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When I started running cross-country and track in high school, literally every race was a failure.
Sometimes people call me a success for all the reasons that make me think I'm a failure.
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.
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.
My greatest fear is failure.
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.
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.
The greatest failure is that although we have created institutions, we have not created a civil society.
The failure of women to have reached positions of leadership has been due in large part to social and professional discrimination.
Rosalyn S. Yalow
To harmonize the One with the Many, this is indeed a difficult adjustment, perhaps the most difficult of all, and so important, withal, that nations have perished from their failure to achieve it.
The failure of the Russian Socialist Republic will be the defeat of the proletariat of the whole world.
I've become a professional failure - in order to pay the mortgage I have to remain unemployed. Luckily, a disaster always seems to befall me at exactly the right moment.
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.
Failure? Scared to death of it.
I find writing very difficult. It's hard and it hurts sometimes, and it's scary because of the fear of failure and the very unpleasant feeling that you may have reached the limit of your abilities.
Yes - I am usually overweight. I have had to be interested in diet because of being diabetic for 30 years and having kidney failure.
I wish I had been more prepared, both for success and for failure, when I was younger.
Of course, Third World leaders love you. By ascribing third world ills to First World sins, you absolve them of blame for their countries' failure to advance.
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.
A Failure in this Duty did once involve our Nation in all the Horrors of Rebellion and Civil War.
The failure of The Cable Guy impacted my career. I had to start writing and acting again.
The only reason my work seems to be eclectic up to a certain period is because I was a failure as an actor.
I think if you look at the failure of journalism in the modern age, then I don't want to be called a journalist.
My biggest failure is 'Metal Gear.' It's my biggest failure and my biggest success.
I don't need to be looking at every failure of government, I need to be looking where failure of government needs reform.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
John F. Kennedy
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