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Failings Quotes

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When you are offended at any man's fault,
turn to yourself and study your own failings.
Then you will forget your anger.
- Epictetus

Related topics: Wisdom Deep Feel Perspective Forgiveness

We expect teachers to handle teenage pregnancy,
substance abuse, and the failings of the family.
Then we expect them to educate our children.
- John Sculley

Yet, our achievements also mask many continuing failings
and seem to expose more future dangers.
- Hun Sen

An inability to stay quiet is one of the conspicuous failings of mankind.
- Walter Bagehot


It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond
these failings that Black citizens and civil rights
workers risked unemployment,
violence and death.
- Elijah Cummings

He had no failings which were not owing to a noble cause;
to an ardent,
generous, perhaps an immoderate passion for fame;
a passion which is the instinct of all great souls.
- Edmund Burke

Though just biographical record will touch the failings
of the good and the eminent with tenderness.
- Anne Seward

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One of the common failings among honorable people is
a failure to appreciate how thoroughly dishonorable
some other people can be,
and how dangerous it is to trust them.
- Thomas Sowell

Our virtues and our failings are inseparable,
like force and matter.
When they separate, man is no more.
- Nikola Tesla

But I always wanted my characters to be more than cyphers
for the failings of their world.
And I never had to look too hard to find a part of myself in them.
- Douglas Sirk

Ah, beware of snobbery; it is the unwelcome recognition
of one's own past failings.
- Cary Grant

Working together, they will dig out the truth and nothing
but the truth about what happened in '99,
to assign responsibility, and to look at the institutional failings.
- Jose Ramos-Horta

When we hide our failings from others,
we seek to hide them from ourselves,
and it is in the latter attempt that we are most successful.
- Pierre Nicole

At least I have the modesty to admit that lack of modesty is one of my failings.
- Hector Berlioz

It is in our faults and failings, not in our virtues,
that we touch each other, and find sympathy.
It is in our follies that we are one.
- Jerome K. Jerome

Only as you do know yourself can your brain serve you
as a sharp and efficient tool.
Know your own failings, passions, and prejudices so
you can separate them from what you see.
- Bernard Baruch

Take care, these Italians, full of failings,
are neither you, nor me; they are your neighbors,
the ones you meet on the staircase and whom you do not like to greet.
- Alberto Sordi

Two persons cannot long be friends if they cannot forgive
each other's little failings.
- Jean de la Bruyere

Moral habits, induced by public practices,
are far quicker in making their way into men's private lives,
than the failings and faults of individuals are in
infecting the city at large.
- Plutarch

Our failings sometimes bind us to one another as closely as could virtue itself.
- Marquis De Vauvenargues

The humor is essentially dark for a cartoon and sophisticated.
But at the same time, being a cartoon gives the writers
more freedom than in a normal sitcom.
It always pushes the line that, despite human failings,
the Simpsons are really decent people.
- Dan Castellaneta

Failure does not exist.
Failure is simply someone else's opinion of how
a certain act should have been completed.
Once you believe that no act must be performed
in any specific other-directed way,
then failing becomes impossible.
- Wayne Dyer

Persevere. Plan. Strategize. Focus. Breathe. Write.
Let go: relax. Forgive. All this failing: take a nap.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Failing to plan is planning to fail.
- Anonymous

Understand the difference between "failing,"
which each of us does often,
and "being a failure,"
which is a state of mind no one should
ever allow themself to fall into.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I decided to become an actor because I was failing
in school and I needed the credits.
- Dustin Hoffman

I don't think any drug that can cause brain damage,
failing kidneys, hardening arteries,
and suffering should be made available.
- Layne Staley

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

The cure for capitalism's failing would require that
a government would have to rise above the interests of one class alone.
- Robert Heilbroner

Everyone is your best friend when you are successful.
Make sure that the people that you surround yourself
with are also the people that you are not afraid of failing with.
- Paula Abdul

Ideas are not thoughts; the thought respects the boundaries
that the idea ignores thereby failing to realize itself.
- Franz Grillparzer

But to me the bottom line is the more education you can give yourself,
and the more preparation you can do,
the less chance of failing.
- Stuart Pearce

