quotes tagged with 'defeat'

The general who is able to persuade his forces that there is victory, even where there seems to be defeat, is one who will inspire them to fight against apparently impossible odds. They will, indeed, never suffer defeat, but will fight on until annihilated by capture or death. The secret of success even in the more pacific engagements of life lies in this principle—to be undaunted in ardour, in spite of failure; to recognise in failure a step towards ultimate success. Let a man be possessed with these, and victory is within his grasp, whether he recognises it or not.

Author: H.E.E. Hayes, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in war success victory defeat military general soldiers heehayes 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

It is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming, but who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself for a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows, in the end, the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat.

Author: Theodore Roosevelt, Source: "Citizenship in a Republic," Speech at the Sorbonne, Paris, April 23, 1910Saved by ImaWriterIII in fight valiant loyalty blood victory defeat cause cold credit devotion critic triumph sweat timid deeds arena dust marred fallshort theodoreroosevelt 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

In the dust of defeat as well as in the laurels of victory there is a glory to be found if one has done his best.

Author: Eric Liddell, Source: motto found over the gate of the University of PennsylvaniaSaved by ImaWriterIII in character effort victory defeat glory unknown motto 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Winning is great, sure, but if you are really going to do something in life, the secret is learning how to lose. Nobody goes undefeated all the time. If you can pick up after a crushing defeat, and go on to win again, you are going to be a champion someday.

Author: Wilma Rudolf, Source: unknownSaved by mlsscaress in success progress endurance defeat lose overcome running 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]

What is defeat? Nothing but education, nothing but the first step toward something better.

Author: Wendell Phillips, Source: ASaved by osojen in achievement defeat 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Most people who try to accomplish something important in righteousness suffer more defeats than victories. The critical thing is to never give up, to keep trying to do anything you can in the fight against evil.
Author: N. Eldon Tanner, Source: A War We Must Win by John HarmerSaved by richardkmiller in fight evil moregood victory defeat 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
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, Source: UnknownSaved by cboyack in success failure determination obstacle defeat 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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