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My great concern is not whether you have failed,
but whether you are content with your failure.
- Abraham Lincoln

Related topics: Motivational Success

I have not failed.
I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.
- Thomas Edison

In war as in life, it is often necessary
when some cherished scheme has failed,
to take up the best alternative open,
and if so, it is folly not to work for it with all your might.
- Winston Churchill

Stop holding on to the past.
Release your regrets about whatever you may have done
or failed to do that turned out poorly.
Forgive others for whatever they may have done
or failed to do that cause you harm.
Declare today to be a new beginning.
Let go of the past and move on with creating
a joyful new future for yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

 

God is not what you imagine
or what you think you understand.
If you understand you have failed.
- Saint Augustine

Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams.
Think not about your frustrations,
but about your unfulfilled potential.
Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in,
but with what it is still possible for you to do.
- Pope John XXIII

In case you failed to notice,
in case you failed to see,
this is my heart,
bleeding before you,
this is me down on my knees.
- Jewel

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There is a secret wisdom-of-the-ages
that holds the key to breaking our
cycle of self-imposed suffering.
The secret wisdom is, "Life is not supposed to be fair."
This is not sad news. This is GLORIOUS news!
Life is not broken. Nothing is wrong.
God has not failed, died, or gone on vacation.
The world is working perfectly. We just misunderstood.
Somewhere along the way, someone got the idea that
life was "supposed" to be "fair,"
and all the trouble started -
expectation, disappointment, resentment, anger -
a whole cycle of suffering that began
with the belief that life is "supposed" to be "fair."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I've failed over and over and over again in my life
and that is why I succeed.
- Michael Jordan

I'm more comfortable with whatever's wrong with me
than my father was whenever he felt he failed or didn't
measure up to the standard he set.
- John Malkovich

The unpredictable and irregular happenings
of life's cycles are an inherent part of their nature.
There are droughts and heat waves, injuries occur.
The lion eats the zebra -
one is nourished, one dies - neither failed.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

All of us failed to match our dreams of perfection.
So I rate us on the basis of our splendid failure to do the impossible.
- William Faulkner

As a rule, software systems do not work well until they have been used,
and have failed repeatedly, in real applications.
- Dave Parnas

I failed to make the chess team because of my height.
- Woody Allen

There's nothing wrong with failing if you learn from it,
and I've failed out here plenty.
- Trent Dilfer

Mission accomplished? The mission in Iraq,
as laid out by President Bush and Vice President Cheney,
has failed.
- Robert Byrd

The voluntary approach to corporate social responsibility
has failed in many cases.
- David Suzuki

Most governments in Latin America have failed to recognize
the rights of indigenous people and their right to
their own traditional territories.
- Bianca Jagger

So long as we have failed to eliminate any of the causes of human despair,
we do not have the right to try to eliminate those
means by which man tries to cleanse himself of despair.
- Antonin Artaud

In early church polemics, Jews are deemed no longer
worthy of their own Scriptures because they have failed
to accept Christ as the Messiah.
- Jack Schwartz

You will find that the woman who is really kind to
dogs is always one who has failed to inspire sympathy in men.
- Max Beerbohm

I think there were early critics who wanted us to change
the world because the Sex Pistols failed.
- Michael Stipe

The test is to recognize the mistake,
admit it and correct it.
To have tried to do something and failed is vastly
better than to have tried to do nothing and succeeded.
- Dale Turner

If you feel you have both feet planted on level ground,
then the university has failed you.
- Robert F. Goheen

Negro banks, as a rule, have failed because the people,
taught that their own pioneers in business cannot function in this sphere,
withdrew their deposits.
- Carter G. Woodson

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

This president failed so miserably in diplomacy that
we are now forced to war.
- Tom Daschle

Hatred, which could destroy so much,
never failed to destroy the man who hated,
and this was an immutable law.
- James A. Baldwin

I've been a strong financial and political supporter of,
first, President Bush Sr. when he was running for president,
and even when he ran for president a time or two and failed.
- Kenneth Lay

Modernity, the child of the Enlightenment,
failed when it became apparent that the good society
cannot be achieved by unaided reason.
- Robert Bork

My dad was in the Army and we traveled all over the
place and I never failed to win first prize.
- Randy Gardner

I tried to start a theatre in LA and failed miserably,
but I was probably not meant to raise money.
- Beth Henley

