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Failure In Business Quotes


"Failure or success in business is primarily not determined by mental capacity but by MENTAL ATTITUDES" - Walter Dill Scott

"One great cause of failure of young men in business is the lack of concentration." - Andrew Carnegie

"There are moments in business and in life when you have to say, "Failure is not an option."" - Donny Deutsch

"Failure is the most terrible thing in our business. When we fail, the whole world knows about it." - Desi Arnaz

"Success or failure in business is caused more by the mental attitude even than by mental capacities." - Walter Scott

"Call it the Tiger Mom effect: In the business world today, failure is apparently not an option." - Naveen Jain

"I've had many failures in terms of technological... business... and even research failures. I really believe that entrepreneurship is about being able to face failure, manage failure and succeed after failing." - Kiran Mazumdarshaw

"Succeeding in business and failing at home is a cop-out. For no success in the workplace will ever make up for failure at home." - Howard G. Hendricks

"I challenge every business person in America who has ever complained about the failure of the welfare system to try to hire somebody off welfare. And try hard." - William J Clinton

"Failure in school does not mean failure in Iife." - Stephen J Cannell

"He's a specialist in failure." - Jose Mourinho

"Failure is success in progress" - Albert Einstein

"The only true failure lies in failure to start." - Harold Blake Walker

"In the business world today, failure is apparently not an option. We need to change this attitude toward failure - and celebrate the idea that only by falling on our collective business faces do we learn enough to succeed down the road." - Naveen Jain

"Failure of your company is not failure in life. Failure in your relationships is." - Evan Williams

"Running helped me learn how to deal with failure, and failure is a big part of the Internet business." - Chad Hurley

"Willpower determines success in business, interpersonal relationships, health, whatever it is. All the activities in your life, success and failure in them, are dependent upon your ability to manifest will." - Frederick Lenz

"In business, poor performance leads to bankruptcy or, at a minimum, a restructuring of the company. In American education, failure entitles the bankrupt system to even more taxpayer dollars." - Cal Thomas

"The rules of war and business are the same. Victory and success are the same. In one it's life and/or death in the other it is success or failure. There really is little room for compromise of "gray matter"." - Richard Marcinko

"Success comes in cans, failure in can'ts." - Anonymous

"As Danand Ian over at the Lifestyle Business Podcast say: Rush to failure." - Thomas A Edison

"A lasting relationship with a woman is only possible if you are a business failure," - J Paul Getty

"In business, the earning of profit is something more than an incident of success. It is an essential condition of success. It is an essential condition of success because the continued absence of profit itself spells failure." - Louis D Brandeis

"Success or failure in business is caused more by mental attitude even than by mental capacity. Banish the fear-attitude; acquire the confident attitude. And remember that the only way to acquire it is-to acquire it." - Walter Dill Scott

"In show business, it takes 10 years to create an overnight success. You've heard that, right? But what you don't hear is that that's the exact same amount of time it takes to create a bitter failure." - Marc Maron

"People in the business will stay with you through drugs and alcohol and divorces and insanity and everything else, but you have a failure, pal, and they don't want to know nothing about you!" - Don Johnson

"Business purpose and business mission are so rarely given adequate thought is perhaps the most important cause of business frustration and failure." - Peter Drucker

"Democrats proposing failure in Iraq by withdrawing." - John Mccain

"I believe only in art and failure." - Jane Rule

"The failure-dichotomy principle: failure is good. Failure is not an option. Balance those in your brain." - Donny Deutsch

"My major goal in business was to learn. I had legislated in my mind for failure the worse possible scenario was I would learn a lot regardless of the outcome. This goal was the foundation for success of the business. Peldi, Balsamiq" - Kevin Kelly

"Books proliferate, and occasionally sell in very large numbers, which claim to have found the rule, or small set of rules, which will guarantee business success. But business is far too complicated, far too difficult an activity to distil into a few simple commands ... It is failure rather than success which is the distinguishing feature of corporate life." - Paul Ormerod

"The greatest failure in life is the failure to participate in life." - Adam Khoo

"Don't let the fear of failure or failure as a whole stop you from becoming an entrepreneur. Failure doesn't define you or your business unless you allow it to." - Jeet Banerjee

"the number one cause of failure in this country is the fear of failure" - Steve Harvey

"The only real failure in life is the failure to try." - Sven-Goran Eriksson

"There is but one failure in life and that is the failure to try." - Robin S. Sharma

"I don't believe in failure. It is not failure if you enjoyed the process." - Oprah Winfrey

"Television is ultimately a business of failure. You try a lot of things, and most of it fails." - Greg Berlanti

"In politics, what begins in fear usually ends in failure." - Samuel Taylor Coleridge

"Success in one role can't justify failure in another." - Stephen Covey

"Failures lies concealed in every success in every failure." - Eckhart Tolle

"In the great undertakings, there is glory, even in failure." - Lee Iacocca

"Success comes in cans, failure comes in can'ts." - Zig Ziglar

"Success always occurs in private, and failure in full view." - Anonymous

"Over commitment in business is usually due to a lack of faith, which results in fear - specifically, the fear of failure. But if we really believe God is in control, then we also should believe He's able to make us successful while we are keeping our lives in balance." - Larry Burkett

