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I'm full of self-doubt. I doubt everything I do. Everything I do is a failure.

I feel rejecting rejection is one of the most crucial steps in getting past failure.

I didn't allow failure to break my heart. So I wouldn't allow success to bloat my head.

I think the failure in the NFL has humbled me in the fact that I don't think I'm the best.

It is easier to win than to fail. Everybody sides with the winner. But the failure walks alone.

Boston has carried the practice of hypocrisy to the n-th degree of refinement, grace, and failure.

The failure to invest in youth reflects a lack of compassion and a colossal failure of common sense.

This game is a game of failure, and you're going to fail a heck of a lot more than you succeed in it.

Life is bigger than cinema. Cinema is just a part of life, so I never take success or failure seriously.

Confidence is contagious, but so is failure. Even the Yankees will lose if you persuade them that they will.

A joke is a way to say, 'I'm going to do something funny now. If I don't get a laugh at the end, I'm a failure.'

There's always a possibility that you can have a catastrophic failure, of course. This could happen on any flight.

One of the things I definitely think of as a driver of me is fear. And it's fear of failure, fear of being overtaken.

Every time you go out there to do something, you wonder if you can do it. There's no assured success. There's no secret recipe for success. Every time you go out there, you go out there with the possibility of great failure.

I already had high blood pressure. I have hypertension. And I think the chemo was just too much for my kidneys. And they went into failure. And that was September 12th of 2008. And the doctor rushed me right to the hospital.

When my father left us, my mother went back to school immediately. She went to school in the day while we were at school, and she worked at night. She worked very hard to never let someone define her as a victim or a failure.

Whenever you have a failure or setback, you need to take a step back and find out what you can learn from the scenario. What did you do to contribute to that failure? This way, you can make sure you don't repeat that pattern.

The tragedy of life is often not in our failure, but rather in our complacency; not in our doing too much, but rather in our doing too little; not in our living above our ability, but rather in our living below our capacities.

The terror of failure can make you feel like a failure. So a bunch of people think you're not very good at your thing. How much do you invest in what they say? How much do you care? Failure is not putting yourself on the line.

Case studies of failure should be made a part of the vocabulary of every engineer so that he or she can recall or recite them when something in a new design or design process is suggestive of what went wrong in the case study.

For market discipline to constrain risk effectively, financial institutions must be allowed to fail. Under optimal financial regulatory and financial system infrastructures, such a failure would not threaten the overall system.

I get this thing where people are like, 'Man, you got to tell me what to do' - like I have a cheat code to being successful. It's hard work; it's trial and error. I failed, but I never let failure get to my head or to my heart.

I'm scared of failure so much more than any of the other girls I compete against that I work so much harder than they possibly could. I'm totally down with spiders and frogs and heights and snakes - everything; I'm cool with it.

If we can actually decrease the failure rate from nine out of 10 drugs failing in clinical trials and instead have seven out of 10 instead failing, that is a major victory for drug discovery and for people having better therapy.

I would replace most foreign aid with a tax credit for businesses to invest. I think U.S. bureaucrats giving foreign bureaucrats money is a guaranteed failure. And we've had about 50 years' experience at failing with foreign aid.

We're all going to experience death and failure and setbacks and disappointments and cancer and, you know, it's a really difficult world. And for me, God has always - in my relationship with Christ - He's given me hope and peace.

In the worst of our recession, bars were making money. Every bar can make money. If they're failing, it's not because of the president or Congress or Ukraine. It's because of them. And if you own failure, then you'll own success.

The younger me was motivated by a need to please others, by the pressure to climb the corporate ladder and make money, and by a fear of failure - all of which became more and more intense as I navigated the competitive landscape.

We've all experienced those days when we feel like an absolute failure. It's a normal feeling when things don't go as exactly planned. And, when we feel like that, it's challenging to think of yourself as a successful individual.

The album 'Cheers to the Fall' is really kind of me breaking out and being like, 'Listen, I don't care about criticism, and I don't care about possibility of failure. I'm going to do it. And if I do fail, well then, here's to it.'

Michael Jordan taught me after our game of one-on-one: A loss is not a failure until you make an excuse. When excuses are no longer an option, you can focus your attention on the job you have to do, and not why it didn’t get done.

I was raised in the '70s, and I've worked with people I love, and I've been on sets with my parents, with people who run a set and require of actors a sense of liberty and freedom and exploration and failure into brave achievement.

Every entrepreneur knows how agonizingly difficult it is to make the decision to give it your all, knowing that failure is inevitable; the successful ones know that the only way to get back up is through learning from that failure.

So many amongst us live in the past rather than loving the present and building a brilliant future. Some people stay stuck for years over something they did or a failure they've experienced. Sad. A life is a terrible thing to waste.

I've had a lot of disappointments. I think my biggest disappointment is the failure of elected officials to make good on their promises in regards to the environment or anything else, really. I have very little faith in politicians.

If you truly want to find a meaningful relationship, you've got to find yourself first and learn to be confident in your own skin. Don't sacrifice anything about who you are to be with someone. That's setting yourself up for failure.

If you quit every time you face a new challenge, giving up can change how you view yourself. You may begin to think you're weak or that you're a failure because you can't seem to stick with things long enough to see positive results.

Already from your own cells scientists can grow skin, cartilage, noses, blood vessels, bladders and windpipes. In the future, scientists will grow more complex organs, like livers and kidneys. The phrase 'organ failure' will disappear.

The business of biomedical research is mostly about failure. Few projects we commission will ultimately result in success. But every study we do contributes to the body of knowledge that brings science and society closer to a solution.

Exercise, from a public health perspective, is an unmitigated failure. The world's longest-lived people live in environments that nudge them into more movement. They don't use power tools, they do their own yard work, they grow a garden.

Spain held the doctrine (and was right in holding it) that every human enterprise should stand on two pillars - the temporal and the spiritual. To depend upon one of these pillars alone is to call down final failure upon any undertaking.

Our health-care morass is like the problems of global warming and the national debt - the kind of vast policy failure that is far easier to get into than to get out of. Americans say that they want leaders who will take on these problems.

When I served as prime minister last time, I failed to prioritize my agenda. I was eager to complete everything at once, and ended my administration in failure. After resigning, for six years I traveled across the nation simply to listen.

While it's important to accept failure and not let it bog you down, it's also perfectly acceptable to get upset about it as long as you remember that failure is a stepping stone in your journey that is getting you to where you need to be.

Most girls are taught to avoid risk and failure. We're taught to smile pretty, play it safe, get all A's. Boys, on the other hand, are taught to play rough, swing high, crawl to the top of the monkey bars, and then just jump off headfirst.

Our inner beliefs trigger failure before it happens. They sabotage lasting change by canceling its possibility. We employ these beliefs as articles of faith to justify our inaction and then wish away the result. I call them belief triggers.

When a marriage founders, this may well be cause for tremendous sadness, but it's not a failure of spirit or character. People change, their goals and dreams alter, their ideas of themselves grow, or they just meet someone they like better.

If it's a good work of adaptation, the book should remain a book and the film should remain a film, and you should not necessarily read the book to see the film. If you do need that, then that means that it's a failure. That is what I think.

True leaders don't invest in buildings. Jesus never built a building. They invest in people. Why? Because success without a successor is failure. So your legacy should not be in buildings, programs, or projects; your legacy must be in people.

It's very important to learn quick lessons from your failures, very important to recognize symptoms of failure pretty early, and it is very, very important to not to be attached too much to the idea - you have to know when to give up an idea.

Where do we enroll in Life 101? Where are the classes dealing with the loss of a job, the death of a loved one, the failure of a relationship? Unfortunately, those lessons are mostly learned through trial by fire and the school of hard knocks.

Fact: From quitting smoking to skiing, we succeed to the degree we try, fail, and learn. Studies show that people who worry about mistakes shut down, but those who are relaxed about doing badly soon learn to do well. Success is built on failure.

In reality, I am more a professor, one who reflects and mediates on spiritual questions. Practical governance is not my strong point, and this is certainly a weakness. But I do not see myself as a failure. For eight years, I carried out my work.

How important is failure - yes, failure - to the health of a thriving, innovative business? So important that Ratan Tata, chairman of India's largest corporation, gives an annual award to the employee who comes up with the best idea that failed.

Even failures can turn into something positive if you just keep going. I wrote a television pilot called 'Head of the Family.' CBS didn't want it. It was considered a failure. But we reworked it. A year later, it became 'The Dick Van Dyke Show.'

Science is so incremental and so full of setbacks and small steps forward. In order to really thrive in this business, you have to be able to glean as much joy from the failure days and from the small increments as you do from the breakthroughs.

If you're constantly pushing yourself higher, higher, the law of averages - not to mention the myth of Icarus - predicts that you will at some point fall. And when you do, I want you to know this, remember this: There is no such thing as failure.

You want to ensure people can do it right 99 percent of time. When we have to fire one of our surgical trainees, it is never because they don't have the physical skills but because they don't have the moral skills - to practise and admit failure.

I don't know if there's a genetic marker for entrepreneurship. But if there is, it's most likely not a genius for planning. It's a propensity for action - and the ability to put failure behind you quickly. To stop being precious about your ideas.

We can't leave everything to the free market. In fact, climate change is, I would argue, the greatest single free-market failure. This is what happens when you don't regulate corporations and you allow them to treat the atmosphere as an open sewer.

If your goal is to lose 10 pounds, you may wake up each day with failure in mind because the goal is hard to reach, and you are progressing only by small amounts. It takes up all your willpower. I recommend that instead of a goal, you have a system.

Every time I act on a fear, I feel disappointed in myself. I have a lot of fear. If I can quit all fear in my life and all guilt, then I tend to be much, much more living up to my standards. I've never seen a person fail if they didn't fear failure.

The very phrase 'Oscar night' used to accelerate my pulse. For one thing - dating myself - it meant Bob Hope. He always had good, strong jokes, that faultless delivery, and always a new joke about his own films' failure - once again - to be honored.

Federal regulations forbid delaying inspections for fracture-critical bridges like the fallen Minneapolis bridge - the kind with a lack of redundancy in design, so that a single failure in a load-bearing part can cause the entire bridge to collapse.

Failure to take note of the fact that the character of twentieth-century humanity differs from that of humanity in the fifteenth century, let alone before and at the time of the Mystery of Golgotha, is to sleep through the process of world evolution.

I didn't pass my degree due to never handing in an acceptable dissertation, and while it didn't harm me in the long run, my failure to complete the course properly probably led me to spend the next six years or so coasting, unsure of what to do next.

I was a diabetic for 16 years, since I was 14. Being that I lost weight, no more diabetes. You don't have to lose your eyesight, cut off your toes, have a stroke, get kidney failure. You just have to lose weight - you know - for most of the diabetes.

I don't look at football as a violent, barbaric sport. It's a very spiritual sport, especially for someone facing the challenges during a game: the fear of failure, the fear of getting too big an ego, of making a mistake and everybody criticizing you.

I think, if you're in the United States, we've seen people trying to speak out in different ways and trying to make themselves heard about the United States' failure to move on generationally, given the long-festering wound of our history around race.

It is easy to lay the blame on successive governments for failing to address health as a fundamental right for the Indian people. But the real tragedy is that we, the people of India, have not taken our government to task for this catastrophic failure.

Obviously, I agree with Trump on many of his criticisms of the mainstream media. You can absolutely argue that their failure to report honestly, to get outraged before we could, and to collude with the Clinton campaign directly led to the rise of Trump.

I believe you must find the things in life that you love, and don't let anybody or anything stop you. There may be lesser successes, but you're never a failure unless you choose not to do something. I don't fail unless I quit. You must believe to receive.

The greatest challenge to most innovation centers around the world is many nations' punitive attitudes towards failure. In most of the world, if your first business fails, no one will work with you again. But, trial and error is the genesis of innovation.

Emphasizing effort gives a child a variable that they can control. They come to see themselves as in control of their success. Emphasizing natural intelligence takes it out of the child's control, and it provides no good recipe for responding to a failure.

If you look at great human civilizations, from the Roman Empire to the Soviet Union, you will see that most do not fail simply due to external threats but because of internal weakness, corruption, or a failure to manifest the values and ideals they espouse.

Working hard to fulfill a dream or instinct and learning over time it doesn't work, doesn't mean a career is over and a reputation killed. When a reputation is killed, it's when failure comes as a result of loss of integrity or judgement... breaking of laws.

The paradox is that when we model future designs on past successes, we are inviting failure down the line; when we take into account past failures and anticipate potential new ways in which failure can occur, we are more likely to produce successful designs.

Many of the familiar little things that we use every day have typically evolved over a period of time to a state of familiarity. They balance form and function, elegance and economy, success and failure in ways that are not only acceptable, but also admirable.

The enemy of human happiness as well as the cause of poverty and starvation is not the birth of children. It is the failure of people to do with the earth what God could teach them to do if only they would ask and then obey, for they are agents unto themselves.

From my point of view, a lot of the things that we've done over our entire career have always been a big failure because it was never the way that I planned it. But then there's always upsides with it that turn out to be better or greater than the original plan.

In Arab capitals, the failure of the United States to stop Iran's nuclear program is understood as American weakness in the struggle for dominance in the Middle East, making additional cooperation from Arab leaders on Israeli-Palestinian issues even less likely.

Sticking to good habits can be hard work, and mistakes are part of the process. Don't declare failure simply because you messed up or because you're having trouble reaching your goals. Instead, use your mistakes as opportunities to grow stronger and become better.

There are a whole host of psychological phenomenon humans have developed to protect ourselves from the sting of failure, from holding ourselves less accountable for our failures than we do other people, to letting our fear paralyze us and keep us from even trying.

A lot of problems stem from a desire to avoid discomfort. For example, people who fear failure often avoid new challenges in an effort to keep anxiety at bay. Avoiding emotional discomfort, however, is usually a short-term solution that leads to long-term problems.

Ilaiyaraaja is my most favourite music director. His music was my lullaby, his music was my food, his music was my childhood, his music was my first love, his music was my failure, his music was my first kiss, my first love failure, my success... he is in my blood.

'No one can make you successful; the will to success comes from within.' I've made this my motto. I've internalized it to the point of understanding that the success of my actions and/or endeavors doesn't depend on anyone else, and that includes a possible failure.

In 1999, I was in St. Louis with Martin Luther King III as we led protests against the state's failure to hire minority contractors for highway construction projects. We went at dawn on a summer day with over a thousand people and performed acts of civil disobedience.

Resilient people aren't afraid to admit they have weaknesses. Whether an effective leader acknowledges problems within an organization, or an individual recognizes areas in need of personal growth, resilient people use failure as an opportunity to spot their weaknesses.

I know that when you are experiencing failure, it's pretty damn painful. It is easy in retrospect to wax poetic about it. But in the moment, you don't think you will survive, let alone have the time to reflect on how valuable those lessons will be for you in the future.

Be honest about how you approach failure. Don't just be critical of yourself, because that can be self-serving. Approach it honestly, assess your performance, and assess the areas where you have fallen short. Correct them and move on. Don't dwell on it. Don't hold on to it.

One of the most basic factors in sports is that winning becomes a habit, and losing is the same way. When failure starts to feel normal in your life or your work or even your darkest vices, you won't have to go looking for trouble, because trouble will find you. Count on it.

My greatest sense of accomplishment has come from having two amazing sons, but it's also a paradox in that the times when I felt like the biggest failure have been times when I felt like, as a parent, I wasn't making the right decisions or succeeding in the way that I should.

Just because you're struggling with self-discipline doesn't mean you have to raise the white flag and declare your self-improvement efforts a complete failure. Instead, work to increase the chances that you'll stick to your healthier habits - even when you don't feel like it.

There is a huge difference between failing and failure. Failing is trying something that you learn doesn't work. Failure is throwing in the towel and giving up. True success comes from failing repeatedly and as quickly as possible, before your cash or your willpower runs out.

Sociologists well understand that chaos at home causes violent behavior, educational failure and social alienation among children. Yet, many of us in America stay far, far away from this topic. That in itself is a national scandal. Bad parenting is gravely harming this nation.

The consequences for failure are very different if you're a woman or a person of color than they are if you're a guy. If you're a guy who makes a mistake, you get a second chance. Often, for those of us who are outsiders, we make a mistake, and that's the end of the conversation.

Whether you're successful or not, you'll never actually feel the joys of accomplishment unless you love yourself. Success can be very difficult to deal with. You have to stay in the center. If you let your success define you, then you're really just setting yourself up for failure.

To me, if we're not failing a little bit, we're not trying hard enough. I think great cultures encourage risk and are tolerant of failure. If you don't do that, you're going to end up with a culture that is stagnant and not thinking about the next generation of products and experiences.

If your current get-rich project fails, take what you learned and try something else. Keep repeating until something lucky happens. The universe has plenty of luck to go around; you just need to keep your hand raised until it's your turn. It helps to see failure as a road and not a wall.

The Communist bloc of old was a study in the failure of failure. Losers in the Soviet economy were the people at the end of the long lines for consumer goods. Worse losers were the people who had spent hours getting to the head of the line, only to be told that the goods were unavailable.

Successful people have a bigger fear of failure than people who've never done anything because if you haven't been successful, then you don't know how it feels to lose it all. You don't have that fear. So why do you think people get stuck in those boxes? It's that fear of going back down.

Lincoln made mistakes. Roosevelt made mistakes. Eisenhower made mistakes. The Battle of the Bulge was the biggest intelligence failure in American military history, much bigger than any in Vietnam or now. We didn't know that the Soviets were moving 400,000 or 500,000 troops. We missed it.

White America is tortured by black America's failure to thrive, and all that guilt and anxiety has only gotten worse as a substantial quota of white America loses its own footing in the middle class and plunges into the rough country of joblessness, hopelessness, and government dependency.

In our business, things look like a failure until they're not. It's pretty binary transitions.

If something's important enough, you should try. Even if you - the probable outcome is failure.

Fear of failure, it's the greatest motivational tool. It drives me and drives me and drives me.

Call it the Tiger Mom effect: In the business world today, failure is apparently not an option.

I've never been a jealous person, and I've never felt built up by someone else's failure - that's a cheap thrill.

When preaching is done right, it can change lives. When it's done badly, my failure goes beyond the merely human.

Much worse than the unavoidable inefficiencies of large government is the failure to fund the government we need.

To a certain extent, I enjoy failure. It's part of the game. There's always room to grow; there's room to improve.

My story as an artist has been about trial and error. It's been about artist development, character building, struggle, happiness and failure, family, and music.

People who have a sense of self-efficacy bounce back from failure; they approach things in terms of how to handle them rather than worrying about what can go wrong.

If my child had prejudice in his head, I'd be ashamed. I would see it as my failure as a parent.

Failure affects me hard.

Man is not made for defeat.

All the world loves a good loser.

Failure was not an option for me.

If you die, you're not a failure.

Sometimes the best gain is to lose.

The only real failure is giving up.

To err is human, but it feels divine.

To fall in the Copa del Rey is a failure.

The Obamacare roll-out was an epic failure.

I have grown up seeing success and failure.

All actors should experience public failure.

I have never, ever considered myself a failure.

Failure is knowledge, and knowledge is success.

The probability of failure doesn't matter to me.

Success is more difficult to handle than failure.

As a nation builder, Nehru was a complete failure.

My roots allow me to let go of the fear of failure.

You have to learn how not to be defined by failure.

As a mother, I'm constantly feeling like a failure.

I think I'm less afraid of failure than some others.

Government doesn't have a high tolerance for failure.

When people have a willpower failure, it's because they haven't anticipated a situation that's going to come along.

Like Lyndon Johnson, President Obama understands that timidity in a time of troubles is a prescription for failure.

If you think my career has been a failure because I have never won a national title, you have another thing coming.

I think it's important to have a good hard failure when you're young. I learned a lot out of that. Because it makes you kind of aware of what can happen to you. Because of it I've never had any fear in my whole life when we've been near collapse and all of that. I've never been afraid. I've never had the feeling I couldn't walk out and get a job doing something.

There is no learning without some difficulty and fumbling. If you want to keep on learning, you must keep on risking failure ” all your life. It's as simple as that.

The men who try to do something and fail are infinitely better than those who try to do nothing and succeed.

A word of encouragement during a failure is worth more than an hour of praise after success.

The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something. Because the brick walls are there to stop the people who don't want it badly enough. They're there to stop the other people.

The person who failed often knows how to avoid future failures. The person who knows only success can be more oblivious to all the pitfalls.

When you're down in the hole, when that moment comes, it's really okay to feel bad for a little while ” give yourself time to mourn what you think you may have lost ” but, then, here's the key: Learn from every mistake.

Every experience, encounter, and particularly your mistakes are there to teach you and force you into being more of who you are.

No matter what challenges or setbacks or disappointments you may encounter along the way, you will find true success and happiness if you have only one goal ” there really is only one, and that is this: To fulfill the highest, most truthful expression of yourself as a human being.

Never let success get to your head and never let failure get to your heart.

The heart will break, but broken live on.

No worldly success can compensate for failure in the home.

You got to go down a lot of wrong roads to find the right one.

Yes, I am imperfect and vulnerable and sometimes afraid, but that doesn't change the truth that I am brave and worthy of love and belonging.

I must be taken as I have been made. The success is not mine, the failure is not mine, but the two together make me.

You will have to rise up and say, I don't care how hard this is, I don't care how disappointed I am, I'm not going to let this get the best of me. I'm moving on with my life.

Trying is the biggest mistake you can make early on in a relationship. It sets a false expectation that you will eventually tire of.

The hottest love has the coldest end.

Heavy hearts, like heavy clouds in the sky, are best relieved by the letting of a little water.

You need to have faith in yourself. Be brave and take risks. You don't have to have it all figured out to move forward.

I'm not crying because of you; you're not worth it. I'm crying because my delusion of who you were was shattered by the truth of who you are.

Ever has it been that loves knows not its own death until the hour of separation.

People settle. They settle for less than they are capable of.

Quit or be exceptional. Average is for losers.

A little more persistence a little more effort and what seemed hopeless failure may turn to glorious success.

You can measure your worth by your dedication to your path, not by your successes or failures.

I honestly think it is better to be a failure at something you love than to be a success at something you hate.

I'm not going to get somewhere and say, 'OK, I'm done.' Success is never final; I'll just keep on going. The same way as failure never being fatal. Just keep going. I'm going to the stars and then past them.

In my experience, each failure contains the seeds of your next success - if you are willing to learn from it.

The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.

The road to success and the road to failure are almost exactly the same.

When all is said and done, success without happiness is the worst kind of failure.

It is a mistake to suppose that people succeed through success; they often succeed through failures.

The only real failure is the failure to try, and the measure of success is how we cope with disappointment.

Success breeds complacency. Complacency breeds failure. Only the paranoid survive.

There are no secrets to success: don't waste time looking for them. Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty to those for whom you work, and persistence.

Even those who venture to dip a toe in the pond of risk never allow themselves to get used to the water.

Like success, failure is many things to many people. With positive mental attitude, failure is a learning experience, a rung on the ladder, and a plateau at which to get your thoughts in order to prepare to try again.

I will persist until I succeed. I was not delivered unto this world in defeat, nor does failure course in my veins. I am not a sheep waiting to be prodded by my shepherd.

I am I lion and I refuse to talk, to walk, to sleep with the sheep. I will not hear those that weep and complain for their disease is contagious. Let them join the sheep. The slaughterhouse of failure is not in my destiny.

Nothing fails like success because we don't learn from it. We learn only from failure.

It doesn't matter how far you might rise ” at some point, you are bound to stumble. Because if you're constantly doing what we do ” raising the bar ” if you're constantly pushing yourself higher, higher, the law of averages predicts that you will, at some point, fall.

Remember this: There is no such thing as failure ” failure is just life trying to move us in another direction.

When we give ourselves permission to fail, we, at the same time, give ourselves permission to excel.

There are defeats more triumphant than victories.

What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?

There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.

Face failure head on, don't be afraid of it, and people will support and welcome you even more.

I don't want the fear of failure to stop me from doing what I really care about.

Defeat is not the worst of failures. Not to have tried is the true failure.

If you're waiting until you feel talented enough to make it, you'll never make it.

Failure is part of the process of success. People who avoid failure also avoid success.

But instead of spending our lives running towards our dreams, we are often running away from a fear of failure or a fear of criticism.

I must say a word about fear. It is life's only true opponent. Only fear can defeat life. It is a clever, treacherous adversary, how well I know.

It has no decency, respects no law or convention, shows no mercy. It goes for your weakest spot, which it finds with unnerving ease.

It begins in your mind, always... so you must fight hard to express it. You must fight hard to shine the light of words upon it.

Because if you don't, if your fear becomes a wordless darkness that you avoid, perhaps even manage to forget, you open yourself to further attacks of fear because you never truly fought the opponent who defeated you.

There is no growth or success without change.

The only real stumbling block is fear of failure. In cooking you've got to have a 'What the hell?' attitude.

You must always be prepared to place a bet on yourself, on your future, by heading in a direction that others seem to fear.

Why waste time proving over and over how great you are, when you could be getting better?

Fear of failure is not sufficient justification for not pursuing what you want to do.

Don't wait for things to be perfect before you share them with others. Show early and show often. It'll be pretty when we get there, but it won't be pretty along the way.

When it comes to creative endeavors, the concept of zero failures is worse than useless. It's counterproductive.

Work finally begins when the fear of doing nothing exceeds the fear of doing it badly.

Don't worry about failure - you only have to be right once.

Failure and invention are inseparable twins.

We don't have to do all of it alone. We were never meant to.

You gotta act. And you gotta be willing to fail... if you're afraid of failing, you won't get very far.

Most competitors quit long before they've created something that makes it to the top.

Short term pain has more impact on most people than long-term benefits do, which is why it's so important for you to amplify the long-term benefits of not quitting.

In a crowded marketplace, fitting in is a failure. In a busy marketplace, not standing out is the same as being invisible.

The only risk of failure is promotion.

We don't need to celebrate failure. We do need to make it safe to admit failure - that's how we learn from mistakes.

Failure doesn't define you. It's what you do after you fail that determines whether you are a leader or a waste of perfectly good air.

Failure saves lives. In the airline industry, every time a plane crashes the probability of the next crash is lowered by that. The Titanic saved lives because we're building bigger and bigger ships. So these people died, but we have effectively improved the safety of the system, and nothing failed in vain.

People need to feel safe experimenting, failing and speaking up when they see problems [...] it starts with leadership being vulnerable enough to own up to failures and be open with their weaknesses.

I'm not the first to say that failure, when approached properly, can be an opportunity for growth.

In a fear-based, failure-averse culture, people will consciously or unconsciously avoid risk. They will seek instead to repeat something safe that's been good enough in the past. Their work will be derivative, not innovative. But if you can foster a positive understanding of failure, the opposite will happen.

People driven by a pursuit that puts them on the edges are often not on the periphery, but on the frontier, testing the limits of what it is possible to withstand and discover.

If you're not prepared to be wrong, you'll never come up with anything original.

Any being, any agent, who can truly say, Well, it seemed like a good idea at the time! is standing on the threshold of brilliance.

We need to accept that we won't always make the right decisions, that we'll screw up royally sometimes”understanding that failure is not the opposite of success, it's part of success.

I have always been pushed by the negative. The apparent failure of a play sends me back to my typewriter that very night, before the reviews are out. I am more compelled to get back to work than if I had a success.

You want to create a space in which people feel safe to think outside the box, test new approaches, and yes, even fail.

It is on our failures that we base a new and different and better success.

I don't understand a way to work other than bold-facedly running towards failure.

Don't bury your failures, let them inspire you.

Sometimes it takes a wrong turn to get you to the right place.

Do not waste yourself in rejection, nor bark against the bad, but chant the beauty of the good.

A failure doesn't mean you are unworthy, nor does it preclude success on the next try.

Failure always brings something valuable with it. I don't let it leave until I extract that value.

Sorrow, disappointment, failure - learn from them. Then let them go.

Never walk away from failure. On the contrary, study it carefully and imaginatively for its hidden assets.

You must cut yourself loose from the past and open your eyes to the present.

Once the ego inflates it will only come back to earth through some jarring failure.

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

Talk about your failures without apologizing.

Some of the best lessons we ever learn we learn from our mistakes and failures. The error of the past is the wisdom of the future.

The real test is not whether you avoid this failure, because you won't. It's whether you let it harden or shame you into inaction, or whether you learn from it; whether you choose to persevere.

No matter what one does, regardless of failure or success, the experience is a form of success in itself.

Embrace failure. Never never quit. Get very comfortable with that uneasy feeling of going against the grain and trying something new.

I think you have to try and fail, because failure gets you closer to what you're good at.

Your dream doesn't have an expiration date. Take a deep breath and try again.

Success is often achieved by those who don't know that failure is inevitable.

It is very important to embrace failure and to do a lot of stuff ” as much stuff as possible ” with as little fear as possible.

It's much, much better to wind up with a lot of crap having tried it than to overthink in the beginning and not do it.

Failure changes for the better, success for the worse.

If at first you don't succeed, destroy all evidence that you tried.

I didn't fail the test, I just found 100 ways to do it wrong.

Even the worst shit that happens to you can be converted into gold if you are clever enough.

Failure is a bruise, not a tattoo.

An architect's most useful tools are an eraser at the drafting board, and a wrecking bar at the site.

Ever meet someone who's always had everything work out for them with zero struggle? They usually have the depth of a puddle. Or they don't exist.

The only time you don't fail is the last time you try anything - and it works.

There is nothing in the world so easy to explain as failure ” it is, after all, what everybody does all the time.

Failure after long perseverance is much grander than never to have a striving good enough to be called a failure.

The real embarrassing issue about failure is your own acknowledgement that you're not a genius, that you're not as good as you thought you were. [...] There's only one solution: You must embrace failure.

Get a bike that's as low to the ground as you can find, put on elbow and knee pads so you're not afraid of falling, and go.

Never be afraid to try something new. Remember, amateurs built the ark; professionals built the Titanic.

Maybe I'm lucky to be going so slowly, because I may be going in the wrong direction.

Keep on beginning and failing. Each time you fail, start all over again, and you will grow stronger until you have accomplished a purpose - not the one you began with perhaps, but one you'll be glad to remember.

There are two kinds of failures: those who thought and never did, and those who did and never thought.

When you take risks you learn that there will be times when you succeed and there will be times when you fail, and both are equally important.

Such a simple concept, yet so true: that which we manifest is before us; we are the creators of our own destiny. Be it through intention or ignorance, our successes and our failures have been brought on by none other than ourselves.

A person who doubts himself is like a man who would enlist in the ranks of his enemies and bear arms against himself. He makes his failure certain by himself being the first person to be convinced of it.

Immigration is a federal issue. The failing of Washington to implement an immigration system that works for our families and our businesses - it's Washington's failure. For us locally in Colorado, it's really important that all people here feel comfortable with their local law enforcement.

One of the things that happens that's challenging within the democratic process is that people say, 'Look at this failure, so we should totally change this whole thing.' And then you add in tons of bureaucratic process and checks and balances, and all of a sudden, it doesn't work that well.

When I was growing up, Brandy was TV star, reality star, a pop star, a Cover girl, Grammy winner, had her own Brandy doll, and was the first African American to play Disney princess Cinderella. Most importantly, she is a survivor. Many only judge and remember a person's most recent failure.

Fear seems to have many causes. Fear of loss, fear of failure, fear of being hurt, and so on, but ultimately all fear is the ego's fear of death, of annihilation. To the ego, death is always just around the corner. In this mind-identified state, fear of death affects every aspect of your life.

The more important argument against grade curves is that they create an atmosphere that's toxic by pitting students against one another. At best, it creates a hypercompetitive culture, and at worst, it sends students the message that the world is a zero-sum game: Your success means my failure.

In taking stock of ourselves, we should not forget that fear plays a large part in the drama of failure. That is the first thing to be dropped. Fear is a mental deficiency susceptible of correction, if taken in hand before it gains an ascendency over us. Fear comes with the thought of failure.

I don't take it very seriously. You shouldn't let your success get to your head or failure get to your heart. This is most commonly said. But people don't really practise it. I don't see myself as a celebrity; it has not sunk in. I just see myself as someone doing a nine-to-six job like a techie.

I have self-doubt. I have insecurity. I have fear of failure. I have nights when I show up at the arena and I'm like, 'My back hurts, my feet hurt, my knees hurt. I don't have it. I just want to chill.' We all have self-doubt. You don't deny it, but you also don't capitulate to it. You embrace it.

Obama's failure to close Guantanamo is yet another instance where the rhetoric of democratic and constitutional rights proved not useful for his international relations, relations which are always pursued in ways that continue to link and fortify securitarian power with the opening of new markets.

Striving for success is healthy - but believing you need to succeed the first time around may backfire. Mentally strong people believe failure is part of the process toward a long journey to success. By viewing failure as a temporary setback, they're able to bounce back and move forward with ease.

One of the arguments I make for the failure of the euro is that, at the time it was being constructed, there was a 'neo-liberal' ideology which said that all we need to do to make this thing work is to get deficits low, keep inflation low, and take down barriers, and then everything would be fine.

I don't think one should attribute the success and failure of a film to a single actor. When you decide to do a film, you weigh the pros and cons before taking a call. Only when you run out of patience, get insecure, and feel your career is heading nowhere do you sign anything that comes your way.

Sometimes we see things as being black or white. Perhaps you have two categories of coworkers in your mind - the good ones and the bad ones. Or, maybe you look at each project as either a success or a failure. Recognize the shades of gray, rather than putting things in terms of all good or all bad.

I employ case studies of failure into my courses, emphasizing that they teach us much more than studies of success. It is not that success stories cannot serve as models of good design or as exemplars of creative engineering. They can do that, but they cannot teach us how close to failure they are.

It's true that if it's always going to be that if you win the World Cup or European Championship, you're a success, and if you don't, you're a failure, then you're bedding yourself for a lack of success because there aren't many coaches who have won those things, and there are thousands who haven't.

The draconian spirit that seeks to enhance penalties and to lower the age at which juveniles will be tries as adults, is part of the 'whole cloth' of three strikes. Our failure to address the depair of our inner-city youth is only delayed by our over-confidence in a stance that is 'tougher than thou.'

Today, everybody is more or less conscious of the total failure of the Cuban revolution to produce wealth, to produce a better standard of living for the Cubans. With the exception of small radical parties, Latin Americans know that it's a brutal dictatorship and the longest in Latin American history.

I think that Obama's failure to reestablish the rule of law in money matters is the most damaging thing that he's done - and perhaps the most damaging thing that has happened in American politics in my lifetime. Because once the rule of law is absent in money matters, then anything really goes in politics.

Katie Price is no exception. She, too, is - in a distinctive way - a philosopher. Partially, Katie Price's philosophy is one of extraordinary confidence. She is remarkable not for her looks or antics but because of her tremendous self-assurance and her unwillingness to be intimidated by criticism or failure.

My failure to lay aside the sin that so easily entangles is the direct result of my refusal to die to my natural proclivity toward attaining my own freedom, meaning, value, worth, and righteousness - not believing that, by virtue of my Spirit - wrought union with Christ, everything I need, I already possess.

The story of Detroit's bankruptcy was simple enough: Allow capitalism to grow the city, campaign against income inequality, tax the job creators until they flee, increase government spending in order to boost employment, promise generous pension plans to keep people voting for failure. Rinse, wash and repeat.

The woman is a gentle, loving bond who encourages, consoles, builds, reconciles, and makes all things new and vibrant. The woman is strength in time of suffering, courageous in failure, intuitive in time of danger. A woman is ingenuous when all fails, resourceful in times of want, and a true helpmate for man.

In Chicago, you have an absence of strong family units, and that absence gets filled by gangs. You have a failure in the school system, after-school programs and other social programs to help keep kids off the streets. Amnesty International speaks to that in some way, by keeping these issues in the forefront.

