Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best Failed Quotes from famous persons: Jose Saramago, Thomas Wolfe, John Mica, Ansel Elgort, Michael McCaul. The wide variety of quotes available makes it possible to find a quote to suit your needs. You’ve likely heard some of the Failed Quotes before, but that’s because they truly are great.
Under the Obama administration, TSA has been operating without an administrator for a year and a half. After the president’s first two choices failed to meet expectations, a new administrator, John Pistole, was finally approved on Friday. Unfortunately, it will be the fifth administrator in eight years.
While that amendment failed, human cloning continues to advance and the breakthrough in this unethical and morally questionable science is around the corner.
You see failed vocabulary in the adult world so often, and it’s often because once you reach a certain age you’re kind of embarrassed to go look up a word if you don’t know what it means.
It was psychobabbler Abraham Maslow who wrote of the phenomena of self-actualization. What Maslow failed to grasp is that reaching true self-actualization can only be ultimately achieved when you have your own brand of ammunition.
After its defeat in the Second World War, Japan, unlike Germany, failed to show true contrition or give a fulsome apology, though it showered its neighbours, including China, with generous economic assistance. Only in 1995 did it finally offer an apology, but this was of the most limited and formulaic kind.
There is no loneliness like that of a failed marriage.
I almost failed drama at school. I hated it. It was all about the history of theatre.
It’s the FSA and its plethora of EU bodies that’s failed.
I love a psychological thriller, particularly ones that are written by women. I’ve just finished ‘Gone Girl’ by Gillian Flynn, which was so creepy and never failed to surprise me, particularly the end.
I’ve always played it my way. I failed media training, for example.
If you’re not polarizing, you failed, in my opinion.
We are not going back to the failed policies of the past. We are fighting for the middle class!
Like Canada, we very much wanted the United Nations to be a relevant and effective body. But once those efforts failed, we no longer saw things from a multilateral perspective. For us, now, it is much more basic than that. It is about family.
The U.N. can be very frustrating and at times impotent, but it can also be a valuable forum for discussion and resolution of world problems. We should not walk away from it just because it’s failed to live up to its promise.
It is obvious, our country has failed to provide two basic things which are the two main drivers of immigration, which are the lack of economic opportunity and a lack of security.
Whether it’s federal highway funds for the Thruway or Tappan Zee bridge project or the corrupt Cornhusker deal, Senator Gillibrand is willing to sell out our hardworking families. She has failed to address the problem that taxpayers in New York send much more to Washington that we get back.
Treat the world like a failed state; then you can understand the players needed to fix it.
The attitude to failure is one of the characteristics that’s often called out as the difference between the U.S. and Europe. And we do need to be less risk-averse, more embracing of failure. Having failed makes you look bad in Europe. But in the U.S., it makes you look experienced.
The space shuttle was often used as an example of why you shouldn’t even attempt to make something reusable. But one failed experiment does not invalidate the greater goal. If that was the case, we’d never have had the light bulb.
The elementary school must assume as its sublime and most solemn responsibility the task of teaching every child in it to read. Any school that does not accomplish this has failed.
I had to admit I’d pretty much failed at the whole low-profile thing.
Failure saves lives. In the airline industry, every time a plane crashes the probability of the next crash is lowered by that. The Titanic saved lives because we’re building bigger and bigger ships. So these people died, but we have effectively improved the safety of the system, and nothing failed in vain.
Prioritizing spending and maximizing the effectiveness of taxpayer dollars is absolutely essential. We must draw the line, realigning programs when necessary and also eliminating failed programs.
I’ve never failed at anything in my life.
My best friend in medical school was a magician. And we were shown an X-ray of a sword-swallower, and I tried it and failed. Then I got a sword-swallower as a patient, and he taught me.
Truman has become the patron saint of failed presidents because he left office with a 27 percent approval rating, and people were saying, ‘To err is Truman,’ yet look at what he did: the Marshall Plan, the creation of NATO, the Truman Doctrine.
I had a pretty bad time when I was an undergraduate at Cornell University. I failed out of school. I was much, much heavier.
For too long the world has failed to recognise that the Olympic Games and the Olympic Movement are about fine athletics and fine art.
I think there were early critics who wanted us to change the world because the Sex Pistols failed.
When I turned 15, I left school having failed to make the minimum grade. With little direction I enlisted at the local culinary school. Here the academic demands were less rigorous.
The revolutions of my century, the 20th century – the Soviet revolution, or the Chinese, or the revolutions that were fomented in Latin America, such as in Cuba – failed for the most part, a failure which was completely clear by the end of the century.
Being brave is what led to three rejections from Yale Law School before being accepted. It led to losing my 2010 race for U.S. Congress, and another failed bid for public office in 2013, this time for public advocate of New York City.
Obama isn’t just too big to fail. He’s too big to know. Obama is so vital to the country and to the world, he must be kept out of the loop in order to save him from his failed presidency.
Whenever there is news of a terrible shooting, I wonder why America has so miserably failed to enact even common-sense gun legislation.
Without a clear diagnosis of why the candidate or party failed, there can be no clear consensus about how to move forward.
I love to try the local food wherever I am. But I’m not that adventurous when it comes to eating. I prefer to be safe. I have failed at eating some daring food.
I’m a failed newspaper man myself.
I had done one failed pilot. I remember, when it failed, I was like, ‘Oh my God, how does someone survive this? That’s it – that’s the end of my career; it’s over.’
Obama has offered no solutions; his Democratic majority in the Senate has failed to produce a budget in 1,200 days; and they have both obstructed the Republicans‘ proposed remedies.
Miliband failed us, his Labour supporters. And Labour will now, because of him, be in a disaster zone for a long time.
When I served as prime minister last time, I failed to prioritize my agenda. I was eager to complete everything at once, and ended my administration in failure. After resigning, for six years I traveled across the nation simply to listen.
Environmentalism has failed.
I should have forfeited my own self-respect, and perhaps the good opinion of my countrymen, if I had failed to resent such an injury by calling the offender in question to a personal account.
When I bought a collection of Tolstoy and Dostoyevsky, I returned home with a bright enthusiasm to begin the long march into the Russian soul. Though I’ve failed to read either man to completion, they both helped me to imagine that my fictional South Carolina was as vast a literary acreage as their Russia.
Abraham wasn’t perfect. He failed, made mistakes. But, he would go back, get right with God, and then just keep moving forward. He didn’t quit when things got hard. He just kept on going. And everywhere he went, God was there. God was with him.
The first two movies I directed failed, when I was 21 and 23, and that was the greatest thing that could have happened.
Let’s be honest about this; the liberal agenda with failed stimulus plans and government entitlement programs is crippling our economy and our quality of life.
Let’s cut to the chase, the sharia controversy. I don’t think I, or my colleagues, predicted just how enormous the reaction would be. I failed to find the right words. I succeeded in confusing people. I’ve made mistakes – that’s probably one of them.
When you’re 15, you’re not really talking about the vicissitudes of fate and failed love and poetry and swordfighting – not a lot is necessarily touching on your own personal experience.
It’s so easy to call something a Jewish story or a gay story or a woman’s story. Aesthetically, if a story is not universal, it has failed. Your obligation is to the story. One rule creatively, and emotionally, is its universality.
The bottom line is that the euro is a failed experiment.
The turning point for me was realizing that I would learn more at Google, trying to build a company, regardless of whether we failed or succeeded, than I would at any of the other companies I had offers from.
I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.
We had a great chance in the mid-2000s to reach an accord with the Chinese on both energy and environmental issues. That deal would have essentially been that the U.S. could provide the equipment and expertise, and the Chinese would help close the trade gap. It was a huge opportunity that we failed to exploit.
At last, after completing year 12, I failed the great final examination, repeated the following year and failed again even more dismally than before. This was not an easy thing to do. My mates did the simple thing in the first place and mainly passed with honours and went on to have remarkably successful lives.
If I succeed in business but fail as a father, then I’ve failed.
To be fair, my analysis failed to spell out Obama’s first-term accomplishments, although I did acknowledge his ‘enormous skills‘ and tried to focus readers on the distinction between good and great presidencies.
I get this thing where people are like, ‘Man, you got to tell me what to do’ – like I have a cheat code to being successful. It’s hard work; it’s trial and error. I failed, but I never let failure get to my head or to my heart.
The AEC scientists were so narrowly focused on arming the United States for nuclear war that they failed to perceive facts – even widely known ones – that were outside their limited field of vision.
It takes as much courage to have tried and failed as it does to have tried and succeeded.
When you project weakness throughout the world, and you have a failed foreign policy, this is what you get. And now we have chaos in the Middle East, have ISIS taking over Iraq, Syria, Northern Africa, Egypt.
Indian polity has failed to provide solutions to the common man‘s problems.
This world – the Western world – has failed. We must have a plan B. We’re the plan B.
The new social question is: democracy or the rule of the financial markets. We are currently witnessing the end of an era. The neoliberal ideology has failed worldwide. The U.S. movement Occupy Wall Street is a good example of this.
The natural gas industry has worked long and hard to smear Josh Fox, the director of ‘Gasland,’ and has failed.
Education has failed in a very serious way to convey the most important lesson science can teach: skepticism.
Donald Trump is talking about the failed leadership of the Obama Administration.
High school was interesting. For a lot of people, high school was just a big social experiment, and I think the value of high school was not so much learning how to be a great student… but I think it’s learning how to interact with people and be social. I would say that in that endeavor, I completely failed.
I’m no apologist for Russia or the Assad regime, but actually, this has been staring us in the face for a number of years now, and I think it’s time to turn a page and accept reality. Our strategy – if that is the right word – failed miserably, and Russia’s with Iran has been successful.
I actually went into writing first to supplement my income, which was a strange thing to do, and actually failed.
I think there should be a law that would allow the Oireachtas to take pensions away from people. That would go for corrupt politicians; it would go for public servants who failed miserably or were incompetent.
The first time I baked, I failed a couple of times, and I made some mistakes and perhaps ended up with something inedible. Then I was a little bit more careful, and I learned how to do it right.
I want to let you in on a little secret: I don’t always feel like I’m a success. That’s right. There are plenty of times when I feel like I’ve just totally messed up and failed to connect with the people I’m trying to communicate with.
