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Alas, all traditions lose their primal purity and we all fail our founders.
– Karen Armstrong
I feel as if I’ve been so inured to failure, because I fail more than I succeed. As with any kind of fiction, I throw out so many pages; I get rejected so many times.
– Lauren Groff
General Lee, this is no place for you. These men behind you are Georgians and Virginians. They have never failed you and will not fail you here. Will you boys?
– John Brown Gordon
Put simply, the Bush administration policy in the Middle East is continuing to fail.
– Jerome Corsi
If a bank’s too big so that it can’t fail without hurting our economy, well then, it’s too big.
– Martin O’Malley
As the lower parts of the Japanese houses and shops are open both before and behind, I had peeps of these pretty little gardens as I passed along the streets; and wherever I observed one better than the rest I did not fail to pay it a visit.
– Robert Fortune
In fact, my New Year’s resolution every year, and I’m Jewish so I get two New Years a year, is to meditate, and I fail every time.
– Sheryl Sandberg
It never seemed that honorable to me, and I guess I was always afraid that I might fail.
– Rooney Mara
Showing your movie to an audience… it’s like your kid doing a piano recital. ‘Just let it not fail. Please.’
– Rian Johnson
We can scale the heights of mountains and see the world rayed out before us, but we fail to recognize that which is before us.
– Ruth St. Denis
I’d much rather fail than do something like ‘The Chorus Line’ movie, sanitized and Hollywoodized.
– Rob Marshall
My patient population has a low recidivism rate, but if they haven’t made up their minds that it is permanent, then of course, they will fail.
– Robert Atkins
The evolutionary theory of senescence can be stated as follows: while bodies are not designed to fail, neither are they designed for extended operation.
– S. Jay Olshansky
Union can achieve everything when sustained by gallant hearts and correct principles, while anarchy and insubordination must fail in the achievement of every thing beneficial and glorious to mankind.
– Sam Houston
We never fail when we try to do our duty, we always fail when we neglect to do it.
– Robert Baden-Powell
I don’t want to take a company public and not have it do extremely well and fail the public shareholder.
– Romesh Wadhwani
The fallacy in the progressive critique is the egalitarian dogma that no one should get more than what liberals deem is a ‘fair’ reward, nor should there be any risk to anyone to fail.
– Robert Agostinelli
A great novel is concerned primarily with the interior lives of its characters as they respond to the inconvenient narratives that fate imposes on them. Movie adaptations of these monumental fictions often fail because they become mere exercises in interior decoration.
– Richard Schickel
You fail only if you stop writing.
– Ray Bradbury
Folks, this government isn’t too big to fail, it’s too big to succeed.
– Sarah Palin
What would you do if you knew you could not fail?
– Robert H. Schuller
The only way to make sure no bank is too big to fail is to make sure no bank is too big.
– Robert Reich
Now, being a science fiction writer, when I see a natural principle, I wonder if it could fail.
– Rudy Rucker
Beyond this day, no thinking person could fail to see what would happen.
– Oskar Schindler
Wars can be prevented just as surely as they can be provoked, and we who fail to prevent them, must share the guilt for the dead.
– Omar N. Bradley
Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
– Robert Kennedy
However, the fact that the tanks had now been raised to such a pitch of technical perfection that they could cross our undamaged trenches and obstacles did not fail to have a marked effect on our troops.
– Paul von Hindenburg
Every experiment, by multitudes or by individuals, that has a sensual and selfish aim, will fail.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
Social movements are at once the symptoms and the instruments of progress. Ignore them and statesmanship is irrelevant; fail to use them and it is weak.
– Walter Lippmann
If I were to take an undergraduate chemistry exam, I would probably fail.
– Venkatraman Ramakrishnan