We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Failure Quotes from Emma Watson, B. C. Forbes, Amy Morin, Jon Taffer, Oprah Winfrey. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.
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.
The man who has won millions at the cost of his conscience is a failure.
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.
Nine out of ten people who are failing blame their failure on somebody else. And that is the common denominator of failure.
Being human means you will make mistakes. And you will make mistakes, because failure is God’s way of moving you in another direction.
Anything less than gold is a failure to me. It’s extreme pressure, but I hold myself to a high standard.
I have been relegated as a player, and I have suffered the feeling of failure. It is awful, and when you are part of an international outfit that gets so close, and you don’t do it, it is not a good feeling. I don’t want that again. I want to be part of a team that does something no one else has done.
You have to be able to accept failure to get better.
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.
We know there is no such thing as freedom without the risk of failure.
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.
Yes, I’ve heard of the ‘Mad Men’ comparisons, but I like to think ‘The Hour’ has its own distinctive voice. Although it is set in 1956, I have tried to give it a contemporary edge, and its themes of love, passion, romance, fury, professional jealousy, and personal failure are universal, I think.
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.
The failure of women to produce genius of the first rank in most of the supreme forms of human effort has been used to block the way of all women of talent and ambition for intellectual achievement.
Crime and bad lives are the measure of a State’s failure, all crime in the end is the crime of the community.
I think he Oswald felt he was a failure and for the United States and for President Kennedy and all of us. He knew he was a failure at everything he tried, frustrated, with a very sad life, but he was a Marxist.
Honesty is the fastest way to prevent a mistake from turning into a failure.
Don’t be afraid of failure; be afraid of petty success.
I failed first grade, which is my biggest problem. You always feel like a failure, like you’re stupid.
I have learnt the hard way that neither success nor failure last forever.
The failure to dissect the cause of war leaves us open for the next installment.
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.
Like all alchemists, Trump seeks to convert dross into gold, to toss a broth of his incompetence, denial, delay, deception, and failure into some supernatural alembic and extract political advantage.
Your ability to adapt to failure, and navigate your way out of it, absolutely 100 percent makes you who you are.
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.
If you’re so afraid of failure, you will never succeed. You have to take chances.
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?
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.
About the only problem with success is that it does not teach you how to deal with failure.
Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will.
When you are absolutely new and face failure, you want that one big chance to prove yourself.
I’m continuing to figure it out every single year: Life is a challenge, and the ones that succeed in life are the tough-minded ones that are not willing to accept failure.
Before you can win a game, you have to not lose it.
I don’t fear pain or failure anymore because I’m too grateful for the pains and failures of my past – they have made me who I am, and most of the good things in my life are a direct result of them in some way.
Foreign aid is neither a failure nor a panacea. It is, instead, an important tool of American policy that can serve the interests of the United States and the world if wisely administered.
I stare out the window and reflect on the similarity between writing and saving a life and the inevitable failure of one’s imagination and one’s goals and ambitions to create a character or a life worth saving.
Well, I think first of all there was a failure to have real, clear information at our disposal. There was a real lack of situational awareness. We didn’t have the capabilities on the ground to give us real-time, accurate assessments of the physical condition of the city.
Life is bigger than cinema. Cinema is just a part of life, so I never take success or failure seriously.
Enjoy failure and learn from it. You can never learn from success.
There’s a difference between a failure and a fiasco… a fiasco is a disaster of mythic proportions.
In addition to encouraging failure, I would also encourage companies to broadly create a culture of innovation. That should mean more than just technology and invention; it should mean something millennials know well: Ingenuity.
Educational institutes can no longer be prizes in church politics or furnish berths for failure in other walks of life.
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.
It’s the same with success and failure. There’s always the momentum thing, but you just have to put whatever happened in the past behind you.
There is only one failure in life possible, and that is not to be true to the best one knows.
Sometimes the best lighting of all is a power failure.
With failure, you just try again.
It’s a failure of national vision when you regard children as weapons, and talents as materials you can mine, assay, and fabricate for profit and defense.
Success is more difficult to handle than failure.
Ambition is the last refuge of the failure.
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.
Man is not made for defeat.
This game is obviously about failure. You’re going to fail most of the time. It’s how you handle it.
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.
I believe in trusting men, not only once but twice – in giving a failure another chance.
Success and failure are equally disastrous.
But while success and failure depend on conditions, the mind neither waxes nor wanes.
It’s the fear of failure that drives all of us at Red Bull.
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.
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.
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.
At least I have the modesty to admit that lack of modesty is one of my failings.
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.
It’s only a risk if you think there’s a chance of failure.
I myself, as an American Indian, feel like a failure in a way. I have not been able to do anything about the fact that these large corporations are taking so much natural gas and oil out of the soil. It seems like we’re always involved in fighting something. It’s tiresome.
Revolutionaries were depressed and close to emotional breakdown; after the failure, they left successively.
The banking collapse was caused, more than anything, by bad government policy and the total failure of bad regulation, rather than by greed.
