I never thought of losing, but now that it's happened, the only thing is to do it right. That's my obligation to all the people who believe in me. We all have to take defeats in life.
He who fears being conquered is certain of defeat.
Victory has a hundred fathers, but no one wants to recognise defeat as his own.
You can only stumble if you're moving.
Man is not made for defeat. A man can be destroyed but not defeated.
The greatest test of courage on earth is to bear defeat without losing heart.
Defeat doesn't finish a man - quit does. A man is not finished when he's defeated. He's finished when he quits.
You've got to learn to survive a defeat. That's when you develop character.
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 much nor suffer much, because they live in that grey twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat.
This England never did, nor never shall,
lie at the proud foot of a conqueror.
The general who wins a battle makes many calculations ... here the battle is fought. The general who loses a battle makes but few calculations beforehand. Thus do many calculations lead to victory, and few to defeat.