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A lot of bad ideas have to die for the good ones to survive.  – Seth Godin

We all fail, it’s an indication that we tried.  I’ve failed as a son, husband, father, friend, professional, author, teacher, and as a man, among many other failures.  But at least I’ve tried.  Every failure is an opportunity to learn and grow.  Every failure is an indication that you tried, but didn’t succed – an opportunity to go back and plan again – this time to succeed.

You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take. – Wayne Gretzky

I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.  – Michael Jordan

It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed. – Theodore Roosevelt

That some achieve great success, is proof to all that others can achieve it as well. – Abraham Lincoln

A thinker sees his own actions as experiments and questions–as attempts to find out something. Success and failure are for him answers above all. – Friedrich Nietszche

It’s when we stop striving to succeed, when when stop believing that we can succeed, that issues of mental and emotional health set in.  If you never try, you will never fail, but life will be fairly boring, pretty stagnant.

Go out and fail.  Sooner or later you might succeed.  We’ll be here to help along the way.

For the other 1199 quotes on failure, to a look at http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/tag/failure