41 Overcoming Defeat Quotes and Sayings


There are many ways to overcome defeat and the feelings associated with depression and anxiety.These overcoming defeat quotes and sayings help to capture the spirit and essence behind turning your life around and achieving the unexpected.

“A life that is defended by Excuses has become comfortable in defeat, it has settled for mediocrity and is destined for failure.”

“Anyone can deal with victory. Only the mighty can bear defeat.”

“Being challenged in life is inevitable, being defeated is optional.”

“Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent.”

“But man is not made for defeat,” he said. “A man can be destroyed but not defeated.”

“Death is nothing, but to live defeated and inglorious is to die daily.”

“Defeat always manifests itself mentally, before it shows itself physically.”

“Defeat has its lessons as well as victory.”

“Defeat is a school in which truth always grows strong.”

“Defeat is a state of mind, no one will be defeated unless the loss is accepted as a reality.”

“Defeat never comes to any man until he admits it.”

“Defeat your fears and you can never be defeated.”

“Don’t be defeated, rise up and do something for yourself.”

“Failure defeats losers, failure inspires winners.”

“Failure, loss and defeat are just mile markers on the road to success.”

“He had an idea that even when beaten he could steal a little victory by laughing at defeat.”

“Hope is the last thing a person does before they are defeated.”

“I will not lose, for even in defeat, there’s a valuable lesson learned, so it evens up for me.”

“If you can accept losing, you can’t win.”

“If you win, you need not have to explain…If you lose, you should not be there to explain!”

“It is defeat that lives on and takes the years to smother.”

“It is okay to accept defeat, but it is not okay to accept failure.”

“Life is to be lived, not controlled; and humanity is won by continuing to play in face of certain defeat.”

“Live your life not celebrating victories, but overcoming defeats.”

“Never confuse a single failure with a final defeat.”

“Opportunity…it often comes disguised in the form of misfortune or temporary defeat.”

“The beauty of defeat is that when you fall, you fly.”

“The greatest test of courage on earth is to bear defeat without losing heart.”

“The most painful thing to experience is not defeat but regret”

“There is no defeat unless admitted.”

“To be overcome by the fragrance of flowers is a delectable form of defeat.”

“Victory has a thousand fathers, but defeat is an orphan.”

“We are never defeated unless we give up on God.”

“We learn little from victory, much from defeat.”

“What is defeat? Nothing but education. Nothing but the first step to something better.”

“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.”

“When we pray we admit defeat.”

“While one may encounter many defeats, one must not be defeated.”

“You cannot talk defeat and expect to have victory. Send your words out in the direction you want your life to go.”

“You would always beat me; not so much because you are a better fighter as because you will not accept defeat.”

“You’ve got to learn to survive a defeat. That’s when you develop character.”

There are many ways to turn around failure and defeat into a future achievement.

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