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    failure Quotes

    It seems to me that my lack of faith is not, as I once thought, a triumph of the rational mind, but rather a failure of the imagination - an inability to tolerate mistery.
    — Zoë Heller
    Blessings often give rise to injury, so be careful when things are going your way. Success may be achieved after failure, so don't just give up when you've been disappointed.
    — Zicheng Hong
    Goods and possessions are no gain in his eyes. He stays far from wealth and honor. Long life is no ground for joy, nor early death for sorrow. Success is not for him to be pround of, failure is no shame. Had he all the world's power he would not hold it as his own. If he conquered everything he would not take it to himself. His glory is in knowing that all things come together in One and life and death are equal.
    — Zhuangzi
    Karma is the root cause of success and failure in every aspect of life.
    — Zhi Gang Sha
    tags: failure  karma  success 
    Wealth and honor, benefits and blessings shall enrich my life; poverty and failures, grief and anxiety shall help fulfill it. In my life, I will serve heaven and earth; in death I will find peace.
    — Zhang Zai
    Let me realize that my past failures at follow-through are no indication of my future performance. They're just healthy little fires that are gonna warm up my ass
    — Ze Frank
    tags: failure  future  past  fire  healthy 
    In Iraq we must succeed. Failure is not an option.
    — Zbigniew Brzezinski
    tags: failure 
    We have actually experienced in recent months a dramatic demonstration of an unprecedented intelligence failure, perhaps the most significant intelligence failure in the history of the United States.
    — Zbigniew Brzezinski
    Failure to properly control our borders costs citizens in many ways: schools become overcrowded, medical resources are stretched too thin, other government services are overtaxed, and taxes increase further.
    — Zach Wamp
    My headshot is a scratch and sniff, it smells like failure and onions.
    — Zach Galifianakis
    tags: failure 
    Dwelling in failure won't change anything nor will it create a good outcome.
    — Yunho
    tags: failure 
    I think perfection is ugly. Somewhere in the things humans make, I want to see scars, failure, disorder, distortion.
    — Yohji Yamamoto
    Military cemeteries in every corner of the world are silent testimony to the failure of national leaders to sanctify human life.
    — Yitzhak Rabin
    When your failures surround you, and all the open doors have closed, look up. There's a door that never closes, a way, when all the other ways have failed you.
    — Yasmin Mogahed
    tags: failure 
    African Americans make up about 13 percent of the U.S. population but comprise 32 percent of patients treated for kidney failure, giving them a kidney failure rate that is 4.2 times greater than that of white Americans.
    — Xavier Becerra
    tags: failure  time  giving  american 
    Twenty million more have Chronic Kidney Disease, where patients experience a gradual deterioration of kidney function, the end result of which is kidney failure.
    — Xavier Becerra
    My story of success and failure is not just about music and being famous. It's about living and loving and trying to find purpose in this crazy world.
    — Wynonna Judd
    The failures and successes are necessary for learning.
    — Wynonna Judd
    It recognizes no morality but a sham morality meant for deceit, no honor even among thieves and of a thievish sort, no force but physical force, no intellectual power but cunning, no disgrace but failure, no crime but stupidity.
    — Woodrow Wilson
    The only thing worse than the failure of this massive global development experiment, would be its success.
    — Wolfgang Sachs
    Mountaineering is a complex and unique way of life, interweaving elements of sport, art and mysticism. Success or failure depends on the ebb and flow of immense inspiration. Detecting a single rule governing this energy is difficult - it arises and vanishes like the urge to dance and remains as mysterious as the phenomenon of life itself.
    — Wojciech Kurtyka
    The man without a chin, no stamina, dead man, broken man, whatever. On your way to the top, you always get some criticism. Criticism is a great motivation. Failure is not an option to me.
    — Wladimir Klitschko
    tags: criticism  failure  men  broken 
    Criticism is a great motivation. Failure is not an option to me.
    — Wladimir Klitschko
    tags: criticism  failure 
    I cannot, in good conscience, allow money to be wasted on a failure.
    — Winston Groom
    Failure is a learning experience, and the guy who has never failed has never done anything.
    — Wilson Greatbatch
    Every failure is a step to success. Every detection of what is false directs us towards what is true: every trial exhausts some tempting form of error.
    — William Whewell
    tags: failure  success 
    It's just as difficult to overcome success as it is to overcome failure.
    — William Walton
    tags: failure  success 
    The past in retrospect holds manifold disenchantments, failures and even tragedies; and yet the worse may be forgotten and the best held fast.
    — William Robertson Nicoll
    tags: failure  past 
    If I have to tell a guy he's got something to do, I consider myself a failure as a manager.
    — William Redington Hewlett
    tags: failure 
    Most criminals are not born; they are made.... What the State really punishes in a criminal is often its own neglect, its own failure to do its duty to the citizen.
    — William Randolph Hearst
    Progress is made by trial and failure; the failures are generally a hundred times more numerous than the successes ; yet they are usually left unchronicled.
    — William Ramsay
    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!
    — William Osler
    Therefore, your mistakes and your failures are blessings; opportunities for the best in parenting. And those who point out your mistakes are not your enemies, but the most valuable of friends.
    — William Martin
    Boredom lies only with the traveler's limited perception and his failure to explore deeply enough. After a while, I found my perception limited.
    — William Least Heat-Moon
    tags: failure  lies  perception 
    No class or group or party in Germany could escape its share of responsibility for the abandonment of the democratic Republic and the advent of Adolf Hitler. The cardinal error of the Germans who opposed Nazism was their failure to unite against it.
    — William L. Shirer
    The trouble with politics and political coverage today is that there's too much liberal bias.... There's too much tilt toward the left-wing agenda. Too much apology for liberal policy failures. Too much pandering to liberal candidates and causes.
    — William Kristol
    The liberal media were never that powerful, and the whole thing was often used as an excuse by conservatives for conservative failures.
    — William Kristol
    When an action is once done, it is right or wrong for ever; no accidental failure of its good or evil fruits can possibly alter that.
    — William Kingdon Clifford
    tags: evil  failure  action  right  wrong 
    On many occasions in the late 1950s and 1960s, [Ho Chi Minh's] ideas were apparently ignored by those who felt that his approach was too naive and prone to compromise. The outbreak of open warfare with the French and later with the United States was in effect a sign of the failure of Ho Chi Minh to achieve his objective to fight and win at low cost.
    — William J. Duiker
    I challenge every business person in America who has ever complained about the failure of the welfare system to try to hire somebody off welfare. And try hard.
    — William J. Clinton
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