Failure Quotes 

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Failure Quotes

1. Failure is impossible. – Susan B. Anthony

2. Failure affects me hard. – Fahadh Faasil

3. Don’t come home a failure. – Ty Cobb

4. Man is not made for defeat. – Ernest Hemingway

5. Failure is always an option. – Adam Savage

6. War is failure of diplomacy. – John Dingell

7. Failure is a part of success. – Hank Aaron

8. Failure has gone to his head. – Wilson Mizner

9. Success is 99 percent failure. – Soichiro Honda

10. The wisest of the wise may err. – Aeschylus

11. The only failure is not to try. – George Clooney

12. Failure too is a form of death. – Graham Greene

13. Failure? Scared to death of it. – Ryan Seacrest

14. Failure is success in progress. – Albert Einstein

15. Apprentice yourself in failure. – Robert Greene

16. No garden is without its weeds. – Thomas Fuller

17. Failure is a word unknown to me. – Muhammad Ali Jinnah

18. Not failure, but low aim is sin. – Benjamin E. Mays

19. The cost of failure is…learning. – Neil Strauss

20. The phoenix must burn to emerge. – Janet Finch

21. All the world loves a good loser. – Kin Hubbard

22. Failure’s a natural part of life. – John Malkovich

23. Failure was not an option for me. – Stacy Brown-Philpot

24. The hippy movement was a failure. – Joe Strummer

25. If you die, you’re not a failure. – Valerie Harper

26. Translation is the art of failure. – Umberto Eco

27. Failure is a bruise, not a tattoo. – Jon Sinclair

28. Sometimes the best gain is to lose. – George Herbert

29. Every failure is a step to success. – William Whewell

30. Not failure, but low aim, is crime. – James Russell Lowell

31. The only real failure is giving up. – Scooter Braun

32. Try again. Fail again. Fail better. – Samuel Beckett

33. The best way out is always through. – Robert Frost

34. There is no failure. Only feedback. – Robert Allen

35. To err is human, to forgive, divine. – Alexander Pope

36. To err is human, but it feels divine. – Mae West

37. I fell off my pink cloud with a thud. – Elizabeth Taylor

38. Anyone who attempts is not a failure. – Sarah Dessen

39. Tough situations build strong people. – Unknown

40. Not failure, but low aim, is a crime. – James Russell Lowell

41. The hottest love has the coldest end. – Socrates

42. Mistakes are the portals of discovery. – James Joyce

43. The only risk of failure is promotion. – Scott Adams

44. My life has been nothing but a failure. – Claude Monet

45. War remains the decisive human failure. – John Kenneth Galbraith

46. Failure is an attitude, not an outcome. – Harvey MacKay

47. Failure is success if we learn from it. – Malcolm Forbes

48. My reputation grows with every failure. – George Bernard Shaw

49. Mistakes are proof that you are trying. – Unknown

50. Giving up is the only sure way to fail. – Gena Showalter

51. Failure to prepare is preparing to fail. – Mike Murdock

52. Failure open doors to new opportunities. – Unknown

53. Without failure there is no achievement. – John C. Maxwell

54. To fall in the Copa del Rey is a failure. – Sergio Ramos

55. No man is a failure who is enjoying life. – William Feather

56. The heart will break, but broken live on. – Lord Byron

57. I didn’t fear failure. I expected failure. – Amy Tan

58. All war represents a failure of diplomacy. – Tony Benn

59. It’s not failure, it’s unfinished success. – Unknown

60. Key to failure: Trying to please everyone. – Unknown

61. There’s meaning in every failure. Find it. – Maxime Lagacé

62. Ambition is the last refuge of the failure. – Oscar Wilde

63. Success and failure are equally disastrous. – Tennessee Williams

64. Success is never final, but failure can be. – Bill Parcells

65. You make mistakes. Mistakes don’t make you. – Maxwell Maltz

66. The Obamacare roll-out was an epic failure. – Jesse Lee Peterson

67. I have grown up seeing success and failure. – Fahadh Faasil

68. You make mistakes. Mistakes don’t make you. – Maxwell Maltz

69. Failure is a detour, not a dead-end street. – Zig Ziglar

70. All actors should experience public failure. – Olivia Wilde

71. Failure and invention are inseparable twins. – Jeff Bezos

72. The only failures are those who fail to try. – Lester B. Pearson

73. There are many victories worse than a defeat. – George Eliot

74. Failure is a word that I simply don’t accept. – John H. Johnson

75. A minute’s success pays the failure of years. – Robert Browning

76. A minute’s success pays the failure of years. – Robert Browning

77. There is no growth or success without change. – Ed Catmull

78. Talk about your failures without apologizing. – Brené Brown

79. There’s no right or wrong, success or failure. – Miley Cyrus

80. You always pass failure on the way to success. – Mickey Rooney

81. Attitude is the essence of failure or success. – Unknown

82. Quit or be exceptional. Average is for losers. – Seth Godin

83. There is no failure except in no longer trying. – Elbert Hubbard

84. You always pass failure on your way to success. – Mickey Rooney

85. If we don’t succeed we run the risk of failure. – Dan Quayle

86. I have never, ever considered myself a failure. – Eddie the Eagle

87. Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will. – Suzy Kassem

88. Success is not forever and failure isn’t fatal. – Don Shula

89. Failure is knowledge, and knowledge is success. – Mahira Khan

90. The bigger the failure, the greater the lesson. – Unknown

91. Don’t bury your failures, let them inspire you. – Robert T. Kiyosaki

92. Remember that failure is an event, not a person. – Zig Ziglar

93. Success isn’t permanent and failure isn’t fatal. – Mike Ditka

94. Losing is no disgrace if you’ve given your best. – Jim Palmer

95. If we don’t succeed, we run the risk of failure. – Al Gore

96. The probability of failure doesn’t matter to me. – Vinod Khosla

97. Success isn’t permanent and failure isn’t fatal. – Mike Ditka

98. All my successes have been built on my failures. – Benjamin Disraeli

99. There is no such thing as failure, only results. – Tony Robbins

100. My best successes came on the heels of failures. – Barbara Concoran

101. Indecision and delays are the parents of failure. – George Canning

102. Success is more difficult to handle than failure. – Ravi Zacharias

103. If you fell down yesterday, stand up today. H. G. – Wells

104. Failure is nothing more than learning how to win. – Robin Sharma

105. There are defeats more triumphant than victories. – Michel de Montaigne

106. If you learn from defeat, you haven’t really lost. – Zig Ziglar

107. A life which does not go into action is a failure. – Arnold J. Toynbee

108. Failure means a stripping away of the inessential. – J. K. Rowling

109. Failure is not an option. Everyone has to succeed. – Arnold Schwarzenegger

110. In Iraq we must succeed. Failure is not an option. – Zbigniew Brzezinski

111. A love of nature is a consolation against failure. – Berthe Morisot

112. As a nation builder, Nehru was a complete failure. – Subramanian Swamy

113. If you learn from defeat, you haven’t really lost. – Zig Ziglar

114. Age wrinkles the body. Quitting wrinkles the soul. – Douglas MacArthur

115. Every time they told me “no”, I just got stronger. – Lady Gaga

116. We are all failures – at least the best of us are. – J.M. Barrie

117. Before you can win a game, you have to not lose it. – Chuck Noll

118. My roots allow me to let go of the fear of failure. – Sissy Spacek

119. You have to learn how not to be defined by failure. – Kurt Warner

120. As a mother, I’m constantly feeling like a failure. – Georgina Bloomberg

121. When you fail to prepare, you’re preparing to fail. – John Wooden

122. If at first you don’t succeed, get a bigger hammer. – Alan Lewis

123. Failure is not a bug of learning, it’s the feature. – Rachel Simmons

124. Do not blame anybody for your mistakes and failures. – Bernard Baruch

125. My biggest failure is I have too many to talk about. – Dean Kamen

126. Success is simply a matter of luck. Ask any failure. – Earl Wilson

127. I think I’m less afraid of failure than some others. – Russell Simmons

128. You have to be able to accept failure to get better. – LeBron James

129. We read the world wrong and say that it deceives us. – Rabindranath Tagore

130. Government doesn’t have a high tolerance for failure. – John Hickenlooper

131. Failure is not fatal, but failure to change might be. – John Wooden

132. Those who dare to fail miserably can achieve greatly. – John F. Kennedy

133. There are some defeats more triumphant than victories. – Michel de Montaigne

134. A hatred of failure has always been part of my nature. – J. Paul Getty

135. The surest way to fail is not to determine to succeed. – Richard Brinsley Sheridan

136. The only real failure in life is one not learned from. – Anthony J. D’Angelo

137. We dissect failure a lot more than we dissect success. – Matthew McConaughey

138. Sometimes the best lighting of all is a power failure. – Douglas Coupland

139. Pure unadulterated success is not as funny as failure. – Will Arnett

140. Failure changes for the better, success for the worse. – Seneca

141. Don’t be afraid of failure; be afraid of petty success. – Maude Adams

142. Failure doesn’t exist. It’s only a change of direction. – Alejandro Jodorowsky

143. Any man who has $10,000 left when he dies is a failure. – Errol Flynn

144. Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor. – Truman Capote

145. Excuses are the nails used to build a house of failure. – Jim Rohn

146. Always remember that failure is an event, not a person. – Zig Ziglar

147. The attempt to avoid failure makes failure more likely. – Ed Catmull

148. We may be personally defeated, but our principles never! – William Lloyd Garrison

149. The way most people fail is in not keeping up the heart. – Lady Gregory

150. Without exposure to potential failure, there is no risk. – Brennan Manning

151. Well, I think it’s too early to call Fallujah a failure. – Chuck Schumer

152. I am not affected or carried away by success or failure. – Fahadh Faasil

153. Success is not a good teacher, failure makes you humble. – Shah Rukh Khan

154. Victory has a hundred fathers, but failure is an orphan. – John F. Kennedy

155. If at first you don’t succeed, failure may be your style. – Quentin Crisp

156. Pride is ugly. It says, ‘If you succeed, I am a failure.’ – Ezra Taft Benson

157. In politics, what begins in fear usually ends in failure. – Samuel Taylor Coleridge

158. Success is a public affair. Failure is a private funeral. – Rosalind Russell

159. That’s why this game is so great. It’s a game of failure. – Alex Bregman

160. Engineering is achieving function while avoiding failure. – Henry Petroski

161. Experience is merely the name men gave to their mistakes. – Oscar Wilde

162. There is no such thing as failure. There are only results. – Tony Robbins

163. There is no such thing as darkness; only a failure to see. – Malcolm Muggeridge

164. Partly, identity politics is a result of economic failure. – Abhijit Banerjee

165. He who has conquered doubt and fear has conquered failure. – James Lane Allen

166. Success is usually the culmination of controlling failure. – Sylvester Stallone

167. Your failure does not define you, your determination does. – Unknown

168. No worldly success can compensate for failure in the home. – David O. McKay

169. What we fear doing most is usually what we most need to do. – Tim Ferriss

170. Don’t worry about failure – you only have to be right once. – Drew Houston

171. A man who has never made a woman angry is a failure in life. – Christopher Morley

172. Fear of failure must never be a reason not to try something. – Frederick W. Smith

173. I don’t stress too much on things, be it failure or success. – Rana Daggubati

174. Keep your head up in failure, and your head down in success. – Jerry Seinfeld

175. We don’t have to do all of it alone. We were never meant to. – Brené Brown

176. Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it. – George Santayana

177. Losers quit when they fail. Winners fail until they succeed. – Robert T. Kiyosaki

178. Ambitious failure, magnificent failure, is a very good thing. – Guy Kawasaki

179. I’m terrorized by a fear of failure. Failure is always there. – Maurizio Cattelan

180. Jayalalitha has turned out to be a failure as chief minister. – Subramanian Swamy

181. Testing leads to failure, and failure leads to understanding. – Burt Rutan

182. I didn’t fail the test, I just found 100 ways to do it wrong. – Benjamin Franklin

183. An action committed in anger, is an action doomed to failure. – Genghis Khan

184. People settle. They settle for less than they are capable of. – Seth Godin

185. The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing. – Henry Ford

186. Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly. – Robert F. Kennedy

187. Show me a good and gracious loser and I’ll show you a failure. – Knute Rockne

188. They who have conquered doubt and fear have conquered failure. – James Allen

189. An essential aspect of creativity is not being afraid to fail. – Edwin Land

190. There is no innovation and creativity without failure. Period. – Brene Brown

191. My fears are never about failure – it’s about extreme success. – Lil Dicky

192. Admitting failure is quite cleansing, but never – pleasurable. – Michael Morpurgo

193. If you aren’t making mistakes, you aren’t taking enough risks. – Debbie Millman

194. You don’t have to hold yourself hostage to who you used to be. – Oprah Winfrey

195. You got to go down a lot of wrong roads to find the right one. – Bob Parsons

196. It’s failure that gives you the proper perspective on success. – Ellen DeGeneres

197. Sometimes it takes a wrong turn to get you to the right place. – Mandy Hale

198. I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work. – Thomas A. Edison

199. Sometimes by losing a battle you find a new way to win the war. – Donald Trump

200. Do not let your ambitions become a sanctuary for your failures. – Bryant H. McGill

201. Failure is never fatal. But failure to change can and might be. – John Wooden

202. Failure is simply a few errors in judgment, repeated every day. – Jim Rohn

203. There is not a fiercer hell than the failure in a great object. – John Keats

204. A real failure does not need an excuse. It is an end in itself. – Gertrude Stein

205. War, except in self-defense, is a failure of moral imagination. – Bill Moyers

206. It’s not how far you fall, but how high you bounce that counts. – Zig Ziglar

207. I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work. – Thomas A. Edison

208. The world is divided into two categories: failures and unknowns. – Francis Picabia

209. What America does best is produce the ability to accept failure. – Nassim Nicholas Taleb

210. Failure seldom stops you. What stops you is the fear of failure. – Jack Lemmon

211. Show me a thoroughly satisfied man and I will show you a failure. – Thomas A. Edison

212. Our best successes often come after our greatest disappointments. – Henry Ward Beecher

213. Failure is the key to success; each mistake teaches us something. – Morihei Ueshiba

214. You gotta lose ’em some of the time. When you do, lose ’em right. – Casey Stengel

215. Optimism is a kind of heart stimulant – the digitalis of failure. – Elbert Hubbard

216. Belief in the supernatural reflects a failure of the imagination. – Edward Abbey

217. I think the fall in Eden was ultimately a failure to give thanks. – Ann Voskamp

218. Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new. – Albert Einstein

219. Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I built my life. – J.K. Rowling

