Defeated Quotes

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Steve Maraboli
“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, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience

Banana Yoshimoto
“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, Kitchen

“The craggy lines that made up the character in his face now seemed like scars of defeat, inflicted on him over time.”
R.D. Ronald, The Elephant Tree

Julian Barnes
“What is history? Any thoughts, Webster?'

'History is the lies of the victors,' I replied, a little too quickly.

'Yes, I was rather afraid you'd say that. Well, as long as you remember that it is also the self-delusions of the defeated. ...


'"History is that certainty produced at the point where the imperfections of memory meet the inadequacies of documentation." (quoting Patrick Lagrange)”
Julian Barnes, The Sense of an Ending

“A night of crying has silenced me. This morning it seems the whole world is against me. I've never before felt so barren, so empty. I've never before thought the daylight to be ... my enemy. My enemy.”
Shaun Hick

Toba Beta
“Arrogant people beat each other.”
Toba Beta, My Ancestor Was an Ancient Astronaut

Prem Jagyasi
“When you feel too positive to be doubtful, too optimistic to be fearful, and too determined to be defeated, you are undeniably on the way to success.”
Dr Prem Jagyasi

“I kept waiting for this momentous breakdown, with everything crashing down in some spectacular show. What I didn't recognize, is that all along I had been crumbling slowly and quietly, like unfired clay. It's almost boring how unspectacular it is. Nothing earth shattering happened, in fact that's the problem; day after day nothing happens. You just feel incapable, unfocused, disorganized, and defeated. Make some strong coffee and get to work. You're not alone.”
Riitta Klint

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“When we choose to stay down, we are in reality confusing wisdom with cowardice. When we choose to stand back up, we are using wisdom to overcome cowardice.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Sadly, in too many cases surrender is having been ‘outrun’ by fear rather than having ‘run out’ of heart.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“I am the greatest obstacle to my greatest dreams.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Neelam Saxena Chandra
“Grind me, crush me, beat me
But low I shall not lie
I shall bounce back with much more fervour
And my zeal shall touch the sky…”
Neelam Saxena Chandra

Mehmet Murat ildan
“Not after one month, not after one week, not after one day, not after one hour, not even after one minute, only after one second is the best time for a defeated person to stand up and fight for his future victory!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

Iris Murdoch
“But I live, I live, with an absolutely continuous sense of failure. I am always defeated, always.”
Iris Murdoch, The Black Prince

Victor Vote
“A man who has no discipline to keep a deaf
ear to words birthed out of anger, jealousy and envy will spend all his life fighting a defeated war.”
Victor Vote

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

Nitya Prakash
“Humour is the last resort of the defeated...”
Nitya Prakash, Dear, I Hate You

Michael Bassey Johnson
“A fool tries to outshine the sun; the wise gets closer to the sun and learns the art of shining.”
Michael Bassey Johnson, Song of a Nature Lover

Jack Vance
“Except for a few special cases, title to every parcel of real property derives from an act of violence, more or less remote, and ownership is only as valid as the strength and will required to maintain it. This is the lesson of history, whether you like it or not.”

“The mourning of defeated peoples, while pathetic and tragic, is usually futile,” said Kelse.”
Jack Vance, The Gray Prince

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“I don’t necessarily sit around inviting life to knock me down, but when it does I don’t wait around for an invitation to stand back up either.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

J. Autherine
“The voice in her head said: Imperfect, unlovable, victim, defeated, hide. The voice in her heart said: Kind, peaceful, gentle soul, easy to love, winner. Release the insecurities and reclaim your heart, your purpose, your peace.”
J. Autherine, Wild Heart, Peaceful Soul: Poems and Inspiration to Live and Love Harmoniously

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Sometimes we reach the point where we’ve had enough of life. At that point, maybe the real truth is that we’ve had enough of our attitude.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Steven Redhead
“History has become littered with the broken souls of the defeated.”
Steven Redhead, Life Is a Dance

Стефан Цвейг
“Но кто отдался на милость противника, тому не помогут ни просьбы, ни уговоры. У победителя свои права, и всегда они оборачиваются бесправием для побежденного. Vae victis.”
Стефан Цвейг, Marie Stuart

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“To be broken means that the best of my resources lay shattered and strewn about. And it is then and only then that I am at my peak, for it is at these times that there is less of me to get in the way of all of God.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Hannah Arendt
“Under normal circumstances the liar is defeated by reality, for which there is no substitute; no matter how large the tissue of falsehood that an experienced liar has to offer, it will never be large enough, even if he enlists the help of computers, to cover the immensity of factuality.”
Hannah Arendt , Crises of the Republic: Lying in Politics, Civil Disobedience, On Violence, and Thoughts on Politics and Revolution

Bangambiki Habyarimana
“You may loose battles, you may even loose wars, but you are really defeated and utterly annihilated if you loose faith and hope”
Bangambiki Habyarimana, The Great Pearl of Wisdom

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Once defeated one begins to dispel any doubt.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“With God, we will never be backed into a corner because He is bigger than any room.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

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