Defeat Quotes

 A good man would prefer to be defeated than to defeat injustice by evil means. 
Author: Sallust
Nationality: Roman
b. December 86  - d.  December 34
  
 A man is not finished when he is defeated. He is finished when he quits. 
Author: Richard M. Nixon
Nationality: American
b. 9 January 1913  - d. 22 April 1994
  
 A word too much always defeats its purpose. 
Author: Arthur Schopenhauer
Nationality: German
b. 22 February 1788  - d. 21 September 1860
  
 An army without culture is a dull-witted army, and a dull-witted army cannot defeat the enemy. 
Author: Mao Tse-Tung
Nationality: Chinese
b. December 1893  - d.  December 1976
  
 Autobiography is only to be trusted when it reveals something disgraceful. A man who gives a good account of himself is probably lying, since any life when viewed from the inside is simply a series of defeats 
Author: George Orwell
Nationality: English
b. 25 June 1903  - d. 21 January 1950
  
 Be careful that victories do not carry the seed of future defeats. 
Author: Ralph Washington Sockman
Nationality: American
b. 01 October 1889  - d. 29 August 1970
  
 Believe you are defeated, believe it long enough, and it is likely to become a fact. 
Author: Norman Vincent Peale
Nationality: American
b. 31 May 1898  - d. 24 December 1993
  
 Besides the practical knowledge which defeat offers, there are important personality profits to be taken. Defeat strips away false values and makes you realize what you really want. It stops you from chasing butterflies and puts you to work digging gold. 
Author: Dr. William Moulton Marston
Nationality: American
b. 09 May 1893  - d. 02 May 1947
  
 Build this day on a foundation of pleasant thoughts. Never fret at any imperfections that you fear may impede your progress. Remind yourself, as often as necessary, that you are a creature of God and have the power to achieve any dream by lifting up your thoughts. You can fly when you decide that you can. Never consider yourself defeated again. Let the vision in your heart be in your life's blueprint. Smile! 
Author: Og Mandino
Nationality: American
b. December 1923  - d.  December 1996
  
 But man is not made for defeat. A man can be destroyed but not defeated. 
Author: Ernest Hemingway
Nationality: American
b. 21 July 1899  - d. 2 July 1961
  
 But noble souls, through dust and heat, Rise from disaster and defeat The stronger. 
Author: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Nationality: American
b. 27 February 1807  - d. 24 March 1882
  
 Creativity can solve almost any problem. The creative act, the defeat of habit by orginality, overcomes everything. 
Author: George Lois
Nationality: American
b. December 1931
  
 Defeat ensues when others interfere with the Literatureity of the chosen leader. Divided command is often fatal. 
Tome: I Ching
Nationality: Chinese   
 Defeat is a school in which truth always grows strong. 
Author: Henry Ward Beecher
Nationality: American
b. 24 June 1813  - d. 8 March 1887
  
 Defeat is not the worst of failures. Not to have tried is the true failure. 
Author: George Edward Woodberry
Nationality: American
b. 12 May 1855  - d.  December 1930
  
 Defeat never comes to any man until he admits it. 
Author: Josephus Daniels
Nationality: American
b. 18 May 1862  - d. 15 January 1948
  
 Defeat should never be a source of discouragement, But rather a fresh stimulus. 
Author: Robert South
Nationality: English
b. 4 September 1634  - d. 8 June 1716
  
 Did is a word of achievement Won't is a word of defeat Might is a word of bereavement Can't is a word of defeat Ought is a word of duty Try is a word each hour Will is a word of beauty Can is a word of power. 
Author: Gerard Hargraves
Nationality: English   
 Do not be afraid of defeat. You are never so near victory as when defeated in a good cause. 
Author: Henry Ward Beecher
Nationality: American
b. 24 June 1813  - d. 8 March 1887
  
 Exile, for no other motive than ease, would be the last defeat, with no seed of future victory in it. 
Author: Lois McMaster Bujold
Nationality: American
b. December 1949
  
 Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs-even though checkered by failure than to take rank with these poor spirits who neither enjoy much or suffer much. Be wise, they live in the gray twilight that know not of victory, nor defeat. Nor true sorrow nor true love. 
Author: Teddy Roosevelt
Nationality: American
b. 27 October 1858  - d. 6 January 1919
  
