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" Optimism is a kind of heart stimulant - the digitalis of failure. "
" Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive. "
" Failure happens all the time. It happens every day in practice. What makes you better is how you react to it. "
" American democracy must be a failure because it places the supreme authority in the hands of the poorest and most ignorant part of the society. "
Thomas Babington Macaulay
" The one phrase you can use is that success has a thousand fathers, and failure is an orphan. "
" The only foes that threaten America are the enemies at home, and these are ignorance, superstition and incompetence. "
" Our educational system is not preparing people for the 21st Century. Failure is an essential part of entrepreneurship. If you work hard, you can get an 'A' pretty much guaranteed, but in entrepreneurship, that's not how it works. "
" I've had my share of struggle. I believe, never take success to your head or failure to your heart. "
" The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. "
Ralph Waldo Emerson
" Initiative is doing the right things without being told. "
" Failure to prepare is preparing to fail. "
" Women, like men, should try to do the impossible. And when they fail, their failure should be a challenge to others. "
" At the heart of the failure of most plays is the inability to carry on a thoughtful conversation about your work with yourself. "
" Failure's a natural part of life. "
" I feel as if I've been so inured to failure, because I fail more than I succeed. As with any kind of fiction, I throw out so many pages; I get rejected so many times. "
" Failure is authentic, and because it's authentic, it's real and genuine, and because of that, it's a pure state of being. "
" In addition to being an economic security issue, the failure to pay women a salary that's equal to men for equal work is also a women's health issue. The fact is that the salary women are paid directly impacts the type of health care services they are able to access for both themselves and their families. "
" I already had high blood pressure. I have hypertension. And I think the chemo was just too much for my kidneys. And they went into failure. And that was September 12th of 2008. And the doctor rushed me right to the hospital. "
" The only failure is not to try. "
" Do not blame anybody for your mistakes and failures. "
" It may happen sometimes that a long debate becomes the cause of a longer friendship. Commonly, those who dispute with one another at last agree. "
" Success is more dangerous than failure, the ripples break over a wider coastline. "
" The Communist bloc of old was a study in the failure of failure. Losers in the Soviet economy were the people at the end of the long lines for consumer goods. Worse losers were the people who had spent hours getting to the head of the line, only to be told that the goods were unavailable. "
P. J. O'Rourke
" Confidence is contagious, but so is failure. Even the Yankees will lose if you persuade them that they will. "
Rosabeth Moss Kanter
" One of the most basic factors in sports is that winning becomes a habit, and losing is the same way. When failure starts to feel normal in your life or your work or even your darkest vices, you won't have to go looking for trouble, because trouble will find you. Count on it. "
Hunter S. Thompson
" Through perseverance many people win success out of what seemed destined to be certain failure. "
" Within the U.S., the Obama presidency will be mainly measured by the success or failure of his economic policies. And here, I fear, the monstrous stimulus package with which this administration stumbled out of the gate will prove to be Obama's Waterloo. "
" It is not because the truth is too difficult to see that we make mistakes... we make mistakes because the easiest and most comfortable course for us is to seek insight where it accords with our emotions - especially selfish ones. "
" There is but one cause of human failure. And that is man's lack of faith in his true Self. "
" As kids we're not taught how to deal with success; we're taught how to deal with failure. If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. If at first you succeed, then what? "
" All wars signify the failure of conflict resolution mechanisms, and they need post-war rebuilding of faith, trust and confidence. "
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam