Defeat Quotes, Sayings about losing
We learn little from victory, much from defeat.
– Japanese Proverb
Failure, loss and defeat are just mile markers on the road to success.
– Jeffrey Fry
Defeat is a school in which truth always grows strong.
– Henry Ward Beecher
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!
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
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
Defeat is a state of mind; no one is ever defeated until defeat has been accepted as a reality.
What is defeat? Nothing but education. Nothing but the first step to something better.
– Wendell Phillips
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