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Author: Theodore Roosevelt
'Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure... than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.'


Author: Michael Jordan
'I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can't accept not trying.'


Author: Calvin Coolidge
'Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not the world is full of educated failures. Persist'


Author: Abraham Lincoln
'My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.'


Author: Steve Jobs
'Remembering that I'll be dead soon is the most important tool I've ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything - all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure - these things just fall aw'


Author: Tony Robbins
'I've come to believe that all my past failure and frustration were actually laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living I now enjoy.'


Author: Benjamin Franklin
'Do not fear mistakes. You will know failure. Continue to reach out.'


Author: C. S. Lewis
'Failures are finger posts on the road to achievement.'


Author: Napoleon Hill
'Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed on an equal or greater benefit.'


Author: Napoleon Hill
'Before success comes in any man's life, he's sure to meet with much temporary defeat and, perhaps some failures. When defeat overtakes a man, the easiest and the most logical thing to do is to quit. That's exactly what the majority of men do.'


Author: Bill Gates
'It's fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.'


Author: Oscar Wilde
'Ambition is the last refuge of the failure.'


Author: H. Stanley Judd
'Don't be afraid to fail. Don't waste energy trying to cover up failure. Learn from your failures and go on to the next challenge. It's OK to fail. If you're not failing, you're not growing.'


Author: Rudyard Kipling
'We have forty million reasons for failure, but not a single excuse.'


Author: Thomas Sowell
'One of the common failings among honorable people is a failure to appreciate how thoroughly dishonorable some other people can be, and how dangerous it is to trust them.'


Author: Zig Ziglar
'If you learn from defeat, you haven't really lost.'


Author: John Burroughs
'A man can fail many times, but he isn't a failure until he begins to blame somebody else.'


Author: Norman Vincent Peale
'Any fact facing us is not as important as our attitude toward it, for that determines our success or failure. The way you think about a fact may defeat you before you ever do anything about it. You are overcome by the fact because you think you are.'


Author: Thomas A. Edison
'Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.'


Author: E. O. Wilson
'You are capable of more than you know. Choose a goal that seems right for you and strive to be the best, however hard the path. Aim high. Behave honorably. Prepare to be alone at times, and to endure failure. Persist! The world needs all you can give.'


Author: Sivananda
'Do not brood over your past mistakes and failures as this will only fill your mind with grief, regret and depression. Do not repeat them in the future.'


Author: Zig Ziglar
'Remember that failure is an event, not a person.'


Author: Zig Ziglar
'You cannot climb the ladder of success dressed in the costume of failure.'


Author: John Wooden
'Failure is not fatal, but failure to change might be.'


Author: Jim Rohn
'Failure is not a single, cataclysmic event. You don't fail overnight. Instead, failure is a few errors in judgement, repeated every day.'


Author: George Bernard Shaw
'When I was young, I observed that nine out of ten things I did were failures. So I did ten times more work.'


Author: Colin Powell
'Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty, and persistence.'


Author: Zig Ziglar
'Failure is a detour, not a dead-end street.'


Author: Elbert Hubbard
'There is no failure except in no longer trying.'


Author: Denis Waitley
'Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end. Failure is something we can avoid only by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.'


Author: Oprah Winfrey
'I don't believe in failure. It is not failure if you enjoyed the process.'


Author: Tony Robbins
'There is no such thing as failure. There are only results.'


Author: H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
'If you're doing your best, you won't have any time to worry about failure.'


Author: Coco Chanel
'Success is often achieved by those who don't know that failure is inevitable.'


Author: B. F. Skinner
'A failure is not always a mistake, it may simply be the best one can do under the circumstances. The real mistake is to stop trying.'


Author: Woody Allen
'If you're not failing every now and again, it's a sign you're not doing anything very innovative.'


Author: Thomas A. Edison
'Restlessness is discontent and discontent is the first necessity of progress. Show me a thoroughly satisfied man and I will show you a failure.'


Author: Wilma Rudolph
'Winning is great, sure, but if you are really going to do something in life, the secret is learning how to lose. Nobody goes undefeated all the time. If you can pick up after a crushing defeat, and go on to win again, you are going to be a champion someda'


Author: Abraham Maslow
'One's only rival is one's own potentialities. One's only failure is failing to live up to one's own possibilities. In this sense, every man can be a king, and must therefore be treated like a king.'


Author: J. K. Rowling
'It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might has well not have lived at all, in which case you have failed by default.'


Author: Orison Swett Marden
'Achievement is not always success, while reputed failure often is. It is honest endeavor, persistent effort to do the best possible under any and all circumstances.'


Author: Thomas A. Edison
'Show me a thoroughly satisfied man and I will show you a failure.'


Author: Nikki Giovanni
'I really don't think life is about the I-could-have-beens. Life is only about the I-tried-to-do. I don't mind the failure but I can't imagine that I'd forgive myself if I didn't try.'


Author: Paulo Coelho
'I think you can have 10,000 explanations for failure, but no good explanation for success.'


Author: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
'It is not because the truth is too difficult to see that we make mistakes... we make mistakes because the easiest and most comfortable course for us is to seek insight where it accords with our emotions - especially selfish ones.'


Author: Denis Waitley
'To establish true self-esteem we must concentrate on our successes and forget about the failures and the negatives in our lives.'


Author: George Eliot
'Failure after long perseverance is much grander than never to have a striving good enough to be called a failure.'


Author: Benjamin Disraeli
'Through perseverance many people win success out of what seemed destined to be certain failure.'


Author: Samuel Beckett
'Go on failing. Go on. Only next time, try to fail better.'


Author: Muhammad Ali Jinnah
'Failure is a word unknown to me.'


Author: Dorthea Brande
'All that is necessary to break the spell of inertia and frustration is this: Act as if it were impossible to fail. That is the talisman, the formula, the command of right about face which turns us from failure to success.'


Author: Lily Tomlin
'Don't be afraid of missing opportunities. Behind every failure is an opportunity somebody wishes they had missed.'


Author: William Whewell
'Every failure is a step to success.'


Author: Florence Scovel Shinn
'You will be a failure, until you impress the subconscious with the conviction you are a success. This is done by making an affirmation which 'clicks.''


Author: Anne Baxter
'It's best to have failure happen early in life. It wakes up the Phoenix bird in you so you rise from the ashes.'


Author: George Eliot
'The only failure one should fear, is not hugging to the purpose they see as best.'


Author: George Eliot
'There is only one failure in life possible, and that is not to be true to the best one knows.'


Author: Robert E. Lee
'We failed, but in the good providence of God apparent failure often proves a blessing.'


Author: Sumner Redstone
'Success is not built on success. It's built on failure. It's built on frustration. Sometimes its built on catastrophe.'


Author: Mary Kay Ash
'For every failure, there's an alternative course of action. You just have to find it. When you come to a roadblock, take a detour.'


Author: Deepak Chopra
'Success comes when people act together failure tends to happen alone.'


Author: James Allen
'They who have conquered doubt and fear have conquered failure.'


Author: Richard Branson
'Do not be embarrassed by your failures, learn from them and start again.'


Author: Paramahansa Yogananda
'The season of failure is the best time for sowing the seeds of success.'


Author: James A. Baldwin
'The young think that failure is the Siberian end of the line, banishment from all the living, and tend to do what I then did - which was to hide.'


Author: Michel de Montaigne
'There are some defeats more triumphant than victories.'


Author: Roger Babson
'It is wise to keep in mind that neither success nor failure is ever final.'


Author: Carl Sandburg
'All human actions are equivalent... and all are on principle doomed to failure.'


Author: Mia Hamm
'Failure happens all the time. It happens every day in practice. What makes you better is how you react to it.'


Author: George Canning
'Indecision and delays are the parents of failure.'


Author: Alexandre Dumas
'A person who doubts himself is like a man who would enlist in the ranks of his enemies and bear arms against himself. He makes his failure certain by himself being the first person to be convinced of it.'


Author: Bernard Baruch
'Do not blame anybody for your mistakes and failures.'


Author: Quentin Crisp
'If at first you don't succeed, failure may be your style.'


Author: Tennessee Williams
'Success and failure are equally disastrous.'


Author: Mike Ditka
'Success isn't permanent and failure isn't fatal.'


Author: Charles Kettering
'It is not a disgrace to fail. Failing is one of the greatest arts in the world.'


Author: Knute Rockne
'Show me a good and gracious loser and I'll show you a failure.'


Author: Laurence J. Peter
'The great question is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with failure.'


Author: Casey Stengel
'You gotta lose 'em some of the time. When you do, lose 'em right.'


Author: Scott Adams
'The only risk of failure is promotion.'


Author: Amos Bronson Alcott
'We climb to heaven most often on the ruins of our cherished plans, finding our failures were successes.'


Author: Bryant H. McGill
'Do not let your ambitions become a sanctuary for your failures.'


Author: Arnold J. Toynbee
'A life which does not go into action is a failure.'


Author: J. Paul Getty
'I hate to be a failure. I hate and regret the failure of my marriages. I would gladly give all my millions for just one lasting marital success.'


Author: Ann Landers
'There could be no honor in a sure success, but much might be wrested from a sure defeat.'


Author: Soichiro Honda
'Success represents the 1% of your work which results from the 99% that is called failure.'


Author: Paul Getty
'A hatred of failure has always been part of my nature.'


Author: Bill Parcells
'Success is never final, but failure can be.'


Author: Adam Savage
'Failure is always an option.'


Author: Andre Malraux
'Often the difference between a successful person and a failure is not one has better abilities or ideas, but the courage that one has to bet on one's ideas, to take a calculated risk - and to act.'


Author: Andy Grove
'Success breeds complacency. Complacency breeds failure. Only the paranoid survive.'


Author: Mike Murdock
'Failure to prepare is preparing to fail.'


Author: Luc de Clapiers
'Our failings sometimes bind us to one another as closely as could virtue itself.'


Author: Sylvester Stallone
'It would be great to be able to pass on to someone all of the successes, the failures, and the knowledge that one has had. To help someone, avoid all the fire, pain and anxiety would be wonderful.'


Author: Maude Adams
'Don't be afraid of failure be afraid of petty success.'


Author: Claude Monet
'My life has been nothing but a failure.'


Author: Mickey Rooney
'You always pass failure on your way to success.'


Author: Michael Korda
'Never walk away from failure. On the contrary, study it carefully and imaginatively for its hidden assets.'


Author: Tom Hopkins
'I never see failure as failure, but only as the game I must play and win.'


Author: William Lloyd Garrison
'We may be personally defeated, but our principles never!'


Author: Francis Picabia
'The world is divided into two categories: failures and unknowns.'


Author: Charles M. Schwab
'I have probably purchased fifty 'hot tips' in my career, maybe even more. When I put them all together, I know I am a net loser.'


Author: S. I. Hayakawa
'Notice the difference between what happens when a man says to himself, I have failed three times, and what happens when he says, I am a failure.'


Author: John H. Johnson
'Failure is a word that I simply don't accept.'


Author: Humphry Davy
'The most important of my discoveries have been suggested to me by my failures.'


Author: Roger von Oech
'Remember the two benefits of failure. First, if you do fail, you learn what doesn't work and second, the failure gives you the opportunity to try a new approach.'


Author: Hector Berlioz
'At least I have the modesty to admit that lack of modesty is one of my failings.'


Author: Chuck Noll
'Before you can win a game, you have to not lose it.'


Author: Anne Baxter
'I wasn't afraid to fail. Something good always comes out of failure.'


Author: Jim Palmer
'Losing is no disgrace if you've given your best.'


Author: Winston Churchill
'Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.'


