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I feel like if we can use the combination of basically data-driven hunches and bet on really first-class talent to deliver the shows, that I think we could do as well as the networks do, who basically have a 75 to 80 percent failure rate for new shows anyway - even after all that development and pilot work. Ted Sarandos
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. Alfred Adler
Failure doesn't mean you are a failure it just means you haven't succeeded yet. Robert H. Schuller
If I didn't have children, I think my life would be a failure. Yann Martel
Your personal life, your professional life, and your creative life are all intertwined. I went through a few very difficult years where I felt like a failure. But it was actually really important for me to go through that. Struggle, for me, is the most inspirational thing in the world at the end of the day - as long as you treat it that way. Skylar Grey
Sociologists well understand that chaos at home causes violent behavior, educational failure and social alienation among children. Yet, many of us in America stay far, far away from this topic. That in itself is a national scandal. Bad parenting is gravely harming this nation. Bill O'Reilly
Like Lyndon Johnson, President Obama understands that timidity in a time of troubles is a prescription for failure. Robert Dallek
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? Chester W. Nimitz
I think a film is a failure if it doesn't have an emotional effect. That's the film's failure. Not if it doesn't deliver a message, but if it doesn't have emotional effect or visceral effect. Aunjanue Ellis
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. Paul Feig
Fact: From quitting smoking to skiing, we succeed to the degree we try, fail, and learn. Studies show that people who worry about mistakes shut down, but those who are relaxed about doing badly soon learn to do well. Success is built on failure. Martha Beck
Someone once pulled me aside and said it was all right to succeed, and I realised that I knew what failure felt like, but I didn't know what success felt like. I've carried that with me ever since. Nick Frost
There is no such thing as disappointment for those who continue to cherish the selflessness of which is born the noblest inner self. There is no such thing as failure for those who invest in the potentialities of the Ideal of the Soul. Ameen Rihani
The most irresistible charm of youth is its bubbling enthusiasm. Youth sees no darkness ahead - no defile that has no outlet - it forgets that there is such a thing as failure in the world and believes that mankind has been waiting all these centuries for him to come and be the liberator of truth and energy and beauty. Orison Swett Marden
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. John Drinkwater
The consequence of the Bay of Pigs failure wasn't an acceptance of Castro and his control of Cuba but, rather, a renewed determination to bring him down by stealth. Robert Dallek
Whether by a Mack truck or by heart failure or faulty lungs, death happens. But life isn't really just about avoiding death, is it? It's about living. Charity Sunshine Tillemann-Dick
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. Abraham Joshua Heschel
A failure is a man who has blundered, but is not able to cash in the experience. Elbert Hubbard
When I was an adolescent in England, at school we had to read 'Death of a Salesman.' I remember feeling incredibly moved by the portrayal of these people and the idea with which Miller broached the whole subject of failure or failed systems, or the way that people are crushed by a system in which they find themselves. Simon McBurney
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. Xavier Becerra
I fear that our true motivation is about oil and our own flailing economy; about the failure to destroy Al Qaeda and about revenge. Dave Matthews
If the whole process of learning from failure means discarding stuff that's not working, but in fact, our natural reaction is to keep going, to throw more money behind it, to throw more emotional energy behind it... that's a real problem. Tim Harford
Success breeds complacency. Complacency breeds failure. Only the paranoid survive. Andy Grove
The only risk of failure is promotion. Scott Adams
Success and failure are greatly overrated. But failure gives you a whole lot more to talk about. Hildegard Knef
But while success and failure depend on conditions, the mind neither waxes nor wanes. Bodhidharma
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. Richard V. Allen
So many financial dreams are thwarted by the failure to act upon good intentions. Suze Orman
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. Anna Quindlen
Learning to accept failure on multiple levels is, to my way of thinking, the key to become a world-class therapist. But that means humility, and setting your ego aside, while you develop superb new technical skills. David D. Burns
Failure is central to engineering. Every single calculation that an engineer makes is a failure calculation. Successful engineering is all about understanding how things break or fail. Henry Petroski
A man who has never made a woman angry is a failure in life. Christopher Morley
The wisest of the wise may err. Aeschylus
In truth, in the fairy-tale version of bailing out Lehman, the next domino, A.I.G., would have fallen even harder. If the politics of bailing out Lehman were bad, the politics of bailing out A.I.G. would have been worse. And the systemic risk that a failure of A.I.G. posed was orders of magnitude greater than Lehman's collapse. Andrew Ross Sorkin
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. Ben Okri
Failure? Scared to death of it. Ryan Seacrest
Confidence is contagious, but so is failure. Even the Yankees will lose if you persuade them that they will. Rosabeth Moss Kanter
Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will. Suzy Kassem
The failure of Lehman Brothers demonstrated that liquidity provision by the Federal Reserve would not be sufficient to stop the crisis; substantial fiscal resources were necessary. Ben Bernanke
If you look at great human civilizations, from the Roman Empire to the Soviet Union, you will see that most do not fail simply due to external threats but because of internal weakness, corruption, or a failure to manifest the values and ideals they espouse. Cory Booker
Running helped me learn how to deal with failure, and failure is a big part of the Internet business. Chad Hurley
Coming to terms with the fact that my marriage was a failure was devastating and very difficult. I blamed myself for a lot of things. It took me a very long time to get over it. Sarah McLachlan
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. Charles Kettering
I do public appearances. I'm bluff, hearty, goofy. I wear loud clothes, and I read the funny bits. I occasionally get taken to task for one thing or another, and I acknowledge my fault, my flaw, my failure, and I move on. Nick Harkaway
I feel, in the end, as if everything I've done has been a failure. Jonathan Kozol
Sometimes people call me a success for all the reasons that make me think I'm a failure. William Hurt
Engineering is achieving function while avoiding failure. Henry Petroski
Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently. Henry Ford
Aging is mostly the failure to repair. Gregory Benford
My fault, my failure, is not in the passions I have, but in my lack of control of them. Jack Kerouac
Boys with a 'failure to launch' are invisible to most girls. With poor social skills, the boys feel anger at their fear of being rejected and self-loathing at their inability to compete. Warren Farrell
After five awful movies, I admitted failure and said I was not cut out to be an actor. But how many people get a chance to live their dream? Ken Bruen
My greatest sense of accomplishment has come from having two amazing sons, but it's also a paradox in that the times when I felt like the biggest failure have been times when I felt like, as a parent, I wasn't making the right decisions or succeeding in the way that I should. Michael Franti
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! Agnetha Faltskog
There is but one cause of human failure. And that is man's lack of faith in his true Self. William James
I had to succeed. Failure means I would have to be homeless again. Elie Tahari
Failure's inevitable. It happens all the time in a complex economy. And how did the economy produce all these amazing things that we have around us, computers and cell phones and so on? Well, the process was trial and error. There were a bunch of ideas, and the good ones grew and prospered, and the bad ones were pretty ruthlessly weeded out. Tim Harford
The failure of the Russian Socialist Republic will be the defeat of the proletariat of the whole world. Karl Liebknecht
There could be no honor in a sure success, but much might be wrested from a sure defeat. Ann Landers
It is wise to keep in mind that neither success nor failure is ever final. Roger Babson
I think one of the biggest political failures, and the biggest social failures, over the past few years has been the failure of empathy; not being able to look at the other person down the street. Colum McCann
U.S. failures when it comes to the Gulf of Guinea are many: a failure to address the longstanding concerns of a government watchdog agency, a failure to effectively combat piracy despite an outlay of tens of millions of taxpayer dollars, and a failure to confront corrupt African leaders who enable piracy in the first place. Nick Turse
You make mistakes. Mistakes don't make you. Maxwell Maltz
Education is the only billion dollar industry that tolerates abject failure. Geoffrey Canada
It's only when you risk failure that you discover things. When you play it safe, you're not expressing the utmost of your human experience. Lupita Nyong'o
Past experience, on the shuttle and the Titan rockets, suggests that large multi-segment solid rockets have a probability of failure of 0.5 to 1 per cent. Henry Spencer
Failure is not a crime. The crime is not trying. Ron Dellums
It is easier to win than to fail. Everybody sides with the winner. But the failure walks alone. George Matthew Adams
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. Denis Waitley
I see disappointment as something small and aggregate rather than something unified or great. With a little effort, every failure can be turned into something good. Eleanor Catton
The failure of Lehman may have allowed the government to do more to prop up the economy than it otherwise could. Andrew Ross Sorkin
You can't be afraid of the problem. Don't be afraid of failure; don't be afraid to make mistakes. Make sure you learn from each step; iterate, and stay as efficient as possible without being paralyzed by a difficult situation. Jon Oringer
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. Marvin Minsky
There is only one real failure in life that is possible, and that is, not to be true to the best one knows. Frederic William Farrar
The tragedy of life is often not in our failure, but rather in our complacency; not in our doing too much, but rather in our doing too little; not in our living above our ability, but rather in our living below our capacities. Benjamin E. Mays
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. Johnny Cash
Cheerfully fessing up to our failures turns crazy mind off, humility and compassion on. I learned this in a karate dojo that had a strange tradition. Everyone there loved recounting failure stories, and after an evening of smacking one another, we'd sit and have a beer while the students swapped tales of martial arts disaster. Martha Beck
The truth is when you have a movie that was as successful as 'Chronicle' was, it's not as quick of a process. There are a lot more voices coming in and saying 'This is what the sequel should be' because there's a bigger expectation and a bigger fear of failure. And that's really what's going on with 'Chronicle 2.' Max Landis
In 1999, I was in St. Louis with Martin Luther King III as we led protests against the state's failure to hire minority contractors for highway construction projects. We went at dawn on a summer day with over a thousand people and performed acts of civil disobedience. Al Sharpton
However things may seem, no evil thing is success and no good thing is failure. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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. Justin Sane
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. Frederick William Robertson
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. S. I. Hayakawa
Women must try to do things as men have tried. When they fail their failure must be but a challenge to others. Amelia Earhart
The most effective leaders are actually better at guarding against danger when they acknowledge it that it exists. Cowards, in contrast, cling to the hope that failure will never happen and may be sloppy in the face of danger - not because they don't acknowledge that it exists, but because they are just too afraid of it to look it in the eye. Simon Sinek
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? Daisaku Ikeda
But man is not made for defeat. A man can be destroyed but not defeated. Ernest Hemingway
If anyone has seen success and failure on a global stage, it's my friend Steve Forbes. Peter Diamandis
How one handles success or failure is determined by their early childhood. Harold Ramis
I had five years of failure, really, before I had the first initial sign of success. James Rothman
I never see failure as failure, but only as the game I must play and win. Tom Hopkins
I didn't fear failure. I expected failure. Amy Tan
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. George W. Bush
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. Samuel Smiles
At least I have the modesty to admit that lack of modesty is one of my failings. Hector Berlioz
I liked drawing and painting, because the only failure would be to listen to the doubters who wanted me to stop drawing and painting because 'you aren't going to make a living doing that.' I liked looking in art books at the work of painters. Billy Childish
I grew up playing sports. There is a clear line between success and failure. Tiki Barber
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. Nikki Giovanni
Feeling is the consciousness of the resulting conditions - of success, failure, equilibrium, compromise or balance, in this continuous rivalry of ideas. James Mark Baldwin
Translation is the art of failure. Umberto Eco
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. Ruben Hinojosa
Success is 99 percent failure. Soichiro Honda
The very nature of finance is that it cannot be profitable unless it is significantly leveraged... and as long as there is debt, there can be failure and contagion. Alan Greenspan
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. Jimmy Connors
The failure to set standards for Palestinian conduct hurts the cause of peace. Elliott Abrams
Los Angeles was an impression of failure, of disappointment, of despair, and of oddly makeshift lives. This is California? I thought. Joseph Barbera
NBC's pilot season of 1994 is legendary in the business. In a world where failure is commonplace, we midwifed the birth of both 'Friends' and 'ER'. While 'ER' came essentially out of the blue, we'd been casting around for a 'Friends'-like show for some time at the network. Warren Littlefield
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. Vijay Mallya
I lived with this tremendous fear of failure because my father was a playwright and a director, and I think he did a couple of things as a child as an actor as well, and he... he failed, basically. Ben Affleck
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. Carol Gilligan
I was interested in political failure here in the U.S. The way we're failing to work together to solve even our smallest problems, let alone the complex ones. Paolo Bacigalupi
The story of Detroit's bankruptcy was simple enough: Allow capitalism to grow the city, campaign against income inequality, tax the job creators until they flee, increase government spending in order to boost employment, promise generous pension plans to keep people voting for failure. Rinse, wash and repeat. Ben Shapiro
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. Emanuel Steward
Age wrinkles the body. Quitting wrinkles the soul. Douglas MacArthur
I was convicted of three misdemeanors of willful failure to file a form. Wesley Snipes
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. Greg Bear
For market discipline to constrain risk effectively, financial institutions must be allowed to fail. Under optimal financial regulatory and financial system infrastructures, such a failure would not threaten the overall system. Henry Paulson
I'm not scared of anything in particular, but I am motivated by a fear of failure as opposed to a need to succeed. Heston Blumenthal
Never walk away from failure. On the contrary, study it carefully and imaginatively for its hidden assets. Michael Korda
