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Picture quote by Sayings about inspirational

Don't let the past steal your present. Your past has not defined, deterred or defeated you. It has only strengthened who you are today. ⏤ Sayings

Picture quote by Maya Angelou about inspirational

We may encounter many defeats, but we must not be defeated. ⏤ Maya Angelou

Picture quote by Tom Landry about positive

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

Picture quote by Steve Maraboli about strength

My past has not defined me, destroyed me, deterred me, or defeated me, it has only strengthened me. ⏤ Steve Maraboli

Picture quote by Bruce Lee about defeat

Defeat is a state of mind: no one is ever defeated until defeat has been accepted as a reality. ⏤ Bruce Lee

Picture quote by Marilyn vos Savant about defeat

Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent. ⏤ Marilyn vos Savant

Picture quote about success

Youre never beaten until you admit it.

Picture quote by Bruce Lee about motivational

Defeat is a state of mind! No one is ever defeated until defeat has been accepted as reality. ⏤ Bruce Lee

Picture quote about motivational

Being challenged in life is inevitable. Being defeated is optional.

Picture quote by A. P. J. Abdul Kalam about people

It is very easy to defeat someone but it is very hard to win someone. ⏤ A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

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We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.

Maya Angelou, poet

The more you talk about negative things in your life, the more you call them in. Speak victory not defeat.

Joel Osteen, clergyman

Never talk defeat. Use words like hope, belief, faith, victory.

Norman Vincent Peale, clergyman

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

Carl Sandburg, poet

My past has not defined me, destroyed me, deterred me, or defeated me; it has only strengthened me.

Steve Maraboli, speaker

You've got to learn to survive a defeat. That's when you develop character.

Richard M. Nixon, president

Life is essentially a cheat and its conditions are those of defeat; the redeeming things are not happiness and pleasure but the deeper satisfactions that come out of struggle.

F. Scott Fitzgerald, author

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, novelist

Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat.

F. Scott Fitzgerald, author

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, president

A man can be destroyed but not defeated.

Ernest Hemingway, novelist

Domestic policy can only defeat us; foreign policy can kill us.

John F. Kennedy, president

Making a comeback is one of the most difficult things to do with dignity.

Greg Lake, musician

We are not retreating - we are advancing in another direction.

Douglas MacArthur, general

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, musician

The struggle is always worthwhile, if the end be worthwhile and the means honorable; foreknowledge of defeat is not sufficient reason to withdraw from the contest.

Steven Brust, author

Life is to be lived, not controlled; and humanity is won by continuing to play in face of certain defeat.

Ralph Ellison, author

Victory is on the other side of defeat. They say there's a breakdown before a breakthrough. Stay in the fight. Victory is yours!

Tony Gaskins, speaker

There are some defeats more triumphant than victories.

Michel de Montaigne, philosopher

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

Lou Holtz, coach

Believe you are defeated, believe it long enough, and it is likely to become a fact.

Norman Vincent Peale, clergyman

It is defeat that turns bone to flint; it is defeat that turns gristle to muscle; it is defeat that makes men invincible.

Henry Ward Beecher, clergyman

Who asks whether the enemy were defeated by strategy or valor?

Virgil, poet

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

John F. Kennedy, president

Those who are prepared to die for any cause are seldom defeated.

Jawaharlal Nehru, leader

I give the fight up: let there be an end, a privacy, an obscure nook for me. I want to be forgotten even by God.

Robert Browning, poet

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

Tom Landry, coach

The good fighters of old first put themselves beyond the possibility of defeat, and then waited for an opportunity of defeating the enemy.

Sun Tzu, philosopher

To walk through the ruined cities of Germany is to feel an actual doubt about the continuity of civilization.

George Orwell, author

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

Louis L'Amour, author

A man is not finished when he is defeated. He is finished when he quits.

Richard M. Nixon, president

You can learn a line from a win and a book from a defeat.

Paul Brown, coach

In formal logic, a contradiction is the signal of defeat, but in the evolution of real knowledge it marks the first step in progress toward a victory.

Alfred North Whitehead, mathematician

The mark of a great player is in his ability to come back. The great champions have all come back from defeat.

Sam Snead, athlete

The man who wins may have been counted out several times but he didn't hear the referee.

H. E. Jansen,

Defeat the fear of death and welcome the death of fear.

G. Gordon Liddy, entertainer

There are not enough Indians in the world to defeat the Seventh Cavalry.

George Armstrong Custer, soldier

Some of the generals are saying, 'We're making progress. We are clearing an area.' But you really don't defeat the Taliban by clearing an area. They move.

Colin Powell, statesman

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

Cesar Chavez, civil rights activist

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

Winston Churchill, politician

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, businessman

Stand up and face your fears, or they will defeat you.

LL Cool J, musician

We are not interested in the possibilities of defeat. They do not exist.

Queen Victoria, royalty

We must expect reverses, even defeats. They are sent to teach us wisdom and prudence, to call forth greater energies, and to prevent our falling into greater disasters.

Robert E. Lee, soldier

A man is not defeated by his opponents but by himself.

Jan Christian Smuts,

Defeat is a school in which truth always grows strong.

Henry Ward Beecher, clergyman

Not in the shouts and plaudits of the throng, but in ourselves, are triumph and defeat.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, poet

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, clergyman

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.

