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Positive Quotes about Defeat

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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)

Tyranny cannot defeat the power of ideas.
- Helen Keller

Domestic policy can only defeat us; foreign policy can kill us.
- John F. Kennedy

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

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

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

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

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

We can only win by giving everything and being ready
to defeat the adversary with fiery aggression.
- Jurgen Klinsmann

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

Not in the clamor of the crowded street,
not in the shouts and plaudits of the throng,
but in ourselves, are triumph and defeat.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

There is no better than adversity.
Every defeat, every heartbreak, every loss,
contains its own seed, its own lesson on how to improve
your performance the next time.
- Malcolm X

The inconvenience, the glaring lights,
the long hours of waiting, and the repetition of every
scene are all calculated to defeat anything more than
a real mastery of love technique.
- Ivor Novello

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

When a great team loses through complacency,
it will constantly search for new and more intricate
explanations to explain away defeat.
- Pat Riley

Yet, history has shown that if material force can defeat
some ideologies it can no longer obliterate a civilization
without destabilizing the whole planet.
- Abdelaziz Bouteflika

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

South Vietnam faces total defeat, and soon.
- William Colby

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

There is no such thing as defeat in non-violence.
- Cesar Chavez

One can't doubt that the American objective in Iraq has failed -
different plans have to be made.
And the kernel here is the acknowledgement of defeat.
- William F. Buckley, Jr.

It is inevitable that some defeat will enter even the most victorious life.
The human spirit is never finished when it is defeated...
it is finished when it surrenders.
- Ben Stein

Once you hear the details of victory,
it is hard to distinguish it from a defeat.
- Jean-Paul Sartre

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I think everyone should experience defeat at least
once during their career.
You learn a lot from it.
- Lou Holtz

I contend that not only can you laugh at adversity,
but it is essential to do so if you are to deal with setbacks without defeat.
- Allen Klein

The terrorist uses surprise and stealth,
and the only way to defeat that is by having accurate and timely intelligence.
- Bill Nelson

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

The reason is that a military defeat of Britain will
bring about the disintegration of the British Empire.
This would not be of any benefit to Germany.
- Franz Halder

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

You can learn little from victory.
You can learn everything from defeat.
- Christy Mathewson

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

Terrorism is a big danger to Pakistan's independence.
We will fight this danger for the sake of independence
of Pakistan and will defeat it at all levels.
- Shaukat Aziz

The bottom line is that after we defeat the armed forces of Iraq,
that we will want to and need to provide stability throughout that country.
- Peter Pace

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

I'm destined to be attracted to those I cannot defeat.
- Russell Crowe

Life can't defeat a writer who is in love with writing,
for life itself is a writer's lover until death.
- Edna Ferber

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

An army without culture is a dull-witted army,
and a dull-witted army cannot defeat the enemy.
- Mao Zedong

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

The deepest personal defeat suffered by human beings
is constituted by the difference between what one was
capable of becoming and what one has in fact become.
- Ashley Montague

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

Time is everything; five minutes make the difference
between victory and defeat.
- Horatio Nelson

Not in the shouts and plaudits of the throng,
but in ourselves, are triumph and defeat.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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

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

You don't have to fear defeat if you believe it may
reveal powers that you didn't know you possessed.
- Napolean Hill

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

We are going to have to be there until we defeat this enemy.
- Thelma Drake

What we now have in Iraq is a defeat.
- Henry Waxman

And all this effort, all this loss of comradeship,
all this prostitution of idealism and manhood,
to assist the capitalists of this country to defeat the proletariat!
- Harry Pollitt

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


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