Quotes for Events - Losing

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Quotes for losing. Helpful words to comfort a friend over any kind of loss.

I would prefer even to fail with honor than win by cheating.

Failure after long perseverance is much grander than never to have a striving good enough to be called a failure.
There is not a fiercer hell than the failure in a great object.
The victor shall soon be the vanquished, if he relax in his exertion; and that the vanquished this year, may be victor the next, in spite of all competition.
There are some cases in which the sense of injury breeds -- not the will to inflict injuries and climb over them as a ladder, but -- a hatred of all injury.
If failure, then another long beginning. / Why hope, / Why think that Spring must bring relenting.
Life, that can shower you with so much splendour, is unremittingly cruel to those who have given up.
It will take mind and memory months and possibly years to gather together the details and thus learn and know the whole extent of the loss.
In loss itself / I find assuagement: / having lost the treasure, / I’ve nothing to fear.
… all that she had had, and all that she had missed, were lost together, and were twice lost in this landslide of remembered losses.
In a game, just losing is almost as satisfying as just winning. . . . In life the loser's score is always zero.
I coulda had class! I coulda been a contender! I coulda been somebody! Instead of a bum which is what I am! Let's face it! . . . He gets the title shot outdoors in the ball park and whadda I get? A one-way ticket to Palookaville.
There may be a few things about a success that haint generally known, but ther's never no secrets about a failure.
Look, victory and defeat ain't bound to be same for the big shots up top as for them below, not by any means. Can be times the bottom lot find a defeat really pays them. Honour's lost, nowt else. . . . As a rule you can say victory and defeat both come expensive to us ordinary folk. Best thing for us is when politics get bogged down solid.
How fascinating all failures are!
Do not mistake your objection to defeat for an objection to fighting, your objection to being a slave for an objection to slavery, your objection to not being as rich as your neighbor for an objection to poverty. The cowardly, the insubordinate, and the envious share your objections.
In all failures, the beginning is certainly the half of the whole.
One is always more vexed at losing a game of any sort by a single hole or ace, than if one has never had a chance of winning it.
The probability that we may fall in the struggle ought not to deter us from the support of a cause we believe to be just; it shall not deter me.
Mostly only loss teaches us about the value of things.
All men are mortal, and therefore all men are losers; our profoundest loyalty goes out to the failed.

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