others. Yet around 400 A.D., all of the other competing images were replaced by the long-haired, bearded Jesus we know today.”

― Ian Caldwell

“Winning domestic tournaments like leagues, cups, and super cups adds to your standing in your country, but once you take a step forward in Europe and lift that European Cup, I think that prestige extends to the global stage.”

― Iker Casillas

“Every challenge has the opportunity to convert into a winning proposition.”

― Ildefonso Guajardo Villarreal

“Terrorism is you winning hearts and minds of people.”

― Imran Khan

“Winning or losing of the election is less important than strengthening the country.”

― Indira Gandhi

“In Pakistan cricket, the real test comes when the team is not doing well. When it is winning, everything is fine.”

― Inzamam-ul-Haq

“The 2005 Test tour to India was special, as I captained and we won at Bangalore, and it was a great tour for us, and even winning against India at Lahore in 2004 was a memorable day for me.”

― Inzamam-ul-Haq

“I want to keep winning titles and do that with Real Madrid.”

― Isco

“If we are to have a war with America, we will have no hope of winning unless the U.S. fleet in Hawaiian waters can be destroyed.”

― Isoroku Yamamoto

“Not winning at Wimbledon is not going to bother me forever.”

― Ivan Lendl

“Winning a Grammy is always going to be good.”

― J Balvin

“Winning is obviously the biggest thing. Because if you don’t win, nothing really matters. You can have all the money in the world, and they can still call you a loser.”

― J. R. Smith

“Winning is like shaving – you do it every day or you wind up looking like a bum.”

― Jack Kemp

“I’m fascinated by sports, the buzz of winning, and the buzz of losing.”

― Jack Lowden

“The longer you play, the better chance the better player has of winning.”

― Jack Nicklaus

“You didn’t hear anything about ‘Celtic Pride’ when they had Sidney Wicks and Curtis Rowe and they were only winning 32 games a year.”

― Jack Ramsay

“I’m a constant idiot in conversation – I always seem to sound either smug or stupid. Writing plays was a way of winning the conversation by controlling the conversation.”

― Jack Thorne

“It is important to start winning international tournaments early and get that mentality into you. Then, hopefully, you can take it on to the world stage.”

― Jack Wilshere

“The joy of winning is not as dramatic as the losses were, because I expected us to win.”

― Jack Youngblood

“It kills me to lose. If I’m a troublemaker, and I don’t think that my temper makes me one, then it’s because I can’t stand losing. That’s the way I am about winning, all I ever wanted to do was finish first.”

― Jackie Robinson

“Winning is a different thing, but even being nominated for an award like Filmfare is an honour.”

― Jackie Shroff

“Winning the Indy 500 in 1995 and the Formula 1 championship in 1997 are very special moments for me, and the people in NASCAR show me respect for what I’ve achieved so far in my career.”

― Jacques Villeneuve

“I now have Youth Olympic, Olympic and European Games titles, which is a dream. I didn’t fight that well and just scraped through a lot of the fights, but winning is a relief, and it’s more points towards the Rio Olympics, which takes a bit of pressure off me.”

― Jade Jones

“Every winning streak will have to end sometime.”

― Jahangir Khan

“The pressure began to mount as I kept winning every time and people were anxious to see if I could be beaten.”

― Jahangir Khan

“You can’t go on winning all the time.”

― Jahangir Khan

“I want good players around me because it’s all about winning.”

― Jahlil Okafor

“We are winning the hearts of these young people out there.”

― Jair Bolsonaro

“The contract stuff will work itself out. If we keep winning, those kinds of things all work themselves out in time.”

― Jake Arrieta

“You want to be the team that is on the field when the last out is made on the winning side. That’s obviously the holy grail in the game that I play, and that’s what every player strives for.”

― Jake Arrieta

“I’ve been able to contribute to a lot of winning teams in my lifetime. It just comes from my mindset. I’ve not focused on me individually; it’s what the team needs.”

― Jalen Brunson

“I want to be a part of a winning culture.”

― Jalen Brunson

“Trying to do what your competitors are doing but basically a little bit better is probably not going to be the winning strategy. The problem is finding what your competitors wouldn’t even consider doing.”

― Jamais Cascio

“Much as Cold War nuclear strategists could argue about winning a nuclear war by having more survivors, advocates of a Global Warming War might see the United States, Western Europe, or Russia as better able to ride out climate disruption and manipulation than, say, China or the countries of the Middle East.”

― Jamais Cascio

“I try to read everything that I can about myself because Saddam Hussein didn’t read his reviews and he thought he was winning!”

― James Blunt

“I generally read everything about me. Based on my army experience, I think it’s the right thing to do. Saddam Hussein didn’t read his reviews and thought he was winning the war.”

― James Blunt

“There is nothing worth the wear of winning, but laughter and the love of friends.”

― James Boswell

“I know what winning and losing is when you gamble.”

― James Caan

“The thing I love about politics and sports is that there is an end goal – winning – and there are indeed winners and losers.”

― James Carville

“In 1983, my second year of law school, I became the only white player in the Ogden Park Basketball League at 65th and Racine. My teammates joked that I integrated the league, which I guess is true. They weren’t so much focused on integration as on winning, and they knew you can’t teach height. ‘He can’t jump, but he sure is tall.’”

― James Comey

“Let us not become so intense in our zeal to do good by winning arguments or by our pure intention in disputing doctrine that we go beyond good sense and manners, thereby promoting contention, or say and do imprudent things, invoke cynicism, or ridicule with flippancy.”

― James E. Faust

“I heard a lot of those things. I heard that I was greedy; that I didn’t care about winning; heard the questioning of my loyalty. And I’m thinking: ‘Of course I want to win. I’ve been winning my entire life.’”

― James Harden

“There is a responsibility that goes with winning the Nobel Prize, and the responsibility is that if you have a forum, you should use it wisely.”

― James Heckman

“It was an hour of sanity with the good guys winning, a situation where the world was right side up.”

― James MacArthur

“I don’t think you can ever get bored of winning awards.”

― James Maddison

“There are at least two kinds of games. One could be called finite, the other, infinite. A finite game is played for the purpose of winning, an infinite game for the purpose of continuing the play.”

― James P. Carse

“But when someone is on a winning horse, and everything looks wonderful, it’s very hard as an outsider to persuade them something is wrong.”

― James Wolfensohn

“I have a pretty good record of winning in court.”

― Jan Brewer

“I’m not driven by killer ambition. I’m not a workaholic. I’m a good team player. I don’t have to be captain, but I do want to play on a winning team.”

― Jane Pauley

“That’s always – that’s been another dream of mine, to do a Broadway play. An award winning Broadway play.”

― Janet Jackson

“I want to leave Cal with a winning legacy.”

― Jared Goff

“It can be a living hell to go through endless campus investigations. I’ve seen this go down, and there really is no winning once the accusation is made, even if the process provides formal vindication.”

― Jared Polis

“I’ve become addicted to playing poker because you’re constantly faced with confusion, and winning is trying to make sense out of nonsense.”

― Jason Calacanis

“Winning is never enough, and I’ve got to try and do it as much as I can before my time is over.”

― Jason Day

“Democrats fell in love with the idea that winning elections was a matter of talking to voters about the one issue we think impacts them, instead of our plan to move the country forward as a whole.”

― Jason Kander

“To truly care about this country is to demonstrate that you care about her politics the same when you’re winning as when you’re losing.”

― Jason Kander

“Since winning the election, Donald Trump has jump-started voter suppression efforts at the federal and state levels.”

― Jason Kander

“I came in the league as not a shooter, not a scorer. My game was to play defense and make my teammates better. The most important stat to me was that left column – winning. Nothing else matters.”

― Jason Kidd

“The two things that are probably tied for first are winning a championship with the Mavericks and also being able to win a gold medal – two gold medals with Team USA.”

― Jason Kidd

“The biggest thing is winning. No matter what percentage, no matter what my numbers say in the sense of points, assists, rebounds and steals, it’s always been about winning.”

― Jason Kidd

“It’s low-key depressing when you’re not winning.”

― JaVale McGee

“When you are not winning games in a row, you don’t have confidence, and it is difficult to show all the qualities that you have.”

― Javier Mascherano

“It helps being on a good team with a winning culture and just being confident in myself.”

― Jayson Tatum

“I just care about winning and doing what I can while I’m on the floor.”

― Jayson Tatum

“There’s no greater feeling, I would imagine, than winning a national championship in that one year and then hopefully going to the NBA.”

― Jayson Tatum

“It’s a lot of fun, especially when you’re winning. Playing at home in front of the best fans – doesn’t get any better than that.”

― Jayson Tatum

“Winning tastes good.”

― Jean-Claude Killy

“If you no longer have the view of winning in F1, then you should consider something else.”

― Jean-Eric Vergne

“You know, when you run you got to be all in and you take risks of winning and losing.”

― Jeb Bush

“Growing up, I always dreamed of winning a major championship.”

― Jeev Milkha Singh

“There’s no greater feeling than winning a race.”

― Jeff Gordon

“Winning is everything.”

― Jeff Rich

“I want to control everything that goes into winning or losing.”

― Jeff Van Gundy

“I’ve never written a book with the intention of winning someone back or getting back at someone or anything like that. It’s always just been about thinking about life and how relationships fit in to what life means.”

― Jeffrey Brown

“There is no prize in sales for second place. It’s win or nothing. The masters know this and strive for – they fight for – that winning edge.”

― Jeffrey Gitomer

“If you had to point to anything, it’s when you’ve had as much success as we’ve had and are so close to winning a Super Bowl, at some stage you have an opportunity to think the next move, even if it’s not consistent with all your previous moves, will be the one that gives you the chance to win the Lombardi Trophy.”

― Jeffrey Lurie

“This whole thing about winning and losing is muddy waters. But I can remember, as a young actor, just walking around this city and not being able to get arrested.”

― Jeffrey Tambor

“I mean, I love winning, but losing is a much more intense feeling.”

― Jennie Finch

“What I want out of tennis is not necessarily just winning.”

― Jennifer Capriati

“The key is that when we disagree, we really hear the other one out and agree that there is a more elegant solution than one of us ‘winning.’”

― Jennifer Konner

“One of the reasons I’m so competitive – I mean, I’m not winning much anymore – at my age was because I always worked hard and because we have a level playing field. We don’t have motorbikes in the peloton anymore.”

― Jens Voigt

“They baffle me where they go with the storylines… we used to be a Golden Globe winning show.”

― Jeremy London

“I knew I could play really well in one game, score the winning goal and then, come the next game, I wouldn’t play at all or I might come off the bench for the last five minutes. So I was frustrated towards the end of my time at Spurs. I wasn’t happy.”

― Jermain Defoe

“There’s nothing worse than winning but being told by people that you’re losing.”

― Jerry Della Femina

“Gambling is part of the human condition. I love it. I have the best time gambling. I’ve been winning fortunes, and I’ve been losing them.”

― Jerry Lewis

“I’m proud of the fact I was able to surround myself with great people who did great things, and it resulted in the Bulls being a global brand and winning championships and a factor in the community.”

― Jerry Reinsdorf

“I had been a basketball fan growing up, and I felt that if we brought in the proper coach, and we played basketball the old fashioned way – where defense is paramount and offense involved movement off the ball and movement of the ball – we could build a winning team, and Chicago would respond to that.”

― Jerry Reinsdorf

“I’ve seen a lot in my life. I’ve seen a lot of winning. I’ve seen a lot of testing times. I think when you’re tested, you really find out what you’re made of, OK?”

― Jerry West

“I enjoy winning, but more importantly, I enjoy the people I’m around.”

― Jerry West

“You get so addicted to winning that you don’t want that feeling to stop.”

― Jerry West

“I’d go fishing and always pretend I would catch the biggest fish. I’d stay out there for hours after everybody else left until I caught something. When I shot baskets, I was always the coach and star player and always made the winning shot.”

― Jerry West

“The big secret to winning elections is to get more votes than your opponent. My friend Representative Robin Hayes is a good example to study.”

― Jesse Helms

“There’s no better feeling than winning a trophy in front of your fans when they’re celebrating.”

― Jesse Lingard

“Man United is a club where we always want to win and be first. If second is the spot we have to take, then we’ll take it as long as we’re up there and winning games. But our main priority is to be first all the time.”

― Jesse Lingard

“We know Manchester United’s history and the fact the club is known for winning trophies.”

― Jesse Lingard

“Winning trophies is the main thing: that’s why you play for Man United.”

― Jesse Lingard

“When you get older, you realise it’s all about winning games and winning trophies.”

― Jesse Lingard

“Getting a role in ‘Harry Potter’ was like winning the lottery. But no one deserves an acting job.”

― Jessie Cave

“I dream of winning the Premier League, of course.”

― Jesus Navas

“Winning the title in my first season at City was a dream come true, but the downside was not being selected for Spain’s World Cup squad.”

― Jesus Navas

“We just have to be in the mindset that we are going to be winning games.”

― Jesus Navas

“Mourinho’s teams work especially hard, all the players. He has a special, winning mentality, so it is always difficult to face teams that Mourinho manages.”

― Jesus Navas

“If we’re about winning world championships, we can’t just have all of our focus be on the Olympics.”

― Jill Ellis

“You don’t go into coaching if you’re not willing to step into that moment and go, ‘OK, this is what it’s going to take, and this is why you do it.’ Everything hinges on winning and losing, right?”

― Jill Ellis

“World Cups are about winning.”

― Jill Ellis

“The network shows have this very commercial voice that you have to adhere to, and the cable shows, it’s kind of like winning the lottery. The independent film world is a world you can actually get to. You can get the under-a-million-dollar film by finding a good cast and financing.”

― Jill Soloway

“We need an attitude of defiance, not an attitude of cowardice. Out in the street, that’s how we are winning against the TransCanada Pipeline. This is how we have delayed the Trans-Pacific Partnership and forced it into an election season, gotten everybody to stand against it. Democracy is not about surrender.”

― Jill Stein

“I don’t want football to not be played, but I would like the sophistication brought forth to take care of those who need to be taken care of and to take the precaution, at the sacrifice of winning, to take care of people.”

― Jim Brown

“God ain’t got nothing to do with winning a damn football game.”

― Jim Brown

“Capitalistic society teaches kids to be No. 1, but true self-esteem doesn’t come from money. It doesn’t come from winning the Super Bowl.”

― Jim Brown

“They called Bill Parcells ‘conservative’ when he was winning two Super Bowls.”

― Jim Finks

“When people look and decide they have nothing in common with me – I’m 43, balding, blond, whatever – there’s something absolutely invigorating about winning them over. Even if it’s eight people from Sweden who don’t understand what I’m talking about.”

― Jim Gaffigan

“In creating superdelegates, the Democratic Party recognized the expertise that its top holders of public office have gained by running for office themselves. They are experts at winning. They know the issues. They are in a unique position to evaluate presidential candidates.”

― Jim Hunt

“Winning was everything to me. I hated to lose.”

― Jimmer Fredette

“I know what it takes to win, and I’ve helped lead teams to winning cultures.”

― Jimmer Fredette

“I want to be a part of a winning culture.”

― Jimmer Fredette

“If your No. 1 priority isn’t winning, and people can tell? That’s the battle. Now there’s a problem between people, because that guy’s No. 1 priority is winning, and that guy’s isn’t.”

― Jimmy Butler

“I just don’t think there have been many people that have understood how important winning is to me.”

― Jimmy Butler

“Decisions I make, the money, my contract, all of that will handle itself. I don’t ever worry about my money. I already have enough money for the rest of my life. It’s all about winning.”

― Jimmy Butler

“I don’t like the phrase ‘face of the franchise.’ I just want to be a part of it. I think we have a really good team. When we start winning games, it looks a lot better.”

― Jimmy Butler

“I don’t like to lose, man. I think that’s where it starts for me. If we’re not winning games, then I don’t smile too often.”

― Jimmy Butler

“Nothing is like being out there and playing and performing and winning – nothing. But to have an interest in the player? The nerves and everything that goes with it? Seeing what he’s learned and how he’s done it? That’s the second best thing to playing. I think.”

― Jimmy Connors

“All I’m about is winning.”

― Jimmy Graham

“Whenever we’re all getting ready for a playoff game, you know how serious those games are, and you try to motivate your guys. There’s a lot of emotion that goes into those games, and when I play, it’s all about winning, and it’s all about doing whatever it takes to fire guys up and to get that emotion running.”

― Jimmy Graham

“But I was always a bit of a gypsy, anyway. I spent five years at Oklahoma State, five years at Miami and moved on after winning the national championship, and five years with the Cowboys. So, I was ready to move on. We won back-to-back Super Bowls, and I felt that I accomplished what I wanted to accomplish.”

