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Defeated Quotes

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Intent is what can make a man succeed
when his thoughts tell him that he is defeated.
- Carlos Castaneda

Related topics: Motivational Positive Inspirational Spiritual Intention Success

If you have no confidence in self,
you are twice defeated in the race of life.
With confidence, you have won even before you have started.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

Being defeated is often a temporary condition.
Giving up is what makes it permanent.
- Marilyn vos Savant

If the new American father feels bewildered and even defeated,
let him take comfort from the fact that whatever he
does in any fathering situation has a fifty percent chance of being right.
- Bill Cosby

 

I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love
will have the final word in reality.
That is why right, temporarily defeated,
is stronger than evil triumphant.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Politics has become so expensive that it takes a lot
of money even to be defeated.
- Will Rogers

The Prophet defeated the enemies of Islam even when
he and his followers were small in number.
- Abu Bakar Bashir

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As long as Muslims were confident they could not be defeated,
but now we are just puppets.
- Abu Bakar Bashir

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

We have real enemies in the world.
These enemies must be found.
They must be pursued and they must be defeated.
- Barack Obama

Truth cannot be defeated.
- Edwin Louis Cole

We may be personally defeated, but our principles never!
- William Lloyd Garrison

We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.
- Maya Angelou

We are never defeated unless we give up on God.
- Ronald Reagan

We have defeated Jim Crow, but now we have to deal with his son,
James Crow Jr., esquire.
- Al Sharpton

What is at a peak is certain to decline.
He who shows his hand will surely be defeated.
He who can prevail in battle by taking advantage of
his enemy's doubts is invincible.
- Cao Cao

In the middle of a recession no tax increase is justified because it kills jobs,
and any tax increase is a job-killing measure and should be defeated.
- Newt Gingrich

If I allow the fact that I am a Negro to checkmate my will to do,
now, I will inevitably form the habit of being defeated.
- Paul Williams

It is better to be defeated standing for a high principle
than to run by committing subterfuge.
- Grover Cleveland

We have defeated Saddam Hussein and Iraq.
The good news is Iraq is ours, and the bad news is Iraq is ours.
- David Letterman

Victorious warriors win first and then go to war,
while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win.
- Sun Tzu

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

The prudence of the best heads is often defeated by
the tenderness of the best hearts.
- Henry Fielding

The Afghans did not have sophisticated weapons like the Soviets did,
but with their faith they defeated a superpower.
- Abu Bakar Bashir

Optimism is inevitably the last hope of the defeated.
- Albert Meltzer

The national security state has many unfair and cruel weapons in its arsenal,
but that of junk science is one which can be fought and perhaps defeated.
- Aldrich Ames

Very little changed fundamentally, except that the
proud German soldier had turned into a defeated bundle
of misery and the great German army had disintegrated.
- George Grosz

I am clearly more popular than Reagan.
I am in my third term.
Where's Reagan? Gone after two!
Defeated by George Bush and Michael Dukakis no less.
- Marion Berry

If I couldn't do it, then I'd be defeated.
I've got the tools to do it.
I never did question my tools.
- Billy Higgins

A man can be destroyed but not defeated.
- Ernest Hemingway

Love is never defeated, and I could add,
the history of Ireland proves it.
- Pope John Paul II

The purpose of life is to be defeated by greater and greater things.
- Rainer Maria Rilke

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

Who asks whether the enemy was defeated by strategy or valor?
- Virgil

House Democrats have tried to increase port security
funding on this House floor four times over the last 4 years,
and House Republicans have defeated our efforts every single time.
- Dennis Cardoza

Only a man who knows what it is like to be defeated
can reach down to the bottom of his soul and come up
with the extra ounce of power it takes to win when the match is even.
- Muhammad Ali

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

It is not only that Germany has been defeated in the war,
Kaiser Wilhelm's Germany was defeated.
- C. L. R. James

A man is not finished when he is defeated.
He is finished when he quits.
- Richard M. Nixon

The State thrives on war - unless, of course,
it is defeated and crushed - expands on it,
glories in it.
- Murray Rothbard

Writing fiction is...
an endless and always defeated effort to capture some
quality of life without killing it.
- Rose Wilder Lane

A good man would prefer to be defeated than to defeat injustice by evil means.
- Sallust

