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

Successes have many fathers, failures have none.
Philip Caldwell

Over the next four years, we will be bold. We will be willing to experiment. We will not fear failure.
Matt Blunt

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

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

If any one faculty of our nature may be called more wonderful than the rest, I do think it is memory. There seems something more speakingly incomprehensible in the powers, the failures, the inequalities of memory, than in any other of our intelligences. The memory is sometimes so retentive, so serviceable, so obedient; at others, so bewildered and so weak; and at others again, so tyrannic, so beyond control! We are, to be sure, a miracle every way; but our powers of recollecting and of forgetting do seem peculiarly past finding out. - Mansfield Park
Jane Austen

Success is ninety-nine percent failure.
Soichiro Honda

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

Success and failure are both difficult to endure. Along with success come drugs, divorce, fornication, bullying, travel, meditation, medication, depression, neurosis and suicide. With failure comes failure.
Joseph Heller

A vice is a failure of desire
Gerald Stanley Lee

There is no failure except in no longer trying.
Elbert Hubbard

There is much to be said for failure. It is much more interesting than success.
Max Beerbohm

Pressure is a word that is misused in our vocabulary. When you start thinking of pressure, it's because you've started to think of failure.
Tommy Lasorda

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

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

Most of us spend the first 6 days of each week sowing wild oats, then we go to church on Sunday and pray for a crop failure.
Fred Allen

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

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

What is failure except feebleness? And what is it to miss one's mark except to aim widely and weakly?
Ouida

We are all failures – at least the best of us are.
J M Barrie

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

The awareness of the ambiguity of one's highest achievements (as well as one's deepest failures) is a definite symptom of maturity.
Paul Tillich

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

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

Both my marriages were failures! Number one departed, and number two stayed
Gustav Mahler

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

What we have seen is an effort to emulate the Blair era, but a failure to do so.
Sir Menzies Campbell

Only one thing makes a dream impossible: the fear of failure.
Paulo Coelho

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

As an Englander, I must admit it is true - if a Welshman achieves success he is heralded as a britishh triumph, should he lose then he is very much a Welsh failure.
Stan Stevens

There is always time for failure.
John Mortimer

There is something about the literary life that repels me, all this desperate building of castles on cobwebs, the long drawn acrimonious struggle to make something important which we all know will be gone forever in a few years, the miasma of failure which is to me almost as offensive as the cheap gaudiness of popular success.
Raymond Chandler

We climb to heaven most often on the ruins of our cherished plans, finding our failures were successes.
Amos Bronson Alcott

The only risk of failure is promotion.
Scott Adams

Failure is unimportant. It takes courage to make a fool of oneself.
Charlie Chaplin

I think the company's [HP's] success will be my legacy. The company's failure will be my failure, with all the predictable consequences of that.
Carly Fiorina

It's worse than losing a war - a national crisis of the highest magnitude. [on the World Cup failure 1974]
George Wigg

A minute's success pays the failure of years.
Robert Browning

We have forty million reasons for failure, but not a single excuse
Rudyard Kipling

The fact is that we're too old to make each other miserable, and that's a good thing, not a bad thing, so don't take your failure to make the list personally. [High Fidelity]
Nick Hornby

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

Failure is success if we learn from it.
Malcolm Forbes

'Make America what we want it to be — a literate country and a hopefuller country.' —Washington, D.C., Jan. 11, 2001

'Natural gas is hemispheric. I like to call it hemispheric in nature because it is a product that we can find in our neighborhoods.'
Austin, Texas, Dec. 20, 2000

'I knew it might put him in an awkward position that we had a discussion before finality has finally happened in this presidential race.'
Describing a phone call to Sen. John Breaux. Crawford, Texas, Dec. 2, 2000

'The legislature's job is to write law. It's the executive branch's job to interpret law.'
Austin, Texas, Nov. 22, 2000

'They misunderestimated me.'
Bentonville, Ark., Nov. 6, 2000

'They want the federal government controlling Social Security like it's some kind of federal program.'
St. Charles, Mo., Nov. 2, 2000

'The only things that I can tell you is that every case I have reviewed I have been comfortable with the innocence or guilt of the person that I've looked at. I do not believe we've put a guilty... I mean innocent person to death in the state of Texas.'
-All Things Considered, NPR, June 16, 2000

BUSH: 'First of all, Cinco de Mayo is not the independence day. That's dieciseis de Septiembre, and ...'
MATTHEWS: 'What's that in English?' BUSH: 'Fifteenth of September.' (Dieciseis de Septiembre = Sept. 16) -Hardball, MSNBC, May 31, 2000

'It's clearly a budget. It's got a lot of numbers in it.'
-Reuters, May 5, 2000

'Will the highways on the Internet become more few?'
-Concord, N.H., Jan. 29, 2000

'This is Preservation Month. I appreciate preservation. It's what you do when you run for president. You gotta preserve.'

-Speaking during 'PERSEVERENCE Month' at Fairgrounds Elementary School in Nashua, N.H. As quoted in the Los Angeles Times, Jan. 28, 2000

'What I am against is quotas. I am against hard quotas, quotas they basically delineate based upon whatever. However they delineate, quotas, I think vulcanize society. So I don't know how that fits into what everybody else is saying, their relative positions, but that's my position.'
-The San Francisco Chronicle, Jan. 21, 2000

'Rarely is the question asked: Is our children learning?' -Florence, S.C., Jan. 11, 2000

'Gov. Bush will not stand for the subsidation of failure.' -ibid

'I think anybody who doesn't think I'm smart enough to handle the job is underestimating.'
-U.S. News & World Report, April 3, 2000
George W Bush

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

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

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

You have to win the title here. The fans will not accept failure. If you lose, everybody cries for seven days; if you win, they carry you on their hands
Mateja Kezman

The intelligence failures with respect to Iraq were massive and have damaged our credibility around the world.
Carl Levin

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

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



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