Defeat Quotes

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

Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat.

F Scott Fitzgerald

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

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
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