Quotations that match 'failing'.

No enterprise can exist for itself alone. It ministers to some great need, it performs some great service, not for itself, but for others; or failing therein, it ceases to be profitable and ceases to exist. Calvin Coolidge
[ Alone Ceases Enterprise Exist Failing Great Itself Ministers Need Others Performs Profitable Service Some Therein]
As I said there is nothing wrong with failing. Pick yourself up and try it again. You never are going to know how good you really are until you go out and face failure. Henry Kravis
[ Again Face Failing Failure Go Going Good How Know Never Nothing Out Pick Really Said Try Until Up Wrong Yourself]
There's nothing wrong with failing if you learn from it, and I've failed out here plenty. Trent Dilfer
[ Failed Failing Here Learn Nothing Out Plenty Wrong]
One ends up relying on pure musical inspiration, and failing that, the music won't lead to anything good, or it will alienate all but the most die-hard fans. Boris Vian
[ Alienate Anything Ends Failing Fans Good Inspiration Lead Most Music Musical Pure Relying Up Will Won]
Originality consists in trying to be like everybody else and failing. Raymond Radiguet
[ Consists Else Everybody Failing Originality Trying]
Though just biographical record will touch the failings of the good and the eminent with tenderness. Anne Seward
[ Biographical Eminent Failings Good Just Record Tenderness Though Touch Will]
You know, Hoosiers recognize pork when we see it. And they recognize what bailing out every failing business in America means - We're burying generations under a mountain range of debt. Mike Pence
[ America Burying Business Debt Every Failing Generations Know Means Mountain Out Pork Range Recognize See Under]
I am consumed with the fear of failing. Reaching deep down and finding confidence has made all my dreams come true. Arsenio Hall
[ Am Come Confidence Consumed Deep Down Dreams Failing Fear Finding Made Reaching True]
Two persons cannot long be friends if they cannot forgive each other's little failings. Jean de la Bruyere
[ Cannot Each Failings Forgive Friends Little Long Other Persons Two]
Taxation is the price we pay for failing to build a civilized society. The higher the tax level, the greater the failure. A centrally planned totalitarian state represents a complete defeat for the civilized world, while a totally voluntary society represents its ultimate success. Mark Skousen
[ Build Civilized Complete Defeat Failing Failure Greater Higher Level Pay Planned Price Represents Society State Success Tax Taxation Totalitarian Totally Ultimate Voluntary While World]
Despite the success cult, men are most deeply moved not by the reaching of the goal but by the grandness of the effort involved in getting there - or failing to get there. Max Lerner
[ Cult Deeply Despite Effort Failing Get Getting Goal Involved Men Most Moved Reaching Success]
If the government is going to mandate levels and punish schools for failing, they should send that money to the school system. Robert Duncan
[ Failing Going Government Levels Mandate Money Punish School Schools Send Should System]
Perseverance is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th. Julie Andrews
[ Failing Perseverance Succeeding Times]
We expect teachers to handle teenage pregnancy, substance abuse, and the failings of the family. Then we expect them to educate our children. John Sculley Parenting
[ Abuse Children Educate Expect Failings Family Handle Our Pregnancy Substance Teachers Teenage Them Then]
Succeeding is not really a life experience that does that much good. Failing is a much more sobering and enlightening experience. Michael Eisner
[ Does Enlightening Experience Failing Good Life More Much Really Sobering Succeeding]
Wisconsin's kids shouldn't be allowed to fail just because Washington is failing them. Jim Doyle
[ Allowed Because Fail Failing Just Kids Them Washington Wisconsin]
I must have some sort of record in failing to get into the charts. Annni-Frid Lyngstad
[ Charts Failing Get Into Must Record Some Sort]
Very few of the great leaders ever get through their careers without failing, sometimes dramatically. Phil Crosby
[ Careers Dramatically Ever Failing Few Get Great Leaders Sometimes Their Through Very Without]
Ideas are not thoughts; the thought respects the boundaries that the idea ignores thereby failing to realize itself. Franz Grillparzer
