While they were saying among themselves it cannot be done, it was done.
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
When we go through a losing streak in life, and we have been defeated on multiple occasions over the same path we have chosen continuously, I believe it’s time to change strategies and approach things differently.”
Beauty deprived of its proper foils and adjuncts ceases to be enjoyed as beauty, just as light deprived of all shadows ceases to be enjoyed as light.
Life is truly known only to those who suffer, lose, endure adversity and stumble from defeat to defeat.
A lost battle is a battle one thinks one has lost.
If the new American father feels bewildered and even defeated, let him take comfort from the fact that whatever he does in any fathering situation has a fifty percent chance of being right.
As soon as questions of will or decision or reason or choice of action arise, human science is at a loss.
The light, that lies In woman’s eyes, Has been my heart’s undoing.
Every war when it comes, or before it comes, is represented not as a war but as an act of self-defense against a homicidal maniac.
Beware how you take away hope from any human being.
Take a good look at your failure, and then say with gritty determination, “You’re not going to keep me down! I may be defeated, but I’m not giving up!
There is no better than adversity. Every defeat, every heartbreak, every loss, contains its own seed, its own lesson on how to improve your performance the next time.
History has demonstrated that the most notable winners usually encountered heartbreaking obstacles before they triumphed. They won because they refused to become discouraged by their defeats.
You may feel defeated, you may experience loss, you may be discouraged, but does that mean you have failed.
But what appeared to be a defeat was actually the greatest victory of all. In his death, Jesus defeated sin. On Easter morning, death too was defeated.
Failure is never the end unless you admit defeat. Defeat is a state of mind and is not a state of victory.
When we allow bad times to linger too long in our minds, they become more than just a feeling of defeat. They become a season of discouragement.
This week, whatever you may be facing, remember that in three short days, the disciples and family of Christ went from hopelessness to hopeful – from devastation to celebration, from defeat to victory! Because of the cross and the tomb, you have a hope in Christ!
To give up is to invite complete defeat. Giving up contributes to an ultimate defeat of the personality. It tends to develop a defeat psychology.
Learn to celebrate your successes and acknowledge your defeats, but then move on to the next opportunity and challenge.