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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
    Losing a friend or seeing a relationship end can have a negative impact on our lives. We can feel like giving up especially where there are circumstances beyond our control. It is a feeling of losing something that is much more important than any material thing.



  4. Defeat never comes to any man until he admits it.
  5. "Defeat never comes to any man until he admits it."   Josephus Daniels
    Attitude Quotes
    If in our mind we think that we have lost or have failed then we have. Once we think those things we have been defeated. Keep your attitude positive to overcome feelings of defeat.



  6. There's no defeat, in truth, save from within; unless you're beaten there, you're bound to win. C. C. Cameron, No Failure
    Success Poem



  7. 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



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



  10. In fact, hope is best gained after defeat and failure, because then inner strength and toughness is produced. Fritz Knapp
    Poems About Hope



  11. 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, Think and Grow Rich
    When Feeling Down Quotes
    Encouraging words by Napoleon Hill. If we change our thinking and look at how we could do things differently, or change the way we are doing something we can move on. There is a lesson for us to learn.



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



  13. Remember, your attitude toward a situation can help you to change it - you create the very atmosphere for defeat or victory.
  14. 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



  15. 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 those depths. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
    Poems About Life Struggles



  16. Oh, don't be a quitter who never comes back; tho defeated and beaten today David V. Bush, The Man Who Comes Back
    Don't You Quit
    An inspirational quote that reminds us that today we may feel like it is over, but we need to get back up. Start again. You will find that you will be able to overcome if you don't quit.



  17. 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



  18. Creativity can solve almost any problem. The creative act, the defeat of habit by originality, overcomes everything.
  19. "Creativity can solve almost any problem. The creative act, the defeat of habit by originality, overcomes everything." George Lois
    Creativity



  20. One of the most common causes of failure is the habit of quitting when one is overtaken by temporary defeat. Napoleon Hill
    Quotes About Quitting



  21. 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
    If everything came easy, if there were no challenges or roadblocks in life then we would not appreciate success when we achieve it.



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



  23. Creativity can solve almost any problem. The creative act, the defeat of habit by originality, <br>overcomes everything.
  24. 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
    Thoughtful



  25. Life is to be lived, not controlled; and humanity is won by continuing to play in face of certain defeat. Ralph Ellison
    Life Quotes About Giving Up



  26. Why doesn’t constant trampling defeat the dandelion? The key to its strength is its long and sturdy root, which extends deep into the earth. The same principle applies to people. The true victors in life are those who, enduring repeated challenges and setbacks, have sent the roots of their being to such a depth that nothing can shake them. Daisaku Ikeda
    Dandelion Poems



  27. 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
    Encouragement quote that reminds us in life, we all experience disappointment when things don't work out the way we planned. And, if we allow our minds to give up we then experience failure. Misfortunes and adversity occur, but keep your mind moving in the direction you want your life to go - accept challenges, roadblocks, and even disappointment, but don't accept failure!



  28. Be careful that victories do not carry the seed of future defeats.
  29. Be careful that victories do not carry the seed of future defeats. Ralph W. Sockman
    Positive Thoughts



  30. Give me a son...one who will be proud and unbending in defeat - but humble and gentle in victory Unknown, Give Me A Son
    Son Poems



  31. 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
    It has been said that when you smile it affects your state of mind. And smiling helps others want to help you. A smile cancels all frowns. Inspire others with your smile.



  32. 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.
  33. 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
    Optimistic



  34. Don't give up the fight. No defeat! You've never beat when you're in the right. David V. Bush, The Way To Win
    The Successful Man



  35. You will face many defeats in life, but never let yourself be defeated. Maya Angelou
    Famous Poems About Life



  36. Don't think defeat, don't talk defeat, the word will rob you of your strength. Wilhelmina Stitch, Believe This
    Easy Poems to Memorize
    The words you use, the words you think can result in your success or your failure. They also affect the people around you. Use words of encouragement!



  37. Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat.
  38. Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat. F Scott Fitzgerald
    Solutions



  39. Defeat brings a chance to learn - don't fall into the defeatist pattern. Catherine Pulsifer, Just Keep On Going
    Keep A Going Poem



  40. We all have challenges and battles in our life. Sometimes the lesson is less about defeating them and more about learning not to defeat ourselves. Brittany Burgunder
    Life Lessons Quotes



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



  42. ... 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.
  43. ... 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
    Dream



  44. Do not allow yourself to be defeated...Keep your focus on moving forward, don't get caught up in yesterday. Catherine Pulsifer
    Difficult Situation
    So many people get caught in the past, they don't move on. They let one mistake stop them. They think I tried it didn't work so they stop. They never take a second look, or look for another way - they let yesterday overrule any thoughts of success for today.



