Defeat Quotes

Victory is sweetest when you`ve known defeat.

Malcolm S. Forbes

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

Robert Green Ingersoll

The good fighters of old first put themselves beyond the possibility of defeat, and then waited for an opportunity of defeating the enemy.

Sun Tzu

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

William McKinley

If a victory is told in detail, one can no longer distinguish it from a defeat.

Jean-Paul Sartre

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

Galeazzo Ciano

There is no defeat except for those who give up.

Joseph B. Wirthlin

Never talk defeat. Use words like hope, belief, faith, victory.

Norman Vincent Peale

Defeat is a school in which truth always grows strong.

Henry Ward Beecher

Defeat should never be a source of courage, but rather a fresh stimulant.

Robert South

Defeat should never be a source of discouragement but rather a fresh stimulus

Robert South

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

Edwin Markham

Let us understand: North Vietnam cannot defeat or humiliate the United States. Only Americans can do that.

Richard Nixon

I became successful due to several reasons. I never gave up and I never let anyone or anything get in my way. I use the power of positive thinking to tackle obstacles and challenges so they don't defeat me. Passion for my work and my business is another important reason. I really love my work and I get great satisfaction from it.

Lillian Vernon

The most painful thing to experience is not defeat but regret.

Leo Bascaglia

An army without culture is a dull-witted army, and a dull-witted army cannot defeat the enemy.

Mao Zedong

Fear nothing but what thy industry may prevent; be confident of nothing but what fortune cannot defeat; it is no less folly to fear what is impossible to be avoided than to be secure when there is a possibility to be deprived.

Francis Quarles

Difficulty need not foreshadow despair or defeat. Rather achievement can be all the more satisfying because of obstacles surmounted.

William Hastie

Fear nothing but what thy industry may prevent; be confident of nothing but what fortune cannot defeat; it is no less folly to fear what is impossible to be avoided than to be secure when there is a possibility to be deprived.

Francis Quarles

The winning team has a dedication. It will have a core of veteran players who set the standards. They will not accept defeat.

Merlin Olsen

The ultimate aim of the art of Karate lies not in victory or defeat, but in the perfection of the characters of its participants.

Gichin Funakoshi

I think everyone should experience defeat at least once during their career. You learn a lot from it.

Lou Holtz

If an American is to amount to anything he must rely upon himself, and not upon the State; he must take pride in his own work, instead of sitting idle to envy the luck of others. He must face life with resolute courage, win victory if he can, and accept defeat if he must, without seeking to place on his fellow man a responsibility which is not theirs

Theodore Roosevelt

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

Roy Cohn
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