In this post, you will find great Fail Quotes from famous people, such as Mary Ellen Mark, Chris Coleman, Chloe Zhao, Daniel H. Pink, Chet Faker. You can learn and implement many lessons from these quotes.
It’s very important for feminism for us to tell our daughters that they should be strong. But to tell our sons that they can be vulnerable, to have these characters on screen that are not perfectly masculine cowboys that never fail, for our boys to change their psyche as well, that’s equally important for feminism.
It seems the best approach for any venture is a combo platter – Japan’s quality-consciousness paired with America’s willingness to experiment and (sometimes) fail.
Teach success before teaching responsibility. Teach them to believe in themselves. Teach them to think, ‘I’m not stupid’. No child wants to fail. Everyone wants to succeed.
You can’t fail. The further you fall, the greater the opportunity for growth and change.
I do think there are more and more entrepreneurs all the time that think big. Those are the people we should be finding and funding. Most of them will fail, but the ones who succeed will change the world, and that is progress.
For market discipline to constrain risk effectively, financial institutions must be allowed to fail. Under optimal financial regulatory and financial system infrastructures, such a failure would not threaten the overall system.
You always think, no matter how many times you fail, that the next time you will succeed. Otherwise you wouldn’t keep trying.
If my films fail, I will work on something else; my life will not end. And the film is not the end-all of my life.
To read the Bible is of itself a laudable occupation and can scarcely fail of being a useful employment of time; but the habit of reflecting upon what you have read is equally essential as than of reading itself, to give it all the efficacy of which it is susceptible.
We must never lose sight of the fact that the law has a moral foundation, and we must never fail to ask ourselves not only what the law is, but what the law should be.
I want to see the numbers that prove that show-business marriages are any less successful than other marriages. It’s just very public when they fail.
With colleagues in the work environment, we fail to see the source of their envy or the reason for their manipulations; our attempts at influencing them are based on the assumptions that they want the same things as ourselves.
Whether solid rockets are more or less likely to fail than liquid-fuel rockets is debatable. More serious, though, is that when they do fail, it’s usually violent and spectacular.
More men fail through lack of purpose than lack of talent.
Some days, I think maybe we should try and be a little more conventional, but every time I try, I fail, so I’m learning to not even entertain that thought anymore.
God will not forgive us if we fail.
Go fail or succeed on your own merits, be your own man.
Don’t let people make you afraid of taking chances in life. And if you fail, it’s no big deal. Get back up and fight through it and be successful again. If you did it once, you can do it again.
Most horror films fail to scare me.
I simply don’t believe in failure. In itself, it doesn’t exist. We create it. We make ourselves fail.
Sometimes when you fail, it allows you the opportunity to grow more motivation and get more intense about your training.
I’m a perfectionist. I can’t help it, I get really upset with myself if I fail in the least.
I am not predicting here that Obama will fail like Jimmy Carter. What I am predicting is the Republican Party is not extinct and will after a period of time become a strong opposition party.
Writing is frustration – it’s daily frustration, not to mention humiliation. It’s just like baseball: you fail two-thirds of the time.
Half the pictures directed by men of reputation fail.
Substance abuse is a disease which doesn’t go away overnight. I’m working hard to overcome it. I did fail my recent drug test. I’m prepared to face the consequences.
If you fail to prepare, you’re prepared to fail.
Take pride in exactly what it is you do and remember it’s okay to fail as long as you don’t give up.
I don’t mind if I fail or if I succeed. No matter what, I want to look back with no regrets.
Our politicians may fail us, but Status Quo always delivers on the promise.
The United States of America will never be intimidated by thugs and assassins. The killers will fail, and the Iraqi people will live in freedom.
If I fail, the film industry writes me off as another statistic. If I succeed, they pay me a million bucks to fly out to Hollywood and fart.
That’s why I believe that we must never fail to affirm that we are indeed one nation under God.
I’m not afraid of failing. I don’t like to fail. I hate to fail. But I’m not afraid of it.
I still believe heavily that we have to be careful about having this ego and hubris as a successful corporation, that we should do it all. Because then I think we start to fail our customers and we’re too focused on taking over the world.
I didn’t know it was possible to be successful as a writer, so I wasn’t afraid to fail.
When you live with Dickens for years, reading him and trying to present him as faithfully as you can, you can’t fail to love the man – so the shock of his bad behaviour is considerable, even when you know it is coming.
The only way to make sure no bank is too big to fail is to make sure no bank is too big.
A great ad campaign will make a bad product fail faster. It will get more people to know it’s bad.
Try as hard as we may for perfection, the net result of our labors is an amazing variety of imperfectness. We are surprised at our own versatility in being able to fail in so many different ways.
