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" Sloth is the failure to do what needs to be done when it needs to be done - like the kamikaze pilot who flew seventeen missions. "
" God has entrusted us with his most precious treasure - people. He asks us to shepherd and mold them into strong disciples, with brave faith and good character. "
" 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. "
" Why do I talk about the benefits of failure? Simply because failure meant a stripping away of the inessential. I stopped pretending to myself that I was anything other than what I was, and began to direct all my energy into finishing the only work that mattered to me. "
J. K. Rowling
" Something is wanting, and something must be done, or we shall be involved in all the horror of failure, and civil war without a prospect of its termination. "
" Elegance is not a dispensable luxury but a factor that decides between success and failure. "
" I liked drawing and painting, because the only failure would be to listen to the doubters who wanted me to stop drawing and painting because 'you aren't going to make a living doing that.' I liked looking in art books at the work of painters. "
" I've really thought a lot about why other companies fail or succeed. I had to be a student of failure and find out why things went off the rails. I did that at a fairly deep level, and it's still something I do. "
" If there exists no possibility of failure, then victory is meaningless. "
Robert H. Schuller
" If terrorists are already on our southern border, a national-security failure has already occurred. "
" 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. "
" You can't let a failure keep you down, because if you stay down after you fail, you are going to stay down for good. "
" I can easily be lying in the gutter with someone kicking mud in my face tomorrow as easily as I can float in the clouds with angels sprinkling fairy dust in my hair. So, I make an effort to treat both success and failure equally. "
" There's something to be said for failing. It's not the failure you feel, it's the failure that people project when something disappoints. You're back to ground zero, where there's no expectations, and that's where I like to be. "
" The study of literature threatens to become a kind of paleontology of failure, and criticism a supercilious psychoanalysis of authors. "
" No one wants pain. Not even long-time, mature Christians who want to grow. We will always find ways to avoid pain. Pain itself is a bad thing. "
" Prudence is foresight and far-sightedness. It's the ability to make immediate decisions on the basis of their longer-range effects. "
" If a building looks better under construction than it does when finished, then it's a failure. "
" It is often the failure who is the pioneer in new lands, new undertakings, and new forms of expression. "
" Failure happens all the time. It happens every day in practice. What makes you better is how you react to it. "
" It is commonly said that a teacher fails if he has not been surpassed by his students. There has been no failure on our part in this regard considering how far they have gone. "
Edmond H. Fischer
" I wish I had been more prepared, both for success and for failure, when I was younger. "
" I read less and less. I have not forgiven books for their failure to tell me the truth and make me happy. "
" All work is a process of failure. Every single thing I write, I look at it and go, 'Do better. That's not good enough. Do better.' And so, that keeps me up at night. "
" No one suggested Lehman deserved to be saved. But the argument has been made that the crisis might have been less severe if it had been saved, because Lehman's failure created remarkable uncertainty in the market as investors became confused about the role of the government and whether it was picking winners and losers. "
Andrew Ross Sorkin
" Success is due to our stretching to the challenges of life. Failure comes when we shrink from them. "
John C. Maxwell
" The thing I always say to people is this: 'If you avoid failure, you also avoid success.' "
" 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. "
" Socialism in general has a record of failure so blatant that only an intellectual could ignore or evade it. "
" Never fret for an only son, the idea of failure will never occur to him. "
George Bernard Shaw
" I get this thing where people are like, 'Man, you got to tell me what to do' - like I have a cheat code to being successful. It's hard work; it's trial and error. I failed, but I never let failure get to my head or to my heart. "