Success and failure. We think of them as opposites, but they're really not. They're companions - the hero and the sidekick.
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 is unimportant. It takes courage to make a fool of yourself.
Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.
I've come to believe that all my past failure and frustration were actually laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living I now enjoy.
Children love and want to be loved and they very much prefer the joy of accomplishment to the triumph of hateful failure.
Why do we meditate? We meditate precisely because this world of ours has disappointed us and because failure looms large in our day-to-day life. We want fulfilment. We want joy, peace, bliss and perfection within and without. Meditation is the answer, the only answer
The War on Drugs has been an utter failure. We need to rethink and decriminalize our marijuana laws.
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
When you have a challenge and the response is equal to the challenge, that's called "success". But once you have a new challenge, the old, once-successful response no longer works. That's why it is called a "failure
If you are doing your best, you will not have time to worry about failure.
If you have made mistakes, even serious ones, there is always another chance for you. What we call failure is not the falling down but the staying down.
There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, learning from failure.
A shy failure is nobler than an immodest success.
A man can get discouraged many times but he is not a failure until he begins to blame somebody else and stops trying.
Destiny: A tyrant's authority for crime and a fool's excuse for failure.
Elegance is not a dispensable luxury but a factor that decides between success and failure.
To the frustrated, freedom from responsibility is more attractive than freedom from restraint. They are eager to barter their independence for relief from the burdens of willing, deciding and being responsible for inevitable failure. They willingly abdicate the directing of their lives to those who want to plan, command and shoulder all responsibility
This dullness of vision regarding the importance of the general welfare to the individual is the measure of the failure of our schools and churches to teach the spiritual significance of genuine democracy.
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.
They who lack talent expect things to happen without effort. They ascribe failure to a lack of inspiration or ability, or to misfortune, rather than to insufficient application. At the core of every true talent there is an awareness of the difficulties inherent in any achievement, and the confidence that by persistence and patience something worthwhile will be realized. Thus talent is a species of vigor.
On this path effort never goes to waste, and there is no failure. Even a little effort toward spiritual awareness will protect you from the greatest fear.
My play was a complete success. The audience was a failure.
Don't be afraid of missing opportunities. Behind every failure is an opportunity somebody wishes they had missed.
The chief cause of failure and unhappiness is trading what we want most for what we want in the moment