Quote of the Week- On Failure

by - Sunday, November 11, 2012

"I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody" -Bill Cosby 


"Far better is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure... than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat." -Theodore Roosevelt

"I honestly think it is better to be a failure at something you love than to be a success at something you hate" George Burns

"You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone. Close the door on the past. You don't try to forget the mistakes, but you don't dwell on it. You don't let it have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space." -Johnny Cash

"All of us failed to match our dreams of perfection. So I rate us on the basis of our splendid failure to do the impossible" -William Faulkner (doesn't this just sound like your late 20's? Love this one)

"A man can fail many times, but he isn't a failure until he begins to blame somebody else." - John Burroughs

"Once you start working on something, don't be afraid of failure and don't abandon it. People who work sincerely are the happiest" -Chanakya

"Success is never final, failure is never fatal. It's courage that counts." -John Wooden

"You are capable of more than you know. Choose a goal that seems right for you and strive to be the best, however hard the path. Aim high. Behave honorably. Prepare to be alone at times, and to endure failure. Persist! The world needs all you can give." -E.O. Wilson

"People in their handlings of affairs often fail when they are about to succeed. If one remains as careful at the end as he was at the beginning, there will be no failure." -Lao Tzu

"Failure is authentic, and because it's authentic, it's real and genuine, and because of that, it's a pure state of being" -Doug Coupland

"For every failure, there's an alternative course of action. You just have to find it. When you come to a roadblock, take a detour." -Mary Kay Ash

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