Defeat Quotes, Sayings about losing

I will not lose, for even in defeat, there’s a valuable lesson learned, so it evens up for me.
– Jay Z

While one may encounter many defeats, one must not be defeated.
Maya Angelou

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

Defeat is a state of mind, no one will be defeated unless the loss is accepted as a reality .

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

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

Defeat is the best lesson.

Submitted by: Ankeet

Defeat your fears and you can never be defeated.
– Jeffrey Fry

Submitted by: Jeffrey Fry

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

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