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    fail Quotes

    The success-haters. That's what I call them - the people who have never got what they want and turned sour on everybody who has. The world's full of them. As soon as you've made good they begin to watch for you to fail.
    — Zoe Akins
    tags: people  world  fail 
    Kill your enemies with success and bury them with a smile.... Never fails.
    — Ziad K. Abdelnour
    tags: enemies  smile  enemy  success  fail 
    The sage embraces things. Ordinary men discriminate amongst them and parade their discriminations before others. So I say; those who discriminate, fail to see.
    — Zhuangzi
    tags: men  sage  fail 
    The fact is that those who do not see themselves but who see others, who fail to grasp of themselves but who grasp others, take possession of what others have but fail to possess themselves. they are attracted to what others enjoy but fail to find enjoyment in themselves.
    — Zhuangzi
    tags: facts  fail 
    He who wins people, prospers; he who loses them, fails. Your present plan should be to seek humans of high aims and farseeing views, and you can establish yourself firmly.
    — Zhou Yu
    tags: people  present  fail 
    Men never fail to underestimate women.
    — Zhao Yun
    tags: men  women  fail 
    Let me think about the people 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 - Then let me extend that generosity to myself.
    — Ze Frank
    tags: chance  people  care  fail 
    I'm not trying to succeed for the people who are waiting for me to fail. I'm doing it for myself. I'm one for the 'You only live once so you should do as much as you can' sort of thing.
    — Zara Phillips
    tags: people  live  fail 
    We're dealing with such enormous problems today that we have no other choice but to work together. If Iraq fails, if a religious civil war breaks out and the neighboring states are drawn into this conflict, if the Kurds declare independence and al-Qaida takes over an entire province - that's when the consequences will be dramatic.
    — Zalmay Khalilzad
    I try to write three jokes every day. I don't sit down and write them, it's just things that pop into my head. Then I'll go watch it fail onstage that night.
    — Zach Galifianakis
    tags: night  write  fail 
    Compared to my talents, Whoopi Goldberg is like one of those fake plastic Buddhas you get at dollar stores. I mean really, I fail to see the humor in an overweight negro woman with dreadlocks, no eyebrows, and is named after a childish term for flatulence.
    — Zach Braff
    tags: humor  women  talent  buddha  fail 
    So let God know what you're doing just by doing it - or feel good about yourself. But don't rely on men and women to inspire you to do good - because we will probably often fail you with our own imperfections! We all should be trying to improve ourselves, regardless of how much better off or worse off we are than the person next to us, because we can all get better.
    — Ysabella Brave
    tags: men  people  women  god  inspire  fail 
    If you are afraid to fail, then you should go and become a banker.
    — Yossi Vardi
    tags: banker  afraid  fail 
    Sometimes people fail to see that individual decisions have universal consequences.
    — Yaya Toure
    We will not bend or fail until the blood of every last Jew from the youngest child to the oldest elder is spilt to redeem our land!
    — Yasser Arafat
    tags: children  child  blood  fail 
    People think that tests only come in the form of hardships. Allah also tests us with ease, it's often in the test of ease that we fail most.
    — Yasmin Mogahed
    tags: people  fail 
    So often we experience things in life, and yet never see the connections between them. When we are given hardship, or feel pain, we often fail to consider that the experience may be the direct cause or result of another action or experience. Sometimes we fail to recognize the direct connection between the pain in our lives and our relationship with Allah SWT
    — Yasmin Mogahed
    So often we think that Allah only tests us with hardships, but this isn't true. Allah also tests with ease. He tests us with na`im (blessings) and with the things we love, and it is often in these tests that so many of us fail. We fail because when Allah gives us these blessings, we unwittingly turn them into false idols in the heart.
    — Yasmin Mogahed
    tags: heart  blessing  true  fail 
    Resilience is very different than being numb. Resilience means you experience, you feel, you fail, you hurt. You fall. But, you keep going.
    — Yasmin Mogahed
    tags: experience  hurt  fail 
    Most of all, we must never be deceived. We must never allow ourselves to think that anything in this world succeeds, fails, is given, taken, done, or undone without Allah. It is only by our connection to our Creator that we rise or fall in life, in our relationship with our world-and with all of humanity.
    — Yasmin Mogahed
    Get your idea out there as fast as possible even if it's not quite ready by setting must-hit deadlines. Let the market tell you if you have a winner or not. If not " move on and fail forward fast! If it's got potential " then you can make it better.