― Jimmy Johnson

“Winning a major, that’s what everybody wants to do, and I worked my whole life to do it. And to realize that, it’s incredible.”

― Jimmy Walker

“When you’re dead weight, in the right position, you win. And in reality, you wouldn’t see someone my size kicking seven martial arts experts and winning.”

― Joan Severance

“Writing books and being paid for it – it’s not like winning the Lottery. You can’t suddenly go, ‘Yippee!’ and start throwing tenners in the air. I’ve done pretty well out of it, but certainly not enough to say, ‘Right, that’s me set up for life.’”

― Joanne Harris

“A winning effort begins with preparation.”

― Joe Gibbs

“Winning the Super Bowl was obviously a great one, but the joy I felt of going to the Super Bowl, it was what I felt about the Pittsburgh Steelers and where we came from, the history of us to that point.”

― Joe Greene

“You can’t get any better than winning in Europe.”

― Joe Hart

“We never went into a game that we did not feel sure of winning, and when we lost, we blamed it on hard luck or the umpires. We never gave any other team credit for being able to play ball, and the result was that we were hard to beat. If I could get my team to be confident, I think we would work our way to the front pretty quickly.”

― Joe Kelley

“As a quarterback, there’s no better way to finish your year, in winning a Super Bowl, than with a touchdown pass. The chances of that happening, by the looks of most of the Super Bowls, is a very rare chance. Fortunately for me, I had an opportunity.”

― Joe Montana

“Most of my recognition comes from us winning that championship. The words may not come out – ‘Super Bowl III’ – because a lot of the folks at the grocery store, gas station or mall weren’t even born when we won the Super Bowl. But they’re aware of it. It has had a tremendous impact on my life since then.”

― Joe Namath

“Winning the ACM, winning the CMA, my first time on the Opry and having Grammy nominations were all a big deal to me.”

― Joe Nichols

“As a kid, you dream of winning the Stanley Cup. As you get older, you understand the importance of winning the Olympics.”

― Joe Sakic

“Competing at the highest level is not about winning. It’s about preparation, courage, understanding and nurturing your people, and heart. Winning is the result.”

― Joe Torre

“I think that winning creates chemistry, as opposed to other way around. I’ve been on a lot of friendly teams that couldn’t win, trust me.”

― Joe Torre

“When I became the manager of the New York Yankees, it was an opportunity to realize my lifelong dream of winning the World Series. We were fortunate enough to succeed in our first season in 1996, and in the years that followed, we wrote some great new chapters in Yankee history.”

― Joe Torre

“There’s nothing that can replace the feeling of winning.”

― Joe Torre

“If a club is winning, you never pay attention to a guy who’s 0-for-10. If a club is losing, all of a sudden you’ll find that he’s the main reason why you’re losing, which is absurd for me.”

― Joe Torre

“There will be a time when everyone on the team is going to contribute to winning a pennant.”

― Joe Torre

“If I’m playing well, and we’re winning games, that’s what I want.”

― Joel Embiid

“I always dream about that type of moment. In my head, I always kind of create that scenario, just about, like, some type of winning shot or block that’s going to, like, really get the crowd into it.”

― Joel Embiid

“I want to have a lot to do with winning a championship or bringing a championship back to the city of Philadelphia.”

― Joel Embiid

“Winning tastes pretty good.”

― Joey Chestnut

“If you look at other countries, you see they have different values: defend more, pass the ball out more, winning is holy. In England, you could say that sport itself is holy. They say, ‘Look, guys, it’s about more than just winning.’”

― Johan Cruyff

“Van Gaal has a good vision of football, but it is not mine. He wants to gel winning teams and has a militaristic way of working with his tactics. I want individuals to think for themselves.”

― Johan Cruyff

“Daring ideas are like chessmen moved forward; they may be beaten, but they may start a winning game.”

― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“Winning Wimbledon would be a childhood dream come true.”

― Johanna Konta

“Winning matches on any surface will definitely give you a much larger element of trust in what you’re doing.”

― Johanna Konta

“I definitely think about lifting the big trophies, and I dream about winning slams or making it.”

― Johanna Konta

“All my life, I’ve been winning, ok?”

― John Catsimatidis

“Winning the Royal Rumble is as big an accomplishment as anything.”

― John Cena

“I look at the PGA, and it was like winning the lottery.”

― John Daly

“I still wake up every day, so I’m winning.”

― John Daly

“Football is what I know, it is what I love, it is what I have worked my whole career at, and I thrive on every element that goes into building a winning football team.”

― John Dorsey

“Winning is important in this league. Just check your ego at the door. It’s all about winning. That’s what we all should be striving for.”

― John Dorsey

“I would have loved to have played for Joe Gibbs. Look at his record of winning three Super Bowls.”

― John Elway

“I was playing 60, 70 matches a year in college. In the pros, unless you’re winning, you’re not playing that many.”

― John Isner

“People think when you’re struggling and not winning matches it’s because you’re not working hard. That’s the biggest misnomer in tennis.”

― John Isner

“I think winning the world tour events is pretty special. They’re just so hard to win.”

― John John Florence

“Winning a world title has always been the dream and ultimate goal.”

― John John Florence

“I was a waiter before ‘The Office,’ so to me, this was a winning lottery ticket. Everything about my life has changed.”

― John Krasinski

“I think I’m happier, not just because of winning Grammys and selling records, but because it’s really fulfilling to have all these things happen with something you love to do.”

― John Legend

“The U.S. Forces are winning in Iraq. It is to be hoped that they will win at home also.”

― John Linder

“One of the biggest gaps in sports is the difference between the winning and losing teams of the Super Bowl. They don’t invite the losing team to the White House. They don’t have parades for them. They don’t throw confetti on them.”

― John Madden

“I’ve always said winning’s the great deodorant, and conversely, when you have a bad record, everything stinks, and everything starts to unravel, and everything falls apart.”

― John Madden

“When you’re not winning, you’re losing.”

― John McCain

“What is the single most important quality in a tennis champion? I would have to say desire, staying in there and winning matches when you are not playing that well.”

― John McEnroe

“I’m sure a lot of players say it, but winning is almost so you don’t lose. The thrill of winning is not as great as the pain of losing.”

― John McEnroe

“In playing or managing, the game of ball is only fun for me when I’m out in front and winning. I don’t give a hill of beans for the rest of the game.”

― John McGraw

“You’d think experienced political professionals would know better than to place their trust in exit polls, notoriously inaccurate surveys that had John Kerry winning the 2004 election by five points when he actually lost by three.”

― John Podhoretz

“Better to take smart risks and focus on winning because, if you don’t, your competition will!”

― John Rampton

“You have to go through a process, but you have to understand, if your objective is to win the World Series, we may not be winning it in 2017 or 2018, but that’s got to be what your goal is, and you have to have a plan to get there, and you have to know, every step of the way, are you on plan – on schedule – or not.”

― John S. Middleton

“For many in baseball September is a month of stark contrast with April, when everyone had dared to hope. If baseball is a lot like life, as pundits declare, it is because life is more about losing than winning.”

― John Thorn

“You’re not getting any recognition as a point guard if you ain’t winning.”

― John Wall

“Material possessions, winning scores, and great reputations are meaningless in the eyes of the Lord, because He knows what we really are and that is all that matters.”

― John Wooden

“Winning takes talent, to repeat takes character.”

― John Wooden

“If there’s anything you could point out where I was a little different, it was the fact that I never mentioned winning.”

― John Wooden

“If I don’t get the love of the sport back, it’s not about winning or losing to me: it’s about having fun. If I can wake up and enjoy what I do, it’s gonna show in the octagon.”

― Johny Hendricks

“If you aren’t winning, we are not going to be happy.”

― Jon Gruden

“Not many people do what Jameis Winston did: first year as a starter winning a national championship, only one loss in his two years as a starter. He’s got great charisma. He’s polarizing for some people, but he’s a rare talent.”

― Jon Gruden

“If you can’t define a winning exit strategy for the American people, where we somehow come out ahead, then we’re wasting our money, and we’re wasting our strategic resources.”

― Jon Huntsman, Jr.

“My wrestling dream was to become a Division I national champion. That was my No. 1 dream – not Olympics, not money. Just winning that tournament.”

― Jon Jones

“Getting the support of Syria is the moral equivalent of winning the Klan’s endorsement – it might be useful but it doesn’t necessarily speak well of you.”

― Jonah Goldberg

“It’s almost like, when someone plays poker for the first time, they might be a professional poker player out of ignorance, just accidentally winning. That was how it felt in my first stand-up appearance.”

― Jonah Hill

“I was this guy who’d been racing around down there, on that field in 1999, running straight over people, scoring tries, winning games, having fun. And I ended up so sick I couldn’t even run past a little baby.”

― Jonah Lomu

“For most of the competitors, winning the Dakar has little to do with the standings on the final day and everything to do with making it to the final day.”

― Jonathan Miles

“I’m a big proponent of all love winning and love just being fab.”

― Jonathan Van Ness

“A lot of guys get out of wrestling immediately after winning a gold medal. Every time another Olympics comes around, it’s always a bunch of fresh faces. For me, to win an Olympic gold and have a chance to win another would be huge for our sport.”

― Jordan Burroughs

“It’s become a lot bigger than just winning championships. It’s about inspiring hopefully millions at some point in my career.”

― Jordan Burroughs

“You will always be judged as a Liverpool player but, as a captain, you will be judged on what you win, basically. If you’re doing well, and the team is winning everything, you become a very good captain.”

― Jordan Henderson

“If you’re winning games, the confidence flows, and you gain a rhythm, which I’ve experienced before.”

― Jordan Henderson

“It is about winning a trophy. It doesn’t make any difference to me who lifts it; I would just rather win.”

― Jordan Henderson

“The way we play at Liverpool is with high-intensity football, pressing high up the pitch, winning the ball back quickly, and counter-pressing.”

― Jordan Henderson

“Any form of a winning record in the conference is an accomplishment.”

― Jordan Knight

“You don’t want to get too comfortable if you’re winning and start trying to be a number 10.”

― Jordan Pickford

“To be able to have winning in your blood growing up, whether it was pounding my little brother or trying to beat my dad in something, or just competing on teams with my friends, it was nonstop.”

― Jordan Spieth

“I take much pride in winning. I don’t accept losses, so I’m always going after that. The day I lose this fire, I think it’s time for us to stop.”

― Jose Aldo

“Winning the World Series, winning the MVP, you feel like you have everything.”

― Jose Altuve

“Arsenal have won that advantage, nobody gave it to them. By playing fantastic football and by winning matches and by winning trophies, they won that respect that the opponent has for them.”

― Jose Mourinho

“Ted Turner sailed into the meeting, and I mean sailed. He holds himself as if he were at the helm of his sailboat, in the process of winning the race.”

― Joseph Barbera

“I went to New York, I think at the end of 2010, and did a competition called IMTA. I didn’t do that well in modeling and ended up winning male actor of the year, so a bunch of agencies wanted to sign me, and I ended up moving out to L.A. in 2011.”

― Joseph David-Jones

“I used to go to Vegas and play the horses, and then I realised how ridiculous that was. There is no winning in gambling, but there is on the stock market.”

― Josh Brolin

“Boxing is about being hit rather more than it is about hitting, just as it is about feeling pain, if not devastating psychological paralysis, more than it is about winning.”

― Joyce Carol Oates

“Winning the World Cup is something that will always be inside your mind and inside your body.”

― Juan Mata

“You have to feel free enough to do what your body is telling you to do. Sometimes, though, the pressure of winning and the fear of defeat limit your performance.”

― Juan Mata

“Confidence comes from results. If you are winning, you have that confidence; if you are losing, you don’t have it.”

― Juan Mata

“It meant as much to me as winning the Oscar.”

― Judy Holliday

“Mr. Mourinho is a wonderful coach and did great things at Porto, winning trophies, and I will respect that.”

― Julen Lopetegui

“Real Madrid’s history sets the tone for any professional coming to this club: winning consistently under the greatest demands.”

― Julen Lopetegui

“Even after such milestones as Kathryn Bigelow winning an Oscar, there still seem to be few women in leadership roles.”

― Julia Stiles

“Tom Brady is Tom Brady. He was a sixth-round draft pick. A lot of people passed up on him. He’s a Super Bowl Champion, Super Bowl MVP. He’s been in a bunch of Super Bowls, and he could care less about all of that. He just cares about winning the next game.”

― Julian Edelman

“Of course I love winning things; I can’t tell you how much I enjoy it.”

― Julian Fellowes

“If there is one certainty in soccer, it is this: The quickest road to becoming a winning soccer team is to have a great goalkeeper.”

― Julie Foudy

“Most actors in my position, at 47, you want your annuity show. You want your Marg Helgenberger role on ‘CSI.’ But that’s like winning the lottery. So you try and keep yourself sane.”

― Julie Warner

“Winning is the most important thing, especially in this sport, because when you lose in this sport, it’s very hard because you go back, and you have to rebuild your chances to fight for the title.”

― Junior dos Santos

“Winning the title in England is the biggest challenge of them all.”

― Jurgen Klopp

“It’s a strange failure of the literary world that Updike never quite received his due. Despite winning two Pulitzers and two National Book Awards and countless other awards and honours, he was denied the Nobel.”

― Justin Cartwright

“Winning the Whitbread was a very major thing for me. I’d always been well reviewed, but this made me widely read.”

― Justin Cartwright

“Who cares about winning? We should focus on serving.”

― Justin Trudeau

“Everything to me is about team football, and if we keep winning Super Bowl trophies, I’ll be fine.”

― Justin Tuck

“Sometimes it is a way of controlling others, including family members, because you don’t know how to connect to them in any other way. Money can also serve as a scorecard to indicate how well you are doing, the impact you are having, if you are winning.”

― Justine Musk

“Once I go into these fights, and we have to go through the ringer to prepare for them, and we know I’m not 100 percent going in, winning is the most important thing, and dominating is the most important thing, and that’s what we’ve been doing.”

― Kamaru Usman

“I try to do the right thing at the right time. They may just be little things, but usually they make the difference between winning and losing.”

― Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

“I can’t say that winning the Pen/Faulkner was a dream come true because I would never have dared to dream it.”

― Karen Joy Fowler

“Don’t try to convince your partner you are right. Instead of trying to win arguments, try to have a winning relationship!”

― Karen Salmansohn

“I think it’s just fun when you’re being competitive and when you’re in the game and winning.”

― Karl-Anthony Towns

“Winning’s always fun.”

― Karl-Anthony Towns

“Memo to White House: Calling voters stupid is not a winning strategy.”

― Karl Rove

“Some people thought that I was crazy for declining a lot of offers while I was filming ‘SKTKS,’ but I have waited patiently because I knew I had a winning hand.”

― Kartik Aaryan

“I’ve got so many big gains to make in the javelin and the shot put. I know I’m not going to be winning the field in those events, but I need to do myself justice.”

― Katarina Johnson-Thompson

“When I lead essay workshops, I ask students to come up with at least five topics, which they’ll narrow down to one. The winning idea should be the story the student is most excited to tell because it honestly reflects his or her best self.”

― Kate Klise

“You have to forgive me because I have a habit of not winning things.”

― Kate Winslet

“Winning the Oscar was like winning all the prizes in one single night that I never won as a kid.”

― Kate Winslet

“It’s an interesting dynamic living in New York in general as a Boston fan. It’s kind of fun that way. It’s fun to be the contrarian when everyone hates you as long as your team is winning.”

― Katie Nolan

“It is frustrating, but all I can do is just keep winning, and hopefully, people will stand up and take notice eventually.”

― Katie Taylor

“As athletes, the biggest asset that we bring to the workplace is our work ethic, our confidence, our never-say-die attitude. We’re about winning.”

― Katrina Adams

“Winning is motivation.”

― Kawhi Leonard

“I don’t care about winning an MVP – the MVP doesn’t mean you’re the best player in the league.”

― Kawhi Leonard

“The best part about winning the PGA is getting great pairings at tour events. It’s fun to play with Phil Mickelson and other past major champions.”

― Keegan Bradley

“My winning is getting to perform. That’s my victory.”

― Kelly Clarkson

“Tim is old school. He plays that way. That’s why a lot of fans identify more with a Tim Heskett than with someone who is more dynamic. The more dynamic guy might be more pleasing to the eye, but he doesn’t contribute any more to his team winning than Tim does.”

― Kelvin Sampson

“In this business, a lot of coaches are running around thinking they’re the reason their teams are winning.”

― Kelvin Sampson

“I just want to do something special in Charlotte. I’ve been there eight years now, and we haven’t really been consistent as far as winning. I just want to try to establish that culture at some point. That’s what I want to do. I just want to make it a winning organization.”

