„Taking everything into consideration, Europe's policy of colonization has ended in a complete failure.“
— Adolf Hitler Führer and Reich Chancellor of Germany, Leader of the Nazi Party 1889 - 1945
7 February 1945.
Contexto: The white races did, of course, give some things to the natives, and they were the worst gifts that they could possibly have made, those plagues of our own modern world-materialism, fanaticism, alcoholism and syphilis. For the rest, since these peoples possessed qualities of their own which were superior to anything we could offer them, they have remained essentially unchanged. Where imposition by force was attempted, the results were even more disastrous, and common sense, realizing the futility of such measures, should preclude any recourse to their introduction. One solitary success must be conceded to the colonizers: everywhere they have succeeded in arousing hatred, a hatred that urges these peoples, awakened from their slumbers by us, to rise and drive us out. Indeed, it looks almost as though they had awakened solely and simply for that purpose! Can anyone assert that colonization has increased the number of Christians in the world? Where are those conversions en masse which mark the success of Islam? Here and there one finds isolated islets of Christians, Christians in name, that is, rather than by conviction; and that is the sum total of the successes of this magnificent Christian religion, the guardian of supreme Truth! Taking everything into consideration, Europe's policy of colonization has ended in a complete failure.
— Gertrude Stein American art collector and experimental writer of novels, poetry and plays 1874 - 1946
Four in America (1933)
— Peter F. Drucker American business consultant 1909 - 2005
Fonte: 1960s - 1980s, MANAGEMENT: Tasks, Responsibilities, Practices (1973), Part 1, p. 159
— George E. Woodberry American poet and literary critic 1855 - 1930
„At the end of what is called the "sexual life" the only love which has lasted is the love which has everything, every disappointment, every failure and every betrayal, which has accepted even the sad fact that in the end there is no desire so deep as the simple desire for companionship.“
— Graham Greene, livro May We Borrow Your Husband?
May We Borrow Your Husband? (1967)
— Napoleon Hill, Law of Success: The 21st-Century Edition
Fonte: Law of Success: The 21st-Century Edition
„A successful marriage puts an end to feminine friendships; but if marriage is a failure, the young woman must have others to confide in.“
— André Maurois French writer 1885 - 1967
Un Art de Vivre (The Art of Living) (1939), The Art of Friendship
„All political lives, unless they are cut off in midstream at a happy juncture, end in failure, because that is the nature of politics and of human affairs.“
— Enoch Powell British politician 1912 - 1998
Enoch Powell, Joseph Chamberlain (Thames and Hudson, 1977), p. 151
„Crime and bad lives are the measure of a State's failure, all crime in the end is the crime of the community.“
— H. G. Wells, livro A Modern Utopia
Fonte: A Modern Utopia (1905), Ch. 5, sect. 2
„War is failure! When you are at war, you have failed! When you have gone to a war of choice and lied about it, you're a double-triple, triple-quadruple failure!“
— Janeane Garofalo comedian, actress, political activist, writer 1964
Majority Report, July 22, 2005 broadcast
Contexto: You know George W. Bush is a war-time president, he says - proudly. Guess what. War is failure! When you are at war, you have failed! When you have gone to a war of choice and lied about it, you're a double-triple, triple-quadruple failure! Or a warlord. It's called a warlord in other countries. A war time president here. One man's ceiling I guess is another man's floor. George Bush is a warlord. He's a failure!
— F. Scott Fitzgerald, livro Tender Is the Night
Variante: Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat.
Fonte: Tender Is the Night
„But as precedents survive like the clavicle in the cat, long after the use they once served is at an end, and the reason for them has been forgotten, the result of following them must often be failure and confusion from the merely logical point of view.“
— Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. United States Supreme Court justice 1841 - 1935
"Common Carriers and the Common Law", 13 Am. Law Rev. 608, 630 (1879).
„The fact that we are here today to debate raising America's debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better.“
— Barack Obama 44th President of the United States of America 1961
Speech on the floor of the US Senate in which he opposed raising the US debt limit. (16 March 2006)
„Do not view failure as the be all and end all. It does not define you. Instead, take what you have learned and apply it somewhere new.“
— Bhanu Choudhrie 1978
"Bhanu Choudhrie - Founder of C&C Alpha Group" https://ideamensch.com/bhanu-choudhrie/, IdeaMensch (May 2019)
„The natural philosophy of the new developments in the sciences is a systems philosophy. When properly articulated, it can give us both factual and normative knowledge. Exploring such knowledge and applying it in determining our future is an opportunity we cannot afford to miss. For if we do not, another chapter of terrestrial evolution will come to an end, and its unique experiment with rational consciousness will be written off as a failure.“
— Ervin László Hungarian musician and philosopher 1932
Fonte: Introduction to Systems Philosophy (1972), p. 120.