Quotation Explorer - 'Failing'

Without failing at one thing, there won't be an opportunity to try again, learn and grow. Life isn't static but dynamic. Learn to embrace whatever situation you may face and strive to overcome. Believe in yourself, knowing your best is yet to come. - Kemi Sogunle
Government succeeds by failing. - L.K. Samuels
Failure is so important. We speak about success all the time. It is the ability to resist failure or use failure that often leads to greater success. I've met people who don't want to try for fear of failing. - J.K. Rowling
Although we were sent into a failing world, we were not sent to fail.
No human ever became interesting by not failing. The more you fail and recover and improve, the better you are as a person. Ever meet someone who’s ALWAYS had EVERYTHING work out for them with ZERO struggle? They usually have the depth of a puddle. Or they don’t exist. - Chris Hardwick
I think the big mistake in schools is trying to teach children anything, and by using fear as the basic motivation. Fear of getting failing grades, fear of not staying with your class, etc. Interest can produce learning on a scale compared to fear as a nuclear explosion to a firecracker. - Stanley Kubrick
People often try to distinguish between personal and professional life, but they end failing - Cord 8 : Are we Computers? - Santosh Avvannavar
I have no responsibility to live up to what others expect of me. That's their mistake, not my failing. - Richard Feynman
PITY, n. A failing sense of exemption, inspired by contrast. - Ambrose Bierce
I had never seen such sorrow; it appalled me. And I was even more appalled by her attempts to overcome it, because they so plainly, pathetically failed and in failing opened up a view of the world I had only begun to suspect, where wounds did not heal, and things did not work out for the best - Tobias Wolff
If you want to live a creative life, get efficient at failing. - Matthew Donnelly
By failing to value your time, you are devaluing your life. - Debasish Mridha
Failing conventionally is the route to go; as a group, lemmings may have a rotten image, but no individual lemming has ever received bad press - Warren Buffett
America: the only country in the world where failing to promote yourself is regarded as being arrogant. - Garry Trudeau
Very few of the great leaders ever get through their careers without failing, sometimes dramatically.
The range of what we think and do is limited by what we fail to notice. And because we fail to notice that we fail to notice, there is little we can do to change; until we notice how failing to notice shapes our thoughts and deeds. - R. D. Laing
Learning to fail is a virtue. Failing to learn is a sin. - Paul Sloane
Learn from your failures & go on to the next challenge. It's okay to fail. If you're not failing, you're not growing. - H. Stanley Judd
When you are the central character in a seemingly boiling pit of busy-ness the time will come when the pace of decline cannot be countered. You build yourself the circumstances of ultimate failure by failing to grow, by failing to act on your learnings. - Tony Curl
There is no shame in failing; it is a better way to get stronger faster. - Debasish Mridha
Successful people work hard on the right things b/c working hard on the wrong things only makes one worn out while failing. - Orrin Woodward
If you're not failing every now and again, it's a sign you're not doing anything very innovative. - Woody Allen
It is a youthful failing to be unable to control one's impulses. - Seneca
A failure is not one who has attempted and failed but one who has failed to attempt for fear of failing. - Chinonye J. Chidolue
Next to trying and winning, the best thing is trying and failing. - L. M. Montgomery
Sometimes failing gives you the opportunity to build a better foundation. - Debasish Mridha
With the best of intentions you toss me a lifeline. Failing to see how a piece of rope will do me any good, I ignore it and drown. - Richelle E. Goodrich
Taxation is the price we pay for failing to build a civilized society. The higher the tax level, the greater the failure. A centrally planned totalitarian state represents a complete defeat for the civilized world, while a totally voluntary society represents its ultimate success. - Mark Skousen
Far from failing in its intended task, our educational system is in fact succeeding magnificently because its aim is to keep the American people thoughtless enough to go on supporting the system. - Richard Mitchell
(The subjects of What Should I Do With The Rest Of My Life) "have convinced me that past failing can as easily prove preparatory as predictive. Age does not of itself limit on enable us. The choice is ours. - Bruce Frankel
My whole career can be summed up with 'Ignorance is bliss.' When you do not know better, you do not really worry about failing. - Jeff Foxworthy
The range of what we think and do is limited by what we fail to notice. And, because we fail to notice that we fail to notice, there is little we can do to change until we notice how our failing to notice shapes our thoughts and deeds. - R.D. Laing
Perseverance is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th. - Julie Andrews Edwards
