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George Edward Woodberry Quotes and Sayings

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

Related topics: Success

Is there not an art, a music, and a stream of words that shalt be life,
the acknowledged voice of life?
- George Edward Woodberry

"Old times" never come back and I suppose it's just as well.
What comes back is a new morning every day in the year,
and that's better.
- George Edward Woodberry

Left to themselves, things tend to go from bad to worse.
Murphy's First Corollary If you tell the boss you were
late for work because you had a flat tire,
the next morning you will have a flat tire.
- George Edward Woodberry

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tyranny cannot defeat the power of ideas.
- Helen Keller

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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

Victory is sweetest when you've known defeat.
- Malcolm Forbes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

We don't defeat evil by becoming evil.
- Nick Clooney

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

Life can't defeat a writer who is in love with writing,
for life itself is a writer's lover until death.
- Edna Ferber

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

I bring out the worst in my enemies and that's how
I get them to defeat themselves.
- Roy M. Cohn

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

There is no meeting of minds, no point of understanding with such terror.
Just a choice: Defeat it or be defeated by it.
And defeat it we must.
- Tony Blair

The bottom line is that after we defeat the armed forces of Iraq,
that we will want to and need to provide stability throughout that country.
- Peter Pace

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

There is no such thing as defeat in non-violence.
- Cesar Chavez

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I went to a bookstore and asked the saleswoman,
"Where's the self-help section?" She said if she told me,
it would defeat the purpose.
- George Carlin

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

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

The struggle is always worthwhile, if the end be worthwhile and the means honorable;
foreknowledge of defeat is not sufficient reason to
withdraw from the contest.
- Steven Brust

Man is not made for defeat.
- Ernest Hemingway

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

What is defeat? Nothing but education.
Nothing but the first step to something better.
- Wendell Phillips

There are no contests in the Art of Peace.
A true warrior is invincible because he or she contests with nothing.
Defeat means to defeat the mind of contention that we harbor within.
- Morihei Ueshiba


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