220. Every stumble is not a fall, and every fall does not mean failure. – Oprah Winfrey

221. Enjoy failure and learn from it. You can never learn from success. – James Dyson

222. Success and failure are both part of life. Both are not permanent. – Shah Rukh Khan

223. Sometimes failure isn’t an opportunity in disguise, it’s just you. – Douglas Coupland

224. The human spirit is so resilient, and failure teaches you so much. – Molly Bloom

225. Failure either ruins you or turns you into the man you can become. – Tucker Max

226. The master has failed more times than the beginner has even tried. – Stephen McCranie

227. We have forty million reasons for failure, but not a single excuse. – Rudyard Kipling

228. Why should anybody be interested in some old man who was a failure? – Ernest Hemingway

229. Failure is nature’s plan to prepare you for great responsibilities. – Napoleon Hill

230. Don’t think of it as failure. Think of it as time-released success. – Robert Orben

231. Those who refuse to liberalise and globalise are doomed to failure. – Yuval Noah Harari

232. A failure will not appear until a unit has passed final inspection. – Arthur Bloch

233. No man is defeated without until he has first been defeated within. – Eleanor Roosevelt

234. Don’t think of it as failure. Think of it as time-released success. – Robert Orben

235. It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed. – Theodore Roosevelt

236. Do not fear mistakes. You will know failure. Continue to reach out. – Benjamin Franklin

237. If at first you don’t succeed, destroy all evidence that you tried. – Steven Wright

238. There are no failures, just experiences and your reactions to them. – Tom Krause

239. Don’t brood. Get on with living and loving. You don’t have forever. – Leo Buscaglia

240. I wasn’t afraid to fail. Something good always comes out of failure. – Anne Baxter

241. Failure is more frequently from want of energy than want of capital. – Daniel Webster

242. Being a pathfinder is to be willing to risk failure and still go on. – Gail Sheehy

243. The thing about a failure is that it is possible to deny it forever. – Karan Mahajan

244. Failure is unimportant. It takes courage to make a fool of yourself. – Charlie Chaplin

245. Blame is not for failure. It is for failing to help or ask for help. – Jorgen Vig Knudstorp

246. Sorrow, disappointment, failure – learn from them. Then let them go. – Unknown

247. If you want to increase your success rate, double your failure rate. – Thomas J. Watson

248. Your attitude towards failure determines your altitude after failure. – John C. Maxwell

249. Success needs no explanation. Failure does not have one that matters. – Jesse Jackson

250. We create success or failure on the course primarily by our thoughts. – Gary Player

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

252. Sport and life is about losing. It’s about understanding how to lose. – Lynn Davies

253. Success comes when people act together; failure tends to happen alone. – Deepak Chopra

254. Sometimes we never see what failure is and often fail to recognize it. – Naveen Jain

255. I expect either total success or total failure. That’s my lot in life. – Varg Vikernes

256. I may be a successful football player, but I feel like such a failure. – Brett Favre

257. Failure’s not a bad thing. It builds character. It makes you stronger. – Billy Dee Williams

258. Failure is an importance part of your growth… Don’t be afraid to fail. – Michelle Obama

259. The only real failure in life is not to be true to the best one knows. – Buddha

260. The season of failure is the best time for sowing the seeds of success. – Paramahansa Yogananda

261. If there exists no possibility of failure, then victory is meaningless. – Robert H. Schuller

262. My thing with failure, just forget about it and get up and do it again. – JoJo Siwa

263. Failure is an enigma. You worry about it, and it teaches you something. – James Dyson

264. It’s how you deal with failure that determines how you achieve success. – Charlotte Whitton

265. Risk is to do something that 99 percent of the time would be a failure. – Ferran Adria

266. You’ve got to experience failure to understand that you can survive it. – Tina Fey

267. In any case, you must not confuse a single failure with a final defeat. – F. Scott Fitzgerald

268. But man is not made for defeat. A man can be destroyed but not defeated. – Ernest Hemingway

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

270. Destiny: A tyrant’s authority for crime and a fool’s excuse for failure. – Ambrose Bierce

271. Who I am as a guitarist is defined by my failure to become Jimi Hendrix. – John Mayer

272. I believe that every person’s failure is their fault, every single time. – Jon Taffer

273. If you’re not a born-again Christian, you’re a failure as a human being. – Jerry Falwell

274. The man who has won millions at the cost of his conscience is a failure. – B. C. Forbes

275. I was convicted of three misdemeanors of willful failure to file a form. – Wesley Snipes

276. I am far more comfortable with failure than I ever will be with success. – Shekhar Kapur

277. Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm. – Winston Churchill

278. If I had to live my life again, I’d make the same mistakes, only sooner. – Tallulah Bankhead

279. Do not be embarrassed by your failures, learn from them and start again. – Richard Branson

280. Just because you fail once doesn’t mean you’re gonna fail at everything. – Marilyn Monroe

281. The road to success and the road to failure are almost exactly the same. – Colin R. Davis

282. I don’t believe in failure. It is not failure if you enjoyed the process. – Oprah Winfrey

283. You cannot climb the ladder of success dressed in the costume of failure. – Zig Ziglar

284. I never see failure as failure, but only as the game I must play and win. – Tom Hopkins

285. Success is never final, failure is never fatal. It’s courage that counts. – John Wooden

286. Intemperance and intolerance serve no one, and hatred guarantees failure. – Edward Brooke

287. I want to swim in both directions at once. Desire success, court failure. – Alan Rickman

288. I think that what women need to hear is that there is life after failure. – Beth Moore

289. Capitalism, after all, is no fun when real failure becomes a possibility. – James Surowiecki

290. I don’t believe in failure. It is not failure if you enjoyed the process. – Oprah Winfrey

291. You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don’t try. – Beverly Sills

292. If you’re doing your best, you won’t have any time to worry about failure. – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

293. I’ve had a lot of success; I’ve had failures, so I learn from the failure. – Gordon Ramsay

294. I think success has no rules, but you can learn a great deal from failure. – Jean Kerr

295. How one handles success or failure is determined by their early childhood. – Harold Ramis

296. It is wise to keep in mind that neither success nor failure is ever final. – Roger Babson

297. One makes mistakes; that is life. But it is never a mistake to have loved. – Romain Rolland

298. It is on our failures that we base a new and different and better success. – Havelock Ellis

299. Failure comes only when we forget our ideals and objectives and principles. – Jawaharlal Nehru

300. It’s not that we fly by the seat of our pants. We’re not afraid of failure. – Craig Ferguson

301. Never let success get to your head and never let failure get to your heart. – Ziad Abdelnour

302. Defeat is not the worst of failures. Not to have tried is the true failure. – George Woodberry

303. Defeat may serve as well as victory to shake the soul and let the glory out. – Edwin Markham

304. All human actions are equivalent and all are on principle doomed to failure. – Jean-Paul Sartre

305. Honesty is the fastest way to prevent a mistake from turning into a failure. – James Altucher

306. Success is not the absence of failure; it’s the persistence through failure. – Aisha Tyler

307. Philanthropic colonization is a failure. National colonization will succeed. – Theodor Herzl

308. I like the possibility of failure. I don’t want to be in a comfortable zone. – Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

309. If you’re 40 years old and you’ve never had a failure, you’ve been deprived. – Gloria Swanson

310. The mere thought of divorce terrified me. To me, divorce symbolized failure. – Annette Funicello

311. Failure doesn’t kill you… it increases your desire to make something happen. – Kevin Costner

312. You must cut yourself loose from the past and open your eyes to the present. – Robert Greene

313. Success is often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable. – Coco Chanel

314. Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm. – Winston Churchill

315. I think my whole life, because of where I came from, I had a fear of failure. – Howard Schultz

316. Watching the news, there seems to be an empathy failure and miscommunication. – Sara Pascoe

317. Failure doesn’t scare me. And neither success. I am equally detached to both. – Prithviraj Sukumaran

318. Sometimes life’s going to hit you in the head with a brick. Don’t lose faith. – Steve Jobs

319. Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. – Oliver Goldsmith

320. Your dream doesn’t have an expiration date. Take a deep breath and try again. – Unknown

321. Success is often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable. – Coco Chanel

322. Success or failure is caused more by mental attitude than by mental capacity. – Walter Scott

323. I thank God for my failures. Maybe not at the time but after some reflection. – Dolly Parton

324. The most important of my discoveries have been suggested to me by my failures. – Humphry Davy

325. Failure doesn’t kill you… it increases your desire to make something happen. – Kevin Costner

326. I’m full of self-doubt. I doubt everything I do. Everything I do is a failure. – John Banville

327. The failure to set standards for Palestinian conduct hurts the cause of peace. – Elliott Abrams

328. Failure is simply an opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently. – Henry Ford

329. The only time you don’t fail is the last time you try anything – and it works. – William Strong

330. Learning starts with failure; the first failure is the beginning of education. – John Hersey

331. All human actions are equivalent… and all are on principle doomed to failure. – Carl Sandburg

332. It is not a disgrace to fail. Failing is one of the greatest arts in the world. – Charles Kettering

333. Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently. – Henry Ford

334. In America, there’s a failure to appreciate Europe’s leading role in the world. – Barack Obama

335. However things may seem, no evil thing is success and no good thing is failure. – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

336. Failure doesn’t mean you are a failure it just means you haven’t succeeded yet. – Robert H. Schuller

337. I’d rather be a failure at something I love than a success at something I hate. – George Burns

338. The dream is real, my friends. The failure to realize it is the only unreality. – Toni Cade Bambara

339. It’s failure, really, that you grow by, although nobody likes to experience it. – Nick Nolte

340. Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough. – Og Mandino

341. Our failings sometimes bind us to one another as closely as could virtue itself. – Luc de Clapiers

342. At least I have the modesty to admit that lack of modesty is one of my failings. – Hector Berlioz

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

344. I don’t want the fear of failure to stop me from doing what I really care about. – Emma Watson

345. I’ve accepted that I was a failure in politics. I was not qualified for the job. – Amitabh Bachchan

346. The very reasons sometimes that you make a film are the reasons for its failure. – Sydney Pollack

347. Failure is part and parcel of the process of experimenting with roles and films. – Fahadh Faasil

348. First principle: never to let one’s self be beaten down by persons or by events. – Marie Curie

349. You can’t let your failures define you. You have to let your failures teach you. – Barack Obama

350. Failure at some point in your life is inevitable, but giving up is unforgivable. – Joe Biden

351. Our business in life is not to succeed, but to continue to fail in good spirits. – Robert Louis Stevenson

352. Failure doesn’t mean you are a failure… it just means you haven’t succeeded yet. – Robert Schuller

353. I don’t want the fear of failure to stop me from doing what I really care about. – Emma Watson

354. If you’re not prepared to be wrong, you’ll never come up with anything original. – Ken Robinson

355. I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying. – Michael Jordan

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

357. If you’re so afraid of failure, you will never succeed. You have to take chances. – Mario Andretti

358. So many financial dreams are thwarted by the failure to act upon good intentions. – Suze Orman

359. Success is more dangerous than failure, the ripples break over a wider coastline. – Graham Greene

360. I don’t understand a way to work other than bold-facedly running towards failure. – Cate Blanchett

361. Without failure there is no sweetness in success. There’s no understanding of it. – Glenn Beck

362. I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying. – Michael Jordan

363. It doesn’t matter how many times you have failed, you only have to be right once. – Mark Cuban

364. Ever has it been that loves knows not its own death until the hour of separation. – Khalil Gibran

365. I don’t understand a way to work other than bold-facedly running towards failure. – Cate Blanchett

366. Sometimes when things are falling apart, they may actually be falling into place. – J. Lynn

367. It’s a European Union of economic failure, of mass unemployment and of low growth. – Nigel Farage

368. Everything negative – pressure, challenges – is all an opportunity for me to rise. – Kobe Bryant

369. When all is said and done, success without happiness is the worst kind of failure. – Louis Binstock

370. Success breeds complacency. Complacency breeds failure. Only the paranoid survive. – Andy Grove

371. If you’re waiting until you feel talented enough to make it, you’ll never make it. – Criss Jami

372. Failure sometimes enlarges the spirit. You have to fall back upon humanity and God. – Charles Horton Cooley

373. Failure. It doesn’t exist. ‘Failure’ is just what happens when we lose perspective. – Donna Brazile

374. There are people who say that you can’t experiment… That condemns you to failure. – Jose Mujica

375. My biggest failure is ‘Metal Gear.’ It’s my biggest failure and my biggest success. – Hideo Kojima

376. I’m drawn to failure. I feel like I’m contending with it constantly in my own life. – Joyce Carol Oates

377. Once the ego inflates it will only come back to earth through some jarring failure. – Robert Greene

378. It’s not necessary to fear the prospect of failure but to be determined not to fail. – Jimmy Carter

379. I feel rejecting rejection is one of the most crucial steps in getting past failure. – John Rampton

380. Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent. – Marilyn vos Savant

381. Failure is an option here. If things are not failing, you are not innovating enough. – Elon Musk

382. But while success and failure depend on conditions, the mind neither waxes nor wanes. – Bodhidharma

383. Failure is not our only punishment for laziness; there is also the success of others. – Jules Renard

384. Whether in success or in failure, I’m proud of every single movie I’ve ever directed. – Steven Spielberg

385. On ‘Bar Rescue,’ failure is not an option. I have to try to turn the business around. – Jon Taffer

386. The first thing successful people do is view failure as a positive signal to success. – Brendon Burchard

387. I’d spent life so terrified of failure that when it happened, it was very liberating. – Molly Bloom

388. Don’t worry about failures, worry about the chances you miss when you don’t even try. – Jack Canfield

389. Maybe I’m lucky to be going so slowly, because I may be going in the wrong direction. – Ashleigh Brilliant

390. Bad times have a scientific value. These are occasions a good learner would not miss. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

