Failure Quotes (1508 Quotes)


    Intent is not a thought, or an object, or a wish. Intent is what can make a man succeed when his thoughts tell him that he is defeated. It operates in spite of the warriors indulgence. Intent is what makes him invulnerable. Intent is what sends a shaman through a wall, through space, to infinity.

    The biggest blunder U.S. companies have made is failing to take into account the nature of local conditions, ... Failing to understand specific country markets and applying a U.S.-centric model is a recipe for failure.


    But whatever my failure, I have this thing to remember - that I was a pioneer in my profession, just as my grandfathers were in theirs, in that I was the first man in this section to earn his living as a writer.

    The British government believes we must be resolved to disarming Saddam Hussein. It must be done before the terror weapons he possesses can be used by Saddam himself or by others with his blessing. We must steel ourselves to the consequences of that resolve and send a clear message to Saddam Hussein You cannot win. You can only comply and disarm or be defeated. The choice is entirely yours.


    By the end of '06 we're going to have a pretty clear picture of whether or not it's succeeding or failing, ... And success will be dependent upon a government that's representative and a capacity to govern in terms of security.

    The higher the artist, the fewer the gestures. The fewer the tools, the greater the imagination. The greater the will, the greater the secret failure.

    Failure, then, failure so the world stamps us at every turn. We strew it with our blunders, our misdeeds, our lost opportunities, with all the memorials of our inadequacy to our vocation. And with what a damning emphasis does it then blot us out.


    Americans, who make more of marrying for love than any other people, also break up more of their marriages, but the figure reflects not so much the failure of love as the determination of people not to live without it.


    According to some experts, the American Healthcare system is on the brink of failure. We certainly are in a health care crisis, ... If we had set out to design the worst system that we could imagine, we couldn't have imagined one as bad as we have.

    Unfortunately today, software and failure are too frequently linked, and we as an industry need to start tackling the software problem with the urgency it deserves. The root cause of this problem is often the complex and inefficient way that software is delivered. To reduce the complexity and increase the predictability of software delivery, we are offering customers a series of packaged, maturity-based solutions that leverage our global process expertise, our comprehensive library of process assets and templates, and our award-winning ALM technology.

    As stressful as the holidays are, they can be even more so for those who have recently experienced the death of a loved one. Many people fail to realize they don't have to do things exactly as they have in the past. They can make changes to make the holiday season easier. Failing to consider changes often adds to the stress level and makes dealing with the situation even harder.

    I am very reluctant to see internal stuff revealed except where there is some clear public reason for doing so, ... No one seriously thinks that Roberts is a raving lunatic, and as a pragmatic matter he is simply not going to be defeated. So neither on public nor partisan grounds do I think that my presumption of confidentiality is overcome.


    When Federal Emergency Management Agency director Michael Brown asserted on ABC News' Nightline last Thursday that he had only just learned of evacuees stranded at the city's convention centre, host Ted Koppel challenged Don't you guys watch television ... a total failure.




    So nevertheless, what I'm saying is that what one is - one's parameters are constantly narrowed by one's success, and my desire is to widen my field even if I risk failure.



    I was never afraid of failure after that because, I think, coming that close to death you get kissed. With the years, the actual experience of course fades, but the flavor of it doesn't. I just had a real sense of what choice do I have but to live fully?


    We are being asked to engage in a great social experiment, and the results of that experiment, if it is a failure, will be visited upon our children.

    If we look to the future, when we talk about outsourcing jobs, when we talk about global competitiveness and our efficiency, none of that matters very much unless we have appropriate training and education for our young people today who are the workforce of tomorrow. It is an economic reality, and we are failing.

    African Americans make up about 13 percent of the U.S. population but comprise 32 percent of patients treated for kidney failure, giving them a kidney failure rate that is 4.2 times greater than that of white Americans.

    Really, a lot of the violence in New Orleans was, I think, a direct result of the failure of the criminal justice system. And I mean every component, including the public, because the public is one of the main reasons why a lot of these prosecutions didn't go forward. ... Because they failed to cooperate.

    The U.S. can and should remain strongly engaged internationally, because regional instability will not solve itself. But we must choose our tools very carefully, for the stakes do not allow failure. Power is a finite quantity if we expend it all over the world, we diminish ourselves.



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