Friday, September 20, 2013

Worse than a Defeat

Defeat I shall not know. It shall not touch me. I will meet it with true thinking. Resisting it will be my strengthening. But if, perchance, the day shall give to me the bitter cup, it shall sweeten in the drinking.  ~ Walter Russell

Life is to be lived, not controlled; and humanity is won by continuing to play in face of certain defeat.  ~ Ralph Ellison

their heart grew cold
they let their wings down.  ~ Sappho

The greatest test of courage on earth is to bear defeat without losing heart.  ~ Robert Green Ingersoll

There are many victories worse than a defeat.  ~ George Eliot

Quotes about defeat