― Kemba Walker

“I’ve always felt like I’m a winning player. Like I deserved it to be in the playoffs – to be battling.”

― Kemba Walker

“We’ve suffered a war, and one thing we know: Whenever our nation’s faced war, whether it was in the 1980s when we were winning the Cold War or in the 1940s during World War II, the responsible thing to do has been to borrow money to win the war.”

― Ken Mehlman

“In order for a person of color to get on a cover of a magazine, they have to do something prolific – winning an Oscar, being the first billionaire, you know, or whatever. I think it’s becoming more natural that somebody can get on the cover of a magazine just because they’re an amazing person. That’s what it should be.”

― Kendrick Sampson

“We have got a problem winning games in the league. We have to educate ourselves and maybe we have to not play the lovely football that we have been.”

― Kenny Dalglish

“Winning the title is an important detail to the story, but how you get there is much more important.”

― Kenny Omega

“You don’t get the accolades unless you win. It took me a while to understand. No one will remember how Kenny Smith played in Game 1 unless we win the series. The thrill is in winning.”

― Kenny Smith

“I’ve been winning my whole life. I’ve been blessed to be a winner.”

― Kenny Smith

“You always dream of going to the Olympics and winning gold. I’ve learned over the years that there are lots of gold medals, but certain stories stick out and make a difference.”

― Kerri Strug

“Here’s the thing – I mean, I don’t act for statues. I really don’t. The great thing about winning an award is that it creates opportunities.”

― Kevin Bacon

“There are two things that create opportunities. One is being involved with something that makes money, and the other is winning awards. And the reason that winning the awards creates the opportunities is because it gives the people who are selling the picture the opportunity to make more money.”

― Kevin Bacon

“There’s no bigger thrill than beating the guy you’re not supposed to beat or winning a race you’re not supposed to win.”

― Kevin Harvick

“Winning makes everything better.”

― Kevin Harvick

“Winning takes you to that next level of being a bigger star.”

― Kevin Harvick

“Chase Elliott winning is better for our sport.”

― Kevin Harvick

“’What is success?’ It isn’t only about winning, but playing in a certain way.”

― Kevin Keegan

“I went from beating John Cena in my first match to winning the Intercontinental title to defending it at WrestleMania.”

― Kevin Owens

“When you’re winning, you’re creating a dynasty.”

― Kevin Plank

“People like being on winning teams.”

― Kevin Plank

“Winning, I believe, is a culture just as much as losing is.”

― Kevin Plank

“I had trouble finding my next goal after winning a gold medal at the Vancouver Olympics, but the interest of the public and my fans in me got even bigger. I wanted to get away from the pressure, even for a single day.”

― Kim Yuna

“When I came back on the rink in 2012, I set a goal of wrapping up my career well rather than just winning medals. I’m not preparing for any special skills for Sochi because I don’t feel like they are necessary.”

― Kim Yuna

“Because winning a gold medal had been a dream of mine since a young age, I needed to empty my mind during the preparation for the Olympics by telling myself that it would be OK not to win a gold medal.”

― Kim Yuna

“Many people talk about winning two straight gold medals, but I’m not focusing on defending the title.”

― Kim Yuna

“I’ve been dreaming of winning gold medal in the Olympics.”

― Kim Yuna

“Defendants would groan whenever they saw me enter a courtroom because I had a reputation for coming armed with the facts and for winning cases.”

― Kimberly Guilfoyle

“You always want to have a winning car, but there is no guarantee that it will be.”

― Kimi Raikkonen

“We’re first on executions. We’re 49th in funding public education. We’re in a race with Mississippi for the bottom, and we’re winning.”

― Kinky Friedman

“We’ve got to recruit at the same level of the people who are winning titles and playing for titles, and to do that, we’ve got to have great facilities.”

― Kirby Smart

“Let’s be honest. Georgia, if you get the best players in this state, you should be winning championships.”

― Kirby Smart

“The ultimate deal is: Are you winning and are you successful? The guys who’ve done that have had opportunities.”

― Kirby Smart

“Winning to often is as disastrous as losing too often. Both get the same results, the falling off of the public’s enthusiasm.”

― Knute Rockne

“We count on winning. And if we lose, don’t beef. And the best way to prevent beefing is – don’t lose.”

― Knute Rockne

“People just don’t understand how obsessed I am with winning.”

― Kobe Bryant

“Winning takes precedence over all. There’s no gray area. No almosts.”

― Kobe Bryant

“I would like beautiful gymnastics to be recognized as the best. I want the judges to appreciate things that are not necessarily winning points.”

― Kohei Uchimura

“The only thing I focus on is just winning. Once we win, everyone remembers a winner. That’s what I’m focused on.”

― Kristaps Porzingis

“I believe whenever you’re winning and doing the right thing, you’re stats will be fine, and everything else will come in place.”

― Kristaps Porzingis

“If we’re winning, that’s all that matters to me. If we’re winning, I’ll be happy. And that can help me grow.”

― Kristaps Porzingis

“At the end of the day the thing I want most of all is winning.”

― Kristaps Porzingis

“Winning feels great, and everybody loves a winner. But the very best figure out what’s coming next and don’t assume they’ve got the winning formula forever.”

― Kristen Soltis Anderson

“I was brought up by two people who just said, Whatever it is you’re interested in, go do it. There is no winning or losing. You find out when you do it what the experience is.”

― Kurt Russell

“I gambled when I left QPR to go to Aston Villa half-way through the season when we were winning every Championship game, and that paid off. You just get a sense inside you, and you have to go.”

― Kyle Walker

“Winning is about heart, not just legs. It’s got to be in the right place.”

― Lance Armstrong

“I have been dealing with claims that I cheated and had an unfair advantage in winning my seven Tours since 1999.”

― Lance Armstrong

“Winning changes the perception of what you do, and whether it’s a positive or a negative, even though it’s the exact same thing.”

― Lane Kiffin

“Winning is fun.”

― Lane Kiffin

“Don’t believe that winning is really everything. It’s more important to stand for something. If you don’t stand for something, what do you win?”

― Lane Kirkland

“By letting it go it all gets done. The world is won by those who let it go. But when you try and try. The world is beyond the winning.”

― Lao Tzu

“One place had a winning record that I went to, and that was Detroit. Rick Carlisle laid a foundation that gave us a chance to win a championship.”

― Larry Brown

“Winning teams have the least amount of distractions. They have a really tight group of people working towards the same common goal.”

― Larry Dixon

“Jerry Rice had won two Super Bowls already by the time he got to his ninth year in the league. That’s what it’s all about: winning that ring.”

― Larry Fitzgerald

“I am very superstitious. I trod on a wet towel before winning the Junior World Championships, and now I have to do that every time.”

― Laura Trott

“I didn’t lose. I got second. That’s still winning. How could I be unhappy with second place? There are a million people who would love to be in my position.”

― Lauren Alaina

“Well, I mean, to me, I think my ultimate – my ultimate goal is winning championships and – and I understand that me going down as one of the greats will not happen until I, you know, win a championship.”

― LeBron James

“And winning is a huge thing for me.”

― LeBron James

“I was so used to going out and winning state championships and playing in the postseason.”

― LeBron James

“Winning ‘American Idol’ is awesome.”

― Lee DeWyze

“I don’t just love riding; I love horses. I was in the field at my yard watching them gallop around and play the other day. That’s what keeps me going, and sometimes it has to be something more than just winning.”

― Lee Pearson

“People confuse being world No. 1 with winning a Major championship.”

― Lee Westwood

“I know a lot of actors picture themselves winning Academy Awards. I really just wanted to do a Christmas movie because it’s the kind of movie that I really love to watch. I’m a sucker for the holidays.”

― Leigh-Allyn Baker

“I look at someone like Kathryn Bigelow, and I have so much admiration. She’s playing in the boy’s sandpit, and winning.”

― Lena Headey

“How you play the game is for college ball. When you’re playing for money, winning is the only thing that matters.”

― Leo Durocher

“I never did say that you can’t be a nice guy and win. I said that if I was playing third base and my mother rounded third with the winning run, I’d trip her up.”

― Leo Durocher

“Winning is a habit.”

― Leo Durocher

“Winning in Afghanistan is having a country that is stable enough to ensure that there is no safe haven for Al Qaida or for a militant Taliban that welcomes Al Qaida. That’s really the measure of success for the United States.”

― Leon Panetta

“Power is winning the battle over who owns the customer: the brand or the retailer.”

― Leonard Lauder

“It’s always fun to think about winning an award. I thought about winning awards when I was a little girl. Everybody wants to win an award for something.”

― Leslie Mann

“There are times where maybe I don’t have as many carries, and we still win the game, I’m going to be fine. I’m not really trippin’ about the stats if we’re winning the game.”

― Le’Veon Bell

“When I was about six or seven, I did this character reenactment performance where I read a monologue from ‘Peter Pan.’ I got into a complete Peter Pan outfit and did a little paragraph from the script – and I ended up winning an award for it.”

― Levi Miller

“Racing is what I love, so it’s pretty simple. I want to keep doing it and keep winning.”

― Lewis Hamilton

“Just like football, business is a game of inches, where the smallest advancement or advantage can mean the difference between winning and losing.”

― Lewis Howes

“I don’t care who’s in front of me; nobody is going to stop me from winning the world title.”

― Liam Smith

“What really makes your business is your workers – their commitment, their knowledge, how you train them, how you treat them. They have to make the entity a winning entity.”

― Lidia Bastianich

“Badminton is not only about winning. What is important to me is about playing hard, doing my best and putting up a good show for the spectators.”

― Lin Dan

“I need to practice every day to be at my best for winning the third gold at the Rio Olympics.”

― Lin Dan

“In the executive branch, winning by a whisker is as good as winning in a landslide, but not so in the Senate.”

― Lincoln Chafee

“I’m never tired of winning, and I’m never tired of skiing.”

― Lindsey Vonn

“I feel like winning a world championship was a hurdle I had to get over.”

― Lindsey Vonn

“There are more important things in life than winning or losing a game.”

― Lionel Messi

“I want to concentrate on winning things with Barcelona and Argentina. Then if people want to say nice things about me when I have retired, great. Right now, I need to concentrate on being part of a team – not just on me.”

― Lionel Messi

“If you lose, you can’t lead. If you don’t lead, you’re irrelevant. Winning is what it’s all about in politics.”

― Lionel Sosa

“Everyone talks about age, but it’s not about age. It’s about work ethic. Winning never gets old.”

― Lisa Leslie

“When I was a kid in Adelaide, I dreamed of becoming No. 1 in the world, winning a grand slam and the Davis Cup for Australia.”

― Lleyton Hewitt

“When I speak to a victim or their family, people who were left bruised and battered by someone, and can give them some small relief, I know I’m winning in some small way, and I’m part of a process that sometimes works.”

― Loretta Lynch

“Because Olivia Newton-John wasn’t from Nashville, they didn’t like her winning our awards. I’ve got no complaints.”

― Loretta Lynn

“To make blatant racial appeals or just blatant appeals only targeted to the LGBTQ+ community, I didn’t think that that was a winning formula, and it’s also inconsistent with who I am.”

― Lori Lightfoot

“Winning the World Cup was just the most emotional experience.”

― Lothar Matthaus

“I like football. It’s fun winning the ball from someone. It’s fun shooting at goal. It’s fun hitting a ball over 60 metres that arrives. It’s like in golf: if you hit a ball, and it flies and flies and flies, you enjoy it.”

― Lothar Matthaus

“Winning is the most important thing at a World Cup.”

― Lothar Matthaus

“Kroos was right to go abroad. It was like winning the lottery.”

― Lothar Matthaus

“The best day of my career was probably winning the World Cup!”

― Lothar Matthaus

“The key to winning is choosing to do God’s will and loving others with all you’ve got.”

― Lou Holtz

“After winning, most teams become individuals; most teams become complacent.”

― Lou Holtz

“The ability to manage large assets well – it’s like being Michael Jordan or winning the gold in the Olympics; it’s what you aspire to.”

― Louis Bacon

“I have been privileged during my management career to have won 20 trophies, but winning the FA Cup, which is steeped in so much history, will always be one of the most special achievements of my career.”

― Louis van Gaal

“Winning the FA Cup with Manchester United was my biggest achievement.”

― Louis van Gaal

“I have a philosophy. I was convinced of it, and by winning trophies in four countries, I proved the philosophy worked.”

― Louis van Gaal

“Winning doesn’t mean my book is better than anyone else’s. It means I’m very fortunate. And I should be very, very aware of that. And grateful.”

― Louise Penny

“I’ve had four knee surgeries in my career. I just don’t do small injuries. The highs of winning are always balanced out by the lows of being injured and missing games. There was a time when I was out for nearly a year, having already been out for six months with another surgery before that.”

― Lucy Bronze

“The Tories and the Lib Dems talk about social mobility, but, short of winning the lottery, the only way to guarantee young people from all backgrounds the opportunity to do better and to raise aspirations is through education.”

― Lucy Powell

“I feel happy because I have enjoyed a lot making Barca fans happy by winning trophies, and that makes me proud.”

― Luis Enrique

“The GOP can’t even envision winning the White House if we lose a significant percentage of the Hispanic vote.”

― Luis Fortuno

“You never tire of winning.”

― Luka Modric

“When I came to England, I was dreaming about winning titles.”

― Luka Modric

“Playing at Real Madrid is something special in itself, but winning trophies with Real Madrid is even more thrilling.”

― Luka Modric

“I’m sick at myself for not winning more. But I am always trying to find ways to make myself a better player. I am not just turning up to make up the numbers.”

― Luke Donald

“I have been fighting – and winning – against Obama-era experiments with illegal amnesty.”

― Luther Strange

“It’s about lessons for life. It’s not just about winning either.”

― Lynn Davies

“Winning the second Pulitzer firmly places me in conversation with this culture.”

― Lynn Nottage

“As you go in there, you keep winning; after you’ve had a loss or two, people start to humanize you.”

― Lyoto Machida

“Whether you’re winning or losing, you’ve constantly got to be changing.”

― Lyoto Machida

“We are a motivated team, and there is nothing that can stop us from winning the title. Even if I had lost, my teammates would have made up for it.”

― Ma Long

“The only way that we can win over potential jihadists to liberal democracy is by winning the battle of ideas.”

― Maajid Nawaz

“For more than two centuries since winning our own freedom, we the people of the United States have repeatedly answered the call to lead the quest for freedom around the globe.”

― Mac Thornberry

“We do get to do what we love. I think that’s really special, and I think sometimes we get really caught up in the winning and the losing and rankings. And at the end of the day, we get to play a sport that we love for our jobs.”

― Madison Keys

“Everyone else wants to hear ‘I wanna be Top 5,’ or ‘I want to be winning a Grand Slam.’ Those are all goals of mine, but I’m not going to put a time limit on them.”

― Madison Keys

“People aren’t winning Slams at 21 anymore. It’s later.”

― Madison Keys

“Magic is crazy. He is that crazy wild guy on the basketball court that is very intense and very serious. He is the guy who lives and eats and breathes basketball. Magic is a guy who would stand for nothing but winning and really prepared himself as well as he prepared his team. Earvin is the complete opposite.”

― Magic Johnson

“My last film as director, the National Award winning ‘Zakhm,’ barely managed to break even. So why should I listen to so-called sensibilities of a handful of critics?”

― Mahesh Bhatt

“I don’t pay attention to accolades or any of that stuff because I think it can serve as a distraction, so for me, I just focus on winning games, trying to make the playoffs.”

― Malcolm Brogdon

“I think winning games is my biggest asset, knowing how to win.”

― Malcolm Brogdon

“I help my team win. That’s overall what I do best. If you watch me play, I’m usually going to be on the winning team. Whether it’s scoring enough points or rebounding enough or guarding the best player on the other team, I’m gonna do what it takes to win.”

― Malcolm Brogdon

“I’ve certainly had periods when I felt like life was winning and I was losing, so I think everybody can relate to that quandary – the temptation to give in, to give up, and then what It takes to keep going.”

― Malcolm Gets

“The underdog winning is the romantic position.”

― Malcolm Gladwell

“Qualifying for the Olympics is probably harder than winning a medal at the Olympics.”

― Mandy Bujold

“I have to switch my own mentality into a winning mode, not playing for myself or trying to be selfish.”

― Manny Machado

“I can’t tell you how much it means for the Dodgers’ front office, who were already winning without me, to bring me over to help win a championship. Hopefully, I can help deliver that.”

― Manny Machado

“Winning the treble was confirmation for me that joining Bayern rather than moving abroad was the right decision.”

― Manuel Neuer

“The idea of developing football and winning trophies at Real Madrid does not fall in line with how I see football.”

