Quotes by failure
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English statesman 1874-1965
Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.
American Novelist, Journalist, Poet 1890-1957
A man who has never made a woman angry is a failure in life.
Florence Scovel Shinn
American artist, writer
Every great work, every great accomplishment, has been brought into manifestation through holding to the vision, and often just before the big achievement, comes apparent failure and discouragement.
American writer 1897-1962
All of us failed to match our dreams of perfection. So I rate us on the basis of our splendid failure to do the impossible.
American writer and editor 1893–1948
All that is necessary to break the spell of inertia and frustration is this: Act as if it were impossible to fail. That is the talisman, the formula, the command of right-about-face which turns us from failure towards success.
Irish writer 1854-1900
Ambition is the last refuge of failure.
American novelist, essayist and autobiographer 1900-1977
Everything ultimately fails, for we die, and that is either the penultimate failure or our most enigmatical achievement.
American self-help author 1883-1970
Failure is nature's plan to prepare you for great responsibilities.
American industrialist 1863-1947
Failure is only the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.
Armenian-American novelist, playwright, and writer 1908-1981
Good people are good because they've come to wisdom through failure. We get very little wisdom from success, you know.
American architect, systems theorist, author, designer, and inventor 1895-1983
Lack of knowledge concerning all the factors and the failure to include them in our integral imposes false conclusions.Source: Synergetics: Explorations in the Geometry of Thinking (1975)
Abraham J. Heschel
Polish-born American rabbi 1907-1972
Man's sin is in his failure to live what he is. Being the master of the earth, man forgets that he is the servant of God.
Dr. Marcus Bach
American philosopher, teacher, ordained minister, 1901
Success, or failure, very often arrives on wings that seem mysterious to us.
American writer, reporter, and political commentator 1889-1974
The disesteem into which moralists have fallen is due at bottom to their failure to see that in an age like this one the function of the moralist is not to exhort men to be good but to elucidate what the good is. The problem of sanctions is secondary.
Sir Max Beerbohm
British Actor 1872-1956
There is much to be said for failure. It is more interesting than success.
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