A Few Little Words That help Put Grease in the Machinery of Life – 07/03/2011

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,

For Your Entertainment (FYE)


+1. Rise up and don’t regret; you have spent your time wisely

“2. Understand that failure is there to bring you wisdom

“3. Learn as much as possible from the failure

“4. Don’t give up; maybe you are only one step away from success

“5. Maintain your enthusiasm

“6. Keep dreaming big dreams

“7. Keep your confidence in yourself

If you’re doing your best, you won’t have any time to worry about failure.  ~Quoted in P.S. I Love You, compiled by H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Failure is an event, never a person.  ~William D. Brown, Welcome Stress!

The only time you don’t fail is the last time you try anything – and it works.  ~William Strong

I have not failed.  I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.  ~Thomas Edison

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

There is no failure except in no longer trying.  ~Elbert Hubbard

Supposing you have tried and failed again and again.  You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing we call “failure” is not the falling down, but the staying down.  ~Mary Pickford

Try again.  Fail again.  Fail better.  ~Samuel Beckett

Failure doesn’t mean you are a failure… it just means you haven’t succeeded yet.  ~Robert Schuller

One fails forward toward success.  ~Charles F. Kettering

One must be a god to be able to tell successes from failures without making a mistake.  ~Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

A man may fall many times, but he won’t be a failure until he says that someone pushed him.  ~Elmer G. Letterman

Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat.  ~F. Scott Fitzgerald

Just once it might be instructive to pretend you’re accepting an award for failure, just to see who you would thank.  ~Robert Brault, www.robertbrault.com

In a world flagrant with the failures of civilization, what is there particularly immortal about our own?  ~G.K. Chesterton

They say President Wilson has blundered.  Perhaps he has, but I notice he usually blunders forward.  ~Thomas Edison

There are defeats more triumphant than victories.  ~Michel de Montaigne

Failure sometimes enlarges the spirit.  You have to fall back upon humanity and God.  ~Charles Horton Cooley

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.”  ~S.I. Hayakawa

A failure is a man who has blundered, but is not able to cash in the experience.  ~Elbert Hubbard

No man is a failure who is enjoying life.  ~William Feather

Failure is only the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.  ~Henry Ford

Because a fellow has failed once or twice or a dozen times, you don’t want to set him down as a failure till he’s dead or loses his courage.  ~George Horace Lorimer

You can’t have any successes unless you can accept failure.  ~George Cukor

There is no failure.  Only feedback.  ~Robert Allen

Failure changes for the better, success for the worse.  ~Lucius Annaeus Seneca

There is much to be said for failure.  It is more interesting than success.  ~Max Beerbohm, Mainly on the Air, 1946

You always pass failure on your way to success.  ~Mickey Rooney

Nothing fails like success because we don’t learn from it.  We learn only from failure.  ~Kenneth Boudling

Our business in life is not to succeed, but to continue to fail in good spirits.  ~Robert Louis Stevenson

It is a mistake to suppose that people succeed through success; they often succeed through failures.  ~Author Unknown

The men who try to do something and fail are infinitely better than those who try to do nothing and succeed.  ~Lloyd Jones


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