Engineering college students should be encouraged to start entrepreneurial ventures in their second year itself. It is safer to fail while in college.
Despite my emphasis on technology, I do not view laws as inherently evil. My goals are political ones, even if my techniques are not. The only way to fundamentally succeed is by changing existing laws. If I rejected all help from the political arena I would inevitably fail.
Basically, if reverse engineering is banned, then a lot of the open source community is doomed to fail.
I think I fail a bit less than everyone else.
I do get scared, but I think – like it says in another book I’ve read – feel the fear and do it anyway. I try to have courage, pray a little bit and work through it. I’d rather try, even if I fail.
As you know from school, it’s when you have not prepared for the test that you have the fear of failing. And if you have prepared, even if you fail, you’ve done your best.
Government will not fail to employ education, to strengthen its hands, and perpetuate its institutions.
Anytime we step out boldly to make changes, we take a chance that we might fail. But the only way to get better is to try.
Age is just a number, and your talent will never fail you. It has no expiry date.
The thing I have to do as a writer, and that God permits me to do, is that I have to be willing to fail.
It’s kind of a rule of thumb for me to self-doubt going into any kind of project. I always think that I shouldn’t be doing it and I don’t know how to do it and I’m going to fail and that I fooled them. I always try to find a way out.
If I were to take an undergraduate chemistry exam, I would probably fail.
You can’t be afraid to fail. It’s the only way you succeed – you’re not gonna succeed all the time, and I know that.
Fighting for free enterprise means standing up for free markets. The freedom to succeed includes the freedom to fail. We must defend entrepreneurial capitalism against the onslaught of the American Left.
They fail, and they alone, who have not striven.
One important lesson is this: It is okay to try and fail at something, but it isn’t okay to not try. Parents need to encourage their kids, and it all starts in the home.
I did what my conscience told me to do, and you can’t fail if you do that.
I like to paint, I’m absolutely no good at it, but I’m so comfortable with that because it’s good for me to have something to fail at.
To be a good leader, you have to be a good communicator. As a leader, you have to communicate your intent every chance you get, and if you fail to do that, you will pay the consequences.
Satan, our adversary, wants us to fail. He spreads lies as part of his effort to destroy our belief. He slyly suggests that the doubter, the skeptic, the cynic is sophisticated and intelligent, while those who have faith in God and His miracles are naive, blind, or brainwashed.
Businesses fail when they over-invest in what is at the expense of what could be.
Even low-calorie diets and vigorous exercise fail to work in the long term for at least some people.
If you know that something is true and just, and you give up, that’s when you fail.
I’ve decided that whether I succeed or fail, I have to give it 100 per cent. That way, at least I know I tried.
I think improvisation is a technique and a tool. I think that even the best of them fail most of the time, and in the end, the audience is not interested in how you got there but in what you’re saying. The more clearly and concisely and artistically you say it, the more effective it is.
Rather fail with honor than succeed by fraud.
I don’t understand how any good art could fail to be political.
It takes a lot more energy to fail than to succeed, since it takes a lot of concentrated energy to hold on to beliefs that don’t work.
Obama isn’t just too big to fail. He’s too big to know. Obama is so vital to the country and to the world, he must be kept out of the loop in order to save him from his failed presidency.
Put simply, the Bush administration policy in the Middle East is continuing to fail.
A fascinating reaction of the human brain when we fail to meet a goal is that it tells us to throw caution to the wind and make things even worse, which ultimately leads to us giving up.
The message films that try to be message films always fail. Likewise with documentaries. The documentaries that work best are the ones that eschew a simple message for an odd angle. I found that one of the most spectacular films about the Middle East was ‘Waltz With Bashir,’ or ‘The Gatekeepers,’ or ‘5 Broken Cameras.’
I really don’t know how to be anyone else, and whenever I try to be anyone else, I fail miserably. Or I disappoint myself. It doesn’t build my self-esteem, and it doesn’t help me grow me at all.
You can’t go into new life experiences without the understanding that yeah, you may fail, but knowing you might fail can’t stop you from trying.
In the traditional modernist planning that created the suburbs, you put residential buildings in suburban neighborhoods, office spaces into brain parks and retail in shopping malls. But you fail to exploit the possibility of symbiosis or synthesis that way.
If the people should elect, they will never fail to prefer some man of distinguished character, or services; some man, if he might so speak of continental reputation.
It is odd how learned persons fail to see that new terms and definitions are apt to mean new doubts and litigation.
If you look at great human civilizations, from the Roman Empire to the Soviet Union, you will see that most do not fail simply due to external threats but because of internal weakness, corruption, or a failure to manifest the values and ideals they espouse.