Kids have been let down by adults - we've tried to give them too much, we've tried not to impose discipline. We've tried to make their lives easier and, in doing so, we've taken something away from them. Kids like boundaries, they also like to be pushed, need to learn what failure is all about, need guidance.

As is well known, 'McCarthyism' was an alleged focus of political evil in the 1950s: Accusations of Communist taint, without factual basis; bogus lists of supposed Communists who never existed; failure in the end to produce even one provable Communist or Soviet agent, despite his myriad charges of subversion.

Primarily affecting low-information voters and members of the mainstream media, Obama Worship Syndrome attributes impossible capabilities to Obama's political opponents, finds excuses for every Obama failure in everyone around him and praises the president as the finest politician - nay, human being - of our time.

For as long as I can remember, I have wanted to be a godly person. Yet when I look at the yesterdays of my life, what I see, mostly, is a broken, irregular path littered with mistakes and failure. I have had temporary successes and isolated moments of closeness to God, but I long for the continuing presence of Jesus.

I think failing the qualifying or the 11-plus actually hurt me more than I realised. After I'd become a professor of physics at the Open University, I suddenly thought, 'This is a bit silly.' So I suddenly became much more open about it. But I think probably I was hurt by the failure and didn't want to talk about it.

Having written both comedy and drama, comedy's harder because the fear of failure's so much stronger. When you write a scene and you see it cut together, and it doesn't make you laugh, it hurts in a way that failed drama doesn't. Failed drama, it's all, 'That's not that compelling,' but failed comedy just lays there.

When I was an adolescent in England, at school we had to read 'Death of a Salesman.' I remember feeling incredibly moved by the portrayal of these people and the idea with which Miller broached the whole subject of failure or failed systems, or the way that people are crushed by a system in which they find themselves.

The most irresistible charm of youth is its bubbling enthusiasm. Youth sees no darkness ahead - no defile that has no outlet - it forgets that there is such a thing as failure in the world and believes that mankind has been waiting all these centuries for him to come and be the liberator of truth and energy and beauty.

Resilient people recognize that no matter how bad the circumstances are, their situation could always be worse. They don't allow themselves to exaggerate how terrible their problems are, and they don't run around predicting how much worse things are going to get. Instead, they view failure with an accurate perspective.

I buy a lot of cookbooks. Some of them you just kind of read, and you try one recipe, and it doesn't really work. So then you don't go back to it. The new Ina Garten cookbook, which is called 'Back to Basics,' I have not had a failure with. It is the most fantastic cookbook. I think I bought 20 copies of it for friends.

If China stood on an equal basis with other nations, she could compete freely with them in the economic field and be able to hold her own without failure. But as soon as foreign nations use political power as a shield for their economic designs, then China is at a loss how to resist or to compete successfully with them.

Over the years, I learned that in my career, unlike in life, sometimes my wheelchair is its own automatic door opener. I was able to win the OWN competition by applying one simple principle: be funny, and admit you suck before anyone else can call you out on it. In other words, make the narrative of your failure a comedy.

If you want to become physically stronger, you'll need healthy habits - like going to the gym. You'll also have to give up unhealthy habits - like eating junk food. Building mental strength requires healthy habits - like practicing gratitude - while also giving up unhealthy behavior, like giving up after the first failure.

The publishing scene in India is evolving rapidly, and the key challenge is to keep reinventing oneself so that one does not become formulaic. Sometimes it is safer to deal with the consequences of failure than the fruits of success. Remaining on one's toes is critical, and often one finds that success makes one complacent.

Mental health is an area where people are embarrassed. They don't want to talk about it because somehow they feel they're a failure as a parent or, you know, they're embarrassed for their child or they want to protect their child, lots of very good reasons, but mental health, I feel, is something that you have to talk about.

During my sojourn in ironclad atheism, the primary arsenal leveled against Christianity had been its failure on empirical grounds. Surely, enlightened reason offered a more coherent cosmos. Surely, Occam's razor cut the faithful free from blind faith. There is no proof of God; therefore, it is unreasonable to believe in God.

Chernobyl happened in April of 1986. A few months earlier, in January 1986, the Challenger space shuttle exploded. It did not have the impact on the environment and the amount of lives that Chernobyl did, but it was the result of the same exact problem: a failure of a lot of people and institutions over a long period of time.

Cheerfully fessing up to our failures turns crazy mind off, humility and compassion on. I learned this in a karate dojo that had a strange tradition. Everyone there loved recounting failure stories, and after an evening of smacking one another, we'd sit and have a beer while the students swapped tales of martial arts disaster.

Trying to change before you're ready isn't likely to be productive. For example, most New Year's resolutions don't last because people spring into action without being prepared for the work it's going to take. Forcing change based on a date on the calendar, rather than a true readiness to transform, can be a setup for failure.

I've always had a love of cards, ever since I was a little kid. I think poker, as a system, describes the chaos of the world. Our sudden reversals, our freak streaks of fortune. The belief that the next hand can save you, and the inevitable failure of the next hand to save you. I think that describes my world view pretty well.

I feel to invite women everywhere to rise to the great potential within you. I do not ask that you reach beyond your capacity. I hope you will not nag yourselves with thoughts of failure. I hope you will not try to set goals far beyond your capacity to achieve. I hope you will simply do what you can do in the best way you know.

Lacking the direct test of success or failure, the voter tends to turn, not to those politicians whose measures have the best chance of success, but to those with the ability to 'sell' their propaganda. Without grasping logical chains of deduction, the average voter will never be able to discover the error that the ruler makes.

Right from my childhood, I have believed in a Supreme Power. I don't know whether it has form, or it is formless. I am a high school dropout. How come life has given me so much? It's not my intelligence, it's not my abilities. This understanding makes me scared even in success. I don't own my success. Neither do I own my failure.

If I were not African, I wonder whether it would be clear to me that Africa is a place where the people do not need limp gifts of fish but sturdy fishing rods and fair access to the pond. I wonder whether I would realize that while African nations have a failure of leadership, they also have dynamic people with agency and voices.

The professed war-weariness among populations who have sent only a small percentage of their sons and daughters to fight in recent wars may derive from a failure to communicate effectively what is at stake in those wars and explain why the efforts are worthy of the risks, resources, and sacrifices necessary to sustain the strategy.

Society is notoriously stupid in its failure to harness the wisdom of older women in everything from television to politics, family life to boardrooms, and here is one reminiscing with honesty and realism about women's particular challenge: to create our professional and financial structures in the same period as our peak fertility.

I would have thought that I would have become one of those parents - just because it's my nature to be such a perfectionist - that anything falling short, I would have seen as a failure. But something has happened to me over the past few years - it's not Zen, believe me, I'm not at all Zen - but I'm so appreciative of even the chaos.

Coding, it's an endless process of trial and error, of trying to get the right command in the right place, with sometimes just a semicolon making the difference between success and failure. Code breaks and then it falls apart, and it often takes many, many tries until that magical moment when what you're trying to build comes to life.

In the 1940s, traveling for an African was a complicated process. All Africans over the age of sixteen were compelled to carry 'Native passes' issued by the Native Affairs Department and were required to show that pass to any white policeman, civil servant, or employer. Failure to do so could mean arrest, trial, a jail sentence or fine.

Since the global financial crisis and recession of 2007-2009, criticism of the economics profession has intensified. The failure of all but a few professional economists to forecast the episode - the aftereffects of which still linger - has led many to question whether the economics profession contributes anything significant to society.

For my first show at 'SNL', I wrote a Bill Clinton sketch, and during our read-through, it wasn't getting any laughs. This weight of embarrassment came over me, and I felt like I was sweating from my spine out. But I realized, 'Okay, that happened, and I did not die.' You've got to experience failure to understand that you can survive it.

Because of my intense hopes for the youth of China, I feel very keenly my responsibility for their future success or failure. The fate of China lies in their hands. The responsibility for organizing and training them to become worthy citizens of China, able to undertake the tasks of Resistance and Reconstruction, is mine; I cannot evade it.

When you say 'failure,' that seems really dramatic, but a lot of failure is just really depressing and mundane. I remember the first time I ever played a concert in Italy. I played a venue that held 900 people, and I think five people showed up. It wasn't a big, 'John Carter of Mars' type failure. It wasn't dramatic; it was just depressing.

Your personal life, your professional life, and your creative life are all intertwined. I went through a few very difficult years where I felt like a failure. But it was actually really important for me to go through that. Struggle, for me, is the most inspirational thing in the world at the end of the day - as long as you treat it that way.

The most effective leaders are actually better at guarding against danger when they acknowledge it that it exists. Cowards, in contrast, cling to the hope that failure will never happen and may be sloppy in the face of danger - not because they don't acknowledge that it exists, but because they are just too afraid of it to look it in the eye.

Most organizations don't fall apart as a result of one big blow. Most relationships don't end because of one grand argument. Most lives don't fall to pieces due to one sad event. No, I suggest to you that sustained failure happens as the consequence of small, daily acts of neglect that stack up over time to lead to a blow up - and break down.

YouTube began as a failed video-dating site. Twitter was a failed music service. In each case, the founders continued to try new concepts when their big ideas failed. They often worked around the clock to try to overcome their failure before all their capital was spent. Speed to fail gives a startup more runway to pivot and ultimately succeed.

When we talk about 9/11 and 26/11 - which is the shorthand for the Mumbai attacks in 2008 - we're talking about the most successful terrorist attacks in history. When you start trying to study the most successful event of its kind, it actually doesn't make for great fiction because there isn't the kind of failure in it that fiction thrives on.

Those on the downside of rising economic inequality generally do not want government policies that look like handouts. They typically do not want the government to make the tax system more progressive, to impose punishing taxes on the rich, in order to give the money to them. Redistribution feels demeaning. It feels like being labeled a failure.

As an entrepreneur, I've come across countless articles and quotes proudly telling me that I should accept failure, smile, and keep my head up. In other words, I've been told to stay positive. The thing is, when you're forced to shut down a business and let really awesome people you care about go, staying positive is the last thing on your mind.

As a kid, falling was embarrassing. As I got older, I got used to falling and picking myself back up. There's not a sense of failure. It's of disappointment. You train so hard to not make mistakes. When you do, you're learning from that. How do I improve? How do I get better for the next time? Through every failure, there's something to be learned.

The surest way to fail is not to determine to succeed.

We dissect failure a lot more than we dissect success.

Pure unadulterated success is not as funny as failure.

Failure doesn't exist. It's only a change of direction.

The way most people fail is in not keeping up the heart.

Without exposure to potential failure, there is no risk.

I am not affected or carried away by success or failure.

That's why this game is so great. It's a game of failure.

Engineering is achieving function while avoiding failure.

Partly, identity politics is a result of economic failure.

I always write about subjects which attract me because if I didn't, it would be awful, a failure.

Oh, man. I love '13 Going on 30,' 'I love Failure to Launch,' I love 'How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days.'

Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit.

Revolutionaries were depressed and close to emotional breakdown; after the failure, they left successively.

The truth is that we have all gone through failure. I have personally as well as professionally experienced failure.

Failure isn't an option. I've erased the word 'fear' from my vocabulary, and I think when you erase fear, you can't fail.

I'm bound to fail when I write in Italian, but unlike my sense of failure in the past, this doesn't torment or grieve me.

What strikes me is that there's a very fine line between success and failure. Just one ingredient can make the difference.

I used to think that divorce meant failure, but now I see it more as a step along the path of self-realization and growth.

People will find any reason not to give you credit for your success because, in their mind, your success is their failure.

Nine out of ten people who are failing blame their failure on somebody else. And that is the common denominator of failure.

My personality is based on an anonymity and failure. Failure and anonymity, those are my strengths - superiority from below.

When you believe in your dream and your vision, then it begins to attract its own resources. No one was born to be a failure.

You just don't go out when you're over 55 years of age, have a colossal failure, and expect to find work in your field again.

I've achieved everything I've wanted to achieve, so I'm not scared of failure. I never gave up, however bad the injuries got.

I cannot think of any venture I have initiated where an earlier failure wasn't an important precursor to an eventual success.

A lesson learned, both in the SEAL teams and as an entrepreneur, is that failure is sometimes a critical component of success.

Failure is an awful thing, and when I look at the common denominator of failure, it seems to always be the same thing: excuses.

At the heart of the failure of most plays is the inability to carry on a thoughtful conversation about your work with yourself.

Sloth is the failure to do what needs to be done when it needs to be done - like the kamikaze pilot who flew seventeen missions.

I don't think anybody whose ever been divorced can tell you divorce is easy or fun or feels like anything other than a tremendous failure.

While the public school rewards failure by throwing more government money at failing school systems, the voucher system does the opposite.

E! has just become a sad, sad place to live. They don't know what they're doing; they have no ideas... everything they do just is a failure.

If you show me someone who's afraid of failure, I'll show you someone who is not a groundbreaking, innovative pioneer of a certain industry.

Some parents believe that competition helps prepare children to succeed. Others fear that their children will not be able to handle failure.

We all learn lessons in life. Some stick, some don't. I have always learned more from rejection and failure than from acceptance and success.

I like to do matrices. One option per line, different facets for each column. Salary, location, happiness index, failure index, and all that.

I think that a failure of statistical thinking is the major intellectual shortcoming of our universities, journalism and intellectual culture.

The story of American pop music is the story of failure. The blues, country music, it's not the story of success. People don't win; they lose.

George W. Bush is history's president, a man for whom the long-term success or failure of democracy in Iraq will determine his place in history.

Every championship that Brazil participates, we have the responsibility to win - every time. So when we don't win, it's considered as a failure.

What is indisputable is the fact that unbelief is the force that gives birth to all of our bad behavior and every moral failure. It is the root.

If you can't admit a failure, you're not an entrepreneur. You are not a good business person. There's nothing brilliant about what you are doing.

It is incredibly important to set goals for your business, as if you have no direction for your business, your online business will be a failure.

I'm the only member of my family who didn't get a PhD. So, I'm like the failure of the family, cause all I have is a bachelor's, like a drop out.

The British health care system is a blueprint for the failure of Obamacare, as it is structured.

President Obama's greatest failure is his failure regarding foreign policy and national security.

When you accept that failure is a good thing, it can actually be a huge propeller toward success.

I can plunk out enough chords to write a song, but I'm completely afraid to play guitar in front of other people. It's a fear of failure, I guess.

There's no amount of money that makes you feel better when people think of you as a joke or a hack or a failure or ugly or stupid or morally empty.

I thank God for my failures. Maybe not at the time but after some reflection. I never feel like a failure just because something I tried has failed.

Only commit to things you know you can accomplish because they're incredibly important to you. Otherwise, you set yourself up for continued failure.

We will all fail in life, but nobody has to be a failure. Failing at a thing doesn't make you a failure. You are only a failure when you quit trying.

For me, it's life or death doing plays: there's this perfectionist thing about me that it has to be brilliant - anything less than that is a failure.

True, foolish risks can lead to difficult consequences. But having said that, don't be so scared of failure and disappointment that you fail to dream.

Whether by a Mack truck or by heart failure or faulty lungs, death happens. But life isn't really just about avoiding death, is it? It's about living.

If I've got a message to the younger generation, it's this: don't be scared of failure. Get out there, try things, and never be afraid to ask for help.

I've learnt something from every failure. The products I helped design at the first two companies I worked for were utter failures. But now I know why.

I don't know which is stronger: the thrill of winning or the fear of failure. I don't know which one affects me most. I don't know where the middle is.

Having the positive belief that it will all be O.K. just means that you hustle and make it work because failure is not even an option in your own mind.

The failure to readily identify the battle between good and evil is a nagging, ongoing, dangerous pattern that shows no sign of easing up any time soon.

Never be afraid of failure. And don't stop yourself from doing something you want to do because of what others might think. Only you know yourself best.

I don't stress too much on things, be it failure or success.

I'm terrorized by a fear of failure. Failure is always there.

My fears are never about failure - it's about extreme success.

Failure is never fatal. But failure to change can and might be.

What America does best is produce the ability to accept failure.

I think the fall in Eden was ultimately a failure to give thanks.

Every stumble is not a fall, and every fall does not mean failure.

I expect either total success or total failure. That's my lot in life.

My thing with failure, just forget about it and get up and do it again.

Risk is to do something that 99 percent of the time would be a failure.

But man is not made for defeat. A man can be destroyed but not defeated.

I believe that every person's failure is their fault, every single time.

Success is not the absence of failure; it's the persistence through failure.

I like the possibility of failure. I don't want to be in a comfortable zone.

I think my whole life, because of where I came from, I had a fear of failure.

Watching the news, there seems to be an empathy failure and miscommunication.

Failure doesn't scare me. And neither success. I am equally detached to both.

If you're so afraid of failure, you will never succeed. You have to take chances.

Failure. It doesn't exist. 'Failure' is just what happens when we lose perspective.

There are people who say that you can't experiment... That condemns you to failure.

My biggest failure is 'Metal Gear.' It's my biggest failure and my biggest success.

I'm drawn to failure. I feel like I'm contending with it constantly in my own life.

I read somewhere that failure is an event, not a person, but I never feel that way. It's who I am.

Success is due to our stretching to the challenges of life. Failure comes when we shrink from them.

If terrorists are already on our southern border, a national-security failure has already occurred.

Those in leadership positions who fail to grasp or use the power of stories risk failure for their companies and for themselves.

I don't take success and failure seriously. The only thing I do seriously is march forward. If I fall, I get up and march again.

All wars signify the failure of conflict resolution mechanisms, and they need post-war rebuilding of faith, trust and confidence.

We ceased to be a band the moment we made it. It left us with nothing. We felt like a failure although we had commercial success.

A lot of actors do that - they blame their failure on their agents or their photos. But that is just putting off the real issues.

I never feel any pressure about a film. What is meant to happen will happen. I have seen failure as well as success several times.

I was pretty bad. When I first was diagnosed with kidney failure, my function - the function of my kidney was less than 8 percent.

Failure holds the seeds for greatness - so long as you water those seeds with introspection, they can be the root of your success.

Relying on nothing but scientific knowledge to produce an engineering solution is to invite frustration at best and failure at worst.

