44 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.

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  1. "Defeat never comes to any man until he admits it."
    Josephus Daniels
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  2. 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

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

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  5. "There is no defeat except for those who give up."
    Joseph B. Wirthlin
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  6. "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

  7. "Be careful that victories do not carry the seed of future defeats."
    Ralph W. Sockman
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  8. "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

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

  11. "But there is suffering in life, and there are defeats. No one can avoid them. But 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

  12. "Defeat should never be a source of discouragement but rather a fresh stimulus."
    Robert South
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  13. Feeling Defeated Quotes

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  14. "Believe you are defeated, believe it long enough, and it is likely to become a fact."
    Norman Vincent Peale

  15. "Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent."
    Marilyn vos Savant
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  16. "What is defeat? Nothing but education; nothing but the first step to something better."
    Wendell Phillips
    Inspirational Poems

  17. "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

  18. "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

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  20. "Never talk defeat. Use words like hope, belief, faith, victory."
    Norman Vincent Peale

  21. "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

  22. "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

  23. "Never let the defeat of the past rob you of the success of your future."
    Ray Comfort
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  24. "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

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

  27. Life has meaning only in the struggles... So let us celebrate the struggles.
    Swahili Warrior Song
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  28. "You've got to learn to survive a defeat. That's when you develop character."
    Richard M. Nixon
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  29. Stress is an admission of weakness, a cry of defeat to the world.
    Carrie Latet
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  30. "There are some defeats more triumphant than victories."
    Michael de Montaigne
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  31. "Defeat is not the worst of failures. Not to have tried is the true failure."
    George E. Woodberry

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  33. No matter who does you wrong, you don't have to stay defeated.
    Joel Osteen
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  34. "It's not whether you get knocked down, it's whether you get back up."
    Vince Lombardi

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

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

  37. You just can't imagine how you will accomplish a task or a goal. Or you feel the problem is just too much for you to handle. Those feelings can defeat you before you even begin.
    Catherine Pulsifer, Feeling Overwhelmed
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  38. "In every defeat is a lesson showing you how to win the victory next time."
    Robert Collier
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  39. Famous Quotes About Defeat

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

  41. "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
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  42. How can you develop this nonquitting, undefeatable attitude? Well, for one thing, never talk defeat, for if you do you can actually talk yourself into acceptance of defeat.
    Dr. Norman Vincent Peale, You Can If You Think You Can
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  44. 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

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

  46. "I think everyone should experience defeat at least once during their career. You learn a lot from it."
    Lou Holtz
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  47. "Life is truly known only to those who suffer, lose, endure adversity and stumble from defeat to defeat."
    Anais Nin

  48. "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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  50. "Defeat is a school in which truth always grows strong."
    Henry Ward Beecher
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  51. "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
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  52. "No matter how often you are defeated, you are born to victory."
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
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  53. "Man is not made for defeat."

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