You've got to learn to survive a defeat. That's when you develop character.
We are not interested in the possibilities of defeat. They do not exist.
Victory has a thousand fathers, but defeat is an orphan.
Defeat never comes to any man until he admits it.
There could be no honor in sure success, but much might be wrested from a sure defeat.
When defeat is inevitable, it is wisest to yield.
But man is not made for defeat. A man can be destroyed but not defeated.
A reformer is one who sets forth cheerfully toward sure defeat.
I've learned that something constructive comes from every defeat.
If you live long enough, you'll see that every victory turns into a defeat.
Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat.
I bring out the worst in my enemies and that's how I get them to defeat themselves.
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
The winning team has a dedication. It will have a core of veteran players who set the standards. They will not accept defeat.
Difficulty need not foreshadow despair or defeat. Rather achievement can be all the more satisfying because of obstacles surmounted.
The most painful thing to experience is not defeat but regret.
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.
A coalition of groups is waging a massive propaganda campaign against the president of the United States. an all-out attack. Their aim is total victory for themselves and total defeat for him.
Defeat may test you; it need not stop you. If at first you don't succeed, try another way. For every obstacle there is a solution. Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. The greatest mistake is giving up.
Exile, for no other motive than ease, would be the last defeat, with no seed of future victory in it.
The only world in which "defeat" exists as a reality is the one darkened by the false idea that what may have happened to us a moment ago is the same as what's possible for us to achieve now.
If I were asked to give what I consider the single most useful bit of advice for all humanity it would be this: Expect trouble as an inevitable part of life and when it comes, hold you head high, look it squarely in eye and say, 'I will be bigger than you. You cannot defeat me.'
The ugly and the stupid have the best of it in this world. They can sit at their ease and gape at the play. If they know nothing of victory, they are at least spared the knowledge of defeat.
Gymnasts defeat gravity.
America and its allies face many risks and problems in Iraq, but it is all too easy to snatch defeat from the jaws of uncertainty.