Once I started ‘Nagaram Nidrapotunna Vela’ I had to finish it. I made a wrong decision. I knew the film would be a flop and told the producer so. Everyone failed – director, producer and all.
Of course you know this difference as well as I do, only you failed to draw from it the conclusions for the tactics in Western Europe, at least as far as I am able to judge from your works.
Rich countries have been sending aid to poor countries for the last 60 years. And, by and large, this has failed.
I tried to start a theatre in LA and failed miserably, but I was probably not meant to raise money.
I think the environmental movement has failed in that it’s used the stick too much; it’s used the apocalyptic tone too much; it hasn’t sold the positive aspects of being environmentally concerned and trying to pull us out.
Mission accomplished? The mission in Iraq, as laid out by President Bush and Vice President Cheney, has failed.
My approach to cricket has been reasonably simple: it was about giving everything to the team, it was about playing with dignity and it was about upholding the spirit of the game. I hope I have done some of that. I have failed at times, but I have never stopped trying. It is why I leave with sadness but also with pride.
I have very little respect for the integrity of the trading on the exchange in most stocks. And I have particular disdain for the fact that the SEC has failed to deal with high-frequency traders who are doing nothing more than taking advantage of inside information, a buy or a sell order, because of technology advantages.
I had my years of struggling. Some of my shows failed miserably, and I was upset by it and it dented my confidence. But I never stopped. I kept going for it.
True enough, the Fed needs radical reforms. In particular, it needs to replace its failed forecasting models and be rid of the academics who overwhelm the Fed system.
The essential meaning of perestroika for Gorbachev and his supporters was creating and acting on alternatives to failed and dangerous policies at home and abroad.
Almost every dot-com idea from 1999 that failed will succeed.
I heard about the book and I said, ‘Oh my god, I’ve got to read this book,’ and I didn’t know that a white woman wrote it. Nobody said that to me, they just said, ‘The Help – Oh my god, you’ve got to read it.’ Everyone failed to mention it was a white woman, I think, because nobody really wants to talk about race.
I failed my exams and my driving test. I failed to get into the Foreign Office and drama school. The big F was dominant in my early years.
Don’t let anybody tell you it’s corporations and businesses create jobs. You know that old theory, ‘trickle-down economics.’ That has been tried, that has failed. It has failed rather spectacularly.
If you agree with everything I have said, then I have failed.
I failed every class up until I dropped out freshman year.
I think it’s a great thing to have failed in life and then pulled yourself up by the boot straps and actually done something, because then you appreciate it more.
I don’t want to look back and say, ‘Yeah, I was really successful, but I failed at fatherhood because I wasn’t there.’
As a rule, software systems do not work well until they have been used, and have failed repeatedly, in real applications.
As a Londoner I was able to see how the world of power and money cast its shadow on those who failed.
When you have a failed pitch, you meet many more venture capitalists than you really want to.
Your initial idea may or may not work, but you have to remember that a failed idea is nothing but a stepping stone to a bigger success.
The last four years under President Obama have been trying and troubling for this entire country. The tired big government policies of the past have failed us. We can’t afford more disappointments. We need a new direction. We need a new president.
I would give illegal immigrants already here a three-month grace period to apply for a temporary worker‘s visa. If they failed to apply within that time frame, they would be considered fugitives, and they would be found and deported.
I have failed a lot in my philanthropy, where I will make philanthropic contributions and they just won’t be effective.
The dearth of business activity on the traditional day of rest makes Sunday an ideal time to declare insolvency. Bankruptcy petitions are time-stamped to the minute, instantly dividing a failed company’s dealings into pre-bankruptcy transactions and post-bankruptcy transactions.
Donald Trump is the physical embodiment of what David Duke wanted to achieve and failed.
Menstruation not only carries with it the connotation of a productive system that has failed to produce; it also carries the idea of production gone awry, making products of no use, not to specification, unsalable, wasted, scrap.
I’m not denying that depression can be spiritually induced. Guilt from having wronged and hurt others can bring it on. A sense of having failed to live out the will of God can give rise to depression. Certainly the fear of death and what might follow can sap the joy out of life.
Del Bosque was axed by Madrid for failing to retain the Champions League in 2003 but his sacking triggered the start of a spell when they won nothing for four years and failed to get beyond the Champions League’s last 16.
The only person that is going to tell you that you can’t do things in life are people who have failed.
Madly, futilely, I wrote novel after novel, eight in all, that failed to find a publisher. I persisted because for me the novel was the supreme literary form – not just one among many, not a relic of the past, but the way we communicate to one another the subtlest truths about this business of living.
The biggest memory I have is the 1984 European Cup final against Roma and my ‘spaghetti legs‘ routine during the penalty shoot-out that won us the trophy. People said I was being disrespectful to their players, but I was just testing their concentration under pressure. I guess they failed that test.
I’ve probably failed more often than anybody else in Silicon Valley. Those don’t matter. I don’t remember the failures. You remember the big successes.
I have to try and uplift the standard of living for the people in Zambia. If I cannot do that, I will have failed.
According to Richard Clarke, the former White House counterterrorism chief, Bush was so obsessed with Iraq that he failed to take action against Osama Bin Laden despite repeated warnings from his intelligence experts.
