90 quotes about failures and how to deal with them

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Our life is a series of ups and downs. Each of us stumbles and fails at some point. But not everyone can quickly recover and continue on their way. The course of life, the success of your business, and your happiness depend entirely on how you perceive mistakes and failures and how you deal with adverse situations.


A dose of motivation in case things don't go according to plan.


We at Bemorepanda want to share the best motivating and encouraging tips and thoughts on failure from genuinely successful and influential individuals.



“Failure is the signpost on the road to success.” — K.S. Lewis


“I can accept failure—everyone fails in some way. But I can't get over the fact that I didn't even try." - Michael Jordan


"No man has achieved so great a success who at one time or another has not found himself with at least one foot hanging on the brink of failure." — Napoleon Hill


“I tried all the time. He fell all the time. It doesn't matter. Try again. Fall again. Fall better." — Samuel Beckett


“Defeat is not so dangerous as the fear of admitting defeat is dangerous” - Vladimir Ilyich Lenin


"The only real failure in life is not being honest with the best people." — buddha


“The inventor fails 999 times, and if he succeeds once, he is in business. He sees his failures as just practice shots." — Charles F. Kettering


“The greatest glory is not in never making a mistake, but in being able to rise every time you fall…”. — Confucius



“Failure is just an opportunity to start again, but more wisely.” - Henry Ford


“When I was young, I noticed that nine out of ten of my actions ended in failure. It turns out that I did ten times more work. — George Bernard Shaw


“A person can fail many times, but he is not a failure until he starts blaming someone else for it.” — John Burroughs


“It is impossible to do without failure at least in something, unless, of course, you live so carefully, as if you do not live at all, in which case you lose by default.” - Joanne Rowling


"He who has never failed has never achieved half the success." — Alexander Afinogenov


"Anyone who tries is no longer a failure." — Sarah Dessen


"A teacher has failed more times than his student has tried." — Stephen McCraney


“Failure is the spice that gives success its flavor.” — Truman Capote


"Failure is success in progress." -  Albert Einstein


"No man is defeated on the outside until he is broken on the inside." — Eleanor Roosevelt



“Failure should be your teacher, not your gravedigger. Failure is a delay, not a complete defeat. This is a bypass road, not a dead end. Failure can only be avoided by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.” — Denis Waitley


“If you set ridiculously high goals for yourself and it fails, you will fail above all others.” - James Cameron


“You can face many defeats, but you don't have to be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to face defeat so that you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still get out of it.” — Maya Angelou


"You make mistakes, not mistakes make you." — Maxwell Moltz


“The enemy is driven back - failure. Cut off, surrounded, scattered - good luck. — Alexander Vasilievich Suvorov


"Success is not a good teacher, failure makes you humble." -  Shahrukh Khan


"To make a mistake is nothing unless you keep remembering it." — Confucius


"The man who never made a mistake never tried something new." - Albert Einstein


“Try something you haven’t done before exactly three times. The first time is to get rid of the fear of the unknown. The second is to learn how to do it. And the third is to understand whether you like it or not. — Virgil Thomson



“When we allow ourselves to make mistakes, we give ourselves room to improve.” — Eloisa Rystad


“Part of being a man is learning to take responsibility for your successes and failures. You cannot blame others or envy anyone. Seeing someone else's success as your own failure is 

a malignant tumor of life." — Kevin Bacon


"Success is a measure of happiness in breadth, and failure is a test of happiness in depth." — Mikhail Mikhailovich Prishvin


"A classic mistake that designers of absolutely reliable systems make is underestimating the ingenuity of clinical idiots." - Douglas Adams


“Failure is not fatal, which cannot be said about the inability to change.” — John Wooden


“I have come to the conclusion that all of my past failures and disappointments actually laid the foundation for the reflections that created the new standard of living that I now enjoy.” — Tony Robbins


“Failure after a lot of hard work is much better than not having enough ambition to be called failure.” — George Eliot


“A man can fall more than once, but it cannot be considered a failure until he says that someone pushed him.” — Elmer J. Letterman


"A life spent making mistakes is not only nobler, but more rewarding than a life spent doing nothing." — George Bernard Shaw



"Celebrating success is good, but it's more important to learn from failure." - Bill Gates


“A person will be the happier the more clearly he understands that his vocation is not to accept services from other people, but to serve others and put his life at the disposal of many people. A person who does this will be worthy of his possessions and will never fail.” - Lev Tolstoy


