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  • The young think that failure is the Siberian end of the line, banishment from all the living, and tend to do what I then did--which was to hide.
    * James Baldwin


  • We are all failures--at least, all the best of us are.
    * J. M. Barrie


  • Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.
    * Samuel Beckett


  • The world is made of people who never quite get into the first team and who just miss the prizes at the flower show.
    * Jacob Bronowski


  • The tragedy of life is not that man loses but that he almost wins.
    * Heywood Broun


  • Nothing is more humiliating than to see idiots succeed in enterprises we have failed in.
    * Flaubert


  • Our achievements speak for themselves. What we have to keep track of are our failures, discouragements, and doubts. We tend to forget the past difficulties, the many false starts, and the painful groping. We see our past achievements as the end result of a clean forward thrust, and our present difficulties as signs of decline and decay.
    * Eric Hoffer


  • The line between failure and success is so fine that we scarcely know when we pass it: so fine that we are often on the line and do not know it.
    * Elbert Hubbard


  • There is the greatest practical benefit in making a few failures early in life.
    * Thomas Henry Huxley


  • The common idea that success spoils people by making them vain, egotistic, and self-complacent is erroneous; on the contrary, it makes them, for the most part, humble, tolerant, and kind. Failure makes people cruel and bitter.
    * W. Somerset Maugham


  • Flops are a part of life's menu and I've never been a girl to miss out on any of the courses.
    * Rosalind Russell


  • 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