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Where one door shuts another opens.

Miguel de Cervantes

If I have a thousand ideas and only one turns out to be good, I am satisfied.

Alfred Nobel

Failures are finger posts on the road to achievement.

C.S. Lewis

Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far they can go.

T.S. Elliot

To win you have to risk a loss.

Jean Claude Killy

Difficulties increase the nearer we get the goal.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

It is better to have enough ideas for some of them to be wrong, than to be right by having no ideas at all.

Edward de Bono

We must free ourselves of the hope that the sea will ever rest. We must learn to sail in high winds.

Aristoteles Onassis

I was taught that the way to progress is neither swift nor easy.

Marie Curie

In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.

Albert Einstein

When I was a young man, I observed that nine out of ten things I did were failures.

George Bernard Shaw

He who never made a mistake, never made a discovery.

Samuel Smiles

Wherever you see a successful business, someone once made a courageous decision

Peter Drucker

Success is often achieved by those who don't know that failure is inevitable.

Coco Chanel

Success and failure are greatly overrated. But failure gives you a whole lot more to talk about.

Hildegard Knef

Mistakes are part of the dues one pays for a full life.

Sophia Loren

Perseverance is failing nineteen times and succeeding the twentieth.

Julie Andrews

If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favorable.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Success does not consist in never making mistakes, but in never making them a second time.

George Bernard Shaw

It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare; it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together.

Vincent van Gogh

Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.

Winston Chruchill

An essential aspect of creativity is not being afraid to fail.

Isaac Newton

The fishermen know that the sea is dangerous and the storm terrible, but they have never found these dangers sufficient reason for remaining ashore.

Vincent van Gogh

Success consists of getting up just one more time than you fall.

Oliver Goldsmith

To bear failure with courage is the best proof of character that anyone can give.

W. Somerset Maugham

Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.

Albert Einstein

Mistakes are the portals of discovery.

James Joyce

Best men are often moulded out of faults.


There is no shame in being wrong, only in failing to correct our mistakes

George Soros

Nobody talks about entrepreneurship as survival, but that´s exactly what it is and what nurtures creative thinking.

Anita Roddick

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