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"Make a decision! Failure to act is often the biggest failure of all." - John Wooden

"The greatest failure of all is the failure to act when action is needed" - John Wooden

"One's only real regret in life is the failure to act." - Jane Stanton Hitchcock

"The futility of action does not absolve one from the failure to act. -" - Janette Turner Hospital

"The Gnostic needs a lot of patience because any act of impatience leads him to failure." - Samael Aun Weor

"So many financial dreams are thwarted by the failure to act upon good intentions." - Suze Orman

"Success comes when people act together; failure tends to happen alone." - Deepak Chopra

"Don't be afraid to fail. The greatest failure of all is failure to act when action is needed. Use the information that you've acquired in the past through the experiences you've had and act with self-control - but act." - John Wooden

"Sin is any failure to conform to the moral law of God in act, attitude, or nature" - Wayne Grudem

"We believe that preparation eradicates cowardice, which we define as the failure to act in the midst of fear." - Veronica Roth

"There is some risk involved in action, there always is. But there is far more risk in failure to act." - Harry S Truman

"The failure of world leaders to act on the critical issue of global warming is often blamed on economic considerations." - David Suzuki

"Fear of failure leads to failure." - Paulo Coelho

"Success in life comes to those who simply refuse to give up; individuals with vision so strong that obstacles, failure and loss only act as teachings" - Silken Laumann

"Often the difference between a successful person and a failure is not one's better abilities or ideas, to take a calculated risk - and to act." - Maxwell Maltz

"My deepest regret from my years in public service is the failure of the United States and the international community to act sooner to halt these crimes." - Madeleine Albright

"To to change misery, disease and failure into joy, health, success and prosperity, I must think, speak and act, in ways which are the exact reverse of how most people think, speak and act." - James Arthur Ray

"Testing leads to failure, and failure leads to understanding" - Burt Rutan

"Testing leads to failure, and failure leads to understanding." - Burt Rutan

"Act from reason, and failure makes you rethink and study harder. Act from faith, and failure makes you blame someone and push harder." - Erik Naggum

"Predictability can lead to failure." - T Boone Pickens

"The only true failure is failure to try." - Wes Fesler

"The greatest failure is the failure to try." - William Arthur Ward

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

"There is no failure except failure to serve one's purpose." - Henry Ford

"The only real failure is the failure to try." - Judi Dench

"Our biggest failure is our failure to see patterns." - Marilyn Ferguson

"Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm." - Winston Churchill

"Failure is not fatal but failure to change might be." - John Wooden

"Failure is not fatal, but failure to change might be." - John Wooden

"There is only one kind of failure I cannot tolerate: the failure to risk failure." - Richard Marcinko

"Failure is not a crime. Failure to learn from failure is." - Walter Wriston

"Often the difference between a successful person and a failure is not one has better abilities or ideas, but the courage that one has to bet on one's ideas, to take a calculated risk - and to act." - Maxwell Maltz

"Often the difference between a successful person and a failure is not one has better abilities or ideas, but the courage that one has to bet on one's ideas, to take a calculated risk - and to act." - Andre Malraux

"Often the difference between a successful man and a failure is not one's better abilities or ideas, but the courage that one has to bet on his ideas, to take a calculated risk, and to act." - Maxwell Maltz

"A quota for women always amounts to a failure of politics. For me, economics is first and foremost the ability to act freely without state rules. That's why I believe quotas should only be used as a last resort." - Kristina Schroder

"When carrying a concealed weapon for self-defense is understood NOT as a failure of civil society, to be mourned, but as an act of citizenship, to be vaunted, there is little civilian life left." - Jill Lepore

"... the Armenian massacre was the greatest crime of the war, and the failure to act against Turkey is to condone it ... the failure to deal radically with the Turkish horror means that all talk of guaranteeing the future peace of the world is mischievous nonsense." - Theodore Roosevelt

"Our novice runs the risk of failure without additional traits: a strong inclination toward originality, a taste for research, and a desire to experience the incomparable gratification associated with the act of discovery itself." - Santiago Ramon y Cajal

"Our forbearance should never be misunderstood. Our reluctance for conflict should not be misjudged as a failure of will. When action is required to preserve our national security, we will act." - Ronald Reagan

"Hurricane hit the Gulf Coast and destroyed much of the Gulf Coast - that was an act of god... Now what happened to New Orleans, that was a complete failure of the federal government. Complete negligence by the feds." - James Carville

