Defeat Quotes

If you live long enough, you'll see that every victory turns into a defeat.

Simone de Beauvoir

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

Tom Landry

A reformer is one who sets forth cheerfully toward sure defeat.

Lydia M. Child

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

Ernest Hemingway

When defeat is inevitable, it is wisest to yield.

Marcus Fabuis Quintilianus

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

T. E. Lawrence

Defeat never comes to any man until he admits it.

Josephus Daniels

Victory has a thousand fathers, but defeat is an orphan.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy

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

Queen Victoria

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

Richard M. Nixon

There is only one reason for an individual to side-step to the useless side : the fear of a defeat on the useful side.

Alfred Adler

Tragedy occurs when a human soul awakes and seeks, in suffering and pain, to free itself from crime, violence, infamy, even at the cost of life. The struggle is the tragedy - not defeat or death. That is why the spectacle of tragedy has always filled men, not with despair, but with a sense of hope and exaltation.

Whittaker Chambers

America's enemy in the Islamic world is not a state we can crush with sanctions or an enemy we can defeat with force of arms. The enemy is a cause, a movement, an idea.

Patrick Joseph Buchanan

In the last 21 months, if you've learnt anything, it's that the state is back. If the free market fails, it's not because it's been defeated by state capitalism; the only people that can defeat the free market is us, we're the only ones who can destroy it.

Ian Bremmer

The defeat of Nazi Germany signified the victory of progress over reaction, humanity over barbarism and the victory of socialism over imperialist obscurantism. This victory opened the road for advancing the revolutionary struggle of the working class, a national liberation movement on an unprecedented scale and the destruction of the shameful colonial system.

Leonid Ilyich Brezhnev

To expect defeat is nine-tenths of defeat itself.

Henry Louis Mencken

It's hard to defeat a woman in love.

Destin Figuier

Did is a word of achievement Won't is a word of defeat Might is a word of bereavement Can't is a word of defeat Ought is a word of duty Try is a word each hour Will is a word of beauty Can is a word of power

Gerard Hargraves

Second place is not a defeat. It is a stimulation to get better. It makes you even more determined.

Carlos Lopes

Let us not be deceived we are today in the midst of a cold war. Our enemies are to be found abroad and at home. Let us never forget this: Our unrest is the heart of their success. The peace of the world is the hope and the goal of our political system; it is the despair and defeat of those who stand against us.

Bernard Mannes Baruch

It is impossible to defeat an ignorant man in an argument.

William Gibbs McAdoo

It is impossible to defeat an ignorant man in argument.

William G. McAdoo

Creativity can solve almost any problem. The creative act, the defeat of habit by originality, overcomes everything.

George Lois

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

Mao Zedong
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