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Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.

A man who has committed a mistake and doesn't correct it is committing another mistake.
I have not failed. I've just found 10, 000 ways that won't work.
Those who dare to fail miserably can achieve greatly.
Failures are divided into two classes -- those who thought and never did, and those who did and never thought.
I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward.
On this path effort never goes to waste, and there is no failure. Even a little effort toward spiritual awareness will protect you from the greatest fear.
You win only if you aren't afraid to lose.
Most people fail in life because they major in minor things.
Failure is nature's plan to prepare you for great responsibilities.
Misfortunes one can endure -- they come from outside, they are accidents. But to suffer for one's own faults -- Ah! there is the sting of life.
There are no mistakes or failures, only lessons.
Failure is only the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.
My downfall raises me to infinite heights.
The only people who never fail are those who never try.
I don't measure a man's success by how high he climbs but how high he bounces when he hits bottom.
There is but one cause of human failure. And that is man's lack of faith in his true Self.
Just don't give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don't think you can go wrong.
If you don't stand for something, you'll fall for anything.
It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed. In this life we get nothing save by effort.
Success is 99 percent failure.
Failure does not count. If you accept this, you'll be successful. What causes most people to fail is that after one failure, they'll stop trying.
Ninety-nine percent of the failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses.
Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.
I wasn't afraid to fail. Something good always comes out of failure.
I have always felt that although someone may defeat me, and I strike out in a ball game, the pitcher on the particular day was the best player. But I know when I see him again, I'm going to be ready for his curve ball. 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.
Failure is not fatal, but failure to change might be.
Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end. Failure is something we can avoid only by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.
If thou art a man, admire those who attempt great things, even though they fail.
Failure doesn't mean you are a failure... it just means you haven't succeeded yet.
If it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something.
However things may seem, no evil thing is success and no good thing is failure.
My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.
And nothing to look backward to with pride, and nothing to look forward to with hope.
You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you.
Failure is a detour, not a dead-end street.
It doesn't matter where you are coming from. All that matters is where you are going.
Men are born to succeed, not to fail.
You always pass failure on the way to success.
Failure -- The man who can tell others what to do and how to do it, but never does it himself.
Edison failed 10, 000 times before he made the electric light. Do not be discouraged if you fail a few times.
No man ever became great or good except through many and great mistakes.
All of us failed to match our dreams of perfection. So I rate us on the basis of our splendid failure to do the impossible.
Just because something doesn't do what you planned it to do doesn't mean it's useless.
You must think of failure and defeat as the springboards to new achievements or to the next level of accomplishment.
No one ever won a chess game by betting on each move. Sometimes you have to move backward to get a step forward.
When you stand at the edge of the cliff, jump to fly, not to fall.
Not many people are willing to give failure a second opportunity. They fail once and it's all over. The bitter pill of failure is often more than most people can handle. If you're willing to accept failure and learn from it, if you're willing to consider failure as a blessing in disguise and bounce back, you've got the potential of harnessing one of the most powerful success forces.
I would prefer even to fail with honor than win by cheating.
If you're not big enough to lose, you're not big enough to win
The great question is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with failure.
No persons are more frequently wrong, than those who will not admit they are wrong.
You will never stub your toe standing still. The faster you go, the more chance there is of stubbing your toe, but the more chance you have of getting somewhere.
There is no failure except in no longer trying. There is no defeat except from within, no insurmountable barrier except our own inherent weakness of purpose.
Sometimes the best gain is to lose.
Use the losses and failures of the past as a reason for action, not inaction.
You are beaten to earth? Well, well, what's that? Come up with a smiling face, It's nothing against you to fall down flat/ But to lie there-that's a disgrace.
You don't drown by falling in the water; you drown by staying there.
A failure establishes only this, that our determination to succeed was not strong enough.
Nothing fails like success because we don't learn from it. We learn only from failure.
It's best to have failure happen early in life. It wakes up the Phoenix bird in you so you rise from the ashes.
You can give in to the failure messages and be a bitter deadbeat of excuses. Or you can choose to be happy and positive and excited about life.
To fail is a natural consequence of trying, To succeed takes time and prolonged effort in the face of unfriendly odds. To think it will be any other way, no matter what you do, is to invite yourself to be hurt and to limit your enthusiasm for trying again.
You're on the road to success when you realize that failure is only a detour.
Remember that your failures are the seeds of your most glorious successes. Be sad if you must, but don't despair.
Defeat should never be a source of discouragement, but rather a fresh stimulus.
We learn from failure much more than from success; we often discover what we will do by finding our what we will not do; and probably he who never made a mistake never made a discovery.