 He insulted me, he hurt me, he defeated me, he robbed me. Those who think such thoughts will not be free from hate. 
Tome: The Dhammapada
Nationality: American   
 He who fears being conquered is sure of defeat. 
Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
Nationality: French
b. 15 August 1769  - d. 5 May 1821
  
 History has demonstrated that the most notable winners usually encountered heartbreaking obstacles before they triumphed. They won because they refused to become discouraged by their defeats. 
Author: B. C. Forbes
Nationality: Scottish
b. 14 May 1880  - d. 6 May 1954
  
 History to the defeated May say Alas but cannot help nor pardon. 
Author: W. H. Auden
Nationality: American
b. 21 February 1907  - d. 29 September 1973
  
 History, by apprising people of the past, will enable them to judge of the future; it will avail them of the experience of other times and other nations; it will qualify them as judges of the actions and designs of men; it will enable them to know ambition under every disguise it may assume; and knowing it, to defeat its views. 
Author: Thomas Jefferson
Nationality: American
b. 13 April 1743  - d. 4 July 1826
  
 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. 
Author: John F. Kennedy
Nationality: American
b. 29 May 1917  - d. 22 November 1963
  
 I would rather be a one-term President and do what I believe is right than to be a two-term President at the cost of seeing America become a second-rate power and to see this Nation accept the first defeat in its proud 190-year history. 
Author: Richard M. Nixon
Nationality: American
b. 9 January 1913  - d. 22 April 1994
  
 I've never met a person, I don't care what his condition, in whom I could not see possibilities. I don't care how much a man may consider himself a failure, I believe in him, for he can change the thing that is wrong in his life any time he is ready and prepared to do it. Whenever he develops the desire, he can take away from his life the thing that is defeating it. The capacity for reformation and change lies within. 
Author: Preston Bradley
Nationality: American   
 Ill-health, of body or of mind, is defeat Health alone is victory. Let all men, if they can manage it, contrive to be healthy! 
Author: Thomas Carlyle
Nationality: Scottish
b. 4 December 1795  - d. 5 September 1881
  
 In the moment when I truly understand my enemy, understand him well enough to defeat him, then in that very moment I also love him. 
Author: Orson Scott Card
Nationality: American
b. 24 August 1951
  
 In War: Resolution. In Defeat: Defiance. In Victory: Magnanimity. In Peace: Goodwill. 
Author: Sir Winston Churchill
Nationality: British
b. 30 November 1874  - d. 14 January 1965
  
 It is better to be defeated on principle than to win on lies. 
Author: Arthur Augustus Calwell
Nationality: Australian
b. 28 August 1896  - d. 8 July 1973
  
 It is defeat that turns bone to flint; it is defeat that turns gristle to muscle; it is defeat that makes men invincible. 
Author: Henry Ward Beecher
Nationality: American
b. 24 June 1813  - d. 8 March 1887
  
 It is not a field of a few acres of ground, but a cause, that we are defending, and whether we defeat the enemy in one battle, or by degrees, the consequences will be the same. 
Author: Thomas Paine
Nationality: American
b. 29 January 1737  - d. 8 June 1809
  
 Know your enemy and know yourself; in a hundred battles, you will never be defeated. When you are ignorant of the enemy but know yourself, your chances of winning or losing are equal. If ignorant both of your enemy and of yourself, you are sure to be defeated in every battle. 
Author: Sun Tzu
Nationality: Chinese
b. December 544  - d.  December 496
  
 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. 
Author: Og Mandino
Nationality: American
b. December 1923  - d.  December 1996
  
 Life has no other discipline to impose, if we would but realize it, than to accept life unquestioningly. Everything we shut our eyes to, everything we run away from, everything we deny, denigrate or despise, serves to defeat us in the end. What seems nasty, painful, evil, can become a source of beauty, joy and strength, if faced with an open mind. Every moment is a golden one for him who has the vision to recognize it as such. 
Author: Henry Miller
Nationality: American
b. 26 December 1891  - d. 07 June 1980
  
 Life moves on, whether we act as cowards or heroes. Life has no other discipline to impose, if we would but realize it, than to accept life unquestioningly. Everything we shut our eyes to, everything we run away from, everything we deny, denigrate, or dispise, serves to defeat us in the end. What seems nasty, painful, evil, can become a source of beauty, joy, and strength, if faced with an open mind. Every moment is a golden one for him who has the vision to recognize it as such. 
Author: Henry Miller
Nationality: American
b. 26 December 1891  - d. 07 June 1980
  
