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Quotes of the Day for 25 June 2004 – Defeat

It was on this day in 1876 that Lt Col George Armstrong Custer and 262 men of the 7th Cavalry met a force of Lakota Sioux, Cheyenne, and Arapaho warriors that outnumbered them more than five to one. Not one of Custer's force survived. The battle at Little Bighorn became symbolic of the worst defeat, but in less dramatic ways, defeat is part of life.

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The quotes:

If fear alters behavior, you're already defeated.
     - Brenda Hammond

An autobiography is only to be trusted when it reveals something disgraceful. A man who gives a good account of himself is probably lying, since any life when viewed from the inside is simply a series of defeats.
     - George Orwell, 1903 - 1950

When one is trying to do something beyond his known powers it is useless to seek the approval of friends. Friends are at their best in moments of defeat.
     - Henry Miller, 1891 - 1980

Defeat in this world is no disgrace if you fought well and fought for the right thing.
     - Katherine Anne Porter

A wise man fights to win, but he is twice a fool who has no plan for possible defeat.
     - Louis L'Amour

There are some defeats more triumphant than victories.
     - Michel Eyquem de Montaigne, 1533 - 1592

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