Failure Quotes (610)

Quotes and citations about failure


Belief in the supernatural reflects a failure of the imagination.

By : Edward Abbey

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

By : Alvin Adams

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

By : Maude Adams

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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.

By : Maude Adams

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Don't be afraid of failure

By : Maude Adams

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

By : Scott Adams

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The only risk of failure is promotion.

By : Scott Adams

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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.

By : Alfred Adler

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

By : Amos Bronson Alcott

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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.

By : Rodney Alexander

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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.

By : George Allen

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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.

By : James Allen

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They who have conquered doubt and fear have conquered failure.

By : James Allen

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He who has conquered doubt and fear has conquered failure.

By : James Lane Allen

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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.

By : Richard V. Allen

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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?

By : Aldrich Ames

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

By : Keren Ann

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Failure is impossible.

By : Susan B. Anthony

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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.

By : Karen Armstrong

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

By : Desi Arnaz

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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.

By : Mary Kay Ash

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

By : Paddy Ashdown

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

By : Margaret Atwood

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

By : Kevyn Aucoin

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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.

By : Irving Babbitt

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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.

By : Thomas Babington

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

By : Roger Babson

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

By : Roger Babson

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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.

By : Edward Bach

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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.

By : Michael Baden

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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.

By : Tom Baker

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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.

By : James A. Baldwin

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

By : James M. Baldwin

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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.

By : Lucille Ball

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

By : Toni Cade Bambara

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

By : Joseph Barbera

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

By : J. M. Barrie

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

By : James M. Barrie

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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.

By : Chuck Barris

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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.

By : Ethel Barrymore

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