The thing about taking risks is, if it’s really a risk, you really can fail. It’s only a pretend risk if you really can’t fail.
Wisconsin‘s kids shouldn’t be allowed to fail just because Washington is failing them.
A certain number of people seek power over other people in a desperate attempt to find themselves. They fail, for self-discovery is spiritual in nature, not social or political. Authoritatively telling other people what to do is their distraction from an inner emptiness they can never fill.
I assume as a writer that most of the time I’m going to fall down and fail.
I have seen many successful people fail after they start fearing they might lose what they have built.
If politics and business fail us, of course the military will be called in. In the developing world, the massive and repeated ecological disasters are quite commonly met by the military.
I don’t think that you can invent on behalf of customers unless you’re willing to think long-term, because a lot of invention doesn’t work. If you’re going to invent, it means you’re going to experiment, and if you’re going to experiment, you’re going to fail, and if you’re going to fail, you have to think long term.
Test fast, fail fast, adjust fast.
Open eyes will discover opportunities everywhere; open ears will never fail to detect the cries of those who are perishing for assistance; open hearts will never want for worthy objects upon which to bestow their gifts; open hands will never lack for noble work to do.
The thing I fail to do is fully comprehend what’s given back to me by the audience. You would think you would be a performer partly so you could feel all the appreciation or adulation, but I haven‘t quite managed that yet.
If you cry ‘forward’, you must without fail make plain in what direction to go.
In Louisiana, you can drive when you’re 15 – you could get your driving permit. I remember, during driver‘s ed, I fell asleep at the wheel one day. I was tired. The guy shook me and switched and said he was getting into the driver’s seat. I didn’t fail, so I guess you can fall asleep occasionally. It’s Louisiana.
In Japan, mothers insist on achievement and accomplishment as a sign of love and respect. Thus to fail places children in a highly shamed situation.
If I succeed in business but fail as a father, then I’ve failed.
Psychopaths know the technical difference between right and wrong – which is one of the reasons their insanity pleas in criminal cases so rarely succeed; they just fail to act on that knowledge.
It is the essence of innovation to fail most of the time.
Businesses that fail to develop their staff are twice as likely to collapse. Firms seeking to reposition themselves for the economic upturn need to invest in their staff’s flexibility, responsiveness and skills.
Our business in life is not to succeed, but to continue to fail in good spirits.
I fail to see the issue that will shock the people of this great country of ours into some decisive action.
The price of being close to the President is delivering bad news. You fail him if you don’t tell him the truth. Others won’t do it.
We all have a choice. We can create transformational action that will safeguard the living conditions for future generations. Or we can continue with our business as usual and fail.
I want anyone who believes in life, liberty, pursuit of happiness to succeed. And I want any force, any person, any element of an overarching Big Government that would stop your success, I want that organization, that element or that person to fail. I want you to succeed.
I graduated from Second City Los Angeles. It helped me tremendously, not only in my roles in films but in helping shape me into a writer as well. In improv, you will fail sometimes, so it teaches you to be brave and try anything. The worst that can happen is nobody laughs.
When you fail by your own standards, it’s a form of success.
Comedy is incredibly hard. You have to be loose. You have to be not afraid to fail.
As cricketers we fail all the time. You score a hundred every now and again but you get out between nought and 20 far more often. If you get 50, you feel bad because you should have got a hundred. Even if you get a hundred, you feel you should have got 150. So you’re always failing.
I think sometimes parents and teachers fail to stretch kids. My mother had a very good sense of how to stretch me just slightly outside my comfort zone.
Many businesses fail because the owner wasn’t willing to invest and wasn’t educated on the difference between spending money frivolously and investing money into the business for growth, and the risks and rewards of that cash infusion.
As often as you fail, get up and try again. God will never let you down, so long as you don’t let Him down, and so long as you make the effort.
You need the willingness to fail all the time.
Men do not fail; they give up trying.
Recessions are the best time to start a company. Companies fail. Others hold back capital. If you are willing to do the preparation and work, it is the best time to invest in yourself and start a business.
Performing arts buildings are complex. The acoustics, the sight lines and all that have to just be perfect. So you begin with just making these things sublime as musical instruments. And if you fail there, you have failed it all.
I would rather lose in a cause that I know some day will triumph than to triumph in a cause that I know some day will fail.
You can imagine: 99 percent of your experiments fail for one reason or another.
I’m a polarizing person, so people get caught up in hoping I fail. And just like success, failure is a perspective.
Why do Greeks always open restaurants that fail?
Women, like men, should try to do the impossible. And when they fail, their failure should be a challenge to others.
It is not enough to succeed. Others must fail.
Learning how to work and learning how to fail is important.
