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1. "We climb to heaven most often on the ruins of our cherished plans, finding our failures were successes."
Author: Amos Bronson Alcott
2. "¡No supe comprender nada entonces! Debí juzgarla por sus actos y no por sus palabras. ¡La flor perfumaba e iluminaba mi vida y jamás debí huir de allí!¡No supe adivinar la ternura que ocultaban sus pobres astucias!¡Son tan contradictorias las flores! Pero yo era demasiado joven para amarla."
Author: Antoine De Saint Exupéry
3. "Without failure, we could not relish in the achievement of our successes."
Author: Asa Don Brown
4. "It is not any crime you have committed that infects your soul with permanent guilt, it is none of your failures, errors or flaws, but the blank-out by which you attempt to evade them - it is not any sort of Original Sin or unknown prenatal deficiency, but the knowledge and fact of your basic default, of suspending your mind, of refusing to think. Fear and guilt are your chronic emotions, they are real and you do deserve them, but they don't come from the superficial reasons you invent to disguise their cause, not from your "selfishness," weakness or ignorance, but from a real and basic threat to your existence; fear, because you have abandoned your weapon of survival, guilt, because you know you have done it volitionally."
Author: Ayn Rand
5. "It's fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure."
Author: Bill Gates
6. "Better to be the failure who nobly strived than the success who never really had to."
Author: Brandon Sanderson
7. "I ask questions. I watch the world. And what I have discovered is that the parts of my fiction that people most tell me are 'unbelievable' are those that are most closely based on the real, those least diluted by my imagination."
Author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
8. "Fifty percent of the risk of a catastrophic failure during a long-duration space mission occurs in the first 10 minutes after liftoff."
Author: Chris Hadfield
9. "I took the sleeper out of Glasgow, and as the smelly old train bumped out of Central Station and across the Jamaica Street Bridge, I stared out at the orange halogen streetlamps reflected in the black water of the river Clyde. I gazed at the crumbling Victorian buildings that would soon be sandblasted and renovated into yuppie hutches. I watched the revelers and rascals traverse the shiny wet streets. I thought of the thrill and danger of my youth and the fear and frustration of my adult life thus far. I thought of the failure of my marriage and my failures as a man. I saw all this through my reflection in the nighttime window. Down the tracks I went, hardly aware that I was going further south with every passing second."
Author: Craig Ferguson
10. "Elusive success is not the same as failure."
Author: Damon Throop
11. "She sipped the tonic. Her face puckered again. She gagged, covered her mouth and mumbled in disgust, "Oh my God!""I said it tasted better, not great."Abby continued to force the sour tonic down in sips. She could taste a hint of vanilla but the potion left a bitter aftertaste that was similar to vinegar. Her stomach gurgled and burned."Water," she coughed after her last sip of tonic."No. You'll dilute it," Noel said firmly, relieving her of the glass.Smartly, she rebutted, "Isn't that what you're supposed to do after drinking poison? Or is it throw up?"
Author: Devon Ashley
12. "E così, nel cuore di una città dove infuriava un conflitto selvaggio, piena di grida guerresche, mentre la morte e la distruzione mietevano dovunque un sanguinoso raccolto, Dejah Thoris, Principessa di Helium, vera figlia di Marte, Dio della Guerra, si promise in sposa a John Carter, gentiluomo della Virginia"
Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs
13. "Vice is basically the love of failure."
Author: Elfriede Jelinek
14. "When you take risks you learn that there will be times when you succeed and there will be times when you fail, and both are equally important. It's hard to understand failure when you're going through it, but in the grand scheme of things it's good to fall down—not because you're drunk and not near stairs."
Author: Ellen DeGeneres
15. "Homo sapiens have left themselves few places and scant ways to witness other species in their own worlds, an estrangement that leaves us hungry and lonely. In this famished state, it is no wonder that when we do finally encounter wild animals, we are quite surprised by the sheer truth of them.Each time I look into the eye of an animal...I find myself staring into a mirror of my own imagination. What I see there is deeply, crazily, unmercifully confused.There is in that animal eye something both alien and familiar. There is in me, as in all human beings, a glimpse of the interior, from which everything about our minds has come.The crossing holds all the power and purity of first wonder, before habit and reason dilute it. The glimpse is fleeting. Quickly, I am left in darkness again, with no idea whatsoever how to go back."
Author: Ellen Meloy
16. "The failure and the success both believe in their hearts that they have accurately balanced points of view, the success because he's succeeded, and the failure because he's failed. The successful man tells his son to profit by his father's good fortune, and the failure tells his son to profit by his father's mistakes."
Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald
17. "There is so often a great disparity between how we feel about faith and how we are meant to feel. Why do so few people genuinely find joy and pleasure in their relationship with God? Why do most people feel they have to either pay God back for all He's done (buy His love) or somehow keep making up for all their inadequacies and failures (prove their love)?"
