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Defeat Quotes by David Petraeus, Nawaz Sharif, John F. Kennedy, Rainer Maria Rilke, Ted Cruz, Jared Diamond and many others.

ISIS is on its way to defeat but terrorism threat persists.
David Petraeus
Our armed forces have given many sacrifices to defeat terrorists and root out their hideouts. This fight will continue until all terrorists are defeated.
Nawaz Sharif
Domestic policy can only defeat us; foreign policy can kill us.
John F. Kennedy
The purpose of life is to be defeated by greater and greater things.
Rainer Maria Rilke
We need a commander in chief that speaks the truth. We will not defeat radical Islamic terrorism so long as we have a president unwilling to utter the words ‘radical Islamic terrorism’.
Ted Cruz
Native Americans had only stone and wooden weapons and no animals that could be ridden. Those military advantages repeatedly enabled troops of a few dozen mounted Spaniards to defeat Indian armies numbering in the thousands.
Jared Diamond
Rand Paul is officially running for president. He even revealed his campaign slogan, which is ‘Defeat the Washington machine. Unleash the American dream.’ It’s hard to tell if he’s running for president or doing an infomercial for Bowflex.
Jimmy Fallon
God will defeat the great infidels.
Mohammed Omar
We have already discovered the fact that fear is the chief reason for poverty and failure and misery that takes on a thousand different forms. We have already discovered the fact that the man who masters fear may march on to successful achievement in practically any undertaking, despite all efforts to defeat him.
Napoleon Hill
You will learn to defeat the enemy.
Orson Scott Card
Always remember the pain of defeat, and never let it happen again.
Dan Gable
Fear is a habit, so is self pity, defeat, anxiety, despair, hopelessness and resignation. You can eliminate all of these negative habits with two simple resolves: I can and I will.
Napoleon Hill
A society whose moral ideas, inhibit their own defense will always suffer defeat by the very predators they deem immoral. In any conflict the boundaries of behavior are defined by the party that cares the least about morality.
Randy Wayne White
That’s really the fundamental question we face here in the beginning of this 21st century is whether or not we believe as a nation and others believe it is possible to defeat this ideology.
George W. Bush
I learned early in my life that sometimes I’m going to lose. I don’t like it, but I accept it, meaning that I understand it’s going to happen. But I don’t see it like defeat; I see it like a learning process. Then if there’s nothing to learn, I move on.
Mariano Rivera
After a loss like this we just have to go back and work harder. We got outplayed and that’s all there is to it. You have to let it go, move on and just work harder.
Peyton Manning
At this unprecedented juncture in our history I have a word for you. Do not be disheartened by our temporary defeat ; be cheerful and optimistic. Above all, never lose your faith in the destiny of India. There is no power on earth which can keep India in bondage. India will be free and, that too, soon. JAl-HIND !
Subhas Chandra Bose
It has never been more critical that a leader step forward to accelerate our understanding of cancer – and champion the effort to finally defeat it. That leader will be the Duke Cancer Institute.
Victor J. Dzau
The Spirit’s fullness is not the reward of our faithfulness, but God’s gift for our defeat. He was not given to the disciples in Acts 28 as the culmination and reward of their wonderful service, but in Acts 2 when they had proved themselves cowards, meeting behind closed doors.
Roy Hession
Public and employer opinion often defeat society’s best interests with a prejudice against middle-aged women.
Kate Smith
One defeats a fanatic precisely by not being a fanatic oneself, but on the contrary by using one’s intelligence.
George Orwell
There is only one reason for an individual to side-step to the useless side : the fear of a defeat on the useful side.
Alfred Adler
Every situation of justice is an occasion where someone is being humiliated and they want to restore their dignity. They think, “I am a human being and I may not be able to defeat these people or destroy them, but I will hit out at them, because I am not a thing, I am human.”
Desmond Tutu
All sin is a form of insanity. Satan is the most insane being of all because he still believes he can defeat God
Edwin Louis Cole
A defeat in war is not the greatest of all evils; but when the defeat has been inflicted by enemies who are not worthy of you, then the calamity is doubled.
Defeat will help you. I’ve been there and done that. I shook it off and came back stronger. It’s nothing to be scared about.
Wladimir Klitschko
There is something inherently tough about Americans. They will not accept defeat.
Ron Howard
Some of my memories will never return. They are lost – along with the crippling feeling of defeat and hopelessness. Not a tremendous price to pay.
Carrie Fisher
Success is sweet and sweeter if long delayed and gotten through many struggles and defeats.
Amos Bronson Alcott
Not even need and love can defeat fate.
Ursula K. Le Guin
I think if somebody comes up and simply says, your jobs? I’m going to bring them back. You’re not comfortable with the browning of America? I’m going to build a wall. ISIS, I’m going to defeat them. Those are very – it’s a simple, but it was a compelling message for a lot of people.
Bruce Springsteen
Emulation looks out for merits, that she may exalt herself by a victory; envy spies out blemishes that she may lower another by defeat.
Charles Caleb Colton
I had rather be defeated in a cause that will ultimately triumph than triumph in a cause that will ultimately be defeated.
Woodrow Wilson
Hesitation is a mistake that invites defeat. I would not be Mord-Sith had I not hesitated when I was young.” – Cara
Terry Goodkind
There is only one course of action against terrorists: to defeat them abroad before they attack us at home.
George W. Bush
If the workers see themselves faced with defeat through starvation, they will prefer to go down fighting rather than fainting – and whether or not we leaders agree.
Ernest Bevin
Compassion is the enemy. Mercy defeats us
Parties don’t lose overnight, there is a gradual erosion of their base and electoral machine, which leads to sometimes cataclysmic defeat.
John McDonnell
You can’t talk defeat and expect to have victory. You can’t talk lack and expect to have abundance. You’ve got to send your words out in the direction you want your life to go.
Joel Osteen
Challenges are inevitable, Defeat is optional.
Roger Crawford
After Mitt Romney’s defeat, the RNC released its official assessment of what happened – a failure to reach younger voters, nonwhite voters, women – but was met with a counter-narrative that, in fact, it was Romney’s failure to be conservative enough that led to a depressed Republican base.
Kristen Soltis Anderson
It’s not success that makes a person’s life worthy of legend. It’s provocative defeat, someone who struggled mightily and lost. And that loss can’t just be gratuitous – there has to be something about his or her character that whittles that loss into something provocative.
Lawrence Douglas
We see men who have accumulated great fortunes, but we often recognize only their triumph, overlooking the temporary defeats which they had to surmount before arriving.
Napoleon Hill
The Gospel of John makes explicit what all the Gospels assume – that is, the cross is not a defeat, but the victory of our God.
Stanley Hauerwas
Time is everything; five minutes make the difference between victory and defeat.
Horatio Nelson
Nature, left to itself, defeats nature.
Georgia Harkness
Like so many empires before it, the Soviet Union eventually imploded and fragmented, falling victim not so much to a direct military defeat as to disintegration accelerated by economic and social strains.
Zbigniew Brzezinski
Enter every activity without giving mental recognition to the possibility of defeat. Concentrate on your strengths, instead of your weaknesses… on your powers, instead of your problems.
Paul J. Meyer
Can you go a whole day with joy in your heart? Joy and vitality are an inseparable combination. Joy is not concerned with having fun; it is an inner spiritual quality that overcomes despair, pain and defeat. You cannot turn on joy like an electric light, but you can prepare yourself to receive it.
Norman Vincent Peale
No president can amend the past, and the public is tired of candidates who simply point fingers instead of offering their own solutions. They want a leader who will describe the threats as they are and rally the country behind a strategy to defeat them.
Pete Hoekstra
After a big defeat, any player feels affected – it is about how long he needs to recover.
Gerardo Martino
Defeat may serve as well as victory to shake the soul and let the glory out.
Edwin Markham
I want to hold onto that because I think every kid when they dream about playing basketball, they don’t dream about being a role player. They dream about being the man. I have that position in Toronto and to give that up and go somewhere else to be an addition would kinda defeat the purpose of my dreams.
Chris Bosh
Muslims are the primary victims of ISIS. Muslims are the ones who want to do the most to defeat this ideology. It’s important that we don’t do their propaganda for them, by giving them the legitimacy that they crave.
Dalia Mogahed
The warrior of light knows that everything around him – his victories, his defeats, his enthusiasm and his despondency – form part of his Good Fight.
Paulo Coelho
Victory and defeat are each of the same price.
Thomas Jefferson
Victory breeds hatred; the defeated live in pain. The peaceful live happily, giving up victory and defeat.
Gautama Buddha
Air power will not defeat ISIS. It has not been able to deny ISIS freedom of maneuver and the ability to attack at will.
Jack Keane
Besides the practical knowledge which defeat offers, there are important personality profits to be taken. Defeat strips away false values and makes you realize what you really want. It stops you from chasing butterflies and puts you to work digging gold.
William Moulton Marston
Indomitable in victory, insufferable in defeat.
Woody Hayes
There is no such thing as defeat except when it comes from within. As long as a person doesn’t admit he is defeated, he is not defeated-he’s just a little behind and isn’t through fighting.
Darrell Royal
All Iraqis can unite to defeat terrorism and can unite to rebuild the country.
Ahmed Chalabi
I don’t think any professional accepts defeat.
Mariano Rivera
You have to attack the source of your enemy’s strength. In America’s case, that’s not Osama or Saddam or anyone else. The enemy is ignorance. The only way to defeat it is to build relationships with those people, to draw them into the modern world with education and business. Otherwise the fight will go on forever.
Greg Mortenson
At one time I was a nihilistic punk with a mohican and a ring in my nose. I think in the course of time I’ll find a middle ground, but I also carry that sense of responsibility. I’m in a position to defeat stereotypes.
Michelle Shocked
I would never write stories with only despair and defeat and the dark side of life.
Morris Gleitzman
A real possibility exists that we will be forced to confront, contain, and ultimately defeat radicalism and al-Qaeda alone, or at least with far fewer allies in the region than we had before.
Pete Hoekstra
The crucifix does not signify defeat or failure. It reveals to us the Love that overcomes evil and sin.
Pope Francis
It is in Zen practice that you gain power, balance and wisdom. The battles that you fight are within your own mind. That is where the real victories and defeats are.
Frederick Lenz
Fear nothing but what thy industry may prevent; be confident of nothing but what fortune cannot defeat; it is no less folly to fear what is impossible to be avoided than to be secure when there is a possibility to be deprived.
Francis Quarles
My dad prepared me for the worst of times while also enabling me to succeed in the best. He taught me to confront the insidiousness of racism head on, no matter what the ramification, so it will not fester. Defeat it and get past it. That was The Talk. Nothing scared me after that.
Wendell Pierce
I want to know if you are willing to live, day by day, with the consequence of love and the bitter unwanted passion of your sure defeat. I have heard, in that fierce embrace, even the gods speak of God.
David Whyte
I like to go full bore into something. If you have a backup plan, then you’ve already admitted defeat.
Henry Cavill
The method of nonviolence seeks not to humiliate and not to defeat the oppressor, but it seeks to win his friendship and his understanding. And thereby and therefore the aftermath of this method is reconciliation.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Losing is a bad feeling. I’ve never been on an undefeated team throughout high school, so I tasted defeat before. I’ve been taught to handle it graciously.
Brad Tavares
Despair and postponement are cowardice and defeat. Men were born to succeed, not to fail.
Henry David Thoreau
Not until the human heart is stolid to poetry, the human eye blind to beauty, not until the intellect ceases its quest for truth and conscience finds its quietus either in universal defeat or in triumphant success, will organized religion cease to be.
Jenkin Lloyd Jones
The real peril of war lies not in military defeat. It lies in war itself, whether we win or lose.
John T. Flynn
I made strength from everything that had happened to me, so that in the end even the final tragedy could not defeat me. And that is what Ultima tried to teach me, that the tragic consequences of life can be overcome by the magical strength that resides in the human heart. –Antonio
Rudolfo Anaya
A historic defeat cannot bow our heads forever.
It is almost as easy to be enervated by triumph as by defeat.
Max Lerner
Defeat happens only to those who refuse to try again.
Nick Vujicic
We must continue to ensure law enforcement has the necessary tools to combat terrorism here at home. We must also work with our allies and provide our military with the weapons and protective gear they need to defeat terrorism abroad.
Timothy Murphy
We are determined to defeat them and destroy them on the walls of our capital, as we are determined to destroy their miserable armies in every Muslim spot.
Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf
They were afraid, never having learned what I taught myself: Defeat the fear of death and welcome the death of fear.