    — Yanik Silver
    tags: potential  ideas  fail 
    We don't have the leadership or the understanding of the value of this, and when your political systems and your economic systems start to fail, it's only a cultural understanding that allows you to reconstruct them and to get back to who you are. For some reason, it hasn't dawned on us yet.
    — Wynton Marsalis
    I have the feeling that he would rather see a good cause fail than succeed if he were not the head of it.
    — Woodrow Wilson
    tags: fail 
    If there are possibilities for strengthening investments, they will not fail because of us. Emmanuel Macron is right when he says that we need to do more and talk less.
    — Wolfgang Schauble
    tags: right  possibility  fail 
    The interesting thing is that in everyday life, I fail to see the most ordinary things. I often stumble and sometimes I even fall over. But when I draw or look at a painting, I go into a sort of overdrive and just see things differently than other people.
    — Wolfgang Beltracchi
    tags: people  painting  fail 
    Our duty is to rise in the bright daylight, openly, beating the drums. The cause for which we are ready to give our necks does not fear the light, and to attack the enemy by guile would not suit it. A Pole has always despised ambushes, and God forbid that he should change. We shall not fail to have enough strength to defeat our enemies if we do not fail to have the spirit of sacrifice and love.
    — Wladyslaw Stanislaw Reymont
    Any knowledge that doesn't lead to new questions quickly dies out: it fails to maintain the temperature required for sustaining life.
    — Wislawa Szymborska
    tags: questions  die  fail 
    God has guarded His Word so that only the pure in heart can see its secrets. All other efforts will fail.
    — Winkie Pratney
    tags: secret  heart  god  fail 
    Pope Francis has helped me to focus once again on the joy in my pastoral ministry. He has challenged me genuinely to believe that the Gospel is and should be the source of the church's joy. His own approachable, cheerful, and hopeful style in exercising the papacy reminds me that shepherds must exude joy or they will fail to lead anyone else to discover it.
    — Wilton Daniel Gregory
    tags: joy  believe  focus  gospel  fail 
    I've witnessed thousands of superior athletes try to becomes hitters and fail at it.
    — Willie Stargell
    tags: fail 
    I think that's the only way you can ever be truly successful in this world. You have to acknowledge that it is from above. And you have to have the confidence that even if you lose it all, things will be okay. You have to be willing to fail, and all the while work your tail off to succeed.
    — Willie Robertson
    Accustom yourself to look first to the dreadful consequences of failure; then fix your eye on the glorious prize which is before you; and when your strength begins to fail, and your spirits are well nigh exhausted, let the animating view rekindle your resolution, and call forth in renewed vigour the fainting energies of your soul.
    — William Wilberforce
    The North can make a steam engine, locomotive or railway car; hardly a yard of cloth or a pair of shoes can you make. You are rushing into war with one of the most powerful, ingeniously mechanical and determined people on earth - right at your doors. You are bound to fail. Only in spirit and determination are you prepared for war. In all else you are totally unprepared, with a bad cause to start with.
    — William Tecumseh Sherman
    At first you will make headway, but as your limited resources begin to fail, shut out from the markets of Europe as you will be, your cause will begin to wane. If your people will but stop and think, they must see that in the end you will surely fail.
    — William Tecumseh Sherman
    tags: people  fail 
    I think that we're all, as human beings, so limited. If we want to write about ourselves, that's fairly easy. And if we write about our friends or our families, we can do that. But if we want to project ourselves somewhere beyond our personal experience we're going to fail unless we get that experience or we borrow it from others.
    — William T. Vollmann
    You have to continuously fail. You fail at something, then you get over it, then you fail some more. And after you fail, there's always something new there. And that something new can be really interesting.
    — William Shatner
    tags: fail 
    Mythology needs heroes and it needs villains, it needs heroes to fail, it needs heroes to struggle.
    — William Shatner
    tags: struggle  hero  mythology  fail 
    If you don't fail on a regular basis, you are not trying hard enough.
    — William Redington Hewlett
    tags: fail 
    The jealous man is so preoccupied with what he hasn't got that he fails to appreciate the value of what he has got. He loses the ability to feel glad because the sun is shining. He doesn't see the wonder and the newness of the beginning of spring.
    — William Ralph Inge
    tags: men  value  wonder  appreciate  fail 
    In imperialism nothing fails like success. If the conqueror oppresses his subjects, they will become fanatical patriots, and sooner or later have their revenge; if he treats them well, and governs them for their good, they will multiply faster than their rulers, till they claim their independence.
    — William Ralph Inge
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