Quotes of Conquest

“ Self conquest is the greatest of victories. ”

- Plato

“ Love, the quest; marriage, the conquest; divorce, the inquest. ”

- Helen Rowland

“ 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

“ If there be one principle more deeply rooted than any other in the mind of every American, it is that we should have nothing to do with conquest. ”

- Thomas Jefferson

“ The only conquests which are permanent and leave no regrets are our conquests over ourselves. ”

- Napoleon Bonaparte

“ Real glory springs from the silent conquest of ourselves. ”

- Joseph P. Thompson

“ Power is my mistress. I have worked too hard at her conquest to allow anyone to take her away from me. ”

- Napoleon Bonaparte

“ The greater the feeling of inferiority that has been experienced, the more powerful is the urge to conquest and the more violent the emotional agitation. ”

- Alfred Adler

“ Death makes no conquest of this conqueror. For now he lives in fame, though not in life. ”

- William Shakespeare

“ Conquest is the missionary of valor, and the hard impact of military virtues beats meanness out of the world. ”

- Walter Bagehot

“ Your triumph is the triumph of all of Venezuela. ”

- Hugo Chavez

“ The root of the evil is not the construction of new, more dreadful weapons. It is the spirit of conquest. ”

- Ludwig Mises

“ The most excellent jihad (struggle) is that for the conquest of self. ”

- Muhammad

“ Learn to self-conquest, persevere thus for a time, and you will perceive very clearly the advantage which you gain from it. As soon you apply yourself to orison, you will at once feel your senses gather themselves together: they seem like bees which return to the hive and there shut themselves up to work at the making of honey… ”

- St. Teresa of Avila

“ Conquest is not in our principles; it is inconsistent with our government. ”

- Thomas Jefferson

“ When the missionaries came to Africa they had the Bible and we had the land. They said, 'Let us pray.' We closed our eyes. When we opened them we had the Bible and they had the land. ”

- Desmond Tutu

“ The desire to conquer is itself a sort of subjection. ”

- George Eliot

“ He who angers you conquers you. ”

- Elizabeth Kenny

“ The sense of conquest is in it. Not often is a collector able to obtain complete material in one assault. The plant may be at the moment sterile, or only in fruit or flower… but this lack has the advantage of stimulating the collector to go back in another season or year to complete the work. ”

- Liberty Hyde Bailey

“ In our own time we have seen domination spread over the social landscape to a point where it is beyond all human control. Compared to this stupendous mobilization of materials, of wealth, of human intellect, of human labor for the single goal of domination, all other recent human achievements pale to almost trivial significance… ”

- Murray Bookchin

“ An educational method that shall have liberty as its basis must intervene to help the child to a conquest of liberty. That is to say, his training must be such as shall help him to diminish as much as possible the social bonds which limit his activity. ”

- Maria Montessori

“ The press, that goiter of the world, swells up with the desire for conquest and bursts with the achievements which every day brings. A week has room for the boldest climax of the human drive for expansion. ”

- Karl Kraus

“ Therefore the victories of good warriors are not noted for cleverness or bravery. Therefore their victories in battle are not flukes. Their victories are not flukes because they position themselves where they will surely win, prevailing over those wh. ”

- Sun tzu

“ Let this be understood, then, at starting; that the patient conquest of difficulties which rise in the regular and legitimate channels of business and enterprise is not only essential in securing the success which you seek but it is essential to that preparation of your mind, requisite for the enjoyment of your successes, and for retaining them when gained… ”

- Josiah Gilbert Holland

“ Roused by the lash of his own stubborn tail our lion now will foreign foes assail. ”

- John Dryden

“ Childbirth is more admirable than conquest, more amazing than self-defense, and as courageous as either one. ”

- Gloria Steinem

“ Every worthwhile accomplishment, big or little, has its stages of drudgery and triumph; a beginning, a struggle and a victory. ”

- Unknown

“ Every worthwhile accomplishment, big or little, has its stages of drudgery and triumph: a beginning, a struggle, and a victory. ”

- Mahatma Gandhi

“ I came, I saw, I conquered. ”

- Julius Caesar

“ Life yields only to the conqueror. Never accept what can be gained by giving in. You will be living off stolen goods, and your muscles will atrophy. ”

- Dag Hammarskjold
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