Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent.
Defeat should never be a source of discouragement but rather a fresh stimulus.
We are not interested in the possibilities of defeat; they do not exist. (On the Boer War during “Black Week,” December 1899)
Who asks whether the enemy were defeated by strategy or valor?
Many a good man I have seen go under.
Defeat is not the worst of failures. Not to have tried is the true failure.
The only way you can keep someone in the gutter is to get down there with them.
Up a tree.
All washed up.
Victory has hundred fathers and defeat is an orphan.