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He who has never failed somewhere, that man can not be great.

People in their handlings of affairs often fail when they are about to succeed. If one remains as careful at the end as he was at the beginning, there will be no failure.
Failure is only postponed success as long as courage coaches ambition. The habit of persistence is the habit of victory.
Failure is in a sense the highway to success, as each discovery of what is false leads us to seek earnestly after what is true.
They who lack talent expect things to happen without effort. They ascribe failure to a lack of inspiration or ability, or to misfortune, rather than to insufficient application. At the core of every true talent there is an awareness of the difficulties inherent in any achievement, and the confidence that by persistence and patience something worthwhile will be realized. Thus talent is a species of vigor.
Failures to heroic minds are the stepping stones to success.
Notice the difference between what happens when a man says to himself, I have failed three times, and what happens when he says, I am a failure.
We fail far more often by timidity than by over-daring.
We must expect to fail... but fail in a learning posture, determined no to repeat the mistakes, and to maximize the benefits from what is learned in the process.
Failure after long perseverance is much grander than never to have a striving good enough to be called a failure.
The most important of my discoveries has been suggested to me by my failures.
There is much to be said for failure. It is more interesting than success.
To begin to think with purpose, is to enter the ranks of those strong ones who only recognize failure as one of the pathways to attainment.
They fail, and they alone, who have not striven.
The season of failure is the best time for sowing the seeds of success.
When you fall, don't get up empty handed
Past failures are guideposts to success.
The glory is not in never failing, but in rising every time you fall.
If you have tried to do something and failed, you are vastly better off than if you had tried to do nothing and succeeded. You must never regret what might have been. The past that did not happen is as hidden from us as the future we cannot see.
It is inevitable that some defeat will enter even the most victorious life. The human spirit is never finished when it is defeated... it is finished when it surrenders.
It is a mistake to suppose that men succeed through success; they much oftener succeed through failures. Precept, study, advice, and example could never have taught them so well as failure has done.
A failure is not always a mistake, it may simply be the best one can do under the circumstances. The real mistake is to stop trying.
Do not brood over your past mistakes and failures as this will only fill your mind with grief, regret and depression. Do not repeat them in the future.
The surest way to fail is not to determine to succeed.
If there exists no possibility of failure, then victory is meaningless.
Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.
Failure is not a single, cataclysmic event. You don't fail overnight. Instead, failure is a few errors in judgment, repeated every day.
I've come to believe that all my past failure and frustration were actually laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living I now enjoy.
Some defeats are only installments to victory.
If one does not fail at times, then one has not challenged himself.
Remember your past mistakes just long enough to profit by them.
There is no failure for the man who realizes his power, who never knows when he is beaten; there is no failure for the determined endeavor; the unconquerable will. There is no failure for the man who gets up every time he falls, who rebounds like a rubber ball, who persists when everyone else gives up, who pushes on when everyone else turns back.
Many a man has finally succeeded only because he has failed after repeated efforts. If he had never met defeat he would never have known any great victory.
When we can begin to take our failures seriously, it means we are ceasing to be afraid of them. It is of immense importance to learn to laugh at ourselves.
Many a man never fails because he never tries.
In great attempts it is glorious even to fail.
Believe and act as if it were impossible to fail.
There is not a fiercer hell than the failure in a great object.
I never see failure as failure, but only as the game I must play and win.
It takes a lot more energy to fail than to succeed, since it takes a lot of concentrated energy to hold on to beliefs that don't work.