68 Losing Quotes and Sayings to Help You With Winning

Experiencing loss or failure can be very difficult and depressing as it often results in emotions of disappointment, despair and grief.

However, it is critical to remember that losing is a necessary part of the route to achievement.

We can advance and attain our goals by accepting and grasping the lessons that come with failure.

Loss provides a chance for personal development and self-improvement.

When we experience failures, we have the opportunity to reconsider our approach, find areas for development and devise new ways to overcome obstacles.


Introspection and learning allow us to grow stronger and more resilient in the face of hardship.

Loss can assist develop character and teach important life qualities like humility, patience and endurance.

Best Losing Quotes

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We always learn more from the losing than the winning.~ Yani Tseng.

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Winning isn’t everything but losing is nothing. ~ Edmar Mednis.

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You have already lost if you are always fearful of losing everything. ~ Kamand Kojouri.


The best winners are the worst losers. ~ Habeeb Akande.

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When you’re losing, everyone commences to play stupid. ~ Casey Stengel.

Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit. Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset. ~ Saint Francis De Sales.

The cheerful loser is the winner. ~ Elbert Hubbard.

The cheerful loser is the winner. ~ Elbert Hubbard.

Yet there is often, even in one stuckest moments, something compelling about the vertiginous downward ride of losing. ~ Paul Lyons.

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All the world loves a good loser. ~ Kin Hubbard.

Winners lose much more often than losers. So if you keep losing but you’re still trying, keep it up! You’re right on track. ~ Matthew Keith Groves.


It’s what you get from games you lose that is extremely important. ~ Pat Riley.

What separates the winners from the losers is how a person reacts to each new twist of fate. ~ Donald Trump.

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Having nothing, nothing can he lose. ~ William Shakespeare.

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Famous Losing Quotes

Gambling is in complex ways about self-sabotage, a love of losing. ~ Sigmund Freud.


Giving yourself permission to lose guarantees a loss. ~ Pat Riley.

No one either loves to lose or loves a loser. So don’t quit until you win. ~ Constance Chuks Friday.

When I lose a match, I know that I lose on the court and not in life. ~ Gabriela Sabatini.

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The joy of losing consists in this: Where there are no expectations, there is no disappointment. ~ Charles Krauthammer.

Whatever you have, you must either use or lose. ~ Henry Ford.

Enjoy the journey and try to get better every day. And don’t lose the passion and the love for what you do. ~ Nadia Comaneci.


It’s not about winning or losing, but love and respect. ~ Max Lucado.

If you’re afraid of losing, then you daren’t win. ~ Bjorn Borg.

Losing a game is heartbreaking. Losing your sense of excellence or worth is a tragedy. ~ Joe Paterno.

Sometimes you learn more from losing than winning. Losing forces you to reexamine. ~ Pat Summitt.

There are more important things in life than winning or losing a game. ~ Lionel Messi.


Don’t be afraid of losing, be afraid of playing a game and not learning something. ~ Dan Heisman.

Losing is no disgrace if you’ve given your best. ~ Jim Palmer.

Losing an illusion makes you wiser than finding a truth. ~ Ludwig Borne.

Winning is great but if you are really going to do something in life, the secret is learning how to lose. ~ Wilma Rudolph.

The most profound beautiful moment of your life is finding yourself in the aftermath of losing someone. ~ Nitya Prakash.


You can’t be a winner and be afraid to lose.~ Charles Lynch.

If anything, you know, I think losing makes me even more motivated. ~ Serena Williams.

Sometimes by losing a battle you find a new way to win the war. ~ Donald Trump.

Top Losing Quotes

If you never lose, then you can never appreciate the victories. ~ Laura Twitchell.

So the gambler, lest he should lose, does not stop losing. ~ Ovid.


When you’re not winning, you’re losing. ~ John McCain.

Sometimes losing is winning; an open door is an attestation of a bunged door that was once open. ~ Tinmasun.

Never pick a fight with an ugly person, they’ve got nothing to lose. ~ Robin Williams.

The fear of losing is what makes competitors so great. Show me a gracious loser and I’ll show you a permanent loser. ~ O. J. Simpson.


Victory is fleeting. Losing is forever. ~ Billie Jean King.

Sometimes you must lose everything to gain it again, and the regaining is the sweeter for the pain of loss. ~ Cassandra Clare.

If we lose love and self respect for each other, this is how we finally die. ~ Maya Angelou.

Short Losing Quotes

I would prefer even to lose with honor than to win by cheating. ~ Sophocles.

The minute you start talking about what you’re going to do if you lose, you have lost. ~ George Shultz.


Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose. ~ Bill Gates.

The biggest thing I learned from losing? Winning’s better. ~ Ted Turner.

Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose. ~ Lyndon B. Johnson.

Whoever said, “It’s not whether you win or lose that counts,” probably lost. ~ Martina Navratilova.

You have no choices about how you lose, but you do have a choice about how you come back and prepare to win again. ~ Pat Riley.


Win without boasting. Lose without excuse. ~ Albert Payson Terhune.

The great thing about getting older is that you don’t lose all the other ages you’ve been. ~ Madeleine L’Engle.

Don’t even mention losing to me. I can’t stand to think of it. ~ Bobby Fischer.

Losing is part of the game. If you never lose, you are never truly tested, and never forced to grow. ~ David Sirlin.


First, accept sadness. Realize that without losing, winning isn’t so great. ~ Alyssa Milano.

If you are explaining, you are losing. ~ J. C. Watts.

We lost because we told ourselves we lost. ~ Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy.

Win as if you were used to it, lose as if you enjoyed it for a change. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson.

The disappointment of losing is huge. ~ Jack Youngblood.

Trading losses should be monitored, but profits take care of themselves. ~ Anirudh Sethi.

Losing does not make me want to quit. It makes me want to fight that much harder.~ Paul William “Bear” Bryant.


Losing feels worse than winning feels good. ~ Vin Scully.

If you can’t accept losing, you can’t win. ~ Vince Lombardi.

You need to play with supreme confidence, or else you’ll lose again, and then losing becomes a habit. ~ Joe Paterno.

Insightful Losing Quotes

He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose. ~ Jim Elliot.

Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore. ~ Andre Gide.

If you learn from a loss you have not lost. ~ Austin O’Malley.

When you’re in a bad situation, when you’re losing, every day is tough. ~ Bojan Bogdanovic.


Without losers where would the winners be? ~ Casey Stengel.

The most dangerous creation of any society is the man who has nothing to lose. ~ James Baldwin.

So these were the 68 quotes about Losing.

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