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In order to succeed your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.

Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.

Success is not final failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.

Winston Churchill

I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.

All the ills of mankind, all the tragic misfortunes that fill the history books, all the political blunders, all the failures of the great leaders have arisen merely from a lack of skill at dancing.

Moliere

By failing to prepare you are preparing to fail.

I have missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I have lost almost 300 games. On 26 occasions I have been entrusted to take the game winning shot...and I missed. I have failed over and over and over again in my life. And that's precisely why I succeed.

Michael Jordan

Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in getting up every time we do.

Confucius

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

Buddha

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

Paulo Coelho

You never fail until you stop trying

Albert Einstein

Don’t fear failure, in great attempts it is glorious even to fail.

Bruce Lee

Do not fear mistakes. You will know failure. Continue to reach out.

Benjamin Franklin

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

You will face many defeats in your life, but never let yourself be defeated.

Maya Angelou

Goodness is the only investment that never fails.

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. This is your moment. Own it.

Oprah Winfrey

I didn't fail the test, I just found 100 ways to do it wrong.

There was a man from Sung who pulled at his rice plants because he was worried about their failure to grow.

Confucius

It is possible to fail in many ways...while to succeed is possible only in one way.

Aristotle

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.

You drown not by falling into a river, but by staying submerged in it.

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

Oprah Winfrey

Life is pretty simple: You do some stuff. Most fails. Some works. You do more of what works. If it works big, others quickly copy it. Then you do something else. The trick is the doing something else.

Leonardo da Vinci

Every blunder behind us is giving a cheer for us, and only for those who were willing to fail are the dangers and splendors of life.

Success depends upon previous preparation and without such preparation there is sure to be failure.

A beautiful thing never gives so much pain as does failing to hear and see it.

With public sentiment nothing can fail. Without it nothing can succeed.

Abraham Lincoln

By failing seriously to confront the most predicable economic crisis in our nation's history, the President's policies are committing us and our children to a diminished future.

Paul Ryan

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

Elbert Hubbard

'Tis one thing to be tempted, another thing to fall.

William Shakespeare

Is pride the never-failing vice of fools?

Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm

Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.

Hatred which could destroy so much, never failed to destroy the man who hated, and this was an immutable law.

My great concern is not whether you have failed but whether you are content with your failure.

Abraham Lincoln

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

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.

Failure is simply a few errors in judgment repeated every day.

Courage allows the successful woman to fail, and learn powerful lessons from the failure, so that in the end she didn't fail at all.

Maya Angelou

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.

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

Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.

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

I'd rather be a failure at something I love than a success at something I hate.

George Burns

Sometimes failure isn't an opportunity in disguise, it's just you.

Every being in the universe has the potentiality of transcending the senses. Even the little worm will one day transcend the senses and reach God. No life will be a failure. There is no such thing as failure in the universe.

Consult not your fears, but your hopes and your dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what it is still possible for you to do.

Pope John XXIII

Failures are finger posts on the road to achievement.

Many a man fails as an original thinker, simply because his memory it too good.

I know why most people never get rich. They put the money ahead of the job. If you just think of the job, the money will automatically follow. This never fails.

Hedy Lamarr

We fail to see that we can control our destiny, make ourselves do whatever is possible, make ourselves become whatever we long to be.

Leadership is solving problems. The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them.

I speak to the black experience but I am always talking about the human condition - about what we can endure, dream, fail at, and still survive.

Maya Angelou

Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another steppingstone to greatness.

There are neither winners nor losers; there are only stages that must be gone through. When the human heart understands this, it is free and able to accept difficult times without being deceived by moments of glory.

Paulo Coelho

Sometimes the best lighting of all is a power failure.

No protracted war can fail to endanger the freedom of a democratic country.

Alexis de Tocqueville

There will be little rubs and disappointments everywhere and we are all apt to expect too much, but then if one scheme of happiness fails human nature turns to another, if the first calculation is wrong we make a second better: we find comfort somewhere...

Jane Austen

As a child, the family that I had, and the love I had from my two parents, allowed me to go ahead and be more aggressive, to search and to take risks knowing that if I failed I could always come home to a family of love and support.

Believers look up - take courage. The angels are nearer than you think.

Billy Graham

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

So go ahead. Fall down. The world looks different from the ground.

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

Learned helplessness is the giving-up reaction, the quitting response that follows from the belief that whatever you do doesn't matter.

Books like friends should be few and well chosen. Like friends too we should return to them again and again, for like true friends they will never fail us - never cease to instruct - never cloy.

