Defeat Quotes

Up a tree.

All washed up.

Victory has hundred fathers and defeat is an orphan.

Defeat isn’t bitter if you don’t swallow it.

Once bitten, twice shy.

For want of a nail the kingdom was lost.

For when the One Great Scorer comes to mark against your name, He writes not that you won or lost but how you played the Game.

I learned much more from defeat than I ever learned from winning.

Politics has gotten so expensive that it takes a lot of money even to get beat with.

Once you hear the details of victory, it is hard to distinguish it from a defeat.