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Failure to prepare is preparing to fail. ...
by John Wooden

Failure to prepare is preparing to fail.
- John Wooden

Related topics: Motivational

It's what you learn after you know it all that counts.
- John Wooden

You can't live a perfect day without doing something
for someone who will never be able to repay you.
- John Wooden

Success comes from knowing that
you did your best to become the best
that you are capable of becoming.
- John Wooden

 

Be more concerned with your character than your reputation,
because your character is what you really are,
while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
- John Wooden

Be more concerned with your character than your reputation.
- John Wooden

Beating an opponent is not a goal,
but a by-product of success.
- John Wooden

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Don't let what you cannot do
interfere with what you can do.
- John Wooden

You can't let praise or criticism get to you.
It's a weakness to get caught up in either one.
- John Wooden

Do not let what you cannot do
interfere with what you can do.
- John Wooden

Talent is God-given; be humble.
Fame is man-given; be thankful.
Conceit is self-given; be careful.
- John Wooden

Make your "yes" mean yes,
and your "no" mean no.
- John Wooden

Being a role model is the most powerful form of educating.
Youngsters need good models more than they need critics.
It's one of a parent's greatest responsibilities and opportunities.
- John Wooden

Youngsters need good models more than they need critics.
- John Wooden

A coach is someone who can give correction
without causing resentment.
- John Wooden

If you don't have time to do it right,
when will you have time to do it over?
- John Wooden

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

Sometimes you get the results you wanted,
sometimes you don't.
What matters is that you did your best.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

Failure is success if we learn from it.
- Malcolm S. Forbes

Choose to adopt the attitude toward failure that sports teams do.
In each game, one team succeeds and one fails.
Then the next week they both get out and play again.
Life is also a game - with some successes and some failures.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A little more persistence,
a little more effort, and
what seemed hopeless failure
may turn to glorious success.
- Elbert Hubbard

Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.
- Winston Churchill

People in their handlings of affairs
often fail when they are about to succeed.
If one remains as careful at the end
as he was at the beginning,
there will be no failure.
- Lao Tzu

A man can fail many times,
but he isn't a failure until
he begins to blame somebody else.
- John Burroughs

The majority of men meet with failure
because of their lack of persistence
in creating new plans to take
the place of those which fail.
- Napoleon Hill

I don't know the key to success,
but the key to failure is to try to please everyone.
- Bill Cosby

Failure is only the opportunity to
begin again more intelligently.
- Henry Ford

Far better is it to dare mighty things,
to win glorious triumphs,
even though chequered by failure,
than to take rank with those poor spirits
who neither enjoy much nor suffer much,
because they live in the grey twilight
that knows not victory or defeat.
- Theodore Roosevelt

Be avid.
Create apart from perfection.
Risk failure.
Cover your words with sweat.
Run a little
Touch excruciatingly.
Laugh until you cry.
Dance with your eyes closed.
Care.
Understand you die a little in every moment.
Be Enlivened
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Success often grows best in the fertile soil of failure.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Success depends upon previous preparation,
and without such preparation there is sure to be failure.
- Confucius

Know that your true self,
a spiritual being,
is always perfect.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you're doing your best,
you won't have any time to worry about failure.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Success is failure recycled.
Life is death reborn.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Success consists of going from failure to failure
without loss of enthusiasm.
- Winston Churchill
(also quoted as: "Courage is going from failure to failure
without losing enthusiasm."

There are no secrets to success.
It is the result of preparation,
hard work, and learning from failure.
- Colin Powell

If we don't see a failure as a challenge to modify our approach,
but rather as a problem with ourselves, as a personality defect,
we will immediately feel overwhelmed.
- Anthony Robbins

It's fine to celebrate success
but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.
- Bill Gates

The only real failure in life is not to be true to the best one knows.
- The Buddha

It's not necessary to fear the prospect of failure
but to be determined not to fail.
- Jimmy Carter

My great concern is not whether you have failed,
but whether you are content with your failure.
- Abraham Lincoln

The man who has won millions at the cost of his conscience is a failure.
- B. C. Forbes

The season of failure is the best time
for sowing the seeds of success.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

In order to succeed, your desire for success should
be greater than your fear of failure.
- Bill Cosby

Success is not final, failure is not fatal.
It is the courage to continue that counts.
- Winston Churchill

Women must try to do things as men have tried.
When they fail their failure must be
but a challenge to others.
- Amelia Earhart

No man is a failure who enjoys life.
- William Feather

Life repeats itself mindlessly -
unless you become mindful, it will go on repeating like a wheel.
That's why Buddhists call it the wheel of life and death,
the wheel of time.
It moves like a wheel: birth is followed by death,
death is followed by birth;
love is followed by hate, hate is followed by love;
success is followed by failure,
failure is followed by success. Just see!
If you can watch just for a few days,
you will see a pattern emerging, a wheel pattern.
One day, a fine morning, you are feeling so good and so happy,
and another day you are so dull,
so dead that you start thinking of committing suicide.
And just the other day you were so full of life,
so blissful that you were feeling thankful to God,
that you were in a mood of deep gratefulness,
and today there is great complaint
and you don't see the point why one should go on living...
And it goes on and on, but you don't see the pattern.
Once you see the pattern, you can get out of it.
- Osho

You are my friend when you can guard my failure,
challenge my thought and celebrate my success.
- Anonymous

Success is simply a matter of luck.
Ask any failure.
- Earl Wilson

I think the greatest taboos in America are faith and failure.
- Michael Malone

The one phrase you can use is that success has a thousand fathers,
and failure is an orphan.
- Alan Price

Failure doesn't mean you are a failure it just means
you haven't succeeded yet.
- Robert H. Schuller

Success or failure in business is caused more by the
mental attitude even than by mental capacities.
- Walter Scott

Defeat is not the worst of failures.
Not to have tried is the true failure.
- George Edward Woodberry

The man who has done his level best...
is a success, even though the world may write him down a failure.
- B. C. Forbes

Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.
- Winston Churchill

The most tragic paradox of our time is to be found
in the failure of nation-states to recognize the imperatives of internationalism.
- Earl Warren

All of us failed to match our dreams of perfection.
So I rate us on the basis of our splendid failure to do the impossible.
- William Faulkner

Failure is impossible.
- Susan B. Anthony

The only real failure in life is one not learned from.
- Anthony J. D'Angelo

A man who has never made a woman angry is a failure in life.
- Christopher Morley

My father was not a failure.
After all, he was the father of a president of the United States.
- Harry S. Truman

I honestly think it is better to be a failure at something
you love than to be a success at something you hate.
- George Burns

Success is going from failure to failure without a loss of enthusiam.
- Winston Churchill

Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again,
this time more intelligently.
- Henry Ford

Develop success from failures.
Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.
- Dale Carnegie

Any man who has $10,000 left when he dies is a failure.
- Errol Flynn

The Four Stages of Public Opinion
I (Just after publication): The novelty is absurd
and subversive of Religion and Morality.
The propounder both fool and knave.
II (Twenty years later): The Novelty is absolute Truth
and will yield a full and satisfactory
explanation of things in general -
The propounder a man of sublime genius and perfect virtue.
III (Forty years later): The Novelty won't explain
things in general after all, and therefore is a wretched failure.
The propounder a very ordinary person advertised by a clique.
IV (A century later): The Novelty a mixture of truth and error.
Explains as much as could reasonably be expected.
The propounder worthy of all honor
in spite of his share of human frailties,
as one who has added to the permanent possessions of science.
- Thomas Henry [T. H.] Huxley


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