I was only the servant of my country and had I at any moment failed to express her unflinching resolve to fight and conquer, I should at once have been rightly cast aside.

Quite often good things have hurtful consequences. There are instances of men who have been ruined by their money, or killed by their courage.

Public sentiment is everything. With public sentiment nothing can fail. Without it nothing can succeed.

He that fails in his endeavors after wealth or power will not long retain either honesty or courage.

Samuel Johnson

When you are offended at any man's fault turn to yourself and study your own failings. Then you will forget your anger.

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

It is hard to fail but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.

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

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

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

If you cry 'forward' you must without fail make plain in what direction to go.

To introduce something altogether new would mean to begin all over to become ignorant again and to run the old old risk of failing to learn.

A failure is a man who has blundered but is not able to cash in the experience.

Some editors are failed writers but so are most writers.

War remains the decisive human failure.

Our greatest glory is not in never failing but in rising up every time we fail.

Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.

The real fault is to have faults and not to amend them.

Half the pictures directed by men of reputation fail.

Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.

Winston Churchill

The price of being close to the President is delivering bad news. You fail him if you don't tell him the truth. Others won't do it.

Donald Rumsfeld

Not failure but low aim is crime.

You fail only if you stop writing.

Finite to fail but infinite to venture.

We will not waver, we will not tire, we will not falter and we will not fail. Peace and Freedom will prevail.

George W. Bush

There is hardly any activity any enterprise which is started out with such tremendous hopes and expectations and yet which fails so regularly as love.

Erich Fromm

There is not a fiercer hell than the failure in a great object.

Law and order exist for the purpose of establishing justice and when they fail in this purpose they become the dangerously structured dams that block the flow of social progress.

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.

A prisoner of war is a man who tries to kill you and fails and then asks you not to kill him.

Winston Churchill

Remember that failure is an event not a person.

It's pretty hard to tell what does bring happiness, poverty and wealth have both failed.

Kin Hubbard

Obama has no solutions. Obama has failed the country and its great citizens and they don't like it when somebody such as myself speaks the truth about this - it hurts too much.

Donald Trump

I don't believe in astrology. The only stars I can blame for my failures are those that walk about the stage.

Happiness is the only sanction of life, where happiness fails existence remains a mad and lamentable experiment.

George Santayana

There can be no real freedom without the freedom to fail.

Erich Fromm

Socialism is a philosophy of failure the creed of ignorance and the gospel of envy its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.

Why should anybody be interested in some old man who was a failure?

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

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.

Those outages were caused by separate equipment failures

Success is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.

Everyone who feels stuck in the Obama economy is right to focus on the here and now. And I hope you understand this too, if you're feeling left out or passed by: You have not failed, your leaders have failed you.

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.

Politically there were failures. And also on the personal level there were tremendous failures.

No enterprise can exist for itself alone. It ministers to some great need it performs some great service not for itself but for others, or failing therein it ceases to be profitable and ceases to exist.

If any organism fails to fulfill its potentialities it becomes sick.

Failure is not an option. Everyone has to succeed.

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?

Success in life is determined by your ability to go from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.

Optimism is a kind of heart stimulant - the digitalis of failure.

If men could regard the events of their own lives with more open minds they would frequently discover that they did not really desire the things they failed to obtain.

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.

It is wise to keep in mind that neither success nor failure is ever final.

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.

To know a man observe how he wins his object rather than how he loses it, for when we fail our pride supports us - when we succeed it betrays us.

Failure is authentic and because it's authentic it's real and genuine and because of that it's a pure state of being.

Only aim to do your duty and mankind will give you credit where you fail.

An appeal to the reason of the people has never been known to fail in the long run.

If all else fails immortality can always be assured by spectacular error.

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

So what is so strange about saying I want Barack Obama to fail if his mission is to reconstruct and reform this nation so that capitalism and individual liberty are not its foundation? I want the country to survive. I want the country to succeed.

We shall neither fail nor falter, we shall not weaken or tire...give us the tools and we will finish the job.

You cannot climb the ladder of success dressed in the costume of failure.

Few things are impracticable in themselves, and it is for want of application rather than of means that men fail to succeed.

Success is never final failure is never fatal. It's courage that counts.

John Wooden

If you don't fail now and again it's a sign you're playing it safe.

Death gives advance notice of his arrival to take you

Edison failed 10 000 times before he made the electric light. Do not be discouraged if you fail a few times.

I should be very willing to redress men wrongs and rather check than punish crimes had not Cervantes in that all too true tale of Quixote shown how all such efforts fail.

Those who dare to fail miserably can achieve greatly.

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

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

I would prefer even to fail with honor than win by cheating.

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.

Moral habits induced by public practices are far quicker in making their way into men's private lives than the failings and faults of individuals are in infecting the city at large.

What does it say about a president's policies when he has to use a cartoon character rather than real people to justify his record? What does it say about the fiction of old liberalism to insist that good jobs and good schools and good wages will result from policies that have failed us time and again?

It is an unfortunate human failing that a full pocketbook often groans more loudly than an empty stomach.

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

If you call failures experiments you can put them in your resume and claim them as achievements.

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.

I've failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.

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

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.

We shall not fail or falter, we shall not weaken or tire...Give us the tools and we will finish the job.

Those outages were caused by separate equipment failures.

There is only one failure in life possible and that is not to be true to the best one knows.

Ninety-nine percent of the failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses.

I don't know the key to success but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.

In other words don't expect to always be great. Disappointments failures and setbacks are a normal part of the lifecycle of a unit or a company and what the leader has to do is constantly be up and say 'we have a problem let's go and get it'.

They who have conquered doubt and fear have conquered failure

Restlessness is discontent and discontent is the first necessity of progress. Show me a thoroughly satisfied man and I will show you a failure.

You can't live your life blaming your failures on your parents and what they did or didn't do for you. You're dealt the cards that you're dealt. I realised it was a waste of time to be angry at my parents and feel sorry for myself.

Once you agree upon the price you and your family must pay for success it enables you to ignore the minor hurts the opponent's pressure and the temporary failures.

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.

All human actions are equivalent and all are on principle doomed to failure.

I've never been afraid to fail.

Many a man's strength is in opposition and when he faileth he groweth out of use

Francis Bacon

You cannot measure a man by his failures. You must know what use he makes of them. What did they mean to him. What did he get out of them.

As you know from school it's when you have not prepared for the test that you have the fear of failing. And if you have prepared even if you fail you've done your best.

Alice Walker

Ideology politics and journalism which luxuriate in failure are impotent in the face of hope and joy.

None of what Barack Obama is doing or wants to do to this country is anything the rest of the world hasn't seen before and already failed at.

A real failure does not need an excuse. It is an end in itself.

Life is a process of becoming a combination of states we have to go through. Where people fail is that they wish to elect a state and remain in it. This is a kind of death.

My failures have made me look at myself in a way I've never wanted to before.

It is here my daughters that love is to be found / not hidden away in corners but in the midst of occasions of sin. And believe me although we may more often fail and commit small lapses our gain will be incomparably the greater.

Saint Teresa of Avila

The probability that we may fail in the struggle ought not to deter us from the support of a cause we believe to be just.

If you live on the level of the Body and the Individual you will get entangled in food fun and frolic ease envy and pride. Forget it ignore it overcome it -- You will have peace joy and calm. In the Divine Path there is no chance of failure, it is the Path of Love.

Sai Baba

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.

Success comes when people act together, failure tends to happen alone.

The idea of capitalism is not just success but also the failure that allows success to happen.

The reason the outages affected the same group and not other areas is because those customers are served by the same cable loop and the cable loop was affected by equipment failures. But the cable itself is in good working order.

John Dewey

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.

Success is often achieved by those who don't know that failure is inevitable.

Success is bounding from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.

If a building looks better under construction than it does when finished then it's a failure.

In our brief national history we have shot four of our presidents worried five of them to death impeached one and hounded another out of office. And when all else fails we hold an election and assassinate their character.

P. J. O'Rourke

At 30 a man should know himself like the palm of his hand know the exact number of his defects and qualities know how far he can go foretell his failures - be what he is. And above all accept these things.

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

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

I can accept failure everyone fails at something. But I can't accept not trying.

There are no mistakes or failures only lessons.

Keep in mind that neither success nor failure is ever final.

Don't take 'no' for an answer never submit to failure. Do not be fobbed off with mere personal success or acceptance. You will make all kinds of mistakes but as long as you are generous and true and also fierce you cannot hurt the world or even s

We shall not flag or fail. We shall go on to the end. We shall fight in France we shall fight on the seas and oceans we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air we shall defend our island whatever the cost may be.

Failure doesn't mean you are a failure it just means you haven't succeeded yet.

Success is the ability to go from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.

The United States of America will never be intimidated by thugs and assassins. The killers will fail and the Iraqi people will live in freedom.