G. Gordon Liddy
We have a duty to fight ISIS; air operations alone will not defeat ISIS.
Ryan Zinke
The manner of my defeat against Mayweather and certainly Manny Pacquiao was a bitter pill to swallow.
Ricky Hatton
In the environment, every victory is temporary, every defeat permanent.
Thomas Jefferson
Most so called FAILURES are only temporary defeats
Napoleon Hill
We should not give up and we should not allow the problem to defeat us.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
I was now resolved to do everything in my power to defeat the system.
Oskar Schindler
Nick Diaz is a champion so he’s got the spirit that comes with it. So he’s not going to give up mentally. You see a lot of guys give up mentally and that’s why they get knocked out or submitted. They give up mentally before they lose.
Georges St-Pierre
The rule for every man is, not to depend on the education which other men have prepared for him-not even to consent to it; but to strive to see things as they are, and to be himself as he is. Defeat lies in self-surrender.
Woodrow Wilson
War is a defeat for humanity.
Pope John Paul II
A defeat to a brave man is only a victory deferred.
James Ellis
Sweatpants are a sign of defeat. You lost control of your life so you bought some sweatpants.
Karl Lagerfeld
I challenge anyone to tell me that there isn’t evil in this world. From the days of Cain and Abel we know all too well there will always be evil. But that evil shouldn’t take away our freedoms. In fact, the only way to defeat evil is by taking advantage of our freedoms.
Taya Kyle
Defeat is forbidden.
Samir Nasri
What can we put into the hands of people under oppressive regimes to help them? For me, a big part of it is information, knowledge – the ability to defeat propaganda by understanding it.
Jimmy Wales
Global issues require common responses: Only together we can create the conditions to defeat Daesh and al Qaeda, block channels for terrorist financing, tackle foreign terrorist fighters.
Federica Mogherini
No one can know what happiness is if you have not gone through the disappointmentOne can only savor the victory if he has felt the bitter defeat.
Anderson Silva
Hope looks for unqualified success; but Faith counts certainly on failure, and takes honorable defeat to be a form of victory.
Robert Louis Stevenson
Fear is the trick of the enemy. And your enemy comes in many robes. But he has only one face. You know his face. You’ve seen it many times. You need not fear it. In your heart, you know you will triumph and you will defeat your enemy with the one weapon that you have inside you that he cannot touch–truth.
Michael Hainey
Attack and defence, want and war, victory and defeat, lordship and thraldom, all sealed with the seal of blood: this from henceforth is the History of Man.
Richard Wagner
My mother is a fighter. After she battled polio and learned to walk again, the doctors told her she would be a cripple her entire life. Instead of accepting defeat, she refused this fate and went on to become the West African Womens Singles tennis champion in college.
Uzo Aduba
Many a good man I have seen go under.
Walt Whitman
I take with me the conscience of defeat as a victory banner.
Fernando Pessoa
My advice to young entrepreneurs is not to accept defeat in the face of odds, and challenge negative forces with hope, self-confidence and conviction.
Dhirubhai Ambani
A failure is not always a mistake, it may simply be the best one can do under the circumstances. The real mistake is to stop trying.
B. F. Skinner
And for a moment there, despite the bruising, despite the snarled dirty hair, despite her sunburned skin and the suffering in her eyes that she refused to let defeat her, she was one of the prettiest things he’d ever seen. ~Dallas and Amy~
Cindy Gerard
Even when I was close to defeat I rose to my feet
Dr. Dre
What you learn from my life is, first of all, that anybody can be a leader. You can be a leader. I wasn’t born that way – I developed it, I worked at it. And also that the grassroots can organize and take on all the powers that be and defeat them. That is the lesson.
Phyllis Schlafly
If the day ever comes when I can swallow defeat, I’ll quit.
Toe Blake
A defeat borne with pride is also a victory.
Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach
Sir, I shall not defeat you – I shall transcend you.
Benjamin Disraeli
I do believe, as my father once said, that “No matter how hard the loss, defeat might serve as well as victory to shake the soul and let the glory out.”
Al Gore
And his unkindness may defeat my life, But never taint my love.
William Shakespeare
Art forms that appeal to [leftists] tend to focus on … defeat and despair … as if there were no hope of accomplishing anything through rational calculation.
Theodore Kaczynski
We remain united with the British, and our allies around the world, in our resolve to defeat terrorism and bring those who commit these acts to justice.
Doc Hastings
In terms of the Richter scale this defeat was a force 8 gale.
John Lyall
If you do the best you can, you have nothing to be ashamed of. A defeat is not a disgrace.
Dirk Nowitzki
I have learned a lot through defeats, and, until today, it’s – I’m still haunted by defeats, and they do happen. Sometimes, a film of mine is rejected. And how do you deal with it? And you have to learn how to deal with it and survive anyway.
Werner Herzog
If we are a good team and know what we want to do, one of us can defeat tons of them.
Jack Ma
Life is essentially a cheat and its conditions are those of defeat; the redeeming things are not happiness and pleasure but the deeper satisfactions that come out of struggle.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Each FBI employee understands that to defeat the key threats facing our nation, we must constantly strive to be more efficient and more effective. Just as our adversaries continue to evolve, so, too, must the FBI.
James Comey
Each struggle, each defeat, sharpens your skills and strengths, your courage and your endurance, your ability and your confidence.
Og Mandino
Slave narratives had their greatest influence on public opinion and on literature in the U.S. between 1830 and 1860. After Reconstruction’s defeat, their urgency of tone was replaced by the softer one of reminiscence.
Darryl Pinckney
Defeat is not worth thinking about.
Alan Shearer
Washington’s defeat in 1754 was followed by active military preparations on both sides.
Albert Bushnell Hart
Weakness is hard, but it doesn’t have to mean defeat. It’s our opportunity to experience God’s power firsthand.
Lysa TerKeurst
This is a global war on terror. We’re facing extremists that believe something. And they want to achieve objectives. And, therefore, the United States must use all our assets and we must work with others to defeat this enemy. That’s the call.
George W. Bush
Another way that you love your enemy is this: When the opportunity presents itself for you to defeat your enemy, that is the time which you must not do it.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
There’s two ways you can defeat your opponent, number one, is you can defeat ’em outright, or number two, you can just demoralize them.
Mike Pence
No doubt I shall go on writing, stumbling across tundras of unmeaning, planting words like bloody flags in my wake. Loose ends, things unrelated, shifts, nightmare journeys, cities arrived at and left, meetings, desertions, betrayals, all manner of unions, adulteries, triumphs, defeats…these are the facts.
Alexander Trocchi
Defeat the fear of death and you welcome the death of fear.
G. Gordon Liddy
Frederick Douglass had to teach himself how to read before standing up to defeat slavery.
Juan Williams
Football can teach us that although a team’s individual players may be weak, it can still be successful if it uses common sense. Or that we should not attack anyone physically when we suffer a depressing defeat.
Orhan Pamuk
I would be a rich man if I had a quarter for every time one of my Republican colleagues on the Foreign Relations Committee utters some variation of the sentence, ‘President Obama doesn’t have a strategy to defeat ISIS.’ It’s their calling card on the committee – and on the campaign trail.
Chris Murphy
There’s no system foolproof enough to defeat a sufficiently great fool.
Edward Teller
I am a Christian…so that I do not expect ‘history’ to be anything but a ‘long defeat’ — though it contains (and in a legend may contain more clearly and movingly) some samples or glimpses of final victory.
J. R. R. Tolkien
Let the spirits witness: for theirs is the knowledge of the future – both what it would be, and what I will: You are the Queen of the Damned, that’s what you are! Evil is your only destiny. But at your greatest hour, it is I who will defeat you. Look well on my face. It is I who will bring you down.
Anne Rice
I know not how to defeat others, I only know how to win over myself. The real and most dangerous opponents we face in life are fear, anger, confusion, doubt and despair. If we overcome those enemies who attack from within , we can attain a sure victory over any attack from without.
Chris Bradford
Which means that in order to defeat her, I have to think of a way to defeat myself. And how can I be a better fighter than myself, if she knows the same strategies I know, and is exactly as resourceful and clever as I am?
Veronica Roth
War is the admission of defeat in the face of conflicting interests.
Germaine Greer
Those are the liberals who don’t want to win. Those are the liberals who are in love with noble defeats, and I’m sick and tired of noble defeats.
Steve Inskeep
First time I had my defeat, it was very hard to come to terms with.
Ricky Hatton
It isn’t defeat, but rather your mental attitude toward it, that whips you.
Napoleon Hill
There is a lot of difference between failure and defeat. Failure is when you are defeated and neither learn nor contribute anything.
Hubert H. Humphrey
I don’t know how you defeat an insurgency unless you have some handle on the number of people that you are facing.
John McCain
History more often records the brilliant successes and spectacular defeats of contending forces than the effect of war on the common people.
Mildred Cable
While no man in his right mind would advocate sending our ground forces into continental China, and such was never given a thought, the new situation did urgently demand a drastic revision of strategic planning if our political aim was to defeat this new enemy as we had defeated the old.
Douglas MacArthur
We won’t apologise for our way of life, nor will we weaver in its defence, and for those who seek to advance their aims by inducing terror and slaughtering innocents, we say to you now that our spirit is stronger and cannot be broken, you cannot outlast us, and we will defeat you.
Barack Obama
We fight for lost causes because we know that our defeat and dismay may be the preface to our successors’ victory, though that victory itself will be temporary; we fight rather to keep something alive than in the expectation that anything will triumph.
T. S. Eliot
To fight an enemy properly, you have to know what they are. Ignorance is defeat.
Greg Bear
The way to defeat fear: decide on a course of conduct and follow it. Keep so busy and work so hard that you forget about being afraid.
Dale Carnegie
Immediately after taking office, I will ask my generals to present to me a plan within 30 days to defeat and destroy ISIS.
Donald Trump
Hillary Clinton said that Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi is engaged in ‘theater.’ Which explains the new strategy to defeat him: casting him as the lead in ‘Spider-Man: the Musical.’
Jimmy Fallon
Never talk defeat. Use words like hope, belief, faith, victory.
Norman Vincent Peale
What are stumbling blocks and defeat to the weak and vacillating are but stepping stones to victory to the determined soul.
Orison Swett Marden
History will eventually depict as legitimate the efforts of the Iraqi resistance to destabilise and defeat the American occupation forces and their imposed Iraqi collaborationist government.
Scott Ritter
Discipline imposed from the outside eventually defeats when it is not matched by desire from within.
Dawson Trotman
Learning is never done without errors and defeat.
Vladimir Lenin
To experience the agony of defeat makes you stronger. It’s like taking one step back and two steps forward. To experience the agony of defeat makes you appreciate the experience of winning. That’s what makes a champion.
Leon Spinks
As soon as you concern yourself with the “good” and “bad” of your fellows, you create an opening in your heart for maliciousness to enter. Testing, competing with, and criticizing others weakens and defeats you.
Morihei Ueshiba
I’ve learned so much, so very much about myself in defeat. I’ve learned very little to nothing in victory.
Floyd Patterson
t’s important to handle and learn from your defeats. The losses I’ve had taught me so much because they humbled me. You learn more from them than you do your victories. They can only make you a better fighter and a better man.
Diego Sanchez
I had a lot of times with Wales as well when we were getting beat – and beaten well – and you learn to deal with it. You learn that next time it happens, you roll your sleeves up and give everything for the team.
Gary Speed
A car can’t operate without the mechanical systems working, but it can operate with a few dents and scratches … you are the same.
Michael Dolan
Clinton passed his first budget without a single Republican vote in either the House or the Senate. Before it led to the longest economic expansion in U.S. history, it led to a Democratic defeat in the 1994 midterms.
Tina Brown
This [defeat] has taught me a lesson, but I’m not sure what it is.
John McEnroe
I don’t defeat my opponents, they defeat themselves.
Helio Gracie
The beautiful, passionate, ruined South, the land of magnolias and music, of roses and romance . . . living on the memory of crushing defeats
Oscar Wilde
Desires must be simple and definite. They defeat their own purpose should they be too many, too confusing, or beyond a man’s training to accomplish
George S. Clason
If you learn from defeat, you haven’t really lost.
Zig Ziglar
The notion that everyone would like Christianity to be true, and therefore all atheists are brave men who have accepted the defeat of all their deepest desires, is simply impudent nonsense.
C. S. Lewis
The purely defensive is doomed to defeat.
Napoleon Bonaparte
Commercial conquest is far more thorough and final than military defeat.
