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Defeat Quotes
Inspirational Quotes about Defeat

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

Related topics: Positive

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

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

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

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

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

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


 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tyranny cannot defeat the power of ideas.
- Helen Keller

The pursuit of peace and progress cannot end in a few
years in either victory or defeat.
The pursuit of peace and progress, with its trials and its errors,
its successes and its setbacks, can never be relaxed and never abandoned.
- Dag Hammarskjold

South Vietnam faces total defeat, and soon.
- William Colby

If I practised sex, out of moral conviction,
that was one thing; but to enjoy it...
seemed a defeat.
- Martha Gellhorn

Standardization of our educational systems is apt to
stamp out individualism and defeat the very ends of
education by leveling the product down rather than up.
- Harvey Cushing

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

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

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

The object of China's strategy is inexorably to supplant
the United States as the world's premier economic power,
and if necessary, to defeat us militarily.
- Frank Gaffney

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

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

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

The opportunity to secure ourselves against defeat lies in our own hands,
but the opportunity of defeating the enemy is provided by the enemy himself.
- Sun Tzu

I learned this about coaching: You don't have to explain
victory and you can't explain defeat.
- Darrell Royal

In every adversity there lies the seed of an equivalent advantage.
In every defeat is a lesson showing you how to win the victory next time.
- Robert Collier

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

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

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

The greatest thing the Democrats have ever done for
me was to defeat me for the governor of Tennessee.
- Roy Acuff

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

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

There's a victory, and defeat; the first and best of victories,
the lowest and worst of defeats which each man gains
or sustains at the hands not of another,
but of himself.
- Plato

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

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

I look at the Senior Al Gore that I had the chance
to serve in the Senate with.
A great human being.
He went down to defeat to this right wing bunch back at the time.
- Birch Bayh

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

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

Life is to be lived, not controlled,
and humanity is won by continuing to play in face of certain defeat.
- Ralph Ellison

There is no better than adversity.
Every defeat, every heartbreak, every loss,
contains its own seed, its own lesson on how to improve
your performance the next time.
- Malcolm X

We are the most powerful nation on earth.
No external power, no terrorist organization,
can defeat us.
But we can defeat ourselves by getting caught in a quagmire.
- George Soros

The fight ended.
For both was victory.
For both there was defeat.
- Anna Wickham

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

If a victory is told in detail, one can no longer distinguish it from a defeat.
- Jean-Paul Sartre

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 goal of all inanimate objects is to resist man
and ultimately defeat him.
- Russell Baker

I've learned that something constructive comes from every defeat.
- Tom Landry

The terrorist uses surprise and stealth,
and the only way to defeat that is by having accurate and timely intelligence.
- Bill Nelson

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

War is a defeat for humanity.
- Pope John Paul II

Terrorism is a big danger to Pakistan's independence.
We will fight this danger for the sake of independence
of Pakistan and will defeat it at all levels.
- Shaukat Aziz

In formal logic, a contradiction is the signal of defeat,
but in the evolution of real knowledge it marks the
first step in progress toward a victory.
- Alfred North Whitehead

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

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

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

In the moment when I truly understand my enemy,
understand him well enough to defeat him,
then in that very moment I also love him.
- Orson Scott Card

This is the absolute truth: and on this truth our tactics must be based.
All tactics that are not based on this are false,
and lead the proletariat to terrible defeat.
- Herman Gorter

Criticism and pessimism destroy families,
undermine institutions of all kinds,
defeat nearly everyone,
and spread a shroud of gloom over entire nations.
- Gordon B. Hinckley

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

Public and employer opinion often defeat society's
best interests with a prejudice against middle-aged women.
- Kate Smith

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

Many a man has finally succeeded only because he has
failed after repeated efforts.
If he had never met defeat he would never have known any great victory.
- Orison Swett Marden

The real peril of war lies not in military defeat.
It lies in war itself, whether we win or lose.
- John T. Flynn

Ronald Reagan, of course, was a Republican governor
of California who went through a painful defeat in
the 1976 presidential race before winning four years later.
- Michael Medved

The natural urge when running a distance is to push
harder and finish sooner -
to race against time.
Every second behind a deadline is a little defeat.
- Joe Henderson

We didn't defeat the Nazis by becoming Nazis.
- Nick Clooney

Defeat may serve as well as victory to shake the soul and let the glory out.
- Edwin Markham

Defeat should never be a source of discouragement,
but rather a fresh stimulus.
- Bishop Robert South


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