Naturalism aimed at giving the primitive wishes full play but failed because these wishes are too primitive, too infantile, too inconsistent with themselves to be satisfied even by the greatest license.
Those who claim that to leave the E.U. would damage the City are the very same as those who in the past confidently predicted, with a classic failure of understanding, that the City would be gravely damaged if the U.K. failed to adopt the euro as its currency.
The Bush administration and Congressional Republicans have failed to bring up comprehensive energy reform or any piece of legislation for that matter that would lower gas prices, opting instead to give massive subsidies to the oil and gas industry.
Scott Walker has repeatedly failed to address our crumbling bridges and highways, which rank as some of the worst in the country, forcing communities to tax themselves even more to pay for basic road maintenance.
Having written both comedy and drama, comedy’s harder because the fear of failure’s so much stronger. When you write a scene and you see it cut together, and it doesn’t make you laugh, it hurts in a way that failed drama doesn’t. Failed drama, it’s all, ‘That’s not that compelling,’ but failed comedy just lays there.
Much of Mr. Bush’s 28 percent approval rating is born not of ‘failed policies’ – of which there are many – but of the ill-gotten gains pilfered from a pre-Bush inauguration strategy to send the message to Republicans that the Democrats play politics harder and better.
What the Lib Dems have failed to do is offer any meaningful agenda for government or for power.
In the 1920s prohibition in the US notoriously failed to tackle alcohol use, led to lethal forms of liquor entering the black market, fuelled organised crime and its associated violence, and wasted public money.
Throughout my teenage years, I read ‘A Christmas Carol’ by Charles Dickens every December. It was a story that never failed to excite me, for as well as being a Dickens enthusiast, I have always loved ghost stories.
My first company failed completely. And it failed at about ten months old. I had about 12 months of savings, so when it failed I was thinking: ‘Do I go back to work?’ And at that point I believed so deeply in what I was doing that I couldn’t imagine anything else other than trying to make this business work.
One of the ways my first novel failed was that I was too in love with my characters.
I guess another message I’d like to say with this book is no matter how many times you fail… I failed a lot of times trying to get clean, and never thought I’d get to this point.
Researchers have been looking for biomarkers of age for a long time and have failed. People sell tests out there to measure your biological age, and none of them work. There’s no evidence that you can measure biological age with any reliability.
Since taking office, President Obama has signed into law spending increases of nearly 25 percent for domestic government agencies – an 84 percent increase when you include the failed stimulus. All of this new government spending was sold as ‘investment.’
Myself and some kids on our estate became obsessed with the creation of the ultimate go-kart. This ambition culminated in the creation of a six-man super-cart, which was essentially a plank of wood with four wheels, and a failed attempt to jump a tributary of the River Severn powered only by Rex, our dog.
I do remember my first purchase: the Partridge Family’s ‘Greatest Hits.’ I got it for $3.99 at a failed chain of pre-Wal-Mart-type stores called Jamesway. God, I’m old.
We spend a lot of time training and retraining. It’s heartbreaking because our education system has failed all of us. And again you go to China, even Mexico, Brazil the education systems are valued – ours are not in this country at K-12 level. It’s amazing how that change has transpired in my lifetime.
I’ve two failed marriages in the past.
If I’m not moved by what happens at the end of this play, then I’ve completely failed, and so has the play, and so has our production. And if that’s the case then there really isn’t any reason to want to do it.
By never marrying, I ended up never divorcing, but I also failed to accumulate that brocade of civility and padlock of security – kids you do or don’t want, Tiffany silver you never use – that makes life complete.
I needed to learn to be a coach initially. I think if I’d gone into professional football when I stopped playing when I was 30 years old I’d have failed because I’d have made too many mistakes because I had no real idea at that time.
Innovation almost always is not successful the first time out. You try something, and it doesn’t work, and it takes confidence to say we haven’t failed yet… Ultimately, you become commercially successful.
We can’t double down on the failed energy policies of the past.
I routinely failed to understand that ‘simple and straightforward‘ would have been a much better product strategy for Lotus.
In early church polemics, Jews are deemed no longer worthy of their own Scriptures because they have failed to accept Christ as the Messiah.
There are no failed ideas, just ideas that haven’t found their moment yet.
I failed the most important people in my life, you know, on September 8, 2009. People who were relying on me more than anything.
People are much more complicated in real life, but my characters are as subtle and nuanced as I can make them. But if you say my characters are too black and white, you’ve missed the point. Villains are meant to be black-hearted in popular novels. If you say I have a grey-hearted villain, then I’ve failed.
When it comes to America’s economy, the truth is that Mitt Romney believes that the key to our country’s economic future lies in the failed policies of the past, the same ones that put banks before people, Wall Street before Main Street, plunging us into recession and devastating the middle class.
Stimulus spending, permanent bailouts, government takeovers, and federal mandates have all failed our nation. America’s employers are afraid to invest in an economy racked with uncertainty over what Washington’s next set of rules, regulations, mandates, and tax hikes will look like.
Humanity is a failed experiment, but I think I’m God and I’d like to start over. I don’t want to die, I just want everyone else to. I certainly would not be lonely. It would be exciting never having to listen to another person again but just my own self droning on and on. That’s why I write a blog. And I read it, too.
