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Best 114 Feeling Defeated Quotes

Feeling Defeated Quotes

This post contains some of the best feeling defeated quotes.

Feeling Defeated Quotes

1. “A good man would prefer to be defeated than to defeat injustice by evil means.” — Sallust

2. “A violent wind does not last for a whole morning; a sudden rain does not last for a whole day.” — Lao Tzu

3. “Anyone can deal with victory. Only the mighty can bear defeat.” — Adolf Hitler

4. “Anytime you suffer a setback or a disappointment, put your head down and plow ahead.” — Les Brown

5. “As I grow older, much older, I will experience many things, and I will hit rock bottom again and again. Again and again I will suffer; again and again I will get back on my feet. I will not be defeated. I won’t let my spirit be destroyed.” — Banana Yoshimoto

6. “Being challenged in life is inevitable being defeated is optional.” — Unknown

7. “Being defeated is often a temporary condition; giving up makes it permanent.” — Marilyn Von Savant

8. “Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is, something inside you that is greater than any obstacle.” — Christian D. Larson

9. “Bent but not broken. Shaken but not shattered. Discouraged but not defeated.” — Bellejanne

10. “But man is not made for defeat. A man can be destroyed but not defeated.” — Ernest Hemingway

11. “Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says, “I’ll try again tomorrow.” — Mary Anne Radmacher

12. “Death is nothing, but to live defeated and inglorious is to die daily.” — Napoleon Bonaparte

13. “Defeat begins with the fear that one has lost. ” —Kaba Abe

14. “Defeat doesn’t finish a man, quit does. A man is not finished when he’s defeated. He’s finished when he quits.” — Richard M. Nixon

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15. “Defeat is a state of mind. You are defeated only when you accept defeat, and assume the hopeless mindset of a defeated person.” — Donald Trump

16. “Defeat is a state of mind; no one is ever defeated until defeat has been accepted as reality.” — Bruce Lee

17. “Defeat is not the worst of failures. Not to have tried is the true failure.” — George E. Woodberry

18. “Defeat isn’t bitter if you don’t swallow it.” — Grenville Kleiser

19. “Defeat never comes to any man until he admits it.” — Josephus Daniels

20. “Defeat should never be a source of discouragement but rather a fresh stimulus.” — Rober South

21. “Defeat teach us life’s most valuable lessons.” — Chinese Proverb

22. “Defeat your fears and you can never be defeated.” — Jeffrey Fry

23. “Don’t forget that you’re human. It’s okay to have a meltdown. Just don’t unpack and live there. Cry it out and then refocus on where you are headed.” — Unknown

24. “Don’t give up on your dreams, or your dreams will give up on you.” — John Wooden

25. “Don’t let your struggle become your identity.” — Trent Shelton

26. “Every defeat every heartbreak every loss contains its own seed, Its own lesson on how to improve your performance the next time.” — Og Mandino

27. “Failure is a temporary defeat, while success is everlasting victory.” — Muhamad khalouf

28. “Failure is an option. It’s what you do with the failure that makes you who you are.” — David Goggins

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

30. “Haters don’t deserve the pleasure of seeing you defeated.” — Unknown

31. “He knows not his own strength who hath not met adversity.” — William Samuel Johnson

32. “Hope is the last thing a person does before they are defeated.” — Henry Rollins

33. “Humour is the last resort of the defeated…” —Nitya Prakash

34. “I accept this defeat with humility and courage, and I welcome the next challenge with open arms.” — Unknown

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35. “I may win and I may lose, but I will never be defeated.” — Emmitt Smith

36. “I prefer to die fighting than living defeated.” — Luigina Sgarro

37. “I survived because the fire inside me burned brighter than the fire around me.” — Joshua Graham

38. “I think that God gives you your own will and choices. I don’t believe that we’re supposed to drag ourselves through life defeated and not see God’s blessings. But you have to make the right choices and follow that still, small voice within you. Because I think that’s how God leads us.” — Joel Osteen

39. “I truly believe that everyone has to go through something that completely destroys them in order to figure out who they really are.” — Amazing Me Movement

40. “I’m not telling you it’s going to be easy, but I can tell you this; it will be worth the sacrifice if you can grind your way through it.” — Eric Thomas

41. “If people are trying to bring you down. It only means that you are above them.” — Unknown

42. “If you can pick up after a crushing defeat, and go on to win again, you are going to be a champion someday.” — Wilma Rudolph

43. “If you can’t fly, then run. If you can’t run, then walk. If you can’t walk, then crawl. But whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward.” — Martin Luther King Jr.