― Manuel Pellegrini

“When you win something, if you don’t have that mentality that comes from a tradition of always winning, the built-in demands of a big club, there’s always a small dip.”

― Manuel Pellegrini

“Winning a beauty pageant and the Miss India title was always a dream.”

― Manushi Chhillar

“Whenever I am losing, it’s like, ‘It’s his fault’. And whenever I’m winning it’s like, ‘That’s us’. That’s the team, the people.”

― Marat Safin

“Winning an Oscar attracts the attention of directors and other actors and creates a boost in salary, particularly for someone like Halle Berry. For an established star like Denzel Washington, the benefits are less tangible.”

― Marc Platt

“People ask if I regret not winning a Stanley Cup, but winning the series against the Soviet Union was the best. It was the greatest experience of my hockey career by far.”

― Marcel Dionne

“The problem is that when government controls the economy, those who can influence government keep winning, and everybody else just stays the same.”

― Marco Rubio

“Just to be nominated, and especially as a new artist and a female artist, is a feat. Winning anything is just a bonus.”

― Maren Morris

“There are the aesthetic pressures for a woman to be pretty and sexy, but not sexual or have desires beyond winning a guy’s affections.”

― Maren Morris

“Maintaining peace can be as strenuous as winning a war.”

― Margaret MacMillan

“Each coming together of man and wife, even if they have been mated for many years, should be a fresh adventure; each winning should necessitate a fresh wooing.”

― Marie Stopes

“It can be boring to see the same players winning every time.”

― Marion Bartoli

“When winning is everything and everyone does whatever they need to win and to not lose, including lying, you have a world in which ‘basic trust’ is lost.”

― Mark Goulston

“The only thing better than winning a gold medal is going to Heaven.”

― Mark Henry

“Competing in the Premier League is more difficult than winning trophies in plenty of countries abroad.”

― Mark Hughes

“It’s rare when a president wins the campaign without winning independents.”

― Mark McKinnon

“If Democrats start consistently winning Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado and Nevada, the electoral outlook for Republicans in the future is mighty bleak.”

― Mark McKinnon

“I never was brought into the league thinking as far as, you know, statistics, things like that. We were really brought into the league in a team concept. Everything was focused around winning.”

― Mark Messier

“I would never say one was more important or more gratifying than the next because there’s a tremendous amount of work, as you know, that goes into winning a cup.”

― Mark Messier

“I certainly never pictured myself even attending the Academy Awards, much less winning at 56. I very, very happily settled into a theater career. I did more than that, but I let all of my agents and people go. I said, ‘I don’t want to be promoted in film anymore. I have enough to do in the theater, so I’m just going to carry on.’”

― Mark Rylance

“The chance of winning a Super Bowl in a city like New York, there’s nothing like it. Once you win one, you get that bug to win another one, that edge.”

― Mark Sanchez

“Yes, I believe that the art of winning is through intimidation, and not necessarily do you have to speak about it.”

― Mark Spitz

“Swimming isn’t everything, winning is.”

― Mark Spitz

“Winning in Monaco is always special. That track has always been good to me. I won there in Formula 3000, battled for the victory with Williams in 2006 and now I’ve won two of the last three grands prix there.”

― Mark Webber

“No one should expect the value of their house to appreciate quickly – counting on your home to be a significant part of your retirement saving isn’t a winning strategy – but it is reasonable to expect that prices generally will rise with at least the rate of inflation for some time to come.”

― Mark Zandi

“The people I coach are very successful people, so it’s very hard for winners to not constantly win. Even if it’s trivial and not worth it, we still want to win – because we love winning. It’s a very deep habit.”

― Marshall Goldsmith

“I was at UCLA when John Wooden was the basketball coach. The next coach was Gene Bartow, who got fired for winning 90 percent plus of his games. He wasn’t John Wooden. It’s incredibly difficult to replace someone who has been seen as an icon.”

― Marshall Goldsmith

“I ain’t never seen no talking winning nothing. Been like that since I was little. I was raised like that.”

― Marshawn Lynch

“Being nominated is the win. For me, being nominated is winning. It’s just unbelievable.”

― Martha Plimpton

“Winning the Pritzker assures a flood of work in one’s seventies and eighties, jobs necessarily carried out by assistants as the demands of modern-day cultural stardom and the inevitable waning of physical capacities prevent many architects from attaining the transcendent final phase more easily achieved by artists in other mediums.”

― Martin Filler

“We don’t believe that winning elections and winning any amount of votes will win freedom in Ireland. At the end of the day, it will be the cutting edge of the IRA which will bring freedom.”

― Martin McGuinness

“Playing tennis, I didn’t tie in my self-worth into winning or losing matches.”

― Martina Navratilova

“Winning the 2012 bronze medal was magnificent, but I would love to win a gold medal in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.”

― Mary Kom

“Winning a Grand Slam changes everything. There is so much off-court stuff to deal with. And there are expectations of keeping it going that make it tough.”

― Mary Pierce

“To play ‘Tetris’ is to knowingly opt in to something that has no end and no way of winning.”

― Mary Pilon

“Juventus have a winning DNA.”

― Massimiliano Allegri

“Every year, Juventus manage to build up a very competitive group of players with the aim of keep winning.”

― Massimiliano Allegri

“’Wrestlemania 34′ was a great moment, winning that Andre the Giant Battle Royal, and I got to bring my creation – the Ultimate Deletion – to ‘Raw’ in the main event slot. Lot of cool stuff I’ve got to do.”

― Matt Hardy

“It’s definitely hard when you’re putting in the work and the guy who’s starting isn’t, especially if he’s overhyped or you’re not winning. I can’t imagine how hard it would be to be that guy’s backup.”

― Matt Hasselbeck

“I’m helpless in post-round, hole-by-hole interviews. I can’t take you through most of the holes of winning the Players Championship, the U.S. Amateur or Ryder Cup matches. It’s like golf amnesia.”

― Matt Kuchar

“I went seven years between 2002 and 2009 without winning. Then I did win in ’09.”

― Matt Kuchar

“The NFL was something I never really dreamed about, but when you get to this level, you realize how special this is. This league is about winning. It’s a very competitive league. Sometimes you don’t win as much as someone else thinks you should, and you’re out.”

― Matt LaFleur

“You can’t just say, ‘This team’s going to win,’ or ‘This team’s going to lose.’ Anything can happen. So what you can control is winning your game as much as possible. If you don’t do that, and then the other team has a chance to lose, and they lose, and you didn’t go about it the right way, now you just let that slip.”

― Matt Nagy

“Anytime you give up two special-teams touchdowns, I can’t imagine the numbers are too good in regards to winning that game.”

― Matt Nagy

“The threat posed by Bank of America isn’t just financial – it’s a full-blown assault on the American dream. Where’s the incentive to play fair and do well, when what we see rewarded at the highest levels of society is failure, stupidity, incompetence and meanness? If this is what winning in our system looks like, who doesn’t want to be a loser?”

― Matt Taibbi

“Politics is about a lot more than winning and losing. I think politics at its best is about compromise, shades of grey and about issues.”

― Matt Taibbi

“Who would have thought we would be part of a winning coalition in Molise and Sicily? That we would win in places like Siena, Viterbo, Pisa, and Terni?”

― Matteo Salvini

“Among the world elite there are a handful of athletes who are physically capable of winning it.”

― Maurice Greene

“Sometimes there are the conditions for winning. Sometimes not.”

― Maurizio Sarri

“I’m not interested in rumours; what counts is winning with Inter.”

― Mauro Icardi

“I can see myself winning a few Scudettos and at least one Champions League.”

― Mauro Icardi

“All I have to do is keeping on focusing on what Max Holloway does, and that’s winning – and winning fashionably.”

― Max Holloway

“An important scientific innovation rarely makes its way by gradually winning over and converting its opponents: What does happen is that the opponents gradually die out.”

― Max Planck

“Yes, my pageant career was incredibly short. I started at 19 and was done at 21. I started by competing for Miss California Teen, which I wound up winning, and I literally just entered the contest on a whim!”

― Meagan Tandy

“The right way to win is to recognize that winning isn’t the end game, but rather the beginning of new opportunities – maybe even opportunities to help other people win.”

― Meghan Daum

“Bill Condon, I must say, may have been one of the best professional experiences of my life, collaborating with him. He, himself, is an Academy Award winning screenwriter. He is a storyteller first and foremost, so we speak the same language. We approach things always from the story.”

― Melissa Rosenberg

“I’m proud of winning the title with PSV. It’s something the fans deserved and something I wanted so bad as well.”

― Memphis Depay

“My focus is on winning championships. I don’t focus on anything else.”

― Metta World Peace

“The person that said winning isn’t everything, never won anything.”

― Mia Hamm

“The more successful sons and daughters know when to lean on their parents – and when to go their own way. George W. Bush helped run his father’s presidential campaigns in 1988 and 1992. But in his winning campaign for governor of Texas, he never mentioned his father’s name in any of his campaign commercials.”

― Michael Beschloss

“More than Nixon or any other 20th-century president, Clinton has devoted his life to winning and keeping the presidency.”

― Michael Beschloss

“What matters – the only thing that matters – is winning. It’s nice to entertain the fans and to gain new ones, especially from the States, but on the night… that’s all that matters.”

― Michael Bisping

“I’m terrified of having to go back to a day job. And that’s why I’m training like a man possessed. Because I want to keep winning.”

― Michael Bisping

“Of course it’s an honour to be fighting at UFC 100, but I don’t sit back and think about that. For me, it is only ever about winning.”

― Michael Bisping

“Over the season you have waves. It is very hard to go through the whole season at the same standard and winning games in the same way.”

― Michael Carrick

“I do not take winning things for granted.”

― Michael Carrick

“The 2006 World Cup was the summer I came to United so the England thing was kind of ongoing. Getting to the World Cup was massive but it wasn’t until I got to United that I had that feeling that winning was a possibility.”

― Michael Carrick

“My favourite game has to be winning the Champions League against Chelsea in 2008, because nothing can top that. My favourite goal was at Wigan in 2009, which came late in the game and pretty much clinched the title for us that year.”

― Michael Carrick

“Winning Commonwealth gold was just totally unbelievable.”

― Michael East

“In New York, the Mets are winning the World Series in 1969; that was pretty big, but I would say the moon landing was right up there with the Mets in the World Series. So it made a, a big impression on me as a little kid.”

― Michael J. Massimino

“The mind is absolutely instrumental in achieving results, even for athletes. Sports psychology is a very small part, but it’s extremely important when you’re winning and losing races by hundredths and even thousandths of a second.”

― Michael Johnson

“Winning isn’t always championships.”

― Michael Jordan

“At Brondby, we had Daniel Agger, who came up from the youth. He had two years in the team, and then we sold him to Liverpool for nearly £7 million, which is a lot of money in Denmark. As a manager, that gives you even greater satisfaction that winning something as a player.”

― Michael Laudrup

“This policy of containment is not a winning strategy. We need a policy to defeat and destroy ISIS once and for all.”

― Michael McCaul

“Ronald Reagan, of course, was a Republican governor of California who went through a painful defeat in the 1976 presidential race before winning four years later.”

― Michael Medved

“You arrive at Formula One being very skeptical, how far can your talent deal with all this, and then you understand those guys are human and pretty reasonable, and finally succeeding in winning your first race, in circumstance as such, it was just an amazing moment.”

― Michael Schumacher

“Many fans don’t have the leisure time to track my every word. They’re too busy brainstorming solutions to the economic crisis and winning Pulitzers.”

― Michael Showalter

“Speculative joy, the joy derived from being right and being rewarded, may well be similar to the rush felt by a winning gambler.”

― Michael Steinhardt

“The fact that we’re in the playoffs doesn’t mean anything to us, to be honest with you. Hopefully, we can accomplish our goal of going into the playoffs on a winning note.”

― Michael Strahan

“My God, war is not about bathrooms. War is not about political correctness or words that are meaningless. War is about winning.”

― Michael T. Flynn

“When we were making the movie, winning awards for it wasn’t the point at all. We didn’t even have an American distributor.”

― Michel Hazanavicius

“I was so worried about winning, it was as if I was caught up in my own web.”

― Michelle Kwan

“It’s all stealing bases and winning games. If not, go home.”

― Mickey Rivers

“Winning an Oscar ain’t about performance. There’s a lot of politics involved.”

― Mickey Rourke

“Winning the first championship is a goal for any boxer, and it means a lot to reach it.”

― Miguel Cotto

“I was lucky enough that my parents knew about World Cup skiing, so since I was really little, we were watching World Cup winning runs.”

― Mikaela Shiffrin

“I have all these things I want to do, but I don’t have to do them right away. Because it’s not just about winning, it’s about succeeding, which to me are two different things.”

― Mikaela Shiffrin

“One thing I’ve learned from winning an Olympic medal is that it’s really exhausting.”

― Mikaela Shiffrin

“Just getting to the NFC Championship isn’t good enough. Winning the Super Bowl is what the expectations are.”

― Mike Daniels

“Imagination has a great deal to do with winning.”

― Mike Krzyzewski

“I’ve tried to handle winning well, so that maybe we’ll win again, but I’ve also tried to handle failure well. If those serve as good examples for teachers and kids, then I hope that would be a contribution I have made to sport. Not just basketball, but to sport.”

― Mike Krzyzewski

“Actually, the Kentucky moment was better than winning the two National Championships, because it was the epitome of what I try to get from a team in a crisis situation.”

― Mike Krzyzewski

“It goes back to my childhood. I never expected not to win. It’s about winning. Winning’s fun.”

― Mike McCarthy

“I hate that ‘I got it’ stuff. That drives me nuts. It’s that natural instinct that everything’s OK because you’re winning.”

― Mike McCarthy

“Under Donald Trump, our deals will be smarter, our soldiers will have what they need, and our veterans will have what they earned. We will secure our borders, protect our nation. In all this, we will be more serious. And when we do, this nation will start winning again.”

― Mike Pence

“No matter what the situation, winning takes care of a lot of stuff. Things are never perfect, even when you win. But it does make for a lot better environment, for sure.”

― Mike Quade

“I ended up winning a silver medal at the Summer X Games Adaptive Supercross seven months after my injury – on a leg that I built.”

― Mike Schultz

“Building prosthetics that allow people to get back to the fun activities in life is as rewarding a job as I can imagine. It’s just as fulfilling for me as winning at the racetrack.”

― Mike Schultz

“The thing that I want to do, the most important thing to me is winning. How we do it, I really don’t care.”

― Mike Singletary

“The bottom line is winning. I want to do what we need to do to win football games.”

― Mike Singletary

“It’s very important that you focus on winning games and being consistent down the stretch. I think that’s what we’re focused on. All of the other stuff about who wins and who loses and how many wins do we need, if we’re focusing on that, then that’s not good.”

― Mike Singletary

“If I thought I had hurt my chances of winning another major just because I was chasing money around, I’d wind up kicking myself.”

― Mike Weir

“The fame aspect of winning the Masters… besides being married and becoming a father, that’s a strong third there.”

― Mike Weir

“I try not to overthink things. If you think too much, that’s when the mistakes come in. Keep it basic is what I’ve been doing well – winning my headers and making sure I win my one-v-one battles. Often, your natural instinct tells you whether to hold or go.”

― Millie Bright

“For us, winning the World Cup is not enough. If you come into the squad, you are not just here for the moment, but you’re building that legacy for the next generation.”

― Millie Bright

“You win physically, you get momentum, and you get a foot in the game by winning your tackles and being dominant in that area. Then you can start to make your passes.”

― Millie Bright

“I think I would be bored if I were winning all the time, even though it would be nice.”

― Mirai Nagasu

“Winning the World Cup was a dream come true.”

― Miroslav Klose

“There’s no better way for me to end my time with the German team than by winning the World Cup.”

― Miroslav Klose

“I want to win something with Lazio, and I am not talking about just winning games.”

― Miroslav Klose

“Over the years, I’ve made many sacrifices to win two Olympic gold medals and put together winning streaks that will never be broken.”

― Misty May-Treanor

“I think that winning the White House is about more than just entertaining a large audience.”

― Mitch McConnell

“I love what I do. I want to continue winning medals.”

― Mo Farah

“I’m a guy who wins medals rather than runs fast times, so for me, what keeps me going is winning medals for my country and making my nation proud.”

― Mo Farah

“What drives me is winning medals and going out there and enjoying it.”

― Mo Farah

“I want to thank the public, so I have to keep doing what I do, which is keep winning medals for my country.”

― Mo Farah

“Whenever I race in the U.K., the crowd just makes such a massive difference, often between winning and losing.”

― Mo Farah

“I don’t want to be a Michael Moore-style artist, which is not to disparage Michael Moore. But he seems rather unsuccessful at winning people over who don’t already agree with him.”