The difference between a beautifully made failure and a beautifully made hit is who you’ve got playing the leads.
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.
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.
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.
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.
War is failure of diplomacy.
It is wise to keep in mind that neither success nor failure is ever final.
We may be personally defeated, but our principles never!
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.
I’m very comfortable with failure. I’m very comfortable being the guy who disappoints people.
All wars signify the failure of conflict resolution mechanisms, and they need post-war rebuilding of faith, trust and confidence.
Twenty million more have Chronic Kidney Disease, where patients experience a gradual deterioration of kidney function, the end result of which is kidney failure.
A failure establishes only this, that our determination to succeed was not strong enough.
Catastrophes are often stimulated by the failure to feel the emergence of a domain, and so what cannot be felt in the imagination is experienced as embodied sensation in the catastrophe.
Sometimes people call me a success for all the reasons that make me think I’m a failure.
My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.
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.
I expect either total success or total failure. That’s my lot in life.
Failure comes only when we forget our ideals and objectives and principles.
Success is boring… failure is exciting and more entertaining.
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.
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.
It’s not a very high failure rate if you choose people that you really like the sound of.
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.
In theory, I absolutely love to work from home, in all its warmth and comfort, but have reluctantly been forced to confess that it’s a total failure.
What we have most to fear is failure of the heart.
Sometimes you learn more from failure than you do from success, and in some ways it’s better to have failure at the beginning of your career, or your life.
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.
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.
Life is so fresh, life is every day so new if we are fighting, only for the best. Sometimes I think the only real satisfaction in life is failure, failure in your endeavor to do your best.
War, except in self-defense, is a failure of moral imagination.
The success or failure of a life, as far as posterity goes, seems to lie in the more or less luck of seizing the right moment of escape.
Having in my life been bitten by the jaws of both victory and defeat, I must rush to add that success is to failure as butter pecan ice cream is to death.
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?
Failure is not our only punishment for laziness; there is also the success of others.
You learn a lot of about people in failure.
You have to learn how not to be defined by failure.
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.
I’ve learned to think in terms of having a long career. Actors can have very long careers that last until the day we die, but there will be moments when you’ll feel like you’re a failure or when you’re disappointed in yourself.
Failure seldom stops you. What stops you is the fear of failure.
Failure is authentic, and because it’s authentic, it’s real and genuine, and because of that, it’s a pure state of being.
Failure is a detour, not a dead-end street.
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.
Every stumble is not a fall, and every fall does not mean failure.
If something’s important enough, you should try. Even if – the probable outcome is failure.
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.
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.
The main failure of education is that it has not prepared people to comprehend matters concerning human destiny.
Humanitarian missions are little different from any other public enterprise, diplomacy included, which is susceptible of misinterpretation by the public, hence ultimately of failure.
Yes, ‘Aagadu’ was a failure. I was dejected for a couple of months, since there was a lot at stake.
Failure is a better teacher than success. I am what I am today because of failures and successes.
In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.
Fear of failure, what is that? It would never occur to me.
There comes a point in your moviegoing life where you look at the screen and then you look at the world and you ask, ‘What is going on?’ You want the movies to show you the chaos and mess and risk and failure that are normal for a lot of us. Generally, the movies hide all of that.
There is much to be said for failure. It is much more interesting than success.
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.
It’s not compatible to expect multilateralism to work and, at the same time, to expect to walk out with everything you wanted. This is a recipe for failure. If we prize the system, we have to come knowing that we will need to make compromises. Sometimes painful compromises.
Failure holds the seeds for greatness – so long as you water those seeds with introspection, they can be the root of your success.
What strikes me is that there’s a very fine line between success and failure. Just one ingredient can make the difference.
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.
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.
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.
The rise of China as a new power is another great challenge for the US. Our failure to properly handle Germany and Japan earlier in the 20th century cost us and the world dearly. We must not make this same mistake with China.
That’s me: success and failure don’t affect me.
I’m living life as best I can – but I’m not exempt from failure and making bad choices.
Even when you have doubts, take that step. Take chances. Mistakes are never a failure – they can be turned into wisdom.
If you’re 40 years old and you’ve never had a failure, you’ve been deprived.
No commander-in-chief should leave Americans behind in the aftermath of a failure.
The person interested in success has to learn to view failure as a healthy, inevitable part of the process of getting to the top.
There’s a lot of freedom in failure, and I can see that now.
Success is not a good teacher, failure makes you humble.
All political careers end in failure, but few did it so quickly as David Cameron’s. He came to power promising not to ‘bang on about Europe’ and ended up having the continent’s name chiselled into the lid of his political coffin.
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.
Every individual suffers from the fear of failure, but you can change your destiny only when you overcome it.
I am constantly hungry for growth and that’s what drives me. Success or failure of a project doesn’t drive me.
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.
It’s not necessary to fear the prospect of failure but to be determined not to fail.
As a younger player, you always kind of play with that fear of failure.
Failure is essential. Trial and error is necessary.
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.
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.
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.’
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.
A minute’s success pays the failure of years.
Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.
You don’t go into anything contemplating failure, because if you did, you wouldn’t make it.
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.
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.
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.
Do not fear mistakes. You will know failure. Continue to reach out.
Failure is good. It’s fertilizer. Everything I’ve learned about coaching, I’ve learned from making mistakes.
The guns and the bombs, the rockets and the warships, are all symbols of human failure.
What America does best is produce the ability to accept failure.
Run toward the hardest problems. This approach has helped me to learn a tremendous amount from both success and failure.
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.
One of the biggest problems with the modern feminist movement is its failure to bring men along with us.
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.
What’s most disappointing about May’s failure on climate change is that Britain played such a pivotal role in securing international agreement on it in the first place.
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.
I honestly think it is better to be a failure at something you love than to be a success at something you hate.
Every great work, every big accomplishment, has been brought into manifestation through holding to the vision, and often just before the big achievement, comes apparent failure and discouragement.
I wasn’t afraid to fail. Something good always comes out of failure.
It is not a disgrace to fail. Failing is one of the greatest arts in the world.
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.
I think somehow you need to get to a certain point in your life where the notion of failure is absurd.
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.
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.
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.’
When I was about 15… I made my first attempt as a leading lady, and was, of course, a complete failure.
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.
My father was not a failure. After all, he was the father of a president of the United States.
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.
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.
Why should anybody be interested in some old man who was a failure?
I wanted to do a lot of things in wine, but I didn’t know how to do it. So before I invested in anything, before I really put my dollars into it, I put my whole heart, soul, mind into it so that I really understand the severity of each outcome, the severity of success and the severity of failure.
If we don’t succeed we run the risk of failure.
There are some defeats more triumphant than victories.
Trade wars in which countries are then obliged to retaliate by raising their own tariffs against the initiator undermine growth and hurt consumers. Far from being expressions of strength they highlight the failure of the initiating country’s economic sector to compete in the global market place.
Failure to properly control our borders costs citizens in many ways: schools become overcrowded, medical resources are stretched too thin, other government services are overtaxed, and taxes increase further.
The man who has done his level best… is a success, even though the world may write him down a failure.
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.
The idea of capitalism is not just success but also the failure that allows success to happen.
With engineering, I view this year’s failure as next year’s opportunity to try it again. Failures are not something to be avoided. You want to have them happen as quickly as you can so you can make progress rapidly.
Success is never final, failure is never fatal. It’s courage that counts.
Failure is not fatal, but failure to change might be.
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.
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.
Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.
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.
Greatly begin. Though thou have time, but for a line, be that sublime. Not failure, but low aim is crime.
My fault, my failure, is not in the passions I have, but in my lack of control of them.
I have never, ever considered myself a failure.
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.
There could be no honor in a sure success, but much might be wrested from a sure defeat.
Laziness is a secret ingredient that goes into failure. But it’s only kept a secret from the person who fails.
Socialism in general has a record of failure so blatant that only an intellectual could ignore or evade it.
There’s tons of creative people in television that have one failure after another, and they just step up higher. I could never get over that. When I had a failure, there was no such thing as just getting over it.
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.
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.
But if you have a solid walk with the Lord, then you won’t fear that failure.
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.
I want to swim in both directions at once. Desire success, court failure.
Show me a thoroughly satisfied man and I will show you a failure.
A Failure in this Duty did once involve our Nation in all the Horrors of Rebellion and Civil War.
I’ve criticized President Bush for his failure to use his veto pen. There’s plenty of blame to go around. The question is how to solve problems. It’s not bailouts. What made America great? Free markets, free enterprise, manufacturing, job creation. That’s how we’re gonna do it, not by enlarging government.
Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.
Belief in the supernatural reflects a failure of the imagination.
Our failure to properly deal with Germany and Japan early cost the world dearly later on. We dare not make the same mistake with China.
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.
Show me a good and gracious loser and I’ll show you a failure.
Failure is not a single, cataclysmic event. You don’t fail overnight. Instead, failure is a few errors in judgement, repeated every day.
To me, all war is failure for humanity, though it often is a bounty for commerce.
I want you to know that focusing on someone else’s failure or success is the wrong way to live.
There is no such thing as darkness; only a failure to see.
I suppose that fear of failure is what drives me on.
You can’t have any successes unless you can accept failure.
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.
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.
Failure doesn’t scare me. And neither success. I am equally detached to both.
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.
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.
The failure of Socialism since 1945 is that whilst encouraging us all, the creators of wealth, to produce less through strikes, it has caused us all to demand a higher level of our own product.
It really is impossible not to like him. His success was his failure.
The season of failure is the best time for sowing the seeds of success.
It’s fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.
Nothing fails like failure.
A failure is a man who has blundered, but is not able to cash in the experience.
We failed, but in the good providence of God apparent failure often proves a blessing.
It takes two to make a marriage a success and only one to make it a failure.
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.
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.
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.
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.
To harmonize the One with the Many, this is indeed a difficult adjustment, perhaps the most difficult of all, and so important, withal, that nations have perished from their failure to achieve it.
