“ My father was not a failure. After all, he was the father of a president of the United States. ”

- Harry S Truman

“ My dad encouraged us to fail. Growing up, he would ask us what we failed at that week. If we didn't have something, he would be disappointed. It changed my mindset at an early age that failure is not the outcome, failure is not trying. Don't be afraid to fail. ”

- Sara Blakely

“ Age wrinkles the body. Quitting wrinkles the soul. ”

- Douglas MacArthur

“ Is there any possibility of giving international air travel, which we all need and use and hate, a touch of glamour, or even of reliable, soulless efficiency? I suspect future historians will puzzle over our failure. But by then, of course, we shall be in the age of mass space travel, with its fresh and unimaginable crop of horrors. ”

- Paul Johnson

“ I love Rauschenberg. I love that he created a turning point in visual history, that he redefined the idea of beauty, that he combined painting, sculpture, photography, and everyday life with such gall, and that he was interested in, as he put it, 'the ability to conceive failure as progress.' ”

- Jerry Saltz

“ Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not: nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not: the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. ”

- Calvin Coolidge

“ The only real failure in life is not to be true to the best one knows. ”

- Buddha

“ If those committed to the quest fail, they will be forgiven. When lost, they will find another way. The moral imperative of humanism is the endeavor alone, whether successful or not, provided the effort is honorable and failure memorable. ”

- E. O. Wilson

“ 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. ”

- B. F. Skinner

“ It's best to have failure happen early in life. It wakes up the Phoenix bird in you so you rise from the ashes. ”

- Anne Baxter

“ You must accept that you might fail then, if you do your best and still don't win, at least you can be satisfied that you've tried. If you don't accept failure as a possibility, you don't set high goals, you don't branch out, you don't try - you don't take the risk. ”

- Rosalynn Carter

“ Sometimes the best lighting of all is a power failure. ”

- Douglas Coupland

“ Starting a business isn't for everyone, and it's not what you should do if you aren't sure what else to do. It requires thick skin and the willingness to carry a great deal of stress, sometimes alone. It's more often a life of failure than a life of success, and the majority of successes came after a long road of disappointment, and often shame. ”

- Kathryn Minshew

“ Most leadership strategies are doomed to failure from the outset. As people have been noting for years, the majority of strategic initiatives that are driven from the top are marginally effective - at best. ”

- Peter Senge

“ You are capable of more than you know. Choose a goal that seems right for you and strive to be the best, however hard the path. Aim high. Behave honorably. Prepare to be alone at times, and to endure failure. Persist! The world needs all you can give. ”

- E. O. Wilson

“ Success comes when people act together failure tends to happen alone. ”

- Deepak Chopra

“ Losing is no disgrace if you've given your best. ”

- Jim Palmer

“ Mass transportation is doomed to failure in North America because a person's car is the only place where he can be alone and think. ”

- Marshall McLuhan

“ The man who has done his level best... is a success, even though the world may write him down a failure. ”

- B. C. Forbes

“ I - and I still consider myself, I'm sorry to tell you, a Marxist and a Communist, but I couldn't help noticing how all the best Marxist analyses are always analyses of a failure. ”

- Slavoj Zizek