We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.
The purpose of life is to be defeated by greater and greater things.
My past has not defined me, destroyed me, deterred me, or defeated me; it has only strengthened me.
Make my enemy brave and strong, so that if defeated, I will not be ashamed.
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Defeat doesn't finish a man, quit does.
A man is not finished when he's defeated. He's finished when he quits.
You are not a victim. No matter what you have been through, you’re still here. You may have been challenged, hurt, betrayed, beaten, and discouraged, but nothing has defeated you. You are still here! You have been delayed but not denied. You are not a victim, you are a victor. You have a history of victory.
Defeat is a state of mind: no one is ever defeated until defeat has been accepted as a reality.
Only a man who knows what it is like to be defeated can reach down to the bottom of his soul and come up with the extra ounce of power it takes to win when the match is even.
No man is such a conqueror, as the one that has defeated himself.
A man can be destroyed but not defeated.
If you have no confidence in self, you are twice defeated in the race of life.
With confidence, you have won even before you have started.
Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win
Believe you are defeated, believe it long enough, and it is likely to become a fact.
The prudence of the best heads is often defeated by the tenderness of the best of hearts.
Those who are prepared to die for any cause are seldom defeated.
Who asks whether the enemy were defeated by strategy or valor?
Do not be afraid of defeat. You are never so near to victory as when defeated in a good cause.
Love is never defeated, and I could add, the history of Ireland proves it.
We may be personally defeated, but our principles never.
But man is not made for defeat. A man can be destroyed but not defeated.
It is better to be defeated on principle than to win on lies.
I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant.
No matter how often you are defeated, you are born to victory.
A man is not finished when he is defeated. He is finished when he quits.
Afraid lest he be caught up in a net of words, tripped up, bewildered and so defeated
A man is not defeated by his opponents but by himself.
I am defeated, and know it, if I meet any human being from whom I find myself unable to learn anything.
Politics has become so expensive that it takes a lot of money even to be defeated.
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.
Death is nothing, but to live defeated and inglorious is to die daily.
We have defeated Saddam Hussein and Iraq.
The good news is Iraq is ours, and the bad news is Iraq is ours.
If I couldn't do it, then I'd be defeated.
I've got the tools to do it. I never did question my tools.
A defeated argument that refuses to be obliterated can remain very alive.
There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age.
For us artists there waits the joyous compromise through art with all that wounded or defeated us in daily life; in this way, not to evade destiny, as the ordinary people try to do, but to fulfil it in its true potential --the imagination.
Every new stroke of civilization has cost the lives of countless brave men, who have fallen defeated by the dragon, in their efforts to win the apples of the Hesperides, or the fleece of gold. Fallen in their efforts to overcome the old, half sordid savagery of the lower stages of creation, and win the next stage.
Something must be done when you find an opposing set of desires of this kind well to the fore in your category of strong desires. You must set in operation a process of competition, from which one must emerge a victor and the other set be defeated.
He was defeated 2000 years ago though there's many that feel that he is The Lord and that they will succeed.
From time to time, life as a leader can look hopeless.
To help you, consider a man who lived through this: Failed in business at age 31. Defeated for the legislature at 32. Again failed in business at 34. Sweetheart died at 35. Had a nervous breakdown at 36. Defeated in election at 38. Defeated for Congress at 43. Defeated for Congress at 46. Defeated for Congress at 48. Defeated for Senate at 55. Defeated for Vice President at 56. Defeated for Senate at 58. Elected President at age 60. This man was Abraham Lincoln.
Every Age has its own peculiar faith.
Any attempt to translate into facts the mission of one Age with the machinery of another, can only end in an indefinite series of abortive efforts. Defeated by the utter want of proportion between the means and the end, such attempts might produce martyrs, but never lead to victory.
If the new American father feels bewildered and even defeated, let him take comfort from the fact that whatever he does in any fathering situation has a fifty percent chance of being right.
We have fought this fight as long, and as well as we know how.
We have been defeated. For us as a Christian people, there is now but one course to pursue. We must accept the situation.
The essence of being human is that one does not seek perfection, that one is sometimes willing to commit sins for the sake of loyalty, that one does not push asceticism to the point where it makes friendly intercourse impossible, and that one is prepared in the end to be defeated and broken up by life, which is the inevitable price of fastening one's love upon other human individuals.
Only one endowed with restless vitality is susceptible to pessimism.
You become a pessimist --a demonic, elemental, bestial pessimist --only when life has been defeated many times in its fight against depression.
At a turbulent public meeting once I lost my temper and said some harsh and sarcastic things. The proposal I was supporting was promptly defeated. My father who was there, said nothing, but that night, on my pillow I found a marked passage from Aristotle: Anybody can become angry--that is easy, but to be angry with the right person and to the right degree and at the right time and for the right purpose, and in the right way -- that is not within everybody's power and is not easy.
Build this day on a foundation of pleasant thoughts.
Never fret at any imperfections that you fear may impede your progress. Remind yourself, as often as necessary, that you are a creature of God and have the power to achieve any dream by lifting up your thoughts. You can fly when you decide that you can. Never consider yourself defeated again. Let the vision in your heart be in your life's blueprint. Smile!
The most urgent necessity in human life is to be able to face life victoriously.
For many are living mentally, physically, morally and spiritually defeated.
We've shown the world that New York can never be defeated, because of its dynamic and diverse population and because it embodies the spirit of enterprise and the love of liberty. And because no matter who you are, if you believe in yourself and your dream, New York will always be the place for you.
If I allow the fact that I am a Negro to checkmate my will to do, now, I will inevitably form the habit of being defeated.
The history of England, who has always dealt most harshly with her vanquished foe in the few European wars in which she has taken part in modern times, gives us Germans an idea of the fate in store for us if defeated.
In the middle of a recession no tax increase is justified because it kills jobs, and any tax increase is a job-killing measure and should be defeated.