Failure Quotes (610)

Quotes and citations about failure

Belief in the supernatural reflects a failure of the imagination... view

By: Edward Abbey

Humanitarian missions are little different from any other public enterprise, diplomacy included, which is susceptible of misinterpretation by the public, hence ultimately of failure... view

By: Alvin Adams

When I was about 15... I made my first attempt as a leading lady, and was, of course, a complete failure... view

By: Maude Adams

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... view

By: Maude Adams

Don't be afraid of failure.. view

By: Maude Adams

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

By: Scott Adams

The only risk of failure is promotion... view

By: Scott Adams

No experience is a cause of success or failure. We do not suffer from the shock of our experiences, so-called trauma - but we make out of them just what suits our purposes... view

By: Alfred Adler

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

By: Amos Bronson Alcott

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... view

By: Rodney Alexander

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... view

By: George Allen

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... view

By: James Allen

They who have conquered doubt and fear have conquered failure... view

By: James Allen

He who has conquered doubt and fear has conquered failure... view

By: James Lane Allen

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... view

By: Richard V. Allen

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?.. view

By: Aldrich Ames

I think many experiences are bound to be failures, and sometimes I regret them before they even happen... view

By: Keren Ann

Failure is impossible... view

By: Susan B. Anthony

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... view

By: Karen Armstrong

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

By: Desi Arnaz

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... view

By: Mary Kay Ash

The greatest failure is that although we have created institutions, we have not created a civil society... view

By: Paddy Ashdown

A ratio of failures is built into the process of writing. The wastebasket has evolved for a reason... view

By: Margaret Atwood

I'd rather have huge success and huge failures than travel in the middle of the road... view

By: Kevyn Aucoin

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... view

By: Irving Babbitt

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... view

By: Thomas Babington

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

By: Roger Babson

It is wise to keep in mind that neither success nor failure is ever final... view

By: Roger Babson

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... view

By: Edward Bach

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... view

By: Michael Baden

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... view

By: Tom Baker

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... view

By: James A. Baldwin

Feeling is the consciousness of the resulting conditions - of success, failure, equilibrium, compromise or balance, in this continuous rivalry of ideas... view

By: James M. Baldwin

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... view

By: Lucille Ball

The dream is real, my friends. The failure to realize it is the only unreality... view

By: Toni Cade Bambara

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

By: Joseph Barbera

We are all failures at least, all the best of us are... view

By: J. M. Barrie

We are all of us failures, at least, the best of us are... view

By: James M. Barrie

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... view

By: Chuck Barris

Our achievements speak for themselves. What we have to keep track of are our failures, discouragements and doubts. We tend to forget the past difficulties, the many false starts, and the painful groping... view

By: Ethel Barrymore