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1. "The Prophet defeated the enemies of Islam even when he and his followers were small in number."
Author: Abu Bakar Bashir
2. "Some curses fade and leave nothing but the faintest mark, a tea stain on watered silk. There are those that are so malevolent that, upon defeat, explode in a fiery burst of sulfurous flames, burning everything they touch as they die. Others dissolve like morning mist in the brightness of the midday sun. Some cannot be defeated at all, but feed upon the energy spent trying to vanquish it, growing more and more potent with each failed attempt. And then there are those ancient curses with deceptively simple antidotes that shatter like jagged shards of a vast mirror. These curses may be broken, but never completely destroyed, sharp slivers of light distorted."
Author: Ava Zavora
3. "She smiled. She knew she was dying. But it did not matter any longer. She had known something which no human words could ever tell and she knew it now. She had been awaiting it and she felt it, as if it had been, as if she had lived it. Life had been, if only because she had known it could be, and she felt it now as a hymn without sound, deep under the little whole that dripped red drops into the snow, deeper than that from which the red drops came. A moment or an eternity- did it matter? Life, undefeated, existed and could exist. She smiled, her last smile, to so much that had been possible."
Author: Ayn Rand
4. "I knew that my staying up would not change the election result if I were defeated, while if elected I had a hard day ahead of me. So I thought a night's rest was best in any event."
Author: Benjamin Harrison
5. "The history of England, who has always dealt most harshly with her vanquished foe in the few European wars in which she has taken part in modern times, gives us Germans an idea of the fate in store for us if defeated."
Author: Bernhard Von Bulow
6. "If I couldn't do it, then I'd be defeated. I've got the tools to do it. I never did question my tools."
Author: Billy Higgins
7. "It is not only that Germany has been defeated in the war, Kaiser Wilhelm's Germany was defeated."
Author: C. L. R. James
8. "If the executioner goes, my package will never be made public. If he doesn't go, it will be made public exactly fifty years from the day the bill for a moratorium on capital punishment is defeated."
Author: Caryl Chessman
9. "Our progenitors, our educational systems, the land, the media, the way have deluded and misled the masses: they have been defeated by the aridity of the actual dream. they were unaware that achievement or victory or luck or whatever the hell you want to call it must have its defeats."
Author: Charles Bukowski
10. "I will not seek it," the other replied. "It has been opened once and it is enough. And you -- are you sure that man can conquer until he has been wholly defeated? Are you sure that he can find plenitude till he has known utter despair? You will not let him despair of himself, but it may be that only in such a complete despair he finds that which cannot despair and is something other than man."
Author: Charles Williams
11. "I have defeated this earthworm with my words. Imagine what I would have done with my fire breathing fists."
Author: Charlie Sheen
12. "How noble. Oh we would fell many...-you with magic and blade, whilst my weapons would be tooth and claw-but it would be futile in the end. They are too numerous.... We cannot defeat them, only be defeated.- Saphira"
Author: Christopher Paolini
13. "Wow," I said. "That story is disturbing on so many different levels. One thing that's mystifying about Indian mythology is how often the names change. The skin color changes – she's golden, she's black, she's pink. Her name changes – she's Durga, Kali, Parvati. Her personality changes – she's a loving mother, she's a fierce warrior, she's terrible in her wrath, she's a lover, she's vengeful, she's weak and mortal, then she's powerful and can't be defeated. Then there's her marital status – she's sometimes single, sometimes married. It's hard to keep all the stories straight."Ren snickered. "Sounds like a normal woman to me."
Author: Colleen Houck
14. "Hold your breath and close your eyesDistract yourself with other guysIt's no surprise, your defeated sighsAren't you tired of the lies?"
Author: Cora Carmack
15. "It seemed that for every evil they defeated, worse took its place, but Vaughn banished the thought that this all might be a cruel game, a hoax played on the… ''No! I know what true Goodness, true Life, true Love is. Besides, this is too miserable to be a game…unless demons…NO! Besides, even if I was some kind of pawn, well, then this game piece would rebel!"
Author: Darryl Steven Markowitz
16. "Prayerless people cut themselves off from God's prevailing power, and the frequent result is the familiar feeling of being overwhelmed, overrun, beaten down, pushed around, defeated. Surprising numbers of people are willing to settle for lives like that. Don't be one of them. Nobody has to live like that. Prayer is the key to unlocking God's prevailing power in your life."
Author: David Jeremiah
17. "Pain can be endured and defeated only if it is embraced. Denied or feared, it grows in perception if not in reality. The best response to terror is righteous anger, confidence in ultimate justice, a refusal to be intimidated."