 Live this day as if it will be your last. Remember that you will only find ''tomorrow'' on the calendars of fools. Forget yesterday's defeats and ignore the problems of tomorrow. This is it. Doomsday. All you have. Make it the best day of your year. The saddest words you can ever utter are, ''If I had my life to live over again. ''Take the baton, now. Run with it! This is your day! Beginning today, treat everyone you meet, friend or foe, loved one or stranger, as if they were going to be dead at midnight. Extend to each person, no matter how trivial the contact, all the care and kindness and understanding and love that you can muster, and do it with no thought of any reward. Your life will never be the same again. 
Author: Og Mandino
Nationality: American
b. December 1923  - d.  December 1996
  
 Man is not made for defeat. 
Author: Ernest Hemingway
Nationality: American
b. 21 July 1899  - d. 2 July 1961
  
 Many a man has finally succeeded only because he has failed after repeated efforts. If he had never met defeat he would never have known any great victory. 
Author: Orison S. Marden
Nationality: American
b. December 1850  - d.  December 1924
  
 Never allow anyone to rain on your parade and thus cast a pall of gloom and defeat on the entire day. Remember that no talent, no self-denial, no brains, no character, are required to set up in the fault-finding business. Nothing external can have any power over you unless you permit it. Your time is too precious to be sacrificed in wasted days combating the menial forces of hate, jealously, and envy. Guard your fragile life carefully. Only God can shape a flower, but any foolish child can pull it to pieces. 
Author: Og Mandino
Nationality: American
b. December 1923  - d.  December 1996
  
 Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat. 
Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald
Nationality: American
b. 24 September 1896  - d. 21 December 1940
  
 No man is such a conqueror as the man who has defeated himself. 
Author: Henry Ward Beecher
Nationality: American
b. 24 June 1813  - d. 8 March 1887
  
 Noble souls, through dust and heat, rise from disaster and defeat the stronger. 
Author: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Nationality: American
b. 27 February 1807  - d. 24 March 1882
  
 Not in the clamour of the crowded street, Not in the shouts and plaudits of the throng, But in ourselves, are triumph and defeat. 
Author: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Nationality: American
b. 27 February 1807  - d. 24 March 1882
  
 Nothing can cause turmoil and the defeat of accomplishment as quickly as disorganization. 
Author: Anonymous
Nationality: American   
 Once we have a war there is only one thing to do. It must Be won. For defeat brings worse things than any that can ever happen in war. 
Author: Ernest Hemingway
Nationality: American
b. 21 July 1899  - d. 2 July 1961
  
 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. 
Author: Muhammad Ali
Nationality: American
b. 17 January 1942
  
 Patience would help. The Germans called the period after the Nazi defeat in 1945 Stunde Null - Zero Hour. Their cities were pulverised, industries destroyed, their towns full of refugees and millions of men were POWs. The country was divided by the Allies, and administered by a military government. It took four years for a new state, the Federal Republic of Germany, to come into existence. Nor were things quick on the economic front - the Marshall Plan only started in mid 1947. No 24-hour news stations then. Iraq begins its new life with several advantages. It has not been destroyed and it possesses a substantial natural asset. Nor is it regarded by its occupiers as a defeated nation, but as a liberated one. 
Author: David Aaronovitch
Nationality: British
b. 8 July 1954
  
 Pride is observed to defeat its own end, by bringing the man who seeks esteem and reverence into contempt. 
Author: Henry St. John Bolingbroke
Nationality: English
b. 16 September 1678  - d. 12 December 1751
  
 Remember you will not always win. Some days, the most resourceful individual will taste defeat. But there is, in this case, always tomorrow - after you have done your best to achieve success today. 
Author: Maxwell Maltz
Nationality: American
b. 10 March 1899  - d. 07 April 1975
  
 Restriction of free thought and free speech is the most dangerous of all subversions. It is the one un-American act that could most easily defeat us. 
Author: William O. Douglas
Nationality: American
b. 16 October 1898  - d. 19 January 1980
  
 Silent, mournful, abandoned broken Czechoslovakia recedes into the darkness. They should know that we have sustained a great defeat without a war, the consequences of which will travel far with us ... And do not suppose that this is the end. This is only the beginning of the reckoning. 
Author: Sir Winston Churchill
Nationality: British
b. 30 November 1874  - d. 14 January 1965
  
 Strength alone knows conflict; weakness is below even defeat, and is born vanquished. 
Author: Anne Swetchine
Nationality: Russian
b. December 1782  - d.  December 1857
  
