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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

If at first you don't succeed, failure may be your style.
Quentin Crisp

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

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

I've never been able to contemplate failure. Success is everything.
Raymond Blanc

The politicians don't just want your money. They want your soul. They want you to
be worn down by taxes until you are dependent and helpless. When you subsidize poverty and failure, you get more of both.
James Dale Davidson

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

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

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

May every young scientist remember... and not fail to keep his eyes open for the possibility that an irritating failure of his apparatus to give consistent results may once or twice in a lifetime conceal an important discovery.
Patrick Blackett

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

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 is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.
Winston Churchill

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

Failure is success if we learn from it.
Malcolm Forbes

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

Pain is temporary, Failure lasts for ever.
Lance Armstrong

Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.
Dale Carnegie

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

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

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

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

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

Good people are good because they've come to wisdom through failure
William Saroyan

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Success is ninety-nine percent failure.
Soichiro Honda

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

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

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

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

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

My life, my career has been like a roller coaster. I've either been an enormous success or just a down-and-out failure.
Judy Garland

When I was a young man I observed than nine out of ten things I did were failures. I didnít want to be a failure, so I did ten times more work
George Bernard Shaw

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

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

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

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