― Mohsin Hamid

“I joke that one of the rare times Egyptians identify as African is when the national soccer squad is playing in the African Cup of Nations – and preferably winning it.”

― Mona Eltahawy

“The Bible refers to the Word as ‘the sword of the Spirit.’ What battles are you not winning if you are not equipped with your sword?”

― Monica Johnson

“You learn more from losing than winning. You learn how to keep going.”

― Morgan Wootten

“It’s often been said that you learn more from losing than you do from winning. I think, if you’re wise, you learn from both. You learn a lot from a loss. You learn what is it that we’re not doing to get to where we want to go. It really gets your attention and it really motivates the work ethic of your team when you’re not doing well.”

― Morgan Wootten

“The big thing is to make a winning effort. I’m not obsessed with wins.”

― Morgan Wootten

“I believe in playing petanque with a certain kind of panache – even if you’re winning, you take a risk.”

― Morley Safer

“I have three dogs at home. Even after losing a series or winning a series, they treat me the same way.”

― MS Dhoni

“If you keep winning, you don’t know the areas you’ve to work hard.”

― MS Dhoni

“Winning the World Cup was very special because it meant so much to so many.”

― MS Dhoni

“The Arab Spring has heightened the ideological tension between Ankara and Tehran, and Turkey’s model seems to be winning.”

― Mustafa Akyol

“If you go in there with a mindset that you’re gonna turn things around and make that contagious, and people start to believe in it, you can turn into a winning program wherever you go.”

― Myles Garrett

“I’m always going to be passionate about the guys we have in the locker room because they’ve always been OK with me – they’ve always done right by me – so I have no problem playing with them, going out there and sweating, bleeding, and winning with them.”

― Myles Garrett

“I gotta win. Winning is just not enough. I have to do my best.”

― Myles Garrett

“I like winning the ball back. It’s something I love.”

― Naby Keita

“I’m someone who has this real winning mentality.”

― Naby Keita

“I didn’t realize that winning the Olympics at age 14 automatically put me in the category of being a celebrity.”

― Nadia Comaneci

“Winning Nobel imposed on me a lifestyle to which I am not used and which I would not have preferred.”

― Naguib Mahfouz

“It was never about winning medals or being famous.”

― Nancy Kerrigan

“I do think I retired too soon. I just felt at that particular time in 2002, after winning a fifth world title belt, why not be one of the smart ones in boxing and get out.”

― Naseem Hamed

“I’m a rather multifaceted person – or at least I like to fashion myself as such – so my dreams are multifaceted. For example, I had a dream of winning a Grammy, right? I’ve done that three times over.”

― Ne-Yo

“So the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is out there preserving and fighting for, and sometimes winning and sometimes losing, the fight for First Amendment rights in comics and, more generally, for freedom of speech.”

― Neil Gaiman

“I want to trace my own path by doing the things I have been doing, winning titles, reaching goals.”

― Neymar

“I just like winning every tournament that I play. All of them are important for me. Each has its own history, its own characteristic, but they are all important.”

― Neymar

“Winning titles plays a big role in the Ballon d’Or race.”

― Neymar

“Winning the Ballon d’Or is the consequence of your work.”

― Neymar

“Winning the championship at ‘WrestleMania’ was a dream come true because not only had it more than a decade since there had been a women’s singles match at ‘WrestleMania,’ but the fact that I got to win it against my best friend in a storyline that was so close to my heart, it was just all kinds of emotional.”

― Nia Jax

“I only care about winning and putting points on the board.”

― Nick Foles

“I worked at chemistry and developing a style of play on both sides of the ball and studied success and winning.”

― Nick Nurse

“I’ve always been like that: after a loss, I go home and pass out and don’t give it another thought. When I’m winning, I’m too excited.”

― Nick Nurse

“When I talk about a successful program, define that. It’s not just winning the national championship every year because nobody can do that.”

― Nick Saban

“It’s very, very special for me. This is where I’ve grown up, it’s my home, and winning the Monaco Grand Prix is the highlight of any racing driver’s career and for me a childhood dream. It being my home makes it all the more special, unbelievable.”

― Nico Rosberg

“When I look back, I only do so to see what I’ve done in my past – my gold medals and the Championships that I’ve won. Really, I just look to the future and hopefully winning even more.”

― Nicola Adams

“Muhammad Ali meant everything to me. He inspired me to box after watching re-runs of him winning a gold medal in the Olympics and being a world champion.”

― Nicola Adams

“At the 2012 Olympics, there was a nutritionist in the food hall telling us, ‘Eat that. And eat that.’ After winning my gold, I went to McDonald’s for chicken nuggets and a strawberry milkshake, but that was just for the hell of it. I don’t feel hungry after a match, to be honest.”

― Nicola Adams

“Not once in my life has the Tory Party come anywhere close to winning an election in Scotland, and yet, for more than half my life, we have had a Tory government. That is wrong and undemocratic.”

― Nicola Sturgeon

“The two pillars of winning the presidency are being a strong leader and being someone who understands us and our problems.”

― Nicolle Wallace

“In terms of the arguments, I think the pro-Leave campaign is winning them all.”

― Nigel Lawson

“Every time I step on the pitch, I think about winning and putting on a performance that ensures my team comes out on top.”

― Nikita Parris

“Playing at the Women’s World Cup is my long-term goal and, hopefully, I can contribute to winning a medal.”

― Nikita Parris

“Winning the Absa Cape Epic already was a wonderful surprise. The World Cup was, for sure, my main goal, but winning all of them was nothing I had planned on.”

― Nino Schurter

“Only when I saw I could be the first one to win five world cup races in a row did I get some extra motivation to go for it. And after winning five, I said to myself, ‘Why not win them all?’ The icing on the cake was the World Championship at the end.”

― Nino Schurter

“Winning the Absa Cape Epic was the base for the perfect season. It really spiced up the soup.”

― Nino Schurter

“Sport is not just about entertainment. It is equally about winning and losing, pooling and galvanising the energy of the youth, upgrading people’s physical fitness and mental prowess.”

― Nita Ambani

“Masculinity is not something given to you, but something you gain. And you gain it by winning small battles with honor.”

― Norman Mailer

“I had three years of success with Molde, winning the League twice and the Cup. I thought I was fully prepared, that I was ready for the Premier League. But it’s a completely different world there. Everything is much bigger.”

― Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

“I was very good in math and physics. In the Soviet time, we had a lot of Olympic-style competitions for different disciplines: I was always winning in my region.”

― Oleg Deripaska

“The whole process of winning the pageant has been so amazing, I’m really excited to move forward into all kinds of projects.”

― Olivia Culpo

“Winning is everything in Hollywood.”

― Olympia Dukakis

“The most fascinating person is always the one of the most winning manners; not the one of greatest physical beauty.”

― Orison Swett Marden

“Your work is first, learning is first, winning is everything because without it there is nothing.”

― Orson Scott Card

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

― Oscar Wilde

“Life has changed after Rio. Winning a silver medal was a huge moment for me. It has come with a lot of responsibilities.”

― P. V. Sindhu

“Winning a tournament at the end of the year boosts your confidence a lot.”

― P. V. Sindhu

“Winning my first UFC fight by a finish, I’ve never felt so accomplished in my life.”

― Paige VanZant

“I strictly want to beat every opponent I face, whether it’s for a title or for a small show. The only thing for me is winning my fights and being the best athlete I can be.”

― Paige VanZant

“After winning so many debut awards, I never thought I would win for ‘Ishaqzaade.’”

― Parineeti Chopra

“As a driver, you always dream of winning a F1 race, and to win so early on in my career was very special.”

― Pastor Maldonado

“I had always dreamed of winning Wimbledon and when it happened it was very stressful. It was more of a relief!”

― Pat Cash

“There’s always the motivation of wanting to win. Everybody has that. But a champion needs, in his attitude, a motivation above and beyond winning.”

― Pat Riley

“A champion needs a motivation above and beyond winning.”

― Pat Riley

“Winning is fun… Sure. But winning is not the point. Wanting to win is the point. Not giving up is the point. Never letting up is the point. Never being satisfied with what you’ve done is the point.”

― Pat Summitt

“It doesn’t matter if you go somewhere and you’re still winning – it’s always the wrong decision to leave a club like Manchester United.”

― Patrice Evra

“The minute Juventus came calling, I knew it was the right choice for me. They have the same winning mentality as me.”

― Patrice Evra

“A derby is a derby. When you play a derby, it is for winning, not just to play.”

― Patrice Evra

“Winning the Champions League is completely different to winning the Premier League.”

― Patrice Evra

“In any grass-roots campaign, building an ongoing base of support is as important as winning the ultimate goal.”

― Patricia Ireland

“Winning a ring is everybody’s goal, whether you’re a player or a coach.”

― Patrick Ewing

“I got into the race and people literally laughed. They thought I had no chance of winning.”

― Patrick McHenry

“What winning is to me is not giving up, is no matter what’s thrown at me, I can take it. And I can keep going.”

― Patrick Swayze

“A winning mentality does not come in one day. I’m sure that every single player at Arsenal wants to win, but it is coming to the moment when you need to play really bad games and win 1-0.”

― Patrick Vieira

“I think, as an owner, you really want to do the team right, the fans right, and the community right and build a winning organization.”

― Paul Allen

“Sports is such a cyclical thing; it’s often feast or famine. But what you try and do as an owner is build a winning organization.”

― Paul Allen

“I think if you look at, for instance, what the Seahawks – what we did winning the Super Bowl, that was with a very young team. So you have to blend the experience with young players and develop those as well.”

― Paul Allen

“One of the problems we saw in the last presidential election in our party is that our nominee, while winning the election, which we ought never to forget, often lost sight of the difference between strategy and tactics.”

― Paul Begala

“The key to winning is poise under stress.”

― Paul Brown

“Jeff VanderMeer’s fiction has always been entrancingly, engagingly, enthusiastically weird, a winning combination of mimesis and the fantastical that privileges neither component: perhaps the very definition of that mode categorized as the ‘New Weird’ and exemplified most famously by the groundbreaking work of China Mieville.”

― Paul Di Filippo

“Winning takes precedence over all of it. That’s the ultimate happiness. It’s not location. It’s not stardom. It’s not ‘where can I make the most money.’ It’s winning, and winning championships.”

― Paul George

“For me, it’s all about winning. I want to be in a good system, a good team.”

― Paul George

“We don’t plan on winning in August – we plan on winning in November.”

― Paul Manafort

“Winning’s not easy. In order to win, you’ve got to see the best.”

― Paul Pierce

“When you’re not winning in your last couple of years, it gets frustrating because where’s your motivation?”

― Paul Pierce

“I don’t think I am a great. I think I’ve done nothing. I’ve done nothing in soccer. I’ve won leagues, but I haven’t won the Champions League, the World Cup, the Euro. Winning the Euro in France, that wouldn’t be bad.”

― Paul Pogba

“I always dream about winning the Ballon d’Or.”

― Paul Pogba

“Let’s try winning and see what it feels like. If we don’t like it, we can go back to our traditions.”

― Paul Tsongas

“Politics is not about winning for the sake of winning.”

― Paul Wellstone

“If Quebeckers want Jean Charest, well, they can choose him. It’s never a winning formula to divide Quebeckers.”

― Pauline Marois

“I was certainly never conscious of ‘playing the woman.’ I would not have approved of that. It is not a winning tactic. I operated in the world as I found it, and it was a man’s world.”

― Pauline Neville-Jones

“The luxury that I have is I’m not career-minded, I just live from one film to the next. For a time, I was making documentaries, and all my documentaries were winning awards and stuff, and then I lost interest in documentaries.”

― Pawel Pawlikowski

“These guys who keep on playing but aren’t winning, you’ve got to sit them down and let them figure it out and perform a little gut-check on themselves.”

― Payne Stewart

“Being Captain of the Dodgers meant representing an organization committed to winning and trying to keep it going. We could have won every year if the breaks had gone right.”

― Pee Wee Reese

“I don’t think about the money side. I just think about how I can create a culture of winning.”

― Penny Hardaway

“The thing I really want to do is make the All-Star team and have an All-Star season. If I do that, then I know my team is going to be winning.”

― Penny Hardaway

“When you train a massive club or little third division outfit, when you go out to play football in any situation, it is always about winning.”

― Pep Guardiola

“Manchester City has a really good academy, and they’re winning titles at all ages.”

― Pep Guardiola

“I don’t know how it plays in San Francisco. But I can tell you I came out, during a reelection campaign, in Indiana, while Mike Pence was the governor. And I wound up winning reelection by 80 percent.”

― Pete Buttigieg

“As an incumbent, if you are winning, your commercials are about motherhood and apple pie and the flag.”

― Pete Gallego

“I know about winning batting titles.”

― Pete Rose

“Any time you’ve got big teams winning, you’ve got big stars.”

― Pete Rose

“All I cared about in tennis was winning.”

― Pete Sampras

“After I went through two years of not winning an event, what kept me going was winning one more major. Once I won that last U.S. Open, I spent the next six months trying to figure out what was next. Slowly my passion for the sport just vanished. I had nothing left to prove.”

― Pete Sampras

“Everybody thinks you can get by by being Mr. Nice Guy, but that’s not what winning programs do. Winning programs have a plan.”

― Pete Sessions

“I’ve been a big believer in musicians turned actor, going back to Sinatra winning the Oscar for ‘From Here To Eternity.’ David Bowie in ‘Man Who Fell to Earth,’ Kris Kristofferson’s been great in a bunch of films. Liza Minnelli, Barbra Streisand, Mariah Carey, I thought was great in ‘Precious.’”

― Peter Berg

“One of the themes of ‘The Longest War,’ my book, which came out before the Arab spring happened, was how al-Qaida and bin Laden was losing the war of ideas in the Muslim world, not because the United States was winning them, but because al-Qaida was simply losing them.”

― Peter Bergen

“A year after winning the Oscar, almost to the day, I was directing a dog food commercial.”

― Peter Capaldi

“I’d hate to be the sort of player who people just regard as being tall and only good for winning headers.”

― Peter Crouch

“Barack Obama winning the election had an instant impact on everything – race relations, national self-esteem, tolerance. It also had an instant affect on ‘Frost/Nixon.’ At a stroke, instead of being a piece that reminded people of the agony they were in, it became an uplifting message about the agony they had escaped.”

― Peter Morgan

“I, as a fan, want to be winning but to entertain equally as much, too.”

― Peter Schmeichel

“Knowing where a team will usually place a penalty can be the difference between winning or losing.”

― Peter Schmeichel

“The difference between winning and losing is always a mental one.”

― Peter Thomson

“Winning is fun and great, but I would rather have a long, successful and healthy career than a short one with a few wins.”

― Peter Uihlein

“There is always a lot of pressure at Chelsea, but we are used to this and have to make sure we keep winning games.”

― Petr Cech

“Show me a team of the stature of Chelsea, Manchester United, Real Madrid, or Barcelona who is not obsessed with winning the Champions League. If they are not, I’d be surprised why they play in it.”

― Petr Cech

“Even if you have won it before, you just want to keep winning the Champions League. Every season, the ambition is to win the competition.”

― Petr Cech

“Winning two Wimbledons is very nice, no matter what.”

― Petra Kvitova

“Winning Wimbledon in 2011 was a bit of a surprise for everyone, including me. It was like I was in a dream, and I didn’t realise what it meant.”

― Petra Kvitova

“It goes without saying, winning against a good team in a hostile crowd on the road, it’s just an absolutely huge win.”

― Peyton Manning

“To keep winning, I have to constantly outdo myself.”

― Phil Heath

“The common vision is winning – and winning a World Cup. We have a three-year plan – win the World Cup, win the Olympics, win the Euros – and the common agreement is you want to create a legacy and win the World Cup; then, everything else falls into place.”

― Phil Neville

“I’d be happy if I was part of a Liverpool side that kept winning titles, cups, and made history. I just want to win and carrying on winning for Liverpool.”

― Philippe Coutinho

“We need a new leader in Congress who will represent the issues that Donald Trump ran on because they were the winning issues.”

― Phyllis Schlafly

“The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not winning but taking part; the essential thing in life is not conquering but fighting well.”

― Pierre de Coubertin

“My dad told me that no one could ever make it as a writer, that my chances were equivalent to winning the lottery – which was good for me, because I like to have something to prove.”

― Poppy Z. Brite

“Becoming captain of the World Cup team and winning it is something I can’t express in words.”

― Prithvi Shaw

“After I won Miss India, I realised I do not like failing. I just like being the best. I hate being a loser. So I just have to keep winning.”

― Priyanka Chopra

“I don’t really look forward to movie stardom or doing a $200-million movie or winning an Academy Award.”