Our best successes often come after our greatest disappointments.
I’d rather be a failure at something I love than a success at something I hate.
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.
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.
Success is not built on success. It’s built on failure. It’s built on frustration. Sometimes its built on catastrophe.
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.
Success represents the 1% of your work which results from the 99% that is called failure.
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.
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.
In politics, what begins in fear usually ends in failure.
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.
We do not realise that we are children of eternity. If we did, then success would be no success, and failure would be no failure to us.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Failure is unfortunately as common as success.
Any critic is entitled to wrong judgments, of course. But certain lapses of judgment indicate the radical failure of an entire sensibility.
The only real failure in life is not to be true to the best one knows.
As much as you learn to handle failure, you must learn to handle success too, because that’s also important.
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.
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.
If you try to do your best there is no failure.
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.
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.
Failure too is a form of death.
It’s ironic my biggest mental crisis in life came when I actually succeeded. A lot of people talked about dealing with failure, but for me, dealing with success was probably the hardest time in my life.
Success is more dangerous than failure, the ripples break over a wider coastline.
Failure and things of this sort – you can take it one of two ways. You can either let that hurt you and really affect the way that you live your life in the future, or you can use that as an opportunity for growth.
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.
Translation is the art of failure.
The carrying out of the Potsdam Agreement has, however, been obstructed by the failure of the Allied Control Council to take the necessary steps to enable the German economy to function as an economic unit.
Ambition has become a dirty word, and I believe it is a great evolutionary force for the positive. If people fail or go astray in their ambition I can live with it but not with people lowering their expectations, wasting time, slacking off and glorifying failure and stupidity.
I think and think for months and years. Ninety-nine times, the conclusion is false. The hundredth time I am right.
You always pass failure on your way to success.
We are equally glad and surprised at Winston’s return to office. It shows that he was built for success that he should have declined to withdraw and sulk over a superficial failure.
Tenacity is not about avoiding being overwhelmed but being indomitable in the face of the overwhelming odds of your venture’s failure.
Success is transient and so is failure.
The great question is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with failure.
Sometimes the best gain is to lose.
I don’t lose any sleep at night over the potential for failure. I cannot even spell the word.
However things may seem, no evil thing is success and no good thing is failure.
Failure is the key to success; each mistake teaches us something.
There is no innovation and creativity without failure. Period.
Success is usually the culmination of controlling failure.
How one handles success or failure is determined by their early childhood.
The reality of most software development is that the consequences of failure are simply nonexistent.
Failure is only postponed success as long as courage ‘coaches’ ambition. The habit of persistence is the habit of victory.
For decades, conventional wisdom in the United States held that it was only a matter of time before China would become more liberal, first economically and then politically. We could not have been more wrong – a miscalculation that stands as the greatest failure of U.S. foreign policy since the 1930s.
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.
Their lives have been largely defined by failure and you would think the prospect of marriage, which is supposed to be bountiful and hopeful, it’s just really another kind of tangential thing in his life.
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.
In all our deeds, the proper value and respect for time determines success or failure.
To not follow your passion in life is a recipe for failure and unhappiness.
Slowly the poison the whole blood stream fills. It is not the effort nor the failure tires. The waste remains, the waste remains and kills.
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.
Success is not forever and failure isn’t fatal.
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.
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.
A man can get discouraged many times but he is not a failure until he begins to blame somebody else and stops trying.
In Iraq we must succeed. Failure is not an option.
Failure is nature’s plan to prepare you for great responsibilities.
The difference between a score in the 90s and a century is often reflected as the difference between failure and success. It may be illogical, but in cricket, a century has its own magic.
Failure is what we’re all running from, we’re always running toward success with failure at our back.
But if you look at WorldCom, which is the biggest failure to date, they grew dramatically, they were buying companies that were bigger than they were and they were doing it off inflated stock.
Failure teaches you a lot more than success.
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.
Is anarchism possible? The failure of attempts to attain freedom does not mean the cause is lost.
The first thing successful people do is view failure as a positive signal to success.
There is no such thing as failure. There are only results.
The wisest of the wise may err.
We dissect failure a lot more than we dissect success.
Failure is not a crime. The crime is not trying.
I think you can have 10,000 explanations for failure, but no good explanation for success.
My story of success and failure is not just about music and being famous. It’s about living and loving and trying to find purpose in this crazy world.
It’s a failure of imagination if you can only write what you know – we have to be able to imagine different worlds.
Your attitude towards failure determines your altitude after failure.
My only failure was the restaurant in Myrtle Beach. I kept it open for four years. It was in a tourist town, it was only busy four and half, five months of the year. But the bills kept coming all year.
Just when we need a strong government, what do we see? Division. Chaos. And failure. No credible plan for Brexit, no solution to prevent a hard border in Ireland and no majority in Parliament for the Chequers proposals.
The failure of Christianity in the areas west from Sicily was even greater, and was increased by the spread of Arab outlooks and influence to that area, and especially to Spain.
