Quotes of Dereliction

“ We are all failures — at least, all the best of us are. ”

- Sir James M. Barrie

“ Failures are like skinned knees, painful but superficial. ”

- Henry Ross Perot

“ There seems something more speakingly incomprehensible in the powers, the failures, the inequalities of memory, than in any other of our intelligences. ”

- Jane Austen

“ There is the greatest practical benefit in making a few failures early in life. ”

- Thomas H. Huxley

“ Your failures won't hurt you until you start blaming them on others. ”

- Unknown

“ Your failures won't hurt you until you start blaming them on others. ”

- Unknown

“ Last night, as I was sleeping, I dreamt — marvellous error! — that I had a beehive here inside my heart. And the golden bees were making white combs and sweet honey from my old failures. ”

- Antonio Machado

“ It is impossible to live a pleasant life without living wisely and well and justly. And it is impossible to live wisely and well and justly without living a pleasant life. ”

- Epicurus

“ It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not lived at all. In which case, you've failed by default. ”

- J. K. Rowling

“ We all have a few failures under our belt. It's what makes us ready for the successes. ”

- Randal Keith Milholland

“ Failures are like skinned knees — painful, but superficial. ”

- Henry Ross Perot

“ In a total work, the failures have their not unimportant place. ”

- May Sarton

“ The wisest person is not the one who has the fewest failures, but the one who turns failures to best account. ”

- Richard R. Grant

“ The world is divided into two categories: failures and unknowns. ”

- Francis Picabia

“ The timid and fearful first failures dismay,but the stout heart stays trying by night and by day.He values his failures as lessons that teachThe one way to get to the goal he would reach. ”

- Edgar A. Guest

“ Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better. ”

- Samuel Beckett

“ In a world flagrant with the failures of civilization, what is there particularly immortal about our own? ”

- G.K. Chesterton

“ There are two kinds of failures: those who thought and never did, and those who did and never thought. ”

- Laurence J. Peter

“ There are no failures in life, only those who give up too soon. ”

- Unknown

“ We Irish are too poetical to be poets; we are a nation of brilliant failures, but we are the greatest talkers since the Greeks. ”

- Oscar Wilde

“ I'm dissatisfied with the failure to look into their own failures, and I think both of them have to be seriously looked into. ”

- Carl Levin

“ I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure: try to please everybody. ”

- Herbert Bayard Swope

“ Nothing succeeds, they say, like success. And certainly nothing fails like failure. ”

- Margaret Drabble

“ Do not take yourself too seriously. You have to learn not to be dismayed at making mistakes. No human being can avoid failures. ”

- Lawrence G. Lovasik

“ In the lead up to the Iraq war and its later conduct, I saw at a minimum, true dereliction, negligence and irresponsibility, at worse, lying, incompetence and corruption. ”

- Anthony Zinni

“ Ninety-nine percent of the failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses. ”

- George Washington Carver

“ Don't be afraid to fail. Don't waste energy trying to cover up failure. Learn from your failures and go on to the next challenge. It's OK to fail. If you're not failing, you're not growing. ”

- H. Stanley Judd

“ An inventor fails 999 times and, and if he succeeds once, he's victorious. He treats his failures as practice shots. ”

- Charles F. Kettering

“ An inventor fails 999 times, and if he succeeds once, he's in. He treats his failures simply as practice shots. ”

- Unknown

“ He only is exempt from failures who makes no efforts. ”

- Richard Whately
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