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I really love idiot, enlightened characters - these characters who fail to engage with the drama of their immediate circumstances; they fail to be reactive and enrolled by drama as it happens around them.
Where the senses fail us, reason must step in.
Accept that all of us can be hurt, that all of us can and surely will at times fail. Other vulnerabilities, like being embarrassed or risking love, can be terrifying, too. I think we should follow a simple rule: if we can take the worst, take the risk.
What would you do if you knew you could not fail?
Robert H. Schuller
I would sooner fail than not be among the greatest.
No protracted war can fail to endanger the freedom of a democratic country.
Alexis de Tocqueville
Finite to fail, but infinite to venture.
We fail to see that we can control our destiny; make ourselves do whatever is possible; make ourselves become whatever we long to be.
Orison Swett Marden
You can't be afraid to fail. It's the only way you succeed - you're not gonna succeed all the time, and I know that.
I have so many things to work on, and so many ways that I fail. But that's what grace is all about. and I constantly wake up every morning trying to get better, trying to improve, trying to walk closer to God.
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
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
There's nothing as exciting as a comeback - seeing someone with dreams, watching them fail, and then getting a second chance.
Every blunder behind us is giving a cheer for us, and only for those who were willing to fail are the dangers and splendors of life.
A man may speak very well in the House of Commons, and fail very completely in the House of Lords. There are two distinct styles requisite: I intend, in the course of my career, if I have time, to give a specimen of both.
If you're afraid to fail, then you're probably going to fail.
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
Words will not fail when the matter is well considered.
I don't want to fail the audience. I don't want to let them down.
They never fail who die in a great cause.
It doesn't matter if you come from the inner city. People who fail in life are people who find lots of excuses. It's never too late for a person to recognize that they have potential in themselves.
The Bible is clear that those who fail to heed the Lord's discipline - whether nations, cities, or individuals - suffer devastating consequences.
Women, like men, should try to do the impossible. And when they fail, their failure should be a challenge to others.
An appeal to the reason of the people has never been known to fail in the long run.
James Russell Lowell
All that is necessary to break the spell of inertia and frustration is this: Act as if it were impossible to fail. That is the talisman, the formula, the command of right about face which turns us from failure to success.
It is better to fail in a cause that will ultimately succeed than to succeed in a cause that will ultimately fail.
To fail is a natural consequence of trying, To succeed takes time and prolonged effort in the face of unfriendly odds. To think it will be any other way, no matter what you do, is to invite yourself to be hurt and to limit your enthusiasm for trying again.
All that you accomplish or fail to accomplish with your life is the direct result of your thoughts.
As you know from school, it's when you have not prepared for the test that you have the fear of failing. And if you have prepared, even if you fail, you've done your best.
You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don't try.
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