Defeated

Famous quotes containing the word defeated:

    Every new stroke of civilization has cost the lives of countless brave men, who have fallen defeated by the “dragon,” in their efforts to win the apples of the Hesperides, or the fleece of gold. Fallen in their efforts to overcome the old, half sordid savagery of the lower stages of creation, and win the next stage.
    —D.H. (David Herbert)

    With a defeated joy,
    With an auspicious, and a dropping eye,
    With mirth in funeral, and with dirge in marriage,
    In equal scale weighing delight and dole.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    Stoop, angels, hither from the skies!
    There is no holier spot of ground
    Than where defeated valor lies,
    By mourning beauty crowned!
    Henry Timrod (1828–1867)