Defeat I shall not know. It shall not touch me. I will meet it with true thinking. Resisting it will be my strengthening. But if, perchance, the day shall give to me the bitter cup, it shall sweeten in the drinking. ~ Walter Russell
Life is to be lived, not controlled; and humanity is won by continuing to play in face of certain defeat. ~ Ralph Ellison
their heart grew cold
they let their wings down. ~ Sappho
The greatest test of courage on earth is to bear defeat without losing heart. ~ Robert Green Ingersoll
There are many victories worse than a defeat. ~ George Eliot
Quotes about defeat
- How defiant are you in the face of defeat?
- When have you been discouraged after a defeat?
- How can a victory be worse than a defeat?