― Rachael Taylor

“If Monaco retain the ambition of winning trophies in France and Europe – and that’s why I came here – I will be delighted to stay.”

― Radamel Falcao

“Chelsea are champions of Europe, and there is not much more to say than that. Even after winning the Champions League, they still go and sign players of the highest quality. Their ambition is clear.”

― Radamel Falcao

“’The Voice’ ignited a fire in me to be an artist and to be a country singer, but not winning ignited an even bigger fire, because I was just like, ‘First of all, I know that I want this’; now I wanted it even more, ’cause I didn’t know if I had a record deal.”

― RaeLynn

“I have to concentrate on my job and try to do my best in the things that I know. Coaching the team and trying to have a winning mentality.”

― Rafael Benitez

“Real Madrid approach each match and each competition with the idea of winning it.”

― Rafael Benitez

“Inter did not treat me well. They did not recognise my value despite me winning the Italian Super Cup and the Club World Cup.”

― Rafael Benitez

“When you are winning and go to finals, you want to win the finals.”

― Rafael Benitez

“People see me because I’m winning my fights. That’s how I want people seeing me.”

― Rafael dos Anjos

“As a tennis player you can win and you can lose, and you have to be ready for both. I practised self-control as a kid. But as you get older they both – winning and losing – get easier.”

― Rafael Nadal

“I’ve stayed calm when I’m winning and I’ve stayed calm when I’ve lost. Tennis is a sport where we have a lot of tournaments every week, so you can’t celebrate a lot when you have big victories, and you cannot get too down when you’re losing, as in a few days you’ll be in the next tournament and you’ll have to be ready with that.”

― Rafael Nadal

“In tennis, because of the way it’s scored, I don’t think that scoring one point out of luck is ever decisive in winning. But, of course, it depends on the moment.”

― Rafael Nadal

“It’s never been about money. I talk about winning trophies throughout my career. That’s all I talk about.”

― Raheem Sterling

“I’ve never been in a place where winning has hurt the ability to do anything.”

― Rahm Emanuel

“I’ve got quite a good poker face. I’m known for being able to keep my emotions very much in check: no one knows how I’m feeling. I can be winning or losing but keep it very much the same.”

― Rajiv Ouseph

“In our sport, there’s only two people, so if you’re not winning, then you’re losing.”

― Rajiv Ouseph

“Winning in Berlinale, in Hong Kong, and then to get such an amazing response, reviews, and now to be India’s official entry for Oscars… My mother is right up there and keeping a check on me. Her blessings are always going to be with me, I know.”

― Rajkummar Rao

“Politics should be done by earning love and affection and by winning the hearts.”

― Rajnath Singh

“All I care about is winning.”

― Rajon Rondo

“Winning supporters over can only really be achieved by what you do, not what you say. It’s no use just smiling and shaking hands and getting quoted with witty one-liners.”

― Randy Lerner

“Winning our fans’ approval will come from all of us doing the right things for the right reasons, me included.”

― Randy Lerner

“I never thought of having platinum albums and winning awards. I just wanted to write songs and sing when I started out in the music business.”

― Randy Travis

“Preventing a war is tantamount to winning a war.”

― Raul Castro

“It’s fun when you’re winning and performing well, but it’s also hard because now you get older, you got responsibilities.”

― Rau’Shee Warren

“The years in Boston were the best of my career, and they mean more to me than anything. Winning on that stage was incomparable to anything else. That’s the way I choose to look at it.”

― Ray Allen

“Winning an Olympic gold medal is like nothing else.”

― Rebecca Lobo

“We are winning millions to Christ, one soul at a time. Every single, solitary soul is precious.”

― Reinhard Bonnke

“Designs are increasingly winning competitions because they are literally green, and because somewhere they feature a small windmill.”

― Rem Koolhaas

“I remember winning the first time, you know, suddenly everybody expects, well, okay, now he should win every time he tees it up, win six tournaments.”

― Retief Goosen

“Young artists, I really love to see us winning.”

― Rich the Kid

“Pence is the very personification of the career politician. With the exception of a few years doing talk radio and television shows, he has done nothing but run for office, winning all but the first two times.”

― Richard Cohen

“I came of baseball age (isn’t it always around first grade?) in the last sputtering years of the A’s Philadelphia tenancy. I probably plighted my fated troth in 1949, when the A’s fluked into a winning season and introduced a pintsize southpaw named Bobby Shantz.”

― Richard Corliss

“Personally, I rather look forward to a computer program winning the world chess championship. Humanity needs a lesson in humility.”

― Richard Dawkins

“Winning is something you’ve dreamed about and hoped for, so that when you get there it’s no big deal. But if you lose, you’re gutted, and the gutted sense just goes on, and I know what that’s like, because I’ve been having that gutted feeling since 1979.”

― Richard Griffiths

“Winning the Pulitzer is not that big a deal. I have seen hundreds of plays that have won the prize and you couldn’t sit half way through it. The Pulitzer is a common prize that means very little.”

― Richard Harris

“Now that I have retired, and even though I wanted to play more, I can always look back and say that at least I won Wimbledon; also, winning the tournament in Rotterdam in 1995.”

― Richard Krajicek

“I wish I could give you a lot of advice, based on my experience of winning political debates. But I don’t have that experience. My only experience is at losing them.”

― Richard M. Nixon

“As a songwriter, there’s nothing better than winning Song Of The Year. But I couldn’t really celebrate, because it wasn’t right. Luther wasn’t standing next to me, to receive the award.”

― Richard Marx

“No one wants to quit when he’s losing and no one wants to quit when he’s winning.”

― Richard Petty

“The news in Europe, West and East, is still showing America in flames, flood, etc. Cities are shown underwater; befuddled American officials are shown trying to explain why we are winning the war on terrorism.”

― Richard Reeves

“Lotteries are just one way to provide positive reinforcement. Their power comes from the fact that the chance of winning the prize is overvalued.”

― Richard Thaler

“I want to be remembered going off the front, not the other way. After winning my seventh king-of-the-mountains title and winning a stage on Bastille Day, I asked myself, ‘What more can I do in cycling?’ I want to go out at the top.”

― Richard Virenque

“I have the dream of playing at a World Cup and winning a Champions League.”

― Richarlison

“Conservatives are winning offices, and champions of big government are cleaning out their desks right now.”

― Rick Perry

“I’m at the stage of my career when it’s not only about winning and developing players, it’s about having fun. That’s a void in your life right now, but it’s something you’re going to have here.”

― Rick Pitino

“I loved going to the Knicks because we won the Atlantic Division championship. We went from winning 21 games or 19 games to winning 52 games in a short period of time. I loved coaching Patrick Ewing and Charles Oakley and all those guys.”

― Rick Pitino

“For me, being memorable is more important than winning.”

― Ricki Lake

“Looking back, as far as looking when I was a kid and what I dreamed about doing as far as playing on the PGA Tour and winning on tour, I’ve got those taken care of.”

― Rickie Fowler

“Quail Hollow is always going to be a special spot for me, and winning there gave me a little more credibility. But I want to be a multiple winner on the PGA Tour.”

― Rickie Fowler

“There is no formula for winning any show. One just has to be at ease and mentally stable.”

― Rithvik Dhanjani

“Winning the Olympic gold was amazing.”

― Rivaldo

“It’s not easy to win a Cup. Brazil spent a long time, over 20 years, before winning it, so it’s not easy. The Cup is hard: it’s each 4 years.”

― Rivaldo

“At the end of your career, what you will keep in your head is the memory of winning trophies – Premier League, Champions League. Those are the only things you remember.”

― Riyad Mahrez

“Sometimes when you are winning, you don’t see your flaws; you don’t see what you are not good at.”

― Robbie Lawler

“Winning fires me up.”

― Robbie Lawler

“Flattery was one of Kissinger’s principal tools in winning over Nixon, and a tool he employed shamelessly.”

― Robert Dallek

“Winning starts with beginning.”

― Robert H. Schuller

“Winning isn’t all that matters.”

― Robert Horry

“I realized my dream and was proud to be a Superstar. I never won a title, but being hired by WWE and being a Superstar, to me, was like winning a championship.”

― Robert Maillet

“People smarter than me told me that my potential was bigger than just winning a belt. Now I believe that, and that’s what I’m striving for.”

― Robert Whittaker

“Do I want everyone in Australia to know who I am? Absolutely. But the only way I can do that is by winning fights.”

― Robert Whittaker

“One thinks that one is winning when we slap tariffs or introduce barriers to imports from another country, and we think we win. But you lose when you export because the other countries are going to raise tariffs as well. They’re going to introduce barriers as well. So you win with one hand and you lose with the other.”

― Roberto Azevedo

“I wanted to score the winning goal in the 90th minute of the World Cup final.”

― Roberto Baggio

“Every day growing up, I had this dream about the World Cup: I score the winning goal. In the final minute. With my butt!”

― Roberto Baggio

“I’d be happy if I was part of a Liverpool side that kept winning titles, cups, and made history.”

― Roberto Firmino

“I just want to win and carrying on winning for Liverpool.”

― Roberto Firmino

“Klopp is a fantastic guy. I rate him as an extremely professional coach, perfectionist, and a winning mentality.”

― Roberto Firmino

“Winning an Oscar is an honor, but, between you and me, it does not makes things easier.”

― Robin Williams

“You can only be content with winning.”

― Robinho

“Winning a derby is always a beautiful thing.”

― Robinho

“For me, you can only be content when you’re champions. You can only be content with winning away.”

― Robinho

“I always loved playing in New York, where the Yankees fans expect a winning team every year.”

― Robinson Cano

“Winning is good for your bottom line.”

― Rocky Wirtz

“I started writing stories in sixth grade. But writing wasn’t cool, like being good at sports, or being part of the in crowd, or winning fights on the playground.”

― Rodman Philbrick

“The energy of college football rivals that of a live performance for me. I am an extremely analytical guy and predicting these games is right up my alley, especially with a little luck thrown in. It is even more fun when I am winning and I have to say, I have fared quite well in my predictions.”

― Rodney Atkins

“All business is basically about customers and marketing and making money and capitalism and winning and promoting it and having something someone really wants.”

― Roger Ailes

“Winning isn’t getting ahead of others. It’s getting ahead of yourself.”

― Roger Staubach

“As long as I win and lead my team to winning, that’s when I will be really satisfied.”

― Romelu Lukaku

“It’s about winning games and scoring as many goals as possible.”

― Romelu Lukaku

“You cannot only be remembered by scoring goals; you want to be remembered by winning trophies.”

― Romelu Lukaku

“This is nothing negative about the other candidates. It’s just a recognition of the fact that Governor Romney has won more delegates. He’s the only person that really has a chance to take the winning number of delegates into the convention.”

― Ron Johnson

“My sister Jennifer is an Emmy winning journalist and mother of three amazing girls. She brings an exceptional dedication to her job, her family, and her community, and has been a role model of mine for many, many years. I’m extremely proud of her.”

― Ron Livingston

“Power is winning the battle over who owns the customer: the brand or the retailer.”

― Ronald Lauder

“Ever since I was a kid, I’ve dreamt about winning the Brazilian league, and I still dream about it now. I am doing everything I possibly can to make my dream come true.”

― Ronaldinho

“With his incredible attitude, with his incredible winning mentality, Cristiano Ronaldo is a unique player.”

― Ronaldo

“The recount in Michigan is over. The election is over. Our next president is Donald J. Trump. Winning once was nice. But winning twice was huge.”

― Ronna McDaniel

“I’ve always said the players don’t build up rivalries themselves, people from the outside build up the rivalries. I just want to play good golf. I want to try and keep winning golf tournaments.”

― Rory McIlroy

“The goal of winning is not losing two times in a row.”

― Rosabeth Moss Kanter

“’Winning’ in Hollywood means not just power, money, and complimentary smoked-salmon pizza, but also that everyone around you fails just as you are peaking.”

― Roseanne Barr

“It’s all about success, winning trophies.”

― Ross Barkley

“If we can’t have a great team and a winning team, then I will not be an N.B.A. owner very long.”

― Ross Perot, Jr.

“Most people give up just when they’re about to achieve success. They quit on the one yard line. They give up at the last minute of the game one foot from a winning touchdown.”

― Ross Perot

“If success is about winning the league, there will always be 19 disappointed clubs.”

― Roy Hodgson

“There is a reality to the primary process, and you don’t win primaries by being ahead in national polls. You win them by winning Iowa, by winning New Hampshire, by winning South Carolina, winning Florida.”

― Rudy Giuliani

“Understanding and respecting your roots is critical not only to winning the tech talent wars but leaving a legacy that transcends bottom lines.”

― Ryan Holmes

“I hate to lose. I like winning.”

― Ryan Lochte

“This is why it’s hard to talk about winning awards. You can’t do it without sounding like a tool.”

― Ryan North

“I’m not thinking about records. Just winning the pennant would be exciting.”

― Ryne Sandberg

“I used to be short-tempered on the field when it came to winning or losing.”

― S. Sreesanth

“I hate losing and cricket being my first love, once I enter the ground it’s a different zone altogether and that hunger for winning is always there.”

― Sachin Tendulkar

“All Labour supporters and politicians know that winning elections is extremely difficult, but my first year as mayor of London has taught me that governing – driving change and delivering results – is even harder.”

― Sadiq Khan

“Thousands of people’s lives improved in this country through human rights laws. Individual people taking on the all-powerful state and winning. You’d think a very Tory thing to do. Sadly not, under Cameron’s leadership.”

― Sadiq Khan

“People are realizing that the winning message is the progressive message.”

― Saikat Chakrabarti

“I love winning more than I love playing badminton. Winning is everything.”

― Saina Nehwal

“Rankings are not so important. I am only focused on winning tournaments.”

― Saina Nehwal

“Winning a gold medal is not easy but I believed in myself, especially over the last four years.”

― Sally Pearson

“I have to remind Arsene about his team, which used to win the league, that was the dirtiest team in the league. If you cast your mind back to when they were winning the league, they had more seedings-off and bookings than anyone else.”

― Sam Allardyce

“It is about trying to entertain and win, that is the ultimate, but you have to keep winning first to change the things that need to change.”

― Sam Allardyce

“Expectation builds the one thing you must have when you get to a new stadium when it’s built, which is a winning team.”

― Sam Allardyce

“Too many times I have had to sacrifice a trophy or the chance of winning one because the owners have said you have to stay in the Premier League at all costs.”

― Sam Allardyce

“Seed investing is the status symbol of Silicon Valley. Most people don’t want Ferraris, they want a winning seed investment.”

― Sam Altman

“For us, it’s about winning. How do you do that? You score more points than the other team.”

― Sam Darnold

“I’ve always craved winning. It’s just easier in sports because there’s a scoreboard.”

― Sam Hunt

“If you win the Carling Cup, it can give you confidence, and sometimes, when you haven’t won a trophy, you become scared of winning.”

― Samir Nasri

“I am a guy who likes a challenge. I don’t like to go somewhere where I am used to winning.”

― Samir Nasri

“If starting games in a club like Manchester City and winning two titles isn’t enough, too bad. I won’t regret anything.”

― Samir Nasri

“I said to myself I’ve got to go up there and do it because the New York Mets keep winning every day. The game was on the line and I wanted to go out there and come through for my team. That win tonight means a lot for us.”

― Sammy Sosa

“At Inter, I was the best-paid player in the world. But it’s not a question of money, because when I go out onto the pitch, I only have one thing in mind – winning.”

― Samuel Eto’o

“IBM isn’t investing billions of dollars every year into research and development – and winning more patents than our top 10 competitors combined for more than a decade – as an academic exercise. But research is now being driven much more by what people need rather than just by what is possible.”

― Samuel J. Palmisano

“I know everyone wants to see India winning on home soil, be it in hockey or cricket. But sometimes with expectations come pressure, which can affect our performance.”

― Sandeep Singh

“Winning for your country in the Olympics is the ultimate dream for any sportsperson, and I am determined to do it.”

― Sandeep Singh

“I want to tell all the youngsters in Nagpur and in the rest of India that sports is not merely about winning medals; it is about being fit and healthy. It is not about six-packs and going to gym, but exercising right and eating intelligently.”

― Sangram Singh

“With China and North Korea, you never know who you’ll fight. The faces are always changing, and suddenly young opponents come up. It’s all about winning at the Olympics, not about winning pretty. I’ll just keep trying to improve, add more muscle power, and make sure I’m the last one standing.”

― Saori Yoshida

“We find ourselves attached to fantasy worlds sometimes when it’s hard to process what’s going on in our world. It’s reassuring to see the good winning.”

― Sarah J. Maas

“Unions inherently create an ‘us versus them’ dynamic that makes winning against a company’s management the top goal, not serving customers, innovating, or in the case of education, teaching kids.”

