58 Defeat Quotes

May these defeat quotes inspire you not to give up. How you view defeat, your attitude towards defeat will determine if you are truly defeated!

Being defeated means quitting, not trying, accepting things as they are. To be a success in life you must be determined - find ways around or over the obstacle that you are facing. It means learning for failure and willing to always try again. Don't let frustration block you from moving forward.

So as you journey through life trying to attain the success you want to achieve remember that you will experience failure at times, but the bigger question is will you experience defeat? Failure is okay but defeat is not! Expect the ups and downs, but don't stop trying, believe that you can overcome the challenges placed in your way to accomplishing your goals.

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  1. For every child of God defeats this evil world, and we achieve this victory through our faith. 1 John 5:4 (NLT)
    Christian Poems

  2. To be overcome by the fragrance of flowers is a delectable form of defeat. Beverly Nichols
    Garden Poems

  3. The defeat felt by the abandonment of a friendship relationship gone sour is more devastating to the human psychic than the failure of a garden to produce an abundant crop. Mary S. Scotsburn
    Friendship Poems

  4. Defeat Quotes To Encourage You to Never Give Up
  5. "Defeat never comes to any man until he admits it."   Josephus Daniels
    Attitude Quotes

  6. The gutters and the bow'ry streets where all day long the beggars chant, are good examples of defeats, for these are men who've said, 'I CAN'T!" Unknown, Don't Give Up
    Poems For Teenagers

  7. You've got to learn to survive a defeat. That's when you develop character.
  8. "You've got to learn to survive a defeat. That's when you develop character." Richard M. Nixon
    Poems of Encouragement

  10. "There is no defeat except for those who give up." Joseph B. Wirthlin
    Don't Quit Poem

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  12. Remember, your attitude toward a situation can help you to change it - you create the very atmosphere for defeat or victory." Franco Harris
    Positive Quotes About Change

  13. But we never give up and accept defeat - for you will find determination is sweet! Catherine Pulsifer, If You Give Up
    Never Give Up Poem

  14. Defeat Quotes To Encourage You to Never Give Up
  15. "Creativity can solve almost any problem. The creative act, the defeat of habit by originality,
    overcomes everything." George Lois

  16. Until a man has conquered loss, and overcome defeat, he cannot fully understand just why success is sweet. Lawrence Hawthorne, Facing Life's Problems
    Poems About Life Struggles

  17. We may decline the struggle, but it will be declining also the joy of victory. J. R. Miller, Aspiration and Energy
    Poems About Strength

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  19. I would rather lose in a cause that I know some day will triumph
    than to triumph in a cause that I know some day will fail. Wendell L. Willkie

  20. The only failure in life is staying down and giving up. You can only be defeated when you decide that the game is over. Scott Allan, Drive Your Destiny
    Living Life Poem

  21. Defeat Quotes To Encourage You to Never Give Up
  22. Be careful that victories do not carry the seed of future defeats. Ralph W. Sockman
    Positive Thoughts

  23. If you will face defeat and pain with wholesome look and winning smile, you'll conquer every foe... David V. Bush
    Start Your Day With A Smile

  24. Defeat Quotes To Encourage You to Never Give Up
  25. 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 Garvey

  26. Don't think defeat, don't talk defeat, the word will rob you of your strength. Wilhelmina Stitch, Believe This
    Easy Poems to Memorize

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  28. "Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat." F Scott Fitzgerald

  29. As soon as you think, or, as soon as you say, "I Can't" you are defeated Catherine Pulsifer
    Never Say I Can't

  30. Defeat Quotes To Encourage You to Never Give Up
  31. "... it's better to lose some of the battles in the struggles for your dreams than
    to be defeated without ever knowing what you're fighting for." Paulo Coelho

  32. Do not allow yourself to be defeated...Keep your focus on moving forward, don't get caught up in yesterday. Catherine Pulsifer
    Difficult Situation

  33. Being defeated means quitting, not trying, accepting things as they are... It means learning for failure and willing to always try again. Author Unknown
    Try Try Again Poem