Author: Bill Cosby
'In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.'


Author: Winston Churchill
'Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.'


Author: Napoleon Hill
'Think twice before you speak, because your words and influence will plant the seed of either success or failure in the mind of another.'


Author: Winston Churchill
'Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.'


Author: Bill Cosby
'I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.'


Author: Johnny Cash
'You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone. Close the door on the past. You don't try to forget the mistakes, but you don't dwell on it. You don't let it have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space.'


Author: Dale Carnegie
'Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.'


Author: Henry Ford
'Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.'


Author: Buddha
'The only real failure in life is not to be true to the best one knows.'


Author: Colin Powell
'Leadership is solving problems. The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them. They have either lost confidence that you can help or concluded you do not care. Either case is a failure of leadership.'


Author: Colin Powell
'There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.'


Author: George Burns
'I honestly think it is better to be a failure at something you love than to be a success at something you hate.'


Author: Malcolm Forbes
'Failure is success if we learn from it.'


Author: George Edward Woodberry
'Defeat is not the worst of failures. Not to have tried is the true failure.'


Author: William James
'Success or failure depends more upon attitude than upon capacity successful men act as though they have accomplished or are enjoying something. Soon it becomes a reality. Act, look, feel successful, conduct yourself accordingly, and you will be amazed at '


Author: John Steinbeck
'It has always seemed strange to me... the things we admire in men, kindness and generosity, openness, honesty, understanding and feeling, are the concomitants of failure in our system. And those traits we detest, sharpness, greed, acquisitiveness, meannes'


Author: Elbert Hubbard
'A little more persistence, a little more effort, and what seemed hopeless failure may turn to glorious success.'


Author: Confucius
'Success depends upon previous preparation, and without such preparation there is sure to be failure.'


Author: Barack Obama
'The fact that we are here today to debate raising America's debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better. I, therefore, intend to oppose the effort to increase America's debt.'


Author: W. Clement Stone
'Like success, failure is many things to many people. With Positive Mental Attitude, failure is a learning experience, a rung on the ladder, a plateau at which to get your thoughts in order and prepare to try again.'


Author: Christopher Morley
'A man who has never made a woman angry is a failure in life.'


Author: Charlie Sheen
'As kids we're not taught how to deal with success we're taught how to deal with failure. If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. If at first you succeed, then what?'


Author: Og Mandino
'Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.'


Author: Lao Tzu
'People in their handlings of affairs often fail when they are about to succeed. If one remains as careful at the end as he was at the beginning, there will be no failure.'


Author: Oprah Winfrey
'Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another steppingstone to greatness.'


Author: Thomas Sowell
'Socialism in general has a record of failure so blatant that only an intellectual could ignore or evade it.'


Author: Chanakya
'Once you start a working on something, don't be afraid of failure and don't abandon it. People who work sincerely are the happiest.'


Author: George Bernard Shaw
'Never fret for an only son, the idea of failure will never occur to him.'


Author: Napoleon Hill
'Most great people have attained their greatest success just one step beyond their greatest failure.'


Author: Morihei Ueshiba
'Failure is the key to success each mistake teaches us something.'


Author: Charlie Chaplin
'Failure is unimportant. It takes courage to make a fool of yourself.'


Author: George Bernard Shaw
'My reputation grows with every failure.'


Author: John Wooden
'Success is never final, failure is never fatal. It's courage that counts.'


Author: Elbert Hubbard
'A failure is a man who has blundered, but is not able to cash in the experience.'


Author: Elbert Hubbard
'Optimism is a kind of heart stimulant - the digitalis of failure.'


Author: Jim Rohn
'Failure is simply a few errors in judgment, repeated every day.'


Author: Elbert Hubbard
'The line between failure and success is so fine that we scarcely know when we pass it: so fine that we are often on the line and do not know it.'


Author: Napoleon Hill
'The majority of men meet with failure because of their lack of persistence in creating new plans to take the place of those which fail.'


Author: Barack Obama
'In America, there's a failure to appreciate Europe's leading role in the world.'


Author: Napoleon Hill
'No man ever achieved worth-while success who did not, at one time or other, find himself with at least one foot hanging well over the brink of failure.'


Author: Tom Cochrane
'Tragedy in life normally comes with betrayal and compromise, and trading on your integrity and not having dignity in life. That's really where failure comes.'


Author: Robert H. Schuller
'Failure doesn't mean you are a failure it just means you haven't succeeded yet.'


Author: Barack Obama
'The Bush Administration's failure to be consistently involved in helping Israel achieve peace with the Palestinians has been both wrong for our friendship with Israel, as well as badly damaging to our standing in the Arab world.'


Author: Ernest Hemingway
'Why should anybody be interested in some old man who was a failure?'


Author: Barack Obama
'So while I will never minimize the costs involved in military action, I am convinced that a failure to act in Libya would have carried a far greater price for America.'


Author: H. L. Mencken
'The theory seems to be that as long as a man is a failure he is one of God's children, but that as soon as he succeeds he is taken over by the Devil.'


Author: Jawaharlal Nehru
'Failure comes only when we forget our ideals and objectives and principles.'


Author: Michael J. Fox
'There's always failure. And there's always disappointment. And there's always loss. But the secret is learning from the loss, and realizing that none of those holes are vacuums.'


Author: Rosalynn Carter
'You must accept that you might fail then, if you do your best and still don't win, at least you can be satisfied that you've tried. If you don't accept failure as a possibility, you don't set high goals, you don't branch out, you don't try - you don't tak'


Author: Lyndon B. Johnson
'The guns and the bombs, the rockets and the warships, are all symbols of human failure.'


Author: Lucille Ball
'I hate failure and that divorce was a Number One failure in my eyes. It was the worst period of my life. Neither Desi nor I have been the same since, physically or mentally.'


Author: Malcolm X
'In all our deeds, the proper value and respect for time determines success or failure.'


Author: Ambrose Bierce
'A person who doubts himself is like a man who would enlist in the ranks of his enemies and bear arms agains himself. He makes his failure certain by himself being the first person to be convinced of it.'


Author: John Burroughs
'A man can get discouraged many times but he is not a failure until he begins to blame somebody else and stops trying.'


Author: William James
'There is but one cause of human failure. And that is man's lack of faith in his true Self.'


Author: E. O. Wilson
'If those committed to the quest fail, they will be forgiven. When lost, they will find another way. The moral imperative of humanism is the endeavor alone, whether successful or not, provided the effort is honorable and failure memorable.'


Author: Orison Swett Marden
'There can be no failure to a man who has not lost his courage, his character, his self respect, or his self-confidence. He is still a King.'


Author: Florence Scovel Shinn
'Every great work, every big accomplishment, has been brought into manifestation through holding to the vision, and often just before the big achievement, comes apparent failure and discouragement.'


Author: Charles Stanley
'Fear stifles our thinking and actions. It creates indecisiveness that results in stagnation. I have known talented people who procrastinate indefinitely rather than risk failure. Lost opportunities cause erosion of confidence, and the downward spiral begi'


Author: Kin Hubbard
'There is no failure except in no longer trying. There is no defeat except from within, no really insurmountable barrier save our own inherent weakness of purpose.'


Author: Og Mandino
'Sound character provides the power with which a person may ride the emergencies of life instead of being overwhelmed by them. Failure is... the highway to success.'


Author: Arnold Schwarzenegger
'Failure is not an option. Everyone has to succeed.'


Author: Ambrose Bierce
'Destiny: A tyrant's authority for crime and a fool's excuse for failure.'


Author: Denis Waitley
'Forget about the consequences of failure. Failure is only a temporary change in direction to set you straight for your next success.'


Author: Robert Half
'Laziness is a secret ingredient that goes into failure. But it's only kept a secret from the person who fails.'


Author: William Feather
'No man is a failure who is enjoying life.'


Author: Bryant H. McGill
'While it is important for people to see your promise you must also remember that hope is the keeper of both happiness and disappointment, the father of both progress and failure.'


Author: Robert H. Schuller
'If there exists no possibility of failure, then victory is meaningless.'


Author: George Burns
'I'd rather be a failure at something I love than a success at something I hate.'


Author: Robert W. Service
'No man can be a failure if he thinks he's a success If he thinks he is a winner, then he is.'


Author: Jules Renard
'Failure is not our only punishment for laziness there is also the success of others.'


Author: Mitch Daniels
'The failure of national economic policy is costing us more than jobs it has begun to weaken that uniquely American spirit of risk-taking, large ambition, and optimism about the future. We must rally them now to bold departures that rebuild our national mo'


Author: J. K. Rowling
'Why do I talk about the benefits of failure? Simply because failure meant a stripping away of the inessential. I stopped pretending to myself that I was anything other than what I was, and began to direct all my energy into finishing the only work that ma'


Author: George Eliot
'I'm proof against that word failure. I've seen behind it. The only failure a man ought to fear is failure of cleaving to the purpose he sees to be best.'


Author: Jean-Paul Sartre
'All human actions are equivalent and all are on principle doomed to failure.'


Author: P. J. O'Rourke
'Ideology, politics and journalism, which luxuriate in failure, are impotent in the face of hope and joy.'


Author: James Russell Lowell
'Not failure, but low aim, is crime.'


Author: Harvey Fierstein
'In Torch Song, I did that character almost non-stop from 1978 until I made the movie in 1987. Then I had some failure, which also colors how you react to doing other things.'


Author: P. J. O'Rourke
'The idea of capitalism is not just success but also the failure that allows success to happen.'


Author: Gary Ryan Blair
'Creative risk taking is essential to success in any goal where the stakes are high. Thoughtless risks are destructive, of course, but perhaps even more wasteful is thoughtless caution which prompts inaction and promotes failure to seize opportunity.'


Author: Fidel Castro
'They talk about the failure of socialism but where is the success of capitalism in Africa, Asia and Latin America?'


Author: Louis E. Boone
'Don't fear failure so much that you refuse to try new things. The saddest summary of a life contains three descriptions: could have, might have, and should have.'


Author: Sean Lennon
'There are only really a few stories to tell in the end, and betrayal and the failure of love is one of those good stories to tell.'


Author: James Allen
'To begin to think with purpose, is to enter the ranks of those strong ones who only recognize failure as one of the pathways to attainment.'


Author: Steve Harvey
'Failure is a great teacher, and I think when you make mistakes and you recover from them and you treat them as valuable learning experiences, then you've got something to share.'


Author: Jack Kerouac
'My fault, my failure, is not in the passions I have, but in my lack of control of them.'


Author: John Dewey
'Failure is instructive. The person who really thinks learns quite as much from his failures as from his successes.'


Author: Walter Scott
'Success or failure in business is caused more by the mental attitude even than by mental capacities.'


Author: Mary Pickford
'You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing that we call 'failure' is not the falling down, but the staying down.'


Author: Sara Blakely
'My dad encouraged us to fail. Growing up, he would ask us what we failed at that week. If we didn't have something, he would be disappointed. It changed my mindset at an early age that failure is not the outcome, failure is not trying. Don't be afraid to '


Author: Paul Tillich
'He who risks and fails can be forgiven. He who never risks and never fails is a failure in his whole being.'


Author: Doug Coupland
'Big companies are like marching bands. Even if half the band is playing random notes, it still sounds kind of like music. The concealment of failure is built into them.'


Author: Christian Nestell Bovee
'A failure establishes only this, that our determination to succeed was not strong enough.'


Author: John W. Gardner
'One of the reasons people stop learning is that they become less and less willing to risk failure.'


Author: Harry S. Truman
'My father was not a failure. After all, he was the father of a president of the United States.'