What is there to be afraid of? The worst thing that can happen is you fail. So what? I failed at a lot of things. My first record was horrible.
The Palestinians want a state, but they have to give peace in return. What they’re trying to do in the United Nations is to get a state without giving Israel peace or giving Israel peace and security. And I think that’s, that’s wrong. That should not succeed. That should, that should fail.
Maybe you will be afraid and maybe you will fail, but the courage to take risks in any part of your life is, I feel, a very worthwhile way to live.
Take chances, make mistakes. That’s how you grow. Pain nourishes your courage. You have to fail in order to practice being brave.
I think a lot of us think we’ve failed when we’ve put the weight back on, but when this happens. you have to pay attention because you can actually learn something. You didn’t fail. You just need to stay conscious and know where you went wrong and try again.
Those who make happiness the chief objective of life are bound to fail, for happiness is a by-product rather than an end in itself.
The best marriages are the ones where we can go out in the world and really put ourselves out there. A lot of times we’ll fail, and sometimes we’ll pull it off. But good marriages are when you can go home and know that your vulnerability will be honored as courage, and that you’ll find support.
Acting is really about having the courage to fail in front of people.
Throughout my career, if I have done anything, I have paid attention to every note and every word I sing – if I respect the song. If I cannot project this to a listener, I fail.
I think what pushes me every day is that I’m so afraid to fail. I think it comes from what I went through in school growing up and not being great in the classroom and having to work harder than everybody else.
Believe and act as if it were impossible to fail.
I had a Spanish teacher in high school. I rarely got in trouble in her room because I felt I was disappointing her if I got a bad grade. That had more power over me than teachers who told me I talked too much. That level of respect I had for her made me not want to fail for her.
Being young is an advantage. You’ve grown up with games as the dominant entertainment. You have a lot of experience of video games. So what do you want to see that’s not been done? Innovation is really low cost for you. You can afford to take risks and fail to execute new ideas.
Inability to make decisions is one of the principal reasons executives fail. Deficiency in decision-making ranks much higher than lack of specific knowledge or technical know-how as an indicator of leadership failure.
A mortal parent may appreciate, in some small way, the feelings of a loving Heavenly Father. When our children come to the age when they must leave our direct care, we feel anxiety for their safety and concern that those who are to help them will not fail them.
Every second, every day, every year, we fail to address demand for reproductive health and family planning services. Lives are lost, and girls’ opportunities to thrive and contribute to their country’s development shrink. These are real people.
All that you accomplish or fail to accomplish with your life is the direct result of your thoughts.
In order to be creative you have to be allowed to fail.
As long as there is cash, and the economy is running, all is well. But as a bank, we’ll have to test, experiment, try a hundred different things. A few may work, a few may fail, but we have to experiment and try.
Where we have good, testable explanations, they then have to be tested, and we drop the ones that fail the tests.
When the United States was founded, the very idea of a nation premised on democratic principles of freedom and tolerance was viewed by the vast majority of the world as an experiment doomed to fail. Dictatorships, monarchies, and theocracies had for many centuries ruled the world.
I think that’s the whole point of Bridget Jones. It’s all about that it’s okay to fail.
Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another steppingstone to greatness.
You will learn more from your failures than your successes – so embrace those mistakes, as difficult as that sounds, and grow from them. When a project is successful, you’re never really sure why, because so many elements come into play. However, when you fail, you always know why. That is how you learn and grow.
My egotistical concern was less that I would fail to relate to my classmates than that they would know nothing of my uniquely tortured life’s course and, thus, me.
I still get rejections – frequently – and my goal isn’t to never fail, to never be turned down, but simply to succeed more often than I don’t. And in order to do that, I have to constantly put myself out there, to judgment, critique, and rejection.
If the idea is really new and unique and big, other people will all think it is bad and is going to fail.
I always say, ‘Be near science and technology, and you will never fail.’
Failure is easy to handle because once you fail, the options are very simple… like, ‘Try something different,’ or, ‘Maybe if you do the same thing, do it in a different way.’
If I am constantly working, my relationships fail. So at least now I can have enough time to write a happy record. And be in love and be happy. And then I don’t know what I’ll do. Get married. Have some kids. Plant a nice vegetable patch.
The biggest job we have is to teach a newly hired employee how to fail intelligently. We have to train him to experiment over and over and to keep on trying and failing until he learns what will work.
Failure to prepare is preparing to fail.
I think the most important trait for an entrepreneur is persistence. When you try to do something new and difficult, you are more likely to fail than to succeed.
I think IT projects are about supporting social systems – about communications between people and machines. They tend to fail due to cultural issues.
If we make the tough decisions now, we will be one year ahead of 80 percent of the states in the race to economic growth. If we fail to act, we will fall even further behind… by going first, we can become first.
