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If I had to pick one song for me that sort of quintessentially summed me up, it would be 'Angel.' Without fail, I absolutely love singing it.
The term 'too big to fail' must be excised from our vocabulary.
I find increasingly that the more extreme are the things going on in your life, the more cultural reference points fail you. More mythical reference points actually help, and you realise that's what myths are for. It's for human beings to process their experience in extremis.
Most people who open restaurants will fail, because they lack the fundamental understanding of restaurant math. Either they think they're superstar cooks or they think they're superstar hosts.
Every second, every day, every year, we fail to address demand for reproductive health and family planning services. Lives are lost, and girls' opportunities to thrive and contribute to their country's development shrink. These are real people.
I have a feeling that very soon I'm going to fail very, very big. I'm going to try something and everybody's going to be like, 'What was she thinking?'
Don't be afraid to fail. You're going to go on a million auditions, and most of them you won't get. It's very easy to think, 'This is not going to work for me,' but keep at it. It's very generic advice, but you have to be willing to keep yourself in the game.
The overwhelming majority of theories are rejected because they contain bad explanations, not because they fail experimental tests.
When ideas fail, words come in very handy.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
People who pity themselves think, 'Why would I try to do anything? I'll just fail.'
As a tactic, violence is absurd. No one can compete with the Government in violence, and the resort to violence, which will surely fail, will simply frighten and alienate some who can be reached, and will further encourage the ideologists and administrators of forceful repression.
Few things are impracticable in themselves; and it is for want of application, rather than of means, that men fail to succeed.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Fail I alone, in words and deeds? Why, all men strive and who succeeds?
Words will not fail when the matter is well considered.
Over a 10-year period, 99 out of 100 new entrepreneurs will fail. Only one will be left standing as others get pushed out of the market or burn out from working so hard. It's really sad.
Most people have the opportunity of a lifetime flash right in front of them, and they fail to see it. A year later, they find out about it, after everyone else got rich.
Those who make happiness the chief objective of life are bound to fail, for happiness is a by-product rather than an end in itself.
Joseph B. Wirthlin
So what is so strange about saying I want Barack Obama to fail if his mission is to reconstruct and reform this nation so that capitalism and individual liberty are not its foundation? I want the country to survive. I want the country to succeed.
In fact, my New Year's resolution every year, and I'm Jewish so I get two New Years a year, is to meditate, and I fail every time.
I think that if my kids are completely convinced of God's unfailing love for them, whether they fail or not, they'll have confidence to persevere in life.
No child wants to fail. Everyone wants to succeed.
I fail frequently - I just try to keep it quiet.
I fail all of the time. It means nothing.
To an outsider, I just seem like a list of accomplishments. To me, all there is is how often I fail.
Never fail to know that if you are doing all the talking, you are boring somebody.
Helen Gurley Brown
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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