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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

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

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

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

The world is divided into two categories: failures and unknowns.
Francis Picabia

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

All war represents a failure of diplomacy.
Tony Benn

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

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

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

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

Successes have many fathers, failures have none.
Philip Caldwell

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

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

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

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

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

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 only risk of failure is promotion.
Scott Adams

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pain is temporary, Failure lasts for ever.
Lance Armstrong

All of us failed to match our dreams of perfection. So I rate us on the basis of our splendid failure to do the impossible.
William Faulkner

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

There is always time for failure.
John Mortimer

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

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



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