My patient population has a low recidivism rate, but if they haven’t made up their minds that it is permanent, then of course, they will fail.
Too much of our society looks for people to fail.
We shouldn’t be afraid to fail- if we are not failing we are not pushing. 80% of the stuff in the studio is not going to work. If something is not good enough, stop doing it.
Sometimes you can fail in an experiment. But if you fail, you still don’t stop observing that thing, looking for a better way.
Corporations are social organizations, the theater in which men and women realize or fail to realize purposeful and productive lives.
The marriage state was designed to complete the sum of human happiness in this life. It sometimes proves otherwise, but this is owing to the parties themselves, who either rush into it without due consideration or fail in point of discretion in their conduct towards each other afterwards.
Sometimes we know the best thing to do, but fail to do it. New year’s resolutions are often like that. We make resolutions because we know it would be better for us to lose weight, or get fit, or spend more time with our children. The problem is that a resolution is generally easier to break than it is to keep.
I didn’t fail the test, I just found 100 ways to do it wrong.
For just when ideas fail, a word comes in to save the situation.
Leaders who fail are the ones who do it by themselves. Leaders who succeed are the ones who allow others to help them.
The more you do stuff, the better you get at dealing with how you still fail at it a lot of the time.
Remember the two benefits of failure. First, if you do fail, you learn what doesn’t work; and second, the failure gives you the opportunity to try a new approach.
Mr. Obama still has time to reverse course. A great deal depends on it. To fail on health care yet again might well be the ‘Waterloo‘ Republicans dream of.
Scott Adams is not only a world-famous cartoonist, he’s also a world-class failure. And he’s the first to admit it. In his new book, ‘How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big,’ the Dilbert creator explains how failure can lead to success if you develop the right skills to make the most of your mistakes.
Assuming if there’s such a thing as reality, if you have a false relationship with it, how can you do anything but fail?
The GAO just released a report that said 22 percent of federal programs fail to meet their objectives. The truth is we don’t know how taxpayer money is spent in Washington, D.C., which is why I think we ought to put every agency budget up on the Internet for everyone to see.
Customers want high-quality food, good service, and good store experience, and most retailers fail to deliver on those.
We talk about institutions that are too big to fail – I think the story is as much about people who think they are too big to fail.
There are people out there who want me to fail, who want Jude to fail, who want our relationship to fail.
There are people who can’t bear to fail. Those people are on the short track as far as their careers go. You have to push hard, do hard things. But you also have to be able to say, ‘OK, today‘s not the day.’
A personal belief is that if you’re not personally invested in what you’re working on, you’ll fail.
I was a frustrated musician, frustrated designer, frustrated art director, frustrated novelist, right. I’d fail at all these different professions.
Institutions – government, churches, industries, and the like – have properly no other function than to contribute to human freedom; and in so far as they fail, on the whole, to perform this function, they are wrong and need reconstruction.
As a tactic, violence is absurd. No one can compete with the Government in violence, and the resort to violence, which will surely fail, will simply frighten and alienate some who can be reached, and will further encourage the ideologists and administrators of forceful repression.
It would be wonderful if the public sector were always great, or always terrible; or if the private sector were always great, or always terrible. Alas, reality is more complicated than comforting caricatures. Governments fail, and corporations fail.
In Hollywood, marriages are kind of expected to fail.
No one can fail to see that the power of the Church among large numbers in many communities is today diminishing, or has already ceased.
The challenge as a parent is letting your kids fail in the right ways because that’s where we do most of our learning.
In the end, I think that people that are not willing to take the risk to fail are not true entrepreneurs.
Accept that all of us can be hurt, that all of us can and surely will at times fail. Other vulnerabilities, like being embarrassed or risking love, can be terrifying, too. I think we should follow a simple rule: if we can take the worst, take the risk.
Although strength should fail, the effort will deserve praise. In great enterprises the attempt is enough.
I’d much rather fail than do something like ‘The Chorus Line’ movie, sanitized and Hollywoodized.
I’d rather attempt to do something great and fail than to attempt to do nothing and succeed.
The most difficult thing in the world is to reveal yourself, to express what you have to. As an artist, I feel that we must try many things – but above all we must dare to fail. You must be willing to risk everything to really express it all.
Hundreds of people who’ve never written before send in ‘Dr. Who’ scripts. They may have good ideas, but what they fail to realise is that writing for TV is incredibly complicated. They have no idea how difficult it is and what the financial commitment is.
What many economists fail to understand is that poor people are no less concerned about improving their lot and that of their children than rich people are.
I didn’t like the idea of being foolish, but I learned pretty soon that it was essential to fail and be foolish.
