The scourge of terrorism has suffered a historic defeat but it's not the end of al-Qaeda.
Enter every activity without giving mental recognition to the possibility of defeat. Concentrate on your strengths, instead of your weaknesses... on your powers, instead of your problems.
It is a victory of shit and our defeat. Call it a defeat, but of courage, value and dignity.
How do you defeat terrorism? Dont be terrorized.
We have a problem for those who advocate competitive equality of opportunity: the prizes won in the competitions of the first generation will tend to defeat the requirements of equality of opportunity for the next.
Victory attained by violence is tantamount to a defeat, for it is momentary.
There is no failure except in no longer trying. There is no defeat except from within, no really insurmountable barrier save our own inherent weakness of purpose.
Defeat is not the worst of failures. Not to have tried is the true failure.
If you don't invest very much, then defeat doesn't hurt very much and winning isn't very exciting.
Obstacles are necessary for success because in selling, as in all careers of importance, victory comes only after many struggles and countless defeats. Yet each struggle, each defeat, sharpens your skills and strengths, your courage and your endurance, your ability and your confidence and thus each obstacle is a comrade-in-arms forcing you to become better… or quit. Each rebuff is an opportunity to move forward; turn away from them, avoid them, and you throw away your future.
Victory and defeat are each of the same price.
Victory is sweetest when you've known defeat.
The problems of victory are more agreeable than those of defeat, but they are no less difficult.
Once you hear the details of victory, it is hard to distinguish it from a defeat
To be overcome by the fragrance of flowers is a delectable form of defeat.
In every adversity there lies the seed of an equivalent advantage. In every defeat is a lesson showing you how to win the victory next time
Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in the gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat
It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement; and who, at worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat
A wise man fights to win, but he is twice a fool who has no plan for possible defeat.
In an interconnected world, the defeat of international terrorism – and most importantly, the prevention of these terrorist organizations from obtaining weapons of mass destruction -- will require the cooperation of many nations. We must always reserve the right to strike unilaterally at terrorists wherever they may exist. But we should know that our success in doing so is enhanced by engaging our allies so that we receive the crucial diplomatic, military, intelligence, and financial support that can lighten our load and add legitimacy to our actions. This means talking to our friends and, at times, even our enemies.
The most vital test of a man's character is not how he behaves after success, but how he sustains defeat.
An army without culture is a dull-witted army, and a dull-witted army cannot defeat the enemy.
It's hard to defeat a woman in love.
To expect defeat is nine-tenths of defeat itself.
There is only one reason for an individual to side-step to the useless side : the fear of a defeat on the useful side.