Defeat Quotes, Sayings about losing


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

You’ve got to learn to survive a defeat. That’s when you develop character.
– Richard M. Nixon

Defeat always manifests itself mentally, before it shows itself physically.

Submitted by: Brandon F. Weber

Don’t be defeated, rise up and do something for yourself.

Submitted by: Maduwa Thabo

There is no defeat unless admitted.

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 .

We are never defeated unless we give up on God.
Ronald Reagan

The beauty of defeat is that when you fall, you fly.
– Lionel Suggs

It is defeat that lives on and takes the years to smother.
– Ben Robertson


Life is to be lived, not controlled; and humanity is won by continuing to play in face of certain defeat.
– Ralph Ellison

But man is not made for defeat,” he said. “A man can be destroyed but not defeated.
Ernest Hemingway

A life that is defended by Excuses has become comfortable in defeat, it has settled for mediocrity and is destined for failure.
– Oscar Bonga Nomvete

The most painful thing to experience is not defeat but regret

Defeat has its lessons as well as victory.

It is okay to accept defeat, but it is not okay to accept failure.

Submitted by: Tiela Selepe

It Is Very Easy To Defeat Someone, But It Is Very Hard To Win Someone.
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

A country that does not know how to read and write is easy to deceive.
Che Guevara

It’s easy to do anything in victory. It’s in defeat that a man reveals himself.
– Floyd Patterson

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


Defeat prefers reactionist.
Toba Beta

An honorable defeat is better than a dishonorable victory.
– Millard Fillmore

Once you hear the details of victory, it is hard to distinguish it from a defeat.
– Jean- Paul Sartre

Hope is the last thing a person does before they are defeated.
– Henry Rollins


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