"When an action is once done, it is right or wrong for ever no accidental failure of its good or evil fruits can possibly alter that."
"Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure... than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat."William Kingdon Clifford on Theodore Roosevelt
"I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can't accept not trying."William Kingdon Clifford on Michael Jordan
"Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not the world is full of educated failures. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent."William Kingdon Clifford on Calvin Coolidge
"My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure."William Kingdon Clifford on Abraham Lincoln
"Remembering that I'll be dead soon is the most important tool I've ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything - all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure - these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important."William Kingdon Clifford on Steve Jobs
"A little reflection will show us that every belief, even the simplest and most fundamental, goes beyond experience when regarded as a guide to our actions."
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