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WHEN VICTORY IS DEFEAT – a lesson from King Pyrrhus

King Pyrrhus of Epirus suffered irreplaceable casualties in defeating the Romans at Heraclea in 280 BC and Asculum in 279 BC during the Pyrrhic War. Pyrrhus is quoted as saying “Another such victory and I come back to Epirus alone” … Continue reading

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HE “MET HIS WATERLOO”

The word Waterloo has entered the English vocabulary as a slang term: meaning that one who has met with defeat, after victories, is said to have “met his Waterloo”

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A LESSON FROM JOE LOUIS

JOE LOUIS was the heavy weight boxing champion of the world, holding the title for 15 years. He fought 71 professional fights and only lost one of them.    Towards the end of his career,  the “Brown Bomber”  was asked what … Continue reading

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