Defeat Quotes

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

George Lois

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

Richard Nixon

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.

Oscar Wilde

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

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.


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

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

Mahatma Gandhi

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

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.'

Ann Landers
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