Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat.
The good fighters of old first put themselves beyond the possibility of defeat, and then waited for an opportunity of defeating the enemy.
The greatest test of courage on earth is to bear defeat without losing heart.
Victory is sweetest when you`ve known defeat.
Believe you are defeated, believe it long enough, and it is likely to become a fact.
A man is not defeated by his opponents but by himself.
There is only one reason for an individual to side-step to the useless side : the fear of a defeat on the useful side.
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.
Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent.
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.
Victory attained by violence is tantamount to a defeat, for it is momentary.
It is better to be defeated on principle than to win on lies.
But man is not made for defeat. A man can be destroyed but not defeated.
The goal of all inanimate objects is to resist man and ultimately defeat him.
A reformer is one who sets forth cheerfully toward sure defeat.
A wise man fights to win, but he is twice a fool who has no plan for possible 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.
Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win.
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