[ Boundaries Failing Idea Ideas Ignores Itself Realize Respects Thereby Thought Thoughts]
Better than succeeding little by little is failing at one go. Jose Bergamin
[ Better Failing Go Little Succeeding Than]
When I'm winning, winning, winning with a certain way why would I mess with that? When I realised there was lot to be gained from failing in some people's eyes, it made it all the more interesting! Bob Mould
[ Certain Eyes Failing Gained Interesting Lot Made Mess More Realised Some Way Why Winning Would]
I know if I don't tour people will forget the record and you run a high risk of the record failing. Daniel Johns
[ Failing Forget High Know Record Risk Run Tour Will]
Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more. Nikola Tesla
[ Failings Force Inseparable Man Matter More Our Separate Virtues]
Keep on beginning and failing. Each time you fail, start all over again, and you will grow stronger until you have accomplished a purpose - not the one you began with perhaps, but one you'll be glad to remember. Anne Sullivan
[ Accomplished Again Began Beginning Each Fail Failing Glad Grow Keep Over Perhaps Purpose Remember Start Stronger Time Until Will]
But I always wanted my characters to be more than cyphers for the failings of their world. And I never had to look too hard to find a part of myself in them. Douglas Sirk
[ Always Characters Failings Find Had Hard Look More Myself Never Part Than Their Them Too Wanted World]
Failing to find in women exactly the same kind of sexual emotions, as they find in themselves, men have concluded that there are none there at all. Havelock Ellis
[ Concluded Emotions Exactly Failing Find Kind Men None Same Sexual Themselves Women]
If you're not failing every now and again, it's a sign you're not doing anything very innovative. Woody Allen
[ Again Anything Doing Every Failing Innovative Now Sign Very]
Meanwhile after failing the bar twice, I knew some people in New York and moved here in August '71. Robert Quine
[ After August Bar Failing Here Knew Meanwhile Moved New Some Twice York]
Is pride, the never-failing vice of fools. Alexander Pope
[ Fools Pride Vice]
We need to teach the highly educated man that it is not a disgrace to fail and that he must analyze every failure to find its cause. He must learn how to fail intelligently, for failing is one of the greatest arts in the world. Charles Kettering
[ Analyze Arts Cause Disgrace Educated Every Fail Failing Failure Find Greatest Highly How Intelligently Learn Man Must Need Teach World]
Five years ago we were working on a new album when my health began failing. Lou Gramm
[ Ago Album Began Failing Five Health New Were Working Years]
Working together, they will dig out the truth and nothing but the truth about what happened in '99, to assign responsibility, and to look at the institutional failings. Jose Ramos-Horta
[ Assign Dig Failings Happened Institutional Look Nothing Out Responsibility Together Truth Will Working]
Iraq is a country that has been invaded. It's not a failing state that you want to help. It's a country that was functioning good or bad, with a horrible dictator, but you have invaded. Lakhdar Brahimi
[ Bad Been Country Dictator Failing Functioning Good Help Horrible Invaded Iraq State Want]
Moral habits, induced by public practices, are far quicker in making their way into men's private lives, than the failings and faults of individuals are in infecting the city at large. Plutarch
[ City Failings Far Faults Habits Individuals Induced Infecting Into Large Lives Making Men Moral Practices Private Public Quicker Than Their Way]
By prevailing over all obstacles and distractions, one may unfailingly arrive at his chosen goal or destination. Christopher Columbus
[ Arrive Chosen Destination Distractions Goal His May Obstacles Over Prevailing]
We do not kill the drama, we do not really limit its appeal by failing to encourage the best in it; but we do thereby foster the weakest and poorest elements. George P. Baker
[ Appeal Best Drama Elements Encourage Failing Foster Kill Limit Poorest Really Thereby Weakest]
I don't think any drug that can cause brain damage, failing kidneys, hardening arteries, pain, and suffering should be made available. Layne Staley
[ Any Arteries Available Brain Cause Damage Failing Hardening Kidneys Made Pain Should Suffering Think]
But to me the bottom line is the more education you can give yourself, and the more preparation you can do, the less chance of failing. Stuart Pearce
[ Bottom Chance Education Failing Give Less Line More Preparation Yourself]
We often say that the biggest job we have is to teach a newly hired employee to fail intelligently... to experiment over and over again and to keep on trying and failing until he learns what will work. Charles Kettering
[ Again Biggest Employee Experiment Fail Failing Hired Intelligently Job Keep Learns Newly Often Over Say Teach Trying Until Will Work]
A beautiful thing never gives so much pain as does failing to hear and see it. Michelangelo
[ Beautiful Does Failing Gives Hear Much Never Pain See Thing]
After failing four times and after working for other people and realizing that nobody paid attention to the food like they should have, we wanted to just pay attention to the food and service. Paul Prudhomme
[ After Attention Failing Food Four Just Nobody Other Paid Pay Realizing Service Should Times Wanted Working]
What makes old age hard to bear is not the failing of one's faculties, mental and physical, but the burden of one's memories. W. Somerset Maugham
[ Age Bear Burden Faculties Failing Hard Makes Memories Mental Old Physical]
Our party's committed to tackling failing schools and cutting crime. Francis Maude
[ Committed Crime Cutting Failing Our Party Schools Tackling]
Yet, our achievements also mask many continuing failings and seem to expose more future dangers. Hun Sen
[ Achievements Also Continuing Dangers Expose Failings Future Many Mask More Our Seem Yet]
It's always unfortunate when a reporter is sent behind bars for failing to turn over sources. There's no way to say what the long-term outcome will be. Judy Woodruff
[ Always Bars Behind Failing Long-Term Outcome Over Reporter Say Sent Sources Turn Unfortunate Way Will]
You grow up by making mistakes. I've made a ton of them, but as long as I keep on failing better, I don't mind. Joely Richardson
[ Better Failing Grow Keep Long Made Making Mind Mistakes Them Ton Up]
I wish we could have acted quicker on Detroit or other failing schools. John Engler
[ Acted Could Detroit Failing Other Quicker Schools Wish]
I really do believe that if you don't challenge yourself and risk failing, that it's not interesting. Julie Taymor
[ Believe Challenge Failing Interesting Really Risk Yourself]
The cure for capitalism's failing would require that a government would have to rise above the interests of one class alone. Robert Heilbroner
[ Above Alone Capitalism Class Cure Failing Government Interests Require Rise Would]
Don't be afraid to fail. Don't waste energy trying to cover up failure. Learn from your failures and go on to the next challenge. It's OK to fail. If you're not failing, you're not growing. H. Stanley Judd
[ Afraid Challenge Cover Energy Fail Failing Failure Failures Go Growing Learn Next Ok Trying Up Waste Your]
We're failing when it comes to controlling spending. Lindsey Graham
[ Comes Controlling Failing Spending]
Our failings sometimes bind us to one another as closely as could virtue itself. Marquis De Vauvenargues
[ Another Bind Closely Could Failings Itself Our Sometimes Us Virtue]
Go on failing. Go on. Only next time, try to fail better. Samuel Beckett
[ Better Fail Failing Go Next Only Time Try]
I think that comedy really tells you how it is. The other thing about comedy is that - you don't even know if you're failing in drama, but you do know when you're failing in comedy. When you go to a comedy and you don't hear anybody laughing, you know that you've failed. Carl Reiner
[ Anybody Comedy Drama Even Failed Failing Go Hear How Know Laughing Other Really Tells Thing Think]
Where the suspect poses no immediate threat to the officer and no threat to others, the harm resulting from the failing to apprehend him does not justify the use of deadly force to do so. Byron White
[ Apprehend Deadly Does Failing Force Harm Him Immediate Justify Officer Others Poses Resulting Suspect Threat Use Where]
I decided to become an actor because I was failing in school and I needed the credits. Dustin Hoffman
[ Actor Because Become Credits Decided Failing Needed School]
An inability to stay quiet is one of the conspicuous failings of mankind. Walter Bagehot
[ Conspicuous Failings Inability Mankind Quiet Stay]
Ah, beware of snobbery; it is the unwelcome recognition of one's own past failings. Cary Grant
[ Ah Beware Failings Own Past Recognition Snobbery Unwelcome]
Failing to plan is planning to fail. Alan Lakein