391. Fear of failure is not sufficient justification for not pursuing what you want to do. – Ryan Normandin

392. Most competitors quit long before they’ve created something that makes it to the top. – Seth Godin

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

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

395. In all our deeds, the proper value and respect for time determines success or failure. – Malcolm X

396. If anyone has seen success and failure on a global stage, it’s my friend Steve Forbes. – Peter Diamandis

397. I wish I had been more prepared, both for success and for failure, when I was younger. – Molly Ringwald

398. An AIG failure would have been devastating to the financial system and to the economy. – Henry Paulson

399. Even as far back as when I started acting at 14, I know I’ve never considered failure. – Jennifer Lawrence

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

401. International aid as a means of development is a major failure, and not just in Haiti. – Raoul Peck

402. We are all full of weakness and errors; let us mutually pardon each other our follies. – Voltaire

403. Nothing fails like success because we don’t learn from it. We learn only from failure. – Kenneth Boudling

404. There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure. – Paulo Coelho

405. Work finally begins when the fear of doing nothing exceeds the fear of doing it badly. – Alain de Botton

406. A failure doesn’t mean you are unworthy, nor does it preclude success on the next try. – Leonard Mlodinow

407. It’s fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure. – Bill Gates

408. The guns and the bombs, the rockets and the warships, are all symbols of human failure. – Lyndon B. Johnson

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

410. I didn’t allow failure to break my heart. So I wouldn’t allow success to bloat my head. – Randeep Hooda

411. It’s fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure. – Bill Gates

412. Forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future. – Norman Vincent Peale

413. Failure is part of the process of success. People who avoid failure also avoid success. – Robert T. Kiyosaki

414. You must have long term goals to keep you from being frustrated by short term failures. – Charles C. Noble

415. There could be no honor in a sure success, but much might be wrested from a sure defeat. – Ann Landers

416. I believe in trusting men, not only once but twice – in giving a failure another chance. – James Cash Penney

417. By virtually any measure, the record of the Republican Majority is an appalling failure. – Sheila Jackson Lee

418. Sometimes people call me a success for all the reasons that make me think I’m a failure. – William Hurt

419. I think that big, sort of theatrical relaunches tend to set you up for failure and hype. – Tina Brown

420. Refusing to grant clemency is a failure of one of the most basic jobs of being governor. – Zephyr Teachout

421. Life is nothing but a bunch of experiences. There’s no such thing as success or failure. – Suki Waterhouse

422. The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

423. A man can fail many times, but he isn’t a failure until he begins to blame somebody else. – John Burroughs

424. Success represents the 1% of your work which results from the 99% that is called failure. – Soichiro Honda

425. Adam Smith’s huge failure was the fact that he did not foresee the industrial revolution. – P. J. O’Rourke

426. The thing I always say to people is this: ‘If you avoid failure, you also avoid success.’ – Robert Kiyosaki

427. I think you have to try and fail, because failure gets you closer to what you’re good at. – Louis C. K.

428. A failure establishes only this, that our determination to succeed was not strong enough. – Christian Nestell Bovee

429. If we will be quiet and ready enough, we shall find compensation in every disappointment. – Henry David Thoreau

430. The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one. – Elbert Hubbard

431. Why waste time proving over and over how great you are, when you could be getting better? – Carol S. Dweck

432. I think you can have 10,000 explanations for failure, but no good explanation for success. – Paulo Coelho

433. There is but one cause of human failure. And that is man’s lack of faith in his true Self. – William James

434. Ultimately there is no such thing as failure. There are lessons learned in different ways. – Twyla Tharp

435. That’s all I ever wanted – to go out as myself and have the success or failure fall on me. – Drew McIntyre

436. I think the failure in the NFL has humbled me in the fact that I don’t think I’m the best. – Ryan Leaf

437. Ninety-nine percent of the failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses. – George Washington Carver

438. If you don’t try at anything you can’t fail… it takes back bone to lead the life you want. – Richard Yates

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

440. The Prince interview was a failure. Huge, but most memorable ’cause he didn’t say anything. – Dick Clark

441. Elegance is not a dispensable luxury but a factor that decides between success and failure. – Edsger Dijkstra

442. You don’t go into anything contemplating failure, because if you did, you wouldn’t make it. – Simon Cowell

443. The chief trick to making good mistakes is not to hide them — especially not from yourself. – Daniel Dennett

444. The great question is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with failure. – Laurence J. Peter

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

446. I think I’ve failed every test I’ve ever taken. If there was a failure I would have been it. – Lisa Marie Presley

447. I really do think that putting expectations on a holiday is setting yourself up for failure. – Delilah

448. Make new mistakes. Make glorious, amazing mistakes. Make mistakes nobody’s ever made before. – Neil Gaiman

449. Even the worst shit that happens to you can be converted into gold if you are clever enough. – Robert Greene

450. A word of encouragement during a failure is worth more than an hour of praise after success. – Unknown

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

452. I’m very comfortable with failure. I’m very comfortable being the guy who disappoints people. – Steven Soderbergh

453. I don’t lose any sleep at night over the potential for failure. I cannot even spell the word. – Jim Mattis

454. 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

455. If you are afraid to learn from your mistakes, you will more than likely keep repeating them. – Robert Greene

456. Pain is the not the only way to learn a lesson, but it is the surest way to never forget one. – The Stoic Emperor

457. My father was not a failure. After all, he was the father of a president of the United States. – Harry S Truman

458. The idea of capitalism is not just success but also the failure that allows success to happen. – P. J. O’Rourke

459. In our business, things look like a failure until they’re not. It’s pretty binary transitions. – Satya Nadella

460. If a building looks better under construction than it does when finished, then it’s a failure. – Douglas Coupland

461. You can measure your worth by your dedication to your path, not by your successes or failures. – Elizabeth Gilbert, Big Magic

462. Through perseverance many people win success out of what seemed destined to be certain failure. – Benjamin Disraeli

463. If something’s important enough, you should try. Even if you – the probable outcome is failure. – Elon Musk

464. Fear of failure, it’s the greatest motivational tool. It drives me and drives me and drives me. – Jerry West

465. Call it the Tiger Mom effect: In the business world today, failure is apparently not an option. – Naveen Jain

466. It is easier to win than to fail. Everybody sides with the winner. But the failure walks alone. – George Matthew Adams

467. My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure. – Abraham Lincoln

468. Heavy hearts, like heavy clouds in the sky, are best relieved by the letting of a little water. – Christopher Morley

469. Face failure head on, don’t be afraid of it, and people will support and welcome you even more. – Richard Branson

470. Do not waste yourself in rejection, nor bark against the bad, but chant the beauty of the good. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

471. Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty, and persistence. – Colin Powell

472. If my child had prejudice in his head, I’d be ashamed. I would see it as my failure as a parent. – Salman Rushdie

473. Failure is simply the non-presence of success. But a fiasco is a disaster of mythic proportions. – Orlando Bloom

474. Coming to terms with the fact that my marriage was a failure was devastating and very difficult. – Sarah McLachlan

475. The British health care system is a blueprint for the failure of Obamacare, as it is structured. – Marsha Blackburn

476. If you’re not failing every now and again, it’s a sign you’re not doing anything very innovative. – Woody Allen

477. Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another steppingstone to greatness. – Oprah Winfrey

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

479. President Obama’s greatest failure is his failure regarding foreign policy and national security. – Elise Stefanik

480. When you accept that failure is a good thing, it can actually be a huge propeller toward success. – Whitney Wolfe Herd

481. I always write about subjects which attract me because if I didn’t, it would be awful, a failure. – Ruth Rendell

482. People who have the ability to fail in public under their own names actually gain a lot of power. – Naval Ravikant

483. I don’t mind losing as long as I see improvement or I feel I’ve done as well as I possibly could. – Carol Dweck

484. If you’re not failing every now and again, it’s a sign you’re not doing anything very innovative. – Woody Allen

485. Boston has carried the practice of hypocrisy to the n-th degree of refinement, grace, and failure. – Lincoln Steffens

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

487. It’s not about failure; it’s about trying something and risking something for attaining your goal. – Carol Alt

488. I read somewhere that failure is an event, not a person, but I never feel that way. It’s who I am. – Jeff Van Gundy

489. Failure always brings something valuable with it. I don’t let it leave until I extract that value. – Scott Adams

490. I’m not the first to say that failure, when approached properly, can be an opportunity for growth. – Ed Catmull

491. Success is due to our stretching to the challenges of life. Failure comes when we shrink from them. – John C. Maxwell

492. If terrorists are already on our southern border, a national-security failure has already occurred. – Mike Pompeo

493. We have to provide more visibility, more certainty to the investors and reduce the cost of failure. – Emmanuel Macron

494. Yes, ‘Aagadu’ was a failure. I was dejected for a couple of months, since there was a lot at stake. – Mahesh Babu

495. I’ve had my share of struggle. I believe, never take success to your head or failure to your heart. – Randeep Hooda

496. You’ve got to get to the stage in life where going for it is more important than winning or losing. – Arthur Ashe

497. Most great people have attained their greatest success just one step beyond their greatest failure. – Napoleon Hill

498. A hundred failures would not matter, when one single success could change the destiny of the world. – Arthur C. Clarke

499. Success or failure in business is caused more by the mental attitude even than by mental capacities. – Walter Scott

500. Oh, man. I love ’13 Going on 30,’ ‘I love Failure to Launch,’ I love ‘How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days.’ – Noah Centineo

501. The failure to invest in youth reflects a lack of compassion and a colossal failure of common sense. – Coretta Scott King

502. The federal government has been a proven failure in picking winners and losers in the energy sector. – Mike Pompeo

503. This game is obviously about failure. You’re going to fail most of the time. It’s how you handle it. – Mookie Betts

504. There’s a difference between a failure and a fiasco… a fiasco is a disaster of mythic proportions. – Orlando Bloom

505. Tasting failure, even when you truly believe in a project, is a critical part of the growth process. – Daniel Lubetzky

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

507. Success depends upon previous preparation, and without such preparation there is sure to be failure. – Confucius

508. It is a mistake to suppose that people succeed through success; they often succeed through failures. – Unknown

509. When we give ourselves permission to fail, we, at the same time, give ourselves permission to excel. – Eloise Ristad

510. It is in our genes that we think of breaking up when we love and of failure and fall when we succeed. – RM

511. 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

512. There is no middle ground in Hollywood; you’re a failure or you’re a success. That mentality is wild. – Javier Bardem

513. When you can look at failure and say, ‘What is the worst case scenario,’ it’s not as bad as it seems. – Whitney Wolfe Herd

514. As an outside; don’t worry about failure, because failure will take care of itself. Focus on success. – Henry Cavill

515. This game is a game of failure, and you’re going to fail a heck of a lot more than you succeed in it. – Alex Bregman

516. Failure is what we’re all running from, we’re always running toward success with failure at our back. – Natalie Goldberg

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

518. The exposed nature of life in the public square affects leaders’ attitudes toward risk – and failure. – Dee Dee Myers

519. An architect’s most useful tools are an eraser at the drafting board, and a wrecking bar at the site. – Frank Lloyd Wright

520. Mishaps are like knives, that either serve us or cut us, as we grasp them by the blade or the handle. – James Russell Lowell

521. Turn pain into progress. To be wrong as fast as you can is to sign up for aggressive, rapid learning. – Ed Catmull

522. You gotta act. And you gotta be willing to fail… if you’re afraid of failing, you won’t get very far. – Steve Jobs

523. I failed first grade, which is my biggest problem. You always feel like a failure, like you’re stupid. – Amy Sedaris

524. Remember what Susan B. Anthony said? ‘Failure is impossible.’ Failure is possible if women don’t vote. – Madeleine M. Kunin

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

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

527. Chidamabaram has ruined the economy. He has turned out to be a third-rate failure as finance minister. – Subramanian Swamy

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

529. There are two kinds of failures: those who thought and never did, and those who did and never thought. – Laurence J. Peter

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

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

532. It’s not about the failure, it’s about learning from the failures. Failure itself cannot be celebrated. – Satya Nadella

533. It is often the failure who is the pioneer in new lands, new undertakings, and new forms of expression. – Eric Hoffer

534. My feeling, based on my own experience, is that aiming for grandiosity is the fastest route to failure. – James Altucher

535. Failure has never been a signal for me to quit; it’s always been a sign for me to go down another path. – Jesse Itzler

536. Feminism is doomed to failure because it is based on an attempt to repeal and restructure human nature. – Phyllis Schlafly

537. I feel that marriage can lead to the ultimate rejection and failure and divorce and things we all fear. – Mike Birbiglia

538. Mistakes and failures are precisely your means of education. They tell you about your own inadequacies. – Robert Greene

539. Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit. – Napoleon Hill

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

541. Ideology, politics and journalism, which luxuriate in failure, are impotent in the face of hope and joy. – P. J. O’Rourke

542. Life is bigger than cinema. Cinema is just a part of life, so I never take success or failure seriously. – Pawan Kalyan

543. If you set your goals ridiculously high and it’s a failure, you will fail above everyone else’s success. – James Cameron

544. Anything less than gold is a failure to me. It’s extreme pressure, but I hold myself to a high standard. – Jordan Burroughs

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

546. Some teachers feel that if they ask for emotional help, they’re a failure. But teaching is a team sport. – Erin Gruwell

547. If you set your goals ridiculously high and it’s a failure, you will fail above everyone else’s success. – James Cameron

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

549. Never be afraid to try something new. Remember, amateurs built the ark; professionals built the Titanic. – Unknown

550. Truth is truly known only to those who suffer, lose, endure adversity and stumble from defeat to defeat. – Anais Nin

551. Even those who venture to dip a toe in the pond of risk never allow themselves to get used to the water. – David Viscott

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

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

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

555. Life is to be lived, not controlled; and humanity is won by continuing to play in face of certain defeat. – Ralph Ellison

556. If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. Then quit. There’s no point in being a damn fool about it. – W. C. Fields

557. No matter what one does, regardless of failure or success, the experience is a form of success in itself. – Jack Ma

558. A traveller must buy his own experience, and success or failure depends mainly on personal idiosyncrasies. – Isabella Bird

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

560. The difference between average people and achieving people is their perception of and response to failure. – John C. Maxwell

561. 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

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

563. He who risks and fails can be forgiven. He who never risks and never fails is a failure in his whole being. – Paul Tillich

564. I have tried every diet to lose weight. When you restrict yourself, you’re setting yourself up for failure. – Octavia Spencer

565. 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

566. 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

567. Revolutionaries were depressed and close to emotional breakdown; after the failure, they left successively. – Sun Yat-sen

568. Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success. – Dale Carnegie

569. The only real failure is the failure to try, and the measure of success is how we cope with disappointment. – Deborah Moggach

570. Failures, repeated failures, are finger posts on the road to achievement. One fails forward toward success. – C.S. Lewis

571. There is no loneliness greater than the loneliness of a failure. The failure is a stranger in his own house. – Eric Hoffer

