The clearest explanation for the failure of any marriage is that the two people are incompatible; that is, that one is male and the other female.
We must somehow get comfortable with the reality of periodic failure. ... Like a trip to the dentist, the thought of occasional reverses may not make us tingle with joyful anticipation, but then again, it's not the end of the world.
The road to success and the road to failure are almost exactly the same.
The most tragic paradox of our time is to be found in the failure of nation-states to recognize the imperatives of internationalism.
Los Angeles was an impression of failure, of disappointment, of despair, and of oddly makeshift lives. This is California? I thought.
Restlessness is discontent and discontent is the first necessity of progress. Show me a thoroughly satisfied man and I will show you a failure.
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.
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.
Indecision and delays are the parents of failure.
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.
In Washington, success is just a training course for failure.
Learn the art of patience. Apply discipline to your thoughts when they become anxious over the outcome of a goal. Impatience breeds anxiety, fear, discouragement and failure. Patience creates confidence, decisiveness and a rational outlook, which eventually leads to success.
Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.
A sense of humor judges one's actions and the actions of others from a wider reference... it pardons shortcomings; it consoles failure. It recommends moderation.
Our repeated failure to fully act as we would
wish must not discourage us. It is the sincere
intention that is the essential thing, and this
will in time release us from the bondage of
habits which at present seem almost
If you have made mistakes, there is always another chance for you. You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing we call "failure" is not the falling down, but the staying down.
Success... (Courage) consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.
Failure is simply the non-presence of success. But a fiasco is a disaster of mythic proportions.
There's a difference between a failure and a fiasco... a fiasco is a disaster of mythic proportions.
Family life is full of major and minor crises -- the ups and downs of health, success and failure in career, marriage, and divorce -- and all kinds of characters. It is tied to places and events and histories. With all of these felt details, life etches itself into memory and personality. It's difficult to imagine anything more nourishing to the soul.
Failure is not our only punishment for laziness: there is also the success of others.
The majority of men meet with failure because of their lack of persistence in creating new plans to take the place of those which fail.
Never consider the possibility of failure; as long as you persist, you will be successful.
If you have made mistakes, there is always another chance for you. You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing we call failure is not the falling down, but the staying down.
Persistent people begin their success where others end in failure.