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No matter how vast, how total, the failure of man here on earth, the work of man will be resumed elsewhere. War leaders talk of resuming operations on this front and that, but man's front embraces the whole universe.
Henry Miller

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

About the only problem with success is that it does not teach you how to deal with failure.
Tommy Lasorda

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

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

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

If you want to win the battle then you better have the better tanks, they can make the difference between success and failure in combat.
Heinz Guderian

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

Trying to integrate oneself and ones family with a community like that is something that is always ultimately destined to failure.
Christopher Gist

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

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

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

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

Successes have many fathers, failures have none.
Philip Caldwell

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

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

The only risk of failure is promotion.
Scott Adams

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 and failure are equally disastrous.
Tennessee Williams

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

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

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

Not failure, but low aim, is crime
James Russell Lowell

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

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

'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

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



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