Thou who wouldst see the lovely and the wild
Mingled in harmony on Nature's face,
Ascend our rocky mountains. Let thy foot
Fail not with weariness, for on their tops
The beauty and the majesty of earth,
Spread wide beneath, shall make thee to forget
The steep and toilsome way.
William Cullen Bryant
I would warn against holsters with devices for quick-draw. Devices always fail when you need them most.
I'm a perfectionist. I can't help it, I get really upset with myself if I fail in the least.
Course titles and even course descriptions often fail to reveal what is actually taught (much less learned).
F. M. Scherer
She once used me with that insolence, that in revenge I took her to pieces; sifted her, and separated her failings; I studied 'em, and got 'em by rote. The catalogue was so large, that I was not without hopes, one day or other to hate her heartily.
Let wickedness escape as it may at the bar, it never fails of doing justice upon itself; for every guilty person is his own hangman.
Seneca the Younger
God tested Abraham. Temptation is not meant to make us fail; it is meant to confront us with a situation out of which we emerge stronger than we were. Temptation is not the penalty of manhood; it is the glory of manhood.
Expose not the secret failings of mankind, otherwise you must verily bring scandal upon them and distrust upon yourself.
A story, in which native humour reigns, Is often useful, always entertains; A graver fact, enlisted on your side, May furnish illustration, well applied; But sedentary weavers of long tales Give me the fidgets, and my patience fails.
I grew up in a family that despised displays of strong emotion, rage in particular. We stewed. We sulked. When arguments did occur, they were full-scale conniptions, and we regarded them as family failings.
Failing and laughing at your own shortcomings are the hallmarks of a sane parent.
We must calculate not on the weather, nor on fortune, but upon God and ourselves. He may fail us in the gratification of our wishes, but never in the encounter with our exigencies.
William Gilmore Simms
That sucks, though," Wes said finally, his voice low. "You're just setting yourself up to fail, because you'll never get everything perfect." "Says who?" He just looked at me. "The world," he said, gesturing all around us, as if this party, this deck encompassed it all. "The universe. There's just no way. And why would you want everything to be perfect, anyway?" "I don't want everything to be perfect," I said. Just me, I thought. Somehow. "I just want—
A man's task is to find himself, and if he fails in this, it doesn't much matter what else he finds.
Dare to fail. If you never fail, you're never taken risks and that's no way to take on this life.
What would you dare to dream if you knew you wouldn't fail?
The willingness to fail gives us the freedom to succeed.
The proverb answers where the sermon fails.
William Gilmore Simms