Criticism is something we can avoid easily by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.— Aristotle
Provocative Failure In Life quotations
When you can’t change the direction of the wind — adjust your sails
to love is to risk, not being loved in return.
to hope is to risk pain. to try is to risk failure. but risk must be taken because the greatest hazard in my life is to risk nothing.
The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it.
Face the giants in your life, slay them, and move on.
Do not be daunted by the mistakes and failures in your life.
Don't let fear stop you. Don't give up because you are paralyzed by insecurity or overwhelmed by the odds, because in giving up, you give up hope. Understand that failure is a process in life, that only in trying can you enrich yourself and have the possibility of moving forward. The greatest obstacle in life is fear and giving up because of it.
You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated.
In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.
Our greatest fear should not be of failure but of succeeding at things in life that don't really matter.
You will be wounded many times in your life.
You'll make mistakes. Some people will call them failures but I have learned that failure is really God's way of saying, "Excuse me, you're moving in the wrong direction." It's just an experience, just an experience.
Be calm and strong and patient. Meet failure and disappointment with courage. Rise superior to the trials of life, and never give in to hopelessness or despair. In danger, in adversity, cling to your principles and ideals. Aequanimitas!
It is the individual who is not interested in his fellow men who has the greatest difficulties in life and provides the greatest injury to others. It is fro+m among such individuals that all human failures spring.
The tragedy of life is not found in failure but complacency.
Not in you doing too much, but doing too little. Not in you living above your means, but below your capacity. It's not failure but aiming too low, that is life's greatest tragedy.
Failure is an option. It's what you do with the failure that makes you who you are. Our failures mold us. I have failed at several things in my life. What sets some of us apart, is that when we fail, we can't sleep at night. It haunts us until we have our time at redemption.
I never blame failure - there are too many complicated situations in life - but I am absolutely merciless toward lack of effort.
What is courage? Courage is the willingness to risk failure.
..There is only one danger I find in life, and that, indeed, is a real one. You may take too many precautions.
The tragedy of life doesn't lie in not reaching your goal.
The tragedy lies in having no goal to reach. It isn't a calamity to die with dreams unfulfilled, but it is a calamity not to dream...It is not a disgrace not to reach the stars, but it is a disgrace to have no stars to reach for. Not failure, but low aim is sin.
What seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise
I know success or failure in my life or ministry does not depend on my own skill or even on external circumstances, it depends only on my faithfulness. God will give me the gifts necessary to do whatever He calls me to do, and He will not be hindered in His work by circumstances.
It's best to have failure happen early in life.
It wakes up the Phoenix bird in you so you rise from the ashes.
But how will I know who my Soulmate is?” Brida felt that this was one of the most important questions she had ever asked in her life. By taking risks’ she said to Brida. ‘ By risking failure, disappointment, disillusion, but never ceasing in you search for Love. As long as you keep looking, you will triumph in the end.
All political lives, unless they are cut off in midstream at a happy juncture, end in failure, because that is the nature of politics and of human affairs.
Be of good cheer. Do not think of today's failures, but of the success that may come tomorrow. You have set yourselves a difficult task, but you will succeed if you persevere, and you will find a joy in overcoming obstacles... Remember, no effort that we make to attain something beautiful is ever lost.
A minister of state is excusable for the harm he does when the helm of government has forced his hand in a storm; but in the calm he is guilty of all the good he does not do.
The greatest failure in life is being successful in the wrong assignment.
Failure is a part of success. There is no such thing as a bed of roses all your life. But failure will never stand in the way of success if you learn from it.
The home is the first and most effective place to learn the lessons of life: truth, honor, virtue, self control, the value of education, honest work, and the purpose and privilege of life. Nothing can take the place of home in rearing and teaching children, and no other success can compensate for failure in the home.
God is looking for imperfect men and women who have learned to walk in moment-by-momen t dependence on the Holy Spirit. Christians who have come to terms with their inadequacies, fears, and failures. Believers who have become discontent with 'surviving' and have taken the time to investigate everything God has to offer in this life.
If you want to experience all of the successes and pleasure in life, you have to be willing to accept all the pain and failure that comes with it.
Sheer persistence is the difference between success and failure.
Failure: Is it a limitation? Bad timing? It's a lot of things.
It's something you can't be afraid of, because you'll stop growing. The next step beyond failure could be your biggest success in life.
You can be discouraged by failure, or you can learn from it.
So go ahead and make mistakes, make all you can. Because, remember that's where you'll find success - on the far side of failure.
Remembering that I'll be dead soon is the most important tool I've ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything - all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure - these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important.
People think that the opposite of success is failure, but it's not.
Failure is part of the process of success.
The point is not to take the world's opinion as a guiding star but to go one's way in life and working unerringly, neither depressed by failure nor seduced by applause.
Nobody likes to fail but failure is an essential part of life and of learning.
If your uniform isn't dirty, you haven't been in the game.