"Less government in business and more business in government." - Warren G Harding

"We're in the widget business." - George S Kaufman

"China has seen a great deal of economic progress. It's certainly rather of a miracle. The growing role of the market in the economy will force China to open up its political system over time and to move toward a more democratic society. So taken as a whole, the one real failure in this whole business has been Russia." - Milton Friedman

"I'm definitely happy with the way my career has gone, the success; but I even feel glad that I've experienced some failure in my life. That gives you perspective and humility about this business; it's good to realize that you're always just one movie away from not being in Vogue anymore." - Reese Witherspoon

"NBC's pilot season of 1994 is legendary in the business. In a world where failure is commonplace, we midwifed the birth of both 'Friends' and 'ER'. While 'ER' came essentially out of the blue, we'd been casting around for a 'Friends'-like show for some time at the network." - Warren Littlefield

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

"Failure is, in a sense, the highway to success..." - John Keats

"Failure is a signpost to turn you in another direction." - Oprah Winfrey

"Sometimes failure isn't an opportunity in disguise, it's just you." - Doug Coupland

"Success in never final; failure is never fatal" - Conrad Hilton

"Everything looks like a failure in the middle." - Rosabeth Moss Kanter

"In all education the main cause of failure is staleness." - Alfred North Whitehead

"There is no failure except in no longer trying." - Chris Bradford

"Persistent people begin their success where others end in failure." - Edward Eggleston

"The greatest failure in life is to stop trying." - Napoleon Hill

"Success without duplication is merely future failure in disguise." - Randy Gage

"In computing, the mean time to failure keeps getting shorter." - Alan Perlis

"In every failure lies the seeds of success." - Deepak Chopra

"The artist lives in an atmosphere of perpetual failure." - Harry Crews

"Success is buried in the garden of failure." - Rick Wakeman

"We don't celebrate failure in Silicon Valley. We celebrate learning" - Reid Hoffman

"There is no success or failure in Nature." - John Searle

"Don't wallow in failure. Instead, learn from it." - Bill Gates

"Failure in Innovation - it's a price worth paying." - Tim Harford

"Fear of failure falls away in the face of death." - Steve Jobs

"James Lipton: The most pompous arrogant failure in history." - David Cross

"Failure is where success likes to hide in plain sight." - Scott Adams

"I define anxiety as experiencing failure in advance." - Seth Godin

"Belief in the supernatural reflects a failure of the imagination." - Edward Abbey

"Sometimes failure isn't an opportunity in disguise, it's just you." - Douglas Coupland

"Most of my conscious efforts have ended in embarrassing failure..." - Ingmar Bergman

"There is no failure except in no longer trying." - Elbert Hubbard

"Failure usually works for me in the end." - David Hasselhoff

"In Washington, success is just a training course for failure." - Simon Hoggart

"In Iraq we must succeed. Failure is not an option." - Zbigniew Brzezinski

"In a collective society, everybody's business is everybody's business." - John Henrik Clarke

"I'm in the retail business, not the circus business." - Philip Green

"I'm in the acting business. That's the ego business." - Betty White

"Many blunder in business through inability or an unwillingness to adopt new ideas. I have seen many a success turn to failure also, because the thought which should be trained on big things is cluttered up with the burdensome detail of little things." - Philip Delaney

"Could many of our ills today have resulted from our failure to train a strong citizenry from the only source we have - the boys and girls of each community? Have they grown up to believe in politics without principle, pleasure without conscience, knowledge without effort, wealth without work, business without morality, science without humanity, worship without sacrifice?" - Ezra Taft Benson

"A narrow and moralistic view of morals is responsible for the failure to recognize that all the aims and values which are desirable in education are themselves moral. Discipline, natural development, culture, social efficiency, are moral traits - marks of a person who is a worthy member of that society which it is the business of education to further." - John Dewey

"The successes in the entertainment business are like one percent of the iceberg that you see, and the other ninety-nine percent, which is the rejection and the failure and the work and the toil and the sacrifice, is the rest of the iceberg that's below the water." - Jonathan Tucker

"By far the most important factor in the success or failure of any school, far more important than tests or standards or business-model methods of accountability, is simply attracting the best-educated, most exciting young people into urban schools and keeping them there." - Jonathan Kozol

"Most employees want to be involved in a successful business and most employees are happy for people running successful businesses to be paid a reasonable wage and a market rate for it, provided they understand the reason. What they hate most of all is pay for failure." - Stuart Rose

"If I were in this business only for the business, I wouldn't be in this business." - Samuel Goldwyn

"If I would be in this business for business, I wouldn't be in this business." - Sol Hurok

"Never admit the possibility of failure, or speak in a way that infers failure as a possibility." - Wallace D. Wattles

"Envy not success, nor pity failure, for you know not what is success or failure in the soul's reckoning." - Neale Donald Walsch

"Positive mental attitude is the right mental attitude in all circumstances. Success attracts more success while failure attracts more failure." - Napoleon Hill

"If your life doesn't end in failure, you haven't reached high enough. So it was failure I had to achieve." - H G Wells

