Optimism is a kind of heart stimulant-the digitalis of failure.
The difference between failure and success is doing a thing nearly right and doing a thing exactly right.
Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.
All of us failed to match our dreams of perfection. So I rate us on the basis of our splendid failure to do the impossible.
No experience is a cause of success or failure. We do not suffer from the shock of our experiences so-called trauma - but we make out of them just what suits our purposes.
Genius is only the power of making continuous efforts. 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.
Discipline is based on pride, on meticulous attention to details, and on mutual respect and confidence. Discipline must be a habit so ingrained that it is stronger than the excitement of the goal or the fear of failure.
Each time you are honest and conduct yourself with honesty, a success force will drive you toward greater success. Each time you lie, even with a little white lie, there are strong forces pushing you toward failure.
Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.
Businesses may come and go, but religion will last forever, for in no other endeavor does the consumer blame himself for product failure
The failure to read good books both enfeebles the vision and strengthens our most fatal tendency-- the belief that the here and now is all there is.
No-one is completely unhappy at the failure of his best friend
Failure changes for the better, success for the worse.
A failure is a man who has blundered, but is not able to cash in the experience.
Failure sometimes enlarges the spirit. You have to fall back upon humanity and God.
Failure doesn't mean you are a failure... it just means you haven't succeeded yet.
There is no failure except in no longer trying.
You always pass failure on the way to success.
Laziness is a secret ingredient that goes into failure. But it's only kept a secret from the person who fails.
I'd rather be a failure at something I enjoy than a success at something I hate
In all education the main cause of failure is staleness
Success is a public affair. Failure is a private funeral.
Success or failure in business is caused more by the mental attitude even than by mental capacities.
If you want to increase your success rate, double your failure rate.
I'm proof against that word failure. I've seen behind it. The only failure a man ought to fear is failure of cleaving to the purpose he sees to be best.