Defeat is a school, in which truth always grows strong.
It is defeat that turns bone to flint, and gristle to muscle, and makes men invincible, and formed those heroic natures that are now in ascendency in the world.—Do not then be afraid of defeat. —You are never so near to victory as when defeated in a good cause.
No man is defeated without some resentment, which will be continued with obstinacy while he believes himself in the right, and asserted with bitterness, if even to his own conscience he is detected in the wrong.
What is defeat?—Nothing but education; nothing but the first step to something better.