Author: Dean Koontz
18. "I think she was ready to go. Not to be kicked out. Go at the top. Undefeated."
Author: Denis Thatcher
19. "No man is defeated without until he has first been defeated within."
Author: Eleanor Roosevelt
20. "He yells, "I want any part of you that you're willing to give me!"We both fall quiet. Breathing hard. Staring each other down.And his voice drops low. Defeated. "I'll take anything, Kate.Just . . . don't tell me it's over. I won't accept that."
Author: Emma Chase
21. "I've got to get out of here. I choose a piece of shawl and my dirtiest suntans. I'll be back, I'll re-emerge, defeated, from the valley; you don't want me to go where you go, so I go where you don't want me to."
Author: Frank O'Hara
22. "The Internal Revenue Service is the real undefeated heavyweight champion."
Author: George Foreman
23. "It is better to be defeated standing for a high principle than to run by committing subterfuge."
Author: Grover Cleveland
24. "Soon we're both frowning hard at the paperwork. "Middle name?" Noah says. "Does Gideon even have a middle name?""I don't know"Noah turns to me and says, "Do you have a middle name?" his glare implying that, if I do, this whole thing is somehow my fault."I...have no idea.""Primary language spoken at home." Noah makes a face. "What does this mean? Our primary language? Gideon's? That's sort of why we're here...""Um, it's under family, so I'm guessing ours?""Well..." Noah lowers his pen. The paperwork has defeated him. "What's our primary language?""English? ASL? Physical affection?""Food?" Noah says."Food's a good guess."He picks up the pen. "I'm writing food, comma passive aggressive.""Good call."
Author: Hannah Moskowitz
25. "Life is either an adventure or nothing at all. To turn our faces Toward change and behave as free spirits is strength, undefeated."
Author: Hellen Keller
26. "Takan had never truly defeated Zyid. Zyid had given his life to calm Takan's soul."
Author: Isamu Fukui
27. "Mercy is the mark of a great man! (stabs defeated opponent) I guess I'm just a good man. (stabs opponent again) Well ... I'm alright."
Author: Jane Espenson
28. "Neglected but Undefeated I stand today living the life I was told I would never live all because my faith grew."
Author: Jonathan Anthony Burkett
29. "I may be weak but i'm never defeated and i'll keep believing in clouds with that sweet silver lining."
Author: Kate Voegele
30. "The cut under his eye and the split skin on his lower lip only enhanced his profile. He didn't look defeated. He looked like a fighter. A champion."
Author: Lisa Kessler
31. "A priest, who came from a land far away and wed priestess Seshat, used powerful magic for Pharaoh Tutimaeus. With his invention of a horseless chariot and magic men who blew steam, the Egyptians defeated the Hyksos warriors." He felt his mouth quirk and a deep chuckle rolled from his belly. "Well, an Egyptian priest is a quite a step up from assistant to the conservator of the Louvre." - As Timeless As Stone"
Author: Maeve Alpin
32. "I have also noticed that when a rider who had confidence in his ability was defeated, after doing his level best to win, always received an ovation from the gathering."
Author: Major Taylor
33. "What do you see to the south?" Tanis asked abruptly.Raistilin glanced at him. "What do I ever see with these eyes of mine Half-Elf?" the mage whispered bitterly. "I see death, death and destruction. I see war." He gestured up above. "The constellations have not returned. The Queen of Darkness is not defeated." "We may have not won the war," Tanis began, "but surely we have won a major battle---"Raistlin coughed and shook his head sadly. "Do you see no hope?" "Hope is the denial of reality. It is the carrot dangled before the draft horse to keep him plodding along in the vain attempt to reach it." "Are you saying we should just give up?" Tanis asked, irritably tossing the bark away. "I'm saying we should remove the carrot and walk forward with our eyes open," Raistin answered. Coughing he drew his robes more closely around him."
Author: Margaret Weis
34. "The State thrives on war - unless, of course, it is defeated and crushed - expands on it, glories in it."
Author: Murray Rothbard
35. "Defeated misery is what all sport is about, eventually, if you follow the story for long enough; all sportsmen know this."
Author: Nick Hornby
36. "Beware of any work for God that causes or allows you to avoid concentrating on Him. A great number of Christian workers worship their work. The only concern of Christian workers should be their concentration on God. This will mean that all the other boundaries of life, whether they are mental, moral, or spiritual limits, are completely free with the freedom God gives His child; that is, a worshiping child, not a wayward one. A worker who lacks this serious controlling emphasis of concentration on God is apt to become overly burdened by his work. He is a slave to his own limits, having no freedom of his body, mind, or spirit. Consequently, he becomes burned out and defeated. There is no freedom and no delight in life at all. His nerves, mind, and heart are so overwhelmed that God's blessing cannot rest on him."