 Success is sweet and sweeter if long delayed and gotten through many struggles and defeats. 
Author: Amos Bronson Alcott
Nationality: American
b. 29 November 1799  - d. 4 March 1888
  
 Successful men usually snatch success from seeming failure. If they know there is such a word as defeat, they will not admit it. They may be whipped, but they are not aware of it. That is why they succeed. 
Author: A. P. Gouthey
Nationality: American   
 The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause; who at best, if he wins, knows the thrills of high achievement, and, if he fails, at least fails daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat. 
Author: John F. Kennedy
Nationality: American
b. 29 May 1917  - d. 22 November 1963
  
 The essence of being human is that one does not seek perfection, that one is sometimes willing to commit sins for the sake of loyalty, that one does not push asceticism to the point where it makes friendly intercourse impossible, and that one is prepared in the end to be defeated and broken up by life, which is the inevitable price of fastening one's love upon other human individuals. 
Author: George Orwell
Nationality: English
b. 25 June 1903  - d. 21 January 1950
  
 The great difference between those who succeed and those who fail does not consist in the amount of work done by each but in the amount of intelligent work. Many of those who fail most ignominiously do enough to achieve grand success but they labor haphazardly at whatever they are assigned, building up with one hand to tear down with the other. They do not grasp circumstances and change them into opportunities. They have no faculty for turning honest defeats into telling victories. With ability enough and ample time, the major ingredients of success, they are forever throwing back and forth an empty shuttle and the real web of their life is never woven. 
Author: Og Mandino
Nationality: American
b. December 1923  - d.  December 1996
  
 The greatest test of courage on earth is to bear defeat without losing heart.  
Author: Robert G. Ingersoll
Nationality: American
b. 11 August 1833  - d. 21 July 1899
  
 The greatest victory is defeat. 
Author: Henrik Ibsen
Nationality: Norwegian
b. 20 March 1828  - d. 23 May 1906
  
 The mountain remains unmoved at seeming defeat by the mist. 
Author: Sir Rabindranath Tagore
Nationality: Indian
b. 7 May 1861  - d. 7 August 1941
  
 The president's attackers are a motley band consisting primarily of perjuring partisan politicians; strumpets, Nixon apologists, hired guns for cigarette companies, felons, judges who trade favors for jobs; bitter defeated pathetic former rivals of the president; Hillary-hating misogynists; trollops and hate radio hucksters, feeding on an endless line of lies and half-truths to jealous journalists and envious editorialists more concerned with their own self-importance and trashing the good reputation of a great state than of truth. 
Author: Paul Begala
Nationality: American
b. 12 May 1961
  
 The problems of victory are more agreeable than those of defeat, but they are no less difficult. 
Author: Sir Winston Churchill
Nationality: British
b. 30 November 1874  - d. 14 January 1965
  
 The prudence of the best heads is often defeated By the tenderness of the best of hearts. 
Author: Henry Fielding
Nationality: English
b. 22 April 1707  - d. 8 October 1754
  
 The purpose of life is to be defeated by greater and greater things. 
Author: Rainer Maria Rilke
Nationality: Austrian
b. 4 December 1875  - d. 29 December 1926
  
 The social object of skilled investment should be to defeat the dark forces of time and ignorance which envelope our future. 
Author: John Maynard Keynes
Nationality: British
b. 05 June 1883  - d. 21 April 1946
  
 The stench of human wreckage in which the Nazi regime finally sank down to defeat, has been the most shocking fact of modern times. 
Author: Janet Flanner
Nationality: American
b. 13 March 1892  - d. 07 November 1978
  
 The way we respond to criticism pretty much depends on the way we respond to praise. If praise humbles us, then criticism will build us up. But if praise inflates us, then criticism will crush us; and both responses lead to our defeat. 
Author: Warren W. Wiersbe
Nationality: American
b. 16 May 1929
  
 There are important cases in which the difference between half a heart and a whole heart makes just the difference between signal defeat and a splendid victory. 
Author: A. H. K. Boyd
Nationality: American   
 There are no boundaries in this struggle to the death. We cannot be indifferent to what happens anywhere in the world, for a victory by any country over imperialism is our victory; just as any country's defeat is a defeat for all of us. 
Author: Che Guevara
Nationality: Argentinean
b. 14 June 1928  - d. 910 December 1967
  
