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" You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing that we call 'failure' is not the falling down, but the staying down. "
" 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. "
" 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. "
" It is not a disgrace to fail. Failing is one of the greatest arts in the world. "
" After Mitt Romney's defeat, the RNC released its official assessment of what happened - a failure to reach younger voters, nonwhite voters, women - but was met with a counter-narrative that, in fact, it was Romney's failure to be conservative enough that led to a depressed Republican base. "
Kristen Soltis Anderson
" 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
" 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. "
" There is no innovation and creativity without failure. Period. "
" To begin to think with purpose, is to enter the ranks of those strong ones who only recognize failure as one of the pathways to attainment. "
James Lane Allen
" Feminism is doomed to failure because it is based on an attempt to repeal and restructure human nature. "
" Those on the downside of rising economic inequality generally do not want government policies that look like handouts. They typically do not want the government to make the tax system more progressive, to impose punishing taxes on the rich, in order to give the money to them. Redistribution feels demeaning. It feels like being labeled a failure. "
Robert J. Shiller
" Outward failure may be a manifested variant of inward success. "
Kenneth L. Pike
" War, except in self-defense, is a failure of moral imagination. "
" Every stumble is not a fall, and every fall does not mean failure. "
" We're born with success. It is only others who point out our failures, and what they attribute to us as failure. "
" My work ethic came from my parents and my fear of failure. I came from a small, predominantly black school and I didn't want to let them down. "
" At some point, you have to declare an idea dead and, if not a failure, then at least not a success. "
Michael E. Gerber
" The Bay of Pigs became a metaphor for feckless folly and failure. "
" All I can do will only ever be a faint image of what I see and my success will always be less than my failure or perhaps equal to the failure. "
" Failure is not a single, cataclysmic event. You don't fail overnight. Instead, failure is a few errors in judgement, repeated every day. "
" A hatred of failure has always been part of my nature. "
J. Paul Getty
" Failure is never fatal. But failure to change can and might be. "
" Intemperance and intolerance serve no one, and hatred guarantees failure. "
" The man who has won millions at the cost of his conscience is a failure. "
B. C. Forbes
" 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
" I have probably purchased fifty 'hot tips' in my career, maybe even more. When I put them all together, I know I am a net loser. "
" Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo. "
" You don't go into anything contemplating failure, because if you did, you wouldn't make it. "
" At the heart of the failure of most plays is the inability to carry on a thoughtful conversation about your work with yourself. "
" When you're fearless, you take more risks because you're less conscious of failure or what can go wrong. "
" There is no failure except in no longer trying. There is no defeat except from within, no really insurmountable barrier save our own inherent weakness of purpose. "