"There is no such thing as failure. Failure is just life trying to move us in another direction." - Oprah Winfrey

"Don't fear failure. - Not failure, but low aim, is the crime. In great attempts it is glorious even to fail." - Bruce Lee

"My advice is find fuel in failure. Sometimes failure gets you closer to where you want to be." - Michael Jordan

"Using, as an excuse, others' failure of common sense is in itself a failure of common sense." - Nassim Nicholas Taleb

"There is no loneliness greater than the loneliness of a failure. The failure is a stranger in his own house." - Eric Hoffer

"How important is failure - yes, failure - to the health of a thriving, innovative business? So important that Ratan Tata, chairman of India's largest corporation, gives an annual award to the employee who comes up with the best idea that failed." - Naveen Jain

"Anyone who critically analyzes a business learns this: that the success or failure of an enterprise depends usually upon one man." - Louis D Brandeis

"I have no use for men who fail. The cause of their failure is no business of mine, but I want successful men as my associates." - John D Rockefeller

"I think it's one of the main negative emotional ingredients that fuels show business, because there's so much at stake and the fear of failure looms large." - Garry Shandling

"I'm not in the speech making business. I'm not in the seminar business. I'm not in the writing book business. I'm in the changing lives business." - Zig Ziglar

"I'm not in the service business." - Nic Pizzolatto

"Ego & Hype have no place in business." - Keshia Chante

"Profit in business comes from repeat customers" - W Edwards Deming

"Business today consists in persuading crowds." - Gerald Stanley Lee

"The Government's business is in sound condition." - Andrew Mellon

"I'm in the business of value judgments ." - Tucker Carlson

"What you manage in business is people" - Harold Geneen

"Haste in every business brings failures." - Herodotus

"Being in love is an exhausting business." - Iris Murdoch

"Individuals don't win in business, teams do." - Sam Walton

"Become the very best in your business!" - Brian Tracy

"Business cannot prosper in societies that fail." - Kofi Annan

"In business you must give something back." - Donald Trump

"Business is in itself a power." - Garet Garrett

"I'm not really in the excuse business." - Bill Parcells

"Winning in my business is everything." - Al Unser

"People follow proven formulas in any business." - Phoebe Cates

"In business, you try to solve problems." - Bob Corker

"In any business, you have to evolve." - Ross Levinsohn

"In my case, the business chose me." - Ronald Meyer

"I'm not in the business of politics." - Abby Wambach

"Business today consists in persuading crowds." - T S Eliot

"In business for yourself, not by yourself." - William James

"I've met every freak in the business." - Quincy Jones

"I'm not in the being-annoyed business." - Jim Lehrer

"You always learn lessons in business." - Eli Broad

"The church is in the hope business." - John Ortberg

"I'm not in business to make money." - Mario Van Peebles

"Confidence is everything in this business." - Reese Witherspoon

"I have seen business moguls achieve their ultimate goals but still live in frustration, worry, and fear. What's preventing these successful people for being happy? The answer is they have focused only on achievement and not fulfillment. Extraordinary accomplishment does not guarantee extraordinary joy, happiness, love, and a sense of meaning. These two skill sets feed off each other, and make me believe that success without fulfillment is failure." - Tony Robbins

"As for conforming outwardly, and living your own life inwardly, I do not think much of that. Let not your right hand know what your left hand does in that line of business. It will prove a failure.... It is a greater strain than any soul can long endure. When you get God to pulling one way, and the devil the other, each having his feet well braced,-to say nothing of the conscience sawing transversely,-almost any timber will give way." - Henry David Thoreau

"The danger to America is not in the direction of the failure to maintain its economic position, but in the direction of the failure to maintain its ideals." - Calvin Coolidge

"When you fight you are in a situation where failure can happen. This chance of failure forges your character in many ways." - Daniel Hudson

"We have actually experienced in recent months a dramatic demonstration of an unprecedented intelligence failure, perhaps the most significant intelligence failure in the history of the United States." - Zbigniew Brzezinski

"In Hollywood they say there's no business like show business. In the hood they say there's no business like ho' business." - Curtis Jackson

"We're in the doing business, or acting business and creating business. We're not in the results business, so we don't have any control over what the result is." - Thomas Jane

"Most of the problems that plague our society - addiction, overeating, crime, domestic violence, prejudice, debt, unwanted pregnancy, educational failure, underperformance at school and work, lack of savings, failure to exercise - are in some degree a failure of self-control." - Roy Baumeister

"We will all fail in life, but nobody has to be a failure. Failing at a thing doesn't make you a failure. You are only a failure when you quit trying." - Joyce Meyer

"I personally, only work with people in my business who show excellence. I have a business, the business of enlightenment." - Frederick Lenz

"If you are going to survive in business, show business or any business, then you have to be bold." - Rebecca Ferguson

"Determination is frequently found in failure, but it is never found in defeat." - Wes Fesler

"Failure in the past does not nullify purpose in the future." - Adrian Rogers

"The greatest failure in life is being successful in the wrong assignment." - Myles Munroe

"For some unknown reason, success usually occurs in private, while failure occurs in full view." - Jill Shalvis



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