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Famous Defeat Quotes

Whatever the public rhetoric, this is a significant complication at best and a defeat at worst. — Nathan Brown

Treating pleasure and pain, gain and loss, victory and defeat alike, engage yourself in your duty. By doing your duty this way you will not incur sin. — Bhagavad Gita

He was indefatigably cheerful. He was very gracious in defeat. — Sherwood Chillingworth

I can’t imagine anybody wanting to stand against him because it is quite likely they would face a crushing defeat. — Peter Hain

I expect for us to go in there and win. We’re not conceding defeat at all. We want to win the game, but we know we have to get better in order to do that. — Maurice Taylor

I was not strong enough to defeat him. Like his master before him, be destroyed, he must. — Yoda

Needless to say, a victory of the most left-leaning factions of the party would be a significant defeat for Lula. — Vitali Meschoulam

Let us not seek the outer empire; let us become the rulers of the inner empire. Let us not try to defy the outer enemy, leaving the inner foe to grow in striking power. We have Krishna with us, and so, who can defeat us? We shall win through winning His Grace. — Atharva Veda

We are looking for a concrete sign that Mr. Layton is ready to defeat this government, — William Stairs

We need more troops to defeat ‘The Illusion of Failure’ in Iraq….29 million should do it. — George H. W. Bush

I think we would invite defeat (of proposed revisions) if we were to change these percentages. — Bob Burns

You learn more from defeat than you do from victory. We’ve been through a lot the last month, and we’re finally learning how to make big plays down the stretch. — Eduardo Najera

From his calls for retreat and defeat in Iraq to censuring the president, the senator is more consumed with his own political future than national security. — Tracey Schmitt

We probably do have enough votes in the House to defeat it. It’s going to be a battle. — James Hoffa

defeat quotes

We are fighting tooth and nail to defeat backtracking by the EU on the framework agreement on market access, not to mention the developing countries — a lot of them are viewing this negotiation as: ‘We get to have everything given to us and we don’t have to do anything in return.’ — Bob Stallman

Ironically, Otter Valley was the last Vermont school to defeat a Legacy-coached team, and that was back in 1988. — Tim Brown

The defeat is big, but it’s a long season. We’re not going to give away the season yet. — John Abraham

I don’t have any explanation for this defeat. I’m stunned, and I don’t know what to say. — Laurent Fournier

If we’re not going forward with an investment in this type of technology, we could very easily miss an opportunity to defeat a terrorist with a dirty bomb or a radiological device. — Jim Gibbons

Let us to do all we can to honor all those who rose up with resolve to defeat evil, who were released into the arms of angels to see the grateful face of God, — Tom Ridge

From beginning to end including the primary, I’ve always said it’s going to take $5 million-plus to defeat Melissa Bean. — David McSweeney

The defeat will wake us up and should act as a useful lesson that we can’t relax. — Frank Rijkaard

The alliance between the Zionists and this administration will only lead to disaster. I must say that the evil will not end until it’s defeated, a comprehensive defeat that, God-willing, will be imminent. — Saddam Hussein

It is a like a defeat for everyone that three guys lost their jobs, … That was never my intent. I’m sorry that happened, but I’m not sorry for what I said. I feel very bad for them, but I didn’t start this mess. — Felipe Alou

The 9/11 Commission Report underscores the need for an all-out, comprehensive and bipartisan effort to defeat terrorism and improve homeland security. — Jim Ramstad

The defeat was unexpected and can’t really be explained. I have read everything that has been written and I agree: it was a horrible game. The supporters are right to be angry, as they went all the way to see that. — Massimo Moratti

I think England will still qualify for the World Cup and I think they will look back on this defeat as a minor hiccup, a bad memory, — Lawrie Sanchez

We’ve been very affected by this defeat, we’ve been a bit depressed but now we must win the league and the Cup. — Gerard Houllier

Frankly, a lot of insiders think it’s the most important measure on the ballot. If it wins, it will be a victory for the governor, and a real defeat for the labor union bosses and their allies. — Kevin Spillane

inspiring defeat quotes

We are now in a must win situation. We have to beat South Africa to remain in the competition. Hopefully we can put our first defeat behind us and go into tomorrow’s game full of confidence. — Roddy Estwick

What does the despot of this century want? What is the right path to defeat him? — Saddam Hussein

I can hardly believe I beat him. It’s great to defeat a Roland Garros finalist. — Victor Hanescu

Mobilize people to vote and to re-elect Clinton as the only way to defeat. — Gus Hall

If we renew American civilization, if we restore faith, if we defeat the drug culture, if we reestablish incentives, if we decentralize so local volunteers and local leaders create local solutions, if we replace ignorance with knowledge so that every citizen is able to pursue happiness, I think we could in a generation give our grandchildren the kind of America which would let them lead the entire human race, — Newt Gingrich

Then I realized that most of the world’s problems stemmed from macho dickheadism, and if I cold defeat that I could save the world. — Carrie Vaughn

We worked really hard for the win…after the last performance (a 2-0 defeat at Charlton Athletic) we showed we had character. — Rafa Benitez

