List of Famous Defeat Quotes in English

There are some defeats more triumphant than victories.

- Defeat Quotes by Michel de Montaigne

Victory attained by violence is tantamount to a defeat, for it is momentary.

- Defeat Quotes by Mahatma Gandhi

You can take from every experience what it has to offer you.  And you cannot be defeated if you just keep taking one breath followed by another.

- Defeat Quotes by Oprah Winfrey

When defeat is inevitable, it is wisest to yield.

- Defeat Quotes by Quintilian

Be careful that victories do not carry the seed of future defeats.

- Ralph W. Sockman Quotes

Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat.

- Theodore Roosevelt Quotes

A good man would prefer to be defeated than to defeat injustice by evil means.

- Quotes by Sallust

Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win.

- Sun-tzu Quote

What is defeat - Nothing but education; nothing but the first step to something better.

- Defeat Quotes by Wendell Phillips

Exile, for no other motive than ease, would be the last defeat, with no seed of future victory in it.

- Defeat Quotes by Lois McMaster Bujold