Failure Quotes

Children love and want to be loved and they very much prefer the joy of accomplishment to the triumph of hateful failure.

Erik Erikson

In 1990, the MPAA introduced the NC-17 rating to provide an outlet for legitimate adult fare non-pornographic motion pictures with content deemed too strong for the under-17 crowd. The first movie released with an NC-17 was Henry & June, whose financial failure was widely blamed on the new rating. After that, all potentially-lucrative films receiving an NC-17 made the cuts required by the MPAA to earn an R. Now, in 1995, there's Showgirls, the most significant test of the NC-17's commercial viability to date. Helmed by Paul Verhoeven (Total Recall, Basic Instinct) and written by Joe Eszterhas (Jagged Edge, Basic Instinct), this movie is going into wide release with the adult rating. Too bad it's one of the worst films of the year.

James Berardinelli

Crime and bad lives are the measure of a Stateís failure, all crime in the end is the crime of the community.

H.G. Wells

The line between failure and success is so fine that we scarcely know when we pass it: so fine that we are often on the line and do not know it.

Elbert Hubbard

A man may fall many times, but he won't be a failure until he says that someone pushed him.

Elmer G. Letterman

No-one is completely unhappy at the failure of his best friend

Groucho Marx

A distributed system is one in which the failure of a computer you didn't even know existed can render your own computer unusable

Leslie Lamport

Success depends upon previous preparation, and without such preparation there is sure to be failure.

Confucius

If one asks for success and prepares for failure, he will get the situation he has prepared for.

Florence Scovel Shinn

The success or failure of the euthanasia movement is based on the classification of feeding tubes as a medical treatment

Bobby Schindler

It is not failure of others to appreciate your abilities that should trouble you, but rather your failure to appreciate theirs.

Confucius

Success is not built on success. It's built on failure. It's built on frustration. Sometimes its built on catastrophe.

Sumner Redstone

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.

Anthony Robbins

Failure comes only when we forget our ideals and objectives and principles.

Nehru

A vice is a failure of desire.

Gerald Stanley Lee

Well, the tragedy is over. The failure is complete. I turn my head and go away. I took my share in this fight for the impossible.

Albert Camus

Clinical ecology [is] a new branch of medicine aimed at helping people made sick by a failure to adapt to facets of our modern, polluted environment. Adverse reactions to processed foods and their chemical contaminants, and to indoor and outdoor air pollution with petrochemicals, are becoming more and more widespread and so far these reactions are being misdiagnosed by mainstream medical practitioners and so are not treated effectively.

Richard Mackarness

To put away aimlessness and weakness, and to begin to think with purpose, is to enter the ranks of those strong ones who only recognize failure as one of the pathways to attainment; who make all conditions serve them, and who think strongly, attempt fearlessly, and accomplish masterfully.

James Allen

Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.

Winston Churchill

Never fret for an only son, the idea of failure will never occur to him.

George Bernard Shaw

If we don't see a failure as a challenge to modify our approach, but rather as a problem with ourselves, as a personality defect, we will immediately feel overwhelmed

Anthony Robbins

Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in the gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat

Teddy Roosevelt

Lack of loyalty is one of the major causes of failure in every walk of life

Napoleon Hill

The War on Drugs has been an utter failure. We need to rethink and decriminalize our marijuana laws.

Barack Obama
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