Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Something to Think About

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


Beth said...

Hey, Jess.

Great blog--and an insightful post on a common topic. Failure is all in how you look at it, and the way you look at it determines the happiness of your life. Something better is always bound to happen...

Keep up the good work :)

Erica Vetsch said...

Many of life's failures are from people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up. ~Thomas Edison

I'm going to cling to this one for awhile. Thank you for posting these quotes...I find them so inspirational.