Failure Quotes

In Washington, success is just a training course for failure.

Simon Hoggart

The failure so far of the governments of so many of the worlds most powerful countries in the face of such egregious unfairness ... to make the slightest progress on the issue of fair trade is hard to explain.

Colin Firth

It seems to me that aesthetics is an area of immense ethical failure. We have a thousand times more ecological consciousness than aesthetic consciousness and we have a hundred times more consciousness of the issues of social equity in the ownership and use of land. Yet, aesthetics has no parity with equity and with ecology, even though aesthetics, more than any aspect of the land ethic, feeds the spirit in direct ways.

Charles E. Littleā€ 

Indecision and delays are the parents of failure.

George Canning

More and more, when faced with the world of men, the only reaction is one of individualism. Man alone is an end unto himself. Everything one tries to do for the common good ends in failure.

Albert Camus

As might be supposed, my parents were quite poor, but we somehow never seemed to lack anything we needed, and I never saw a trace of discontent or a failure in cheerfulness over their lot in life, as indeed over anything.

Albert J. Nock

Restlessness is discontent and discontent is the first necessity of progress. Show me a thoroughly satisfied man and I will show you a failure.

Thomas Alva Edison

...One of the things I have discovered is, in Washington, D.C. most people understand the consequences of failure. And if failure is not an option, then it's up to the president to come up with a plan that is more likely to succeed.

George Walker Bush

They talk about the failure of socialism but where is the success of capitalism in Africa, Asia and Latin America?

Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz

Elegance is not a dispensable luxury but a factor that decides between success and failure.

Edsger Dijkstra

The most tragic paradox of our time is to be found in the failure of nation-states to recognize the imperatives of internationalism.

Earl Warren

Students rarely disappoint teachers who assure them in advance that they are doomed to failure

Sidney Hook

My deepest regret from my years in public service is the failure of the United States and the international community to act sooner to halt these crimes.

Albright, Madeleine

The important thing is to not be afraid to take a chance. Remember, the greatest failure is to not try. Once you find something you love to do, be the best at doing it.

Debbi Fields

The road to success and the road to failure are almost exactly the same.

Colin R. Davis
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