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Quotations on Defeat

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In War: Resolution. In Defeat: Defiance. In Victory: Magnanimity. In Peace: Goodwill.

~ Winston Churchill

The problems of victory are more agreeable than those of defeat, but they are no less difficult.

~ Winston Churchill

Many a good man I have seen go under.

~ Walt Whitman

What is defeat? Nothing but education, nothing but the first step to something better.

~ Wendell Phillips

But man is not made for defeat. A man can be destroyed but not defeated.

~ Ernest Hemingway

Believe you are defeated, believe it long enough, and it is likely to become a fact.

~ Norman Vincent Peale

Defeat is a school in which truth always grows strong.

~ Henry Ward Beecher

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

~ Henry Ward Beecher

Politics has become so expensive that it takes a lot of money even to be defeated.

~ Will Rogers

Defeat is not the worst of failures. Not to have tried is the true failure.

~ George E. Woodberry

There are some defeats more triumphant than victories.

~ Michel de Montaigne

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

~ Jawaharlal Nehru

I would rather lose in a cause that I know some day will triumph than to triumph in a cause that I know some day will fail.

~ Wendell Willkie

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