winning isn't everything

winning isn't everything

A phrase downplaying the importance of winning, often as an attempt at consolation after losing some competition. I know you're bummed out about losing the big game, but winning isn't everything. After all, you played really well, even though your team didn't win. When you think of how many top professional athletes have had trouble with the law or have struggled with debt, it's a powerful reminder that winning isn't everything.
See also: everything, winning
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In the world of professional sports, winning isn't everything, it's the only thing.
You will learn that winning isn't everything, but wanting to win is.
Perhaps we lack the competitive spirit, the killer instinct that crushes anyone who gets in the way of victory, powered by the belief that winning isn't everything, it's the only thing.
THEY say that winning isn't everything and the taking part what counts and I bet the boys down in Ballyragget wish now they had heeded those wise words.
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The culture-obsessed, slogandriven Stuart Lancaster regime was therefore probably just what was required next, but in the words of one such banner: winning isn't everything, it is the only thing.
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He witnessed your sheer thrill of just being there, he saw how to behave with pride, dignity and passion on a world scale and he saw that winning isn't everything.
Winning isn't everything, but it's very important, especially if it's your primary job responsibility.
WINNING isn't everything - it's the only thing for Sunderland, admits Seb Larsson.
Winning isn't everything in sport; wanting and playing to win is, but something has been lost in this 21st century.
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