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I wish I had been more prepared, both for success and for failure, when I was younger.
Fear of failure must never be a reason not to try something.
Frederick W. Smith
Americans, who make more of marrying for love than any other people, also break up more of their marriages, but the figure reflects not so much the failure of love as the determination of people not to live without it.
It has now been over 7 years since Congress last raised the minimum wage to its current level of $5.15 per hour. Since that last increase, Congress's failure to adjust the wage for inflation has reduced the purchasing power of the minimum wage to record low levels.
So while I will never minimize the costs involved in military action, I am convinced that a failure to act in Libya would have carried a far greater price for America.
Adam Smith's huge failure was the fact that he did not foresee the industrial revolution.
P. J. O'Rourke
In Torch Song, I did that character almost non-stop from 1978 until I made the movie in 1987. Then I had some failure, which also colors how you react to doing other things.
I'm proof against that word failure. I've seen behind it. The only failure a man ought to fear is failure of cleaving to the purpose he sees to be best.
The Communist bloc of old was a study in the failure of failure. Losers in the Soviet economy were the people at the end of the long lines for consumer goods. Worse losers were the people who had spent hours getting to the head of the line, only to be told that the goods were unavailable.
P. J. O'Rourke
It is often the failure who is the pioneer in new lands, new undertakings, and new forms of expression.
Keep in mind that neither success nor failure is ever final.
In politics, what begins in fear usually ends in failure.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Whether in success or in failure, I'm proud of every single movie I've ever directed.
If Liberia has failed, then, it is no evidence of the failure of the Negro in government. It is merely evidence of the failure of slavery.
Carter G. Woodson
Don't think of it as failure. Think of it as time-released success.
The paranoiac is the exact image of the ruler. The only difference is their position in the world. One might even think the paranoiac the more impressive of the two because he is sufficient unto himself and cannot be shaken by failure.
But while success and failure depend on conditions, the mind neither waxes nor wanes.
I even get inspired by movies that aren't very good, because there's always something good in movies that are collectively thought of as a failure. There's good in everything, I find.
Any critic is entitled to wrong judgments, of course. But certain lapses of judgment indicate the radical failure of an entire sensibility.
Big companies are like marching bands. Even if half the band is playing random notes, it still sounds kind of like music. The concealment of failure is built into them.
I think that a failure of statistical thinking is the major intellectual shortcoming of our universities, journalism and intellectual culture.
Failure in the theater is more dramatic and uglier than any other form of writing. It costs so much, you feel so guilty.
I realized that I was afraid to really, really try something, 100%, because I had never reached true failure.
I'm sure not afraid of success and I've learned not to be afraid of failure. The only thing I'm afraid of now is of being someone I don't like much.
When you experience a failure as a leader, don't hide it - talk about it. Your missed opportunity will encourage others to take risks.
Leonardo da Vinci
John F. Kennedy
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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