We're born with success. It is only others who point out our failures, and what they attribute to us as failure.
- Whoopi Goldberg
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There is not a fiercer hell than the failure in a great object.
- John Keats
I'd like to see much more understanding of emotional issues around hurt, abandonment, disappointment, longing, failure and shame, where they stem from and how they drive people and policies brought into public discourse.
- Susie Orbach
You can't be afraid of failure and you can't be afraid of success, because either one gets in the way of your work.
- Dave Van Ronk
Leadership is solving problems. The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them. They have either lost confidence that you can help or concluded you do not care. Either case is a failure of leadership.
- Colin Powell
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
Failure in the theater is more dramatic and uglier than any other form of writing. It costs so much, you feel so guilty.
- Lillian Hellman
A failure establishes only this, that our determination to succeed was not strong enough.
- Christian Nestell Bovee
I'm fully aware that things that resonate and become real hits are the exception to the rule, so much so that I've wired myself for failure.
- Ron Perlman