Lylian - Feed Quotations Book Search <![CDATA[Who we are never changes. Who we think we are does.]]> <![CDATA[No one knows what to say in the loser's locker room.]]> <![CDATA[Loss is nothing else but change, and change is Nature's delight.]]> <![CDATA[Do not be afraid of defeat. You are never so near to victory as when defeated in a good cause.]]> <![CDATA[One of the first businesses of a sensible man is to know when he is beaten, and to leave off fighting at once.]]> <![CDATA[Victory has a hundred fathers but defeat is an orphan.]]> <![CDATA[I hate to lose more than I love to win.]]> <![CDATA[You're never a loser until you quit trying.]]> <![CDATA[If a man falls once, all will tread upon him.]]> <![CDATA[When you are winning too much, sometimes you think you should never lose again. I am learning to lose.]]> <![CDATA[What makes us so bitter against people who outwit us is that they think themselves cleverer than we are.]]> <![CDATA[When wealth is lost, nothing is lost; when health is lost, something is lost; when character is lost, all is lost.]]> <![CDATA[Losing a game is heartbreaking. Losing your sense of excellence or worth is a tragedy.]]> <![CDATA[Change means movement. Movement means friction. Only in the frictionless vacuum of a nonexistent abstract world can movement or change occur without that abrasive friction of conflict.]]> <![CDATA[In the old days villains had moustaches and kicked the dog. Audiences are smarter today. They don't want their villain to be thrown at them with green limelight on his face. They want an ordinary human being with failings.]]> <![CDATA[A villain must be a thing of power, handled with delicacy and grace. He must be wicked enough to excite our aversion, strong enough to arouse our fear, human enough to awaken some transient gleam of sympathy. We must triumph in his downfall, yet not barbarously nor with contempt, and the close of his career must be in harmony with all its previous development.]]> <![CDATA[When it comes to the point, really bad men are just as rare as really good ones.]]> <![CDATA[There is no stronger bond of friendship than a mutual enemy.]]> <![CDATA[I don't have a warm personal enemy left. They've all died off. I miss them terribly because they helped define me.]]> <![CDATA[The best way to destroy your enemy is to make him your friend.]]> <![CDATA[We have meet the enemy; and he is us.]]> <![CDATA[Man's chief enemy is his own unruly nature and the dark forces put up within him.]]> <![CDATA[Enemies are so stimulating.]]> <![CDATA[No prudent antagonist thinks light of his adversaries.]]> <![CDATA[A man is not defeated by his opponents but by himself.]]> <![CDATA[Commonly, people believe that defeat is characterized by a general bustle and a feverish rush. Bustle and rush are the signs of victory, not of defeat. Victory is a thing of action. It is a house in the act of being built. Every participant in victory sweats and puffs, carrying the stones for the building of the house. But defeat is a thing of weariness, of incoherence, of boredom. And above all of futility.]]> <![CDATA[The injustice of defeat lies in the fact that its most innocent victims are made to look like heartless accomplices. It is impossible to see behind defeat, the sacrifices, the austere performance of duty, the self-discipline and the vigilance that are there -- those things the god of battle does not take account of.]]> <![CDATA[He who lives by fighting with an enemy has an interest in the preservation of the enemy's life.]]> <![CDATA[We often give our enemies the means for our own destruction.]]> <![CDATA[The person who builds a character makes foes.]]> <![CDATA[I no doubt deserved my enemies, but I don't believe I deserved my friends.]]> <![CDATA[One must be a somebody before they can have a enemy. One must be a force before he can be resisted by another force.]]> <![CDATA[It is not necessary to have enemies if you go out of your way to make friends hate you.]]> <![CDATA[A strong foe is better than a weak friend.]]> <![CDATA[Let your enemies be disarmed by the gentleness of your manner, but at the same time let them feel, the steadiness of your resentment.]]> <![CDATA[If there be no enemy there's no fight. If no fight, no victory and if no victory there is no crown.]]> <![CDATA[Our greatest foes, and whom we must chiefly combat, are within.]]> <![CDATA[When a sinister person means to be your enemy, they always start by trying to become your friend.]]> <![CDATA[Pay attention to your enemies for they are the first to discover your mistakes.]]> <![CDATA[Believe you are defeated, believe it long enough, and it is likely to become a fact.]]> <![CDATA[There are some defeats more triumphant than victories.]]