Defeat Quotes

Victory has a thousand fathers, but defeat is an orphan.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy

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

It is better to be defeated on principle than to win on lies.

Arthur Calwell

But man is not made for defeat. A man can be destroyed but not defeated.

Ernest Hemingway

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

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Updated On : January 08, 2013
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