Once we realize that imperfect understanding is the
human condition there is no shame in being wrong,
only in failing to correct our mistakes.
- George Soros

We must not condemn to frustration those whose job
it is to protect us by failing to provide them with
the necessary resources to meet the threats they face.
- Joe Lieberman

Originality consists in trying to be like everybody else and failing.
- Raymond Radiguet

I was kind of scared of failing at acting.
- James Franco

If you're not failing every now and again,
it's a sign you're not doing anything very innovative.
- Woody Allen

What makes old age hard to bear is not the failing of one's faculties,
mental and physical, but the burden of one's memories.
- W. Somerset Maugham

It is not a disgrace to fail.
Failing is one of the greatest arts in the world.
- Charles Kettering

Better than succeeding little by little is failing at one go.
- Jose Bergamin

I know if I don't tour people will forget the record
and you run a high risk of the record failing.
- Daniel Johns

One ends up relying on pure musical inspiration,
and failing that, the music won't lead to anything good,
or it will alienate all but the most die-hard fans.
- Boris Vian

Wisconsin's kids shouldn't be allowed to fail just
because Washington is failing them.
- Jim Doyle

It's always unfortunate when a reporter is sent behind
bars for failing to turn over sources.
There's no way to say what the long-term outcome will be.
- Judy Woodruff

It is an unfortunate human failing that a full pocketbook
often groans more loudly than an empty stomach.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

If the government is going to mandate levels and punish schools for failing,
they should send that money to the school system.
- Robert Duncan

So if I was dating somebody now and the relationship didn't work out,
I'd take that as failing.
- Gavin DeGraw

By failing to keep their end of the bargain,
the Bush administration would allow New Jersey projects
to deteriorate and make New Jersey highways and bridges less safe.
- Robert Menendez

There's nothing wrong with failing if you learn from it,
and I've failed out here plenty.
- Trent Dilfer

Our greatest glory consists not in never failing,
but in rising every time we fall.
- Oliver Goldsmith

Success is not in never failing, but rising everytime you fall!
- Jonathan Taylor Thomas

Go on failing.
Go on.
Only next time, try to fail better.
- Samuel Beckett

But the fact a person denies that he is theorising
is no reason for taking him at his word and failing
to investigate what implicit theory is involved in his statements.
- Talcott Parsons

We do not kill the drama, we do not really limit its
appeal by failing to encourage the best in it;
but we do thereby foster the weakest and poorest elements.
- George P. Baker

Despite the success cult, men are most deeply moved
not by the reaching of the goal but by the grandness
of the effort involved in getting there -
or failing to get there.
- Max Lerner

We're failing our children with education,
we're failing our environment.
- Carol Moseley Braun

You know, Hoosiers recognize pork when we see it.
And they recognize what bailing out every failing business in America means -
We're burying generations under a mountain range of debt.
- Mike Pence

Is pride, the never-failing vice of fools.
- Alexander Pope

I really do believe that if you don't challenge yourself and risk failing,
that it's not interesting.
- Julie Taymor

Failing to find in women exactly the same kind of sexual emotions,
as they find in themselves, men have concluded that
there are none there at all.
- Havelock Ellis

I just have a position that any child that's in a failing
school should be able to get out,
or be in a position to have that school fixed.
- John Engler

Meanwhile after failing the bar twice,
I knew some people in New York and moved here in August '71.
- Robert Quine

I am consumed with the fear of failing.
Reaching deep down and finding confidence has made all my dreams come true.
- Arsenio Hall

Five years ago we were working on a new album when my health began failing.
- Lou Gramm

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.
- Henry Kravis

You grow up by making mistakes.
I've made a ton of them, but as long as I keep on failing better,
I don't mind.
- Joely Richardson

It is the failing of youth not to be able to restrain its own violence.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Our party's committed to tackling failing schools and cutting crime.
- Francis Maude

I must have some sort of record in failing to get into the charts.
- Annni-Frid Lyngstad

Failing to be there when a man wants her is a woman's greatest sin,
except to be there when he doesn't want her.
- Pope Paul VI

I'm not afraid of failing.
I don't like to fail.
I hate to fail.
But I'm not afraid of it.
- Vince McMahon

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