Well it’s hard to bracket it like that because everyone always thinks you either go to America and you come back, fail or succeed, but it doesn’t work like that.
I felt like it was inevitable that I was going to fail in life and die young. So I was frantically scrambling to document my stunts and pack my message into a bottle. I thought maybe I could be discovered after I’d died, like Van Gogh.
I’ve never been afraid to fail.
It’s interesting – in ‘Fail Safe,’ as well, they didn’t back off. We were raised with kind of this spectrum of that Armageddon and lived under it, so those were probably the films. ‘Fail Safe’ sort of haunted me.
Failure is central to engineering. Every single calculation that an engineer makes is a failure calculation. Successful engineering is all about understanding how things break or fail.
Nor, in our own country, must we fail to take notice of the establishment of School Boards.
A very small cause which escapes our notice determines a considerable effect that we cannot fail to see, and then we say that the effect is due to chance.
As a standup comedian, you have to develop a sense of fearlessness. It’s really important for your livelihood and your well-being. And if you don’t do that, you’re going to fail; you’re never going to be able to stand up on the cliff and jump off.
You want to hire great people and give them the opportunity to fail. You need to let them figure things out as they go along. If they fail repeatedly, then you probably have to find a different person, but if you don’t let people have that opportunity to fail, they don’t get to learn and grow and try things.
The one way of guaranteeing to fail is to assume that we will.
I could never sit down and say: I’m going to do an out-and-out comedy, just to prove to people I can. You’ve just got to do what you do. Just listen to your soul and do your art and do it for the right reasons, and then you can’t fail.
Every word we speak calls on 37 muscles and thousands of nerves. It’s not surprising that sometimes these nerves and muscles fail us.
It was actually the movie ‘Rushmore’ that made me first realize that I could try writing, but ‘Cheers‘ is the best show ever. The writers on that show created a relationship that writers today still fail to rip off successfully: the Sam and Diane.
The biggest mistake most people make when it comes to listening is they’re so focused on what they’re going to say next or how what the other person is saying is going to affect them that they fail to hear what’s being said.
The difference between us and them, between you and success, is not that you never fail, but it’s how you recover from those failures – is that you keep getting up time and time again. You figure out what you did wrong, and then you make it right. I say that to my kids every day.
Men are born to succeed, not to fail.
I’d rather try and fail than not try at all, as they say.
I’m more comfortable knowing that, chances are, I’m going to fail at this. I’ve become comfortable with that.
In order to achieve anything you must be brave enough to fail.
For this is the journey that men and women make, to find themselves. If they fail in this, it doesn’t matter much else what they find.
If you spend your days doing what you love, it is impossible to fail. So I go about my days trying to bring something into the world that wasn’t in the world before. And then everyone gets furious about it. And then I sit back and say, ‘I did that!’
We Americans are world leaders and we must lead by example – particularly in times that require careful deliberation before any precipitous action – lest we fail to walk in the shoes of those we might injure.
The greatest humiliation in life, is to work hard on something from which you expect great appreciation, and then fail to get it.
Union can achieve everything when sustained by gallant hearts and correct principles, while anarchy and insubordination must fail in the achievement of every thing beneficial and glorious to mankind.
You should treat your marriage like a business that you wouldn’t want to let fail. I’m a big advocate of therapy and third-party intervention.
Every great team has had to fail at some point in order to be successful.
We will not overcome world poverty unless we manage climate change successfully. I’ve spent my life as a development economist, and it’s crystal clear that we succeed or fail on winning the battle against world poverty and managing climate change together. If we fail on one, we fail on the other.
It doesn’t matter if you try and try and try again, and fail. It does matter if you try and fail, and fail to try again.
People, for reasons of their own, often fail to do things that would be good for them or good for society. Those failures – joined with the similar failures of others – can readily have a substantial effect on interstate commerce.
I go to assume a task more difficult than that which devolved upon Washington. Unless the great God, who assisted him, shall be with me and aid me, I must fail; but if the same omniscient mind and almighty arm that directed and protected him shall guide and support me, I shall not fail – I shall succeed.
The Department of Energy made an investment that failed, and it got raked over the coals for that failed investment. This is ridiculous. The fact of the matter is, the government should be making a lot of risky investments, the majority of which are likely to fail.
It is hard to get animals which normally pay little attention to each other to do things together. One can teach dolphins to jump simultaneously out of the water precisely because they show similar behavior spontaneously, but try to make two domestic cats jump together and you will fail.
The easiest thing to do, whenever you fail, is to put yourself down by blaming your lack of ability for your misfortunes.
I will never be able to say what is in my heart because words fail us, because it is in our nature to protect, because there are times when what is public and what is private must be discerned.
