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Men are born to succeed, not to fail.
Henry David Thoreau
It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.
The greatest humiliation in life, is to work hard on something from which you expect great appreciation, and then fail to get it.
E. W. Howe
Every day, without fail, I eat some dark chocolate.
Sometimes people just want you to fail. Except your really good friends. I've always known who my best friends were.
Women must try to do things as men have tried. When they fail their failure must be but a challenge to others.
As a tennis player, you have to get used to losing every week. Unless you win the tournament, you always go home as a loser. But you have to take the positive out of a defeat and go back to work. Improve to fail better.
Anytime we step out boldly to make changes, we take a chance that we might fail. But the only way to get better is to try.
We will not waver; we will not tire; we will not falter, and we will not fail. Peace and Freedom will prevail.
George W. Bush
Growing up, I was a target. Speaking the right way, standing the right way, holding your wrist the right way. Every day was a test, and there were a thousand ways to fail, a thousand ways to betray yourself, to not live up to someone else's standards of what was accepted, of what was normal.
If you or I fail at business, we fail. If we cheat and fail, we go to jail. But if you're rich and politically connected, your incompetence may be protected by a government bailout.
The Bible is clear that those who fail to heed the Lord's discipline - whether nations, cities, or individuals - suffer devastating consequences.
Normally, in the presence of radiation, communication links fail. But with autonomous robots, you don't need communications.
It is here, my daughters, that love is to be found - not hidden away in corners but in the midst of occasions of sin. And believe me, although we may more often fail and commit small lapses, our gain will be incomparably the greater.
Saint Teresa of Avila
The range of what we think and do is limited by what we fail to notice. And because we fail to notice that we fail to notice, there is little we can do to change; until we notice how failing to notice shapes our thoughts and deeds.
R. D. Laing
Speakers who talk about what life has taught them never fail to keep the attention of their listeners.
Everybody wants to take responsibility when you win, but when you fail, all these fingers are pointing.
Of course, violence will not end with our combat mission. Extremists will continue to set off bombs, attack Iraqi civilians and try to spark sectarian strife. But ultimately, these terrorists will fail to achieve their goals.
I've learned to think, I may succeed or fail, but I'm going to do so on the merit of my own instincts.
If nothing else, there's comfort in recognising that no matter how much we fail and sin, death will limit our suffering.
Stupidity, outrage, vanity, cruelty, iniquity, bad faith, falsehood - we fail to see the whole array when it is facing in the same direction as we.
I'm not saying that hip-hop needs gay rappers or anything, but they need to stop being so close-minded because that will just cause the genre to fail. Look at pop. Pop doesn't discriminate against people. Look at Lady Gaga, y'know what I mean?
At least one reason for trying to live lives that make a difference is that by so living, we hope we will not be forgotten by those who benefit from our trying to make a difference. Yet to try to insure we will not be forgotten too often results in desperate manipulative strategies that are doomed to fail.
For just when ideas fail, a word comes in to save the situation.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
It's been the structure of my life: you scheme and plan and try and fail and try again and accumulate and lose and win back, and then you tell.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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