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" Failure seldom stops you. What stops you is the fear of failure. "
" Failure in the theater is more dramatic and uglier than any other form of writing. It costs so much, you feel so guilty. "
" You can't have any successes unless you can accept failure. "
" If your goal is to lose 10 pounds, you may wake up each day with failure in mind because the goal is hard to reach, and you are progressing only by small amounts. It takes up all your willpower. I recommend that instead of a goal, you have a system. "
" Failure will happen. It's a normal part of the startup process. "
" 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. "
" Young professionals shouldn't have to let a fear of failure hold them back; they should feel emboldened to take on challenges in creative ways. "
" There is no failure except in no longer trying. "
" If I were not African, I wonder whether it would be clear to me that Africa is a place where the people do not need limp gifts of fish but sturdy fishing rods and fair access to the pond. I wonder whether I would realize that while African nations have a failure of leadership, they also have dynamic people with agency and voices. "
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
" The story of Detroit's bankruptcy was simple enough: Allow capitalism to grow the city, campaign against income inequality, tax the job creators until they flee, increase government spending in order to boost employment, promise generous pension plans to keep people voting for failure. Rinse, wash and repeat. "
" It's best to have failure happen early in life. It wakes up the Phoenix bird in you so you rise from the ashes. "
" I'm not going to get somewhere and say, 'OK, I'm done.' Success is never final; I'll just keep on going. The same way as failure never being fatal. Just keep going. I'm going to the stars and then past them. "
" Discipline is based on pride, on meticulous attention to details, and on mutual respect and confidence. Discipline must be a habit so ingrained that it is stronger than the excitement of the goal or the fear of failure. "
Gary Ryan Blair
" If you're not failing every now and again, it's a sign you're not doing anything very innovative. "
" 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?' "
" This dullness of vision regarding the importance of the general welfare to the individual is the measure of the failure of our schools and churches to teach the spiritual significance of genuine democracy. "
Henry A. Wallace
" I remember trying to be funny, and both of my parents were terribly funny. My father was also very dignified, but my mother was an absolute ding-a-ling, a ripper. "
" One's only rival is one's own potentialities. One's only failure is failing to live up to one's own possibilities. In this sense, every man can be a king, and must therefore be treated like a king. "
" The largest single reason for disappointing travel experiences is the failure to plan properly. "
" We have forty million reasons for failure, but not a single excuse. "
" I don't think Ed Horman could be dishonest if his life depended on it. "
" Sometimes you learn more from failure than you do from success, and in some ways it's better to have failure at the beginning of your career, or your life. "
" I went to a motivational training course once, a course of self-discovery, and I found out after a week that my fear - it was not a fear of not being accepted - was a very violent fear of failure. "
" Pharmaceutical companies are enjoying unprecedented profits and access with this Administration. Yet the Republicans' prescription drug plan for seniors has been a colossal failure, and over 43 million Americans wake up every morning without health insurance. "
" If we don't succeed, we run the risk of failure. "
" The rise of China as a new power is another great challenge for the US. Our failure to properly handle Germany and Japan earlier in the 20th century cost us and the world dearly. We must not make this same mistake with China. "
" Ideology, politics and journalism, which luxuriate in failure, are impotent in the face of hope and joy. "
P. J. O'Rourke
" The Democratic Party's success or failure - if they expect any opportunity to gain a political foothold in the foreseeable future - resides solely on the party's ability to reconcile with the American people, most especially with the Americans that they chose to ignore. "
" But man is not made for defeat. A man can be destroyed but not defeated. "
" 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. "
" Failure saves lives. In the airline industry, every time a plane crashes the probability of the next crash is lowered by that. The Titanic saved lives because we're building bigger and bigger ships. So these people died, but we have effectively improved the safety of the system, and nothing failed in vain. "
Nassim Nicholas Taleb