Feeling is the consciousness of the resulting conditions – of success, failure, equilibrium, compromise or balance, in this continuous rivalry of ideas.
There’s no such thing as failure – just waiting for success.
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.
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.
I’ve become a professional failure – in order to pay the mortgage I have to remain unemployed. Luckily, a disaster always seems to befall me at exactly the right moment.
Every failure is a step to success.
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.
I simply don’t believe in failure. In itself, it doesn’t exist. We create it. We make ourselves fail.
It is commonly said that a teacher fails if he has not been surpassed by his students. There has been no failure on our part in this regard considering how far they have gone.
I’m a polarizing person, so people get caught up in hoping I fail. And just like success, failure is a perspective.
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.
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.
The failure of the U.S.’s foreign adventures often seems to have its roots in the U.S.’s total ignorance of things on the ground, of the countries that they fiddle with.
I recognise life is like a magnet. Positive and negative are on the opposite sides of the magnet. You can try to cut the negative part off, but it’s still there. When you accept both of them, it’s like, ‘You know what? Don’t get too identified with success or too identified with failure – just be cool with them.’
I went to a motivational training course once, a course of self-discovery, and I found out after a week that my fear – it was not a fear of not being accepted – was a very violent fear of failure.
Once you can accept failure, you can have fun and success.
I was convicted of three misdemeanors of willful failure to file a form.
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.
Over-dependence on finite resources, like oil, ignores the ability of our great minds to develop alternative energy for the masses, and in doing so ignores climate change and sets up our students and workforce for failure by not educating them about the needs of our future.
Success is due to our stretching to the challenges of life. Failure comes when we shrink from them.
There would seem to be a limit, even for an art preoccupied with boundaries and transgressions, beyond which a work reaches its breaking point and becomes an actual failure, a mere experimentation.
The probability of failure doesn’t matter to me.
Life is nothing but a bunch of experiences. There’s no such thing as success or failure.
Failure in the theater is more dramatic and uglier than any other form of writing. It costs so much, you feel so guilty.
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.
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.
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.
Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit.
For me, the path of failure exceeded by far the joys of success. My plight was hopeless.
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.
So I try not to have any actual expectations for myself for any level of success or failure.
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.
I’ve struggled a lot in my life with feeling like a failure. I lived in a ‘prison of perfectionism,’ holding myself to a standard I couldn’t possibly live up to. Then I became a mom, and all of a sudden, there arose even more opportunities for failure.
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.
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.
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.
I never see failure as failure, but only as the game I must play and win.
There is no failure except in no longer trying.
Tragedy in life normally comes with betrayal and compromise, and trading on your integrity and not having dignity in life. That’s really where failure comes.
Don’t be frightened of failure. It makes you stronger if you learn from your mistakes.
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.
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.
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.
By virtually any measure, the record of the Republican Majority is an appalling failure.
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.
Well, I think it’s too early to call Fallujah a failure.
My teacher said my brain was the size of a pea. He made my life miserable by singling me out in the classroom as a failure.
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.
I don’t know many people, if any, who have had some straight line toward success. I mean, they start here, they work hard, they’ve got what it takes, and they just go straight to the top over some number of years. Most people get a little failure.
The biggest lesson I had in my life was failure.
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.
Keep in mind that neither success nor failure is ever final.
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.
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.
Only in our failures are we absolutely alone. Only in the pursuit of failure can a person really be free. Losers may be the avant garde of the modern age.
It’s how you deal with failure that determines how you achieve success.
It is Basic Management 101 that if you reward failure you are going to get more failure, and if you want success you should reward success. But if you look at the way this administration has approached national security, they have kind of got that principle backwards.
Failure to accord credit to anyone for what he may have done is a great weakness in any man.
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.
You can try to make the right decision all the time, but it’s better to just make a decision. I have done wrong so many times, but nine times out of 10, I have learned from my failure. Don’t wait for something; just go for it.
Who I am as a guitarist is defined by my failure to become Jimi Hendrix.
Failure is not an option. Everyone has to succeed.
I don’t have any fear of failure whatsoever. I used to, and I told myself I wouldn’t allow myself to anymore.
Mr. Gonzales’ failure to respond to questions legitimately posed to him by the Senate raises grave doubts in my mind as to his fitness to serve the people of the United States as their Attorney General.
The only failure is not to try.
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.
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.
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.
Failure is a part of success.
If you’re not a born-again Christian, you’re a failure as a human being.
Failure is inevitable; it happens all the time in a complex economy.
Be greedy for social change, and your life will be endlessly enriched. The only failure lies in not trying, or giving up.
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.
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.
I believe failure sometimes teaches you more than success.
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.
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.
There’s no right or wrong, success or failure.
The history of the outbreak of war 100 years ago and of the collapse of the fragile balance of power in Europe in the summer of 1914 is a disturbing tale of the failure of the governing elites and the military, but also of diplomacy.
Being an actor, in my case, any failure or success is extremely visible to a whole nation of movie-watchers.
A hatred of failure has always been part of my nature.
