A Quote by Rainer Maria Rilke on winning, success, growth, defeat, and challenge

Winning does not tempt that man. This is how he grows: by being defeated, decisively, by greater and greater beings.

Rainer Maria Rilke (1875 - 1926)

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A Quote by Elizabeth Kubler Ross on beautiful, defeat, struggle, suffering, loss, appreciation, sensitivity, compassion, life, and gentleness

The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.

Elizabeth Kubler Ross

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A Quote by Mr. on bully, control, defeat, and defeat a bully

To defeat a bully, you must take all aspects of control away from him.

Mr. Prophet

Source: Mr. Prophet

Contributed by: Mr.

A Quote by Paulo Coelho on paulo coehlo, suffering, defeat, and dreams

But there is suffering in life, and there are defeats. No one can avoid them. But it's better to lose some of the battles in the struggles for your dreams than to be defeated without ever knowing what you're fighting for. The universe always helps us fight for our dreams, no matter how foolish they may be. Our dreams are our own, and only we can know the effort required to keep them alive.

Paulo Coelho

Source: By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept

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A Quote by Vernon Howard on find, light, defeat, attempt, deceive, and outwit

We find the light only after total defeat of our attempts to deceive and outwit it.

Vernon Howard

Source: 1500 Ways to Escape the Human Jungle

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A Quote by Sri Chinmoy on death, defeat, inspiration, knowledge, ignorance, and look

I took a closer look.      
There is no such thing as ignorance.    
Ignorance is nothing    
But my limited knowledge.    
I took a closer look.    
There is no such thing as defeat.    
Defeat is nothing    
But the inspirer    
Of my increasing will.    
I took a closer look.    
There is no such thing as death.    
Death is nothing    
But my strengthening    
Dreaming rest.

Sri Chinmoy

Source: The Dance of Life, by Sri Chinmoy

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A Quote by Theodore Roosevelt on success, courage, failure, balance, joy, victory, and defeat

It is far better to dare mighty things to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much because they live in the gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.

Theodore Roosevelt (1858 - 1919)

Source: It was my late-father, Larry Griffith's favorite he lived by

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A Quote by Joseph Wax on teach, teacher, school, educator, education, learn, learning, classroom, competition, defeat, cooperation, cooperative, win-win, and co-opetition

One must marvel at the intellectual quality of a teacher who can't understand why children assault one another in the hallway, playground, and city street, when in the classroom the highest accolades are reserved for those who have beaten their peers. In many subtle and some not so subtle ways, teachers demonstrate that what children learn means much less than that they triumph over their classmates. Is this not assault? . . . Classroom defeat is only the pebble that creates widening ripples of hostility. It is self-perpetuating. It is reinforced by peer censure, parental disapproval, and loss of self-concept. If the classroom is a model, and if that classroom models competition, assault in the hallways should surprise no one.

Joseph Wax


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A Quote by Sri Chinmoy on failure, defeat, and god

"Why do we fail? Is it because we are unlucky?
Is it because we have not worked very hard? I
s it because we have not invoked God's Compassion and Blessings?
Is it because God has accepted this failure as an experience He wanted to have in our life?
Is it because God has granted this failure to us?
Is it because God has willed that we should lose?
No! not it is for a different reason that we experience failure.
It is for the strengthening of our consciousness that, at times, God grants us defeat."

Sri Chinmoy


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A Quote by Theodore Roosevelt on critic, arena, man, victory, and defeat

It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly…who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself in a worthy cause, who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.

Theodore Roosevelt (1858 - 1919)

Contributed by: Ookami san

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