Defeat Quotes

Men fight and lose the battle, and the thing that they fought for comes about in spite of defeat, and when it comes it turns out not to be what they meant, and other men have to fight for what they meant under another name.

The goal of all inanimate objects is to resist man and ultimately defeat him.

He who fears being conquered is sure of defeat.

It is defeat that turns bone to flint; it is defeat that turns gristle to muscle; it is defeat that men makes invincible.

Those who are prepared to die for any cause are seldom defeated.

Defeat is a school in which truth always grows strong.

A man is not finished when he’s defeated. He’s finished when he quits.

There are important cases in which the difference between half a heart and a whole heart makes just the difference between signal defeat and a splendid victory.

There is nothing more pathetic and futile than a general who lives long enough to explain a defeat.

The tragedy of life is not that man loses but that he almost wins.