Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best Defeat Quotes from famous persons: Kristen Soltis Anderson, Mary Kom, Lynn Good, Michael Cimino, Steven Brust. The wide variety of quotes available makes it possible to find a quote to suit your needs. You’ve likely heard some of the Defeat Quotes before, but that’s because they truly are great.
I don’t believe in defeat.
The struggle is always worthwhile, if the end be worthwhile and the means honorable; foreknowledge of defeat is not sufficient reason to withdraw from the contest.
There is no better teacher than adversity. Every defeat, every heartbreak, every loss, contains its own seed, its own lesson on how to improve your performance the next time.
We need to defeat al Queda and other terrorist organizations.
We’ve had to handle defeat many times, and you can’t drawn any conclusions.
When we blame all Muslims, all Syrians, or all members of any other group because of the actions of individuals, we fall into the trap of asserting collective guilt. We empower the narrow-minded ideology that we are trying to defeat.
Goalkeeper is a very influential position, and that is becoming recognised now. If you think about it, any error that we make can be fatal for the team. It can lead to a goal and cause a defeat.
It’s no surprise that optimistic athletes, managers and teams do better. What’s interesting is where they do better. It’s in coming back from defeat and acting in the clutch.
There is something inherently tough about Americans. They will not accept defeat.
The strategy of any party would be to see how best it can defeat the party in power.
At the end of the day we want to bring stability and hope to Iraq. That’s the only way to defeat terrorism.
Before Alamein we never had a victory. After Alamein we never had a defeat.
I believe, based on the activities, and I am not an expert on terrorism by any stretch, but I believe that when they attacked the United States and they attacked New York and Washington, D.C., they thought they could defeat us.
The greatest thing the Democrats have ever done for me was to defeat me for the governor of Tennessee.
Osama bin Laden has managed to replace fear of God and adherence to the Quran with his philosophy of jihad above all else. What’s behind that facade is the true philosophical intentions of al Qaeda: the establishment of a new Islamic caliphate that will defeat democracy as the greater of the two political orders.
There is no better way to give comfort to an enemy than to divide the people of a nation over the issue of foreign war. There is no shorter road to defeat than by entering a war with inadequate preparation.
I think in defeat you grope for things that are happy, and it’s hard.
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.
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.
First time I had my defeat, it was very hard to come to terms with.
Yet, history has shown that if material force can defeat some ideologies it can no longer obliterate a civilization without destabilizing the whole planet.
I bring out the worst in my enemies and that’s how I get them to defeat themselves.
Thanos is undoubtedly the most powerful entity and villain the world has ever seen – he is virtually indestructible. Imagine a villain so menacing that all the Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy, and their allies have to come together in a hope to defeat this one guy; such characters come to you once in a lifetime!
I’ve learned that something constructive comes from every defeat.
When I was a kid, the great debate was about how to defeat the Soviet Union. And we won. Now we are told that the great debate is about who gets to use which bathroom. This is a distraction from our real problems. Who cares?
In the attempt to defeat death man has been inevitably obliged to defeat life, for the two are inextricably related. Life moves on to death, and to deny one is to deny the other.
We are ever mindful the risks our troops face every day and the sacrifices made by the families and the communities that support them as those who have been removed from power seek to delay their inevitable defeat.
I knew that if we were going to actually defeat Harry Reid, we had to have a candidate who would offer a sharp policy contrast. Someone who would not just pay lip service to limited government principles, but had a solid record of voting that way time and again. I’m that candidate.
You can learn a line from a win and a book from a defeat.
From Caesar‘s legions to the Napoleonic wars. From the Reformation, the Enlightenment and the industrial revolution to the defeat of nazism. We have helped to write European history, and Europe has helped write ours.
After its defeat in the Second World War, Japan, unlike Germany, failed to show true contrition or give a fulsome apology, though it showered its neighbours, including China, with generous economic assistance. Only in 1995 did it finally offer an apology, but this was of the most limited and formulaic kind.
I’m an intensely competitive guy who is driven by the idea that accepting mediocrity or accepting defeat is not the way you succeed in life.
The failure of the Russian Socialist Republic will be the defeat of the proletariat of the whole world.