572. Confidence is contagious, but so is failure. Even the Yankees will lose if you persuade them that they will. – Rosabeth Moss Kanter

573. 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

574. Apple is a failure because they missed social? Nobody would say that, because they are having great success. – Steve Ballmer

575. 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

576. The men who try to do something and fail are infinitely better than those who try to do nothing and succeed. – Lloyd Jones

577. The only real stumbling block is fear of failure. In cooking you’ve got to have a ‘What the hell?’ attitude. – Julia Child

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

579. I firmly believe that unless one has tasted the bitter pill of failure, one cannot aspire enough for success. – A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

580. Crime and bad lives are the measure of a State’s failure, all crime in the end is the crime of the community. – H. G. Wells

581. I’ve always believed that it’s important to show a new look periodically. Predictability can lead to failure. – T. Boone Pickens

582. Try not to say, ‘I’m a failure.’ Instead, ask, ‘What can I do better? What did I do wrong?’ Then re-approach. – Jillian Michaels

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

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

585. I don’t have any fear of failure whatsoever. I used to, and I told myself I wouldn’t allow myself to anymore. – Jaylen Brown

586. Most things break, including hearts. The lessons of life amount not to wisdom, but to scar tissue and callus. – Wallace Stegner

587. A little more persistence a little more effort and what seemed hopeless failure may turn to glorious success. – Elbert Hubbard

588. In my experience, each failure contains the seeds of your next success – if you are willing to learn from it. – Paul Allen

589. Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time. – Thomas A. Edison

590. Laziness is a secret ingredient that goes into failure. But it’s only kept a secret from the person who fails. – Robert Half

591. You’ll never convince me there is a hopeless situation or there is any finality in any success or any failure. – Carlos Ghosn

592. Whenever you start a new business, the sheer number of variables at hand makes failure a constant possibility. – Sallie Krawcheck

593. I’m quite detached from failure and success. Once a shooting is done, I kind of close that chapter in my life. – Ranbir Kapoor

594. I didn’t like talking about my divorce. I think I viewed that as something that was embarrassing or a failure. – Pete Holmes

595. 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

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

597. Fear of failure is caused by lack of self-esteem and confidence. Dealing with fear is the key to super success. – Dan Pena

598. I have always believed that it’s important to show a new look periodically. Predictability can lead to failure. – T. Boone Pickens

599. In a world that’s changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is to not taking risks. – Mark Zuckerberg

600. 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

601. Remember this: There is no such thing as failure — failure is just life trying to move us in another direction. – Oprah Winfrey

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

603. 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

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

605. Your ability to adapt to failure, and navigate your way out of it, absolutely 100 percent makes you who you are. – Viola Davis

606. People think when you have a, quote, ‘bank failure,’ that that is the end of the bank. And it isn’t necessarily. – Michele Bachmann

607. When it comes to creative endeavors, the concept of zero failures is worse than useless. It’s counterproductive. – Ed Catmull

608. Don’t be afraid of missing opportunities. Behind every failure is an opportunity somebody wishes they had missed. – Lily Tomlin

609. 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

610. When preaching is done right, it can change lives. When it’s done badly, my failure goes beyond the merely human. – John Ortberg

611. Much worse than the unavoidable inefficiencies of large government is the failure to fund the government we need. – Richard Cohen

612. There is nothing in the world so easy to explain as failure — it is, after all, what everybody does all the time. – Susanna Clarke

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

614. I think and think for months and years. Ninety-nine times, the conclusion is false. The hundredth time I am right. – Albert Einstein

615. They talk about the failure of socialism but where is the success of capitalism in Africa, Asia and Latin America? – Fidel Castro

616. To a certain extent, I enjoy failure. It’s part of the game. There’s always room to grow; there’s room to improve. – Aaron Judge

617. 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

618. There’s always a possibility that you can have a catastrophic failure, of course. This could happen on any flight. – Gus Grissom

619. Failure is instructive. The person who really thinks learns quite as much from his failures as from his successes. – John Dewey

620. I’m a polarizing person, so people get caught up in hoping I fail. And just like success, failure is a perspective. – CM Punk

621. It’s a failure of imagination if you can only write what you know – we have to be able to imagine different worlds. – Dee Rees

622. When people have a willpower failure, it’s because they haven’t anticipated a situation that’s going to come along. – Charles Duhigg

623. Like Lyndon Johnson, President Obama understands that timidity in a time of troubles is a prescription for failure. – Robert Dallek

624. If you think my career has been a failure because I have never won a national title, you have another thing coming. – Bo Schembechler

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

626. The truth is that we have all gone through failure. I have personally as well as professionally experienced failure. – Mahira Khan

627. I think perfection is ugly. Somewhere in the things humans make, I want to see scars, failure, disorder, distortion. – Yohji Yamamoto

628. I must be taken as I have been made. The success is not mine, the failure is not mine, but the two together make me. – Charles Dickens

629. We don’t need to celebrate failure. We do need to make it safe to admit failure – that’s how we learn from mistakes. – Adam Grant

630. One of the things I definitely think of as a driver of me is fear. And it’s fear of failure, fear of being overtaken. – Jocko Willink

631. 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

632. Success is not built on success. It’s built on failure. It’s built on frustration. Sometimes its built on catastrophe. – Sumner Redstone

633. 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

634. It’s much, much better to wind up with a lot of crap having tried it than to overthink in the beginning and not do it. – Stefan Sagmeister

635. Good people are good because they’ve come to wisdom through failure. We get very little wisdom from success, you know. – William Saroyan

636. Success is not built on success. It’s built on failure. It’s built on frustration. Sometimes its built on catastrophe. – Sumner Redstone

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

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

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

640. You are not your idea, and if you identify too closely with your ideas, you will take offense when they are challenged. – Ed Catmull

641. You need to have faith in yourself. Be brave and take risks. You don’t have to have it all figured out to move forward. – Roy T. Bennett

642. 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

643. 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

644. Failure is authentic, and because it’s authentic, it’s real and genuine, and because of that, it’s a pure state of being. – Douglas Coupland

645. I’m bound to fail when I write in Italian, but unlike my sense of failure in the past, this doesn’t torment or grieve me. – Jhumpa Lahiri

646. 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

647. What strikes me is that there’s a very fine line between success and failure. Just one ingredient can make the difference. – Andrew Lloyd Webber

648. 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

649. People will find any reason not to give you credit for your success because, in their mind, your success is their failure. – Karen Civil

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

651. Nine out of ten people who are failing blame their failure on somebody else. And that is the common denominator of failure. – Jon Taffer

652. Get a bike that’s as low to the ground as you can find, put on elbow and knee pads so you’re not afraid of falling, and go. – Andrew Stanton

653. You must always be prepared to place a bet on yourself, on your future, by heading in a direction that others seem to fear. – Robert Greene

654. No human ever became interesting by not failing. The more you fail and recover and improve, the better you are as a person. – Chris Hardwick

655. My personality is based on an anonymity and failure. Failure and anonymity, those are my strengths – superiority from below. – James Murphy

656. If you aren’t experiencing failure, then you are making a far worse mistake: You are being driven by the desire to avoid it. – Ed Catmull

657. 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

658. You just don’t go out when you’re over 55 years of age, have a colossal failure, and expect to find work in your field again. – Roger Ailes

659. I’ve achieved everything I’ve wanted to achieve, so I’m not scared of failure. I never gave up, however bad the injuries got. – Darcey Bussell

660. I cannot think of any venture I have initiated where an earlier failure wasn’t an important precursor to an eventual success. – Daniel Lubetzky

661. Try to acquire the weird practice of savoring your mistakes, delighting in uncovering the strange quirks that led you astray. – Daniel Dennett

662. 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

663. A lesson learned, both in the SEAL teams and as an entrepreneur, is that failure is sometimes a critical component of success. – Brandon Webb

664. All men make mistakes, but a good man yields when he knows his course is wrong, and repairs the evil. The only crime is pride. – Sophocles

665. Failure is an awful thing, and when I look at the common denominator of failure, it seems to always be the same thing: excuses. – Jon Taffer

666. 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

667. It is very important to embrace failure and to do a lot of stuff — as much stuff as possible — with as little fear as possible. – Stefan Sagmeister

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

669. 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

670. 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

671. Those in leadership positions who fail to grasp or use the power of stories risk failure for their companies and for themselves. – John P. Kotter

672. 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

673. 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

674. Every experience, encounter, and particularly your mistakes are there to teach you and force you into being more of who you are. – Oprah Winfrey

675. 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

676. 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

677. 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

678. We ceased to be a band the moment we made it. It left us with nothing. We felt like a failure although we had commercial success. – Morten Harket

679. 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

680. A lot of actors do that – they blame their failure on their agents or their photos. But that is just putting off the real issues. – Matt Berry

681. 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

682. 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

683. I was pretty bad. When I first was diagnosed with kidney failure, my function – the function of my kidney was less than 8 percent. – Natalie Cole

684. Failure holds the seeds for greatness – so long as you water those seeds with introspection, they can be the root of your success. – Daniel Lubetzky

685. Some of the best lessons we ever learn we learn from our mistakes and failures. The error of the past is the wisdom of the future. – Tryon Edwards

686. 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

687. 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

688. 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

689. You want to create a space in which people feel safe to think outside the box, test new approaches, and yes, even fail. officevibe. – com

690. 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

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

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

693. Life is a Tetris. Do something good, it disappears immediately. But mistakes, they accumulate themselves. In the end everyone loses. – Alexandra Melo

694. Any being, any agent, who can truly say, “Well, it seemed like a good idea at the time!” is standing on the threshold of brilliance. – Daniel Dennett

695. 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

696. Relying on nothing but scientific knowledge to produce an engineering solution is to invite frustration at best and failure at worst. – Henry Petroski

697. 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

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

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

700. Embrace failure. Never never quit. Get very comfortable with that uneasy feeling of going against the grain and trying something new. – Terry Crews

701. Being human means you will make mistakes. And you will make mistakes, because failure is God’s way of moving you in another direction. – Oprah Winfrey

702. Historically, defense spending cuts have preceded increased international turmoil as America’s global enemies sense a failure of will. – Ben Shapiro

703. 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

704. The study of literature threatens to become a kind of paleontology of failure, and criticism a supercilious psychoanalysis of authors. – John Updike

705. 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

706. 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

707. The historic lesson is that it was a strategic failure to go into Iraq. History will not be and should not be kind with that decision. – Michael T. Flynn

708. 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

709. Failure does not mean that you’ll never get what you want, sometimes failure means that you have to fight harder for something better. – Unknown

710. “Trying” is the biggest mistake you can make early on in a relationship. It sets a false expectation that you will eventually tire of. – Naval Ravikant

711. But instead of spending our lives running towards our dreams, we are often running away from a fear of failure or a fear of criticism. – Eric Wright

712. Part 3. It begins in your mind, always… so you must fight hard to express it. You must fight hard to shine the light of words upon it. – Yann Martel

713. Failure doesn’t define you. It’s what you do after you fail that determines whether you are a leader or a waste of perfectly good air. – Sabaa Tahir

714. 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

715. When you are having a rough day… you think you are failing. But failure is a part of life. It’s about building character and growing. – Nick Foles

716. 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

717. 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

718. 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

719. 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. – Davy Crockett

720. I always feel like a vague failure in L.A. – it always makes me feel like I should somehow be different than I am. And I don’t know why. – Greta Gerwig

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

722. 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

723. 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

724. I’ve been through a lot in my career, and the failure that I’ve gone through makes me really appreciate the moments of success much more. – Jake Arrieta

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

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

727. 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

728. While entrepreneurs spend a lot of effort trying to avoid failure, sometimes the lessons one learns from those missteps can be invaluable. – Lewis Howes

729. While the public school rewards failure by throwing more government money at failing school systems, the voucher system does the opposite. – Fabrizio Moreira

730. 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

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

732. Young players need freedom of expression to develop as creative players… they should be encouraged to try skills without fear of failure. – Arsene Wenger

733. 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

734. 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

735. You should become a connoisseur of your own mistakes, turning them over in your mind as if they were works of art, which in a way they are. – Daniel Dennett

736. Science, my lad, is made up of mistakes, but they are mistakes which it is useful to make, because they lead little by little to the truth. – Jules Verne

737. 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

738. Being open about problems is the first step toward learning from them… We must think of the cost of failure as an investment in the future. – Ed Catmull

739. E! has just become a sad, sad place to live. They don’t know what they’re doing; they have no ideas… everything they do just is a failure. – Chelsea Handler

740. 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

741. If you show me someone who’s afraid of failure, I’ll show you someone who is not a groundbreaking, innovative pioneer of a certain industry. – Paul Heyman

742. Some parents believe that competition helps prepare children to succeed. Others fear that their children will not be able to handle failure. – Bill Dedman

743. There is no failure unless one stops. Not to work is to cease, tighten up, become nervous and therefore destructive of the creative process. – Ray Bradbury

744. It’s not easy, but if you accept your misfortune and handle it right, your perceived failure can become a catalyst for profound reinvention. – Conan O’Brien

745. The person who failed often knows how to avoid future failures. The person who knows only success can be more oblivious to all the pitfalls. – Randy Pausch

746. Yes, I am imperfect and vulnerable and sometimes afraid, but that doesn’t change the truth that I am brave and worthy of love and belonging. – Brené Brown

747. Part 2. It has no decency, respects no law or convention, shows no mercy. It goes for your weakest spot, which it finds with unnerving ease. – Yann Martel

748. 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

749. ‘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

750. I like to do matrices. One option per line, different facets for each column. Salary, location, happiness index, failure index, and all that. – Marissa Mayer

751. Part 1. Happiness needs sadness. Success needs failure. Benevolence needs evil. Love needs hatred. Victory needs defeat. Pleasure needs pain. – Philippos

752. I’m not crying because of you; you’re not worth it. I’m crying because my delusion of who you were was shattered by the truth of who you are. – Steve Maraboli

753. When defeat comes, accept it as a signal that your plans are not sound, rebuild those plans, and set sail once more toward your coveted goal. – Napoleon Hill

754. 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

755. 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

756. I think that a failure of statistical thinking is the major intellectual shortcoming of our universities, journalism and intellectual culture. – Steven Pinker

757. 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

758. The story of American pop music is the story of failure. The blues, country music, it’s not the story of success. People don’t win; they lose. – Ry Cooder

759. When you take risks you learn that there will be times when you succeed and there will be times when you fail, and both are equally important. – Ellen DeGeneres