Being human means you will make mistakes. And you will make mistakes, because failure is God's way of moving you in another direction.

Historically, defense spending cuts have preceded increased international turmoil as America's global enemies sense a failure of will.

The study of literature threatens to become a kind of paleontology of failure, and criticism a supercilious psychoanalysis of authors.

The historic lesson is that it was a strategic failure to go into Iraq. History will not be and should not be kind with that decision.

When you are having a rough day... you think you are failing. But failure is a part of life. It's about building character and growing.

People are afraid of failure - they don't like to work so hard and have people keep saying, 'No.' I think that's what people fear most.

I always feel like a vague failure in L.A. - it always makes me feel like I should somehow be different than I am. And I don't know why.

I've been through a lot in my career, and the failure that I've gone through makes me really appreciate the moments of success much more.

While entrepreneurs spend a lot of effort trying to avoid failure, sometimes the lessons one learns from those missteps can be invaluable.

We have to provide more visibility, more certainty to the investors and reduce the cost of failure.

Yes, 'Aagadu' was a failure. I was dejected for a couple of months, since there was a lot at stake.

I've had my share of struggle. I believe, never take success to your head or failure to your heart.

Remember what Susan B. Anthony said? 'Failure is impossible.' Failure is possible if women don't vote.

Chidamabaram has ruined the economy. He has turned out to be a third-rate failure as finance minister.

It's not about the failure, it's about learning from the failures. Failure itself cannot be celebrated.

My feeling, based on my own experience, is that aiming for grandiosity is the fastest route to failure.

Failure has never been a signal for me to quit; it's always been a sign for me to go down another path.

I feel that marriage can lead to the ultimate rejection and failure and divorce and things we all fear.

Anything less than gold is a failure to me. It's extreme pressure, but I hold myself to a high standard.

Some teachers feel that if they ask for emotional help, they're a failure. But teaching is a team sport.

A traveller must buy his own experience, and success or failure depends mainly on personal idiosyncrasies.

I have tried every diet to lose weight. When you restrict yourself, you're setting yourself up for failure.

Intemperance and intolerance serve no one, and hatred guarantees failure.

I think that what women need to hear is that there is life after failure.

Capitalism, after all, is no fun when real failure becomes a possibility.

Defeat may serve as well as victory to shake the soul and let the glory out.

Honesty is the fastest way to prevent a mistake from turning into a failure.

The federal government has been a proven failure in picking winners and losers in the energy sector.

This game is obviously about failure. You're going to fail most of the time. It's how you handle it.

Tasting failure, even when you truly believe in a project, is a critical part of the growth process.

The failure to set standards for Palestinian conduct hurts the cause of peace.

It's failure, really, that you grow by, although nobody likes to experience it.

I've accepted that I was a failure in politics. I was not qualified for the job.

Failure is part and parcel of the process of experimenting with roles and films.

It is in our genes that we think of breaking up when we love and of failure and fall when we succeed.

If you fall during your life, it doesn't matter. You're never a failure as long as you try to get up.

When you can look at failure and say, 'What is the worst case scenario,' it's not as bad as it seems.

As an outside; don't worry about failure, because failure will take care of itself. Focus on success.

Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty, and persistence.

There is no failure except in no longer trying.

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

Show me a thoroughly satisfied man and I will show you a failure.

I just felt that 'Golden Balls' was the right thing to do. I didn't care if people thought I was a failure.

Failure open doors to new opportunities.

The bigger the failure, the greater the lesson.

Tough situations build strong people.

My reputation grows with every failure.

No garden is without its weeds.

You make mistakes. Mistakes don't make you.

Failure is a detour, not a dead-end street.

Not failure, but low aim, is a crime.

Failure either ruins you or turns you into the man you can become.

It doesn't matter how many times you have failed, you only have to be right once.

Forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future.

You build on failure. You use it as a steppingstone. Close the door on the past. You don't try to forget the mistakes, but you don't dwell on it. You don't let it have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space.

Do the one thing you think you cannot do. Fail at it. Try again. Do better the second time. The only people who never tumble are those who never mount the high wire.

It's only when you risk failure that you discover things. When you play it safe, you're not expressing the utmost of your human experience.

Everything negative - pressure, challenges - is all an opportunity for me to rise.

You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.

You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don't try.

If you aren't making mistakes, you aren't taking enough risks.

A hundred failures would not matter, when one single success could change the destiny of the world.

Failure doesn't kill you... it increases your desire to make something happen.

There is no failure unless one stops. Not to work is to cease, tighten up, become nervous and therefore destructive of the creative process.

Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed on an equal or greater benefit.

Your failure does not define you, your determination does.

Those who truly fail in my eyes are the ones who never try at all. The ones who sit on the couch and whine and moan and wait for the world to change for them.

If at first you don't succeed, get a bigger hammer.

Failure is not fatal, but failure to change might be.

We are all failures - at least the best of us are.

Excuses are the nails used to build a house of failure.

I think perfection is ugly. Somewhere in the things humans make, I want to see scars, failure, disorder, distortion.

Life is a Tetris. Do something good, it disappears immediately. But mistakes, they accumulate themselves. In the end everyone loses.

Success or failure is caused more by mental attitude than by mental capacity.

Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure... than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.

I've come to believe that all my past failure and frustration were actually laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living I now enjoy.

Ambition is the last refuge of the failure.

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

One of the common failings among honorable people is a failure to appreciate how thoroughly dishonorable some other people can be, and how dangerous it is to trust them.

A man can fail many times, but he isn't a failure until he begins to blame somebody else.

You cannot climb the ladder of success dressed in the costume of failure.

Failure is not a single, cataclysmic event. You don't fail overnight. Instead, failure is a few errors in judgement, repeated every day.

When I was young, I observed that nine out of ten things I did were failures. So I did ten times more work.

Do not brood over your past mistakes and failures as this will only fill your mind with grief, regret and depression. Do not repeat them in the future.

Restlessness is discontent and discontent is the first necessity of progress. Show me a thoroughly satisfied man and I will show you a failure.

Winning is great, sure, but if you are really going to do something in life, the secret is learning how to lose. Nobody goes undefeated all the time. If you can pick up after a crushing defeat, and go on to win again, you are going to be a champion someday.

One's only rival is one's own potentialities. One's only failure is failing to live up to one's own possibilities. In this sense, every man can be a king, and must therefore be treated like a king.

It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might has well not have lived at all, in which case you have failed by default.

I really don't think life is about the I-could-have-beens. Life is only about the I-tried-to-do. I don't mind the failure but I can't imagine that I'd forgive myself if I didn't try.

I think you can have 10,000 explanations for failure, but no good explanation for success.

It is not because the truth is too difficult to see that we make mistakes... we make mistakes because the easiest and most comfortable course for us is to seek insight where it accords with our emotions - especially selfish ones.

To establish true self-esteem we must concentrate on our successes and forget about the failures and the negatives in our lives.

Go on failing. Go on. Only next time, try to fail better.

Failure is a word unknown to me.

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.

Don't be afraid of missing opportunities. Behind every failure is an opportunity somebody wishes they had missed.

Every failure is a step to success.

You will be a failure, until you impress the subconscious with the conviction you are a success. This is done by making an affirmation which 'clicks.'

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

For every failure, there's an alternative course of action. You just have to find it. When you come to a roadblock, take a detour.

They who have conquered doubt and fear have conquered failure.

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

I have probably purchased fifty 'hot tips' in my career, maybe even more. When I put them all together, I know I am a net loser.

The young think that failure is the Siberian end of the line, banishment from all the living, and tend to do what I then did - which was to hide.

All human actions are equivalent... and all are on principle doomed to failure.

Failure happens all the time. It happens every day in practice. What makes you better is how you react to it.

Indecision and delays are the parents of failure.

Do not blame anybody for your mistakes and failures.

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

Success and failure are equally disastrous.

It is not a disgrace to fail. Failing is one of the greatest arts in the world.

Show me a good and gracious loser and I'll show you a failure.

The great question is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with failure.

You gotta lose 'em some of the time. When you do, lose 'em right.

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

Do not let your ambitions become a sanctuary for your failures.

A life which does not go into action is a failure.

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.

There could be no honor in a sure success, but much might be wrested from a sure defeat.

Success represents the 1% of your work which results from the 99% that is called failure.

A hatred of failure has always been part of my nature.

Success is never final, but failure can be.

Failure is always an option.

Failure to prepare is preparing to fail.

Our failings sometimes bind us to one another as closely as could virtue itself.

It would be great to be able to pass on to someone all of the successes, the failures, and the knowledge that one has had. To help someone, avoid all the fire, pain and anxiety would be wonderful.

Don't be afraid of failure be afraid of petty success.

My life has been nothing but a failure.

You always pass failure on your way to success.

I never see failure as failure, but only as the game I must play and win.

We may be personally defeated, but our principles never!

Notice the difference between what happens when a man says to himself, I have failed three times, and what happens when he says, I am a failure.

Failure is a word that I simply don't accept.

The most important of my discoveries have been suggested to me by my failures.

At least I have the modesty to admit that lack of modesty is one of my failings.

Before you can win a game, you have to not lose it.

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

Losing is no disgrace if you've given your best.

Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.

In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.

Think twice before you speak, because your words and influence will plant the seed of either success or failure in the mind of another.

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

Leadership is solving problems. The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them. They have either lost confidence that you can help or concluded you do not care. Either case is a failure of leadership.

The fact that we are here today to debate raising America's debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better. I, therefore, intend to oppose the effort to increase America's debt.

As kids we're not taught how to deal with success we're taught how to deal with failure. If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. If at first you succeed, then what?

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.

Socialism in general has a record of failure so blatant that only an intellectual could ignore or evade it.

Once you start a working on something, don't be afraid of failure and don't abandon it. People who work sincerely are the happiest.

Never fret for an only son, the idea of failure will never occur to him.

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

Failure is simply a few errors in judgment, repeated every day.

In America, there's a failure to appreciate Europe's leading role in the world.

Why should anybody be interested in some old man who was a failure?

Failure comes only when we forget our ideals and objectives and principles.

The line between failure and success is so fine that we scarcely know when we pass it: so fine that we are often on the line and do not know it.

Tragedy in life normally comes with betrayal and compromise, and trading on your integrity and not having dignity in life. That's really where failure comes.

The Bush Administration's failure to be consistently involved in helping Israel achieve peace with the Palestinians has been both wrong for our friendship with Israel, as well as badly damaging to our standing in the Arab world.

So while I will never minimize the costs involved in military action, I am convinced that a failure to act in Libya would have carried a far greater price for America.

The theory seems to be that as long as a man is a failure he is one of God's children, but that as soon as he succeeds he is taken over by the Devil.

There's always failure. And there's always disappointment. And there's always loss. But the secret is learning from the loss, and realizing that none of those holes are vacuums.

The guns and the bombs, the rockets and the warships, are all symbols of human failure.

I hate failure and that divorce was a Number One failure in my eyes. It was the worst period of my life. Neither Desi nor I have been the same since, physically or mentally.

A person who doubts himself is like a man who would enlist in the ranks of his enemies and bear arms agains himself. He makes his failure certain by himself being the first person to be convinced of it.

A man can get discouraged many times but he is not a failure until he begins to blame somebody else and stops trying.

There is but one cause of human failure. And that is man's lack of faith in his true Self.

Every great work, every big accomplishment, has been brought into manifestation through holding to the vision, and often just before the big achievement, comes apparent failure and discouragement.

Fear stifles our thinking and actions. It creates indecisiveness that results in stagnation. I have known talented people who procrastinate indefinitely rather than risk failure. Lost opportunities cause erosion of confidence, and the downward spiral begins.

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.

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

Greatly begin. Though thou have time, but for a line, be that sublime. Not failure, but low aim is crime.

War remains the decisive human failure.

However things may seem, no evil thing is success and no good thing is failure.

Sound character provides the power with which a person may ride the emergencies of life instead of being overwhelmed by them. Failure is... the highway to success.

Failure is not an option. Everyone has to succeed.

Destiny: A tyrant's authority for crime and a fool's excuse for failure.

Laziness is a secret ingredient that goes into failure. But it's only kept a secret from the person who fails.

While it is important for people to see your promise you must also remember that hope is the keeper of both happiness and disappointment, the father of both progress and failure.

If there exists no possibility of failure, then victory is meaningless.

No man can be a failure if he thinks he's a success If he thinks he is a winner, then he is.

Failure is not our only punishment for laziness there is also the success of others.

The failure of national economic policy is costing us more than jobs it has begun to weaken that uniquely American spirit of risk-taking, large ambition, and optimism about the future. We must rally them now to bold departures that rebuild our national morale as well as our material prosperity.

Why do I talk about the benefits of failure? Simply because failure meant a stripping away of the inessential. I stopped pretending to myself that I was anything other than what I was, and began to direct all my energy into finishing the only work that mattered to me.

Ideology, politics and journalism, which luxuriate in failure, are impotent in the face of hope and joy.

In Torch Song, I did that character almost non-stop from 1978 until I made the movie in 1987. Then I had some failure, which also colors how you react to doing other things.

The idea of capitalism is not just success but also the failure that allows success to happen.

Creative risk taking is essential to success in any goal where the stakes are high. Thoughtless risks are destructive, of course, but perhaps even more wasteful is thoughtless caution which prompts inaction and promotes failure to seize opportunity.

They talk about the failure of socialism but where is the success of capitalism in Africa, Asia and Latin America?

Don't fear failure so much that you refuse to try new things. The saddest summary of a life contains three descriptions: could have, might have, and should have.

There are only really a few stories to tell in the end, and betrayal and the failure of love is one of those good stories to tell.

My fault, my failure, is not in the passions I have, but in my lack of control of them.

He who risks and fails can be forgiven. He who never risks and never fails is a failure in his whole being.

To begin to think with purpose, is to enter the ranks of those strong ones who only recognize failure as one of the pathways to attainment.

Big companies are like marching bands. Even if half the band is playing random notes, it still sounds kind of like music. The concealment of failure is built into them.

Mohammed was not an apparent failure. He was a dazzling success, politically as well as spiritually, and Islam went from strength to strength to strength.

The freedom to fail is vital if you're going to succeed. Most successful people fail from time to time, and it is a measure of their strength that failure merely propels them into some new attempt at success.

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.

I have a lack of fear, whereas in the past the fear of failure was a powerful motivator. Anyway, I have great expectations for the future, but I just don't know if I'm the monarch of all I survey.

If Liberia has failed, then, it is no evidence of the failure of the Negro in government. It is merely evidence of the failure of slavery.

There is not a fiercer hell than the failure in a great object.

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

Discipline is based on pride, on meticulous attention to details, and on mutual respect and confidence. Discipline must be a habit so ingrained that it is stronger than the excitement of the goal or the fear of failure.

There is no loneliness greater than the loneliness of a failure. The failure is a stranger in his own house.

I'm hopeful. I know there is a lot of ambition in Washington, obviously. But I hope the ambitious realize that they are more likely to succeed with success as opposed to failure.

As I said there is nothing wrong with failing. Pick yourself up and try it again. You never are going to know how good you really are until you go out and face failure.

I read less and less. I have not forgiven books for their failure to tell me the truth and make me happy.

The point is not to take the world's opinion as a guiding star but to go one's way in life and working unerringly, neither depressed by failure nor seduced by applause.

It's a European Union of economic failure, of mass unemployment and of low growth.

Failure in the theater is more dramatic and uglier than any other form of writing. It costs so much, you feel so guilty.

I've had a lot of success I've had failures, so I learn from the failure.

The most tragic paradox of our time is to be found in the failure of nation-states to recognize the imperatives of internationalism.

Children love and want to be loved and they very much prefer the joy of accomplishment to the triumph of hateful failure. Do not mistake a child for his symptom.

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

But while success and failure depend on conditions, the mind neither waxes nor wanes.

It's not necessary to fear the prospect of failure but to be determined not to fail.

Failure means a stripping away of the inessential.

Pain is the not the only way to learn a lesson, but it is the surest way to never forget one.

Failures can be seen as information or they can be seen as a threat to your sense of self. Embracing the former definition will help you learn and improve. Succumbing to the latter will make you timid and resentful.

No human ever became interesting by not failing. The more you fail and recover and improve, the better you are as a person.

Human beings are the only creatures who are allowed to fail. If an ant fails, it's dead. But we're allowed to learn from our mistakes and from our failures. And that's how I learn, by falling flat on my face and picking myself up and starting all over again.

Failure is enriching. It's also important to accept that you'll make mistakes ” it's how you build your expertise. The trick is to learn a positive lesson from all of life's negative moments.

When defeat comes, accept it as a signal that your plans are not sound, rebuild those plans, and set sail once more toward your coveted goal.

Failure is painful, and our feelings about this pain tend to screw up our understanding of its worth. To disentangle the good and the bad parts of failure, we have to recognize both the reality of the pain and the benefit of the resulting growth.

Being open about problems is the first step toward learning from them... We must think of the cost of failure as an investment in the future.

You are not your idea, and if you identify too closely with your ideas, you will take offense when they are challenged.

When you make a mistake, you should learn to take a deep breath, grit your teeth, and then examine your own recollections of the mistake as ruthlessly and as dispassionately as you can manage.

Try to acquire the weird practice of savoring your mistakes, delighting in uncovering the strange quirks that led you astray.

Sometimes people let the same problem make them miserable for years when they could just say so what. That's one of my favorite things to say: So what.

Every time they told me no, I just got stronger.

Most great people have attained their greatest success just one step beyond their greatest failure.

I'd spent life so terrified of failure that when it happened, it was very liberating.

If anyone has seen success and failure on a global stage, it's my friend Steve Forbes.

An AIG failure would have been devastating to the financial system and to the economy.

International aid as a means of development is a major failure, and not just in Haiti.

On 'Bar Rescue,' failure is not an option. I have to try to turn the business around.

The first thing successful people do is view failure as a positive signal to success.

I'm a polarizing person, so people get caught up in hoping I fail. And just like success, failure is a perspective.

It's a failure of imagination if you can only write what you know - we have to be able to imagine different worlds.

