Quotes: defeated

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  • It is better to be defeated on principle than to win on lies.
  • Napoleon
    Napoleon
    French Emperor 1769-1821
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    Death is nothing, but to live defeated and inglorious is to die daily.
  • Ernest Hemingway
    Ernest Hemingway
    American writer 1899-1961
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    A man can be destroyed but not defeated.
  • A man is not defeated by his opponents but by himself.
  • Muhammad Ali
    Muhammad Ali
    American Boxer 1942-
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    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.
  • A general who allows himself to be decisively defeated in an extended mountain position deserves to be court-martialled.
    Source: On War (1832) Ch. 17
  • Richard Nixon
    Richard Nixon
    American president 1913-1994
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    A man is not finished when he's defeated; he's finished when he quits.
  • As long as Muslims were confident they could not be defeated, but now we are just puppets.
  • Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent.
  • Norman Vincent Peale
    Norman Vincent Peale
    American minister and author 1898-1993
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    Believe you are defeated, believe it long enough, and it is likely to become a fact.
  • Ernest Hemingway
    Ernest Hemingway
    American writer 1899-1961
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    But man is not made for defeat. A man can be destroyed but not defeated.
    Source: The Old Man and the Sea (1952)
  • Castro was always using his athletes as a way of symbolically defeating the United States in the ring, and after these Cubans defeated Americans in the ring, they were turning down exorbitant sums to leave the island.
  • Richard Nixon
    Richard Nixon
    American president 1913-1994
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    Defeat doesn't finish a man - quit does. A man is not finished when he's defeated. He's finished when he quits.
  • Henry Ward Beecher
    Henry Ward Beecher
    American Congregationalist clergyman, social reformer, and speaker 1813-1887
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    Do not be afraid of defeat. You are never so near to victory as when defeated in a good cause.
  • Lawrence Durrell
    Lawrence Durrell
    British Author 1912-1990
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    For us artists there waits the joyous compromise through art with all that wounded or defeated us in daily life; in this way, not to evade destiny, as the ordinary people try to do, but to fulfil it in its true potential, the imagination.
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