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Defeat Quotes
Sad Quotes about Defeat

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Victory has a thousand fathers,
but defeat is an orphan.
- John F. Kennedy

Related topics: Cynical

Circumstances don't defeat you -
you defeat yourself when you give up.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The mountain remains unmoved at seeming defeat by the mist.
- Rabindranath Tagore

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


 

Life is truly known only to those who suffer,
lose, endure adversity and stumble from defeat to defeat.
- Anais Nin

The greatest test of courage on earth
is to bear defeat without losing heart.
- Robert Ingersoll

Consciously adopt the mindset of a young child,
to whom all of life is a grand adventure.
Life is your playground.
Fashion grand castles and sweeping boulevards,
defeat fire-breathing dragons,
leap tall buildings in a single bound.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie



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Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory.
Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat.
- Sun Tzu

There's a couple of things they don't teach you
in Harvard Business School,
one is how to cope with defeat,
the other is how to handle a shotgun.
- The Simpsons Movie (2007)

When you find your path, you must not be afraid.
You need to have sufficient courage to make mistakes.
Disappointment, defeat, and despair are
the tools God uses to show us the way.
- Paulo Coelho

It's one of life's great paradoxes ...
Accepting with gratitude whatever life throws at us
is critical to happiness.
Yet without a goal and commitment, life lose much of its value.
The best we can do in the face of this paradox
is to play to win, but be cheerful in defeat
and ready to play again.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I was now resolved to do everything in my power to defeat the system.
- Oskar Schindler

They were afraid, never having learned what I taught myself:
Defeat the fear of death and welcome the death of fear.
- G. Gordon Liddy

For a gallant spirit there can never be defeat.
- Wallis Simpson

Far better is it to dare mighty things,
to win glorious triumphs,
even though chequered by failure,
than to take rank with those poor spirits
who neither enjoy much nor suffer much,
because they live in the grey twilight
that knows not victory or defeat.
- Theodore Roosevelt

Tyranny cannot defeat the power of ideas.
- Helen Keller

Defeat is not the worst of failures.
Not to have tried is the true failure.
- George Edward Woodberry

Laugh at yourself and at life.
Not in the spirit of derision or whining self-pity,
but as a remedy, a miracle drug, that will ease your pain,
cure your depression, and help you to put in perspective
that seemingly terrible defeat and worry
with laughter at your predicaments,
thus freeing your mind to think clearly toward the solution
that is certain to come. Never take yourself too seriously.
- Og Mandino

Man is not made for defeat.
- Ernest Hemingway

No matter how hard the loss, defeat might serve as
well as victory to shake the soul and let the glory out.
- Al Gore

To conquer the command of the air means victory;
to be beaten in the air means defeat and acceptance
of whatever terms the enemy may be pleased to impose.
- Giulio Douhet

The failure of the Russian Socialist Republic will
be the defeat of the proletariat of the whole world.
- Karl Liebknecht

There are many victories worse than a defeat.
- George Eliot

We remain united with the British, and our allies around the world,
in our resolve to defeat terrorism and bring those
who commit these acts to justice.
- Doc Hastings

This is the absolute truth: and on this truth our tactics must be based.
All tactics that are not based on this are false,
and lead the proletariat to terrible defeat.
- Herman Gorter

Defeat doesn't finish a man, quit does.
A man is not finished when he's defeated.
He's finished when he quits.
- Richard M. Nixon

When one is trying to do something beyond his known
powers it is useless to seek the approval of friends.
Friends are at their best in moments of defeat.
- Henry Miller

Even though you can't expect to defeat the absurdity of the world,
you must make that attempt.
That's morality, that's religion.
That's art.
That's life.
- Phil Ochs

We are the most powerful nation on earth.
No external power, no terrorist organization,
can defeat us.
But we can defeat ourselves by getting caught in a quagmire.
- George Soros

I went to a bookstore and asked the saleswoman,
"Where's the self-help section?" She said if she told me,
it would defeat the purpose.
- George Carlin

Some wars have been due to the lust of rulers for power and glory,
or to revenge to wipe out the humiliation of a former defeat.
- John Boyd Orr

To expect defeat is nine-tenths of defeat itself.
- Francis Marion Crawford

A reformer is one who sets forth cheerfully toward sure defeat.
- Lydia M. Child

There are no contests in the Art of Peace.
A true warrior is invincible because he or she contests with nothing.
Defeat means to defeat the mind of contention that we harbor within.
- Morihei Ueshiba

