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Defeats Quotes

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Fear defeats more people than
any other one thing in the world.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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One defeats a fanatic precisely by not being a fanatic oneself,
but on the contrary by using one's intelligence.
- George Orwell

Know that darkness is merely the absence of light.
You can be the small candle that defeats the vast darkness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Trust yourself. Only you can live your life.
Only you can taste your victories.
Only you can suffer the sting of your defeats.
Make your own choices, and accept your own consequences -
for better or worse.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

 

Some defeats are only installments to victory.
- Jacob Riis

The defeats and victories of the fellows at the top
aren't always defeats and victories for the fellows at the bottom.
- Bertolt Brecht

Censorship always defeats it own purpose,
for it creates in the end the kind of society that
is incapable of exercising real discretion.
- Henry Steele Commager

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

I always feel that there are no final victories and no final defeats.
But it's true that America is in a hole right now.
There are a lot of dead fish in the water.
- John Sayles

The fact is that censorship always defeats its own purpose,
for it creates, in the end, the kind of society that
is incapable of exercising real discretion.
- Henry Steele Commager

To try to fashion something from suffering,
to relish our triumphs, and to endure defeats without resentment:
all that is compatible with the faith of a heretic.
- Walter Kaufmann

Success is sweet and sweeter if long delayed and gotten
through many struggles and defeats.
- Amos Bronson Alcott

We don't know what may yet happen to us,
what military and political defeats we may yet have to face.
- Moshe Sharett

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

Were you to read the British press today,
you would learn that the British Empire never forgets its defeats.
- Robert Trout

If you take no risks, you will suffer no defeats.
But if you take no risks, you win no victories.
- Richard M. Nixon

I think television defeats ventriloquism.
- Paul Winchell

Obstacles are necessary for success because in selling,
as in all careers of importance, victory comes only
after many struggles and countless defeats.
- Og Mandino

We must expect reverses, even defeats.
They are sent to teach us wisdom and prudence,
to call forth greater energies, and to prevent our
falling into greater disasters.
- Robert E. Lee

The boy who is going to make a great man must not make
up his mind merely to overcome a thousand obstacles,
but to win in spite of a thousand repulses and defeats.
- Theodore Roosevelt

There are some defeats more triumphant than victories.
- Michel de Montaigne

Pride defeats its own end, by bringing the man who
seeks esteem and reverence into contempt.
- Henry Bolingbroke

History has demonstrated that the most notable winners
usually encountered heartbreaking obstacles before they triumphed.
They won because they refused to become discouraged by their defeats.
- B. C. Forbes

My greatest point is my persistence.
I never give up in a match.
However down I am, I fight until the last ball.
My list of matches shows that I have turned a great
many so-called irretrievable defeats into victories.
- Bjorn Borg

Some days the competition would beat me and I'd go
home thinking awful thoughts,
want to hide under the bed, depressed.
But of course, in the news business,
when you're working a daily news broadcast,
you get your victories and defeats every day.
- Sam Donaldson

Art is only a means to life, to the life more abundant.
It is not in itself the life more abundant.
It merely points the way, something which is overlooked not only by the public,
but very often by the artist himself.
In becoming an end it defeats itself.
- Henry Miller

I want to be as honest as I can about the things I've been through -
the sorrows and joys,
victories and defeats - and to use those experiences as a well to draw from.
Hopefully, the songs that result from that kind of
writing will be songs that mean something to others.
- Jim Cole

I never thought of losing, but now that it' s happened,
the only thing is to do it right.
That's my obligation to all the people who believe in me.
We all have to take defeats in life.
- Muhammad Ali

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tyranny cannot defeat the power of ideas.
- Helen Keller

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Man is not made for defeat.
- Ernest Hemingway

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The social object of skilled investment should be to
defeat the dark forces of time and ignorance which envelope our future.
- John Maynard Keynes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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