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Persistence prevails when all else fails.
- Anonymous

Related topics: Motivational

When all else fails, try thinking.
- Anonymous

Goodness is the only investment that never fails.
- Henry David Thoreau

Many a man fails as an original thinker
simply because his memory is too good.
- Nietzsche

 

Love is patient, love is kind.
It does not envy, it does not boast,
It is not proud. It does not dishonor others,
It is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered,
It keeps no record of wrongs.
Love does not delight in evil
but rejoices with the truth.
It always protects, always trusts,
always hopes, always perseveres.
Love never fails.
- Corinthians 13:4-8 (NIV)

Choose to adopt the attitude toward failure that sports teams do.
In each game, one team succeeds and one fails.
Then the next week they both get out and play again.
Life is also a game - with some successes and some failures.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is pretty simple:
You do some stuff.
Most fails. Some works.
You do more of what works.
- Leonardo da Vinci

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A friend knows the song in my heart
and sings it to me when my memory fails.
- Donna Roberts

Thinking is what most people resort to after all else fails.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Outward judgment often fails, inward judgment never.
- Theodore Parker

When all else fails, complicate matters.
- Aaron Allston

When music fails to agree to the ear,
to soothe the ear and the heart and the senses,
then it has missed the point.
- Maria Callas

A mind at liberty to reflect on its own observations,
if it produce nothing useful to the world,
seldom fails of entertainment to itself.
- George Berkeley

It is common sense to take a method and try it.
If it fails, admit it frankly and try another.
But above all, try something.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

If Plan A fails, they could always revert to Plan A. - Mark Lawrenson

No individual has a vested right to a job when that
individual fails to perform adequately.
- James E. Rogers

Nothing lifts me out of a bad mood better than a hard workout on my treadmill.
It never fails.
Exercise is nothing short of a miracle.
- Cher

An age is called Dark not because the light fails to shine,
but because people refuse to see it.
- James A. Michener

Misdirected focus on paperwork, on procedures,
and on bureaucracy frustrates teachers and fails to
give children the education they need.
- Christopher Bond

We never really had any kind of a Christmas.
This is one part where my memory fails me completely.
- Frank McCourt

Aid can work where there is good governance,
and usually fails where governments are unable or unwilling
to commit aid to improve the lives of their people.
- Lee H. Hamilton

As one gets older, it happens that in the morning one
fails to remember the airplane trip to be taken in
a few hours or the lecture scheduled for the afternoon.
- Rudolf Arnheim

An inventor fails 999 times, and if he succeeds once,
he's in.
He treats his failures simply as practice shots.
- Charles Kettering

The nature of show business is people within the business
feel that if someone else fails,
they move up a notch.
- Tom Arnold

If any organism fails to fulfill its potentialities,
it becomes sick.
- William James

Nothing fails like success; nothing is so defeated
as yesterday's triumphant Cause.
- Phyllis McGinley

Whether a revolution succeeds or fails people of great
hearts will always be sacrificed to it.
- Heinrich Heine

Government loses its claim to legitimacy when it fails
to fulfill its obligations.
- Martin L. Gross

Take a method and try it.
If it fails, admit it frankly, and try another.
But by all means, try something.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

A fool often fails because he thinks what is difficult is easy.
- John Churton Collins

More can be learned from what works than from what fails.
- Rene Dubos

There is probably no oral society that fails to mark
the spatial distinction of left and right,
peculiar as this distinction may be.
- David Antin

If our American way of life fails the child,
it fails us all.
- Pearl S. Buck

Laziness is a secret ingredient that goes into failure.
But it's only kept a secret from the person who fails.
- Robert Half

Any knowledge that doesn't lead to new questions quickly dies out:
it fails to maintain the temperature required for sustaining life.
- Wislawa Szymborska

If all else fails, immortality can always be assured by spectacular error.
- John Kenneth Galbraith

He who risks and fails can be forgiven.
He who never risks and never fails is a failure in his whole being.
- Paul Tillich

No company fails in communist China,
because they're all partly owned by the government.
- Jim Bunning

The worst crime against working people is a company
which fails to operate at a profit.
- Samuel Gompers

I like to feel that all my best photographs had strong
personal visions and that a photograph that doesn't
have a personal vision or doesn't communicate emotion fails.
- Galen Rowell

If thy heart fails thee, climb not at all.
- Elizabeth I

You can construct the character of a man and his age
not only from what he does and says,
but from what he fails to say and do.
- Norman Douglas

It is the artist's business to create sunshine when the sun fails.
- Romain Rolland

It is not an arrogant government that chooses priorities,
it's an irresponsible government that fails to choose.
- Tony Blair

Sometimes one succeeds, sometimes one fails.
- Harold Bloom

Put you energy into music.
If it fails you, you can become an accountant or a dentist.
And then if you become a dentist or an accountant,
it's too late to become a musician afterwards.
- Peter Tork

If love does not know how to give and take without restrictions,
it is not love, but a transaction that never fails
to lay stress on a plus and a minus.
- Emma Goldman

There is hardly any activity, any enterprise,
which is started out with such tremendous hopes and expectations,
and yet which fails so regularly, as love.
- Erich Fromm

A prisoner of war is a man who tries to kill you and fails,
and then asks you not to kill him.
- Winston Churchill

Nothing succeeds, they say, like success.
And certainly nothing fails like failure.
- Margaret Drabble

Once you're a winner, you can give all sorts of reasons why you're a winner.
Of course, you could all those same reasons to explain why a show fails.
- James MacArthur

It is commonly said that a teacher fails if he has
not been surpassed by his students.
There has been no failure on our part in this regard
considering how far they have gone.
- Edmond H. Fischer

In war, when a commander becomes so bereft of reason
and perspective that he fails to understand the dependence
of arms on Divine guidance,
he no longer deserves victory.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

If all else fails, the character of a man can be recognized
by nothing so surely as by a jest which he takes badly.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

No man fails who does his best.
- Orison Swett Marden

If you hype something and it succeeds,
you're a genius - it wasn't a hype.
If you hype it and it fails, then it was just a hype.
- Neil Bogart

Any commander who fails to exceed his authority is
not of much use to his subordinates.
- Arleigh Burke

Drilling in ANWR fails to lower energy prices today
and sets no long term energy strategy for tomorrow.
- Dan Lipinski

All that a man achieves and all that he fails to achieve
is the direct result of his own thoughts.
- James Lane Allen

You know why there's a Second Amendment? In case the
government fails to follow the first one.
- Rush Limbaugh

Poetry had far better imply things than preach them directly...
in the open pulpit her voice grows hoarse and fails.
- F. L. Lucas

If all else fails, there's always print or web zines.
- Rudy Rucker

Likewise the leader of any state has to do the same,
he has to enforce Shariah firmly, for he will be held
in account later in the afterlife if he fails.
- Abu Bakar Bashir

High-level, big-deal publicity has a way of getting old for me,
but what never fails to thrill me is when I make personal appearances.
- Joseph Barbera

Religion fails if it cannot speak to men as they are.
- William Barclay

Happiness is the only sanction of life;
where happiness fails,
existence remains a mad and lamentable experiment.
- George Santayana

War is what happens when language fails.
- Margaret Atwood

Nothing fails like failure.
- Margaret Drabble

One fails forward toward success.
- Charles Kettering

I can accept failure, everyone fails at something.
But I can't accept not trying.
- Michael Jordan

When a man fails to see the truth of certain generally accepted views,
there is no law compelling him to provoke animosity
by announcing his dissent.
- George Henry Lewes


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