Monday, February 14, 2005

success or failure

failure or success?
Originally uploaded by Asril Wardani.

All men make mistakes, but only wise men learn from their mistakes. Success is going from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.
--Sir Winston Churchill

One should guard against inculcating a young man with the idea that success is the aim of life, for a successful man normally receives from his peers an incomparably greater portion than the services he has been able to render them deserve. The value of a man resides in what he gives and not in what he is capable of receiving. The most important motive for study at school, at the university, and in life is the pleasure of working and thereby obtaining results which will serve the community. The most important task for our educators is to awaken and encourage these psychological forces in a young man {or woman}. Such a basis alone can lead to the joy of possessing one of the most precious assets in the world - knowledge or artistic skill.
--Albert Einstein

Many of life?s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
--Thomas Edison

I know fear is an obstacle for some people, but it is an illusion to me . . . Failure always made me try harder next time.
--Michael Jordan

(zulfikar Darmawan; zulfinho blog)

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