Historic Quotes on Failure

Socrates bust: Knows all the answers, only asks questions

———–“My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.” – President Abraham Lincoln.

———————————————————“In politics stupidity is not a handicap.” – Napoleon

———————–“It is possible to fail in many ways…while to succeed is possible only in one way.” – Aristotle

——————————————“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” – Benjamin Franklin

“I tell you, Wellington is a bad general, the English are bad soldiers; we will settle the matter by lunchtime.” -Napoleon, on the day of his defeat at the Battle of Waterloo (1815) at the hands of Wellington and the English…

———–“Those that FAIL to learn from history are doomed to repeat it…” – Winston Churchill

——————-“Real knowledge is to know the extent of one’s ignorance.” – Confucius

———–“We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid.” – Benjamin Franklin

“The worst pain a man can suffer: to have insight into much and power over nothing.” – Herodotus

——————–“I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones…” – Albert Einstein.

“Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.” – Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

——“Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” -Winston S. Churchill

“They couldn’t hit an elephant at this dis–!” -the last words of Major General John Sedwig, a Union Officer, during the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House…

“I have not failed. I just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” – Thomas Edison (on the creation of the light bulb)

—————–“Man will never reach the moon regardless of all future scientific advances.” – Dr. Lee DeForest (Father of Radio & Grandfather of Television)

“If you want to succeed, double your failure rate.” – Thomas J. Watson (CEO – IBM)

“Failure is the key to success; each mistake teaches us something.” ~ Morihei Ueshiba

—-“History teaches us that men and nations behave wisely once they have exhausted all other alternatives.” – Abba Eban

“It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is most adaptive to change.”
– Charles Darwin

Lincoln from "Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure"

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