Failure is instructive. The person who really thinks learns quite as much from his failures as from his successes. John Dewey
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. Lee H. Hamilton
I can plunk out enough chords to write a song, but I'm completely afraid to play guitar in front of other people. It's a fear of failure, I guess. Mandy Moore
Never permit failure to become a habit. William Frederick Book
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. John P. Kotter
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. Melissa Rosenberg
Obama's failure to close Guantanamo is yet another instance where the rhetoric of democratic and constitutional rights proved not useful for his international relations, relations which are always pursued in ways that continue to link and fortify securitarian power with the opening of new markets. Judith Butler
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. Ron Perlman
Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor. Truman Capote
He who has conquered doubt and fear has conquered failure. James Lane Allen
Do not be embarrassed by your failures, learn from them and start again. Richard Branson
But I look at failure as education. In that respect, I am so well-educated. Kathy Ireland
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. Louis E. Boone
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. Eric Ries
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 values, and less access to credit for companies and households. Timothy Geithner
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.' Dana Fox
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. Walter Pater
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. Tony Kushner
The very phrase 'Oscar night' used to accelerate my pulse. For one thing - dating myself - it meant Bob Hope. He always had good, strong jokes, that faultless delivery, and always a new joke about his own films' failure - once again - to be honored. Dick Cavett
My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure. Abraham Lincoln
If you set your goals ridiculously high and it's a failure, you will fail above everyone else's success. James Cameron
Failure to accord credit to anyone for what he may have done is a great weakness in any man. William Howard Taft
If you were to plot my success or failure, it goes, it very seldom stays on a high plateau. Jeff Beck
I really wanted to make the worst thing: the thing that even people who liked bad, terrible music wouldn't like - the stuff that people would ignore, always. Something really, really stupid. Something that is destined for failure. Ariel Pink
Failure is nature's plan to prepare you for great responsibilities. Napoleon Hill
It's a terrifying thing to be perhaps 16 or 17 and feel like you are a failure and a has-been. Shelley Fabares
Success is a public affair. Failure is a private funeral. Rosalind Russell
So many times in my life, people have tried to make me a failure. Keyshawn Johnson
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. James Taylor
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. John Burdon Sanderson Haldane
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. James Lane Allen
When I was young, I observed that nine out of ten things I did were failures. So I did ten times more work. George Bernard Shaw
Success and failure are emotional and physiological experiences. We need to deal with them in a way that is present and calm. Chade-Meng Tan
In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure. Bill Cosby
Intemperance and intolerance serve no one, and hatred guarantees failure. Edward Brooke
I even get inspired by movies that aren't very good, because there's always something good in movies that are collectively thought of as a failure. There's good in everything, I find. Steven Spielberg
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. Napoleon Hill
Art school had taught me it was far better to be a flamboyant failure than any kind of benign success. Malcolm Mclaren
The only TV I would be interested in exploring would be live television. There's no substitute for a team of artists performing at their peak live when failure is possible. It's a high-wire act. That excites me. Francis Ford Coppola
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. Elisabetta Canalis
Many of the familiar little things that we use every day have typically evolved over a period of time to a state of familiarity. They balance form and function, elegance and economy, success and failure in ways that are not only acceptable, but also admirable. Henry Petroski
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. Og Mandino
One of my most vivid memories from 1974 was the gas station at the foot of the hill below my Southern California high school - car lines snaking out into the street, heralding the failure of the government's price controls and lame ideas such as odd-even rationing. Nina Easton
Defeat may serve as well as victory to shake the soul and let the glory out. Edwin Markham
If something's important enough, you should try. Even if you - the probable outcome is failure. Elon Musk
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. Bruno Bettelheim
My motto is more, 'If you want to find something new, look for something new!' There is a certain amount of risk in this attitude, as even the slightest failure tends to be resounding, but you are so happy when you succeed that it is worth taking the risk. Yves Chauvin
I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work. Thomas A. Edison
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 right now. Mike Krzyzewski
If you're so afraid of failure, you will never succeed. You have to take chances. Mario Andretti
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. Bryant H. McGill
This is how I started: My mom was crazy for antique shops and junk shops, and my sister and I would play this game where, if we were driving with my parents and saw a junk shop or an antique shop, we'd scream at the top of our lungs. My poor father would have heart failure and screech to a halt, and we'd leap out and go and explore. Hamish Bowles
In America, there's a failure to appreciate Europe's leading role in the world. Barack Obama
There is much to be said for failure. It is much more interesting than success. Max Beerbohm
Most leadership strategies are doomed to failure from the outset. Peter Senge
Failure is unfortunately as common as success. Sanjay Kumar
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. Jonathan Raban
A life which does not go into action is a failure. Arnold J. Toynbee
In fiction workshops, we tend to focus on matters of verisimilitude largely because such issues are so much easier to talk about than the failure of imagination. Tim O'Brien
Success is always less funny than failure. Jon Ronson
But all actors go through the process, it's hit and miss, you have achievement and failure. Thomas Haden Church
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. Sam Donaldson
I've had many failures in terms of technological... business... and even research failures. I really believe that entrepreneurship is about being able to face failure, manage failure and succeed after failing. Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw
Every author believes that the book which he is placing before the public will 'fill a long-felt want,' and success or failure depends very much on how closely he has been able to gauge the nature of the 'long-felt want.' Will C. Barnes
People think when you have a, quote, 'bank failure,' that that is the end of the bank. And it isn't necessarily. Michele Bachmann
Without failure there is no achievement. John C. Maxwell
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. Jimmy Carr
Once you can accept failure, you can have fun and success. Rickey Henderson
Failure to prepare is preparing to fail. Mike Murdock
Vietnam was a palpable failure. And of course, in retrospect, it was even more clearly a disaster and a failure than maybe people understood at the time. Robert Dallek
Success is not built on success. It's built on failure. It's built on frustration. Sometimes its built on catastrophe. Sumner Redstone
The dream is real, my friends. The failure to realize it is the only unreality. Toni Cade Bambara
When you experience a failure as a leader, don't hide it - talk about it. Your missed opportunity will encourage others to take risks. Naveen Jain
Given the extent of the exposures of major banks around the world to A.I.G., and in light of the extreme fragility of the system, there was a significant risk that A.I.G.'s failure could have sparked a global banking panic. Ben Bernanke
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. Major Taylor
A real failure does not need an excuse. It is an end in itself. Gertrude Stein
One of the reasons people stop learning is that they become less and less willing to risk failure. John W. Gardner
I feel that marriage can lead to the ultimate rejection and failure and divorce and things we all fear. Mike Birbiglia
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. Alexander Wang
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. Dee Dee Myers
I think to visualize failure as you're starting off is really a bad thing to do. Marcia Gay Harden
If you're not a born-again Christian, you're a failure as a human being. Jerry Falwell
There are many victories worse than a defeat. George Eliot
Civilization is a failure. We need to think what we can do together in love and peace. Serj Tankian
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. Sting
As a younger player, you always kind of play with that fear of failure. Jason Giambi
You'll never convince me there is a hopeless situation or there is any finality in any success or any failure. Carlos Ghosn
Success depends upon previous preparation, and without such preparation there is sure to be failure. Confucius
Socialism in general has a record of failure so blatant that only an intellectual could ignore or evade it. Thomas Sowell
I feel like every time I take on a movie, it's important that the possibility of failure exists, and of the unknown, because it's a challenge to do something I haven't done before and something I have to try to work out. Marc Forster
Unwillingness to risk failure is always there, but it gets harder when you feel you have more to lose. Demi Moore
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.' Elizabeth Pena
Think twice before you speak, because your words and influence will plant the seed of either success or failure in the mind of another. Napoleon Hill
Thoughtless risks are destructive, of course, but perhaps even more wasteful is thoughtless caution which prompts inaction and promotes failure to seize opportunity. Gary Ryan Blair
Regard every suggestion that your life may be a failure, that you are not made like those who succeed, and that success is not for you, as a traitor, and expel it from your mind as you would a thief from your house. Orison Swett Marden
It is a changing world because of the newcomers who keep arriving and who leave us behind. Trying to keep pace with them is doomed to inglorious failure, especially as the pace has quickened so much. Hans Jonas
Success is never final, but failure can be. Bill Parcells
Once our country is fully engulfed in a debt crisis, our economy will be torn apart, and every American will be a victim of the federal government's failure to prevent this disaster. Kevin McCarthy
Failure, it is thought, is what sells, and what people want to hear and read about. I am not so sure. Alastair Campbell
In the old days, variety turns like me learned how to cope with failure - we all had nights when we 'died' on stage - but today's youngsters simply don't have that experience. For them, it really is instant make or break time - hence, all the tears and, hence, all the potential emotional damage. Bruce Forsyth
I believe there's only one regulation in life that works: failure. Rick Santelli
The publishing scene in India is evolving rapidly, and the key challenge is to keep reinventing oneself so that one does not become formulaic. Sometimes it is safer to deal with the consequences of failure than the fruits of success. Remaining on one's toes is critical, and often one finds that success makes one complacent. Ashwin Sanghi
I think I'm less afraid of failure than some others. Russell Simmons
My great fear has always been complete and utter failure. Hence, you see, all the dispossessed people in my fiction, and why I try to earn as much money as I can. It's a defense. I don't enjoy it or do anything with it. Peter Ackroyd
Failure is not an option. Everyone has to succeed. Arnold Schwarzenegger
In Chicago, you have an absence of strong family units, and that absence gets filled by gangs. You have a failure in the school system, after-school programs and other social programs to help keep kids off the streets. Amnesty International speaks to that in some way, by keeping these issues in the forefront. Lupe Fiasco
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. Gordon Parks
The enemy of human happiness as well as the cause of poverty and starvation is not the birth of children. It is the failure of people to do with the earth what God could teach them to do if only they would ask and then obey, for they are agents unto themselves. Henry B. Eyring
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. Jensen Ackles
Capitalism, after all, is no fun when real failure becomes a possibility. James Surowiecki
Don't be afraid of missing opportunities. Behind every failure is an opportunity somebody wishes they had missed. Lily Tomlin
The reality is gas prices should be much more expensive then they are because we're not incorporating the true damage to the environment and the hidden costs of mining oil and transporting it to the U.S. Whenever you have an unpriced externality, you have a bit of a market failure, to the degree that eternality remains unpriced. Elon Musk
The person interested in success has to learn to view failure as a healthy, inevitable part of the process of getting to the top. Joyce Brothers
But if you have a solid walk with the Lord, then you won't fear that failure. Cliff Richard
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. George Allen
I think that failure by your own standards is certainly a form of success. Bonnie Hunt
He who refuses to stoop, who cannot be bribed by the promise of success or the fear of failure - who walks the highway of the right, and in disaster stands erect, is the only victor. Robert G. Ingersoll
When people have a willpower failure, it's because they haven't anticipated a situation that's going to come along. Charles Duhigg
The banking collapse was caused, more than anything, by bad government policy and the total failure of bad regulation, rather than by greed. Nigel Farage
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. Napoleon Hill
I've always had to have some kind of failure before I was successful. Dan O'Brien
I constantly experience failure in that my work is never as good as I want it to be. So I live with failure. Jeremy Irons
Having the positive belief that it will all be O.K. just means that you hustle and make it work because failure is not even an option in your own mind. Natalie Massenet
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. Charles Schwab
The study of literature threatens to become a kind of paleontology of failure, and criticism a supercilious psychoanalysis of authors. John Updike
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. George Eliot
A traveller must buy his own experience, and success or failure depends mainly on personal idiosyncrasies. Isabella Bird
Once you become famous, you can't become unfamous. You can become a failure. Alexander Hanson
Through perseverance many people win success out of what seemed destined to be certain failure. Benjamin Disraeli
Don't be afraid of failure; be afraid of petty success. Maude Adams
I hate how box-office failures are blamed on an actress, yet I don't see a box-office failure blamed on men. Ellen Page
It's not about failure; it's about trying something and risking something for attaining your goal. Carol Alt
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 someday. Wilma Rudolph
A lot of suffering is just getting rid of dross in yourself, and lingering and hanging in the darkness is often - I say this against myself - a failure of imagination, to imagine the door into the light. John O'Donohue
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. Tony Robbins
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. Michael Savage
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. Naveen Jain
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. Samuel Smiles
The very reasons sometimes that you make a film are the reasons for its failure. Sydney Pollack
My father believed strongly, and taught me, that you can't let yourself get too high on a success or too low on a failure. In this volatile business, that's useful to know. Samuel Goldwyn, Jr.
