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Definition of Failure

Failure

  1. Cessation of supply, or total defect; a failing; deficiency; as, failure of rain; failure of crops.
  2. Omission; nonperformance; as, the failure to keep a promise.
  3. Want of success; the state of having failed.
  4. Decay, or defect from decay; deterioration; as, the failure of memory or of sight.
  5. A becoming insolvent; bankruptcy; suspension of payment; as, failure in business.
  6. A failing; a slight fault.

Failure Quotations

Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure... than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.
Theodore Roosevelt

I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can't accept not trying.
Michael Jordan

It's fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure. - Bill Gates
It's fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.
Bill Gates

Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty, and persistence.
Colin Powell

It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might has well not have lived at all, in which case you have failed by default.
J. K. Rowling
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Failure Translations

failure in Italian is colpo fallito, fallimentare, fiasco
failure in Norwegian is fiasko, svikt, falitt
failure in Portuguese is falha
failure in Spanish is fiasco, fracaso
failure in Swedish is fel, misslyckas