I never failed to convince an audience that the best
thing they could do was to go away.
- Thomas Love Peacock

There was no indication of panic.
The broken files marched back in steady step.
The effort was nobly made and failed from the blows
that could not be fended.
- James Longstreet

Many a man has finally succeeded only because he has
failed after repeated efforts.
If he had never met defeat he would never have known any great victory.
- Orison Swett Marden

George Tenet has been the director of central intelligence since 1997,
time enough to have changed the Agency's culture.
He has failed.
He should go.
- Richard Perle

I was a little lacking in vision as mayor -
I failed to understand the significance that housing
and the revitalization of housing means for a city.
- Henry Cisneros

Working hard is great, being lazy sometimes is great,
but failed potential is the worst.
- Campbell Scott

For too long the world has failed to recognise that
the Olympic Games and the Olympic Movement are about
fine athletics and fine art.
- Avery Brundage

The fact is, Bush's war policy has failed.
It's failed!
Who better to say so than Jack Murtha?
- Rahm Emanuel

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

I mean, I'm 48 years old and I've been through a lot in my life -
you know,
loss, whether it be death, illness, separation.
I mean, the failed expectations...
We all have dreams.
- Annie Lennox

I think the main reason my marriages failed is that
I always loved too well but never wisely.
- Ava Gardner

Children have never been very good at listening to their elders,
but they have never failed to imitate them.
- James A. Baldwin

I followed my heart and figured that if I tried and failed,
at least I'd know that I tried.
- Michelle Branch

If we had failed to pursue the facts as far as they led,
we would have denied the public any knowledge of an
unprecedented scheme of political surveillance and sabotage.
- Katharine Graham

During the summer, Screen Gems launched the New Monkees,
which miserably failed I understand.
I never saw it.
- Davy Jones

A man's life is interesting primarily when he has failed -
I well know.
For it's a sign that he tried to surpass himself.
- Georges Clemenceau

My first plan of escape having failed,
I now determined upon another.
- Buffalo Bill

War should never be entered upon until every agency of peace has failed.
- William McKinley

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.
- S. I. Hayakawa

Once again, we see the Bush administration paying for
its failed policies by cutting funds to vital public
services and jeopardizing more American jobs.
- Corrine Brown

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

The only thing Google has failed to do,
so far, is fail.
- John Battelle

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

Let us face it, the U.N.
has failed.
It has failed in its mission to promote world peace.
- Ginny B. Waite

One can't doubt that the American objective in Iraq has failed -
different plans have to be made.
And the kernel here is the acknowledgement of defeat.
- William F. Buckley, Jr.

I was only the servant of my country and had I, at any moment,
failed to express her unflinching resolve to fight and conquer,
I should at once have been rightly cast aside.
- Winston Churchill

I quit being afraid when my first venture failed and
the sky didn't fall down.
- Allen Neuharth

My success was due to good luck, hard work,
and support and advice from friends and mentors.
But most importantly, it depended on me to keep trying after I had failed.
- Mark Warner

All legislative experiments in the way of making forcible
distribution of the wealth produced in any country have failed.
- Leland Stanford

It is pretty hard to tell what does bring happiness;
poverty and wealth have both failed.
- Kin Hubbard

In their greatest hour of need, the world failed the people of Rwanda.
- Kofi Annan

I failed to fulfill what should have been an interesting role.
I couldn't take their formula and bring what I had,
my humor, my ideas, and make it my own.
- Dianne Wiest

So, it didn't do well.
But now when I talk to kids who are first seeing it,
they're surprised to hear the movie failed at the box office.
Sometimes that's what happens.
- David Zucker

The reality is that we have missed a lot of opportunities
in Iraq because of a failed policy.
- Marty Meehan

The savage repression of blacks, which can be estimated
by reading the obituary columns of the nation's dailies,
Fred Hampton, etc., has not failed to register on the black inmates.
- George Jackson

Unfortunately a Constitutional amendment that would
have empowered Congress to make desecration of the
United States flag illegal failed to pass by one vote.
- Kenny Marchant

General Lee, this is no place for you.
These men behind you are Georgians and Virginians.
They have never failed you and will not fail you here.
Will you boys?
- John Brown Gordon

The worst...
was what the Pakistani soldiers did to the Bengali
women after their failed rebellion.
- Iris Chang

In the spirit of science, there really is no such thing
as a "failed experiment."
Any test that yields valid data is a valid test.
- Adam Savage


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