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Motivational Defeat Quotes

May these quotes about Defeat inspire and motivate you.

The mountain remains unmoved at seeming defeat by the mist.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Related topics: Wisdom Positive

It's one of life's great paradoxes ...
Accepting with gratitude whatever life throws at us
is critical to happiness.
Yet without a goal and commitment, life lose much of its value.
The best we can do in the face of this paradox
is to play to win, but be cheerful in defeat
and ready to play again.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Circumstances don't defeat you -
you defeat yourself when you give up.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory.
Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat.
- Sun Tzu


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- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


The greatest test of courage on earth
is to bear defeat without losing heart.
- Robert Ingersoll

There's a couple of things they don't teach you
in Harvard Business School,
one is how to cope with defeat,
the other is how to handle a shotgun.
- The Simpsons Movie (2007)

Consciously adopt the mindset of a young child,
to whom all of life is a grand adventure.
Life is your playground.
Fashion grand castles and sweeping boulevards,
defeat fire-breathing dragons,
leap tall buildings in a single bound.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


 

When you find your path, you must not be afraid.
You need to have sufficient courage to make mistakes.
Disappointment, defeat, and despair are
the tools God uses to show us the way.
- Paulo Coelho

Life is truly known only to those who suffer,
lose, endure adversity and stumble from defeat to defeat.
- Anais Nin

Far better is it to dare mighty things,
to win glorious triumphs,
even though chequered by failure,
than to take rank with those poor spirits
who neither enjoy much nor suffer much,
because they live in the grey twilight
that knows not victory or defeat.
- Theodore Roosevelt

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

Domestic policy can only defeat us; foreign policy can kill us.
- John F. Kennedy

Victory has a thousand fathers,
but defeat is an orphan.
- John F. Kennedy

The limitation of riots, moral questions aside,
is that they cannot win and their participants know it.
Hence, rioting is not revolutionary but reactionary
because it invites defeat.
It involves an emotional catharsis,
but it must be followed by a sense of futility.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Tyranny cannot defeat the power of ideas.
- Helen Keller

Laugh at yourself and at life.
Not in the spirit of derision or whining self-pity,
but as a remedy, a miracle drug, that will ease your pain,
cure your depression, and help you to put in perspective
that seemingly terrible defeat and worry
with laughter at your predicaments,
thus freeing your mind to think clearly toward the solution
that is certain to come. Never take yourself too seriously.
- Og Mandino

One defeats a fanatic precisely by not being a fanatic oneself,
but on the contrary by using one's intelligence.
- George Orwell

Fear defeats more people than
any other one thing in the world.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Know that darkness is merely the absence of light.
You can be the small candle that defeats the vast darkness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Trust yourself. Only you can live your life.
Only you can taste your victories.
Only you can suffer the sting of your defeats.
Make your own choices, and accept your own consequences -
for better or worse.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

Intent is what can make a man succeed
when his thoughts tell him that he is defeated.
- Carlos Castaneda

Being defeated is often a temporary condition.
Giving up is what makes it permanent.
- Marilyn vos Savant

I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love
will have the final word in reality.
That is why right, temporarily defeated,
is stronger than evil triumphant.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

To live is to choose. But to choose well,
you must know who you are and what you stand for,
where you want to go and why you want to get there.
- Kofi Annan

Don't Take Anything Personally.
Nothing others do is because of you.
- Miguel Angel Ruiz (don Miguel Ruiz)

Life is without meaning.
You bring the meaning to it.
The meaning of life is
whatever you ascribe it to be.
Being alive is the meaning.
- Joseph Campbell

Footprints in the sands of time...
Where have you been?
Where are you going?
Why are you going there?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Change what you see,
by changing how you see.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Remember, no matter where you go, there you are.
- Confucius

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

The only wealth which you will keep forever
is the wealth you have given away.
- Marcus Aurelius

You create stress in your life by getting angry,
and you can instantly remove
that stress by granting forgiveness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The world will persist in exhibiting before you
what you persist in affirming the world is.
- Emma Curtis Hopkins

There is no passion to be found playing small -
in settling for a life that is less
than the one you are capable of living.
- Nelson Mandela

There is no value in life except what you choose to place upon it
and no happiness in any place except what you bring to it yourself.
- Henry David Thoreau

The only questions that really matter are the ones you ask yourself.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

You can't cross a chasm in two small jumps.
- old proverb often attributed to David Lloyd George

You can't have five wolves and one sheep
voting on what to have for dinner.
- Larry Flynt

Put some distance between yourself
and whatever is concerning you.
Distance in space or time
always creates a new perspective.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The mind is everything.
What you think you become.
- The Buddha

You cannot teach a man anything;
you can only help him find it within himself.
- Galileo Galilei

Do not blame the thistle that you see no beauty.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When you ask the wrong question,
you usually get a nonsense answer.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Choose the World You See,
and See the World You Choose.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Sing like no one's listening,
love like you've never been hurt,
dance like nobody's watching,
and live like its heaven on earth.
- Mark Twain

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion.
If you want to be happy, practice compassion.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Listen or your tongue will keep you deaf.
- Native American Proverb

Happiness is a choice.
You grieve, you stomp your feet,
you pick yourself up and choose to be happy.
- Lucy Lawless

If you understand, things are just as they are;
if you do not understand, things are just as they are.
- Zen Proverb

There are some things you learn best in calm,
and some in storm.
- Willa Cather

Live boldly. Laugh Loudly. Love Truly.
Play as often as you can
Work as smart as you are able.
Share your heart as deeply as you can reach.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow,
you gotta put up with the rain.
- Dolly Parton

As soon as you trust yourself,
you will know how to live.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

If you want reality to be different than it is,
you might as well try to teach a cat to bark.
- Byron Katie

All your anxiety is because of your desire for harmony.
Seek disharmony, then you will gain peace.
- Rumi

You will never find time for anything.
If you want time you must make it.
- Charles Buxton

Simply do your best, and you will avoid
self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.
- don Miguel Ruiz

One of the surest ways to cause
yourself great suffering
is to insist upon being right -
to demand that all others view life
exactly as you view it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Man is least himself when he talks in his own person.
Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
- Oscar Wilde

The truth is a snare:
you cannot have it, without being caught.
You cannot have the truth
in such a way that you catch it,
but only in such a way that it catches you.
- Soren Kierkegaard

The question is not what you look at, but what you see.
- Henry David Thoreau

Celebrate what you want to see more of.
- Tom Peters

If things are not as you wish,
wish them as they are.
- Yiddish Proverb

Half of everything you were ever taught is wrong;
the question is which half.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you think in terms of a year, plant a seed;
if in terms of ten years, plant trees;
if in terms of 100 years, teach the people.
- Confucius

Who were you before you put yourself last.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

He who angers you conquers you.
- Elizabeth Kenny

If you have found your truth within yourself
there is nothing more in this whole existence to find.
- Osho

Once you label me, you negate me.
- Soren Kierkegaard


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