Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Good quotes about losers (and losing)

Great collection of quotes on losing from Jeff Watson's blog (Updated link). 

You'll see that many of these observations apply to trading and business. Here are a few of my favorites:
"A loser doesn’t know what he’ll do if he loses, but talks about what he’ll do if he wins, and a winner doesn’t talk about what he’ll do if he wins, but knows what he’ll do if he loses."
Frustrated Gambler painting Christie's
“One of the first businesses of a sensible man is to know when he is beaten, and to leave off fighting at once.” -  Samuel Butler
"There may be as much nobility in being last as in being first, because the two positions are equally necessary in the world, the one to complement the other." - Jose Ortega y Gasset
"Wise men never sit and wail their loss, but cheerily seek how to redress their harms." - Shakespeare
"When wealth is lost, nothing is lost; when health is lost, something is lost; when character is lost, all is lost." - Motto 
Head on over to World Quotations to see the full (bookmark-worthy) list. Do you have a favorite quote on winning and losing that's not on the list?

*Photo credit: The Frustrated Gambler, via Christies.com