"Hurricane [Katrina] hit the Gulf Coast and destroyed much of the Gulf Coast - that was an act of God ... Now what happened to New Orleans, that was a complete failure of the federal government. Complete negligence by the feds." - James Carville

"So while I will never minimize the costs involved in military action, I am convinced that a failure to act in Libya would have carried a far greater price for America." - Barack Obama

"You have to act and act now." - Larry Ellison

"Act because you love to act." - Mae Whitman

"The first reason for psychology's failure to understand what people are and how they act, is that clinicians and psychiatrists, who are generally the theoreticians on these matters, have essentially made up myths without any evidence to support them; the second reason for psychology's failure is that personality theory has looked for inner traits when it should have been looking for social context." - Naomi Weisstein

"I feel as if things are falling apart within me, like so many glass partitions shattering. I walk from place to place in the grip of a fury, needing to act, yet can do nothing about it because any attempt seems doomed in advance. Failure, everywhere failure. Only suicide hovers above me, gleaming and inaccessible." - Michel Houellebecq

"Creativity is something which proceeds from within, out of immeasurable and inexplicable depths, not from without, not from the world's necessity. The very desire to make the creative act understandable, to find a basis for it, is failure to comprehend it. To comprehend the creative act means to recognize that it is inexplicable and without foundation." - Nikolai Berdyaev

"Failure is built into creativity... the creative act involves this element of 'newness' and 'experimentalism,' then one must expect and accept the possibility of failure." - Saul Bass

"To think of failure is to fail." - Arthur Saxon

"Failure to prepare is preparing to fail." - Mike Murdock

"Failure to die is always appreciated." - Mira Grant

"Failure is a stepping stone to success." - Arianna Huffington

"Failure is... the highway to success." - Og Mandino

"Not taking risks ultimately leads to failure." - Craig Groeschel

"The key to success is failure" - Michael Jordan

"...all cynicism masks a failure to cope." - John Fowles

"Failure to love is almost like murder." - Boris Pasternak

"Trying is the first step to failure" - Homer

"Formula for failure: Try to please everybody." - Herbert Bayard Swope

"To lose is not always failure." - Quentin Crisp

"Failure is a stepping-stone to greatness." - Oprah Winfrey

"You've got to admit failure sometimes." - Nick Nolte

"Failure is a word unknown to me." - Muhammad Ali Jinnah

"The only failure is not to try." - George Clooney

"Never permit failure to become a habit." - William Frederick Book

"Poverty leads to hardship and failure." - Irwin Redlener

"Failure has gone to his head." - Wilson Mizner

"Failure? Scared to death of it." - Ryan Seacrest

"Every failure is a step to success." - William Whewell

"People never confess to failure. They should." - Mo Ibrahim

"I have a congenital aversion to failure." - Abraham Lincoln

"The core failure of Team Obama is not a failure to communicate, but a failure to comprehend." - Michelle Malkin

"Failure does not exist. Failure is simply someone else's opinion of how a certain act should have been completed. Once you believe that no act must be performed in any specific other-directed way, then failing becomes impossible." - Wayne Dyer

"Courage is the ability to go from failure to failure with enthusiasm." - Winston Churchill

"Failure to grasp centrifugal meaning is incomplete reading; failure to grasp centripetal meaning is incompetent reading." - Northrop Frye

"To think is to act." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"To love is to act." - Victor Hugo

"Failure is not the outcome - failure is not trying. Don't be afraid to fail." - Sara Blakely

"Failure is Central to engineering. Every single calculation that an engineer makes is a failure calculation." - Henry Petroski

"Failure is not to be feared. It is from failure that most growth comes." - Dee Hock

"Failure does not shape you; the way you respond to failure shapes you." - John Ortberg

"The key to success is failure... Success is made of 99 percent failure." - James Dyson

"You have to honor failure, because failure is just the negative space around success." - Richard R. Nelson

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

"Failure is not fatal. Only failure to get back up is." - John C Maxwell

"The only failure one man should fear, is the failure to do his best." - Daniel D Palmer

"All failure is failure to adapt, all success is successful adaptation." - Max Mckeown

"The failure of modern evangelicalism is the failure to understand the holiness of God." - R C Sproul

