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What I try to get physically healthy people to understand is that they're going to die someday. There is no way out. And dying isn't failure, but not living is, so make use of your time. Don't keeping waiting.
Like Lyndon Johnson, President Obama understands that timidity in a time of troubles is a prescription for failure.
First developed as a weapon by the U.S. Army, VX is an oily, odorless and tasteless liquid that kills on contact with the skin or when inhaled in aerosol form. Like other nerve agents, it is treatable in the first minutes after exposure but otherwise leads swiftly to fatal convulsions and respiratory failure.
What America does best is produce the ability to accept failure.
Nassim Nicholas Taleb
I didn't allow failure to break my heart. So I wouldn't allow success to bloat my head.
Some parents believe that competition helps prepare children to succeed. Others fear that their children will not be able to handle failure.
There is no middle ground in Hollywood; you're a failure or you're a success. That mentality is wild.
Movies are not novels, and that's why, when filmmakers try to adapt novels, particularly long or complex novels, the result is almost always failure. It can't be done.
People never confess to failure. They should.
I looked long and carefully at the picture of a stag painted by Landseer - the style was good, and the brush was handled with fine effect; but he fails in copying Nature, without which the best work will be a failure.
John James Audubon
Vietnam was a palpable failure. And of course, in retrospect, it was even more clearly a disaster and a failure than maybe people understood at the time.
I was convicted of three misdemeanors of willful failure to file a form.
I didn't fear failure. I expected failure.
Since so many romantic comedies vary little in their storyline, the success or failure of such movies depends largely on whether we believe in the relationship of the protagonists.
Unwillingness to risk failure is always there, but it gets harder when you feel you have more to lose.
My feeling, based on my own experience, is that aiming for grandiosity is the fastest route to failure.
To begin to think with purpose, is to enter the ranks of those strong ones who only recognize failure as one of the pathways to attainment.
James Lane Allen
This is the paradox for me: in failure alone is there any possibility of success. I don't think I'm alone in this - nor do I think it's an attitude that only prevails among people whose work is obviously 'creative'.
No matter how well things are going, failure and disaster are just around the corner. So celebrate the good, but be ready for the bad.
I've learned to think in terms of having a long career. Actors can have very long careers that last until the day we die, but there will be moments when you'll feel like you're a failure or when you're disappointed in yourself.
Bryce Dallas Howard
The failure of the Russian Socialist Republic will be the defeat of the proletariat of the whole world.
If it's a good work of adaptation, the book should remain a book and the film should remain a film, and you should not necessarily read the book to see the film. If you do need that, then that means that it's a failure. That is what I think.
The biggest problem in my life is trying to be the kind of man that I want to be, the father that I want to be, and how to process the failure of my marriage.
Fear of failure must never be a reason not to try something.
Frederick W. Smith
I teach students that what people say about failure in politics is mostly wrong. People always told me, 'They'll praise you on your way up and kick you on your way down.' That wasn't my experience. I can't walk down the street in Toronto without someone coming up and saying hello.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
C. S. Lewis
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