— Tom Hiddleston English actor, producer and musical performer 1981
„Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.“
— Samuel Beckett, Context: All of old. Nothing else ever. Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.
— Theodore Roosevelt American politician, 26th president of the United States 1858 - 1919
Context: It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed. In this life we get nothing save by effort. Freedom from effort in the present merely means that there has been stored up effort in the past. Context: A life of slothful ease, a life of that peace which springs merely from lack either of desire or of power to strive after great things, is as little worthy of a nation as of an individual. [... ] If you are rich and are worth your salt, you will teach your sons that though they may have leisure, it is not to be spent in idleness; for wisely used leisure merely means that those who possess it, being free from the necessity of working for their livelihood, are all the more bound to carry on some kind of non-remunerative work in science, in letters, in art, in exploration, in historical research—work of the type we most need in this country, the successful carrying out of which reflects most honor upon the nation. We do not admire the man of timid peace. We admire the man who embodies victorious effort; the man who never wrongs his neighbor, who is prompt to help a friend, but who has those virile qualities necessary to win in the stern strife of actual life. It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed. In this life we get nothing save by effort. Freedom from effort in the present merely means that there has been stored up effort in the past. A man can be freed from the necessity of work only by the fact that he or his fathers before him have worked to good purpose. If the freedom thus purchased is used aright, and the man still does actual work, though of a different kind, whether as a writer or a general, whether in the field of politics or in the field of exploration and adventure, he shows he deserves his good fortune. But if he treats this period of freedom from the need of actual labor as a period, not of preparation, but of mere enjoyment, even though perhaps not of vicious enjoyment, he shows that he is simply a cumberer of the earth's surface, and he surely unfits himself to hold his own with his fellows if the need to do so should again arise.
„Failure is a reality; we all fail at times, and it's painful when we do. But it's better to fail while striving for something wonderful, challenging, adventurous, and uncertain than to say, " I don't want to try because I may not succeed completely.“
— Jimmy Carter, Sources of Strength: Meditations on Scripture for a Living Faith
„Have you ever been hurt and the place tries to heal a bit, and you just pull the scar off of it over and over again.“
— Rosa Parks African-American civil rights activist 1913 - 2005
— P.T. Barnum, The Art of Money Getting
— E.M.S Nigerian rapper, singer and record producer 1995
„I've missed over 9,000 shots in my career.
I've lost almost 300 games.
26 times I've been trusted to take the game-winning shot and missed.
I've failed over and over and over again in my life.
And that is why I succeed.“
— Michael Jordan American retired professional basketball player and businessman 1963
As quoted in Nike Culture : The Sign of the Swoosh (1998), by Robert Goldman and Stephen Papson, p. 49
„No one who is not utterly blind can fail to see that God gathered all the beauty of which the whole world is capable of in woman.“
— Cornelius Agrippa Magician, occult writer, theologian, astrologer, alchemist 1486 - 1535
„A library outranks any other one thing a community can do to benefit its people. It is a never failing spring in the desert.“
— Andrew Carnegie American businessman and philanthropist 1835 - 1919
„people who have failed in their lives, they are suffering their failure. People who have succeeded in their life, they are suffering their success.“
— Sadhguru, Inner Management: In the Presence of the Master
„Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.“
— James Baldwin (1924-1987) writer from the United States 1924 - 1987
— Robert Frost American poet 1874 - 1963
„I decided long ago never to walk in anyone's shadow if I fail, if I succeed at least I did as I believe.“
— Whitney Houston American singer, actress, model, and record producer 1963 - 2012
„I failed in some subjects in exam, but my friend passed in all. Now he is an engineer in Microsoft and I am the owner of Microsoft.“
— Bill Gates American business magnate and philanthropist 1955
— Hazrat Inayat Khan Indian Sufi 1882 - 1927