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" Never walk away from failure. On the contrary, study it carefully and imaginatively for its hidden assets. "
" Civilization is a failure. We need to think what we can do together in love and peace. "
" We, in America and Great Britain, have never had to live with evil and ignore it, or pretend it wasn't happening, as people did all over Europe, and indeed, even in Germany herself. "
" It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all, in which case you have failed by default. "
J. K. Rowling
" Not many people are really that meticulous with what they do, I suppose, but I'm just a control freak and terribly afraid of failure or regret. I work very hard on these things. "
" Be honest about how you approach failure. Don't just be critical of yourself, because that can be self-serving. Approach it honestly, assess your performance, and assess the areas where you have fallen short. Correct them and move on. Don't dwell on it. Don't hold on to it. "
" How important is failure - yes, failure - to the health of a thriving, innovative business? So important that Ratan Tata, chairman of India's largest corporation, gives an annual award to the employee who comes up with the best idea that failed. "
" Fear of failure, it's the greatest motivational tool. It drives me and drives me and drives me. "
" Failure is success if we learn from it. "
" Entrepreneurs are risk takers, willing to roll the dice with their money or reputation on the line in support of an idea or enterprise. They willingly assume responsibility for the success or failure of a venture and are answerable for all its facets. "
" Escapism, we are led to believe, is evidence of a deficiency in character, a certain failure of temperament, and like so many -isms, it is to be strenuously avoided. 'How do you expect to get ahead?,' people ask. But the question altogether misses the point. The escapist doesn't want to get ahead. He simply wants to get away. "
J. Maarten Troost
" While entrepreneurs spend a lot of effort trying to avoid failure, sometimes the lessons one learns from those missteps can be invaluable. "
" In Eastern Europe, the past is not only always hovering over the present, it is not even passed. It waits, like some malevolent caged beast, ready at any moment to escape and bring back all the horrors. "
" The tragedy of life is often not in our failure, but rather in our complacency; not in our doing too much, but rather in our doing too little; not in our living above our ability, but rather in our living below our capacities. "
Benjamin E. Mays
" Mistakes are the portals of discovery. "
" Coding, it's an endless process of trial and error, of trying to get the right command in the right place, with sometimes just a semicolon making the difference between success and failure. Code breaks and then it falls apart, and it often takes many, many tries until that magical moment when what you're trying to build comes to life. "
" 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. "
" Revolutionaries were depressed and close to emotional breakdown; after the failure, they left successively. "
" I don't give plots to Harold Robbins or Graham Greene, because they don't need them, but a lot of authors do. "
" Failure isn't an option. I've erased the word 'fear' from my vocabulary, and I think when you erase fear, you can't fail. "
" Failure holds the seeds for greatness - so long as you water those seeds with introspection, they can be the root of your success. "
" Success is more difficult to handle than failure. "
" Sometimes failure isn't an opportunity in disguise, it's just you. "
" In God's world, for those who are in earnest, there is no failure. No work truly done, no word earnestly spoken, no sacrifice freely made, was ever made in vain. "
Frederick William Robertson
" It is not necessary to agree with the Arab point of view about their own history, but it is foolish to ignore it. "
" The failure of women to have reached positions of leadership has been due in large part to social and professional discrimination. In the past, few women have tried, and even fewer have succeeded. "
Rosalyn Sussman Yalow
" Success represents the 1% of your work which results from the 99% that is called failure. "
" Sometimes we never see what failure is and often fail to recognize it. "
" The normal reaction of a publisher when faced with an author with a bee in his bonnet is to grab the check and run. "
" Failure is a part of success. "
" We encourage failure among young men; we celebrate it... It's a badge of honour for a man. Yet attach those same words and experiences to a woman, and society writes her off. "
Whitney Wolfe Herd