I think that big, sort of theatrical relaunches tend to set you up for failure and hype.

Refusing to grant clemency is a failure of one of the most basic jobs of being governor.

Life is nothing but a bunch of experiences. There's no such thing as success or failure.

Adam Smith's huge failure was the fact that he did not foresee the industrial revolution.

We need to teach the highly educated man that it is not a disgrace to fail and that he must analyze every failure to find its cause. He must learn how to fail intelligently, for failing is one of the greatest arts in the world.

Sometimes failure isn't an opportunity in disguise, it's just you.

Failure is authentic, and because it's authentic, it's real and genuine, and because of that, it's a pure state of being.

In high school, in sport, I had a coach who told me I was much better than I thought I was, and would make me do more in a positive sense. He was the first person who taught me not to be afraid of failure.

Crime and bad lives are the measure of a State's failure, all crime in the end is the crime of the community.

Whether in success or in failure, I'm proud of every single movie I've ever directed.

Failure has gone to his head.

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

Belief in the supernatural reflects a failure of the imagination.

Man's sin is in his failure to live what he is. Being the master of the earth, man forgets that he is the servant of God.

If a building looks better under construction than it does when finished, then it's a failure.

Most success springs from an obstacle or failure. I became a cartoonist largely because I failed in my goal of becoming a successful executive.

Young players need freedom of expression to develop as creative players... they should be encouraged to try skills without fear of failure.

This dullness of vision regarding the importance of the general welfare to the individual is the measure of the failure of our schools and churches to teach the spiritual significance of genuine democracy.

A real failure does not need an excuse. It is an end in itself.

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

Failure is simply the non-presence of success. But a fiasco is a disaster of mythic proportions.

Within the U.S., the Obama presidency will be mainly measured by the success or failure of his economic policies. And here, I fear, the monstrous stimulus package with which this administration stumbled out of the gate will prove to be Obama's Waterloo.

The person interested in success has to learn to view failure as a healthy, inevitable part of the process of getting to the top.

The failure of academic feminists to recognize difference as a crucial strength is a failure to reach beyond the first patriarchal lesson. In our world, divide and conquer must become define and empower.

Women must try to do things as men have tried. When they fail their failure must be but a challenge to others.

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

Most of us spend the first six days of each week sowing wild oats then we go to church on Sunday and pray for a crop failure.

Ultimately, all human activities have as their goal the realization of happiness. Why, then, have we ended up producing the opposite result? Could the underlying cause be our failure to correctly understand the true nature of happiness?

I've probably earned the right to screw up a few times. I don't want the fear of failure to stop me from doing what I really care about.

For families across the UK who are income-poor, but more than that, whose lives are blighted by worklessness, educational failure, family breakdown, problem debt and poor health, as well as other problems, giving them an extra pound - say through increased benefits - will not address the reason they find themselves in difficulty in the first place.

Not failure, but low aim is sin.

Failure is a part of success.

We know there is no such thing as freedom without the risk of failure.

Heaven knows that I have done all that a mortal could do, to save the people, and the failure was not my fault, but the fault of others.

There are no mistakes, save one: the failure to learn from a mistake.

Who I am as a guitarist is defined by my failure to become Jimi Hendrix.

There's no right or wrong, success or failure.

That sense of failure, I don't know where people put it who don't write songs and aren't able to emote physically. It must go somewhere.

In politics, what begins in fear usually ends in failure.

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

Success and failure are both part of life. Both are not permanent.

I want to swim in both directions at once. Desire success, court failure.

Failure is impossible.

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.

I was taught that to create anything you had to believe in failure, simply because you had to be prepared to go through an idea without any fear. Failure, you learned, as I did in art school, to be a wonderful thing. It allowed you to get up in the morning and take the pillow off your head.

The clearest explanation for the failure of any marriage is that the two people are incompatible that is, that one is male and the other female.

I have a tendency to sabotage relationships I have a tendency to sabotage everything. Fear of success, fear of failure, fear of being afraid. Useless, good-for-nothing thoughts.

All war represents a failure of diplomacy.

There is no such thing as darkness only a failure to see.

To harmonize the One with the Many, this is indeed a difficult adjustment, perhaps the most difficult of all, and so important, withal, that nations have perished from their failure to achieve it.

The failure of the White House and Congress to seriously address the nation's fiscal situation is certain to broaden the belief among many voters that the U.S. political system is broken.

I mean, I love L.A. - I love living here. But I wish that we could make things without the need to hit a home run every single time. It's a unique thing to Hollywood that if you don't do that every time, then you're considered a failure. But it's like, 'Well, are you making movies to be successful? Or are you making movies to learn something?'

I mean, I love L.A. - I love living here. But I wish that we could make things without the need to hit a home run every single time. It's a unique thing to Hollywood that if you don't do that every time, then you're considered a failure.

The exposed nature of life in the public square affects leaders' attitudes toward risk - and failure.

As long as the G.O.P., led by its increasingly visible women, continues to insist that the problem is not their policies but women's failure to understand their own lives and interests, the gender gap won't go away.

Failure sometimes enlarges the spirit. You have to fall back upon humanity and God.

Entrepreneurs are risk takers, willing to roll the dice with their money or reputation on the line in support of an idea or enterprise. They willingly assume responsibility for the success or failure of a venture and are answerable for all its facets.

I feel, in the end, as if everything I've done has been a failure.

It's probably foolish to expect relationships to go on forever and to say that because something only lasts 10 years, it's a failure.

You can't have any successes unless you can accept failure.

I'm sure not afraid of success and I've learned not to be afraid of failure. The only thing I'm afraid of now is of being someone I don't like much.

With everything that is complex, we learn. If you don't learn, then it's an utter and abject failure. If you do learn, and you're able to apply that to the next situation, then you take away a measure of success.

I think some parents now look at a youngster failing as the final thing. It's a process, and failure is part of the process. I would like it if the teacher and the parents would connect more. I think that used to be, but we're losing a little bit of that right now.

The traditional religious right's failure to restore public-school prayer or pass an antiabortion constitutional amendment has likely helped fuel the spread of the more extreme dominionist school.

And in reality, I don't think it's a real documentary. It's more a story of her life. It's a story of survival. It's a story of the time in which she lived. The story of success and failure.

The failure of world leaders to act on the critical issue of global warming is often blamed on economic considerations.

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

We create success or failure on the course primarily by our thoughts.

Failure seldom stops you. What stops you is the fear of failure.

You'll never convince me there is a hopeless situation or there is any finality in any success or any failure.

You get so afraid of failure and so afraid of losing and so afraid of not being the best that it's not a natural drive - it's born out of fear of failure. Which helps in Hollywood.

With the NDAA, his failure to close Guantanamo Bay and the ramping use of drones, President Obama looks suspiciously like President Bush, a man on a quest for American Empire.

Success needs no explanation. Failure does not have one that matters.

It takes two to make a marriage a success and only one to make it a failure.

I've tried to handle winning well, so that maybe we'll win again, but I've also tried to handle failure well. If those serve as good examples for teachers and kids, then I hope that would be a contribution I have made to sport. Not just basketball, but to sport.

I may be a successful football player, but I feel like such a failure.

I realized that I was afraid to really, really try something, 100%, because I had never reached true failure.

Failure to accord credit to anyone for what he may have done is a great weakness in any man.

I will not be discouraged by failure I will not be elated by success.

The mere thought of divorce terrified me. To me, divorce symbolized failure.

If you get into a Broadway show and it doesn't work, you're a failure. And if it does work, you may be stuck for who knows how long. It just doesn't sound great to me!

At first I wasn't sure that I had the talent, but I did know I had a fear of failure, and that fear compelled me to fight off anything that might abet it.

By far the most important factor in the success or failure of any school, far more important than tests or standards or business-model methods of accountability, is simply attracting the best-educated, most exciting young people into urban schools and keeping them there.

If you've gone into a marriage and you haven't been clear about how you're going to handle money, how you want to raise kids, who is going to work or stay home or what have you, then you've set yourself up for failure.

The banking collapse was caused, more than anything, by bad government policy and the total failure of bad regulation, rather than by greed.

You have to look at the history of the Middle East in particular. It has been one of failure and frustration, of feudalism and tribalism.

Hollywood... a city I was to come back to time and again, in sickness and in health, in success and in failure, with anticipation and with dread.

There's a difference between a failure and a fiasco... a fiasco is a disaster of mythic proportions.

Life is so fresh, life is every day so new if we are fighting, only for the best. Sometimes I think the only real satisfaction in life is failure, failure in your endeavor to do your best.

Rather than viewing a brief relapse back to inactivity as a failure, treat it as a challenge and try to get back on track as soon as possible.

If you have a level of expectation in your life that you have to be a quote-unquote star, whatever that means, you might be setting yourself up for failure.

Unless we practice conservation, those who come after us will have to pay the price of misery, degradation, and failure for the progress and prosperity of our day.

Civilization is a failure. We need to think what we can do together in love and peace.

Enjoy failure and learn from it. You can never learn from success.

Failure is an enigma. You worry about it, and it teaches you something.

The failure of the system to deal quickly was attributable to Nixon's lying, stonewalling and refusal to come clean. So it took 26 months for the final truth to be known.

Success is 99 percent failure.

If you're not a born-again Christian, you're a failure as a human being.

Nixon's grand mistake was his failure to understand that Americans are forgiving, and if he had admitted error early and apologized to the country, he would have escaped.

If you try to do your best there is no failure.

What is more comforting to the terrorists around the world: the failure to pass the 9/11 legislation because we lacked 'a majority of the majority,' or putting aside partisan politics to enact tough new legislation with America's security foremost in mind?

The failure to read good books both enfeebles the vision and strengthens our most fatal tendency - the belief that the here and now is all there is.

My only failure was the restaurant in Myrtle Beach. I kept it open for four years. It was in a tourist town, it was only busy four and half, five months of the year. But the bills kept coming all year.

There is no middle ground in Hollywood you're a failure or you're a success. That mentality is wild.

It's not that we fly by the seat of our pants. We're not afraid of failure.

I find writing very difficult. It's hard and it hurts sometimes, and it's scary because of the fear of failure and the very unpleasant feeling that you may have reached the limit of your abilities.

My biggest failure is I have too many to talk about.

Some people will go to the opening of an envelope. They live their lives in the public eye and get off on it, they need it. They need that kind of adoration. If their name isn't in the tabloids once a week they feel like a failure.

Coming to terms with the fact that my marriage was a failure was devastating and very difficult.

I fear that our true motivation is about oil and our own flailing economy about the failure to destroy Al Qaeda and about revenge.

So it is in poetry. All we ask is that the mood recorded shall impress us as having been of the kind that exhausts the imaginative capacity if it fails to do this the failure will announce itself either in prose or in insignificant verse.

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

Even as far back as when I started acting at 14, I know I've never considered failure.

Well, I think it's too early to call Fallujah a failure.

The main reason for the failure of the modern medical science is that it is dealing with results and not causes. Nothing more than the patching up of those attacked and the burying of those who are slain, without a thought being given to the real strong hold.

We all struggle with our failure to communicate and our failure to reach beyond fear to love people.

The failure to dissect the cause of war leaves us open for the next installment.

We're born with success. It is only others who point out our failures, and what they attribute to us as failure.

I'm fully aware that things that resonate and become real hits are the exception to the rule, so much so that I've wired myself for failure.

Before I was married, I didn't consider my failure to manage even basic hand tools a feminist inadequacy. I thought it had more to do with being Jewish. The Jews I knew growing up didn't do 'do-it-yourself.' When my father needed to hammer something he generally used his shoe, and the only real tool he owned was a pair of needle-nose pliers.

I don't have a fear factor. Well, not much of one. And I'm willing to risk quite a lot - as a comedian, you're always risking a lot. You're risking failure, especially if you're improvising and going on TV shows trying to make comedy out of thin air. That is quite a risky business.

We now live in a world where the only thing to have is success, but failure is marvelous. It's fertiliser, it's like living fertiliser, because you're forced on yourself.

I'm kind of a failure. I mean, I'll be honest. I'm successful in that I'm getting to work on great stuff, but I think I'm a failure in all the personal stuff that is most important to me.

I get asked, 'How can you have such failures in your films?' Well, what else is life about? There's some sense of constant failure in something. Humor gives you a distance from it.

African Americans make up about 13 percent of the U.S. population but comprise 32 percent of patients treated for kidney failure, giving them a kidney failure rate that is 4.2 times greater than that of white Americans.

The higher the artist, the fewer the gestures. The fewer the tools, the greater the imagination. The greater the will, the greater the secret failure.

Divorce is so common and accepted in America that beating myself up over it may sound ridiculous. But I was raised to believe that divorce wasn't an option to me, divorce equaled failure. I wasn't able to change that equation until I found myself in the right relationship.

America traditionally represents the greatest possibility of someone's going from nothing to something. Why? In theory, if not practice, the government stays out of the way and lets individuals take risks and reap rewards or accept the consequences of failure. We call this capitalism - or, at least, we used to.

There's something to be said for failing. It's not the failure you feel, it's the failure that people project when something disappoints. You're back to ground zero, where there's no expectations, and that's where I like to be.

The biggest problem in my life is trying to be the kind of man that I want to be, the father that I want to be, and how to process the failure of my marriage.

I assume everything I do in life is gonna be a failure, and then if it turns up roses, then I'm psyched.

I was convicted of three misdemeanors of willful failure to file a form.

He who has conquered doubt and fear has conquered failure.

War is something Arafat sends others to do for him. That is, the poor souls who believe in him. This pompous incompetent caused the failure of the Camp David negotiations, Clinton's mediation.

The failure of the Russian Socialist Republic will be the defeat of the proletariat of the whole world.

Elegance is not a dispensable luxury but a factor that decides between success and failure.

Attempt something so impossible that unless God is in it, it's doomed to failure.

In tennis, it is not the opponent you fear, it is the failure itself, knowing how near you were but just out of reach.

I don't think there's any way it could have failed. We don't know failure in this band. We didn't know failure. We got to know it a little after awhile but at that time there was no such word.

When you experience a failure as a leader, don't hide it - talk about it. Your missed opportunity will encourage others to take risks.

Unwillingness to risk failure is always there, but it gets harder when you feel you have more to lose.

Admitting failure is quite cleansing, but never - pleasurable.

Los Angeles was an impression of failure, of disappointment, of despair, and of oddly makeshift lives. This is California? I thought.

If you're 40 years old and you've never had a failure, you've been deprived.

Apple is a failure because they missed social? Nobody would say that, because they are having great success.

I firmly believe that unless one has tasted the bitter pill of failure, one cannot aspire enough for success.

Try not to say, 'I'm a failure.' Instead, ask, 'What can I do better? What did I do wrong?' Then re-approach.

I don't have any fear of failure whatsoever. I used to, and I told myself I wouldn't allow myself to anymore.

Whenever you start a new business, the sheer number of variables at hand makes failure a constant possibility.

I'm quite detached from failure and success. Once a shooting is done, I kind of close that chapter in my life.

I didn't like talking about my divorce. I think I viewed that as something that was embarrassing or a failure.

Vietnam was a palpable failure. And of course, in retrospect, it was even more clearly a disaster and a failure than maybe people understood at the time.

In the future, financial firms of any type whose failure would pose a systemic risk must accept especially close regulatory scrutiny of their risk-taking.

Believe it or not, Christianity is not about good people getting better. If anything, it is good news for bad people coping with their failure to be good.

It does not matter what you know about anything if you cannot communicate to your people. In that event, you are not even a failure. You're just not there.

I guess I'm motivated by the fear of failure to some degree and knowing what can happen when you don't do things the way you need to do them to have success.

I was always told that music isn't a 'realistic' path to take, and like a normal human being, I doubted myself over and over because I was afraid of failure.

I've always wanted to hit that, like, '13 Going on 30;' 'Failure to Launch,' Matthew McConaughey; 'What Happens in Vegas,' Cameron Diaz, Ashton Kutcher' wave.

If we say we trust in Him, but in reality do not, then God, taking us at our word, lets us see that we do not really confide in Him; and hence failure arises.

I think if you just eat healthy, you're active, and you don't beat yourself up, you're setting yourself up to win rather than setting yourself up for failure.

Never tell anyone outside my staff that the Submarine Force and the First Air Fleet were responsible for the failure at Midway. The failure at Midway was mine.

I'm sure there are many more people who can identify with failure and hardship in life than with the success of an Alexander Hamilton or a John D. Rockefeller.

Basically, I still have the privacy that all celebrities crave, except for those celebrities who feel that privacy reflects some kind of failure on their part.

I think she's the foundation of everything I've done. I think, definitely, my mother's fear of failure helps make me more resilient and helps make me persevere.

In fiction workshops, we tend to focus on matters of verisimilitude largely because such issues are so much easier to talk about than the failure of imagination.

Taxation is the price we pay for failing to build a civilized society. The higher the tax level, the greater the failure. A centrally planned totalitarian state represents a complete defeat for the civilized world, while a totally voluntary society represents its ultimate success.

One must never assume that a character is sympathetic because of either the actor playing them or the fact that they're a lead. I think that's a recipe for failure, actually, because if they become unsympathetic, you lose your audience.

Failure? Scared to death of it.

I've always believed that it's important to show a new look periodically. Predictability can lead to failure.

I have always believed that it's important to show a new look periodically. Predictability can lead to failure.

My films seem to be about men's struggle with failure.

I don't want to feel like a failure to my daughter. She's the best thing I've ever done. Buffy - pretty great and all, but Charlotte's way better.

I'm not scared of anything in particular, but I am motivated by a fear of failure as opposed to a need to succeed.

I failed first grade, which is my biggest problem. You always feel like a failure, like you're stupid.

Failure is the most terrible thing in our business. When we fail, the whole world knows about it.

My story of success and failure is not just about music and being famous. It's about living and loving and trying to find purpose in this crazy world.

Outward failure may be a manifested variant of inward success.

Of course, Third World leaders love you. By ascribing third world ills to First World sins, you absolve them of blame for their countries' failure to advance.

I didn't fear failure. I expected failure.