Wendell Berry
My martial arts came a lot from my uncle, who actually taught martial arts through the military. He was a black belt in tae kwon do, but also, he used a lot of military-style fighting where it’s not the high kicks or anything like that. It’s basically defeat your opponent as fast as possible.
Brian Tee
Life has meaning only in the struggle. Triumph or defeat is in the hands of the Gods. So let us celebrate the struggle!
Stevie Wonder
If we can elect an African American as president, we can support gay marriage! Defeat prop 8! We will not give up!
Madonna Ciccone
The only way to defeat pain is to recognize pain exists.
Ray Lewis
Si l’on vit assez longtemps, on voit que toute victoire se change un jour en deВ  faite. If you live long enough, you’ll find that every victory turns into a defeat.
Simone de Beauvoir
Defeat I can endure with cheerfulness, my lady. But betrayal is like taking the wind from my sails, or the earth from beneath my feet. It chills my spirits like a rainy day, and all I can do is draw the curtains and cry into my pillow.
Margaret George
I think I really believed my childish thoughts back then. Using the determination of the poor, the childish thought that I can do it if I tried with all my might. But in reality…I never did get to defeat him. No. I couldn’t beat him.
Kim Young-kwang
How noble. Oh we would fell many…-you with magic and blade, whilst my weapons would be tooth and claw-but it would be futile in the end. They are too numerous…. We cannot defeat them, only be defeated. – Saphira
Christopher Paolini
Playing an icon [superman], you don’t try to be an icon because that defeats the purpose. The responsibility attached is enormous, and the realization that it actually really, really matters meant that I wanted to put the most amount of work into representing the character properly.
Henry Cavill
Israelis must be encouraged to defeat the Palestinians.
Daniel Pipes
Defeat creates orphaned thoughts.
Madeleine Blais
Depression is a serious thing and, after my defeat to Pacquiao, I was facing retirement and didn’t cope with it very well.
Ricky Hatton
Both a priori reasoning and experience teach us that as as these funds grow larger the geometrical rate of growth by compound interest ultimately defeats itself.
Benjamin Graham
Our mission to defeat ISIS has been slowed down by the need to defend from additional Iranian attacks.
Conor Lamb
To overextend yourself is to invite defeat.
G. William Domhoff
She was fluent in four languages and yet her fists against the rusted hood were the fullest articulation of her defeat.
Anthony Marra
The Million Man March, in one day, helped to defeat all of the evil propaganda spread about Black men throughout the world.
Louis Farrakhan
In the long term, to defeat this ideology [terrorism] – and they [terrorists] are bound by an ideology – you defeat it with a more hopeful ideology called freedom.
George W. Bush
We win, lose, but learn in the defeat.
Jose Aldo
Some days the competition would beat me and I’d go home thinking awful thoughts, want to hide under the bed, depressed. But of course, in the news business, when you’re working a daily news broadcast, you get your victories and defeats every day.
Sam Donaldson
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
The work of bestial degradation, begun by the victorious Germans, had been carried to its conclusion by the Germans in defeat.
Primo Levi
Remember when your plans fail, that temporary defeat is not permanent failure.
Napoleon Hill
Marketing isn’t done by computers, it’s done by people. And people who sense opportunity and have the confidence to be remarkable will always defeat defensive actions by people who have given up.
Seth Godin
I had many boxing matches with my brother in the backyard when we were younger, and I guess while other people abhor boxing for its brutality, I also have to admire anyone who climbs into the ring to face up to what could be the ultimate defeat.
Markus Zusak
As for the United States’ future in Afghanistan, it will be fire and hell and total defeat, God willing, as it was for their predecessors – the Soviets and, before them, the British.
Mohammed Omar
You must not think that I feel, in spite of it having ended in such defeat, that my “life has been wasted” here, or that I would exchange it with that of anyone I know.
Isak Dinesen
Being famous used to just defeat me. I wouldn’t leave my house because I was worried about someone being like, ‘Oh, are you Mac Miller?’ and then the rest of the night I couldn’t be myself.
Mac Miller
Trump has a pretty remarkable ability, going back to when he was in business, to reframe defeats as wins. So he had four business bankruptcies and he found a way to say that those are actually wins for him.
Tamara Keith
If you cannot put the ego on the side you cannot succeed in love, period. Therefore love must defeat it.
Harbhajan Singh Yogi
It is precisely when we have suffered defeat that we can determine to win and open the path to future victory.
Daisaku Ikeda
Thus it is that in war the victorious strategist only seeks battle after the victory has been won, whereas he who is destined to defeat first fights and afterwards looks for victory.
Sun Tzu
If you take no risks, you will suffer no defeats. But if you take no risks, you win no victories.
Richard M. Nixon
I’m not so much against the war as I am for a Vietnamese victory. I’m not so much for peace as for a U.S. defeat.
Bill Ayers
Everyone faces defeat. It may be a stepping-stone or a stumbling block, depending on the mental attitude with which it is faced.
Napoleon Hill
A weapon based on Time . . .” mused Viktor Mulciber. “Well, why not? The one force no one knows how to defeat, resist, or reverse. It kills all forms of life sooner or later. With a Time-weapon you could become the most feared person in history.” “I’d rather be loved,” said Root. Mulciber shrugged. “You’re young.
Thomas Pynchon
The United States can certainly defeat North Vietnam, but the United States cannot defeat a guerrilla war which is being raged from a sanctuary through a pattern of penetration, intervention, evasion, which is very difficult for a technologically advanced country like the United States to combat.
Zbigniew Brzezinski
For an adult, eating alone at McDonald’s is admitting a kind of defeat.
Jonathan Carroll
So far as the personal side is concerned, the victory was to him who lost and the defeat to him who won. I can say that never in the last fifteen years have I had the peace of mind that I
have since the election. I have almost a feeling of elation.
Herbert Hoover
You might encounter defeats but you must never be defeated… Love a lot. Laugh a lot at the silliest things and be very serious… love life.
Maya Angelou
We want to be on the winning team, but at the risk of turning our backs on the losers, no, it is not worth it. So we fight the long defeat.
Paul Farmer
Will power defeats all powers
Aftab Alam
A man who gives a good account of himself is probably lying, since any life when viewed from the inside is simply a series of defeats.
George Orwell
I am ready to defeat Manny Pacquiao. Dude, I’m the champion of the world.
Jessie Vargas
If lessons are learned in defeat, our team is getting a great education.
Murray Warmath
The issue of Palestine has been there since more than 60 years. But more important since 1967 when the war was, ended in the defeat of some Arab countries.
Al-Waleed bin Talal
It makes it fun. When an actor plays a character, you want what that character wants. Otherwise it doesn’t look authentic. So I really want to defeat Jimmy – I mean Jimmy as the character.
Alan Alda
When I was in Minnesota serving in the state Senate and in Washington, DC, I did everything I could to defeat cap and trade. I didn’t work to implement cap and trade.
Michele Bachmann
There is no final victory, as there is no final defeat. There is just the same battle. To be fought, over and over again. So toughen up, bloody toughen up.
Tony Benn
A defeat for ISIS in Iraq will be defeat for ISIS in Syria.
Patrick Cockburn
I often get sent scripts about little men in big situations. There’s a comic element to it, which is forces stacked against this little guy, and how is he going to defeat them?
Toby Jones
Ah! What avails the classic bent
And what the cultured word,
Against the undoctored incident
That actually occurred?
And what is Art whereto we press
Through paint and prose and rhyme-
When Nature in her nakedness
Defeats us every time?
Rudyard Kipling
We shall not defeat any of the infectious diseases that plague the developing world until we have also won the battle for safe drinking water, sanitation, and basic health care.
Kofi Annan
Stategy in Iraq- defeat al-Qaeda; limit Iran’s influence.
John McCain
Do not mistake your objection to defeat for an objection to fighting, your objection to being a slave for an objection to slavery, your objection to not being as rich as your neighbor for an objection to poverty. The cowardly, the insubordinate, and the envious share your objections.
George Bernard Shaw
Places that have experienced great defeat experience a kind of rebirth, which I think America has to do – unless we want to get more decrepit. I don’t think we have to destroy the place totally.
Rufus Wainwright
Hate is your enemy; you must defeat it! Anger is your enemy; you must defeat it! Violence is your enemy; you must defeat it! Death is your enemy; you must defeat it! Know well your real enemies!
Mehmet Murat Ildan
The real fighter knows perfectly well that there is no difference between victory and defeat, friend and enemy, day and night, life and death.
William C. Brown
History may defeat the Christ but it nevertheless points to him as the law of life.
Reinhold Niebuhr
Not in the clamor of the crowded street, not in the shouts and plaudits of the throng, but in ourselves, are triumph and defeat.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
It’s the attitude of the players, not their skills, that is the biggest factor in determining whether you win or lose.
Harry Sinden
On every hand there seems to be design to defeat design. If God created man – if he is the father of us all, why did he make the criminals, the insane, the deformed and idiotic? Should the mother, who clasps to her breast an idiot child, thank God?
Robert Green Ingersoll
Sometimes people say that coach is a winner, but everyone wants to win. You must know how to behave in victory and in defeat, to look after what is our sport, football.
Vicente del Bosque
Even after the greatest defeats, the depressing thought of being a failure is best combated by taking stock of all your past achievements.
Hans Selye
Defeat is a thing of weariness, of incoherence, of boredom, and above all futility.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Golf is the only-est sport. You’re completely alone with every conceivable opportunity to defeat yourself. Golf brings out your assets and liabilities as a person. The longer you play, the more certain you are that a man’s performance is the outward manifestation of who, in his heart, he really thinks he is.
Hale Irwin
Defeats and failures are great developers of character. They have made the giants of our race by giving Titanic muscles, brawny sinews, and far-reaching intellects.
Orison Swett Marden
I was made for more than being stuck in a vicious cycle of defeat. I am not made to be a victim of my poor choices. I was made to be a victorious child of God.
Lysa TerKeurst
A patchwork solution of provincial targets is an admission of defeat and a statement that we have failed our children and grandchildren.
Elizabeth May
Don’t let the world around you defeat the belief within you.
Nick Jonas
One of the most common causes of failure is the habit of quitting when one is overtaken by temporary defeat.
Napoleon Hill
The mark of a great player is in his ability to come back. The great champions have all come back from defeat.
Sam Snead
Every loss, every defeat is tough in its own way.
Marc Gasol
Vulnerability is not knowing victory or defeat, it’s understanding the necessity of both; it’s engaging. It’s being all in.
BrenГ© Brown
The death of Che Guevara places a responsibility on all revolutionaries of the World to redouble their decision to fight on to the final defeat of Imperialism. That is why in essence Che Guevara is not dead, his ideas are with us.
Stokely Carmichael
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
I like a character that goes on a journey. A character that has had it all, lost it all, and is trying to get back to just being OK. I love the agony of defeat just as much as I love the thrill of victory.
Jessie Pavelka
Defeat is not an option. Period. The End.
Charlie Sheen
Your problems are not there to defeat you, they are there to increase you.
Joel Osteen
One could think of ways to defeat the censor. I could put up the answers on my Facebook page or website or Counterpunch. In today’s world it’s not easy to suppress information. Technology has helped us a great deal.
Tariq Ali
It’s about bums on seats. If nobody wants to listen to what you are doing, it kind of defeats the purpose really, doesn’t it?
James Grant
Tragedy looks to me like man in love with his own defeat.
Which is only a sloppy way of being in love with yourself.
D. H. Lawrence
People who want to improve should take their defeats as lessons, and endeavor to learn what to avoid in the future. You must also have the courage of your convictions. If you think your move is good, make it.
Jose Raul Capablanca
I always say that in order to appreciate warm weather, you must experience cold. I wouldn’t change one thing – all the embarrassing moments, the defeats, all of everything – through all of this, I have learned me.
Floyd Patterson
We’ve got to keep fighting, and I will defeat ISIS.
Hillary Clinton
I carry my awareness of defeat like a banner of victory.
Fernando Pessoa
Before Alamein we never had a victory. After Alamein we never had a defeat.
Winston Churchill
He half retrieves a defeat who yields to it gracefully.
Christian Nestell Bovee
Politically correct speech will not defeat the enemy.
Kevin McCarthy
I’m an intensely competitive guy who is driven by the idea that accepting mediocrity or accepting defeat is not the way you succeed in life.
John W. Thompson
Throughout history many nations have suffered a physical defeat, but that has never marked the end of a nation. But when a nation has become the victim of a psychological defeat, then that marks the end of a nation.
