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Failure And Disappointment Quotes


"The only real failure is the failure to try, and the measure of success is how we cope with disappointment." - Deborah Moggach

"Failure is a disappointment, but not defeat." - Jeanne Robertson

"It's through discipline and tremendous disappointment and failure that you arrive at what it is you must paint." - Agnes Martin

"Be calm and strong and patient. Meet failure and disappointment with courage. Rise superior to the trials of life, and never give in to hopelessness or despair. In danger, in adversity, cling to your principles and ideals. Aequanimitas!" - William Osler

"Failure is not always a bad thing. You just have to be smart while you're in the middle of it. You're in the eye of the tornado of like disappointment to know that it's just a storm and it'll pass." - Pharrell Williams

"Desire and determination must overcome disappointment." - Walter Alston

"a combustion engine of ambition and disappointment." - Tina Fey

"In truth, it's usually failure, disappointment, and frustration that motivate people to reexamine that which they've taken for granted. It's rare to find big change without significant bad news. ... In that sense, the pain of failure creates the largest opportunities for progress." - Judith M Bardwick

"If you are burdened with depressing feelings of guilt or disappointment, of failure or shame, there is a cure." - Boyd K. Packer

"The prayer power has never been tried to its full capacity...if we want to see might wonders of divine power and grace wrought in the place of weakness, failure and disappointment, let us answer God's standing challenge, "Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and show thee great and might things which thou knowest not."" - Hudson Taylor

"Meditation has made me happy, loving, and peaceful-but not every single moment of the day. I still have good times and bad, joy and sorrow. Now I can accept setbacks more easily, with less sense of disappointment and personal failure, because meditation has taught me how to cope with the profound truth that everything changes all the time." - Sharon Salzberg

"It was meant to be that life would be a challenge. To suffer some anxiety, some depression, some disappointment, even some failure is normal. Teach our members that if they have a good, miserable day once in a while, or several in a row, to stand steady and face them. Things will straighten out. There is great purpose in our struggle in life." - Boyd K. Packer

"How melancholy a thing is success. Whilst failure inspirits a man, attainment reads the sad prosy lesson that all our glories "Are shadows, not substantial things." Truly said the sayer, "disappointment is the salt of life" a salutary bitter which strengthens the mind for fresh exertion, and gives a double value to the prize." - Richard Francis Burton

"The idea that positive illusions are in the service of self-esteem virtually requires that they stay in check. If one develops substantially unrealistic expectations regarding the future that greatly exceed what one is actually able to accomplish, then one is set up for failure and disappointment, leading to lower self-esteem." - Shelley E. Taylor

"Never be afraid of failure or disappointment, because those are just temporary experiences on the path to your dreams coming true" - Doreen Virtue

"In the many trials of life, when we feel abandoned and when sorrow, sin, disappointment, failure, and weakness make us less than we should ever be, there can come the healing salve of the unreserved love in the grace of God. It is a love that lifts and blesses. It is a love that sustains a new beginning on a higher level and thereby continues "from grace to grace."" - James E Faust

"Fear is the ultimate cause of failure and disappointment." - Emmet Fox

"The wise expect nothing, hope for nothing, thus avoiding all disappointment and anxiety." - Alexandra David-Neel

"What exactly are the ingredients of Ranch dressing? Mayo and disappointment?" - Jim Gaffigan

"Disappointment requires adequate planning." - Richard Bandler

"endless hope, endless disappointment." - Cassandra Clare

"Get used to disappointment." - William Goldman

"Disappointment Can do a couple things. It can drop you into a giant sucking sinkhole of depression, a place you have to fight to climb out of. Or it can trigger an epic mania to overcome the odds and transform failure into success. Say you swing as high as the chains will take you because you seek the thrill of flight, and on the up- kick, you lose your seat. Injury is likely. But if you worry about falling down, and never chance "up," the sky will remain forever out of reach." - Ellen Hopkins

"Failure is an event, not a person. Think of failure as 'it' and not 'me'." - Jeffrey Gitomer

"Success and happiness spring from facing failure after failure with enthusiasm." - Winston Churchill

"Both half success and half failure must be considered as a full failure!" - Mehmet Murat Ildan

"This idea that failure is not an option: It makes failure invisible, inconceivable and inevitable." - Rory Stewart

"Success attracts success and failure attracts failure because of the law of harmonious attraction." - Napoleon Hill

"I saw Dad's eyes widen just a fraction when he heard my voice catch. He glanced at me but quickly turned away. He didn't want me to see his reaction, but I did, and I'll never forget it. In that brief glimpse, I could see what he was thinking behind that fixed stare. There would be no grandkids, there would be no more Creed family bloodline, nothing else to look forward to. From that point on I'd become the last, most devastating disappointment in what he thought his life had added up to-one overwhelming failure." - Perry Moore