Resurrecting the kids from the Carolina defeat and bringing them back to the point to be able to beat LSU, that’s a huge dynamic. That’s a huge achievement. — Doug Bruno

If you do the best you can, you have nothing to be ashamed of. A defeat is not a disgrace. — Dirk Nowitzki

What you need to think about it is, ‘How do I defeat the guy who is assigned to block me?’ That’s what defensive football really is about, — Bill Belichick

Kim talked about them having a target on their back, and when you defeat the No. 4 team in the country, you all of a sudden have become a target yourself and that’s OK. Any coach would prefer being a target versus chasing one. — Cindy Stein

When the blood dries, the stains will remain and there will be a challenge to us, that we have to fight and defeat terrorism and we will take everyone’s cooperation for this. — Atal Vajpayee

We recognize that Palestinians need help in consolidating security forces and training security forces that would defeat the terrorists that would like to stop the march of freedom. — Mahmoud Abbas

My command, less than ten thousand, had found the battle on the Plank road in retreat, little less than a panic. In a few hours we changed defeat to victory, the broken divisions of the Third Corps rallying in their rear. — James Longstreet

Today has given us a psychological boost ahead of that match. We have taken two points off the champions while Saracens will be coming off the back of a 50-point defeat at Northampton and they are bound to be a pretty unhappy camp. We have arrested our downward slide and I am very pleased with this result. — Richard Hills

Losing isn’t the end of the world; we have enough quality to be fine. One defeat in nine games isn’t bad. — Steve Tilson

I would be going until I went over the bounds of reality and was then caught up in a profound wish to be dead without having to go through the shaming defeat of suicide. — Joshua Logan

Way back when I first took office, many people in business and on the chamber wanted to maintain the status quo, … They weren’t interested in expanding our business economic base. They were content with the way things were. Then I came along and rocked the boat. Some tried to defeat me. It’s really interesting how things change. — Robert Butler

It had nothing to do with Graeme. It was just the way I played, the way I approached the game and the state of mind I was in. I have never felt as down after that defeat as I did then. — John Higgins

Defeat is a thing of weariness, of incoherence, of boredom, and above all futility. — Antoine de Saint-Exupery

famous defeat quotes

The defeat of the combined French and Spanish fleets lifted the very real threat of an invasion of Britain and it was greeted by the nation with huge relief, — Horatio Nelson

Life is just one crushing defeat after another until you just wish Flanders was dead. — Dan Castellaneta

will end in snatching defeat from the jaws of uncertainty. — Anthony Cordesman

This would interfere with employer-employee relationships, and we are always going to work to preserve the rights that surround that relationship. We are going to tell our lobbying team to work to defeat any bill that has to do with this. — E. B. White

It is difficult to say today whether the Battle of Kosovo was a defeat or a victory for the Serbian people, whether thanks to it we fell into slavery or we survived in this slavery. — Slobodan Milosevic

Our pitch is top-class and the lads enjoy playing on it. I’m sure we are a better team at home although I’m not making any excuses for last Saturday’s unexpected defeat at Tow Law Town which was only our third in 29 games. — Bob Morton

I am someone who will rise to an occasion like that. Other occasions can defeat me. — Carrie Fisher

On television, doubts were voiced about his attitude after his defeat last time, but I’ve never subscribed to that and I think that proved it. — Mark Johnston

The 2-0 defeat by Slovakia saw the players come in for criticism and the young players need to learn how to handle it, — Michael Ballack

Senators, don’t be fooled by the president’s excuses and spin control, … The facts and the evidence clearly show that he knew what he was doing was to deceive everyone, including the grand jury. He and his defenders are still in denial. They will not accept the consequence of his repeated and criminal attempts to defeat the judicial process. — James Sensenbrenner

Obviously, the death of Usama Bin Laden marked a strategic milestone in our effort to defeat al-Qa’ida. Unfortunately, Bin Laden’s death, and the death and capture of many other al-Qa’ida leaders and operatives, does not mark the end of that terrorist organization or its efforts to attack the United States and other countries. — John O. Brennan

The defeat is extremely serious for the prime minister. It will be difficult for him to regain credibility and clout and to be a candidate for the next presidential elections. — Dominique Moisi

People are going to feel better about the defeat just from what we were able to do at the end. That showed people we can move the football when we need to. We have to build upon that and stay positive, stay focused and stay together. — Norm Eash

Be as a lion in the path. Be dangerous even in defeat. — Anton LaVey

We need a leader who can defeat George Bush in November in the general election, and we need a leader who we all know can walk into that Oval Office tomorrow afternoon and be a great president of the United States. That leader is John Kerry, and I’m proud to endorse him to be the president of the United States of America. — Dick Gephardt

He’s getting a sense of the landscape now. There is no one out there who could defeat him for minority leader. The question is what he will choose to do. — Erik Smith

We are now experiencing possibly the worst situation at the club in the last four years. It is our first home defeat of the season and we did it in the worst possible manner and at the worst possible moment. — Jorge Valdano

