Losing Quotes

Most popular losing quotes

Man is not made for defeat.


Losing is the great American sin.


Show me a good loser, and I'll show you a loser.


A wise man never loses anything if he has himself.
If fate means you to lose, give him a good fight anyhow.
Tis better to have fought and lost, Than never to have fought at all.
Losing is the bane and bugbear of every professional athlete's existence.
Defeat should never be a source of discouragement but rather a fresh stimulus.
In life it is more necessary to lose than to gain.  A seed will only germinate if it dies.
If a tie is like kissing your sister, losing is like kissing your grandmother with her teeth out.

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It is by losing himself in the objective, in inquiry, creation, and craft, that a man becomes something.
Losers spend time explaining why they lost. Losers spend their lives thinking about what they're going to do. They rarely enjoy doing what they're doing.
Fear of losing is what makes competitors so great. Show me a ... gracious loser and I'll show you a perennial loser. I'll show class, but I take losing hard.
Losing streaks are funny. If you lose at the beginning, you get off to a bad start. If you lose in the middle of the season, you're in a slump. If you lose at the end, you're choking.


Winning is great, sure, but if you are really going to do something in life, the secret is learning how to lose.  Nobody goes undefeated all the time.  If you can pick up after a crushing defeat, and go on to win again, you are going to be a champion someday.

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