[ Fail Failing Plan Planning]
One's only rival is one's own potentialities. One's only failure is failing to live up to one's own possibilities. In this sense, every man can be a king, and must therefore be treated like a king. Abraham Maslow
[ Every Failing Failure King Live Man Must Only Own Possibilities Potentialities Rival Sense Therefore Treated Up]
Failing to be there when a man wants her is a woman's greatest sin, except to be there when he doesn't want her. Pope Paul VI
[ Except Failing Greatest Her Man Sin Want Wants Woman]
Once we realize that imperfect understanding is the human condition there is no shame in being wrong, only in failing to correct our mistakes. George Soros
[ Being Condition Correct Failing Human Imperfect Mistakes Once Only Our Realize Shame Understanding Wrong]
We're failing our children with education, we're failing our environment. Carol Moseley Braun
[ Children Education Environment Failing Our]
While Taliban fighters had an initial claim to protection under the conventions, they lost POW status by failing to obey the standards of conduct for legal combatants: wearing uniforms, a responsible command structure, and obeying the laws of war. John Yoo
[ Claim Combatants Command Conduct Conventions Failing Fighters Had Initial Laws Legal Lost Obey Obeying Pow Protection Responsible Standards Status Structure Taliban Under Uniforms War Wearing While]
One of the common failings among honorable people is a failure to appreciate how thoroughly dishonorable some other people can be, and how dangerous it is to trust them. Thomas Sowell
[ Among Appreciate Common Dangerous Dishonorable Failings Failure Honorable How Other Some Them Thoroughly Trust]
I was kind of scared of failing at acting. James Franco
[ Acting Failing Kind Scared]
He had no failings which were not owing to a noble cause; to an ardent, generous, perhaps an immoderate passion for fame; a passion which is the instinct of all great souls. Edmund Burke
[ Ardent Cause Failings Fame Generous Great Had Instinct Noble Owing Passion Perhaps Souls Were Which]
Before this government came to power, many failing schools were simply allowed to drift on in a pattern of continuing failure. The government is determined to break that pattern and is successfully doing so. Estelle Morris
[ Allowed Before Break Came Continuing Determined Doing Drift Failing Failure Government Many Pattern Power Schools Simply Successfully Were]
It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death. Elijah Cummings
[ American Beyond Black Carry Citizens Civil Death Democratic Failings Journey Rights Risked These Unemployment Violence Workers]
Democratic leaders, whose power is ultimately dependent on popular support, are held accountable for failing to improve the lives of their citizens. Therefore, they have a powerful incentive to keep their societies peaceful and prosperous. Natan Sharansky
[ Accountable Citizens Democratic Dependent Failing Held Improve Incentive Keep Leaders Lives Peaceful Popular Power Powerful Prosperous Societies Support Their Therefore Ultimately Whose]
Everyone is your best friend when you are successful. Make sure that the people that you surround yourself with are also the people that you are not afraid of failing with. Paula Abdul
[ Afraid Also Best Everyone Failing Friend Make Successful Sure Surround Your Yourself]
It is an unfortunate human failing that a full pocketbook often groans more loudly than an empty stomach. Franklin D. Roosevelt
[ Empty Failing Full Groans Human Loudly More Often Pocketbook Stomach Than Unfortunate]
I went to college for one semester, and I took every subject I could, and I ended up failing. So I thought to myself, Ever since I was a kid, I've loved expression - and that's when I started thinking about acting. Derek Luke
[ Acting College Could Ended Ever Every Expression Failing Kid Loved Myself Semester Since Started Subject Thinking Thought Took Up Went]
If my duty does involve heralding His law in every arena, then the Church in America is failing radically today. Randall Terry
[ America Arena Church Does Duty Every Failing His Involve Law Radically Then Today]
Our greatest glory consists not in never failing, but in rising every time we fall. Oliver Goldsmith
[ Consists Every Failing Fall Glory Greatest Never Our Rising Time]
If listeners aren't carried away to Heaven, I'm failing. La Monte Young
[ Away Carried Failing Heaven Listeners]
