Quotation Explorer - 'Defeat'

Let me not fear defeat or death,Let me not fear being forgotten,Let my defiance sustain my soul,Let it remain with me ever after.Poem: Prayer to the God of Rebellion, in ‘Chameleon Lights - Ayushman Jamwal
Give me strength, not to be better than my enemies, but to defeat my greatest enemy, the doubts within myself. Give me strength for a straight back and clear eyes, so when life fades, as the setting sun, my spirit may come to you without shame. - P.C. Cast
Fight on, brave knights! Man dies, but glory lives! Fight on; death is better than defeat! Fight on brave knights! for bright eyes behold your deeds! - Walter Scott
I can't defeat anyone except my past and transcend to be better. - Debasish Mridha
There's no system foolproof enough to defeat a sufficiently great fool. - Edward Teller
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.
It is impossible to defeat an ignorant man in argument. - William G. McAdoo
Every story of conversion is a story of blessed defeat. - C.S. Lewis
Come on! If Harry can destroy the horcruxes, Frodo can destroy the ring and Percy can defeat Kronos, you can get out of bed! - Me, in the morning
Only ignorance makes people put up with defeat. - Sunday Adelaja
You will know him by the blade he carries and the Dark-born skill with which he wields it, for none who know the love of the Father may defeat the Darkblade, yet all must stand against him. - Anthony Ryan
There are no frontiers in this struggle to the death... A victory for any country against imperialism is our victory, just as any country's defeat is a defeat for all.
Opportunity...it often comes disguised in the form of misfortune or temporary defeat. - Napoleon Hill
Even against the greatest of odds, there is something in the human spirit- a magic blend of skill, faith, and valor- that can lift men from certain defeat to incredible victory.
Expect trouble as an inevitable part of life, and when it comes, hold your head high, look it squarely in the eye and say, 'I will be bigger than you. You cannot defeat me.' - Ann Landers
DANCE Defeat All Negativity (via) Creative Expression. - Shah Asad Rizvi
Failure to find the truth is perhaps an intellectual defeat, but failure to look for the truth is an intellectual surrender. - Jakub Bożydar Wiśniewski
life is truly known only to those who suffer, lose, endure adversity, & stumble from defeat to defeat. - Anaïs Nin
European merchants supply the best weaponry, contributing to their own defeat. - Sultan Salahuddin Ayubi
To save a Life in defeat, is to receive Victory and Honor.
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
What is defeat? Nothing but education; nothing but the first step to something better. - Wendell Phillips
The 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 Kübler-Ross
Through every generation of the human race there has been a constant war, a war with fear. Those who have the courage to conquer it are made free and those who are conquered by it are made to suffer until they have the courage to defeat it, or death takes them. - Alexander the Great
Defeat is a state of mind; no one is ever defeated until defeat has been accepted as a reality. - Bruce Lee
while you play bowling with one ball you will be late because untill come in that ball it's need time so you need more than one ball in order to defeat the whole army . - Ragir saeed
Tyranny cannot defeat the power of ideas. - Helen Keller
Far better is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in the grey twilight that knows not victory nor defeat. - Theodore Roosevelt
Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat. - F. Scott Fitzgerald
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
Men are not generally sufficiently aware of the distinction between the law of God and his purpose; they are apt to suppose, that as the temper of the sinner is contrary to the one, so the outrages of the sinner are able to defeat the other; than which nothing can be more false. - John Witherspoon
Once you hear the details of victory, it is hard to distinguish it from a defeat. - Jean-Paul Sartre
In the art of war, if you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the approaching battles. But if you know only yourself and not the enemy, for every victory, there will also be defeat. - Emily Thorne
I f he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat. - Theodore Roosevelt
Victory has a thousand fathers; defeat is an orphan. - John F. Kennedy
Restriction of free thought and free speech is the most dangerous of all subversions. It is the one un-American act that could most easily defeat us."[The One Un-American Act, Speech to the Author's Guild Council in New York, on receiving the 1951 Lauterbach Award (December 3, 1952)] - William O. Douglas
Never feel intimidated by defeat nor death, but rather intimidate life with your dreams. - Auliq-Ice
I never seek to defeat the man I am fighting, I seek to defeat his confidence. A mind troubled by doubt cannot focus on the course to victory. Two men are equals - true equals - only when they both have equal confidence.
Part time christian cannot defeat a full time devil - Steven Chuks Nwaokeke
My dreams couldn't defeat me! - Kierra C.T. Banks
Qui-gon shook his head. 'No,' he said firmly. 'I'm not testing you, Obi-wan. Life tests you! Every day it brings you new chances for triumph or defeat. And if you pass the test, it doesn't make you a Jedi. It makes you human. - Dave Wolverton
To conquer oneself is the best and noblest victory; to be vanquished by one's own nature is the worst and most ignoble defeat. - Plato
Victory attained by violence is tantamount to a defeat, for it is momentary. - Mahatma Gandhi
To expect defeat is nine-tenths of defeat itself.
