Defeat doesn't finish a man, quit does. A man is not finished when he's defeated. He's finished when he quits.
But man is not made for defeat. A man can be destroyed but not defeated.
Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent.
Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win.
We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.
Death is nothing, but to live defeated and inglorious is to die daily.
If you have no confidence in self, you are twice defeated in the race of life.
If you have no confidence in self, you are twice defeated in the race of life. With confidence, you have won even before you have started.
A good man would prefer to be defeated than to defeat injustice by evil means.
It is inevitable that some defeat will enter even the most victorious life. The human spirit is never finished when it is defeated... it is finished when it surrenders.
The prudence of the best heads is often defeated by tenderness of the best hearts.
It is better to be defeated on principle than to win on lies.
I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant.
Politics has become so expensive that it takes a lot of money even to be defeated.
Right defeated is stronger than evil triumphant.
We are never defeated unless we give up on God.
Hope is the last thing a person does before they are defeated.
If the new American father feels bewildered and even defeated, let him take comfort from the fact that whatever he does in any fathering situation has a fifty percent chance of being right.
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.
The purpose of life is to be defeated by greater and greater things.