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.
Success or failure in business is caused more by the mental attitude even than by mental capacities.
They who have conquered doubt and fear have conquered failure.
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.
Success is a lousy teacher, but failure is a friend, philosopher, and guide.
By far the most important factor in the success or failure of any school, far more important than tests or standards or business-model methods of accountability, is simply attracting the best-educated, most exciting young people into urban schools and keeping them there.
There is but one cause of human failure. And that is man’s lack of faith in his true Self.
When you accept that failure is a good thing, it can actually be a huge propeller toward success.
No man is a failure who is enjoying life.
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.
The success and the failure are not my concern, but His.
Failure is never fatal. But failure to change can and might be.
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.
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.
Y’know, the real reason why I was such a failure in the sense of being unable to make any sort of a living was because I was really not motivated. I had no motivation.
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.
The only real failure is giving up.
I grew up playing sports. There is a clear line between success and failure.
Without failure there is no achievement.
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.
If we do not get No Child Left Behind right for Limited English Proficient students, the law will be a failure for most schools in the 15th Congressional District, and for many across the nation.
Success and failure are greatly overrated. But failure gives you a whole lot more to talk about.
I love to experiment, I don’t have a fear of failure.
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.
There is no loneliness greater than the loneliness of a failure. The failure is a stranger in his own house.
Donald Trump got impeached for his Ukraine Plan A and the economy went down the tubes, thanks to his failure to deal with the Coronavirus.
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.
With improvisation, I just do it. It might be a total failure but then you just throw the dice again.
For diabetes in particular, we know there’s a relationship between lack of glucose regulation and complications like blindness and kidney failure. So if you were diabetic and you knew that you could get your glucose in a tight, normal range just by adjusting your lifestyle, wouldn’t that be great?
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.
The failure of the Russian Socialist Republic will be the defeat of the proletariat of the whole world.
Success is often built on the shoulders of failure – from which new configurations emerge.
We climb to heaven most often on the ruins of our cherished plans, finding our failures were successes.
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.
Never fret for an only son, the idea of failure will never occur to him.
I lost my father. He had diabetes and high BP and so he died of kidney failure.
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.
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.
I don’t want the fear of failure to stop me from doing what I really care about.
Definitely, it’s a fear of failure that drives me.
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.
I research best practices and recipes for success and failure to craft personalised policies for my city.
No man can be a failure if he thinks he’s a success; If he thinks he is a winner, then he is.
It is often the failure who is the pioneer in new lands, new undertakings, and new forms of expression.
Call it the Tiger Mom effect: In the business world today, failure is apparently not an option.
Think twice before you speak, because your words and influence will plant the seed of either success or failure in the mind of another.
But all actors go through the process, it’s hit and miss, you have achievement and failure.
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.
Women, like men, should try to do the impossible. And when they fail, their failure should be a challenge to others.
Testing leads to failure, and failure leads to understanding.
I believe only in art and failure.
I have always believed that it’s important to show a new look periodically. Predictability can lead to failure.
Success and failure is temporary. So don’t let them get to you.
I don’t understand a way to work other than bold-facedly running towards failure.
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.
My Brat Pack buddies and I didn’t exactly handle celebrity very well. Success at an early age is far more difficult to handle than failure.
Indecision and delays are the parents of failure.
Outward failure may be a manifested variant of inward success.
As efforts to fix this failure at the Veterans Administration continue, I also intend to persist in demanding answers and action on the establishment of a new clinic to serve the veterans in North Central Washington.
Ideology, politics and journalism, which luxuriate in failure, are impotent in the face of hope and joy.
We have forty million reasons for failure, but not a single excuse.
For Trump, success always has a single father – himself. Failure has a hundred – everyone and anyone else. The media. The Democrats. The ‘deep state.’ Disloyal staffers. Prosecutors. Judges. Anyone who doesn’t do his bidding or sufficiently sing his praises.
I think you can learn as much from success as you can from failure.
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?
If you’re doing your best, you won’t have any time to worry about failure.
Art school had taught me it was far better to be a flamboyant failure than any kind of benign success.
My first film was a failure. I had many failures too. It’s not easy dealing with it.
I’ve accepted that I was a failure in politics. I was not qualified for the job.
My motto is more, ‘If you want to find something new, look for something new!’ There is a certain amount of risk in this attitude, as even the slightest failure tends to be resounding, but you are so happy when you succeed that it is worth taking the risk.
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.
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.
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.
The human spirit is so resilient, and failure teaches you so much.
You have to risk failure to succeed. The important thing is not to make one single mistake that will jeopardize the future.
All war represents a failure of diplomacy.
Failure is simply the non-presence of success. But a fiasco is a disaster of mythic proportions.
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.
Obama said that his performance at bowling was so bad ‘it was like the Special Olympics or something.’ Disability, by Obama’s definition, was about difference and failure.
My biggest failure is I have too many to talk about.
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.
Feminism is doomed to failure because it is based on an attempt to repeal and restructure human nature.
