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" All war represents a failure of diplomacy. "
" Failure in the theater is more dramatic and uglier than any other form of writing. It costs so much, you feel so guilty. "
" Fear of failure must never be a reason not to try something. "
Frederick W. Smith
" I've made every mistake - but mistakes are how you learn. "
" True leaders don't invest in buildings. Jesus never built a building. They invest in people. Why? Because success without a successor is failure. So your legacy should not be in buildings, programs, or projects; your legacy must be in people. "
" I've struggled a lot in my life with feeling like a failure. I lived in a 'prison of perfectionism,' holding myself to a standard I couldn't possibly live up to. Then I became a mom, and all of a sudden, there arose even more opportunities for failure. "
" I love failure. It's stuff that I'm thinking about all the time in my life, so it would make sense to me anyway to write about it. "
Loudon Wainwright III
" About the only problem with success is that it does not teach you how to deal with failure. "
" Most great people have attained their greatest success just one step beyond their greatest failure. "
" I don't think anybody whose ever been divorced can tell you divorce is easy or fun or feels like anything other than a tremendous failure. "
" When you accept that failure is a good thing, it can actually be a huge propeller toward success. "
" Sloth is the failure to do what needs to be done when it needs to be done - like the kamikaze pilot who flew seventeen missions. "
" Failure sometimes enlarges the spirit. You have to fall back upon humanity and God. "
Charles Horton Cooley
" Bacon is so good by itself that to put it in any other food is an admission of failure. You're basically saying, 'I can't make this other food taste good, so I'll throw in bacon.' "
" The uncut diaries are 16 million words. It's very tiring to do your diary every night before you go to bed. "
" Most things in life are moments of pleasure and a lifetime of embarrassment; photography is a moment of embarrassment and a lifetime of pleasure. "
" In taking stock of ourselves, we should not forget that fear plays a large part in the drama of failure. That is the first thing to be dropped. Fear is a mental deficiency susceptible of correction, if taken in hand before it gains an ascendency over us. Fear comes with the thought of failure. "
" Defeat may serve as well as victory to shake the soul and let the glory out. "
" They talk about the failure of socialism but where is the success of capitalism in Africa, Asia and Latin America? "
" Taxation is the price we pay for failing to build a civilized society. The higher the tax level, the greater the failure. A centrally planned totalitarian state represents a complete defeat for the civilized world, while a totally voluntary society represents its ultimate success. "
" Failure is good. It's fertilizer. Everything I've learned about coaching, I've learned from making mistakes. "
" A failure doesn't mean you are unworthy, nor does it preclude success on the next try. "
" Success unshared is failure. "
John Paul DeJoria
" Heaven knows that I have done all that a mortal could do, to save the people, and the failure was not my fault, but the fault of others. "
" I read less and less. I have not forgiven books for their failure to tell me the truth and make me happy. "
" Broadcasting is really too important to be left to the broadcasters. "
" I liked drawing and painting, because the only failure would be to listen to the doubters who wanted me to stop drawing and painting because 'you aren't going to make a living doing that.' I liked looking in art books at the work of painters. "
" You can't let a failure keep you down, because if you stay down after you fail, you are going to stay down for good. "
" The one phrase you can use is that success has a thousand fathers, and failure is an orphan. "
" How come we never use prison, the failure of prison, as a reason not to give more prison? There's never a moment where we say, 'OK, well, prison hasn't worked, so we're not going to try that again.' "
James Forman, Jr.
" People who have a sense of self-efficacy bounce back from failure; they approach things in terms of how to handle them rather than worrying about what can go wrong. "