Author: James Russell Lowell
'Greatly begin. Though thou have time, but for a line, be that sublime. Not failure, but low aim is crime.'


Author: Karen Armstrong
'Mohammed was not an apparent failure. He was a dazzling success, politically as well as spiritually, and Islam went from strength to strength to strength.'


Author: Alfred Adler
'No experience is a cause of success or failure. We do not suffer from the shock of our experiences, so-called trauma - but we make out of them just what suits our purposes.'


Author: Michael Korda
'The freedom to fail is vital if you're going to succeed. Most successful people fail from time to time, and it is a measure of their strength that failure merely propels them into some new attempt at success.'


Author: Henry Miller
'No matter how vast, how total, the failure of man here on earth, the work of man will be resumed elsewhere. War leaders talk of resuming operations on this front and that, but man's front embraces the whole universe.'


Author: Sylvester Stallone
'I have a lack of fear, whereas in the past the fear of failure was a powerful motivator. Anyway, I have great expectations for the future, but I just don't know if I'm the monarch of all I survey.'


Author: John Kenneth Galbraith
'War remains the decisive human failure.'


Author: Herbert Kaufman
'Failure is only postponed success as long as courage 'coaches' ambition. The habit of persistence is the habit of victory.'


Author: Carter G. Woodson
'If Liberia has failed, then, it is no evidence of the failure of the Negro in government. It is merely evidence of the failure of slavery.'


Author: Napolean Hill
'Every adversity, every failure, and every heartache, carries with it the Seed of an equivalent or greater Benefit.'


Author: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
'However things may seem, no evil thing is success and no good thing is failure.'


Author: John Keats
'There is not a fiercer hell than the failure in a great object.'


Author: Samuel Smiles
'We learn wisdom from failure much more than from success. We often discover what will do, by finding out what will not do and probably he who never made a mistake never made a discovery.'


Author: Shahrukh Khan
'Success is not a good teacher, failure makes you humble.'


Author: Amelia Earhart
'Women, like men, should try to do the impossible. And when they fail, their failure should be a challenge to others.'


Author: Gary Ryan Blair
'Discipline is based on pride, on meticulous attention to details, and on mutual respect and confidence. Discipline must be a habit so ingrained that it is stronger than the excitement of the goal or the fear of failure.'


Author: Anthony J. D'Angelo
'The only real failure in life is one not learned from.'


Author: Eric Hoffer
'There is no loneliness greater than the loneliness of a failure. The failure is a stranger in his own house.'


Author: Roger Babson
'Keep in mind that neither success nor failure is ever final.'


Author: George W. Bush
'I'm hopeful. I know there is a lot of ambition in Washington, obviously. But I hope the ambitious realize that they are more likely to succeed with success as opposed to failure.'


Author: Henry Kravis
'As I said there is nothing wrong with failing. Pick yourself up and try it again. You never are going to know how good you really are until you go out and face failure.'


Author: Mason Cooley
'I read less and less. I have not forgiven books for their failure to tell me the truth and make me happy.'


Author: Gustav Mahler
'The point is not to take the world's opinion as a guiding star but to go one's way in life and working unerringly, neither depressed by failure nor seduced by applause.'


Author: Erik Erikson
'Children love and want to be loved and they very much prefer the joy of accomplishment to the triumph of hateful failure. Do not mistake a child for his symptom.'


Author: Eric Hoffer
'It is often the failure who is the pioneer in new lands, new undertakings, and new forms of expression.'


Author: Maxwell Maltz
'Often the difference between a successful man and a failure is not one's better abilities or ideas, but the courage that one has to bet on his ideas, to take a calculated risk, and to act.'


Author: Truman Capote
'Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.'


Author: Tennessee Williams
'I have always been pushed by the negative. The apparent failure of a play sends me back to my typewriter that very night, before the reviews are out. I am more compelled to get back to work than if I had a success.'


Author: Bodhidharma
'But while success and failure depend on conditions, the mind neither waxes nor wanes.'


Author: Jimmy Carter
'It's not necessary to fear the prospect of failure but to be determined not to fail.'


Author: J. K. Rowling
'Failure means a stripping away of the inessential.'


Author: Charles Kettering
'We need to teach the highly educated man that it is not a disgrace to fail and that he must analyze every failure to find its cause. He must learn how to fail intelligently, for failing is one of the greatest arts in the world.'


Author: Robert Orben
'Don't think of it as failure. Think of it as time-released success.'


Author: Doug Coupland
'Sometimes failure isn't an opportunity in disguise, it's just you.'


Author: Doug Coupland
'Failure is authentic, and because it's authentic, it's real and genuine, and because of that, it's a pure state of being.'


Author: Mike Krzyzewski
'In high school, in sport, I had a coach who told me I was much better than I thought I was, and would make me do more in a positive sense. He was the first person who taught me not to be afraid of failure.'


Author: H. G. Wells
'Crime and bad lives are the measure of a State's failure, all crime in the end is the crime of the community.'


Author: Steven Spielberg
'Whether in success or in failure, I'm proud of every single movie I've ever directed.'


Author: Wilson Mizner
'Failure has gone to his head.'


Author: Susan Sontag
'Any critic is entitled to wrong judgments, of course. But certain lapses of judgment indicate the radical failure of an entire sensibility.'


Author: Edward Abbey
'Belief in the supernatural reflects a failure of the imagination.'


Author: Abraham Joshua Heschel
'Man's sin is in his failure to live what he is. Being the master of the earth, man forgets that he is the servant of God.'


Author: Doug Coupland
'If a building looks better under construction than it does when finished, then it's a failure.'


Author: Doug Coupland
'Sometimes the best lighting of all is a power failure.'


Author: Scott Adams
'Most success springs from an obstacle or failure. I became a cartoonist largely because I failed in my goal of becoming a successful executive.'


Author: Arsene Wenger
'Young players need freedom of expression to develop as creative players... they should be encouraged to try skills without fear of failure.'


Author: Jerry Saltz
'I love Rauschenberg. I love that he created a turning point in visual history, that he redefined the idea of beauty, that he combined painting, sculpture, photography, and everyday life with such gall, and that he was interested in, as he put it, 'the abi'


Author: Henry A. Wallace
'This dullness of vision regarding the importance of the general welfare to the individual is the measure of the failure of our schools and churches to teach the spiritual significance of genuine democracy.'


Author: Gertrude Stein
'A real failure does not need an excuse. It is an end in itself.'


Author: B. C. Forbes
'The man who has done his level best... is a success, even though the world may write him down a failure.'


Author: Errol Flynn
'Any man who has $10,000 left when he dies is a failure.'


Author: Max Beerbohm
'There is much to be said for failure. It is much more interesting than success.'


Author: LeBron James
'You have to be able to accept failure to get better.'


Author: Amelia Earhart
'Please know that I am aware of the hazards. I want to do it because I want to do it. Women must try to do things as men have tried. When they fail, their failure must be a challenge to others.'


Author: Earl Wilson
'Success is simply a matter of luck. Ask any failure.'


Author: David Sarnoff
'The will to persevere is often the difference between failure and success.'


Author: Orlando Bloom
'Failure is simply the non-presence of success. But a fiasco is a disaster of mythic proportions.'


Author: James Cash Penney
'I believe in trusting men, not only once but twice - in giving a failure another chance.'


Author: Camille Paglia
'Within the U.S., the Obama presidency will be mainly measured by the success or failure of his economic policies. And here, I fear, the monstrous stimulus package with which this administration stumbled out of the gate will prove to be Obama's Waterloo.'


Author: Joyce Brothers
'The person interested in success has to learn to view failure as a healthy, inevitable part of the process of getting to the top.'


Author: Audre Lorde
'The failure of academic feminists to recognize difference as a crucial strength is a failure to reach beyond the first patriarchal lesson. In our world, divide and conquer must become define and empower.'


Author: Amelia Earhart
'Women must try to do things as men have tried. When they fail their failure must be but a challenge to others.'


Author: Marshall McLuhan
'Mass transportation is doomed to failure in North America because a person's car is the only place where he can be alone and think.'


Author: Dan Quayle
'If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure.'


Author: Fred Allen
'Most of us spend the first six days of each week sowing wild oats then we go to church on Sunday and pray for a crop failure.'


Author: Daisaku Ikeda
'Ultimately, all human activities have as their goal the realization of happiness. Why, then, have we ended up producing the opposite result? Could the underlying cause be our failure to correctly understand the true nature of happiness?'


Author: Emma Watson
'I don't want the fear of failure to stop me from doing what I really care about.'


Author: Umberto Eco
'Translation is the art of failure.'


Author: Emma Watson
'I've probably earned the right to screw up a few times. I don't want the fear of failure to stop me from doing what I really care about.'


Author: Herbert Bayard Swope
'I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure - which is: Try to please everybody.'


Author: Iain Duncan Smith
'For families across the UK who are income-poor, but more than that, whose lives are blighted by worklessness, educational failure, family breakdown, problem debt and poor health, as well as other problems, giving them an extra pound - say through increase'


Author: Benjamin E. Mays
'Not failure, but low aim is sin.'


Author: Hank Aaron
'Failure is a part of success.'


Author: Rick Perry
'We know there is no such thing as freedom without the risk of failure.'


Author: Davy Crockett
'Heaven knows that I have done all that a mortal could do, to save the people, and the failure was not my fault, but the fault of others.'


Author: Sylvester Stallone
'Success is usually the culmination of controlling failure.'


Author: Robert Fripp
'There are no mistakes, save one: the failure to learn from a mistake.'


Author: Suze Orman
'So many financial dreams are thwarted by the failure to act upon good intentions.'


Author: Robert Browning
'A minute's success pays the failure of years.'


Author: John Mayer
'Who I am as a guitarist is defined by my failure to become Jimi Hendrix.'


Author: Miley Cyrus
'There's no right or wrong, success or failure.'


Author: Sting
'That sense of failure, I don't know where people put it who don't write songs and aren't able to emote physically. It must go somewhere.'


Author: Samuel Taylor Coleridge
'In politics, what begins in fear usually ends in failure.'


Author: Vin Diesel
'If you're the type of person who has to fulfill your dreams, you've gotta be resourceful to make sure you can do it. I came out to California when I was 21, thinking my New York credentials would take me all the way. I came back home a year later all deje'


Author: Louis C. K.
'I think you have to try and fail, because failure gets you closer to what you're good at.'


Author: Tommy Lasorda
'Pressure is a word that is misused in our vocabulary. When you start thinking of pressure, it's because you've started to think of failure.'


Author: Tommy Lasorda
'About the only problem with success is that it does not teach you how to deal with failure.'


Author: Norman Cousins
'The main failure of education is that it has not prepared people to comprehend matters concerning human destiny.'


Author: Samuel Smiles
'It is a mistake to suppose that men succeed through success they much oftener succeed through failures. Precept, study, advice, and example could never have taught them so well as failure has done.'


Author: Shahrukh Khan
'Success and failure are both part of life. Both are not permanent.'


Author: Alan Rickman
'I want to swim in both directions at once. Desire success, court failure.'


Author: Malcolm Mclaren
'I was taught that to create anything you had to believe in failure, simply because you had to be prepared to go through an idea without any fear. Failure, you learned, as I did in art school, to be a wonderful thing. It allowed you to get up in the mornin'


Author: Anna Quindlen
'The clearest explanation for the failure of any marriage is that the two people are incompatible that is, that one is male and the other female.'


Author: Michael Buble
'I have a tendency to sabotage relationships I have a tendency to sabotage everything. Fear of success, fear of failure, fear of being afraid. Useless, good-for-nothing thoughts.'


