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.
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.
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.
It is better to be defeated standing for a high principle than to run by committing subterfuge.
Ultimately, Communism must be defeated by progressive political programs which wipe out the poverty, misery, and discontent on which it thrives.
For ten years, I went to piano lessons. I don't think I'm a very musical person, and the theory quite defeated me, but I had a freak aptitude for Debussy and Ravel.
But man is not made for defeat. A man can be destroyed but not defeated.
Defeat doesn't finish a man, quit does. A man is not finished when he's defeated. He's finished when he quits.
We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.
We are never defeated unless we give up on God.
We have real enemies in the world. These enemies must be found. They must be pursued and they must be defeated.
Politics has become so expensive that it takes a lot of money even to be defeated.
Who asks whether the enemy was defeated by strategy or valor?
The United States was seriously defeated in Iraq by Iraqi nationalism - mostly by nonviolent resistance. The United States could kill the insurgents, but they couldn't deal with half a million people demonstrating in the streets.
The lies of the empire and the treason of the quislings shall be defeated.
A man is not finished when he is defeated. He is finished when he quits.
Love is never defeated, and I could add, the history of Ireland proves it.
We have defeated Jim Crow, but now we have to deal with his son, James Crow Jr., esquire.
I have defeated this earthworm with my words. Imagine what I would have done with my fire breathing fists.
Several hundreds of thousands of Palestinian Arabs live in slums known as refugee camps in Gaza, Judea, and Somalia. Attempts by Israel to rehabilitate and oust them have been defeated by Arab objections. Nor has their fate been any better in Arab states.