Every loss, every defeat is tough in its own way.
The Electronic Voting Machines were tampered with in every election since 2014 to defeat the BSP.
If I don’t believe I’m the guy that’s going to help defeat Cuomo, then I won’t go forward.
Domestic policy can only defeat us; foreign policy can kill us.
We are not interested in the possibilities of defeat. They do not exist.
The social object of skilled investment should be to defeat the dark forces of time and ignorance which envelope our future.
When a great team loses through complacency, it will constantly search for new and more intricate explanations to explain away defeat.
I was now resolved to do everything in my power to defeat the system.
We are told there is not enough money for education, but somehow there is enough money for people to raise billions of dollars to defeat somebody in an election? Oh! Okay! Does that make sense?
I don’t think any professional accepts defeat.
One win more, one defeat more. There are other important things: family, friendship, values.
If I practised sex, out of moral conviction, that was one thing; but to enjoy it… seemed a defeat.
If you live long enough, you’ll see that every victory turns into a defeat.
When I had cancer, people were surprised at how cheerful and upbeat I was, but I couldn’t let myself go to depression – to go there, that defeat would allow everything in. If you look too far into the abyss, you might never come out again. You can stand on the abyss and peep but not give in to sadness.
What can we put into the hands of people under oppressive regimes to help them? For me, a big part of it is information, knowledge – the ability to defeat propaganda by understanding it.
The Biden administration seems so intent on proving Trump wrong they are going to prove him right at the sake of national security, literally snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.
You can learn little from victory. You can learn everything from defeat.
India has indeed a great and free future before her, in which she can make her special contribution to the well-being of mankind. The first and indispensable part of that contribution is to work with the United Nations for the defeat of fascism and of brutal aggression.
To ISIS and others: We will defeat you.
Insomniacs tend to fall into two general categories – those who give up and those who don’t. I don’t. I refuse to admit defeat by turning on the light. I will not try to read or watch a movie, thank you. Productivity is a crutch of the weak.
Stand up and face your fears, or they will defeat you.
If we lost, then who won? Did Al Qaida win? When on the floor of the House of Representatives they cheer – they cheer – when they pass a withdrawal motion that is a certain date for surrender, what were they cheering? Surrender? Defeat?
We have got to defeat Donald Trump, and we have got to elect Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine.
Each FBI employee understands that to defeat the key threats facing our nation, we must constantly strive to be more efficient and more effective. Just as our adversaries continue to evolve, so, too, must the FBI.
It’s very important to follow up after the defeat of Daesh militarily. It’s not in our interests, nor in the interests of other countries in the region, for them to regroup again.
Europe, the U.S., and their allies can defeat the terrorists of Islamic State, or ISIS. The first step is making the decision to fight back. The next step is understanding that drones and standoff missiles will not be enough. Ground troops will be needed.
To other Canadians who are on journeys to defeat cancer and to live their lives, I say this: please don’t be discouraged that my own journey hasn’t gone as well as I had hoped. You must not lose your own hope.
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.
I like a character that goes on a journey. A character that has had it all, lost it all, and is trying to get back to just being OK. I love the agony of defeat just as much as I love the thrill of victory.
A poor self-image is the magnifying glass that can transform a trivial mistake or an imperfection into an overwhelming symbol of personal defeat.
We experience problem-solving sessions as war zones, we view competing ideas as enemies, and we use problems as weapons to blame and defeat opposition forces. No wonder we can’t come up with real lasting solutions!
The most important thing in our war preparations is to teach all our people to hate U.S. imperialism. Otherwise, we will not be able to defeat the U.S. imperialists who boast of their technological superiority.
Once we’re ignored or dismissed long enough, conservatives seem to just shrug our collective shoulders and accept defeat. It’s this type of passivity that has allowed progressives to dominate film and television, universities and large swaths of the mainstream news media.
Our armed forces have given many sacrifices to defeat terrorists and root out their hideouts. This fight will continue until all terrorists are defeated.
To become a world champion, to defeat Anderson Silva, to accomplish my goal in one night, it was a super surreal feeling.
I take UKIP very seriously. The truth is that UKIP presents an electoral challenge to all political parties. The way to defeat UKIP is not to be a better UKIP but to be a better Labour Party.
After that defeat by Joshua in 2015, I changed my trainer and teamed up with Mark Tibbs. I began working at Loughborough University.
The Soviet Union was a very useful ally in the defeat of Nazi Germany.
Depression is a serious thing and, after my defeat to Pacquiao, I was facing retirement and didn’t cope with it very well.
Perhaps the biggest boost to the LePenization of French politics came from Nicolas Sarkozy. As president of France between 2007 and 2012, he actively courted FN voters and helped dismantle the ‘Republican pact,’ under which the two main parties had pledged to work together to defeat the FN at a national and local level.
Once you hear the details of victory, it is hard to distinguish it from a defeat.
As you will recall, soon after the 9/11 attacks, an international coalition led by the United States conducted an impressive campaign to defeat the Taliban, al Qaeda, and other associated extremist groups in Afghanistan.
No matter how hard the loss, defeat might serve as well as victory to shake the soul and let the glory out.
The way I’ve been brought up to play cricket, the captain has always taken accountability for success and defeat.
When you defeat somebody, you’re not really defeating them: they’re defeating themselves.
They were afraid, never having learned what I taught myself: Defeat the fear of death and welcome the death of fear.
Feminine force is that inner strength, that power, that will to face down any negative circumstances in life and defeat them.
Defeat is not the worst of failures. Not to have tried is the true failure.
The average GOP presidential vote in these last five elections was 44.5 percent. In the last three, it was 48.1 percent. Give Romney an extra point for voter disillusionment with Obama, and a half-point for being better financed than his predecessors. It still strikes me as a path to narrow defeat.
We win, lose, but learn in the defeat.
All Iraqis can unite to defeat terrorism and can unite to rebuild the country.
In this way, there is a strange alchemy to modern campaigning: a candidate must highlight the urgency of the choice facing voters and suggest the possibility – but not probability – of defeat.
I have the best style to defeat the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world – Demetrious Johnson.
The bottom line is that after we defeat the armed forces of Iraq, that we will want to and need to provide stability throughout that country.
The deepest personal defeat suffered by human beings is constituted by the difference between what one was capable of becoming and what one has in fact become.
As a tennis player, you have to get used to losing every week. Unless you win the tournament, you always go home as a loser. But you have to take the positive out of a defeat and go back to work. Improve to fail better.
Only god can defeat or destroy.
Public and employer opinion often defeat society’s best interests with a prejudice against middle-aged women.
And I believe only with a strong America will we defeat this radical group, this apocalyptic group called ISIS. That’s why when I’m president we are going to rebuild our intelligence capabilities. And they’re going to tell us where the terrorists are. And a rebuilt U.S. military is going to destroy these terrorists.
Defeat the fear of death and you welcome the death of fear.
People talk about the pain of defeat, but I think defeat has a lot of value. I think the wound of victory can be even more damaging than defeat. Very few people really know how to win.
He who fears being conquered is sure of defeat.
History will eventually depict as legitimate the efforts of the Iraqi resistance to destabilise and defeat the American occupation forces and their imposed Iraqi collaborationist government.
Before success comes in any man’s life, he’s sure to meet with much temporary defeat and, perhaps some failures. When defeat overtakes a man, the easiest and the most logical thing to do is to quit. That’s exactly what the majority of men do.
It is important that we honor and remember the sacrifices of countless families in the mobilization to defeat fascism during World War II.
In 1975, the Americans suffered a spectacular military defeat at the hands of North Vietnam and the Vietcong, with U.S. helicopters seeking to rescue leading U.S. personnel from the tops of buildings as Vietnamese guerrillas closed in on the centre of Saigon.
The loss of national identity is the greatest defeat a nation can know, and it is inevitable under the contemporary form of colonization.
To defeat Islamic extremist terrorism, we must put them on defense. If they are at war against us – which they have declared – we must commit ourselves to unconditional victory against them.
In every adversity there lies the seed of an equivalent advantage. In every defeat is a lesson showing you how to win the victory next time.
There’s a great feeling when you look in someone’s eyes and they have that ‘look of defeat,’ and that’s what I’m looking for, and that’s my game plan.
Our job is to do two things – to defeat Donald Trump and to elect Hillary Clinton. It is easy to boo, but it is harder to look your kids in the face if we are living under a Trump presidency.
Our mission to defeat ISIS has been slowed down by the need to defend from additional Iranian attacks.
The stories of the first refugees that I ever came across in literature – that lots of people ever came across – were in ‘The Iliad’: the escape of Aeneas with his father on his back, the Trojans, from their burning city, and the defeat of their kingdom and what they had to do to try and find safety.
Defeat doesn’t finish a man, quit does. A man is not finished when he’s defeated. He’s finished when he quits.
A win doesn’t last too long, and it happens the same way with a defeat. You have the chance to make it up soon afterwards.
As fighters, the stark reality is, there’s times in that cage when we want out. There’s times when we’ve had enough and we want out, and we’re able to recognize defeat.
Besides the practical knowledge which defeat offers, there are important personality profits to be taken.
This policy of containment is not a winning strategy. We need a policy to defeat and destroy ISIS once and for all.
I would love to be able to compete against Raquel Gonzalez. She debuted on NXT TakeOver: Portland helping Dakota Kai defeat Tegan Nox and I would definitely like to stand toe-to-toe with her at an NXT TakeOver event.
Native Americans had only stone and wooden weapons and no animals that could be ridden. Those military advantages repeatedly enabled troops of a few dozen mounted Spaniards to defeat Indian armies numbering in the thousands.
Aggies have a really interesting way of admitting defeat. We’ve never been outscored. We just ran out of time.
One can’t doubt that the American objective in Iraq has failed – different plans have to be made. And the kernel here is the acknowledgement of defeat.
The inconvenience, the glaring lights, the long hours of waiting, and the repetition of every scene are all calculated to defeat anything more than a real mastery of love technique.
We remain united with the British, and our allies around the world, in our resolve to defeat terrorism and bring those who commit these acts to justice.
Defeat has its lessons as well as victory.
You cannot defeat an enemy you do not admit exists.
Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat.
I served in World War II in our fight to defeat fascism.
The ‘morality of compromise’ sounds contradictory. Compromise is usually a sign of weakness, or an admission of defeat. Strong men don’t compromise, it is said, and principles should never be compromised.
Military force can’t defeat ideology.
Beijing cannot sit by and let her North Korean ally be bombed, nor can it allow U.S. and South Korean forces to defeat the North, bring down the regime, and unite the peninsula, with U.S. and South Korean soldiers sitting on the Yalu, as they did in 1950 before Mao ordered his Chinese army into Korea.
Victory and defeat are a part of life, which are to be viewed with equanimity.
To conquer the command of the air means victory; to be beaten in the air means defeat and acceptance of whatever terms the enemy may be pleased to impose.
The reality is, if you’re going to have a defeat on the road, Week 1 is probably the best time to have it.
People don’t like to talk about victory and defeat anymore.
Unless there is recognition that women are most vulnerable… and you do something about social and cultural equality for women, you’re never going to defeat this pandemic.
Miss Searle had always considered boredom an intellectual defeat.
The reason is that a military defeat of Britain will bring about the disintegration of the British Empire. This would not be of any benefit to Germany.
The way to defeat international terrorism is through international cooperation based on international law, clear intelligence, and a measured and appropriate military response.
It’s not easy to go up the steps after a defeat. It’s very difficult for me, for everybody, but we have to accept it.
We don’t defeat evil by becoming evil.
Every child is a gift of Allah, and every child in Pakistan, to me, is like my own child, so I will do my best to take the message to every doorstep in Pakistan. Reaching every child, every time with the polio vaccine is not only necessary, but it is our duty. This disease can’t deter us; we will defeat it.
We must confront persecution faced by many Christian communities and the intolerance that plagues us. We must overcome anti-Semitism and the prejudice that divides us. We must defeat Islamophobia and the fears that weaken us.
The BJP’s decisions are never based on victory and defeat in elections.
You’ve got to learn to survive a defeat. That’s when you develop character.