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Defeat Quotes

I hope you find value in these encouraging quotes about Defeat.

When you find your path, you must not be afraid.
You need to have sufficient courage to make mistakes.
Disappointment, defeat, and despair are
the tools God uses to show us the way.
- Paulo Coelho

Related topics: Spiritual Inspirational Courage Persistence

Circumstances don't defeat you -
you defeat yourself when you give up.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory.
Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat.
- Sun Tzu

The greatest test of courage on earth
is to bear defeat without losing heart.
- Robert Ingersoll

 

Life is truly known only to those who suffer,
lose, endure adversity and stumble from defeat to defeat.
- Anais Nin

The mountain remains unmoved at seeming defeat by the mist.
- Rabindranath Tagore

The problems of victory are more agreeable
than those of defeat,
but they are no less difficult.
- Winston Churchill

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Consciously adopt the mindset of a young child,
to whom all of life is a grand adventure.
Life is your playground.
Fashion grand castles and sweeping boulevards,
defeat fire-breathing dragons,
leap tall buildings in a single bound.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There's a couple of things they don't teach you
in Harvard Business School,
one is how to cope with defeat,
the other is how to handle a shotgun.
- The Simpsons Movie (2007)

It's one of life's great paradoxes ...
Accepting with gratitude whatever life throws at us
is critical to happiness.
Yet without a goal and commitment, life lose much of its value.
The best we can do in the face of this paradox
is to play to win, but be cheerful in defeat
and ready to play again.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Far better is it to dare mighty things,
to win glorious triumphs,
even though chequered by failure,
than to take rank with those poor spirits
who neither enjoy much nor suffer much,
because they live in the grey twilight
that knows not victory or defeat.
- Theodore Roosevelt

They were afraid, never having learned what I taught myself:
Defeat the fear of death and welcome the death of fear.
- G. Gordon Liddy

Victory has a thousand fathers,
but defeat is an orphan.
- John F. Kennedy

I was now resolved to do everything in my power to defeat the system.
- Oskar Schindler

Defeat is not the worst of failures.
Not to have tried is the true failure.
- George Edward Woodberry

For a gallant spirit there can never be defeat.
- Wallis Simpson

Domestic policy can only defeat us; foreign policy can kill us.
- John F. Kennedy

Laugh at yourself and at life.
Not in the spirit of derision or whining self-pity,
but as a remedy, a miracle drug, that will ease your pain,
cure your depression, and help you to put in perspective
that seemingly terrible defeat and worry
with laughter at your predicaments,
thus freeing your mind to think clearly toward the solution
that is certain to come. Never take yourself too seriously.
- Og Mandino

Tyranny cannot defeat the power of ideas.
- Helen Keller

Life has meaning only in the struggle.
Triumph or defeat is in the hands of the Gods.
So let us celebrate the struggle!
- Stevie Wonder

There are not enough Indians in the world to defeat the Seventh Cavalry.
- George Armstrong Custer

But man is not made for defeat.
A man can be destroyed but not defeated.
- Ernest Hemingway

We can only win by giving everything and being ready
to defeat the adversary with fiery aggression.
- Jurgen Klinsmann

Thus it is that in war the victorious strategist only
seeks battle after the victory has been won,
whereas he who is destined to defeat first fights and
afterwards looks for victory.
- Sun Tzu

Defeat never comes to any man until he admits it.
- Josephus Daniels

The mark of a great player is in his ability to come back.
The great champions have all come back from defeat.
- Sam Snead

Even though you can't expect to defeat the absurdity of the world,
you must make that attempt.
That's morality, that's religion.
That's art.
That's life.
- Phil Ochs

You can learn a line from a win and a book from a defeat.
- Paul Brown

I know people who grow old and bitter.
I want to keep making a fresh start.
I don't want them to defeat me.
That would be suicidal.
- Robert Wyatt

Mobilize people to vote and to re-elect Clinton as the only way to defeat.
- Gus Hall

We may fight against what is wrong, but if we allow ourselves to hate,
that is to insure our spiritual defeat and our likeness to what we hate.
- George William Russell

In the time of darkest defeat, victory may be nearest.
- William McKinley

The deepest human defeat suffered by human beings is
constituted by the difference between what one was
capable of becoming and what one has in fact become.
- Ashley Montagu

You don't have to fear defeat if you believe it may
reveal powers that you didn't know you possessed.
- Napolean Hill