Author: Susan B. Anthony
'Failure is impossible.'


Author: Tony Benn
'All war represents a failure of diplomacy.'


Author: Richard Branson
'Well, I think that there's a very thin dividing line between success and failure. And I think if you start a business without financial backing, you're likely to go the wrong side of that dividing line.'


Author: Arianna Huffington
'We need to accept that we won't always make the right decisions, that we'll screw up royally sometimes - understanding that failure is not the opposite of success, it's part of success.'


Author: Glenn Beck
'Without failure there is no sweetness in success. There's no understanding of it.'


Author: Kathy Ireland
'But I look at failure as education. In that respect, I am so well-educated.'


Author: Malcolm Muggeridge
'There is no such thing as darkness only a failure to see.'


Author: Irving Babbitt
'To harmonize the One with the Many, this is indeed a difficult adjustment, perhaps the most difficult of all, and so important, withal, that nations have perished from their failure to achieve it.'


Author: Ron Fournier
'The failure of the White House and Congress to seriously address the nation's fiscal situation is certain to broaden the belief among many voters that the U.S. political system is broken.'


Author: John Malkovich
'Failure's a natural part of life.'


Author: Kristen Stewart
'I mean, I love L.A. - I love living here. But I wish that we could make things without the need to hit a home run every single time. It's a unique thing to Hollywood that if you don't do that every time, then you're considered a failure. But it's like, 'W'


Author: Kristen Stewart
'I mean, I love L.A. - I love living here. But I wish that we could make things without the need to hit a home run every single time. It's a unique thing to Hollywood that if you don't do that every time, then you're considered a failure.'


Author: Dee Dee Myers
'The exposed nature of life in the public square affects leaders' attitudes toward risk - and failure.'


Author: Dee Dee Myers
'As long as the G.O.P., led by its increasingly visible women, continues to insist that the problem is not their policies but women's failure to understand their own lives and interests, the gender gap won't go away.'


Author: Charles Horton Cooley
'Failure sometimes enlarges the spirit. You have to fall back upon humanity and God.'


Author: Victor Kiam
'Entrepreneurs are risk takers, willing to roll the dice with their money or reputation on the line in support of an idea or enterprise. They willingly assume responsibility for the success or failure of a venture and are answerable for all its facets.'


Author: George Clooney
'The only failure is not to try.'


Author: Anna Quindlen
'I'm sure not afraid of success and I've learned not to be afraid of failure. The only thing I'm afraid of now is of being someone I don't like much.'


Author: Sara Blakely
'I think failure is nothing more than life's way of nudging you that you are off course. My attitude to failure is not attached to outcome, but in not trying. It is liberating. Most people attach failure to something not working out or how people perceive '


Author: Benjamin Carson
'With everything that is complex, we learn. If you don't learn, then it's an utter and abject failure. If you do learn, and you're able to apply that to the next situation, then you take away a measure of success.'


Author: Mike Krzyzewski
'I think some parents now look at a youngster failing as the final thing. It's a process, and failure is part of the process. I would like it if the teacher and the parents would connect more. I think that used to be, but we're losing a little bit of that '


Author: Jon Meacham
'The traditional religious right's failure to restore public-school prayer or pass an antiabortion constitutional amendment has likely helped fuel the spread of the more extreme dominionist school.'


Author: Maximilian Schell
'And in reality, I don't think it's a real documentary. It's more a story of her life. It's a story of survival. It's a story of the time in which she lived. The story of success and failure.'


Author: David Suzuki
'The failure of world leaders to act on the critical issue of global warming is often blamed on economic considerations.'


Author: Daniel Webster
'Failure is more frequently from want of energy than want of capital.'


Author: Cate Blanchett
'I don't understand a way to work other than bold-facedly running towards failure.'


Author: Gary Player
'We create success or failure on the course primarily by our thoughts.'


Author: Jack Lemmon
'Failure seldom stops you. What stops you is the fear of failure.'


Author: Carlos Ghosn
'You'll never convince me there is a hopeless situation or there is any finality in any success or any failure.'


Author: Gabrielle Union
'You get so afraid of failure and so afraid of losing and so afraid of not being the best that it's not a natural drive - it's born out of fear of failure. Which helps in Hollywood.'


Author: Justin Sane
'With the NDAA, his failure to close Guantanamo Bay and the ramping use of drones, President Obama looks suspiciously like President Bush, a man on a quest for American Empire.'


Author: Graham Greene
'Failure too is a form of death.'


Author: Graham Greene
'Success is more dangerous than failure, the ripples break over a wider coastline.'


Author: Jesse Jackson
'Success needs no explanation. Failure does not have one that matters.'


Author: Douglas Wood
'Fear of failure has always been my best motivator.'


Author: Herbert Samuel
'It takes two to make a marriage a success and only one to make it a failure.'


Author: Mike Krzyzewski
'I've tried to handle winning well, so that maybe we'll win again, but I've also tried to handle failure well. If those serve as good examples for teachers and kids, then I hope that would be a contribution I have made to sport. Not just basketball, but to'


Author: Al Gore
'If we don't succeed, we run the risk of failure.'


Author: Brett Favre
'I may be a successful football player, but I feel like such a failure.'


Author: Betty White
'If you get into a Broadway show and it doesn't work, you're a failure. And if it does work, you may be stuck for who knows how long. It just doesn't sound great to me!'


Author: Trent Reznor
'I realized that I was afraid to really, really try something, 100%, because I had never reached true failure.'


Author: William Howard Taft
'Failure to accord credit to anyone for what he may have done is a great weakness in any man.'


Author: Joseph Barber Lightfoot
'I will not be discouraged by failure I will not be elated by success.'


Author: Gordon Parks
'At first I wasn't sure that I had the talent, but I did know I had a fear of failure, and that fear compelled me to fight off anything that might abet it.'


Author: Annette Funicello
'The mere thought of divorce terrified me. To me, divorce symbolized failure.'


Author: Jonathan Kozol
'I feel, in the end, as if everything I've done has been a failure.'


Author: Jonathan Kozol
'By far the most important factor in the success or failure of any school, far more important than tests or standards or business-model methods of accountability, is simply attracting the best-educated, most exciting young people into urban schools and kee'


Author: James Taylor
'It's probably foolish to expect relationships to go on forever and to say that because something only lasts 10 years, it's a failure.'


Author: Phil McGraw
'If you've gone into a marriage and you haven't been clear about how you're going to handle money, how you want to raise kids, who is going to work or stay home or what have you, then you've set yourself up for failure.'


Author: George Cukor
'You can't have any successes unless you can accept failure.'


Author: Kevin Costner
'Failure doesn't kill you... it increases your desire to make something happen.'


Author: Nigel Farage
'It's a European Union of economic failure, of mass unemployment and of low growth.'


Author: Nigel Farage
'The banking collapse was caused, more than anything, by bad government policy and the total failure of bad regulation, rather than by greed.'


Author: Lillian Hellman
'Failure in the theater is more dramatic and uglier than any other form of writing. It costs so much, you feel so guilty.'


Author: Alexander Haig
'You have to look at the history of the Middle East in particular. It has been one of failure and frustration, of feudalism and tribalism.'


Author: Dirk Benedict
'Hollywood... a city I was to come back to time and again, in sickness and in health, in success and in failure, with anticipation and with dread.'


Author: Gordon Ramsay
'I've had a lot of success I've had failures, so I learn from the failure.'


Author: Earl Warren
'The most tragic paradox of our time is to be found in the failure of nation-states to recognize the imperatives of internationalism.'


Author: Orlando Bloom
'There's a difference between a failure and a fiasco... a fiasco is a disaster of mythic proportions.'


Author: Maude Adams
'Life is so fresh, life is every day so new if we are fighting, only for the best. Sometimes I think the only real satisfaction in life is failure, failure in your endeavor to do your best.'


Author: Jimmy Connors
'Rather than viewing a brief relapse back to inactivity as a failure, treat it as a challenge and try to get back on track as soon as possible.'


Author: Bryan Cranston
'If you have a level of expectation in your life that you have to be a quote-unquote star, whatever that means, you might be setting yourself up for failure.'


Author: Gifford Pinchot
'Unless we practice conservation, those who come after us will have to pay the price of misery, degradation, and failure for the progress and prosperity of our day.'


Author: Serj Tankian
'Civilization is a failure. We need to think what we can do together in love and peace.'


Author: James Dyson
'Enjoy failure and learn from it. You can never learn from success.'


Author: James Dyson
'Failure is an enigma. You worry about it, and it teaches you something.'


Author: Bob Woodward
'The failure of the system to deal quickly was attributable to Nixon's lying, stonewalling and refusal to come clean. So it took 26 months for the final truth to be known.'


Author: Bob Woodward
'Nixon's grand mistake was his failure to understand that Americans are forgiving, and if he had admitted error early and apologized to the country, he would have escaped.'


Author: Sara Blakely
'I failed the LSAT. Basically, if I had not failed, I'd have been a lawyer and there would be no Spanx. I think failure is nothing more than life's way of nudging you that you are off course. My attitude to failure is not attached to outcome, but in not tr'


Author: Cat Cora
'Even when you have doubts, take that step. Take chances. Mistakes are never a failure - they can be turned into wisdom.'


Author: Mike Farrell
'If you try to do your best there is no failure.'


Author: Rahm Emanuel
'What is more comforting to the terrorists around the world: the failure to pass the 9/11 legislation because we lacked 'a majority of the majority,' or putting aside partisan politics to enact tough new legislation with America's security foremost in mind'


Author: Allan Bloom
'The failure to read good books both enfeebles the vision and strengthens our most fatal tendency - the belief that the here and now is all there is.'


Author: Mickey Gilley
'My only failure was the restaurant in Myrtle Beach. I kept it open for four years. It was in a tourist town, it was only busy four and half, five months of the year. But the bills kept coming all year.'


Author: Debra Winger
'I was never afraid of failure after that because, I think, coming that close to death you get kissed. With the years, the actual experience of course fades, but the flavor of it doesn't. I just had a real sense of what choice do I have but to live fully?'


Author: Javier Bardem
'There is no middle ground in Hollywood you're a failure or you're a success. That mentality is wild.'


Author: Craig Ferguson
'It's not that we fly by the seat of our pants. We're not afraid of failure.'


Author: Tony Kushner
'I find writing very difficult. It's hard and it hurts sometimes, and it's scary because of the fear of failure and the very unpleasant feeling that you may have reached the limit of your abilities.'


Author: Jean Kerr
'I think success has no rules, but you can learn a great deal from failure.'


Author: Dean Kamen
'My biggest failure is I have too many to talk about.'


Author: Jensen Ackles
'Some people will go to the opening of an envelope. They live their lives in the public eye and get off on it, they need it. They need that kind of adoration. If their name isn't in the tabloids once a week they feel like a failure.'


Author: Sarah McLachlan
'Coming to terms with the fact that my marriage was a failure was devastating and very difficult.'


Author: Dave Matthews
'I fear that our true motivation is about oil and our own flailing economy about the failure to destroy Al Qaeda and about revenge.'


Author: John Drinkwater
'So it is in poetry. All we ask is that the mood recorded shall impress us as having been of the kind that exhausts the imaginative capacity if it fails to do this the failure will announce itself either in prose or in insignificant verse.'


Author: B. C. Forbes
'The man who has won millions at the cost of his conscience is a failure.'


Author: Jennifer Lawrence
'Even as far back as when I started acting at 14, I know I've never considered failure.'


Author: Charles Schumer
'Well, I think it's too early to call Fallujah a failure.'


