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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The only risk of failure is promotion.
Scott Adams

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Failure is success if we learn from it.
Malcolm Forbes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Success and failure are equally disastrous.
Tennessee Williams

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

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

Never give up. Learning from failure is an essential part of the entrepreneur's experience
Rachel Elnaugh

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

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

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

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

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

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

Success is a public affair. Failure is a private funeral.
Rosalind Russell

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

Successful people are very lucky. Just ask any failure.
Michael Levine

Translation is the art of failure.
Umberto Eco

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

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

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

There's only one thing that can guarantee our failure, and that's if we quit.
Craig Breedlove

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

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

Success is ninety-nine percent failure.
Soichiro Honda



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