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To be ready to fail is to be prepared for success. ...
by Jose Bergamin

To be ready to fail is to be prepared for success.
- Jose Bergamin

The novel is born of disillusionment;
the poem,
of despair.
- Jose Bergamin

Sensuality without love is a sin; love without sensuality is worse than a sin.
- Jose Bergamin

The first condition for making music is not to make a noise.
- Jose Bergamin

 

Who learns most from a good book is the author.
- Jose Bergamin

In French literature, you can choose a la carte;
in Spanish literature,
there is only the set meal.
- Jose Bergamin

Better than succeeding little by little is failing at one go.
- Jose Bergamin

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To be thirsty and to drink water is the perfection
of sensuality rarely achieved.
Sometimes you drink water; other times you are thirsty.
- Jose Bergamin

A belief which leaves no place for doubt is not a belief;
it is a superstition.
- Jose Bergamin

To light one candle to God and another to the Devil
is the principle of wisdom.
- Jose Bergamin

Happiness is always a coincidence.
- Jose Bergamin

The most original sin is not the thinker's but the poet's.
- Jose Bergamin

True art tries not to attract attention in order to be noticed.
- Jose Bergamin

A reformer knows neither how to do nor to undo.
- Jose Bergamin

Man is a question; woman is an answer.
The mistake women make today is to offer themselves
as answers before being questioned.
- Jose Bergamin

Theology is the logic of the Devil.
- Jose Bergamin

The man who gets drunk in peacetime is a coward.
The man who gets drunk in wartime goes on being a coward.
- Jose Bergamin

A woman who does not become the slave of just one man
becomes the slave of all men.
- Jose Bergamin

When there is nothing to fear is the time to begin fearing everything.
- Jose Bergamin

There are those who dance to the rhythm that is played to them,
those who only dance to their own rhythm,
and those who don't dance at all.
- Jose Bergamin

Effort and result are never simultaneous.
In art, only the result counts.
- Jose Bergamin

Pride in a man is confused with dignity;
in a woman,
with self-love.
- Jose Bergamin

A piece of advice always contains an implicit threat,
just as a threat always contains an implicit piece of advice.
- Jose Bergamin

A German immersed in any civilization different from
his own loses a weight equivalent in volume to the
amount of intelligence he displaces.
- Jose Bergamin

An ignorance of Marx is as frequent among Marxists
as an ignorance of Christ is among Catholics.
- Jose Bergamin

Only one thing has to matter for everything to matter.
- Jose Bergamin

To sin offers repentance and forgiveness;
not to sin offers only punishment.
- Jose Bergamin

You can say the opposite of something you've said but
you can't do the opposite of something you've done.
- Jose Bergamin

There are no good or bad habits.
All habits are, by definition, bad.
- Jose Bergamin

True solidarity is only possible among the solitary.
- Jose Bergamin

It may be impossible to have a revolution without crimes
but that does not make revolution a crime.
- Jose Bergamin

Try not to turn your life into a race,
least of all an obstacle race.
- Jose Bergamin

Do we have to talk in order to agree or agree in order to talk?
- Jose Bergamin

If you really believe music is dangerous,
you should let it go in one ear and out the other.
- Jose Bergamin

You can hesitate before deciding, but not once the decision is made.
- Jose Bergamin

We say of an animal that it is intelligent,
and we say the same thing of a woman;
but in neither case is it usually appropriate,
clearly for very different reasons.
- Jose Bergamin

The man who spends all his time looking up to heaven is not always the best;
in fact,
he is usually the worst.
- Jose Bergamin

The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready
for his opportunity when it comes.
- Benjamin Disraeli

If we will be quiet and ready enough,
we shall find compensation in every disappointment.
- Henry David Thoreau

We never see what we are not ready to see.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.
- Buddhist Proverb

The man who goes alone can start today;
but he who travels with another
must wait till that other is ready.
- Henry David Thoreau

When life is too easy for us, we must beware
or we may not be ready to meet the blows
which sooner or later come to everyone, rich or poor.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

I am ready and willing to seize the opportunities life offers.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When I am getting ready to reason with a man,
I spend one-third of my time thinking about myself
and what I am going to say
and two-thirds about him and what he is going to say.
- Abraham Lincoln

I have ready access to a power beyond my wildest imagination.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Happiness is not something ready made.
It comes from your own actions.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

We must be ready to learn from one another,
not claiming that we alone possess all truth
and that somehow we have a corner on God.
- Archbishop Desmond Tutu

It's one of life's great paradoxes ...
Accepting with gratitude whatever life throws at us
is critical to happiness.
Yet without a goal and commitment, life lose much of its value.
The best we can do in the face of this paradox
is to play to win, but be cheerful in defeat
and ready to play again.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We are always getting ready to live but never living.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I quit high school on my birthday.
It was my senior year and I didn't see the point.
This was 1962, and I was ready to make music.
- Barry White

People - not just in their teenage years -
hold on to this fantasy of love when they're not ready
to have a real relationship.
- Keri Russell

One secret of success in life is for a man to be ready
for his opportunity when it comes.
- Benjamin Disraeli

Personally, I'm always ready to learn,
although I do not always like being taught.
- Winston Churchill

Everyone has an opinion on many subjects
and is ready to share those opinions -
labeling them as "truth."
Sometimes it is relatively easy
to filter out these opinions.
Upon hearing an ad for the latest
weight-loss powder on late-night TV,
our skepticism leaps to our defense.
However, if we have heard the same opinion for years
from our parents, friends,
government officials, or religious leaders,
we are more likely to believe without questioning
than to raise our filter of skepticism
and ask the hard questions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Except in cases of necessity, which are rare,
leave your friend to learn
unpleasant things from his enemies;
they are ready enough to tell them.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

When I'm ready, I plan to adopt.
I still believe in family.
- LaToya Jackson

I am always ready to learn
although I do not always like being taught.
- Winston Churchill

Marriage is a great institution, but I'm not ready for an institution.
- Mae West

Marriage is a fine institution -
but I'm not ready for an institution yet.
- Mae West

If we wish to make a new world we have the material ready.
The first one, too, was made out of chaos.
- Robert Quillen

I've given it my all.
I've done my best.
Now, I'm ready with my family to begin the next phase of our lives.
- Richard M. Daley

We all know how powerful the web can be for raising political money.
Well, if you're game, the Duke Cunningham Legal Defense
Fund is apparently ready to accept your donation.
- Joshua Micah Marshall

We shouldn't have got married, really.
Shouldn't have got married.
Too young.
Not ready for it.
- Roger McGough

Injustice boils in men's hearts as does steel in its cauldron,
ready to pour forth, white hot, in the fullness of time.
- Mother Jones

When I'm about ready to press the cable release on the View camera,
I've tried to anticipate some of the challenges I'm
going to encounter in the darkroom.
- John Sexton

Until this movie I have played a boxer,
a cowboy, a knight, a prince, an elf and a pirate.
I am so glad to have done all of that already,
and am ready for this phase of my career.
- Orlando Bloom

God grants liberty only to those who love it,
and are always ready to guard and defend it.
- Daniel Webster

One of the great lessons the fall of the leaf teaches,
is this: do your work well and then be ready to depart when God shall call.
- Tryon Edwards

As a rule, we find what we look for;
we achieve what we get ready for.
- James Cash Penney

Basically it starts with four months of training,
just basic stretching, kicking and punching.
Then you come to the choreography and getting ready
to put the dance together.
- Keanu Reeves


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