 There is no better than adversity. Every defeat, every heartbreak, every loss, contains its own seed, its own lesson on how to improve your performance the next time. 
Author: Og Mandino
Nationality: American
b. December 1923  - d.  December 1996
  
 There is no failure except in no longer trying. There is no defeat except from within, no really insurmountable barrier save our own inherent weakness of purpose. 
Author: Kin Hubbard
Nationality: American
b. December 1868  - d.  December 1930
  
 There is nothing so dreadful as a great victory - except a great defeat. 
Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
Nationality: American
b. 25 May 1803  - d. 27 April 1882
  
 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. 
Author: Saul Bellow
Nationality: American
b. 10 June 1915  - d. 5 April 2005
  
 This nation is leading the world in confronting and defeating the man-made evil of international terrorism. 
Author: George W. Bush
Nationality: American
b. 6 July 1946
  
 Those who are prepared to die for any cause are seldom defeated. 
Author: Jawaharial Nehru
Nationality: Indian
b. 14 November 1889  - d. 27 May 1964
  
 Those who follows Satan will go down the precipice of defeat. Many Happy Returns of the New Year to you all. 
Author: Saddam Hussein
Nationality: Iraqi
b. 28 April 1937  - d. 30 December 2006
  
 To love is to know the sacrifices which eternity exacts from life. 
Author: John Oliver Hobbes
Nationality: American
b. December 1867  - d.  December 1906
  
 Total self-esteem requires total and unconditional acceptance of yourself.You are a unique and worthy individual, regardless of your mistakes, defeats and failures, despite what others may think, say or feel about you or your behavior.If you truly accept and love yourself, you won't have a driving need for attention and approval.Self-esteem is a genuine love of self.Stop all adverse value judging of yourself.Stop accepting the adverse value judgments of others.Purge yourself of all condemnation, shame, blame, guilt & remorse. 
Author: Anonymous
Nationality: American   
 Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win. 
Author: Sun Tzu
Nationality: Chinese
b. December 544  - d.  December 496
  
 Victory and defeat are each of the same price. 
Author: Thomas Jefferson
Nationality: American
b. 13 April 1743  - d. 4 July 1826
  
 Victory has 100 fathers and defeat is an orphan. 
Author: Anonymous
Nationality: American   
 What a stirling performance by Andy Roddick - American - and Younes El Aynaoui - Morrocco - in an epic quarter-final, both on and off the court, with Younes so gracious in defeat and Andy equally humble in victory. True champs! 
Author: Edward Loong
Nationality: American   
 What is defeat? Nothing but education; nothing but the first step to something better. 
Author: Wendell Phillips
Nationality: American
b. December 1811  - d.  December 1884
  
 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. 
Author: Napolean Hill
Nationality: American
b. 25 October 1883  - d. 08 November 1970
  
 When defeat is inevitable, it is wisest to yield. 
Author: Quintilian
Nationality: Roman
b. December 35  - d.  December 100
  
 You can take from every experience what it has to offer you. And you cannot be defeated if you just keep taking one breath followed by another. 
Author: Oprah Winfrey
Nationality: American
b. 29 January 1954
  
 We know that if gold, if fraud, if force can defeat us, they will all be used. And we have resolved that they shall not defeat us. We shall arm. We shall meet fraud and falsehood with defiance, and force with force, if need be. 
Author: Denis Kearney
Nationality: American
b. December 1847  - d.  December 1907
  
 Life is a campaign, not a attle, and has its defeats as well as its victories. 
Author: Don Piatt
Nationality: American   
 Victory attained by violence is tantamount to a defeat, for it is momentary. 
Author: Mahatma Gandhi
Nationality: Indian
b. 2 October 1869  - d. 30 January 1948
  
 If I were asked to give what I consider the single most useful bit of advice for all humanity it would be this: Expect trouble as an inevitable part of life and when it comes, hold you head high, look it squarely in the eye and say, "I will be bigger than you. You cannot defeat me." 
Author: Ann Landers
Nationality: American
b. 4 July 1918  - d. 22 June 2002
  
 There could be no honor in a sure success, but much might be wrested from a sure defeat. 
Author: Ann Landers
Nationality: American
b. 4 July 1918  - d. 22 June 2002
  
 Defeat the fear of death and welcome the death of fear. 
Author: G. Gordon Liddy
Nationality: American
b. December 1930
  
 They were afraid, never having learned what I taught myself: Defeat the fear of death and welcome the death of fear. 
Author: G. Gordon Liddy
Nationality: American
b. December 1930
  
 There are some defeats more triumphant than victories. 
Author: Michel de Montaigne
Nationality: French
b. 28 February 1533  - d. 13 September 1592
  
 If you live long enough, you'll see that every victory turns into a defeat.  
Author: Simone de Beauvoir
Nationality: French
b. 9 January 1908  - d. 14 April 1986
  
 If you learn from defeat, you haven't really lost. 
Author: Zig Ziglar
Nationality: American
b. 6 November 1926
  
 We have real enemies in the world. These enemies must be found. They must be pursued and they must be defeated. 
Author: President Barack Hussein Obama
Nationality: American
b. 4 August 1961
  
 Life is essentially a cheat and its conditions are those of defeat; the redeeming things are not happiness and pleasure but the deeper satisfactions that come out of struggle. 
Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald
Nationality: American
b. 24 September 1896  - d. 21 December 1940
  
 Life is truly known only to those who suffer, lose, endure adversity and stumble from defeat to defeat. 
Author: Anais Nin
Nationality: American
b. 21 February 1903  - d. 14 January 1977
  
 We have fought this fight as long, and as well as we know how. We have been defeated. For us as a Christian people, there is now but one course to pursue. We must accept the situation. 
Author: Robert E. Lee
Nationality: American
b. 19 January 1807  - d. 12 September 1870
  
 We must expect reverses, even defeats. They are sent to teach us wisdom and prudence, to call forth greater energies, and to prevent our falling into greater disasters. 
Author: Robert E. Lee
Nationality: American
b. 19 January 1807  - d. 12 September 1870
  
 It makes it fun. When an actor plays a character, you want what that character wants. Otherwise it doesn't look authentic. So I really want to defeat Jimmy - I mean Jimmy as the character. 
Author: Alan Alda
Nationality: American
b. 28 January 1936
  
 We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated. 
Author: Maya Angelou
Nationality: American
b. 4 April 1928
  
 Gorbachev's remarks in Prague seemed to me, to say the least, of doubtful validity. Yet nor should they be lightly dismissed. They represent the articulation of a strategy, common to the left in many countries, of seeking to escape all blame for communism and then going on to take credit for being more pragmatic, modern, and insightful about the world which those who actually fought communism have created. It is a pressing necessity to expose and defeat both distortions. 
Author: Margaret Hilda Thatcher
Nationality: British
b. 13 October 1925
  
 In November 2001, Rumsfeld asked Shinseki what it would take to defeat Iraq. Shinseki assured him it would take a huge number of troops - a number, in fact, that actually exceeded the active-duty strength of the entire Army. Any general officer - especially one as political as Shinseki - would have corrected the question before answering it, because the very premise of an extended "occupation" is antithetical to President Bush's policy of liberation. It also plays right into the hands of opponents in Europe and the Middle East who claim that our real objective is only to occupy Iraq and seize its oil. 
Author: Jed Babbin
Nationality: British   
 I'm destined to be attracted to those I cannot defeat. 
Author: Russell Crowe
Nationality: New Zealander
b. 7 April 1964
  
 It is better to be defeated standing for a high principle than to run by committing subterfuge.  
Author: Grover Cleveland
Nationality: American
b. 18 March 1837  - d. 24 June 1908
  
 To expect defeat is nine-tenths of defeat itself. 
Author: Francis Marion Crawford
Nationality: American
b. 2 July 1854  - d. 9 April 1909
  
 In every adversity there lies the seed of an equivalent advantage. In every defeat is a lesson showing you how to win the victory next time. 
Author: Robert Joseph Collier
Nationality: American
b. 17 June 1876  - d. 9 November 1918
  
 We may fight against what is wrong, but if we allow ourselves to hate, that is to insure our spiritual defeat and our likeness to what we hate. 
Author: George William Russell
Nationality: Irish
b. 10 April 1867  - d. 17 July 1935
  
 We have defeated Saddam Hussein and Iraq. The good news is Iraq is ours, and the bad news is Iraq is ours. 
Author: David Letterman
Nationality: American
b. 12 April 1947
  
 For them to perceive the advantage of defeating the enemy, they must also have their rewards. 
Author: Sun Tzu
Nationality: Chinese
b. December 544  - d.  December 496
  
 Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat. 
Author: Sun Tzu
Nationality: Chinese
b. December 544  - d.  December 496
  
