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We're giving our freedoms away. The American
experiment was about freedom. Freedom to
be stupid, freedom to fail, freedom to succeed.
Beck - Freedom
Too often, failing government agencies get
bigger budgets, while successful agencies
have their budgets cut because government
caters to those screaming the loudest, regardless
of what theyre screaming about. In
business, its exactly the opposite!
You invest more in the most successful departments,
and less in those that arent performing.
Bloomberg - Government
There is no class so pitiably wretched as
that which possesses money and nothing else.
Carnegie - Money
Develop success from failures. Discouragement
and failure are two of the surest stepping
stones to success.
Carnegie - Failure
The current perception I get from the evening
news is that the world is dominated by human
failure, crime, catastrophe, corruption,
and tragedy. We are all tuning in to see
how the human mind is evolving, but the
media keeps hammering home the opposite,
that the human mind is mired in darkness
Chopra - Media
If we are together nothing is impossible.
If we are divided all will fail.
Churchill - Failure
It doesnt matter how many times you
fail. It doesnt matter how many times
you almost get it right. No one is going
to know or care about your failures, and
neither should you. All you have to do is
learn from them and those around you because...
All that matters in business is that you
get it right once. Then everyone can tell
you how lucky you are.
Cuban - Business
The successful person makes a habit of doing
what the failing person doesn't like to
Edison - Failure
Succeeding is not really a life experience
that does that much good. Failing is a much
more sobering and enlightening experience.
Eisner - Success
The man who has won millions at the cost
of his conscience is a failure.
Forbes - Rich
The man who has done his level best, and
who is conscious that he has done his best,
is a success, even though the world may
write him down as a failure.
Forbes - Failure
Failure is the opportunity to begin again,
Ford - Failure
It's fine to celebrate success, but it is
more important to heed the lessons of failure.
Gates - Success
Capitalism is this wonderful thing that
motivates people, it causes wonderful inventions
to be done. But in this area of disease
of the world at large, it's really let us
Gates - Capitalism
Everyone agrees that the failure of our
high schools is tragic. Its bad business,
and its bad policy. But we act as
if it cant be helped. It
can be helped. We designed these high schools;
we can redesign them.
Gates - Help
If they dont fail outright, most businesses
fail to fully achieve their potential. Thats
because the person who owns the business
doesnt truly know how to build a company
that works without him or her.. which is
Gerber - Business
Success breeds complacency. Complacency
breeds failure. Only the paranoid survive.
Grove - Success
You have to pretend you're 100 percent sure.
You have to take action; you can't hesitate
or hedge your bets. Anything less will condemn
your efforts to failure.
Grove - Failure
Peace was the one thing that Max (Ernst)
needed in order to paint, and love was the
one thing I needed in order to live. As
neither of us gave the other what he most
desired, our union was doomed to failure.
Guggenheim - Peace
Speech has allowed the communication of
ideas, enabling human beings to work together
to build the impossible. Mankind's greatest
achievements have come about by talking,
and its greatest failures by not talking.
It doesn't have to be like this. Our greatest
hopes could become reality in the future.
With the technology at our disposal, the
possibilities are unbounded. All we need
to do is make sure we keep talking.
Hawking - Human
Race - Possible
When defeat comes, accept it as a signal
that your plans are not sound, rebuild those
plans, and set sail once more toward your
Hill - Defeat
Before success in any man's life he is sure
to meet with much temporary defeat and,
perhaps, some failure. When defeat overtakes
a man, the easiest and most logical thing
to do is to quit. That is exactly what the
majority of men do.
Hill - Success
Surviving a failure gives you more self-confidence.
Failures are great learning tools.. but
they must be kept to a minimum.
Immelt - Survival
Esteem - Failure
I've learned so many things and a lot of
things I've learned the hard way. I look
at failure as education in that respect
I'm very well educated.
Ireland - Learning
Failure is a word I don't accept.
H. Johnson - Failure
There was never any fear for me, no fear
of failure. If I miss a shot, so what?
Jordan - Sports
I never looked at the consequences of missing
a big shot.. when you think about the consequences
you always think of a negative result.
Jordan - Sports
The collapse of Enron and the subsequent
collapse of Arthur Andersen were tremendous
tragedies. But as I stated at the time of
my indictment on July 8, 2004, failure does
not equate to a crime.
Lay - Failure
Public sentiment is everything. With public
sentiment, nothing can fail. Without it,
nothing can succeed.
Lincoln - Politicians
Let it never be said by future generations
that indifference, cynicism or selfishness
made us fail to live up to the ideals of
humanism which the Nobel Peace Prize encapsulates.
