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" You make mistakes. Mistakes don't make you. "
" About the only problem with success is that it does not teach you how to deal with failure. "
" The idea of capitalism is not just success but also the failure that allows success to happen. "
P. J. O'Rourke
" Often the difference between a successful man and a failure is not one's better abilities or ideas, but the courage that one has to bet on his ideas, to take a calculated risk, and to act. "
" While it is important for people to see your promise you must also remember that hope is the keeper of both happiness and disappointment, the father of both progress and failure. "
Bryant H. McGill
" I've had my share of struggle. I believe, never take success to your head or failure to your heart. "
" If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. "
" Without failure there is no sweetness in success. There's no understanding of it. "
" Well, I think it's too early to call Fallujah a failure. "
" At first I wasn't sure that I had the talent, but I did know I had a fear of failure, and that fear compelled me to fight off anything that might abet it. "
" President Obama's greatest failure is his failure regarding foreign policy and national security. "
" When preaching is done right, it can change lives. When it's done badly, my failure goes beyond the merely human. "
" Sometimes failure isn't an opportunity in disguise, it's just you. "
" As might be supposed, my parents were quite poor, but we somehow never seemed to lack anything we needed, and I never saw a trace of discontent or a failure in cheerfulness over their lot in life, as indeed over anything. "
Albert J. Nock
" The paradox is that when we model future designs on past successes, we are inviting failure down the line; when we take into account past failures and anticipate potential new ways in which failure can occur, we are more likely to produce successful designs. "
" Failure's a marker of success in its own right because you went out and tried something... If you really don't want to fail, go find a comfortable chair and stay there. Just don't go out and do anything. "
" There's always failure. And there's always disappointment. And there's always loss. But the secret is learning from the loss, and realizing that none of those holes are vacuums. "
Michael J. Fox
" Our self image, strongly held, essentially determines what we become. "
" The hippy movement was a failure. "
" 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? "
" Our failure as a society to properly acknowledge and confront the psychological, social, and political effects of white privilege has perpetuated racial inequality and race-based political resentments. "
" Defeat may serve as well as victory to shake the soul and let the glory out. "
" Lead yourself whenever your boss' leadership deteriorates. When your boss doesn't praise what you do, praise yourself. When your boss doesn't make you big, make yourself big. Remember, if you have done your best, failure does not count. "
" I've been through a lot in my career, and the failure that I've gone through makes me really appreciate the moments of success much more. "
" Failure. It doesn't exist. 'Failure' is just what happens when we lose perspective. "
" The will to persevere is often the difference between failure and success. "
" The most important lesson to remember is that failure is inevitable, but so is success, so rebound. "
" So many amongst us live in the past rather than loving the present and building a brilliant future. Some people stay stuck for years over something they did or a failure they've experienced. Sad. A life is a terrible thing to waste. "
Robin S. Sharma
" It's not that we fly by the seat of our pants. We're not afraid of failure. "
" America traditionally represents the greatest possibility of someone's going from nothing to something. Why? In theory, if not practice, the government stays out of the way and lets individuals take risks and reap rewards or accept the consequences of failure. We call this capitalism - or, at least, we used to. "
" The attributes for entrepreneurs cut both ways. You need the ability to ignore inconvenient facts and see the world as it should be and not as it is. This inspires people to take huge leaps of faith. But this blindness to facts can be a liability, too. The characteristics that help entrepreneurs succeed can also lead to their failure. "