never won rights. They are not handed down from
above; they are forced by pressures from below.
4th right in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
is that there can be no slavery. Virtually every human
being agrees that it is a moral wrong. Those key battles
are won by people who went before us, who had the
really tough job. Our job is simply to make sure that
countries enforce their own laws and that slaves,
when freed, have an opportunity for rehabilitation,
reintegration, education, and so forth
man who can drive himself further once the effort gets painful
is the man who will win."
-- Roger Bannister
is nothing worth the wear of winning, but laughter and the
love of friends."
-- Hillaire Belloc
you start a conversation with the assumption that
you are right or that you must win, obviously it is
difficult to talk.
we fight a war and win it with H-bombs, what history
will remember is not the ideals we were fighting for
but the methods we used to accomplish them. These
methods will be compared to the warfare of Genghis
Khan who ruthlessly killed every last inhabitant of
win the cause we all believe in, the spread of true
democracy all over the world, we need to win by example,
not just with speeches but by example; not just with
military might but by gaining the respect of the world.
both sides win, no agreement can be permanent.”
must accept that you might fail; then, if you do your
best and still don't win, at least you can be satisfied
that you've tried. If you don't accept failure as
a possibility, you don't set high goals, you don't
branch out, you don't try - you don't take the risk.
is not inaction. It is not discussion. It is not for
the timid or weak … Non-violence is hard work. It
is the willingness to sacrifice. It is the patience
is left with the horrible feeling now that war settles nothing;
that to win a war is as disastrous as to lose one!
-- Agatha Christie
with a scarcity mentality tend to see everything in
terms of win-lose. There is only so much; and if someone
else has it, that means there will be less for me.
The more principle-centered we become, the more we
develop an abundance mentality, the more we are genuinely
happy for the successes, well-being, achievements,
recognition, and good fortune of other people. We
believe their success adds to...rather than detracts
from...our lives.” - Stephen R. Covey
once declared that it was his wife who unwittingly
taught him the effectiveness of nonviolence. Who better
than women should know that battles can be won without
resorting to physical strength.
I dared to struggle. Today I dare to win.
-- Bernadette Devlin
not obligated to win. You're obligated to keep trying
to do the best you can every day.
is to be lived, not controlled, and humanity is won by continuing
to play in face of certain defeat.
- Ralph Ellison
they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they
fight you, then you win."
citizens of Love Canal provided an example of how
a blue-collar community with few resources can win
against great odds (a multi-billion-dollar international
corporation and an unresponsive government), using
the power of the people in our democratic system."
win, we will need to keep building the movement, networking
with one another, planning, strategizing, and moving
forward. Our children's futures, and those of their
unborn children, are at stake." ~ Lois
cannot win this battle to save species and environments
without forging an emotional bond between ourselves and
nature as well
- for we will not fight to save what we do not love."
~ Stephen Jay Gould
lesson of history is clear: democracy always wins
in the end.
is a never-ending process. Freedom is never really
won -- you earn it and win it in every generation."
Somehow we must transform the dynamics of the world
power struggle from the negative nuclear arms race
which no one can win to a positive contest to harness
man's creative genius for the purpose of making peace
and prosperity a reality for all of the nations of
Luther King, Jr
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
first, one hopes to win; then one expects the enemy to lose;
then, one is satisfied that he too is suffering;
in the end, one is surprised that everyone has lost.
-- Karl Kraus
litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise
whenever you can. Point out to them how the nominal
winner is often a real loser -- in fees, expenses,
and waste of time."
am not bound to win but I am bound to be true; I am
not bound to succeed but am bound to live up to what
light I have."
to die until you have won some victory for humanity
-- Horace Mann
is a good moment to repeat that a war is never won.
Never mind that history books tell us the opposite.
The psychological and material costs of war are so high
that any triumph is a pyrrhic victory. Only peace can
be won and winning peace means not only avoiding armed
conflict but finding ways of eradicating the causes
of individual and collective violence: injustice and
oppression, ignorance and poverty, intolerance and discrimination.