Let the strivings of us all, prove Martin
Luther King Jr. to have been correct, when
he said that humanity can no longer be tragically
bound to the starless midnight of racism
Mandela - Peace
Rights - Selfish
Obstacles are necessary for success because
in selling, as in all careers of importance,
victory comes only after many struggles
and countless defeats.
Mandino - Obstacles
Many succumb to despair and fail without
realizing that they already possess all
the tools needed to acquire great wealth.
Mandino - Failure
Failure will never overtake me if my determination
to succeed is strong enough.
Mandino - Success
I'm 48. For a while after 'The Jerk' (movie)
I had a feeling of failure. I was a little
scared. First people discover you and they
love you. You get big and then you fail.
And people are glad that you fail. But I've
always come back and I've started to trust
Martin - Famous
The idea that the State is capable of solving
social problems is now viewed with great
scepticism.. which foretells a coming change.
As soon as scepticism is applied to the
State, the State falls, since it fails at
everything except increasing its power,
and so can only survive on propaganda, which
relies on unquestioning faith.
Stefan Molyneux - Statism
With engineering, I view this year's failure
as next year's opportunity to try it again.
Failures are not something to be avoided.
You want to have them happen as quickly
as you can so you can make progress rapidly.
Moore - Learning
Intelligent media companies strive to provide
both intellectual and comedy programs, groundbreaking
and reflective articles, art house and popular
movies. Not to be open minded in providing
a full range of quality media would be a
failure to serve the breadth and depth of
the communities we live in.
Murdoch - Media
All forms of government ultimately are not
going to succeed in trying to control or
censor the Internet.
Murdoch - Government
All across the world, in every kind of environment
and region known to man, increasingly dangerous
weather patterns and devastating storms
are abruptly putting an end to the long-running
debate over whether or not climate change
is real. Not only is it real, it's here,
and its effects are giving rise to a frighteningly
new global phenomenon: the man-made natural
Obama - Environmental
Warming - Climate
Change - World
Today we're seeing that climate change is
about more than a few unseasonably mild
winters or hot summers. It's about the chain
of natural catastrophes and devastating
weather patterns that global warming is
beginning to set off around the world..
the frequency and intensity of which are
breaking records thousands of years old.
Obama - Environmental
Warming - Climate
Change - Failure
The issue of climate change is one that
we ignore at our own peril. There may still
be disputes about exactly how much we're
contributing to the warming of the earth's
atmosphere and how much is naturally occurring,
but what we can be scientifically certain
of is that our continued use of fossil fuels
is pushing us to a point of no return. And
unless we free ourselves from a dependence
on these fossil fuels and chart a new course
on energy in this country, we are condemning
future generations to global catastrophe.
Obama - Environmental
Warming - Action
Change - World
I've always believed that it's important
to show a new look periodically. Predictability
can lead to failure.
Boone Pickens - Belief
We all have to decide how we are going to
fail.. by not going far enough or by going
Redstone - Decisions
Success is not built on success. It's built
on failure. It's built on frustration. Sometimes
its built on catastrophe.
Redstone - Challenges
The mistake made by all previous systems
of ethics has been the failure to recognize
that life as such is the mysterious value
with which they have to deal. All spiritual
life meets us within natural life. Reverence
for life, therefore, is applied to natural
life and spiritual life alike. In the parable
of Jesus, the shepherd saves not merely
the soul of the lost sheep but the whole
animal. The stronger the reverence for natural
life, the stronger grows also that for spiritual
Schweitzer - Spiritual
Happy is the man who can endure the highest
and lowest fortune. He who has endured such
vicissitudes with equanimity has deprived
misfortune of its power.
Some people are destroyed by their first
failure, while others are destroyed by their
first major success. So let's have successes
in small amounts, leading up to being able
to be successful.
Silva - Failure
Sometimes when a person is too successful
too rapidly, he goes off in all directions,
and doesn't know how to cope with it. We
say do not be ruined by your first failure,
or spoiled by your first success.
Silva - Failure
I do not know how history will judge me,
but let me say that Ive spent a lot
of time and energy trying to transform the
Tatas from a patriarchal concern to an institutional
enterprise. It would, therefore, be a mark
of failure on my part if it were perceived
Tata epitomises the Groups success.
What I have done is establish growth mechanisms,
play down individuals and play up the team
that has made the companies what they are.
I, for one, am not the kind who loves dwelling
on the I. If history remembers
me at all, I hope it will be for this transformation.
Tata - India
Group - History
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