"Im hoping that a lifetime of compromise and disappointment will read as extra depth and layers in my work." - Rufus Sewell

"I long so much to make beautiful things. But beautiful things require effort and disappointment and perseverance." - Vincent Van Gogh

"Vulnerability is not about fear and grief and disappointment; it is the birthplace of everything we're hungry for." - Brene Brown

"Those who have succeeded have also had the ability to overcome adversity, disappointment, and even tragedy in their lives." - LaVell Edwards

"I know the world expects me to have superpowers, and it'll be quite a disappointment. But I just play myself." - Stan Lee

"Change leads to disappointment if it is not sustained. Transformation is sustained change, and it is achieved through practice." - B.K.S. Iyengar

"After the pain of this disappointment her heart once more stood empty, and the succession of identical days began again." - Gustave Flaubert

"It would only lead to disappointment, even heartbreak, and her heart was too precious for me to let that happen." - Lisa Kleypas

"Every man - at least once in his lifetime - has visited the silent and dark street of disappointment." - Mehmet Murat Ildan

"In all cases of heart-ache, the application of another man's disappointment draws out the pain and allays the irritation." - Edward Bulwer-Lytton

"Women suffer more from disappointment than men, because they have more of faith and are naturally more credulous." - Marguerite De Valois

"Dreaming led to disappointment, and disappointment to a kind of depressed funk that wasn't easy to shake. Better to stay in the gray than get eaten by the dark." - Alexandra Bracken

"There are two forms of disappointment that interest me: religious and political disappointment. Religious disappointment flows from the realization that religious belief is not an option for us. Political disappointment flows from the fact that there is injustice - that we live in a world that is radically unjust and violent, where might seems to equal right, where the poor are exploited by the rich, etc." - Simon Critchley

"Success and failure are both difficult to endure. Along with success come drugs, divorce, fornication, bullying, travel, meditation, medication, depression, neurosis and suicide. With failure comes failure." - Joseph Heller

"Suspense is worst than disappointment." - Robert Burns

"Evil lurks where disappointment lodges..." - George Foreman

"Plans are invitation to disappointment." - Derek Landy

"Failure is awesome. Failure means you tried something, you tested it, and you learned some things. Failure gives you the tools to move forward." - Leah Busque

"Don't permit fear of failure to prevent effort. We are all imperfect and will fail on occasions, but fear of failure is the greatest failure of all." - John Wooden

"Success is not forever and failure isn't fatal." - Don Francis

"Success doesn't make you and failure doesn't break you." - Zig Ziglar

"Sheer persistence is the difference between success and failure." - Donald Trump

"Failure and success are not accidents, but the strictest justice." - Alexander Smith

"I hate failure and I am in love with achievement." - Lil Wayne

"Let's try and fail because through failure you learn" - Jared Leto

"Success is not forever, and failure is never final." - Don Shula

"Failure comes part and parcel with invention. It's not optional." - Jeff Bezos

"Success is never permanent, and failure is never final." - Mike Ditka

"I really believe that entrepreneurship is about being able to face failure, manage failure and succeed after failing." - Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw

"But how will I know who my Soulmate is?" Brida felt that this was one of the most important questions she had ever asked in her life. By taking risks" she said to Brida. " By risking failure, disappointment, disillusion, but never ceasing in you search for Love. As long as you keep looking, you will triumph in the end." - Paulo Coelho

"To tell of disappointment and misery, to thicken the darkness of futurity, and perplex the labyrinth of uncertainty, has been always a delicious employment of the poets" - Samuel Johnson

"Introversion - along with its cousins sensitivity, seriousness, and shyness - is now a second-class personality trait, somewhere between a disappointment and a pathology." - Susan Cain

"I have heard your words and your disappointment, and I offer you a heart-felt apology to all who felt this was an odd or misguided casting choice." - Cameron Crowe

"Marriage is - among other things - a study in contradiction and disappointment, and inside that reality there is space for us to truly learn how to love." - Elizabeth Gilbert

"Make some sacrifice for your art and you will be repaid, but ask of art to sacrifice herself for you and a bitter disappointment may come to you." - Oscar Wilde

"To tell of disappointment and misery, to thicken the darkness of futurity, and perplex the labyrinth of uncertainty, has been always a delicious employment of the poets." - Samuel Johnson

"The human heart is often the victim of the sensations of the moment; success intoxicates it to presumption, and disappointment dejects and terrifies it." - Constantin-Francois Chasseb

"The pleasure of expecting enjoyment is often greater than that of obtaining it, and the completion of almost every wish is found a disappointment." - Samuel Johnson

"It's been a mystery to me and a disappointment why conversation about health care reform hasn't turned more attention to the subject of food." - Michael Pollan

"How can you admire a human who consciously embraces the bland, the mediocre, and the safe rather than risk the suffering that disappointment can bring?" - Tom Robbins

"But life, if nothing else, had taught her promises weren't always to be counted on, and what appeared at first a shining chance might end in bitter disappointment." - Susanna Kearsley

"We met each other when we were young, before we knew enough about disappointment, and once we did we found we reminded each other of it." - Nicole Krauss

"When you are gentled and quieted in your heart, you are incapable of relating to disappointment, incapable of feeling sorry for your self." - John de Ruiter

"Disappointment is temporary. Only your thought about it is permanent. Change your mind about what has disappointed you and you will change your life" - Neale Donald Walsch

"Take heart, and do not let disappointment or shame stop you from moving forward. The true outcome of life is only apparent at the very end." - Daisaku Ikeda

"Paradoxical as it may seem, God means not only to make us good, but to make us also happy, by sickness, disaster and disappointment." - C. A. Bartol

"Rough spots sharpen our performance. And more often than not, obstacles can be turned into advantages. You just can't let your disappointment get in the way." - Harvey Mackay

"Laughter can relieve tension, soothe the pain of disappointment, and strengthen the spirit for the formidable tasks that always lie ahead." - Dwight D Eisenhower

"Practice has to be a process of endless disappointment. We have to see that everything we demand (and even get) eventually disappoints us. This discovery is our teacher." - Joko Beck

"Lack of love from parents often motivates their children to go searching for love in other relationships. This search is often misguided and leads to further disappointment." - Gary Chapman

"When we refuse to work with our disappointment, we break the Precepts: rather than experience the disappointment, we resort to anger, greed, gossip, criticism. Yet it's the moment of being that disappointment which is fruitful; and, if we are not willing to do that, at least we should notice that we are not willing. The moment of disappointment in life is an incomparable gift that we receive many times a day if we're alert. This gift is always present in anyone's life, that moment when 'It's not the way I want it!" - Joko Beck

"Disappointment is often the salt of life." - Theodore Parker

"Disappointment is the nurse of wisdom." - Boyle Roche

"Disappointment proves that expectations were mistaken." - Mason Cooley

"We express disappointment in everything except ourselves." - Mason Cooley

"Disappointment results from the removal of illusion." - Chogyam Trungpa

"To become grateful, I must learn that I can handle disappointment and delayed gratification with grace and perseverance. This is why practices such as fasting and simplicity are such powerful tools for transformation. The experience of frustration and disappointment is irreplaceable in the development of a grateful heart." - John Ortberg

"I told graduates to not be afraid to fail, and I still believe that. But today I tell you that whether you fear it or not, disappointment will come. The beauty is that through disappointment you can gain clarity, and with clarity comes conviction and true originality." - Conan O'Brien

"Failure to spend the [presentation] time wisely and well, failure to educate, entertain, elucidate, enlighten, and most important of all, failure to maintain attention and interest should be punishable by stoning. There is no excuse for tedium." - Jay H. Lehr

"Failure is a part of life and you have to learn to deal with it. Failure is something that is part of life's cycle and it's from failure that you gain life experience." - Colin Powell

"For me philosophy begins with these experiences of disappointment: a disappointment at the level of what I would think of as "meaning," namely that, given that there is no God, what is the meaning of life? And, given that we live in an unjust world, how are we to bring about justice?" - Simon Critchley

"Thoughts of doubt and fear are pathways to failure. When you conquer negative attitudes of doubt and fear you conquer failure." - Bryan Adams

"Trust is equal parts character and competence... You can look at any leadership failure, and it's always a failure of one or the other." - Stephen Covey

"Much of life is about failure, whether we acknowledge it or not, and your destiny is profoundly shaped by how effectively you learn from and adapt to failure." - David Brooks

"Failure is a badge of honor. It means you risked failure. And if you don't risk failure, you're never going to do anything that's different from what you've already done or what somebody else has done." - Charlie Kaufman

"Failure is a badge of honor. It means you risked failure. And if you do' risk failure, you're never going to do anything that's different from what you"ve already done or what somebody else has done." - Charlie Kaufman

"The unfulfilling job is not the failure; not pursuing your dreams is the real failure. Developing a vision requires conquering your fears and finding motivation from within." - Peter Murphy

"Failure is information-we label it failure, but it's more like, 'This didn't work, I'm a problem solver, and I'll try something else.'" - Carol S. Dweck

"Failure and setbacks and struggles are where all the good stuff happens." - Teri McKeever

"A leader should have higher endurance and ability to accept and embrace failure." - Jack Ma

"You become strong by defying defeat and by turning loss into gain and failure to success." - Napoleon Bonaparte

"It is only through failure and through experiment that we learn and grow." - Isaac Stern

