Defeat Quotes - Page 2

A man is not defeated by his opponents but by himself.

– Jan Christian Smuts

The mark of a great player is in his ability to come back. The great champions have all come back from defeat.

– Sam Snead

The man who wins may have been counted out several times but he didn’t hear the referee.

– H. E. Jansen

My lowest days as a Christian [and There Were Low Ones–Seven Months Worth Of Them In Prison, To Be Exact] have been more fulfilling and rewarding than all the days of glory in the White House.

– Charles Caleb Colton

I think everyone should experience defeat at least once during their career. You learn a lot from it.

– Lou Holtz

I give the fight up: let there be an end, a privacy, an obscure nook for me. I want to be forgotten even by God.

– Robert Browning

For by superior energies; more strict affiance in each other; faith more firm in their unhallowed principles, the bad have fairly earned a victory over the weak, the vacillating, inconsistent good.

– William Wordsworth

Defeat never comes to any man until he admits it.

– Josephus Daniels

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

– Richard M. Nixon

Defeat is a school in which truth always grows strong.

– Henry Ward Beecher

A man can be destroyed but not defeated.

– Ernest Hemingway

“I feel just, you know, defeated. ”

– Nic Sheff

“Victory attained by violence is tantamount to a defeat for it is momentary.”

– Mahatma Gandhi

“I never thought of losing, but now that it’s happened, the only thing is to do it right. That’s my obligation to all the people who believe in me. We all have to take defeats in life. ”

– Muhammad Ali

“An ugliness unfurled in the moonlight and soft shadow and suffused the whole world. If I were an amoeba, he thought, with an infinitesimal body, I could defeat ugliness. A man isn’t tiny or giant enough to defeat anything.”

– Yukio Mishima

“Once you hear the details of victory, it is hard to distinguish it from a defeat.”

– Jean-Paul Sartre

“A man can be destroyed but not defeated.”

– Ernest Hemingway

“Defeat is not the worst of failures. Not to have tried is the true failure.”

– George E. Woodberry

“In War: Resolution,
In Defeat: Defiance,
In Victory: Magnaminity
In Peace: Good Will.”

– Winston S. Churchill

“Hope is the last thing a person does before they are defeated.”

– Henry Rollins