All human beings have failings, all human beings have needs and temptations and stresses. Men and women who live together through long years get to know one another's failings; but they also come to know what is worthy of respect and admiration in those they live with and in themselves. If at the end one can say, This man used to the limit the powers that God granted him; he was worthy of love and respect and of the sacrifices of many people, made in order that he might achieve what he deemed to be his task, then that life has been lived well and there are no regrets.
If we don't see a failure as a challenge to modify our approach, but rather as a problem with ourselves, as a personality defect, we will immediately feel overwhelmed.
Do not look where you fell, but where you slipped.
When someone is going downhill everyone likes to give them a kick.
To make no mistakes is not in the power of man; but from their errors and mistakes the wise and good learn wisdom for the future.
What is defeat? Nothing but education. Nothing but the first step to something better.
We stumble and fall constantly even when we are most enlightened. But when we are in true spiritual darkness, we do not even know that we have fallen.
The man who tries to do something and fails is infinitely better than he who tries to do nothing and succeeds.
I am not judged by the number of times I fail, but by the number of times I succeed; and the number of times I succeed is in direct proportion to the number of times I can fail and keep on trying.
Accept failure as a normal part of living. View it as part of the process of exploring your world; make a note of its lessons and move on.
When defeat comes, accept it as a signal that your plans are not sound, rebuild those plans, and set sail once more toward your coveted goal.
A lost battle is a battle one thinks one has lost.
A man's life is interesting primarily when he has failed -- I well know. For it's a sign that he tried to surpass himself.
Failure is the tuition you pay for success.
We pay just as dearly for our triumphs as we do for our defeats. Go ahead and fail. But fail with wit, fail with grace, fail with style. A mediocre failure is as insufferable as a mediocre success. Embrace failure! Seek it out. Learn to love it. That may be the only way any of us will ever be free. Tom Robbins Before you give up hope, turn back and read the attacks that were made on Lincoln.
We are all failures -- at least, all the best of us are.
Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another steppingstone to greatness.
Forget about the consequences of failure. Failure is only a temporary change in direction to set you straight for your next success.
Your failures won't hurt you until you start blaming them on others.
You can fail so very often. But you are not a failure until you give up.
People don't fail, they give up
From time to time, life as a leader can look hopeless. To help you, consider a man who lived through this: Failed in business at age 31. Defeated for the legislature at 32. Again failed in business at 34. Sweetheart died at 35. Had a nervous breakdown at 36. Defeated in election at 38. Defeated for Congress at 43. Defeated for Congress at 46. Defeated for Congress at 48. Defeated for Senate at 55. Defeated for Vice President at 56. Defeated for Senate at 58. Elected President at age 60. This man was Abraham Lincoln.
Failure is the path of least persistence
Every person who has become successful has simply formed the habit of doing things that failures dislike doing and will not do.
Our business in this world is not to succeed, but to continue to fail, in good spirits.
There is something good in all seeming failures. You are not to see that now. Time will reveal it. Be patient.
Men do not fail; they give up trying.
The boy who is going to make a great man must not make up his mind merely to overcome a thousand obstacles, but to win in spite of a thousand repulses and defeats.
Failure is simply a few errors in judgment, repeated every day.
No matter how far you have gone on a wrong road, turn back.
Everyone pushes a falling fence.
Failure is not an option.
The world itself is pregnant with failure, is the perfect manifestation of imperfection, of the consciousness of failure.
Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.
Never walk away from failure. On the contrary, study it carefully and imaginatively for its hidden assets.
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.
A failure is a man who has blundered, but is not able to cash in on the experience.
No man is ever whipped until he quits in his own mind.
The moment avoiding failure becomes your motivation, you're down the path of inactivity. You stumble only if you're moving.
We pay a heavy price for our fear of failure. It is a powerful obstacle to growth. It assures the progressive narrowing of the personality and prevents exploration and experimentation. There is no learning without some difficulty and fumbling. If you want to keep on learning, you must keep on risking failure all your life.
Failure after long perseverance is much grander than never to have a striving good enough to be called a failure.
To win you've got to stay in the game.
There are few things more dreadful than dealing with a man who knows he is going under, in his own eyes, and in the eyes of others. Nothing can help that man. What is left of that man flees from what is left of human attention.
The typical human life seems to be quite unplanned, undirected, unlived, and unsavored. Only those who consciously think about the adventure of living as a matter of making choices among options, which they have found for themselves, ever establish real self-control and live their lives fully.
Many men fail because they quit too soon. They lose faith when the signs are against them. They do not have the courage to hold on, to keep fighting in spite of that which seems insurmountable. If more of us would strike out and attempt the impossible, we very soon would find the truth of that old saying that nothing is impossible... abolish fear and you can accomplish anything you wish.
If you've never failed you've never tried.
Success is the proper utilization of failure.
