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The Little Retreat Quotes: Failure, Success, Courage


Failure can be divided into those who thought and never did and into those who did and never thought.
W.A. Nance

Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.
Winston Churchill

Ever tried? Ever failed? No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.
Samuel Beckett

Go on failing. Go on. Only next time, try to fail better.
Samuel Beckett

There can be no real freedom without the freedom to fail.
Erich Fromm

Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat.
Theodore Roosevelt

Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
Robert F. Kennedy

It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.
Herman Melville

Failure is the tuition you pay for success.
Walter Brunell

The common idea that success spoils people by making them vain, egotistic, and self-complacent is erroneous; on the contrary, it makes them, for the most part, humble, tolerant, and kind. Failure makes people cruel and bitter.
W. Somerset Maugham

Most people fail in life because they major in minor things.
Anthony Robbins

When one door closes, another one opens but we often look so long and regretfully at the closed door that we fail to see the one that has opened for us.
Alexander Graham Bell

Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.
Winston Churchill

Never give in, never give in, never; never; never; never - in nothing, great or small, large or petty - never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense.
Winston Churchill

People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily.
Zig Ziglar

When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don't adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.
Confucius

Failure is instructive. The person who really thinks, learns just as much from his failures as he does from his successes.
John Dewey

You must do the thing you think you cannot.
Eleanor Roosevelt

If we all did the things we are capable of, we would astound ourselves.
Thomas Edison

Each success only buys an admission ticket to a more difficult problem.
Henry Kissinger

A diamond is a chunk of coal that is made good under pressure.
Henry Kissinger

Life is a long lesson in humility.
James M. Barrie

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