Nothing great was ever achieved
--Ralph Waldo Emerson
Success is to be measured
not so much by the position that one has achieved in life
as by the obstacles which one has overcome while trying to succeed.
--Booker T. Washington
You may be disappointed if you fail,
but you are doomed if you don't try.
Better to try something and fail
than to try nothing and succeed.
If you have made mistakes there is always another chance for you-
you may have a fresh start any moment you choose,
for this thing we call "failure" is not the falling down,
but the staying down.
Experience is the name
that everyone gives to their mistakes.
Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat.
--F. Scott Fitzgerald
Impossibilities are merely things which we have not yet learned.
--Charles W. Chesnutt
Mistakes are part of the dues one pays for a full life.
To do what others cannot do is talent.
To do what talent cannot do is genius.
One can never consent to creep
when one feels an impulse to soar.
Failure is an event, never a person.
--William D. Brown
If we do not succeed, then we run the risk of failure.
If at first you don't succeed, try, try again.
Then quit. There's no use in being a damn fool about it.
Success is simply a matter of luck.
Ask any failure.
You cannot build a reputation on what you intend to do.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
One never notices what has been done;
one can only see what remains to be done.
Goals determine what you are going to be.
To be successful, the first thing to do
is fall in love with your work.
--Sister Mary Lauretta
-A Roman Catholic Nun
There are two kinds of failures:
Those who thought and never did,
and those who did and never thought.
--Dr. Laurence J. Peter
To laugh often and laugh much,
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to earn the appreciation of honest critics
and endure the betrayal of false friends,
to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others,
to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child,
a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition;
to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived.
--Ralph Waldo Emerson