"None of us is guaranteed against failure or corruption of any kind witness what's going on in the world in this moment, the follies of human nature and the failures of human nature."
"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."Morris West on Theodore Roosevelt
"I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can't accept not trying."Morris West 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."Morris West on Calvin Coolidge
"My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure."Morris West 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."Morris West on Steve Jobs
"If God be God and man a creature made in image of the divine intelligence, his noblest function is the search for truth."
"The fact is that the learning process goes on, and so long as the voices are not stilled and the singers go on singing some of it gets through."
"Once you accept the existence of God - however you define him, however you explain your relationship to him - then you are caught forever with his presence in the center of all things."