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Failure In School Quotes


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

"Well, there's no guarantee of failure in life like happiness in high school." - David Henry Hwang

"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

"When I started running cross-country and track in high school, literally every race was a failure." - Chad Hurley

"If the curriculum we use to teach our children does not connect in positive ways to the culture young people bring to school, it is doomed to failure." - Lisa Delpit

"I was learning the craft; I didn't study writing in school. Rejection was my motivation, and failure is what taught me." - Pierce Brown

"I always say that failure was my friend. I learned nothing at school, so I just lived in my own world." - Willard Wigan

"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

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

"I was taught that to create anything you had to believe in failure, simply because you had to be prepared to go through an idea without any fear. Failure, you learned, as I did in art school, to be a wonderful thing. It allowed you to get up in the morning and take the pillow off your head." - Malcolm Mclaren

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

"Failure is so much more interesting because you learn from it. That's what we should be teaching children at school, that being successful the first time, there's nothing in it. There's no interest, you learn nothing actually." - James Dyson

"In Chicago, you have an absence of strong family units, and that absence gets filled by gangs. You have a failure in the school system, after-school programs and other social programs to help keep kids off the streets. Amnesty International speaks to that in some way, by keeping these issues in the forefront." - Lupe Fiasco

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

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

"I sucked in school." - Miranda Lambert

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

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

"The traditional religious right's failure to restore public-school prayer or pass an antiabortion constitutional amendment has likely helped fuel the spread of the more extreme dominionist school." - Jon Meacham

"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

"None of you has ever failed. School may have failed you. Goodbye to failure, children. Welcome to success." - Marva Collins

"Art school had taught me it was far better to be a flamboyant failure than any kind of benign success." - Malcolm Mclaren

"All parents want to send their children to the best possible schools. But because a good school is a relative concept, a family cannot achieve its goal unless it outbids similar families for a house in a neighborhood served by such a school. Failure to do so often means having to send your kids to a school with metal detectors at the front entrance and students who score in the 20th percentile in reading and math. Most families will do everything possible to avoid having to send their kids to a school like that. But because of the logic of musical chairs, they're inevitably frustrated." - Robert H. Frank

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

"I am encouraged as I look at some of those who have listened to their "different drum": Einstein was hopeless at school math and commented wryly on his inadequacy in human relations. Winston Churchill was an abysmal failure in his early school years. Byron, that revolutionary student, had to compensate for a club foot; Demosthenes for a stutter; and Homer was blind. Socrates couldn't manage his wife, and infuriated his countrymen. And what about Jesus, if we need an ultimate example of failure with one's peers? Or an ultimate example of love?" - Madeleine L'Engle

"Don't peak in high school." - Lizzy Caplan

"I'm quite dyslexic in school." - Georgia Jagger

"I swam in high school." - Jimmie Johnson

"I'm quite dyslexic in school." - Georgia May Jagger

"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

"In high school, in sport, I had a coach who told me I was much better than I thought I was, and would make me do more in a positive sense. He was the first person who taught me not to be afraid of failure." - Mike Krzyzewski

"It's pretty popular today to say that everybody should learn to fail and that failure's a good thing. Intellectually, it's an obvious thing. But in fact, it gets conflated with another meaning of failure, so when we grow up as kids, failing in school was a really bad thing." - Edwin Catmull

"By the time I was a young man, I lived with two deep struggles: I longed to become a cricketer, and I performed miserably in school. Cricket and tennis were all that I lived for. In India, this was a formula for failure." - Ravi Zacharias

"School plays are fine. Theater in school is fine." - Ben Affleck

"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

"As a teacher of fourth-graders in a public school, where corporal punishement was not allowed, she had years of violence stored up and was, truth be told, sort of enjoying letting it out on Kona, who she felt could have been the poster child for the failure of public education." - Christopher Moore

"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

"Everybody is an expert on one thing - that's what I learned in my high school journalism class - and that's, of course, his own life. And everybody deserves to live and have his story told. And if it doesn't seem like an interesting story, then that's the failure of the listener, or the journalist who retells it badly." - William T Vollmann

"Where do we enroll in Life 101? Where are the classes dealing with the loss of a job, the death of a loved one, the failure of a relationship? Unfortunately, those lessons are mostly learned through trial by fire and the school of hard knocks." - Les Brown

"Thomas Stanley has not only found no correlation between success in school and an ability to accumulate wealth, he's actually found a negative correlation. 'It seems that school-related evaluations are poor predictors of economic success,' Stanley concluded. What did predict success was a willingness to take risks. Yet the success-failure standards of most schools penalized risk takers. Most educational systems reward those who play it safe. As a result, those who do well in school find it hard to take risks later on." - Richard Farson

