A Quote by Chuang Chou, a.k.a. Chuang Tzu, Chuang Tse Chuang on blindness, caring, gold, mind, needs, power, skill, and winning

When an archer is shooting for nothing, he has all his skill. If he shoots for a brass buckle, he is already nervous. If he shoots for a prize of gold, he goes blind or sees two targets - He is out of his mind! His skill has not changed. But the prize divides him. He cares. He thinks more of winning than of shooting- And the need to win drains him of power.

Chuang Tzu (c.360 BC - c. 275 BC)

Source: Quotations from Chuang Tzu, 19:4, p. 158

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A Quote by Carolyn Meroniuk on improvement and winning

You'll never know if you can win until you know you've tried your best . . . and then it doesn't matter if you've won or not because you will have improved, and that is winning for yourself.

Carolyn Meroniuk

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A Quote by Blaise Pascal on winning


The excitement that a gambler feels when making a bet is equal to the amount he might win times the probability of winning it.

Blaise Pascal (1623 - 1662)

Source: N. Rose Mathematical Maxims and Minims, Raleigh NC:Rome Press Inc., 1988.

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A Quote by Barbara Pierce Bush on children, friendship, husbands, life, parenthood, regret, time, and winning

At the end of your life, you will never regret not having passed one more test, not winning one more verdict or not closing one more deal. You will regret time not spent with a husband, a friend, a child, or a parent.

Barbara Bush (1925 -)

Source: 1995

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A Quote by Arthur Ashe on life, losing, and winning

You've got to get to the stage in life where going for it is more important than winning or losing.

Arthur Ashe (1943 - 1993)

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A Quote by Arthur Gordon "Art" Linkletter on death and winning

A poor old man held the winning ticket on a half million dollar lottery. Hearing the old man might be surprised at the shock, the local pastor was asked to break the news gradually. The pastor made a customary call, and while visiting casually asked the old man what he would do with a half million dollars if he had it. The old man replied, "why, I'd give half of it to you." Whereupon the pastor dropped dead.

Art Linkletter (1912 -)

Source: Albert W. Daw Collection

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A Quote by Arnold Horshak on integrity, niceness, and winning

Winning is nice if you don't lose your integrity in the process.

Arnold Horshak

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A Quote by Alvan Macauley on beginning, expectation, goals, reputation, reward, truth, and winning

We sometimes speak of winning reputation as though that were the final goal. The truth is contrary to this. Reputation is a reward, to be sure, but it is really the beginning, not the end of endeavor. It should not be the signal for a let-down, but rather, a reminder that the standards which won recognition can never again be lowered. From him who gives much - much is forever after expected.

Alvan Macauley

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A Quote by Alfred Hitchcock on mind and winning

There's nothing to winning, really. That is, if you happen to be blessed with a keen eye, an agile mind, and no scruples whatsoever.

Alfred Hitchcock (1899 - 1980)

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A Quote by A. Bartlett Giamatti on joy, purity, and winning

Winning has a joy and discrete purity to it that cannot be replaced by anything else.

A. Bartlett Giamatti

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