 The good fighters of old first put themselves beyond the possibility of defeat, and then waited for an opportunity of defeating the enemy. 
Author: Sun Tzu
Nationality: Chinese
b. December 544  - d.  December 496
  
 The opportunity to secure ourselves against defeat lies in our own hands, but the opportunity of defeating the enemy is provided by the enemy himself. 
Author: Sun Tzu
Nationality: Chinese
b. December 544  - d.  December 496
  
 Thus it is that in war the victorious strategist only seeks battle after the victory has been won, whereas he who is destined to defeat first fights and afterwards looks for victory. 
Author: Sun Tzu
Nationality: Chinese
b. December 544  - d.  December 496
  
 We are not interested in the possibilities of defeat. They do not exist.  
Author: Queen Victoria
Nationality: British
b. 22 May 1819  - d. 22 January 1901
  
 Once you hear the details of victory, it is hard to distinguish it from a defeat. 
Author: Jean-Paul Sartre
Nationality: French
b. 21 June 1905  - d. 15 April 1980
  
 If a victory is told in detail, one can no longer distinguish it from a defeat. 
Author: Jean-Paul Sartre
Nationality: French
b. 21 June 1905  - d. 15 April 1980
  
 The deepest human defeat suffered by human beings is constituted by the difference between what one was capable of becoming and what one has in fact become. 
Author: Ashley Montagu
Nationality: British
b. 28 June 1905  - d. 26 November 1999
  
 Every victory is also a defeat. 
Author: Gloria Swanson
Nationality: American
b. 27 March 1899  - d. 4 April 1983
  
 Who asks whether the enemy were defeated by strategy or valor? 
Author: Virgil
Nationality: Roman
b. December 70  - d.  December 19
  
 The study of beauty is a duel in which the artist cries with terror before being defeated. 
Author: Charles Pierre Baudelaire
Nationality: French
b. 9 April 1821  - d. 21 August 1867
  
 For an adult, eating alone at McDonald's is admitting a kind of defeat. 
Author: Jonathan Carroll
Nationality: American
b. 26 January 1949
  
 The history of England, who has always dealt most harshly with her vanquished foe in the few European wars in which she has taken part in modern times, gives us Germans an idea of the fate in store for us if defeated. 
Author: Bernhard von Bülow
Nationality: German
b. 3 May 1849  - d. 28 October 1929
  
 If you live long enough, you'll see that every victory turns into a defeat. 
Author: Simone de Beauvoir
Nationality: French
b. 9 January 1908  - d. 14 April 1986
  
 There was nothing immoral, or unwise, about the isolationists' position of 1940-41. Because of the courageous efforts of Lindbergh and America First, the United States stayed out of the war until Hitler threw the full force of his war machine against Stalin. Thus, the Soviet Union, not America's young, bore the brunt of defeating Nazi Germany. 
Author: Patrick J. Buchanan
Nationality: American
b. 2 November 1938
  
 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. 
Author: Marcus Tullius Cicero
Nationality: Roman
b. 3 January 106  - d. 7 December 43
  
 Party leads to vicious, corrupt and unprofitable legislation, for the sole purpose of defeating party. 
Author: James Fenimore Cooper
Nationality: American
b. 15 September 1789  - d. 14 September 1851
  
 Never talk defeat. Use words like hope, belief, faith, victory. 
Author: Norman Vincent Peale
Nationality: American
b. 31 May 1898  - d. 24 December 1993
  
 We may be personally defeated, but our principles never! 
Author: William Garrison
Nationality: American
b. 12 December 1805  - d. 24 May 1879
  
 Few vanquished leaders in the civilised world have been as graceless in defeat as New Zealand's dentally challenged former prime minister Helen Clark. 
Author: Miranda Devine
Nationality: Australian   
 Never talk defeat. Use words like hope, belief, faith, victory. 
Author: Norman Vincent Peale
Nationality: American
b. 31 May 1898  - d. 24 December 1993
  
 Talkies are spoiling the oldest art in the world - the art of pantomime. They are ruining the great beauty of silence. They are defeating the meaning of the screen. 
Author: Charlie Chaplin
Nationality: British
b. 16 April 1889  - d. 25 December 1977
  
 When I consider the dead and their families, I cannot repress my mental agony. 
Author: Emperor Hirohito
Nationality: Japanese
b. 29 April 1901  - d. 07 January 1989
  