Sometimes when you start losing detail, whether it's in music or in life, something as small as failing to be polite, you start to lose substance. Benny Goodman
[ Detail Failing Life Lose Losing Music Polite Small Something Sometimes Start Substance Whether]
Without reflection, we go blindly on our way, creating more unintended consequences, and failing to achieve anything useful. Margaret J. Wheatley
[ Achieve Anything Blindly Consequences Creating Failing Go More Our Reflection Unintended Useful Way Without]
By failing to keep their end of the bargain, the Bush administration would allow New Jersey projects to deteriorate and make New Jersey highways and bridges less safe. Robert Menendez
[ Administration Allow Bargain Bridges Bush Deteriorate End Failing Highways Jersey Keep Less Make New Projects Safe Their Would]
Take care, these Italians, full of failings, are neither you, nor me; they are your neighbors, the ones you meet on the staircase and whom you do not like to greet. Alberto Sordi
[ Care Failings Full Greet Italians Meet Neighbors Neither Nor Ones Staircase Take These Whom Your]
So if I was dating somebody now and the relationship didn't work out, I'd take that as failing. Gavin DeGraw
[ Dating Failing Now Out Relationship Somebody Take Work]
When you are offended at any man's fault, turn to yourself and study your own failings. Then you will forget your anger. Epictetus
[ Anger Any Failings Fault Forget Man Offended Own Study Then Turn Will Your Yourself]
I'm not afraid of failing. I don't like to fail. I hate to fail. But I'm not afraid of it. Vince McMahon
[ Afraid Fail Failing Hate]
We must not condemn to frustration those whose job it is to protect us by failing to provide them with the necessary resources to meet the threats they face. Joe Lieberman
[ Condemn Face Failing Frustration Job Meet Must Necessary Protect Provide Resources Them Those Threats Us Whose]
I'd like to say from the beginning that the 12 years I've been coming here, I've met unfailing courtesy and cooperation, courtesy from your people and cooperation from the Ministry of Information. Peter Arnett
[ Been Beginning Coming Cooperation Courtesy Here Information Met Ministry Say Years Your]
It is in our faults and failings, not in our virtues, that we touch each other, and find sympathy. It is in our follies that we are one. Jerome K. Jerome
[ Each Failings Faults Find Follies Other Our Sympathy Touch Virtues]
Success is not in never failing, but rising everytime you fall! Jonathan Taylor Thomas
[ Everytime Failing Fall Never Rising Success]
All the characters in my films are fighting these problems, needing freedom, trying to find a way to cut themselves loose, but failing to rid themselves of conscience, a sense of sin, the whole bag of tricks. Michelangelo Antonioni
[ Bag Characters Conscience Cut Failing Fighting Films Find Freedom Loose Needing Problems Rid Sense Sin Themselves These Tricks Trying Way Whole]
I just have a position that any child that's in a failing school should be able to get out, or be in a position to have that school fixed. John Engler
[ Able Any Child Failing Fixed Get Just Out Position School Should]
I believe the accepted model of capitalism that demands endless growth deserves the blame for the destruction of nature, and it should be displaced. Failing that, I try to work with those companies and help them change the way they think about our resources. Yvon Chouinard
[ Accepted Believe Blame Capitalism Change Companies Demands Deserves Destruction Displaced Endless Failing Growth Help Model Nature Our Resources Should Them Think Those Try Way Work]
But the fact a person denies that he is theorising is no reason for taking him at his word and failing to investigate what implicit theory is involved in his statements. Talcott Parsons
[ Denies Fact Failing Him His Implicit Investigate Involved Person Reason Statements Taking Theory Word]
Keep on beginning and failing. Each time you fail, start all over gain, and you will grow stronger until have accomplished a purpose - not the one you began with perhaps, but one you'll be glad to remember. Ben Stein
[ Accomplished Began Beginning Each Fail Failing Gain Glad Grow Keep Over Perhaps Purpose Remember Start Stronger Time Until Will]
If the president is failing to disclose material facts with regard to legislation being presented to the Congress on a question as important as war and peace, I think it does impair the level of trust that the House and the Senate have for this administration. John Dingell
[ Administration Being Congress Disclose Does Facts Failing House Impair Important Legislation Level Material Peace Presented President Question Regard Senate Think Trust War]
I think that if my kids are completely convinced of God's unfailing love for them, whether they fail or not, they'll have confidence to persevere in life. Amy Grant
[ Completely Confidence Convinced Fail God Kids Life Love Persevere Them Think Whether]
When we hide our failings from others, we seek to hide them from ourselves, and it is in the latter attempt that we are most successful. Pierre Nicole
[ Attempt Failings Hide Latter Most Others Our Ourselves Seek Successful Them]
It is the failing of youth not to be able to restrain its own violence. Lucius Annaeus Seneca
[ Able Failing Own Restrain Violence Youth]
Only as you do know yourself can your brain serve you as a sharp and efficient tool. Know your own failings, passions, and prejudices so you can separate them from what you see. Bernard Baruch
[ Brain Efficient Failings Know Only Own Passions Prejudices See Separate Serve Sharp Them Tool Your Yourself]
It is not a disgrace to fail. Failing is one of the greatest arts in the world. Charles Kettering
[ Arts Disgrace Fail Failing Greatest World]
The range of what we think and do is limited by what we fail to notice. And because we fail to notice that we fail to notice, there is little we can do to change; until we notice how failing to notice shapes our thoughts and deeds. R. D. Laing
[ Because Change Deeds Fail Failing How Limited Little Notice Our Range Shapes Think Thoughts Until]
But in the end our government usually - not unfailingly - is responsive to the people; and usually - not always - will try to do what is right. Lee H. Hamilton
[ Always End Government Our Responsive Right Try Usually Will]
Failing organizations are usually over-managed and under-led. Warren G. Bennis
[ Failing Organizations Usually]
At least I have the modesty to admit that lack of modesty is one of my failings. Hector Berlioz
[ Admit Failings Lack Least Modesty]
The humor is essentially dark for a cartoon and sophisticated. But at the same time, being a cartoon gives the writers more freedom than in a normal sitcom. It always pushes the line that, despite human failings, the Simpsons are really decent people. Dan Castellaneta
[ Always Being Cartoon Dark Decent Despite Essentially Failings Freedom Gives Human Humor Line More Normal Pushes Really Same Simpsons Sitcom Sophisticated Than Time Writers]
The one thing that scares me the most is failing. It scares me that one day I won't be at this level. But while I'm here and while I'm having success early, I'm trying to do everything to stay on this level. Terrell Davis
[ Day Early Everything Failing Having Here Level Most Scares Stay Success Thing Trying While Won]
The streets and alleys of the ward were notoriously filthy, and the contractors habitually neglected them, not failing, however, to draw their regular payments from the city treasury. Ray Stannard Baker
[ Alleys City Contractors Draw Failing Filthy Habitually However Neglected Notoriously Payments Regular Streets Their Them Treasury Ward Were]
The third group is focused on counterintelligence and security. I think the reason for that is fairly evident, in terms of vulnerabilities of the department and the harm that can come to it by failing to detect when we have, in fact, been harmed. Stephen Cambone
[ Been Come Counterintelligence Department Detect Evident Fact Failing Fairly Focused Group Harm Harmed Reason Security Terms Think Third Vulnerabilities]
The biggest job we have is to teach a newly hired employee how to fail intelligently. We have to train him to experiment over and over and to keep on trying and failing until he learns what will work. Charles Kettering
[ Biggest Employee Experiment Fail Failing Him Hired How Intelligently Job Keep Learns Newly Over Teach Train Trying Until Will Work]
I think some parents now look at a youngster failing as the final thing. It's a process, and failure is part of the process. I would like it if the teacher and the parents would connect more. I think that used to be, but we're losing a little bit of that right now. Mike Krzyzewski
[ Bit Connect Failing Failure Final Little Look Losing More Now Parents Part Process Right Some Teacher Thing Think Used Would Youngster]