Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.
I am deeplyashamed at my failure to serve His Majesty.
As soon as I did my first five minutes of stand-up I knew that I would rather be a failure at comedy than a success in marketing.jimmy carr
Hurricane [Katrina] hit the Gulf Coast and destroyed much of the Gulf Coast — that was an act of God ... Now what happened to New Orleans, that was a complete failure of the federal government. Complete negligence by the feds.james carville
I don't call that a failure, a real failure is when a man talks for an hour and says nothing.joseph dare
I feel that I was made to complete things. To accomplish only a mass of beginnings and attempts would be to make a total failure of life. Perfection is the heritage with which my Creator has endowed me, and since this short life does not give completeness, I must have immortal life in which to find it.randolph sinks foster
In my mind, partial failure is always better than delusory success.William A. Henry III
The partisan situation in the Italian theater, particularly central Italy, has deteriorated to such an extent that it constitutes a serious danger to troops, supply lines, war industry and economic potential. The fight against the partisans must be carried out with all means at our disposal and with utmost severity. I will protect any commander who exceeds our usual restraint in the choice of methods in executing one's orders is better than failure or neglect to act.albert kesselring
To acknowledge the presence of fear is to give birth to failure.katherine mansfield
To think yourself incapable of crime is one failure of the imagination. To think yourself capable of all crimes is another.james richardson
Not all who seem to fail have failed indeed,Not all who fail have therefor worked in vain.There is no failure for the good and brave.richard chenevix trench
The usual devastating put-downs imply that a person is basically bad, rather than that he is a person who sometimes does bad things. Obviously, there is a vast difference between a "bad" person and a person who does something bad.Besides, failure is an event, it is not a person — yesterday ended last night.zig ziglar
There is not a fiercer hell than the failure in a great object.
Nothing fails like success, because we do not learn anything from it. We only learn from failure, but we do not always learn the right things from failure. If there is a failure of expectations, that is, if the messages that we receive are not the same as those we expected, we can make three possible inferences.kenneth boulding
All who strive to live for something beyond mere selfish aims find their capacities for doing good very inadequate to their aspirations. They do so much less than they want to do, and so much less than they, at the outset, expected to do, that their lives, viewed retrospectively, inevitably look like failure.lydia maria child
Surely the test of a novel's characters is that you feel a strong interest in them and their affairs the good to be successful, the bad to suffer failure. Well, in John Ward, you feel no divided interest, no discriminating interest you want them all to land in hell together, and right away.mark twain
[T]ruly grand and powerful theories […] do not and cannot rest upon single observations. Evolution is an inference from thousands of independent sources, the only conceptual structure that can make unified sense of all this disparate information. The failure of a particular claim usually records a local error, not the bankruptcy of a central theory. […] If I mistakenly identify your father's brother as your own dad, you don't become genealogically rootless and created de novo . You still have a father; we just haven't located him properly.stephen jay gould
...we like somebody who succeeds with such bad conscience, and who seems to wish that he had the nerve to be a failure or, better still, something to which the terms success and failure don’t apply as when Mallory said, about Everest: “Success is meaningless here.”Randall Jarrell
I think, here is your emblem To hang in the future sky; Not the cross, not the hive, But this; bright power, dark peace; Fierce consciousness joined with final Disinterestedness; Life with calm death ; the falcon ’s Realist eyes and act Married to the massive Mysticism of stone, Which failure cannot cast down Nor success make proud.robinson jeffers
The value of a moment is immeasurable. The power of just ONE moment can propel you to success and happiness or chain you to failure and misery.steve maraboli
Nixon has the audacity to tell me to do nothing in the interest of my country until he dictactes where that interest lies. At the same time he threatens me that failure to follow his so-called advice will be to jeopardize the special relations between our two countries. I say to hell with such special relations.muhammad reza pahlavi
The reason was the failure of both Japan and China to understand each other and the inability of America and the European powers to sympathize, without prejudice, with the peoples of East Asia.Hideki Tojo
How far high failure overleaps the bound Of low successes.lewis morris
I feel that I was made to complete things. To accomplish only a mass of beginnings and attempts would be to make a total failure of life. Perfection is the heritage with which my Creator has endowed me, and since this short life does not give completeness, I must have immortal life in which to find it.
Someone sits in a mountain vale A robe of clouds, rainbows for tassels The fragrant forest is the place to live The road has been long and difficult With a heart full of doubt and regret A life has passed and nothing has been accomplished Others call it failure I stand alone devoted to this Cold Mountain life
The spread of evil is the symptom of a vacuum. Whenever evil wins, it is only by default: by the moral failure of those who evade the fact that there can be no compromise on basic principles.Ayn Rand
We may infer from any defeat of ours that it is due either to lack of faith or failure to obey. No other reason can suffice.
failure makes success so much sweeter, and allows you to thumb your nose at the crowds.
failure is an event, not a person. Yesterday ended last night.zig ziglar