44. “If you get tired, learn to rest, not to quit.” — Banksy

45. “If you give up on your dreams, what’s left?” — Jim Carrey

46. “If you have no confidence in self, you are twice defeated in the race of life.” — Marcus Garvey

47. “If you learn from defeat, then you haven’t really lost.” — Zig Ziglar

48. “In some circumstances, the refusal to be defeated is a refusal to be educated.” — Margaret Halsey

49. “In the end, everything will be okay. If it’s not okay, it’s not yet the end.” — Fernando Sabino

50. “In the midst of my disappointment I am never defeated. Only given the opportunity to rise again willing to take on new challenges.” — Eleesha

51. “It doesn’t matter who hurt you or broke you down, what matters is who made you smile again.” — Unknown

52. “It is better to be defeated standing for a high principle than to run by committing subterfuge.” — Grover Cleveland

53. “It is while you’re going through the most difficult chapter of your life that your hero is revealed.” — Unknown

54. “Keep going. That’s really all you have to do. You don’t need to be amazing, intelligent, beautiful, or successful or good. You just need to keep moving forward.” — Unknown

55. “Keep working. Don’t give up when what you want is right around the corner.” — Unknown

56. “Life is like a boxing match, defeat is declared not when you fall, but when you refuse to stand again.” — Kristen Ashley

57. “My past has not defined me, destroyed me, deterred me, or defeated me; it has only strengthened me.” — Unknown

58. “Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat.” — F. Scott Fitzgerald

59. “Never give up on something that you can’t go a day without thinking about.” — Winston Churchill

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60. “Never stop just because you feel defeated. The journey to the other side is attainable only after great suffering.” — Santosh Kalwar

61. “Never trust your self-defeating thoughts on the days you feel most defeated.” — Unknown

62. “No man is defeated unless he is discouraged.” — Bruce Lee

63. “No man is defeated without until he has been defeated within.” — Eleanor Roosevelt

64. “Not everything in this life will go your way. You must accept defeat, so that you can build and start again.” — Unknown

65. “One of the most common causes of failure is the habit of quitting when one is overtaken by temporary defeat.” — Napoleon Hill

66. “Only a man who knows what it’s 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.” — Muhammad Ali

67. “Perhaps someday I’ll crawl back home, beaten, defeated. But not as long as I can make stories out of my heartbreak, beauty out of sorrow.” — Sylvia Plath

68. “Persistence is very important. You should never give up unless you are forced to give up.” — Elon Musk

69. “Right defeated is stronger than evil triumphant.” — Martin Luther King, Jr.

70. “See any time you feel pained or defeated, it is only because you insist on clinging to what doesn’t work. Dare to let go and you won’t lose a thing except for a punishing idea.” — Guy Finley

71. “Setbacks in life are opportunities to perform at a new level.” — William Cranch Bond

72. “She may often feel defeated but her courage never rests.” — S.L. Heaton

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73. “She never needed to be saved, but she thought it would be nice to have someone every once in a while come to pick her up off the ground when she felt nothing but defeated.” — Kayil York

74. “Sometimes adversity is what you need to face in order to become successful.” — Zig Ziglar

75. “Sometimes life is going to hit you in the head with a brick. Don’t lose faith.” — Steve Jobs

76. “The comfortable road will never lead you to the person you’re destined to be in your life.” — Ed Mylett

77. “The defeat in your head is not the same as the defeat in your heart. If your head tells you to stop, try listening to your heart.” — Unknown

