A distributed system is one in which the failure of a computer you didn't even know existed can render your own computer unusable.
A failure is a man who has blundered, but is not able to cash in the experience.
A failure is not always a mistake. It may simply be the best one can do under the circumstances. The real mistake is to stop trying.
A great man's failures to understand define him.
A lasting relationship with a woman is only possible if you are a business failure.
A life which does not go into action is a failure.
A lot of people spend six days sowing wild oats, then go to church on Sunday and pray for a crop failure.
A man can fail many times, but he isn't a failure until he begins to blame somebody else.
A man who has never made a woman angry is a failure in life.
A Napoleon, a Churchill, a Roosevelt can feel themselves to be successful, but never a Socrates, a Pascal, a Blake. Understanding is forever unattainable. Therein lies the inevitability of failure in embarking upon its quest, which is none the less the only one worthy of serious attention.
A real failure does not need an excuse. It is an end in itself.
A record number of savings-and-loan failures left America with a nationwide shortage of flimsy toaster ovens, cheap pocket calculators, and ugly dinnerware.
A shy failure is nobler than an immodest success.
A true friend is one who overlooks your failures and tolerates your successes.
Achievement must be made against the possibility of failure, against the risk of defeat. It is no achievement to walk a tightrope laid flat on the floor.
All around us we have seen success in the world's terms become ultimate and desperate failure.
All our heroes, all our great stories are about failure.
All war represents a failure of diplomacy.
Ambition is the last refuge of the failure.
America... is the only country where the failure to promote yourself is widely considered arrogant.
American democracy must be a failure because it places the supreme authority in the hands of the poorest and most ignorant part of the society.
An error is simply a failure to adjust immediately from a preconception to an actuality.
And behind every man who's a failure there's a woman, too!
Any man who has $10,000 left when he dies is a failure.
Any revolution that goes on for too long is by definition a failure. The idea is to become the establishment.
As for fame after death, it's a thing to spit at; the only minds worth winning are the warm ones about us. If we miss those, we are failures.
Bank failures are caused by depositors who don't deposit enough money to cover losses due to mismanagement.
Because I love the South, I rejoice in the failure of the Confederacy.
Bitterness is a greater failure than failure.
Booze, pot, too much sex, failure in one's private life, too much attrition, too much recognition, too little recognition. Nearly everything in the scheme of things works to dull a first-rate talent. But the worst probably is cowardice.
Businesses may come and go, but religion will last forever, for in no other endeavor does the consumer blame himself for product failure.
But as precedents survive like the clavicle in the cat, long after the use they once served is at an end, and the reason for them has been forgotten, the result of following them must often be failure and confusion from the merely logical point of view.
Capitalism without failure is like religion without sin.
Celebrate your successes. Find some humor in your failures.
Civilization is just a temporary failure of entropy.
Competition, the wringing of success from somebody's failure.
Congealed thinking is the forerunner of failure... make sure you are always receptive to new ideas.
Cooking requires confident guesswork and improvisation- experimentation and substitution, dealing with failure and uncertainty in a creative way.
Crime and bad lives are the measure of a State's failure, all crime in the end is the crime of the community.
Cynicism... is the trade-mark of failure.
Dealing with failure is easy: Work hard to improve. Success is also easy to handle: You've solved the wrong problem. Work hard to improve.
Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.
Do not be embarrassed by your failures, learn from them and start again.
Do not blame anybody for your mistakes and failures.
Don't be afraid of missing opportunities. Behind every failure is an opportunity somebody wishes they had missed.
Don't think of it as failure. Think of it as time-released success.
Early failure, as long as it's not prolonged, is probably a good idea.
Economists are about as useful as astrologers in predicting the future (and, like astrologers, they never let failure on one occasion diminish certitude on the next).
Enjoy failure and learn from it. You never learn from success.
Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed on an equal or greater benefit.
Every great cause is born from repeated failures and from imperfect achievements.
