Failure Quotes

The moment a mere numerical superiority by either states or voters in this country proceeds to ignore the needs and desires of the minority, and for their own selfish purpose or advancement, hamper or oppress that minority, or debar them in any way from equal privileges and equal rights -- that moment will mark the failure of our constitutional system.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Human beings are compelled to live within a lie, but they can be compelled to do so only because they are in fact capable of living in this way. Therefore not only does the system alienate humanity, but at the same time alienated humanity supports this system as its own involuntary master plan, as a degenerate image of its own degeneration, as a record of people's own failure as individuals.

Vaclav Havel

If you're doing your best, you won't have any time to worry about failure

H. Jackson Brown

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.

Henry A. Wallace

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

Eric Hoffer

I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure: which is: Try to please everybody.

Herbert B. Swope

My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.

Abraham Lincoln

Failure is simply the non-presence of success. But a fiasco is a disaster of mythic proportions.

Orlando Bloom

In America, there's a failure to appreciate Europe's leading role in the world.

Barack Obama

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

William Arthur

Success... (Courage) consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.

Winston Churchill

Destiny: A tyrant's authority for crime and a fool's excuse for failure.

Ambrose Bierce

A man can get discouraged many times but he is not a failure until he begins to blame somebody else and stops trying.

John Burroughs

I will act now. I will act now. I will act now. Henceforth, I will repeat these words each hour, each day, everyday, until the words become as much a habit as my breathing, and the action which follows becomes as instinctive as the blinking of my eyelids. With these words I can condition my mind to perform every action necessary for my success. I will act now. I will repeat these words again and again and again. I will walk where failures fear to walk. I will work when failures seek rest. I will act now for now is all I have. Tomorrow is the day reserved for the labor of the lazy. I am not lazy. Tomorrow is the day when the failure will succeed. I am not a failure. I will act now. Success will not wait. If I delay, success will become wed to another and lost to me forever. This is the time. This is the place. I am the person.

Og Mandino

If you want to increase your success rate, double your failure rate

Tom Watson
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