“Brick walls were built for a reason. They are not here to hold us back. Brick walls are there to show us how much we want something. Barriers are needed in order to stop people who do not want it.” — Randy Pausch


“Failure is the foundation for building. You use them as steps. Close the door to the past. You don't have to try to forget your mistakes, but that doesn't mean you have to dwell on them. Don't let them take your energy, or your time, or your space." — Johnny Cash


“Failure is an approach, not a result.” — Harvey McKay


"Doubt kills a dream more than a possible failure." — Susie Kassem


"Don't be ashamed of your failures, learn from them and start over." — Richard Branson


"Those who dare to fail miserably can achieve great things." — Robert F. Kennedy


“I don't believe in failure. There is no failure if you enjoy the process.” — Oprah Winfrey


“There are no failures in life. There are only results." — Tony Robbins


“Children are taught a lesson that adults should also learn: don’t be ashamed of failure — get up and try again. Most of us adults are so scared, so wary, so “safe”, and so tight-lipped, hardened, and afraid, which is why so many people fail. Most middle-aged adults are already resigned to failure.” — Malcolm X



What is the first thing you do when you learn to swim? You make mistakes, don't you? And what's going on? You make other mistakes, and when you make every possible miss without drowning (and repeat some of them over and over), what do you know? That you know how to swim! Well, life is like learning to swim. Do not be afraid to make mistakes, because there is simply no other way to learn how to live! — Alfred Adler


“However, the very desire for knowledge, the persistence of the search for truth, the humble recognition of failures and incompleteness of knowledge, and, nevertheless, cognitive optimism - all this goes beyond the textbooks of physics.” — Andrey Sakharov


“Winners are not afraid to lose. Failure is part of the road to success. People who avoid failure also avoid success. — Robert Toru Kiyosaki


“In my entire career, I have missed 9,000 times. I lost almost 300 games. 26 times I've been trusted with the decisive shot and missed. I've failed over and over in my life. And that's why I'm successful." - Michael Jordan


“Failure is the great design of nature, which prepares us for great responsibility.” — Napoleon Hill


"You don't convert 100 percent of the shots you don't throw." — Wayne Gretzky


"A person must be noble to admit his mistakes, smart to learn from them, and strong to correct them." — John C. Maxwell


“Failure does not exist. There is only experience and how we react to it.” — Tom Krause


"Success is not permanent, and failure is not fatal." — Mike Ditka


“Success is the ability to move from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.” - Winston Churchill



“Life is full of disappointments. Sometimes you have to fail, and there's nothing you can do about it - such is life. — Sarah Dessen


"I can't give you the exact formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure: try to please everyone all the time." — Herbert Bayard Swope


"To get out - go ahead." — Robert Frost


“In case of failure, everything seems stupid!”, “Rodion Raskolnikov, Crime and Punishment” - Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky


"Just because you failed once doesn't mean you will fail at everything." - Marilyn Monroe


“The only real mistake is the one from which we don’t learn anything.” - Henry Ford


"Failure is a workaround, not a dead end street." — Zig Ziglar


"It's hard to fail, but it's worse never to try to succeed." — Theodore Roosevelt


“Only when you risk failure do you discover. When you play the game carefully, you don't make the most of your experience." — Lupita Nyong'o


“You can't let your failures define you. You have to let your failures teach you." - Barack Obama


"If you fell yesterday, get up today." — Herbert Wells


"Many failures in life happen to people who didn't realize how close they were to success when they gave up." - Thomas Edison


“Every trouble, every failure, every pain in the heart carries with it seeds of equal or greater benefit.” — Napoleon Hill


“The biggest risk is its absence. In a world that changes very quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not to take risks.” - Mark Zuckerberg


"There is no greater failure than to stop trying." — Elbert Hubbard


“Don't worry about failures. Worry about the chances you'll miss if you don't try." — Jack Canfield


"All my successes are based on my failures." — Benjamin Disraeli



“Success depends on your readiness for it, but without such preparation, failure is inevitable.” — Confucius


"It's not how low you fall, it's how high you jump." — Zig Ziglar


“All men make mistakes, but a good man gives in when he knows his course is wrong and corrects the evil. The only crime is pride." — Sophocles


“If I threw myself out the window every time I failed, I would spend my whole life flying.” - actor, TV presenter Dmitry Vladimirovich Nagiev


