Winning does not tempt that man. This is how he grows: by being defeated, decisively, by constantly greater beings. - Rainer Maria Rilke (The Man Watching Quotes)

Winning does not tempt that man. This is how he grows: by being defeated, decisively, by constantly greater beings.[Also known as:]The purpose of life is to be defeated by greater and greater things.[Die Siege laden ihn nicht ein; Sein Wachstum ist: Der Tiefbesiegte Von immer Größerem zu sein.]

Source:The Man Watching (1901)
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