If you are bitten by a snake, what's the best thing to do? Remain calm, separate the poison from the rest of your body, suck the poison out. Worst thing to do: get upset, chase and kill snake. Same when someone strikes out at you verbally. Remain calm, don't try to strike back at the other person. Don't let the poison spread throughout your system.
A hard fall means a high bounce... if you're made of the right material.
Failure is not the worst thing in the world -- the very worst is not to try
I cannot give the formula for success, but I can give you the formula of failure -- which is try to please everybody.
It is inevitable that some defeat will enter even the most victorious life. The human spirit is never finished when it is defeated... it is finished when it surrenders.
Who has never tasted what is bitter does not know what is sweet.
Failure is good. It's fertilizer. Everything I've learned about coaching, I've learned from making mistakes.
Only if you have been in the deepest valley, can you ever know how magnificent it is to be on the highest mountain.
He who has never failed somewhere, that man can not be great.
People in their handlings of affairs often fail when they are about to succeed. If one remains as careful at the end as he was at the beginning, there will be no failure.
Failure is only postponed success as long as courage coaches ambition. The habit of persistence is the habit of victory.
Failure is in a sense the highway to success, as each discovery of what is false leads us to seek earnestly after what is true.
They who lack talent expect things to happen without effort. They ascribe failure to a lack of inspiration or ability, or to misfortune, rather than to insufficient application. At the core of every true talent there is an awareness of the difficulties inherent in any achievement, and the confidence that by persistence and patience something worthwhile will be realized. Thus talent is a species of vigor.
Failures to heroic minds are the stepping stones to success.
Notice the difference between what happens when a man says to himself, I have failed three times, and what happens when he says, I am a failure.
We fail far more often by timidity than by over-daring.
We must expect to fail... but fail in a learning posture, determined no to repeat the mistakes, and to maximize the benefits from what is learned in the process.
The most important of my discoveries has been suggested to me by my failures.
There is much to be said for failure. It is more interesting than success.
To begin to think with purpose, is to enter the ranks of those strong ones who only recognize failure as one of the pathways to attainment.
They fail, and they alone, who have not striven.
The season of failure is the best time for sowing the seeds of success.
When you fall, don't get up empty handed
Past failures are guideposts to success.
The glory is not in never failing, but in rising every time you fall.
If you have tried to do something and failed, you are vastly better off than if you had tried to do nothing and succeeded. You must never regret what might have been. The past that did not happen is as hidden from us as the future we cannot see.
It is a mistake to suppose that men succeed through success; they much oftener succeed through failures. Precept, study, advice, and example could never have taught them so well as failure has done.
A failure is not always a mistake, it may simply be the best one can do under the circumstances. The real mistake is to stop trying.
Do not brood over your past mistakes and failures as this will only fill your mind with grief, regret and depression. Do not repeat them in the future.
The surest way to fail is not to determine to succeed.
If there exists no possibility of failure, then victory is meaningless.
Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.
Failure is not a single, cataclysmic event. You don't fail overnight. Instead, failure is a few errors in judgment, repeated every day.
I've come to believe that all my past failure and frustration were actually laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living I now enjoy.
Some defeats are only installments to victory.
If one does not fail at times, then one has not challenged himself.
Remember your past mistakes just long enough to profit by them.
There is no failure for the man who realizes his power, who never knows when he is beaten; there is no failure for the determined endeavor; the unconquerable will. There is no failure for the man who gets up every time he falls, who rebounds like a rubber ball, who persists when everyone else gives up, who pushes on when everyone else turns back.
Many a man has finally succeeded only because he has failed after repeated efforts. If he had never met defeat he would never have known any great victory.
When we can begin to take our failures seriously, it means we are ceasing to be afraid of them. It is of immense importance to learn to laugh at ourselves.
Many a man never fails because he never tries.
In great attempts it is glorious even to fail.
Believe and act as if it were impossible to fail.
There is not a fiercer hell than the failure in a great object.
I never see failure as failure, but only as the game I must play and win.
It takes a lot more energy to fail than to succeed, since it takes a lot of concentrated energy to hold on to beliefs that don't work.
He's no failure. He's not dead yet.
No man is a failure who is enjoying life.
There is only one failure in life possible, and that is not to be true to the best one knows.
Sometimes a noble failure serves the world as faithfully as a distinguished success.
Honest error is to be pitied, not ridiculed.
Failure is an event, never a person.
If all this happened to you what paradigm might you develop? How might that paradigm affect you in terms of your life from that point on? What does this tell you about Abe? There are no failures, only lessons to be learned.
Thought is born of failure.
Every failure is a step to success.
He only is exempt from failures who makes no efforts.
The greatest failure is a person who never admits that he can be a failure.
The only true failure lies in failure to start.
In the end, the only people who fail are those who do not try.
