A Short Note On The Problem Of Failure

985 Words Nov 30th, 2015 4 Pages
The temptation to give up is a common one, and nobody is exempt. Failure isn 't something many of us can handle gracefully. And even though we know it 's a common human condition, we 're somehow always surprised when it happens to us.

Following are 35 quotes you can read the next time you feel as though you want to give up. Reminding yourself that loss of hope is temporary might just compel you to pick yourself up and move forward.

1. Courage doesn 't always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying 'I will try again tomorrow. '

--Mary Anne Radmacher, American author and artist

2. Fall seven times and stand up eight.

--Japanese Proverb

3. It 's not that I 'm so smart, it 's just that I stay with problems longer.

--Albert Einstein (1879-1955), physicist and developer of the theory of relativity

4. Many of life 's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.

--Thomas Edison (1874-1931), inventor of the light bulb

5. Failure is only the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.

--Henry Ford (1863-1947), founder of Ford Motor Company

6. A failure is not always a mistake. It may simply be the best one can do under the circumstances. The real mistake is to stop trying.

--B.F. Skinner (1904-1990), American psychologist

7. Ask yourself this question: 'Will this matter a year from now? '

--Richard Carlson, American psychotherapist and author of Don 't Sweat the Small Stuff

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