I absolutely feel that Rage failed.
My personal take on politics is I deal with social situations and cultural situations in my music and in my life. I have said on record many times that I haven’t voted. I’m not the type of person who says, ‘I’m never going to vote.’ I think it’s clear to me that our system has failed us.
Now, McDonald‘s is a very good indicator of the global economy. If McDonald’s doesn’t increase its sales, it tells you that the monetary policies have largely failed in the sense that prices are going up more than disposable income, and so people have less purchasing power.
One can’t doubt that the American objective in Iraq has failed – different plans have to be made. And the kernel here is the acknowledgement of defeat.
When I started out I was a failed actor.
I’m a grown woman. I can come up with plenty of things that I’ve done and said or didn’t say or failed to do that remain with me as sources of embarrassment.
I’ve failed way more than I’ve succeeded.
You cannot underestimate people’s ability to spot a soulless, bureaucratic tactic a million miles away. It’s a big reason why so many companies that have dipped a toe in social media waters have failed miserably.
Progressive Democratic President Barack Obama swept into power hell-bent on forcing through a makeover of our nation’s healthcare system. The result was a costly new tax and failed programme, the Affordable Care Act.
Competitive programs such as Race to the Top provide incentives for communities to develop new solutions for old problems. Because of Race to the Top, states have raised their standards and committed to fixing schools that have persistently failed students.
I often feel failed by feminism.
One thing I have frankly decided is that when it comes to political reform we have two conservative parties in British politics. Both the Labour and Conservative parties have constantly and repeatedly failed to honour promises they have made about reforming, cleaning, modernising our clapped-out system.
I think the main reason my marriages failed is that I always loved too well but never wisely.
If giving tax breaks to millionaires created jobs or grew our economy, I would be in favor of them, but they are the same failed policies of the past that just don’t work.
As long as you gave it your best shot, even if in the opinion of others ‘you failed,’ you didn’t fail.
I never failed at anything in fiction.
Before I was a champion, I failed, and I was afraid.
I mean, I’m 48 years old and I’ve been through a lot in my life – you know, loss, whether it be death, illness, separation. I mean, the failed expectations… We all have dreams.
Of all the failed technologies that litter the onward march of science – steam carriages, zeppelins, armoured trains – none has been so catastrophic to prosperity as the last century’s attempt to generate electricity from nuclear fission.
I’ve been in many bands and every time I try to be a character that’s not me it has failed miserably.
The reality is that we have missed a lot of opportunities in Iraq because of a failed policy.
Most success springs from an obstacle or failure. I became a cartoonist largely because I failed in my goal of becoming a successful executive.
What is interesting to me about Vikings is that they were failed farmers.
Sena under the leadership of Uddhav Thackeray has failed. It is a party on the decline, and that decline started the day Maharashtra Navnirman Sena was formed.
Much of the media failed to anticipate the potential Trump represented as a disruptive populist force, understand why his supporters trusted him, or offer honest reporting on the underlying trends that made his rise possible.
I thank God for my failures. Maybe not at the time but after some reflection. I never feel like a failure just because something I tried has failed.
I was on the board of Teach for America. And we transformed a failed public school system in the City of New Orleans, probably the most corrupted and failed system in the country.
Cynicism stems from disappointment. Cynical and faithless people were not always like that. They were filled with possibilities and hope as kids. But they tried and perhaps failed.
The president led us into the Iraq war on the basis of unproven assertions without evidence; he embraced a radical doctrine of pre-emptive war unprecedented in our history; and he failed to build a true international coalition.
Everybody has auditioned and failed. You learn from that. It’s how you learn your craft.
Five years of Republicans’ failed energy policies have resulted in Americans paying twice as much at the pump as they did in 2001, while big oil companies make triple the profits.
In 1986, the space shuttle Challenger exploded and crashed down to Earth less than two minutes after takeoff. The cause of that crash, it turned out, was an inexpensive rubber O-ring in the booster rocket that had frozen on the launchpad the night before and failed catastrophically moments after takeoff.
If people ridicule you, look them in the eye and say, ‘Yeah, I may have failed, but at least I tried,’ and get on with it.
The lot of critics is to be remembered by what they failed to understand.
Rather than make excuses for their failures, resilient people learn from each mistake. They identify skills, ideas, and life lessons that can be gained from each failed opportunity.
So I really began as a failed poet – although when I first wanted to be a writer, I learned to write prose by reading poetry.
The fact is, Bush’s war policy has failed. It’s failed! Who better to say so than Jack Murtha?
I have the kind of personality that I always look ahead than look at what’s happened. It does help a lot, especially when you’ve done badly or you’ve failed. It’s instinctive of me that I look at what’s next, I look ahead a lot, and start preparing for that, in victory and in defeat.
As a child, the family that I had and the love I had from my two parents allowed me to go ahead and be more aggressive, to search and to take risks knowing that, if I failed, I could always come home to a family of love and support.
EMILY’s List members are deeply committed to electing pro-choice Democratic women whom we trust to stand up for our rights, treat us honestly, and make us proud. Our candidates fight for us every day. Blanche Lincoln failed to hold up her end of the bargain.
My mother was Catholic, my father not. I went to Catholic high school. Every form of education failed me. I was trouble.
