Failure Quotes (1508 Quotes)



    If you're the type of person who has to fulfill your dreams, you've gotta be resourceful to make sure you can do it. I came out to California when I was 21, thinking my New York credentials would take me all the way. I came back home a year later all dejected and a failure.

    In late 2003, Nokia started losing ground to its rivals after failing to gauge the popularity of folding phones and models with cameras and other new features. We put it down to the three Cs Nokia was weak in color, camera and clamshell, which were the three boom areas in 2003 and early 2004, ... It was quite a way behind the curve on those.


    Whether we own shares for the short-term or long-term, it's a red-herring issue that incompetent management uses to distract people from the real issues, ... In this case, the issue is that Ligand is beset by Robinson's and Maier's incompetence and failure.


    Where the suspect poses no immediate threat to the officer and no threat to others, the harm resulting from the failing to apprehend him does not justify the use of deadly force to do so.


    Katrina showed us the neglect of the government of the United States of America -- the failure of the state, the local, and the federal government. We charge America with criminal neglect.


    Success is that feeling that comes after overcoming a failure, you will not feel it as long as you are not failing, so be proud of your failures, they are the path to your success


    As I said there is nothing wrong with failing. Pick yourself up and try it again. You never are going to know how good you really are until you go out and face failure.


    Charter schools are public schools. Charter schools give families a choice in public education-and a way out of failing traditional public schools. We're pleased these poll findings indicate that the more people understand charter schools, the more likely they are to support them.

    Hopefully the lessons learned from our prior history of unsuccessful negotiations can provide a basis for this restart to take place in an atmosphere conducive to making more progress this time.


    To us, the high-resounding isms to which our contemporaries ask us to give our allegiance, now, in 1948, are all equally futile bound to be betrayed, defeated, and finally rejected by men at large, if containing anything really noble bound to enjoy, for the time being, some sort of noisy success if sufficiently vulgar, pretentious and soul-killing to appeal to the growing number of mechanically conditioned slaves that crawl about our planet, posing as free men all destined to prove, ultimately, of no avail.


    We give up on our dreams, because we doubt self and struggle with fear of shame and failure, which prevents us from attempting, what seems to be unreachable. They are destiny robbers and keep us tied down in our comfort zone. A comfort zone is a place where were safe, but it is also a place of no growth.

    Enthusiastic partisans of the idea of progress are in danger of failing to recognize. . . the immense riches accumulated by the human race. . . . By underrating the achievements of the past, they devalue all those which still remain to be accomplished.


    If the executioner goes, my package will never be made public. If he doesn't go, it will be made public exactly fifty years from the day the bill for a moratorium on capital punishment is defeated.


    I believe that they're on the wrong side of history that the people of Iraq are moving away from them, including the Sunni community. They will ultimately be defeated. The question is not whether, but when.




    Taking products designed for large companies and then retrofitting them to work for smaller businesses is a recipe for failure. It would be like a bus manufacturer changing the color of the bus from yellow to black, and then calling it a car.

    Our efforts may look weak and limited in comparison with the government's strong and thunderous media campaign. Whether history proves the project to be a success or a failure, the fact remains that we were simply a group of journalists who took our profession very seriously. We tried to do what we felt was right at a time when we were needed.

    I have also noticed that when a rider who had confidence in his ability was defeated, after doing his level best to win, always received an ovation from the gathering.



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