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Greatly begin. Though thou have time, but for a line, be that sublime. Not failure, but low aim is crime.
James Russell Lowell
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.
Capitalism, after all, is no fun when real failure becomes a possibility.
If anyone has seen success and failure on a global stage, it's my friend Steve Forbes.
I failed first grade, which is my biggest problem. You always feel like a failure, like you're stupid.
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 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.
All actors should experience public 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 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.
Among all the tests President Obama faced in his first term, his biggest failure was climate change.
The publishing scene in India is evolving rapidly, and the key challenge is to keep reinventing oneself so that one does not become formulaic. Sometimes it is safer to deal with the consequences of failure than the fruits of success. Remaining on one's toes is critical, and often one finds that success makes one complacent.
Success and failure are equally surprising.
My films seem to be about men's struggle with failure.
To me, the failure of liberalism - the tradition I come from - was not recognizing there has to be justice across the generations.
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.
As long as the G.O.P., led by its increasingly visible women, continues to insist that the problem is not their policies but women's failure to understand their own lives and interests, the gender gap won't go away.
Dee Dee Myers
I constantly experience failure in that my work is never as good as I want it to be. So I live with failure.
C. S. Lewis
Leonardo da Vinci
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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