Author: Edward Bach
'The main reason for the failure of the modern medical science is that it is dealing with results and not causes. Nothing more than the patching up of those attacked and the burying of those who are slain, without a thought being given to the real strong h'


Author: Niklas Zennstrom
'You shouldn't be afraid of failure - when something fails, you think, 'What did I learn from that experience? I can do better next time.' Then kill that project and move on to the next. Don't get disappointed.'


Author: Ron Perlman
'I'm fully aware that things that resonate and become real hits are the exception to the rule, so much so that I've wired myself for failure.'


Author: Ayelet Waldman
'Before I was married, I didn't consider my failure to manage even basic hand tools a feminist inadequacy. I thought it had more to do with being Jewish. The Jews I knew growing up didn't do 'do-it-yourself.' When my father needed to hammer something he ge'


Author: Mira Sorvino
'We all struggle with our failure to communicate and our failure to reach beyond fear to love people.'


Author: David Walliams
'I don't have a fear factor. Well, not much of one. And I'm willing to risk quite a lot - as a comedian, you're always risking a lot. You're risking failure, especially if you're improvising and going on TV shows trying to make comedy out of thin air. That'


Author: Rupert Everett
'We now live in a world where the only thing to have is success, but failure is marvelous. It's fertiliser, it's like living fertiliser, because you're forced on yourself.'


Author: Paul Feig
'I'm kind of a failure. I mean, I'll be honest. I'm successful in that I'm getting to work on great stuff, but I think I'm a failure in all the personal stuff that is most important to me.'


Author: Alexander Payne
'I get asked, 'How can you have such failures in your films?' Well, what else is life about? There's some sense of constant failure in something. Humor gives you a distance from it.'


Author: Xavier Becerra
'African Americans make up about 13 percent of the U.S. population but comprise 32 percent of patients treated for kidney failure, giving them a kidney failure rate that is 4.2 times greater than that of white Americans.'


Author: Jeff Goodell
'Among all the tests President Obama faced in his first term, his biggest failure was climate change.'


Author: Chris Hedges
'The failure to dissect the cause of war leaves us open for the next installment.'


Author: Ben Okri
'The higher the artist, the fewer the gestures. The fewer the tools, the greater the imagination. The greater the will, the greater the secret failure.'


Author: Trisha Yearwood
'Divorce is so common and accepted in America that beating myself up over it may sound ridiculous. But I was raised to believe that divorce wasn't an option to me, divorce equaled failure. I wasn't able to change that equation until I found myself in the r'


Author: Larry Elder
'America traditionally represents the greatest possibility of someone's going from nothing to something. Why? In theory, if not practice, the government stays out of the way and lets individuals take risks and reap rewards or accept the consequences of fai'


Author: Whoopi Goldberg
'We're born with success. It is only others who point out our failures, and what they attribute to us as failure.'


Author: Kevin Smith
'There's something to be said for failing. It's not the failure you feel, it's the failure that people project when something disappoints. You're back to ground zero, where there's no expectations, and that's where I like to be.'


Author: Ethan Hawke
'The biggest problem in my life is trying to be the kind of man that I want to be, the father that I want to be, and how to process the failure of my marriage.'


Author: Jonah Hill
'I assume everything I do in life is gonna be a failure, and then if it turns up roses, then I'm psyched.'


Author: Wesley Snipes
'I was convicted of three misdemeanors of willful failure to file a form.'


Author: James Lane Allen
'He who has conquered doubt and fear has conquered failure.'


Author: Don Johnson
'People in the business will stay with you through drugs and alcohol and divorces and insanity and everything else, but you have a failure, pal, and they don't want to know nothing about you!'


Author: Soichiro Honda
'Success is 99 percent failure.'


Author: Jerry Falwell
'If you're not a born-again Christian, you're a failure as a human being.'


Author: Oriana Fallaci
'War is something Arafat sends others to do for him. That is, the poor souls who believe in him. This pompous incompetent caused the failure of the Camp David negotiations, Clinton's mediation.'


Author: Karl Liebknecht
'The failure of the Russian Socialist Republic will be the defeat of the proletariat of the whole world.'


Author: Edsger Dijkstra
'Elegance is not a dispensable luxury but a factor that decides between success and failure.'


Author: John Haggai
'Attempt something so impossible that unless God is in it, it's doomed to failure.'


Author: Andy Murray
'In tennis, it is not the opponent you fear, it is the failure itself, knowing how near you were but just out of reach.'


Author: Roger Daltrey
'I don't think there's any way it could have failed. We don't know failure in this band. We didn't know failure. We got to know it a little after awhile but at that time there was no such word.'


Author: Naveen Jain
'When you experience a failure as a leader, don't hide it - talk about it. Your missed opportunity will encourage others to take risks.'


Author: Demi Moore
'Unwillingness to risk failure is always there, but it gets harder when you feel you have more to lose.'


Author: Michael Morpurgo
'Admitting failure is quite cleansing, but never - pleasurable.'


Author: Joseph Barbera
'Los Angeles was an impression of failure, of disappointment, of despair, and of oddly makeshift lives. This is California? I thought.'


Author: Gloria Swanson
'If you're 40 years old and you've never had a failure, you've been deprived.'


Author: Mark Skousen
'Taxation is the price we pay for failing to build a civilized society. The higher the tax level, the greater the failure. A centrally planned totalitarian state represents a complete defeat for the civilized world, while a totally voluntary society repres'


Author: Rickey Henderson
'Once you can accept failure, you can have fun and success.'


Author: Melissa Rosenberg
'One must never assume that a character is sympathetic because of either the actor playing them or the fact that they're a lead. I think that's a recipe for failure, actually, because if they become unsympathetic, you lose your audience.'


Author: Ryan Seacrest
'Failure? Scared to death of it.'


Author: T. Boone Pickens
'I've always believed that it's important to show a new look periodically. Predictability can lead to failure.'


Author: T. Boone Pickens
'I have always believed that it's important to show a new look periodically. Predictability can lead to failure.'


Author: Tom Hooper
'My films seem to be about men's struggle with failure.'


Author: Sarah Michelle Gellar
'I don't want to feel like a failure to my daughter. She's the best thing I've ever done. Buffy - pretty great and all, but Charlotte's way better.'


Author: Heston Blumenthal
'I'm not scared of anything in particular, but I am motivated by a fear of failure as opposed to a need to succeed.'


Author: Amy Sedaris
'I failed first grade, which is my biggest problem. You always feel like a failure, like you're stupid.'


Author: Wynonna Judd
'My story of success and failure is not just about music and being famous. It's about living and loving and trying to find purpose in this crazy world.'


Author: Desi Arnaz
'Failure is the most terrible thing in our business. When we fail, the whole world knows about it.'


Author: Kenneth L. Pike
'Outward failure may be a manifested variant of inward success.'


Author: John McCarthy
'Of course, Third World leaders love you. By ascribing third world ills to First World sins, you absolve them of blame for their countries' failure to advance.'


Author: Amy Tan
'I didn't fear failure. I expected failure.'


Author: Amy Tan
'I think I've always been somebody, since the deaths of my father and brother, who was afraid to hope. So, I was more prepared for failure and for rejection than for success.'


Author: Walter Pater
'In a sense it might even be said that our failure is to form habits: for, after all, habit is relative to a stereotyped world, and meantime it is only the roughness of the eye that makes two persons, things, situations, seem alike.'


Author: Eric Ries
'The attributes for entrepreneurs cut both ways. You need the ability to ignore inconvenient facts and see the world as it should be and not as it is. This inspires people to take huge leaps of faith. But this blindness to facts can be a liability, too. Th'


Author: Eric Ries
'I can't say I'm not grateful to have journalists writing about me as a genius. But I know it's not true. I'm not confused. I understand that success comes through a lot of failure and a lot of very embarrassing failure. People want to create the next Face'


Author: Eric Ries
'Our educational system is not preparing people for the 21st Century. Failure is an essential part of entrepreneurship. If you work hard, you can get an 'A' pretty much guaranteed, but in entrepreneurship, that's not how it works.'


Author: Eric Ries
'Start-ups make so many mistakes that the challenge to identify the root cause of a failure is tough. But believing in your own plan is probably the worst.'


Author: Brian Ferneyhough
'Questioning the nature and implications of liminal instances necessarily involves failure, if only in the specifically technical sense of entering spaces where prevailing criteria of success scarcely apply.'


Author: Brian Ferneyhough
'There would seem to be a limit, even for an art preoccupied with boundaries and transgressions, beyond which a work reaches its breaking point and becomes an actual failure, a mere experimentation.'


Author: Morris West
'None of us is guaranteed against failure or corruption of any kind witness what's going on in the world in this moment, the follies of human nature and the failures of human nature.'


Author: Zbigniew Brzezinski
'In Iraq we must succeed. Failure is not an option.'


Author: Roddy Doyle
'Schools don't really allow failure and yet it's a valid part of any endeavour, not just writing.'


Author: Guy Kawasaki
'Ambitious failure, magnificent failure, is a very good thing.'


Author: Judd Nelson
'My Brat Pack buddies and I didn't exactly handle celebrity very well. Success at an early age is far more difficult to handle than failure.'


Author: Judd Nelson
'With failure, you just try again.'


Author: Mike Mills
'Sadness is a super important thing not to be ashamed about but to include in our lives. One of the bigger problems with sadness or depression is there's so much shame around it. If you have it you're a failure. You are felt as being very unattractive.'


Author: John B. S. Haldane
'We do not know, in most cases, how far social failure and success are due to heredity, and how far to environment. But environment is the easier of the two to improve.'


Author: Elias Canetti
'The paranoiac is the exact image of the ruler. The only difference is their position in the world. One might even think the paranoiac the more impressive of the two because he is sufficient unto himself and cannot be shaken by failure.'


Author: Alberto Giacometti
'All I can do will only ever be a faint image of what I see and my success will always be less than my failure or perhaps equal to the failure.'


Author: Albert J. Nock
'As might be supposed, my parents were quite poor, but we somehow never seemed to lack anything we needed, and I never saw a trace of discontent or a failure in cheerfulness over their lot in life, as indeed over anything.'


Author: Cliff Richard
'But if you have a solid walk with the Lord, then you won't fear that failure.'


Author: Brett Ratner
'When you're fearless, you take more risks because you're less conscious of failure or what can go wrong.'


Author: Joseph Barber Lightfoot
'The success and the failure are not my concern, but His.'


Author: Joseph Barber Lightfoot
'We do not realise that we are children of eternity. If we did, then success would be no success, and failure would be no failure to us.'


Author: Don Shula
'Success is not forever and failure isn't fatal.'


Author: Branch Rickey
'I find fault with my children because I like them and I want them to go places - uprightness and strength and courage and civil respect and anything that affects the probabilities of failure on the part of those that are closest to me, that concerns me - '


Author: Ellen Page
'I hate how box-office failures are blamed on an actress, yet I don't see a box-office failure blamed on men.'


Author: Doc Hastings
'As efforts to fix this failure at the Veterans Administration continue, I also intend to persist in demanding answers and action on the establishment of a new clinic to serve the veterans in North Central Washington.'


Author: Harold Ramis
'How one handles success or failure is determined by their early childhood.'


Author: Alexander Wang
'I think everyone shares a fear of failure - that you're only as good as your most recent collection. That's definitely a fear, but it's a fear that fuels me, that makes me want to work harder, that makes me take on more challenges.'


Author: Johann Most
'Is anarchism possible? The failure of attempts to attain freedom does not mean the cause is lost.'


Author: William Kingdon Clifford
'When an action is once done, it is right or wrong for ever no accidental failure of its good or evil fruits can possibly alter that.'


