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" Before you can win a game, you have to not lose it. "
" I used to think that divorce meant failure, but now I see it more as a step along the path of self-realization and growth. "
" Failure happens all the time. It happens every day in practice. What makes you better is how you react to it. "
" Every stumble is not a fall, and every fall does not mean failure. "
" Failure doesn't kill you... it increases your desire to make something happen. "
" There is an increasingly pervasive sense not only of failure, but of futility. The legislative process has become a cruel shell game and the service system has become a bureaucratic maze, inefficient, incomprehensible, and inaccessible. "
" Failure is simply the non-presence of success. But a fiasco is a disaster of mythic proportions. "
" It is not a disgrace to fail. Failing is one of the greatest arts in the world. "
" I didn't pass my degree due to never handing in an acceptable dissertation, and while it didn't harm me in the long run, my failure to complete the course properly probably led me to spend the next six years or so coasting, unsure of what to do next. "
" Outward failure may be a manifested variant of inward success. "
Kenneth L. Pike
" I'm not scared of anything in particular, but I am motivated by a fear of failure as opposed to a need to succeed. "
" I'd rather be a failure at something I love than a success at something I hate. "
" If your current get-rich project fails, take what you learned and try something else. Keep repeating until something lucky happens. The universe has plenty of luck to go around; you just need to keep your hand raised until it's your turn. It helps to see failure as a road and not a wall. "
" In reality, I am more a professor, one who reflects and mediates on spiritual questions. Practical governance is not my strong point, and this is certainly a weakness. But I do not see myself as a failure. For eight years, I carried out my work. "
Pope Benedict XVI
" The great question is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with failure. "
Laurence J. Peter
" There is no question that the Islamic State will be defeated in Mosul; the real question is what comes afterward. Can the post-Islamic State effort resolve the squabbling likely to arise over numerous issues and bring lasting stability to one of Iraq's most diverse and challenging provinces? Failure to do so could lead to ISIS 3.0. "
" 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've been through a lot in my career, and the failure that I've gone through makes me really appreciate the moments of success much more. "
" Success is more difficult to handle than failure. "
" Smokey Robinson writes the heartfelt songs, whereas it was my job to write the songs about weakness and failure in love. "
" There's always failure. And there's always disappointment. And there's always loss. But the secret is learning from the loss, and realizing that none of those holes are vacuums. "
Michael J. Fox
" I realized that I was afraid to really, really try something, 100%, because I had never reached true failure. "
" Has Bill Clinton inspired idealism in the young, as he himself was inspired by John F. Kennedy? Or has he actually reduced their idealism? Surely part of the answer lies in Clinton's personal moral lapse with Monica Lewinsky. But more important was his sin of omission - his failure to embrace a moral cause beyond popularity. "
Arlie Russell Hochschild
" Restlessness is discontent and discontent is the first necessity of progress. Show me a thoroughly satisfied man and I will show you a failure. "
Thomas A. Edison
" If you learn from defeat, you haven't really lost. "
" For us, there is no such thing as failure. You can't miss a deadline; you can't come up short on an assignment. You have to perform, period. "
" Well, the idea is that failure is an inevitable partner on the road to success and, if you're not willing to confront failure, you can never find out how good you are. "
" For me, it's always a failure of the imagination. I have that anxiety that time is passing, that everything is ultimately fleeting and impermanent. I better take advantage of every single moment. "
" The power of fear of failure, with will to win, is an incredible force. I don't think we should be worried about having a fear of failure; I think it's quite natural. If you surveyed any top businessman or any top athlete, I bet if they were truthful, they would all say they've got a fear of losing and a fear of failure. "
" There's a silly notion that failure's not an option at NASA. Failure is an option here. If things are not failing, you are not innovating enough. "
" My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure. "