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 :: Famous Quotations Topic: Defeat (30 Quotations)

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We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.
~ Maya Angelou

 

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

 

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It is defeat that turns bone to flint; it is defeat that turns gristle to muscle; it is defeat that makes men invincible.
~ Henry Ward Beecher

 

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There are important cases in which the difference between half a heart and a whole heart makes just the difference between signal defeat and a splendid victory.
~ A. H. K. Boyd

 

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You can learn a line from a win and a book from a defeat.
~ Paul Brown

 

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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

 

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The problems of victory are more agreeable than those of defeat, but they are no less difficult.
~ Winston Churchill

 

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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

 

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When the frustration of my helplessness seemed greatest, I discovered God's grace was more than sufficient. And after my imprisonment, I could look back and see how God used my powerlessness for His purpose. What He has chosen for my most significant witness was not my triumphs or victories, but my defeat.
~ Charles Caleb Colton

 

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Defeat never comes to any man until he admits it.
~ Josephus Daniels

 

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Most human organizations that fall short of their goals do so not because of stupidity or faulty doctrines, but because of internal decay and rigidification. They grow stiff in the joints. They get in a rut. They go to seed.
~ James A. Garfield

 

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A man can be destroyed but not defeated.
~ Ernest Hemingway

 

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

 

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The man who wins may have been counted out several times but he didn't hear the referee.
~ H. E. Jansen

 

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Making a comeback is one of the most difficult things to do with dignity.
~ Greg Lake

 

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I've learned that something constructive comes from every defeat.
~ Tom Landry

 

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We are not retreating -- we are advancing in another direction.
~ Douglas Macarthur

 

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There are some defeats more triumphant than victories.
~ Michel Eyquem De Montaigne

 

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Those who are prepared to die for any cause are seldom defeated.
~ Jawaharlal Nehru

 

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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

 

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