Defeat

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+ 366 Pride defeats its own end, by bringing the man who seeks esteem and reverence into contempt. Henry Bolingbroke


+ 332 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


+ 240 An honorable defeat is better than a dishonorable victory. Millard Fillmore


+ 287 I would rather be defeated than make capital out of my religion. James A. Garfield


+ 331 Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in that grey twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat. Theodore Roosevelt


+ 261 Victory has a thousand fathers, but defeat is an orphan. John F. Kennedy


+ 232 A man is not finished when he is defeated. He is finished when he quits. Richard M. Nixon


+ 271 If you take no risks, you will suffer no defeats. But if you take no risks, you win no victories. Richard M. Nixon


+ 220 You've got to learn to survive a defeat. That's when you develop character. Richard M. Nixon


+ 246 Victory attained by violence is tantamount to a defeat, for it is momentary. Mahatma Gandhi


+ 274 We may be personally defeated, but our principles never! William Lloyd Garrison


+ 275 If you don't invest very much, then defeat doesn't hurt very much and winning is not very exciting. Dick Vermeil


+ 221 Defeat is not the worst of failures. Not to have tried is the true failure. George Woodberry


+ 285 Victory attained by violence is tantamount to a defeat, for it is momentary. Mahatma Gandhi, 'Satyagraha Leaflet No. 13,' May 3, 1919


+ 328 Most of us were taught to be sloppy thinkers. We remain frozen in worry or defeated by fear. We believe that we have become victims of our circumstances. As our thoughts remain negative or mostly unconscious, we end up attracting by default. We are stunned when we develop a horrible disease, become involved in a tragic car accident or suffer from financial failure. Without realizing it, the thoughts we have been thinking are all responsible for this. The ability to focus a thought becomes the driving force behind The Law of Attraction. Focusing on a single thought purely and clearly for a short duration of time becomes the starting point. Once you become adept at focusing your thoughts it will be easier and more efficient.


+ 269 He who fears being conquered is certain of defeat. Napoleon


+ 207 We are never defeated unless we give up on God. Ronald Reagan


+ 300 Those who do right only wish for good, but the wicked can expect to be defeated by Godís anger. Mishlei 11:23


+ 233 A wise person can defeat a city full of warriors and tear down the defenses they trust in. Mishlei 21:22


+ 264 Even though good people may be bothered by trouble seven times, they are never defeated, but the wicked are overwhelmed by trouble. Mishlei 24:16


+ 268 Donít be happy when your enemy is defeated; donít be glad when he is overwhelmed. Mishlei 24:17


+ 243 Itís not about the victory, it's about who you defeat.


+ 144 Husham died, and Hadad, son of Bedad, who defeated Midian in the field of Moab, reigned in his stead. The name of his city was Avith. Bereshit 36:35


+ 140 But Moses said: It is neither a voice shouting victory, nor a voice shouting defeat; a voice of blasphemy I hear. Shemot 32:18


+ 95 There is no doubt that our nation's security and defeating terrorism trump all other priorities. Arlen Specter


+ 95 But man is not made for defeat. A man can be destroyed but not defeated. Ernest Hemingway


+ 111 Bhakti means the science of being defeated. Krishna wants to be defeated by the love of his devotee and the devotee wants to be defeated by Krsna's love.


+ 111 The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross