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I have always felt that although someone may defeat me, and I strike out in a ball game, the pitcher on the particular day was the best player. But I know when I see him again, I'm going to be ready for his curve ball. Failure is a part of success. There is no such thing as a bed of roses all your life. But failure will never stand in the way of success if you learn from it.

Author: Hank Aaron (1934)

Profession: American Baseball Player

The typical human life seems to be quite unplanned, undirected, unlived, and unsavored. Only those who consciously think about the adventure of living as a matter of making choices among options, which they have found for themselves, ever establish real self-control and live their lives fully.

Author: Karl Albrecht

Profession: American Management Consultant, Author

They fail, and they alone, who have not striven.

Author: Thomas B. Aldrich (1836-1907)

Profession: American Writer, Editor

To begin to think with purpose, is to enter the ranks of those strong ones who only recognize failure as one of the pathways to attainment.

Author: James Allen (1864-1912)

Profession: British-born American Essayist, Author of ''As a Man Thinketh''

You win only if you aren't afraid to lose.

Author: Rocky Aoki

Profession:

There are few things more dreadful than dealing with a man who knows he is going under, in his own eyes, and in the eyes of others. Nothing can help that man. What is left of that man flees from what is left of human attention.

Author: James Baldwin (1924-1987)

Profession: American Author

We are all failures -- at least, all the best of us are.

Author: Sir James M. Barrie (1860-1937)

Profession: British Playwright

If you don't stand for something, you'll fall for anything.

Author: Steve Bartkowski

Profession: American Football Player

We pay just as dearly for our triumphs as we do for our defeats. Go ahead and fail. But fail with wit, fail with grace, fail with style. A mediocre failure is as insufferable as a mediocre success. Embrace failure! Seek it out. Learn to love it. That may be the only way any of us will ever be free. Tom Robbins Before you give up hope, turn back and read the attacks that were made on Lincoln.

Author: Bruce Barton (1886-1967)

Profession: American Author, Advertising Executive

I wasn't afraid to fail. Something good always comes out of failure.

Author: Anne Baxter (1923-1985)

Profession: American Actress

It's best to have failure happen early in life. It wakes up the Phoenix bird in you so you rise from the ashes.

Author: Anne Baxter (1923-1985)

Profession: American Actress

Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.

Author: Samuel Beckett (1906-1989)

Profession: Irish Dramatist, Novelist

There is much to be said for failure. It is more interesting than success.

Author: Sir Max Beerbohm (1872-1956)

Profession: British Actor

On this path effort never goes to waste, and there is no failure. Even a little effort toward spiritual awareness will protect you from the greatest fear.

Author: Bhagavad Gita

Profession: Sanskrit Poem Incorporated Into the Mahabharata

A failure will not appear until a unit has passed final inspection.

Author: Arthur Bloch

Profession: