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An Okie teacher banished to the Midwest. "Education is not the filling a bucket but the lighting of a fire."-- William Butler Yeats

Thursday, July 28, 2005

Favorite quotes on failure and success

"Failure is not a single, cataclysmic event. You don't fail overnight. Instead, failure is a few errors in judgment, repeated every day."-- Jim Rohn (motivational speaker and businessman)

"A failure is a man who has blundered, but is not able to cash in on the experience."-- Elbert Hubbard (salesman, printer, and reporter)

"Excuses are the nails used to build a house of failure."-- Unknown

"If you want to increase your success rate, double your failure rate."-- Thomas Watson, Sr. (founder of IBM)

"Never walk away from failure. On the contrary, study it carefully-- and imaginatively-- for its hidden assets."-- Michael Korda (author)

"If you go to work on your goals, your goals will go to work on you. If you go to work on your plan, your plan will go to work on you.Whatever good things we build end up building us."-- Jim Rohn

"‘To swear off making mistakes is very easy. All you have to do is swear off having ideas."-- Leo Burnett (advertising executive)

"It takes sixty-five thousand errors before you are qualified to make a rocket."-- Werner von Braun (father of modern rocketry)


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