Many of life's failures are from people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up. ~Thomas Edison
Love the moment. Flowers grow out of dark moments. Therefore, each moment is vital. It affects the whole. Life is a succession of such moments and to live each, is to succeed. ~Corita Kent
It is better to have enough ideas for some of them to be wrong, than to be always right by having no ideas at all. ~Edward de Bono
A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable but more useful than a life spent in doing nothing. ~George Bernard Shaw
It is on our failures that we base a new and different and better success. ~Havelock Ellis
I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure: which is: Try to please everybody. ~Herbert B. Swope
Remember, no man is a failure who has friends. ~From It's a Wonderful Life
Every great mistake has a halfway moment, a split second when it can be recalled and perhaps remedied. ~Pearl S. Buck
There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all. ~Peter Drucker
We learn wisdom from failure much more than from success. We often discover what will do, by finding out what will not do; and probably he who never made a mistake never made a discovery. ~Samuel Smiles
According to Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:
The criteria for failure are heavily dependent on context of use, and may be relative to a particular observer or belief system. A situation considered to be a failure by one might be considered a success by another, particularly in cases of direct competition or a zero-sum game. As well, the degree of success or failure in a situation may be differently viewed by distinct observers or participants, such that a situation that one considers to be a failure, another might consider to be a success, a qualified success or a neutral situation.
Something to think about when we feel we've failed.
My reputation grows with every failure.~George Bernard Shaw