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Honesty is the fastest way to prevent a mistake from turning into a failure.
– James Altucher
For some time, I thought Apollo 13 was a failure. I was disappointed I didn’t get to land on the moon. But actually, it turned out to be the best thing that could have happened.
– Jim Lovell
Why do we capital-N Nerds love Mars so much? Because it’s beautiful, it’s tough, it’s buried in our mythic, childhood memories. It’s covered with human triumphs but also with sad stories of failure.
– Greg Bear
Who I am as a guitarist is defined by my failure to become Jimi Hendrix.
– John Mayer
It’s probably foolish to expect relationships to go on forever and to say that because something only lasts 10 years, it’s a failure.
– James Taylor
For me, it’s always a failure of the imagination. I have that anxiety that time is passing, that everything is ultimately fleeting and impermanent. I better take advantage of every single moment.
– Jason Silva
The carrying out of the Potsdam Agreement has, however, been obstructed by the failure of the Allied Control Council to take the necessary steps to enable the German economy to function as an economic unit.
– James F. Byrnes
I constantly experience failure in that my work is never as good as I want it to be. So I live with failure.
– Jeremy Irons
Whenever you have a failure or setback, you need to take a step back and find out what you can learn from the scenario. What did you do to contribute to that failure? This way, you can make sure you don’t repeat that pattern.
– Jillian Michaels
Failure seldom stops you. What stops you is the fear of failure.
– Jack Lemmon
The traditional religious right’s failure to restore public-school prayer or pass an antiabortion constitutional amendment has likely helped fuel the spread of the more extreme dominionist school.
– Jon Meacham
My fault, my failure, is not in the passions I have, but in my lack of control of them.
– Jack Kerouac
War remains the decisive human failure.
– John Kenneth Galbraith
Even as far back as when I started acting at 14, I know I’ve never considered failure.
– Jennifer Lawrence
Low standards are a tactic that takes pressure off teachers’ unions by accepting mediocrity and failure for kids.
– Jeb Bush
Enjoy failure and learn from it. You can never learn from success.
– James Dyson
I feel, in the end, as if everything I’ve done has been a failure.
– Jonathan Kozol
It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all, in which case you have failed by default.
– J. K. Rowling
I think success has no rules, but you can learn a great deal from failure.
– Jean Kerr
They who have conquered doubt and fear have conquered failure.
– James Allen
My feeling, based on my own experience, is that aiming for grandiosity is the fastest route to failure.
Failure is instructive. The person who really thinks learns quite as much from his failures as from his successes.
– John Dewey
Los Angeles was an impression of failure, of disappointment, of despair, and of oddly makeshift lives. This is California? I thought.
– Joseph Barbera
Is anarchism possible? The failure of attempts to attain freedom does not mean the cause is lost.
– Johann Most
Successful people have a bigger fear of failure than people who’ve never done anything because if you haven’t been successful, then you don’t know how it feels to lose it all.
I don’t lose any sleep at night over the potential for failure. I cannot even spell the word.
– James Mattis
So nevertheless, what I’m saying is that what one is – one’s parameters are constantly narrowed by one’s success, and my desire is to widen my field even if I risk failure.
Failure is not fatal, but failure to change might be.
– John Wooden
Sloth is the failure to do what needs to be done when it needs to be done – like the kamikaze pilot who flew seventeen missions.
– John Ortberg
When we’re in game worlds, I believe that many of us become the best version of ourselves: the most likely to help at a moment’s notice. The most likely to stick with a problem as long as it takes. To get up after failure and try again.
– Jane McGonigal