Defeat Quotes, Sayings about losing

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

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

There is no defeat unless admitted.

Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent.
– Marilyn vos Savant

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


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

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

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

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

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

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


When we pray we admit defeat.
Anthony Burgess

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 .

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

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