Author: Oswald Chambers
37. "I would argue that the next President, either Bush or Gore, should strike a 'national' posture, exhibiting generosity toward the defeated opponent, but proceeding with determination to implement an agenda."
Author: Richard V. Allen
38. "But as I guided her to my belt and then laid her down on the bed, I knew which way our path would go. We would be together forever. We had to be. There was no way that all these feelings between us could ever dim or be defeated."
Author: Richelle Mead
39. "Humans don't exist on the same level as immortals. They can't even be hurt by our weapons. But you, Percy--you are part god, part human. You live in both worlds. You can be harmed by both, and you can affect both. That's what makes heroes so special. You carry the hopes of humanity into the realm of the eternal. Monsters never die. They are reborn from the chaos and barbarism that is always bubbling beneath civilization, the very stuff that makes Kronos stronger. They must be defeated again and again, kept at bay. Heroes embody that struggle. You fight the battles humanity must win, every generation, in order to stay human."-Chiron"
Author: Rick Riordan
40. "Hammar moved to stand beside Galad, still groaning on the ground and trying to push himself up. The warder raised his voice to shout, "Who was the greatest blademaster of all time?'From the throats of dozens of students came a massed bellow. "Jearom, Gaidin!""Yes!" Hammar shouted, turning to make sure all heard. "During his lifetime, Jearom fought over ten thousand times, in battle and single combat. He was defeated once. By a farmer with a quarterstaff! Remember that. Remember what you just saw." During his lifetime, the greatest blademaster fought over ten thousand times, in battle and single combat. He was defeated once. By a farmer with a quarterstaff! Remember that."
Author: Robert Jordan
41. "Instead, we must focus on our hopes. If we cannot anchor ourselves in a belief that we will succeed, we have already been defeated."
Author: Robin Hobb
42. "The enemy of the moment is not as important as our own inner weakness. If this is not mended we are already defeated, though no foreign conqueror stands within our walls."
Author: Roger Zelazny
43. "Abraham Zogoiby covered his face that night in August 1939 because he had been assailed by fear, [...] a sudden apprehension that the ugliness of life might defeat its beauty; that love did not make lovers invulnerable. Nevertheless, he thought, even if the world's beauty and love were on the edge of destruction, theirs would still be the only side to be on; defeated love would still be love, hate's victory would not make it other than it was."
Author: Salman Rushdie
44. "All logical arguments can be defeated by the simple refusal to reason logically"
Author: Steven Weinberg
45. "I'll get you back for this, bitch," the male cupping his balls managed to grit out. She gave him a patronising smile. "I know this must be painful for your ego. Try not to think of it as being defeated. Just think of it as being beat up by a girl."
Author: Suzanne Wright
46. "If I were to be made a knight," said the Wart, staring dreamily into the fire, "I should insist on doing my vigil by myself, as Hob does with his hawks, and I should pray to God to let me encounter all the evil in the world in my own person, so that if I conquered there would be none left, and, if I were defeated, I would be the one to suffer for it."
Author: T.H. White
47. "To do that would mean, not merely to be defeated, but to acknowledge defeat- and the difference between these two things is what keeps the world going."
Author: Upton Sinclair
48. "He is not a challenge, he is not a conquest. You were once that for him, back when he used to call you a little beast and defeated you handily, time and again. You got the feeling over time and then again that he didn't want to win, when he sparred with you. That was the motivation you needed. The opportunity presented itself; his weakness presented itself. You took it, you beat him, you got better, you stayed neck and neck. Just stay strong, was the first directive. Get stronger, was the next. Don't die, was the final, and that is where you remain. Daunting, to excel at a game that you must eventually lose. Unless you really are an angel. Unless he really is already a ghost."
Author: Vee Hoffman
49. "As subdued as the crowd seemed, the tempers wafting his way seethed with rage. The tides weren't defeated. They were dry kindling, just waiting for a spark."
Author: Veronica Rossi
50. "Though yet of Hamlet our dear brother's deathThe memory be green, and that it us befittedTo bear our hearts in grief and our whole kingdomTo be contracted in one brow of woe,Yet so far hath discretion fought with natureThat we with wisest sorrow think on himTogether with remembrance of ourselves.Therefore our sometime sister, now our queen,Th' imperial jointress to this warlike state,Have we—as 'twere 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—Taken to wife. Nor have we herein barredYour better wisdoms, which have freely goneWith this affair along. For all, our thanks."
Author: William Shakespeare

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I lie on my bed and slip into a troubled, bereft sleep full of falling women and the barking of dogs always out of sight."
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