"To recognize an opportunity and use it is the difference between success and failure." - Anonymous

"Failure instructs, failure improves. Failure shouldn't deter you." - Tucker Max

"It is not on the pinnacle of success and ease where men and women grow most. It is often down in the valley of heartache and disappointment and reverses where men and women grow..." - Ezra Taft Benson

"Never give up! Failure and rejection are only the first step to succeeding." - Jim Valvano

"The only difference between success and failure is the ability to take action." - Alexander Graham Bell

"Failure make people bitter and cruel. Success improves the character of the man." - W Somerset Maugham

"You can only really learn from failure ... To win, you need to fail, and fail hard." - Aisha Tyler

"Show me a completely contented person and I'll show you a failure." - Thomas A Edison

"Failure leaves open a door for us to try, and try again." - Robert M. Hensel

"The void created by the failure to communicate is soon filled with poison, drivel and misrepresentation." - C Northcote Parkinson

"Plan and execute your first failure so that you no longer have to fear it." - John C Maxwell

"There is one guaranteed formula for failure, and that is to try to please everyone." - Will Rogers

"It is curious how vanity helps the successful man and wrecks the failure." - Oscar Wilde

"Speciesism: A failure, in attitude or practice, to accord any nonhuman being equal consideration and respect" - Joan Dunayer

"Failure happened. The trick was to accept the risk and try anyway." - Ilona Andrews

"The difference between success and failure is often about 5% more effort." - S Truett Cathy

"Success is generally due to holding on, and failure to letting go." - Maltbie Davenport Babcock

"Evil is simply a grammatical error: a failure to leap the precipice between "he" and "I." - Linda Pastan

"There is nothing that teaches you more than regrouping after failure and moving on." - Charles Bukowski

"There's only one thing that can guarantee our failure, and that's if we quit." - Craig Breedlove

"Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance and the gospel of envy." - Winston Churchill

"Show me a thoroughly satisfied man and I will show you a failure." - Thomas Edison

"The hopeful man sees success where others see failure, sunshine where others see shadows and storm." - Orison Swett Marden

"When your goal is to gain experience, perspective, and knowledge, failure is no longer a possibility" - Sophia Amoruso

"Failure is not having the courage to try, nothing more and nothing less." - Robin S. Sharma

"I need people who look at adversity as a challenge and failure as a learning opportunity." - John Calipari

"You cannot grow and expand your capabilities without running the risk of failure." - Dean Karnazes

"If I could go back and give myself advice, it would be to embrace failure." - Mary Sue Milliken

"Ryanair's biggest achievement? Bringing low fares to Europe and still lowering em. Biggest failure? Hiring me." - Michael O'Leary

"Meet your failure nobly, and it will not differ from success." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"She knows there's no success like failure, and that failure's no success at all." - Bob Dylan

"I'm never a failure, unless I quit trying, and neither are you." - Joyce Meyer

"Mastery is a journey, and that the master must have the courage to risk failure." - George Leonard

"Show me a satisfied man, and I'll show you a failure." - Albert Einstein

"If your goals are ambitious and crazy enough, even failure will be a pretty good achievement." - Laszlo Bock

"Enjoy failure and learn from it. You never learn from success." - James Dyson

"Lamon, that speech won't scour. It is a flat failure and the people are disappointed." - Abraham Lincoln

"I think the two most difficult things to deal with in life are failure and success" - David Lee Roth

"The road to success and the road to failure are almost exactly the same." - Colin Davis

"Show me a gracious loser and I'll show you a failure." - Knute Rockne

"Cooking is one failure after another, and that's how you finally learn." - Julia Child

"Success is never final and failure is never fatal. It's courage that counts." - Jules Ellinger

"The distance between success and failure can only be measured by one's desire." - Anonymous

"Failure defeats losers, failure inspires winners." - Robert Kiyosaki

"Everyone has their first date and the object is to hide your flaws. And then you're in a relationship, and it's all about hiding your disappointment. And then, once you're married, it's about hiding your sins." - Joss Whedon

"Hope is willing to leave unanswered questions unanswered and unknown futures unknown. Hope makes you see God's guiding hand not only in the gentle and pleasant moments but also in the shadows of disappointment and darkness." - Henri Nouwen

"Long-term commitment to new learning and new philosophy is required of any management that seeks transformation. The timid and the fainthearted, and the people that expect quick results, are doomed to disappointment." - W Edwards Deming

"Those who suffer from an exaggerated sense of their own ability and accomplishment are continually subject to frustration, disappointment, and rage when reality intrudes and the world doesn't validate their idealized view of themselves." - Dalai Lama

"Sport is quite a simple thing. It is play, and in play, people of all ages find the chance to engage their most profound emotions-love, fear, excitement, disappointment, anger and joy." - Timothy Shriver



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