"In any case, one should not confuse a single failure with a final defeat." — F. Scott Fitzgerald


“The greatest glory awaits not the one who never falls, but the one who, falling, gets back on his feet every time.” — Oliver Goldsmith


“Your dream has no expiration date. Take a deep breath and try again." - Author unknown


“No one has ever become interesting unless they are wrong. The more you fail, recover, and improve, the better you become as a person. Have you ever met someone who always succeeded without much effort? Usually they are superficial, like a puddle. Or they don't exist at all. — Chris Hardwick


“The biggest mistake you can make in life is to constantly be afraid that you will make it.” — Elbert Hubbard


"If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always got." - Mark Twain


“Success builds character, failure builds it.” — Dave Checketts


"Everything you want is on the other side of fear." — Jack Canfield


"If you're not prepared to make mistakes, you'll never come up with anything original." — Ken Robinson


“Remember that failure is an event, not a person!” — Zig Ziglar


"The greatest men have achieved their greatest success just one step away from their greatest failure." — Napoleon Hill


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We all make mistakes and often blame ourselves for it. Especially when we let someone down or don't keep a promise to ourselves. But did you know that guilt almost never helps you overcome a problem or admit defeat in order to move on? We humans are interesting and strange living creatures. We know that failure is part of our lives and perhaps a hidden gift from above. However, even small mistakes can make us very upset.


Do you know what helps you get through a difficult period, when it seems to you that the earth is about to jump out from under your feet? This is someone else's experience from life, which eventually became the basis for cool inspirational quotes and aphorisms that help perk up, forget about the negative and boldly, optimistically look forward.


Quotes that will restore faith in yourself


We at Bemorepanda are convinced that motivational quotes, aphorisms and sayings really work for those people who think that the end of the world has come. To help you calm down and get through a difficult period in your life, we have compiled a list of inspirational quotes about failures and fiascos.



1. Failure is not a shame. Failure is one of the greatest arts in the world." - American engineer, inventor and entrepreneur Charles Kettering


2. “The greatest glory is not in never being wrong, but in being able to rise every time you fall” - poet, philosopher, pastor, lecturer Ralph Waldo Emerson


3. "A necessary aspect of creativity is not being afraid to fail." - Scientist and inventor Edwin Land


4. “When I was young, I noticed that nine out of ten things I did were unsuccessful. So I did ten times as much work to increase my chances of success.” – Nobel Prize-winning playwright and novelist George Bernard Shaw


5. “Celebrating success is good, but it’s more important to learn from failure.” – Entrepreneur Bill Gates


6. “Failure is the spice that gives success its flavor.” - Actor and playwright Truman Capote



7. “If you learn from defeat, you haven’t really lost.” — Writer and public speaker Zig Ziglar


8. "Success is the ability to live from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm" - British Prime Minister in 1940-1945 and 1951-1955 Winston Churchill


9. "Success is a bad teacher, failure makes you patient" - Actor Shah Rukh Khan


10. “I think that you can always find 10,000 explanations and reasons for failure, but you will not find a single good explanation for success, as it often comes along with luck.” – Brazilian prose writer and poet Paulo Coelho


11. "Failure doesn't mean you're unlucky, it just means you haven't succeeded yet." - American writer Robert H. Schuller


12. “It’s not whether you failed, but whether you are happy with your failure that worries me very much.” - 16th US President Abraham Lincoln


13. "Mistakes are portals of discovery" - Irish writer and poet James Joyce


14. “Don’t be ashamed of your failures, learn from them so you can start over with ease.” — Entrepreneur, founder of Virgin Group Corporation Richard Branson



15. “Winning is, of course, great, but if you are really going to do something in life, learn to lose. Nobody and nothing remains undefeated. If you can bounce back from a crushing defeat and keep winning again, someday you will be a champion.” – American track and field athlete, three-time Olympian Wilma Rudolph


16. “If a person does not believe in something, then there will be no result, a waste of time,” Soviet and Russian rhythmic gymnastics coach, teacher, doctor of pedagogical sciences, professor Irina Viner-Usmanova


17. “Failure has two advantages. Firstly, if you fail, you will find out what does not work, and secondly, it will give you the opportunity to try something differently and in a new way, ”- American speaker, conference organizer, author and toy manufacturer Roger von Oh


18. "Failure will never befall you if your determination to succeed is strong enough" - American writer, "sales guru" and author of the book "The Greatest Salesman in the World" Og Mandino


19. "Your ability to adapt to setbacks and find a way out of them 100% makes you who you are." - American actress and producer Viola Davis


20. “If you are so afraid of failure, you will never succeed. You have to take risks." - American racing driver Mario Andretti



21. "Every failure is a step towards success" - English philosopher, theologian, Anglican priest, historian of science William Whewell


22. “Don't be afraid of making mistakes. You will know failure. Keep going forward, ”- American politician, diplomat, inventor, scientist, philosopher, writer Benjamin Franklin


23. “I can accept failure—everyone fails in some way. But I can't get over the fact that I didn't even try." - American basketball player Michael Jordan


24. “Success is the 1% of your work that is the result of 99% of the so-called failures.” — Honda founder Soichiro Honda


25. “Failure is just an opportunity to start again, but this time more intelligently.” - American industrialist, owner of automobile factories Henry Ford


26. “Remember your dreams and fight for them. You must know what you want from life. There is only one thing that makes your dream impossible: the fear of failure.” – Brazilian novelist and poet Paulo Coelho


27. “Defeat is not the worst of failures. True failure is not trying." - American poet George Edward Woodberry



28.  “I think and think for months and years. 99 times my conclusion is wrong. For the hundredth time, I'm right." - Theoretical physicist Albert Einstein


29. "On the path to success, you always fail." - American actor Mickey Rooney


30. “It is much better to venture on great things, to achieve glorious triumphs, even if they are pursued by failure, than to stand on a par with the poor who do not enjoy and do not suffer, because they live in a gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat.” 26th President of the United States from 1901-1909 Theodore Roosevelt


31. "The season of failure is the best time to sow the seeds of success" - Indian yogi Paramahansa Yogananda


32. "If you don't fail from time to time, it's a sign that you're not doing anything innovative." - American film director, comedian Woody Allen


33. “Failure is not always a mistake! Perhaps this is simply the best that can be under the circumstances. The real mistake is to stop trying." - American psychologist, inventor and writer Burres Frederick Skinner



34. “Do not rely on luck, do not despair of failure, both are deceptive, for a person is subject to misfortune and troubles” - Catherine II


35. "Success is often achieved by those who are unaware of the inevitability of failure" - French fashion designer and founder of the Chanel fashion house Coco Chanel


36. “Failure happens all the time. They happen every day in life. What makes you a better person is how you respond to them." - American football player Mia Hamm


37. "Success is not permanent, and failure is not fatal" - American football player, coach and television commentator Mike Ditka


38. “There are defeats more triumphant than victories.” - French writer and Renaissance philosopher Michel de Montaigne


39. "Failure to prepare for failure is the first step to failure" - American televangelist Mike Murdoch


40. "Many failures in life are people who didn't realize how close they were to success when they gave up." - American inventor and entrepreneur Thomas Alva Edison


41. "Don't be afraid of failure, be afraid of small success." - Actress Maud Adams


42. "The most important of my discoveries were prompted to me by my failures" - British chemist, agricultural chemist, physicist and geologist, inventor Humphry Davy



43. “The only real failure in life is not being true to what you know best.” – Buddha


44. “Defeat is not so dangerous as the fear of admitting defeat is dangerous” - Vladimir Ilyich Lenin


45. “I have not been defeated. I just found 10,000 ways that don't work." - American inventor and entrepreneur Thomas Alva Edison


46. “Man is not made for defeat. A person can be destroyed, but not defeated, ”- American writer, war correspondent, Nobel Prize in Literature 1954 Ernest Hemingway


47. “It is impossible to live without making mistakes about something, unless you live so carefully that you might as well not live at all, in which case you have failed by default.” - British writer, screenwriter and film producer Joanne Rowling


48. “A man can fail many times, but he is not a failure until he begins to blame someone else for his troubles.” - American writer, artist, naturalist and philosopher John Burroughs



49. “You are capable of more than you think. Choose a goal that seems right to you and strive for it, no matter how difficult your path may be. Set high goals. Behave decently. Get ready to be alone and fail from time to time. The world needs everything that you can give it, ”- American biologist, sociobiologist, myrmecologist, ecologist, writer Edward Osborne Wilson


50. “Never hide from failure. Instead, carefully and creatively explore its hidden virtues.” —Novelist Michael Korda


51. "Those who conquered doubt and fear conquered failure" - British writer, known for his motivational books and poetry, James Allen


52. "Success is the result of excellence, hard work, learning from mistakes, and perseverance" - American politician and US Army General Colin Powell


53. "A little more perseverance, a little more effort, and what seemed to you a hopeless failure can turn into a glorious success" - writer, artist and philosopher Elbert Hubbard


54. “Failure can discourage you, or you can learn from it. So go ahead and make mistakes, do the best you can. Remember that this is where you will find success, which is on the other side of failure, ”- American entrepreneur, IBM CEO Thomas John Watson


55. "Show me a completely satisfied person and I'll show you a loser." — Thomas Alva Edison


56. “Success comes from our willingness to take on life's challenges. Failures come when we avoid them.” - American writer, speaker and pastor John Maxwell


57. "Losing is not a shame if you did your best." - American baseball pitcher Jim Palmer



58. At any moment you can start all over again, because what we call failure is not a fall, but resilience,” American actress from Canada, co-founder of United Artists film company Mary Pickford


59. “We learn wisdom from failures much more than from successes. We often discover what will work by figuring out what won't work; and probably he who has never made a mistake has never made a discovery.” – Writer and reformer Samuel Smiles


60. “Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is a delay, not a defeat. This is a temporary bypass, not a dead end. Failure is something we can only avoid by saying and doing nothing.” — Motivational speaker, writer, and consultant Denis Waitley


61. “Do you want to be happy? Learn to suffer first.” – Ivan Turgenev


62. “A person who doubts himself is like a person who joins the ranks of his enemies and arms himself against himself” - writer Alexandre Dumas


63. “Create success from failure. Disappointment and failure are the two surest steps on the path to success, ”- American educator, lecturer, writer, motivational speaker Dale Carnegie


64. "Through perseverance, many people succeed in what seemed doomed to failure" - 40th and 42nd British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli



65. “Often the difference between a successful person and a failure is not that someone has better abilities or ideas, but the courage it takes to bet on your ideas, take calculated risks and not be afraid to act.” - French writer André Malraux


66. “There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.” - American politician and US Army General Colin Powell


67. “Luck is a measure of happiness in breadth, and failure is a test for happiness in depth,” Mikhail Prishvin


68. “Success comes when people work together, but failure loves loners.” - Deepak Chopra, an American physician and writer from India


69. "Failure is a word I don't know" - boxer Muhammad Ali


70. “You can’t climb the ladder of success dressed in a loser suit.” — Writer, salesperson, and motivational speaker Zig Ziglar



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Motivational sayings have a fantastic ability to change our attitude towards life. That is why they are so attractive and essential on our path to success. What you think about yourself, including beliefs and expectations about your abilities, determines everything that happens to you.

About life for a life: famous inspirational quotes that motivate

Man has complete control over only one thing in the universe - his thinking. By changing it, he changes the quality of his life - sometimes instantly. In the same way that kind words and well-timed humor can make someone smile, our thoughts react to the world in real-time.

This is where motivational quotes come in. When the world seems to be against you, let these wise words lift your spirits and inspire you to new achievements.

Give yourself a boost.

Sometimes we need extra motivation, and a few short words can go a long way in igniting the inner spark. If you're stuck in writer's block, some quotes from your favorite books can get you back on track. When you're trying unsuccessfully to get out of bed, some inspirational quotes will help you get through the morning. And when depression sets in, uplifting quotes will do the trick.

That's right; you don't need to read lengthy self-development books or motivational speeches. Brief words of wisdom will revive your spirit and give you a tiny push to take the next step forward. Are you looking for even more momentum after the craziness of 2022? Check out these inspirational quotes to help you start 2023 on the right note.

1. “Purpose is an integral part of everyone. This is the reason why we came to this planet at this moment in history.” – Chadwick Boseman

2. "Try to be a rainbow in other people's clouds" - Maya Angelou.

3. "No matter what you're going through, there's always light at the end of the tunnel" - Demi Lovato.

4. “The main thing is not to give up. Where there is love and inspiration, it is impossible to make a mistake.” – Ella Fitzgerald

5. "Nothing is impossible. The word itself says, "I'm possible!" - Audrey Hepburn (note: a play on words "impossible" - "I'm possible").

6. “Inspiration comes from within ourselves. You have to be positive. When you're positive, good things happen." - Deep Roy

7. “The most wasted day is the day without laughter.” – E. E. Cummings

8. “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” – Chinese proverb.

