Never give in! Never give in! Never, never, never, never – in nothing great or small, large or petty – never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense.
Another such victory over the Romans, and we are undone. (Origin of the term “Pyrrhic victory)
Defeat never comes to any man until he admits it.
Another victory like this will send me back without a man to Epirus.
When it is not necessary to make a decision, it is necessary not to make a decision.
The prudence of the best heads is often defeated by tenderness of the best hearts.
All is lost save honor.
Man is not made for 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.