I think I've always been somebody, since the deaths of my father and brother, who was afraid to hope. So, I was more prepared for failure and for rejection than for success.

In a sense it might even be said that our failure is to form habits: for, after all, habit is relative to a stereotyped world, and meantime it is only the roughness of the eye that makes two persons, things, situations, seem alike.

The attributes for entrepreneurs cut both ways. You need the ability to ignore inconvenient facts and see the world as it should be and not as it is. This inspires people to take huge leaps of faith. But this blindness to facts can be a liability, too. The characteristics that help entrepreneurs succeed can also lead to their failure.

I can't say I'm not grateful to have journalists writing about me as a genius. But I know it's not true. I'm not confused. I understand that success comes through a lot of failure and a lot of very embarrassing failure. People want to create the next Facebook, but they are too afraid to create the next Facemash.

Our educational system is not preparing people for the 21st Century. Failure is an essential part of entrepreneurship. If you work hard, you can get an 'A' pretty much guaranteed, but in entrepreneurship, that's not how it works.

Start-ups make so many mistakes that the challenge to identify the root cause of a failure is tough. But believing in your own plan is probably the worst.

Questioning the nature and implications of liminal instances necessarily involves failure, if only in the specifically technical sense of entering spaces where prevailing criteria of success scarcely apply.

There would seem to be a limit, even for an art preoccupied with boundaries and transgressions, beyond which a work reaches its breaking point and becomes an actual failure, a mere experimentation.

None of us is guaranteed against failure or corruption of any kind witness what's going on in the world in this moment, the follies of human nature and the failures of human nature.

In Iraq we must succeed. Failure is not an option.

Schools don't really allow failure and yet it's a valid part of any endeavour, not just writing.

Failure, it is thought, is what sells, and what people want to hear and read about. I am not so sure.

I think I've failed every test I've ever taken. If there was a failure I would have been it.

My Brat Pack buddies and I didn't exactly handle celebrity very well. Success at an early age is far more difficult to handle than failure.

With failure, you just try again.

Sadness is a super important thing not to be ashamed about but to include in our lives. One of the bigger problems with sadness or depression is there's so much shame around it. If you have it you're a failure. You are felt as being very unattractive.

We do not know, in most cases, how far social failure and success are due to heredity, and how far to environment. But environment is the easier of the two to improve.

The paranoiac is the exact image of the ruler. The only difference is their position in the world. One might even think the paranoiac the more impressive of the two because he is sufficient unto himself and cannot be shaken by failure.

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.

As might be supposed, my parents were quite poor, but we somehow never seemed to lack anything we needed, and I never saw a trace of discontent or a failure in cheerfulness over their lot in life, as indeed over anything.

But if you have a solid walk with the Lord, then you won't fear that failure.

When you're fearless, you take more risks because you're less conscious of failure or what can go wrong.

The success and the failure are not my concern, but His.

We do not realise that we are children of eternity. If we did, then success would be no success, and failure would be no failure to us.

Success is not forever and failure isn't fatal.

I hate how box-office failures are blamed on an actress, yet I don't see a box-office failure blamed on men.

As efforts to fix this failure at the Veterans Administration continue, I also intend to persist in demanding answers and action on the establishment of a new clinic to serve the veterans in North Central Washington.

How one handles success or failure is determined by their early childhood.

I think everyone shares a fear of failure - that you're only as good as your most recent collection. That's definitely a fear, but it's a fear that fuels me, that makes me want to work harder, that makes me take on more challenges.

Is anarchism possible? The failure of attempts to attain freedom does not mean the cause is lost.

The difference between a beautifully made failure and a beautifully made hit is who you've got playing the leads.

If I didn't have children, I think my life would be a failure.

I'm living life as best I can - but I'm not exempt from failure and making bad choices.

When an action is once done, it is right or wrong for ever no accidental failure of its good or evil fruits can possibly alter that.

In God's world, for those who are in earnest, there is no failure. No work truly done, no word earnestly spoken, no sacrifice freely made, was ever made in vain.

Every book I've written has been a different attempt to understand something, and the success or failure of the previous one is irrelevant. I write the book I want.

We feel a lot of pressure about looking silly or appearing weak, whatever that means, or being a failure. You have to keep in your head: what's the worst that can happen?

There is an increasingly pervasive sense not only of failure, but of futility. The legislative process has become a cruel shell game and the service system has become a bureaucratic maze, inefficient, incomprehensible, and inaccessible.

I believe only in art and failure.

It's not a very high failure rate if you choose people that you really like the sound of.

Thoughtless risks are destructive, of course, but perhaps even more wasteful is thoughtless caution which prompts inaction and promotes failure to seize opportunity.

The failure in Ohio to have adequate voting capacity for the people who were registered and eligible to vote was an absolute denial of their right to vote.

This is true enough, but success is the next best thing to happiness, and if you can't be happy as a success, it's very unlikely that you would find a deeper, truer happiness in failure.

It's not about failure it's about trying something and risking something for attaining your goal.

Definitely, it's a fear of failure that drives me.

The great thing about baseball is the causality is easy to determine and it always falls on the shoulders of one person. So there is absolute responsibility. That's why baseball is psychologically the cruelest sport and why it really requires psychological resources to play baseball - because you have to learn to live with failure.

Americans, who make more of marrying for love than any other people, also break up more of their marriages, but the figure reflects not so much the failure of love as the determination of people not to live without it.

The failure of The Cable Guy impacted my career. I had to start writing and acting again.

No failure in America, whether of love or money, is ever simple it is always a kind of betrayal, of a mass of shadowy, shared hopes.

I wish I had been more prepared, both for success and for failure, when I was younger.

I have experienced failure as a politician and for that very reason, I am ready to give everything for Japan.

To me, all war is failure for humanity, though it often is a bounty for commerce.

The key to accepting responsibility for your life is to accept the fact that your choices, every one of them, are leading you inexorably to either success or failure, however you define those terms.

The failure of Christianity in the areas west from Sicily was even greater, and was increased by the spread of Arab outlooks and influence to that area, and especially to Spain.

It is hard as an American to support the failure of American military operations in Iraq. Such failure will bring with it the death and wounding of many American service members, and many more Iraqis.

I understand the harsh feelings and sentiments from my opponents and their supporters because I myself have been defeated twice in my political life in the past and I understand very well it is hard to accept your own failure.

Sometimes people call me a success for all the reasons that make me think I'm a failure.

We judged that a sudden, disorderly failure of Bear would have brought with it unpredictable but severe consequences for the functioning of the broader financial system and the broader economy, with lower equity prices, further downward pressure on home values, and less access to credit for companies and households.

Failure is unfortunately as common as success.

What we've got here is a failure to communicate.

You must not demand the failure of your peers, because the more good things that are around in film, in television, in theater - why the better it is for all of us.

So nevertheless, what I'm saying is that what one is - one's parameters are constantly narrowed by one's success, and my desire is to widen my field even if I risk failure.

I constantly experience failure in that my work is never as good as I want it to be. So I live with failure.

I'm very comfortable with failure. I'm very comfortable being the guy who disappoints people.

As soon as I did my first five minutes of stand-up I knew that I would rather be a failure at comedy than a success in marketing.

Philanthropic colonization is a failure. National colonization will succeed.

I don't need to be looking at every failure of government, I need to be looking where failure of government needs reform.

I think it's one of the main negative emotional ingredients that fuels show business, because there's so much at stake and the fear of failure looms large.

The very reasons sometimes that you make a film are the reasons for its failure.

Feminism is doomed to failure because it is based on an attempt to repeal and restructure human nature.

The only reason my work seems to be eclectic up to a certain period is because I was a failure as an actor.

Well, the idea is that failure is an inevitable partner on the road to success and, if you're not willing to confront failure, you can never find out how good you are.

Beside every great success are the seeds of enormous failure. In every failure, there's the opportunity seeds of great success. They're not miles apart. So if they're that close together, and if you're really working, you're always gonna have that likelihood that something's not going to work.

Our failure to find weapons of mass destruction in Iraq thus far has been deeply troubling, and our intelligence-gathering process needs thorough and unbiased investigation.

Foreign aid is neither a failure nor a panacea. It is, instead, an important tool of American policy that can serve the interests of the United States and the world if wisely administered.

I have never described the time I was in Doctor Who as anything except a kind of ecstatic success, but all the rest has been rather a muddle and a disappointment. Compared to Doctor Who, it has been an outrageous failure really - it's so boring.

I'd like to see much more understanding of emotional issues around hurt, abandonment, disappointment, longing, failure and shame, where they stem from and how they drive people and policies brought into public discourse.

I met Ashley two weeks before I married him. It was a joke-the most ridiculous thing I've ever done. Once I was married, I didn't want to be a failure, so I stuck it out for six months, which was about six months too long.

Their lives have been largely defined by failure and you would think the prospect of marriage, which is supposed to be bountiful and hopeful, it's just really another kind of tangential thing in his life.

But all actors go through the process, it's hit and miss, you have achievement and failure.

Some of the reasons John McCain lost in 2008 were his lackluster campaign, his refusal to showcase Obama's extreme liberalism and, thus, his failure to demonstrate why he would make a better president than Obama.

So I try not to have any actual expectations for myself for any level of success or failure.

A Failure in this Duty did once involve our Nation in all the Horrors of Rebellion and Civil War.

Students rarely disappoint teachers who assure them in advance that they are doomed to failure.

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

War is failure of diplomacy.

Failure is what we're all running from, we're always running toward success with failure at our back.

I feel that 'The Great Failure' is really a book written out of great love and a willingness to face all of who a human being is.

Our failure to properly deal with Germany and Japan early cost the world dearly later on. We dare not make the same mistake with China.

Washington, D.C. is what is broken, not the immigration policies. We have good laws. We have people suffer every day because of government's failure to enforce the law and be respectful to the process we have. We have a pathway to citizenship already in place.

The one phrase you can use is that success has a thousand fathers, and failure is an orphan.

One of the biggest problems with the modern feminist movement is its failure to bring men along with us.

You can't be afraid of failure and you can't be afraid of success, because either one gets in the way of your work.

So the poet, who wants to be something that he cannot be, and is a failure in plain life, makes up fictitious versions of his predicament that are interesting even to other persons because nobody is a perfect automobile salesman.

We have actually experienced in recent months a dramatic demonstration of an unprecedented intelligence failure, perhaps the most significant intelligence failure in the history of the United States.

I think that failure by your own standards is certainly a form of success.

Before this government came to power, many failing schools were simply allowed to drift on in a pattern of continuing failure. The government is determined to break that pattern and is successfully doing so.

I saw why people died and how they died. I saw gunshot wounds and liver failure. It was a good learning experience, so I came regularly on weekends and holidays.

The pressures are intense, because the rewards for success and the penalty for failure are more and more.

My failure, during the first five or six years of my art training, to get set in the right direction, and the disappointment which it caused me, drove me the more persistently into writing as an alternative.

I've had great success and I've had catastrophic failure. It's really how you handle the rough stuff that defines you, I think.

Failure to properly control our borders costs citizens in many ways: schools become overcrowded, medical resources are stretched too thin, other government services are overtaxed, and taxes increase further.

Failure and things of this sort - you can take it one of two ways. You can either let that hurt you and really affect the way that you live your life in the future, or you can use that as an opportunity for growth.

What we have most to fear is failure of the heart.

Nothing succeeds, they say, like success. And certainly nothing fails like failure.

War, except in self-defense, is a failure of moral imagination.

There's no such thing as failure - just waiting for success.

We go there with confidence, but we know there is a very fine line between success and failure in this game.

I think there's something quite interesting about the almost tragic quality of a lot of overwrought prose, because it has a much more self-conscious awareness of its own failure to touch the real.

I don't know many people, if any, who have had some straight line toward success. I mean, they start here, they work hard, they've got what it takes, and they just go straight to the top over some number of years. Most people get a little failure.

Pharmaceutical companies are enjoying unprecedented profits and access with this Administration. Yet the Republicans' prescription drug plan for seniors has been a colossal failure, and over 43 million Americans wake up every morning without health insurance.

The reason was the failure of both Japan and China to understand each other and the inability of America and the European powers to sympathize, without prejudice, with the peoples of East Asia.

The carrying out of the Potsdam Agreement has, however, been obstructed by the failure of the Allied Control Council to take the necessary steps to enable the German economy to function as an economic unit.

Our system provides for a winner to take office on January 20th, and he is expected to take command of the ship of state. Failure to do so, characterized by hesitation and indecision, will harm the national interest.

The moral turpitude of the boys of today appears to center in their failure to concentrate on any particular objective long enough to obtain their maximum results.

If we do not get No Child Left Behind right for Limited English Proficient students, the law will be a failure for most schools in the 15th Congressional District, and for many across the nation.

The rise of China as a new power is another great challenge for the US. Our failure to properly handle Germany and Japan earlier in the 20th century cost us and the world dearly. We must not make this same mistake with China.

I was brought up to believe that there is no such thing as failure as long as I'm trying my best. So I've had a 'blood, guts and glory' approach through my whole life.

Well, I think first of all there was a failure to have real, clear information at our disposal. There was a real lack of situational awareness. We didn't have the capabilities on the ground to give us real-time, accurate assessments of the physical condition of the city.

My big philosophy is: Try and work with good people, because the process is your life. That's going to be really, really hard. I'm glad I learned the lesson, 'Failure is OK.'

You can be discouraged by failure, or you can learn from it. So go ahead and make mistakes, make all you can. Because, remember that's where you'll find success - on the far side of failure.

But if you look at WorldCom, which is the biggest failure to date, they grew dramatically, they were buying companies that were bigger than they were and they were doing it off inflated stock.

There comes a point in your moviegoing life where you look at the screen and then you look at the world and you ask, 'What is going on?' You want the movies to show you the chaos and mess and risk and failure that are normal for a lot of us. Generally, the movies hide all of that.

Jobs for every American is doomed to failure because of modern automation and production. We ought to recognize it and create an income-maintenance system so every single American has the dignity and the wherewithal for shelter, basic food, and medical care. I'm talking about welfare for all. Without it, you're going to have warfare for all.

The thing I always say to people is this: 'If you avoid failure, you also avoid success.'

Ultimately there is no such thing as failure. There are lessons learned in different ways.

That's all I ever wanted - to go out as myself and have the success or failure fall on me.

An essential aspect of creativity is not being afraid to fail.

Those who refuse to liberalise and globalise are doomed to failure.

Being a pathfinder is to be willing to risk failure and still go on.

The thing about a failure is that it is possible to deny it forever.

Sometimes we never see what failure is and often fail to recognize it.

The very nature of finance is that it cannot be profitable unless it is significantly leveraged... and as long as there is debt, there can be failure and contagion.

Honesty is about the scars. It's about the blemishes. But it's more than just bragging about failure, which could be a form of ego. It's about truly helping people.

A famous man once said, 'A sure formula for failure is to try and please everyone.' Some might say I built a career on doing just the opposite of pleasing everyone.

In my view, the first requirement for success for an entrepreneur is to dream big. The second aspect that prevents entrepreneurs from succeeding is fear of failure.

The consequence of the Bay of Pigs failure wasn't an acceptance of Castro and his control of Cuba but, rather, a renewed determination to bring him down by stealth.

Remember your dreams and fight for them. You must know what you want from life. There is just one thing that makes your dream become impossible: the fear of failure.

A street full of electric light is a sign of civic failure and is an insulting injury to the soul. Shutting out the night is as disastrous as shutting out the light.

I wanted to give an honest insight into a consuming Tour. It's turned out pretty interesting because there aren't many books out there documenting someone's failure.

My friend was on dialysis for six years before he got a new kidney. I was on dialysis for eight months. I'm almost not even the typical person who has kidney failure.

The dumb-manager theory of business problems just didn't hold water for me. There had to be a deeper reason why smart people would make decisions that lead to failure.

Movies are not novels, and that's why, when filmmakers try to adapt novels, particularly long or complex novels, the result is almost always failure. It can't be done.

'Faucet Failure' was my favorite because I just had fun with it, and it was just 10 minutes, and I didn't overthink anything, and I wanted to just have fun with the song.

Our country's got a sin problem, and I believe if these politicians in Washington would recognize the moral failure of so many of their policies that maybe we could fix it.

An investment said to have an 80% chance of success sounds far more attractive than one with a 20% chance of failure. The mind can't easily recognize that they are the same.

We encourage failure among young men; we celebrate it... It's a badge of honour for a man. Yet attach those same words and experiences to a woman, and society writes her off.

Successful people have a bigger fear of failure than people who've never done anything because if you haven't been successful, then you don't know how it feels to lose it all.

There has been a failure to grasp how competing narratives fight for the attention of angry young Muslims, and we have grossly underestimated the appeal of the jihadist brand.

Failure is easy to handle because once you fail, the options are very simple... like, 'Try something different,' or, 'Maybe if you do the same thing, do it in a different way.'

The first week in intelligence school, you learn there are only two conditions in life. There is policy success, or there is intel failure. There is no other condition in life.

Not many people are really that meticulous with what they do, I suppose, but I'm just a control freak and terribly afraid of failure or regret. I work very hard on these things.

For some time, I thought Apollo 13 was a failure. I was disappointed I didn't get to land on the moon. But actually, it turned out to be the best thing that could have happened.

Coming to terms with the fact that my marriage was a failure was devastating and very difficult. I blamed myself for a lot of things. It took me a very long time to get over it.

We all have anxiety about things. We all have little insecurities, but eventually you have to face your fears if you want to be successful, and everybody has some fear of failure.

Bacon is so good by itself that to put it in any other food is an admission of failure. You're basically saying, 'I can't make this other food taste good, so I'll throw in bacon.'

'This Is Not That Dawn' is remarkable in part for its careful and sensitive attention to women's lives - and also for its harsh critique of men and their failure to stop violence.

The failure of Lehman Brothers demonstrated that liquidity provision by the Federal Reserve would not be sufficient to stop the crisis; substantial fiscal resources were necessary.

Since so many romantic comedies vary little in their storyline, the success or failure of such movies depends largely on whether we believe in the relationship of the protagonists.

He who refuses to stoop, who cannot be bribed by the promise of success or the fear of failure - who walks the highway of the right, and in disaster stands erect, is the only victor.

I was afraid of being a failure, of not having the best time or of being chicken. But every year I get older I think, What was I fearing last year?' You forget. And then you move on.

Once our country is fully engulfed in a debt crisis, our economy will be torn apart, and every American will be a victim of the federal government's failure to prevent this disaster.

Social media can help or hurt you. People are more into other people's lives than their own. Everyone sees everyone else's success online, and we allow it to magnify our own failure.

I think that the failure of newspaper competition in a community is a very serious handicap to the dissemination of the knowledge that the citizens need to participate in a democracy.

I even get inspired by movies that aren't very good, because there's always something good in movies that are collectively thought of as a failure. There's good in everything, I find.

Suffering, failure, loneliness, sorrow, discouragement, and death will be part of your journey, but the Kingdom of God will conquer all these horrors. No evil can resist grace forever.

Failure is central to engineering. Every single calculation that an engineer makes is a failure calculation. Successful engineering is all about understanding how things break or fail.

The war on drugs is a joke. We spend $40 billion a year, and the proof that it's a failure is that any kid can get almost any drug they want in any city in America within half an hour.

Get used to dealing with failure as long as it doesn't hurt people around you, as long as it doesn't hurt you physically, or it doesn't hurt you so much that you can't pick yourself up.

In policy arena after policy arena, Democrats respond to every failure of clunky government by proposing the addition of still more layers to 1960s-era bureaucracies as they break down.

Famine is about so much more than food: it is about a famine of education, democracy, health, transport, and so many other items. The food famine becomes a symptom of that vast failure.

I know it wouldn't seem like I've had a lot of failure in my career, but there are things that I regard as failures, when I look at certain performances and go, 'That's not good enough.'

Boys with a 'failure to launch' are invisible to most girls. With poor social skills, the boys feel anger at their fear of being rejected and self-loathing at their inability to compete.

Former Sen. Alan Simpson of Wyoming, the co-author of the 1986 Simpson-Mazzoli immigration reform bill, has said the failure of that bill was a function of the lack of an ID card system.

Everyone understands the European Union is a failure. It has not kept any of its promises - in particular about prosperity, security - and, worst of all, has put us under a guardianship.

We keep score in life because it matters. It counts. It matters. Too many people opt out and never discover their own abilities because they fear failure. They don't understand commitment.

I used to feel an obligation to invent things. I felt I was a failure because I didn't do massive great novels about Australia or the outback or something. I just don't feel that any more.

The fear of failure never goes away. In many ways, you could argue that success multiplies the opportunities for failure. It's just more of an argument for becoming more comfortable with it.

Confidence alone does not make peace, but acknowledging rights and confidence do. Failure to recognize these rights creates a sense of injustice; it keeps the embers burning under the ashes.

Growing up, I had the weird fantasy list: I wanted to be Alice Cooper, Steven Spielberg, and Stan Lee. You have to have almost psychotic drive, because you're going to have years of failure.

War is tragedy. The great war stories are tragedies. It's the failure of diplomacy. 'War and Peace,' 'A Farewell to Arms,' 'For Whom the Bell Tolls.' Those are some of the greatest tragedies.

Indulging in unrestrained and immoderate laughter is a sign of intemperance, of a want of control over one's emotions, and of failure to repress the soul's frivolity by a stern use of reason.

I think a film is a failure if it doesn't have an emotional effect. That's the film's failure. Not if it doesn't deliver a message, but if it doesn't have emotional effect or visceral effect.

Health care confronts us with a difficult test. We have never corrected failure in something so deeply embedded in people's lives and in the economy without the pressure of an outright crisis.

Bare hands grip success better than kid gloves. Be thorough in all things, no matter how small or distasteful! The man who counts his hours and kicks about his salary is a self-elected failure.

In one world, effort is a bad thing. It, like failure, means you're not smart or talented. If you were, you wouldn't need effort. In the other world, effort is what makes you smart or talented.

Failure is an extremely personal thing, and so is success. The problem with people is they don't own their failure, and if you don't own your failures, you're never going to own your successes.

I think like a Silicon Valley entrepreneur. Failure is a great teacher. At the same time, you must remember, success will never last... Whether it's tech or fashion, it must be for the customer.

Objectively speaking, Traf-O-Data was a failure as a company. Right as our business started to pick up, states began to provide their own traffic-counting services to local governments for free.

The democratic system is challenged by the failure in television because our evening news programmes have gone for an attempt to entertain as much as to inform in the desperate fight for ratings.

Treat failure as a lesson on how not to approach achieving a goal, and then use that learning to improve your chances of success when you try again. Failure is only the end if you decide to stop.

For me, it's always a failure of the imagination. I have that anxiety that time is passing, that everything is ultimately fleeting and impermanent. I better take advantage of every single moment.

What you find when you live in the United States, you live in the West, is that when somebody fails, it's never their fault. They always like to blame somebody other than themselves for a failure.

Radical common sense is the wisdom gleaned from the past that recognizes the perishable opportunities of the moment. It is the willingness to admit error and the refusal to be deterred by failure.

I tell young people, including my own kids, don't do this, it's too difficult. It's a career full of rejection, disappointment and failure. It's murderously hard on the ego. Don't become an actor.

Every large brand has franchisees and stores that don't make it. It's unfortunate, and Cold Stone did everything it could to support its franchisees, but some failure rate is part of the business.

I lived with this tremendous fear of failure because my father was a playwright and a director, and I think he did a couple of things as a child as an actor as well, and he... he failed, basically.

As quickly as it started, our business model evaporated. But while Traf-O-Data was technically a business failure, the understanding of microprocessors we absorbed was crucial to our future success.

You know, failure hurts. Any kind of failure stings. If you live in the sting, you will - undoubtedly - fail. My way of getting past the sting is to say no, I'm just not going to let this get me down.

I've loved every minute I've spent in television. And I've had much more failure, as traditionally measured, than success in television. I've done four shows, and only one of them was the 'West Wing.'

I think somehow you need to get to a certain point in your life where the notion of failure is absurd.

Don't come home a failure.

The greatest failure is that although we have created institutions, we have not created a civil society.

I've become a professional failure - in order to pay the mortgage I have to remain unemployed. Luckily, a disaster always seems to befall me at exactly the right moment.

America thinks of itself as a meritocracy, so people have more respect for success and more contempt for failure.

In Britain, by contrast, we still think that class plays a part in determining a person's life chances, so we're less inclined to celebrate success and less inclined to condemn failure. The upshot is that it's much easier to be a failure in Britain than it is in America.

Critics? Don't talk to me of critics! You think some jackanapes journalist, his soul eaten away by the maggots of jealousy and failure, has anything worthwhile to say of art? I don't.

Most employees want to be involved in a successful business and most employees are happy for people running successful businesses to be paid a reasonable wage and a market rate for it, provided they understand the reason. What they hate most of all is pay for failure.

His advice to me is basically to just love what you do and don't let the fear of failure stop you.

The hippy movement was a failure.

Acting allows me the freedom to let go, to be in the moment, to be spontaneous. I no longer have the fear of losing, of failure.

I've always embraced failure as a noble pursuit. It allows you to be anti whatever anyone wants you to be, and to break all the rules.

Art school had taught me it was far better to be a flamboyant failure than any kind of benign success.

There was a failure to recognize the deep problems in AI for instance, those captured in Blocks World. The people building physical robots learned nothing.

Twenty million more have Chronic Kidney Disease, where patients experience a gradual deterioration of kidney function, the end result of which is kidney failure.

What matters is this: Being fearless of failure arms you to break the rules. In doing so, you may change the culture and just possibly, for a moment, change life itself.

Everyone should be commended for allowing people to make disasters, to make failures - you've just got to be sure that it's a magnificent failure and that, by creating a magnificent failure, you plant the seed.

It is Basic Management 101 that if you reward failure you are going to get more failure, and if you want success you should reward success. But if you look at the way this administration has approached national security, they have kind of got that principle backwards.

The failure of the United Nations - My failure is maybe, in retrospective, that I was not enough aggressive with the members of the Security Council.

I - and I still consider myself, I'm sorry to tell you, a Marxist and a Communist, but I couldn't help noticing how all the best Marxist analyses are always analyses of a failure.

Is the proposed operation likely to succeed? What might the consequences of failure? Is it in the realm of practicability in terms of material and supplies?

My work ethic came from my parents and my fear of failure. I came from a small, predominantly black school and I didn't want to let them down.

I think he Oswald felt he was a failure and for the United States and for President Kennedy and all of us. He knew he was a failure at everything he tried, frustrated, with a very sad life, but he was a Marxist.

If you're a doctor or a lawyer or teacher, if you only get three things right out of 10, you're considered a failure.

A film's success or failure is strictly on the director's shoulders.

Other countries, such as Israel, successfully employ behavior detection techniques at their airports, but the bloated, ineffective bureaucracy of TSA has produced another security failure for U.S. transportation systems.

Failure is nature's plan to prepare you for great responsibilities.

This attempt to isolate cell constituents might have been a failure if they had been destroyed by the relative brutality of the technique employed. But this did not happen.

The time I had waited probably made the difference between success and failure.

The more control you have over your life, the more responsible you feel for your own success - or failure.

Most of the work performed by a development engineer results in failure.

Having in my life been bitten by the jaws of both victory and defeat, I must rush to add that success is to failure as butter pecan ice cream is to death.

But thankfully, my first album, 'Wide Screen,' was sort of a critics' darling - everyone raved about it, but no one bought it. They only manufactured 10,000 copies I wasn't even in the running for failure!

It must not be forgotten in fairness to the National Government that apartheid is not just a policy of oppression but an attempt - in my opinion an attempt doomed to failure - to find an alternative to a policy of racial integration which is fair to both white and black.

Catastrophes are often stimulated by the failure to feel the emergence of a domain, and so what cannot be felt in the imagination is experienced as embodied sensation in the catastrophe.

America's most dangerous diseases have developed an immunity to politics. We suffer not from a failure of political organization or power, but a failure of love.

Failure's not a bad thing. It builds character. It makes you stronger.

A love of nature is a consolation against failure.

With improvisation, I just do it. It might be a total failure but then you just throw the dice again.

It has always felt like a failure that Bjorn and I couldn't keep our family together. You never get it back, but to this day I don't regret splitting up. The reason behind our separation is one of those things I definitely don't want to go into!

I made a very conscious effort to finish 'The Cypress House' before 'So Cold the River' launched, because I thought that would help build a buffer between my writing and any impact that came from either the success or the failure of that first book.

The failure of women to have reached positions of leadership has been due in large part to social and professional discrimination.

The failure of Socialism since 1945 is that whilst encouraging us all, the creators of wealth, to produce less through strikes, it has caused us all to demand a higher level of our own product.

By virtually any measure, the record of the Republican Majority is an appalling failure.

Directly after the show people might have responded better to it, but who really knows. It did what it did and while it seems like a failure to most but it was a success for me and has given me so many opportunities.

Failure is good. It's fertilizer. Everything I've learned about coaching, I've learned from making mistakes.

I think you can learn as much from success as you can from failure.

You cannot learn anything from success, you only learn from failure.

If you don't accept failure as a possibility, you don't set high goals, you don't branch out, you don't try - you don't take the risk.

Everybody keeps saying that India's a poor country. Yes, we have poverty. But I blame the government of India, the political establishment, for their failure to educate and therefore their failure to control the poverty.

The fear of failure is so great, it is no wonder that the desire to do right by one's children has led to a whole library of books offering advice on how to raise them.

The vast majority of large scale change efforts fail. Which means that the probability that you have actually experienced a failure, and your people know that and are pessimistic, therefore, about trying something again, is very high.

I believe my publisher has shown a great deal of faith in me over a lot of years but I'm not prepared to be so arrogant to say that the long-term literary value of my work would compensate them for a financial failure.

But whatever my failure, I have this thing to remember - that I was a pioneer in my profession, just as my grandfathers were in theirs, in that I was the first man in this section to earn his living as a writer.

Has Bill Clinton inspired idealism in the young, as he himself was inspired by John F. Kennedy? Or has he actually reduced their idealism? Surely part of the answer lies in Clinton's personal moral lapse with Monica Lewinsky. But more important was his sin of omission - his failure to embrace a moral cause beyond popularity.

We can't have a failure in Iraq, but we also can't be there for the next 10 years because if we are, it's going to become, I think, a failure in and of itself.

In our tabulation of psychoanalytic results, we have classed those who stopped treatment together with those not improved. This appears to be reasonable a patient who fails to finish his treatment, and is not improved, is surely a therapeutic failure.

I'm fascinated by failure, and I'm fascinated by finality. Shakespeare's historical plays are more universal than his comedies because they relate to the finality of life. Without finality, life would not be beautiful.

Our nation's Social Security Trust Fund is depleting at an alarming rate, and failure to implement immediate reforms endangers the ability of Americans to plan for their retirement with the options and certainty they deserve.

And I went to New York and died for 10 years I walked those pavements. I can't think of New York without feeling uncomfortable and feeling like a failure.

I know acts and I'm not going to name names but these people sold ten million copies the first time and the second album sells three million and it's considered a failure and they're dropped and that's really a shame.

Even in a gleefully negative comic, there is optimism, although it's slightly hidden: It comes out through a comic character's sheer tenacity. He keeps going and trying to find some sort of fulfillment regardless of his perpetual failure record. That's a form of hope, a form of optimism. Really hokey I know, but it's true.

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

Feeling is the consciousness of the resulting conditions - of success, failure, equilibrium, compromise or balance, in this continuous rivalry of ideas.

Ninety-nine percent of pilots that go up never have engine failure, and the 1 percent that do usually land it. But if you're up in the air and something goes wrong, you pull that parachute, and the whole plane goes down slowly.

Success breeds success, and failure leads to a sort of fallow period.

I went to a motivational training course once, a course of self-discovery, and I found out after a week that my fear - it was not a fear of not being accepted - was a very violent fear of failure.

There is always time for failure.

It has now been over 7 years since Congress last raised the minimum wage to its current level of $5.15 per hour. Since that last increase, Congress's failure to adjust the wage for inflation has reduced the purchasing power of the minimum wage to record low levels.

You accept failure as a possible outcome of some of the experiments. If you don't get failures, you're not pushing hard enough on the objectives.

Successful entrepreneurs find the balance between listening to their inner voice and staying persistent in driving for success - because sometimes success is waiting right across from the transitional bump that's disguised as failure.

If 50 percent of your career is not filled with failure, you're not really successful.

Something is wanting, and something must be done, or we shall be involved in all the horror of failure, and civil war without a prospect of its termination.

Mr. Gonzales' failure to respond to questions legitimately posed to him by the Senate raises grave doubts in my mind as to his fitness to serve the people of the United States as their Attorney General.

In the different voice of women lies the truth of an ethic of care, the tie between relationship and responsibility, and the origins of aggression in the failure of connection.

Most people think of success and failure as opposites, but they both are products of the same process.

The dream is real, my friends. The failure to realize it is the only unreality.

My film directorial career has been nothing but repetition of one failure after another!

There is only one real failure in life that is possible, and that is, not to be true to the best one knows.

At the end of the day I have always seen the end of my relationships as a personal failure. There is nothing ever pretty in saying goodbye.

American democracy must be a failure because it places the supreme authority in the hands of the poorest and most ignorant part of the society.

It was an interesting question as to whether the BBC had a future in the digital world, and what form of market failure could justify the licence fee system.

The fact that The Bridge contains folk lore and other material suitable to the epic form need not therefore prove its failure as a long lyric poem, with interrelated sections.

It's a failure of national vision when you regard children as weapons, and talents as materials you can mine, assay, and fabricate for profit and defense.

I've learned to think in terms of having a long career. Actors can have very long careers that last until the day we die, but there will be moments when you'll feel like you're a failure or when you're disappointed in yourself.

Why do we capital-N Nerds love Mars so much? Because it's beautiful, it's tough, it's buried in our mythic, childhood memories. It's covered with human triumphs but also with sad stories of failure.

Humanitarian missions are little different from any other public enterprise, diplomacy included, which is susceptible of misinterpretation by the public, hence ultimately of failure.

We decided to try in vitro, because both Peter and I felt we couldn't handle another failure. When I miscarried after that, we had to come to terms with the possibility that this wasn't meant to be.

When I got Jacob's Latter, I was nervous because I felt I wasn't allowed to fail. I felt that they were waiting for one little failure and that would prove them right and I'd be,'out of there.'

A failure will not appear until a unit has passed final inspection.

The failure of women to produce genius of the first rank in most of the supreme forms of human effort has been used to block the way of all women of talent and ambition for intellectual achievement.

When I was about 15... I made my first attempt as a leading lady, and was, of course, a complete failure.

Fear of failure must never be a reason not to try something.

One failure is worth seven and a half successes.

Nothing fails like failure.

As a younger player, you always kind of play with that fear of failure.

Educational institutes can no longer be prizes in church politics or furnish berths for failure in other walks of life.

Spend enough time around success and failure, and you learn a reverence for possibility.

Sometimes a noble failure serves the world as faithfully as a distinguished success.

Y'know, the real reason why I was such a failure in the sense of being unable to make any sort of a living was because I was really not motivated. I had no motivation.

I rise today to offer a formal and heartfelt apology to all the victims of lynching in our history, and for the failure of the United States Senate to take action when action was most needed.

I've criticized President Bush for his failure to use his veto pen. There's plenty of blame to go around. The question is how to solve problems. It's not bailouts. What made America great? Free markets, free enterprise, manufacturing, job creation. That's how we're gonna do it, not by enlarging government.

You have to risk failure to succeed. The important thing is not to make one single mistake that will jeopardize the future.

The sentiments in Hawaii about Washington's failure of leadership are no different than the rest of the country.

Slowly the poison the whole blood stream fills. It is not the effort nor the failure tires. The waste remains, the waste remains and kills.

It breaks my heart to see these young, really talented bands getting chewed up into the system. I remember a time if you'd signed to a major label it was such a sell out! But now... unless you've signed to a big label, you're a failure now.