If you are trying to achieve the ‘perfect body’ or aspiring to be like someone else, you are only going to feel like you failed.
I was never particularly academic, so it was no great surprise when I failed my 11-plus and consequently went to Wibsey Secondary Modern. I did all right in English, history and music, which were the subjects that most interested me.
It is a big temptation to me, when I create a character for a novel, to say that he is what he is because of faulty wiring, or because of microscopic amounts of chemicals which he ate or failed to eat on that particular day.
The journalists have obviously failed to capture my innate magnetism, humour and charisma, and they all need to be fired from their newspapers right away.
All American males are failed athletes, and it was big time even if it was Little League. It meant a lot to you.
It’s not just that government has failed us. It’s not just that we have failed ourselves. It’s government. It’s individuals. It’s sort of everything in between, from families and communities and neighborhoods, churches and so forth.
I started trying to be a writer and failed for years. I tried novels, short stories, sitcoms, movies, plays, anything. And then, to support myself, I had millions of jobs on the fringes of show business.
Anyone who has been through failed relationships – even people in successful relationships – understand that you gain perspective about what is important to you.
The September 11th, 2012, attacks on the State Department compound in Benghazi, Libya, is important and should be studied because in the big picture, it represents a failed foreign policy that spans across both Bush and Obama Presidencies.
I was a little lacking in vision as mayor – I failed to understand the significance that housing and the revitalization of housing means for a city.
One of the best ways to stop the failed policies coming out of Congress is to bring in the ideas and the involvement of the American people, which the America Speaking Out project is designed to do.
I’m not going to defend Sen. Udall’s failed record.
As I explored Trump’s inextricable relationship with his commercial brand, and its implications for the future of politics, I began to see why so many of the attacks on him have failed to stick – and how we can identify ways of resisting him that will be more effective.
Americans are right to wonder if, at long last, what George Washington called the Great Experiment has failed, and that our founders have lost their extraordinary wager that regular people could govern themselves better than a few rich men could.
Liberal progressivism evolved after our Constitution. It has repeatedly failed all over the world so why do we think it could be successful here in the United States of America?
I went to dance classes from 9 in the morning until 1, then to school from 3 to 10 at night, always under the threat that if I failed a single course I could forget about dancing.
Our actions to overthrow secular dictators in Iraq and Libya, and attempts now to do the same in Syria, have resulted in tremendous loss of life, failed nations, and even worse humanitarian crises while strengthening the very terrorist organizations that have declared war on America.
None of us, remember, knew that 9/11 was gonna happen. We didn’t live in a state of anxiety and fear about Osama Bin Laden. The CIA might have, and they failed to prevent it. But the general public didn’t have any knowledge. Now we have knowledge of it, and it’s a very clear and present danger in our lives.
If you look at space companies, they’ve failed either because they’ve had a technical solution where success was not a possible outcome, they were unable to attract a critical mass of talent, or they just ran out of money. The finish line is usually a lot further away than you think.
Fact check: The examples of failed socialism that critics use are not socialist democracies but authoritarian states led by corrupt, ruthless, and paranoid dictators.
We ministers have undoubtedly failed to connect and apply Christianity to the practical everyday problems of the average man. In this, we have failed to follow in Christ’s footsteps. For the religion which He taught and revealed in His own life and ministry was an intensely practical and down-to-earth affair.
Somebody who has been in a very bad wreck is going to be very conscientious about not speeding through a yellow light… You just learn so many good lessons when you go through a failed marriage.
Terrorists have failed in what is arguably al Qaida’s most important objective – to trigger revolutions.
I failed at the biggest things there are in life. I failed in my health, I failed in my marriage, I failed in everything, and I’ve picked myself up and gone on.
You want to talk about something that truly changes the game in this country, Medicaid is one of the most failed forms of health care.
Not for a moment, beautiful aged Walt Whitman, have I failed to see your beard full of butterflies.
I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.
The federal government has failed us, so we, the elected officials of small-town America, are getting tough with illegal immigration.
Whether you’re dealing with a recent breakup, a fallout with family, or a failed business venture, be aware that your emotions could affect your spending habits. Uncomfortable emotions can increase the chances that you’ll behave recklessly, which may have a negative impact on your bank account.
I’m not good at vacationing. I’ve repeatedly failed at palapas and mai-tais.
When the music business failed to embrace the Internet, I thought it was game, set and match for the industry, and I quit.
I want to thank all of the L.A. fans. You’ve never failed me. I live through you.
I’m a professional, and I know what I have to do. I know where I’ve failed and how I’ve grown up.
The hope and change the Democrats had in mind was nothing more than a retread of the failed and discredited socialist policies that have been the enemy of freedom for centuries all over the world. I fear America is teetering towards tyranny.
Al Qaeda is on the run, partly because the United States is in Afghanistan, pushing on al Qaeda, and working internationally to cut off the flow of funds to al Qaeda. They are having a difficult time. They failed in this endeavor.
I’m such a failed politician that all of my rivals have disappeared, on both sides.
President Obama is one of the great political knife-fighters in modern history. He is a failed president – his economy is bleak, his foreign policy bleaker, his vision for American even bleaker still. But he wins.
