CJ Fearnley's Favorite Quotes and Poems


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9 of my favorite quotes matched the search for "failure".

Failure is instructive. The person who really thinks learns quite as much
from his failures as from his successes.

--- John Dewey

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If the Success or Failure of this Planet, and of Human Beings,
Depended on How I Am and What I Do,
How Would I Be? What Would I Do?

--- R. Buckminster Fuller

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I only learn what to do when I have failures.

--- R. Buckminster Fuller

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But ultimately a regulation is a signal of design failure.

--- William McDonough

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Whether we are able to be a complete success or failure is in such
critical balance that every smallest human test of integrity every
smallest moment-to-moment decision tips the scales affirmatively or
negatively.

--- R. Buckminster Fuller

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Success is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.

--- Winston Churchill

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Of course, our failures are a consequence of many factors, but possibly
one of the most important is the fact that society operates on the
theory that specialization is the key to success, not realizing that
specialization precludes comprehensive thinking.

--- R. Buckminster Fuller, Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth, 1963

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The outstanding faults of the economic society in which we live are its
failure to provide for full employment and its arbitrary and inequitable
distribution of wealth and income.

--- John Maynard Keynes

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The words "artificial" and "failure" are meaningless, for what they
aver is experimentally "nonexistent." If Nature permits a formulation it
is natural.  If Nature's laws of behavior do not permit the formulation,
the latter does not occur. Whatever can be done or occurs is natural,
no matter how grotesque, bor ing, unfamiliar, or unprecedented.

--- R. Buckminster Fuller, "How Little I Know" Saturday Review 12 November 1966


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