God’s favor in its fullness is that which allows strength to overcome with weakness, love to overcome hatred, God’s goodness to defeat Satan’s evil nature. - Sunday Adelaja
In the fight for freedom there is no defeat, you either achieve it or you die trying. In both cases you're as free as one can be. - Aryan Xebat‎
If you can defeat your own calamity, you will be a hope for others and thus you can defeat the calamity of others too! - Mehmet Murat ildan
Defeat is a transient perception but giving up is permanent. So never give up. - Debasish Mridha
He who fears being conquered is sure of defeat.
Death is the enemy. I spent 10 years of my life singlemindedly studying, practicing, fighting hand to hand in close quarters to defeat the enemy, to send him back bloodied and humble and I am not going to roll over and surrender. - Diane Frolov and Andrew Schneider
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 - Konstantinos Kyriakou.K.K
When failure knocks on your door, ignore it.When defeat bangs on your door, lock it.When success knocks on your door, answer it.When greatness knocks on your door, seize it. - Matshona Dhliwayo
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
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
Creativity can solve almost any problem. The creative act, the defeat of habit by originality, overcomes everything. - George Lois
No one can insult me, because I do not want respect.No one can defeat me, because I have given up the idea of winning.How can you defeat me? You can only defeat someone who wants to win. - Lao Tzu
There is no defeat or Victory there are just we. - Muhammad Hashim
Poetry is more than a form of art. It's a vibration and a pulsing heart. Whether it's sour or whether it's sweet. It can give you strength no one can defeat - Stanley Victor Paskavich
Joy turns tears into laughter.Hope turns mourning into gladness.Wisdom turns tragedy into fortune.Faith turns defeat into triumph.Love turns enmity into friendship. - Matshona Dhliwayo
Expect trouble as an inevitable part of life, and when it comes, hold your head high, look it quarely in the eye and say, 'I will be bigger than you. You cannot defeat me. - Ann Landers
Life is a battle; face it.Life is a jungle; explore it.Life is a puzzle; study it.Life is a mystery; solve it.Life is a game; beat it.Life is an opponent; defeat it.Life is a treasure; cherish it. - Matshona Dhliwayo
Free men cannot start a war, but once it is started, they can fight on in defeat. Herd men, followers of a leader, cannot do that, and so it is always the herd men who win battles and the free men who win wars. - John Steinbeck
Although not a very old man, I have yet lived a great deal in my life, and I have known sorrow too bitter and joy too keen to allow me to become either cast down or elated for more than a very brief period over any success or defeat. - Theodore Roosevelt
If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle. - Sun-Tzu
Sir, I shall not defeat you - I shall transcend you. - Benjamin Disraeli
Defeat is only a word. Defeat was the beginning of a victory. - Launa Rissadia
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
How does a poor country defeat rich ones? Indeed, the answer is not by acquiring wealth in the sense that France has it. Meaning vineyards, farms, peasants, cows? But rather to play a sort of trick and redefine wealth to mean something novel. Currency! Indeed. - Neal Stephenson
A single smile of man is a thousand defeat of the devil! - Mehmet Murat ildan
When defeat is inevitable, it is wisest to yield. - Quintilian
Before success in any man's life he is sure to meet with much temporary defeat and, perhaps, some failure. When defeat overtakes a man, the easiest and most logical thing to do is to quit. That is exactly what the majority of men do. - Napoleon Hill
Never allow temporary defeat to keep you from lasting victory. - Matshona Dhliwayo
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
The strongest man is the one who, when he gets angry and his face reddens and his hackles rise, is able to defeat his anger.(Reported by Imaam Ahmad, 5/367, and classified as hasan in Saheeh al-Jaami’, 3859) - Anonymous
Intelligence and perserverance cannot defeat the purpose of popularity because it can describe a trait of a successful person who is prominent. - Saaif Alam
Victory has a hundred fathers and defeat is an orphan.[News conference, April 21 1961] - John F. Kennedy
Failure is temporary, but defeat is permanent. - Tom Panaggio
Some forms of reality are so horrible we refuse to face them, unless we are trapped into it by comedy. To label any subject unsuitable for comedy is to admit defeat. - Peter Sellers
The goal of all inanimate objects is to resist man and ultimately defeat him. - Russell Baker
How a man handles himself in defeat is more important than how he handles himself in victory. - T.A. Uner
You cannot expect victory and plan for defeat. - Joel Osteen
Defeat is not the worst of failures. Not to have tried is the true failure. - George E. Woodberry
Don't overestimate your emotions because emotional injuries can disturb you but it can not defeat you. - Amit Kalantri
Exile, for no other motive than ease, would be the last defeat, with no seed of future victory in it. - Lois McMaster Bujold
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. - Steven Wright
Defeat is only defeat if we accept it as defeat. Victory often comes after defeat, because one was too stubborn to allow it to be their reality. In the trail of any great conflict you will see the scuff marks, where the one was beaten down, but they could not be taught to stay that way. - Tom Althouse
sometime life is full of joy,and sometime life is full of pain and tears but we have to defeat it - Meena Khan
Optimists anticipate problems, welcome them, and challenge them. Thus, eventually they defeat their problems. - RVM
Like President Reagan, President Bush has not shied from calling evil by its name or declaring his intention to defeat its latest incarnation, terrorism, just as free men and women of all political persuasions, here and abroad, defeated fascism and communism before.
Classic fairy tales do not deny the existence of heartache and sorrow, but they do deny universal defeat. - Greenhaven
The worst defeat of all is to surrender without having been defeated. And it is Christmas that obliterates both. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
There is only one way to defeat the enemy, and that is to write as well as one can. The best argument is an undeniably good book. - Saul Bellow
I've never considered the possibility of defeat. I've never planned for it. That's the job for those people who plan for such things. My job is to only plan for success...victory; it has my complete focus. - Spuds Crawford
...Defeat appears to me preferable to total Inaction. - John Adams
In 1487 alone, two hundred heretics had-in one of the greatest euphemisms in the history of language-"relaxed," that is, burned at the stake. Dogs of God, Columbus, the Inquisition, and the Defeat of the Moors - James Reston Jr.
If hope is a feeling that can defeat fear,then at that time I walked uphill through a bed of snow, my tracks were of joyful determination. - Angelica Hopes
Then I realized that most of the world's problems stemmed from macho dickheadism, and if I cold defeat that I could save the world. - Carrie Vaughn
Challenging the truth is like playing tennis against the wall! The defeat is inevitable! - Mehmet Murat ildan
Winners are those who defeat defeat. - Vinita Kinra
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
Conquer self before you desire to defeat others. - Aditya Ajmera
If you encounter defeat, you must persist to be a winner. - Debasish Mridha
I will never see the day where I choose to fall upon my own sword of refuge. In knowing this, I also know that you will never ultimately defeat me; for my life is my own, and I will see to it accordingly. - Danish Sayanee
Constitutional democracy, you see, is no romantic notion. It's our defense against ourselves, the one foe who might defeat us. - Bill Moyers
A good man would prefer to be defeated than to defeat injustice by evil means. - Sallust
Never let the sense of past failure defeat your next step.
Victory must be real. It must be earned. That means it must be rare and difficult, against steep odds, and defeat must be the other. - Rick Riordan
Courage is more important than to be deceived by shallow victory waiting for a delayed defeat. - Dejan Stojanovic
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 Hammarskjöld
Art forms that appeal to [leftists] tend to focus on ... defeat and despair ... as if there were no hope of accomplishing anything through rational calculation. - Theodore J. Kaczynski
No matter how strong you are, there is always another power which can defeat you easily! - Mehmet Murat ildan
Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure , than to take rank with those poor spires who neither enjoy much nor suffer much because they live in the gray twilight that knows not victory or defeat. - Theodore Roosevelt
Defeat, if you survive it, should mean time for reflection. - Ob Nixilis (Magic: The Gathering)
I am facing a challenge, I am not facing defeat. Remember this. - Nikki Rowe
challenges are everywhere. Awake! challenge and defeat the challenges that challenge you in a challenging way and be not be defeated by the challenges that challenge you in a challenging way - Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
The power of positive thinking begins when you refuse to accept defeat, and start preparing yourself for future possibilities. The only thing standing in the way of your breakthrough, is you! - Bobby F. Kimbrough Jr.
Smile is a power someone cannot defeat. - Jonathan Page Acabo
Struggle is the meaning of life; defeat or victory is in the hands of God. But struggle itself is man’s duty and should be his joy. - Sir Sultan Muhammad Shah Aga Khan III
Remember, it is no sign of weakness or defeat that your manuscript ends up in need of major surgery. This is a common occurrence in all writing, and among the best writers. - William Strunk Jr.
Do not be afraid of defeat. you are never so near victory as when defeated in a good cause - Henry Ward Beecher
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
Victory attained by violence is tantamount to a defeat for it is momentary."(Satyagraha Leaflet No. 13, 3 May 1919) - Mahatma Gandhi
Obstacles are weak walls without foundations; if you fear them, they will defeat you. But the fact is that they are even afraid of you. So why frightened? - Israelmore Ayivor
There was no guarantee of victory if I remained the same or just tried to be myself, but there was certain defeat in pretending to be something I was not. - J.W. Lord
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
As long as you stay cool, nothing can defeat you - Nash
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
Regardless of gender, one has to be willing to take what belongs and what has been promised, by not backing down and by not giving up. Never be willing to throw in the towel and accept defeat! - Ellen J. Barrier
The greatest test of courage on earth is to bear defeat without losing heart. - Robert Ingersoll
When something (an affliction) happens to you, you either let it defeat you, or you defeat it.
If someone thinks that they are invincible, they would start to become arrogant with others and greedy about power. Eventually, people who are more intelligent can defeat him or her and give them a taste about their weakness. - Saaif Alam
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