Failure Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Failure

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


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.
~By Branch Rickey ~


War remains the decisive human failure.
~By John Kenneth Galbraith ~


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


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


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


Failure is always an option.
~By Adam Savage ~


With failure, you just try again.
~By Judd Nelson ~


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


The success and the failure are not my concern, but His.
~By Joseph Barber Lightfoot ~


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.
~By Tom Cochrane ~


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.
~By Vin Diesel ~


The future of Conservatism lies in our beliefs and values, not by throwing them away. We need to shed associations that bind us to past failures, but hold faith with those things that make us Conservatives.
~By Iain Duncan Smith ~


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


Failure is more frequently from want of energy than want of capital.
~By Daniel Webster ~


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


Destiny: A tyrant's authority for crime and a fool's excuse for failure.
~By Ambrose Bierce ~


One must be a god to be able to tell successes from failures without making a mistake.
~By Anton Chekhov ~


Failures to heroic minds are the stepping stones to success.
~By Thomas Chandler Haliburton ~


The sports page records people's accomplishments, the front page usually records nothing, but man's failures.
~By Barbara Walters ~


Failure seldom stops you. What stops you is the fear of failure.
~By Jack Lemmon ~


They who have conquered doubt and fear have conquered failure.
~By James Allen ~


Philanthropic colonization is a failure. National colonization will succeed.
~By Theodor Herzl ~


I have a lack of fear, whereas in the past the fear of failure was a powerful motivator. Anyway, I have great expectations for the future, but I just don't know if I'm the monarch of all I survey.
~By Sylvester Stallone ~


Spend enough time around success and failure, and you learn a reverence for possibility.
~By Dale Dauten ~


Success is not forever and failure isn't fatal.
~By Don Shula ~


Americans, who make more of marrying for love than any other people, also break up more of their marriages, but the figure reflects not so much the failure of love as the determination of people not to live without it.
~By Morton Hunt ~


The greatest failure is that although we have created institutions, we have not created a civil society.
~By Paddy Ashdown ~


For four years, I listened to stories of intelligence failures, and it wasn't due to incompetence of anyone in the system, but that the system is so arcane.
~By Charles F. Bass ~


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.
~By Elias Canetti ~


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.
~By William Irwin Thompson ~


Sometimes a noble failure serves the world as faithfully as a distinguished success.
~By Edward Dowden ~


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


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


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


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


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


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 ~


Success is going from failure to failure without a loss of enthusiam.
~By Winston Churchill ~


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 ~


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.
~By Xavier Becerra ~


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.
~By Daniel Inouye ~


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.
~By John Hersey ~


Outward failure may be a manifested variant of inward success.
~By Kenneth L. Pike ~


My failures have been errors in judgment, not of intent.
~By Ulysses S. Grant ~


Failure is not a single, cataclysmic event. You don't fail overnight. Instead, failure is a few errors in judgement, repeated every day.
~By Jim Rohn ~


His failures are as valuable as his successes: by misjudging one thing he conforms something else, even if at the time he does not know what that something else is.
~By Bridget Riley ~


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.
~By John Sherman Cooper ~


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


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


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


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


We are all of us failures, at least, the best of us are.
~By James M. Barrie ~


Failure too is a form of death.
~By Graham Greene ~


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?
~By Rahm Emanuel ~


Failure is impossible.
~By Susan B. Anthony ~


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


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


I think our failure in the production of good town churches of distinctive character must have struck you often, as it has me, when contrasted with our comparative success in country churches.
~By George Edmund Street ~


I knew that there were several, among African-American leaders, who had been put out by me because of my failure or reluctance to endorse Sen. Kerry.
~By Rodney Alexander ~


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 ~


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


There is only one real failure in life that is possible, and that is, not to be true to the best one knows.
~By Frederic William Farrar ~


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 ~


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 will not be discouraged by failure; I will not be elated by success.
~By Joseph Barber Lightfoot ~


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


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.
~By Estelle Morris ~


It's best to have failure happen early in life. It wakes up the Phoenix bird in you so you rise from the ashes.
~By Anne Baxter ~


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


You cannot climb the ladder of success dressed in the costume of failure.
~By Zig Ziglar ~


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 ~


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


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.
~By Scott Brown ~


A man can fail many times, but he isn't a failure until he begins to blame somebody else.
~By John Burroughs ~


Success is never final, failure is never fatal. It's courage that counts.
~By John Wooden ~


I fear that our true motivation is about oil and our own flailing economy; about the failure to destroy Al Qaeda and about revenge.
~By Dave Matthews ~


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.
~By Denis Waitley ~


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.
~By Millicent Fawcett ~


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 ~


What we have most to fear is failure of the heart.
~By Sonia Johnson ~


Yes, risk taking is inherently failure-prone. Otherwise, it would be called sure-thing-taking.
~By Jim McMahon ~


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


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


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.
~By John Poindexter ~


And in reality, I don't think it's a real documentary. It's more a story of her life. It's a story of survival. It's a story of the time in which she lived. The story of success and failure.
~By Maximilian Schell ~


When I was about 15... I made my first attempt as a leading lady, and was, of course, a complete failure.
~By Maude Adams ~


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.
~By Mickey Gilley ~


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


Don't be afraid to fail. Don't waste energy trying to cover up failure. Learn from your failures and go on to the next challenge. It's OK to fail. If you're not failing, you're not growing.
~By H. Stanley Judd ~


There is something good in all seeming failures. You are not to see that now. Time will reveal it. Be patient.
~By Sivananda ~


Do not let your ambitions become a sanctuary for your failures.
~By Bryant H. McGill ~


I simply don't believe in failure. In itself, it doesn't exist. We create it. We make ourselves fail.
~By Alice Foote MacDougall ~


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


You can't have any successes unless you can accept failure.
~By George Cukor ~


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 ~


Don't come home a failure.
~By Ty Cobb ~


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.
~By George Eliot ~


The failures and successes are necessary for learning.
~By Wynonna Judd ~


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

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