I tend to learn from mistakes that I’ve made. Even though it sucks to make bad choices, sometimes it’s good to fail.
Luck is a component that a lot of people in the arts sometimes fail to recognise: that you can have talent, perseverance, patience, but without luck you will not have a successful career.
If you’re afraid to fail, then you’re probably going to fail.
I am super proud of being an American, but we fail our veterans every day.
You, your employer and your plan‘s investment managers fail to follow even the most basic rules of investing. You overtrade, chase performance, do not think long term. All of you – All Of You – have done a horrible job managing your retirement plans.
You have to be able to fail with the improv. You have to not care.
It’s not necessary to fear the prospect of failure but to be determined not to fail.
Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
So many fail because they don’t get started – they don’t go. They don’t overcome inertia. They don’t begin.
Failing to plan is planning to fail.
Yes I try to do everything I can not to fail hideously.
Being a nice person is about courtesy: you’re friendly, polite, agreeable, and accommodating. When people believe they have to be nice in order to give, they fail to set boundaries, rarely say no, and become pushovers, letting others walk all over them.
Constructive complaint requires only two things: that what you are complaining about should be different, and that it can be different. It sounds simple, but too often our protests fail this test.
I believe you must find the things in life that you love, and don’t let anybody or anything stop you. There may be lesser successes, but you’re never a failure unless you choose not to do something. I don’t fail unless I quit. You must believe to receive.
If dysfunction means that a family doesn’t work, then every family ambles into some arena in which that happens, where relationships get strained or even break down entirely. We fail each other or disappoint each other. That goes for parents, siblings, kids, marriage partners – the whole enchilada.
Not even the most secular among us can fail to be uplifted by Christianity‘s architectural legacy – the great cathedrals. These immense and glorious buildings were erected in an era of constricted horizons, both in time and in space.
The damage that climate change is causing and that will get worse if we fail to act goes beyond the hundreds of thousands of lives, homes and businesses lost, ecosystems destroyed, species driven to extinction, infrastructure smashed and people inconvenienced.
Let me think about the people who I care about the most, and how when they fail or disappoint me… I still love them, I still give them chances, and I still see the best in them. Let me extend that generosity to myself.
Terror will crash down on us if we fail to understand that a pluralistic society requires the personal and daily commitment of every citizen.
If you make comedy, if you try and make comedy where no one gets upset or offended, you’re going to fail.
Sometimes you climb the mountain, and you fall and fail. Maybe there is a different path that will take you up. Sometimes a different mountain.
There are many ways you can make money. Certain ways will make you happy, certain other ways will make other people happy. But if you go in because there’s money in there, you’re bound to fail, bound to fail!
I love marriage. I failed at marriage, but I’d rather go into anything with gusto and fail than go into it half-assed.
When I write software, I know that it will fail, either due to my own mistake, or due to some other cause.
No child wants to fail. Everyone wants to succeed.
That is the saving grace of humor, if you fail no one is laughing at you.
The biggest risk is not taking any risk… In a world that is changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks.
My father’s father wrote for a Philadelphia newspaper and aspired to be a playwright. We had in our house a couple of crazy unproduced plays that he had written. For the one creative writing class I took in my life, I didn’t do any writing – I decided that I would plagiarize his terrible play to not fail the class.
If thou art a man, admire those who attempt great things, even though they fail.
The Bible is clear that those who fail to heed the Lord’s discipline – whether nations, cities, or individuals – suffer devastating consequences.
Challenges of historic import threaten America’s future. Action on the deficit, economy, energy, health care and much more is imperative, yet our legislative institutions fail to act. Congress must be reformed.
When people call something a ‘fail,’ it’s because you tried to accomplish something but didn’t make it. If you’re just walking down the street and something bad just happens to you, that’s not really a fail on your part. You might call that situation a fail.
If you attempt certain things at the right time, they are easy to accomplish – in fact, they almost get done by themselves. If you undertake them before the time is right, not only will they fail, but they will often become impossible to accomplish even when the time would have been right.
You have to be able to be a good loser. You have to be okay knowing you’re going to fail every day in something without getting mad and upset.
I feel that if you shelter your kids from everything, one day they are going to be out in the world on their own, and they are going to have to figure it out. You can’t give them a test if you never taught them anything that’s on the test. They’re going to fail.
Alas, all traditions lose their primal purity and we all fail our founders.
We need to think deeply about whether we can sustain banks that are not only too big to fail, but potentially too big to bail.
You just have this freedom when you’re younger – this lack of concern to fail or do anything wrong. It comes with an ease that I’ve found has kind of deteriorated over time.
It is better to fail in a cause that will ultimately succeed than to succeed in a cause that will ultimately fail.
