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Fail Quotes

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Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
- Robert F. Kennedy

Related topics: Positive Motivational Success

When one door closes, another opens.
But often we look so long, so regretfully,
upon the closed door,
that we fail to see the one that is opened for us.
- Helen Keller

In order to succeed, you must first be willing to fail.
- Anonymous

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

 

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

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

Only aim to do your duty,
and mankind will give you credit where you fail.
- Thomas Jefferson

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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.
- Napoleon Hill

Men are born to succeed, not to fail.
- Henry David Thoreau

Every experiment, by multitudes or by individuals,
that has a sensual and selfish aim, will fail.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

You ARE what you do - and what you fail to do.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

More men fail through lack of purpose than lack of talent.
- Billy Sunday

Failing to plan is planning to fail.
- Anonymous

Failure to prepare is preparing to fail.
- John Wooden

A bend in the road is not the end of the road
unless you fail to make the turn.
- Anonymous

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.
- Lao Tzu

Act as if it were impossible to fail.
- Dorthea Brande

The probability that we may fail
in the struggle ought not to deter us
from the support of a cause we believe to be just.
- Abraham Lincoln

If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.
- Anonymous

All that is necessary to break the spell
of inertia and frustration is this:
Act as if it were impossible to fail.
- Dorthea Brande

Try again. Fail again. Fail better.
- Samuel Beckett

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

There may be times when we are powerless
to prevent injustice, but there must never
be a time when we fail to protest.
- Elie Wiesel

What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?
- Robert H. Schuller

Life is a process of becoming,
a combination of states we have to go through.
Where people fail is that they wish to elect a state
and remain in it. This is a kind of death.
- Anais Nin

If we fail to plan, we merely bob helplessly -
like a cork on the sea of life.
If we resist whatever life delivers to us,
we create untold misery for ourselves.
If we act with vision and commitment,
and then accept whatever Spirit provides,
we live a life of purpose and joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Pain is what the world inflicts upon us.
Suffering is our emotional reaction when we fail
to make the difficult conscious choice to choose Joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions.
All life is an experiment.
The more experiments you make the better.
What if they are a little coarse,
and you may get your coat soiled or torn?
What if you do fail, and get fairly rolled
in the dirt once or twice.
Up again, you shall never be so afraid of a tumble.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Can you achieve your goals?
You can't reach your goal if you haven't
defined your goals.
And you can't succeed if you don't try -
and then pick yourself up
and try again each time you fail.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Study nature, love nature,
stay close to nature. It will never fail you.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

Where words fail, music speaks.
- Hans Christian Andersen

The crops were planted, tended, and harvested -
now the ground lies fallow, awaiting the new planting.
Did the year fail? I think not.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

In order to succeed you must fail, so that you know
what not to do the next time.
- Anthony J. D'Angelo

When you fail you learn from the mistakes you made
and it motivates you to work even harder.
- Natalie Gulbis

Whenever I fail as a father or husband...
a toy and a diamond always works.
- Shahrukh Khan

It's not enough that I should succeed -
others should fail.
- David Merrick

Those that fail to learn from history
are doomed to repeat it.
- Winston Churchill

An artist cannot fail; it is a success to be one.
- Charles Horton Cooley

When I write software, I know that it will fail,
either due to my own mistake, or due to some other cause.
- Wietse Venema

What great thing would you attempt if you knew you could not fail?
- Robert H. Schuller

Our business in life is not to succeed,
but to continue to fail in good spirits.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

What is there to be afraid of? The worst thing that can happen is you fail.
So what? I failed at a lot of things.
My first record was horrible.
- John Mellencamp

In Japan, mothers insist on achievement and accomplishment
as a sign of love and respect.
Thus to fail places children in a highly shamed situation.
- Michael Lewis

I think a failed state is the responsibility of the
people who have made that state fail,
and those are generally the people of that country.
- Lakhdar Brahimi

For imagination sets the goal picture which our automatic mechanism works on.
We act, or fail to act, not because of will,
as is so commonly believed, but because of imagination.
- Maxwell Maltz

The main thing that endears the United Nations to member governments,
and so enables it to survive, is its proven capacity to fail,
and to be seen to fail.
- Conor Cruise O'Brien

Take pride in exactly what it is you do and remember
it's okay to fail as long as you don't give up.
- Dan O'Brien

There's nothing as exciting as a comeback -
seeing someone with dreams,
watching them fail, and then getting a second chance.
- Rachel Griffiths

We're giving our freedoms away.
The American experiment was about freedom.
Freedom to be stupid, freedom to fail,
freedom to succeed.
- Glenn Beck

It is not enough to succeed.
Others must fail.
- Gore Vidal

Men fail much oftener from want of perseverance than from want of talent.
- William Cobbett

If you know you are going to fail, then fail gloriously.
- Cate Blanchett

The weakness in the company is if we fail to execute.
- Kevin Rollins

I would rather lose in a cause that I know some day
will triumph than to triumph in a cause that I know some day will fail.
- Wendell L. Wilkie

I'd rather try and fail than not try at all,
as they say.
- Bobby Rahal

Many fail to realize this great recording industry
was built by so-called jazz artists.
And at the other end of the spectrum,
a base in European classical music as well.
- Ahmad Jamal

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

It was better, he thought, to fail in attempting exquisite
things than to succeed in the department of the utterly contemptible.
- Arthur Machen

Let us go forward in this battle fortified by conviction
that those who labour in the service of a great and
good cause will never fail.
- Owen Arthur

I've never been afraid to fail.
- Michael Jordan

I think that if my kids are completely convinced of
God's unfailing love for them,
whether they fail or not, they'll have confidence to persevere in life.
- Amy Grant

No one can fail to see that the power of the Church
among large numbers in many communities is today diminishing,
or has already ceased.
- Felix Adler

You fail only if you stop writing.
- Ray Bradbury

There are people out there who want me to fail,
who want Jude to fail, who want our relationship to fail.
- Sadie Frost

Whenever ideas fail, men invent words.
- Martin H. Fischer

Stupidity, outrage, vanity, cruelty,
iniquity,
bad faith, falsehood - we fail to see the whole array
when it is facing in the same direction as we.
- Jean Rostand

Half the pictures directed by men of reputation fail.
- Carroll O'Connor

Trial by jury.
Live wherever you can make a living.
How could a government based on such principles fail?
- Stephen Ambrose

Men do not fail; they give up trying.
- Elihu Root

I couldn't disappoint people.
I did not want to fail and exhaust myself,
because I was the kind of runner who trained so little
that I couldn't race again within another 10 days.
- Roger Bannister

I love marriage.
I failed at marriage, but I'd rather go into anything
with gusto and fail than go into it half-assed.
- Kirstie Alley


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