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" If you're not failing every now and again, it's a sign you're not doing anything very innovative. "
" It's not necessary to fear the prospect of failure but to be determined not to fail. "
" You're going to fail. It's how you respond to that failure that kind of defines you as a person, as an athlete. "
" There is no such thing as disappointment for those who continue to cherish the selflessness of which is born the noblest inner self. There is no such thing as failure for those who invest in the potentialities of the Ideal of the Soul. "
" If China stood on an equal basis with other nations, she could compete freely with them in the economic field and be able to hold her own without failure. But as soon as foreign nations use political power as a shield for their economic designs, then China is at a loss how to resist or to compete successfully with them. "
" The young think that failure is the Siberian end of the line, banishment from all the living, and tend to do what I then did - which was to hide. "
James A. Baldwin
" Don't fear failure so much that you refuse to try new things. The saddest summary of a life contains three descriptions: could have, might have, and should have. "
Louis E. Boone
" My failures may be my greatest successes. It is in failure that I have often drawn closer to God, learn to depend more on Him than myself, gained self-knowledge, and seen things in their right perspective. "
" I think everyone shares a fear of failure - that you're only as good as your most recent collection. That's definitely a fear, but it's a fear that fuels me, that makes me want to work harder, that makes me take on more challenges. "
" Socialism in general has a record of failure so blatant that only an intellectual could ignore or evade it. "
" Working hard to fulfill a dream or instinct and learning over time it doesn't work, doesn't mean a career is over and a reputation killed. When a reputation is killed, it's when failure comes as a result of loss of integrity or judgement... breaking of laws. "
" Failure is enriching. It's also important to accept that you'll make mistakes - it's how you build your expertise. The trick is to learn a positive lesson from all of life's negative moments. "
" Failure can teach you something, and as long as you're moving very, very quickly, you're going to start piling up the wins. Speed gives you the luxury to be able to fail. "
" There is no innovation and creativity without failure. Period. "
" 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
" Well, I think it's too early to call Fallujah a failure. "
" Boston has carried the practice of hypocrisy to the n-th degree of refinement, grace, and failure. "
" We failed, but in the good providence of God apparent failure often proves a blessing. "
Robert E. Lee
" War is tragedy. The great war stories are tragedies. It's the failure of diplomacy. 'War and Peace,' 'A Farewell to Arms,' 'For Whom the Bell Tolls.' Those are some of the greatest tragedies. "
" The difference between average people and achieving people is their perception of and response to failure. "
John C. Maxwell
" I see people around me with very unhappy love lives, who may have held out for that perfect somebody. And the failure to achieve that brings along a lot of bitterness which is very unattractive; therefore they're probably less likely to achieve it. "
" We are feeble, weak and impoverished because of our failure to pray. God is restrained in doing because we are restrained by reason of our non-praying. All failures in securing heaven are traceable to lack of prayer or misdirected petition. "
Edward McKendree Bounds
" It is easy to lay the blame on successive governments for failing to address health as a fundamental right for the Indian people. But the real tragedy is that we, the people of India, have not taken our government to task for this catastrophic failure. "
" Don't be afraid of missing opportunities. Behind every failure is an opportunity somebody wishes they had missed. "
" The largest single reason for disappointing travel experiences is the failure to plan properly. "
" 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
" None of us is guaranteed against failure or corruption of any kind; witness what's going on in the world in this moment, the follies of human nature and the failures of human nature. "
" The dumb-manager theory of business problems just didn't hold water for me. There had to be a deeper reason why smart people would make decisions that lead to failure. "
Clayton M. Christensen
" So nevertheless, what I'm saying is that what one is - one's parameters are constantly narrowed by one's success, and my desire is to widen my field even if I risk failure. "
" Sometimes the best lighting of all is a power failure. "
" If my films make one more person miserable, I'll feel I have done my job. "