- For every
failure, there's an alternative course of action. You just
have to find it. When you come to a roadblock, take a detour.
Kay Ash # Failure,
- I knew
that if I failed I wouldn't regret that, but I knew the one
thing I might regret is never trying.
Bezos # Encouragement,
- It is
once your ideas have been transformed into enough money, and
if all failed, you would still live your lifestyle, and you
understand that just because you have made more money than
most, you are not better than the common person. We are all
going to die broke. (Blixseth's definition of success)
Blixseth # Plan,
- I learned
to embrace risk, as long as it was well thought out and, in
a worst-case scenario, I'd still land on my feet.
Broad # Risk,
- A positive
attitude is important, but it is only part of the story. Understanding
how to surmount pain, doubt, and failure is a vital component
in winning the game of life.
Chu # Life,
consists of going from failure to failure without loss of
Churchill # Success,
the business you think you might like. Satisfy yourself that
they will suit your needs. There are so many alternatives
available - don't be too quick to choose. Just about any business
can fail and any can succeed.
Clitheroe # Business,
people seem to think that success in one area can compensate
for failure in other areas. But can it really?...True effectiveness
Covey # Success,
be afraid to fail. Get out there and experiment and learn
and fail and get a rate based on the experiences you have.
Go for it and when you go for it you'll learn what you're
capable of, what the potential is, where the opportunities
are, but you can't be afraid to fail because that's when you
Dell # Learning,
is not really a life experience that does that much good.
Failing is a much more sobering and enlightening experience.
Eisner # Success,
- It has
been a fantastic ride for the past 20 years. Ups and downs,
to be sure, but filled with great satisfaction in building
this wonderful creator of classic American culture into one
of the premier entertainment-orientated companies in the world.
Eisner # Experience,
- If the
Internet turns out not to be the future of computing, we're
toast. But if it is, we're golden.
Ellison # Internet,
is the opportunity to begin again, more intelligently.
Ford # Intelligent,
is the most grandiose experiment the world has seen, but,
I am afraid, it is not going to be a success.
Freud # America,
- If we
had failed to pursue the facts as far as they led, we would
have denied the public any knowledge of an unprecedented scheme
of political surveillance and sabotage.
Graham # Failure,
breeds complacency. Complacency breeds failure. Only the paranoid
Grove # Success,
almost everything: all external expectations, all pride, all
fear of embarrassment or failure - these things just fall
away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important.
Jobs # Fear,
- The collapse
of Enron and the subsequent collapse of Arthur Andersen were
tremendous tragedies. But as I stated at the time of my indictment
on July 8, 2004, failure does not equate to a crime.
Lay # Crisis,
- My great
concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are
content with your failure.
Lincoln # Failure
- The greatest
accomplishment is not in never falling, but in rising again
after you fall.
Lombardi # Achievement,
ultimate success or failure will depend on your ability to
ignore the worries of the world long enough to allow your
investments to succeed. It isnt the head but the stomach
that determines the fate of the stock-picker.
Lynch # Success,
will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong
Mandino # Failure,
- And even
if you have failed at all else in the eyes of the world, if
you have a loving family, you are a success.
Mandino # Family,
some companies fail to see is that from their customers' viewpoint,
their products, services, and brands are viewed as one entity.
Martin # Company,
will be days when we don't do everything right-days when our
thinking is negative. But never stop trying.
Meyer # Thinking,
engineering, I view this year's failure as next year's opportunity
to try it again. Failures are not something to be avoided.
You want to have them happen as quickly as you can so you
can make progress rapidly.
Moore # Failure,
- We have
no intention of failing. The only question is how great a
success we'll have.
Murdoch # Failure,
is beautiful in theory; in practice it is a fallacy.
Mussolini # Democracy,
who hate you don't win unless you hate them, and then you
Nixon # Winning,
- All across
the world, in every kind of environment and region known to
man, increasingly dangerous weather patterns and devastating
storms are abruptly putting an end to the long-running debate
over whether or not climate change is real. Not only is it
real, it's here, and its effects are giving rise to a frighteningly
new global phenomenon: the man-made natural disaster.
Obama # Environment,
- We must
remain focused on the greatest threat to the security of the
United States, the clear and present danger of terrorism.
We know what we must do to protect America, but this Administration
is failing to meet the challenge. Democrats have a better
way to ensure our homeland security.
Pelosi # Focus,
means non-paralysis, a willingness to act, and act decisively,
to start new things and cut failing ventures off.
Peters # Action,
quality programs fail for one or two reasons. They have system
without passion, or passion without system. You must have
Peters # Failure,
is no accident.
are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation,
hard work, and learning from failure.
Powell # Success,
is solving problems. The day soldiers stop bringing you their
problems is the day you have stopped leading them. They have
either lost confidence that you can help or concluded you
do not care. Either case is a failure of leadership.
Powell # Leadership,
- I have
no use for men who fail. The cause of their failure is no
business of mine, but I want successful men as my associates.
Rockefeller # Failure,
- If you
leave markets to themselves, they actually go to extremes
and lead to financial collapse. So you need the presence of
the authorities to keep the markets on reasonably even keel.
Soros # Failure,
we realize that imperfect understanding is the human condition
there is no shame in being wrong, only in failing to correct
Soros # Encouragement,
has failed in a very serious way to convey the most important
lesson science can teach: skepticism.
Suzuki # Education,
- You cannot
climb the ladder of success dressed in the costume of failure.
Turner # Success,
your success and find humor in your failures. Dont take
yourself so seriously. Loosen up and everyone around you will
loosen up. Have fun and always show enthusiasm.
Walton # Success,
is so simple, really. Think through what people want, watch
what others fail to give them, and provide it. Then bill'em.
Wilde # Life,
- I want
to apologize for our unfulfilled dreams. What we thought would
be easy has proved painfully difficult. I would like to apologize
for having failed to justify the hopes of the people who believed
that we would be able to make a leap from the gloomy and stagnant
totalitarian past to a bright, prosperous and civilized future
at just one go.
Yeltsin # Dreams,
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