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. Napoleon Hill
The season of failure is the best time for sowing the seeds of success. Paramahansa Yogananda
Failure usually works for me in the end. David Hasselhoff
I don't see divorce as a failure. I see it as the end to a story. In a story, everything has an end and a beginning. Olga Kurylenko
Failure is only postponed success as long as courage 'coaches' ambition. The habit of persistence is the habit of victory. Herbert Kaufman
There's a spectrum of those moments of connection and the moments we fail to connect, going from super-large successes to failures. Success would be love, I guess, and failure could still be love, but the bad side; and loss. Aimee Bender
They who have conquered doubt and fear have conquered failure. James Allen
By the time I was a young man, I lived with two deep struggles: I longed to become a cricketer, and I performed miserably in school. Cricket and tennis were all that I lived for. In India, this was a formula for failure. Ravi Zacharias
I don't look at football as a violent, barbaric sport. It's a very spiritual sport, especially for someone facing the challenges during a game: the fear of failure, the fear of getting too big an ego, of making a mistake and everybody criticizing you. Troy Polamalu
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. Carroll Quigley
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. Gerry Beckley
America thinks of itself as a meritocracy, so people have more respect for success and more contempt for failure. Toby Young
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. Garry Shandling
When I was growing up, Brandy was TV star, reality star, a pop star, a Cover girl, Grammy winner, had her own Brandy doll, and was the first African American to play Disney princess Cinderella. Most importantly, she is a survivor. Many only judge and remember a person's most recent failure. Niecy Nash
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. Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
No man can be a failure if he thinks he's a success; If he thinks he is a winner, then he is. Robert W. Service
Success is not forever and failure isn't fatal. Don Shula
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 place. Russell Pearce
Remember what Susan B. Anthony said? 'Failure is impossible.' Failure is possible if women don't vote. Madeleine M. Kunin
I never feel any pressure about a film. What is meant to happen will happen. I have seen failure as well as success several times. Akshay Kumar
Failure isn't an option. I've erased the word 'fear' from my vocabulary, and I think when you erase fear, you can't fail. Alicia Keys
Escapism, we are led to believe, is evidence of a deficiency in character, a certain failure of temperament, and like so many -isms, it is to be strenuously avoided. 'How do you expect to get ahead?,' people ask. But the question altogether misses the point. The escapist doesn't want to get ahead. He simply wants to get away. J. Maarten Troost
Admitting failure is quite cleansing, but never - pleasurable. Michael Morpurgo
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. China Mieville
Failure saves lives. In the airline industry, every time a plane crashes the probability of the next crash is lowered by that. The Titanic saved lives because we're building bigger and bigger ships. So these people died, but we have effectively improved the safety of the system, and nothing failed in vain. Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Failure in the theater is more dramatic and uglier than any other form of writing. It costs so much, you feel so guilty. Lillian Hellman
Failure is simply the non-presence of success. But a fiasco is a disaster of mythic proportions. Orlando Bloom
In school, we learn that mistakes translate into bad grades. This unfortunate lesson gets burned into our brains, and we go through life shunning challenges that might end in failure. Mark Frauenfelder
The man who has won millions at the cost of his conscience is a failure. B. C. Forbes
It is important for investors to understand what they do and don't know. Learn to recognize that you cannot possibly know what is going to happen in the future, and any investment plan that is dependent on accurately forecasting where markets will be next year is doomed to failure. Barry Ritholtz
His advice to me is basically to just love what you do and don't let the fear of failure stop you. Oliver Hudson
I will not be discouraged by failure; I will not be elated by success. Joseph Barber Lightfoot
Never fret for an only son, the idea of failure will never occur to him. George Bernard Shaw
You gotta lose 'em some of the time. When you do, lose 'em right. Casey Stengel
You know, failure hurts. Any kind of failure stings. If you live in the sting, you will - undoubtedly - fail. My way of getting past the sting is to say no, I'm just not going to let this get me down. Sonia Sotomayor
There is not a fiercer hell than the failure in a great object. John Keats
A failure establishes only this, that our determination to succeed was not strong enough. Christian Nestell Bovee
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. Andrew Vachss
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. Peter Berg
I'm not an artist, and I want to take risks, and when the possibility of failure occurs, it's because the idea is all exciting or interesting as a high wire act, and sometimes you've got to fall off, just by virtue of the fact that you're constantly trying to evolve and do new things. Peter Morgan
Call it the Tiger Mom effect: In the business world today, failure is apparently not an option. Naveen Jain
It is not a disgrace to fail. Failing is one of the greatest arts in the world. Charles Kettering
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. David Limbaugh
Failure is inevitable; it happens all the time in a complex economy. Tim Harford
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. Brian Ferneyhough
At the end of the day, you are solely responsible for your success and your failure. And the sooner you realize that, you accept that, and integrate that into your work ethic, you will start being successful. As long as you blame others for the reason you aren't where you want to be, you will always be a failure. Erin Cummings
There is always time for failure. John Mortimer
I don't know if it's a failure of imagination on my part, but I'm not going to be writing about Paris in the 1800s. I feel like it would come off as just ludicrously uninformed, even if I did a lot of research. Maria Semple
The difference between average people and achieving people is their perception of and response to failure. John C. Maxwell
We all deal with failure. If you're lucky to have a long career, it's part of the experience. David Henry Hwang
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. Ali Larter
The one phrase you can use is that success has a thousand fathers, and failure is an orphan. Alan Price
A street full of electric light is a sign of civic failure and is an insulting injury to the soul. Shutting out the night is as disastrous as shutting out the light. Michael Leunig
It's not that we fly by the seat of our pants. We're not afraid of failure. Craig Ferguson
I may be a successful football player, but I feel like such a failure. Brett Favre
Women, like men, should try to do the impossible. And when they fail, their failure should be a challenge to others. Amelia Earhart
They say there's no second act in American lives. There's something there worth exploring. Giving up an idea of yourself, examining your failure, and seeing if that failure was the system's or yours. What does it mean to not turn out to be the person you want to be? Scott Rudin
What I try to get physically healthy people to understand is that they're going to die someday. There is no way out. And dying isn't failure, but not living is, so make use of your time. Don't keeping waiting. Bernie Siegel
Why should anybody be interested in some old man who was a failure? Ernest Hemingway
Success without someone to share it with is hollow indeed. On the other hand, it beats the heck out of failure. Judith McNaught
No matter how well things are going, failure and disaster are just around the corner. So celebrate the good, but be ready for the bad. Vivek Wadhwa
Destiny: A tyrant's authority for crime and a fool's excuse for failure. Ambrose Bierce
If you're not failing every now and again, it's a sign you're not doing anything very innovative. Woody Allen
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? Aldrich Ames
Do not blame anybody for your mistakes and failures. Bernard Baruch
Federal regulations forbid delaying inspections for fracture-critical bridges like the fallen Minneapolis bridge - the kind with a lack of redundancy in design, so that a single failure in a load-bearing part can cause the entire bridge to collapse. Bill Dedman
No one ought to be under any illusion that Cheney privately thinks himself a failure. Barton Gellman
One of the biggest problems with the modern feminist movement is its failure to bring men along with us. Tammy Bruce
It's a European Union of economic failure, of mass unemployment and of low growth. Nigel Farage
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 form of hope, a form of optimism. Really hokey I know, but it's true. Lev Yilmaz
In the future, financial firms of any type whose failure would pose a systemic risk must accept especially close regulatory scrutiny of their risk-taking. Ben Bernanke
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. Thomas Sowell
Top-up fees mean that universities are increasingly under pressure to confer degrees upon students, who perceive the degree as a commodity they've purchased. Failure doesn't enter into anyone's calculations. Sarah Churchwell
It's not a very high failure rate if you choose people that you really like the sound of. Bryan Ferry
Fear of failure held me back from being a DIYer for many years, especially after a few early attempts at home improvement projects went awry. Mark Frauenfelder
'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. Tommy Lasorda
Increasing extremism - across Africa and the world - must be understood in the context of the failure of our leaders properly to manage diversity within their borders. Mo Ibrahim
If you're 40 years old and you've never had a failure, you've been deprived. Gloria Swanson
Coming to terms with the fact that my marriage was a failure was devastating and very difficult. Sarah McLachlan
Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm. Winston Churchill
I'm drawn to failure. I feel like I'm contending with it constantly in my own life. Joyce Carol Oates
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. Cathy Rigby
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. John Sherman Cooper
Success is due to our stretching to the challenges of life. Failure comes when we shrink from them. John C. Maxwell
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. Amy Tan
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. Maxwell Maltz
The difference between a beautifully made failure and a beautifully made hit is who you've got playing the leads. Steven Moffat
A fictionalised memoir of my father would be a failure as a novel. Richard Flanagan
When you're doing something that you think - that you know - is a breakthrough, you cannot obsess about the possibility of failure. That is just not a great place to go. Renee James
The things that will destroy America are prosperity-at-any-price, peace-at-any-price, safety-first instead of duty-first, the love of soft living, and the get-rich-quick theory of life. Theodore Roosevelt
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.' Florence Scovel Shinn
A failure to act is a terrible, stunning legacy for any leader. But far worse when it is the president of the United States. And that's the point driven home by Romney's selection of Ryan, who dared to lead when Obama did not. Mark McKinnon
Failure is a word unknown to me. Muhammad Ali Jinnah
If I were not African, I wonder whether it would be clear to me that Africa is a place where the people do not need limp gifts of fish but sturdy fishing rods and fair access to the pond. I wonder whether I would realize that while African nations have a failure of leadership, they also have dynamic people with agency and voices. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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. Norman Vincent Peale
I think and think for months and years. Ninety-nine times, the conclusion is false. The hundredth time I am right. Albert Einstein
The world today is so full of violence, obscenity, war, the failure of political systems. I try to make movies that make people a bit more confident. But that doesn't mean being sugary. Rouben Mamoulian
