Historical theology has too often failed to interpret repentance as a positive creative force. ... Essentially, if Christianity is to succeed in the next millennium, it must cease to be a negative religion and must become positive.
Robert H. Schuller
My schooling not only failed to teach me what it professed to be teaching, but prevented me from being educated to an extent which infuriates me when I think of all I might have learned at home by myself.
George Bernard Shaw
Lasting harmony with a woman was an undertaking in which I twice failed rather disgracefully.
What if you have failed in the past? So, at one time did every man we recognize as a towering success. They called it "temporary defeat.
This was a time when I intentionally failed to drop bread crumbs for my return journey; instead, I ate them.
I absolutely cannot see how one can later make up for having failed to go to a good school at the proper time. For this is what distinguishes the hard school as a good school from all others: that much is demanded; and sternly demanded; that the good, even the exceptional, is demanded as the norm; that praise is rare, that indulgence is nonexistent; that blame is apportioned sharply, objectively, without regard for talent or antecedents. What does one learn in a hard school? Obeying and commanding.
I failed my way to success.
Thomas A. Edison
That laid out where we felt they failed to abide by statutory deadlines.
I was horribly depressed, and I felt like I had failed as a band leader, a professional, as a person.
Those who failed to oppose me, who readily agreed with me, accepted all my views, and yielded easily to my opinions, were those who did me the most injury, and were my worst enemies, because, by surrendering to me so easily, they encouraged me to go too far... I was then too powerful for any man, except myself, to injure me.