You've got to learn to survive a defeat.
That's when you develop character.
- Richard M. Nixon

We remain united with the British, and our allies around the world,
in our resolve to defeat terrorism and bring those
who commit these acts to justice.
- Doc Hastings

Once you hear the details of victory,
it is hard to distinguish it from a defeat.
- Jean-Paul Sartre

Miss Searle had always considered boredom an intellectual defeat.
- Mary Renault

An army without culture is a dull-witted army,
and a dull-witted army cannot defeat the enemy.
- Mao Zedong

Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald

The limitation of riots, moral questions aside,
is that they cannot win and their participants know it.
Hence, rioting is not revolutionary but reactionary
because it invites defeat.
It involves an emotional catharsis,
but it must be followed by a sense of futility.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The failure of the Russian Socialist Republic will
be the defeat of the proletariat of the whole world.
- Karl Liebknecht

Some wars have been due to the lust of rulers for power and glory,
or to revenge to wipe out the humiliation of a former defeat.
- John Boyd Orr

To defeat the aggressors is not enough to make peace durable.
The main thing is to discard the ideology that generates war.
- Ludwig von Mises

When defeat is inevitable, it is wisest to yield.
- Quintilian

Upon the whole it was a Glorious day-Our men are in
the Spirits-and I am confident we shall give them a
total defeat the next Action;
which is at no great distance.
- Anthony Wayne

Not in the clamor of the crowded street,
not in the shouts and plaudits of the throng,
but in ourselves, are triumph and defeat.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The social object of skilled investment should be to
defeat the dark forces of time and ignorance which envelope our future.
- John Maynard Keynes

Defeat the fear of death and welcome the death of fear.
- G. Gordon Liddy

It is inevitable that some defeat will enter even the most victorious life.
The human spirit is never finished when it is defeated...
it is finished when it surrenders.
- Ben Stein

Back of every mistaken venture and defeat is the laughter of wisdom,
if you listen.
- Carl Sandburg

The deepest personal defeat suffered by human beings
is constituted by the difference between what one was
capable of becoming and what one has in fact become.
- Ashley Montague

You may glory in a team triumphant...
But you fall in love with a team in defeat.
- Roger Kahn

To conquer the command of the air means victory;
to be beaten in the air means defeat and acceptance
of whatever terms the enemy may be pleased to impose.
- Giulio Douhet

Empires won by conquest have always fallen either by
revolt within or by defeat by a rival.
- John Boyd Orr

Yet, history has shown that if material force can defeat
some ideologies it can no longer obliterate a civilization
without destabilizing the whole planet.
- Abdelaziz Bouteflika

In the attempt to defeat death man has been inevitably obliged to defeat life,
for the two are inextricably related.
Life moves on to death, and to deny one is to deny the other.
- Henry Miller

It is a law of human nature that in victory even the
coward may boast of his prowess,
while defeat injures the reputation even of the brave.
- Sallust

No matter how hard the loss, defeat might serve as
well as victory to shake the soul and let the glory out.
- Al Gore

Washington's defeat in 1754 was followed by active
military preparations on both sides.
- Albert Bushnell Hart

Having in my life been bitten by the jaws of both victory and defeat,
I must rush to add that success is to failure as butter
pecan ice cream is to death.
- Rupert Holmes

If success attends my steps, honor and glory await my name-if defeat,
still shall it be said we died like brave men,
and conferred honor, even in death, on the American Name.
- Zebulon Pike

With Germany herself falling, it is not strange that
the nations leagued with her also went down to defeat.
- Kelly Miller

Before Alamein we never had a victory.
After Alamein we never had a defeat.
- Winston Churchill

I'm destined to be attracted to those I cannot defeat.
- Russell Crowe

The mission - the overall mission is to dismantle and
defeat and disrupt al-Qaeda.
But we have to make sure there's not a safe haven that returns in Afghanistan.
- Michael Mullen

Victory has a hundred fathers but defeat is an orphan.
- Galeazzo Ciano

If you learn from defeat, you haven't really lost.
- Zig Ziglar

If you live long enough, you'll see that every victory turns into a defeat.
- Simone de Beauvoir

I think everyone should experience defeat at least
once during their career.
You learn a lot from it.
- Lou Holtz

There is no failure except in no longer trying.
There is no defeat except from within,
no really insurmountable barrier save our own inherent weakness of purpose.
- Kin Hubbard


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