Defeat Quotes, Sayings about losing
We learn little from victory, much from defeat.
– Japanese Proverb
Defeat is a school in which truth always grows strong.
– Henry Ward Beecher
Failure, loss and defeat are just mile markers on the road to success.
– Jeffrey Fry
Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent.
– Marilyn vos Savant
Anyone can deal with victory. Only the mighty can bear defeat.
– Adolf Hitler
While one may encounter many defeats, one must not be defeated.
– Maya Angelou
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!
Opportunity…it often comes disguised in the form of misfortune or temporary defeat.
– Napoleon Hill
I will not lose, for even in defeat, there’s a valuable lesson learned, so it evens up for me.
– Jay Z
Live your life not celebrating victories, but overcoming defeats.
– Che Guevara
What is defeat? Nothing but education. Nothing but the first step to something better.
– Wendell Phillips
Defeat is a state of mind; no one is ever defeated until defeat has been accepted as a reality.
You’ve got to learn to survive a defeat. That’s when you develop character.
– Richard M. Nixon
It is defeat that lives on and takes the years to smother.
– Ben Robertson
Death is nothing, but to live defeated and inglorious is to die daily.
– Napoleon Bonaparte
The beauty of defeat is that when you fall, you fly.
– Lionel Suggs
But man is not made for defeat,” he said. “A man can be destroyed but not defeated.
– Ernest Hemingway
To be overcome by the fragrance of flowers is a delectable form of defeat.
– Beverley Nichols
Victory has a thousand fathers, but defeat is an orphan.
– John F. Kennedy
We are never defeated unless we give up on God.
– Ronald Reagan
He had an idea that even when beaten he could steal a little victory by laughing at defeat.
– John Steinbeck
You would always beat me; not so much because you are a better fighter as because you will not accept defeat.
– John Christopher
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
Never confuse a single failure with a final defeat.
Being challenged in life is inevitable, being defeated is optional.
– Roger Crawford