Failure Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Failure

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Predicting has a spotty record in science fiction. I've had some failures. On the other hand, I also predicted the fall of the Berlin Wall and the rise of fundamentalist Islam... and I'm not happy to be right in all of those cases.
~By David Brin ~


Failure comes only when we forget our ideals and objectives and principles.
~By Jawaharlal Nehru ~


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


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


What we've got here is a failure to communicate.
~By Donn Pearce ~


Failure is not fatal, but failure to change might be.
~By John Wooden ~


Enjoy failure and learn from it. You can never learn from success.
~By James Dyson ~


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


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.
~By Judd Nelson ~


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


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


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


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


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.
~By Marvin Minsky ~


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.
~By Tony Robbins ~


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


Nothing succeeds, they say, like success. And certainly nothing fails like failure.
~By Margaret Drabble ~


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


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


The only failure is not to try.
~By George Clooney ~


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.
~By Hans Eysenck ~


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.
~By Samuel Smiles ~


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.
~By Napoleon Hill ~


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


Our Founding Fathers crafted a constitutional Republic for the first time in the history of the world because they were shaping a form of government that would not have the failures of a democracy in it, but had the representation of democracy in it.
~By Steve King ~


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.
~By Gifford Pinchot ~


How one handles success or failure is determined by their early childhood.
~By Harold Ramis ~


People accuse me of being Methody, but I'm not at all. The one thing I don't want people to see is me. I don't want them to be able to recognize my faults and failures and qualities, and I won't use those things to spark off emotions or to illustrate.
~By Kristin Scott Thomas ~


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


Success is usually the culmination of controlling failure.
~By Sylvester Stallone ~


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


Translation is the art of failure.
~By Umberto Eco ~


If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure.
~By Dan Quayle ~


I think the greatest taboos in America are faith and failure.
~By Michael Malone ~


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


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?
~By Charlie Sheen ~


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.
~By Orison Swett Marden ~


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?
~By Aldrich Ames ~


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


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


The Soviet Union has indeed been our greatest menace, not so much because of what it has done, but because of the excuses it has provided us for our failures.
~By J. William Fulbright ~


And every now and then people find the bugs, and they interpret those as cool failures in the Sims terms. For them it's like a treasure hunt, you know.
~By Will Wright ~


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


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.
~By Shannen Doherty ~


The time I had waited probably made the difference between success and failure.
~By Anna Neagle ~


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


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


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


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


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.
~By E. O. Wilson ~


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.
~By Gordon Parks ~


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.
~By William Empson ~


Failure to prepare is preparing to fail.
~By Mike Murdock ~


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


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.
~By Morris West ~


Failure is not a crime. The crime is not trying.
~By Ron Dellums ~


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


You find that all men are successes or failures. Success is the stamp of truth. I will say all men who fail to place their feet on the dome of facts do so by not sieving all truth and throwing the faulty to one side.
~By Andrew Taylor Still ~


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


There is always time for failure.
~By John Mortimer ~


Failure is simply a few errors in judgment, repeated every day.
~By Jim Rohn ~


Even though some of the films I've made haven't been particularly commercial, I don't find them failures.
~By Don Johnson ~


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


So I try not to have any actual expectations for myself for any level of success or failure.
~By Gavin DeGraw ~


My reputation grows with every failure.
~By George Bernard Shaw ~


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.
~By Major Taylor ~


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.
~By Elbert Hubbard ~


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


Success isn't permanent and failure isn't fatal.
~By Mike Ditka ~


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.
~By Chris Van Hollen ~


The defense of our democracy against the forces that threaten it from without has made some of its failures to function at home glaringly apparent.
~By Wendell Willkie ~


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.
~By Theodore Roosevelt ~


If you want to increase your success rate, double your failure rate.
~By Thomas John Watson, Sr. ~


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.
~By Orison Swett Marden ~


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


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


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


There are no mistakes or failures, only lessons.
~By Denis Waitley ~


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


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.
~By Ambrose Bierce ~


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


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


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


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


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


Religion, oh, just another of those numerous failures resulting from an attempt to popularize art.
~By Ezra Pound ~


My life has been nothing but a failure.
~By Claude Monet ~


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


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.
~By Rosalynn Carter ~


If you try to do your best there is no failure.
~By Mike Farrell ~


One of the great intellectual failures of the American intelligence community, and especially the counterterrorism community, is to assume if someone hasn't attacked us, it's because he can't or because we've defeated him.
~By Michael Scheuer ~


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


Bank failures are caused by depositors who don't deposit enough money to cover losses due to mismanagement.
~By Dan Quayle ~


If I have any justification for having lived it's simply, I'm nothing but faults, failures and so on, but I have tried to make a good pair of shoes. There's some value in that.
~By Arthur Miller ~


I don't know why I started writing. I don't know why anybody does it. Maybe they're bored, or failures at something else.
~By Cormac McCarthy ~


If you don't fix latent failures in your system, you're asking for trouble.
~By John Gould ~


There is no such thing as failure. There are only results.
~By Tony Robbins ~


There is the greatest practical benefit in making a few failures early in life.
~By Thomas Huxley ~


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


The world is divided into two categories: failures and unknowns.
~By Francis Picabia ~

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