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I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can't accept not trying.
Failures, repeated failures, are finger posts on the road to achievement. One fails forward toward success.
C. S. Lewis
If the Confederacy fails, there should be written on its tombstone: Died of a Theory.
Outward judgment often fails, inward judgment never.
Goodness is the only investment that never fails.
Henry David Thoreau
The 20th century taught us how far unbridled evil can and will go when the world fails to confront it. It is time that we heed the lessons of the 20th century and stand up to these murderers. It is time that we end genocide in the 21st century.
It is common sense to take a method and try it. If it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
If love does not know how to give and take without restrictions, it is not love, but a transaction that never fails to lay stress on a plus and a minus.
Nothing lifts me out of a bad mood better than a hard workout on my treadmill. It never fails. Exercise is nothing short of a miracle.
Laziness is a secret ingredient that goes into failure. But it's only kept a secret from the person who fails.
One of the least arduous but most productive of gardening jobs, the magic of deadheading never fails to delight me. It was a revelation when the principle was explained to me: that flowers are the attempt by the plant to reproduce itself. So if you cut the heads off before the flower turns into seeds, the plant will continue to flower.
When all else fails there's always delusion.
We aren't upset when Paramount makes a $200 million movie that flops, but if a charity experiments with a $5 million fundraising event that fails, we call in the attorneys. So charities are petrified of trying bold new revenue-generating endeavors and can't develop the powerful learning curves the for-profit sector can.
If you look at suicides, most of them are connected to depression. And the mental health system just fails them. It's so sad. We know what to do. We just don't do it.
Torture fails to make us safe, but it certainly makes us less free.
If thy heart fails thee, climb not at all.
More can be learned from what works than from what fails.
You know why there's a Second Amendment? In case the government fails to follow the first one.
A prisoner of war is a man who tries to kill you and fails, and then asks you not to kill him.
Aid can work where there is good governance, and usually fails where governments are unable or unwilling to commit aid to improve the lives of their people.
Lee H. Hamilton
Many a man fails as an original thinker simply because his memory it too good.
Put you energy into music. If it fails you, you can become an accountant or a dentist. And then if you become a dentist or an accountant, it's too late to become a musician afterwards.
In the last analysis, the individual person is responsible for living his own life and for 'finding himself.' If he persists in shifting his responsibility to somebody else, he fails to find out the meaning of his own existence.
If any organism fails to fulfill its potentialities, it becomes sick.
In our brief national history we have shot four of our presidents, worried five of them to death, impeached one and hounded another out of office. And when all else fails, we hold an election and assassinate their character.
P. J. O'Rourke
John F. Kennedy
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