760. Once we realize that imperfect understanding is the human condition there is no shame in being wrong, only in failing to correct our mistakes. – George Soros

761. 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

762. 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

763. 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

764. 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

765. 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

766. 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

767. George W. Bush is history’s president, a man for whom the long-term success or failure of democracy in Iraq will determine his place in history. – Andrew Breitbart

768. Every championship that Brazil participates, we have the responsibility to win – every time. So when we don’t win, it’s considered as a failure. – Kaka

769. 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

770. Time heals griefs and quarrels, for we change and are no longer the same persons. Neither the offender nor the offended are any more themselves. – Blaise Pascal

771. 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 Baldwin

772. There’s a silly notion that failure’s not an option at NASA. Failure is an option here. If things are not failing, you are not innovating enough. – Elon Musk

773. If you can’t admit a failure, you’re not an entrepreneur. You are not a good business person. There’s nothing brilliant about what you are doing. – Mark Cuban

774. 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

775. It is incredibly important to set goals for your business, as if you have no direction for your business, your online business will be a failure. – Fabrizio Moreira

776. Hollywood… a city I was to come back to time and again, in sickness and in health, in success and in failure, with anticipation and with dread. – Dirk Benedict

777. I’m the only member of my family who didn’t get a PhD. So, I’m like the failure of the family, cause all I have is a bachelor’s, like a drop out. – Adam Conover

778. Ever meet someone who’s always had everything work out for them with zero struggle? They usually have the depth of a puddle. Or they don’t exist. – Chris Hardwick

779. Failure is a state of mind. It’s like one of those sand traps an ant lion digs. You keep sliding back. Takes one hell of a jump to get out of it. – John Steinbeck

780. 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

781. 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

782. 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

783. It is your own bad strategies, not the unfair opponent, that are to blame for your failures. You are responsible for the good and bad in your life. – Robert Greene

784. I feel there’s an existential angst among young people. I didn’t have that. They see enormous mountains, where I only saw one little hill to climb. – Sergey Brin

785. Ultimately, we all have to decide for ourselves what constitutes failure. But the world is quite eager to give you a set of criteria if you let it. – J.K. Rowling

786. 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

787. 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

788. 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

789. Only commit to things you know you can accomplish because they’re incredibly important to you. Otherwise, you set yourself up for continued failure. – Rachel Hollis

790. 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

791. 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

792. For me, it’s life or death doing plays: there’s this perfectionist thing about me that it has to be brilliant – anything less than that is a failure. – Marianne Elliott

793. 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

794. There is no disgrace in honest failure; there is disgrace in fearing to fail. What is past is useful only as it suggests ways and means for progress. – Henry Ford

795. Learning to fail well means learning to understand your mistakes, because unless you know what went wrong, you may do the wrong things to correct it. – Megan McArdle

796. 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

797. True, foolish risks can lead to difficult consequences. But having said that, don’t be so scared of failure and disappointment that you fail to dream. – Robin S. Sharma

798. 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

799. 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

800. 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

801. 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

802. If I’ve got a message to the younger generation, it’s this: don’t be scared of failure. Get out there, try things, and never be afraid to ask for help. – Ant Middleton

803. 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

804. 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

805. 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

806. 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

807. The failure to readily identify the battle between good and evil is a nagging, ongoing, dangerous pattern that shows no sign of easing up any time soon. – Mike Gallagher

808. Never be afraid of failure. And don’t stop yourself from doing something you want to do because of what others might think. Only you know yourself best. – Suki Waterhouse

809. 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

810. Part 1. I must say a word about fear. It is life’s only true opponent. Only fear can defeat life. It is a clever, treacherous adversary, how well I know. – Yann Martel

811. 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

812. 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

813. 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

814. 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

815. It does not matter what you know about anything if you cannot communicate to your people. In that event, you are not even a failure. You’re just not there. – Saul Alinsky

816. 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

817. 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

818. Sometimes people let the same problem make them miserable for years when they could just say “so what”. That’s one of my favorite things to say: “So what”. – Andy Warhol

819. 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

820. 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

821. 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

822. 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

823. I guess I’m motivated by the fear of failure to some degree and knowing what can happen when you don’t do things the way you need to do them to have success. – Nick Saban

824. 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

825. I’ve always wanted to hit that, like, ’13 Going on 30;’ ‘Failure to Launch,’ Matthew McConaughey; ‘What Happens in Vegas,’ Cameron Diaz, Ashton Kutcher’ wave. – Noah Centineo

826. 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

827. 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

828. I think if you just eat healthy, you’re active, and you don’t beat yourself up, you’re setting yourself up to win rather than setting yourself up for failure. – Kristin Cavallari

829. 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

830. Those who truly fail in my eyes are the ones who never try at all. The ones who sit on the couch and whine and moan and wait for the world to change for them. – Sarah Dessen

831. Never tell anyone outside my staff that the Submarine Force and the First Air Fleet were responsible for the failure at Midway. The failure at Midway was mine. – Isoroku Yamamoto

832. I’m sure there are many more people who can identify with failure and hardship in life than with the success of an Alexander Hamilton or a John D. Rockefeller. – Ron Chernow

833. Basically, I still have the privacy that all celebrities crave, except for those celebrities who feel that privacy reflects some kind of failure on their part. – Albert Brooks

834. I had to find the courage to share not only myself but my art with the world. I faced fear, and I went for it. I wasn’t a failure, and I’m very proud of myself. – Alyssa Edwards

835. I think she’s the foundation of everything I’ve done. I think, definitely, my mother’s fear of failure helps make me more resilient and helps make me persevere. – Arianna Huffington

836. 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

837. 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

838. My story as an artist has been about trial and error. It’s been about artist development, character building, struggle, happiness and failure, family, and music. – Anderson Paak

839. 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

840. 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

841. 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

842. 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

843. 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

844. 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

845. 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

846. 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

847. People who have a sense of self-efficacy bounce back from failure; they approach things in terms of how to handle them rather than worrying about what can go wrong. – Albert Bandura

848. 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

849. 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

850. A famous man once said, ‘A sure formula for failure is to try and please everyone.’ Some might say I built a career on doing just the opposite of pleasing everyone. – Dan Pena

851. In my view, the first requirement for success for an entrepreneur is to dream big. The second aspect that prevents entrepreneurs from succeeding is fear of failure. – Naveen Jain

852. 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

853. 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

854. Short term pain has more impact on most people than long-term benefits do, which is why it’s so important for you to amplify the long-term benefits of not quitting. – Seth Godin

855. Remember your dreams and fight for them. You must know what you want from life. There is just one thing that makes your dream become impossible: the fear of failure. – Paulo Coelho

856. 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

857. 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

858. I wanted to give an honest insight into a consuming Tour. It’s turned out pretty interesting because there aren’t many books out there documenting someone’s failure. – Bradley Wiggins

859. Do the one thing you think you cannot do. Fail at it. Try again. Do better the second time. The only people who never tumble are those who never mount the high wire. – Oprah Winfrey

860. There is no learning without some difficulty and fumbling. If you want to keep on learning, you must keep on risking failure — all your life. It’s as simple as that. – John W. Gardner

861. My friend was on dialysis for six years before he got a new kidney. I was on dialysis for eight months. I’m almost not even the typical person who has kidney failure. – Natalie Cole

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

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

864. 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

865. Movies are not novels, and that’s why, when filmmakers try to adapt novels, particularly long or complex novels, the result is almost always failure. It can’t be done. – Paul Auster

866. 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

867. 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 B. S. Haldane

868. 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 fail by default. – J.K. Rowling

869. 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

870. 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

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

872. 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

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

874. 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

875. ‘Faucet Failure’ was my favorite because I just had fun with it, and it was just 10 minutes, and I didn’t overthink anything, and I wanted to just have fun with the song. – Ski Mask the Slump God

876. 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

877. Don’t wait for things to be perfect before you share them with others. Show early and show often. It’ll be pretty when we get there, but it won’t be pretty along the way. – Ed Catmull

878. Just because you failed doesn’t mean you can’t succeed. We all fail. Mentally resilient people realize that its not failure that defines your identity but how you respond. – Shane Parrish

879. 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

880. 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

881. 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

882. 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

883. Our country’s got a sin problem, and I believe if these politicians in Washington would recognize the moral failure of so many of their policies that maybe we could fix it. – Franklin Graham

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884. Part 2. You must experience and accept the extremes because if the contrast is lost, you lose appreciation; and when you lose appreciation you lose the value of everything. – Philippos

885. To fail is to give up. But you are in the midst of a moving process. Nothing fails then. All goes on. Work is done. If good, you learn from it. If bad, you learn even more. – Ray Bradbury

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

887. 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

888. 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

889. 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

890. 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

891. We encourage failure among young men; we celebrate it… It’s a badge of honour for a man. Yet attach those same words and experiences to a woman, and society writes her off. – Whitney Wolfe Herd

892. Negative results are just what I want. They’re just as valuable to me as positive results. I can never find the thing that does the job best until I find the ones that don’t. – Thomas A. Edison

893. 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

894. 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

895. 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

896. Love the moment. Flowers grow out of dark moments. Therefore, each moment is vital. It affects the whole. Life is a succession of such moments and to live each, is to succeed. – Corita Kent

897. The trick is to take advantage of the particular details of the mess you’ve made, so that your next attempt will be informed by it and not just another blind stab in the dark. – Daniel Dennett

898. Failure is easy to handle because once you fail, the options are very simple… like, ‘Try something different,’ or, ‘Maybe if you do the same thing, do it in a different way.’ – Prithviraj Sukumaran

899. The first week in intelligence school, you learn there are only two conditions in life. There is policy success, or there is intel failure. There is no other condition in life. – James Clapper

900. I’ve come to realize that all my past failures and frustrations were actually laying the foundation for the understanding that have created the new level of living I now enjoy. – Tony Robbins

901. You will have to rise up and say, “I don’t care how hard this is, I don’t care how disappointed I am, I’m not going to let this get the best of me. I’m moving on with my life”. – Joel Osteen

902. People driven by a pursuit that puts them on the edges are often not on the periphery, but on the frontier, testing the limits of what it is possible to withstand and discover. – Sarah Lewis

903. 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

904. 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

905. Not many people are really that meticulous with what they do, I suppose, but I’m just a control freak and terribly afraid of failure or regret. I work very hard on these things. – George Michael

906. For some time, I thought Apollo 13 was a failure. I was disappointed I didn’t get to land on the moon. But actually, it turned out to be the best thing that could have happened. – Jim Lovell

907. 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

908. 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

909. 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

910. 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

911. If you want something you can have it, but only if you want everything that goes with it, including all the hard work and the despair, and only if you’re willing to risk failure. – Philip Pullman

912. Part 1. I will persist until I succeed. I was not delivered unto this world in defeat, nor does failure course in my veins. I am not a sheep waiting to be prodded by my shepherd. – Og Mandino

913. We all have anxiety about things. We all have little insecurities, but eventually you have to face your fears if you want to be successful, and everybody has some fear of failure. – Nick Saban

914. 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

915. 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

916. ‘This Is Not That Dawn’ is remarkable in part for its careful and sensitive attention to women’s lives – and also for its harsh critique of men and their failure to stop violence. – Karan Mahajan

917. 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

918. 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

919. 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

920. 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

921. 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

922. 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 Green Ingersoll

923. 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

924. 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

925. Social media can help or hurt you. People are more into other people’s lives than their own. Everyone sees everyone else’s success online, and we allow it to magnify our own failure. – Karen Civil

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

927. I think that the failure of newspaper competition in a community is a very serious handicap to the dissemination of the knowledge that the citizens need to participate in a democracy. – Walter Cronkite

928. 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

929. 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

930. Making your mark on the world is hard. If it were easy, everybody would do it. But it’s not. It takes patience, it takes commitment, and it comes with plenty of failure along the way. – Barack Obama

931. 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

932. 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

933. 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

934. The war on drugs is a joke. We spend $40 billion a year, and the proof that it’s a failure is that any kid can get almost any drug they want in any city in America within half an hour. – David Sheff

935. We pay a heavy price for our fear of failure. It is a powerful obstacle to growth. It assures the progressive narrowing of the personality and prevents exploration and experimentation. – John W. Gardner

936. 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

937. Get used to dealing with failure as long as it doesn’t hurt people around you, as long as it doesn’t hurt you physically, or it doesn’t hurt you so much that you can’t pick yourself up. – Dean Kamen

938. 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

939. In policy arena after policy arena, Democrats respond to every failure of clunky government by proposing the addition of still more layers to 1960s-era bureaucracies as they break down. – Ben Sasse

940. Famine is about so much more than food: it is about a famine of education, democracy, health, transport, and so many other items. The food famine becomes a symptom of that vast failure. – Amber Rudd

941. 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

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

943. 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

944. Former Sen. Alan Simpson of Wyoming, the co-author of the 1986 Simpson-Mazzoli immigration reform bill, has said the failure of that bill was a function of the lack of an ID card system. – Lawrence Kudlow

945. Everyone understands the European Union is a failure. It has not kept any of its promises – in particular about prosperity, security – and, worst of all, has put us under a guardianship. – Marine Le Pen

946. A passionate belief in your business and personal objectives can make all the difference between success and failure. If you aren’t proud of what you’re doing, why should anybody else be? – Richard Branson

947. 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

948. 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

949. We keep score in life because it matters. It counts. It matters. Too many people opt out and never discover their own abilities because they fear failure. They don’t understand commitment. – Pat Summitt

950. 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

951. You can be discouraged by failure, or you can learn from it. So go ahead and make mistakes, make all you can. Because, remember that’s where you’ll find success – on the far side of failure. – Thomas J. Watson

952. The fear of failure never goes away. In many ways, you could argue that success multiplies the opportunities for failure. It’s just more of an argument for becoming more comfortable with it. – Mark Manson

953. Confidence alone does not make peace, but acknowledging rights and confidence do. Failure to recognize these rights creates a sense of injustice; it keeps the embers burning under the ashes. – Yasser Arafat

954. 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

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

956. 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

957. 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

958. 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

959. 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

960. 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

961. There are no secrets to success: don’t waste time looking for them. Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty to those for whom you work, and persistence. – Colin Powell

962. 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

963. 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

964. 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

965. 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

966. 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

967. When you make a mistake, you should learn to take a deep breath, grit your teeth, and then examine your own recollections of the mistake as ruthlessly and as dispassionately as you can manage. – Daniel Dennett

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

969. Bare hands grip success better than kid gloves. Be thorough in all things, no matter how small or distasteful! The man who counts his hours and kicks about his salary is a self-elected failure. – Charles M. Schwab

