Quotation by Ferdinand Foch

A battle won is a battle which we will not acknowledge to be lost.
Ferdinand Foch (1851–1929), French general. Quoted in Reputations, "Ferdinand Foch," B.H. Liddell Hart (1928).

This saying was a variation of one by French author Joseph de Maistre: "A lost battle is a battle which one believes lost: in a material sense no battle can be lost."
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