The more control you have over your life, the more responsible you feel for your own success – or failure.
Failure has always made me a very strong person.
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.
If there exists no possibility of failure, then victory is meaningless.
Sometimes failure isn’t an opportunity in disguise, it’s just you.
He who risks and fails can be forgiven. He who never risks and never fails is a failure in his whole being.
Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another steppingstone to greatness.
War is the greatest failure of mankind.
There are no mistakes, save one: the failure to learn from a mistake.
You cannot climb the ladder of success dressed in the costume of failure.
I wanted to take away the fear of failure from the youngsters because when I came into the Indian team I faced that pressure.
My failure, during the first five or six years of my art training, to get set in the right direction, and the disappointment which it caused me, drove me the more persistently into writing as an alternative.
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.
Failure doesn’t exist. It’s only a change of direction.
I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.
Golf is a game of endless failure and frustration.
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.
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.
Daring is doing. Daring is asking something outrageous despite your chances of failure and rejection. Daring is going out on a limb by believing in something that no one else understands, and if all fails, daring is trying again.
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.
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.
Most great people have attained their greatest success just one step beyond their greatest failure.
Failure is always an option.
To establish true self-esteem we must concentrate on our successes and forget about the failures and the negatives in our lives.
Modern political liberalism, particularly its racial orthodoxy, is the science of excuse-making, the training of black minds for failure.
So many financial dreams are thwarted by the failure to act upon good intentions.
Failure? Scared to death of it.
Jill Eisenstadt’s comic second novel, ‘Kiss Out,’ is a work of such extravagant wackiness, eccentricity, and exuberance that any attempt to squeeze it into the confines of a simple plot summary seems doomed to failure and is possibly pointless.
Partly, identity politics is a result of economic failure.
I fell off my pink cloud with a thud.
It has always felt like a failure that Bjorn and I couldn’t keep our family together. You never get it back, but to this day I don’t regret splitting up. The reason behind our separation is one of those things I definitely don’t want to go into!
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.
The surest way to fail is not to determine to succeed.
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.
And I went to New York and died; for 10 years I walked those pavements. I can’t think of New York without feeling uncomfortable and feeling like a failure.
Do not let your ambitions become a sanctuary for your failures.
I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying.
Restlessness is discontent and discontent is the first necessity of progress. Show me a thoroughly satisfied man and I will show you a failure.
The root causes of the gang culture lie right across the policy spectrum – but they can all be found in the same areas geographically: worklessness; family breakdown; educational failure and addiction.
I met Ashley two weeks before I married him. It was a joke-the most ridiculous thing I’ve ever done. Once I was married, I didn’t want to be a failure, so I stuck it out for six months, which was about six months too long.
Don’t fear failure so much that you refuse to try new things. The saddest summary of a life contains three descriptions: could have, might have, and should have.
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.
Coming to terms with the fact that my marriage was a failure was devastating and very difficult.
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.
It has now been over 7 years since Congress last raised the minimum wage to its current level of $5.15 per hour. Since that last increase, Congress’s failure to adjust the wage for inflation has reduced the purchasing power of the minimum wage to record low levels.
Whether in success or in failure, I’m proud of every single movie I’ve ever directed.
Pride is ugly. It says, ‘If you succeed, I am a failure.’
The one phrase you can use is that success has a thousand fathers, and failure is an orphan.
I believe in never giving up, no matter what the odds. My mantra is, ‘Failure is temporary. Giving up is permanent.’
It is in our genes that we think of breaking up when we love and of failure and fall when we succeed.
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.
Sometimes by losing a battle you find a new way to win the war.
Failure will happen. It’s a normal part of the startup process.
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.
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.
I think success has no rules, but you can learn a great deal from failure.
I realized that I was afraid to really, really try something, 100%, because I had never reached true failure.
African Americans make up about 13 percent of the U.S. population but comprise 32 percent of patients treated for kidney failure, giving them a kidney failure rate that is 4.2 times greater than that of white Americans.
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.
The person interested in success has to learn to view failure as a healthy, inevitable part of the process of getting to the top.
It breaks my heart to see these young, really talented bands getting chewed up into the system. I remember a time if you’d signed to a major label it was such a sell out! But now… unless you’ve signed to a big label, you’re a failure now.
Los Angeles was an impression of failure, of disappointment, of despair, and of oddly makeshift lives. This is California? I thought.
There is not a fiercer hell than the failure in a great object.
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.
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.
Subsidies should never be a permanent feature of any market. They should be introduced only to address market failure and they should be withdrawn gradually as those distortions in the market are addressed.
Without intellectual honesty, you can’t have a culture that’s willing to tolerate failure because people cling too much to an idea that likely will be bad or isn’t working and they feel like their reputation is tied up in it. They can’t admit failure.
If you set your goals ridiculously high and it’s a failure, you will fail above everyone else’s success.
Celebrating failure is key. Half of what we do fails, at least.
I think you have to try and fail, because failure gets you closer to what you’re good at.
Age wrinkles the body. Quitting wrinkles the soul.
