Sunday, June 08, 2008

Thoughts on Victory and Defeat

Hillary's concession speech Saturday was noble and gracious, traits I had begun to think she was not capable of.
And you begin to learn that kisses aren't contracts and presents aren't promises, and you begin to accept your defeats with your head up and your eyes ahead, with the grace of a woman, not the grief of a child. ~ Veronica Shoffstall

The greatest test of courage on earth is to bear defeat without losing heart.
~ Robert Ingersoll
For Barack Obama, he has shown himself to be magnanimous in victory. But this is only the beginning. This is only the beginning of a never ending struggle.
The moment of victory is much too short to live for that and nothing else. ~ Martina Navratilova

The problems of victory are more agreeable than those of defeat, but they are no less difficult.
~ Winston Churchill
He must remember that the battle is done and won and it is now time to bury the hatchet with Hillary.
Vengeance is not the point; change is. But the trouble is that in most [people's] minds the thought of victory and the thought of punishing the enemy coincide. ~ Barbara Deming

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