Favorite Quotations ~ Failure, 3 Set Phasers on Stun

"When I was young I observed that nine out of every ten things I did were failures, so I did ten times more work." ~ George Bernard Shaw

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Erase the word "failure" from your vocabulary. No case is ever truly closed, and no challenge is ever over. ~ Mary Lou Retton

A man's life is interesting primarily when he had failed for it's a sign that he tried to surpass himself. ~ Georges Clemenceau

There is only one kind of failure I cannot tolerate: the failure to risk failure. ~ Richard Marcinko

The more failure you can accept, the greater your chance of success. ~ Chris Matthews, Life's a Campaign

There is the greatest practical benefit in making a few failures early in life. ~ Thomas Henry Huxley, On Medical Education

So what if you fail? At least you'll know what not to do when you try again. ~ Venus Williams

There is no such thing as failure. There are only results. ~ Anthony Robbins

Failure--it centers me. Too much success has me thinking, All right, what's goin' on? ~ Ray Romano, Esquire, May 2003

All that is necessary to break the spell of inertia and frustration is this: Act as if it were impossible to fail. ~ Dorothea Brande

An artist cannot fail; it is a success to be one. ~ Charles Horton Cooley

An inventor fails 999 times, and if he succeeds once, hes in. He treats his failures simply as practice shots. ~ Charles Kettering

Apparent failure may hold in its rough shell the germs of a success that will blossom in time, and bear fruit throughout eternity. ~ Frances Watkins Harper

Be prepared to ride the cycles and trends of life; success is never permanent, and failure is never final. ~ Brian Tracy

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