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  35. "Defeat should never be a source of discouragement but rather a fresh stimulus." Robert South
    Discouragement Quotes

  36. Great persons rise above adversity....They refuse to be defeated by disappointments William Arthur Ward, Your Attitude
    Attitude Poems

  37. Defeat, or failure, is only an opportunity to reload from past mistakes taking forward those parts that showed promise or sprouted new ways towards accomplishment. Byron Pulsifer

  38. Feeling Defeated Quotes - Encouragement To Overcome
  39. "Believe you are defeated, believe it long enough, and it is likely to become a fact." Norman Vincent Peale

  40. And you begin to accept your defeats with your head up and your eyes ahead Author Unknown, Learn
    Poems About Failure

  41. Feeling Defeated Quotes - Encouragement To Overcome
  42. "Being defeated is often a temporary condition.  Giving up is what makes it permanent." Marilyn vos Savant
    Poems About Life

  43. Feelings of sadness and defeat you soon realize that they that will get you nowhere. Catherine Pulsifer
    Poems About Frustration

  44. Feeling Defeated Quotes - Encouragement To Overcome
  45. "What is defeat? Nothing but education; nothing but the first step to something better." Wendell Phillips
    Inspirational Poems

  46. The world won't care about your old defeats Berton Braley
    Start Where You Stand

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  48. "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

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  50. "Do not let defeat be a failure, let defeat be a means of moving on to better things with new knowledge - if you take that type of attitude you will find success even in defeat!" Catherine Pulsifer

  51. It's daring blithely the field of chance while making labor a brave romance, it's going onward despite defeat" Berton Braley
    The Recipe

  52. Feeling Defeated Quotes - Encouragement To Overcome
  53. "Never talk defeat. Use words like hope, belief, faith, victory." Norman Vincent Peale

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  55. "When confronted by failure, disappointment, or rejection,  it may be far easier simply to give up. But this attitude can spell the difference between long-term success and a series  of defeat." Amy E. Dean, Peace of Mind

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  57. "You can take from every experience what it has to offer you.  And you cannot be defeated if you just keep taking one breath followed by another." Oprah Winfrey

  58. Feeling Defeated Quotes - Encouragement To Overcome
  59. "Never let the defeat of the past rob you of the success of your future." Ray Comfort
    Quotes To Live By

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  61. 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

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

  64. If you think "you can", then anything is possible. But, if you think "you can't", then you are defeated before you even begin! Catherine Pulsifer
    What You Think You Become

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  66. "There are some defeats more triumphant than victories." Michael de Montaigne
    Thought Provoking

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  68. "Defeat is not the worst of failures. Not to have tried is the  true failure." George E. Woodberry

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  70. No matter who does you wrong, you don't have to stay defeated. Joel Osteen
    Short Quotes

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  72. "It's not whether you get knocked down, it's whether you get back up." Vince Lombardi

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  74. It is better to be defeated on principle than to win on lies. Arthur Calwell

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  76. "The greatest test of courage on earth is to bear defeat without  losing heart." Robert G. Ingersoll

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  78. "In every defeat is a lesson showing you how to win the victory next time." Robert Collier
    Graduation Quotes

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  80. "Victory has a thousand fathers, but defeat is an orphan." John Fitzgerald Kennedy

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  82. "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 nor suffer much because they live in  the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat." Theodore Roosevelt
    Never Give Up Quotes

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  84. A lot of people try once or twice, and if they meet with defeat, they use those experience as an excuse to give up. Les Brown

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

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  88. "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

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  90. "Defeat is a school in which truth always grows strong." Henry Ward Beecher
    Motivational Quotes

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  92. "It is defeat that turns bone to flint; it is defeat that turns gristle to muscle; it is defeat that makes men invincible." Henry Ward Beecher
    Motivational Poems

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  94. "No matter how often you are defeated, you are born to victory." Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Positive Quotes

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  96. "Man is not made for defeat." Heraclitus

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