George W. Bush

The reason the outages affected the same group and not other areas is because those customers are served by the same cable loop and the cable loop was affected by equipment failures ... But the cable itself is in good working order.

John Dewey

Failure is not fatal but failure to change might be.

John Wooden

The system has seriously failed. And when the system fails you have to go to the head. And he won't answer the questions.

In war as in life it is often necessary when some cherished scheme has failed to take up the best alternative open and if so it is folly not to work for it with all your might.

What makes old age hard to bear is not the failing of one's faculties mental and physical but the burden of one's memories.

What love we've given we'll have forever. What love we fail to give will be lost for all eternity.

Leo Buscaglia

Nobody likes to fail. I want to succeed in everything I do which isn't much. But the things that I'm really passionate about if I fail at those if I'm not successful what do I have?

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

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

William James

It is often the failure who is the pioneer in new lands new undertakings and new forms of expression.

Nothing is more humiliating than to see idiots succeed in enterprises we have failed in.

Failure is a detour not a dead-end street.

People must have righteous principals in the first and then they will not fail to perform virtuous actions.

Getting fired can produce a particularly bountiful payday for a CEO. Indeed he can 'earn' more in that single day while cleaning out his desk than an American worker earns in a lifetime of cleaning toilets. Forget the old maxim about nothing succeeding like success: Today in the executive suite the all-too-prevalent rule is that nothing succeeds like failure.

Warren Buffett

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

Men are born to succeed not to fail.

If you're doing your best you won't have any time to worry about failure.

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.

Rather fail with honor than succeed by fraud.

Failure is unimportant. It takes courage to make a fool of yourself.

Charlie Chaplin

There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation hard work and learning from failure.

Colin Powell

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.

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.

Show me a thoroughly satisfied man and I will show you a failure.

You know why there's a Second Amendment? In case the government fails to follow the first one.

Success and failure are equally disastrous.

Tennessee Williams

It is pretty hard to tell what does bring happiness, poverty and wealth have both failed.

Throughout my career if I have done anything I have paid attention to every note and every word I sing - if I respect the song. If I cannot project this to a listener I fail.

I don't want to fail the audience. I don't want to let them down.

Of course violence will not end with our combat mission. Extremists will continue to set off bombs attack Iraqi civilians and try to spark sectarian strife. But ultimately these terrorists will fail to achieve their goals.

Speakers who talk about what life has taught them never fail to keep the attention of their listeners.

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.

President Obama Nancy Pelosi Harry Reid and their team have failed the American people and that is why their majority will soon be out the door.

What great thing would you attempt if you knew you could not fail?

Consul - in American politics a person who having failed to secure an office from the people is given one by the Administration on condition that he leave the country.

Ambrose Bierce

The happy people are failures because they are on such good terms with themselves they don't give a damn.

Agatha Christie

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.

Business and growing jobs is about taking risk, sometimes failing, sometimes succeeding, but always striving. It is about dreams. Usually it doesn't work out exactly as you might have imagined. Steve Jobs was fired at Apple. He came back and changed the world.

Mitt Romney

The easiest thing to do whenever you fail is to put yourself down by blaming your lack of ability for your misfortunes.

In war when a commander becomes so bereft of reason and perspective that he fails to understand the dependence of arms on Divine guidance he no longer deserves victory.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Our business in life is not to succeed but to continue to fail in good spirits.

Robert Louis Stevenson

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.

It is not enough to succeed. Others must fail.

Take a method and try it. If it fails admit it frankly and try another. But by all means try something.

I would sooner fail than not be among the greatest.

John Keats

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

When Love can bring even God nearer to you how can it fail where man is involved?

Sai Baba

It used to be that a fellow went on the police force when everything else failed but today he goes in the advertising game.

After my spectacular failures I could not be satisfied with an ordinary success.

It is common sense to take a method and try it. If it fails admit it frankly and try another. But above all try something.

We failed but in the good providence of God apparent failure often proves a blessing.

One can't doubt that the American objective in Iraq has failed - different plans have to be made. And the kernel here is the acknowledgement of defeat.

Success is going from failure to failure without the loss of enthusiasm.

I really love idiot enlightened characters - these characters who fail to engage with the drama of their immediate circumstances, they fail to be reactive and enrolled by drama as it happens around them.

Chuck Palahniuk

All human actions are equivalent... and all are on principle doomed to failure.

My reputation grows with every failure.