Let us face it, the U.N. has failed. It has failed in its mission to promote world peace.
In college, I was always disappointed by lectures that covered social problems but failed to identify what I could do to change them. Part of the problem was that many professors simply didn’t believe they had a role in converting awareness to action.
Unlike the Reagan and Bush Administrations, with but one exception, the Clinton administration failed to reach out to Republicans in creating a new team, and eventually paid a political price.
The Department of Energy made an investment that failed, and it got raked over the coals for that failed investment. This is ridiculous. The fact of the matter is, the government should be making a lot of risky investments, the majority of which are likely to fail.
When you say a ‘former child star,’ you may as well say ‘failed child star.’
I failed public speaking in grade school, ’cause I was so nervous and scared.
Alternative services would mean that there would be services available to compete with Google, Facebook, Amazon, Dropbox, Skype, etc., and they would be run by companies not based in the U.S.A. The rest of the world has simply failed in being able to compete with them, and we really should be doing better here.
Some people will be quite happy you have failed and will find a way to tell you so directly and indirectly. Yep, that is life. Do not let their insecurities impact you.
My dad encouraged us to fail. Growing up, he would ask us what we failed at that week. If we didn’t have something, he would be disappointed. It changed my mindset at an early age that failure is not the outcome, failure is not trying. Don’t be afraid to fail.
The problem we encountered with Wave at Google was that we became very isolated from the rest of the company. And in the time that it took us to build Wave, the rest of the company changed direction. I think that has a lot to do with why the product failed.
Throughout his work, Philip Levine’s most powerful commitment has been to the failed and lost, the marginal, the unloved, the unwanted.
We have failed to protect science against speculative extensions of nature, continuing to assign physical and mathematical properties to hypothetical entities beyond what is observable in nature.
The Congress had the opportunity to do a lot of good. It isn’t as if they didn’t have good people in the party. God knows why they failed. If after 65 years of governance you cannot provide drinking water to everyone then you should be ashamed of yourself.
Even if the Constitution of the United States had intended to recognize slavery, as a constitutional state institution, such intended recognition would have failed of effect, and been legally void, because slavery then had no constitutional existence to be recognized.
I remember the moon landings, and Apollo was the paradigm by which all progress was measured at that time. And I knew that creating a true space-faring civilization was both possible and practical. What I failed to realize was that the effort would fail due to bureaucratic inertia and political apathy.
For a true writer, each book should be a new beginning where he tries again for something that is beyond attainment. He should always try for something that has never been done or that others have tried and failed. Then sometimes, with great luck, he will succeed.
My first plan of escape having failed, I now determined upon another.
He who has never failed somewhere, that man can not be great.
My belief is that when the military is used as the sole instrument of power, that never has a good outcome. If there’s no one to take ownership and develop that failed state, human suffering can be even worse than that created by the conflict itself.
I had a kind of tough early life. I had a tough time in school. I had an unsympathetic family in terms of what I was trying to do. I decided that my family situation was simply hopeless. I kinda bailed out, and my brother and sister didn’t. I failed at marriage, which I’m very upset with myself over.
And as a filmmaker, I’m trying to unhook myself from this idea that unless you have a brilliant, long, enormously lucrative theatrical run, that your movie somehow failed. And I don’t believe that.
They taught us because they wanted to pass the knowledge on and educate young musicians. It was not because they had to teach because they failed as musicians. There is a huge difference in the reasons why someone is teaching and what they can offer and what they cannot offer.
Previous efforts to eradicate malaria failed for several reasons, including political instability and technical challenges in delivering resources, especially in certain countries in Africa.
Many of us stay in situations that don’t serve us because we don’t want to confront the fact that we’ve failed.
When I was an adolescent in England, at school we had to read ‘Death of a Salesman.’ I remember feeling incredibly moved by the portrayal of these people and the idea with which Miller broached the whole subject of failure or failed systems, or the way that people are crushed by a system in which they find themselves.
It’s not natural disasters that are to blame for the deprivation of the North Korean people, but the failed policies of Kim Jong Il.
With ‘Ilustrado,’ I set out to change the way we read literature, and I think I failed spectacularly. In fact, I know I failed. In reaching further than I could, I may not have produced a life- or literature-changing book, but I did produce one I am proud of.
I had just come off my third consecutive failed television series. I had sworn off doing TV for a while. I was going to go to New York, sublet an apartment, and find my soul again. Before I got on the plane, my agent sent me the script for ‘Psych.’ I read it on the plane and realised it had a lot of potential.
I was dyslexic, I had no understanding of schoolwork whatsoever. I certainly would have failed IQ tests. And it was one of the reasons I left school when I was 15 years old. And if I – if I’m not interested in something, I don’t grasp it.
After learning of a failed attempt to hack the state’s online voter registration and My Voter Page, my office contacted the Department of Homeland Security and opened an investigation.
And it seems to me important for a country, for a nation to certainly know about its glorious achievements but also to know where its ideals failed, in order to keep that from happening again.
Most governments in Latin America have failed to recognize the rights of indigenous people and their right to their own traditional territories.
I have disappointed and failed to live up to the standard I expected of myself.
None of what Barack Obama is doing or wants to do to this country is anything the rest of the world hasn’t seen before and already failed at.
