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Defeat Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Defeat

Please enjoy these Defeat Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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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

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

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

Tyranny cannot defeat the power of ideas.
- Helen Keller

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

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

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

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

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

One can't doubt that the American objective in Iraq has failed -
different plans have to be made.
And the kernel here is the acknowledgement of defeat.
- William F. Buckley, Jr.

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

For an adult, eating alone at McDonald's is admitting a kind of defeat.
- Jonathan Carroll

The taste of defeat has a richness of experience all its own.
- Bill Bradley

Life is essentially a cheat and its conditions are those of defeat;
the redeeming things are not happiness and pleasure
but the deeper satisfactions that come out of struggle.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald

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

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

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

You can learn little from victory.
You can learn everything from defeat.
- Christy Mathewson

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

What we now have in Iraq is a defeat.
- Henry Waxman

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

And all this effort, all this loss of comradeship,
all this prostitution of idealism and manhood,
to assist the capitalists of this country to defeat the proletariat!
- Harry Pollitt

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

When one is trying to do something beyond his known
powers it is useless to seek the approval of friends.
Friends are at their best in moments of defeat.
- Henry Miller

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

Defeat has its lessons as well as victory.
- Pat Buchanan

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

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 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

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

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

The loss of national identity is the greatest defeat a nation can know,
and it is inevitable under the contemporary form of colonization.
- Slobodan Milosevic

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)

We should not give up and we should not allow the problem to defeat us.
- Abdul Kalam

I contend that not only can you laugh at adversity,
but it is essential to do so if you are to deal with setbacks without defeat.
- Allen Klein

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

When something an affliction happens to you,
you either let it defeat you, or you defeat it.
- Jean Jacques Rousseau

To be overcome by the fragrance of flowers is a delectable form of defeat.
- Beverley Nichols

There was never a night or a problem that could defeat sunrise or hope.
- Bern Williams

Once we have a war there is only one thing to do.
It must be won.
For defeat brings worse things than any that can ever happen in war.
- Ernest Hemingway

We need to defeat al Queda and other terrorist organizations.
- Paul Cellucci

He who fears being conquered is sure of defeat.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

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

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

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

There could be no honor in a sure success,
but much might be wrested from a sure defeat.
- Ann Landers

Besides the practical knowledge which defeat offers,
there are important personality profits to be taken.
- William Moulton Marston

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

It is not a field of a few acres of ground,
but a cause, that we are defending, and whether we
defeat the enemy in one battle,
or by degrees, the consequences will be the same.
- Thomas Paine

When a great team loses through complacency,
it will constantly search for new and more intricate
explanations to explain away defeat.
- Pat Riley

We are not interested in the possibilities of defeat.
They do not exist.
- Queen Victoria

The inconvenience, the glaring lights,
the long hours of waiting, and the repetition of every
scene are all calculated to defeat anything more than
a real mastery of love technique.
- Ivor Novello

Those who committed these cowardly acts may believe
that they have shaken our resolve to defeat terrorism.
They could not be more wrong.
- Doc Hastings

There is a hangover from a defeat like Denmark -
ask any player about when they've had a bad game,
it's still in there somewhere in the back of your mind.
- Rio Ferdinand

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

You have to defeat a great players aura more than his game.
- Pat Riley

Some of the generals are saying, 'We're making progress.
We are clearing an area.' But you really don't defeat
the Taliban by clearing an area.
They move.
- Colin Powell

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

In defeat, unbeatable; in victory, unbearable.
- Edward Marsh

A reformer is one who sets forth cheerfully toward sure defeat.
- Lydia M. Child

To expect defeat is nine-tenths of defeat itself.
- Francis Marion Crawford

When defeat comes, accept it as a signal that your plans are not sound,
rebuild those plans, and set sail once more toward your coveted goal.
- Napolean Hill

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


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