 When I calmly consider this, the flame of anxiety burns my body. Towards the public, I am deeply ashamed of my lack of discretion... I would like to apologise to successive emperors and people by doing my best for reconstruction of the nation and people's happiness. 
Author: Emperor Hirohito
Nationality: Japanese
b. 29 April 1901  - d. 07 January 1989
  
 After pondering deeply the general trends of the world and the actual conditions obtaining in Our Empire today, We have decided to effect a settlement of the present situation by resorting to an extraordinary measure. We have ordered Our Government to communicate to the Governments of the United States, Great Britain, China and the Soviet Union that Our Empire accepts the provisions of their Joint Declaration. 
Author: Emperor Hirohito
Nationality: Japanese
b. 29 April 1901  - d. 07 January 1989
  
 To strive for the common prosperity and happiness of all nations as well as the security and well-being of Our subjects is the solemn obligation which has been handed down by Our Imperial Ancestors and which lies close to Our heart. 
Author: Emperor Hirohito
Nationality: Japanese
b. 29 April 1901  - d. 07 January 1989
  
 We declared war on America and Britain out of Our sincere desire to ensure Japan's self-preservation and the stabilization of East Asia, it being far from Our thought either to infringe upon the sovereignty of other nations or to embark upon territorial aggrandizement. But now the war has lasted for nearly four years. Despite the best that has been done by everyone — the gallant fighting of the military and naval forces, the diligence and assiduity of Our servants of the State, and the devoted service of Our one hundred million people — the war situation has developed not necessarily to Japan's advantage, while the general trends of the world have all turned against her interest. Moreover, the enemy has begun to employ a new and most cruel bomb, the power of which to do damage is, indeed, incalculable, taking the toll of many innocent lives. Should We continue to fight, not only would it result in an ultimate collapse and obliteration of the Japanese nation, but also it would lead to the total extinction of human civilization. Such being the case, how are We to save the millions of Our subjects, or to atone Ourselves before the hallowed spirits of Our Imperial Ancestors? This is the reason why We have ordered the acceptance of the provisions of the Joint Declaration of the Powers. 
Author: Emperor Hirohito
Nationality: Japanese
b. 29 April 1901  - d. 07 January 1989
  
 The hardships and sufferings to which Our nation is to be subjected hereafter will be certainly great. We are keenly aware of the inmost feelings of all of you. Our subjects. However, it is according to the dictates of time and fate that We have resolved to pave the way for a grand peace for all the generations to come by enduring the unendurable and suffering what is unsufferable. 
Author: Emperor Hirohito
Nationality: Japanese
b. 29 April 1901  - d. 07 January 1989
  
 Beware most strictly of any outbursts of emotion which may engender needless complications, or any fraternal contention and strike which may create confusion, lead you astray and cause you to lose the confidence of the world. Let the entire nation continue as one family from generation to generation, ever firm in its faith in the imperishability of its sacred land, and mindful of its heavy burden of responsibility and of the long road before it. 
Author: Emperor Hirohito
Nationality: Japanese
b. 29 April 1901  - d. 07 January 1989
  
 Unite your total strength, to be devoted to construction for the future. Cultivate the ways of rectitude, foster nobility of spirit, and work with resolution — so that you may enhance the innate glory of the Imperial State and keep pace with the progress of the world. 
Author: Emperor Hirohito
Nationality: Japanese
b. 29 April 1901  - d. 07 January 1989
  
 I have given serious thought to the situation prevailing at home and abroad and have concluded that continuing the war can only mean destruction for the nation and prolongation of bloodshed and cruelty in the world. I cannot bear to see my innocent people suffer any longer. I was told by those advocating a continuation of hostilities that by June new divisions would be in place in fortified positions [east of Tokyo] ready for the invader when he sought to land. It is now August and the fortifications still have not been completed. There are those who say the key to national survival lies in a decisive battle in the homeland. The experiences of the past, however, show that there has always been a discrepancy between plans and performance. 
Author: Emperor Hirohito
Nationality: Japanese
b. 29 April 1901  - d. 07 January 1989
  
 It goes without saying that it is unbearable for me to see the brave and loyal fighting men of Japan disarmed. It is equally unbearable that others who have rendered me devoted service should now be punished as instigators of the war. Nevertheless, the time has come to bear the unbearable. I swallow my tears and give my sanction to the proposal to accept the Allied proclamation on the basis outlined by the Foreign Minister. 
Author: Emperor Hirohito
Nationality: Japanese
b. 29 April 1901  - d. 07 January 1989
  




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