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

"To be developed as a leader, failure must be allowed. Failure only helps us improve." - Bill Hybels

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

"The most serious failure of leadership is the failure to foresee" - Robert K Greenleaf

"It's incredibly important to note that when you don't allow failure, you get more failure." - Seth Klarman

"The only real failure is the failure to grow from what we go through" - Marianne Williamson

"Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm." - Winston Churchill

"Failure is never fatal. But failure to change can and might be." - John Wooden

"The failure of the past philosophers is largely the failure to see the self-evident." - Kedar Joshi

"The failure of political leaders to help uplift the poor will be judged a moral failure." - Jim Wallis

"Sovereignty is the term the Bible uses to describe God's perfect control and management of the universe. He preserves and governs every element. He's continually involved with all created things, directing them to act in a way that fulfills his divine purpose. That's why the most stressed-out people are control freaks. They fail at the quest they most pursue. The more they try to control the world, the more they realize they cannot. Life becomes a cycle of anxiety, failure; anxiety, failure; anxiety, failure. We can't take control, because control is not ours to take." - Max Lucado

"I don't act to live. I live to act." - Eli Wallach

"If you choose not to act, you have little chance of success. What's more, when you choose to act, you're able to succeed more frequently than you think. How often in life do we avoid doing something because we think we'll fail? Is failure really worse than doing nothing? And how often might we actually have triumphed if we had just decided to give it a try?" - Katty Kay

"If you choose not to act, you have little chance of success. What's more, when you choose to act, you're able to succeed more frequently than you think. How often in life do we avoid doing something because we think we"ll fail? Is failure really worse than doing nothing? And how often might we actually have triumphed if we had just decided to give it a try?" - Katty Kay

"To be energetic, act energetic." - W Clement Stone

"I've always wanted to act." - Shayne Ward

"I always wanted to act." - Adam Rickitt

"I just like to act." - Cathy Rigby

"The activity of the immature human being is simply played upon to secure habits which are useful. He is trained like an animal rather than educated like a human being. His instincts remain attached to their original objects of pain or pleasure. But to get happiness or to avoid the pain of failure he has to act in a way agreeable to others." - John Dewey

"I didn't say to act dead. I said act helpless." - Arthur Golden

"You'll come back, because yours is an error of knowledge, not a moral failure, not an act of surrender to evil, but only the last act of being victim to your own virtue. We'll wait for you and when you come back, you will have discovered that there need never be any conflict among your desires, nor so tragic a clash of values as the one you've borne so well." - Ayn Rand

"Lying is, almost by definition, a refusal to cooperate with others. It condenses a lack of trust and trustworthiness into a single act. It is both a failure of understanding and an unwillingness to be understood. To lie is to recoil from relationship." - Sam Harris

"Thought is the creative power, or the impelling force which causes the creative power to act; thinking in a Certain Way will bring riches to you, but you must not rely upon thought alone, paying no attention to personal action. That is the rock upon which many otherwise scientific metaphysical thinkers meet shipwreck-the failure to connect thought with personal action." - Wallace D. Wattles

"Do' hide love. If you feel it, express it-not to demand that others love you back, but simply to live outwardly the best of what you feel inwardly. The worst that can happen to your heart is not rejection by another person but failure to act on the love you feel." - Martha Beck

"Thought is the creative power, or the impelling force which causes the creative power to act; thinking in a Certain Way will bring riches to you, but you must not rely upon thought alone, paying no attention to personal action. That is the rock upon which many otherwise scientific metaphysical thinkers meet shipwreck-the failure to connect thought with personal action." - Wallace D. Wattles

"Never interrupt someone doing what you said couldn't be done. You can do anything you decide to do. You can act to change and control your life; the process is its own reward. Women, like men, should try to do the impossible. And if they fail, their failure should be a challenge to others." - Amelia Earhart

"Live today. Remove all blame from your vocabulary. Catch yourself when you find yourself using your past history as a reason for your failure to act today, and instead say, 'I am free now to detach myself from what used to be.'" - Wayne Dyer

"Talk. Talk. Talk... Good lines and no action... said all... not even promising first act... eighth failure and season more than half over... rather be a playwright and fail than a critic compelled to listen to has-beens and would-bes trying to put over bad plays." - Gertrude F. Atherton

