Failure Quotes (1508 Quotes)




    Success is somebody else's failure. Success is the American Dream we can keep dreaming because most people in most places, including thirty million of ourselves, live wide awake in the terrible reality of poverty.

    To say that Citibank has had more than its share of problems would be an understatement. In May, for instance, the bank agreed on a 2.65 billion settlement with investors who bought stock and bonds in WorldCom before it filed for bankruptcy. Later that month, the Federal Reserve fined the bank 70 million for abuses in personal and mortgage loans to low-income and high-risk borrowers. In June, Citigroup suspended two executives in China, citing them for presenting false financial information to Chinese regulators and to the bank itself. In August, British regulators began an investigation of a 13.5 billion bond trade that was executed by Citigroup. Then, in September, Japan ordered Citigroup to close its private banking unit there for, among other things, failing to guard against money laundering. That was apparently the last straw for CEO Charles Prince. After a very public apology to the Japanese people, Prince set about on a daunting task -- changing the corporate culture of the financial giant. Is it possible Yes, ... But it's not probable. There's very little meaningful change that can go on in an organization because of past investments, taken-for-granted assumptions, vested interests in the status quo, inertia and other deeply rooted factors.

    Goods and possessions are no gain in his eyes. He stays far from wealth and honor. Long life is no ground for joy, nor early death for sorrow. Success is not for him to be pround of, failure is no shame. Had he all the world's power he would not hold it as his own. If he conquered everything he would not take it to himself. His glory is in knowing that all things come together in One and life and death are equal.




    Although some workers retired at 55 because of failing health, these results clearly show that early retirement is not associated with increased survival. On the contrary, mortality improved with increasing age at retirement for people from both high and low socio-economic groups.

    Reid snapped, answering a reporter's question. The failure to move ahead with the Iraq investigation, he said, is ''a slap in the face to the American people.


    A loss is a loss, ... We've got to learn to go out and finish games. I'd grade my play today as a failure. If you don't win, you've failed.

    I was particularly pleased with his amendment that would require senators to pay the charter rate when traveling on private aircraft. Although his amendment was defeated, I congratulate Sen. Santorum for his hard work and leadership on the critical issue of lobbying reform.

    The prudential management approach to risk is where the world is going. Collateral is just simply on the way out as a chief rule, and a chief tool, of regulation. My view is that collateral is just a device to raise costs, and to turn a blind eye to the potential risks of reinsurance failure.



    But with that connection comes new threats malicious hackers, criminals, industrial spies. These network predators regularly steal corporate assets and intellectual property, cause service breaks and system failures, sully corporate brands, and frighten customers,

    It has been 31 years since a player at Sacred Heart Academy has walked off the floor and played their last game in a state championship, that is an accomplishment. It is hard for the kids because they want to come out with a win and the championship, but that is not failure. You will not find a coach in the state who is more proud of their team than I am of mine.


    Hypertrophy is a fairly good laboratory model for certain forms of heart failure, and the PKA signaling pathway is perturbed in certain cases of heart disease. That's why this study may have a high translational and clinical impact.

    Education Many believe our entire public-education establishment is going in exactly the wrong direction. Rather, having a goal of real achievement, the trend seems to be toward reaching some kind of educational parity, to make sure no students feel badly about themselves. The liberal educational theoreticians tell you that bad grades only serve to discourage underachievers. The primary objective of Outcome-Based Education is to avoid humiliating a student. We should be educating the student first. Students are passing courses and graduating because of lower requirements, because of this new philosophical belief that no one should be held back. Colleges and universities are finding out that a high-school diploma is meaningless in terms of real achievement. The liberal school establishment lowers standards, ignores human nature, refuses to reward success and doesn't punish failure.



    The U.S. has to come forward with some serious proposals for reform, or we will see more trade-violation cases brought against the U.S. and the EU, and the Doha round will be a failure,


    If all this happened to you what paradigm might you develop How might that paradigm affect you in terms of your life from that point on What does this tell you about Abe There are no failures, only lessons to be learned.

    Just play whoever's there and go beat 'em. If San Antonio stumbles, for whatever reason, that's when you have to pounce. You don't ever want to plan your success on the failure of others. But you're more than willing to take advantage of that.

    You get into serious trouble when - during a heated exchange - the mind starts to ask questions about your behavior prior to the fight. That's why many times we see a fighter doing quite well in the ring, hitting the other guy almost at will and suddenly, after a couple of rounds of failing to put his rival down or out, he starts to think about the wrong things he did during training.


    The primary cause of the pole failure was not deterioration of the poles, it was the wind loading on the poles and the wires. It wasn't a deterioration issue.

    A sense of humor judges one's actions and the actions of others from a wider reference . . . and finds them incongruous. It dampens enthusiasm it mocks hope it pardons shortcomings it consoles failure. It recommends moderation.



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