I’ve always believed that it’s important to show a new look periodically. Predictability can lead to failure.
Fear of failure is caused by lack of self-esteem and confidence. Dealing with fear is the key to super success.
You gotta lose ’em some of the time. When you do, lose ’em right.
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.
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.
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.
Success breeds complacency. Complacency breeds failure. Only the paranoid survive.
We can’t have a failure in Iraq, but we also can’t be there for the next 10 years because if we are, it’s going to become, I think, a failure in and of itself.
Not failure, but low aim is sin.
Boston has carried the practice of hypocrisy to the n-th degree of refinement, grace, and failure.
In our business, things look like a failure until they’re not. It’s pretty binary transitions.
Failure is more frequently from want of energy than want of capital.
Failure is a personal thing but it’s better to experience it in the beginning itself because you learn to handle it.
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.
There is only one real failure in life that is possible, and that is, not to be true to the best one knows.
If you were to plot my success or failure, it goes, it very seldom stays on a high plateau.
The French elites’ strategy of trying to defeat the Le Pens by aping their rhetoric, stealing their policies, and pandering to their voters has been a political and moral failure.
Taxation is the price we pay for failing to build a civilized society. The higher the tax level, the greater the failure. A centrally planned totalitarian state represents a complete defeat for the civilized world, while a totally voluntary society represents its ultimate success.
To a certain extent, I enjoy failure. It’s part of the game. There’s always room to grow; there’s room to improve.
Those who refuse to liberalise and globalise are doomed to failure.
Failure sometimes enlarges the spirit. You have to fall back upon humanity and God.
The world is divided into two categories: failures and unknowns.
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.
Fear of failure is a great thing. It pushes you past your comfort levels.
The most important of my discoveries have been suggested to me by my failures.
Fear of failure, it’s the greatest motivational tool. It drives me and drives me and drives me.
Remember that failure is an event, not a person.
Nothing succeeds, they say, like success. And certainly nothing fails like failure.
Failures, repeated failures, are finger posts on the road to achievement. One fails forward toward success.
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.
I wish I had been more prepared, both for success and for failure, when I was younger.
My fears are never about failure – it’s about extreme success.
Ken Lay has, does and will continue to accept responsibility for the fall of Enron. He was the man at the controls. But failure is not a crime.
Divorce is never a pleasant experience. You look upon it as a failure. But I learned to be a different person once we broke up. Sometimes you learn more from failure than you do from success.
Our system provides for a winner to take office on January 20th, and he is expected to take command of the ship of state. Failure to do so, characterized by hesitation and indecision, will harm the national interest.
People who try to tackle failure attract failure. The more you indulge in analysis, it gets tougher. So just keep making mistakes and learn.
Never walk away from failure. On the contrary, study it carefully and imaginatively for its hidden assets.
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.
The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
Success isn’t permanent and failure isn’t fatal.
The assertion of failure coming from such persons does not mean that Mr. Mill failed to promote the practical success of those objects the advocacy of which forms the chief feature of his political writings.
Failure usually works for me in the end.
Success comes when people act together; failure tends to happen alone.
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.
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.
Failure means a stripping away of the inessential.
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.
At the root of many a woman’s failure to become a great cook lies her failure to develop a workmanlike regard for knives.
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.
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.
Anybody who dies with money in the bank is a failure.
Elegance is not a dispensable luxury but a factor that decides between success and failure.
Success has many fathers and failure is an orphan.
Failure has been my best friend as a writer. It tests you, to see if you have what it takes to see it through.
Success is 99 percent failure.
A love of nature is a consolation against failure.
I read less and less. I have not forgiven books for their failure to tell me the truth and make me happy.
The Soviet Union did not achieve victory over the West, so was my information inadequate to help them to victory, or did it play no particular role in their failure to achieve victory?
‘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.
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.
He who has conquered doubt and fear has conquered failure.
Failure is instructive. The person who really thinks learns quite as much from his failures as from his successes.
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.
The most important lesson to remember is that failure is inevitable, but so is success, so rebound.
War remains the decisive human failure.
It’s best to have failure happen early in life. It wakes up the Phoenix bird in you so you rise from the ashes.
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.’
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.
The road to success and the road to failure are almost exactly the same.
Failure’s not a bad thing. It builds character. It makes you stronger.
Progress requires setbacks; the only sure way to avoid failure is not to try.
But man is not made for defeat. A man can be destroyed but not defeated.
You accept failure as a possible outcome of some of the experiments. If you don’t get failures, you’re not pushing hard enough on the objectives.
Before this government came to power, many failing schools were simply allowed to drift on in a pattern of continuing failure. The government is determined to break that pattern and is successfully doing so.
When you experience a failure as a leader, don’t hide it – talk about it. Your missed opportunity will encourage others to take risks.
Over the next four years, we will be bold. We will be willing to experiment. We will not fear failure.
A film’s success or failure is strictly on the director’s shoulders.
Failure is a word unknown to me.
Failure is a word that I simply don’t accept.
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.
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.