Defeat Quotes

Victory is sweetest when you've known defeat.

Malcolm S. Forbes

If you can accept losing, you can't win.

Vince Lombardi

Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent.

Marilyn vos Savant

Defeat never comes to any man until he admits it.

Josephus Daniels

There could be no honor in sure success, but much might be wrested from a sure defeat.

T. E. Lawrence

When defeat is inevitable, it is wisest to yield.

Marcus Fabuis Quintilianus

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

Mahatma Gandhi

The goal of all inanimate objects is to resist man and ultimately defeat him.

Russell Baker

A reformer is one who sets forth cheerfully toward sure defeat.

Lydia M. Child

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

Louis L'Amour

I've learned that something constructive comes from every defeat.

Tom Landry

If you live long enough, you'll see that every victory turns into a defeat.

Simone de Beauvoir

Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win.


Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat.

F Scott Fitzgerald

I bring out the worst in my enemies and that's how I get them to defeat themselves.

Roy Cohn

The Power Of Failure: We Get To Decide What It Means

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Updated On : January 08, 2013
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