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A Quote by Walter Russell on beauty, perfection, rhythm, balance, nature, light, thought, god, balanced rhythmic interchange, fear, ugliness, failure, disease, imbalance, unbalance, health, healing, and happiness

[Beauty is] "Perfection of rhythm, balanced perfection of rhythm. Everything in Nature is expressed by rhythmic waves of light. Every thought and action is a light-wave of thought and action. If one interprets the God within one, one's thoughts and actions must be balanced rhythmic waves. Ugliness, fears, failures and diseases arise from unbalanced thoughts and actions. Therefore think beauty always if one desire vitality of body and happiness."

Walter Russell

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A Quote by Gloria Steinem on women, men, babies, failure, and success

This idea of doing it all is the enemy of equality, not the path to do it.  It's impossible to do two full-time jobs, and an impossible definition of success is just another way of making women feel like failures... Any definition of success has to include social policies that honor families and men who raise babies as much as women do.

Gloria Steinem (1934 -)

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A Quote by Guy Kawasaki on start up, business, success, failure, and talent

Let’s say a startup is hot. It ships something great, and it achieves success. Thus, it’s able to attract the best, brightest, and most talented. These people have been told they’re the best since childhood. Indeed, being hired by the hot company is “proof” that they are the A and A+ players; in fact, the company is so hot that it can out-recruit Google and Microsoft.

Unfortunately, they develop a fixed mindset that they’re the most talented, and they think that continued success is a right. Problems arise because pure talent only works as long as the going is easy. Furthermore, they don’t take risks because failure would harm their image of being the best, brightest, and most talented. When they do fail, they deny it or attribute it to anything but their shortcomings.

And this is the beginning of the end.

Guy Kawasaki

Source: The Effort Effect

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A Quote by Lao Tzu on tao, blame, failure, opportunity, and responsibility

Failure is an opportunity.
If you blame someone else,
there is no end to the blame.

Therefore the Master
fulfills her own obligations
and corrects her own mistakes.
She does what she needs to do
and demands nothing of others.

Lao Tzu (c.604 - 531 B.C.)

Source: Tao Te Ching

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A Quote by Lao Tzu on success, tao, failure, hope, self, and fear

Success is as dangerous as failure.
Hope is as hollow as fear.

What does it mean that success is a dangerous as failure?
Whether you go up the ladder or down it,
you position is shaky.
When you stand with your two feet on the ground,
you will always keep your balance.

What does it mean that hope is as hollow as fear?
Hope and fear are both phantoms
that arise from thinking of the self.
When we don't see the self as self,
what do we have to fear?

See the world as your self.
Have faith in the way things are.
Love the world as your self;
then you can care for all things.

Lao Tzu (c.604 - 531 B.C.)

Source: Tao Te Ching

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A Quote by Paulo Coelho on dream, fear, and failure

There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.

Paulo Coelho

Source: The Alchemist: A Fable About Following Your Dream, Pages: 149

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A Quote by Joseph Campbell on neitzsche, fate, love, campbell, failure, success, strength, and flow

Nietzche was the one who did the job for me. At a certain moment in his life, the idea came to him of what he called "the love of your fate." Whatever your fate is, whatever the hell happens, you say, "This is what I need." It may look like a wreck, but go at it as though it were an opportunity, a challenge. If you bring love to that moment — not discouragement — you will find the strength is there. Any disaster you can survive is an improvement in your character, your stature, and your life. What a privilege! This is when the spontaneity of your own nature will have a chance to flow.

Then when looking back at your life, you will see that the moments which seemed to be great failures followed by wreckage were the incidents that shaped the life you have now. You'll see that this is really true. Nothing can happen to you that is not positive. Even though it looks and feels at the moment like a negative crisis, it is not. The crisis throws you back, and when you are required to exhibit strength, it comes.

Joseph Campbell (1904 - 1987)

Source: Reflections on the Art of Living: A Joseph Campbell Companion

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A Quote by Harvey Mackay on milk, cow, success, and failure

It doesn't matter how much milk you spill as long as you don't lose the cow.

Harvey Mackay

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A Quote by Sri Chinmoy on failure, never give up, and determination

Failure 
Is not falling down.  
Failure
 
Is desiring to live
Where I have fallen.

Sri Chinmoy

Source: The Dance of Life, by Sri Chinmoy

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A Quote by Jack Kerouac on passion, faults, and failure

My fault, my failure, is not in the passions I have, but in my lack of control of them.

Jack Kerouac (1922 - 1969)

Source: Jack Kerouac

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