Defeat Quotes

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.

You must have an alibi to show why you lost. If you haven’t one, you must fake one. Your self confidence must be maintained.

There are some defeats more triumphant than victories.

Only a man who knows what it is like to be defeated can reach down to the bottom of his soul and come up with the extra ounce of power it takes to win when the match is even. (Cassius Clay)