Ibn Khaldun
If success attends my steps, honor and glory await my name-if defeat, still shall it be said we died like brave men, and conferred honor, even in death, on the American Name.
Zebulon Pike
It is important that we honor and remember the sacrifices of countless families in the mobilization to defeat fascism during World War II.
Alex Padilla
Victory awaits him, who has everything in order – luck we call it. Defeat is definitely due for him, who has neglected to take the necessary precautions – bad luck we call it
Roald Amundsen
It’s always been that opponents get down to business against Bayern specifically because they want to show how desperate they are to defeat the champions.
Franck Ribery
Over my career, I’ve reinvented myself numerous times. I covered the Pentagon, the State Department, and the CIA. I wrote about labor wars, trade wars and real wars. I chronicled a nuclear plant meltdown and the defeat of Communism. I co-founded a couple of media businesses.
Walt Mossberg
We have to defeat Hillary Clinton, or the country we know will not be the country our children and grandchildren grow up in.
Chris Collins
The word “no” denotes a shutting of the door. It means failure, defeat, delay. But spell in backwards and take new hope, for backwards it spells “on.”
Norman Vincent Peale
Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat.
Sun Tzu
Defeats are always pitiful. Victories are always last resources.
Indira Gandhi
I look back, it taught me something – it taught me how to live, how to be a better guy, not let defeat be the end of my life.
Arnold Palmer
You can make the Ring into an allegory of our own time, if you like: and allegory of the inevitable fate that waits for all attempts to defeat evil power by power.
J. R. R. Tolkien
Defeat never comes to any man until he admits it.
Josephus Daniels
I know nothing of this silence except that it lies outside the reach of my intelligence, beyond words – that is why this silence must win, must inevitably defeat me, because it is not a presence at all.
Amitav Ghosh
You can take the best team and the worst team and line them up and you would find very little physical difference. You would find an emotional difference. The wining team has a dedication. It will have a core group of veteran players who set the standards. They will not accept defeat.
Merlin Olsen
There was a saying that a man’s true character was revealed in defeat. I thought it was also revealed in victory.
Alison Goodman
When death comes, it’s just like winter. We don’t say, “There ought not to be winter.” That the winter season, when the leaves fall and the snow comes, is some kind of defeat, something which we should hold out against. No. Winter is part of the natural course of events. No winter, no summer. No cold, no heat.
Alan Watts
It is wrong to think that belief in freedom always leads to victory; we must always be prepared for it to lead to defeat. If we choose freedom, then we must be prepared to perish along with it.
Karl Popper
History repeats the old conceits, the glib replies, the same defeats.
Elvis Costello
Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent.
Marilyn vos Savant
Elephants suffer from too much patience. Their exhibitions of it may seem superb,-such power and such restraint, combined, are noble,-but a quality carried to excess defeats itself.
Clarence Day
If you ask any manager after a defeat, you want to be as far away from it as you can.
Chris Coleman
Everything we shut our eyes to, everything we run away from, everything we deny, denigrate, or despise, serves to defeat us in the end.
Henry Miller
I look at my kids as the Harry Potter Generation. There’s a sense of justice about that, in beating Voldemort. It’s a classic tale of good versus evil. To have a role model like Harry Potter that says you can defeat evil, but still be a complicated human being. That gives me a lot of hope.
Mike Dirnt
Politics needs a flexible mind, for it has no immutable or eternal rules. In politics immutable or eternal rules lead to inevitable and swift defeat.
Georgi Plekhanov
Do not let circumstances defeat you. You can if you think you can.
Norman Vincent Peale
The phenomenon of war is its hermaphroditism: the principles of victory and of defeat inhabit the same body and the necessary opponent, enemy, is merely the bed they self-exhaust each other on.
William Faulkner
Few remember that the battle of Rorke’s Drift was fought on the same day that the British Army suffered its most humiliating defeat at nearby Isandlwana.
Saul David
I think that the worst unpleasantness of age is not its final fact … but the tediousness of preparation, the accumulating number of defeats.
Freya Stark
In 1975, the Americans suffered a spectacular military defeat at the hands of North Vietnam and the Vietcong, with U.S. helicopters seeking to rescue leading U.S. personnel from the tops of buildings as Vietnamese guerrillas closed in on the centre of Saigon.
Martin Jacques
You have to experience and take defeat in any and all aspects of life so you can be better and stronger.
Kyle Carpenter
If France is to be judged, judge her not by the effects of her defeat but by her readiness to sacrifice herself.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
The defeat of the Americans in Canada and the advantages gained by the British arms in the Jerseys, and indeed for some months in every other quarter, gave to the royal cause an air of triumph.
Mercy Otis Warren
As a tennis player you have to get used to losing every week. Unless you win the tournament, you always go home as a loser. But you have to take the positive out of a defeat and go back to work. Improve to fail better.
Stan Wawrinka
Remember Jesus of Nazareth, staggering on broken feet out of the tomb toward the Resurrection, bearing on his body the proud insignia of the defeat which is victory, the magnificent defeat of the human soul at the hands of God.
Frederick Buechner
To sustain the Trump Revolution, we must empower Trump’s champions to drive positive change across America. And we must defeat ‘Never Trump’ elements wherever we find them.
Matt Gaetz
I am unable to conceive that the state legislatures which must feel so many motives to watch, and which possess so many means of counteracting the federal legislature, would fail either to detect or to defeat a conspiracy of the latter against the liberties of their common constituencies.
James Madison
Man is not made for defeat.
Ernest Hemingway
I am asking all Americans, Republicans, Independents and Democrats, to join us in our campaign to defeat the corrupt establishment and give our government back to the people. It’s going to happen.
Donald Trump
Thanos is undoubtedly the most powerful entity and villain the world has ever seen – he is virtually indestructible. Imagine a villain so menacing that all the Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy, and their allies have to come together in a hope to defeat this one guy; such characters come to you once in a lifetime!
Rana Daggubati
You can’t ultimately dodge defeat by winning close elections.
Bill James
When we uncovered the Hinkley case, there were so many other cases like it, and they’re just catching up. And we’re just starting to see the damage. I was hoping by now there would be more transparency and less defeat and cover-up. I haven’t seen much of that change.
Erin Brockovich
I will take a backseat to no one in keeping America safe. I have a very clear set of proposals about how we defeat ISIS.
Hillary Clinton
Often we want people to pray for us and help us, but we always defeat our object when we look too much to them and lean upon them. The true secret of union is for both to look upon God, and in the act of looking past themselves to Him they are unconsciously united.
A. B. Simpson
Life can’t ever really defeat a writer who is in love with writing, for life itself is a writer’s lover until death – fascinating, cruel, lavish, warm, cold, treacherous, constant.
Edna Ferber
Women are never so strong as after their defeat.
Alexandre Dumas
The average GOP presidential vote in these last five elections was 44.5 percent. In the last three, it was 48.1 percent. Give Romney an extra point for voter disillusionment with Obama, and a half-point for being better financed than his predecessors. It still strikes me as a path to narrow defeat.
Bill Kristol
Despair, when not the response to absolute physical and moral defeat is, like war, the failure of imagination.
Adrienne Rich
New York is not a city to return to in defeat.
Moss Hart
My deepest apologies to all of our friends, fans and people who have worked on and supported us being a part of this festival, we are sorry for these awful circumstances and you can be certain this will not defeat us.
Blake Judd
we can not prepare for defeat and expect to live a life in Victory.
Joel Osteen
When you become successful and a depression or any other unfavorable circumstance arises which causes you a loss or defeat, act on the self-motivator: Success is achieved by those who try and maintained by those who keep trying with a positive mental attitude. This is the way to avoid being crushed.
W. Clement Stone
The fight ended. For both was victory. For both there was defeat.
Anna Wickham
Osama bin Laden has managed to replace fear of God and adherence to the Quran with his philosophy of jihad above all else. What’s behind that facade is the true philosophical intentions of al Qaeda: the establishment of a new Islamic caliphate that will defeat democracy as the greater of the two political orders.
Malcolm Nance
Business is war! Its leaders are strategic commanders, who boldly snatch victory from the jaws of defeat – and who perform other acts of derring-do. This kind of talk sounds great in the boardroom, and, for that matter, in the bookstore, where dozens of authors counsel would-be corporate warriors.
Nathan Myhrvold
Non-violence has suffered its biggest defeat in the hands of people who most want to talk about it.
Cesar Chavez
You may defeat me in a final vote, but you’ll never get me to quit.
Brett Kavanaugh
By night, Love, tie your heart to mine, and the two together in their sleep will defeat the darkness
Pablo Neruda
There is something solid and doughty in the man that can rise from defeat, the stuff of which victories are made in due time, when we are able to choose our position better, and the sun is at our back.
James Russell Lowell
I respect and value the ideals of rugged individualism and self-reliance. But rugged individualism didn’t defeat the British, it didn’t get us to the moon, build our nation’s highways, or map the human genome. We did that together. This is the high call of patriotism.
Cory Booker
It’s my belief that when you’re dealing with the supernatural, the supernatural still has to trump we mortals, it still has to be more powerful than we are. You can’t really defeat it. You can live to fight another day but it’s very rare that a human being can actually destroy a supernatural force.
Frank Spotnitz
Shared victory is a double victory, shared defeat is half-defeat.
John Kessel
Defeat in itself was part and parcel of the great gambling game of politics. A man who could not accept it and try again was not of the stuff of which leaders are made.
Agnes Sligh Turnbull
Nothing was easy, and sometimes she failed, and sometimes she thought that the fairy stories were right, that there must indeed be easier ways of living happily ever after; but defeat is a poor ending to any tale, so she kept trying.
Sonya Hartnett
The point of my stories was not to defeat Trump. The point was to tell readers the facts about this man running for president. How reliable was he at keeping promises? How much moral responsibility did he feel to help those less fortunate than he? By the end of the election, I felt I’d done my job.
David Fahrenthold
As a nation we should commit ourselves not only to the fight against terrorism, but to economic justice, defeat of the AIDS epidemic and vestiges of discriminatory policies of all kinds.
Charles Rangel
The mountain remains unmoved at its seeming defeat by the mist.
Rabindranath Tagore
If the war has faded into history, democracy’s defeat in Vietnam has left deep marks in the consciousness of both nations.
Nguyen Cao Ky
Trying to outsmart a compiler defeats much of the purpose of using one.
Brian Kernighan
Even though you can’t expect to defeat the absurdity of the world, you must make the attempt. That’s morality, that’s religion, that’s art, that’s life.
Phil Ochs
I’ve been through the highs and lows. I know what it’s like to taste defeat and it’s not nice.
Carl Froch
I can remember certain Manchester United defeats the way most people remember family bereavements or great political events. The four-nil drubbing by Barcelona, the failure to score against West Ham, the New Year’s Day calamity at home to Spurs, the mauling by Middlesborough.
Tom Dunne
The best argument is an undeniably good book.
Saul Bellow
Defeat is for those who, despite their fears, live with enthusiasm and faith.
Paulo Coelho
Otherwise, we will not be able to defeat the U.S. imperialists who boast of their technological superiority.
Kim Il-sung
Woe to the conquered.
The DMK has been unable to defeat me.
J. Jayalalithaa
A victor only breeds hatred, while a defeated man lives in misery, but a man at peace within lives happily, abandoning up ideas of victory and defeat.
Gautama Buddha
I renew my call for the occupier (the United States) to leave our land. The departure of the occupier will mean stability for Iraq, victory for Islam and peace and defeat for terrorism and infidels.
Muqtada al Sadr
We’re going to achieve our goal. We are going to degrade and ultimately defeat ISIL.
Barack Obama
Nothing is so secure as that money will not defeat it.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
When a great team loses through complacency, it will constantly search for new and more intricate explanations to explain away defeat.
Pat Riley
If you can accept defeat and open your pay envelope without feeling guilty, you’re stealing.
George Allen
Some defeats are only installments to victory.
Jacob August Riis
The loss of national identity is the greatest defeat a nation can know, and it is inevitable under the contemporary form of colonization.
Slobodan Milosević
She was struggling, as she always had struggled, not to show what she could do but to hide what she couldn’t do. A life made up of advances that were actually frantic retreats and victories that were concealed defeats.
Bernhard Schlink
We cannot tell anything about what [Donald Trump] is going to do, but if, let’s say if he is going to fight the terrorists, of course we are going to be ally, natural ally in that regard with the Russian, with the Iranian, with many other countries who wanted to defeat the terrorists.
Bashar al-Assad
The Biden administration seems so intent on proving Trump wrong they are going to prove him right at the sake of national security, literally snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.