Failure can be bought on easy terms; success must be paid for in advance.
Failure can get to be a rather comfortable old friend.
Failure comes only when we forget our ideals and objectives and principles.
Failure comes part and parcel with invention. It's not optional.
Failure doesn't mean you are a failure it just means you haven't succeeded yet.
Failure is a bruise, not a tattoo.
Failure is an event, never a person.
Failure is delay, but not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead-end street.
Failure is feedback.
Failure is inevitable, so the key to success is to be good at learning from it.
Failure is instructive. The person who really thinks learns quite as much from his failures as from his successes.
Failure is just part of the culture of innovation. Accept it and become stronger.
Failure is not an option. It comes bundled with your Microsoft product.
Failure is not disgrace. It's just a pitch that you missed, and you'd better get ready for the next one. The next one might be the shot heard round the world. My son and I are Americans, we prepare for glory by failing until we don't.
Failure is not fatal but failure to change might be.
Failure is not fatal. Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. It should challenge us to new heights of accomplishments, not pull us to new depths of despair. From honest failure can come valuable experience.
Failure is not getting beat. Failure is when you don't do a good job preparing.
Failure is not the only punishment for laziness; there is also the success of others.
Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.
Failure is success if we learn from it.
Failure is sucess if we learn from it.
Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.
Failure is unimportant. It takes courage to make a fool of yourself.
Failure isn't so bad if it doesn't attack the heart. Success is all right if it doesn't go to the head.
Failure may be cruel, but success is crueller still. The gods are usurers, you know; they lend to mortals, but they exact a desperate interest.
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.
Failure seldom stops you. What stops you is the fear of failure.
Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end. Failure is something we can avoid only by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.
Failure to accord credit to anyone for what he may have done is a great weakness in any man.
Failure to understand reality is not reality's fault.
Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.
Failure's a natural part of life.
Failures are like skinned knees, painful but superficial.
Failures are what deliver us to ourselves.
Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat.
Fear of failure is a far worse condition than failure itself, because it kills off possibilities.
For the personality, bankruptcy or failure may be a disaster. For the soul, it may be grist for its strangely joyful mill, and a condition it has been secretly engineering for years.
Friends never cheat on each other, or take advantage, or lie. Friends do not spy on one another, yet they have no secrets. Friends glory in each other's successes and are downcast by the failures. Friends minister to each other, nurse each other. Friends give to each other, worry about each other, stand always ready to help. Perfect friendship is rarely achieved, but at its height it is an ecstasy.
Generally it is our failures that civilize us. Triumph confirms us in our habits.
Good people are good because they've come to wisdom through failure. We get very little wisdom from success, you know.
Great accomplishments are often attempted but only occasionally reached. Those who reach them are usually those who missed many times before. Failures are only temporary tests to prepare us for permanent triumphs.
Guns... are all symbols of human failure. They are necessary symbols. They protect what we cherish. But they are witness to human folly.
He is only exempt from failures who makes no effort.
He only is exempt from failures who makes no efforts.
He who is discouraged after a failure is not a real artist.
He who risks and fails can be forgiven. He who never risks and never fails is a failure in his whole being.
Henceforth, there is to be no testing oneself against the best, with the possibility, even the likelihood, of failure: instead, one is perpetually to immerse oneself in the tepid bath of self-esteem, mutual congratulation, and benevolence toward all.
Honorable errors do not count as failures in science, but as seeds for progress in the quintessential activity of correction.
How one handles success or failure is determined by their early childhood.
I always turn to the sports section first. The sports section records people's accomplishments; the front page nothing but man's failures.
I am convinced that what are commonly known as 'the breaks,' good or bad, have fully as much to do with one's success or failure as ability.
I believe in trusting men, not only once but twice- in giving a failure another chance.
I believe that one of the characteristics of the human race, possibly the one that is primarily responsible for its course of evolution, is that it has grown by creatively responding to failure.