I am far more comfortable with failure than I ever will be with success. Shekhar Kapur
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. Paul Twitchell
If you fall during your life, it doesn't matter. You're never a failure as long as you try to get up. Evel Knievel
For diabetes in particular, we know there's a relationship between lack of glucose regulation and complications like blindness and kidney failure. So if you were diabetic and you knew that you could get your glucose in a tight, normal range just by adjusting your lifestyle, wouldn't that be great? Eric Topol
There's a difference between a failure and a fiasco... a fiasco is a disaster of mythic proportions. Orlando Bloom
I realized that I was afraid to really, really try something, 100%, because I had never reached true failure. Trent Reznor
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 fail. Sara Blakely
Boston has carried the practice of hypocrisy to the n-th degree of refinement, grace, and failure. Lincoln Steffens
I teach students that what people say about failure in politics is mostly wrong. People always told me, 'They'll praise you on your way up and kick you on your way down.' That wasn't my experience. I can't walk down the street in Toronto without someone coming up and saying hello. Michael Ignatieff
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. Mike Mills
We know there is no such thing as freedom without the risk of failure. Rick Perry
Honesty is about the scars. It's about the blemishes. But it's more than just bragging about failure, which could be a form of ego. It's about truly helping people. James Altucher
Believe it or not, Christianity is not about good people getting better. If anything, it is good news for bad people coping with their failure to be good. Tullian Tchividjian
When you say 'failure,' that seems really dramatic, but a lot of failure is just really depressing and mundane. I remember the first time I ever played a concert in Italy. I played a venue that held 900 people, and I think five people showed up. It wasn't a big, 'John Carter of Mars' type failure. It wasn't dramatic; it was just depressing. Moby
Failure is fantastic, because you meet yourself and get to know your limitations. This is how I express myself, and I can't do it any other way. Billy Childish
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. Elias Canetti
Well, I think it's too early to call Fallujah a failure. Charles E. Schumer
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. Edmond H. Fischer
We may be personally defeated, but our principles never! William Lloyd Garrison
It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all, in which case you have failed by default. J. K. Rowling
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. Harvey Korman
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. Sylvester Stallone
Failure seldom stops you. What stops you is the fear of failure. Jack Lemmon
We're born with success. It is only others who point out our failures, and what they attribute to us as failure. Whoopi Goldberg
Primarily affecting low-information voters and members of the mainstream media, Obama Worship Syndrome attributes impossible capabilities to Obama's political opponents, finds excuses for every Obama failure in everyone around him and praises the president as the finest politician - nay, human being - of our time. Ben Shapiro
Success is more dangerous than failure, the ripples break over a wider coastline. Graham Greene
You always pass failure on your way to success. Mickey Rooney
Before you can win a game, you have to not lose it. Chuck Noll
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. Kurt Student
When I was 18, I couldn't wait to move away. I was like: 'If I ever have to come back here, I'll kill myself.' Glasgow seemed like failure and death to me back then, but not any more. Laura Fraser
The entrepreneurial life is one of challenge, work, dedication, perseverance, exhilaration, agony, accomplishment, failure, sacrifice, control, powerlessness... but ultimately, extraordinary satisfaction. David S. Rose
In college football, fans wallow in a culture of failure. Unless you root for Miami, you sadly wait for disaster to strike your team in a manner not seen outside of Fenway Park. Stephen Rodrick
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. Estelle Morris
You have to be able to accept failure to get better. LeBron James
True leaders don't invest in buildings. Jesus never built a building. They invest in people. Why? Because success without a successor is failure. So your legacy should not be in buildings, programs, or projects; your legacy must be in people. Myles Munroe
Success and failure are both part of life. Both are not permanent. Shah Rukh Khan
The road to success and the road to failure are almost exactly the same. Colin R. Davis
I employ case studies of failure into my courses, emphasizing that they teach us much more than studies of success. It is not that success stories cannot serve as models of good design or as exemplars of creative engineering. They can do that, but they cannot teach us how close to failure they are. Henry Petroski
I honestly think it is better to be a failure at something you love than to be a success at something you hate. George Burns
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. Florence Scovel Shinn
The failure to dissect the cause of war leaves us open for the next installment. Chris Hedges
When you believe in your dream and your vision, then it begins to attract its own resources. No one was born to be a failure. Myles Munroe
The U.S. has a law on the books called the debt limit, but the name is misleading. The debt limit started in 1917 for the purpose of facilitating more national debt, not reducing it. It still serves that purpose. It's unconnected to spending, hurts our credit rating and has been an abject failure at limiting debt. David Malpass
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. Roger von Oech
Failure means a stripping away of the inessential. J. K. Rowling
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. Orison Swett Marden
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. Sylvester Stallone
A joke is a way to say, 'I'm going to do something funny now. If I don't get a laugh at the end, I'm a failure.' Penn Jillette
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 likelihood that something's not going to work. Peter Guber
So I try not to have any actual expectations for myself for any level of success or failure. Gavin DeGraw
The mere thought of divorce terrified me. To me, divorce symbolized failure. Annette Funicello
Sloth is the failure to do what needs to be done when it needs to be done - like the kamikaze pilot who flew seventeen missions. John Ortberg
Smokey Robinson writes the heartfelt songs, whereas it was my job to write the songs about weakness and failure in love. Elvis Costello
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. Malcolm Mclaren
Sometimes failure isn't an opportunity in disguise, it's just you. Douglas Coupland
Failure is always an option. Adam Savage
Our health-care morass is like the problems of global warming and the national debt - the kind of vast policy failure that is far easier to get into than to get out of. Americans say that they want leaders who will take on these problems. Atul Gawande
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 away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Steve Jobs
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. Matt Emmons
Having written both comedy and drama, comedy's harder because the fear of failure's so much stronger. When you write a scene and you see it cut together, and it doesn't make you laugh, it hurts in a way that failed drama doesn't. Failed drama, it's all, 'That's not that compelling,' but failed comedy just lays there. Rob Thomas
Who I am as a guitarist is defined by my failure to become Jimi Hendrix. John Mayer
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. Tom Baker
My life has been nothing but a failure. Claude Monet
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. Lao Tzu
Since so many romantic comedies vary little in their storyline, the success or failure of such movies depends largely on whether we believe in the relationship of the protagonists. Mariella Frostrup
Success needs no explanation. Failure does not have one that matters. Jesse Jackson
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. Jeremy Irons
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. B. F. Skinner
Modesty means admitting the possibility of error, subsuming the self for the good of the whole, remaining open to surprise and the gifts that only failure can bring. There are many ways to practice it. Try taking up golf. Or making your own bagels. Or raising a teenager. Nancy Gibbs
All war represents a failure of diplomacy. Tony Benn
I believe only in art and failure. Jane Rule
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. Elliot Richardson
A little more persistence, a little more effort, and what seemed hopeless failure may turn to glorious success. Elbert Hubbard
My failure to lay aside the sin that so easily entangles is the direct result of my refusal to die to my natural proclivity toward attaining my own freedom, meaning, value, worth, and righteousness - not believing that, by virtue of my Spirit - wrought union with Christ, everything I need, I already possess. Tullian Tchividjian
Success is not a good teacher, failure makes you humble. Shah Rukh Khan
Tyranny is increasingly unsustainable in this post-cold-war era. It is doomed to failure. But it must be prodded to exit the stage with a whimper - not the bang that extremists long for. Eskinder Nega
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. Laurence Housman
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. Ambrose Bierce
It implies a slight failure as a writer that you are reduced to being a ghostwriter for the money. Robert Harris
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. Robert E. Howard
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. Shannen Doherty
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. Chanakya
I think my whole life, because of where I came from, I had a fear of failure. Howard Schultz
In Iraq we must succeed. Failure is not an option. Zbigniew Brzezinski
In Arab capitals, the failure of the United States to stop Iran's nuclear program is understood as American weakness in the struggle for dominance in the Middle East, making additional cooperation from Arab leaders on Israeli-Palestinian issues even less likely. Elliott Abrams
Failure is the key to success; each mistake teaches us something. Morihei Ueshiba
Failure is impossible. Susan B. Anthony
There is only one failure in life possible, and that is not to be true to the best one knows. George Eliot
The time I had waited probably made the difference between success and failure. Anna Neagle
I am living on the razor's edge between success and failure, adulation and humiliation - between justifying my existence and revealing my unworthiness to be alive. Scott Stossel
Golf is a game of endless failure and frustration. Mike Greenberg
My film directorial career has been nothing but repetition of one failure after another! Takeshi Kitano
Failure comes only when we forget our ideals and objectives and principles. Jawaharlal Nehru
I didn't want to get divorced, but at the point where your children are part of it, you have to do something. I would really love it not to have happened because it haunts you, it will never go away, and it is probably the biggest failure, and I have to live with that. Amanda Harlech
We have forty million reasons for failure, but not a single excuse. Rudyard Kipling
Success isn't permanent and failure isn't fatal. Mike Ditka
I love when me and my friends don't know how to make something - there's that risk of failure, which should be there. If it's guaranteed not to fail, it's something you already know how to do. Spike Jonze
Students rarely disappoint teachers who assure them in advance that they are doomed to failure. Sidney Hook
I think the fall in Eden was ultimately a failure to give thanks. Ann Voskamp
Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit. Napoleon Hill
Failure is your invention. Sophia Amoruso
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. Hart Crane
I used to think that divorce meant failure, but now I see it more as a step along the path of self-realization and growth. Alana Stewart
What people often ask me is, 'What are the ingredients of Silicon Valley?' While the answer to that is complex, some of the ingredients I talk about are celebrating entrepreneurship, accepting failure, and embracing a mobile and diverse workforce. John Roos
I think you have to try and fail, because failure gets you closer to what you're good at. Louis C. K.
