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Failure is the path of least persistence

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From time to time, life as a leader can look hopeless. To help you, consider a man who lived through this: Failed in business at age 31. Defeated for the legislature at 32. Again failed in business at 34. Sweetheart died at 35. Had a nervous breakdown at 36. Defeated in election at 38. Defeated for Congress at 43. Defeated for Congress at 46. Defeated for Congress at 48. Defeated for Senate at 55. Defeated for Vice President at 56. Defeated for Senate at 58. Elected President at age 60. This man was Abraham Lincoln.

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If you've never failed you've never tried.

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Past failures are guideposts to success.

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An inventor fails 999 times, and if he succeeds once, he's in. He treats his failures simply as practice shots.

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Our failings sometimes bind us to one another as closely as could virtue itself.

Author: Marquis De Vauvenargues (1715-1747)

Profession: French Moralist

In the end, the only people who fail are those who do not try.

Author: David Viscott

Profession: American Author, Speaker, Trainer

To fail is a natural consequence of trying, To succeed takes time and prolonged effort in the face of unfriendly odds. To think it will be any other way, no matter what you do, is to invite yourself to be hurt and to limit your enthusiasm for trying again.

Author: David Viscott

Profession: American Author, Speaker, Trainer

Forget about the consequences of failure. Failure is only a temporary change in direction to set you straight for your next success.

Author: Denis Waitley (1933)

Profession: American Author, Speaker, Trainer, Peak Performance Expert

There are no mistakes or failures, only lessons.

Author: Denis Waitley (1933)

Profession: American Author, Speaker, Trainer, Peak Performance Expert

Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end. Failure is something we can avoid only by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.

Author: Denis Waitley (1933)

Profession: American Author, Speaker, Trainer, Peak Performance Expert

The only true failure lies in failure to start.

Author: Harold Blake Walker

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The greatest failure is a person who never admits that he can be a failure.

Author: Gerald. N. Weiskott

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Many men fail because they quit too soon. They lose faith when the signs are against them. They do not have the courage to hold on, to keep fighting in spite of that which seems insurmountable. If more of us would strike out and attempt the ''impossible,'' we very soon would find the truth of that old saying that nothing is impossible... abolish fear and you can accomplish anything you wish.

Author: Dr. C. E. Welch

Profession: American Businessman, Founder of Welch's Grape Juice

He only is exempt from failures who makes no efforts.

Author: Richard Whately (1787-1863)

Profession: British Prelate, Writer