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FAILURE
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[ Also see Adversity Attempt Decay Defeat Disappointment Doing Error Impossibility Life Losing Loss Neglect Quitting Ruin Success Winning ]

When all else fails, duck. It's not practical, but it can be momentarily comforting.
      - Unattributed Author,
        UNIT Procedures Manual, Zen Division.

They fail, and they alone, who have not striven.
      - Thomas Bailey Aldrich

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

[Oxford] Home of lost causes, and forsaken beliefs and unpopular names and impossible loyalties.
      - Matthew Arnold, Essays in Criticism
         (closing paragraph of preface)

He who bears failure with patience is as much of a philosopher as he who succeeds; for to put up with the world needs as much wisdom as to control it.
      - James H. Aughey

How are the mighty fallen in the midst of battle! O Jonathan, thou wast slain in thine high places.
      - Bible, II Samuel (ch. II, v. 25)

The world is made of people who never quite get into the first team and who just miss the prizes at the flower show.
      - Jacob Bronowski

A first failure is often a blessing.
      - A. Whitney Brown

Today's opportunities erase yesterday's failures.
      - Gene Brown

In the lexicon of youth . . . there is no such words as fail!
      - Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton

In the lexicon of youth, which
  Fate reserves for a bright manhood, there is no such word
    As--fail!
      - Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton,
        Richelieu (act II, sc. 2)

Never say
  "Fail" again.
      - Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton,
        Richelieu (act II, sc. 2)

He that is down needs fear no fall
  He that is low, no pride.
      - John Bunyan, Pilgrim's Progress (pt. II)

Now a' is done that men can do,
  And a' is done in vain.
      - Robert Burns,
        It Was a' for our Rightfu' King

He that is down can fall no lower.
      - Samuel Butler (1), Hudibras
         (pt. I, canto III, l. 878)

Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.
      - Truman Capote

Men fail much oftener from want of perseverance than from want of talent.
      - William Cobbett

Men do not stumble over mountains, but over molehills.
      - Confucius

Doing is overrated, and success undesirable, but the bitterness of failure even more so.
      - Cyril Connolly

I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.
      - Bill Cosby

He's completely unspoiled by failure.
      - Noel Coward

Finite to fail, but infinite to venture.
      - Emily Dickinson

Nothing fails like failure.
      - Margaret Drabble

Be a awful nice to 'em goin' up, because you're gonna meet 'em all comin' down.
      - Jimmy Durante

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


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