Our managers hadn't had that kind of success - the record company hadn't, we hadn't - and the feeling was that the next record had to be even bigger, and if it wasn't it would be some kind of failure.

With engineering, I view this year's failure as next year's opportunity to try it again. Failures are not something to be avoided. You want to have them happen as quickly as you can so you can make progress rapidly.

The assertion of failure coming from such persons does not mean that Mr. Mill failed to promote the practical success of those objects the advocacy of which forms the chief feature of his political writings.

I knew that there were several, among African-American leaders, who had been put out by me because of my failure or reluctance to endorse Sen. Kerry.

I simply don't believe in failure. In itself, it doesn't exist. We create it. We make ourselves fail.

I grew up playing sports. There is a clear line between success and failure.

At the root of many a woman's failure to become a great cook lies her failure to develop a workmanlike regard for knives.

In Washington, success is just a training course for failure.

Never permit failure to become a habit.

Failure is not a crime. The crime is not trying.

Failure and its accompanying misery is for the artist his most vital source of creative energy.

I had to succeed. Failure means I would have to be homeless again.

I think our failure in the production of good town churches of distinctive character must have struck you often, as it has me, when contrasted with our comparative success in country churches.

And obviously, with hindsight now, now knowing what went on in the company, it would have been absolutely appropriate back then for us to have the chief executive of the company, most senior person in the United Kingdom, come and answer for the policy they were pursuing. And we ducked that, and frankly that's a failure of Parliament.

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.

Divorce is never a pleasant experience. You look upon it as a failure. But I learned to be a different person once we broke up. Sometimes you learn more from failure than you do from success.

We are equally glad and surprised at Winston's return to office. It shows that he was built for success that he should have declined to withdraw and sulk over a superficial failure.

After that he turned to the question of invading England. Hitler said that during the previous year he could not afford to risk a possible failure apart from that, he had not wished to provoke the British, as he hoped to arrange peace talks.

There's tons of creative people in television that have one failure after another, and they just step up higher. I could never get over that. When I had a failure, there was no such thing as just getting over it.

It is commonly said that a teacher fails if he has not been surpassed by his students. There has been no failure on our part in this regard considering how far they have gone.

Ken Lay has, does and will continue to accept responsibility for the fall of Enron. He was the man at the controls. But failure is not a crime.

I think the greatest taboos in America are faith and failure.

Success and failure are greatly overrated. But failure gives you a whole lot more to talk about.

Don't take too much comfort in the fact that you're successful today because tomorrow could bring failure. There's no surety in life.

It really is impossible not to like him. His success was his failure.

Persistent people begin their success where others end in failure.

Failure is not fatal victory is not success.

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

The Soviet Union did not achieve victory over the West, so was my information inadequate to help them to victory, or did it play no particular role in their failure to achieve victory?

It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all - in which case, you fail by default.

Ultimately, we all have to decide for ourselves what constitutes failure. But the world is quite eager to give you a set of criteria if you let it.

It's not easy, but if you accept your misfortune and handle it right, your perceived failure can become a catalyst for profound reinvention.

The chief trick to making good mistakes is not to hide them ” especially not from yourself.

We read the world wrong and say that it deceives us.

Mishaps are like knives, that either serve us or cut us, as we grasp them by the blade or the handle.

Ninety-nine percent of the failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses.

It is your own bad strategies, not the unfair opponent, that are to blame for your failures. You are responsible for the good and bad in your life.

Keep your head up in failure, and your head down in success.

An action committed in anger, is an action doomed to failure.

What would you be glad you did - even if you failed?

People who have the ability to fail in public under their own names actually gain a lot of power.

It is wise to keep in mind that neither success nor failure is ever final.

Truth is truly known only to those who suffer, lose, endure adversity and stumble from defeat to defeat.

Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent.

If you experiment a lot you will fail often but at the same time your odds of success will also increase. Success and failure go hand in hand; they are not mutually exclusive. Learn to look at success and failure as gradations on a continuum, not as binary opposites.

Just because you failed doesn't mean you can't succeed. We all fail. Mentally resilient people realize that its not failure that defines your identity but how you respond.

Once we realize that imperfect understanding is the human condition there is no shame in being wrong, only in failing to correct our mistakes.

Mistakes and failures are precisely your means of education. They tell you about your own inadequacies.

Blame is not for failure. It is for failing to help or ask for help.

Failure is nothing more than learning how to win.

There's meaning in every failure. Find it.

I've come to realize that all my past failures and frustrations were actually laying the foundation for the understanding that have created the new level of living I now enjoy.

You've got to experience failure to understand that you can survive it.

Always remember that failure is an event, not a person.

If I had to live my life again, I'd make the same mistakes, only sooner.

Bad times have a scientific value. These are occasions a good learner would not miss.

With a hint of good judgment, to fear nothing, not failure or suffering or even death, indicates that you value life the most. You live to the extreme; you push limits; you spend your time building legacies. Those do not die.

The trick is to take advantage of the particular details of the mess you've made, so that your next attempt will be informed by it and not just another blind stab in the dark.

Happiness needs sadness. Success needs failure. Benevolence needs evil. Love needs hatred. Victory needs defeat. Pleasure needs pain.

You must experience and accept the extremes because if the contrast is lost, you lose appreciation; and when you lose appreciation you lose the value of everything.

There is no disgrace in honest failure; there is disgrace in fearing to fail. What is past is useful only as it suggests ways and means for progress.

If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. Then quit. There's no point in being a damn fool about it.

To fail is to give up. But you are in the midst of a moving process. Nothing fails then. All goes on. Work is done. If good, you learn from it. If bad, you learn even more.

Mistakes aren't a necessary evil. They aren't evil at all. They are an inevitable consequence of doing something new .

If you aren't experiencing failure, then you are making a far worse mistake: You are being driven by the desire to avoid it.

The attempt to avoid failure makes failure more likely.

Mistakes are proof that you are trying.

Age wrinkles the body. Quitting wrinkles the soul.

There are no failures, just experiences and your reactions to them.

Do not be embarrassed by your failures, learn from them and start again.

You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing that we call 'failure' is not the falling down, but the staying down.

The difference between average people and achieving people is their perception of and response to failure.

Failure does not mean that you'll never get what you want, sometimes failure means that you have to fight harder for something better.

Failure is a state of mind. It's like one of those sand traps an ant lion digs. You keep sliding back. Takes one hell of a jump to get out of it.

I thank God for my failures. Maybe not at the time but after some reflection.

If you want something you can have it, but only if you want everything that goes with it, including all the hard work and the despair, and only if you're willing to risk failure.

How we deal with tragedy defines who we are. I used to be terrible at it. Beyond terrible. You are not going to let this deflate you. You are going to pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and we will figure out what the next step is.

Failure at some point in your life is inevitable, but giving up is unforgivable.

What is the point of being alive if you don't at least try to do something remarkable?

Giving up is the only sure way to fail.

You've got to get to the stage in life where going for it is more important than winning or losing.

Our business in life is not to succeed, but to continue to fail in good spirits.

Failures, repeated failures, are finger posts on the road to achievement. One fails forward toward success.

The majority of men meet with failure because of their lack of persistence in creating new plans to take the place of those which fail.

I feel there's an existential angst among young people. I didn't have that. They see enormous mountains, where I only saw one little hill to climb.

If you don't try at anything you can't fail... it takes back bone to lead the life you want.

It's not how far you fall, but how high you bounce that counts.

Failure is not a bug of learning, it's the feature.

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

Turn pain into progress. To be wrong as fast as you can is to sign up for aggressive, rapid learning.

Just because you fail once doesn't mean you're gonna fail at everything.

If you are afraid to learn from your mistakes, you will more than likely keep repeating them.

Learning to fail well means learning to understand your mistakes, because unless you know what went wrong, you may do the wrong things to correct it.

Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end. Failure is something we can avoid only by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.

When you enter a mindset, you enter a new world. In one world success is about proving you're smart or talented. Validating yourself. In the other (the world of changing qualities) it's about stretching yourself to learn something new. Developing yourself.

We pay a heavy price for our fear of failure. It is a powerful obstacle to growth. It assures the progressive narrowing of the personality and prevents exploration and experimentation.

Most things break, including hearts. The lessons of life amount not to wisdom, but to scar tissue and callus.

One makes mistakes; that is life. But it is never a mistake to have loved.

If you want to increase your success rate, double your failure rate.

My best successes came on the heels of failures.

It's failure that gives you the proper perspective on success.

Sometimes when things are falling apart, they may actually be falling into place.

Try again. Fail again. Fail better.

All my successes have been built on my failures.

Anyone who attempts is not a failure.

No man is defeated without until he has first been defeated within.

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

Make new mistakes. Make glorious, amazing mistakes. Make mistakes nobody's ever made before.

Losers quit when they fail. Winners fail until they succeed.

Failure is simply an opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.

Mistakes are the portals of discovery.

Don't worry about failures, worry about the chances you miss when you don't even try.

You should become a connoisseur of your own mistakes, turning them over in your mind as if they were works of art, which in a way they are.

Failure is an attitude, not an outcome.

In any case, you must not confuse a single failure with a final defeat.

Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I built my life.

Success depends upon previous preparation, and without such preparation there is sure to be failure.

Negative results are just what I want. They're just as valuable to me as positive results. I can never find the thing that does the job best until I find the ones that don't.

There is no such thing as failure, only results.

Don't think of it as failure. Think of it as time-released success.

Sport and life is about losing. It's about understanding how to lose.

Failure is unimportant. It takes courage to make a fool of yourself.

Success is usually the culmination of controlling failure.

Sometimes life's going to hit you in the head with a brick. Don't lose faith.

You have to be able to accept failure to get better.

Failure is an importance part of your growth... Don't be afraid to fail.

In a world that's changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is to not taking risks.

If you set your goals ridiculously high and it's a failure, you will fail above everyone else's success.

It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.

My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.

Victory has a hundred fathers, but failure is an orphan.

When you fail to prepare, you're preparing to fail.

Science, my lad, is made up of mistakes, but they are mistakes which it is useful to make, because they lead little by little to the truth.

Please know that I am aware of the hazards. I want to do it because I want to do it. Women must try to do things as men have tried. When they fail, their failure must be a challenge to others.

We are all full of weakness and errors; let us mutually pardon each other our follies.

The only failures are those who fail to try.

Without failure there is no achievement.

You always pass failure on the way to success.

Apprentice yourself in failure.

It's not failure, it's unfinished success.

Attitude is the essence of failure or success.

Key to failure: Trying to please everyone.

Jayalalitha has turned out to be a failure as chief minister.

The human spirit is so resilient, and failure teaches you so much.

I am far more comfortable with failure than I ever will be with success.

Our failure as a society to properly acknowledge and confront the psychological, social, and political effects of white privilege has perpetuated racial inequality and race-based political resentments.

Failure's a marker of success in its own right because you went out and tried something... If you really don't want to fail, go find a comfortable chair and stay there. Just don't go out and do anything.

The failure of Obamacare, I think, rests solely on the shoulders of Democrats. They created the program. They pushed it through. They made this legislation happen, and they need to own the failure of it.

Every film, regardless of being a success or a failure or anything in between, teaches you something. You might not sometimes realise what it taught you, but down the line, there would be a lesson in it.

When you hold things back, when you don't commit completely to your ideas and trust completely in your own instincts, you are guaranteeing your own failure - even if you end up having commercial success.

Demarcation disputes between supervisor and student are always difficult, probably impossible to resolve... it is the supervisor who has the final responsibility for the success or failure of the project.

My failures may be my greatest successes. It is in failure that I have often drawn closer to God, learn to depend more on Him than myself, gained self-knowledge, and seen things in their right perspective.

In most parts of the world, starting a company that goes bust is dubbed a 'failure.' In Silicon Valley, we call this 'gaining experience.' We are willing to take the risks that are inherent for innovation.

I emphasize that virtually every engineering calculation is ultimately a failure calculation, because without a failure criterion against which to measure the calculated result, it is a meaningless number.

Your failure to enjoy a highly rated novel doesn't mean you're dim - you may find that Graham Greene is more to your taste, or Stephen Hawking or Iris Murdoch or Ian Rankin. Dickens, Stephen King, whoever.

Poverty is about people lacking the tools they need to get on in life. And solving it is about tackling educational failure, antisocial behaviour, debt problems and addiction, and of course it's about work.

President Obama's astonishing failure to secure an orderly transition in Iraq has unnecessarily put at risk the victories that were won through the blood and sacrifice of thousands of American men and women.

I felt a failure because I couldn't sustain myself from what I earned from my writing. My day jobs were what mattered, and it was hard to even get those because universities wouldn't hire me as a real writer.

What I try to get physically healthy people to understand is that they're going to die someday. There is no way out. And dying isn't failure, but not living is, so make use of your time. Don't keeping waiting.

In my memoir, I admit that I've been as fearful of success as of failure. In fact, when 'Passages' was published, I so dreaded bad reviews that I ran away to Italy with a girlfriend and our children to hide out.

The only TV I would be interested in exploring would be live television. There's no substitute for a team of artists performing at their peak live when failure is possible. It's a high-wire act. That excites me.

My father was a dreamer - my hero. He was a smart, tough guy from Poland, a cutter of lady's handbags, an old socialist-unionist who always considered himself a failure. His big line was: 'Don't end up like me.'

Being a lifelong athlete, I am a firm believer that I am who I am today because of sports. Not only did it give me structure and a solid foundation, but it gave me a sense of failure and how to overcome failure.

When you learn to keep fighting in the face of potential failure, it gives you a larger skill set to do what you want to do in life. It gives you vision. But you can't acquire it if you're afraid of keeping score.

George Orwell's science-fiction classic 'Nineteen Eighty-Four' wasn't a failure because the future it predicted failed to come to pass. Rather, it was a resounding success because it helped us prevent that future.

It's the failure of my debut film which made me an actor, which made me want to succeed in the industry. But that doesn't mean I regret whatever choices I've made over the years. No, not even 'Kaiyethum Doorathu!'

My time at Real Madrid wasn't a failure. I played 120 matches, I scored 28 goals, and I played an average of 30 games a season. What's more, I won three trophies: La Liga, a Copa del Rey, and a Supercopa de Espana.

Regard every suggestion that your life may be a failure, that you are not made like those who succeed, and that success is not for you, as a traitor, and expel it from your mind as you would a thief from your house.

Learning to accept failure on multiple levels is, to my way of thinking, the key to become a world-class therapist. But that means humility, and setting your ego aside, while you develop superb new technical skills.

Solyndra's failure isn't a reason for the government to give up on alternative energy, any more than the failure of Pets.com during the Internet bubble means that venture capital should steer clear of tech projects.

It's impossible for a Democrat to be a failure. It's impossible for a Democrat to be a reprobate. It's impossible for a Democrat to be a mess. It just isn't possible, as far as the mind-set of the media is concerned.

Inability to make decisions is one of the principal reasons executives fail. Deficiency in decision-making ranks much higher than lack of specific knowledge or technical know-how as an indicator of leadership failure.

Part of being a man is learning to take responsibility for your successes and for your failures. You can't go blaming others or being jealous. Seeing somebody else's success as your failure is a cancerous way to live.

I looked long and carefully at the picture of a stag painted by Landseer - the style was good, and the brush was handled with fine effect; but he fails in copying Nature, without which the best work will be a failure.

My biggest fear is doing the same things 10 years from now. That would be a failure. It's something you have to constantly reassess, and asking yourself what you are going to do next makes it a good, long full journey.

I always talk about, like, with end-of-game situations, making and missing big shots, I know I can shoulder that. I can live with having the success of the playoffs and having a huge failure. I know I can deal with it.

Vinod Khosla is best known for shunning convention and taking massive risks on companies he calls 'black swans' -companies with a near-complete chance of failure. But, if they succeed, the world will be forever changed.

By the time I was a young man, I lived with two deep struggles: I longed to become a cricketer, and I performed miserably in school. Cricket and tennis were all that I lived for. In India, this was a formula for failure.

The success, or failure, of a CEO to implement AI throughout the organization will depend on them hiring a leader to build an organization to do this. In some companies, CIOs or chief data officers are playing this role.

At some point, most of us reach a place where we're afraid to fail, where we instinctively avoid failure and stick only to what is placed in front of us or only what we're already good at. This confines us and stifles us.

Wherever there's an all-encompassing 'always,' 'all' or 'never' in your life, it's a sign that your mischievous subconscious is setting you up for failure by consistently leading you back toward these repeat performances.

I grew and learned, journeyed and understood, that someone who is afraid of failing won't get anywhere, and someone who dares to do it runs the risk of failure if they don't learn, correct their mistakes, and get back up.

I do public appearances. I'm bluff, hearty, goofy. I wear loud clothes, and I read the funny bits. I occasionally get taken to task for one thing or another, and I acknowledge my fault, my flaw, my failure, and I move on.

The worst time was 1983. Love and life and everything went wrong. I reached absolute rock bottom. I saw the Minotaur at the bottom of the abyss. I learnt of the harshness of the world and its impartiality to human failure.

Delivering a successful presentation could mean landing a major new contract, better prices for your services, or getting the funding you need. Failure can mean lost customers and a business that never gets off the ground.

My biggest failure was trying to start and run a music label. The music industry was dying, and I wasn't ready to help other people the way that they needed to be helped. I was trying to, and I was stifling myself with it.

Given the extent of the exposures of major banks around the world to A.I.G., and in light of the extreme fragility of the system, there was a significant risk that A.I.G.'s failure could have sparked a global banking panic.

Your ability to adapt to failure, and navigate your way out of it, absolutely 100 percent makes you who you are.

People think when you have a, quote, 'bank failure,' that that is the end of the bank. And it isn't necessarily.

The Prince interview was a failure. Huge, but most memorable 'cause he didn't say anything.

You don't go into anything contemplating failure, because if you did, you wouldn't make it.

I really do think that putting expectations on a holiday is setting yourself up for failure.

I don't lose any sleep at night over the potential for failure. I cannot even spell the word.