9. “Every day, when you wake up, think: today I am lucky that I am alive, and I am not going to waste this precious gift,” the 14th Dalai Lama.

10. “Don't be afraid to give up the good for the great.” – John D. Rockefeller

11. “I can deal with failure. Everyone fails at some point. But I can't accept that I'm not trying." - Michael Jordan

12. “Some people are looking for a beautiful place. Others themselves make the place beautiful.” – Hazrat Inayat Khan (“It is not the place that makes the man, but the man the place”).

13. "Difficult days make us stronger" - Eli Raisman.

14. "Let's build the future now, and tomorrow our dreams will come true" - Malala Yousafzai.

15. “If people doubt you, go so far that you can no longer hear them.” - Miguel Ruiz

16. “Never limit yourself because of the limited imagination of others, and never limit others because of your limited imagination.” – Mae Jemison.

17. “Darkness cannot drive away the darkness, only light can. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

18. “If you have good thoughts, they will shine on your face like the rays of the sun, and you will always look beautiful.” - Roald Dahl.

19. “A champion is not defined by his victories, but by how he recovers from a fall.” – Serena Williams

20. “Act as if what you are doing is undeniable. It matters.” – William James

21. “If you see someone without a smile, give him yours.” – Dolly Parton

22. “All we have to decide is what to do with the time allotted to us.” – J.R.R. Tolkien.

23. “The upward movement of any of us is progress for all.” – Octavia Spencer

24. “Every bad hit gets me closer to the next home run.” – Babe Ruth

25. “It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to apply it correctly.” – Rene Descartes

26. “You either win or you learn.” – John Maxwell

27. “Hope is a thing in feathers. It lives in my soul. Without words and despondency Always sings in me, ”- Emily Dickinson.

28. “I came to the goal not because I wanted and hoped, but because I worked hard.” - Estee Lauder.

29. “The only way to do a good job is to love what you do. If you haven't found one yet, keep looking. Don't calm down!" - Steve Jobs.

30. “Don’t let yesterday take up too much space in today.” – Will Rogers

31. “Anything is possible if you have the courage.” – J.K. Rowling.

32. “We only live once. But if you do it right, once is enough.” – Fred Allen

33. "Champions don't stop until they get what they want." - Billie Jean King

34. “Don't let people dim your brilliance because they are blinded. Encourage them to wear sunglasses.” – Lady Gaga

35. “A true friend is the one who comes when the rest of the world has gone.” – Walter Winchell

36. “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, dedicated people can change the world. That's the only way it's always been." - Margaret Mead

37. “Success is when you fall nine times and get up ten times.” – Jon Bon Jovi

38. “If Joan of Arc could turn the tide of the war before her 18th birthday, then you certainly can get out of bed.” – Elizabeth Jean Carroll

39. “Don't waste a minute until you're happy. If one window closes, run to the next or break down the door.” - Brooke Shields

40. “The end of the world cannot come today, because tomorrow in Australia” - Charles M. Schultz.

41. “We are not allowed to choose how to die. Or when. We have to decide how to live. Currently.” – Joan Baez

42. “Happiness lies in the little things in life. If you don't look closely, it becomes invisible." - Joyce Brothers

43. “Never be afraid to laugh at yourself. After all, you miss the joke of the century.” — Dame Edna Everage

44. “There are only two ways to live your life. One - as if miracles do not happen. The other is that everything around is wonderful.” – Albert Einstein

45. “The limit is in your mind. As long as you can imagine something, you can do it.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

46. “I need to be myself. I'm not perfect, and I can make mistakes." - Laverne Cox

47. “Be grateful for what you have, and more will be given.” – Oprah Winfrey

48. “All dreams will come true if we dare to make them come true.” – Walt Disney

49. “We need to put ourselves higher on our to-do list.” - Michelle Obama.

50. “What you say no to is just as important as what you say yes to.” – Sandra Oh

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The national football teams have met in the World Cup once every four years since 1930, the only exception being the period of the Second World War. Find out some of the details about this important sporting event that even the most ardent fans do not know.

1. "If you want to have a good time at Wembley, don't call the Germans." Alan Shearer.


2. “Did I say that only the sky is higher than Milan? Everything is correct. But Inter is above the sky. " Antonio Cassano.


3. “Italian football is a game of fear. Two are attacking, 10 are defending, and young players are in the reserve. " Arrigo Sacchi.


