Quotes and Sayings about Quotes and Sayings about Failure

With engineering, I view this year's failure as next year's opportunity to try it again. Failures are not something to be avoided. You want to have them happen as quickly as you can so you can make progress rapidly.

Gordon Moore

The assertion of failure coming from such persons does not mean that Mr. Mill failed to promote the practical success of those objects the advocacy of which forms the chief feature of his political writings.

Millicent Fawcett

I knew that there were several, among African-American leaders, who had been put out by me because of my failure or reluctance to endorse Sen. Kerry.

Rodney Alexander

I simply don't believe in failure. In itself, it doesn't exist. We create it. We make ourselves fail.

Alice Foote MacDougall

At the root of many a woman's failure to become a great cook lies her failure to develop a workmanlike regard for knives.

Robert Farrar Capon

I think our failure in the production of good town churches of distinctive character must have struck you often, as it has me, when contrasted with our comparative success in country churches.

George Edmund Street

And obviously, with hindsight now, now knowing what went on in the company, it would have been absolutely appropriate back then for us to have the chief executive of the company, most senior person in the United Kingdom, come and answer for the policy they were pursuing. And we ducked that, and frankly that's a failure of Parliament.

Tom A. Watson

Sometimes you learn more from failure than you do from success, and in some ways it's better to have failure at the beginning of your career, or your life.

Michael Crawford

Y'know, the real reason why I was such a failure in the sense of being unable to make any sort of a living was because I was really not motivated. I had no motivation.

Paul Twitchell

I rise today to offer a formal and heartfelt apology to all the victims of lynching in our history, and for the failure of the United States Senate to take action when action was most needed.

George Allen

I've criticized President Bush for his failure to use his veto pen. There's plenty of blame to go around. The question is how to solve problems. It's not bailouts. What made America great? Free markets, free enterprise, manufacturing, job creation. That's how we're gonna do it, not by enlarging government.

Scott Brown

The dream is real, my friends. The failure to realize it is the only unreality.

Toni Cade Bambara

You have to risk failure to succeed. The important thing is not to make one single mistake that will jeopardize the future.

An Wang

Humanitarian missions are little different from any other public enterprise, diplomacy included, which is susceptible of misinterpretation by the public, hence ultimately of failure.

Alvin Adams

If you want to increase your success rate, double your failure rate.

Thomas John Watson, Sr.

My film directorial career has been nothing but repetition of one failure after another!

Takeshi Kitano

We decided to try in vitro, because both Peter and I felt we couldn't handle another failure. When I miscarried after that, we had to come to terms with the possibility that this wasn't meant to be.

Christie Brinkley

There is only one real failure in life that is possible, and that is, not to be true to the best one knows.

Frederic William Farrar

When I got Jacob's Latter, I was nervous because I felt I wasn't allowed to fail. I felt that they were waiting for one little failure and that would prove them right and I'd be,'out of there.'

Elizabeth Pena

A failure will not appear until a unit has passed final inspection.

Arthur Bloch

The failure of women to produce genius of the first rank in most of the supreme forms of human effort has been used to block the way of all women of talent and ambition for intellectual achievement.

Anna Garlin Spencer

When I was about 15... I made my first attempt as a leading lady, and was, of course, a complete failure.

Maude Adams

Fear of failure must never be a reason not to try something.

Frederick Smith

One failure is worth seven and a half successes.

Eli Khamarov

Nothing fails like failure.

Margaret Drabble