I can assure you that there is the greatest practical benefit in making a few failures early in life. You learn that which is of inestimable importance- that there are a great many people in the world who are just as clever as you are. You learn to put your trust, by and by, in an economy and frugality of the exercise of your powers, both moral and intellectual; and you very soon find out, if you have not found it out before, that patience and tenacity of purpose are worth more than twice their weight of cleverness.
I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure- which is: Try to please everybody.
I completely agree with the concept that American citizens shouldn't expect that a failure of a bank would cost them money, or that it would hurt the economy.
I don't believe in astrology. The only stars I can blame for my failures are those that walk about the stage.
I finally concluded that all failure was from a wobbling will rather than a wobbling wheel.
I have had many successes and many failures in my life. My successes have always been for different reasons, but my failures have always been for the same reason: I said yes when I meant no.
I hope I never need to believe in God. It would be an awful confession of failure.
I regard it as very unfair, but capitalism without failure is like religion without hell.
I think success has no rules, but you can learn a great deal from failure.
I was not deIivered unto this world in defeat, nor does failure course in my veins. I am not a sheep waiting to be prodded by my shepherd.
I wasn't going to be one of those people who died wondering what if? I would keep putting my dreams to the test- even though it meant living with uncertainty and fear of failure. This is the shadowland of hope, and anyone with a dream must learn to live there.
I will commit not the terrible crime of aiming too low. I will do the work that a failure will not do. I will always let my reach exceed my grasp.
I'd rather be a failure at something I enjoy than be a success at something I hate.
I'm a failure as a woman. My men expect so much of me, because of the image they've made of me- and that I've made of myself- as a sex symbol. They expect bells to ring and whistles to whistle, but my anatomy is the same as any other woman's and I can't live up to it.
If at first you don't succeed, failure may be your style.
If at first you don't succeed, failure may be your style.
If one does not fail at times, then one has not challenged himself.
If there exists no possibility of failure, then victory is meaningless.
If we don't succeed, we run the risk of failure.
If we learn from the experience, there is no failure, only delayed victory.
If you look at great human civilizations, from the Roman Empire to the Soviet Union, you will see that most do not fail simply due to external threats but because of internal weakness, corruption, or a failure to manifest the values and ideals they espouse.
If you set your goals ridiculously high and it's a failure, you will fail above everyone else's success.
If you want to succeed, double your failure rate.
If you're 40 years old and you've never had a failure, you've been deprived.
If you're so afraid of failure, you will never succeed. You have to take chances.
In diplomacy, as in life itself, one often learns more from failures than from successes. Triumphs will seem, in retrospect, to be foreordained, a series of brilliant actions and decisions that may in fact have been lucky or inadvertent, whereas failures illuminate paths and pitfalls to be avoided.
In general it is more painful to see misrouted success than misrouted failure.
In Hollywood, not to have an analyst is virtually an admission of failure ...
In the rare cases where it occurs, a failure to increase one's visible consumption when the means for an increase are at hand is felt in popular apprehension to call for explanation, and unworthy motives of miserliness are imputed.
In this game that we're playing, we can't win. Some kinds of failure are better than other kinds, that's all.
In this life you can take poverty, you can take failure, you can take the big things; it's the little griefs that destroy you inside.
In whatever you are doing, failure is an option. But fear is not.
Indecision and delays are the parents of failure.
Indians, of course, have no 'theology,' and indeed no word for the system of credulity in which the white priests arrange for God, who must be entirely bewildered by it, a series of excuses for his failures.
Is the proposed operation likely to succeed? What might the consequences of failure? Is it in the realm of practicability in terms of material and supplies?
Isn't post-modernism really one big cover-up for the failure of the French to write a truly interesting novel ever since a sports car ate Albert Camus?
It does not matter what you know about anything if you cannot communicate to your people. In that event you are not even a failure. You're just not there.
It has been said that genius is only the power of making continuous effort. The line between failure and success is so fine that we scarcely know when we pass it. We are told that there is no failure, except in no longer trying- no defeat, except from within, no really insurmountable barrier save our own weakness of purpose.
