Defeat quotes & sayings

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Defeat is not the worst of failures. Not to have tried is the true failure. - George Edward Woodberry

For them to perceive the advantage of defeating the enemy, they must also have their rewards. (The Art of War) - Sun Tzu [Sunzi]

There is only one way to defeat the enemy, and that is to write as well as one can. The best argument is an undeniably good book. - Saul Bellow

There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of the people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age. - Sophia Loren

Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat. (The Art of War) - Sun Tzu [Sunzi]

Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win. (The Art of War) - Sun Tzu [Sunzi]

When defeat comes, accept it as a signal that your plans are not sound, rebuild those plans, and set sail once more toward your coveted goal. - Napoleon Hill

That is man's Christianity, a means to earthly triumph. And in our present crisis we are appealing to it to defeat the Russians for us. We hear of the life-and-death struggle between Christianity and Communism, the necessity of 'keeping God alive as a social force,' as if our Lord could not survive a Soviet victory! It is a poor sort of faith that imagines Christ defeated by anything men can do. - Joy Davidman

I am certain that after the dust of centuries has passed over our cities, we, too, will be remembered not for victories or defeats in battle or in politics, but for our contribution to the human spirit. - John Fitzgerald Kennedy