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. Joseph Barber Lightfoot
Failure is not our only punishment for laziness; there is also the success of others. Jules Renard
Exercise, from a public health perspective, is an unmitigated failure. The world's longest-lived people live in environments that nudge them into more movement. They don't use power tools, they do their own yard work, they grow a garden. Dan Buettner
Without failure there is no sweetness in success. There's no understanding of it. Glenn Beck
The failure of women to have reached positions of leadership has been due in large part to social and professional discrimination. In the past, few women have tried, and even fewer have succeeded. Rosalyn Sussman Yalow
Your attitude towards failure determines your altitude after failure. John C. Maxwell
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? Rahm Emanuel
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 you. This way, it is about answering to yourself. Sara Blakely
Failure is what we're all running from, we're always running toward success with failure at our back. Natalie Goldberg
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 psychological resources to play baseball - because you have to learn to live with failure. Michael Mandelbaum
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. Cory Lidle
We would be billionaires, but we took responsibility for Summa's failure. Edwin Soeryadjaya
Milk which is just about to turn is akin to that moment spent on the cusp of failure in a dulled and fettered relationship. Matt Roper
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. Gustav Mahler
All wars signify the failure of conflict resolution mechanisms, and they need post-war rebuilding of faith, trust and confidence. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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. William Irwin Thompson
Failure is essential. Trial and error is necessary. David Bergen
Our best successes often come after our greatest disappointments. Henry Ward Beecher
It's best to have failure happen early in life. It wakes up the Phoenix bird in you so you rise from the ashes. Anne Baxter
Any critic is entitled to wrong judgments, of course. But certain lapses of judgment indicate the radical failure of an entire sensibility. Susan Sontag
There are people who say that you can't experiment... That condemns you to failure. Jose Mujica
What is indisputable is the fact that unbelief is the force that gives birth to all of our bad behavior and every moral failure. It is the root. Tullian Tchividjian
An essential aspect of creativity is not being afraid to fail. Edwin Land
Everybody is an expert on one thing - that's what I learned in my high school journalism class - and that's, of course, his own life. And everybody deserves to live and have his story told. And if it doesn't seem like an interesting story, then that's the failure of the listener, or the journalist who retells it badly. William T. Vollmann
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. Mickey Gilley
Twenty million more have Chronic Kidney Disease, where patients experience a gradual deterioration of kidney function, the end result of which is kidney failure. Xavier Becerra
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. Mike Peters
The TED Fellowship exposed me to a set of youngsters who had wilder ideas than I did - and almost all of them were pursuing their wild and crazy ideas without fear of failure. Shaffi Mather
I thank God for my failures. Maybe not at the time but after some reflection. I never feel like a failure just because something I tried has failed. Dolly Parton
In the 1940s, traveling for an African was a complicated process. All Africans over the age of sixteen were compelled to carry 'Native passes' issued by the Native Affairs Department and were required to show that pass to any white policeman, civil servant, or employer. Failure to do so could mean arrest, trial, a jail sentence or fine. Nelson Mandela
Whether in success or in failure, I'm proud of every single movie I've ever directed. Steven Spielberg
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. Shane Leslie
Comedy was my sport. It taught me how to roll with the punches. Failure is the exact same as success when it comes to comedy because it just keeps coming. It never stops. Emma Stone
Educational institutes can no longer be prizes in church politics or furnish berths for failure in other walks of life. E. Franklin Frazier
Success is more difficult to handle than failure. Ravi Zacharias
The only person who needs to know about failure is yourself. John Connolly
I wouldn't call Loopt a failure. It didn't turn out like I wanted, for sure, but it was fun, I learned a lot, and I made enough money to start investing, which led me to my current job. I don't regret it at all. Sam Altman
I emphasize that virtually every engineering calculation is ultimately a failure calculation, because without a failure criterion against which to measure the calculated result, it is a meaningless number. Henry Petroski
I am aware that as an actor, I can blame others for the failure of a film, the director, the script, choice of co-stars, timing of the release and so on. But now, as the director, I will have to shoulder all the blame. Anupam Kher
If 50 percent of your career is not filled with failure, you're not really successful. John Larroquette
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. Christie Brinkley
You're always just trying to create opportunities and be ready when those opportunities present themselves. I can't look at anybody and think 'I want to be Damian Lewis' - I'd be setting myself up for failure. Diego Klattenhoff
I've had my share of struggle. I believe, never take success to your head or failure to your heart. Randeep Hooda
Sometimes the best lighting of all is a power failure. Douglas Coupland
I assume everything I do in life is gonna be a failure, and then if it turns up roses, then I'm psyched. Jonah Hill
I would have thought that I would have become one of those parents - just because it's my nature to be such a perfectionist - that anything falling short, I would have seen as a failure. But something has happened to me over the past few years - it's not Zen, believe me, I'm not at all Zen - but I'm so appreciative of even the chaos. Brooke Shields
I think that Obama's failure to reestablish the rule of law in money matters is the most damaging thing that he's done - and perhaps the most damaging thing that has happened in American politics in my lifetime. Because once the rule of law is absent in money matters, then anything really goes in politics. James Howard Kunstler
Feminism is doomed to failure because it is based on an attempt to repeal and restructure human nature. Phyllis Schlafly
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. Elbert Hubbard
I stare out the window and reflect on the similarity between writing and saving a life and the inevitable failure of one's imagination and one's goals and ambitions to create a character or a life worth saving. Miriam Toews
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. David Crockett
I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can't accept not trying. Michael Jordan
Testing leads to failure, and failure leads to understanding. Burt Rutan
Bacon is so good by itself that to put it in any other food is an admission of failure. You're basically saying, 'I can't make this other food taste good, so I'll throw in bacon.' Penn Jillette
Lead yourself whenever your boss' leadership deteriorates. When your boss doesn't praise what you do, praise yourself. When your boss doesn't make you big, make yourself big. Remember, if you have done your best, failure does not count. Mario Teguh
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. Marshall McLuhan
Forget being 'discovered.' All you can do is write. If you write well enough, and are stubborn enough to embrace failure, and if you happen to fall into the narrow categories that the book market recognizes, then you might make a little money. Otherwise, it's a struggle. A gorgeous struggle. Jess Walter
War, except in self-defense, is a failure of moral imagination. Bill Moyers
Burnout is grist to the mill. I write every day, for most of the day, so it's just about turning into metaphor whatever's going on in my life, in the world, and in my head. Every nightmare, every moment of grief or joy or failure, is a moment I can convert into cash via words. Grant Morrison
Failure sometimes enlarges the spirit. You have to fall back upon humanity and God. Charles Horton Cooley
Among all the tests President Obama faced in his first term, his biggest failure was climate change. Jeff Goodell
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 failure. We call this capitalism - or, at least, we used to. Larry Elder
As an outside; don't worry about failure, because failure will take care of itself. Focus on success. Henry Cavill
All human actions are equivalent and all are on principle doomed to failure. Jean-Paul Sartre
Greatly begin. Though thou have time, but for a line, be that sublime. Not failure, but low aim is crime. James Russell Lowell
Do not fear mistakes. You will know failure. Continue to reach out. Benjamin Franklin
I think you can learn as much from success as you can from failure. Corey Hart
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. Bryan Cranston
We dissect failure a lot more than we dissect success. Matthew McConaughey
There has been a failure to grasp how competing narratives fight for the attention of angry young Muslims, and we have grossly underestimated the appeal of the jihadist brand. Maajid Nawaz
One thing I do believe is I'm a believer in the presence of God. I believe that God is close. Whether it's in joy, pain or personal failure, I believe that God is close. That much I feel in my life. David Gregory
Failure's a natural part of life. John Malkovich
I've never been a jealous person, and I've never felt built up by someone else's failure - that's a cheap thrill. Matthew McConaughey
Nothing succeeds, they say, like success. And certainly nothing fails like failure. Margaret Drabble
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 condition of the city. Michael Chertoff
Kids have been let down by adults - we've tried to give them too much, we've tried not to impose discipline. We've tried to make their lives easier and, in doing so, we've taken something away from them. Kids like boundaries, they also like to be pushed, need to learn what failure is all about, need guidance. Daley Thompson
Most success springs from an obstacle or failure. I became a cartoonist largely because I failed in my goal of becoming a successful executive. Scott Adams
There is no such thing as failure. There are only results. Tony Robbins
Brain surgeons are dealing with the very last thread of life, and they have to be very confident, but I think they tend to remember their failures rather than their successes, and that must be very hard. Who do you share that failure with? That's why their personal lives are often disastrous. James Nesbitt
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 Facebook, but they are too afraid to create the next Facemash. Eric Ries
Some teachers feel that if they ask for emotional help, they're a failure. But teaching is a team sport. Erin Gruwell
If we don't succeed, we run the risk of failure. Al Gore
I'm quite detached from failure and success. Once a shooting is done, I kind of close that chapter in my life. Ranbir Kapoor
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. George Hickenlooper
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. Jon Meacham
Laziness is a secret ingredient that goes into failure. But it's only kept a secret from the person who fails. Robert Half
Success is boring... failure is exciting and more entertaining. Anupam Kher
Failure doesn't exist. It's only a change of direction. Alejandro Jodorowsky
Appearances are not truth. But every politician knows that his or her image, as well as his or her actions, can make the difference between failure and success. Mimi Kennedy
You get up and you preach a sermon and people walk away thinking what a great guy - and that's a failure as a pastor. Our job is to proclaim Christ. Joshua Harris
There is no failure except in no longer trying. Elbert Hubbard
You cannot climb the ladder of success dressed in the costume of failure. Zig Ziglar
The revolutions of my century, the 20th century - the Soviet revolution, or the Chinese, or the revolutions that were fomented in Latin America, such as in Cuba - failed for the most part, a failure which was completely clear by the end of the century. Stephane Hessel
Failure. It doesn't exist. 'Failure' is just what happens when we lose perspective. Donna Brazile
The exposed nature of life in the public square affects leaders' attitudes toward risk - and failure. Dee Dee Myers
When you come off 'The X Factor,' you're more likely to be a failure than a success because people almost want you to fail. There's this kind of feeling that you're separate from everyone else. You get it from artists, people in the industry, people at record labels. Olly Murs
Without exposure to potential failure, there is no risk. Brennan Manning
I want to swim in both directions at once. Desire success, court failure. Alan Rickman
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. Berkeley Breathed
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. Victor Kiam
I try to write 1,000 words a day - about three pages. When I reach 1,000 words I feel good. Less than that: a failure. More than that: tired. Tracy Chevalier
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. Michael Crawford
Like prospecting in the 19th century, reconnaissance of the asteroids would of necessity take place in an arena where trouble is likely and help is distant. Heroic stories of individual triumph and failure, set on landscapes never seen by humankind, are in the cards. Seth Shostak
There's a melancholy sense of things lost in the shabbier British seaside towns; of comfortable failure and better times long gone. Christopher Fowler
If taxpayers want better results from Congress, they must stop paying their elected officials for failure. After all, you get what you pay for. Jim Cooper
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 sport. Mike Krzyzewski
I wasn't afraid to fail. Something good always comes out of failure. Anne Baxter
Failure after long perseverance is much grander than never to have a striving good enough to be called a failure. George Eliot
I think that a failure of statistical thinking is the major intellectual shortcoming of our universities, journalism and intellectual culture. Steven Pinker
After college, I was living in New York and wrote furiously, a huge novel that I knew was a failure. I hoped that the book would work, but to be honest, I think I knew it would never work, even as I was finishing it. Chang-Rae Lee
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. Zbigniew Brzezinski
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. Slavoj Zizek
I don't need to be looking at every failure of government, I need to be looking where failure of government needs reform. Darrell Issa
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. Kevin Smith
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. Mary Kay Ash
Most leadership strategies are doomed to failure from the outset. As people have been noting for years, the majority of strategic initiatives that are driven from the top are marginally effective - at best. Peter Senge
For my first show at 'SNL', I wrote a Bill Clinton sketch, and during our read-through, it wasn't getting any laughs. This weight of embarrassment came over me, and I felt like I was sweating from my spine out. But I realized, 'Okay, that happened, and I did not die.' You've got to experience failure to understand that you can survive it. Tina Fey
I wish I had been more prepared, both for success and for failure, when I was younger. Molly Ringwald
Learning starts with failure; the first failure is the beginning of education. John Hersey
Christmas is the season I use to clock failure in life. It stops time, as it were, on the year - where you are in it, where you are in your travail unto the grave. Padgett Powell
Losing is no disgrace if you've given your best. Jim Palmer
Risk and failure is a part of our equation, and if you are seeing too little failure, you are actually probably not taking enough risks. Peter Barris
I was always told that music isn't a 'realistic' path to take, and like a normal human being, I doubted myself over and over because I was afraid of failure. Alessia Cara
I just felt that 'Golden Balls' was the right thing to do. I didn't care if people thought I was a failure. Jasper Carrott
Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty, and persistence. Colin Powell
With failure, you just try again. Judd Nelson
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. Oriana Fallaci
If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle
Is anarchism possible? The failure of attempts to attain freedom does not mean the cause is lost. Johann Most
Part of being a man is learning to take responsibility for your successes and for your failures. You can't go blaming others or being jealous. Seeing somebody else's success as your failure is a cancerous way to live. Kevin Bacon
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. Niklas Zennstrom
The average member of the public thinks of 'business' as an impersonal corporate entity owned by the very rich and managed by overpaid executives. There is an almost total failure to appreciate that 'business' actually embraces - in one way or another - most Americans. Lewis F. Powell Jr.