Author: Francis Chan
18. "You magnify your failure to a crime, Vasya.-from "A Faint Heart"
Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
19. "Every woman knows that, regardless of all her other achievements, she is a failure if she is not beautiful."
Author: Germaine Greer
20. "The whole ground of human life seems to some to have been gone over bytheir predecessors, both the heights and the valleys, and all things tohave been cared for. According to Evelyn, "the wise Solomon prescribedordinances for the very distances of trees; and the Roman prætors havedecided how often you may go into your neighbor's land to gather theacorns which fall on it without trespass, and what share belongs to thatneighbor." Hippocrates has even left directions how we should cut ournails; that is, even with the ends of the fingers, neither shorter norlonger. Undoubtedly the very tedium and ennui which presume to haveexhausted the variety and the joys of life are as old as Adam. But man'scapacities have never been measured; nor are we to judge of what he cando by any precedents, so little has been tried. Whatever have been thyfailures hitherto, "be not afflicted, my child, for who shall assign tothee what thou hast left undone?"
Author: Henry David Thoreau
21. "Society invents a spurious convoluted logic tae absorb and change people whae's behaviour is outside its mainstream. Suppose that ah ken aw the pros and cons, know that ah'm gaunnae huv a short life, am ah sound mind, ectetera, ectetera, but still want tae use smack? They won't let ye dae it. They won't let ye dae it, because it's seen as a sign ay thir ain failure. The fact that ye jist simply choose tae reject whut they huv tae offer."
Author: Irvine Welsh
22. "As good surgical doctor works on a patient in the theater with varied kinds of surgical instruments, so a true leader also needs a clean bag of leadership characters that vary from task to task. One-way leaders are obvious failures!"
Author: Israelmore Ayivor
23. "It means that we should celebrate today's failure because it is a clear sign that our voyage of discovery is not yet over."
Author: Jacqueline Kelly
24. "To fly is to swim in the air, and a brick could be used as an as example to highlight man's failure to fishbird."
Author: Jarod Kintz
25. "It is not always easy. Your successes are unheralded -- your failures are trumpeted. I sometimes have that feeling myself."[Speech at CIA Headquarters, November 28, 1961]"
Author: John F. Kennedy
26. "Who I am as a guitarist is defined by my failure to become Jimi Hendrix."
Author: John Mayer
27. "Artistic anorexia & sexual avoidance have the same root fears – fear of intimacy, fear of exposure, fear of failure"."
Author: Julia Cameron
28. "Mohammed was not an apparent failure. He was a dazzling success, politically as well as spiritually, and Islam went from strength to strength to strength."
Author: Karen Armstrong
29. "Sure, they became frustrated with students at times and occasionally displayed impatience, but because they were willing to face the failures of teaching and believed in their capacity to solve problems, they tried not to become defensive with their students or build a wall around themselves. Instead, they tried to take their students seriously as human beings and treated them the way they might treat any colleague, with fairness, compassion, and concern. That approach found reflection in what they taught, how they taught it, and how they evaluated students, but it also appeared in attempts to understand their students' lives, cultures, and aspirations. It even emerged in their willingness to see their students outside of class."
Author: Ken Bain
30. "I've often been flabbergasted by modern pharmaceutical ads on television. The list of side effects for some maladies often sound worse than the condition they're supposed to treat. Once I even heard "heart failure" listed as a side effect, and I wondered how that happened. Heart failure sounds like a pretty major event to me, and if you're willing to risk heart failure in order to avoid the mild discomfort of some other condition, then may the gods shield you from harm, since you're obviously seeking it out."
Author: Kevin Hearne
31. "O tempo foi diluindo a tua presença na minha vida.Quem sabe um dia também dissolva a tua imagem na minha memória e eu consiga finalmente esquecer-me de ti. Não é o que quero; porém, era o que deveria fazer. Nunca somos os donos do nosso coração. O meu não é meu, porque quando amo profundamente estou a dá-lo a outra pessoa."
Author: Margarida Rebelo Pinto
32. "Toate fericirile se sprijina pe iluzii. Adevarul nu face altceva decît sa sfîsie valul cu care se acopera ochii ce nu vor sa vada realitatea. Daca prin absurd cineva ar inventa ghicirea gîndurilor dupa vointa, oamenii, deveniti goi pe dinauntru, n-ar mai putea sa traiasca, s-ar macelari unul pe altul, barbat pe femeie, copil pe tata, fiica pe mama. S-ar declansa un carnagiu universal."
Author: Mihail Drumeş
33. "Success isn't permanent and failure isn't fatal."
