Failure Quotes (1508 Quotes)


    Failure or success seem to have been allotted to men by their stars. But they retain the power of wriggling, of fighting with their star or against it, and in the whole universe the only really interesting movement is this wriggle.






    As he did last week, the president once again failed to provide a strategy for success or speak honestly to the American people about the failures in rebuilding Iraq and the challenges that lie ahead.


    Predicting has a spotty record in science fiction. I've had some failures. On the other hand, I also predicted the fall of the Berlin Wall and the rise of fundamentalist Islam... and I'm not happy to be right in all of those cases.

    Personally, I felt a lot of fingers were being pointed at me for the failures of Cleveland. They chose to label me as the problem, as what was wrong with Cleveland Browns football.


    There's been a failure of accountability for detainee abuse at the command level. Without accountability up the chain of command, there won't be deterrence, and the torture and abuses we've documented likely will continue.

    It's a good time for people to realize that there's no quick fix and by going on a fad diet we set ourselves up for failure. It's time to take stock of where you are now and begin to make small changes by moving in the right direction.



    A man of forty today has nothing to worry him but falling hair, inability to button the top button, failing vision, shortness of breath, a tendency of the collar to shut off all breathing, trembling of the kidneys to whatever tune the orchestra is playing, and a general sense of giddiness when the matter of rent is brought up. Forty is Life's Golden Age.



    Survival, with honor, that outmoded and all-important word, is as difficult as ever and as all-important to a writer. Those who do not last are always more beloved since no one has to see them in their long, dull, unrelenting, no-quarter-given-and-no-quarter-received, fights that they make to do something as they believe it should be done before they die. Those who die or quit early and easy and with every good reason are preferred because they are understandable and human. Failure and well-disguised cowardice are more human and more beloved.

    Any fact facing us is not as important as our attitude toward it, for that determines our success or failure. The way you think about a fact may defeat you before you ever do anything about it. You are overcome by the fact because you think you are.

    Butcher of Washington, you are not only defeated and a liar, but also a failure. You are a curse on your own nation and you have brought and will bring them only catastrophes and tragedies. Bush, do you know where I am I am among the Muslim masses.

    We ought to hold hearings and learn from this experience. The system failed at the beginning on the ground, and that resulted in an unacceptable loss of life and suffering. It was an unacceptable failure.



    I think we can only benefit. The world of football does not feel he was a failure in Madrid, but I know the animal we're dealing with and he still feels he's got a point to prove.

    Life is so fresh, life is every day so new if we are fighting, only for the best. Sometimes I think the only real satisfaction in life is failure, failure in your endeavor to do your best.




    One's only rival is one's own potentialities. One's only failure is failing to live up to one's own possibilities. In this sense, every man can be a king, and must therefore be treated like a king.

    There are two primary forces in this world, fear and faith. Fear can move you to destructiveness or sickness or failure. Only in rare instances will it motivate you to accomplishment. But faith is a greater force. Faith can drive itself into your consciousness and set you free from fear forever.



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