The grass roots are energized because the absolutely highest priority in the country in November is to defeat Barack Obama. I have spoken with literally thousands and thousands of tea-party activists — I have yet to meet a single tea-party leader that is not going to vote for Mitt Romney.
Stand up and face your fears, or they will defeat you.
I helped lead the effort to defeat communism in the Congress.
Victory has a thousand fathers, but defeat is an orphan.
Life is essentially a cheat and its conditions are those of defeat; the redeeming things are not happiness and pleasure but the deeper satisfactions that come out of struggle.
Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat.
But man is not made for defeat. A man can be destroyed but not defeated.
The problems of victory are more agreeable than those of defeat, but they are no less difficult.
I tried to contribute to the defeat of the Soviets. If I contributed 1%, it is 1% of something enormous.
Life has meaning only in the struggle. Triumph or defeat is in the hands of the Gods. So let us celebrate the struggle!
The 'morality of compromise' sounds contradictory. Compromise is usually a sign of weakness, or an admission of defeat. Strong men don't compromise, it is said, and principles should never be compromised.
There's a victory, and defeat; the first and best of victories, the lowest and worst of defeats which each man gains or sustains at the hands not of another, but of himself.
Defeat — quotes and aphorisms
I know not age, nor weariness nor defeat.
If you live long enough, you'll see that every victory turns into a defeat.
Build me a son, O Lord, who will be strong enough to know when he is weak, and brave enough to face himself when he is afraid, one who will be proud and unbending in honest defeat, and humble and gentle in victory.
Every action we take, everything we do, is either a victory or defeat in the struggle to become what we want to be.
There was never a night or a problem that could defeat sunrise or hope.
There is no better than adversity. Every defeat, every heartbreak, every loss, contains its own seed, its own lesson on how to improve your performance the next time.
We should not give up and we should not allow the problem to defeat us.