John Ratcliffe
Yes, this is life; and everywhere we meet,
Not victor crowns, but wailings of defeat.
Elizabeth Oakes Smith
Victory has a hundred fathers but defeat is an orphan.
Galeazzo Ciano
Of course advertising creates wants. Of course it makes people discontented, dissatisfied. Satisfaction with things as they are would defeat the American Dream.
Bernice Fitz-Gibbon
When you’re doing a deal with someone in the southern Sahara, it’s a very different way of doing business than in London. You can’t sign them in the usual way because they’d end up getting ripped off, which would defeat the object of setting up a label like this.
Damon Albarn
If Koboi defeats and presumably murders us both then you can consider the debt null and void.
Eoin Colfer
Those who defeat others are strong, those who defeat themselves are mighty.
It is through the dispositions of an army that its condition may be discovered. Conceal your dispositions, and your condition will remain secret, which leads to victory,; show your dispositions, and your condition will become patent, which leads to defeat.
Sun Tzu
Art is only a means to life, to the life more abundant. It is not in itself the life more abundant. It merely points the way, something which is overlooked not only by the public, but very often by the artist himself. In becoming an end it defeats itself.
Henry Miller
That gut-wrenching feeling of defeat I can still feel today. Losing and God are the two things that I fear. I fear no man
Joe Calzaghe
You’re a star — and so am I. I’m a genius — and so are you.
Your success encourages my brilliance, and my charisma enhances your power.
Your victory doesn’t require my defeat, and vice versa.
Rob Brezsny
The victory always has a lot of parents but the defeat is always an orphan.
Honore de Balzac
Over the years, I have seen too many politicians ruin their careers because they could not accept defeat graciously.
Jean Chretien
It is always easier to accept defeat when you were the weaker team.
Mats Hummels
Writing about my life was a 13-year process where I had to face my demons as I wrote and take the time to understand them, then defeat them.
Dominique Jackson
To maintain the ability to admit and grow from our mistakes rather than let them defeat us represents best the inner strength of a people.
Haki R. Madhubuti
Churchill the right-winger has been elevated to a status where you can’t criticise him. People from the time remember him as an imperialist, a hard-right politician, very instrumental in the oppression of Ireland and the attempt to defeat the general strike.
Ken Loach
The only way to defeat evil is by taking advantage of our freedoms.
Taya Kyle
And the mystery knight should defeat all challengers and name the wolf maid the queen of love and beauty.
George R. R. Martin
Nobody has to tell me that this is a serious business. I’m not fighting one man. I’m fighting a lot of men, showing a lot of ’em, here is one man they couldn’t defeat, couldn’t conquer. My mission is to bring freedom to 30m black people
Muhammad Ali
I have the kind of personality that I always look ahead than look at what’s happened. It does help a lot, especially when you’ve done badly or you’ve failed. It’s instinctive of me that I look at what’s next, I look ahead a lot, and start preparing for that, in victory and in defeat.
Rahul Dravid
Experience teaches that when the will and imagination are in conflict, the imagination usually wins. What we imagine may defeat our reason and make us slaves to what we taste, see, hear, smell, and feel in the mind’s eye. The body is indeed the servant of the mind.
Joseph B. Wirthlin
some of us have so much defeat in our past that we feel we lost the race before we knew it started.
Beth Moore
I’ve learned that something constructive comes from every defeat.
Tom Landry
[Napoleon deployed] every available resource to inflict all-out defeats on [his] enemies.
Steven Pinker
Failure is a disappointment, but not defeat.
Jeanne Robertson
We must choose. Be a child of the past with all its crudities and imperfections, its failures and defeats, or a child of the future, the future of symmetry and ultimate success.
Frances E. Willard
The Republicans know very well how to lose, and they know how to be very civil in defeat.
Rush Limbaugh
Danger is a good teacher, and makes apt scholars. So are disgrace, defeat, exposure to immediate scorn and laughter. There is no opportunity in such cases for self-delusion, no idling time away, no being off your guard (or you must take the consequences) – neither is there any room for humour or caprice or prejudice.
William Hazlitt
On a daily basis, I think it’s really important to be conscious of gender-based discrimination – which presents in sometimes more, but often less, obvious forms – and do everything possible to defeat that discrimination.
Cory Booker
Defeat? I do not recognize the meaning of the word.
Margaret Thatcher
Sun Tzu’s ideas as expressed above had a profound effect on Ho Chi Minh, who sought to defeat both the French and the Americans without recourse to violence – or at least to conventional battle tactics.
William J. Duiker
You don’t defeat a terrorist network that operates in eighty countries by occupying Iraq.
Barack Obama
Some people take defeat and losses a certain way. You see how some fighters take losses.
Conor McGregor
A good coach must celebrate in private. He cannot gloat to the press after a victory or criticize heavily after defeat… His game is of such motivation and strategy that only a few people understand his craft.
Bill Bradley
There is nothing more certain than the defeat of the man who gives up.
George A. Sheehan
Only god can defeat or destroy.
Bappi Lahiri
We have beaten the living, but we cannot fight the dead.
Woodrow Wilson
At Rangers you are never more than 2 defeats away from a crisis!
Walter Smith
Insomniacs tend to fall into two general categories – those who give up and those who don’t. I don’t. I refuse to admit defeat by turning on the light. I will not try to read or watch a movie, thank you. Productivity is a crutch of the weak.
Sloane Crosley
Christians know how to face difficulties, trials and defeat with serenity and hope in the Lord.
Pope Francis
Defeat ends when we launch into another battle. Failure has no end: it is a lifetime choice.
Paulo Coelho
The love of conflict is most evident when opposing forces join sides to defeat the peacemaker.
Criss Jami
A wise man fights to win, but he is twice a fool who has no plan for possible defeat.
Louis L’Amour
[Dissidents] groups would benefit enormously from learning about Ho Chi Minh’s ideas on how to defeat a more popular enemy.
William J. Duiker
We all know them — the unstructured person whose every action seems aimless and the totally organized person whose every action defeats some purpose.
Robert Breault
No human being, or party can defeat me.
Bappi Lahiri
I do take defeats well. However, I don’t just leave them at that. I take time to analyze why I was defeated and make sure I don’t make the same mistakes again. I think it is important to learn from one’s mistakes.
Thirst for victory leads to defeat; not tiring of defeat leads to victory.
Yamaoka Tesshu
Doughboy,” I said. “What is this scroll?” “A spell lost in time!” he pronounced. “Ancient words of tremendous power!” “Well?” I demanded. “Does it tell how to defeat Set?” “Better! The title reads: The Book of Summoning Fruit Bats!
Rick Riordan
We will always be strong together because we know love has the power to defeat hate every time.
John Bel Edwards
If we want to be able to move through the difficult disappointments, the hurt feelings, and the heartbreaks that are inevitable in a fully lived life, we can’t equate defeat with being unworthy of love, belonging and joy. If we do, we’ll never show up and try again.
BrenГ© Brown
In high school I would use that total defeat that I felt in any type of mistake to go to the gym. That’s what made me such a hard worker.
Grayson Allen
My wife and I were both very engaged in trying to defeat Trump. We knocked on doors in three states.
J. B. Pritzker
Our armies were in as much chaos in victory as theirs in defeat.
Jefferson Davis
I can’t understand people calling themselves religious and being hateful. If a preacher is preaching hate, to fear God that’s not religion, that’s not helping humanity, that’s organizing an army to defeat somebody.
Mojo Nixon
The more you talk about negative things in your life, the more you call them in. Speak victory not defeat.
Joel Osteen
The great mistake is to anticipate the outcome of the engagement; you ought not to be thinking of whether it ends in victory or defeat. Let nature take its course, and your tools will strike at the right moment.
Bruce Lee
This is the absolute truth: and on this truth our tactics must be based. All tactics that are not based on this are false, and lead the proletariat to terrible defeat.
Herman Gorter
I always feel that there are no final victories and no final defeats. But it’s true that America is in a hole right now. There are a lot of dead fish in the water.
John Sayles
Don’t be afraid to admit defeat. Learn from defeat. Do over again more thoroughly, more carefully, and more systematically what you have done badly.
Vladimir Lenin
As a Southerner I would have to say that one of the main importances of the War is that Southerners have a sense of defeat which none of the rest of the country has.
Shelby Foote
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.
Kim Jong-un
We are not retreating – we are advancing in another direction.
Douglas MacArthur
I think we need to go after Baghdadi, as well, make that one of our organizing principles. Because we’ve got to defeat ISIS, and we’ve got to do everything we can to disrupt their propaganda efforts online.
Hillary Clinton
You don’t have to fear defeat if you believe it may reveal powers that you didn’t know you possessed.
Napoleon Hill
If the thing you wish to do is right, and YOU BELIEVE IN IT, go ahead and do it! Put your dreams across, and never mind what ‘they’ say if you meet with temporary defeat, for ‘they’ perhaps, do not know that every failure brings with it the seed of an equivalent success.
Napoleon Hill
What is a defeat? It is just a good opportunity to make a new start, nothing else! Defeat is by no means a tragedy, but to consider it as a tragedy is in fact the greatest tragedy! In your every defeat, you must know that the paths of the victory never disappear; try those roads again!
Mehmet Murat Ildan
Defeat is only a defeat when we don’t learn anything.
Renan Barao
Perhaps we clutch at life only when we have never lived or trusted it. Then death seems the last and greatest defeat, the end of something never felt.
Dorothy Gilman
History by apprising them [the people] of the past will enable them to judge of the future. . . . It will qualify them as judges of the actions and designs of men: it will enable them to know ambition under every disguise it may assume; and knowing it, to defeat its views.
Thomas Jefferson
Resort to force in the Great War (I) failed to bring tranquillity. Victory and defeat alike were sterile. That lesson the world should have learned.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Basically, at the very bottom of life, which seduces us all, there is only absurdity, and more absurdity. And maybe that’s what gives us our joy for living, because the only thing that can defeat absurdity is lucidity.
Albert Camus
Aiki is not a technique to fight with or defeat an enemy. It is the way to reconcile the world and make human beings one family.
Morihei Ueshiba
Sometimes in a defeat, you can set the stage for future victory. I wanted them to feel good about what they had accomplished. Not to like losing, but to like the success that they had.
Mike Krzyzewski
Any forces that would impose their will on other nations will certainly face defeat.
Vo Nguyen Giap
Whatever is in me is stronger than what is out there to defeat me.
Caroline Myss
Human nature is the same everywhere; it deifies success, it has nothing but scorn for defeat.
Mark Twain
Greatest victory which we desire, is to defeat truth and Lo! Truth is undefeated
Aftab Alam
If a victory is told in detail, one can no longer distinguish it from a defeat.
Jean-Paul Sartre
It is worthy to note, that the early popularity of Washington was not the result of brilliant achievement nor signal success; on the contrary, it rose among trials and reverses, and may almost be said to have been the fruit of defeat.
Washington Irving
If we want to defeat Hillary Clinton and have a chance to change the trajectory of our country, we need to unite behind the Republican ticket this November.
Ron DeSantis
The opponents of perestroika had suffered a defeat, and then they organized the coup.
Mikhail Gorbachev
Sometimes, a defeat can be more beautiful and satisfying than certain victories. The English have a point in insisting that it matters not who won or lost, but how you played the game.
Arthur Ashe
One man alone can’t defeat the forces of evil, but many good people coming together can.
Harold S. Kushner
Joy and growth come from following our deepest impulses, however foolish they may seem to some, or dangerous, and even though the apparent outcome may be defeat.
A. J. Muste
I guess we’d better start getting used to the consequences and permit the American liberals to squeak and squeal us to ultimate defeat.
Marcus Luttrell
If I don’t believe I’m the guy that’s going to help defeat Cuomo, then I won’t go forward.
Chris Gibson
Every failure is a blessing in disguise, providing it teaches some needed lesson one could not have learned without it. Most so-called Failures are only temporary defeats.
Napoleon Hill
We are not putting ground troops into Iraq ever again. And we’re not putting ground troops into Syria. We’re going to defeat ISIS without committing American ground troops.
Hillary Clinton
The allies we gain by victory will turn against us upon the bare whisper of our defeat.
Napoleon Bonaparte
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.
Gerald R. Ford
The world has no room for cowards. We must all be ready somehow to toil, to suffer, to die.
Robert Louis Stevenson
There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.
Colin Powell
In the end, no single group will mean defeat for the Democrat and victory for the Republican in 2016. But President Obama’s troubling legacy – a weakened coalition and growing ranks of alienated white voters – could mean a serious post-presidential hangover for Democrats.
Byron York
The English are loth to express their feelings, but in my stall in the choir I could feel the pent-up, passionate emotion, and also the fear of the congregation, not of death or wounds or material loss, but of defeat and the final ruin of Britain.
Winston Churchill
We may encounter many defeats, but we must not be defeated. It may even be necessary to encounter the defeat, so that we can know who we are.
Maya Angelou
It is not the critic who counts…The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena.
Theodore Roosevelt
There is only one man in this election who has ever really fought for you – in places where winning means survival and defeat means death – and that man is John McCain
Sarah Palin
Waitress: “And to drink?” Artemis: “Spring water. Irish, if you have it. And no ice, please. As your ice is no doubt made from tap water, which rather defeats the purpose of spring water.
Eoin Colfer
No man is defeated without until he has first been defeated within.
Eleanor Roosevelt
The only world in which “defeat” exists as a reality is the one darkened by the false idea that what may have happened to us a moment ago is the same as what’s possible for us to achieve now.
Guy Finley
Arguments cannot be answered by personal abuse; there is no logic in slander, and falsehood, in the long run, defeats itself.
Robert Green Ingersoll
We cannot shun our values as an immigrant nation. This is a wrong path. And while possibly it is a short-term political victory based on division and based on creating a wedge issue that splits people in this country, it is a long-term defeat for this Nation.
Raul Grijalva
If one thinks only of winning, a sordid victory will be worse than a defeat. For the most part, it becomes a squalid defeat.
Yamamoto Tsunetomo
As the game enters its glorious final weeks, the chill of fall signals the reality of defeat for all but one team. The fields of play will turn brown and harden, the snow will fall, but in the heart of the fan sprouts a sprig of green.
John Thorn
If Satan can defeat you in your thoughts then he can defeat you anywhere else as well.
Joyce Meyer
When defeat is inevitable, it is wisest to yield.
Desert Storm was a war which involved the massive use of air power and a victory achieved by the U.S. and multinational air force units. It was also the first war in history in which air power was used to defeat ground forces.
Merrill McPeak
It is defeat that turns bone to flint, gristle to muscle, and makes men invincible.
Henry Ward Beecher
We experience problem-solving sessions as war zones, we view competing ideas as enemies, and we use problems as weapons to blame and defeat opposition forces. No wonder we can’t come up with real lasting solutions!
Margaret J. Wheatley
Europe, the U.S., and their allies can defeat the terrorists of Islamic State, or ISIS. The first step is making the decision to fight back. The next step is understanding that drones and standoff missiles will not be enough. Ground troops will be needed.
Naftali Bennett
To label any subject unsuitable for comedy is to admit defeat.
Peter Sellers
The Master of Lifes been good to me. He has given me strength to face past illnesses, and victory in the face of defeat. He has given me life and joy where other saw oblivion. He Has given new purpose to live for, new services to render and old wounds to heal.
Life and love go on, let the music play.
Johnny Cash
In the early 2009, a campaign plan developed by Petraeus and General McChrystal to defeat the Taliban, they required a minimum force of 40,000. President Obama rejected that recommendation and provided 25 percent less. He also decided he would pull the force out in 12 to 15 months.
Jack Keane
It is tough for an actress to raise her voice on sexual harassment because the chances are they will question your character, they will ruin your career, and they will defeat you in the power game. So one has to be very strong to fight against these white-collar mafias.
Shilpa Shinde
I think if we want to defeat terrorism, I think if we truly are sincere about defeating terrorism, we need to quit arming the allies of ISIS. If we want to defeat terrorism, the boots on the ground – the boots on the ground need to be Arab boots on the ground.
Rand Paul
I always disagree, however, when people end up saying that we can only combat Communism, Fascism or what not if we develop an equal fanaticism. It appears to me that one defeats the fanatic precisely by not being a fanatic oneself, but on the contrary by using one’s intelligence.
George Orwell
I think we defeat terrorism by showing them that we do not fear them.
Rand Paul
I prefer a dirty victory to a noble defeat.
Steve Inskeep
Mix me with violence, blend me with peace,
Combine me with hate, and I can’t face defeat.
Puff Daddy
Defeat has its lessons as well as victory.
Pat Buchanan
Our allies in the Middle East know that the Islamic State is their fight – and they have asked for very specific things to help push back against ISIL.We must give our allies the help they need to confront and defeat this evil.
Carly Fiorina
I am sure that if every leader who goes into battle will promise himself that he will come out either a conqueror or a corpse, he is sure to win. There is no doubt of that. Defeat is not due to losses but to the destruction of the Soul of the leaders-the ‘live to fight another day’ doctrine.
George S. Patton
Every life viewed from the inside is a series of defeats.
George Orwell
From a position of this sort, if the enemy is unprepared, you may sally forth and defeat him. But if the enemy is prepared for your coming, and you fail to defeat him, then, return being impossible, disaster will ensue.
Sun Tzu
An army without culture is a dull-witted army, and a dull-witted army cannot defeat the enemy.
Mao Zedong
Walk a single path, become neither cocky with victory nor broken with defeat.
Kano Jigoro
In every adversity there lies the seed of an equivalent advantage. In every defeat is a lesson showing you how to win the victory next time.
Robert Collier
No one ever is defeated until defeat has been accepted as a reality.
Napoleon Hill
In a campaign against more than one state or army, it is more fruitful to concentrate first against the weaker partner than to attempt the overthrow of the stronger in the belief that the latter’s defeat will automatically involve the collapse of the others.
B. H. Liddell Hart
We may infer from any defeat of ours that it is due either to lack of faith or failure to obey. No other reason can suffice.
Watchman Nee
Life is also a mixture of unsolved problems, ambiguous victories and vague defeats-with very few moments of clear peace.
Hugh Prather
Winners don’t believe in fate like others do. They simply cannot accept defeat.
David Silva
I am not surprised that this is a longer bit of work than many of us would have hoped. It is not where any of us would have hoped it is. And I think we need to give credit to the Republicans in Congress who have done everything they can to defeat every jobs bill and slow down the economy.
Martin O’Malley
The Soviet Union was a very useful ally in the defeat of Nazi Germany.
Oliver Tambo
Only as a grand gesture of defeat will men creep into the arms of the state and seek refuge in its power rather than their own courage.
Henry Wriston
To conquer the command in the air means victory; to be beaten in the air means defeat.
Giulio Douhet
There’s a great feeling when you look in someone’s eyes and they have that ‘look of defeat,’ and that’s what I’m looking for, and that’s my game plan.
Baron Corbin
Obstacles are necessary for success because in selling, as in all careers of importance, victory comes only after many struggles and countless defeats.
Og Mandino
We are going to be able to defeat ISIS on the ground there, as well as in this world, because of the Muslim Americans in our country and throughout the world who understand that this brutal and barbaric group is perverting the name of a great world religion.
Martin O’Malley
This policy of containment is not a winning strategy. We need a policy to defeat and destroy ISIS once and for all.
Michael McCaul
Bravery despite defeat is praiseworthy. Victory despite cowardice is beyond praise.
Mason Cooley
No matter how hard the loss, defeat might serve as well as victory to shake the soul and let the glory out.
Al Gore
In formal logic, a contradiction is the signal of defeat, but in the evolution of real knowledge it marks the first step in progress toward a victory.
Alfred North Whitehead
Wherever the ignorant triumphs, over there the greatest defeats are on the way!
Mehmet Murat Ildan
It is impossible to defeat an ignorant man in argument.
William Gibbs McAdoo
Champagne! In victory, one deserves it; in defeat one needs it.
Napoleon Bonaparte
The worst of all outcomes is that the Sandinistas will defeat the democratic fighters, and consequently they would have it all their way.
Terry Sanford
If you try to improve the performance of a system of people, machines, and procedures by setting numerical goals for the improvement of individual parts of the system, the system will defeat your efforts and you will pay a price where you least expect it.
Myron Tribus
To a large degree, since the beginning of time, charisma or the lack of it has impacted upon those in quest of acclaim. As media expands, this has become ever more vital. Thus, demeanor if unappealing, can defeat one’s likelihood of success, causing the death of prospects whilst they are still embryonic.
John Donne
The ‘morality of compromise’ sounds contradictory. Compromise is usually a sign of weakness, or an admission of defeat. Strong men don’t compromise, it is said, and principles should never be compromised.
Andrew Carnegie
When satan wants you to cry and you laugh, you defeat him
T. B. Joshua
In my world, the hero always defeats the villain, the boy always gets the girl, and cancer is no more.
Laura Ziskin
I did not believe I was superior to him. Perhaps the chief reason for his defeat was the overestimation of his own powers arising out of his overwhelming victory in New York, 1927, and his underestimation of mine.
Alexander Alekhine
In his big victory speech last night, Senator Kerry said that he wanted to defeat George Bush and the ‘economy of privilege.’ Then he hugged his wife, Teresa, heir to the multi-million dollar Heinz food fortune.
Jay Leno
As a writer, I must be free to say what is in all the diversity I can command. I regret the distorting prejudices that surround me, whether they affect homosexuals or men or the physically handicapped and I can’t alone defeat them. They will not defeat me, either as a lesbian or a writer.
Jane Rule
It is not the critic who counts
Theodore Roosevelt
There are some defeats more triumphant than victories.
Michel de Montaigne
Criticism and pessimism destroy families, undermine institutions of all kinds, defeat nearly everyone, and spread a shroud of gloom over entire nations.
Gordon B. Hinckley
I am powered by the defeat in Sochi, as I am by all my defeats.
Elana Meyers
Sometimes the monsters are real, Anita. Sometimes they’re real and the only way to defeat them is to be the bigger monster.’ – Chang Bibi to Anita
Laurell K. Hamilton
We will direct every resource at our command – every means of diplomacy, every tool of intelligence, every instrument of law enforcement, every financial influence, and every necessary weapon of war – to the destruction and to the defeat of the global terror network.
George W. Bush
Defeat is worse than death because you live with defeat.
Bill Musselman
My core goal is to dismantle, defeat, destroy al Qaeda and its allies that killed Americans and are still plotting to go kill Americans.
Barack Obama
The will of God, to which the law gives expression, is that men should defeat their enemies by loving them.
Dietrich Bonhoeffer
A failure often does not have to be a failure at all. However, you have to be ready for it-will you admit when things go wrong? Will you take steps to set them right?-because the difference between triumph and defeat, you’ll find, isn’t about willingness to take risks. It’s about mastery of rescue.
Atul Gawande
To recommend that women become identical to men, would be simple reversal, and would defeat the whole point of androgyny, and for that matter, feminism: in both, the whole point is choice.
Carolyn Heilbrun
Exile, for no other motive than ease, would be the last defeat, with no seed of future victory in it.
Lois McMaster Bujold
I would be going until I went over the bounds of reality and was then caught up in a profound wish to be dead without having to go through the shaming defeat of suicide.
Joshua Logan
Peace is in the grave. The grave hides all things beautiful and good. I am a God and cannot find it there, Nor would I seek it; for, though dread revenge, This is defeat, fierce king, not victory.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
When one is trying to do something beyond his known powers it is useless to seek the approval of friends. Friends are at their best in moments of defeat.
Henry Miller
In the 46-48 kg. category, I know every boxer, and I defeat them whenever I fight them.
Mary Kom
It is better to try something and fail than to try nothing and succeed. The result may be the same, but you won’t be. We always grow more through defeats than victories.
Soren Kierkegaard
Tell Greece that her spring has been taken out of her year.
While a defeat for Obamacare in the Court would be nice, the defeat of President Obama at the polls on November 6 is crucial. If electoral victory is achieved, Obamacare can and will be repealed – and more judges of a constitutionalist persuasion will be appointed by the next president.
William Kristol
Every action we take, everything we do, is either a victory or defeat in the struggle to become what we want to be.
Ninon de L’Enclos
For winners, losing inspires them. For losers, losing defeats them.
Robert Kiyosaki
We need a president who stands up, number one, and says, we will defeat ISIS. And number two, says the greatest national security threat facing America is a nuclear Iran.
Ted Cruz
I know people who grow old and bitter. I want to keep making a fresh start. I don’t want them to defeat me. That would be suicidal.
Robert Wyatt
To be human is to be challenged to be more divine. Not even to try to meet such a challenge is the biggest defeat imaginable.
Maya Angelou
My greatest point is my persistence. I never give up in a match. However down I am, I fight until the last ball. My list of matches shows that I have turned a great many so-called irretrievable defeats into victories.