"Becoming an adventurous, liminal church means getting over risk aversion. Often the difference between a successful person (or organization) and a failure lies not in having better abilities or ideas, but in having the courage to bet on one's ideas, to take a calculated risk - and to act." - Alan Hirsch

"All that is necessary to break the spell of inertia and frustration is this: Act as if it were impossible to fail. That is the talisman, the formula, the command of right about face which turns us from failure to success." - Dorothea Brande

"I'm not an artist, and I want to take risks, and when the possibility of failure occurs, it's because the idea is all exciting or interesting as a high wire act, and sometimes you've got to fall off, just by virtue of the fact that you're constantly trying to evolve and do new things." - Peter Morgan

"My procrastination which has held me back was born of fear ... now I know that to conquer fear I must always act without hesitation and the flutters in my heart will vanish. Now I know that action reduces the lion of terror.... I will walk where the failure fears to walk." - Og Mandino

"From the failure of the humanist tradition to participate fully or to act decisively, civilizations may perhaps crumble or perish at the hands of barbarians. But unless the humanist tradition itself in some form survives, there can really be no civilization at all." - Louis Kronenberger

"Adolescents may be, almost simultaneously, overconfident and riddled with fear. They are afraid of their overpowering feelings, oflosing control, of helplessness, of failure. Sometimes they act bold, to counteract their imperious yearnings to remain children. They are impulsive, impetuous, moody, disagreeable, overdemanding, underappreciative. If you don't understand them, remember, they don't understand themselves most of the time." - Stella Chess

"For most of the universe's life is not all gummy wads and tarty tarts; is a struggle against hardship, unfairness, corruption, abuse, and adversity in all its guises, where even to survive - let alone survive with dignity - is heroic. To soldier through the days in the wake of failure is the courageous act of many." - Frank Beddor

"All that is necessary to break the spell of inertia and frustration is this: Act as if it were impossible to fail. That is the talisman, the formula, the command of right-about-face which turns us from failure towards success." - Dorothea Brande

"All that is necessary to break the spell of inertia and frustration is this: act as if it were impossible to fail. That is the talisman, the formula, the command of right-about-face that turns us from failure toward success." - Dorothea Brande

"A failure to act is a terrible, stunning legacy for any leader. But far worse when it is the president of the United States. And that's the point driven home by Romney's selection of Ryan, who dared to lead when Obama did not." - Mark Mckinnon

"Every time I act on a fear, I feel disappointed in myself. I have a lot of fear. If I can quit all fear in my life and all guilt, then I tend to be much, much more living up to my standards. I've never seen a person fail if they didn't fear failure." - Sebastian Thrun

"Our repeated failure to fully act as we would wish must not discourage us. It is the sincere intention that is the essential thing, and this will in time release us from the bondage of habits which at present seem almost insuperable." - Thomas Troward

"In the deeper layers of the modern consciousnessevery attempt to succeed is an act of aggression, leaving one alone and guilty and defenseless among enemies: one is punished for success. This is our intolerable dilemma: that failure is a kind of death and success is evil and dangerous, is-ultimately-impossible." - Robert Warshow

"Tomorrow is the day reserved for the labor of the lazy. I am not lazy. Tomorrow is the day when the failure will succeed. I am not a failure. I will act now." - Og Mandino

"To punish failure is yet another way to encourage mediocrity." - Michael Eisner

"The power to command frequently causes failure to think." - Barbara Tuchman

"To put failure behind you, face up to it." - J B Priestley

"The way to succeed is to double your failure rate." - Thomas J Watson

"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 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

"Success comes to those who become success conscious. Failure comes to those who indifferently allow themselves to become failure conscious." - Napoleon Hill

"We all struggle with our failure to communicate and our failure to reach beyond fear to love people." - Mira Sorvino

"The greatest barrier to success is the fear of failure." - Sven-Goran Eriksson

"....it is better to succeed with success than failure." - George W Bush

"Remember, the greatest failure is not to try." - Debbi Fields

"success is often harder to take than failure ..." - Kathleen Winsor

"Failure is never a reason not to try again." - Martha Albrand

"Don't permit fear of failure to prevent effort." - John Wooden

"'Fault' means failure to meet a standard. Whose? Mine." - Hugh Prather

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

"Sometimes it takes failure to figure out who you aren't." - Anne Lamott

"Wine gave a sort of gallantry to their own failure." - F Scott Fitzgerald



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