Silent defeats taste better.
We had to fight, because to decline battle was a defeat.
Somewhere in the world there is defeat for everyone. Some are destroyed by defeat, and some made small and mean by victory. Greatness lives in one who triumphs equally over defeat and victory.
No one ever is defeated until defeat has been accepted as a reality.
Man is not made for defeat. A man can be destroyed but not defeated.
If you lives long enough, one sees that every victory sooner or later turns into a defeat.
Defeat is a disease, and victory is the cure.
A victory described in detail is indistinguishable from a defeat.