Failure Quotes

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The only risk of failure is promotion.
Scott Adams

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

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

Successes have many fathers, failures have none.
Philip Caldwell

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

A failure establishes only this, that our determination to succeed was not strong enough.
Christian Nestell Bovee

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

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

Pain is temporary, Failure lasts for ever.
Lance Armstrong

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

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

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

I always turn to the sports section first... the front page has nothing but man's failures.
Earl Warren

Gordon Brown and his 'new' Cabinet cannot escape the last 10 years. Labour's failures are their failures too.
Sir Menzies Campbell

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

There is no such thing as failure. There are only results.
Anthony Robbins

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

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

'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

Success doesn't mean the absence of failures; it means the attainment of ultimate objectives.
Edwin C Bliss

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

When I was a young man I observed than nine out of ten things I did were failures. I didn’t want to be a failure, so I did ten times more work
George Bernard Shaw

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

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

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

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

It would be a real failure if agreeing that it[abortion] was not an electoral issue provided an alibi for taking it seriously as a public issue.
Rowan Williams

All war represents a failure of diplomacy.
Tony Benn

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sometimes you learn more from failure than you do from success, and in some ways it's better to have failure at the beginning of your career, or your life.
Michael Crawford

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

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

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

Lack of loyalty is one of the major causes of failure in every walk of life
Napoleon Hill

'Failure to prepare. Prepare to fail.'
Roy Keane



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