> <![CDATA[The real enemy can always be met and conquered, or won over. Real antagonism is based on love, a love which has not recognized itself.]]> <![CDATA[Man tends to root for the underdog, because he fears that he will find himself in that same position far too often.]]> <![CDATA[The underdog often starts the fight, and occasionally the upper dog deserves to win.]]> <![CDATA[It is defeat that turns bone to flint; it is defeat that turns gristle to muscle; it is defeat that makes men invincible.]]> <![CDATA[I give the fight up: let there be an end, a privacy, an obscure nook for me. I want to be forgotten even by God.]]> <![CDATA[Defeat never comes to any man until he admits it.]]> <![CDATA[A man can be destroyed but not defeated.]]> <![CDATA[Making a comeback is one of the most difficult things to do with dignity.]]> <![CDATA[Opposition is true friendship.]]> <![CDATA[He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves, and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper. This amicable conflict with difficulty helps us to an intimate acquaintance with our object, and compels us to consider it in all its relations. It will not suffer us to be superficial.]]> <![CDATA[Men are not against you; they are merely for themselves.]]> <![CDATA[Opposition is not necessarily enmity; it is merely misused and made an occasion for enmity.]]> <![CDATA[I respect only those who resist me; but I cannot tolerate them.]]> <![CDATA[The opposition is indispensable. A good statesman, like any other sensible human being, always learns more from his opponents than from his fervent supporters. For his supporters will push him to disaster unless his opponents show him where the dangers are. So if he is wise he will often pray to be delivered from his friends, because they will ruin him. But though it hurts, he ought also to pray never to be left without opponents; for they keep him on the path of reason and good sense.]]> <![CDATA[I have spent many years of my life in opposition and I like the role.]]> <![CDATA[Opposition always enflames the enthusiast, never converts him.]]> <![CDATA[We enter the world alone, we leave the world alone.]]> <![CDATA[It is strange to be known so universally and yet to be so lonely.]]> <![CDATA[The eternal quest of the human being is to shatter his loneliness.]]> <![CDATA[Many have had their greatness made for them by their enemies.]]> <![CDATA[In our extreme youth, in our most humiliating sorrow, we think we are alone. When we are older we find that others have suffered too.]]> <![CDATA[It is very lonely sometimes, trying to play God.]]> <![CDATA[We are never the same with others as when we are alone. We are different, even when we are in the dark with them.]]> <![CDATA[It's a terrible thing to be alone -- yes it is -- it is -- but don't lower your mask until you have another mask prepared beneath --as terrible as you like --but a mask.]]> <![CDATA[There is no God, no universe, no human race, no earthly life, no heaven, no hell. It is all a dream, a grotesque and foolish dream. Nothing exists but you. And you are but a thought --a vagrant thought, a useless thought, a homeless thought, wandering forlorn among the empty eternities!]]> <![CDATA[There is none more lonely than the man who loves only himself.]]> <![CDATA[People are lonely because they build walls instead of bridges.]]> <![CDATA[Strife is better than loneliness.]]> <![CDATA[He would still see it as his duty to shut up and get on with it, not cause any trouble. In our own time we've made a hero of the rebel, and it's more heroic to speak up.]]> <![CDATA[We all know that Art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize truth, at least the truth that is given us to understand. The artist must know the manner whereby to convince others of the truthfulness of his lies.]]> <![CDATA[Truth is beautiful, without doubt; but so are lies.]]> <![CDATA[You can fool too many of the people too much of the time.]]> <![CDATA[My personal hobbies are reading, listening to music, and silence.]]> <![CDATA[Real nobility is based on scorn, courage, and profound indifference.]]> <![CDATA[There is a natural aristocracy among men. The grounds of this are virtue and talents.]]> <![CDATA[The good life, as I conceive it, is a happy life. I do not mean that if you are good you will be happy; I mean that if you are happy you will be good.]]> <![CDATA[The secret of happiness is this: let your interests be as wide as possible, and let your reactions to the things and persons that interest you be as far as possible friendly rather than hostile.]]> <![CDATA[To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness.]]> <![CDATA[Time misspent in youth is sometimes all the freedom one ever has.]]> <![CDATA[Happiness is not best achieved by those who seek it directly.]]>