— Barack Obama 44th President of the United States of America 1961
„It is our failure to become our perceived ideal that ultimately defines us and makes us unique. It's not easy, but if you accept your misfortune and handle it right your perceived failure can become a catalyst for profound re-invention.“
„Through failures one becomes intelligent; but the one who has trained himself in this subject so that he can make others wise through their own failures, has used his intelligence. Ignorance is not stupidity.“
— Immanuel Kant German philosopher 1724 - 1804
Kant, Immanuel (1996), page 100
Anthropology from a Pragmatic Point of View (1798)
— John Mayer guitarist and singer/songwriter 1977
From his essay on Jimi Hendrix for Rolling Stone 946
Mayer, John (2004). "Jimi Hendrix" http://www.rollingstone.com/news/story/5939209/6_jimi_hendrix RollingStone.com (accessed March 21, 2007)
„It's always easy to blame others. You can spend your entire life blaming the world, but your successes or failures are entirely your own.“
— Paulo Coelho, buch Aleph
Quelle: Aleph (2011)
Kontext: It’s always easy to blame others. You can spend your entire life blaming the world, but your successes or failures are entirely your own responsibility. You can try to stop time, but it’s a complete waste of energy.
„In general, these phenomena are very easy to perceive and understand, but difficult to calculate. The danger of failure increases rapidly with decreasing depth or thickness of the structural member…“
— Eduardo Torroja Spanish architect 1899 - 1961
Philosophy of Structures (1958)
„You are responsible for all of your successes, and the lack thereof. And that is the essential point that failure, your ever-faithful friend, wants to make: that your failure could not exist without you—without your stupidity, without your lies, without your mistakes, your uselessness, your lack of faith, your ineptitude, your unjustifiable confidence in your alleged abilities, you stupid loser—failure is your only friend. Failure is your only lover. Failure is your only hope.“
— John S. Hall Poet, author, singer, lawyer 1960
Lyrics, Failure (1998)
— Frank Borman NASA astronaut 1928
Prayer from Apollo 8, on Christmas Day (25 December 1968)
Kontext: Give us, O God, the vision which can see Your love in the world in spite of human failure.
Give us the faith to trust Your goodness in spite of our ignorance and weakness.
Give us the knowledge that we may continue to pray with understanding hearts.
And show us what each one of us can do to set forward the coming of the day of universal peace.
„We live in an essential and unresolvable tension between our unity with nature and our dangerous uniqueness. Systems that attempt to place and make sense of us by focusing exclusively either on the uniqueness or the unity are doomed to failure. But we must not stop asking and questing because the answers are complex and ambiguous.“
— Stephen Jay Gould, buch Hen's Teeth and Horse's Toes
"Our Natural Place", p. 250
Hen's Teeth and Horse's Toes (1983)
— Elizabeth Gilbert, Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear
Quelle: Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear
„Your failures and your faults, they stick with you. They glob into ugly, cancerous growths inside you and make you want to die.“
— Julie Anne Peters American writer 1952
Quelle: By the Time You Read This, I'll Be Dead
„It is not the failure of others to appreciate your abilities that should trouble you, but rather your failure to appreciate theirs.“
— Confucius Chinese teacher, editor, politician, and philosopher -551 - -479 v.Chr
„Success is determined not by whether or not you face obstacles, but by your reaction to them. And if you look at these obstacles as a containing fence, they become your excuse for failure. If you look at them as a hurdle, each one strengthens you for the next.“
— Ben Carson, buch Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story
Quelle: Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story
„War isn't civilized. War is failure. It's the ultimate result of a breakdown in public policy, and soldiers are the machines that handle that breakdown.“
— Jesse Ventura American politician and former professional wrestler 1951
I Ain't Got Time To Bleed (1999)
Kontext: War isn't civilized. War is failure. It's the ultimate result of a breakdown in public policy, and soldiers are the machines that handle that breakdown. In warfare, you're taught to do whatever you have to, to stay alive.
— Don Soderquist 1934 - 2016
Don Soderquist “ The Wal-Mart Way: The Inside Story of the Success of the World's Largest Company https://books.google.com/books?id=mIxwVLXdyjQC&lpg=PR9&dq=Don%20Soderquist&pg=PR9#v=onepage&q=Don%20Soderquist&f=false, Thomas Nelson, April 2005, p. 42.
On the Importance of Culture
„Please don’t nag yourself with thoughts of failure. Do not set goals far beyond your capacity to achieve. Simply do what you can do, in the best way you know, and the Lord will accept of your effort.“
— Gordon B. Hinckley President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 1910 - 2008
Rise to the Stature of the Divine within You, Ensign, Nov 1989, 94.
„In Athens and Rome…every ultimate problem was theirs, as it is ours, and the more you open your soul to their appeal the more profound your pity for stumbling humanity, the more eager your effort to bind together the family of man rather than to loosen it. It is no blind chance that has led one of our greatest scholars to devote his life to the ideal of the League of Nations. Rather it is his desire to make his contribution to redeeming the failure of those very Greeks whom he, more perhaps than any living man, has helped this modern world to understand.“
— Stanley Baldwin Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 1867 - 1947
Speech to the Classical Association (8 January 1926) on Gilbert Murray, quoted in On England, and Other Addresses (1926), pp. 115-116.
„I'd come to realize that all our troubles spring from our failure to use plain, clear-cut language.“
— Jean Paul Sartre French existentialist philosopher, playwright, novelist, screenwriter, political activist, biographer, and literary cri… 1905 - 1980
„101 Dealing with failure is easy: Work hard to improve. Success is also easy to handle: You've solved the wrong problem. Work hard to improve.“
— Alan Perlis, Epigrams on Programming
Epigrams on Programming, 1982