Author: Steven Moffat
'The difference between a beautifully made failure and a beautifully made hit is who you've got playing the leads.'


Author: Frederick William Robertson
'In God's world, for those who are in earnest, there is no failure. No work truly done, no word earnestly spoken, no sacrifice freely made, was ever made in vain.'


Author: Yann Martel
'If I didn't have children, I think my life would be a failure.'


Author: Yann Martel
'Every book I've written has been a different attempt to understand something, and the success or failure of the previous one is irrelevant. I write the book I want.'


Author: Michael Fassbender
'We feel a lot of pressure about looking silly or appearing weak, whatever that means, or being a failure. You have to keep in your head: what's the worst that can happen?'


Author: LeAnn Rimes
'I'm living life as best I can - but I'm not exempt from failure and making bad choices.'


Author: Alastair Campbell
'Failure, it is thought, is what sells, and what people want to hear and read about. I am not so sure.'


Author: Elliot Richardson
'There is an increasingly pervasive sense not only of failure, but of futility. The legislative process has become a cruel shell game and the service system has become a bureaucratic maze, inefficient, incomprehensible, and inaccessible.'


Author: Lisa Marie Presley
'I think I've failed every test I've ever taken. If there was a failure I would have been it.'


Author: Jane Rule
'I believe only in art and failure.'


Author: Bryan Ferry
'It's not a very high failure rate if you choose people that you really like the sound of.'


Author: Gary Ryan Blair
'Thoughtless risks are destructive, of course, but perhaps even more wasteful is thoughtless caution which prompts inaction and promotes failure to seize opportunity.'


Author: Carol Moseley Braun
'The failure in Ohio to have adequate voting capacity for the people who were registered and eligible to vote was an absolute denial of their right to vote.'


Author: Charlotte Whitton
'It's how you deal with failure that determines how you achieve success.'


Author: Michael Korda
'This is true enough, but success is the next best thing to happiness, and if you can't be happy as a success, it's very unlikely that you would find a deeper, truer happiness in failure.'


Author: Carol Alt
'It's not about failure it's about trying something and risking something for attaining your goal.'


Author: Jerry Bruckheimer
'Definitely, it's a fear of failure that drives me.'


Author: Michael Mandelbaum
'The great thing about baseball is the causality is easy to determine and it always falls on the shoulders of one person. So there is absolute responsibility. That's why baseball is psychologically the cruelest sport and why it really requires psychologica'


Author: Morton Hunt
'Americans, who make more of marrying for love than any other people, also break up more of their marriages, but the figure reflects not so much the failure of love as the determination of people not to live without it.'


Author: Ben Stiller
'The failure of The Cable Guy impacted my career. I had to start writing and acting again.'


Author: Greil Marcus
'No failure in America, whether of love or money, is ever simple it is always a kind of betrayal, of a mass of shadowy, shared hopes.'


Author: Neal Boortz
'The key to accepting responsibility for your life is to accept the fact that your choices, every one of them, are leading you inexorably to either success or failure, however you define those terms.'


Author: Carroll Quigley
'The failure of Christianity in the areas west from Sicily was even greater, and was increased by the spread of Arab outlooks and influence to that area, and especially to Spain.'


Author: Scott Ritter
'It is hard as an American to support the failure of American military operations in Iraq. Such failure will bring with it the death and wounding of many American service members, and many more Iraqis.'


Author: Chen Shui-bian
'I understand the harsh feelings and sentiments from my opponents and their supporters because I myself have been defeated twice in my political life in the past and I understand very well it is hard to accept your own failure.'


Author: Berkeley Breathed
'That's the conundrum of cartoon stripping, as opposed to political cartoons. When your anger is the driving force of your drawing hand, failure follows. The anger is OK, but it has to serve the interests of the heart, frankly.'


Author: William Hurt
'Sometimes people call me a success for all the reasons that make me think I'm a failure.'


Author: Timothy Geithner
'We judged that a sudden, disorderly failure of Bear would have brought with it unpredictable but severe consequences for the functioning of the broader financial system and the broader economy, with lower equity prices, further downward pressure on home v'


Author: Sanjay Kumar
'Failure is unfortunately as common as success.'


Author: Donn Pearce
'What we've got here is a failure to communicate.'


Author: Jerome Lawrence
'You must not demand the failure of your peers, because the more good things that are around in film, in television, in theater - why the better it is for all of us.'


Author: Seth Godin
'In a crowded marketplace, fitting in is a failure. In a busy marketplace, not standing out is the same as being invisible.'


Author: Jeremy Irons
'So nevertheless, what I'm saying is that what one is - one's parameters are constantly narrowed by one's success, and my desire is to widen my field even if I risk failure.'


Author: Jeremy Irons
'I constantly experience failure in that my work is never as good as I want it to be. So I live with failure.'


Author: Steven Soderbergh
'I'm very comfortable with failure. I'm very comfortable being the guy who disappoints people.'


Author: Jimmy Carr
'As soon as I did my first five minutes of stand-up I knew that I would rather be a failure at comedy than a success in marketing.'


Author: Theodor Herzl
'Philanthropic colonization is a failure. National colonization will succeed.'


Author: Darrell Issa
'I don't need to be looking at every failure of government, I need to be looking where failure of government needs reform.'


Author: Garry Shandling
'I think it's one of the main negative emotional ingredients that fuels show business, because there's so much at stake and the fear of failure looms large.'


Author: Peter Guber
'Well, the idea is that failure is an inevitable partner on the road to success and, if you're not willing to confront failure, you can never find out how good you are.'


Author: Peter Guber
'Beside every great success are the seeds of enormous failure. In every failure, there's the opportunity seeds of great success. They're not miles apart. So if they're that close together, and if you're really working, you're always gonna have that likelih'


Author: Adam Schiff
'Our failure to find weapons of mass destruction in Iraq thus far has been deeply troubling, and our intelligence-gathering process needs thorough and unbiased investigation.'


Author: Sydney Pollack
'The very reasons sometimes that you make a film are the reasons for its failure.'


Author: Phyllis Schlafly
'Feminism is doomed to failure because it is based on an attempt to repeal and restructure human nature.'


Author: Hugh Grant
'The only reason my work seems to be eclectic up to a certain period is because I was a failure as an actor.'


Author: Lee H. Hamilton
'Foreign aid is neither a failure nor a panacea. It is, instead, an important tool of American policy that can serve the interests of the United States and the world if wisely administered.'


Author: Tom Baker
'I have never described the time I was in Doctor Who as anything except a kind of ecstatic success, but all the rest has been rather a muddle and a disappointment. Compared to Doctor Who, it has been an outrageous failure really - it's so boring.'


Author: Susie Orbach
'I'd like to see much more understanding of emotional issues around hurt, abandonment, disappointment, longing, failure and shame, where they stem from and how they drive people and policies brought into public discourse.'


Author: Shannen Doherty
'I met Ashley two weeks before I married him. It was a joke-the most ridiculous thing I've ever done. Once I was married, I didn't want to be a failure, so I stuck it out for six months, which was about six months too long.'


Author: Thomas Haden Church
'Their lives have been largely defined by failure and you would think the prospect of marriage, which is supposed to be bountiful and hopeful, it's just really another kind of tangential thing in his life.'


Author: Thomas Haden Church
'But all actors go through the process, it's hit and miss, you have achievement and failure.'


Author: David Limbaugh
'Some of the reasons John McCain lost in 2008 were his lackluster campaign, his refusal to showcase Obama's extreme liberalism and, thus, his failure to demonstrate why he would make a better president than Obama.'


Author: Gavin DeGraw
'So I try not to have any actual expectations for myself for any level of success or failure.'


Author: Charles Inglis
'A Failure in this Duty did once involve our Nation in all the Horrors of Rebellion and Civil War.'


Author: Sidney Hook
'Students rarely disappoint teachers who assure them in advance that they are doomed to failure.'


Author: Rosalind Russell
'Success is a public affair. Failure is a private funeral.'


Author: Russell Pearce
'Washington, D.C. is what is broken, not the immigration policies. We have good laws. We have people suffer every day because of government's failure to enforce the law and be respectful to the process we have. We have a pathway to citizenship already in p'


Author: Alan Price
'The one phrase you can use is that success has a thousand fathers, and failure is an orphan.'


Author: Tammy Bruce
'One of the biggest problems with the modern feminist movement is its failure to bring men along with us.'


Author: Dave Van Ronk
'You can't be afraid of failure and you can't be afraid of success, because either one gets in the way of your work.'


Author: Allen Tate
'So the poet, who wants to be something that he cannot be, and is a failure in plain life, makes up fictitious versions of his predicament that are interesting even to other persons because nobody is a perfect automobile salesman.'


Author: Zbigniew Brzezinski
'We have actually experienced in recent months a dramatic demonstration of an unprecedented intelligence failure, perhaps the most significant intelligence failure in the history of the United States.'


Author: Bonnie Hunt
'I think that failure by your own standards is certainly a form of success.'


Author: Estelle Morris
'Before this government came to power, many failing schools were simply allowed to drift on in a pattern of continuing failure. The government is determined to break that pattern and is successfully doing so.'


Author: Michael Baden
'I saw why people died and how they died. I saw gunshot wounds and liver failure. It was a good learning experience, so I came regularly on weekends and holidays.'


Author: Alan Hansen
'The pressures are intense, because the rewards for success and the penalty for failure are more and more.'


Author: Laurence Housman
'My failure, during the first five or six years of my art training, to get set in the right direction, and the disappointment which it caused me, drove me the more persistently into writing as an alternative.'


Author: Peter Berg
'I've had great success and I've had catastrophic failure. It's really how you handle the rough stuff that defines you, I think.'


Author: Zach Wamp
'Failure to properly control our borders costs citizens in many ways: schools become overcrowded, medical resources are stretched too thin, other government services are overtaxed, and taxes increase further.'


Author: Matt Emmons
'Failure and things of this sort - you can take it one of two ways. You can either let that hurt you and really affect the way that you live your life in the future, or you can use that as an opportunity for growth.'


Author: Sonia Johnson
'What we have most to fear is failure of the heart.'


Author: Margaret Drabble
'Nothing succeeds, they say, like success. And certainly nothing fails like failure.'


Author: Bill Moyers
'War, except in self-defense, is a failure of moral imagination.'


Author: China Mieville
'I think there's something quite interesting about the almost tragic quality of a lot of overwrought prose, because it has a much more self-conscious awareness of its own failure to touch the real.'


Author: Sam Donaldson
'I don't know many people, if any, who have had some straight line toward success. I mean, they start here, they work hard, they've got what it takes, and they just go straight to the top over some number of years. Most people get a little failure.'


Author: Jim Clyburn
'Pharmaceutical companies are enjoying unprecedented profits and access with this Administration. Yet the Republicans' prescription drug plan for seniors has been a colossal failure, and over 43 million Americans wake up every morning without health insura'


Author: Hideki Tojo
'The reason was the failure of both Japan and China to understand each other and the inability of America and the European powers to sympathize, without prejudice, with the peoples of East Asia.'


Author: John Osborne
'There's no such thing as failure - just waiting for success.'


Author: James F. Byrnes
'The carrying out of the Potsdam Agreement has, however, been obstructed by the failure of the Allied Control Council to take the necessary steps to enable the German economy to function as an economic unit.'


Author: Richard V. Allen
'Our system provides for a winner to take office on January 20th, and he is expected to take command of the ship of state. Failure to do so, characterized by hesitation and indecision, will harm the national interest.'


Author: Alan Shearer
'We go there with confidence, but we know there is a very fine line between success and failure in this game.'


