Losing Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old losing quotes, losing sayings, and losing proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Without losers where would the winners be? Casey Stengel
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
Whoever said, "It's not whether you win or lose that counts," probably lost. Martina Navratilova
You need to play with supreme confidence, or else you'll lose again, and then losing becomes a habit. Joe Paterno
The minute you start talking about what you're going to do if you lose, you have lost. George Shultz
Sometimes losing is winning; an open door is an attestation of a bunged door that was once open. Tinmasun
No one either loves to lose or loves a loser. So don't quit until you win. Constance Chuks Friday
To many people fall short of their goals because they mistakenly believe that losing is just another comfortable place to sit. Johnnie Dent Jr.
Winning is great but if you are really going to do something in life, the secret is learning how to lose. Wilma Rudolph
First, accept sadness. Realize that without losing, winning isn't so great. Alyssa Milano
The joy of losing consists in this: Where there are no expectations, there is no disappointment. Charles Krauthammer
The biggest thing I learned from losing? Winning's better. Ted Turner
If anything, you know, I think losing makes me even more motivated. Serena Williams
Losing feels worse than winning feels good. Vin Scully
It's not about winning or losing, but love and respect. Max Lucado
The disappointment of losing is huge. Jack Youngblood
If you are explaining, you are losing. J. C. Watts
All the world loves a good loser. Kin Hubbard
Giving yourself permission to lose guarantees a loss. Pat Riley
The cheerful loser is the winner. Elbert Hubbard
For a variety of reasons, losing is a purer feeling than winning. While winning is intimately connected to and takes meaning from the possibility of losing, losing is all too sufficient to itself, and it can be a far more intense experience, whether one faces it with external stoicism or speaks a body English of jerks and twitches. Paul Lyons
Yet there is often, even in one stuckest moments, something compelling about the vertiginous downward ride of losing. Paul Lyons
Gambling is in complex ways about self-sabotage, a love of losing. Sigmund Freud
So the gambler, lest he should lose, does not stop losing. Ovid
He was so sure he would lose that he had not played everything— as if to prolong the sensation of losing. Andre Malraux
Losers exaggerate. That's because they're not trying to convey what really happened so much as how bad they feel. You shouldn't challenge their outrageous claims of misfortune.Merely do your duty as a human being and commiserate. Mike Caro
When you're losing, everyone commences to play stupid. Casey Stengel
The art of losing isn't hard to master; / so many things seem filled with the intent / to be lost that their loss is no disaster. Elizabeth Bishop
I don't believe losing ever helps, It puts seeds of doubt in the minds of players. I'd rather be good than mad. Jimmy Johnson
Trading losses should be monitored, but profits take care of themselves. Anirudh Sethi