It takes two to make a marriage a success and only one to make it a failure. Herbert Samuel
Failure too is a form of death. Graham Greene
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. John Poindexter
Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not: nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not: the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. Calvin Coolidge
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. Greil Marcus
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. Ben Carson
If a building looks better under construction than it does when finished, then it's a failure. Douglas Coupland
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. Ron Fournier
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? Michael Fassbender
The only reason my work seems to be eclectic up to a certain period is because I was a failure as an actor. Hugh Grant
I believe in trusting men, not only once but twice - in giving a failure another chance. James Cash Penney
Mistakes are the portals of discovery. James Joyce
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. William Empson
I'm not going to get somewhere and say, 'OK, I'm done.' Success is never final; I'll just keep on going. The same way as failure never being fatal. Just keep going. I'm going to the stars and then past them. Conor McGregor
About the only problem with success is that it does not teach you how to deal with failure. Tommy Lasorda
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. Dorothea Brande
A love of nature is a consolation against failure. Berthe Morisot
In most parts of the world, starting a company that goes bust is dubbed a 'failure.' In Silicon Valley, we call this 'gaining experience.' We are willing to take the risks that are inherent for innovation. Sebastian Thrun
Failures, repeated failures, are finger posts on the road to achievement. One fails forward toward success. C. S. Lewis
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 right relationship. Trisha Yearwood
A minute's success pays the failure of years. Robert Browning
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 how we're gonna do it, not by enlarging government. Scott Brown
Failure is a word that I simply don't accept. John H. Johnson
The modern rise of Alzheimer's Disease in the twentieth century is not a sign of failure. It's a sign of success. Success in living long enough to see that disease expressed. S. Jay Olshansky
The threat posed by Bank of America isn't just financial - it's a full-blown assault on the American dream. Where's the incentive to play fair and do well, when what we see rewarded at the highest levels of society is failure, stupidity, incompetence and meanness? If this is what winning in our system looks like, who doesn't want to be a loser? Matt Taibbi
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. Michael Buble
Lincoln made mistakes. Roosevelt made mistakes. Eisenhower made mistakes. The Battle of the Bulge was the biggest intelligence failure in American military history, much bigger than any in Vietnam or now. We didn't know that the Soviets were moving 400,000 or 500,000 troops. We missed it. Rudy Giuliani
A man obsessed with failure has succeeded better than others in portraying it. Erland Josephson
There is no such thing as darkness; only a failure to see. Malcolm Muggeridge
I don't know which is stronger: the thrill of winning or the fear of failure. I don't know which one affects me most. I don't know where the middle is. Tony McCoy
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. Gary Ryan Blair
I honestly think I'm the kind of person that is driven by fear of failure rather than striving for success. I tend to go to bed scared and wake up terrified. Anthony Noto
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. Douglas Coupland
The federal government has been a proven failure in picking winners and losers in the energy sector. Mike Pompeo
Philanthropic colonization is a failure. National colonization will succeed. Theodor Herzl
We brought Safeco back from the brink of failure. Mike McGavick
In my memoir, I admit that I've been as fearful of success as of failure. In fact, when 'Passages' was published, I so dreaded bad reviews that I ran away to Italy with a girlfriend and our children to hide out. Gail Sheehy
With improvisation, I just do it. It might be a total failure but then you just throw the dice again. Christian Marclay
It's failure, really, that you grow by, although nobody likes to experience it. Nick Nolte
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. Anna Garlin Spencer
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 take the risk. Rosalynn Carter
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. Zach Wamp
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. Theodore Roosevelt
If we say we trust in Him, but in reality do not, then God, taking us at our word, lets us see that we do not really confide in Him; and hence failure arises. George Muller
My biggest failure is 'Metal Gear.' It's my biggest failure and my biggest success. Hideo Kojima
I'm very comfortable with failure. I'm very comfortable being the guy who disappoints people. Steven Soderbergh
I didn't allow failure to break my heart. So I wouldn't allow success to bloat my head. Randeep Hooda
I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody. Bill Cosby
It's not a failure if a marriage or partnership ends after a certain number of years. I think, in general, we expect too much of partners. We can't fulfil a person's every single need and, after ten years or so, many relationships wear out. If we were more philosophical about it, we wouldn't try to blame the other person or be bitter. Deborah Moggach
When we tackle obstacles, we find hidden reserves of courage and resilience we did not know we had. And it is only when we are faced with failure do we realise that these resources were always there within us. We only need to find them and move on with our lives. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
I firmly believe that unless one has tasted the bitter pill of failure, one cannot aspire enough for success. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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. Karen Armstrong
All the world loves a good loser. Kin Hubbard
If at first you don't succeed, failure may be your style. Quentin Crisp
People never confess to failure. They should. Mo Ibrahim
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. Chuck Barris
Restlessness is discontent and discontent is the first necessity of progress. Show me a thoroughly satisfied man and I will show you a failure. Thomas A. Edison
Successful people have a bigger fear of failure than people who've never done anything because if you haven't been successful, then you don't know how it feels to lose it all. Jay-Z
I've learnt something from every failure. The products I helped design at the first two companies I worked for were utter failures. But now I know why. Tony Fadell
The Conservatives are a confusing lot. They first denied climate change was a serious issue and then suggested strengthening the nuclear industry as a solution to it. They oppose the European Union, but support joining North American Free Trade Agreement, despite its obvious failure. Zac Goldsmith
Failure at some point in your life is inevitable, but giving up is unforgivable. Joe Biden
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. Gifford Pinchot
Show me a thoroughly satisfied man and I will show you a failure. Thomas A. Edison
Career is a mindset. The wrong mindset. Career is linear. Especially when you are trapped in the TV or film world. The next thing you do has always got to be bigger, or it is perceived as a failure. Paul Provenza
We all learn lessons in life. Some stick, some don't. I have always learned more from rejection and failure than from acceptance and success. Henry Rollins
We will all fail in life, but nobody has to be a failure. Failing at a thing doesn't make you a failure. You are only a failure when you quit trying. Joyce Meyer
A hatred of failure has always been part of my nature. J. Paul Getty
The hippy movement was a failure. Joe Strummer
It's fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure. Bill Gates
Never be afraid to fail. Failure is only a stepping stone to improvement. Never be overconfident because that will block your improvement. Tony Jaa
White America is tortured by black America's failure to thrive, and all that guilt and anxiety has only gotten worse as a substantial quota of white America loses its own footing in the middle class and plunges into the rough country of joblessness, hopelessness, and government dependency. James Howard Kunstler
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. Steve Forbes
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. J. Paul Getty
No man is a failure who is enjoying life. William Feather
Failure has gone to his head. Wilson Mizner
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. Pete Sessions
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. Sarah Michelle Gellar
Most social acts have to be understood in their setting and lose meaning if isolated... No error in thinking about social facts is more serious than the failure to see their place and function. Solomon Asch
Schools don't really allow failure and yet it's a valid part of any endeavour, not just writing. Roddy Doyle
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. Dennis Ross
The sentiments in Hawaii about Washington's failure of leadership are no different than the rest of the country. Ed Case
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 principle backwards. Chris Van Hollen
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. Malcolm Mclaren
The world is divided into two categories: failures and unknowns. Francis Picabia
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 it is in America. Toby Young
The success and the failure are not my concern, but His. Joseph Barber Lightfoot
Even when you have doubts, take that step. Take chances. Mistakes are never a failure - they can be turned into wisdom. Cat Cora
I simply don't believe in failure. In itself, it doesn't exist. We create it. We make ourselves fail. Alice Foote MacDougall
It's your own fear of failure that stops you from doing things. Anupam Kher
Failure is a part of success. Hank Aaron
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. Adam Schiff
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. John Mica
Already from your own cells scientists can grow skin, cartilage, noses, blood vessels, bladders and windpipes. In the future, scientists will grow more complex organs, like livers and kidneys. The phrase 'organ failure' will disappear. Michio Kaku
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. Susie Orbach
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. Maude Adams
I had more or less abandoned the idea of an electroweak gauge theory during the period 1961-1970. Of the several reasons for this, one was the failure of my naive foray into renormalizability. Sheldon Lee Glashow
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. Andre Malraux
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. Jerry Rice
I have self-doubt. I have insecurity. I have fear of failure. I have nights when I show up at the arena and I'm like, 'My back hurts, my feet hurt, my knees hurt. I don't have it. I just want to chill.' We all have self-doubt. You don't deny it, but you also don't capitulate to it. You embrace it. Kobe Bryant
The starkest rejection letter might be followed by a million-dollar advance. Don't let rejection start to look the same as failure. Darin Strauss
The main failure of education is that it has not prepared people to comprehend matters concerning human destiny. Norman Cousins
There is no innovation and creativity without failure. Period. Brene Brown
What America does best is produce the ability to accept failure. Nassim Nicholas Taleb
It is often the failure who is the pioneer in new lands, new undertakings, and new forms of expression. Eric Hoffer
There is no middle ground in Hollywood; you're a failure or you're a success. That mentality is wild. Javier Bardem
I used to feel an obligation to invent things. I felt I was a failure because I didn't do massive great novels about Australia or the outback or something. I just don't feel that any more. Helen Garner
One time I nearly experienced failure was when I was acting in 'Hum Aapke Hain Kaun' in 1994. One day, I woke up and found that part of my face was paralysed. Anupam Kher
Failure is enriching. It's also important to accept that you'll make mistakes - it's how you build your expertise. The trick is to learn a positive lesson from all of life's negative moments. Alain Ducasse
Relying on nothing but scientific knowledge to produce an engineering solution is to invite frustration at best and failure at worst. Henry Petroski
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. Jerome Lawrence
If you learn from defeat, you haven't really lost. Zig Ziglar
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. Allen Tate
If you try to do your best there is no failure. Mike Farrell
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. Fred Allen
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. Alberto Giacometti
There were times in 'Adaptation' during the editing where I really thought, 'Okay, well, this was a noble failure. I tried to do something good, but this is not going to work.' Spike Jonze
Success is usually the culmination of controlling failure. Sylvester Stallone
Any man who has $10,000 left when he dies is a failure. Errol Flynn
My biggest failure is I have too many to talk about. Dean Kamen
Do not let your ambitions become a sanctuary for your failures. Bryant H. McGill
I feel like 'Just.me' is not successful, but it is not a failure. Keith Teare
Ambitious failure, magnificent failure, is a very good thing. Guy Kawasaki
Yes - I am usually overweight. I have had to be interested in diet because of being diabetic for 30 years and having kidney failure. Sue Townsend
There are some defeats more triumphant than victories. Michel de Montaigne
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. Yann Martel
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 low levels. Jon Corzine
At the root of many a woman's failure to become a great cook lies her failure to develop a workmanlike regard for knives. Robert Farrar Capon
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. Gary Ryan Blair
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. Alexandre Dumas
Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up. Thomas A. Edison
War remains the decisive human failure. John Kenneth Galbraith
The greatest failure is that although we have created institutions, we have not created a civil society. Paddy Ashdown
Elegance is not a dispensable luxury but a factor that decides between success and failure. Edsger Dijkstra
The will to persevere is often the difference between failure and success. David Sarnoff
It really is impossible not to like him. His success was his failure. Arthur C. Danto
In tennis, it is not the opponent you fear, it is the failure itself, knowing how near you were but just out of reach. Andy Murray
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 generally used his shoe, and the only real tool he owned was a pair of needle-nose pliers. Ayelet Waldman
For me, the path of failure exceeded by far the joys of success. My plight was hopeless. Dominick Dunne
The most important of my discoveries have been suggested to me by my failures. Humphry Davy
Sometimes a noble failure serves the world as faithfully as a distinguished success. Edward Dowden
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. Eric Ries
