Defeat Quotes, Sayings about losing

If you win, you need not have to explain…If you lose, you should not be there to explain!
Adolf Hitler

We learn little from victory, much from defeat.
– Japanese Proverb

If you can accept losing, you can’t win.
Vince Lombardi

Anyone can deal with victory. Only the mighty can bear defeat.
Adolf Hitler

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.

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

Defeat is a school in which truth always grows strong.
Henry Ward Beecher

It is not defeat that destroys you,it is being demoralized by defeat that destroy you.
– Imran Khan

Being challenged in life is inevitable, being defeated is optional.
– Roger Crawford

You would always beat me; not so much because you are a better fighter as because you will not accept defeat.
– John Christopher

Live your life not celebrating victories, but overcoming defeats.
Che Guevara

You cannot talk defeat and expect to have victory. Send your words out in the direction you want your life to go.

When we pray we admit defeat.
Anthony Burgess


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

He had an idea that even when beaten he could steal a little victory by laughing at defeat.
John Steinbeck

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

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

Failure defeats losers, failure inspires winners.

The greatest test of courage on earth is to bear defeat without losing heart.

Death is nothing, but to live defeated and inglorious is to die daily.
Napoleon Bonaparte

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

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

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

Submitted by: Maduwa Thabo on September 17, 2015

What is defeat? Nothing but education. Nothing but the first step to something better.
– Wendell Phillips

There is no defeat unless admitted.

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

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