The Tea Party movement and the Occupy movement were both, in a sense, complaining about the same thing, namely the use of public money to rescue failed banks.
ACT UP was trying to explain to Americans that AIDS could affect all of us: that health care that ended once your disease was expensive could affect more than gay men with HIV or AIDS. We were trying to tell them about the future – a future they didn’t yet see and would be forced to accept if they failed to act.
Biden’s first failed run for the presidency was ended by his dishonesty over his academic record and his plagiarism, including the biography and speeches of British Labor politician Neil Kinnock.
That’s all I ever wanted to do in my life was music. And because I was a failed artist, I was actually able to help somebody accomplish their dream was, you know, definitely fulfilling.
Actually, I failed drama in high school because of nerves. I wasn’t able to memorize the words. I had complete stage fright.
I predict after this whole thing is over, what we’ll remember about the failed candidacy of Donald Trump is, ‘You’re fired.’
You’re not failed parents because you didn’t meet every agenda on your child‘s schedule.
When Obama was first proposed as a presidential candidate in 2007, the nation failed to have a meaningful debate concerning the serious constitutional issue of electing someone whose father was not a U.S. citizen.
MH370 is a Boeing 777 aircraft. It was built and equipped by Boeing. All the communications and GPS equipment must have been installed by Boeing. If they failed or have been disabled, Boeing must know how it can be done.
I deeply regret that those with the authority and responsibility to deal appropriately with Brendan Smyth failed to do so, with tragic and painful consequences for those children he so cruelly abused.
I always knew how to cook and at one point in my career where I had done nine television pilots before Three’s Company and they all failed, I just got discouraged.
I don’t think I’ll get married again. I’m not looking for it. What I can say about my divorce and my failed engagement is that I learned where my bar is.
If art doesn’t move people, then art has failed.
Merit pay has failed repeatedly, and it’s no surprise. When you base teacher pay on standardized test scores, you won’t improve education; you just promote the high-stakes testing craze that’s led parents, students and educators to shout ‘Enough!’ all across the country.
Herbert Hoover failed through no fault of his own. The Crash of 1929 and the Great Depression were beyond his control, and every remedy he tried failed adequately to work.
If I don’t direct a movie at some point, I’ve failed personally.
Americans who want a healthy and clean environment expect lawful, effective, and economically sound regulation – the Clean Power Plan failed on all three counts.
I took the California Highway Patrol exam and didn’t pass, so I tried to be a cop and failed.
The Republican movement have not behaved properly over the years. They have not themselves implemented the Agreement. If they had implemented the Agreement then they would have disarmed completely in May 2000, that is what they undertook to do, that is what they failed to do.
Other tourists might remember London for Buckingham Palace, Piccadilly Circus, and Big Ben. I’ll remember it for its failed multiculturalism.
I knew I wanted to try comedy and acting. Even if I failed, at least I would have tried. It’s better than never having tried.
Bangkok is infamously mired in lurid contradiction, but it’s also a city of subtle and distorted moods that journalism and film have hitherto mostly failed to capture.
I’ve always aspired to Cary Grant’s level of coolness and failed miserably.
Don’t blame the police for having to deal aggressively due to underclass dysfunctional lifestyles brought on by failed liberal Democrat policies that keep blacks mired in a position of living life at the bottom.
I’ve failed hundreds of thousands of times.
During the Cold War, the non-aligned movement tried to become a ‘third force’ in world politics, but failed because it was too large and unwieldy.
So the reason that the Bay of Pigs failed was that the original promise made by Eisenhower was not kept by the subsequent Administration. It allowed hostile air to wipe out the approaching invasion force.
India cannot pretend anymore that none of its citizens fancy membership to the Global Jehad club. We need to examine where our secularism has failed.
The income tax is a twentieth-century socialist experiment that has failed. Before the income tax was imposed on us just 80 years ago, government had no claim to our income. Only sales, excise, and tariff taxes were allowed.
I have to say, it was fun doing this ‘Love Letter’ album because, hey, man, love has never failed. It has won every battle. And today and forevermore, it will go on undefeated. I’m also a very loving person.
It used to be that a fellow went on the police force when everything else failed, but today he goes in the advertising game.
I never had much interest in being a child. As a way of being it seemed flat, failed to engage.
Everybody told me to stay in Hollywood. This was the place they said I could have a big career. What they failed to mention was that no one would quite know what to do with me.
The trade unions and the Labour Party… failed miserably. Instead of giving concrete support, and calling upon workers to take industrial action, they did nothing.
When you as a designer design something that burdens a community with maintenance and old world technology, basically failed developed world technology, then you will crush that community way beyond bad design; you’ll destroy the economics of that community, and often the community socially is broken.
I don’t believe in the so-called Olympic spirit. I speak from personal experience. When China hosted the Games, it failed to include the people. The event was constructed without regard for their joy.
To have your films not liked or not watched or failed, is not an easy thing to handle.
Founders have continually struggled with and adapted the ‘big business‘ tools, rules, and processes taught in business schools when startups failed to execute ‘the plan,’ never admitting to the entrepreneurs that no startup executes to its business plan.
America’s ‘social contract‘ is equal opportunity… yet we have failed in achieving that seminal goal.