Author: Major Taylor
'The moral turpitude of the boys of today appears to center in their failure to concentrate on any particular objective long enough to obtain their maximum results.'


Author: John Dingell
'War is failure of diplomacy.'


Author: Ruben Hinojosa
'If we do not get No Child Left Behind right for Limited English Proficient students, the law will be a failure for most schools in the 15th Congressional District, and for many across the nation.'


Author: Natalie Goldberg
'Failure is what we're all running from, we're always running toward success with failure at our back.'


Author: Natalie Goldberg
'I feel that 'The Great Failure' is really a book written out of great love and a willingness to face all of who a human being is.'


Author: Steve Forbes
'The rise of China as a new power is another great challenge for the US. Our failure to properly handle Germany and Japan earlier in the 20th century cost us and the world dearly. We must not make this same mistake with China.'


Author: Steve Forbes
'Our failure to properly deal with Germany and Japan early cost the world dearly later on. We dare not make the same mistake with China.'


Author: Ali Larter
'I was brought up to believe that there is no such thing as failure as long as I'm trying my best. So I've had a 'blood, guts and glory' approach through my whole life.'


Author: Michael Chertoff
'Well, I think first of all there was a failure to have real, clear information at our disposal. There was a real lack of situational awareness. We didn't have the capabilities on the ground to give us real-time, accurate assessments of the physical condit'


Author: Dana Fox
'My big philosophy is: Try and work with good people, because the process is your life. That's going to be really, really hard. I'm glad I learned the lesson, 'Failure is OK.''


Author: Molly Ringwald
'I wish I had been more prepared, both for success and for failure, when I was younger.'


Author: Thomas John Watson, Sr.
'You can be discouraged by failure, or you can learn from it. So go ahead and make mistakes, make all you can. Because, remember that's where you'll find success - on the far side of failure.'


Author: Don Nickles
'But if you look at WorldCom, which is the biggest failure to date, they grew dramatically, they were buying companies that were bigger than they were and they were doing it off inflated stock.'


Author: Wesley Morris
'There comes a point in your moviegoing life where you look at the screen and then you look at the world and you ask, 'What is going on?' You want the movies to show you the chaos and mess and risk and failure that are normal for a lot of us. Generally, th'


Author: Jerry Brown
'Jobs for every American is doomed to failure because of modern automation and production. We ought to recognize it and create an income-maintenance system so every single American has the dignity and the wherewithal for shelter, basic food, and medical ca'


Author: James Lane Allen
'To begin to think with purpose, is to enter the ranks of those strong ones who only recognize failure as one of the pathways to attainment.'


Author: Jeff Tweedy
'I think somehow you need to get to a certain point in your life where the notion of failure is absurd.'


Author: Ty Cobb
'Don't come home a failure.'


Author: Paddy Ashdown
'The greatest failure is that although we have created institutions, we have not created a civil society.'


Author: Toby Young
'I've become a professional failure - in order to pay the mortgage I have to remain unemployed. Luckily, a disaster always seems to befall me at exactly the right moment.'


Author: Toby Young
'America thinks of itself as a meritocracy, so people have more respect for success and more contempt for failure.'


Author: Toby Young
'In Britain, by contrast, we still think that class plays a part in determining a person's life chances, so we're less inclined to celebrate success and less inclined to condemn failure. The upshot is that it's much easier to be a failure in Britain than i'


Author: Jonathan Raban
'Critics? Don't talk to me of critics! You think some jackanapes journalist, his soul eaten away by the maggots of jealousy and failure, has anything worthwhile to say of art? I don't.'


Author: Jon Ronson
'Success is always less funny than failure.'


Author: Stuart Rose
'Most employees want to be involved in a successful business and most employees are happy for people running successful businesses to be paid a reasonable wage and a market rate for it, provided they understand the reason. What they hate most of all is pay'


Author: Oliver Hudson
'His advice to me is basically to just love what you do and don't let the fear of failure stop you.'


Author: Joe Strummer
'The hippy movement was a failure.'


Author: Cathy Rigby
'Acting allows me the freedom to let go, to be in the moment, to be spontaneous. I no longer have the fear of losing, of failure.'


Author: Marvin Minsky
'There was a failure to recognize the deep problems in AI for instance, those captured in Blocks World. The people building physical robots learned nothing.'


Author: Xavier Becerra
'Twenty million more have Chronic Kidney Disease, where patients experience a gradual deterioration of kidney function, the end result of which is kidney failure.'


Author: Malcolm Mclaren
'I've always embraced failure as a noble pursuit. It allows you to be anti whatever anyone wants you to be, and to break all the rules.'


Author: Malcolm Mclaren
'Art school had taught me it was far better to be a flamboyant failure than any kind of benign success.'


Author: Malcolm Mclaren
'What matters is this: Being fearless of failure arms you to break the rules. In doing so, you may change the culture and just possibly, for a moment, change life itself.'


Author: Malcolm Mclaren
'Everyone should be commended for allowing people to make disasters, to make failures - you've just got to be sure that it's a magnificent failure and that, by creating a magnificent failure, you plant the seed.'


Author: Chris Van Hollen
'It is Basic Management 101 that if you reward failure you are going to get more failure, and if you want success you should reward success. But if you look at the way this administration has approached national security, they have kind of got that princip'


Author: Boutros Boutros-Ghali
'The failure of the United Nations - My failure is maybe, in retrospective, that I was not enough aggressive with the members of the Security Council.'


Author: Slavoj Zizek
'I - and I still consider myself, I'm sorry to tell you, a Marxist and a Communist, but I couldn't help noticing how all the best Marxist analyses are always analyses of a failure.'


Author: Chester W. Nimitz
'Is the proposed operation likely to succeed? What might the consequences of failure? Is it in the realm of practicability in terms of material and supplies?'


Author: Jerry Rice
'My work ethic came from my parents and my fear of failure. I came from a small, predominantly black school and I didn't want to let them down.'


Author: John Sherman Cooper
'I think he Oswald felt he was a failure and for the United States and for President Kennedy and all of us. He knew he was a failure at everything he tried, frustrated, with a very sad life, but he was a Marxist.'


Author: Jamie Moyer
'If you're a doctor or a lawyer or teacher, if you only get three things right out of 10, you're considered a failure.'


Author: Robin Tunney
'A film's success or failure is strictly on the director's shoulders.'


Author: John Mica
'Other countries, such as Israel, successfully employ behavior detection techniques at their airports, but the bloated, ineffective bureaucracy of TSA has produced another security failure for U.S. transportation systems.'


Author: Napolean Hill
'Failure is nature's plan to prepare you for great responsibilities.'


Author: Albert Claude
'This attempt to isolate cell constituents might have been a failure if they had been destroyed by the relative brutality of the technique employed. But this did not happen.'


Author: Rupert Holmes
'Having in my life been bitten by the jaws of both victory and defeat, I must rush to add that success is to failure as butter pecan ice cream is to death.'


Author: Rupert Holmes
'But thankfully, my first album, 'Wide Screen,' was sort of a critics' darling - everyone raved about it, but no one bought it. They only manufactured 10,000 copies I wasn't even in the running for failure!'


Author: Harry Oppenheimer
'It must not be forgotten in fairness to the National Government that apartheid is not just a policy of oppression but an attempt - in my opinion an attempt doomed to failure - to find an alternative to a policy of racial integration which is fair to both '


Author: William Irwin Thompson
'Catastrophes are often stimulated by the failure to feel the emergence of a domain, and so what cannot be felt in the imagination is experienced as embodied sensation in the catastrophe.'


Author: Cal Thomas
'America's most dangerous diseases have developed an immunity to politics. We suffer not from a failure of political organization or power, but a failure of love.'


Author: Billy Dee Williams
'Failure's not a bad thing. It builds character. It makes you stronger.'


Author: Berthe Morisot
'A love of nature is a consolation against failure.'


Author: Christian Marclay
'With improvisation, I just do it. It might be a total failure but then you just throw the dice again.'


Author: Agnetha Faltskog
'It has always felt like a failure that Bjorn and I couldn't keep our family together. You never get it back, but to this day I don't regret splitting up. The reason behind our separation is one of those things I definitely don't want to go into!'


Author: Michael Koryta
'I made a very conscious effort to finish 'The Cypress House' before 'So Cold the River' launched, because I thought that would help build a buffer between my writing and any impact that came from either the success or the failure of that first book.'


Author: Rosalyn S. Yalow
'The failure of women to have reached positions of leadership has been due in large part to social and professional discrimination.'


Author: Brian Harris
'The failure of Socialism since 1945 is that whilst encouraging us all, the creators of wealth, to produce less through strikes, it has caused us all to demand a higher level of our own product.'


Author: Sheila Jackson Lee
'By virtually any measure, the record of the Republican Majority is an appalling failure.'


Author: Justin Guarini
'Directly after the show people might have responded better to it, but who really knows. It did what it did and while it seems like a failure to most but it was a success for me and has given me so many opportunities.'


Author: Vijay Mallya
'Everybody keeps saying that India's a poor country. Yes, we have poverty. But I blame the government of India, the political establishment, for their failure to educate and therefore their failure to control the poverty.'


Author: Rick Pitino
'Failure is good. It's fertilizer. Everything I've learned about coaching, I've learned from making mistakes.'


Author: Bruno Bettelheim
'The fear of failure is so great, it is no wonder that the desire to do right by one's children has led to a whole library of books offering advice on how to raise them.'


Author: Corey Hart
'I think you can learn as much from success as you can from failure.'


Author: John P. Kotter
'The vast majority of large scale change efforts fail. Which means that the probability that you have actually experienced a failure, and your people know that and are pessimistic, therefore, about trying something again, is very high.'


Author: Andrew Vachss
'I believe my publisher has shown a great deal of faith in me over a lot of years but I'm not prepared to be so arrogant to say that the long-term literary value of my work would compensate them for a financial failure.'


Author: Tom Kite
'Fear comes in two packages fear of failure, and sometimes, fear of success.'


Author: Robert E. Howard
'But whatever my failure, I have this thing to remember - that I was a pioneer in my profession, just as my grandfathers were in theirs, in that I was the first man in this section to earn his living as a writer.'


Author: Arlie Russell Hochschild
'Has Bill Clinton inspired idealism in the young, as he himself was inspired by John F. Kennedy? Or has he actually reduced their idealism? Surely part of the answer lies in Clinton's personal moral lapse with Monica Lewinsky. But more important was his si'


Author: Jim Dale
'You cannot learn anything from success, you only learn from failure.'


Author: Rosalynn Carter
'If you don't accept failure as a possibility, you don't set high goals, you don't branch out, you don't try - you don't take the risk.'


Author: Dennis Ross
'We can't have a failure in Iraq, but we also can't be there for the next 10 years because if we are, it's going to become, I think, a failure in and of itself.'


Author: Anna Neagle
'The time I had waited probably made the difference between success and failure.'


Author: Hans Eysenck
'In our tabulation of psychoanalytic results, we have classed those who stopped treatment together with those not improved. This appears to be reasonable a patient who fails to finish his treatment, and is not improved, is surely a therapeutic failure.'


Author: Arthur C. Brooks
'The more control you have over your life, the more responsible you feel for your own success - or failure.'


Author: George Hickenlooper
'I'm fascinated by failure, and I'm fascinated by finality. Shakespeare's historical plays are more universal than his comedies because they relate to the finality of life. Without finality, life would not be beautiful.'


Author: Koichi Tanaka
'Most of the work performed by a development engineer results in failure.'


