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Pride is ugly. It says, 'If you succeed, I am a failure.'
Ezra Taft Benson
The study of literature threatens to become a kind of paleontology of failure, and criticism a supercilious psychoanalysis of authors.
Failure is authentic, and because it's authentic, it's real and genuine, and because of that, it's a pure state of being.
The failure to set standards for Palestinian conduct hurts the cause of peace.
If anyone has seen success and failure on a global stage, it's my friend Steve Forbes.
Capitalism, after all, is no fun when real failure becomes a possibility.
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?'
No one ought to be under any illusion that Cheney privately thinks himself a failure.
Given the extent of the exposures of major banks around the world to A.I.G., and in light of the extreme fragility of the system, there was a significant risk that A.I.G.'s failure could have sparked a global banking panic.
In the future, financial firms of any type whose failure would pose a systemic risk must accept especially close regulatory scrutiny of their risk-taking.
The failure of Lehman Brothers demonstrated that liquidity provision by the Federal Reserve would not be sufficient to stop the crisis; substantial fiscal resources were necessary.
For me, utter failure is to make a film that people pay their money to go see and they don't like.
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.
I failed first grade, which is my biggest problem. You always feel like a failure, like you're stupid.
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.
All actors should experience public failure.
Success and failure are equally surprising.
To me, the failure of liberalism - the tradition I come from - was not recognizing there has to be justice across the generations.
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.
Well, I think it's too early to call Fallujah a failure.
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.'
Failure is your invention.
It's not that we fly by the seat of our pants. We're not afraid of failure.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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