Friday, 20 July 2012


A defeat to a brave man is only a victory deferred. - James Ellis

A good man would prefer to be defeated than to defeat injustice by evil means. - Sallust 

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

A young man is not fitted for life's battle until he has met and survived defeat. - Lewis F. Korns

Always have the situation under control, even if losing. Never betray an inward sense of defeat. - Arthur Ashe

Avoid defeat and you will avoid success. - Chinese Proverb

Be gracious in defeat. - Unknown

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

Defeat begins with the fear that one has lost. - Kobo Abe

Defeat is always momentary. - Peter Jackson

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

Defeat isn’t bitter, if you don’t swallow it. - Unknown

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

Defeat never comes to any man until he admits it. - Josephus Daniels

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

Defeat teaches us life's most valuable lessons. - Chinese Proverb

He had an idea that even when beaten he could steal a little victory by laughing at defeat. - John Steinbeck

Humanity is won by continuing to play in face of certain defeat. - Ralph Ellison

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

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

Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat. - F. Scott Fitzgerald

One test of strength is the ability to take defeat graciously. - Lewis F. Korns

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. - Unknown

The first step in our journey of prosperity often is defeat. - Edward Counsel

The taste of defeat has a richness of experience all its own. - Bill Bradley

There is no defeat except from within. - American Proverb

To be defeated, but not to give in, is victory. - Neal Ascherson 

True discipline is really just self-remembering; no forcing or fighting is necessary. - Charles Eisenstein

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

We learn little from victory, much from defeat. - Japanese Proverb

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

What is defeat? Nothing but education, nothing but the first step to something better. - Wendell Phillips

When defeat comes, accept it as a signal that your plans are not sound, rebuild those plans, and set sail once more toward your coveted goal. - Napoleon Hill

When you are defeated, just push forward and keep going, prove to yourself that you’ll never stay down. - Unknown

Where defeat is inevitable, it is expedient to yield. - Roman Proverb 

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