A Quote by unknown on clouds, doubt, and failure

Success is failure turned inside out - the silver tint of the clouds of doubt.


Contributed by: Louëlla

A Quote by George Burns on love, success, hate, failure, and work

I honestly think it is better to be a failure at something you love than to be a success at something you hate.

George Burns (1896 - 1996)

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by May Sarton on success, failure, life, truth, delight, and attention

Whether success or failure: the truth of a life really has little to do with its quality. The quality of life is in proportion, always, to the capacity for delight. The capacity for delight is the gift of paying attention.

May Sarton

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Paul Richards on confidence, success, failure, and confident

The common view of confidence is that it dervives from knowing that you will not fail. But confidence stems from not caring whether you succeed or fail.

Paul Richards

Source: Wild Attraction, a Ruthlessly Practical Guide to Extraordinary Relationship, Pages: 291

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Julia Butterfly Hill on tree sitting, society, failure, and tree

Tree sitting is a last resort. When you see someone sitting in a tree  trying to protect it, you know that every level of our society has  failed.

Julia Butterfly Hill

Source: The Legacy of Luna

Contributed by: bajarbattu

A Quote by Jessica Helfand on gardening, dirt, garden, god, failure, nature, weeds, and playing god

Gardening is its own infuriating design challenge. You fret and you rethink and you second-guess yourself constantly, and then for one delirious, thrilling moment something blooms and you feel utterly triumphant. And then it dies and you are back where you started. You feel like a failure, outwitted by nature. And by rain, or the lack of it. And by that ultimate conspiracy, weeds — endless, unconquerable weeds — like an army in perpetual attack mode. What once seemed a heavenly pursuit now seems beyond hopeless, and therein lies its magic: gardening is the most comprehensively satisfying of design challenges, because when it works you feel like God.

And when it doesn't work, you want to dig a hole in the garden and bury your head in it.

Jessica Helfand

Source: My Dirty Little Secret,

Contributed by: bajarbattu

A Quote by Earon on abstinence, sex, money, moderation, balance, suffering, and failure

Abstinence is a path of choosing between profound suffering or abject failure.  Moderation is a more humane choice.

Abstinence is a perpetual cycly of holiness, misery and corruption.  Balance brings more fulfillment and less suffering.

Earon Davis

Source: Earon S. Davis

Contributed by: Earon

A Quote by J.K. Rowling on failure


It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all - in which case, you fail by default.

J.K. Rowling

Source: J. K. Rowling 2008 Harvard commencement speech

Contributed by: ryan

A Quote by Sigmund Freud on america, future, failure, and freud

America is the most grandiose experiment the world has seen, but, I am afraid, it is not going to be a success

Sigmund Freud (1856 - 1939)

Source: Freud, to his friend Hanns Sachs

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A Quote by Bill Cosby on success, key, and failure

I don't know the key to success... but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.

Bill Cosby (1937 -)

Contributed by: NurseDinaNicole

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