Our failings sometimes bind us to one another as closely as could virtue itself.
To reprove small faults within due vehemence, is as absurd as if a man should take a great hammer to kill a fly on his friend's forehead.
You can always tell who the pioneers are because they have arrows in their back and are lying face down in the dirt.
Silicon Valley is a graveyard. Failure is Silicon Valley's greatest strength.
Just because you've lost doesn't necessarily mean you've failed.
An inventor fails 999 times, and if he succeeds once, he's in. He treats his failures simply as practice shots.
Even a tombstone says good things about a fellow who's down.
Every worthwhile accomplishment, big or little, has its stages of drudgery and triumph; a beginning, a struggle and a victory.
There is no such thing as accidental failure. All failure is at least half imposed.
The man who fails because he aims astray or because he does not aim at all is to be found everywhere.
The only time you don't fail is the last time you try anything -- and it works.
Why is it so painful to watch a person sink? Because there is something unnatural in it, for nature demands personal progress, evolution, and every backward step means wasted energy.
Turn your scars into stars
Show me a good and gracious loser and I'll show you a failure.
In God's world, for those who are in earnest, there is no failure. No work truly done, no word earnestly spoken, no sacrifice freely made, was ever made in vain.
There is no such thing as failure. There are only results.
Failure is not fatal; victory is not success.
The world is divided into two categories: failures and unknowns.
Failures are like skinned knees, painful but superficial.
The wise man realistically accepts as part of life and builds a philosophy to meet them and make the most of them. He lives on the principle of nothing attempted, nothing gained and is resolved that if he fails he is going to fail while trying to succeed.
Everyone should fail in a big way at least once before reaching forty.
Failure comes only when we forget our ideals and objectives and principles.
Losing is a part of winning.
All honor to him who shall win the prize. The world has cried for a thousand years. But to him who tries and fails and dies, I give great honor and glory and tears.
He's not the finest character that ever lived. But he's a human being, and a terrible thing is happening to him. So attention must be paid.
You cannot measure a man by his failures. You must know what use he makes of them. What did they mean to him. What did he get out of them.
No failure in America, whether of love or money, is ever simple; it is always a kind of betrayal, of a mass of shadowy, shared hopes.
Those who have failed miserably are often the first to see God's formula for success.
You can't be a winner and be afraid to lose.
Not in the clamor of the crowded street, not in the shouts and plaudits of the throng, but in ourselves, are triumph and defeat.
Anyone seen on a bus after age thirty has been a failure in life.
Never give a man up until he has failed at something he likes.
It is for want of application, rather than of means that people fail,
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.
I would sooner fail than not be among the greatest.
Failure, then, failure! so the world stamps us at every turn. We strew it with our blunders, our misdeeds, our lost opportunities, with all the memorials of our inadequacy to our vocation. And with what a damning emphasis does it then blot us out! No easy fine, no mere apology or formal expiation, will satisfy the world's demands, but every pound of flesh exacted is soaked with all its blood. The subtlest forms of suffering known to man are connected with the poisonous humiliations incidental to these results.
I am often confronted by the necessity of standing by one of my empirical selves and relinquishing the rest. Not that I would not. If I could, be... a great athlete and make a million a year, be a wit, a born -- vivant and a lady killer, as well as a philosopher, a philanthropist ... and saint. But the thing is simply impossible. The millionaire's work would run counter to the saint s; the bon-vivant and the philanthropist would trip each other up; the philosopher and the lady killer could not well keep house in the same tenement of clay. Such different characters may conceivably, at the outset of life. Be alike possible for a man. But to make any one of them actual, the rest must more of less be suppressed. So the seeker of his truest, strongest, deepest self must review the list carefully and pick out on which to stake his salvation. All other selves thereupon become unreal, but the fortunes of this self are real. Its failure are real failures, its triumphs real triumphs carrying shame and gladness with them.
There is the greatest practical benefit in making a few failures early in life.
There is no loneliness greater than the loneliness of a failure. The failure is a stranger in his own house.
If you are doing your best, you will not have to worry about failure.
He was a self-made man who owed his lack of success to nobody.
Failure too is a form of death...
If we were faultless we should not be so much annoyed by the defects of those with whom we associate.
The only failure one should fear, is not hugging to the purpose they see as best.
To expect defeat is nine-tenths of defeat itself.
Everything ultimately fails, for we die, and that is either the penultimate failure or our most enigmatical achievement.
You cannot explain failure any more than you can argue with success.
A failure will not appear until a unit has passed final inspection.
Don't confront me with my failures. I have not forgotten them.
There is no feeling quite so lonely as failure.
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Fear not the path of Truth for the lack of People walking on it.
Try to seek for the success, never find an excuse for the failure.
Try to seek for the success, never find an excuse for the failure.