If one asks for success and prepares for failure, he will get the situation he has prepared for.
Success depends upon previous preparation, and without such preparation there is sure to be failure.
A distributed system is one in which the failure of a computer you didn't even know existed can render your own computer unusable
The history of post-independence Sri Lanka, from a Sri Lankan Tamil perspective, is a history of lost privileges, intensifying discrimination, failure of democratic institutions to protect their rights and finally,coercion by an overwhelmingly Sinhalese security establishment.
Students rarely disappoint teachers who assure them in advance that they are doomed to failure
Whenever one finds oneself inclined to bitterness, it is a sign of emotional failure.
A man can fail many times, but he isn't a failure until he begins to blame somebody else.
No experiment is ever a complete failure. It can always be used as a bad example.
There is no such thing as darkness;only a failure to see.
Dandelions are the supreme symbol of the failure of human control, a yellow flag of mockery, and every time we burned that flag, back it comes, stronger than ever. No plants or animal is as obstinately perverse in its flaunting of human wishes.
You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing that we call Failure is not the falling down, but the staying down.
In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.
Failure is not a single, cataclysmic event. You don\'t fail overnight. Instead, failure is a few errors in judgement, repeated every day.
Failure is simply a few errors in judgment, repeated every day.
There's dignity in suffering Nobility in pain But failure is a salted wound That burns and burns again.
For every failure, there's an alternative course of action. You just have to find it. When you come to a roadblock, take a detour.
My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.
I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure: which is: Try to please everybody.
Nostalgia is a necessary thing, I believe, and a way for all of us to find peace in that which we have accomplished, or even failed to accomplish. At the same time, if nostalgia precipitates actions to return to that fabled, rosy-painted time, particularly in one who believes his life to be a failure, then it is an empty thing, doomed to produce nothing but frustration and an even greater sense of failure.
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.
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.
A proper autobiography is a death-bed confession. A true man finds so much work to do that he has no time to contemplate his yesterdays; for to-day and to-morrow are here, with their impatient tasks. The world is so busy, too, that it cannot afford to study any man\'s unfinished work; for the end may prove it a failure, and the world needs masterpieces.
Failure or success seem to have been allotted to men by their stars. But they retain the power of wriggling, of fighting with their star or against it, and in the whole universe the only really interesting movement is this wriggle.
Failure is impossible.
The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, the education, the money, than circumstances, than failure, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company... a church... a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice everyday regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past... we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude. I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it. And so it is with you... we are in charge of our Attitudes.