In some circumstances, the refusal to be defeated is
a refusal to be educated.
- Margaret Halsey

It is better to be defeated on principle than to win on lies.
- Arthur Calwell

Nothing fails like success; nothing is so defeated
as yesterday's triumphant Cause.
- Phyllis McGinley

Something called 'the Oklahoma Standard' became known throughout the world.
It means resilience in the face of adversity.
It means a strength and compassion that will not be defeated.
- Brad Henry

Death is nothing, but to live defeated and inglorious is to die daily.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

The study of beauty is a duel in which the artist cries
with terror before being defeated.
- Charles Baudelaire

Hope is the last thing a person does before they are defeated.
- Henry Rollins

We've shown the world that New York can never be defeated,
because of its dynamic and diverse population and because
it embodies the spirit of enterprise and the love of liberty.
- Michael Bloomberg

I have also noticed that when a rider who had confidence
in his ability was defeated,
after doing his level best to win, always received
an ovation from the gathering.
- Major Taylor

If you have no confidence in self, you are twice defeated in the race of life.
- Marcus Garvey

One of the great intellectual failures of the American intelligence community,
and especially the counterterrorism community,
is to assume if someone hasn't attacked us,
it's because he can't or because we've defeated him.
- Michael Scheuer

Our enemy is motivated by hatred and will not stop
planning more plots against until they are ultimately defeated.
Today was an important and necessary victory in the war,
but there is a long road ahead.
We must remain committed if we are to succeed and protect our liberty.
- Timothy Murphy

Before, Indian people had been so defeated,
they were always looking for outsiders,
for the government, to somehow come in and fix things.
But now, they seem to realize that they're the only
ones who can save themselves.
- James Welch

I knew that my staying up would not change the election
result if I were defeated,
while if elected I had a hard day ahead of me.
So I thought a night's rest was best in any event.
- Benjamin Harrison

I am sorry to upset my colleagues by saying we wasted
four years in opposition,
but if you do get so badly defeated as a party you
do have to face up to some painful facts and you do have to change.
- Kenneth Clarke

We have fought this fight as long, and as well as we know how.
We have been defeated.
For us as a Christian people, there is now but one course to pursue.
We must accept the situation.
- Robert E. Lee

I would argue that the next President,
either Bush or Gore, should strike a 'national' posture,
exhibiting generosity toward the defeated opponent,
but proceeding with determination to implement an agenda.
- Richard V. Allen

This old Germany was partly defeated in its conflict
with the progressive ideas of socialism,
for it had given the people nothing that could serve
as a successful alternative to socialism.
- Gustav Stresemann

For us artists there waits the joyous compromise through
art with all that wounded or defeated us in daily life;
in this way,
not to evade destiny, as the ordinary people try to do,
but to fulfil it in its true potential -
the imagination.
- Lawrence Durrell

The history of England, who has always dealt most harshly
with her vanquished foe in the few European wars in
which she has taken part in modern times,
gives us Germans an idea of the fate in store for us if defeated.
- Bernhard von Bulow

There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind,
your talents, the creativity you bring to your life
and the lives of people you love.
When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age.
- Sophia Loren

If the executioner goes, my package will never be made public.
If he doesn't go, it will be made public exactly fifty
years from the day the bill for a moratorium on capital punishment is defeated.
- Caryl Chessman

The danger of what's happening right now in terms of using reconciliation is,
the purpose of the Senate is going to be defeated.
And that is to bring consensus to big issues in this
country so that we have a reasoned and thoughtful approach
and that the American public buys into it.
- Tom Coburn

I actually defeated an incumbent Republican senator
who was part of the Jesse Helm's political machine in North Carolina,
the result of which is I'm now the senior senator from
North Carolina instead of Jesse Helms,
which is a very good thing for this country.
- John Edwards

I understand the harsh feelings and sentiments from
my opponents and their supporters because I myself
have been defeated twice in my political life in the
past and I understand very well it is hard to accept your own failure.
- Chen Shui-bian

The estimated loss of up to six million dead is founded
too much on both emotional,
biased testimonies and on exaggerated data in the postwar
reckonings of war crimes and on the squaring of accounts with the defeated.
- Franjo Tudjman

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

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


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