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Quotes About Triumph

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Albert Camus
“In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.”
Albert Camus

Jim Butcher
“And at some point you realize that there are more flavors of pain than coffee. There's the little empty pain of leaving something behind ‒ graduating, taking the next step forward, walking out of something familiar and safe into the unknown. There's the big, whirling pain of life upending all of your plans and expectations. There's the sharp little pains of failure, and the more obscure aches of successes that didn't give you what you thought they would. There are the vicious, stabbing pains of hopes being torn up. The sweet little pains of finding others, giving them your love, and taking joy in their life as they grow and learn. There's the steady pain of empathy that you shrug off so you can stand beside a wounded friend and help them bear their burdens.

And if you are very, very lucky, there are a few blazing hot little pains you feel when you realize that you are standing in a moment of utter perfection, an instant of triumph, or happiness, or mirth which at the same time cannot possibly last ‒ and yet will remain with you for life.

Everyone is down on pain, because they forget something important about it: Pain is for the living. Only the dead don't feel it.”
Jim Butcher, White Night

“If you have a dream, don’t just sit there. Gather courage to believe that you can succeed and leave no stone unturned to make it a reality.”
Roopleen

Thomas Paine
“The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly; it is dearness only that gives everything its value. I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress and grow.”
Thomas Paine

Michael Scott
“The strong survive, but the courageous triumph.”
Michael Scott, The Warlock

Beverly Donofrio
“One day can change your life. One day can ruin your life. All life is is three or four big days that change everything.”
Beverly Donofrio

John Steinbeck
“Somewhere in the world there is a defeat for everyone. Some are destroyed by defeat, and some made small and mean by victory. Greatness lives in one who triumphs equally over defeat and victory.”
John Steinbeck, The Acts of King Arthur and His Noble Knights

Markus Zusak
“The point is, Ilsa Hermann had decided to make suffering her triumph. When it refused to let go of her, she succumbed to it. She embraced it. ”
Markus Zusak, The Book Thief

“Surrender to your fear so you may triumph over it.”
Simon Holt, The Devouring

Rick Riordan
“I, Horus, son of Osiris, claim the throne of the heavens as my birthright!" he shouted."What was once mine shall be mine again.Is there anyone who would challenge me?"
The gods flickered and glowed. A few scowled. One muttered something that sounded like "Cheese", although that could've been my imagination.”
Rick Riordan, The Red Pyramid

Chris Crutcher
“Something about the joy and pain of that moment, something about the excruciating contrast, made me feel that no matter what happens now, my life has been worth it. What a ride.”
Chris Crutcher, Stotan!

Winston S. Churchill
“Woe betide the leaders now perched on their dizzy pinnacles of triumph if they cast away at the conference table what the soldiers had won on a hundred bloodsoaked battlefields.”
Winston S. Churchill, Memoirs of the Second World War

“Have patience with all things but first with yourself. Never confuse your mistakes with your value as a human being. You are perfectly valuable, creative, worthwhile person simply because you exist. And no amount of triumphs or tribulations can ever change that.”
Saint Frances de Sales

“They tried to bury us. They didn't know that we were seeds.”
Unknown

H. Rider Haggard
“We run to place and power over the dead bodies of those who fail and fall; ay, we win the food we eat from out the mouths of starving babes.”
H. Rider Haggard, She

Santiago Ramón y Cajal
“Heroes and scholars represent the opposite extremes... The scholar struggles for the benefit of all humanity, sometimes to reduce physical effort, sometimes to reduce pain, and sometimes to postpone death, or at least render it more bearable. In contrast, the patriot sacrifices a rather substantial part of humanity for the sake of his own prestige. His statue is always erected on a pedestal of ruins and corpses... In contrast, all humanity crowns a scholar, love forms the pedestal of his statues, and his triumphs defy the desecration of time and the judgment of history.”
Santiago Ramón y Cajal, Advice for a Young Investigator

John Connolly
“No matter how hard Evil tries, it can never quite match up to the power of Good, because Evil is ultimately self-destructive. Evil may set out to corrupt others, but in the process corrupts itself.”
John Connolly, The Infernals

Tahir Shah
“Visit Cape Town and history is never far from your grasp. It lingers in the air, a scent on the breezy, an explanation of circumstance that shaped the Rainbow People. Stroll around the old downtown and it's impossible not to be affected by the trials and tribulations of the struggle. But, in many ways, it is the sense of triumph in the face of such adversity that makes the experience all the more poignant.”
Tahir Shah, Travels With Myself

“Their words of encouragement were just what I needed. I was doing a great job, and I appreciated their cheers.I felt a dormlike camaraderie in the burn unit, since each of us knew the challenges we were facing like no one else could, and therefore how meaningful each triumph was.”
Stephanie Nielson, Heaven Is Here: An Incredible Story of Hope, Triumph, and Everyday Joy

“May we each find in ourselves the courage we forgot we have, to see the beauty we forgot is inside us, while battling the demons we forgot we can slay, on a battlefield we forgot we can win.”
Agnostic Zetetic

Christine M. Knight
“The music of hope is everywhere, but to hear it, you need to ignore the muddy jangle of life's hassles.”
Christine M. Knight, Life Song

Elizabeth Cady Stanton
“I heard Mr. Ingersoll many years ago in Chicago. The hall seated 5,000 people; every inch of standing-room was also occupied; aisles and platform crowded to overflowing. He held that vast audience for three hours so completely entranced that when he left the platform no one moved, until suddenly, with loud cheers and applause, they recalled him. He returned smiling and said: 'I'm glad you called me back, as I have something more to say. Can you stand another half-hour?' 'Yes: an hour, two hours, all night,' was shouted from various parts of the house; and he talked on until midnight, with unabated vigor, to the delight of his audience. This was the greatest triumph of oratory I had ever witnessed. It was the first time he delivered his matchless speech, 'The Liberty of Man, Woman, and Child'.

I have heard the greatest orators of this century in England and America; O'Connell in his palmiest days, on the Home Rule question; Gladstone and John Bright in the House of Commons; Spurgeon, James and Stopford Brooke, in their respective pulpits; our own Wendell Phillips, Henry Ward Beecher, and Webster and Clay, on great occasions; the stirring eloquence of our anti-slavery orators, both in Congress and on the platform, but none of them ever equalled Robert Ingersoll in his highest flights.

{Stanton's comments at the great Robert Ingersoll's funeral}”
Elizabeth Cady Stanton

“My body is a political battlefield.
It is a place of war, of death and suffering, of triumph and victory, of damage and repair, of blood and tears and sweat.
It is a place where memories go to find purpose for their existence.
It is a place where humans cast all inhibitions aside to discover what exists at their very core.
It is a place of growth wearing a mask of destruction.
It is a challenge, not for the faint of heart, beckoning us to face it with eyes wide open.

The only war is within. When you are ready to fight it, the field awaits.”
Agnostic Zetetic

Thomas Paine
“The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.”
Thomas Paine

Mary Jo Putney
“Samuel Johnson said a second marriage is the triumph of hope over experience,” Kirkland said.”
Mary Jo Putney

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