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    Alas, all too often, the dream turns into a mud puddle. I am left looking at a disaster. What to do! Keep working. I ask the Almighty for help. That frees me.

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    All failures - neurotics, psychotics, criminals, drunkards, problem children, suicides, perverts, and prostitutes - are failures because they are lacking in social interest

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    All forms of government ultimately are not going to succeed in trying to control or censor the Internet.

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    A learned blockhead is a greater blockhead than an ignorant one.

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    All human beings have failings, all human beings have needs and temptations and stresses. Men and women who live together through long years get to know one another's failings; but they also come to know what is worthy of respect and admiration in those they live with and in themselves. If at the end one can say, This man used to the limit the powers that God granted him; he was worthy of love and respect and of the sacrifices of many people, made in order that he might achieve what he deemed to be his task, then that life has been lived well and there are no regrets.

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    All life is linked together in such a way that no part of the chain is unimportant. Frequently, upon the action of some of these minute beings depends the material success or failure of a great commonwealth.

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    All men that are ruined, are ruined on the side of their natural propensities.

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    All men of goodwill have this in common - that our works put us to shame.

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    All we can do in this world is the thing that seems to us the best. We have no concern with the results, except as a guide for the future, and sometimes, years afterward, we see that what seemed like a bitter loss was, in reality, gain.

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    All war represents a failure of diplomacy.

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    A loser doesn't know what he'll do if he loses, but talks about what he'll do if he wins, and a winner doesn't talk about what he'll do if he wins, but knows what he'll do if he loses.

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    Always have the situation under control, even if losing. Never betray an inward sense of defeat.

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    A man of genius makes no mistakes; his errors are volitional and are the portals of discovery.

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    All honor to him who shall win the prize. The world has cried for a thousand years. But to him who tries and fails and dies, I give great honor and glory and tears.

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    All men are mortal, and therefore all men are losers; our profoundest loyalty goes out to the failed.

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    All significant achievement comes from daring from experiment from the willingness to risk failure.

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    A lost battle is a battle one thinks one has lost.

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    American naturalist John Burroughs put it, “A man can fail many times, but he isn’t a failure until he begins to blame somebody else.

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    Although such research [into the paranormal] has yet to produce anything in the way of a repeatable controlled experiment, its practitioners argue that its revolutionary potentialities justify its continuation. My own feeling is that after a century of total failure it has become a bloody bore.

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    And as for Mixed Mathematics, I may only make this prediction, that there cannot fail to be more kinds of them, as nature grows further disclosed.

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    And each forgets, as he strips and runs With a brilliant, fitful pace, It's the steady, quiet, plodding ones Who win in the lifelong race. And each forgets that his youth has fled, Forgets that his prime is past, Till he stands one day, with a hope that's dead, In the glare of the truth at last.

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    An expert is someone who knows some of the worst mistakes that can be made in his subject and how to avoid them.

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    An indispensable hypothesis, even though still far from being a guarantee of success, is however the pursuit of a specific aim, whose lighted beacon, even by initial failures, is not betrayed.

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    Anyone can take a false step And fall forever, Everyone is different. Where are they now, all those lost souls?

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    Anyone who doesn't make mistakes isn't trying hard enough.

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    A man's doubts and fears are his worst enemies.

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    A minister of state is excusable for the harm he does when the helm of government has forced his hand in a storm; but in the calm he is guilty of all the good he does not do.

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    And nothing to look backward to with pride, and nothing to look forward to with hope.

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    An error does not become truth by reason of multiplied propagation, nor does truth become error because nobody sees it.

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    An essential aspect of creativity is not being afraid to fail.

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    Anger is a noble infirmity; the generous failing of the just; the one degree that riseth above zeal, asserting the prerogative of virtue.

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    Any housing solution that involves paying for industrially produced building materials and commercial building contractors is doomed to certain failure. If houses are to be built at all, in sufficient quantity, they must be built without money. We must go right outside the framework of the money system, bypass the factories, and ignore the contractors.

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    Any formal attack on ignorance is bound to fail because the masses are always ready to defend their most precious possession - their ignorance.

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    A person of intellect without energy added to it, is a failure.

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    A person who doubts himself is like a man who would enlist in the ranks of his enemies and bear arms against himself.

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    Any policy is a success by sufficiently low standards and a failure by sufficiently high standards.

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    A person who doubts himself is like a man who would enlist in the ranks of his enemies and bear arms agains himself. He makes his failure certain by himself being the first person to be convinced of it.

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    A sacred burden is this life ye bear, Look on it, lift it, bear it solemnly, Stand up and walk beneath it steadfastly; Fail not for sorrow, falter not for sin, But onward, upward, till the goal ye win.

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    As a rule, adversity reveals genius and prosperity hides it

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    A shy failure is nobler than an immodest success.

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    A preacher was operated on for a hernia. As this was about the time of the first world war he was given ether. As he was coming out of the anesthetic a fire broke out in the building next door. As the flames began to show through the hospital windows the nurse pulled the shades down. She didn't want the preacher to think his operation had been a failure.

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    As I said there is nothing wrong with failing. Pick yourself up and try it again. You never are going to know how good you really are until you go out and face failure.

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    As kids we're not taught how to deal with success; we're taught how to deal with failure. If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. If at first you succeed, then what?

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    As the opportunity grows for unlimited growth and progress, the chances of failure increase. There is no such thing as a program that will provide security and growth and progress with no risk . . . even within the church. As freedom for unrestricted development is enhanced, the possibilities for failure are also increased. The risk factor is great.

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    At first people refuse to believe that a strange new thing can be done, then they begin to hope it can be done, then they see it can be done--then it is done and all the world wonders why it was not done centuries ago.

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    As human beings we suffer from an innate tendency to jump to conclusions; to judge people too quickly and to pronounce them failures or heroes without due consideration of the actual facts and ideals of the period.

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    A year ago Guyana became politically free and independent. She assumed the untrammeled right to make her own decisions on what ought to be done or ought not to be done within her border. Since then, hers has also been the right to decide what course she would take and to state her views and opinions positively in the fora of the world. As we celebrate the first anniversary of freedom, it is our duty to take account of what we have achieved or what we have failed to do, to note where we have done well and what we ought to have done better.

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    Assert your right to make a few mistakes. If people can't accept your imperfections, that's their fault.

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    Being a successful trader also takes courage: the courage to try, the courage to fail, the courage to succeed, and the courage to keep on going when the going gets tough.

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    Be patient and understanding. Life is too short to be vengeful or malicious.