Many a man has finally succeeded only because he has failed after repeated efforts. If he had never met defeat he would never have known any great victory.

Orison Swett Marden

The only failure one should fear is not hugging to the purpose they see as best.

All that a man achieves and all that he fails to achieve is the direct result of his own thoughts

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

Criminals are never very amusing. It's because they're failures. Those who make real money aren't counted as criminals. This is a class distinction not an ethical problem.

When I was young I observed that nine out of ten things I did were failures. So I did ten times more work.

Fail and your friends feel superior. Succeed and they feel resentful.

Greatly begin. Though thou have time but for a line be that sublime. Not failure but low aim is crime.

James Russell Lowell

Since taking office, President Obama has signed into law spending increases of nearly 25 percent for domestic government agencies - an 84 percent increase when you include the failed stimulus. All of this new government spending was sold as 'investment.'

In America there's a failure to appreciate Europe's leading role in the world.

Every experiment by multitudes or by individuals that has a sensual and selfish aim will fail.

Ambition is the last refuge of the failure.

I have a great respect for incremental improvement and I've done that sort of thing in my life but I've always been attracted to the more revolutionary changes. I don't know why. Because they're harder. They're much more stressful emotionally. And you usually go through a period where everybody tells you that you've completely failed.

Steve Jobs

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

Those that fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it.

We need leadership. We don't need a doubling down on the failed politics of the past.

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

A man should conceive of a legitimate purpose in his heart and set out to accomplish it. He should make this purpose the centralizing point of his thoughts. It may take the form of a spiritual ideal or it may be a worldly object according to his nature at the time being, but whichever it is he should steadily focus his thought forces upon the object which he has set before him. He should make this purpose his supreme duty and should devote himself to its attainment not allowing his thoughts to wander away into ephemeral fancies longings and imaginings. This is the royal road to self-control and true concentration of thought. Even if he fails again and again to accomplish his purpose (as he necessarily must until weakness is overcome) the strength of character gained will be the measure of his true success and this will form a new starting point for future power and triumph.

Things have never been so swell i have never failed to fail

Instruct the women of the village in the basic principles of child health, chile-care and child training. When health fails, people become despondent and even desperate.

Sai Baba

If you're not failing every now and again it's a sign you're not doing anything very innovative.

Success is the result of perfection hard work learning from failure loyalty and persistence.

Colin Powell

However things may seem no evil thing is success and no good thing is failure.

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

Walter Scott

Study nature love nature stay close to nature. It will never fail you.

Frank Lloyd Wright

If thou art a man admire those who attempt great things even though they fail.

I want anyone who believes in life liberty pursuit of happiness to succeed. And I want any force any person any element of an overarching Big Government that would stop your success I want that organization that element or that person to fail. I want you to succeed.

All that you accomplish or fail to accomplish with your life is the direct result of your thoughts.

Think twice before you speak because your words and influence will plant the seed of either success or failure in the mind of another.

Tomorrow every fault is to be amended, but that tomorrow never comes.

Where the senses fail us reason must step in.

One must be a god to be able to tell successes from failures without making a mistake.

A man may speak very well in the House of Commons and fail very completely in the House of Lords. There are two distinct styles requisite: I intend in the course of my career if I have time to give a specimen of both.

My father was not a failure. After all he was the father of a president of the United States.

No man is a failure who is enjoying life.

Fail at love and the other tests don't matter.

A failure establishes only this that our determination to succeed was not strong enough.

Christian Nestell Bovee

The guns and the bombs the rockets and the warships are all symbols of human failure.

Lyndon B. Johnson

It is the failing of youth not to be able to restrain its own violence.

Never fret for an only son the idea of failure will never occur to him.

Friends are an aid to the young to guard them from error, to the elderly to attend to their wants and to supplement their failing power of action, to those in the prime of life to assist them to noble deeds.

If there exists no possibility of failure then victory is meaningless.

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.

We have forty million reasons for failure but not a single excuse.

I'd rather attempt to do something great and fail than to attempt to do nothing and succeed.

Robert H. Schuller

There is no such thing as failure. There are only results.

Such is the way of all superstition, whether in astrology, dreams, omens, divine judgments or the like, wherein men having a delight in such vanities mark the events where they are fulfilled, but where they fail though this happen much oftener.

Francis Bacon

Failure has gone to his head.

As water when transmuted into steam becomes a new, more definite and wide-reaching power, so passion when transmuted into intellectual and moral force becomes a new life, a new power, for the accomplishment of high and unfailing purposes.

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