"My life has been nothing but a failure."
"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."Claude Monet on Theodore Roosevelt
"I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can't accept not trying."Claude Monet 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."Claude Monet on Calvin Coolidge
"My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure."Claude Monet 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."Claude Monet on Steve Jobs
"Everyone discusses my art and pretends to understand, as if it were necessary to understand, when it is simply necessary to love."
"People discuss my art and pretend to understand as if it were necessary to understand, when it's simply necessary to love."
"I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers."
"I am following Nature without being able to grasp her, I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers."