Quotes and Sayings about Defeat



"The greatest thing the Democrats have ever done for me was to defeat me for the governor of Tennessee."
- Roy Acuff
(Related: Defeat, Democrats)

"It is always self-defeating to pretend to a generation younger than your own; it simply erases your own experience in history."
- Renata Adler
(Related: Experience, History, Self)

"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
(Related: Business, Defeat, End, London)

"Success is sweet and sweeter if long delayed and gotten through many struggles and defeats."
- Amos Bronson Alcott
(Related: Success)

"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
(Related: Character, Actor, Defeat, Fun, Want)

"I never thought of losing, but now that it' s happened, the only thing is to do it right. That's my obligation to all the people who believe in me. We all have to take defeats in life."
- Muhammad Ali
(Related: Life, Thought, People, Losing, Now, Obligation, Right)

"Only a man who knows what it is like to be defeated can reach down to the bottom of his soul and come up with the extra ounce of power it takes to win when the match is even."
- Muhammad Ali
(Related: Power, Soul, Man)

"I would argue that the next President, either Bush or Gore, should strike a 'national' posture, exhibiting generosity toward the defeated opponent, but proceeding with determination to implement an agenda."
- Richard V. Allen
(Related: Determination, Generosity, President)

"The national security state has many unfair and cruel weapons in its arsenal, but that of junk science is one which can be fought and perhaps defeated."
- Aldrich Ames
(Related: Science, National security, State, Weapons)

"We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated."
- Maya Angelou
(Related: May)

"When I was 11, I won my first nationals at Savannah, defeating Kelly Henry in the finals."
- Tracy Austin
(Related: First)

"But you say, does it represent change? The change is that we are fighting an insurance industry that has killed health reform for generations. They're spending tens of millions of dollars right now to defeat this bill, and we're on the doorstep of winning a great victory for the American people."
- David Axelrod
(Related: Change, Health, People, Victory, Winning, American, Defeat, Fighting, Generations, Now, Reform, Right)

"Terrorism is a big danger to Pakistan's independence. We will fight this danger for the sake of independence of Pakistan and will defeat it at all levels."
- Shaukat Aziz
(Related: Danger, Defeat, Fight, Independence, Terrorism, Will)

"The goal of all inanimate objects is to resist man and ultimately defeat him."
- Russell Baker
(Related: Goal, Defeat, Man)

"The Afghans did not have sophisticated weapons like the Soviets did, but with their faith they defeated a superpower."
- Abu Bakar Bashir
(Related: Faith, Weapons)

"The Prophet defeated the enemies of Islam even when he and his followers were small in number."
- Abu Bakar Bashir
(Related: Islam, Enemies, Followers)

"As long as Muslims were confident they could not be defeated, but now we are just puppets."
- Abu Bakar Bashir
(Related: Now)

"The study of beauty is a duel in which the artist cries with terror before being defeated."
- Charles Baudelaire
(Related: Beauty, Artist, Being, Study, Terror)

"I look at the Senior Al Gore that I had the chance to serve in the Senate with. A great human being. He went down to defeat to this right wing bunch back at the time."
- Birch Bayh
(Related: Time, Being, Chance, Defeat, Right, Senate)

"If you live long enough, you'll see that every victory turns into a defeat."
- Simone de Beauvoir
(Related: Victory, Defeat)

"A hero has faced it all: he need not be undefeated, but he must be undaunted."
- Andrew Bernstein
"I am clearly more popular than Reagan. I am in my third term. Where's Reagan? Gone after two! Defeated by George Bush and Michael Dukakis no less."
- Marion Berry
(Related: Popular)

"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
(Related: Defeat, Meeting, Terror, Understanding)

"We've shown the world that New York can never be defeated, because of its dynamic and diverse population and because it embodies the spirit of enterprise and the love of liberty."
- Michael Bloomberg
(Related: Love, Liberty, Population, Spirit, World)

"They know the importance of their mission and of America's commitment to combating and defeating terrorism abroad, and they know that they are making a real difference in bringing freedom to a part of the world that has known only tyranny."
- John Boehner
(Related: America, Commitment, Difference, Freedom, Importance, Mission, Terrorism, Tyranny, World)

"Pride defeats its own end, by bringing the man who seeks esteem and reverence into contempt."
- Henry Bolingbroke
(Related: Contempt, End, Man, Pride)

"Death is nothing, but to live defeated and inglorious is to die daily."
- Napoleon Bonaparte
(Related: Death, Nothing)

"He who fears being conquered is sure of defeat."
- Napoleon Bonaparte
(Related: Being, Defeat)

"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
(Related: Fight, Persistence)

"Yet, history has shown that if material force can defeat some ideologies it can no longer obliterate a civilization without destabilizing the whole planet."
- Abdelaziz Bouteflika
(Related: History, Civilization, Defeat, Force)

"The taste of defeat has a richness of experience all its own."
- Bill Bradley
(Related: Experience, Defeat, Richness, Taste)

"The defeats and victories of the fellows at the top aren't always defeats and victories for the fellows at the bottom."
- Bertolt Brecht
"You can learn a line from a win and a book from a defeat."
- Paul Brown
(Related: Defeat)

"We must support initiatives that provide clear, concrete measures and milestones that our troops need for defeating the insurgency, building up Iraqi security forces, and handing over Iraq to the Iraqi people."
- Sherrod Brown
(Related: People, Building, Iraq, Security, Support, Troops)

"The administration needs to speak honestly with the American people. Exaggerating our progress in defeating the insurgency or in creating an Iraqi army paints a dangerous picture."
- Sherrod Brown
(Related: People, Progress, American, Army, Needs)

"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
(Related: Defeat, End, Reason, Struggle)

"Defeat has its lessons as well as victory."
- Pat Buchanan
(Related: Victory, Defeat)

"One can't doubt that the American objective in Iraq has failed - different plans have to be made. And the kernel here is the acknowledgement of defeat."
- William F. Buckley, Jr.
(Related: American, Defeat, Doubt, Iraq)

"The history of England, who has always dealt most harshly with her vanquished foe in the few European wars in which she has taken part in modern times, gives us Germans an idea of the fate in store for us if defeated."
- Bernhard von Bulow
(Related: History, Idea, EnglFate)

"It is better to be defeated on principle than to win on lies."
- Arthur Calwell
(Related: Lies)

"What is at a peak is certain to decline. He who shows his hand will surely be defeated. He who can prevail in battle by taking advantage of his enemy's doubts is invincible."
- Cao Cao
(Related: Battle, Enemy, Will)

"In the moment when I truly understand my enemy, understand him well enough to defeat him, then in that very moment I also love him."
- Orson Scott Card
(Related: Love, Defeat, Enemy)

"House Democrats have tried to increase port security funding on this House floor four times over the last 4 years, and House Republicans have defeated our efforts every single time."
- Dennis Cardoza
(Related: Time, Democrats, Republicans, Security, Years)

"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
(Related: Purpose, Defeat, Self)

"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
(Related: Men, Compromise, Defeat, Principles, Weakness)

"For an adult, eating alone at McDonald's is admitting a kind of defeat."
- Jonathan Carroll
(Related: Defeat, Eating)

"We need to defeat al Queda and other terrorist organizations."
- Paul Cellucci
(Related: Defeat)

"Tragedy occurs when a human soul awakes and seeks, in suffering and pain, to free itself from crime, violence, infamy, even at the cost of life. The struggle is the tragedy - not defeat or death."
- Whittaker Chambers
(Related: Death, Life, Soul, Crime, Defeat, Pain, Struggle, Suffering, Tragedy, Violence)

"There is no such thing as defeat in non-violence."
- Cesar Chavez
(Related: Defeat)

"If the executioner goes, my package will never be made public. If he doesn't go, it will be made public exactly fifty years from the day the bill for a moratorium on capital punishment is defeated."
- Caryl Chessman
(Related: Day, Public, Punishment, Will, Years)

"A reformer is one who sets forth cheerfully toward sure defeat."
- Lydia M. Child
(Related: Defeat)

"Before Alamein we never had a victory. After Alamein we never had a defeat."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Victory, Defeat)

"The problems of victory are more agreeable than those of defeat, but they are no less difficult."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Victory, Defeat, Problems)

"Victory has a hundred fathers but defeat is an orphan."
- Galeazzo Ciano
(Related: Victory, Defeat, Fathers)

"If you have no confidence in self, you are twice defeated in the race of life. With confidence, you have won even before you have started."
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Related: Life, Confidence, Race, Self)

"I am sorry to upset my colleagues by saying we wasted four years in opposition, but if you do get so badly defeated as a party you do have to face up to some painful facts and you do have to change."
- Kenneth Clarke
(Related: Change, Facts, Opposition, Party, Saying, Years)

"It is better to be defeated standing for a high principle than to run by committing subterfuge."
- Grover Cleveland
"We didn't defeat the Nazis by becoming Nazis."
- Nick Clooney
(Related: Defeat)

"We don't defeat evil by becoming evil."
- Nick Clooney
(Related: Defeat, Evil)

"The danger of what's happening right now in terms of using reconciliation is, the purpose of the Senate is going to be defeated. And that is to bring consensus to big issues in this country so that we have a reasoned and thoughtful approach and that the American public buys into it."
- Tom Coburn
(Related: Purpose, American, Country, Danger, Now, Public, Right, Senate, Thoughtful)

"I bring out the worst in my enemies and that's how I get them to defeat themselves."
- Roy M. Cohn
(Related: Defeat, Enemies)

"South Vietnam faces total defeat, and soon."
- William Colby
(Related: Defeat, Faces, Vietnam)

"Truth cannot be defeated."
- Edwin Louis Cole
(Related: Truth)

"I want to be as honest as I can about the things I've been through - the sorrows and joys, victories and defeats - and to use those experiences as a well to draw from. Hopefully, the songs that result from that kind of writing will be songs that mean something to others."
- Jim Cole
(Related: Result, Songs, Want, Will, Writing)

"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
(Related: Time, Victory, Adversity, Defeat, Lies)

"Censorship always defeats it own purpose, for it creates in the end the kind of society that is incapable of exercising real discretion."
- Henry Steele Commager
(Related: Society, Purpose, Censorship, Discretion, End)

"The fact is that censorship always defeats its own purpose, for it creates, in the end, the kind of society that is incapable of exercising real discretion."
- Henry Steele Commager
(Related: Society, Purpose, Censorship, Discretion, End, Fact)

"Party leads to vicious, corrupt and unprofitable legislation, for the sole purpose of defeating party."
- James F. Cooper
(Related: Purpose, Legislation, Party)

"If the new American father feels bewildered and even defeated, let him take comfort from the fact that whatever he does in any fathering situation has a fifty percent chance of being right."
- Bill Cosby
(Related: Father, American, Being, Chance, Comfort, Fact, Right)

"To expect defeat is nine-tenths of defeat itself."
- Francis Marion Crawford
(Related: Defeat)

"India has indeed a great and free future before her, in which she can make her special contribution to the well-being of mankind. The first and indispensable part of that contribution is to work with the United Nations for the defeat of fascism and of brutal aggression."
- Stafford Cripps
(Related: Work, Aggression, Defeat, Fascism, First, Future, Mankind, Nations, United)

"Apart altogether from our own vital interests, we cannot and must not desert those other nations who have already gone through so much tragedy and suffering to defeat the evil designs of the Axis powers."
- Stafford Cripps
(Related: Defeat, Evil, Nations, Suffering, Tragedy)

"I'm destined to be attracted to those I cannot defeat."
- Russell Crowe
(Related: Defeat)

"Standardization of our educational systems is apt to stamp out individualism and defeat the very ends of education by leveling the product down rather than up."
- Harvey Cushing
(Related: Education, Defeat, Individualism)

"There are not enough Indians in the world to defeat the Seventh Cavalry."
- George Armstrong Custer
(Related: Defeat, World)

"Now the fact that terrorists throughout the world see this as an opportunity to defeat the United States, we have to be - and every Democratic candidate, even those who opposed us going in, now say we just simply can't cut and run."
- Al D'Amato
(Related: Opportunity, Defeat, Fact, Now, states, United, World)

"Defeat never comes to any man until he admits it."
- Josephus Daniels
(Related: Defeat, Man)

"We don't have a prayer of defeating the Red Threat of our generation without a long boom of almost unprecedented duration."
- Mitch Daniels
(Related: Prayer)

"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
(Related: Americans, Animals, Defeat, Military, Native Americans, Troops, Weapons)

"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
(Related: Home, Business, Thoughts, Bed, Competition, Day, News, Thinking, Want)

"To conquer the command of the air means victory; to be beaten in the air means defeat and acceptance of whatever terms the enemy may be pleased to impose."
- Giulio Douhet
(Related: Victory, Acceptance, Defeat, Enemy, May)

"We are going to have to be there until we defeat this enemy."
- Thelma Drake
(Related: Defeat, Enemy)

"For us artists there waits the joyous compromise through art with all that wounded or defeated us in daily life; in this way, not to evade destiny, as the ordinary people try to do, but to fulfil it in its true potential - the imagination."
- Lawrence Durrell
(Related: Art, Imagination, People, Life, Artists, Compromise, Destiny, Potential)

"I actually defeated an incumbent Republican senator who was part of the Jesse Helm's political machine in North Carolina, the result of which is I'm now the senior senator from North Carolina instead of Jesse Helms, which is a very good thing for this country."
- John Edwards
(Related: Country, Machine, Now, Republican, Result)

"There are many victories worse than a defeat."
- George Eliot
(Related: Defeat)

"Life is to be lived, not controlled, and humanity is won by continuing to play in face of certain defeat."
- Ralph Ellison
(Related: Life, Defeat, Humanity, Play)

"Fear defeats more people than any other one thing in the world."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: People, Fear, World)

"The decisive moment in the defeat of upper class, capital-S, Society may have come when, in newspapers all over the nation, what used to be call the Society page was replaced by the Style section."
- Joseph Epstein
(Related: Society, Class, Defeat, May, Nation, Newspapers, Style)

"Life can't defeat a writer who is in love with writing, for life itself is a writer's lover until death."
- Edna Ferber
(Related: Death, Life, Love, Defeat, Writer, Writing)

"There is a hangover from a defeat like Denmark - ask any player about when they've had a bad game, it's still in there somewhere in the back of your mind."
- Rio Ferdinand
(Related: Defeat, Denmark, Mind)

"The prudence of the best heads is often defeated by the tenderness of the best hearts."
- Henry Fielding
(Related: Prudence, Tenderness)

"Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat."
- F. Scott Fitzgerald
(Related: Defeat)

"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
(Related: Happiness, Life, Defeat, Pleasure, Struggle)

"The real peril of war lies not in military defeat. It lies in war itself, whether we win or lose."
- John T. Flynn
(Related: War, Defeat, Lies, Military)

"When somebody says that all statements are false, the obvious problem is that as an assertion it's self-defeating."
- Henry Flynt
(Related: Obvious, Self)

"History has demonstrated that the most notable winners usually encountered heartbreaking obstacles before they triumphed. They won because they refused to become discouraged by their defeats."
- B. C. Forbes
(Related: History, Obstacles)

"Victory is sweetest when you've known defeat."
- Malcolm Forbes
(Related: Victory, Defeat)

"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
(Related: Victory, Defeat, President, Propaganda, states, United)

"The Internal Revenue Service is the real undefeated heavyweight champion."
- George Foreman
(Related: Service)

"The object of China's strategy is inexorably to supplant the United States as the world's premier economic power, and if necessary, to defeat us militarily."
- Frank Gaffney
(Related: Power, Strategy, Defeat, states, United, World)

"We may be personally defeated, but our principles never!"
- William Lloyd Garrison
(Related: May, Principles)

"If you have no confidence in self, you are twice defeated in the race of life."
- Marcus Garvey
(Related: Life, Confidence, Race, Self)

"If I practised sex, out of moral conviction, that was one thing; but to enjoy it... seemed a defeat."
- Martha Gellhorn
(Related: Sex, Conviction, Defeat)

"After the desperate years of their own war, after six years of repression inside Spain and six years of horror in exile, these people remain intact in spirit. They are armed with a transcendent faith; they have never won, and yet they have never accepted defeat."
- Martha Gellhorn
(Related: Faith, War, People, Defeat, Horror, Repression, Spain, Spirit, Years)

"In the middle of a recession no tax increase is justified because it kills jobs, and any tax increase is a job-killing measure and should be defeated."
- Newt Gingrich
(Related: Tax, Job, Jobs, Measure)

"No matter how hard the loss, defeat might serve as well as victory to shake the soul and let the glory out."
- Al Gore
(Related: Soul, Victory, Defeat, Glory, Loss)

"Isolation is a self-defeating dream."
- Carlos Salinas de Gortari
(Related: Dream, Isolation, Self)

"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
(Related: Truth, Defeat)

"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
(Related: People, Values, Victory, Country, Defeat, Nation, Wrong)

"Very little changed fundamentally, except that the proud German soldier had turned into a defeated bundle of misery and the great German army had disintegrated."
- George Grosz
(Related: Army, Misery)

"The reason is that a military defeat of Britain will bring about the disintegration of the British Empire. This would not be of any benefit to Germany."
- Franz Halder
(Related: Defeat, Germany, Military, Reason, Will)

"Mobilize people to vote and to re-elect Clinton as the only way to defeat."
- Gus Hall
(Related: People, Defeat, Vote)

"In some circumstances, the refusal to be defeated is a refusal to be educated."
- Margaret Halsey
(Related: Circumstances)

"The pursuit of peace and progress cannot end in a few years in either victory or defeat. The pursuit of peace and progress, with its trials and its errors, its successes and its setbacks, can never be relaxed and never abandoned."
- Dag Hammarskjold
(Related: Peace, Progress, Victory, Defeat, End, Errors, Pursuit, Trials, Years)

"I think in Atlantic Canada, because of what happened in the decades following Confederation, there is a culture of defeat that we have to overcome."
- Stephen Harper
(Related: Canada, Culture, Defeat)

"I knew that my staying up would not change the election result if I were defeated, while if elected I had a hard day ahead of me. So I thought a night's rest was best in any event."
- Benjamin Harrison
(Related: Change, Thought, Day, Night, Rest, Result)

"Washington's defeat in 1754 was followed by active military preparations on both sides."
- Albert Bushnell Hart
(Related: Defeat, Military, Washington)

"Those who committed these cowardly acts may believe that they have shaken our resolve to defeat terrorism. They could not be more wrong."
- Doc Hastings
(Related: Defeat, May, Terrorism, Wrong)

"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
(Related: Defeat, Justice, Terrorism, United, World)

"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
(Related: Women, Choice, Defeat)

"Man is not made for defeat."
- Ernest Hemingway
(Related: Defeat, Man)

"Once we have a war there is only one thing to do. It must be won. For defeat brings worse things than any that can ever happen in war."
- Ernest Hemingway
(Related: War, Defeat)

"A man can be destroyed but not defeated."
- Ernest Hemingway
(Related: Man)

"But man is not made for defeat. A man can be destroyed but not defeated."
- Ernest Hemingway
(Related: Defeat, Man)

"The natural urge when running a distance is to push harder and finish sooner - to race against time. Every second behind a deadline is a little defeat."
- Joe Henderson
(Related: Time, Defeat, Race, Running)

"Something called 'the Oklahoma Standard' became known throughout the world. It means resilience in the face of adversity. It means a strength and compassion that will not be defeated."
- Brad Henry
(Related: Strength, Adversity, Compassion, Will, World)

"If I couldn't do it, then I'd be defeated. I've got the tools to do it. I never did question my tools."
- Billy Higgins
(Related: Question, Tools)

"You don't have to fear defeat if you believe it may reveal powers that you didn't know you possessed."
- Napolean Hill
(Related: Fear, Defeat, May)

"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."
- Napolean Hill
(Related: Goal, Defeat, Sound)

"Opportunity often comes disguised in the form of misfortune, or temporary defeat."
- Napoleon Hill
(Related: Opportunity, Defeat, Misfortune)

"Before success comes in any man's life, he's sure to meet with much temporary defeat and, perhaps some failures. When defeat overtakes a man, the easiest and the most logical thing to do is to quit. That's exactly what the majority of men do."
- Napoleon Hill
(Related: Men, Success, Life, Defeat, Majority, Man)

"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
(Related: Goal, Defeat, Sound)

"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
(Related: Pessimism, Criticism, Defeat, Nations)

"Having in my life been bitten by the jaws of both victory and defeat, I must rush to add that success is to failure as butter pecan ice cream is to death."
- Rupert Holmes
(Related: Death, Life, Success, Failure, Victory, Defeat)

"I think everyone should experience defeat at least once during their career. You learn a lot from it."
- Lou Holtz
(Related: Experience, Career, Defeat)

"All forms of self-defeating behavior are unseen and unconscious, which is why their existence is denied."
- Vernon Howard
(Related: Behavior, Existence, Self, Unconscious)

"There is no failure except in no longer trying. There is no defeat except from within, no really insurmountable barrier save our own inherent weakness of purpose."
- Kin Hubbard
(Related: Failure, Purpose, Defeat, Trying, Weakness)

"I'm pulling out, and I'm going to concentrate every ounce of time and energy over the next week working to defeat the recall because I realize now that's the only way to defeat Arnold Schwarzenegger."
- Arianna Huffington
(Related: Time, Defeat, Energy, Now)

"Your generation and mine have had very little real experience; we've been severed from the direct experience of war by some very good things. By the end of the draft, and by the defeat in Vietnam."
- Michael Ignatieff
(Related: Experience, War, Defeat, Draft, End, Vietnam)

"The greatest test of courage on earth is to bear defeat without losing heart."
- Robert Green Ingersoll
(Related: Heart, Courage, Defeat, Earth, Losing)

"War is grounded in the notion of triumph and defeat. It is zero-sum."
- Bruce Jackson
(Related: War, Defeat)

"It is not only that Germany has been defeated in the war, Kaiser Wilhelm's Germany was defeated."
- C. L. R. James
(Related: War, Germany)

"Emigration is no longer a solution; it's a defeat. People are risking death, drowning every day, but they're knocking on doors that are not open."
- Tahar Ben Jelloun
(Related: Death, People, Day, Defeat, Open, Solution)

"The things you fear are undefeatable, not by their nature, but by your approach."
- Jewel
(Related: Nature, Fear)

"You may glory in a team triumphant... But you fall in love with a team in defeat."
- Roger Kahn
(Related: Love, Defeat, Glory, May)

"We should not give up and we should not allow the problem to defeat us."
- Abdul Kalam
(Related: Defeat)

"To try to fashion something from suffering, to relish our triumphs, and to endure defeats without resentment: all that is compatible with the faith of a heretic."
- Walter Kaufmann
(Related: Faith, Fashion, Suffering)

"We know that if gold, if fraud, if force can defeat us, they will all be used. And we have resolved that they shall not defeat us. We shall arm. We shall meet fraud and falsehood with defiance, and force with force, if need be."
- Denis Kearney
(Related: Defeat, Defiance, Falsehood, Force, Fraud, Gold, Will)

"Victory has a thousand fathers, but defeat is an orphan."
- John F. Kennedy
(Related: Victory, Defeat, Fathers)

"Domestic policy can only defeat us; foreign policy can kill us."
- John F. Kennedy
(Related: Policy, Defeat, Foreign policy)

"The social object of skilled investment should be to defeat the dark forces of time and ignorance which envelope our future."
- John Maynard Keynes
(Related: Time, Defeat, Future, Ignorance, Investment)

"It wasn't my plan to create such a record. All I did was put in the effort to win every match I played and it went on for weeks, months and years until my defeat to Ross Norman in Toulouse in 1986."
- Jahangir Khan
(Related: Defeat, Effort, Months, Years)

"I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant."
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
(Related: Love, Truth, Evil, Reality, Right, Will, Word)

"The limitation of riots, moral questions aside, is that they cannot win and their participants know it. Hence, rioting is not revolutionary but reactionary because it invites defeat. It involves an emotional catharsis, but it must be followed by a sense of futility."
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
(Related: Defeat, Questions, Sense)

"Secretary Rumsfeld used to represent parts of our district in the 1960s. I think that he and his team have done a masterful job in defeating Iraqi forces quickly and decisively."
- Mark Kirk
(Related: Job)

"I'm a political scientist and I study these things, and I know that economic problems, with the rising unemployment and inflation and low productivity and so forth, were a factor in that election, in that defeat of President Carter."
- Jeane Kirkpatrick
(Related: Defeat, Inflation, President, Problems, Productivity, Study, Unemployment)

"I contend that not only can you laugh at adversity, but it is essential to do so if you are to deal with setbacks without defeat."
- Allen Klein
(Related: Adversity, Defeat)

"We can only win by giving everything and being ready to defeat the adversary with fiery aggression."
- Jurgen Klinsmann
(Related: Aggression, Being, Defeat, Giving)

"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
(Related: War, History, Consciousness, Deep, Defeat, Democracy, Nations, Vietnam)

"A wise man fights to win, but he is twice a fool who has no plan for possible defeat."
- Louis L'Amour
(Related: Defeat, Fool, Man)

"There could be no honor in a sure success, but much might be wrested from a sure defeat."
- Ann Landers
(Related: Success, Defeat, Honor)

"Dreaming is one thing, and working towards the dream is one thing, but working with expectations in mind is very self-defeating."
- Michael Landon
(Related: Dream, Expectations, Mind, Self)

"I've learned that something constructive comes from every defeat."
- Tom Landry
(Related: Defeat)

"Writing fiction is... an endless and always defeated effort to capture some quality of life without killing it."
- Rose Wilder Lane
(Related: Life, Quality, Effort, Fiction, Killing, Writing)

"We have fought this fight as long, and as well as we know how. We have been defeated. For us as a Christian people, there is now but one course to pursue. We must accept the situation."
- Robert E. Lee
(Related: People, Christian, Fight, Now)

"We must expect reverses, even defeats. They are sent to teach us wisdom and prudence, to call forth greater energies, and to prevent our falling into greater disasters."
- Robert E. Lee
(Related: Wisdom, Disasters, Prudence)

"We have defeated Saddam Hussein and Iraq. The good news is Iraq is ours, and the bad news is Iraq is ours."
- David Letterman
(Related: Iraq, News)

"Unless there is recognition that women are most vulnerable... and you do something about social and cultural equality for women, you're never going to defeat this pandemic."
- Stephen Lewis
(Related: Equality, Women, Defeat)

"Unless you're involved with thinking about what you're doing, you end up doing the same thing over and over, and that becomes tedious and, in the end, defeating."
- Sol LeWitt
(Related: End, Thinking)

"Defeat the fear of death and welcome the death of fear."
- G. Gordon Liddy
(Related: Death, Fear, Defeat)

"They were afraid, never having learned what I taught myself: Defeat the fear of death and welcome the death of fear."
- G. Gordon Liddy
(Related: Death, Fear, Defeat)

"The failure of the Russian Socialist Republic will be the defeat of the proletariat of the whole world."
- Karl Liebknecht
(Related: Failure, Defeat, Will, World)

"May the United Nations ever be vigilant and potent to defeat the swallowing up of any nation, at any time, by any means-by armies with banners, by force or by fraud, by tricks or by midnight treachery."
- Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr.
(Related: Time, Defeat, Force, Fraud, May, Midnight, Nation, Nations, Treachery, United)

"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
(Related: Defeat, Reality, Suicide)

"Not in the shouts and plaudits of the throng, but in ourselves, are triumph and defeat."
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
(Related: Defeat)

"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
(Related: Defeat)

"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
(Related: Victory, Battle, Defeat, Road)

"There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age."
- Sophia Loren
(Related: Age, Life, Love, People, Creativity, Mind, Will)

"Build me a son, O Lord, who will be strong enough to know when he is weak, and brave enough to face himself when he is afraid, one who will be proud and unbending in honest defeat, and humble and gentle in victory."
- Douglas MacArthur
(Related: Son, Victory, Defeat, Will)

"There is no better than adversity. Every defeat, every heartbreak, every loss, contains its own seed, its own lesson on how to improve your performance the next time."
- Malcolm X
(Related: Time, Performance, Adversity, Defeat, Heartbreak, Loss)

"Remember you will not always win. Some days, the most resourceful individual will taste defeat. But there is, in this case, always tomorrow - after you have done your best to achieve success today."
- Maxwell Maltz
(Related: Success, Defeat, Taste, Today, Tomorrow, Will)

"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
(Related: Success, Selling, Victory, Careers, Importance, Obstacles)

"Since September 11, 2001, the powerful coalition of nations, led by the United States, has seen many successes against al-Qaeda and other terrorist groups. It is imperative that we remain united and steadfast in the quest to defeat terrorism around the world."
- Kenny Marchant
(Related: Defeat, Nations, Quest, states, Terrorism, United, World)

"Many a man has finally succeeded only because he has failed after repeated efforts. If he had never met defeat he would never have known any great victory."
- Orison Swett Marden
(Related: Victory, Defeat, Man)

"Defeat may serve as well as victory to shake the soul and let the glory out."
- Edwin Markham
(Related: Soul, Victory, Defeat, Glory, May)

"In defeat, unbeatable; in victory, unbearable."
- Edward Marsh
(Related: Victory, Defeat)

"Besides the practical knowledge which defeat offers, there are important personality profits to be taken."
- William Moulton Marston
(Related: Knowledge, Defeat, Personality)

"You can learn little from victory. You can learn everything from defeat."
- Christy Mathewson
(Related: Victory, Defeat)

"And, if we lost, then who win? Did Al Qaida win? When on the floor of the House of Representatives they cheer - they cheer - when they pass a withdrawal motion that is a certain date for surrender, what were they cheering? Surrender? Defeat?"
- John McCain
(Related: Defeat, Surrender)

"Nothing fails like success; nothing is so defeated as yesterday's triumphant Cause."
- Phyllis McGinley
(Related: Success, Cause, Nothing, Yesterday)

"In the time of darkest defeat, victory may be nearest."
- William McKinley
(Related: Time, Victory, Defeat, May)

"Ronald Reagan, of course, was a Republican governor of California who went through a painful defeat in the 1976 presidential race before winning four years later."
- Michael Medved
(Related: Winning, Defeat, Race, Republican, Years)

"Optimism is inevitably the last hope of the defeated."
- Albert Meltzer
(Related: Hope, Optimism)

"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
(Related: Possibility, Defeat, Giving, Problems)

"The permanent temptation of life is to confuse dreams with reality. The permanent defeat of life comes when dreams are surrendered to reality."
- James A. Michener
(Related: Dreams, Life, Defeat, Reality, Temptation)

"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
(Related: Art, Life, Artist, End, Public)

"In the attempt to defeat death man has been inevitably obliged to defeat life, for the two are inextricably related. Life moves on to death, and to deny one is to deny the other."
- Henry Miller
(Related: Death, Life, Defeat, Man)

"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
(Related: Approval, Defeat, Friends, Moments, Trying)

"With Germany herself falling, it is not strange that the nations leagued with her also went down to defeat."
- Kelly Miller
(Related: Defeat, Germany, Nations)

"The loss of national identity is the greatest defeat a nation can know, and it is inevitable under the contemporary form of colonization."
- Slobodan Milosevic
(Related: Defeat, Identity, Loss, Nation)

"It is difficult to say today whether the Battle of Kosovo was a defeat or a victory for the Serbian people, whether thanks to it we fell into slavery or we survived in this slavery."
- Slobodan Milosevic
(Related: People, Victory, Battle, Defeat, Slavery, Today)

"To defeat the aggressors is not enough to make peace durable. The main thing is to discard the ideology that generates war."
- Ludwig von Mises
(Related: Peace, War, Defeat, Ideology)

"The deepest human defeat suffered by human beings is constituted by the difference between what one was capable of becoming and what one has in fact become."
- Ashley Montagu
(Related: Defeat, Difference, Fact)

"The deepest personal defeat suffered by human beings is constituted by the difference between what one was capable of becoming and what one has in fact become."
- Ashley Montague
(Related: Defeat, Difference, Fact)

"There are some defeats more triumphant than victories."
- Michel de Montaigne
"I pondered all these things, and how men fight and lose the battle, and the thing that they fought for comes about in spite of their defeat, and when it comes turns out not to be what they meant, and other men have to fight for what they meant under another name."
- William Morris
(Related: Men, Battle, Defeat, Fight, Name)

"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
(Related: Afghanistan, Defeat, Mission)

"Our enemy is motivated by hatred and will not stop planning more plots against until they are ultimately defeated. Today was an important and necessary victory in the war, but there is a long road ahead. We must remain committed if we are to succeed and protect our liberty."
- Timothy Murphy
(Related: War, Victory, Enemy, Hatred, Liberty, Planning, Road, Succeed, Today, Will)

"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
(Related: Work, Home, Defeat, Law, Military, Terrorism, Tools, Weapons)

"We were excited to win, staying undefeated is just the icing."
- Steve Nash
"The terrorist uses surprise and stealth, and the only way to defeat that is by having accurate and timely intelligence."
- Bill Nelson
(Related: Intelligence, Defeat)

"Time is everything; five minutes make the difference between victory and defeat."
- Horatio Nelson
(Related: Time, Victory, Defeat, Difference)

"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
(Related: Time, Life, Being, Community, Consciousness, Defeat)

"To be overcome by the fragrance of flowers is a delectable form of defeat."
- Beverley Nichols
(Related: Defeat, Flowers)

"Life is truly known only to those who suffer, lose, endure adversity and stumble from defeat to defeat."
- Anais Nin
(Related: Life, Adversity, Defeat)

"When it comes to losing with United, I feel solely responsible for it. I can't help it. My brain will work like mad after a defeat. I want to know where I have made the wrong decisions, how I could have changed things for this fantastic club."
- Ruud van Nistelrooy
(Related: Work, Decisions, Defeat, Help, Losing, United, Want, Will, Wrong)

"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
(Related: God, Religion, People, Fear, Army, Being, Defeat, Hate, Humanity, Preaching, Religious)

"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
(Related: Defeat, Man)

"A man is not finished when he is defeated. He is finished when he quits."
- Richard M. Nixon
(Related: Man)

"You've got to learn to survive a defeat. That's when you develop character."
- Richard M. Nixon
(Related: Character, Defeat)

"If you take no risks, you will suffer no defeats. But if you take no risks, you win no victories."
- Richard M. Nixon
(Related: Will)

"I did what I did not to make money but to help prevent the defeat of a new system which had, at great cost, given ordinary people food and fares which they could afford, a good education and a health service."
- Melita Norwood
(Related: Education, Food, Health, Money, People, Defeat, Help, Service)

"The inconvenience, the glaring lights, the long hours of waiting, and the repetition of every scene are all calculated to defeat anything more than a real mastery of love technique."
- Ivor Novello
(Related: Love, Defeat, Repetition, Waiting)

"We have real enemies in the world. These enemies must be found. They must be pursued and they must be defeated."
- Barack Obama
(Related: Enemies, World)

"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
(Related: Life, Art, Religion, Morality, Absurdity, Defeat, World)

"God says he will never be satisfied with the infidels. In terms of worldly affairs, America is very strong. Even if it were twice as strong or twice that, it could not be strong enough to defeat us. We are confident that no one can harm us if God is with us."
- Mohammed Omar
(Related: God, America, Defeat, Harm, Will)

"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
(Related: God, Afghanistan, Defeat, Fire, Future, Hell, states, United, Will)

"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
(Related: Power, Defeat, Glory, Lust, Revenge)

"Empires won by conquest have always fallen either by revolt within or by defeat by a rival."
- John Boyd Orr
(Related: Conquest, Defeat)

"The bottom line is that after we defeat the armed forces of Iraq, that we will want to and need to provide stability throughout that country."
- Peter Pace
(Related: Country, Defeat, Iraq, Stability, Want, Will)

"It is not a field of a few acres of ground, but a cause, that we are defending, and whether we defeat the enemy in one battle, or by degrees, the consequences will be the same."
- Thomas Paine
(Related: Battle, Cause, Consequences, Defeat, Enemy, Will)

"War is a defeat for humanity."
- Pope John Paul II
(Related: War, Defeat, Humanity)

"Love is never defeated, and I could add, the history of Ireland proves it."
- Pope John Paul II
(Related: History, Love, Ireland)

"Any fact facing us is not as important as our attitude toward it, for that determines our success or failure. The way you think about a fact may defeat you before you ever do anything about it. You are overcome by the fact because you think you are."
- Norman Vincent Peale
(Related: Success, Attitude, Failure, Defeat, Fact, May)

"What is defeat? Nothing but education. Nothing but the first step to something better."
- Wendell Phillips
(Related: Education, Defeat, First, Nothing)

"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
(Related: Success, Death, Men, American, Defeat, Glory, Honor, Name)

"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."
- Plato
(Related: Victory, Defeat, First, Man)

"And all this effort, all this loss of comradeship, all this prostitution of idealism and manhood, to assist the capitalists of this country to defeat the proletariat!"
- Harry Pollitt
(Related: Country, Defeat, Effort, Idealism, Loss, Prostitution)

"Some of the generals are saying, 'We're making progress. We are clearing an area.' But you really don't defeat the Taliban by clearing an area. They move."
- Colin Powell
(Related: Progress, Defeat, Saying)

"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
(Related: Fear, Possibility, Defeat, Folly, Fortune, May, Nothing)

"When defeat is inevitable, it is wisest to yield."
- Quintilian
(Related: Defeat, Yield)

"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
(Related: Defeat, Fight, Justice, Nation, Terrorism)

"We are never defeated unless we give up on God."
- Ronald Reagan
(Related: God)

"Now that our troops are mired in a dangerous effort to defeat the insurgency and are also trying to help rebuild the country, Americans of all political persuasions simply want the United States to succeed and our troops to be as safe as possible."
- Harry Reid
(Related: Americans, Country, Defeat, Effort, Help, Now, states, Succeed, Troops, Trying, United, Want)

"Miss Searle had always considered boredom an intellectual defeat."
- Mary Renault
(Related: Boredom, Defeat)

"Some defeats are only installments to victory."
- Jacob Riis
(Related: Victory)

"When a great team loses through complacency, it will constantly search for new and more intricate explanations to explain away defeat."
- Pat Riley
(Related: Defeat, Explanations, Will)

"You have to defeat a great players aura more than his game."
- Pat Riley
(Related: Defeat)

"The purpose of life is to be defeated by greater and greater things."
- Rainer Maria Rilke
(Related: Life, Purpose)

"Politics has become so expensive that it takes a lot of money even to be defeated."
- Will Rogers
(Related: Money, Politics)

"Hope is the last thing a person does before they are defeated."
- Henry Rollins
(Related: Hope)

"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
(Related: Failure, Victory, Defeat, Poor, Rank, Spirits, Twilight)

"The boy who is going to make a great man must not make up his mind merely to overcome a thousand obstacles, but to win in spite of a thousand repulses and defeats."
- Theodore Roosevelt
(Related: Man, Mind, Obstacles)

"The State thrives on war - unless, of course, it is defeated and crushed - expands on it, glories in it."
- Murray Rothbard
(Related: War, State)

"When something an affliction happens to you, you either let it defeat you, or you defeat it."
- Jean Jacques Rousseau
(Related: Affliction, Defeat)

"I learned this about coaching: You don't have to explain victory and you can't explain defeat."
- Darrell Royal
(Related: Victory, Defeat)

"Winning is great, sure, but if you are really going to do something in life, the secret is learning how to lose. Nobody goes undefeated all the time. If you can pick up after a crushing defeat, and go on to win again, you are going to be a champion someday."
- Wilma Rudolph
(Related: Life, Time, Winning, Defeat, Learning)

"We may fight against what is wrong, but if we allow ourselves to hate, that is to insure our spiritual defeat and our likeness to what we hate."
- George William Russell
(Related: Defeat, Fight, Hate, May, Spiritual, Wrong)

"The great leaders of the second world war alliance, Franklin Roosevelt and Winston Churchill, understood the twin sides of destruction and salvation. Their war aims were not only to defeat fascism, but to create a world of shared prosperity."
- Jeffrey Sachs
(Related: War, Alliance, Defeat, Destruction, Fascism, Leaders, Prosperity, Salvation, World, World war)

"A good man would prefer to be defeated than to defeat injustice by evil means."
- Sallust
(Related: Defeat, Evil, Injustice, Man)

"It is a law of human nature that in victory even the coward may boast of his prowess, while defeat injures the reputation even of the brave."
- Sallust
(Related: Nature, Victory, Defeat, Human nature, Law, May, Reputation)

"Back of every mistaken venture and defeat is the laughter of wisdom, if you listen."
- Carl Sandburg
(Related: Wisdom, Defeat, Laughter)

"If a victory is told in detail, one can no longer distinguish it from a defeat."
- Jean-Paul Sartre
(Related: Victory, Defeat, Detail)

"Once you hear the details of victory, it is hard to distinguish it from a defeat."
- Jean-Paul Sartre
(Related: Victory, Defeat)

"Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent."
- Marilyn vos Savant
(Related: Being, Giving)

"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
(Related: America, Fish, Now, Right, Water)

"One of the great intellectual failures of the American intelligence community, and especially the counterterrorism community, is to assume if someone hasn't attacked us, it's because he can't or because we've defeated him."
- Michael Scheuer
(Related: Intelligence, American, Community)

"I was now resolved to do everything in my power to defeat the system."
- Oskar Schindler
(Related: Power, Defeat, Now)

"We don't know what may yet happen to us, what military and political defeats we may yet have to face."
- Moshe Sharett
(Related: May, Military)

"We have defeated Jim Crow, but now we have to deal with his son, James Crow Jr., esquire."
- Al Sharpton
(Related: Son, Now)

"I have defeated this earthworm with my words. Imagine what I would have done with my fire breathing fists."
- Charlie Sheen
(Related: Fire, Words)

"I'm not going to take this defeatist attitude and listen to all this crap any more from all these people who have nothing except doomsday to predict."
- Carroll Shelby
(Related: People, Attitude, Nothing)

"I understand the harsh feelings and sentiments from my opponents and their supporters because I myself have been defeated twice in my political life in the past and I understand very well it is hard to accept your own failure."
- Chen Shui-bian
(Related: Life, Feelings, Failure, Opponents, Past)

"And this year is going to be the 25th anniversary of the 17-0 team, the only undefeated season."
- Don Shula
"For a gallant spirit there can never be defeat."
- Wallis Simpson
(Related: Defeat, Spirit)

"Taxation is the price we pay for failing to build a civilized society. The higher the tax level, the greater the failure. A centrally planned totalitarian state represents a complete defeat for the civilized world, while a totally voluntary society represents its ultimate success."
- Mark Skousen
(Related: Society, Success, Failure, Defeat, Tax, State, Taxation, World)

"I trust, that your readers will not construe my words to mean, that I would not have gone to a 3 o'clock in the morning session, for the sake of defeating the Nebraska bill."
- Gerrit Smith
(Related: Trust, Will, Words)

"Public and employer opinion often defeat society's best interests with a prejudice against middle-aged women."
- Kate Smith
(Related: Women, Society, Defeat, Opinion, Prejudice, Public)

"The mark of a great player is in his ability to come back. The great champions have all come back from defeat."
- Sam Snead
(Related: Ability, Defeat)

"We are the most powerful nation on earth. No external power, no terrorist organization, can defeat us. But we can defeat ourselves by getting caught in a quagmire."
- George Soros
(Related: Power, Defeat, Earth, Nation)

"Defeat should never be a source of discouragement, but rather a fresh stimulus."
- Bishop Robert South
(Related: Defeat, Discouragement)

"Defeat should never be a source of discouragement but rather a fresh stimulus."
- Robert South
(Related: Defeat, Discouragement)

"There is no doubt that our nation's security and defeating terrorism trump all other priorities."
- Arlen Specter
(Related: Doubt, Nation, Priorities, Security, Terrorism)

"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
(Related: Life, Defeat, Spirit, Will)

"This old Germany was partly defeated in its conflict with the progressive ideas of socialism, for it had given the people nothing that could serve as a successful alternative to socialism."
- Gustav Stresemann
(Related: People, Successful, Ideas, Conflict, Germany, Nothing, Old, Socialism)

"Otherwise, we will not be able to defeat the U.S. imperialists who boast of their technological superiority."
- Kim Il sung
(Related: Superiority, Defeat, Will)

"The most important thing in our war preparations is to teach all our people to hate U.S. imperialism. Otherwise, we will not be able to defeat the U.S. imperialists who boast of their technological superiority."
- Kim Il Sung
(Related: War, People, Superiority, Defeat, Hate, Will)

"We will never forget the passengers of Flight 93, who courageously confronted the terrorists, defeating another planned attack on America. They are the heroes for our times."
- Bob Taft
(Related: America, Forget, Heroes, Will)

"I have also noticed that when a rider who had confidence in his ability was defeated, after doing his level best to win, always received an ovation from the gathering."
- Major Taylor
(Related: Ability, Confidence)

"I tried to contribute to the defeat of the Soviets. If I contributed 1%, it is 1% of something enormous."
- Edward Teller
(Related: Defeat)

"I think she was ready to go. Not to be kicked out. Go at the top. Undefeated."
- Denis Thatcher
"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
(Related: Heart, Defeat, Play, Reality, Snow, Will)

"Were you to read the British press today, you would learn that the British Empire never forgets its defeats."
- Robert Trout
(Related: Press, Today)

"The estimated loss of up to six million dead is founded too much on both emotional, biased testimonies and on exaggerated data in the postwar reckonings of war crimes and on the squaring of accounts with the defeated."
- Franjo Tudjman
(Related: War, Loss)

"Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win."
- Sun Tzu
(Related: War, First)

"Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat."
- Sun Tzu
(Related: Strategy, Victory, Defeat)

"The opportunity to secure ourselves against defeat lies in our own hands, but the opportunity of defeating the enemy is provided by the enemy himself."
- Sun Tzu
(Related: Opportunity, Defeat, Enemy, Lies)

"The good fighters of old first put themselves beyond the possibility of defeat, and then waited for an opportunity of defeating the enemy."
- Sun Tzu
(Related: Opportunity, Possibility, Defeat, Enemy, First, Old)

"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
(Related: War, Victory, Battle, Defeat, First)

"For them to perceive the advantage of defeating the enemy, they must also have their rewards."
- Sun Tzu
(Related: Enemy)

"There are no contests in the Art of Peace. A true warrior is invincible because he or she contests with nothing. Defeat means to defeat the mind of contention that we harbor within."
- Morihei Ueshiba
(Related: Art, Peace, Contention, Defeat, Mind, Nothing)

"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 weaken and defeat you."
- Morihei Ueshiba
(Related: Heart, Concern, Defeat, Testing)

"In the game of life, it's a good idea to have a few early losses, which relieves you of the pressure of trying to maintain an undefeated season."
- Bill Vaughan
(Related: Life, Idea, Pressure, Trying)

"We are not interested in the possibilities of defeat. They do not exist."
- Queen Victoria
(Related: Defeat, Possibilities)

"Who asks whether the enemy was defeated by strategy or valor?"
- Virgil
(Related: Strategy, Enemy, Valor)

"Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end. Failure is something we can avoid only by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing."
- Denis Waitley
(Related: Failure, Being, Defeat, Delay, End, Nothing, Saying)

"There is nothing worth having that can he obtained by nuclear war - nothing material or ideological - no tradition that it can defend. It is utterly self-defeating."
- George Wald
(Related: War, Nothing, Self, Tradition, Worth)

"I believe, based on the activities, and I am not an expert on terrorism by any stretch, but I believe that when they attacked the United States and they attacked New York and Washington, D.C., they thought they could defeat us."
- Jim Walsh
(Related: Thought, Defeat, states, Terrorism, United, Washington)

"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
(Related: Power, Day, Defeat, Delay, Support, Troops)

"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
(Related: Americans, Canada, Cause, Defeat, Months)

"What we now have in Iraq is a defeat."
- Henry Waxman
(Related: Defeat, Iraq, Now)

"Upon the whole it was a Glorious day-Our men are in the Spirits-and I am confident we shall give them a total defeat the next Action; which is at no great distance."
- Anthony Wayne
(Related: Men, Action, Day, Defeat, Spirits)

"Before, Indian people had been so defeated, they were always looking for outsiders, for the government, to somehow come in and fix things. But now, they seem to realize that they're the only ones who can save themselves."
- James Welch
(Related: Government, People, Now)

"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
(Related: Experience, War, Ideas, Blame, Defeat, Enemies, Opposition, Problems, Weapons, Wonder)

"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
(Related: Knowledge, Progress, Victory, Contradiction, Defeat, Evolution, First, Logic)

"The fight ended. For both was victory. For both there was defeat."
- Anna Wickham
(Related: Victory, Defeat, Fight)

"There was never a night or a problem that could defeat sunrise or hope."
- Bern Williams
(Related: Hope, Defeat, Night)

"If I allow the fact that I am a Negro to checkmate my will to do, now, I will inevitably form the habit of being defeated."
- Paul Williams
(Related: Habit, Being, Fact, Now, Will)

"I think television defeats ventriloquism."
- Paul Winchell
(Related: Television)

"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
(Related: Life, Gods, Defeat, Meaning, Struggle)

"Defeat is not the worst of failures. Not to have tried is the true failure."
- George Edward Woodberry
(Related: Failure, Defeat)

"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
(Related: People, Defeat, Old, Want)

"An army without culture is a dull-witted army, and a dull-witted army cannot defeat the enemy."
- Mao Zedong
(Related: Army, Culture, Defeat, Enemy)

"If you learn from defeat, you haven't really lost."
- Zig Ziglar
(Related: Defeat)