All About Losing

Sunday, October 7, 2012 – All About Losing

Courage is as often the outcome of despair as of hope; in the one case we have nothing to lose, in the other, everything to gain. ~ Diane de Pointiers

Win as if you were used to it, lose as if you enjoyed it for a change. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Life is not lost by dying; life is lost minute by minute, day by dragging day, in all the thousand small uncaring ways. ~ Stephen Vincent Benet

You must never be satisfied with losing. You must get angry, terribly angry, about losing. But the mark of the good loser is that he takes his anger out on himself and not his victorious opponents or on his teammates. ~ Richard M. Nixon

Politics has become so expensive that it takes a lot of money even to be defeated. ~ Will Rogers

No one wants to quit when he’s losing and no one wants to quit when he’s winning. ~ Richard Strauss

When you win, say nothing. When you lose, say less. ~ Paul Brown

All good is hard. All evil is easy. Dying, losing, cheating, and mediocrity is easy. Stay away from easy. ~ Scott Alexander

I postpone death by living, by suffering, by error, by risking, by giving, by losing. ~ Anais Nin

If you’re losing your soul and you know it, then you’ve still got a soul left to lose. ~ Charles Bukowski

Men never cling to their dreams with such tenacity as at the moment when they are losing faith in them, and know it, but do not dare yet to confess it to themselves. ~ William Graham Sumner

I was losing interest in politics, when the repeal of the Missouri Compromise aroused me again. What I have done since then is pretty well known. ~ Abraham Lincoln

I’m afraid of losing my obscurity. Genuineness only thrives in the dark. Like celery. ~ Aldous Huxley

If you can keep your head about you when all about you are losing theirs, its just possible you haven’t grasped the situation. ~ Rose Kennedy

About the only time losing is more fun than winning is when you’re fighting temptation. ~ Tom Wilson

Southerners can never resist a losing cause. ~ Margaret Mitchell

After forty a woman has to choose between losing her figure or her face. My advice is to keep your face, and stay sitting down. ~ Barbara Cartland

I don’t gamble, because winning a hundred dollars doesn’t give me great pleasure. But losing a hundred dollars pisses me off. ~ Alex Trebek

Losing feels worse than winning feels good. ~ Vin Scully

The pain comes from knowing that we have never been safe, and therefore will never be safe again. It comes from knowing we can never be so ignorant again. It comes from knowing we can never be children again. Losing innocence. Remembering heaven. That was the essence of hell. ~ John Jakes

No one knows what to say in the loser’s locker room. ~ Muhammad Ali

Loss is nothing else but change, and change is Nature’s delight. ~ Marcus Aurelius

One of the first businesses of a sensible man is to know when he is beaten, and to leave off fighting at once. ~ Samuel Butler

Take care to sell your horse before he dies. The art of life is passing losses on. ~ Robert Frost

I never lost a game. I just ran our of time. ~ Bobby Layne

What does it mean to be the best? It means you have to be better than the number two guy. But what gratification is there in that? He’s a loser – that’s why he’s number two. ~ Jarod Kintz

If at first you don’t succeed, find out if the loser gets anything. ~ Bill Lyon

You don’t always win, but every time you lose, you get better. ~ Ian Somerhalder

Any coward can fight a battle when he’s sure of winning; but give me the man who has pluck to fight when he’s sure of losing. ~ George Eliot, Janet’s Repentance

If you learn from a loss you have not lost. ~ Austin O’Malley

In war, resolution; in defeat, defiance; in victory, magnanimity. ~ Winston Churchill

It is better to be defeated on principle than to win on lies. ~ Arthur Calwell

Defeat is a school in which truth always grows strong. ~ Henry Ward Beecher

There is only one way to defeat the enemy, and that is to write as well as one can. The best argument is an undeniably good book. ~ Saul Bellow


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