Popular Quotes and Sayings about Defeat

In the name of God, stop a moment, cease your work, look around you. ~Leo Tolstoy

There are some defeats more triumphant than victories. ~Michel de Montaigne

When defeat is inevitable, it is wisest to yield. ~Quintilian

Be careful that victories do not carry the seed of future defeats. ~Ralph W. Sockman

A good man would prefer to be defeated than to defeat injustice by evil means. ~Sallust

Work and struggle and never accept an evil that you can change. ~Andre Gide

Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat. ~Theodore Roosevelt

I have the consolation of having added nothing to my private fortune during my public service, and of retiring with hands clean as they are empty. ~Thomas Jefferson

Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson