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  1. 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


  2. Picture quote by Maya Angelou about inspirational

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


  3. Picture quote by Tom Landry about positive

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


  4. 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


  5. 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


  6. 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


  7. 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


  8. Picture quote about success

    Youre never beaten until you admit it.


  9. Picture quote about motivational

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


  10. 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



What are the best defeat quotations?

Below you can read the best quotes about defeat of all times. Some of the top sayings from famous people here to read and remember. Access the best defeat quotations. Top defeat sayings on images and beautiful affirmations. Enjoy and bookmark favorite ones.


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

Maya Angelou

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

Joel Osteen

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

Norman Vincent Peale

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

Carl Sandburg

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

Steve Maraboli

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

Richard M. Nixon

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

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

Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat.

F. Scott Fitzgerald

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

A man can be destroyed but not defeated.

Ernest Hemingway

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

John F. Kennedy

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

Greg Lake

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

Douglas MacArthur

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

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

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

Ralph Ellison

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

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

Norman Vincent Peale

There are some defeats more triumphant than victories.

Michel de Montaigne

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

Lou Holtz

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

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

John F. Kennedy

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

Jawaharlal Nehru

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

Virgil

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

Tom Landry

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

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

George Orwell

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

Paul Brown

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

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

Richard M. Nixon

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

Louis L'Amour

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

LL Cool J

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

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

H. E. Jansen

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

Sam Snead

Defeat is a school in which truth always grows strong.

Henry Ward Beecher

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

Jan Christian Smuts

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

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

George Armstrong Custer

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

Winston Churchill

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

Queen Victoria

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

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

Cesar Chavez

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

G. Gordon Liddy

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

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

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

Beverley Nichols

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

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

Roy Cohn

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

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

Christy Mathewson

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

Gary Lineker

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

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

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

Edna Ferber

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

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

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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

War is a defeat for humanity.

Pope John Paul II

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

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

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

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

Al Gore

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

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

There are many victories worse than a defeat.

George Eliot

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

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

In defeat, unbeatable; in victory, unbearable.

Edward Marsh

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.

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

G. Gordon Liddy

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

Winston Churchill

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

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

Nicolas Sarkozy

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

William Moulton Marston

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

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

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

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

As soon as you concern yourself with the 'good' and 'bad' of your fellows, you create an opening in your heart for maliciousness to enter. Testing, competing with, and criticizing others weaken and defeat you.

Morihei Ueshiba

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

There is no doubt that our nation's security and defeating terrorism trump all other priorities.

Arlen Specter

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

Al Gore

Defeat is a state of mind; no one is ever defeated until defeat has been accepted as a reality.

Bruce Lee

For a gallant spirit there can never be defeat.

Wallis Simpson

A coalition of groups is waging a massive propaganda campaign against the president of the United States. an all-out attack. Their aim is total victory for themselves and total defeat for him.

Gerald R. Ford

Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure... than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.

Theodore Roosevelt

Enough of this occupation, terror and abuse. We are not in need of your help. We are able to combat and defeat terrorism, and achieve unity. We are not in need of your bases, your experience and etc.

Muqtada al Sadr

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

There's a victory, and defeat; the first and best of victories, the lowest and worst of defeats which each man gains or sustains at the hands not of another, but of himself.

Plato

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