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The Best Quotes About Losers And Losing  

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A list of the best losers and losing quotes and sayings, including the names of each speaker or author when available. This list is sorted by popularity, so only the most famous losers and losing quotes are at the top. The authors of these historic losers and losing quotes are displayed next to each quote, so if you see one you like be sure to check out other inspirational losers and losing quotes from that same writer.

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You have no choices about how you lose, but you do have a choice about how you come back and prepare to win again. Pat Riley
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A real gentleman, even if he loses everything he owns, must show no emotion. Money must be so far beneath a gentleman that it is hardly worth troubling about. Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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When wealth is lost, nothing is lost; when health is lost, something is lost; when character is lost, all is lost.
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Do not be afraid of defeat. You are never so near to victory as when defeated in a good cause. Henry Ward Beecher
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No one knows what to say in the loser's locker room. Muhammad Ali
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Never contend with a man who has nothing to lose. Baltasar Gracián y Morales
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Nothing that grieves us can be called little: by the eternal laws of proportion a child's loss of a doll and a king's loss of a crown are events of the same size. Mark Twain
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Take care to sell your horse before he dies. The art of life is passing losses on. Robert Frost
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One of the first businesses of a sensible man is to know when he is beaten, and to leave off fighting at once.
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Have you heard that it was good to gain the day? I also say it is good to fall, battles are lost in the same spirit in which they are won. Walt Whitman
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Wise men never sit and wail their loss, but cheerily seek how to redress their harms. William Shakespeare
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Lose an hour in the morning, and you will spend all day looking for it. Richard Whately
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The cheerful loser is the winner. Elbert Hubbard
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If a man falls once, all will tread upon him. Thomas Fuller
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Giving yourself permission to lose guarantees a loss. Pat Riley
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We are not interested in the possibilities of defeat; they do not exist. Queen Victoria
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Shouda, coulda, and woulda won't get it done. Pat Riley
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All the world loves a good loser. Kin Hubbard
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There may be as much nobility in being last as in being first, because the two positions are equally necessary in the world, the one to complement the other. José Ortega y Gasset
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No wise person should make known the loss of fortune, any malpractice in their house, his being cheated, or having been disgraced.
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We have fought this fight as long, and as well as we know how. We have been defeated. For us as a Christian people, there is now but one course to pursue. We must accept the situation. Robert E. Lee
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It's the good loser who finally loses out. Kin Hubbard
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What makes us so bitter against people who outwit us is that they think themselves cleverer than we are. François de La Rochefoucauld
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Never in any case say I have lost such a thing, but I have returned it. Is your child dead? It is a return. Is your wife dead? It is a return. Are you deprived of your estate? is not this also a return? Epictetus
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Loss is nothing else but change, and change is Nature's delight. Marcus Aurelius