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    Stem cells are probably going to be extremely useful. But it isn't a given, and even if it were, I don't think the end justifies the means. I am not against stem cells, I think it's great. Blanket objection is not very reasonable to me-any effort to control scientific advances is doomed to fail. You cannot stop the human mind from working.

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    Studious to please, yet not ashamed to fail.

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    Success and failure are equally disastrous.

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    Succeeding is not really a life experience that does that much good. Failing is a much more sobering and enlightening experience.

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    Success doesn't mean the absence of failures; it means the attainment of ultimate objectives.

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    Success and failure. We think of them as opposites, but they're really not. They're companions - the hero and the sidekick.

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    Success and happiness spring from facing failure after failure with enthusiasm.

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    Success breeds complacency. Complacency breeds failure. Only the paranoid survive.

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    Success builds character, failure reveals it.

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    success is 99% failure

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    Success is a poor teacher. We learn the most about ourselves when we fail, so don't be afraid of failing. Failing is part of the process of success. You cannot have success without failure.

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    Success is as dangerous as failure. Hope is as hollow as fear. What does it mean that success is a dangerous as failure? Whether you go up the ladder or down it, you position is shaky. When you stand with your two feet on the ground, you will always keep your balance. What does it mean that hope is as hollow as fear? Hope and fear are both phantoms that arise from thinking of the self. When we don't see the self as self, what do we have to fear? See the world as your self. Have faith in the way things are. Love the world as your self; then you can care for all things.

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    Success is never found. Failure is never fatal. Courage is the only thing.

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    Success takes communication, collaboration and, sometimes, failure.

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    Success is not just the crowning moment, the spiking of the ball in the end zone or the raising of the flag on the summit. It is the whole process of reaching for a goal and, sometimes, it begins with failure.

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    Success is relative. It is what we make of the mess we have made of things.

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    Success is seldom permanent, and failure is seldom fatal. The important thing is to keep trying.

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    Success requires persistence, the ability to not give up in the face of failure. I believe that optimistic explanatory style is the key to persistence.

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    Sweatpants are a sign of defeat. You lost control of your life so you bought some sweatpants.

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    Take a deep breath, pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and start all over again.

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    Take the happiest man, the one most envied by the world, and in nine cases out of ten his inmost consciousness is one of failure. Either his ideals in the line of his achievements are pitched far higher than the achievements themselves, or else he has secret ideals of which the world knows nothing, and in regard to which he inwardly knows himself to be found wanting.

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    Taxation is the price we pay for failing to build a civilized society. The higher the tax level, the greater the failure. A centrally planned totalitarian state represents a complete defeat for the civilized world, while a totally voluntary society represents its ultimate success.

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    Take those chances and you can achieve greatness, whereas if you go conservative, you'll never know. I truly believe what doesn't kill you makes you stronger. Even if you fail, learning and moving on is sometimes the best thing.

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    The better a man is the more mistakes will he make – for the more new things he will try.

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    That sense of failure, I don't know where people put it who don't write songs and aren't able to emote physically. It must go somewhere.

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    The awesome thing about failure is that it is only temporary. Embrace it, learn the lesson and come back blazing.

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    The better a man is, the more mistakes he will make, for the more new things he will try. I would never promote to a top-level job a man who was not making mistakes...otherwise he is sure to be mediocre.

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    The biggest job we have is to teach a newly hired employee how to fail intelligently. We have to train him to experiment over and over and to keep on trying and failing until he learns what will work.

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    The acceptance of ambiguity implies more than the commonplace understanding that some good things and some bad things happen to us. It means that we know that good and evil are inextricably intermixed in human affairs; that they contain, and sometimes embrace, their opposites; that success may involve failure of a different kind, and failure may be a kind of triumph.

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    The collapse of Enron and the subsequent collapse of Arthur Andersen were tremendous tragedies. But as I stated at the time of my indictment on July 8, 2004, failure does not equate to a crime.

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    The boy who is going to make a great man must not make up his mind merely to overcome a thousand obstacles, but to win in spite of a thousand repulses and defeats.

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    The greatest accomplishment is not in never failing, but in rising again after you fall.

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    The constant desire of pleasing which is the peculiar quality of some, may be called the happiest of all desires in this that it rarely fails of attaining its end when not disgraced by affectation.

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    The cynic is one who never sees a good quality in a man, and never fails to see a bad one. He is the human owl, vigilant in darkness and blind to light, mousing for vermin, and never seeing noble game.

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    The disappointment of manhood succeeds the delusion of youth.

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    The dream is real, my friends. The failure to make it work is the unreality.

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    The fact remains that, if the supply of energy failed, modern civilization would come to an end as abruptly as does the music of an organ deprived of wind.

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    The failure of Christianity in the areas west from Sicily was even greater, and was increased by the spread of Arab outlooks and influence to that area, and especially to Spain.

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    The freedom to fail is vital if you're going to succeed. Most successful people fail from time to time, and it is a measure of their strength that failure merely propels them into some new attempt at success.

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    The greatest failure is the failure to try.

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    The greatest failure in life is to stop trying.

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    The great secret of success is to go through life as a man who never gets used to failing.

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    the higher the step of advancement, the heavier is the fall.

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    The confirmed man of trout should resolve to get along with wood ticks. Any other procedure would fail because the wood tick is determined to get along with trout fishermen.

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    The contented have time to worry about trivialities; often to the extent that they never achieve anything worthwhile.

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    The current perception I get from the evening news is that the world is dominated by human failure, crime, catastrophe, corruption, and tragedy. We are all tuning in to see how the human mind is evolving, but the media keeps hammering home the opposite, that the human mind is mired in darkness and folly.

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    The failure of the past philosophers is largely the failure to see the self-evident.

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    The guy who takes a chance, who walks the line between the known and unknown, who is unafraid of failure, will succeed.

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    The highest happiness on earth is marriage. Every man who is happily married is a successful man even if he has failed in everything else.

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    The idea that the State is capable of solving social problems is now viewed with great skepticism - which foretells a coming change. As soon as skepticism is applied to the State, the State falls, since it fails at everything except increasing its power, and so can only survive on propaganda, which relies on unquestioning faith.