Defeat Quotes, Sayings about losing
Defeat is a state of mind; no one is ever defeated until defeat has been accepted as a reality.
The greatest test of courage on earth is to bear defeat without losing heart.
What is defeat? Nothing but education. Nothing but the first step to something better.
- Wendell Phillips
Life is very similar to a boxing ring.
Defeat is not final when one falls down…
It is final when one refuses to get up and fight back!
Never confuse a single failure with a final defeat.
We learn little from victory, much from defeat.
- Japanese Proverb
It’s easy to do anything in victory. It’s in defeat that a man reveals himself.
- Floyd Patterson
There is no defeat unless admitted.
Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent.
- Marilyn vos Savant
Being challenged in life is inevitable, being defeated is optional.
- Roger Crawford
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
While one may encounter many defeats, one must not be defeated.
- Maya Angelou
You’ve got to learn to survive a defeat. That’s when you develop character.
- Richard M. Nixon
If you can accept losing, you can’t win.
- Vince Lombardi
Anyone can deal with victory. Only the mighty can bear defeat.
- Adolf Hitler
If you win, you need not have to explain…If you lose, you should not be there to explain!
- Adolf Hitler
When we pray we admit defeat.
- Anthony Burgess
To be overcome by the fragrance of flowers is a delectable form of defeat.
- Beverley Nichols
Defeat is a state of mind, no one will be defeated unless the loss is accepted as a reality .
You would always beat me; not so much because you are a better fighter as because you will not accept defeat.
- John Christopher
Defeat is a school in which truth always grows strong.
- Henry Ward Beecher
Death is nothing, but to live defeated and inglorious is to die daily.
- Napoleon Bonaparte
Failure, loss and defeat are just mile markers on the road to success.
- Jeffrey Fry
Defeat never comes to any man until he admits it.
- Josephus Daniels
Failure defeats losers, failure inspires winners.