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I failed first grade, which is my biggest problem. You always feel like a failure, like you're stupid.
Indulging in unrestrained and immoderate laughter is a sign of intemperance, of a want of control over one's emotions, and of failure to repress the soul's frivolity by a stern use of reason.
No one ought to be under any illusion that Cheney privately thinks himself a failure.
I mean, I love L.A. - I love living here. But I wish that we could make things without the need to hit a home run every single time. It's a unique thing to Hollywood that if you don't do that every time, then you're considered a failure. But it's like, 'Well, are you making movies to be successful? Or are you making movies to learn something?'
Like Lyndon Johnson, President Obama understands that timidity in a time of troubles is a prescription for failure.
A street full of electric light is a sign of civic failure and is an insulting injury to the soul. Shutting out the night is as disastrous as shutting out the light.
A failure to act is a terrible, stunning legacy for any leader. But far worse when it is the president of the United States. And that's the point driven home by Romney's selection of Ryan, who dared to lead when Obama did not.
Some parents believe that competition helps prepare children to succeed. Others fear that their children will not be able to handle failure.
All actors should experience public failure.
Success and failure are equally surprising.
There is no middle ground in Hollywood; you're a failure or you're a success. That mentality is wild.
To me, the failure of liberalism - the tradition I come from - was not recognizing there has to be justice across the generations.
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 love when me and my friends don't know how to make something - there's that risk of failure, which should be there. If it's guaranteed not to fail, it's something you already know how to do.
There were times in 'Adaptation' during the editing where I really thought, 'Okay, well, this was a noble failure. I tried to do something good, but this is not going to work.'
Increasing extremism - across Africa and the world - must be understood in the context of the failure of our leaders properly to manage diversity within their borders.
There's no question that Kennedy was an utter failure as a passer of laws during his proverbial thousand days.
A fictionalised memoir of my father would be a failure as a novel.
And in reality, I don't think it's a real documentary. It's more a story of her life. It's a story of survival. It's a story of the time in which she lived. The story of success and failure.
Among all the tests President Obama faced in his first term, his biggest failure was climate change.
The failure to work out sensible budgets makes it impossible for government agencies to make long-term plans, and instead leaves them scrambling to spend money in the short term.
I lived with this tremendous fear of failure because my father was a playwright and a director, and I think he did a couple of things as a child as an actor as well, and he... he failed, basically.
Well, I think it's too early to call Fallujah a failure.
It's not that we fly by the seat of our pants. We're not afraid of failure.
My films seem to be about men's struggle with failure.
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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