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I simply don't believe in failure. In itself, it doesn't exist. We create it. We make ourselves fail.
Alice Foote MacDougall
Fear of failure must never be a reason not to try something.
Frederick W. Smith
I think I've failed every test I've ever taken. If there was a failure I would have been it.
Lisa Marie Presley
I'm fully aware that things that resonate and become real hits are the exception to the rule, so much so that I've wired myself for failure.
Every company needs to have a skunkworks, to try things that have a high probability of failing. You try to minimize failure, but at the same time, if you're not willing to try things that are inherently risky, you're not going to make progress.
When I started running cross-country and track in high school, literally every race was a failure.
It's failure, really, that you grow by, although nobody likes to experience it.
I don't look at football as a violent, barbaric sport. It's a very spiritual sport, especially for someone facing the challenges during a game: the fear of failure, the fear of getting too big an ego, of making a mistake and everybody criticizing you.
My only failure was the restaurant in Myrtle Beach. I kept it open for four years. It was in a tourist town, it was only busy four and half, five months of the year. But the bills kept coming all year.
I think if you look at the failure of journalism in the modern age, then I don't want to be called a journalist.
Brain surgeons are dealing with the very last thread of life, and they have to be very confident, but I think they tend to remember their failures rather than their successes, and that must be very hard. Who do you share that failure with? That's why their personal lives are often disastrous.
It is important for investors to understand what they do and don't know. Learn to recognize that you cannot possibly know what is going to happen in the future, and any investment plan that is dependent on accurately forecasting where markets will be next year is doomed to failure.
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
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.
Unwillingness to risk failure is always there, but it gets harder when you feel you have more to lose.
If you have a level of expectation in your life that you have to be a quote-unquote star, whatever that means, you might be setting yourself up for failure.
The failure of the Russian Socialist Republic will be the defeat of the proletariat of the whole world.
Beside every great success are the seeds of enormous failure. In every failure, there's the opportunity seeds of great success. They're not miles apart. So if they're that close together, and if you're really working, you're always gonna have that likelihood that something's not going to work.
Is anarchism possible? The failure of attempts to attain freedom does not mean the cause is lost.
I don't think there's any way it could have failed. We don't know failure in this band. We didn't know failure. We got to know it a little after awhile but at that time there was no such word.
Running helped me learn how to deal with failure, and failure is a big part of the Internet business.
In Iraq we must succeed. Failure is not an option.
Life is nothing but a bunch of experiences. There's no such thing as success or failure.
The only reason my work seems to be eclectic up to a certain period is because I was a failure as an actor.
We now live in a world where the only thing to have is success, but failure is marvelous. It's fertiliser, it's like living fertiliser, because you're forced on yourself.
The Conservatives are a confusing lot. They first denied climate change was a serious issue and then suggested strengthening the nuclear industry as a solution to it. They oppose the European Union, but support joining North American Free Trade Agreement, despite its obvious failure.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Leonardo da Vinci
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Philip James Bailey
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