970. In one world, effort is a bad thing. It, like failure, means you’re not smart or talented. If you were, you wouldn’t need effort. In the other world, effort is what makes you smart or talented. – Carol S. Dweck

971. Failure is an extremely personal thing, and so is success. The problem with people is they don’t own their failure, and if you don’t own your failures, you’re never going to own your successes. – Jon Taffer

972. The real test is not whether you avoid this failure, because you won’t. It’s whether you let it harden or shame you into inaction, or whether you learn from it; whether you choose to persevere. – Barack Obama

973. I think like a Silicon Valley entrepreneur. Failure is a great teacher. At the same time, you must remember, success will never last… Whether it’s tech or fashion, it must be for the customer. – Tadashi Yanai

974. Objectively speaking, Traf-O-Data was a failure as a company. Right as our business started to pick up, states began to provide their own traffic-counting services to local governments for free. – Paul Allen

975. The democratic system is challenged by the failure in television because our evening news programmes have gone for an attempt to entertain as much as to inform in the desperate fight for ratings. – Walter Cronkite

976. Treat failure as a lesson on how not to approach achieving a goal, and then use that learning to improve your chances of success when you try again. Failure is only the end if you decide to stop. – Richard Branson

977. For me, it’s always a failure of the imagination. I have that anxiety that time is passing, that everything is ultimately fleeting and impermanent. I better take advantage of every single moment. – Jason Silva

978. 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

979. 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

980. 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

981. What you find when you live in the United States, you live in the West, is that when somebody fails, it’s never their fault. They always like to blame somebody other than themselves for a failure. – Stephen A. Schwarzman

982. Radical common sense is the wisdom gleaned from the past that recognizes the perishable opportunities of the moment. It is the willingness to admit error and the refusal to be deterred by failure. – Marilyn Ferguson

983. 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

984. I tell young people, including my own kids, don’t do this, it’s too difficult. It’s a career full of rejection, disappointment and failure. It’s murderously hard on the ego. Don’t become an actor. – John Lithgow

985. Every large brand has franchisees and stores that don’t make it. It’s unfortunate, and Cold Stone did everything it could to support its franchisees, but some failure rate is part of the business. – Doug Ducey

986. 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

987. 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

988. 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

989. People need to feel safe experimenting, failing and speaking up when they see problems […] it starts with leadership being vulnerable enough to own up to failures and be open with their weaknesses. – Amanda Wood

990. 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

991. 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

992. 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

993. As quickly as it started, our business model evaporated. But while Traf-O-Data was technically a business failure, the understanding of microprocessors we absorbed was crucial to our future success. – Paul Allen

994. 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

995. 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

996. I’ve loved every minute I’ve spent in television. And I’ve had much more failure, as traditionally measured, than success in television. I’ve done four shows, and only one of them was the ‘West Wing.’ – Aaron Sorkin

997. Mistakes aren’t a necessary evil. They aren’t evil at all. They are an inevitable consequence of doing something new (and, as such, should be seen as valuable; without them, we’d have no originality). – Ed Catmull

998. Our failure as a society to properly acknowledge and confront the psychological, social, and political effects of white privilege has perpetuated racial inequality and race-based political resentments. – Tim Wise

999. The real embarrassing issue about failure is your own acknowledgement that you’re not a genius, that you’re not as good as you thought you were. […] There’s only one solution: You must embrace failure. – Milton Glaser

1000. Well, I think that there’s a very thin dividing line between success and failure. And I think if you start a business without financial backing, you’re likely to go the wrong side of that dividing line. – Richard Branson

1001. 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

1002. 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. – Ambrose Bierce

1003. The failure of academic feminists to recognize difference as a crucial strength is a failure to reach beyond the first patriarchal lesson. In our world, divide and conquer must become define and empower. – Audre Lorde

1004. Failure’s a marker of success in its own right because you went out and tried something… If you really don’t want to fail, go find a comfortable chair and stay there. Just don’t go out and do anything. – Whitney Wolfe Herd

1005. The failure of Obamacare, I think, rests solely on the shoulders of Democrats. They created the program. They pushed it through. They made this legislation happen, and they need to own the failure of it. – Sarah Huckabee Sanders

1006. Every film, regardless of being a success or a failure or anything in between, teaches you something. You might not sometimes realise what it taught you, but down the line, there would be a lesson in it. – Prithviraj Sukumaran

1007. 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

1008. You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it. – Maya Angelou

1009. Demarcation disputes between supervisor and student are always difficult, probably impossible to resolve… it is the supervisor who has the final responsibility for the success or failure of the project. – Jocelyn Bell Burnell

1010. My failures may be my greatest successes. It is in failure that I have often drawn closer to God, learn to depend more on Him than myself, gained self-knowledge, and seen things in their right perspective. – Mother Angelica

1011. 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

1012. This dullness of vision regarding the importance of the general welfare to the individual is the measure of the failure of our schools and churches to teach the spiritual significance of genuine democracy. – Henry A. Wallace

1013. 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

1014. 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

1015. Your failure to enjoy a highly rated novel doesn’t mean you’re dim – you may find that Graham Greene is more to your taste, or Stephen Hawking or Iris Murdoch or Ian Rankin. Dickens, Stephen King, whoever. – Nick Hornby

1016. Poverty is about people lacking the tools they need to get on in life. And solving it is about tackling educational failure, antisocial behaviour, debt problems and addiction, and of course it’s about work. – Theresa May

1017. 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

1018. President Obama’s astonishing failure to secure an orderly transition in Iraq has unnecessarily put at risk the victories that were won through the blood and sacrifice of thousands of American men and women. – Mitt Romney

1019. The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something. Because the brick walls are there to stop the people who don’t want it badly enough. They’re there to stop the other people. – Randy Pausch

1020. 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

1021. 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

1022. The freedom to fail is vital if you’re going to succeed. Most successful people fail from time to time, and it is a measure of their strength that failure merely propels them into some new attempt at success. – Michael Korda

1023. 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

1024. 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

1025. 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

1026. 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

1027. 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

1028. 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

1029. Being a lifelong athlete, I am a firm believer that I am who I am today because of sports. Not only did it give me structure and a solid foundation, but it gave me a sense of failure and how to overcome failure. – Sonya Deville

1030. Keep on beginning and failing. Each time you fail, start all over again, and you will grow stronger until you have accomplished a purpose – not the one you began with perhaps, but one you’ll be glad to remember. – Anne Sullivan

1031. 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

1032. When you learn to keep fighting in the face of potential failure, it gives you a larger skill set to do what you want to do in life. It gives you vision. But you can’t acquire it if you’re afraid of keeping score. – Pat Summitt

1033. George Orwell’s science-fiction classic ‘Nineteen Eighty-Four’ wasn’t a failure because the future it predicted failed to come to pass. Rather, it was a resounding success because it helped us prevent that future. – Robert J. Sawyer

1034. It’s the failure of my debut film which made me an actor, which made me want to succeed in the industry. But that doesn’t mean I regret whatever choices I’ve made over the years. No, not even ‘Kaiyethum Doorathu!’ – Fahadh Faasil

1035. Like success, failure is many things to many people. With Positive Mental Attitude, failure is a learning experience, a rung on the ladder, a plateau at which to get your thoughts in order and prepare to try again. – W. Clement Stone

1036. My time at Real Madrid wasn’t a failure. I played 120 matches, I scored 28 goals, and I played an average of 30 games a season. What’s more, I won three trophies: La Liga, a Copa del Rey, and a Supercopa de Espana. – Kaka

1037. 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

1038. I have always been pushed by the negative. The apparent failure of a play sends me back to my typewriter that very night, before the reviews are out. I am more compelled to get back to work than if I had a success. – Tennessee Williams

1039. 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

1040. 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

1041. 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

1042. 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

1043. Failures can be seen as information or they can be seen as a threat to your sense of self. Embracing the former definition will help you learn and improve. Succumbing to the latter will make you timid and resentful. – The Stoic Emperor

1044. It’s impossible for a Democrat to be a failure. It’s impossible for a Democrat to be a reprobate. It’s impossible for a Democrat to be a mess. It just isn’t possible, as far as the mind-set of the media is concerned. – Rush Limbaugh

1045. 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

1046. Inability to make decisions is one of the principal reasons executives fail. Deficiency in decision-making ranks much higher than lack of specific knowledge or technical know-how as an indicator of leadership failure. – John C. Maxwell

1047. 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

1048. I looked long and carefully at the picture of a stag painted by Landseer – the style was good, and the brush was handled with fine effect; but he fails in copying Nature, without which the best work will be a failure. – John James Audubon

1049. Like success, failure is many things to many people. With positive mental attitude, failure is a learning experience, a rung on the ladder, and a plateau at which to get your thoughts in order to prepare to try again. – W. Clement Stone

1050. If you’ve gone into a marriage and you haven’t been clear about how you’re going to handle money, how you want to raise kids, who is going to work or stay home or what have you, then you’ve set yourself up for failure. – Phil McGraw

1051. My biggest fear is doing the same things 10 years from now. That would be a failure. It’s something you have to constantly reassess, and asking yourself what you are going to do next makes it a good, long full journey. – George Clooney

1052. I always talk about, like, with end-of-game situations, making and missing big shots, I know I can shoulder that. I can live with having the success of the playoffs and having a huge failure. I know I can deal with it. – Damian Lillard

1053. 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

1054. 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

1055. Vinod Khosla is best known for shunning convention and taking massive risks on companies he calls ‘black swans’ -companies with a near-complete chance of failure. But, if they succeed, the world will be forever changed. – Emily Chang

1056. When you’re down in the hole, when that moment comes, it’s really okay to feel bad for a little while — give yourself time to mourn what you think you may have lost — but, then, here’s the key: Learn from every mistake. – Oprah Winfrey

1057. 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

1058. The success, or failure, of a CEO to implement AI throughout the organization will depend on them hiring a leader to build an organization to do this. In some companies, CIOs or chief data officers are playing this role. – Andrew Ng

1059. 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

1060. At some point, most of us reach a place where we’re afraid to fail, where we instinctively avoid failure and stick only to what is placed in front of us or only what we’re already good at. This confines us and stifles us. – Mark Manson

1061. Wherever there’s an all-encompassing ‘always,’ ‘all’ or ‘never’ in your life, it’s a sign that your mischievous subconscious is setting you up for failure by consistently leading you back toward these repeat performances. – Karen Salmansohn

1062. 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

1063. I grew and learned, journeyed and understood, that someone who is afraid of failing won’t get anywhere, and someone who dares to do it runs the risk of failure if they don’t learn, correct their mistakes, and get back up. – Fabrizio Moreira

1064. 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

1065. The worst time was 1983. Love and life and everything went wrong. I reached absolute rock bottom. I saw the Minotaur at the bottom of the abyss. I learnt of the harshness of the world and its impartiality to human failure. – Ben Okri

1066. Delivering a successful presentation could mean landing a major new contract, better prices for your services, or getting the funding you need. Failure can mean lost customers and a business that never gets off the ground. – Lewis Howes

1067. My biggest failure was trying to start and run a music label. The music industry was dying, and I wasn’t ready to help other people the way that they needed to be helped. I was trying to, and I was stifling myself with it. – Killer Mike

1068. 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

1069. 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

1070. I already had high blood pressure. I have hypertension. And I think the chemo was just too much for my kidneys. And they went into failure. And that was September 12th of 2008. And the doctor rushed me right to the hospital. – Natalie Cole

1071. I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed. – Michael Jordan

1072. Part 4. Because if you don’t, if your fear becomes a wordless darkness that you avoid, perhaps even manage to forget, you open yourself to further attacks of fear because you never truly fought the opponent who defeated you. – Yann Martel

1073. When my father left us, my mother went back to school immediately. She went to school in the day while we were at school, and she worked at night. She worked very hard to never let someone define her as a victim or a failure. – Ginni Rometty

1074. Whenever you have a failure or setback, you need to take a step back and find out what you can learn from the scenario. What did you do to contribute to that failure? This way, you can make sure you don’t repeat that pattern. – Jillian Michaels

1075. With a hint of good judgment, to fear nothing, not failure or suffering or even death, indicates that you value life the most. You live to the extreme; you push limits; you spend your time building legacies. Those do not die. – Criss Jami

1076. 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

1077. 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

1078. 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

1079. 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

1080. 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

1081. 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

1082. I get this thing where people are like, ‘Man, you got to tell me what to do’ – like I have a cheat code to being successful. It’s hard work; it’s trial and error. I failed, but I never let failure get to my head or to my heart. – Karen Civil

1083. 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

1084. I’m scared of failure so much more than any of the other girls I compete against that I work so much harder than they possibly could. I’m totally down with spiders and frogs and heights and snakes – everything; I’m cool with it. – Ronda Rousey

1085. If we can actually decrease the failure rate from nine out of 10 drugs failing in clinical trials and instead have seven out of 10 instead failing, that is a major victory for drug discovery and for people having better therapy. – Anne Wojcicki

1086. 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

1087. I would replace most foreign aid with a tax credit for businesses to invest. I think U.S. bureaucrats giving foreign bureaucrats money is a guaranteed failure. And we’ve had about 50 years’ experience at failing with foreign aid. – Newt Gingrich

1088. We’re all going to experience death and failure and setbacks and disappointments and cancer and, you know, it’s a really difficult world. And for me, God has always – in my relationship with Christ – He’s given me hope and peace. – Dabo Swinney

1089. In the worst of our recession, bars were making money. Every bar can make money. If they’re failing, it’s not because of the president or Congress or Ukraine. It’s because of them. And if you own failure, then you’ll own success. – Jon Taffer

1090. The younger me was motivated by a need to please others, by the pressure to climb the corporate ladder and make money, and by a fear of failure – all of which became more and more intense as I navigated the competitive landscape. – Bonnie Hammer

1091. We’ve all experienced those days when we feel like an absolute failure. It’s a normal feeling when things don’t go as exactly planned. And, when we feel like that, it’s challenging to think of yourself as a successful individual. – John Rampton

1092. The album ‘Cheers to the Fall’ is really kind of me breaking out and being like, ‘Listen, I don’t care about criticism, and I don’t care about possibility of failure. I’m going to do it. And if I do fail, well then, here’s to it.’ – Andra Day

1093. Michael Jordan taught me after our game of one-on-one: A loss is not a failure until you make an excuse. When excuses are no longer an option, you can focus your attention on the job you have to do, and not why it didn’t get done. – Don Yaeger

1094. You build on failure. You use it as a steppingstone. 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

1095. Part 2. I am I lion and I refuse to talk, to walk, to sleep with the sheep. I will not hear those that weep and complain for their disease is contagious. Let them join the sheep. The slaughterhouse of failure is not in my destiny. – Og Mandino

1096. 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

1097. 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

1098. 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

1099. I was raised in the ’70s, and I’ve worked with people I love, and I’ve been on sets with my parents, with people who run a set and require of actors a sense of liberty and freedom and exploration and failure into brave achievement. – Laura Dern

1100. Every entrepreneur knows how agonizingly difficult it is to make the decision to give it your all, knowing that failure is inevitable; the successful ones know that the only way to get back up is through learning from that failure. – Fabrizio Moreira

1101. 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

1102. So many amongst us live in the past rather than loving the present and building a brilliant future. Some people stay stuck for years over something they did or a failure they’ve experienced. Sad. A life is a terrible thing to waste. – Robin S. Sharma

1103. I’ve had a lot of disappointments. I think my biggest disappointment is the failure of elected officials to make good on their promises in regards to the environment or anything else, really. I have very little faith in politicians. – Paul Watson

1104. Such a simple concept, yet so true: that which we manifest is before us; we are the creators of our own destiny. Be it through intention or ignorance, our successes and our failures have been brought on by none other than ourselves. – Garth Stein

1105. If you truly want to find a meaningful relationship, you’ve got to find yourself first and learn to be confident in your own skin. Don’t sacrifice anything about who you are to be with someone. That’s setting yourself up for failure. – Whitney Wolfe Herd

1106. If you quit every time you face a new challenge, giving up can change how you view yourself. You may begin to think you’re weak or that you’re a failure because you can’t seem to stick with things long enough to see positive results. – Amy Morin

1107. How we deal with tragedy defines who we are. I used to be terrible at it. Beyond terrible. You are not going to let this deflate you. You are going to pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and we will figure out what the next step is. – Chris Traeger

1108. 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

1109. 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

1110. 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

1111. The business of biomedical research is mostly about failure. Few projects we commission will ultimately result in success. But every study we do contributes to the body of knowledge that brings science and society closer to a solution. – Kenneth Frazier

1112. 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

1113. 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

1114. 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

1115. 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

1116. Spain held the doctrine (and was right in holding it) that every human enterprise should stand on two pillars – the temporal and the spiritual. To depend upon one of these pillars alone is to call down final failure upon any undertaking. – Edwin Markham

1117. If those committed to the quest fail, they will be forgiven. When lost, they will find another way. The moral imperative of humanism is the endeavor alone, whether successful or not, provided the effort is honorable and failure memorable. – E. O. Wilson

1118. 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

1119. When I served as prime minister last time, I failed to prioritize my agenda. I was eager to complete everything at once, and ended my administration in failure. After resigning, for six years I traveled across the nation simply to listen. – Shinzo Abe

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1120. While it’s important to accept failure and not let it bog you down, it’s also perfectly acceptable to get upset about it as long as you remember that failure is a stepping stone in your journey that is getting you to where you need to be. – John Rampton

1121. Most girls are taught to avoid risk and failure. We’re taught to smile pretty, play it safe, get all A’s. Boys, on the other hand, are taught to play rough, swing high, crawl to the top of the monkey bars, and then just jump off headfirst. – Reshma Saujani

1122. Our inner beliefs trigger failure before it happens. They sabotage lasting change by canceling its possibility. We employ these beliefs as articles of faith to justify our inaction and then wish away the result. I call them belief triggers. – Marshall Goldsmith

1123. When a marriage founders, this may well be cause for tremendous sadness, but it’s not a failure of spirit or character. People change, their goals and dreams alter, their ideas of themselves grow, or they just meet someone they like better. – Naomi Alderman

1124. 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

1125. 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

1126. 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

1127. 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

1128. Where do we enroll in Life 101? Where are the classes dealing with the loss of a job, the death of a loved one, the failure of a relationship? Unfortunately, those lessons are mostly learned through trial by fire and the school of hard knocks. – Les Brown

1129. 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

1130. 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

1131. 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

1132. In reality, I am more a professor, one who reflects and mediates on spiritual questions. Practical governance is not my strong point, and this is certainly a weakness. But I do not see myself as a failure. For eight years, I carried out my work. – Pope Benedict XVI

1133. How important is failure – yes, failure – to the health of a thriving, innovative business? So important that Ratan Tata, chairman of India’s largest corporation, gives an annual award to the employee who comes up with the best idea that failed. – Naveen Jain

1134. Even failures can turn into something positive if you just keep going. I wrote a television pilot called ‘Head of the Family.’ CBS didn’t want it. It was considered a failure. But we reworked it. A year later, it became ‘The Dick Van Dyke Show.’ – Carl Reiner

1135. Science is so incremental and so full of setbacks and small steps forward. In order to really thrive in this business, you have to be able to glean as much joy from the failure days and from the small increments as you do from the breakthroughs. – Hope Jahren

1136. 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

1137. If you’re constantly pushing yourself higher, higher, the law of averages – not to mention the myth of Icarus – predicts that you will at some point fall. And when you do, I want you to know this, remember this: There is no such thing as failure. – Oprah Winfrey

1138. You want to ensure people can do it right 99 percent of time. When we have to fire one of our surgical trainees, it is never because they don’t have the physical skills but because they don’t have the moral skills – to practise and admit failure. – Atul Gawande

1139. I don’t know if there’s a genetic marker for entrepreneurship. But if there is, it’s most likely not a genius for planning. It’s a propensity for action – and the ability to put failure behind you quickly. To stop being precious about your ideas. – Marc Randolph

1140. Failure is painful, and our feelings about this pain tend to screw up our understanding of its worth. To disentangle the good and the bad parts of failure, we have to recognize both the reality of the pain and the benefit of the resulting growth. – Ed Catcull

1141. We can’t leave everything to the free market. In fact, climate change is, I would argue, the greatest single free-market failure. This is what happens when you don’t regulate corporations and you allow them to treat the atmosphere as an open sewer. – Naomi Klein

1142. 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

1143. If your goal is to lose 10 pounds, you may wake up each day with failure in mind because the goal is hard to reach, and you are progressing only by small amounts. It takes up all your willpower. I recommend that instead of a goal, you have a system. – Scott Adams

1144. Every time I act on a fear, I feel disappointed in myself. I have a lot of fear. If I can quit all fear in my life and all guilt, then I tend to be much, much more living up to my standards. I’ve never seen a person fail if they didn’t fear failure. – Sebastian Thrun

1145. 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

1146. 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

1147. 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

1148. Failure to take note of the fact that the character of twentieth-century humanity differs from that of humanity in the fifteenth century, let alone before and at the time of the Mystery of Golgotha, is to sleep through the process of world evolution. – Rudolf Steiner

1149. I didn’t pass my degree due to never handing in an acceptable dissertation, and while it didn’t harm me in the long run, my failure to complete the course properly probably led me to spend the next six years or so coasting, unsure of what to do next. – Charlie Brooker

1150. I was a diabetic for 16 years, since I was 14. Being that I lost weight, no more diabetes. You don’t have to lose your eyesight, cut off your toes, have a stroke, get kidney failure. You just have to lose weight – you know – for most of the diabetes. – Fat Joe

1151. You are capable of more than you know. Choose a goal that seems right for you and strive to be the best, however hard the path. Aim high. Behave honorably. Prepare to be alone at times, and to endure failure. Persist! The world needs all you can give. – E. O. Wilson

1152. 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

1153. 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

1154. I think, if you’re in the United States, we’ve seen people trying to speak out in different ways and trying to make themselves heard about the United States’ failure to move on generationally, given the long-festering wound of our history around race. – Joshua Oppenheimer

1155. 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

1156. It is easy to lay the blame on successive governments for failing to address health as a fundamental right for the Indian people. But the real tragedy is that we, the people of India, have not taken our government to task for this catastrophic failure. – Vikram Patel

1157. Within the U.S., the Obama presidency will be mainly measured by the success or failure of his economic policies. And here, I fear, the monstrous stimulus package with which this administration stumbled out of the gate will prove to be Obama’s Waterloo. – Camille Paglia

1158. Different parts of the world have different attitudes to failure. Arguably, it may take more courage to be an entrepreneur in Sydney, or Paris, or London, or Japan, or Singapore… but an entrepreneur sees the world for what it could be, not what it is. – Guy Kawasaki

1159. Obviously, I agree with Trump on many of his criticisms of the mainstream media. You can absolutely argue that their failure to report honestly, to get outraged before we could, and to collude with the Clinton campaign directly led to the rise of Trump. – Dave Rubin

1160. 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

1161. 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

1162. I believe you must find the things in life that you love, and don’t let anybody or anything stop you. There may be lesser successes, but you’re never a failure unless you choose not to do something. I don’t fail unless I quit. You must believe to receive. – Bret Michaels

1163. The greatest challenge to most innovation centers around the world is many nations’ punitive attitudes towards failure. In most of the world, if your first business fails, no one will work with you again. But, trial and error is the genesis of innovation. – Jay Samit

1164. Emphasizing effort gives a child a variable that they can control. They come to see themselves as in control of their success. Emphasizing natural intelligence takes it out of the child’s control, and it provides no good recipe for responding to a failure. – Carol S. Dweck

1165. 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

1166. 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

1167. Working hard to fulfill a dream or instinct and learning over time it doesn’t work, doesn’t mean a career is over and a reputation killed. When a reputation is killed, it’s when failure comes as a result of loss of integrity or judgement… breaking of laws. – Bob Iger

1168. 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

1169. 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

1170. Human beings are the only creatures who are allowed to fail. If an ant fails, it’s dead. But we’re allowed to learn from our mistakes and from our failures. And that’s how I learn, by falling flat on my face and picking myself up and starting all over again. – Madeleine L’Engle

1171. 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

1172. 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

1173. 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

1174. 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

1175. 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

1176. From my point of view, a lot of the things that we’ve done over our entire career have always been a big failure because it was never the way that I planned it. But then there’s always upsides with it that turn out to be better or greater than the original plan. – Tobias Forge

1177. 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

1178. 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

1179. Sticking to good habits can be hard work, and mistakes are part of the process. Don’t declare failure simply because you messed up or because you’re having trouble reaching your goals. Instead, use your mistakes as opportunities to grow stronger and become better. – Amy Morin

1180. There are a whole host of psychological phenomenon humans have developed to protect ourselves from the sting of failure, from holding ourselves less accountable for our failures than we do other people, to letting our fear paralyze us and keep us from even trying. – Fabrizio Moreira

1181. 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

1182. A lot of problems stem from a desire to avoid discomfort. For example, people who fear failure often avoid new challenges in an effort to keep anxiety at bay. Avoiding emotional discomfort, however, is usually a short-term solution that leads to long-term problems. – Amy Morin

1183. Ilaiyaraaja is my most favourite music director. His music was my lullaby, his music was my food, his music was my childhood, his music was my first love, his music was my failure, his music was my first kiss, my first love failure, my success… he is in my blood. – Dhanush

1184. ‘No one can make you successful; the will to success comes from within.’ I’ve made this my motto. I’ve internalized it to the point of understanding that the success of my actions and/or endeavors doesn’t depend on anyone else, and that includes a possible failure. – Fabrizio Moreira

1185. 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

1186. If you experiment a lot you will fail often but at the same time your odds of success will also increase. Success and failure go hand in hand; they are not mutually exclusive. Learn to look at success and failure as gradations on a continuum, not as binary opposites. – The Ancient Sage

1187. 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

1188. I find fault with my children because I like them and I want them to go places – uprightness and strength and courage and civil respect and anything that affects the probabilities of failure on the part of those that are closest to me, that concerns me – I find fault. – Branch Rickey

1189. 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

1190. It doesn’t matter how far you might rise — at some point, you are bound to stumble. Because if you’re constantly doing what we do — raising the bar — if you’re constantly pushing yourself higher, higher, the law of averages predicts that you will, at some point, fall. – Oprah Winfrey

1191. Resilient people aren’t afraid to admit they have weaknesses. Whether an effective leader acknowledges problems within an organization, or an individual recognizes areas in need of personal growth, resilient people use failure as an opportunity to spot their weaknesses. – Amy Morin

1192. I know that when you are experiencing failure, it’s pretty damn painful. It is easy in retrospect to wax poetic about it. But in the moment, you don’t think you will survive, let alone have the time to reflect on how valuable those lessons will be for you in the future. – Daniel Lubetzky

1193. Be honest about how you approach failure. Don’t just be critical of yourself, because that can be self-serving. Approach it honestly, assess your performance, and assess the areas where you have fallen short. Correct them and move on. Don’t dwell on it. Don’t hold on to it. – Megan Rapinoe

1194. If you’re the type of person who has to fulfill your dreams, you’ve gotta be resourceful to make sure you can do it. I came out to California when I was 21, thinking my New York credentials would take me all the way. I came back home a year later all dejected and a failure. – Vin Diesel

1195. 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

1196. One of the most basic factors in sports is that winning becomes a habit, and losing is the same way. When failure starts to feel normal in your life or your work or even your darkest vices, you won’t have to go looking for trouble, because trouble will find you. Count on it. – Hunter S. Thompson

1197. Success or failure depends more upon attitude than upon capacity successful men act as though they have accomplished or are enjoying something. Soon it becomes a reality. Act, look, feel successful, conduct yourself accordingly, and you will be amazed at the positive results. – William James

1198. 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

1199. Just because you’re struggling with self-discipline doesn’t mean you have to raise the white flag and declare your self-improvement efforts a complete failure. Instead, work to increase the chances that you’ll stick to your healthier habits – even when you don’t feel like it. – Amy Morin

1200. There is a huge difference between failing and failure. Failing is trying something that you learn doesn’t work. Failure is throwing in the towel and giving up. True success comes from failing repeatedly and as quickly as possible, before your cash or your willpower runs out. – Jay Samit

1201. 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

1202. 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

1203. The consequences for failure are very different if you’re a woman or a person of color than they are if you’re a guy. If you’re a guy who makes a mistake, you get a second chance. Often, for those of us who are outsiders, we make a mistake, and that’s the end of the conversation. – Stacey Abrams

1204. No matter what challenges or setbacks or disappointments you may encounter along the way, you will find true success and happiness if you have only one goal — there really is only one, and that is this: To fulfill the highest, most truthful expression of yourself as a human being. – Oprah Winfrey

