I had always assumed we had an unspoken understanding about these things: that she didn't really mean I was a failure, and I really meant I would try to respect her opinions more. But listening to Auntie Lin tonight reminds me once agian: My mother and I never really understood one another. We translated each other's meanings and I seemed to hear less than what was said, while my mother heard more. No doubt she told Auntie Lin I was going back to school to get a doctorate.
Independent women must expect more of themselves, since neither men nor other more conventionally domesticated women will hope for anything, or expect any result other than utter failure.
For it is the dawn that has come, as it has come for a thousand centuries, never failing.
History is repeating itself because the calls for military protection for the state media were not heeded. Cte d'Ivoire's state media have again fallen into the hands of the proponents of violence, and no time should be lost in taking energetic measures. The installations of RTI and RCI should be made secure or, failing that, they should be taken off the air.
When we set high expectations for people we usually get disappointed and set them up for failure, it is best to accept them as they are and encourage them to reach their full potential.
Death gives advance notice of his arrival to take you notice in the form of grey hair, falling teeth, failing vision, folding of the skin etc.
If the new American father feels bewildered and even defeated, let him take comfort from the fact that whatever he does in any fathering situation has a fifty percent chance of being right.
Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.
We are not keen to punish people, we are keen to solve the situation and we need to get the elections in place so that people can decide on who runs the country, ... If we find that we have sanctions in place, then we would see this as a failure.
His big failing is that he hasn't provided the Fed with a replicable method of re-creating Alan Greenspan. He hasn't left behind an institutional framework that will guide his successor.
The man without a chin, no stamina, dead man, broken man, whatever. On your way to the top, you always get some criticism. Criticism is a great motivation. Failure is not an option to me.
Given the huge nature (of the disaster), it is inevitable there would be areas of failure. There are a lot of areas we can look and say could have been done better. But if we look at the overall dimensions of the thing, we have to cut some people some slack.
Failure and success are not accidents, but the strictest justice.
I feel that the most important requirement in success is learning to overcome failure. You must learn to tolerate it, but never accept it.
Keep on beginning and failing. Each time you fail, start all over gain, and you will grow stronger until have accomplished a purpose - not the one you began with perhaps, but one you'll be glad to remember.
We have actually experienced in recent months a dramatic demonstration of an unprecedented intelligence failure, perhaps the most significant intelligence failure in the history of the United States.
By taking the necessary action at the right time, businesses can prevent themselves going the same way and bearing the brunt of another company's business failure.
The successful person makes a habit of doing what the failing person doesn't like to do.
You cannot learn anything from success, you only learn from failure.
But to me the bottom line is the more education you can give yourself, and the more preparation you can do, the less chance of failing.
Love is never defeated, and I could add, the history of Ireland proves it.
On this path effort never goes to waste, and there is no failure. Even a little effort toward spiritual awareness will protect you from the greatest fear.
Foreign aid is neither a failure nor a panacea. It is, instead, an important tool of American policy that can serve the interests of the United States and the world if wisely administered.
My story of success and failure is not just about music and being famous. It's about living and loving and trying to find purpose in this crazy world.
The failure of academic feminists to recognize difference as a crucial strength is a failure to reach beyond the first patriarchal lesson. In our world, divide and conquer must become define and empower.
It's doesn't hurt to speculate on bringing it to the U.S. market, but I don't think there's a chance they'll do it. I would put it in the failure camp. Commercially, financially, its didn't fulfill the hopes the company has had for it.
With engineering, I view this year's failure as next year's opportunity to try it again. Failures are not something to be avoided. You want to have them happen as quickly as you can so you can make progress rapidly.
If you try to do your best there is no failure.
Don't be afraid to fail. Don't waste energy trying to cover up failure. Learn from your failures and go on to the next challenge. It's OK to fail. If you're not failing, you're not growing.
They all testified to both the level of chaos, the failure of command leadership and lack of clarity of the rules.