Bjorn Borg
The concern is that Iraq could actually ultimately defeat ISIS, but Iran will have taken over the country, because it will be their military, their boots on the ground controlling the ground.
John Barrasso
It takes more strength to cry, admit defeat. I have truth on my side, you only have deceit.
Madonna Ciccone
I remember every defeat I suffered as an amateur. They were rare enough to be burned into my brain, and that’s why I can’t bear the thought of losing.
Joe Calzaghe
Australian troops had, at Milne Bay, inflicted on the Japanese their first undoubted defeat on land. Some of us may forget that, of all the allies, it was the Australians who first broke the invincibility of the Japanese army.
William Slim, 1st Viscount Slim
Saudi Arabia has said that if the US-led coalition against Daesh is prepared to engage in ground operations, we will be prepared to participate with special forces. The Russians say their objective is to defeat Daesh, too. If the deployment of ground troops helps in the fight against Daesh, why is that World War III?
Adel al-Jubeir
It is always a temptation to a rich and lazy nation,
To puff and look important and to say:-
‘Though we know we should defeat you,
we have not the time to meet you,
We will therefore pay you cash to go away.’
Rudyard Kipling
The stories of the first refugees that I ever came across in literature – that lots of people ever came across – were in ‘The Iliad’: the escape of Aeneas with his father on his back, the Trojans, from their burning city, and the defeat of their kingdom and what they had to do to try and find safety.
Vanessa Redgrave
Whenever we need to make a very important decision it is best to trust our instincts, because reason usually tries to remove us from our dream, saying that the time is not yet right. Reason is afraid of defeat, but intuition enjoys life and its challenges.
Paulo Coelho
There is no failure except in no longer trying.
Chris Bradford
Only air power can defeat air power. The actual elimination or even stalemating of an attacking air force can be achieved only by a superior air force.
Alexander P. de Seversky
100 political parties put together can never defeat the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, come 2015 presidential election.
Patience Jonathan
Standardization of our educational systems [which includes testing]is apt to stamp out individualism and defeat the very ends of education by leveling the product down rather than up.
Harvey Cushing
Defeat the enemies strategy.
Sun Tzu
Join us in the fight to defeat the Washington machine. It’s fun and easy to get started. You can make a difference and change the direction of our country! Join today.
Rand Paul
Following Greece’s defeat at the hands of Turkey in 1897, Greece’s fiscal house was entrusted to a Control Commission. During the 20th century, the drachma was one of the world’s worst currencies. It recorded the world’s sixth highest hyperinflation. In October 1944, Greece’s monthly inflation rate hit 13,800%.
Steve Hanke
Sometimes in a defeat, you can set the stage for future victory.
Mike Krzyzewski
My job is to defeat the guy in front of me, do it until he quits, and then wait for them to send in the next guy.
Ndamukong Suh
I don’t play against any team in particular. I play to fight against defeat.
Eric Cantona
To fight the Empire is to be infected by its derangement…. Whoever defeats the Empire becomes the Empire; it proliferates like a virus.
Philip K. Dick
Let your tears roll tonight, but tomorrow you will start the battle again. What defeats us, always, is just our own sorrow.
Amin Maalouf
As you will recall, soon after the 9/11 attacks, an international coalition led by the United States conducted an impressive campaign to defeat the Taliban, al Qaeda, and other associated extremist groups in Afghanistan.
David Petraeus
How can one call that a defeat? There is no such thing.
Walter Russell
I take UKIP very seriously. The truth is that UKIP presents an electoral challenge to all political parties. The way to defeat UKIP is not to be a better UKIP but to be a better Labour Party.
Douglas Alexander
Besides the practical knowledge which defeat offers, there are important personality profits to be taken.
William Moulton Marston
Defeating ISIS. If we do not defeat them abroad, we will be facing more and more of a threat at home. This does not require an occupation or an enduring ground operation.
Lee Zeldin
I feel that no one should be ashamed or have fear or doubt within themselves when they speak about the roots or Africa wherein I and I originate from. It’s like an individual who tries to disown himself, and to me, it is a form of defeat by disowning yourself.
Burning Spear
The defeats and victories of the fellows at the top aren’t always defeats and victories for the fellows at the bottom.
Bertolt Brecht
Divorce is an embarrassing public admission of defeat.
Tracy Letts
We will oppose and resist tyranny as we will defeat evil.
John R. Allen
Excesses accomplish nothing. Disorder immediately defeats itself.
Woodrow Wilson
If you can accept losing, you can’t win.
Vince Lombardi
I am someone who will rise to an occasion like that. Other occasions can defeat me.
Carrie Fisher
Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure… than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.
Theodore Roosevelt
Wanna move out the hood and defeat that cancer
I ask how she stay on her feet like dancers
How she keep on adding paint to a life-size canvas.
Lil B
Our priority in Syria, really hasn’t changed. I think the President Donald Trump has been quite clear. First and foremost, we must defeat ISIS.
Rex W. Tillerson
When I was director of public prosecutions, from 2008 to 2013, I had a first-rate counter-terrorism team, who worked closely with the police and the security and intelligence services to defeat and disrupt terrorism.
Keir Starmer
Trials, obstacles, difficulties and sometimes defeats, are the very food of faith.
George Muller
We cannot accept in victory what we would not accept in defeat.
Dick Bennett
Our country doesn’t win anymore. We don’t win on trade. We don’t win on the military. We can’t defeat ISIS. We’re not taking care of our great people, the veterans. We’re not taking care of them.
Donald Trump
I tried to contribute to the defeat of the Soviets. If I contributed 1%, it is 1% of something enormous.
Edward Teller
If there is any single factor that makes for success in living, it is the ability to draw dividends from defeat.
William Moulton Marston
The heart set to do the Father’s will need never fear defeat. His promises of guidance may be fully counted upon. Does it make sense to believe that the Shepherd would care less about getting His sheep where He wants them to go than they care about getting there?
Elisabeth Elliot
A single smile of man is a thousand defeat of the devil!
Mehmet Murat Ildan
The cross guarantees that even in your darkest moment God will never turn in disgust and walk away. There is no rebellion, no weakness, no foolishness, no evil of heart that the cross can’t defeat and grace can’t transform.
Paul David Tripp
Well, it is all over now. The battle is lost, and many of us are prisoners, many are dead, many wounded, bleeding and dying. Your Soldier lives and mourns and but for you, my darling, he would rather, a million times rather, be back there with his dead, to sleep for all time in an unknown grave.
George Pickett
Chaos is found in greatest abundance wherever order is being sought. It always defeats order, because it is better organized.
Terry Pratchett
Defeat anger, stop using it as a shield against truth, and you will find the compassion you need to forgive the people you love.
Glenn Beck
The most effective way to defeat patriarchy is to defy and disown its self-legitimating narrative.
John Lamb Lash
Man is in fact nailed down – like Christ on the Cross – to a grid of paradoxes. He balances between the torment of not knowing his mission and the joy of carrying it out, between nothingness and meaningfulness. And like Christ, he is in fact victorious by virtue of his defeats.
Vaclav Havel
It is a symbol evoking a reality that touches the depths of the person … the light of goodness that vanquishes evil, of love that overcomes hatred, of life that defeats death.
Pope Benedict XVI
Having western, Russian or Iranian forces providing the ground defeat of Isis would certainly work militarily, but would be the least attractive option as it might help reinforce the Isis myth.
Crispin Blunt
In any form of art designed to appeal to large numbers of people,…[t]he rich man is usually ‘bad’, and his machinations are invariably frustrated.:; ‘Good poor man defeats bad rich man’ is an accepted formula.
George Orwell
I will live this day as if it is my last. …I will waste not a moment mourning yesterday’s misfortunes, Yesterday’s defeats, yesterday’s aches of the heart, for why should I throw good after bad?
Og Mandino
Defeat is simply a signal to press onward.
Helen Keller
I have always felt that although someone may defeat me, and I strike out in a ball game, the pitcher on the particular day was the best player. But I know when I see him again, I’m going to be ready for his curve ball. Failure is a part of success.
Hank Aaron
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.
Tony Blair
Our defeat was always implicit in the victory of others; our wealth has always generated our poverty by nourishing the prosperity of others – the empires and their native overseers. In the colonial and neocolonial alchemy, gold changes into scrap metal and food into poison.
Eduardo Galeano
As a tennis player, you have to get used to losing every week. Unless you win the tournament, you always go home as a loser. But you have to take the positive out of a defeat and go back to work. Improve to fail better.
Stan Wawrinka
You are not in this life to count up victories and defeats. You are in it to love and be loved.
Matthew Thomas
To bear defeat with dignity, to accept criticism with poise, to receive honors with humility – these are marks of maturity and graciousness.
William Arthur Ward
Defeat may prove to have been the only path to resurrection, despite its ugliness.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Every team requires unity. A team has to move as one unit, one force, with each person understanding and assisting the roles of his teammates. If the team doesn’t do this, whatever the reason, it goes down in defeat. You win or lose as a team, as a family.
Jack Kemp
But there are still people whose moral superiority defeats your own.
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
If your ethical model defeats you, change the model.
D.B.C. Pierre
There’s music in everything, even defeat
Charles Bukowski
I see a beautiful city and a brilliant people rising from this abyss, and, in their struggles to be truly free, in their triumphs and defeats, through long years to come, I see the evil of this time and of the previous time of which this is the natural birth, gradually making expiation for itself and wearing out.
Charles Dickens
When God wanted to defeat sin, His ultimate weapon was the sacrifice of His own Son. On Christmas Day two thousand years ago, the birth of a tiny baby in an obscure village in the Middle East was God’s supreme triumph of good over evil.
Charles Colson
A good man would prefer to be defeated than to defeat injustice by evil means.
In Latin America the border between soccer and politics is vague. There is a long list of governments that have fallen or been overthrown after the defeat of the national team.
Luis Suarez
I’m ready when you are, Lucan.” “Okay,” he said, shaking his head in defeat. “Let’s go get our boy.
Tina St. John
America is especially sensitive to war weariness, and nothing brings backlash like the perception of defeat. I say “perception” because America is a very all-or-nothing society… We like to know, and for everyone else to know, that our victory wasn’t uncontested, it was positively devastating.
Max Brooks
One can only savor the victory if he has felt the bitter defeat.
Anderson Silva
We need to defeat al Queda and other terrorist organizations.
Paul Cellucci
Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them?
Abraham Lincoln
We have defeated Gaddafi on the battlefield; now we must defeat him in our imagination. We must not allow his legacy to corrupt our dream. Let’s keep focused on the true prize: unity, democracy, and the rule of law. Let’s not seek revenge; that would diminish our future.
Hisham Matar
There is no better way to give comfort to an enemy than to divide the people of a nation over the issue of foreign war. There is no shorter road to defeat than by entering a war with inadequate preparation.
Charles Lindbergh
It is mercy, not justice or courage or even heroism, that alone can defeat evil.
Peter Kreeft
The scars left from the child’s defeat in the fight against irrational authority are to be found at the bottom of every neurosis.
Erich Fromm
To say that we have a clear conscience is to utter a solecism; had we never sinned we should have had no conscience. Were defeat unknown, neither would victory be celebrated by songs of triumph.
Thomas Carlyle
The mission – the overall mission is to dismantle and defeat and disrupt al-Qaeda. But we have to make sure there’s not a safe haven that returns in Afghanistan.
Michael Mullen
An athlete experiences the emotions of pain and elation through triumph and defeat, through teamwork and individuality, as nothing more than a human being…that is the true glory of sport.
Aimee Mullins
Some wars have been due to the lust of rulers for power and glory, or to revenge to wipe out the humiliation of a former defeat.
John Boyd Orr
It is defeat that turns bone to flint; it is defeat that turns gristle to muscle; it is defeat that makes men invincible. Do not then be afraid of defeat. You are never so near to victory as when defeated in a good cause.
Henry Ward Beecher
It is wrong to expect a reward for your struggles. The reward is the act of struggle itself, not what you win. Even though you can’t expect to defeat the absurdity of the world, you must make that attempt. That’s morality, that’s religion. That’s art. That’s life.
Phil Ochs
I see for Nature no defeat
In one tree’s overthrow
Or for myself in my retreat
For yet another blow.
Robert Frost
[Michael Hastings] has composed a dirge to incompatibility, which, because it raises expectations only to defeat them, leaves a taste of exhumed ashes.
Richard Corliss
It’s getting tougher and tougher to defeat ISIS, because they’re in more and more places, more and more states, more and more nations.
