April 25, 2024


cur-mudg-eon (cur-muj’un), n. [origin unknown] 1. archaic: a crusty, ill-tempered, churlish old man. 2. modern: anyone who hates hypocrisy and pretense and has the temerity to say so; anyone with the habit of pointing out unpleasant facts in an engaging and humorous manner.

“If we don’t succeed, we run the risk of failure.”
— Dan Quayle

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

“I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.”
— Bill Cosby

“If at first you don’t succeed, find out if the loser gets anything.”
— Bill Lyons

“If at first you don’t succeed, failure may be your style.”
— Quentin Crisp

“Try as hard as we may for perfection, the net result of our labors is an amazing variety of imperfectness. We are surprised at our own versatility in being able to fail in so many different ways.”
— Samuel McChord Crothers

“Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.”
— Sir Winston Churchill

“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.”
— Thomas Alva Edison

“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

“Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.”
— Robert Francis Kennedy

“A failure is a man who has blundered but is not capable of cashing in on the experience.”
— Elbert Hubbard

“If you bungle raising your children, I don’t think whatever else you do well matters very much.”
— Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

“Good people are good because they’ve come to wisdom through failure. We get very little wisdom from success, you know.”
— William Saroyan

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