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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.
B. F. Skinner

A lost battle is a battle one thinks one has lost.
Jean-Paul Sartre

An essential aspect of creativity is not being afraid to fail.
Edwin Land

Berneathys guide theorem: You're only lost if you admit it
/Murphy's Law/

By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.
Benjamin Franklin

Constantly choosing the lesser of two evils is still choosing evil.
Jerry Garcia

Even Napoleon had his Watergate.
Yogi Berra

Failure is instructive. The person who really thinks learns quite as much from his failures as from his successes.
John Dewey

Failure is not fatal, but failure to change might be.
John Wayne

Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.
Henry Ford

Fear is a terrible thing. It makes you do awful things.
Kirk Douglas

I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can't accept not trying.
Michael Jordan

I don't believe in failure. It is not failure if you enjoyed the process.
Oprah Winfrey

I feel shame, not for the wrong things I have done, but for the right things that I have failed to do.
Marcel Duchamp

I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.
Thomas A. Edison

I honestly think it is better to be a failure at something you love than to be a success at something you hate.
George Burns

If all else fails, hit it with a big hammer.
/Murphy's Law/

If anything can go wrong, it will. it will be all your fault, and everyone will know it.
/Murphy's Law/

If at first you don't succeed destroy all evidence that you ever tried.
/Murphy's Law/

If everything seems to be going well, you have obviously overlooked something.
/Murphy's Law/

If you're not failing every now and again, it's a sign you're not doing anything very innovative.
Woody Allen

In order to achieve anything you must be brave enough to fail.
Kirk Douglas

In war as in life, it is often necessary when some cherished scheme has failed, to take up the best alternative open, and if so, it is folly not to work for it with all your might.
Winston Churchill

It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.
Theodore Roosevelt

It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might has well not have lived at all, in which case you have failed by default.
J. K. Rowling

Left to themselves, things tend to go from bad to worse.
/Murphy's Law/

Losing a game is heartbreaking. Losing your sense of excellence or worth is a tragedy.
Joe Paterno

Most great people have attained their greatest success just one step beyond their greatest failure.
Napoleon Hill

No man is a failure who is enjoying life.
William Feather

Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves.
Henry David Thoreau

Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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.
Lao Tzu

Show me a thoroughly satisfied man and I will show you a failure.
Thomas A. Edison

Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.
Winston Churchill

Success is never final, failure is never fatal. It's courage that counts.
John Wayne

Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.
Winston Churchill

Success is often achieved by those who don't know that failure is inevitable.
Coco Chanel

The longer we dwell on our misfortunes, the greater is their power to harm us.

The things we admire in men, kindness and generosity, openness, honesty, understanding and feeling, are the concomitants of failure in our system. And those traits we detest, sharpness, greed, acquisitiveness, meanness, egotism and self-interest, are the traits of success.
John Steinbeck

There is no failure except in no longer trying.
Kin Hubbard

Things get worse under pressure.
/Murphy's Law/

To be an artist is to fail, as no other dare to fail
Marcel Proust

We haven’t failed. We just haven’t succeeded yet.
Frank Cottrell Boyce

We lost because we told ourselves we lost.
Leo Tolstoy

When in trouble do what you can. If that fails try what you can't. If that fails give yourself an A for effort and run like hell with pride!
/Murphy's Law/

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