Achievers are resolute in their goals and driven by determination. Discouragement is temporary, obstacles are overcome, and doubt is defeated, yielding to personal victory. You need to overcome the tug of people against you as you reach for high goals. Accept the challenges, so that you may feel the exhilaration of victory.— George S. Patton
Instructive Temporary Defeat quotations
At this unprecedented juncture in our history I have a word for you.
Do not be disheartened by our temporary defeat ; be cheerful and optimistic. Above all, never lose your faith in the destiny of India. There is no power on earth which can keep India in bondage. India will be free and, that too, soon. JAl-HIND !
Opportunity often comes in disguised in the form of misfortune, or temporary defeat.
Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker.
Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end. Failure is something we can avoid only by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.
Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent.
If the thing you wish to do is right, and YOU BELIEVE IN IT, go ahead and do it! Put your dreams across, and never mind what 'they' say if you meet with temporary defeat, for 'they' perhaps, do not know that every failure brings with it the seed of an equivalent success.
Before success comes in any man's life, he's sure to meet with much temporary defeat and, perhaps some failures. When defeat overtakes a man, the easiest and the most logical thing to do is to quit. That's exactly what the majority of men do.
Failure is delay, but not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead-end street.
To me defeat in anything is merely temporary.
Defeat simply tells me that something is wrong in my doing; it is a path leading to success and truth.
Every failure is a blessing in disguise, providing it teaches some needed lesson one could not have learned without it. Most so-called Failures are only temporary defeats.
One of the most common causes of failure is the habit of quitting when one is overtaken by temporary defeat.
There is a vast difference between failure and temporary defeat.
What if you have failed in the past? So, at one time did every man we recognize as a towering success. They called it "temporary defeat.
We see men who have accumulated great fortunes, but we often recognize only their triumph, overlooking the temporary defeats which they had to surmount before arriving.
One of the secrets of success is to refuse to let temporary setbacks defeat us.
Opportunity ... It has a sly habit of slipping in by the back door, and often it comes disguised in the form of misfortune, or temporary defeat. Perhaps this is why so many fail to recognize opportunity.
Every great leader of the past, whose record I have examined, was beset by difficulties and met with temporary defeat before 'arriving
Every failure brings with it the seed of an equivalent success.
We fight for lost causes because we know that our defeat and dismay may be the preface to our successors' victory, though that victory itself will be temporary; we fight rather to keep something alive than in the expectation that anything will triumph.
All the breaks you need in life wait within your imagination.
You are fortunate if you have learned the difference between temporary defeat and failure, more fortunate still if you have learned the truth that the very seed of success is dormant in every defeat that you experience.
Most so called FAILURES are only temporary defeats
Just as our eyes need light in order to see, our minds need ideas in order to create.
Defeat may prove to have been the only path to resurrection, despite its ugliness.
From Christ on down to Edison, the men who have achieved most have been those who met with the most stubborn forms of temporary defeat. This would seem to justify the conclusion that Infinite Intelligence has a plan, or a law, by which it hurdles men over many obstacles before giving them the privilege of leadership or the opportunity to render useful service in a noteworthy fashion.
Every time a man rises from defeat, he becomes mentally and emotionally stronger. Thus, in time, one may actually find his self - his true, inner self - through temporary defeat.
In the environment, every victory is temporary, every defeat permanent.
The world wants the kind of men who do not shrink from temporary defeats in life; but come again and wrestle triumph from defeat.
Fear is the tool of a man-made devil.
Self-confident faith in one's self is both the man-made weapon which defeats this devil and the man-made tool which builds a triumphant life. And it is more than that. It is a link to the irresistible forces of the universe which stand behind a man who does not believe in failure and defeat as being anything but temporary experiences.
Those who approach their jobs and careers with enthusiasm always find plenty of opportunities, while those who complain about no one ever giving them a chance are merely observers of life. When you are determined that you will not allow others to determine your future for you, when you refuse to allow temporary setbacks to defeat you, you are destined for great success. The opportunities will always be there for you.
Remember when your plans fail, that temporary defeat is not permanent failure.
The defining characteristic of pessimists is that they tend to believe that bad events will last a long time, will undermine everything they do, and are their own fault. The optimists, who are confronted with the same hard knocks of this world, think about misfortune in the opposite way. They tend to believe that defeat is just a temporary setback or a challenge, that its causes are just confined to this one case.