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. Ethan Hawke
Case studies of failure should be made a part of the vocabulary of every engineer so that he or she can recall or recite them when something in a new design or design process is suggestive of what went wrong in the case study. Henry Petroski
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. James A. Baldwin
Enjoy failure and learn from it. You can never learn from success. James Dyson
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! Rupert Holmes
Success breeds success, and failure leads to a sort of fallow period. Felicity Kendal
Indecision and delays are the parents of failure. George Canning
If it's a good work of adaptation, the book should remain a book and the film should remain a film, and you should not necessarily read the book to see the film. If you do need that, then that means that it's a failure. That is what I think. Marjane Satrapi
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. Gavyn Davies
When we're in game worlds, I believe that many of us become the best version of ourselves: the most likely to help at a moment's notice. The most likely to stick with a problem as long as it takes. To get up after failure and try again. Jane McGonigal
Show me a good and gracious loser and I'll show you a failure. Knute Rockne
Is there any possibility of giving international air travel, which we all need and use and hate, a touch of glamour, or even of reliable, soulless efficiency? I suspect future historians will puzzle over our failure. But by then, of course, we shall be in the age of mass space travel, with its fresh and unimaginable crop of horrors. Paul Johnson
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. Daniel Inouye
If my child had prejudice in his head, I'd be ashamed. I would see it as my failure as a parent. Salman Rushdie
The failure of The Cable Guy impacted my career. I had to start writing and acting again. Ben Stiller
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. Allan Bloom
I was afraid of being a failure, of not having the best time or of being chicken. But every year I get older I think, What was I fearing last year?' You forget. And then you move on. Sandra Bullock
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. Neal Boortz
Honesty is the fastest way to prevent a mistake from turning into a failure. James Altucher
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. Boutros Boutros-Ghali
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. Jamie Moyer
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, the movies hide all of that. Wesley Morris
I've always believed that it's important to show a new look periodically. Predictability can lead to failure. T. Boone Pickens
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. Naveen Jain
The great question is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with failure. Laurence J. Peter
One of the things my service in Iraq did give me was this freedom from fear of failure or any kind of expectations that I had to take a standard path. Kevin Powers
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. Carol Moseley Braun
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. H. L. Mencken
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. Cal Thomas
I know it wouldn't seem like I've had a lot of failure in my career, but there are things that I regard as failures, when I look at certain performances and go, 'That's not good enough.' Daniel Radcliffe
We failed, but in the good providence of God apparent failure often proves a blessing. Robert E. Lee
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 keeping them there. Jonathan Kozol
In Washington, success is just a training course for failure. Simon Hoggart
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. John Hersey
I have experienced failure as a politician and for that very reason, I am ready to give everything for Japan. Shinzo Abe
I was learning the craft; I didn't study writing in school. Rejection was my motivation, and failure is what taught me. Pierce Brown
Ignorance is the failure to discriminate between the permanent and the impermanent, the pure and the impure, bliss and suffering, the Self and the non-Self. Patanjali
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. Albert Claude
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. Orison Swett Marden
Forget about the consequences of failure. Failure is only a temporary change in direction to set you straight for your next success. Denis Waitley
Failure is not a single, cataclysmic event. You don't fail overnight. Instead, failure is a few errors in judgement, repeated every day. Jim Rohn
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 care. I'm talking about welfare for all. Without it, you're going to have warfare for all. Jerry Brown
Suffering, failure, loneliness, sorrow, discouragement, and death will be part of your journey, but the Kingdom of God will conquer all these horrors. No evil can resist grace forever. Brennan Manning
When you hold things back, when you don't commit completely to your ideas and trust completely in your own instincts, you are guaranteeing your own failure - even if you end up having commercial success. Philipp Meyer
It's not necessary to fear the prospect of failure but to be determined not to fail. Jimmy Carter
We go there with confidence, but we know there is a very fine line between success and failure in this game. Alan Shearer
Most people think of success and failure as opposites, but they both are products of the same process. Roger von Oech
Don't be frightened of failure. It makes you stronger if you learn from your mistakes. Mark Lawrenson
Most great people have attained their greatest success just one step beyond their greatest failure. Napoleon Hill
I've had a lot of success; I've had failures, so I learn from the failure. Gordon Ramsay
Remember that failure is an event, not a person. Zig Ziglar
A man can fail many times, but he isn't a failure until he begins to blame somebody else. John Burroughs
The failure of credit markets is one of the major reasons for underdevelopment. George Akerlof
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. Roland Gift
When you're fearless, you take more risks because you're less conscious of failure or what can go wrong. Brett Ratner
When I was about 15... I made my first attempt as a leading lady, and was, of course, a complete failure. Maude Adams
Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery. Winston Churchill
Failure is unimportant. It takes courage to make a fool of yourself. Charlie Chaplin
We create success or failure on the course primarily by our thoughts. Gary Player
For me, utter failure is to make a film that people pay their money to go see and they don't like. Peter Jackson
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. Harvey Fierstein
We all struggle with our failure to communicate and our failure to reach beyond fear to love people. Mira Sorvino
I think success has no rules, but you can learn a great deal from failure. Jean Kerr
People are afraid of failure - they don't like to work so hard and have people keep saying, 'No.' I think that's what people fear most. Russell Simmons
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. James Allen
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? Charlie Sheen
It's difficult because we tend to overrate the pain of failure. We fear it too much. That's research that emerges from psychology. We think it's going to be worse than it really is. And, I think, as we get a bit older, really after we leave school or college, we quickly stop experimenting. Tim Harford
If you're doing your best, you won't have any time to worry about failure. H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
I'd rather be a failure at something I love than a success at something I hate. George Burns
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. Michael Koryta
The failure of women to have reached positions of leadership has been due in large part to social and professional discrimination. Rosalyn S. Yalow
You don't go into anything contemplating failure, because if you did, you wouldn't make it. Simon Cowell
There's no amount of money that makes you feel better when people think of you as a joke or a hack or a failure or ugly or stupid or morally empty. Patrick Stump
My feeling, based on my own experience, is that aiming for grandiosity is the fastest route to failure. James Altucher
Usually, with the work I've done, by the end, I usually feel like it's a failure. It doesn't matter how it's received. James Marsh
There were plenty of reasons to suspect Obamacare might have been a colossal failure - although none of them had to do with death panels, huge lines for treatment, a government takeover of health care, etc. Kurt Eichenwald
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. Roger Daltrey
In Kenya, crime and terrorism are deeply linked, not least by the failure of successive Kenyan governments to control either. Giles Foden
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 sin of omission - his failure to embrace a moral cause beyond popularity. Arlie Russell Hochschild
Progress requires setbacks; the only sure way to avoid failure is not to try. Henry Spencer
I always write about subjects which attract me because if I didn't, it would be awful, a failure. Ruth Rendell
Outward failure may be a manifested variant of inward success. Kenneth L. Pike
Historically, defense spending cuts have preceded increased international turmoil as America's global enemies sense a failure of will. Ben Shapiro
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. Steve Forbes
It's - everybody's looking at the bottom line all the time, and failure doesn't look good on the bottom line, and yet you don't learn anything without failing. Alan Arkin
My films seem to be about men's struggle with failure. Tom Hooper
If you think my career has been a failure because I have never won a national title, you have another thing coming. Bo Schembechler
I have always believed that it's important to show a new look periodically. Predictability can lead to failure. T. Boone Pickens
Sometimes by losing a battle you find a new way to win the war. Donald Trump
Even as far back as when I started acting at 14, I know I've never considered failure. Jennifer Lawrence
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. John McCarthy
Success represents the 1% of your work which results from the 99% that is called failure. Soichiro Honda
When preaching is done right, it can change lives. When it's done badly, my failure goes beyond the merely human. John Ortberg
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. James F. Byrnes
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. Brian Harris
The surest way to fail is not to determine to succeed. Richard Brinsley Sheridan
Pride is ugly. It says, 'If you succeed, I am a failure.' Ezra Taft Benson
'The White Woman on the Green Bicycle' is a love story mapped onto an unfolding political tragedy: that of the failure of the Independence era in Trinidad. Monique Roffey
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. Henry Miller
Due to the failure of politics, which has become a process of middle-management, art has become one of the last open spaces to question core beliefs and to design a viable future. Art becomes an open space where we can ask fundamental questions about ourselves. Antony Gormley
I don't take success and failure seriously. The only thing I do seriously is march forward. If I fall, I get up and march again. Kareena Kapoor Khan
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 morale as well as our material prosperity. Mitch Daniels
To me, all war is failure for humanity, though it often is a bounty for commerce. Mark Edwards
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. Doc Hastings
The only failure one should fear, is not hugging to the purpose they see as best. George Eliot
Success comes when people act together; failure tends to happen alone. Deepak Chopra
Growing up, I had the weird fantasy list: I wanted to be Alice Cooper, Steven Spielberg, and Stan Lee. You have to have almost psychotic drive, because you're going to have years of failure. Rob Zombie
All human actions are equivalent... and all are on principle doomed to failure. Carl Sandburg
The way most people fail is in not keeping up the heart. Lady Gregory
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. Albert J. Nock
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. Irving Babbitt
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 represents its ultimate success. Mark Skousen
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. Swami Sivananda
There are no mistakes, save one: the failure to learn from a mistake. Robert Fripp
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 mattered to me. J. K. Rowling
From a public perspective, the Grand National is the biggest race of all, and not to have won it yet is definitely a failure. But there's been a lot of jockeys every bit as good and better than me that haven't won it - John Francome, Peter Scudamore, Jonjo O'Neill, Charlie Swan, to name a few. Tony McCoy
Most of the work performed by a development engineer results in failure. Koichi Tanaka
Failure has been my best friend as a writer. It tests you, to see if you have what it takes to see it through. Markus Zusak
I think somehow you need to get to a certain point in your life where the notion of failure is absurd. Jeff Tweedy
Overhead will eat you alive if not constantly viewed as a parasite to be exterminated. Never mind the bleating of those you employ. Hold out until mutiny is imminent before employing even a single additional member of staff. More startups are wrecked by overstaffing than by any other cause, bar failure to monitor cash flow. Felix Dennis
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. Barack Obama
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 trying. It is liberating. Sara Blakely
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. Gabrielle Union
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. Millicent Fawcett
Every company needs to have a skunkworks, to try things that have a high probability of failing. You try to minimize failure, but at the same time, if you're not willing to try things that are inherently risky, you're not going to make progress. Nolan Bushnell
We are feeble, weak and impoverished because of our failure to pray. God is restrained in doing because we are restrained by reason of our non-praying. All failures in securing heaven are traceable to lack of prayer or misdirected petition. Edward McKendree Bounds
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. George Edmund Street
The central thesis of the American failure in Afghanistan - the one you'll hear from politicians and pundits and even scholars - was succinctly propounded by Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage: 'The war in Iraq drained resources from Afghanistan before things were under control'. Anand Gopal
Sometimes the best gain is to lose. George Herbert
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. Gordon Moore
A Failure in this Duty did once involve our Nation in all the Horrors of Rebellion and Civil War. Charles Inglis
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. Judd Nelson
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. Toby Young
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. Brian Ferneyhough
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. Colin Powell
To me, the failure of liberalism - the tradition I come from - was not recognizing there has to be justice across the generations. Richard Lamm
The paradox is that when we model future designs on past successes, we are inviting failure down the line; when we take into account past failures and anticipate potential new ways in which failure can occur, we are more likely to produce successful designs. Henry Petroski