  45. 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



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



  48. Great persons rise above adversity....They refuse to be defeated by disappointments William Arthur Ward, Your Attitude
    Attitude Poems
    When you read about successful people you will find that they did just what this quote says. They faced adversity and challenges but they rose above them! Let their stories encourage you.



  49. 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
    Opportunity



  50. Believe you are defeated, believe it long enough, and it is likely to become a fact.
  51. "Believe you are defeated, believe it long enough, and it is likely to become a fact." Norman Vincent Peale
    Believe
    Our beliefs determine our direction in life. If we believe something then our mind works to make it come true.



  52. Don't be defeated by what others think you know your goals and your plan Catherine Pulsifer, Don't Be Defeated By Others
    Don't Let People Bring You Down



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



  54.  Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent.
  55. Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent. Marilyn vos Savant
    Poems About Life



  56. Feelings of sadness and defeat you soon realize that they that will get you nowhere. Catherine Pulsifer
    Poems About Frustration
    Wallowing in self pity does us no good. It can stop us and hinder any action to move forward. We focus on our frustration rather than on solutions.



  57. What is defeat? Nothing but education; nothing but the first step to something better.
  58. What is defeat? Nothing but education; nothing but the first step to something better. Wendell Phillips
    Inspirational Poems
    Imagine what people would accomplish if they thought about defeat as an education, if they thought about it as something better is going to happen.



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



  60. The human spirit is never finished when it is defeated. . . it is finished when it surrenders.
  61. 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
    Life



  62. 	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!
  63. 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
    Knowledge



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



  65. Never talk defeat. Use words like hope, belief, faith, victory.
  66. Never talk defeat. Use words like hope, belief, faith, victory. Norman Vincent Peale
    Hope
    Words that we use have such an impact, more than we realize.



  67. 	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.
  68. 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
    Success



  69. 	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.
  70. 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
    Overwhelmed



  71. The "I can" attitude is at the forefront of those type of people who do not use defeat as an all time excuse to give up. Byron Pulsifer
    Some One Can Do It
    Excuses are made for many reasons. Rather than excusing yourself change your expectations and have the "I Can" attitude even with adjustments made - just don't give up.



  72. Never let the defeat of the past rob you of the success of your future.
  73. "Never let the defeat of the past rob you of the success of your future." Ray Comfort
    Quotes To Live By
    How many people bury their dreams because of one disappointment or one failure?



  74.       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.
  75. 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
    Challenges



  76. You can learn a line from a win and a book from a defeat.
  77. You can learn a line from a win and a book from a defeat. Paul Brown
    Learning
    This quote from Paul Brown is so true. When we win we learn little but when we lose we learn lots.



  78. 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



  79. There are some defeats more triumphant than victories.
  80. There are some defeats more triumphant than victories. Michael de Montaigne
    Thought Provoking



  81.      Defeat is not the worst of failures. Not to have tried is the true failure.
  82. Defeat is not the worst of failures. Not to have tried is the true failure. George E. Woodberry
    Failure Quotes



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



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



  87. It is better to be defeated on principle than to win on lies.
  88. It is better to be defeated on principle than to win on lies. Arthur Calwell
    Truth Quotes
    Stay true to your principles. Winning is never worth compromising them.



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



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



  93. Victory has a thousand fathers, but defeat is an orphan
  94. "Victory has a thousand fathers, but defeat is an orphan." John Fitzgerald Kennedy
    Father
    A famous quote by JFK that reminds us of that victory sees everyone perhaps taking a bit of credit, but in defeat you are left alone.



  95. 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.
  96. "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



  97. A lot of people try once or twice, and if they meet with defeat, they use those experience as an excuse to give up.
  98. 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
    Experience



  99. I think everyone should experience defeat at least once during their career. You learn a lot from it.
  100. "I think everyone should experience defeat at least once during their career. You learn a lot from it." Lou Holtz
    Work Quotes
    A new defintion of defeat: "A learning experience to move forward."



  101. famous quotes about defeat
  102. "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
    Inspirational



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



  105. It is defeat that turns bone to flint; it is defeat that turns gristle to muscle; it is defeat that makes men invincible.
  106. "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



  107. No matter how often you are defeated, you are born to victory.
  108. "No matter how often you are defeated, you are born to victory." Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Positive Quotes
    No one was born to be defeated. We all have a purpose, we all have gifts.



  109. famous quotes about defeat
  110. "Man is not made for defeat." Heraclitus
    Poetry


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