Defeated

Famous quotes containing the word defeated:

    I have defeated them all.... I was left with some money to battle with the world when quite young, and at the present time have much to feel proud of.... The Lord gave me talent, and I know I have done good with it.... For my brains have made me quite independent and without the help of any man.
    Harriet A. Brown, U.S. inventor and educator. As quoted in Feminine Ingenuity, ch. 8, by Anne L. MacDonald (1992)

    He who succeeds is a king; he who is defeated is a bandit.
    Chinese proverb.

    Lest darkness fall and time fall
    In a long night when learned arteries
    Mounting the ice and sum of barbarous time
    Shall yield, without essence, perfect accident.
    We are the eyelids of defeated caves.
    Allen Tate (1899–1979)