I have every expectation that cancer will become known as the disease of human evolution trying and failing to adapt to a significantly changed environment. - Steven Magee
Sometimes by failing we find a better opportunity to win. - Debasish Mridha
I feel like people around me are betters voting on the wrong horse in the race. I am that horse, always failing to make others win. - Austin Kelly
Anyone can fail at something they really don’t want. What really takes courage is going after something you want and then failing. There is more fulfillment in life knowing that you tried, rather than settled without a fight. - Shannon L. Alder
Im most likely to succeed at failing but the point is your succeeding. - Justise Bailey
When a ship without a functioning rudder and compass miraculously sails safely to the shore, let not the Captain take praise for such success. It is not his place to claim merit. He should nevertheless, be prosecuted for failing as a Captain. - Prinx Maurice
Failing is never too early, success is never too late. - Paul Bamikole
...Refusing to feel desire is the only thing more painful than failing to get what you want, and that learning not to yearn, far from preventing disappointment, ultimately guarantees it. - Martha N. Beck
By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail. - Benjamin Franklin
It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not lived at all. In which case, you've failed by default. - J. K. Rowling
One of the most deadly causes of destruction of divine destinies is when a leader is failing, but he or she does not know it. Ignorance about your role is a death plot against people's successes. - Israelmore Ayivor
Assessing existence while failing to embrace the insights of modern physics would be like wrestling in the dark with an unknown opponent. - Brian Greene
Life is really a travesty of will: it is a parade of learning how to lose people and improve at feigning indifference.I suspect I shall always fail at this, and fail miserably. I do not know whether that is winning at life or failing at happiness. - Michelle Franklin
The surest path to success is to learn to have a healthy relationship with failure. If we aren't failing, then we aren't doing anything interesting. - Kristen Lamb
I deleted your number. Although I know the tired digits by heart, scout's honor, pinky promise.I am trying to talk myself out of every emotion I'm having, and of course, it is failing to a fault.I'm still sad, I'm still mad, I'm still heartbroken, I miss you. - Elizabeth Brooks
Don’t think about the possibilities of failing. Never forget to think about the possibilities of flying. - Debasish Mridha
Poverty is not a character failing or a lack of motivation. Poverty is a shortage of money. - Barbara Ehrenreich
Everything begins with failing. If you stop to fail, then your failing to stop, to try and try again, and bring success. - Anthony Liccione
For you to be successful, sacrifices must be made. It's better that they are made by others but failing that, you'll have to make them yourself. - Rita Mae Brown
When thinking about what to do next with your life, don’t ask yourself what you would succeed at, but what you would most enjoy failing at. - Clifford Cohen
To live unhappily, is failing life. - Fakeer Ishavardas
When failing spectacularly the trick is to employ an inverted Schadenfreude. Take ownership of your misfortune. - Dean Cavanagh
Failing over and over again is how you learn to succeed over and over again. - Matshona Dhliwayo
Looking back and wondering if it could have worked eventually hurts more than trying and failing. - Dominic Riccitello
Failing to win is not important, but failing to participate is. - Debasish Mridha
To give up on a person you care for who is trying and failing is a bad thing, but to cut ties with an individual who is giving zero effort, yet doing a number on your heart makes sense. - Christopher Hudspeth
You can't live without failing at something, unless you love so cautiously you might as well have nit lived at all, in which case, you fail be default. - J.K. Rowling
A library outranks any other one thing a community can do to benefit its people. It is a never failing spring in the desert. - Andrew Carnegie
God is a mean-spirited, pugnacious bully bent on revenge against His children for failing to live up to his impossible standards. - Walt Whitman
For you to be successful, sacrifices must be made. It's better that they are made by others but failing that, you'll have to make them yourself.Rita Mae Brown - Brigitta Moon
Cripples are not the stuff of romance. Only Lord Byron, dragging his club foot, springs to mind as an exception to the rule, but such a failing in a man is regarded as interesting, even provocative, rather than disfiguring. Women must submit to a more exacting measure. - Mordecai Richler
nothing can save you except writing. it keeps the walls from failing. - Charles Bukowski
You can go from seeking to seeker when you stop bouncing. Set a plan for change and take the risks you need to take without worrying about failing. - Andrea Goeglein
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