The natural urge when running a distance is to push
harder and finish sooner -
to race against time.
Every second behind a deadline is a little defeat.
- Joe Henderson

Defeat the fear of death and welcome the death of fear.
- G. Gordon Liddy

The mission - the overall mission is to dismantle and
defeat and disrupt al-Qaeda.
But we have to make sure there's not a safe haven that returns in Afghanistan.
- Michael Mullen

What is defeat? Nothing but education.
Nothing but the first step to something better.
- Wendell Phillips

Back of every mistaken venture and defeat is the laughter of wisdom,
if you listen.
- Carl Sandburg

Defeat should never be a source of discouragement,
but rather a fresh stimulus.
- Bishop Robert South

The taste of defeat has a richness of experience all its own.
- Bill Bradley

As always, victory finds a hundred fathers but defeat is an orphan.
- Galeazzo Ciano

I tried to contribute to the defeat of the Soviets.
If I contributed 1%, it is 1% of something enormous.
- Edward Teller

He who fears being conquered is sure of defeat.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

Defeat has its lessons as well as victory.
- Pat Buchanan

Upon the whole it was a Glorious day-Our men are in
the Spirits-and I am confident we shall give them a
total defeat the next Action;
which is at no great distance.
- Anthony Wayne

Ronald Reagan, of course, was a Republican governor
of California who went through a painful defeat in
the 1976 presidential race before winning four years later.
- Michael Medved

Those who committed these cowardly acts may believe
that they have shaken our resolve to defeat terrorism.
They could not be more wrong.
- Doc Hastings

In the attempt to defeat death man has been inevitably obliged to defeat life,
for the two are inextricably related.
Life moves on to death, and to deny one is to deny the other.
- Henry Miller

If you learn from defeat, you haven't really lost.
- Zig Ziglar

It is not a field of a few acres of ground,
but a cause, that we are defending, and whether we
defeat the enemy in one battle,
or by degrees, the consequences will be the same.
- Thomas Paine

The object of China's strategy is inexorably to supplant
the United States as the world's premier economic power,
and if necessary, to defeat us militarily.
- Frank Gaffney

The real peril of war lies not in military defeat.
It lies in war itself, whether we win or lose.
- John T. Flynn

Opportunity often comes disguised in the form of misfortune,
or temporary defeat.
- Napoleon Hill

You have to defeat a great players aura more than his game.
- Pat Riley

To defeat the aggressors is not enough to make peace durable.
The main thing is to discard the ideology that generates war.
- Ludwig von Mises

As for the United States' future in Afghanistan,
it will be fire and hell and total defeat,
God willing, as it was for their predecessors -
the Soviets and,
before them, the British.
- Mohammed Omar

Thus it is that in war the victorious strategist only
seeks battle after the victory has been won,
whereas he who is destined to defeat first fights and
afterwards looks for victory.
- Sun Tzu

Defeat may serve as well as victory to shake the soul and let the glory out.
- Edwin Markham

Having in my life been bitten by the jaws of both victory and defeat,
I must rush to add that success is to failure as butter
pecan ice cream is to death.
- Rupert Holmes

We didn't defeat the Nazis by becoming Nazis.
- Nick Clooney

War is a defeat for humanity.
- Pope John Paul II

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.
- Napolean Hill

Life has meaning only in the struggle.
Triumph or defeat is in the hands of the Gods.
So let us celebrate the struggle!
- Stevie Wonder

With Germany herself falling, it is not strange that
the nations leagued with her also went down to defeat.
- Kelly Miller

The greatest thing the Democrats have ever done for
me was to defeat me for the governor of Tennessee.
- Roy Acuff

The permanent temptation of life is to confuse dreams with reality.
The permanent defeat of life comes when dreams are surrendered to reality.
- James A. Michener

I know people who grow old and bitter.
I want to keep making a fresh start.
I don't want them to defeat me.
That would be suicidal.
- Robert Wyatt

Criticism and pessimism destroy families,
undermine institutions of all kinds,
defeat nearly everyone,
and spread a shroud of gloom over entire nations.
- Gordon B. Hinckley

If a victory is told in detail, one can no longer distinguish it from a defeat.
- Jean-Paul Sartre

Washington's defeat in 1754 was followed by active
military preparations on both sides.
- Albert Bushnell Hart


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