Everybody else is afraid to fail. I do not really care because when I fail, I try something new.
I’ve chosen opportunities where I might fail rather than live in the shadow of my own potential.
I fail all of the time. It means nothing.
I think that if my kids are completely convinced of God’s unfailing love for them, whether they fail or not, they’ll have confidence to persevere in life.
I think it’s better to attempt something and fail than it is to not even attempt it, so I’m glad that I’ve been prepared to put myself on the line there.
I always look at a group of people who want to attempt an enterprise greater than their means. They begin on this enterprise and they fail.
It doesn’t matter if you come from the inner city. People who fail in life are people who find lots of excuses. It’s never too late for a person to recognize that they have potential in themselves.
If we fail to appreciate the soul that Easternism gives us, then what we have is a disconnected, Greco-Roman, Western, egocentric, compartmentalized, reductionist, fragmented, linear thought process that counts on cleverness.
Many textbooks fail to present students with both sides of an issue. Students are being pushed toward an education that demonizes free enterprise while advocating top-down government, deficit spending and class warfare.
Do the one thing you think you cannot do. Fail at it. Try again. Do better the second time. The only people who never tumble are those who never mount the high wire. This is your moment. Own it.
If you or I fail at business, we fail. If we cheat and fail, we go to jail. But if you’re rich and politically connected, your incompetence may be protected by a government bailout.
My favourite food actually is chocolate cake. I need to have a slice of chocolate cake every single day, without fail.
It is not a very difficult task to make what is commonly called an amusing book of travels. Any one who will tell, with a reasonable degree of graphic effect, what he has seen, will not fail to carry the reader with him; for the interest we all feel in personal adventure is, of itself, success.
Although one may fail to find happiness in theatrical life, one never wishes to give it up after having once tasted its fruits.
You see people in Hollywood trying to make blockbuster after blockbuster, but it’s not possible. There’s some god up there saying, ‘You will fail now.’ But I suppose that’s true of us all.
You have to be willing to fail, because you’re not going to make every shot.
The majority of men meet with failure because of their lack of persistence in creating new plans to take the place of those which fail.
Pop culture hales you and wants you to fail.
I don’t mean that if you’re a Christian, walking close to God, you will immediately gain celebrity. you may fail as an artist, because you may not have what the public want at that time, and you have to be prepared for that.
You become tyrannized by this notion that women must not only be treated equally, but they must never fail.
As investors, we want to believe we are smart, insightful and uniquely talented – even though we often fail to do the heavy lifting, put in the long hours, and make the uncomfortable but necessary decisions to achieve success.
I think our chances are not looking great today but the only way to fail for me is just not to try.
Whenever I’ve had success, I never learn from it. Success usually breeds a degree of hubris. When you fail, that’s when you learn.
Normally, in the presence of radiation, communication links fail. But with autonomous robots, you don’t need communications.
It was better, he thought, to fail in attempting exquisite things than to succeed in the department of the utterly contemptible.
Many financial advisors recommend that you diversify for your own protection. What they fail to tell you is that it is also for their protection. Since most financial advisors cannot tell you exactly which stock or mutual fund is a great investment, they tell you to buy a bunch of them.
I have to do things for myself, and if those standards are set high, then it’s up to me to pass or fail.
If you have ‘too big to fail’ for cities or for states, and they believe they’ll be bailed out, they’ll continue to make unwise decisions.
There are a few people who are, let’s say, personality-challenged, who would like to set up a cult, but in large part they fail due to the innate stroppiness and independence of their fellow pagans.
Men fail much oftener from want of perseverance than from want of talent.
To fail is a natural consequence of trying, To succeed takes time and prolonged effort in the face of unfriendly odds. To think it will be any other way, no matter what you do, is to invite yourself to be hurt and to limit your enthusiasm for trying again.
Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.
I think you have to try and fail, because failure gets you closer to what you’re good at.
At the end of the day, there are people out there that want to see you fail.
Performers are so vulnerable. They’re frightened of humiliation, sure their work will be crap. I try to make an environment where it’s warm, where it’s OK to fail – a kind of home, I suppose.
On the other hand, when I give it closer thought, I realize I’m not enough of a dictator to conduct an orchestra because it requires a pretty awful person. When you read these biographies of famous conductors, they are all awful people who fail in their private relationships.
Most businesses fail because they want the right things but measure the wrong things, and they get the wrong results.
Be thankful for all successes, lose your ego, take risks, fail fast, and if you don’t absolutely love what you do, run!
I never don’t know my lines. I never take the audition pages into the room. I end up relying on them or looking at them too much, and it makes me feel unprepared, so I always learn my lines without fail.