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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:1989
AUTHOR:Francis Bacon (1561–1626)
QUOTATION:Pyrrhus, when his friends congratulated to him his victory over the Romans under Fabricius, but with great slaughter of his own side, said to them, “Yes; but if we have such another victory, we are undone.” 1
ATTRIBUTION:Apothegms. No. 193.
 
Note 1.
There are some defeats more triumphant than victories.—Montaigne: Of Cannibals, chap. xxx. [back]
 

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