Winning Matters

Sunday, September 5, 2010 – Winning Matters

It matters not whether you win or lose; what matters is whether I win or lose. ~ Darrin Weinberg

When you are winning a war almost everything that happens can be claimed to be right and wise. ~ Winston Churchill

One should always play fairly when one has the winning cards. ~ Oscar Wilde

Whoever is winning at the moment will always seem to be invincible. ~ George Orwell

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

Losing feels worse than winning feels good. ~ Vin Scully

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

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’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 E. Stevenson

The problem with winning the rat race is you’re still a rat. ~ Lily Tomlin

There’s always something suspect about an intellectual on the winning side. ~ Vaclav Havel

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

In real life, it is the hare who wins. Every time. Look around you. And in any case it is my contention that Aesop was writing for the tortoise market. Hares have no time to read. They are too busy winning the game. ~ Anita Brookner

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

Hope is the raw material of losers. ~ Fernando Flores

In the game of love, the losers are more celebrated than the winners. ~ Mason Cooley

There are days when it takes all you’ve got just to keep up with the losers. ~ Robert Orben

Without losers, where would the winners be? ~ Casey Stengel

About the only time losing is more fun than winning is when you’re fighting temptation. ~ Tom Wilson

Winning is overrated. The only time it is really important is in surgery and war. ~ Al McGuire

Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win. ~ Sun-Tzu, The Art of War, Strategic Assessments