78. “The finish line is in sight. Don’t give up now, not when you’ve worked so hard to get here.” — Unknown

79. “The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials.” — Chinese Proverb

80. “The greatest glory in living lies not in never failing, but in rising every time we fail.” — Nelson Mandela

81. “The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat and found their way out of the depths.” — Unknown

82. “The purpose of life is to be defeated by greater and greater things.” — Rainer Maria Rilke

83. “The stories of extreme will, of people that came through stories of extreme circumstances that they were not supposed to make it through, that’s what we are capable of.” — CT Fletcher

84. “The thing about life is that you must survive. Life is going to be difficult, and dreadful things will happen. What you do is move along, get on with it, and be tough. Not in the sense of being mean to others, but being tough with yourself and making deadly effort not to be defeated.” — Katherine Hepburn

85. “The things that happen in life aren’t meant to stop us, they’re meant to reposition us so we can come in contact with what we deserve.” — Inky Johnson

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86. “The windshield is larger than the rearview mirror for a reason. Just keep moving forward even if you are feeling defeated.” — Unknown

87. “The world isn’t sunshine and rainbows. It’ll beat you down if you let it, and nothing hits harder than life.” — Rocky Balboa

88. “There is no meeting of minds, no point of understanding with such terror. Just a choice: Defeat it or be defeated by it. And defeat it we must.” — Tony Blair

89. “There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man, true nobility is being superior to your former self.” — Ernest Hemingway

90. “To all my feeling broken, sad or defeated. The sun will rise again and you my friend will try again.” — Unknown

91. “To be defeated and yet not surrender, this is victory.” — Jozef Pilsudski

92. “Tough times never last. Tough people do.” — Robert Schuller

93. “True defeat only happens if you stop. If you never stop, you’re never truly defeated.” — Unknown

94. “Trust yourself. You’ve survived a lot. And you’ll survive whatever is coming.” — Unknown

95. “We are never defeated unless we give up on God.” — Ronald Reagan

96. “When it’s tough, will you give up or will you be relentless?” — Jeff Bezos

97. “When things go wrong, don’t go with them.” — Elvis Pressley

98. “When you come out of the storm you won’t be the same person that walked in. That’s what the storm is all about.” — Haruki Murakami

99. “When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.” — Franklin D. Roosevelt

100. “When you have a positive mindset, you can’t be defeated.” — Unknown

101. “You are not a victim. No matter what you have been through, you’re still here. You may have been challenged, hurt, betrayed, beaten, and discouraged, but nothing has defeated you. You are still here! You have been delayed but not denied. You are not a victim, you are a victor. You have a history of victory.” — Steve Maraboli

102. “You are not defeated when you lose. You are defeated when you quit.” — Paulo Coelho

103. “You are stronger than you think. You have gotten through every bad day in your life, and you are undefeated.” — Unknown

104. “You can’t always win, but you can always rise up again each time you lose. Pick yourself up. Don’t allow yourself to be defeated. Rise!” — Unknown

105. “You cannot be broken. You cannot be defeated – this is your time to rise.” — Unknown

106. “You didn’t come this far, only to come this far.” — Unknown

107. “You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, and how can still come out of it.” — Maya Angelou

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108. “You must always do your best every day, even when you are feeling defeated. Always do your best.” — Unknown

109. “You wake up every morning to fight the same demons that left you so tired the night before, and that, my love, is bravery.” — Unknown

110. “You were never created to live depressed, defeated, guilty, condemned, ashamed or unworthy. We were created to be victorious.” — Joel Osteen

111. “You will face many defeats in your life, but never let yourself be defeated.” — Maya Angelou

112. “You’ll have good days, bad days, overwhelming days, I’m too tired days, and I can’t go on days. And every day you still need to show up.” — Unknown

113. “You’re far too smart to be the only thing standing in your way.” — Jennifer Freeman

114. “You’re not defeated when you lose a battle. You are defeated when you give up the struggle.” — Mouloud Benzadi

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