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Defeat Quotes

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

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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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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)

Tyranny cannot defeat the power of ideas.
- Helen Keller

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

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

I would be going until I went over the bounds of reality
and was then caught up in a profound wish to be dead
without having to go through the shaming defeat of suicide.
- Joshua Logan

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

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

Man is not made for defeat.
- Ernest Hemingway

Defeat doesn't finish a man, quit does.
A man is not finished when he's defeated.
He's finished when he quits.
- Richard M. Nixon

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

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

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

War is grounded in the notion of triumph and defeat.
It is zero-sum.
- Bruce Jackson

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

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

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

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

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

The reason is that a military defeat of Britain will
bring about the disintegration of the British Empire.
This would not be of any benefit to Germany.
- Franz Halder

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

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

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

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

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

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

As always, victory finds a hundred fathers but defeat is an orphan.
- Galeazzo Ciano

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

There are many victories worse than a defeat.
- George Eliot

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

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

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

The permanent temptation of life is to confuse dreams with reality.
The permanent defeat of life comes when dreams are surrendered to reality.
- James A. Michener

Otherwise, we will not be able to defeat the U.S.
imperialists who boast of their technological superiority.
- Kim Il-sung

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Emigration is no longer a solution; it's a defeat.
People are risking death, drowning every day,
but they're knocking on doors that are not open.
- Tahar Ben Jelloun


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