"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

"My work ethic came from my parents and my fear of failure. I came from a small, predominantly black school and I didn't want to let them down." - Jerry Rice

"One would think that an unsuccessful volume was like a degree in the school of reviewing. One unread work makes the judge bitter enough; but a second failure, and he is quite desperate in his damnation. I do believe one half of the injustice - the severity of 'the ungentle craft' originates in its own want of success: they cannot forgive the popularity which has passed them over ..." - Letitia Elizabeth Landon

"No brain, no gain. Stay in school." - Michael Jordan

"In school I related to boys." - Chastity Bono

"Lovely. Imprisoned in a nursery school dungeon." - Rick Riordan

"In Kansas I have a chess school" - Anatoly Karpov

"I was in choir [at school]." - Jon Gordon

"I was voted most artistic in school." - Ryan Mcginley

"I never liked group work in school." - Brendan Fehr

"Girls in my school were always prettier." - Bridget Hall

"In Kansas I have a chess school." - Anatoly Karpov

"I was a dummy in school." - Alan Ladd

"Don't do drugs, kids. Stay in school." - Jamie Zawinski

"I made good grades in school." - Stephanie Beatriz

"I started drama in high school." - Daniel Cudmore

"In school I was pretty fast." - Nonito Donaire

"I'm a believer in film school." - Sean Durkin

"I did plays in grade school." - Colin Hanks

"In school I related to boys." - Chaz Bono

"I loved doing problems in school." - Andrew Wiles

"I was a loser in high school." - Sean William Scott

"In high school, I was very unpopular." - Rene Russo

"I was a loser in high school." - Seann William Scott

"I was a geek in high school." - David Schwimmer

"In school, I was an underachiever." - Henry Winkler

"No one in my school liked me." - Gillian Jacobs

"I had loans in law school." - Ken Starr

"I was a good student in school." - Kenan Thompson

"I was such a geek in school." - Katherine Jenkins

"I was very popular in high school." - Nene Leakes

"I was never really good in school." - A J Buckley

"I was a super nerd in school." - Chloe Bridges

"I didn't feel attractive in high school." - Adam Lambert

"We will not find the solution to problems of violence, alienation, ignorance, and unhappiness in increasing our security, imposing more tests, punishing schools for their failure to produce 100 percent proficiency, or demanding that teachers be knowledgeable in the subjects they teach. Instead, we must allow teachers and students to interact as whole persons, and we must develop policies that treat the school as a whole community." - Nel Noddings

"Phil Gramm had a stump speech about how his mother's devotion kept him from being an academic failure in life. She got him into a special school that turned him around - under a government program for the children of deceased veterans. He was repeatedly asked at press conferences why he would then turn around and support draconian cuts in federal funding for education. He never had an answer." - Gail Collins

"When men and women fail to form stable marriages, the result is a vast expansion of government attempts to cope with the terrible social needs that result. There is scarcely a dollar that the state and federal government spends on social programs that is not driven, in large part, by family fragmentation: crime, poverty, drug abuse, teen pregnancy, school failure, mental and physical health problems." - Maggie Gallagher

"I was born in Everett; I went through grade school in Everett, high school in Seattle." - Dorothy Malone

"Consequently, their school [film-school ] was the school of life, and it was very much reflected in their work." - Curtis Hanson

"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

"Stay in school. Lie to your teachers, but stay in school." - Billy Corgan

"I was home schooled in high school but was definitely the nerd in middle school." - Nicole Anderson

"As long as algebra is taught in school, there will be prayer in school." - Cokie Roberts

"I was getting in trouble at school. I wasn't happy. The school was very much a school that created people for commerce and it wasn't an arty school." - Ewan Mcgregor

"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

"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

"The key to success in every field is to hate failure in every way." - Mehmet Murat Ildan

"Failure isn't in not reaching your goal but in having no goal to reach." - Benjamin E Mays

"No other success [in life] can compensate for failure in the home." - David O Mckay

"There is no disgrace in honest failure; there is disgrace in fearing to fail" - Henry Ford

"failure in the theater is more public, more brilliant, more unreal than in any other field." - Lillian Hellman

"Keep your head up in failure and your head down in success." - Jerry Seinfeld

"We're not in a world of information overload, we're in a world of filter failure." - Michael Lazerow

"Success is simply never giving in to failure - either in mind or body." - Steve Backley

"Any company designed for success in the 20th century is doomed to failure in the 21st." - David S Rose

"I believe in trusting men, not only once but twice - in giving a failure another chance." - James Cash Penney

"Whether in success or in failure, I'm proud of every single movie I've ever directed." - Steven Spielberg

"You learn more in failure than you ever do in success" - Jay-Z

"In America, there's a failure to appreciate Europe's leading role in the world." - Barack Obama



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