1205. Whether you’re successful or not, you’ll never actually feel the joys of accomplishment unless you love yourself. Success can be very difficult to deal with. You have to stay in the center. If you let your success define you, then you’re really just setting yourself up for failure. – Goldie Hawn

1206. As long as there are people in education making excuses for failure, cursing future generations with a culture of low expectations, denying children access to the best that has been thought and written, because Nemo and the Mister Men are more relevant, the battle needs to be joined. – Michael Gove

1207. When you enter a mindset, you enter a new world. In one world (the world of fixed traits) success is about proving you’re smart or talented. Validating yourself. In the other (the world of changing qualities) it’s about stretching yourself to learn something new. Developing yourself. – Carol S. Dweck

1208. To me, if we’re not failing a little bit, we’re not trying hard enough. I think great cultures encourage risk and are tolerant of failure. If you don’t do that, you’re going to end up with a culture that is stagnant and not thinking about the next generation of products and experiences. – Brad Garlinghouse

1209. If your current get-rich project fails, take what you learned and try something else. Keep repeating until something lucky happens. The universe has plenty of luck to go around; you just need to keep your hand raised until it’s your turn. It helps to see failure as a road and not a wall. – Scott Adams

1210. The Communist bloc of old was a study in the failure of failure. Losers in the Soviet economy were the people at the end of the long lines for consumer goods. Worse losers were the people who had spent hours getting to the head of the line, only to be told that the goods were unavailable. – P. J. O’Rourke

1211. 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. You don’t have that fear. So why do you think people get stuck in those boxes? It’s that fear of going back down. – Jay-Z

1212. 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

1213. 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

1214. Immigration is a federal issue. The failing of Washington to implement an immigration system that works for our families and our businesses – it’s Washington’s failure. For us locally in Colorado, it’s really important that all people here feel comfortable with their local law enforcement. – Cary Kennedy

1215. I was taught that to create anything you had to believe in failure, simply because you had to be prepared to go through an idea without any fear. Failure, you learned, as I did in art school, to be a wonderful thing. It allowed you to get up in the morning and take the pillow off your head. – Malcolm Mclaren

1216. One of the things that happens that’s challenging within the democratic process is that people say, ‘Look at this failure, so we should totally change this whole thing.’ And then you add in tons of bureaucratic process and checks and balances, and all of a sudden, it doesn’t work that well. – Reid Hoffman

1217. 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

1218. I love Rauschenberg. I love that he created a turning point in visual history, that he redefined the idea of beauty, that he combined painting, sculpture, photography, and everyday life with such gall, and that he was interested in, as he put it, ‘the ability to conceive failure as progress.’ – Jerry Saltz

1219. Fear seems to have many causes. Fear of loss, fear of failure, fear of being hurt, and so on, but ultimately all fear is the ego’s fear of death, of annihilation. To the ego, death is always just around the corner. In this mind-identified state, fear of death affects every aspect of your life. – Eckhart Tolle

1220. The more important argument against grade curves is that they create an atmosphere that’s toxic by pitting students against one another. At best, it creates a hypercompetitive culture, and at worst, it sends students the message that the world is a zero-sum game: Your success means my failure. – Adam Grant

1221. 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

1222. 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

1223. I don’t take it very seriously. You shouldn’t let your success get to your head or failure get to your heart. This is most commonly said. But people don’t really practise it. I don’t see myself as a celebrity; it has not sunk in. I just see myself as someone doing a nine-to-six job like a techie. – Rakul Preet Singh

1224. 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

1225. 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

1226. Striving for success is healthy – but believing you need to succeed the first time around may backfire. Mentally strong people believe failure is part of the process toward a long journey to success. By viewing failure as a temporary setback, they’re able to bounce back and move forward with ease. – Amy Morin

1227. One of the arguments I make for the failure of the euro is that, at the time it was being constructed, there was a ‘neo-liberal’ ideology which said that all we need to do to make this thing work is to get deficits low, keep inflation low, and take down barriers, and then everything would be fine. – Joseph Stiglitz

1228. I don’t think one should attribute the success and failure of a film to a single actor. When you decide to do a film, you weigh the pros and cons before taking a call. Only when you run out of patience, get insecure, and feel your career is heading nowhere do you sign anything that comes your way. – Rakul Preet Singh

1229. Sometimes we see things as being black or white. Perhaps you have two categories of coworkers in your mind – the good ones and the bad ones. Or, maybe you look at each project as either a success or a failure. Recognize the shades of gray, rather than putting things in terms of all good or all bad. – Amy Morin

1230. 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

1231. 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

1232. It’s true that if it’s always going to be that if you win the World Cup or European Championship, you’re a success, and if you don’t, you’re a failure, then you’re bedding yourself for a lack of success because there aren’t many coaches who have won those things, and there are thousands who haven’t. – Roy Hodgson

1233. The draconian spirit that seeks to enhance penalties and to lower the age at which juveniles will be tries as adults, is part of the ‘whole cloth’ of three strikes. Our failure to address the depair of our inner-city youth is only delayed by our over-confidence in a stance that is ‘tougher than thou.’ – Greg Boyle

1234. Today, everybody is more or less conscious of the total failure of the Cuban revolution to produce wealth, to produce a better standard of living for the Cubans. With the exception of small radical parties, Latin Americans know that it’s a brutal dictatorship and the longest in Latin American history. – Mario Vargas Llosa

1235. 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

1236. 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

1237. 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

1238. 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 Talib

1239. Katie Price is no exception. She, too, is – in a distinctive way – a philosopher. Partially, Katie Price’s philosophy is one of extraordinary confidence. She is remarkable not for her looks or antics but because of her tremendous self-assurance and her unwillingness to be intimidated by criticism or failure. – Alain de Botton

1240. 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

1241. 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

1242. The woman is a gentle, loving bond who encourages, consoles, builds, reconciles, and makes all things new and vibrant. The woman is strength in time of suffering, courageous in failure, intuitive in time of danger. A woman is ingenuous when all fails, resourceful in times of want, and a true helpmate for man. – Mother Angelica

1243. 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

1244. 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

1245. As is well known, ‘McCarthyism’ was an alleged focus of political evil in the 1950s: Accusations of Communist taint, without factual basis; bogus lists of supposed Communists who never existed; failure in the end to produce even one provable Communist or Soviet agent, despite his myriad charges of subversion. – M. Stanton Evans

1246. In a fear-based, failure-averse culture, people will consciously or unconsciously avoid risk. They will seek instead to repeat something safe that’s been good enough in the past. Their work will be derivative, not innovative. But if you can foster a positive understanding of failure, the opposite will happen. – Ed Catmull

1247. 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

1248. 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

1249. 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

1250. For as long as I can remember, I have wanted to be a godly person. Yet when I look at the yesterdays of my life, what I see, mostly, is a broken, irregular path littered with mistakes and failure. I have had temporary successes and isolated moments of closeness to God, but I long for the continuing presence of Jesus. – Mike Yaconelli

1251. I think failing the qualifying or the 11-plus actually hurt me more than I realised. After I’d become a professor of physics at the Open University, I suddenly thought, ‘This is a bit silly.’ So I suddenly became much more open about it. But I think probably I was hurt by the failure and didn’t want to talk about it. – Jocelyn Bell Burnell

1252. 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

1253. 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

1254. 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

1255. Resilient people recognize that no matter how bad the circumstances are, their situation could always be worse. They don’t allow themselves to exaggerate how terrible their problems are, and they don’t run around predicting how much worse things are going to get. Instead, they view failure with an accurate perspective. – Amy Morin

1256. I buy a lot of cookbooks. Some of them you just kind of read, and you try one recipe, and it doesn’t really work. So then you don’t go back to it. The new Ina Garten cookbook, which is called ‘Back to Basics,’ I have not had a failure with. It is the most fantastic cookbook. I think I bought 20 copies of it for friends. – Nora Ephron

1257. If China stood on an equal basis with other nations, she could compete freely with them in the economic field and be able to hold her own without failure. But as soon as foreign nations use political power as a shield for their economic designs, then China is at a loss how to resist or to compete successfully with them. – Sun Yat-sen

1258. Over the years, I learned that in my career, unlike in life, sometimes my wheelchair is its own automatic door opener. I was able to win the OWN competition by applying one simple principle: be funny, and admit you suck before anyone else can call you out on it. In other words, make the narrative of your failure a comedy. – Zach Anner

1259. If you want to become physically stronger, you’ll need healthy habits – like going to the gym. You’ll also have to give up unhealthy habits – like eating junk food. Building mental strength requires healthy habits – like practicing gratitude – while also giving up unhealthy behavior, like giving up after the first failure. – Amy Morin

1260. 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

1261. Mental health is an area where people are embarrassed. They don’t want to talk about it because somehow they feel they’re a failure as a parent or, you know, they’re embarrassed for their child or they want to protect their child, lots of very good reasons, but mental health, I feel, is something that you have to talk about. – Anna Wintour

1262. During my sojourn in ironclad atheism, the primary arsenal leveled against Christianity had been its failure on empirical grounds. Surely, enlightened reason offered a more coherent cosmos. Surely, Occam’s razor cut the faithful free from blind faith. There is no proof of God; therefore, it is unreasonable to believe in God. – Paul Kalanithi

1263. Chernobyl happened in April of 1986. A few months earlier, in January 1986, the Challenger space shuttle exploded. It did not have the impact on the environment and the amount of lives that Chernobyl did, but it was the result of the same exact problem: a failure of a lot of people and institutions over a long period of time. – Craig Mazin

1264. 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

1265. Trying to change before you’re ready isn’t likely to be productive. For example, most New Year’s resolutions don’t last because people spring into action without being prepared for the work it’s going to take. Forcing change based on a date on the calendar, rather than a true readiness to transform, can be a setup for failure. – Amy Morin

1266. I’ve always had a love of cards, ever since I was a little kid. I think poker, as a system, describes the chaos of the world. Our sudden reversals, our freak streaks of fortune. The belief that the next hand can save you, and the inevitable failure of the next hand to save you. I think that describes my world view pretty well. – Colson Whitehead

1267. I feel to invite women everywhere to rise to the great potential within you. I do not ask that you reach beyond your capacity. I hope you will not nag yourselves with thoughts of failure. I hope you will not try to set goals far beyond your capacity to achieve. I hope you will simply do what you can do in the best way you know. – Gordon B. Hinckley

1268. Lacking the direct test of success or failure, the voter tends to turn, not to those politicians whose measures have the best chance of success, but to those with the ability to ‘sell’ their propaganda. Without grasping logical chains of deduction, the average voter will never be able to discover the error that the ruler makes. – Murray Rothbard

1269. 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

1270. Right from my childhood, I have believed in a Supreme Power. I don’t know whether it has form, or it is formless. I am a high school dropout. How come life has given me so much? It’s not my intelligence, it’s not my abilities. This understanding makes me scared even in success. I don’t own my success. Neither do I own my failure. – Pawan Kalyan

1271. 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

1272. The professed war-weariness among populations who have sent only a small percentage of their sons and daughters to fight in recent wars may derive from a failure to communicate effectively what is at stake in those wars and explain why the efforts are worthy of the risks, resources, and sacrifices necessary to sustain the strategy. – H. R. McMaster

1273. Society is notoriously stupid in its failure to harness the wisdom of older women in everything from television to politics, family life to boardrooms, and here is one reminiscing with honesty and realism about women’s particular challenge: to create our professional and financial structures in the same period as our peak fertility. – Victoria Coren Mitchell

1274. 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

1275. Coding, it’s an endless process of trial and error, of trying to get the right command in the right place, with sometimes just a semicolon making the difference between success and failure. Code breaks and then it falls apart, and it often takes many, many tries until that magical moment when what you’re trying to build comes to life. – Reshma Saujani

1276. 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

1277. Since the global financial crisis and recession of 2007-2009, criticism of the economics profession has intensified. The failure of all but a few professional economists to forecast the episode – the aftereffects of which still linger – has led many to question whether the economics profession contributes anything significant to society. – Robert J. Shiller

1278. 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

1279. 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

1280. 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

1281. 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

1282. 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

1283. 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

1284. Most organizations don’t fall apart as a result of one big blow. Most relationships don’t end because of one grand argument. Most lives don’t fall to pieces due to one sad event. No, I suggest to you that sustained failure happens as the consequence of small, daily acts of neglect that stack up over time to lead to a blow up – and break down. – Robin S. Sharma

1285. I mean, I love L.A. – I love living here. But I wish that we could make things without the need to hit a home run every single time. It’s a unique thing to Hollywood that if you don’t do that every time, then you’re considered a failure. But it’s like, ‘Well, are you making movies to be successful? Or are you making movies to learn something?’ – Kristen Stewart

1286. YouTube began as a failed video-dating site. Twitter was a failed music service. In each case, the founders continued to try new concepts when their big ideas failed. They often worked around the clock to try to overcome their failure before all their capital was spent. Speed to fail gives a startup more runway to pivot and ultimately succeed. – Jay Samit

1287. When we talk about 9/11 and 26/11 – which is the shorthand for the Mumbai attacks in 2008 – we’re talking about the most successful terrorist attacks in history. When you start trying to study the most successful event of its kind, it actually doesn’t make for great fiction because there isn’t the kind of failure in it that fiction thrives on. – Karan Mahajan

1288. Those on the downside of rising economic inequality generally do not want government policies that look like handouts. They typically do not want the government to make the tax system more progressive, to impose punishing taxes on the rich, in order to give the money to them. Redistribution feels demeaning. It feels like being labeled a failure. – Robert J. Shiller

1289. As an entrepreneur, I’ve come across countless articles and quotes proudly telling me that I should accept failure, smile, and keep my head up. In other words, I’ve been told to stay positive. The thing is, when you’re forced to shut down a business and let really awesome people you care about go, staying positive is the last thing on your mind. – John Rampton

1290. As a kid, falling was embarrassing. As I got older, I got used to falling and picking myself back up. There’s not a sense of failure. It’s of disappointment. You train so hard to not make mistakes. When you do, you’re learning from that. How do I improve? How do I get better for the next time? Through every failure, there’s something to be learned. – Michelle Kwan

1291. I think it’s important to have a good hard failure when you’re young. I learned a lot out of that. Because it makes you kind of aware of what can happen to you. Because of it I’ve never had any fear in my whole life when we’ve been near collapse and all of that. I’ve never been afraid. I’ve never had the feeling I couldn’t walk out and get a job doing something. – Walt Disney

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