Because of my intense hopes for the youth of China, I feel very keenly my responsibility for their future success or failure. The fate of China lies in their hands. The responsibility for organizing and training them to become worthy citizens of China, able to undertake the tasks of Resistance and Reconstruction, is mine; I cannot evade it. Chiang Kai-shek
By virtually any measure, the record of the Republican Majority is an appalling failure. Sheila Jackson Lee
Indulging in unrestrained and immoderate laughter is a sign of intemperance, of a want of control over one's emotions, and of failure to repress the soul's frivolity by a stern use of reason. Saint Basil
It feels bad when a film doesn't work; everyone puts in a lot of effort to make a movie. The positive side to failure - they make me work harder. Shahid Kapoor
The reality of most software development is that the consequences of failure are simply nonexistent. Dan Kaminsky
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. Chen Shui-bian
A failure will not appear until a unit has passed final inspection. Arthur Bloch
Every individual suffers from the fear of failure, but you can change your destiny only when you overcome it. Anupam Kher
In taking stock of ourselves, we should not forget that fear plays a large part in the drama of failure. That is the first thing to be dropped. Fear is a mental deficiency susceptible of correction, if taken in hand before it gains an ascendency over us. Fear comes with the thought of failure. Douglas Fairbanks
When I started running cross-country and track in high school, literally every race was a failure. Chad Hurley
I do think the biggest problem newspapers have is loss of trust, and I feel that's a result of failure to speak truth to power. Craig Newmark
My greatest fear is failure. Chris Zylka
Failure has been the great theme of my life, I think. Philip Schultz
Scott Adams is not only a world-famous cartoonist, he's also a world-class failure. And he's the first to admit it. In his new book, 'How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big,' the Dilbert creator explains how failure can lead to success if you develop the right skills to make the most of your mistakes. Mark Frauenfelder
There's no question that Kennedy was an utter failure as a passer of laws during his proverbial thousand days. Rick Perlstein
I think if you look at the failure of journalism in the modern age, then I don't want to be called a journalist. Shane Smith
Failure in Afghanistan would have profound consequences for our national security. It would undermine the NATO alliance structure that has been the bedrock of Britain's defence for the last 60 years... I will not allow this to happen on my watch. Bob Ainsworth
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 for failure. Stuart Rose
There is no loneliness greater than the loneliness of a failure. The failure is a stranger in his own house. Eric Hoffer
He who risks and fails can be forgiven. He who never risks and never fails is a failure in his whole being. Paul Tillich
An open-minded and diverse population that readily shares information, encourages experimentation, accepts failure and dispenses with formality and hierarchy is what makes Silicon Valley the successful hub that it is. Vivek Wadhwa
Too often we just look at these glistening successes. Behind them in many, many cases is failure along the way, and that doesn't get put into the Wikipedia story or the bio. Yet those failures teach you every bit as much as the successes. Michael Mullen
Love is such a powerful subject matter because it comes in so many different shapes and sizes. It's about timing, fate, failure, redemption. Jim Sturgess
The more times I was turned down, the more I believed I was getting closer to making it. A lot of people in Korea say that failure is the mother of success, so I believed that more times I failed, the more likely I was to succeed. Rain
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. Alexander Payne
Being a pathfinder is to be willing to risk failure and still go on. Gail Sheehy
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. Thomas Babington Macaulay
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. Hans Eysenck
I think the greatest taboos in America are faith and failure. Michael Malone
'Catch-22' was a huge failure, and it rubbed off on everybody connected to it. I had a bunch of lean years where I had to do things, a lot of which I wasn't wildly enthusiastic about. Alan Arkin
Belief in the supernatural reflects a failure of the imagination. Edward Abbey
I'm full of self-doubt. I doubt everything I do. Everything I do is a failure. John Banville
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. Rodney Alexander
Health care confronts us with a difficult test. We have never corrected failure in something so deeply embedded in people's lives and in the economy without the pressure of an outright crisis. Atul Gawande
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. Morton Hunt
My father was a dreamer - my hero. He was a smart, tough guy from Poland, a cutter of lady's handbags, an old socialist-unionist who always considered himself a failure. His big line was: 'Don't end up like me.' Alan King
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. Kin Hubbard
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. Abraham Maslow
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. Erik Erikson
Failure doesn't kill you... it increases your desire to make something happen. Kevin Costner
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. Michael Crawford
The only real failure in life is one not learned from. Anthony J. D'Angelo
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. Natalie Goldberg
Poverty leads to hardship and failure. Irwin Redlener
A failure doesn't mean you are unworthy, nor does it preclude success on the next try. Leonard Mlodinow
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. Barack Obama
The man who has done his level best... is a success, even though the world may write him down a failure. B. C. Forbes
It's okay to fail 'cause there's no failure, you're just informing the richness of your experience, and that's - that's the greatest gift you can possibly give yourself. Ben Foster
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. Bryce Dallas Howard
Definitely, it's a fear of failure that drives me. Jerry Bruckheimer
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 begins. Charles Stanley
The hippy movement was a failure. All hippies around now just represent complete apathy. There's a million good reasons why the thing failed, OK. But the only thing we've got to live with is that it failed. Joe Strummer
War is failure of diplomacy. John Dingell
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. Amelia Earhart
Failure is simply a few errors in judgment, repeated every day. Jim Rohn
I think that big, sort of theatrical relaunches tend to set you up for failure and hype. Tina Brown
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. Thomas Haden Church
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. Sean Lennon
Fear comes in two packages fear of failure, and sometimes, fear of success. Tom Kite
The power of fear of failure, with will to win, is an incredible force. I don't think we should be worried about having a fear of failure; I think it's quite natural. If you surveyed any top businessman or any top athlete, I bet if they were truthful, they would all say they've got a fear of losing and a fear of failure. John Caudwell
I love language, and I love the failure of language. Nate Lowman
The failure of world leaders to act on the critical issue of global warming is often blamed on economic considerations. David Suzuki
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. Scott Ritter
Nothing fails like failure. Margaret Drabble
In any restaurant, my eyes alight first, as if by an atavistic pull, on the meat dishes on the menu. In any dinner party I throw, I think of the non-vegetarian dish as central. I view this as a combination of weakness, greed and moral failure. Someone please help. Neel Mukherjee
You look at any culture, and prohibition has invariably been an unmitigated failure. It is just idiotic to criminalise any substance, I think. Rhys Ifans
First developed as a weapon by the U.S. Army, VX is an oily, odorless and tasteless liquid that kills on contact with the skin or when inhaled in aerosol form. Like other nerve agents, it is treatable in the first minutes after exposure but otherwise leads swiftly to fatal convulsions and respiratory failure. Barton Gellman
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. Michael J. Fox
There's no such thing as failure - just waiting for success. John Osborne
I don't understand a way to work other than bold-facedly running towards failure. Cate Blanchett
The more control you have over your life, the more responsible you feel for your own success - or failure. Arthur C. Brooks
You can't please everyone, but I've always felt you cannot ultimately lose if you give everything you try 110%. You'll always learn something useful, even from a failure, that can be applied to the next challenge or project. Mark Ryan
It appears that PepsiCo views structural change as a sign of weakness, an admission of failure, and an untenable break with past traditions. Nelson Peltz
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 is quite a risky business. David Walliams
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. Justin Guarini
At the heart of the failure of most plays is the inability to carry on a thoughtful conversation about your work with yourself. Marsha Norman
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. Arianna Huffington
The guns and the bombs, the rockets and the warships, are all symbols of human failure. Lyndon B. Johnson
I believe that, in an ideal world, writers would feel free to write what matters to them without having to consider success, failure, the market, etc. Claire Messud
Some parents believe that competition helps prepare children to succeed. Others fear that their children will not be able to handle failure. Bill Dedman
Politicians are terrified of losing touch with folks back home but content to be clueless about government's failure to fix real problems. Jim Cooper
In a crowded marketplace, fitting in is a failure. In a busy marketplace, not standing out is the same as being invisible. Seth Godin
A film's success or failure is strictly on the director's shoulders. Robin Tunney
It's very important to learn quick lessons from your failures, very important to recognize symptoms of failure pretty early, and it is very, very important to not to be attached too much to the idea - you have to know when to give up an idea. N. R. Narayana Murthy
Every time you go out there to do something, you wonder if you can do it. There's no assured success. There's no secret recipe for success. Every time you go out there, you go out there with the possibility of great failure. Mel Gibson
I felt a failure because I couldn't sustain myself from what I earned from my writing. My day jobs were what mattered, and it was hard to even get those because universities wouldn't hire me as a real writer. Sandra Cisneros
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. Don Nickles
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. Mike Krzyzewski
The terror of failure can make you feel like a failure. So a bunch of people think you're not very good at your thing. How much do you invest in what they say? How much do you care? Failure is not putting yourself on the line. Dylan Moran
The thing I always say to people is this: 'If you avoid failure, you also avoid success.' Robert Kiyosaki
The pressures are intense, because the rewards for success and the penalty for failure are more and more. Alan Hansen
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. Mary Pickford
What we have most to fear is failure of the heart. Sonia Johnson
An investment said to have an 80% chance of success sounds far more attractive than one with a 20% chance of failure. The mind can't easily recognize that they are the same. Daniel Kahneman
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. Peter Guber
War is tragedy. The great war stories are tragedies. It's the failure of diplomacy. 'War and Peace,' 'A Farewell to Arms,' 'For Whom the Bell Tolls.' Those are some of the greatest tragedies. David Mamet
Over the next four years, we will be bold. We will be willing to experiment. We will not fear failure. Matt Blunt
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. Henry Knox
Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success. Dale Carnegie
With the selection of Acting Secret Service Director Joseph P. Clancy as the director, President Obama has guaranteed that the agency will continue to lurch from one shocking security failure to another. Ronald Kessler
I fell off my pink cloud with a thud. Elizabeth Taylor
Man is not made for defeat. Ernest Hemingway
Not failure, but low aim is sin. Benjamin E. Mays
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. Michael Ramsey
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. Rupert Everett
Low standards are a tactic that takes pressure off teachers' unions by accepting mediocrity and failure for kids. Jeb Bush
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. Alice James
I read less and less. I have not forgiven books for their failure to tell me the truth and make me happy. Mason Cooley
I don't think anybody whose ever been divorced can tell you divorce is easy or fun or feels like anything other than a tremendous failure. Sharon Stone
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. Anna Quindlen
Spend enough time around success and failure, and you learn a reverence for possibility. Dale Dauten
Failure is the most terrible thing in our business. When we fail, the whole world knows about it. Desi Arnaz
After the failure in '92, my goal was to be a good pole vaulter. I used that as motivation. Dan O'Brien
Solyndra's failure isn't a reason for the government to give up on alternative energy, any more than the failure of Pets.com during the Internet bubble means that venture capital should steer clear of tech projects. James Surowiecki
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. Rosalynn Carter
Fear of failure must never be a reason not to try something. Frederick W. Smith
To establish true self-esteem we must concentrate on our successes and forget about the failures and the negatives in our lives. Denis Waitley
I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure - which is: Try to please everybody. Herbert Bayard Swope
The dumb-manager theory of business problems just didn't hold water for me. There had to be a deeper reason why smart people would make decisions that lead to failure. Clayton M. Christensen
A man can get discouraged many times but he is not a failure until he begins to blame somebody else and stops trying. John Burroughs
Not failure, but low aim, is crime. James Russell Lowell
They talk about the failure of socialism but where is the success of capitalism in Africa, Asia and Latin America? Fidel Castro
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 hold. Edward Bach
My first failure was to be born a child not wanted by his father or mother, as they parted shortly after I was born. Jeremy Lloyd
Failure is an enigma. You worry about it, and it teaches you something. James Dyson
If there exists no possibility of failure, then victory is meaningless. Robert H. Schuller
You cannot learn anything from success, you only learn from failure. Jim Dale
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. Steve Harvey