It is better to be young in your failures than old in your successes.
It is impossible not to notice that our world is tormented by failure, hate, guilt, and fear.
It is not astonishing that there are many journalists who have become human failures and worthless men. Rather, it is astonishing that, despite all this, this very stratum includes such a great number of valuable and quite genuine men, a fact that outsiders would not so easily guess.
It is our failure to become our perceived ideal that ultimately defines us and makes us unique. It's not easy, but if you accept your misfortune and handle it right your perceived failure can become a catalyst for profound re-invention.
It is the individual who is not interested in his fellow men who has the greatest difficulties in life and provides the greatest injury to others. It is from among such individuals that all human failures spring.
It is true that success is the most boring thing, it is tinny and brittle, failure runs deeper. Success is dangerous.
It's always easy to blame others. You can spend your entire life blaming the world, but your successes or failures are entirely your own responsibility. You can try to stop time, but it's a complete waste of energy.
It's how you deal with failure that determines how you achieve success.
Jobs for every American is doomed to failure because of modern automation and production. We ought to recognize it and create an income-maintenance system so every single American has the dignity and the wherewithal for shelter, basic food, and medical care. I'm talking about welfare for all. Without it, you're going to have warfare for all.
Kindness and intelligence don't always deliver us from the pitfalls and traps: There are always failures of love, of will, of imagination. There is no way to take the danger out of human relationships.
Lack of will power has caused more failure than lack of intelligence or ability.
Life is too short to spend your time avoiding failure.
Life's real failure is when you do not realize how close you were to success when you gave up.
Man's rise or fall, success or failure, happiness or unhappiness depends on his attitude... a man's attitude will create the situation he imagines.
Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
Men never plan to be failures; they simply fail to plan to be successful.
Military cemeteries in every corner of the world are silent testimony to the failure of national leaders to sanctify human life.
Most great people have attained their greatest success just one step beyond their greatest failure.
Most of the successful people in Hollywood are failures as human beings.
My fault, my failure, is not in the passions I have, but in my lack of control of them.
Nature gave men two ends-one to sit on and one to think with. Ever since then man's success or failure has been dependent on the one he used most.
No experience is a cause of success or failure. We do not suffer from the shock of our experiences, so-called trauma- but we make out of them just what suits our purposes.
No failure in America, whether of love or money, is ever simple; it is always a kind of betrayal, of a mass of shadowy shared hopes.
No man can be a failure if he thinks he's a success; If he thinks he is a winner, then he is.
No man is a failure who is enjoying life.
No man leaves where he is and seeks a distant place unless he is in some respect a failure.
No one is completely unhappy at the failure of his best friend.
No one really starts anything new... Everyone builds on other men's failures. There is nothing really original in science. What each man contributes to the sum of knowledge is what counts.
No perfect solution is, not merely in practice, but in principle, possible in human affairs, and any determined attempt to produce it is likely to lead to suffering, disillusionment and failure.
No single financial institution should have holdings so extensive that its failure could send the world economy into another financial crisis.
No success in public life can compensate for failure in the home.
None of us is guaranteed against failure or corruption of any kind; witness what's going on in the world in this moment, the follies of human nature and the failures of human nature.
Not failure, but low aim, is crime.
Oddly enough, success over a period of time is more expensive than failure.
Of all failures, to fail in a witticism is the worst, and the mishap is the more calamitous in a drawn-out and detailed one.
One of the common failings among honorable people is a failure to appreciate how thoroughly dishonorable some other people can be and how dangerous it is to trust them.
One reason so few of us achieve what we truly want is that we never direct our focus; we never concentrate our power. Most people dabble their way through life, never deciding to master anything in particular.
One's only rival is one's own potentialities. One's only failure is failing to live up to one's own possibilities.
Our biggest failure is our failure to see patterns.
People don't become leaders because they never fail. They become leaders because of the way they respond to failure.
