Defeat Quotes

The most vital test of a man's character is not how he behaves after success, but how he sustains defeat.

Raymond Moley

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.

Guy Finley

There's an old saying that victory has hundred fathers and defeat is an orphan.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy

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.

BARACK OBAMA

A wise man fights to win, but he is twice a fool who has no plan for possible defeat.

Louis L'Amour

Gymnasts defeat gravity.

Unknown

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

Teddy Roosevelt

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

Teddy Roosevelt

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

Robert Collier

Winning is great, sure, but if you are really going to do something in life, the secret is learning how to lose. Nobody goes undefeated all the time. If you can pick up after a crushing defeat, and go on to win again, you are going to be a champion someday.

Wilma Rudolph

Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end. Failure is something we can avoid only by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.

Denis Waitley

Victory attained by violence is tantamount to a defeat, for it is momentary.

Mahatma Gandhi

Defeat doesn’t finish a man -- quit does.

Richard Nixon

To be overcome by the fragrance of flowers is a delectable form of defeat.

Beverley Nichols

Defeat the Defeat before the Defeat Defeat\\\'s you.

Tamil proverb

Once you hear the details of victory, it is hard to distinguish it from a defeat

Jean-Paul Sartre

The problems of victory are more agreeable than those of defeat, but they are no less difficult.

Winston Churchill

Victory is sweetest when you've known defeat.

Malcolm S. Forbes

Victory and defeat are each of the same price.

Thomas Jefferson

Our defeat at the hands of England could turn out to be a major positive.

Justin Langer

Time is everything; five minutes make the difference between victory and defeat.

Horatio Nelson

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.

Og Mandino

If you don't invest very much, then defeat doesn't hurt very much and winning isn't very exciting.

Dick Vermeil

When defeat comes, accept it as a signal that your plans are not sound, rebuild those plans, and set sail once more toward your coveted goal.

Napoleon Hill
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