We must construct a new set of values and attitudes
to replace the culture of war which, for centuries,
has been influencing the course of civilization. Winning
peace means the triumph of our pledge to establish,
on a democratic basis, a new social framework of tolerance
and generosity from which no one will feel excluded.
we are engaged in a deadly global struggle with those
who would intimidate, torture, and murder people for
exercising the most basic freedoms. If we are to win
this struggle and spread those freedoms, we must keep
our own moral compass pointed in a true direction.
always made a total effort, even when the odds seemed entirely
I never quit trying; I never felt that I didn't have a chance
-- Arnold Palmer
is a time that calls for extreme restraint. In a world
of outright aggression and violence there can be no
winners. To respond to violence with counter-violence
only throws oil on the fire."
must have research for peace... It would embrace the
outstanding problems of morality. The time has come
for man's intellect, his scientific method, to win over
the immoral brutality and irrationality of war and militarism
… Now we are forced to eliminate from the world forever
this vestige of prehistoric barbarism, this curse to
the human race."
The whole course of human history may depend on a
change of heart in one solitary and even humble individual
- for it is in the solitary mind and soul of the individual
that the battle between good and evil is waged and
ultimately won or lost.
may subdue, but love gains, and he that forgives first
wins the laurel.
who have long enjoyed such privileges as we enjoy,
forget in time that men have died to win them.
“Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious
triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to
take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy
much nor suffer much because they live in the gray twilight
that knows neither victory nor defeat. It is not the
critic that counts; not the man who points out how the
strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could
have done them better. The credit belongs to the man
who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by
dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly, who
errs, and comes short again and again, because there
is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who
does actually strive to do the deeds.”
are two kinds of success. One is the rare kind that
comes to the person who has the power to do what no
one else has the power to do. That is genius. But the
average person who wins what we call success is not
a genius. That person is a man or woman who has merely
the ordinary qualities that they share with their fellows,
but has developed those ordinary qualities to a more
than ordinary degree."
It is clear that the nations of the world now can only
rise and fall together. It is not a question of one
nation winning at the expense of another. We must all
help one another or all perish together.
talks of a battle with Nature, forgetting that if
he won the battle, he would find himself on the losing
Civilization can only revive when there shall come
into being in a number of individuals a new tone of
mind, independent of the prevalent one among the crowds,
and in opposition to it -- a tone of mind which will
gradually win influence over the collective one, and
in the end determine its character. Only an ethical
movement can rescue us from barbarism, and the ethical
comes into existence only in individuals.
I think service to others is the real key to winning
our own personal freedom and the road to our own happiness,
our own personal contentment and fulfillment.
am still a journeyman actor and a peace and justice
activist. I'm a pilgrim trying to win my freedom and
serve as best I can in the time I have, with this
gift I've been given.
are a normal part of life; how we deal with them can
make a big difference. Often when people resolve conflicts,
one person ends up a winner, and one loses out. This
may solve the problem for the moment, but resentment
and bad feelings can cause more problems later. Another
way to look at conflicts is to try to find a WIN-WIN
solution, in which both sides can benefit. In this
way, conflicts are turned into opportunities to grow
and make things better. This approach is the cornerstone
of "conflict resolution" - an important tool for bringing
peace into our personal lives, our communities and
to our world.
is the most basic of all human rights, and yet throughout
history many individuals and nations have had to struggle
to be free. Much progress has been made in helping to
win freedom for all. But even though all nations agreed
to uphold the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
for their citizens, many people are not allowed these
not play at tug o'war.
I'd rather play at hug o'war,
Where everyone hugs
Instead of tugs,
Where everyone giggles
And rolls on the rug,
Where everyone kisses,
And everyone grins,
And everyone cuddles,
And everyone wins.
-- Shel Silverstein
only kinds of fights worth fighting are those you're going
because somebody has to fight them and lose and lose and
until someday, somebody who believes as you do wins.
-- I.F. Stone
As the new spirituality begins to become the pervasive
spirituality of the planet, we'll find that we have
abandoned our philosophy of contradictions in which
we say we're all one but continue to try to win.
we win, someone else loses. But if someone else loses,
we lose. Which is a point we're not getting. The new
spirituality will make this just painfully obvious.
better to fight because if you don't fight, you can't
win. Besides, even when you don't win, you can change
Utopia of a modern dreamer must needs differ in one
fundamental aspect from the Nowheres and Utopias men
planned before Darwin quickened the thought of the
world. Those were all perfect and static States, a
balance of happiness won for ever against the forces
of unrest and disorder that inhere in things. One
beheld a healthy and simple generation enjoying the
fruits of the earth in an atmosphere of virtue and
happiness, to be followed by other virtuous happy,
and entirely similar generations until the Gods grew
weary. Change and development were damned back by
invincible dams for ever. But the Modern Utopia must
be not static but kinetic, must shape not as a permanent
state but as a hopeful sage leading to a long ascent
of stages." -- H.G.
means win-win, confrontation means lose-lose.”
-- Zhu Feng