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Only if you have been in the deepest valley, can you ever know how magnificent it is to be on the highest mountain.

Author: Richard M. Nixon (1913-1994)

Profession: Thirty-seventh President of the USA

I don't measure a man's success by how high he climbs but how high he bounces when he hits bottom.

Author: George S. Patton (1885-1945)

Profession: American Army General during World War II

Failures are like skinned knees, painful but superficial.

Author: H. Ross Perot (1930)

Profession: American Businessman & Politician, Founder EDS

The wise man realistically accepts as part of life and builds a philosophy to meet them and make the most of them. He lives on the principle of ''nothing attempted, nothing gained'' and is resolved that if he fails he is going to fail while trying to succeed.

Author: Wilferd A. Peterson


What is defeat? Nothing but education. Nothing but the first step to something better.

Author: Wendell Phillips (1811-1884)

Profession: American Reformer, Orator

The world is divided into two categories: failures and unknowns.

Author: Francis Picabia (1878-1953)

Profession: French Painter, Poet

Failure is good. It's fertilizer. Everything I've learned about coaching, I've learned from making mistakes.

Author: Rick Pitino

Profession: American College Basketball Coach

To make no mistakes is not in the power of man; but from their errors and mistakes the wise and good learn wisdom for the future.

Author: Plutarch (46-120 AD)

Profession: Greek Essayist, Biographer

If one does not fail at times, then one has not challenged himself.

Author: Dr. Porsche


When someone is going downhill everyone likes to give them a kick.

Author: Proverb


Do not look where you fell, but where you slipped.

Author: African Proverb

Profession: Sayings of African Origin

Everyone pushes a falling fence.

Author: Chinese Proverb

Profession: Sayings of Chinese Origin

The great question is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with failure.

Author: Chinese Proverb

Profession: Sayings of Chinese Origin

Who has never tasted what is bitter does not know what is sweet.

Author: German Proverb

Profession: Sayings of German Origin

No matter how far you have gone on a wrong road, turn back.

Author: Turkish Proverb

Profession: Sayings of Turkish Origin