The successful person makes a habit of doing what the failing person doesn't like to do.
By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.
It is an equal failing to trust everybody, and to trust nobody.
It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might has well not have lived at all, in which case you have failed by default.
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Failing to be there when a man wants her is a woman's greatest sin, except to be there when he doesn't want her.
The glory is not in never failing, but in rising every time you fall.
Average is a failing formula.
Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter.
When they separate, man is no more.
In failing circumstances no one can be relied on to keep their integrity.
Failing to plan is planning to fail.
A beautiful thing never gives so much pain as does failing to hear and see it.
It is the failing of youth not to be able to restrain its own violence.
It is not a disgrace to fail. Failing is one of the greatest arts in the world.
Falling, we learned to walk. Failing, we learn to succeed.
What makes old age hard to bear is not the failing of one's faculties, mental and physical, but the burden of one's memories.
Only one-fourth of the sorrow in each man's life is caused by outside uncontrollable elements, the rest is self-imposed by failing to analyze and act with calmness.
Without reflection, we go blindly on our way, creating more unintended consequences, and failing to achieve anything useful.
Failing to find in women exactly the same kind of sexual emotions, as they find in themselves, men have concluded that there are none there at all.
Originality consists in trying to be like everybody else and failing.
Once we realize that imperfect understanding is the human condition there is no shame in being wrong, only in failing to correct our mistakes.
Succeeding is not really a life experience that does that much good.
Failing is a much more sobering and enlightening experience.
Failing to fetch me at first, keep encouraged.
Missing me one place, search another. I stop somewhere waiting for you.
There is only one thing I wast to say about Ohio that has a political tinge, and that is that I think a mistake has been made of recent years in Ohio in failing to continue as our representatives the same people term after term. I do not need to tell a Washington audience, among whom there are certainly some who have been interested in legislation, that length of service in the House and in the Senate is what gives influence.
Anger is a noble infirmity; the generous failing of the just; the one degree that riseth above zeal, asserting the prerogative of virtue.
Was there ever such an autumn? And yet there was never such a panic and hard times in the commercial world. The merchants and banks are suspending and failing all the country over, but not the sandbanks, solid and warm, and streaked with bloody blackberry vines.You may run upon them as much as you please--even as the crickets do, and find their account in it. They are the stockholders in these banks, and I hear them creaking their content.
Winners take chances. Like everyone else, they fear failing, but they refuse to let fear control them.
It is the common failing of totalitarian regimes that they cannot really understand the nature of our democracy. They mistake dissent for disloyalty. They mistake restlessness for a rejection of policy. They mistake a few committees for a country. They misjudge individual speeches for public policy.
Despite the success cult, men are most deeply moved not by the reaching of the goal but by the grandness of the effort involved in getting there -- or failing to get there.
We often say that the biggest job we have is to teach a newly hired employee to fail intelligently... to experiment over and over again and to keep on trying and failing until he learns what will work.
We need to teach the highly educated man that it is not a disgrace to fail and that he must analyze every failure to find its cause. He must learn how to fail intelligently, for failing is one of the greatest arts in the world.
The person is a poor judge who by an action can be disgraced more in failing than they can be honored in succeeding.
Originality consists in trying to be like everybody else --and failing.
Don't be afraid to fail. Don't waste energy trying to cover up failure. Learn from your failures and go on to the next challenge. It's OK to fail. If you're not failing, you're not growing.
Once we realize that imperfect understanding is the human condition, there is no shame in being wrong, only in failing to correct our mistakes.
Perseverance is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th.
If a poet has any obligation toward society, it is to write well.
Being in the minority, he has no other choice. Failing this duty, he sinks into oblivion. Society, on the other hand, has no obligation toward the poet. A majority by definition, society thinks of itself as having other options than reading verses, no matter how well written. Its failure to do so results in its sinking to that level of locution at which society falls easy prey to a demagogue or a tyrant. This is society's own equivalent of oblivion.
Enthusiastic partisans of the idea of progress are in danger of failing to recognize... the immense riches accumulated by the human race. By underrating the achievements of the past, they devalue all those which still remain to be accomplished.
I hope and hoping feeds my pain I weep and weeping feeds my failing heartI laugh but the laughter does not pass withinI burn but the burning makes no mark outside
No enterprise can exist for itself alone.
It ministers to some great need, it performs some great service, not for itself, but for others; or failing therein, it ceases to be profitable and ceases to exist.
Here, with whitened hair, desires failing, strength ebbing out of him, with the sun gone down and with only the serenity and the calm warning of the evening star left to him, he drank to Life, to all it had been, to what it was, to what it would be. Hurrah!
Grading takes away all the fun from failing.
Growing up is about aiming to succeed wildly and being fulfilled by failing really well.
The cure for capitalism's failing would require that a government would have to rise above the interests of one class alone.
We're failing when it comes to controlling spending.
If the government is going to mandate levels and punish schools for failing, they should send that money to the school system.
By failing to keep their end of the bargain, the Bush administration would allow New Jersey projects to deteriorate and make New Jersey highways and bridges less safe.
You know, Hoosiers recognize pork when we see it.
And they recognize what bailing out every failing business in America means - We're burying generations under a mountain range of debt.
I believe the accepted model of capitalism that demands endless growth deserves the blame for the destruction of nature, and it should be displaced. Failing that, I try to work with those companies and help them change the way they think about our resources.
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.
I always thought the biggest failing of Americans was their lack of irony.
They are very serious there! Naturally, there are exceptions... the Jewish, Italian, and Irish humor of the East Coast.
By failing seriously to confront the most predicable economic crisis in our nation's history, the President's policies are committing us and our children to a diminished future.
It's easier to do Shakespeare than Spelling, and I know that sounds crazy, because the challenge of Shakespeare is living up to Shakespeare, living up to that word, not failing, you know, where with Aaron Spelling it's like, just try to look good. Or maybe don't use Spelling there, that's bad. No - you can. He's dead.