Donald Trump
Let us understand: North Vietnam cannot defeat or humiliate the United States. Only Americans can do that.
Richard M. Nixon
Is the casual objectification of women so commonplace that we should all just suck it up, roll over, and accept defeat? I hope not.
Lauren Mayberry
There’s a victory and defeat-the first and best of victories, the lowest and worst of defeats-which each man gains or sustains at the hands not of another, but of himself.
We are not interested in the possibilities of defeat. They do not exist.
Queen Victoria
We will pursue them until they lose their nerves… Now that they have indulged in their evil and crimes, they will suffer a defeat.
Saddam Hussein
I congratulate the outgoing Nigeria President Mr Goodluck Jonathan for his grace in conceding defeat.
Raila Odinga
The Electronic Voting Machines were tampered with in every election since 2014 to defeat the BSP.
I had no taste for defeat – much less victory – without a fight.
Yukio Mishima
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
I learnt my lessons very early on that it’s probably a good thing to be humble in victory as well as defeat.
Bronte Campbell
The poor is the central focus of my economic agenda. The poor should be strengthened in such a way that they get the willingness to defeat poverty. By helping the poor make ends meet while they remain in poverty is also one of the ways. I am not saying right or wrong but it’s one of the ways.
Narendra Modi
Through unity of action we can be a veritable colossus in support of peace. No one can defeat us unless we first defeat ourselves. Every one of us must be guided by this truth.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
We know the utility of prayer from the efforts of the wicked spirits to distract us during the divine office; and we experience the fruit of prayer in the defeat of our enemies.
John Climacus
The general that hearkens to my counsel and acts upon it, will conquer: let such a one be retained in command! The general that hearkens not to my counsel nor acts upon it, will suffer defeat: – let such a one be dismissed!
Sun Tzu
We have to defeat ISIS. That is my highest counterterrorism goal.
Hillary Clinton
We may be forced to consume considerable time before the spirit cooperates. For example, God would like to enlarge the scope of our prayer to include the nations in order to defeat all the behind-the-scene works of Satan. Or He may want us to intercede for all sinners worldwide for the entire church.
Watchman Nee
We have to defeat ISIS. We have to make certain that we destroy them and that we push them back.
Marsha Blackburn
Poor mind, from the senses you take your arguments, and then want to defeat them? Your victory is your defeat.
When on the brink of complete discouragement, success is discerning that…the line between failure and success is so fine that often a single extra effort is all that is needed to bring victory out of defeat.
Elbert Hubbard
To surprise the enemy is to defeat him.
Alexander Suvorov
If you’ve been full of error and defeat, be done with it. Say, “By God’s grace, I’m done with it,” and take charge of yourself like never before.”
Norman Vincent Peale
I expected to die. At no time before the trial did I expect to escape with my life. Yet being executed in the gas chamber did not necessarily mean defeat. It could be one more step to bring the community to a higher level of consciousness.
Huey Newton
God loves you just the way you are. But He loves you too much to leave you stuck in a state of defeat
Lysa TerKeurst
Challenges aren’t frightening, defeats aren’t terrifying either. A principle that I now insist and persist on is the understanding that you can fulfill your dreams when you work hard and don’t give up.
Why can’t God just defeat the devil and get rid of evil? It’s the same reason the comic book character can’t get rid of his nemesis; then there’s no story.
Bill Maher
A kingdom is not lost by a single defeat.
Robert E. Howard
We are all going to fall short. We are going to have some bitter losses, very painful defeats and failures. We have to use those to come back even stronger. That’s what makes it sweeter, when we can overcome those and figure out a way to win. The great teams can do that, and those are the gold medal winning teams.
Karch Kiraly
The ecstatic insanity of romantic pursuit can be so enhanced by music that entire romantic conquests, victories and ruinous, crushing defeats can be tied to songs to such a degree that it’s almost unbearable to listen to them again, as they bring back the memories so vividly.
Henry Rollins
But I believe we must not allow feelings of defeat to take root in our hearts.
Daisaku Ikeda
It’s hard to deal with defeat.
Jack Grealish
You can learn a line from a win and a book from a defeat.
Paul Brown
Better to dare mighty things and fail than to live in a grey twilight where there is neither victory nor defeat.
Winston Churchill
The enemy understands a free Iraq will be a major defeat in their ideology of hatred. That’s why they’re fighting so vociferously.
George W. Bush
I will not be remembered in history. I have not been shot. I have not launched any great tragedy or victory. I have not borne any great defeat. It was a very normal – it still is a very normal – human life of a political leader.
Helmut Schmidt
In the end, Tuesday’s vote represented a repudiation of virtually every notion Democrats embraced in recent weeks as they tried to disregard the growing evidence that they were headed for a historic defeat. Now, the vote is in, and the voters’ message can no longer be discounted.
Byron York
Military force can’t defeat ideology.
Anne Applebaum
We are ever mindful the risks our troops face every day and the sacrifices made by the families and the communities that support them as those who have been removed from power seek to delay their inevitable defeat.
John Warner
The struggle is always worthwhile, if the end be worthwhile and the means honorable; foreknowledge of defeat is not sufficient reason to withdraw from the contest.
Steven Brust
It’s very important to remember that it’s your intellectual property; it’s not your computer. And in the pursuit of protection of intellectual property, it’s important not to defeat or undermine the security measures that people need to adopt in these days.
Stewart Baker
Those who disagree with the dictator’s plan have no other means to carry on than to defeat the despot by force of arms.
Ludwig von Mises
The thing is, I feel like it would defeat the purpose of being a musician if I let any kind of fear of failure affect my songwriting or making an album or whatever.
Frankie Cosmos
There will always be different opinions. Some might argue you should retire after a big success and others that the best time is after a big defeat.
Toni Kroos
When people feel that they have failed, it’s usually because somebody or something caused them to feel that way and taste defeat. I refuse to dwell on that. Yes, it sucks at first, and the feeling is valid, but it all happens for a reason.
Roselyn Sanchez
The gay movement is an evil institution that’s goal is to defeat the marriage-based society and replace it with a culture of sexual promiscuity in which there’s no restrictions on sexual conduct except the principle of mutual choice.
Scott Lively
I don’t think you should feel guilty about pleasure. Defeats the purpose.
Lena Headey
When we renounce our dreams, we find peace and enjoy a brief period of tranquillity, but the dead dreams begin to rot inside us and to infect the whole atmosphere in which we live. What we hoped to avoid in the Fight -disappointment and defeat- become the sole legacy of our cowardice.
Paulo Coelho
We suffer pain, we hang tight to hope, we nurture expectations, we are plagued occasionally by fears, we are haunted by defeats and unrealized hopes . . . The hoplessness of which I speak is not limited.
Sidney Poitier
The return to normality is a defeat for the terrorists.
Carles Puigdemont
Some people are like a defeated warrior: they accept the defeat, go to work, go back home, watch TV silently. That is like a prison. You can have a life sentence in prison and it’s the same in cities.
Burhan Sonmez
I’ve trained myself to fight an army, so one guy will not defeat me.
Georges St-Pierre
The mind, if slackened even a little, will cause defeat, the same as fearing the opponent will make you unable to use full strength.
Kyuzo Mifune
Your words, your schedule, your choices, your obedience, the way you savor your victories and the way you swallow your defeats all help to define your life. It is this definition that your children rely on most as they seek to chart their own future.
Tim Kimmel
Every soul… comes into the world strengthened by the victories or weakened by the defeats of its’ previous life. Its’ place in this world as a vessel appointed to honor or dishonor, is determined by its’ previous merits or demerits. Its’ work in this world determines its’ place in the world which is to follow this.
You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.
Maya Angelou
It is inevitable that some defeat will enter even the most victorious life. The human spirit is never finished when it is defeated… it is finished when it surrenders.
Ben Stein
I will persist until I succeed. I was not delivered into this world into defeat, nor does failure course in my veins. I am not a sheep waiting to be prodded by my shepperd. I am lion and I refuse to talk, to walk, to sleep with the sheep. The slaughterhouse of failure is not my destiny. I will persist until I succeed.
Og Mandino
All my work, my life, everything I do is about survival, not just bare, awful, plodding survival, but survival with grace and faith. While one may encounter many defeats, one must not be defeated.
Maya Angelou
The Ganga, especially, is the river of India, beloved of her people, round which are intertwined her memories, her hopes and fears, her songs of triumph, her victories and her defeats. She has been a symbol of India’s age-long culture and civilization, ever changing, ever flowing, and yet ever the same Ganga.
Jawaharlal Nehru
There is a vast difference between failure and temporary defeat.
Napoleon Hill
In France everything is a matter for jest. People make quips about the scaffold, about Napoleon’s defeat on the banks of The Beresina, and about the barricades of our revolutions. So, at the assizes of the Last Judgment, there will always be a Frenchmen to crack a joke.
Honore de Balzac
Women want fair taxes, a growing economy, affordable health care, secure borders, and the defeat of ISIS. They don’t need the solutions to be wrapped in pink. They just want problems solved.
Kristen Soltis Anderson
There is only one answer to defeat and that is victory.
Winston Churchill
Something of defeat, something of tragedy, can be a sacrament because it stops us and causes us to look deeper.
Kathleen Dowling Singh
I don’t believe in defeat.
Michael Cimino
I am deeply concerned for the safety of our people brought by a lack of a comprehensive strategy to defeat ISIL.
Joni Ernst
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.
George Carlin
More people are ruined by victory, I imagine, than be defeat.
Eleanor Roosevelt
Not that I haven’t leaped up into the blinding light of competence now and then. It’s sustaining the altitude that defeats me.
Lois McMaster Bujold
Perhaps it is God’s will to lead the people of South Africa through defeat and humiliation to a better future and a brighter day.
Jan Smuts
The power of words is immense. A well-chosen word has often sufficed to stop a flying army, to change defeat into victory and to save an empire.
Emile de Girardin
It is defeat which educates us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I learned this about coaching: You don’t have to explain victory and you can’t explain defeat.
Darrell Royal
My command, less than ten thousand, had found the battle on the Plank road in retreat, little less than a panic. In a few hours we changed defeat to victory, the broken divisions of the Third Corps rallying in their rear.
James Longstreet
Let me not be so vain to think that I’m the sole author of my victories and a victim of my defeats.
Ze Frank
The way I suffer after a defeat is not for all, because I suffer. I suffer. But those who know me know that, after this, I start stronger with more hunger, more desire, because I don’t like to lose.
Antonio Conte
The reality is, if you’re going to have a defeat on the road, Week 1 is probably the best time to have it.
Mike McCarthy
I can accept defeat, but I love to win and be competitive. It is my job, and I love it.
Diego Costa
Go my favorite sports team go! Score a goal. Unit. Basket. Go squadron! Defeat the opponents soundly in this…skirmish.
Brian Regan
Americans want to defeat terrorism and they want the basic character of this country to survive and prosper. They want both security and liberty, and unless we give them both, and we can if we try, we have failed.
Russ Feingold
The experience of the self is always a defeat for the ego.
Carl Jung
I don’t know if it’s a uniquely American thing, but I associate it that way. People get excited by this idea of, ‘Let’s come together and defeat this huge enemy through innovation, by solving this crisis.’ I think that’s motivating and inspiring.
Saikat Chakrabarti
The victory’s found in truth, like innocence found in youth Self defeat is your own dispute
Damian Marley
As fighters, the stark reality is, there’s times in that cage when we want out. There’s times when we’ve had enough and we want out, and we’re able to recognize defeat.
Chael Sonnen
A failure becomes just one time at bat if you refuse to let it defeat you.
Marv Levy
Be as a lion in the path. Be dangerous even in defeat.
Anton Szandor LaVey
Christianity, unlike any other religion in the world, begins with catastrophe and defeat. Sunshine religions and psychological inspirations collapse in calamity and wither in adversity. But the Life of the Founder of Christianity, having begun with the Cross, ends with the empty tomb and victory.
Fulton J. Sheen
Defeat is a school in which truth always grows strong.
Henry Ward Beecher
We have got to defeat Donald Trump, and we have got to elect Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine.
Bernie Sanders
Impatience for victory guarantees defeat
Louis XIV
There was never a night or a problem that could defeat sunrise or hope.
Bernard Williams
Patronage is almost a wicked word. By itself it could well-nigh defeat democracy.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Top Democrats laying down their markers for how they’ll work with President [Donald] Trump, but who will take on the job of rebuilding the Democratic Party after Tuesday’s crushing defeat put Republicans in control of the White House and congress.
George Stephanopoulos