Success and failure are greatly overrated. But failure gives you a whole lot more to talk about.
Keep in mind that neither success nor failure is ever final.
There is no failure except in no longer trying. There is no defeat except from within, no really insurmountable barrier save our own inherent weakness of purpose.
If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure
Failure is not our only punishment for laziness: there is also the success of others
Because a fellow has failed once or twice or a dozen times, you don't want to set him down as a failure till he's dead or loses his courage.
Failure is good. It's fertilizer. Everything I've learned about coaching, I've learned from making mistakes.
One failure is worth seven and a half successes
The only failure is not to try.
Failure is only postponed success as long as courage ''coaches'' ambition. The habit of persistence is the habit of victory.
Defeat is not the worst of failures. Not to have tried is the true failure.
Destiny, n. A tyrant's authority for crime and fool's excuse for failure.
The character of greatness must be measured in two ways, else the measurement is flawed. First, and by far most popular of all, is by one's ability to succeed in times of trial where others may fail. But of no less importance, and perhaps foundational to any form of greatness, is one's willingness to start over in spite of failure, when success seems farthest away.
Failing doesn't make you a failure. Giving up, accepting your failure, refusing to try again does!
Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.
One's only rival is one's own potentialities. One's only failure is failing to live up to one's own possibilities. In this sense, every man can be a king, and must therefore be treated like a king.
Crime and bad lives are the measure of a Stateís failure, all crime in the end is the crime of the community.
Baseball is a harbor, a seclusion from failure that really matters, a playful utopia in which virtuosity can be savored to the third decimal place of a batting average
A man who has never made a woman angry is a failure in life.
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
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
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.
A vice is a failure of desire.
Failure comes only when we forget our ideals and objectives and principles.
It is not failure of others to appreciate your abilities that should trouble you, but rather your failure to appreciate theirs.