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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Victor, Victory
 
A victory is twice itself when the achiever brings home full numbers.  Shakespeare.  1
He conquers twice who conquers himself in victory.  Publius Syrus.  2
He that forgives (the aggressor) gains the victory.  Yoruba (Africa).  3
He that traverses the list without an adversary may receive the reward of victory, but he has no pretension to the honor.  Seneca.  4
He who has victory, has right.  German.  5
Not the body but the soul strikes the blow in which lives victory.  Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine.  6
Oft the victor triumphs but to fall.  Homer.  7
One may know how to gain a victory, and know not how to use it.  Barca the Carthagenian.  8
Such another victory and we are undone.  Pyrrhus.  9
The harder matched, the greater victory.  Shakespeare.  10
The more Moors, the better victory.  11
There are none but savage beasts, with whom carnage succeeds victory.  Petrarch.  12
Victories attended with little advantage will ruin rather than enlarge an empire.  Turkish Spy.  13
Victory gives no account of her actions.  Civilis the Batavian.  14
Victory or Westminster Abbey.  Nelson.  15
 
 
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