People have committed suicide because of their failure to realize the passions for love, power, fame, revenge. Cases of suicide because of a lack of sexual satisfaction are virtually nonexistent.
People who live great stories know failure isn't a judgment, it's an education.
Philosophers' Syndrome: mistaking a failure of the imagination for an insight into necessity.
Physicians have this advantage: the sun lights their success and the earth covers their failures.
Please know that I am aware of the hazards. I want to do it because I want to do it. Women must try to do things as men have tried. When they fail, their failure must be a challenge to others.
Pursue failure. Failure is success's only launching pad.
Rationality is what we do to organize the world, to make it possible to predict. Art is the rehearsal for the inapplicability and failure of that process.
Real courage is holding on to a still voice in your head that says, 'I must keep going.' It's that voice that says nothing is a failure if it is not final. That voice that says to you, 'Get out of bed. Keep going. I will not quit.'
Recovering from failure is often easier than building from success.
Rehab is a failure if you come out of it and you're still a politician.
Religion, oh, just another of those numerous failures resulting from an attempt to popularize art.
Restlessness is discontent- and discontent is the first necessity of progress. Show me a thoroughly satisfied man- and I will show you a failure.
Reward excellent failures. Punish mediocre successes.
Shake off your blunders. How will you know your limits without an occasional failure? Never quit. Your turn will come.
Should a man quit at 40 he is failure- Retire at that age is sorry failure.
Some of us learn control, more or less by accident. The rest of us go all our lives not even understanding how it is possible, and blaming our failure on being born the wrong way.
Students rarely disappoint teachers who assure them in advance that they are doomed to failure.
Success and failure are both difficult to endure. Along with success come drugs, divorce, fornication, bullying, travel, meditation, medication, depression, neurosis and suicide. With failure comes failure.
Success and failure are equally disastrous.
Success breeds complacency. Complacency breeds failure. Only the paranoid survive.
Success in war was the only success that counted; failure was a disgrace to be wiped out only by starting another war and winning it.
Success is like failure, It's how you perceive it, It's what you do with it, not how you achieve it.
Success is more dangerous than failure, the ripples break over a wider coastline.
Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.
Success is often achieved by those who don't know that failure is inevitable.
Success is simply a matter of luck. Ask any failure.
Success is sometimes the outcome of a whole string of failures.
Success is sweetest to one who has known failure.
Success is the ability to go from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.
Success teaches us nothing; only failure teaches.
Successful people are very lucky. Just ask any failure.
Take the happiest man, the one most envied by the world, and in nine cases out of ten his inmost consciousness is one of failure. Either his ideals in the line of his achievements are pitched far higher than the achievements themselves, or else he has secret ideals of which the world knows nothing, and in regard to which he inwardly knows himself to be found wanting.
The avocation of assessing the failures of better men can be turned into a comfortable livelihood, providing you back it up with a Ph.D.
The best way is always the simplest. The attics of the world are cluttered up with complicated failures.
The business society is interested in training its citizens to make money, and, in this objective, it is often successful. Many of them do make money, and the ones who do not obligingly regard themselves as failures who have wasted the precious gift of life.
The defense of our democracy against the forces that threaten it from without has made some of its failures to function at home glaringly apparent.
The disesteem into which moralists have fallen is due at bottom to their failure to see that in an age like this one the function of the moralist is not to exhort men to be good but to elucidate what the good is. The problem of sanctions is secondary.
The failure to dissect the cause of war leaves us open for the next installment.
The failure to read good books both enfeebles the vision and strengthens our most fatal tendency- the belief that the here and now is all there is.
The failures of the press have contributed immensely to the emergence of a talk-show nation, in which public discourse is reduced to ranting and raving and posturing. We now have a mainstream press whose news agenda is increasingly influenced by this netherworld.
The great question is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with failure.
The greatest failure is the failure to try.
The guns and the bombs, the rockets and the warships, are all symbols of human failure.