Author: Pete Sessions
'Our nation's Social Security Trust Fund is depleting at an alarming rate, and failure to implement immediate reforms endangers the ability of Americans to plan for their retirement with the options and certainty they deserve.'


Author: Harvey Korman
'And I went to New York and died for 10 years I walked those pavements. I can't think of New York without feeling uncomfortable and feeling like a failure.'


Author: Shinzo Abe
'I have experienced failure as a politician and for that very reason, I am ready to give everything for Japan.'


Author: Mark Edwards
'To me, all war is failure for humanity, though it often is a bounty for commerce.'


Author: Gerry Beckley
'I know acts and I'm not going to name names but these people sold ten million copies the first time and the second album sells three million and it's considered a failure and they're dropped and that's really a shame.'


Author: Lev Yilmaz
'Even in a gleefully negative comic, there is optimism, although it's slightly hidden: It comes out through a comic character's sheer tenacity. He keeps going and trying to find some sort of fulfillment regardless of his perpetual failure record. That's a '


Author: Matt Blunt
'Over the next four years, we will be bold. We will be willing to experiment. We will not fear failure.'


Author: James M. Baldwin
'Feeling is the consciousness of the resulting conditions - of success, failure, equilibrium, compromise or balance, in this continuous rivalry of ideas.'


Author: Cory Lidle
'Ninety-nine percent of pilots that go up never have engine failure, and the 1 percent that do usually land it. But if you're up in the air and something goes wrong, you pull that parachute, and the whole plane goes down slowly.'


Author: Felicity Kendal
'Success breeds success, and failure leads to a sort of fallow period.'


Author: Emanuel Steward
'I went to a motivational training course once, a course of self-discovery, and I found out after a week that my fear - it was not a fear of not being accepted - was a very violent fear of failure.'


Author: John Mortimer
'There is always time for failure.'


Author: Jon Corzine
'It has now been over 7 years since Congress last raised the minimum wage to its current level of $5.15 per hour. Since that last increase, Congress's failure to adjust the wage for inflation has reduced the purchasing power of the minimum wage to record l'


Author: John Poindexter
'You accept failure as a possible outcome of some of the experiments. If you don't get failures, you're not pushing hard enough on the objectives.'


Author: Naveen Jain
'Successful entrepreneurs find the balance between listening to their inner voice and staying persistent in driving for success - because sometimes success is waiting right across from the transitional bump that's disguised as failure.'


Author: Naveen Jain
'In the business world today, failure is apparently not an option. We need to change this attitude toward failure - and celebrate the idea that only by falling on our collective business faces do we learn enough to succeed down the road.'


Author: John Larroquette
'If 50 percent of your career is not filled with failure, you're not really successful.'


Author: Henry Knox
'Something is wanting, and something must be done, or we shall be involved in all the horror of failure, and civil war without a prospect of its termination.'


Author: Daniel Inouye
'Mr. Gonzales' failure to respond to questions legitimately posed to him by the Senate raises grave doubts in my mind as to his fitness to serve the people of the United States as their Attorney General.'


Author: Carol Gilligan
'In the different voice of women lies the truth of an ethic of care, the tie between relationship and responsibility, and the origins of aggression in the failure of connection.'


Author: Elisabetta Canalis
'At the end of the day I have always seen the end of my relationships as a personal failure. There is nothing ever pretty in saying goodbye.'


Author: Alice James
'The success or failure of a life, as far as posterity goes, seems to lie in the more or less luck of seizing the right moment of escape.'


Author: Thomas Babington Macaulay
'American democracy must be a failure because it places the supreme authority in the hands of the poorest and most ignorant part of the society.'


Author: Gavyn Davies
'It was an interesting question as to whether the BBC had a future in the digital world, and what form of market failure could justify the licence fee system.'


Author: Hart Crane
'The fact that The Bridge contains folk lore and other material suitable to the epic form need not therefore prove its failure as a long lyric poem, with interrelated sections.'


Author: John Hersey
'Learning starts with failure the first failure is the beginning of education.'


Author: John Hersey
'It's a failure of national vision when you regard children as weapons, and talents as materials you can mine, assay, and fabricate for profit and defense.'


Author: Roger von Oech
'Most people think of success and failure as opposites, but they both are products of the same process.'


Author: Bryce Dallas Howard
'I've learned to think in terms of having a long career. Actors can have very long careers that last until the day we die, but there will be moments when you'll feel like you're a failure or when you're disappointed in yourself.'


Author: Toni Cade Bambara
'The dream is real, my friends. The failure to realize it is the only unreality.'


Author: Greg Bear
'Why do we capital-N Nerds love Mars so much? Because it's beautiful, it's tough, it's buried in our mythic, childhood memories. It's covered with human triumphs but also with sad stories of failure.'


Author: Alvin Adams
'Humanitarian missions are little different from any other public enterprise, diplomacy included, which is susceptible of misinterpretation by the public, hence ultimately of failure.'


Author: Takeshi Kitano
'My film directorial career has been nothing but repetition of one failure after another!'


Author: Christie Brinkley
'We decided to try in vitro, because both Peter and I felt we couldn't handle another failure. When I miscarried after that, we had to come to terms with the possibility that this wasn't meant to be.'


Author: Frederic William Farrar
'There is only one real failure in life that is possible, and that is, not to be true to the best one knows.'


Author: Elizabeth Pena
'When I got Jacob's Latter, I was nervous because I felt I wasn't allowed to fail. I felt that they were waiting for one little failure and that would prove them right and I'd be,'out of there.''


Author: Arthur Bloch
'A failure will not appear until a unit has passed final inspection.'


Author: Anna Garlin Spencer
'The failure of women to produce genius of the first rank in most of the supreme forms of human effort has been used to block the way of all women of talent and ambition for intellectual achievement.'


Author: Maude Adams
'When I was about 15... I made my first attempt as a leading lady, and was, of course, a complete failure.'


Author: Frederick Smith
'Fear of failure must never be a reason not to try something.'


Author: Eli Khamarov
'One failure is worth seven and a half successes.'


Author: Margaret Drabble
'Nothing fails like failure.'


Author: Jason Giambi
'As a younger player, you always kind of play with that fear of failure.'


Author: Paul Twitchell
'Y'know, the real reason why I was such a failure in the sense of being unable to make any sort of a living was because I was really not motivated. I had no motivation.'


Author: George Allen
'I rise today to offer a formal and heartfelt apology to all the victims of lynching in our history, and for the failure of the United States Senate to take action when action was most needed.'


Author: Scott Brown
'I've criticized President Bush for his failure to use his veto pen. There's plenty of blame to go around. The question is how to solve problems. It's not bailouts. What made America great? Free markets, free enterprise, manufacturing, job creation. That's'


Author: An Wang
'You have to risk failure to succeed. The important thing is not to make one single mistake that will jeopardize the future.'


Author: Thomas John Watson, Sr.
'If you want to increase your success rate, double your failure rate.'


Author: Ed Case
'The sentiments in Hawaii about Washington's failure of leadership are no different than the rest of the country.'


Author: William Empson
'Slowly the poison the whole blood stream fills. It is not the effort nor the failure tires. The waste remains, the waste remains and kills.'


Author: Mike Peters
'It breaks my heart to see these young, really talented bands getting chewed up into the system. I remember a time if you'd signed to a major label it was such a sell out! But now... unless you've signed to a big label, you're a failure now.'


Author: Roland Gift
'Our managers hadn't had that kind of success - the record company hadn't, we hadn't - and the feeling was that the next record had to be even bigger, and if it wasn't it would be some kind of failure.'


Author: Gordon Moore
'With engineering, I view this year's failure as next year's opportunity to try it again. Failures are not something to be avoided. You want to have them happen as quickly as you can so you can make progress rapidly.'


Author: Millicent Fawcett
'The assertion of failure coming from such persons does not mean that Mr. Mill failed to promote the practical success of those objects the advocacy of which forms the chief feature of his political writings.'


Author: Rodney Alexander
'I knew that there were several, among African-American leaders, who had been put out by me because of my failure or reluctance to endorse Sen. Kerry.'


Author: Alice Foote MacDougall
'I simply don't believe in failure. In itself, it doesn't exist. We create it. We make ourselves fail.'


Author: Tiki Barber
'I grew up playing sports. There is a clear line between success and failure.'


Author: Robert Farrar Capon
'At the root of many a woman's failure to become a great cook lies her failure to develop a workmanlike regard for knives.'


Author: George Edmund Street
'I think our failure in the production of good town churches of distinctive character must have struck you often, as it has me, when contrasted with our comparative success in country churches.'


Author: Tom A. Watson
'And obviously, with hindsight now, now knowing what went on in the company, it would have been absolutely appropriate back then for us to have the chief executive of the company, most senior person in the United Kingdom, come and answer for the policy the'


Author: Michael Crawford
'Sometimes you learn more from failure than you do from success, and in some ways it's better to have failure at the beginning of your career, or your life.'


Author: Michael Crawford
'Divorce is never a pleasant experience. You look upon it as a failure. But I learned to be a different person once we broke up. Sometimes you learn more from failure than you do from success.'


Author: Burt Rutan
'Testing leads to failure, and failure leads to understanding.'


Author: Shane Leslie
'We are equally glad and surprised at Winston's return to office. It shows that he was built for success that he should have declined to withdraw and sulk over a superficial failure.'


Author: Colin R. Davis
'The road to success and the road to failure are almost exactly the same.'


Author: Kurt Student
'After that he turned to the question of invading England. Hitler said that during the previous year he could not afford to risk a possible failure apart from that, he had not wished to provoke the British, as he hoped to arrange peace talks.'


Author: Simon Hoggart
'In Washington, success is just a training course for failure.'


Author: William Frederick Book
'Never permit failure to become a habit.'


Author: Ron Dellums
'Failure is not a crime. The crime is not trying.'


Author: Montgomery Clift
'Failure and its accompanying misery is for the artist his most vital source of creative energy.'


Author: Elie Tahari
'I had to succeed. Failure means I would have to be homeless again.'


Author: E. Franklin Frazier
'Educational institutes can no longer be prizes in church politics or furnish berths for failure in other walks of life.'


Author: Chuck Barris
'There's tons of creative people in television that have one failure after another, and they just step up higher. I could never get over that. When I had a failure, there was no such thing as just getting over it.'


Author: Dale Dauten
'Spend enough time around success and failure, and you learn a reverence for possibility.'


Author: Edward Dowden
'Sometimes a noble failure serves the world as faithfully as a distinguished success.'


Author: Edmond H. Fischer
'It is commonly said that a teacher fails if he has not been surpassed by his students. There has been no failure on our part in this regard considering how far they have gone.'


Author: Michael Ramsey
'Ken Lay has, does and will continue to accept responsibility for the fall of Enron. He was the man at the controls. But failure is not a crime.'


Author: Michael Malone
'I think the greatest taboos in America are faith and failure.'


Author: Hildegard Knef
'Success and failure are greatly overrated. But failure gives you a whole lot more to talk about.'


Author: Michael Savage
'Don't take too much comfort in the fact that you're successful today because tomorrow could bring failure. There's no surety in life.'


Author: Arthur C. Danto
'It really is impossible not to like him. His success was his failure.'


Author: Edward Eggleston
'Persistent people begin their success where others end in failure.'


Author: Tony Richardson
'Failure is not fatal victory is not success.'


Author: Craig Breedlove
'There's only one thing that can guarantee our failure, and that's if we quit.'


Author: Aldrich Ames
'The Soviet Union did not achieve victory over the West, so was my information inadequate to help them to victory, or did it play no particular role in their failure to achieve victory?'

 

 

 

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