― Sarah Lacy

“Ultimately, bridging the practice of forensic science and the public’s need for story may be difficult. We crave narrative, order from chaos, a mystery solved, good guys winning out over the bad ones. But science, and forensic science, should be more neutral and, thus, more nuanced.”

― Sarah Weinman

“Winning ‘American Idol’ really anoints you the opportunity to have a great career; it does not anoint you a career.”

― Scott Borchetta

“I’m committed to winning. The leadership of the Liberal Party is always the gift of the parliamentary Liberal Party, and I never make any presumptions on it.”

― Scott Morrison

“Since the beginning of HQ Trivia, when only 48 people logged in, the chat section was lighting up with comments such as ‘This is so cool!’ So, we hooked those early users with alluring graphics and sound, a fast-paced test of wits, interactivity with a live and entertaining host, and the lure of winning free money.”

― Scott Rogowsky

“It may sound simple, but both winning and losing can become a mind-set, and I won’t accept losing – ever.”

― Scottie Pippen

“Statistics are one thing. But if you’re not putting up the numbers as far as winning, they’re not going to consider you for things like the MVP.”

― Scottie Pippen

“Chemistry is a very important element for any team that wants to be serious about winning.”

― Scottie Pippen

“You look back at the ’95 season, and a lot of those guys were getting mega minutes. Michael Jordan was out playing baseball. We were still winning, won 55 games I think, so those guys were all very content and happy with the way that things were going that year.”

― Scottie Pippen

“If you’re not on a team that’s winning, it takes a lot out of you as a player.”

― Scottie Pippen

“I don’t believe being a Hall of Famer is based on individual accolades. I think winning has a lot to do with it. But perhaps more than that, you simply have to show that you are the best or among the best at what you do.”

― Scottie Pippen

“Getting the Games for London has been the fulfilment of a dream. It is one which I truly believe can change the lives of hundreds of thousands of young people for the better. But in the end, nothing can quite compare with winning your first Olympic gold medal.”

― Sebastian Coe

“People see me on the court only as a superhero, grunting and winning. They think you’re a robot, and I’m not.”

― Serena Williams

“I’ve had opportunities. But winning a major is not only about playing well. It’s about having ‘winner’s luck.’ I had winner’s luck in 1999 at Medinah, but it didn’t take me all the way.”

― Sergio Garcia

“The heart of Ferrari is winning in F1. I don’t want to see our drivers in 7th and 12th place.”

― Sergio Marchionne

“As a Formula One driver, you dream about winning your first race all your life. I am desperate to know what it feels like.”

― Sergio Perez

“I’ve enjoyed winning races in both 500cc and MotoGP and enjoyed leading the world championship and contesting it right up until the end.”

― Sete Gibernau

“The Democratic Party has been a party of reaction – a party of opposition, complaining about Trump and the Republicans, rather than offering a lot of our own ideas and our own vision. And my view is that if Democrats want to start winning again, we have to start leading again.”

― Seth Moulton

“I’m not the most in-tune guy with what is getting nominated and winning awards in general.”

― Seth Rogen

“I want to be an NBA all-star and help my team win. That’s what it’s all about, is winning. I’m a competitor… People said a lot about me being selfish and stuff like that. Getting into the league, I can’t wait to shut that down. I’m a guy who wants to play and to win and love my teammates.”

― Shabazz Muhammad

“We have the talent in place, and I think if you are a Jaguars fan, you should be excited, and you should have some expectations that we’re going to be a sustainable, winning organization now.”

― Shahid Khan

“In my 14 years, catching 200 yards or scoring 3 touchdowns in a game, breaking a record – none of those compared to winning the Super Bowl for the first time.”

― Shannon Sharpe

“When you can get o-linemen guessing about what you’re going to do, that means you’re already winning before you start.”

― Shaquem Griffin

“I was the Chair of the WIFF Foundation, which is the philanthropic arm of Women In Film. The foundation runs the several programs including one that provide our film finishing fund. So we help women complete their films with a grant from Netflix. It’s great to be associated with award winning films like ‘Freeheld’ and ‘Circumstance’.”

― Sharon Lawrence

“I think when you’re winning, your uniforms are cool.”

― Shaun Alexander

“My theory on momentum is that the best way to produce it is through small, hard-fought victories that lead to bigger battles and bigger wins. Winning builds momentum.”

― Shaun King

“When 3 million more people vote for a presidential candidate, but that candidate still loses, the system sucks. Period. It’s broken. I think it’s broken if the candidate loses by one vote and still wins. Losing by 3 million votes, but still winning the election, is preposterous.”

― Shaun King

“I was at the Olympic Games winning medals and I still doubted my image. I doubted what I looked like. That’s sad.”

― Shawn Johnson

“A size 13 boot to the face has done wonders for my winning streak!”

― Sheamus

“I’m grand once I keep winning trophies. That’s all that counts.”

― Sheamus

“Some people might say my coming out after just winning the MVP award is heroic, and I understand that.”

― Sheryl Swoopes

“We have to say now we think the character of the party has changed so far it will take something very exceptional, something really out of the ordinary line to make us be convinced there’s a chance of winning back the party.”

― Shirley Williams

“I’ve always said if I’m winning at one thing, I’m failing at another.”

― Shonda Rhimes

“Taming the financial markets and winning back democratic control over them is the central condition for creating a new social balance in Germany and Europe.”

― Sigmar Gabriel

“I don’t recall making a conscious decision to become an actor. I just remember winning a prize at a theatre festival when I was 17 and saying: ‘Oh, that’s what I have to do.’”

― Simon McBurney

“I’ve always said that winning a Grand Slam title is what is most important.”

― Simona Halep

“I’m winning even if I have zero pence in my bank account, because my mind’s free.”

― Skepta

“I used to get stressed out all the time when I thought winning was important. I wanted to try to win and help my kids win. Once I figured out it wasn’t about winning or losing, it was about teaching these kids about being men, that’s when I started to relax.”

― Snoop Dogg

“Winning the Miss India Earth 2013 title proved to be a stepping stone for a career in modelling and, eventually, films, though I didn’t aspire to become either a model or an actress.”

― Sobhita Dhulipala

“To me, Jeff Zucker is synonymous with winning. He’s an incredible news executive.”

― Soledad O’Brien

“Football is about tackling, about winning the ball.”

― Son Heung-min

“Winning the Asian Games is about the most important thing I have achieved for my country, and seeing the delight on the faces of the people back home is something that will last with me forever.”

― Son Heung-min

“I love winning, and I love the challenge.”

― Sonny Bill Williams

“I was a little bit lost in my head after winning a Grand Slam. You’re like: ‘So what’s the next goal? What do you want now? Where do you want to be? It’s not a problem if you lose.’”

― Stan Wawrinka

“A fundamental principle that I learned in my career, and a principle that my consulting company McChrystal Group helps American civilian companies to adopt, is that winning units and organizations ensure that the time they actually spend – daily, weekly, and yearly – must hew closely to their priorities.”

― Stanley A. McChrystal

“As years go by, chances of winning here are getting slimmer. That’s just a matter of fact. It does get tougher, but it’s possible, there’s a tiny little chance.”

― Stefan Edberg

“If I’m going to be out there, I want to be in the top 10 and really have a chance of winning a Grand Slam.”

― Stefan Edberg

“I’d won the Australian Open twice, but winning Wimbledon takes something special.”

― Stefan Edberg

“I used to love ‘Ladies Night’ by Lil’ Kim so much that I performed it in school without really knowing what it was about. I just knew that she was getting at a guy and winning.”

― Stefflon Don

“You want to be winning trophies, and you want to be winning medals.”

― Steph Houghton

“To get syndicated as a comic strip artist is as likely as winning the lottery.”

― Stephan Pastis

“The most talented investors are animals solely focused on winning.”

― Stephanie Ruhle

“While winning may not always personify the Big Apple, attitude certainly does. Players get called to the carpet. So do coaches, managers, executives, owners, and anyone associated with them. No one is safe.”

― Stephen A. Smith

“Everyone that knows me knows I’m about winning.”

― Stephen A. Smith

“Winning the Revolutionary War, or the Civil War, or World War II were the turning points in our history, the sine qua non of our forward progress.”

― Stephen Ambrose

“No one undertakes research in physics with the intention of winning a prize. It is the joy of discovering something no one knew before.”

― Stephen Hawking

“For me, winning was ‘job done.’ I would practise the day after.”

― Stephen Hendry

“When you get a trophy, why go jumping and crying? Winning’s a great feeling, but everything else is an anti-climax.”

― Stephen Hendry

“You really have to be winning by the time you get to 20 these days.”

― Stephen Hendry

“Judd Trump’s bedrock of his game is potting good long pots, getting in, creating a chance, and winning frames at one visit.”

― Stephen Hendry

“The only way you can get confidence is by winning, and unfortunately, the only way you win is by being confident.”

― Stephen Hendry

“In the late ’80s and early ’90s, I took success for granted, winning four or five tournaments a year. I just expected to win them.”

― Stephen Hendry

“Unlike sport, music is not about winning or keeping fit or promoting your town or school; it’s about celebrating, to a level approaching ecstasy, the deepest human longings.”

― Stephen Hough

“Just winning is special.”

― Stephen Jackson

“I just wanted to be around a positive organization that’s used to winning and plays the game the right way. Milwaukee, they’re not used to winning. I just wasn’t going to go for it at the end of my career.”

― Stephen Jackson

“A few of the world’s most famous non-American novelists have large followings in the United States, among them Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Guenter Grass, who were both popular even before winning the Nobel.”

― Stephen Kinzer

“You’ve just got to win in China – that’s it. Winning is like good deodorant. When you don’t win, it’s like you stink; you smell.”

― Stephon Marbury

“Playing basketball at MSG is a lot of fun when you are winning, but when you are not, it’s not fun.”

― Stephon Marbury

“Losing exposes character, and winning breeds it.”

― Stephon Marbury

“Going to a foreign country, winning championships, having a statue, getting a green card, the key to the city, a museum – that’s not something I can say I could ever see happening.”

― Stephon Marbury

“There’s no other player that’s playing basketball on this earth that has accomplished some of the things I’ve accomplished, and it’s all through showing love and winning championships.”

― Stephon Marbury

“The rise of Breitbart is directly tied to being the voice of that center-right opposition. And, quite frankly, we’re winning many, many victories. On the social conservative side, we’re the voice of the anti-abortion movement, the voice of the traditional marriage movement, and I can tell you we’re winning victory after victory after victory.”

― Steve Bannon

“In winning companies, everybody pulls in the same direction.”

― Steve Blank

“Goalies almost never get credit for winning a game, but they always get blamed for losing a game.”

― Steve Carell

“Whenever you get traded out and you are playing for a winning team, it’s always good.”

― Steve Clevenger

“I think right now it’s a battle for the mindshare of developers and for the mindshare of customers, and right now iPhone and Android are winning that battle.”

― Steve Jobs

“Nothing is black-and-white, except for winning and losing, and maybe that’s why people gravitate to that so much.”

― Steve Nash

“If Charlie Sheen is the 21st century figure most closely associated with ‘Winning,’ it is perhaps time to consider an alternative to victory.”

― Steve Rushin

“Solitary pursuits like playing video games and skateboarding can’t compete with the thrill of mobbing a teammate as he scores the winning run – nor do they end with a postgame trip to Dairy Queen.”

― Steve Rushin

“We have to get better at that. All of the Stanley Cup winning teams throughout the past few seasons, when they needed to play defense, they did it. If you can play defense, that’s when you know it’s game over.”

― Steve Yzerman

“This club is all about winning trophies and we’ve got a chance of bringing the greatest trophy of them all back to Anfield, so it means a great deal obviously.”

― Steven Gerrard

“I just want to go out there and do what I can do, contribute in the ways that I can. Whether I get exposure or not, it’s about winning.”

― Steven Hill

“Winning had become kind of automatic, but I realized in 2008 that at any moment that could be taken away from me.”

― Steven Lopez

“Picking winners among the many young companies seeking money is a tough business, even for the most sophisticated investors. Indeed, most professionally run venture funds lose money. For individuals, it’s pure folly. Buy a lottery ticket instead. Your chance of winning is likely to be higher.”

― Steven Rattner

“Band members have a special bond. A great band is more than just some people working together. It’s like a highly specialized army unit, or a winning sports team. A unique combination of elements that becomes stronger together than apart.”

― Steven Van Zandt

“I like winning, and I worked too hard to get where am at now. I’m not giving it up.”

― Stipe Miocic

“I don’t care about history; all I care about is winning.”

― Stipe Miocic

“I like winning, so every time I win, it’s a better feeling every time.”

― Stipe Miocic

“I had to do something special coming in. I didn’t do it, so I had to do it in the playoff. Winning the Mercedes is awesome. Winning three times is a dream come true.”

― Stuart Appleby

“All of the teams in this league that have won multiple championships, they didn’t come out the gate winning. Sometimes you have to take those hits to understand what it takes to win.”

― Sue Bird

“It’s not winning or losing. It’s the friends and the people that you meet along the way.”

― Summer Altice

“Politics isn’t just about doing the right thing. It’s also about winning.”

― Susan Estrich

“When you are in election mode, you are focused only on winning.”

― Sushma Swaraj

“It’s not just always going to be easy and winning games; you have to go through the downside as well.”

― Tammy Abraham

“There really hasn’t been a name that is in the media on a daily basis, and that’s what skating in the ’90s was. Everyone knew, after the Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan incident – Tonya Harding, Nancy Kerrigan, Kristi Yamaguchi, Michelle Kwan – everyone knew these names. They were household names because they were winning; they were on TV.”

― Tara Lipinski

“It means a lot to be an Olympian. I’m obviously so grateful and feel so lucky I was able to achieve my dream of winning an Olympic gold medal.”

― Tara Lipinski

“The whole spirit of ‘Eddie The Eagle’ is that it’s the taking part that counts, not the winning.”

― Taron Egerton

“I had dreams of winning Olivier Awards.”

― Taron Egerton

“In drama school, I entered a singing competition, which I ended up winning, which was great.”

― Taron Egerton

“If they keep booing, and we keep winning, I don’t care.”

― Tarvaris Jackson

“Winning ‘American Idol’ gives the opportunity to really help make a change to a lot of lives, and making a difference has given me the greatest satisfaction and joy.”

― Taylor Hicks

“I guess winning an Oscar is the ultimate dream. A lot of amazing actors go their whole career without even being nominated. So that would definitely be a goal to reach. It’s a difficult one, but I’m aiming for it!”

― Taylor Lautner

“A friend told me about the casting notice for ‘Queer Eye.’ I was in Chicago and I had a contract with ‘Esquire’ magazine, so had been coming to New York City regularly and thought I’d catch a cheap flight, crash on a friend’s sofa and do this hilarious audition that I had no chance of winning.”

― Ted Allen

“The real great news is, in the piracy capitals of the world, Netflix is winning. We are pushing down piracy in those markets by getting the access.”

― Ted Sarandos

“The biggest thing I learned from losing? Winning’s better.”

― Ted Turner

“As a player, it says everything about you if you made the Hall of Fame. But, then again, boy… there’s something about winning a Super Bowl.”

― Terry Bradshaw

“People who are successful should never forget that it’s 90 per cent luck. You’ve got to be an eejit to be an egomaniac. I had my glory years – ‘Blankety Blank,’ the talk show, when I was winning every award going.”

― Terry Wogan

“Obviously, winning the World Heavyweight Championship was a memorable moment, but nothing tops the feeling of defeating the Undertaker.”

― The Great Khali

“I ended up staying 10 years in Boston. It was nine as GM but 10 years there. That seemed about right: long enough to try to make a difference and try to contribute to winning teams and some championships.”

― Theo Epstein

“It’s best not to think about winning or losing trades anyway, because the best ones work out for both teams. But, as a rule, if you’re the team that’s selling – if you’re out of it, and you’re trading with a team that’s in it – you usually have the pick of just about their whole farm system, with a few exclusions.”

― Theo Epstein

“With what I’ve already achieved in my career – winning trophies and playing in finals, important matches against Real Madrid and Barcelona, winning the Europa League and the Super Cup, and in the Champions League – sometimes you’ve earned the right to say something.”

― Thibaut Courtois

“If you want to have that winning feeling, it’s best to keep on winning.”

― Thibaut Courtois

“Winning a trophy would be a good way to finish a bad season in a positive way. But I’m not obsessed by the fact I have to win a trophy every year – it’s a nice thing, but I know it’s sometimes impossible.”

― Thibaut Courtois

“Mandates are not objective realities but subjective interpretations of elections sold successfully by the winning candidate or party.”

