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Often the difference between a successful man and a failure is not one's better abilities or ideas, but the courage that one has to bet on his ideas, to take a calculated risk, and to act.
Maxwell Maltz

Failures don't plan to fail; they fail to plan.
Harvey Mackay

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

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

Translation is the art of failure.
Umberto Eco

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

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

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

It is now up to the police to decide whether these donations were part of a conspiracy or an administrative failure.
Vince Cable

People in their handlings of affairs often fail when they are about to succeed. If one remains as careful at the end as he was at the beginning, there will be no failure.
Lao Tzu

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

The chancellor's failure to give Britain's taxpayers value for money will be the terrible legacy of this government.
Oliver Letwin

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

Don't fear failure so much that you refuse to try new things.
Louis Boone

Don't be afraid of failure; be afraid of petty success.
Maude Adams

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

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. [er, yes]
Alberto Giacometti

When we can begin to take our failures seriously, it means we are ceasing to be afraid of them. It is of immense importance to learn to laugh at ourselves.
Katherine Mansfield

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

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

Success and failure are equally disastrous.
Tennessee Williams

There's only one thing that can guarantee our failure, and that's if we quit.
Craig Breedlove

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

All that is necessary to break the spell of inertia and frustration is this: Act as if it were impossible to fail. That is the talisman, the formula, the command of right about face which turns us from failure to success.
Dorothea Brande

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

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

Children love and want to be loved and they very much prefer the joy of accomplishment to the triumph of hateful failure.
Erik Erikson

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

There is always time for failure.
John Mortimer

It's how you deal with failure that determines how you achieve success.
Charlotte Whitton

If at first you don't succeed, failure may be your thing
Warren Miller

All war represents a failure of diplomacy.
Tony Benn

Do not allow yourselves to be disheartened by any failure as long as you have done your best.
Mother Teresa

The greatest barrier to success is the fear of failure.
Sven Goran Eriksson

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

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

I hate to be a failure. I hate and regret the failure of my marriages. I would gladly give all my millions for just one lasting marital success.
J P Getty

Lack of will power has caused more failure than lack of intelligence or ability.
Flower A Newhouse

Successful people are very lucky. Just ask any failure.
Michael Levine

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

If we don't succeed, we run the risk of failure.
Al Gore

The avocation of assessing the failures of better men can be turned into a comfortable livelihood, providing you back it up with a PhD.
Nelson Algren

For people in Brazil, failure in the World Cup was not an option. But we failed.
Ronaldinho

There is no failure except in no longer trying. There is no defeat except from within, no really insurmountable barrier save our own inherent weakness of purpose.
Kin Hubbard

In the publishing business you have to learn to greet failure with the same handshake as you would success.
Eddie Bell

Apparent failure may hold in its rough shell the germs of a success that will blossom in time, and bear fruit throughout eternity.
Frances Watkins Harper

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

When you look at the things people are really fed up with, like the collapse of the pension system, like the failure to get money to the frontline of the health service, Gordon Brown is more responsible for that than any other politician including Tony Blair
George Osborne

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.
Arthur Miller

Never give up. Learning from failure is an essential part of the entrepreneur's experience
Rachel Elnaugh



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