Billy Higgins, musician

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

Edna Ferber, novelist

I would be going until I went over the bounds of reality and was then caught up in a profound wish to be dead without having to go through the shaming defeat of suicide.

Joshua Logan, director

Unless there is recognition that women are most vulnerable... and you do something about social and cultural equality for women, you're never going to defeat this pandemic.

Stephen Lewis, politician

To be overcome by the fragrance of flowers is a delectable form of defeat.

Beverley Nichols, writer

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

Roy Cohn, lawyer

I am not leaving twitter. If the mindless few defeat the thoughtful majority we are all doomed.

Gary Lineker, athlete

Once we have a war there is only one thing to do. It must be won. For defeat brings worse things than any that can ever happen in war.

Ernest Hemingway, novelist

You can learn little from victory. You can learn everything from defeat.

Christy Mathewson, athlete

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, athlete

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, statesman

War is a defeat for humanity.

Pope John Paul II, clergyman

There are important cases in which the difference between half a heart and a whole heart makes just the difference between signal defeat and a splendid victory.

A. H. K. Boyd,

For by superior energies; more strict affiance in each other; faith more firm in their unhallowed principles, the bad have fairly earned a victory over the weak, the vacillating, inconsistent good.

William Wordsworth, poet

When the frustration of my helplessness seemed greatest, I discovered God's grace was more than sufficient. And after my imprisonment, I could look back and see how God used my powerlessness for His purpose. What He has chosen for my most significant witness was not my triumphs or victories, but my defeat.

Charles Caleb Colton, writer

Most human organizations that fall short of their goals do so not because of stupidity or faulty doctrines, but because of internal decay and rigidification. They grow stiff in the joints. They get in a rut. They go to seed.

James Garfield,

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, musician

Besides the practical knowledge which defeat offers, there are important personality profits to be taken.

William Moulton Marston, psychologist

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, athlete

I expected to die. At no time before the trial did I expect to escape with my life. Yet being executed in the gas chamber did not necessarily mean defeat. It could be one more step to bring the community to a higher level of consciousness.

Huey Newton, activist

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,

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,

I'm pulling out, and I'm going to concentrate every ounce of time and energy over the next week working to defeat the recall because I realize now that's the only way to defeat Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Arianna Huffington, journalist

But you say, does it represent change? The change is that we are fighting an insurance industry that has killed health reform for generations. They're spending tens of millions of dollars right now to defeat this bill, and we're on the doorstep of winning a great victory for the American people.

David Axelrod, public servant

Taxation is the price we pay for failing to build a civilized society. The higher the tax level, the greater the failure. A centrally planned totalitarian state represents a complete defeat for the civilized world, while a totally voluntary society represents its ultimate success.

Mark Skousen, economist

To other Canadians who are on journeys to defeat cancer and to live their lives, I say this: please don't be discouraged that my own journey hasn't gone as well as I had hoped. You must not lose your own hope.

Jack Layton, politician

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, writer

France now has a new president and he must be respected. I assume full responsibility for this defeat.

Nicolas Sarkozy, statesman

There is no meeting of minds, no point of understanding with such terror. Just a choice: Defeat it or be defeated by it. And defeat it we must.

Tony Blair, politician

Before Alamein we never had a victory. After Alamein we never had a defeat.

Winston Churchill, politician

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

G. Gordon Liddy, entertainer

May the United Nations ever be vigilant and potent to defeat the swallowing up of any nation, at any time, by any means-by armies with banners, by force or by fraud, by tricks or by midnight treachery.

Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr., politician

In defeat, unbeatable; in victory, unbearable.

Edward Marsh, editor

The 'morality of compromise' sounds contradictory. Compromise is usually a sign of weakness, or an admission of defeat. Strong men don't compromise, it is said, and principles should never be compromised.

Andrew Carnegie, businessman

Remember you will not always win. Some days, the most resourceful individual will taste defeat. But there is, in this case, always tomorrow - after you have done your best to achieve success today.

Maxwell Maltz, scientist

There are many victories worse than a defeat.

George Eliot, author

There is no failure except in no longer trying. There is no defeat except from within, no really insurmountable barrier save our own inherent weakness of purpose.

Kin Hubbard, cartoonist

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, philosopher

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

Al Gore, vice president

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, economist

I look at the Senior Al Gore that I had the chance to serve in the Senate with. A great human being. He went down to defeat to this right wing bunch back at the time.

Birch Bayh, politician

My command, less than ten thousand, had found the battle on the Plank road in retreat, little less than a panic. In a few hours we changed defeat to victory, the broken divisions of the Third Corps rallying in their rear.

James Longstreet, soldier

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

Karl Liebknecht,

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, soldier

When you're doing a deal with someone in the southern Sahara, it's a very different way of doing business than in London. You can't sign them in the usual way because they'd end up getting ripped off, which would defeat the object of setting up a label like this.

Damon Albarn, musician

Tragedy occurs when a human soul awakes and seeks, in suffering and pain, to free itself from crime, violence, infamy, even at the cost of life. The struggle is the tragedy - not defeat or death.

Whittaker Chambers, writer

Empires won by conquest have always fallen either by revolt within or by defeat by a rival.

John Boyd Orr, politician

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, politician

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.

Newt Gingrich, politician

Optimism is inevitably the last hope of the defeated.

Albert Meltzer, activist

Man is not made for defeat.

Ernest Hemingway, novelist

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

Zig Ziglar, author

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