― Thomas E. Mann

“Between Clive Owen winning at the Golden Globes and the British Academy announcing its nominations, of which Sideways received only one, I’m feeling pretty humbled these days.”

― Thomas Haden Church

“Victory comes first because winning is the most important thing in football.”

― Thomas Muller

“My comeback was not about winning or losing; it was about the feeling of being able to compete at top level again.”

― Thomas Muster

“Fields are won by those who believe in the winning.”

― Thomas Wentworth Higginson

“The future author is one who discovers that language, the exploration and manipulation of the resources of language, will serve him in winning through to his way.”

― Thornton Wilder

“Winning is not always the barometer of getting better.”

― Tiger Woods

“If money titles meant anything, I’d play more tournaments. The only thing that means a lot to me is winning. If I have more wins than anybody else and win more majors than anybody else in the same year, then it’s been a good year.”

― Tiger Woods

“The most important thing in my life is Christ. He’s more important than winning or losing or whether I’m playing or not. Everything else is just a bonus.”

― Tim Howard

“Winning is fun, but those moments that you can touch someone’s life in a very positive way are better.”

― Tim Howard

“Winning a Nobel Prize isn’t about being clever at all. It’s about making… at least in physiology or medicine, it’s about making discoveries, and you don’t have to be clever to make a discovery, I don’t think; it just comes up and punches you on the nose.”

― Tim Hunt

“When you’ve won the war, you’re faced with the problem of winning the peace.”

― Tim Pigott-Smith

“On the field I’m trying to play for the glory of God but then also I’m trying to give everything I have and win and compete. And so I think more than just winning or losing, I think He cares about where our hearts are when we’re playing.”

― Tim Tebow

“I’ll practice as good as I can, but I know that I play even better, with the qualities I have – leadership, my ability to make something happen in games, winning.”

― Tim Tebow

“The appetite and fight for winning a game outweighs any other thoughts.”

― Timothy F. Cahill

“Winning the overall is a dream I’ve had since being a young skier. It’s everyone’s dream.”

― Tina Maze

“I was trying to find an original style that didn’t sound like Tony Bennett or anyone else. So I prayed about it, woke up with this high voice, and by 1954, I was going to amateur nights and winning.”

― Tiny Tim

“When you’re winning, your confidence is through the roof, but when you’re losing, that self-doubt is like, ‘Am I doing the right thing?’”

― Tito Ortiz

“Our warriors and their families don’t ask for much. But there are a few things we’d like. A commander-in-chief who speaks of winning wars and not merely ending wars, calls the enemy by its name, and draws red lines carefully but enforces them ruthlessly.”

― Tom Cotton

“I disagree with people who think you learn more from getting beat up than you do from winning.”

― Tom Cruise

“You combine the Tea Party along with our support with the Republican base and grassroots, and it makes for a winning combination.”

― Tom Graves

“Winning isn’t just about the material things you attain, it’s about being your best in all you do.”

― Tom Herman

“At the end of the day I like winning.”

― Tom Herman

“If you win the turnover battle and the explosive play battle in the same game, you win it 98 percent of the time. Now, can you win it with only winning one and losing one? Sure, but if you lose both of ’em, you only win 2 percent of the games where that occurrence happens.”

― Tom Herman

“Le Mans takes the best out of everyone. Winning is important but it’s not everything. It’s such a big and great event in motorsport. You do more kilometres in that one race than Formula One do in a season, and probably a higher average speed. We average about 220km/h including pit stops and cover nearly 5000km.”

― Tom Kristensen

“The secret to winning is constant, consistent management.”

― Tom Landry

“Take away winning, and you take away everything that is strong about America.”

― Tom Landry

“Generally, achieving goals… which in many cases means winning… is really the ultimate in this life we live in.”

― Tom Landry

“If you don’t believe in winning, you don’t believe in free enterprise, capitalism, our way of life.”

― Tom Landry

“There are coaches to whom winning or losing means something close to life or death. If they lose, then their life has somehow been diminished. I’m not that way, and it keeps me steady.”

― Tom Landry

“The most satisfying accomplishment for me was winning the British Open in 1996. But the most rewarding times were the times on the mini tours.”

― Tom Lehman

“I think that more than the winning, the weeks where I don’t play well are what drive me the most.”

― Tom Lehman

“The one thing I’m not tempted to ever do is stop working. Retirement would be too tough for me. As a workaholic and an insomniac, I identified with my subject, General Dumas, who, according to field reports, would ride on patrols without sleep sometimes for two nights on end before going into battle – and winning.”

― Tom Reiss

“Winning the Brit award – I really didn’t expect to win, and I was just there for the party, but then I actually won it! I’ll never forget that moment and the weeks leading up to it.”

― Tom Walker

“About the only time losing is more fun than winning is when you’re fighting temptation.”

― Tom Wilson

“I knew the HIV virus was something anyone could get but also believed the chances were very slim… I honestly believed I had a better chance of winning the lottery than contracting this disease. I have never been so wrong in my life.”

― Tommy Morrison

“My decision was to go abroad, especially after winning the World Cup, and to go to Madrid was perfect. I was 100 per cent convinced of it.”

― Toni Kroos

“Bayern exists only to win, but to win in style, too. Winning 2-1 is not enough. We have to win 5-0.”

― Toni Kroos

“I enjoyed six marvellous years at Bayern winning many titles, but the fact is I don’t plan on playing in Germany ever again.”

― Toni Kroos

“You always work toward a big goal. Once you achieved it, it’s not that easy. You need a few days. Like winning the Champions League – season over, goal achieved. The pressure drops.”

― Toni Kroos

“Every week, as an 11-year-old kid, I would tune in to what was really the first American Idol-type program, a radio show called ‘Major Bowes’ Amateur Hour.’ The winning group on the evening of September 8, 1935, was called the Hoboken Four, and their spokesman was Frank Sinatra, then aged 19.”

― Tony Bennett

“I just think winners win. And guys who won all the way through high school and college, the best player at every level, they have a way of making things happen and winning games.”

― Tony Dungy

“Winning is an amazing feeling. You don’t get that in business; you don’t get that in many things.”

― Tony Fernandes

“Winning in Oakland in ’89 was distinguished because that was truly a great team on a mission to prove that ’88 was not what we represented. I look at that team in awe. It was a push-button team.”

― Tony La Russa

“You always get a buzz from winning. Winning is… everything.”

― Tony McCoy

“I don’t know which is stronger: the thrill of winning or the fear of failure. I don’t know which one affects me most. I don’t know where the middle is.”

― Tony McCoy

“What drives me is winning championships.”

― Tony Parker

“My mother dropped us off at a foster care centre when I was just two. But my grandmother ended up fighting for us and winning custody of us. We didn’t have much, but she gave us character.”

― Tori Bowie

“If you come off the start in a final in fourth or fifth, realistically, the best you can probably do is a podium – squeeze second, third. The chance of you winning at any major race if you get cut off down the hill is pretty remote.”

― Tory Nyhaug

“Winning races is very difficult – actually, it’s not: you just have to qualify in front, and then it’s much easier, from what we’ve analysed!”

― Toto Wolff

“We are pushing the limits on the chassis and the engine sides a lot in order to have a competitive car, and this is why we are winning races, but also, if you push the limits at a certain stage, you find them.”

― Toto Wolff

“From one match to the next, I kept on winning.”

― Tracy Austin

“The first big break was winning a scholarship to go to Cambridge University. I was very lucky, because my parents couldn’t have afforded a university education for me. Without a scholarship I couldn’t possibly have gone.”

― Trevor Nunn

“A lot of people talk about the Fab Five, and they were wonderful, one of the best teams you’ll ever see in college basketball. But the ’89 team is the best one to ever play at Michigan in my opinion because they won the national championship. Winning a championship is winning a championship.”

― Trey Burke

“But as much as I am personally proud for winning five championships, I’m equally proud just being part of a women’s division that has gotten so much better with all these great athletes here.”

― Trish Stratus

“Vegetarians have been around for a very long time – Pythagoreans forbade eating animals more than 2,500 years ago – but even as the environmental evidence mounted, they didn’t appear to be winning the argument.”

― Tristram Stuart

“I didn’t know anybody who went to Rangers games. Then, when they started winning and going to World Series, everybody’s wearing Rangers hats.”

― Troy Aikman

“Winning is hard. Repeating is harder.”

― Troy Aikman

“American officials have bent over backwards to show how sensitive they are to Muslim culture. It didn’t seem very effective. They seem to be worried about winning the respect of other people.”

― Tucker Carlson

“What I would like to vote for is a candidate that is socially liberal, a fiscal conservative, broadly libertarian with a small ‘l’ but sensible and pragmatic and with a chance of winning. That’s more or less the empty set.”

― Tyler Cowen

“To get anything done, Obama has to be seen as having winning economy – which isn’t easy.”

― Tyler Cowen

“Once in a great while I miss the racing, the feeling of winning. That rush. That adrenaline.”

― Tyler Hamilton

“I just can’t put the pressure on of winning a championship, winning a championship, because then I’d never be able to sleep.”

― Tyronn Lue

“Listen, I believe I should be winning Sport Personality of the Year because if it’s about sporting achievements and it’s about personality, then I’m a winner hands down.”

― Tyson Fury

“I aim for the stars, and winning a world title will not be a fulfilment of a dream for me. It never has been.”

― Tyson Fury

“For me, it’s about being a star, being a superstar, and not just winning a world title but becoming the best-ever British fighter this country has ever had. That’s what I am, and that’s what I intend to do.”

― Tyson Fury

“Fans want their emotions to come to the surface. How? By their team transmitting intensity, attacking, scoring goals, competing, winning. That awakens them.”

― Unai Emery

“PSG signed me for my CV, for what I’ve achieved in the Europa League, how I’ve grown as a manager, and how I’ve made players grow. I’m essentially here because I have a winning record.”

― Unai Emery

“It was very risky and quite courageous to write a book about winning when I was still to win my first title. But for me, the one who possesses a winning mentality isn’t necessarily the one who wins in the end but the one who wants to win the most.”

― Unai Emery

“When you become a pageant winner, you become a known face. So, winning a pageant helps us in making inroads into the industry.”

― Urvashi Rautela

“I never thought of becoming an actress, but I always dreamt of winning a beauty pageant, and I achieved that.”

― Urvashi Rautela

“There’s always something suspect about an intellectual on the winning side.”

― Vaclav Havel

“You dream about winning since a kid and when you get that first win it took some time to realise it. But once I realised it, it was so cool.”

― Valtteri Bottas

“Of course, when you start in pole, winning is the only target you have.”

― Valtteri Bottas

“There is no magical formula for winning a Nobel Prize.”

― Venkatraman Ramakrishnan

“I love playing the game. I always have. Of course, winning matches makes it much sweeter. The wins and the losses always lead to these big moments, unless you’re Serena Williams.”

― Venus Williams

“When you start playing tennis, you don’t imagine there’s a whole bureaucracy behind the tournaments and all of that. You just think about winning the cups.”

― Venus Williams

“Winning gold and three silver medals at the Paralympic games is something I’ll never forget, but I knew deep down there was still more work to do. I had to continue to redefine what was possible and get back everything that was taken away from me.”

― Victoria Arlen

“Growing up, I was a water baby. We lived near a lake, had a pool in our backyard, and as soon as I was old enough, I joined a swim team. By 10, I was winning local events.”

― Victoria Arlen

“Winning is no longer just the outcome. It’s part of the process.”

― Victoria Pendleton

“I have never thought of winning an Oscar. Rather, I never thought I would get the Padma Shri. I think God has been kind to me. I think getting Oscar award is not too far away.”

― Vidya Balan

“The team winning at the end of the day is really important.”

― Vijay Shankar

“The way you play, you need to talk about winning. Don’t talk about keeping your card – talk about winning.”

― Vijay Singh

“Losing feels worse than winning feels good.”

― Vin Scully

“Winning is not a sometime thing; it’s an all the time thing. You don’t win once in a while… you don’t do things right once in a while… you do them right all the time. Winning is habit.”

― Vince Lombardi

“Winning is habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.”

― Vince Lombardi

“Winning isn’t everything, it’s the only thing.”

― Vince Lombardi

“I was extremely competitive, so for me becoming a footballer was not necessarily because it was about being the best – it was about winning.”

― Vincent Kompany

“I always dreamt of holding the bat and winning games for India. That was my inspiration to take up cricket.”

― Virat Kohli

“My superhero has always been Tendulkar, and it will be Tendulkar for life. He is someone who has inspired me immensely. Just watching him play for India, I used to dream of winning games for India, because he used to do it single handedly.”

― Virat Kohli

“I have been fighting and winning all the fights in my division. I think I deserve a title shot.”

― Vitor Belfort

“It is a kind of ego booster, the way Egypt’s winning the 1973 war, in the first stages, was an uplift. But I did not find when I spoke to people that the war in Iraq was seen as the major issue in American-Arab relations.”

― Walter Russell Mead

“If you can achieve winning a league championship, that, to me, is the full test of the team and management because it is over the full season and you have a lot of problems you have to overcome.”

― Walter Smith

“I met Powel Crosley at an All-Star Game in 1935. He was familiar, of course, with our winning record at Rochester. We seemed to hit it off immediately, and the following year, when he was looking for a successor to Larry MacPhail, he thought of me.”

― Warren Giles

“I didn’t want to settle or become complacent after winning a major, I wanted to stay hungry. It’s easy to do. It’s easy to win a big tournament and kind of get a little lazy, so it’s been a good motivator for me to work a little harder.”

― Webb Simpson

“To be honest, I never really wrapped my mind around winning.”

― Webb Simpson

“I have a very good feeling at Inter, and I don’t want to let them down after winning everything and losing Jose Mourinho.”

― Wesley Sneijder

“In Spain and Italy, they like it when you win with good football, but winning without is appreciated.”

― Wesley Sneijder

“The only thing bad about winning the pennant is that you have to manage the All-Star Game the next year. I’d rather go fishing for three days.”

― Whitey Herzog

“I know that I am leaving the winning side for the losing side, but it is better to die on the losing side than to live under Communism.”

― Whittaker Chambers

“I want to be able to give the best of myself to the team and contribute with my team-mates to winning more titles.”

― Wilfried Zaha

“When Congress and the general public disagree simply along party lines, the Russians are winning.”

― Will Hurd

“There is plenty of competition in a Glasser Quality School in that there is winning but no losing.”

― William Glasser

“Writing an acceptance speech gives you the expectation of winning, and you are therefore devastated or hurt if you didn’t win.”

― William Shatner

“We were succeeding. When you looked at specifics, this became a war of attrition. We were winning.”

― William Westmoreland

“Winning is a serious matter.”

― Willie McCovey

“When you are winning a war almost everything that happens can be claimed to be right and wise.”

― Winston Churchill

“If I am 100% prepared for the fight, my opponent has no chance to win the fight. I am saying what I mean: He has a 0% chance to win the fight. There is going to be no luck involved; there is going to be nothing else to stop me from winning the fight.”

― Wladimir Klitschko

“I was thinking of winning the Scudetto in Rome. I did not succeed, but I grew as a goalkeeper.”

― Wojciech Szczesny

“Winning at Wembley is always special.”

― Wojciech Szczesny

“I chose Juventus for their winning mindset.”

― Wojciech Szczesny

“The only thing I regret is not winning the Premier League with Liverpool. I’ll never know how that feels and experience the reaction of the city, as I did after Istanbul. It hurts because I know the people want the league title more than anything.”

― Xabi Alonso

“Winning the peace is harder than winning the war.”

― Xavier Becerra

“We always learn more from the losing than the winning.”

― Yani Tseng

“Although I have won many times now, each time when I have a lead, I start to think about winning. It’s very difficult not to think about winning. Every time, there are new challenges. Every time, there are new issues to overcome.”

― Yani Tseng

“Unfortunately, it is human nature for us to only learn and grow from a place of emptiness. It’s hard to learn when we are winning and on top of the world.”

― Yehuda Berg

“Winning and losing have their significance in a democracy. But there should be no arrogance in victory, nor should there be any despondency in defeat.”

― Yogi Adityanath

“To be a Southern Ground artist, you have to be a lifer. It’s not about winning a karaoke contest or a television show to become famous. It’s about really paying your dues. It’s people I’m fans of and want to help in the business.”

― Zac Brown

“I don’t care about the money. Honestly. All I care about is winning football games.”

― Zach Ertz

“Winning the 2007 Master’s was a dream fulfilled; culminating on Easter Sunday with my family was very special. You couldn’t write it up any better.”

― Zach Johnson

“I’ve only kept one award in my whole life, and it’s the coolest thing ever. Mizuno gave me a samurai sword for winning the Cy Young. It’s awesome.”

― Zack Greinke
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