"There is much to be said for failure. It is much more interesting than success."
"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."Max Beerbohm on Theodore Roosevelt
"I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can't accept not trying."Max Beerbohm 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."Max Beerbohm on Calvin Coolidge
"My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure."Max Beerbohm 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."Max Beerbohm on Steve Jobs
"When hospitality becomes an art it loses its very soul."
"To give and then not feel that one has given is the very best of all ways of giving."
"People who insist on telling their dreams are among the terrors of the breakfast table."
"We must stop talking about the American dream and start listening to the dreams of Americans."
"To destroy is still the strongest instinct in nature."