Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will.
Don't fear failure. Not failure, but low aim, is the crime. In great attempts it is glorious even to fail.bruce lee
He that is down can fall no lower.Samuel Butler, Hudibras, Part I (1663-64), Canto III, line 878.
In the lexicon of youth, which Fate reserves for a bright manhood, there is no such word As fail!Lytton
In the lexicon of youth, which Fate reserves for a bright manhood, there is no such word As—fail!Lytton
To me the greatest moment in an experiment is always just before I learn whether the particular idea is a good or a bad one. Thus even a failure is exciting, and most of my ideas have of course been wrong.ivar giaever
Half the failures in life arise from pulling in one's horse as he is leaping.Julius and Augustus Hare, Guesses at Truth by Two Brothers, I (1827).
The acceptance of ambiguity implies more than the commonplace understanding that some good things and some bad things happen to us. It means that we know that good and evil are inextricably intermixed in human affairs; that they contain, and sometimes embrace, their opposites; that success may involve failure of a different kind, and failure may be a kind of triumph.Sydney J. Harris, Clearing the Ground, "Learning to Live with Ambiguity" (1986).
It's not hard to stand behind one's successes. But to accept responsibility for one's failures... that is devishly hard!Václav Havel, as quoted in "Václav Havel: Heir to a Spiritual Legacy" by Richard L. Stanger in Christian Century (11 April 1990).
I would sooner fail than not be among the greatest.john keats
We learn wisdom from failure much more than from success. We often discover what will do by finding out what will not do; and probably he who never made a mistake never made a discovery.Samuel Smiles
Failure makes success so much sweeter, and allows you to thumb your nose at the crowds.Wilbur Smith, The Secrets of My Success, an interview for Live magazine, the Mail on Sunday (UK) newspaper (December 5, 2010).
Today we're dumping 70 million tons of global-warming pollution into the environment, and tomorrow we will dump more, and there is no effective worldwide response. Until we start sharply reducing global-warming pollution, I will feel that I have failed.al gore
Every failure is a step to success. Every detection of what is false directs us towards what is true: every trial exhausts some tempting form of error. Not only so; but scarcely any attempt is entirely a failure; scarcely any theory, the result of steady thought, is altogether false; no tempting form of Error is without some latent charm derived from Truth.william whewell
Success is simply a matter of luck. Ask any failure.Earl Wilson, as quoted in 0 to Bitch in 10 Seconds Or Less : Quips and Comebacks for Quick-Witted Women (2005) by Amy Hatch, p. 268.
He ploughs in sand, and sows against the wind, That hopes for constant love of woman kind.thomas fuller
Greatly begin! Though thou have time But for a line, be that sublime— Not failure, but low aim is crime.james russell lowell
You may boldly say, you did not plough Or trust the barren and ungrateful sands With the fruitful grain of your religious counsels.Philip Massinger
How are the mighty fallen!II Samuel. I. 25.
And each forgets, as he strips and runs With a brilliant, fitful pace, It's the steady, quiet, plodding ones Who win in the lifelong race. And each forgets that his youth has fled, Forgets that his prime is past, Till he stands one day, with a hope that's dead, In the glare of the truth at last.robert service
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