Author: Mike Ditka
34. "Here lies Morris, a good man and friend. He enjoyed the finer points of civilized life but never shied away from a hearty adventure or hard work. He died a free man, which is more than most people can say, if we are going to be honest about it. Most people are chained to their own fear and stupidity and haven't the sense to level a cold eye at just what is wrong with their lives. Most people will continue on, dissatisfied but never attempting to understand why, or how they might change things for the better, and they die with nothing in their hearts but dirt and old, thin blood - weak blood, diluted - and their memories aren't worth a goddamned thing, you will see what I mean."
Author: Patrick DeWitt
35. "Defeat ends when we launch into another battle. Failure has no end: it is a lifetime choice."
Author: Paulo Coelho
36. "Theophilus Hopkins was a moderately famous man. You can look him up in the 1860 Britannica. There are three full columns about his corals and his corallines, his anemones and starfish. It does not have anything very useful about the man. It does not tell you what he was like. You can read it three times over and never guess that he had any particular attitude to Christmas pudding."
Author: Peter Carey
37. "What our Heavenly Father wants us to do about our spiritual failures is like what our earthly father wants us to do about our earthly failures. When we fall off the horse, or the bike, or the high road to Heaven, we must simply climb on again as soon as we are aware of the fact that we have fallen off, rather than sitting there stewing in self-pity or self-hatred."
Author: Peter Kreeft
38. "Although distortion of the past is widespread, the most common travesty is one of omission, wherein populist leaders neglect to mention the crimes committed by their own side or recollect them in such a way that evades accepting full responsibility. That politicians are so able to evoke historical arguments in these ways results from a prior failure of the society to engage in a full and frank encounter with past wrongdoings."
Author: Richard Ashby Wilson
39. "His errors and failures have not traveled the same distance as his successes."
Author: Rick Bass
40. "Think of it this way: There are two kinds of failure. The first comes from never trying out your ideas because you are afraid, or because you are waiting for the perfect time. This kind of failure you can never learn from, and such timidity will destroy you. The second kind comes from a bold and venturesome spirit. If you fail in this way, the hit that you take to your reputation is greatly outweighed by what you learn. Repeated failure will toughen your spirit and show you with absolute clarity how things must be done."
Author: Robert Greene
41. "For the social phobic, any kind of performance—musical, sporting, public speaking—can be terrifying because failure will reveal the weakness and inadequacy within. This in turn means constantly projecting an image that feels false—an image of confidence, competence, even perfection."
Author: Scott Stossel
42. "Fear is at the root of so many of the barriers that women face. Fear of not being liked. Fear of making the wrong choice. Fear of drawing negative attention. Fear of overreaching. Fear of being judged. Fear of failure. And the holy trinity of fear: the fear of being a bad mother/wife/daughter."
Author: Sheryl Sandberg
43. "NOSTALGI = TRANSENDENSINostalgi sama dengan transendensi betul, ini permainan kata lagi-lagi kata asing tapi apa sih yang tidak asing tapi itu hanya ilusi kembali pada nostalgi berarti kehilangan yang dulu-dulu dibayangkan hanya tidak mencekam lagi, karena lembut dengan ironi saat kini yang berkilas balik siapa tahu nanti … kini — dulu — nanti, teratasi bukankah itu transendensi?"
Author: Toeti Heraty
44. "Comparing what we're looking for misses the point. It's wanting to know that makes us matter. Otherwise we're going out the way we came in. That's why you can't believe in the afterlife, Valentine. Believe in the after, by all means, but not the life. Believe in God, the soul, the spirit, the infinite, believe in angels if you like, but not in the great celestial get-together for an exchange of views. If the answers are in the back of the book I can wait, but what a drag. Better to struggle on knowing that failure is final."
Author: Tom Stoppard
45. "An open-minded and diverse population that readily shares information, encourages experimentation, accepts failure and dispenses with formality and hierarchy is what makes Silicon Valley the successful hub that it is."
Author: Vivek Wadhwa
46. "Paduk and all the rest wrote on steadily, but Krug's failure was complete, a baffling and hideous disaster, for he had been busy becoming an elderly man instead of learning the simple but now unobtainable passages which they, mere boys, had memorized."
Author: Vladimir Nabokov
47. "To me he seemed one of those persons destined to failure of whom you wonder what purpose it can ever serve that they should have ben born."
Author: W. Somerset Maugham
48. "History overflows time. Love overflows the allowance of the world. All the vessels overflow, and no end or limit stays put. Every shakable thing has got to be shaken. In a sense, nothing that was ever lost in Port William ever has been replaced. In another sense, nothing is ever lost, and we are compacted together forever, even by our failures, our regrets, and our longings."
Author: Wendell Berry
49. "Every failure is a step to success."
Author: William Whewell
50. "In Iraq we must succeed. Failure is not an option."
Author: Zbigniew Brzezinski

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