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.     


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