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Defeat Quotes

Do you think that you are infallible, that nothing wrong can ever happen to you, that defeat is not your thing? If yes, then wake up and take a reality check. It’s a folly to believe that you can’t be wrong. After all, to err is human. There are times when you can bungle up things. During this time, you should be able to stand tall and admit your error. In any case, there is nothing unmanly about accepting a defeat. Trail down these famous defeat quotations and sayings to know that the real honor lies in admitting defeat.

Richard M. Nixon

Defeat doesn't finish a man, quit does. A man is not finished when he's defeated. He's finished when he quits.

Thomas More

The light, that lies In woman's eyes, Has been my heart's undoing.

Ernest Hemingway

But man is not made for defeat. A man can be destroyed but not defeated.

John Greenleaf Whittier

When faith is lost, when honor dies, the man is dead.

Queen Victoria

We are not interested in the possibilities of defeat. They do not exist.

John F. Kennedy

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

Napolean Hill

Opportunity often comes disguised in the form of misfortune, or temporary defeat.

George Carlin

I went to a bookstore and asked the saleswoman, "Where's the self-help section?" She said if she told me, it would defeat the purpose.

Gerald R. Ford

A coalition of groups is waging a massive propaganda campaign against the president of the United States. an all-out attack. Their aim is total victory for themselves and total defeat for him.

Bobby Seale

Being so closely related to the South, barbecue was part of segregation and helped defeat it.

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

We should not give up and we should not allow the problem to defeat us.

Zig Ziglar

If you learn from defeat, you haven't really lost.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Not in the clamor of the crowded street, not in the shouts and plaudits of the throng, but in ourselves, are triumph and defeat.

Richard M. Nixon

You've got to learn to survive a defeat. That's when you develop character.

Heath Ledger

I like to set up obstacles and defeat them.

Sun Tzu

The opportunity to secure ourselves against defeat lies in our own hands, but the opportunity of defeating the enemy is provided by the enemy himself.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Not in the shouts and plaudits of the throng, but in ourselves, are triumph and defeat.


A historic defeat cannot bow our heads forever.

Russell Crowe

I'm destined to be attracted to those I cannot defeat.

Tony Blair

There is no meeting of minds, no point of understanding with such terror. Just a choice: Defeat it or be defeated by it. And defeat it we must.

Mao Zedong

An army without culture is a dull-witted army, and a dull-witted army cannot defeat the enemy.

John McCain

If we lost, then who won? Did Al Qaida win? When on the floor of the House of Representatives they cheer - they cheer - when they pass a withdrawal motion that is a certain date for surrender, what were they cheering? Surrender? Defeat?

Napolean Hill

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.

George Eliot

There are many victories worse than a defeat.

Ernest Hemingway

Once we have a war there is only one thing to do. It must be won. For defeat brings worse things than any that can ever happen in war.

Napoleon Bonaparte

He who fears being conquered is sure of defeat.

Less than two years after its founding, our Republic inflicted an ignominious defeat on the United States that had been boasting of being the 'strongest' in the world, thus defending its national sovereignty and global peace and security.

Ernest Hemingway

Man is not made for defeat.

John F. Kennedy

Domestic policy can only defeat us; foreign policy can kill us.

Henry Miller

In the attempt to defeat death man has been inevitably obliged to defeat life, for the two are inextricably related. Life moves on to death, and to deny one is to deny the other.

Bernie Sanders

We have got to defeat Donald Trump, and we have got to elect Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine.