A good man would prefer to be defeated than to defeat injustice by evil means.
Man is not made for defeat.
What is defeat? Nothing but education, nothing but the first step to something better.
The Afghans did not have sophisticated weapons like the Soviets did, but with their faith they defeated a superpower.
Writing fiction is an endless and always defeated effort to capture some quality of life without killing it.
Right defeated is stronger than evil triumphant.
I would argue that the next President, either Bush or Gore, should strike a 'national' posture, exhibiting generosity toward the defeated opponent, but proceeding with determination to implement an agenda.
Truth cannot be defeated.
Nothing fails like success; nothing is so defeated as yesterday's triumphant Cause.
House Democrats have tried to increase port security funding on this House floor four times over the last 4 years, and House Republicans have defeated our efforts every single time.
I have also noticed that when a rider who had confidence in his ability was defeated, after doing his level best to win, always received an ovation from the gathering.
We may be personally defeated, but our principles never!
Hope is the last thing a person does before they are defeated.
Politics has become so expensive that it takes a lot of money even to be defeated.
What is at a peak is certain to decline. He who shows his hand will surely be defeated. He who can prevail in battle by taking advantage of his enemy's doubts is invincible.
We have real enemies in the world. These enemies must be found. They must be pursued and they must be defeated.
The Prophet defeated the enemies of Islam even when he and his followers were small in number.
In some circumstances, the refusal to be defeated is a refusal to be educated.
Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win.
Being challenged in life is inevitable, being defeated is optional.
There is no failure except in no longer trying.
The danger of what's happening right now in terms of using reconciliation is, the purpose of the Senate is going to be defeated. And that is to bring consensus to big issues in this country so that we have a reasoned and thoughtful approach and that the American public buys into it.
Victory attained by violence is tantamount to a defeat for it is momentary.
The State thrives on war - unless, of course, it is defeated and crushed - expands on it, glories in it.
The prudence of the best heads is often defeated by tenderness of the best hearts.
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