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Failure is the tuition you pay for success.

We pay just as dearly for our triumphs as we do for our defeats. Go ahead and fail. But fail with wit, fail with grace, fail with style. A mediocre failure is as insufferable as a mediocre success. Embrace failure! Seek it out. Learn to love it. That may be the only way any of us will ever be free. Tom Robbins Before you give up hope, turn back and read the attacks that were made on Lincoln.
We are all failures -- at least, all the best of us are.
Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another steppingstone to greatness.
Forget about the consequences of failure. Failure is only a temporary change in direction to set you straight for your next success.
Your failures won't hurt you until you start blaming them on others.
You can fail so very often. But you are not a failure until you give up.
People don't fail, they give up
From time to time, life as a leader can look hopeless. To help you, consider a man who lived through this: Failed in business at age 31. Defeated for the legislature at 32. Again failed in business at 34. Sweetheart died at 35. Had a nervous breakdown at 36. Defeated in election at 38. Defeated for Congress at 43. Defeated for Congress at 46. Defeated for Congress at 48. Defeated for Senate at 55. Defeated for Vice President at 56. Defeated for Senate at 58. Elected President at age 60. This man was Abraham Lincoln.
Failure is the path of least persistence
Every person who has become successful has simply formed the habit of doing things that failures dislike doing and will not do.
Our business in this world is not to succeed, but to continue to fail, in good spirits.
There is something good in all seeming failures. You are not to see that now. Time will reveal it. Be patient.
Men do not fail; they give up trying.
The boy who is going to make a great man must not make up his mind merely to overcome a thousand obstacles, but to win in spite of a thousand repulses and defeats.
Failure is simply a few errors in judgment, repeated every day.
No matter how far you have gone on a wrong road, turn back.
Everyone pushes a falling fence.
Failure is not an option.
The world itself is pregnant with failure, is the perfect manifestation of imperfection, of the consciousness of failure.
Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.
Never walk away from failure. On the contrary, study it carefully and imaginatively for its hidden assets.
We need to teach the highly educated man that it is not a disgrace to fail and that he must analyze every failure to find its cause. He must learn how to fail intelligently, for failing is one of the greatest arts in the world.
A failure is a man who has blundered, but is not able to cash in on the experience.
No man is ever whipped until he quits in his own mind.
The moment avoiding failure becomes your motivation, you're down the path of inactivity. You stumble only if you're moving.
We pay a heavy price for our fear of failure. It is a powerful obstacle to growth. It assures the progressive narrowing of the personality and prevents exploration and experimentation. There is no learning without some difficulty and fumbling. If you want to keep on learning, you must keep on risking failure all your life.
To win you've got to stay in the game.
There are few things more dreadful than dealing with a man who knows he is going under, in his own eyes, and in the eyes of others. Nothing can help that man. What is left of that man flees from what is left of human attention.
The typical human life seems to be quite unplanned, undirected, unlived, and unsavored. Only those who consciously think about the adventure of living as a matter of making choices among options, which they have found for themselves, ever establish real self-control and live their lives fully.
Many men fail because they quit too soon. They lose faith when the signs are against them. They do not have the courage to hold on, to keep fighting in spite of that which seems insurmountable. If more of us would strike out and attempt the impossible, we very soon would find the truth of that old saying that nothing is impossible... abolish fear and you can accomplish anything you wish.
If you've never failed you've never tried.
Success is the proper utilization of failure.
If you are bitten by a snake, what's the best thing to do? Remain calm, separate the poison from the rest of your body, suck the poison out. Worst thing to do: get upset, chase and kill snake. Same when someone strikes out at you verbally. Remain calm, don't try to strike back at the other person. Don't let the poison spread throughout your system.
A hard fall means a high bounce... if you're made of the right material.
Failure is not the worst thing in the world -- the very worst is not to try
I cannot give the formula for success, but I can give you the formula of failure -- which is try to please everybody.
Who has never tasted what is bitter does not know what is sweet.
Failure is good. It's fertilizer. Everything I've learned about coaching, I've learned from making mistakes.
Only if you have been in the deepest valley, can you ever know how magnificent it is to be on the highest mountain.