The happy people are failures because they are on such good terms with themselves they don't give a damn.
The main failure of education is that it has not prepared people to comprehend matters concerning human destiny.
The men who have done big things are those who were not afraid to attempt big things, who were not afraid to risk failure in order to gain success.
The most deadly disease truly is the failure of the heart.
The most fundamental liberal failure of the current era: the failure to embrace a moral vision of America based on the transcendent faith that human beings are more than the sum of their material appetites, our country is more than an economic machine, and freedom is not license but responsibility.
The most serious failure of leadership is the failure to foresee.
The only failure a man ought to fear is failure of cleaving to the purpose he sees to be best.
The only guarantee for failure is to stop trying.
The opposite of success is not failure, it is name-dropping.
The people who delight in the failure of the sixties are the people who delight in the failure of dreams.
The people who love only once in their lives are really the shallow people. What they call their loyalty and their fidelity, I call their lethargy of custom or their lack of imagination. Faithfulness is to the emotional life what constancy is to the intellect- simply a confession of failure.
The person interested in success has to learn to view failure as a healthy, inevitable part of the process of getting to the top.
The play was a great success but the audience was a total failure.
The power to command frequently causes failure to think.
The problems of failure are hard. The problems of success can be harder, because nobody warns you about them.
The saddest life is that of a political aspirant under democracy. His failure is ignominious and his success disgraceful.
The search for freedom through sex is doomed to failure.
The spread of evil is the symptom of a vacuum. Whenever evil wins, it is only by default: by the moral failure of those who evade the fact that there can be no compromise on basic principles.
The story of your youth must not turn into a catalog of what became important in your later life. It must also contain the dissipation, the failure, and the waste.
The theory seems to be that as long as a man is a failure he is one of God's children, but that as soon as he succeeds he is taken over by the devil.
The things we admire in men, kindness and generosity, openness, honesty, understanding and feeling are the concomitants of failure in our system. And those traits we detest, sharpness, greed, acquisitiveness, meanness, egotism and self-interest are the traits of success.
The ultimate failures of dictatorship cost humanity far more than any temporary failures of democracy.
The very nature of finance is that it cannot be profitable unless it is significantly leveraged... and as long as there is debt, there can be failure and contagion.
The whole program of unemployment insurance, Social Security, was a confession of the failure of our whole social order. And confession of failure of Christian principles: that man, in fact, did not look after his brother.
The wise say that our failure is to form habits: for habit is the mark of a stereotyped world.
The worst of failure of this kind is that it spoils the market for more competent performers.
The worth of a life is not determined by a single failure or a solitary success.
The young think that failure is the Siberian end of the line, banishment from all the living, and tend to do what I then did- which was to hide.
There are a thousand reasons for failure but not one excuse.
There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work and learning from failure.
There are two unpardonable sins in this world-- success and failure.
There is a very famous saying among Tibetan Buddhists: 'If the student is not better than the teacher, then the teacher is a failure.'
There is always time for failure.
There is no safety. Only varying states of risk. And failure.
There is no such thing as a soldier. I see death as a private event, the destruction of the universe in the brain and in the senses of one man, and I cannot see any man's death as a contributing factor in the success or failure of a military campaign.
There is no such thing as failure, there's just giving up too soon.
There is no such thing as failure. Failure is just life trying to move us in another direction.
There is no such thing as failure. There are only results.
There is not a fiercer hell than the failure in a great object.
There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.
There is something impure in the laments about the dangers of our time, as if they could serve to excuse our personal failure.
There's no such thing as failure- just waiting for success.
They who have conquered doubt and fear have conquered failure.
This nation was built by men who took risks-pioneers who were not afraid of the wilderness, businessmen who were not afraid of failure, scientists who were not afraid of the truth, thinkers who were not afraid of progress, dreamers who were not afraid of action.
Though you should not fear failure, you should do your very best to avoid it.
Three failures denote uncommon strength. A weakling has not enough grit to fail thrice.