I think there’s a desire for results, a hard-bitten realism. The primary goal is not some sort of symbolic display, or some sort of posture or attitude, but results. If that’s what it means, then I applaud the turn to practicality. Today the far right is in charge, and I don’t think you can create the possibility of broad-based radicalism until you defeat the far right. Put the center in power and then you have the possibility–or the luxury–of radicalism. — Todd Gitlin

We must take down the carnies. I think we need to start a campaign to defeat their scamming ways. I never win the boardwalk basketball game. — Melissa Rauch

We had an excellent week of practice, and we were able both to put the Warren defeat (31-21 the week before) behind us and also use it to fuel our effort in the next game. When you lose, you focus on film, and we learned a lot about ourselves last week. — Dave Inserra

We had considerable consideration, but we didn’t get in. — Jim Bolla

The defeat is still pretty much fresh in our minds and considering we got back from 3-1 down to make 3-3 only to lose in the final minute makes us want to win the game even more. — Sam Allardyce

We’re not going to let one defeat or two defeats or a negative road trip set us back from our goals. We realize this is a work in progress, this football team. We have a long way to get where we want to be, — Jon Gruden

My job is just to defeat the guy on the other side, — J. J. Johnson

top defeat quotes

Those who disagree with the dictator’s plan have no other means to carry on than to defeat the despot by force of arms. — Ludwig von Mises

One of the things that’s always brought up is that if you make too many cuts in transportation, you have higher absenteeism and that would defeat your purpose, — Steve Jennings

We’re in the hands of the weather but basically it just boils down to that we just want to give ourselves a chance of winning the game. At the end of the day it doesn’t matter if we lose the series 2-0. To protect a defeat and still go 1-0 down in the series is pointless. — Shaun Pollock

You can’t work three hours a week and make $100,000. Get rich quick doesn’t work. Crock pot mentality always defeats microwave mentality! — Dave Ramsey

It is a monumental defeat for the government. — David Coltart

We have always expected the business community to raise a ton of money and do what they can to defeat this measure. It doesn’t scare us in the least. We’re very focused. — Nora Hochman

Thousands of missiles are fired against the heroic people of Iraq. But the heroic people of Iraq is more capable than all these weapons. And we’ll defeat all these aggressors and we’ll bury the new … W. Bush junior in the desert of Iraq, — Naji Sabri

The defeat at Lecce left me disappointed as we lost an important opportunity in the league but this game will be a different story. — Carlo Ancelotti

We have an opportunity to put the midweek defeat behind us but Stair Park is never an easy place to visit. — Owen Coyle

We’ve got to put the defeat behind us now and look forward to playing Fulham. — Kevin Nolan

Our coaches talked to the players this week about what great traditions both of these programs have. It means a lot to this team to defeat a program like Dorman two straight years. — Shell Dula

Many stand waiting to defend their breaks, deductions and loopholes and to defeat our efforts. — John Snow

I didn’t want to go out with a 6-1 6-1 defeat. This was an incredible match. — Guillermo Coria

Recent news stories about the behind-the-scenes maneuvers to defeat Internet gambling legislation only emphasizes the need for Congress to act now. Law enforcement agencies and financial institutions must be provided with the commonsense tools necessary to enforce laws addressing this illegal activity. — Tony Perkins

I refuse to allow prejudice to defeat me. — Dionne Warwick

Our country has become an affluent country. Recalling defeat 60 years ago, I paid homage and respect to the people who sacrificed their lives for this country, — Shinzo Abe

We worked very hard and showed a lot of character after the midweek defeat by Charlton. It was an important win. — Rafa Benitez

My advice to young entrepreneurs is not to accept defeat in the face of odds, and challenge negative forces with hope, self-confidence and conviction. — Dhirubhai Ambani

I take UKIP very seriously. The truth is that UKIP presents an electoral challenge to all political parties. The way to defeat UKIP is not to be a better UKIP but to be a better Labour Party. — Douglas Alexander

Hitler’s blunders, and the Anglo-American supplies, were most probably the main causes of the German defeat in the east. That the Kremlin’s legend wants it differently, describing the victory over Germany as the exclusive achievement of the Soviets, is quite another matter. — Wladyslaw Anders

Ideally, I would have hoped these people would have heard the fat lady singing and they would have realized the defeat for what it is. — Bay Buchanan

To protect a defeat and still go down 1-0 in the series is pointless. We’ve got to give ourselves a chance to win. — Shaun Pollock

Our great-grandchildren, when they learn how we began this war by snatching glory out of defeat . . . may also learn how the little holiday steamers made an excursion to hell and came back glorious. — J. B. Priestley

Last season we played one of the toughest schedules in Class L. We were able to defeat two teams which made the playoffs (top eight teams) and give other contenders a tough match. We were truly competitive all season long. — Paul Whitmore

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. — Ashley Montagu

The Democrats are so hungry to defeat Santorum, … they have cashiered their basic beliefs. — William Green

Yet, history has shown that if material force can defeat some ideologies it can no longer obliterate a civilization without destabilizing the whole planet. — Abdelaziz Bouteflika

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