Through perseverance many people win success out of what seemed destined to be certain failure.
To acknowledge the presence of fear is to give birth to failure.
To punish failure is yet another way to encourage mediocrity.
To recognize opportunity is the difference between success and failure.
Too much success can ruin you as surely as too much failure.
Torture yourself about your failures. And then get back to work.
Translation is the art of failure.
Trying is the first step toward failure.
(From the TV series The Simpsons).
Under the technical and social conditions of rational culture, an imitation of the life of Buddha, Jesus, or Francis seems condemned to failure for purely external reasons.
War is an absolute failure of imagination, scientific and political. That a war can be represented as helping a people to 'feel good' about themselves, or their country, is a measure of that failure.
We all learn lessons in life. Some stick, some don't. I have always learned more from rejection and failure than from acceptance and success.
We are all failures- at least, the best of us are.
We can't leave everything to the free market. In fact, climate change is, I would argue, the greatest single free-market failure. This is what happens when you don't regulate corporations and you allow them to treat the atmosphere as an open sewer.
We do not know, in most cases, how far social failure and success are due to heredity, and how far to environment. But environment is the easier of the two to improve.
We must choose. Be a child of the past with all its crudities and imperfections, its failures and defeats, or a child of the future, the future of smmetry and ultimate success.
We must choose. Be a child of the past with all its crudities and imperfections, its failures and defeats, or a child of the future, the future of symmetry and ultimate success.
We need some great failures. Especially we ever-successful Americans- conscious, intelligent, illuminating failures.
We pay just as dearly for our triumphs as we do for our defeats. Go ahead and fail. But fail with wit, fail with grace, fail with style. A mediocre failure is as insufferable as a mediocre success.
We talk about the American Dream, and want to tell the world about the American Dream, but what is that Dream, in most cases, but the dream of material things? I sometimes think that the United States for this reason is the greatest failure the world has ever seen.
We think of ourselves as failures, rather than renounce our belief in the possibility of perfection.
We're born with success. It is only others who point out our failures, and what they attribute to us as failure.
What can you or I do? Alone, almost nothing. Yet one person- you alone- can make the difference... The failure of just one person to join, to participate, to do whatever he or she can- your failure or my failure- may mean that there is just one too few to win the fight for sanity, and so leave the world on the road to destruction. Each of us, all of us, must do what we can.
What is past is past. You can do nothing about yesterday and last month and the failures of last year, but you can do everything toward making tomorrow and the rest of your life what you always dreamed it could be.
What strikes me is that theres a very fine line between success and failure. Just one ingredient can make the difference.
Whatever failures I have known, whatever errors I have committed, whatever follies I have witnessed in private and public life have been the consequence of action without thought.
When someone has tried to please you, it is rude, as well as disheartening, to respond by announcing that the effort was a failure.
When there is good news, and it is news, we do report it, but usually news is a record of human failure. Those wanting to celebrate human accomplishment are, as someone said, advised to go to the sports section.
When we begin to take our failures non-seriously, it means we are ceasing to be afraid of them.
When you subsidize poverty and failure, you get more of both.
Wherever one finds oneself inclined to bitterness, it is a sign of emotional failure...
Whether a man lives or dies in vain can be measured only by the way he faces his own problems, by the success or failure of the inner conflict within his own soul. And of this no one may know save God.
Who is General Failure, and why is he reading my disk?
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.
Women do not forgive failure.
Women must try to do things as men have tried. When they fail their failure must be but a challenge to others.
Women, like men, should try to do the impossible. And when they fail, their failure should be a challenge to others.
You are not a failure until you start blaming others for your mistakes.
You can't outsource personal responsibility. And failure replicates.
You don't learn from successes; you don't learn from awards; you don't learn from celebrity; you only learn from wounds and scars and mistakes and failures. And that's the truth.
You have to risk failure to succeed. The important thing is not to make one single mistake that will jeopardize the future.
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