4. "Football is the most important thing of all unimportant things." Arrigo Sacchi.


5. “If you don't know what to do with the ball in the box, just score a goal. And after the match we will figure out what else could have been done. " Bob Paisley.



6. “The father of my future wife asked what I was doing. I said that I am a football player. He tensed and asked if I had a profession. I replied that this is the profession. But when I saw the look on his face, I added that I knew how to lay bricks. He immediately perked up. " Bob Paisley.


7. “My work at Liverpool has not always been successful. Once we became the second. " Bob Paisley.


8. "The problem with the referees is that they know the rules of the game, but they don't understand the game itself." Bill Shankly.


9. “In the first half, there were academics with canes in CSKA uniform on the field. And in the second half I saw professional footballers ”. Valery Gazzaev.


10. "The game is forgotten, the result remains." Valery Lobanovsky.



11. “A coach's job? I don't want to lose a footballer in myself, and this must be done in order to become a successful coach. " Dennis Bergkamp.


12. "The best place to defend the goal is in someone else's penalty area." Jock Stein.


13. "Even if it was a hand, it was the hand of God." Diego Maradona.


14. “When I die, no one will remember who I met, who I fought with and how many cars I crashed, because it doesn't matter. They will remember my game. " George Best.


15. “In 1969, I gave up alcohol and women. It was the worst 20 minutes of my life. " George Best.



16. “When the teams were recruited at school, I was always the last to be picked. I was little. " David Beckham.


17. "The stones thrown at me would be enough for a monument." Jose Mourinho.


18. “Victories are not boring. Win 10 games in a row and you want to win 11 more. " Zinedine Zidane.


19. "Life is full of regrets, but they are not worth the time spent on them." Zinedine Zidane.


20. "Why buy a Ferrari if you drive it like a Fiat?" Zlatan Ibrahimovic.



21. “If you have the ball, you have to make the field as big as possible. If your opponents have the ball, you have to make the field as small as possible. " Johan Cruyff.


22. "Every disadvantage can become an advantage." Johan Cruyff.


23. "Italians never outplay anyone, but it is always very easy for them to lose." Johan Cruyff.


24. “I am a former footballer, former coach, former director and former President Emeritus. This list shows once again that everything comes to an end. " Johan Cruyff.


25. "The secret is to smoke a cigarette to calm the nerves, and then take a big sip of something stronger to tone the muscles." Lev Yashin.



26. "I am sure that in a few weeks I can learn to speak English well enough for any German to understand me." Lothar Matthäus.


27. “Running is for animals. We need brains and a ball to play football. ” Louis van Gaal.


28. "I took over the team, but I hope to leave behind a team." Luis Aragones.


29. "If you have the best players, it does not mean that you have the best team." Marcello Lippi.


30. “I don't like compliments. I prefer to hear criticism and refute it. " Paul Scholes.



31. “I lost three World Championships on penalties. Do you mind if I say this is getting on my nerves? " Roberto Baggio.


32. “My job is aggression. I'm going to war. What I do can hardly be called participation in a football match. " Roy Keane.


33. “People say that you have to go with the flow, but do you know who goes with the flow? Dead fish. " Roy Keane.


34. "If it came to a fight with Patrick Vieira, he would kill me." Roy Keane.


35. “If I don’t go to the club at night, I won’t score during the day.” Romario.



36. “I'm ugly. But what I do is fascinating. " Ronaldinho.


37. Winning the World Cup is better than sex. And not because sex is not so good - it's just that the World Cup, unlike sex, happens only once every four years. " Ronaldo.


38. “Usually when players exchange shirts, they always smell like sweat. But Beckham's T-shirt only smelled of cologne. Either he manages to somehow remove his smell, or he sweats with perfume. " Ronaldo.


39. “I play not with my mind, but with my heart. I do not think - I act. " Thierry Henry.


40. “Italians are losing football matches as if they were wars. And they are losing wars as if they were football matches. " Winston Churchill.



41. “The only thing I know about Feyenoord is that they are from the same country where Ajax play. Fabio Capello.


42. "In football, the strongest does not win, but the strongest is the one who won." Franz Beckenbauer.


43. "Advantage means nothing if the opponent has chances." Franz Beckenbauer.


44. "Sometimes, when you walk into the locker room, it seems that you are in Hollywood." Franz Beckenbauer.


45. “I hate tiki-taku. I don’t want to hear about her anymore. Tiki-taka is a bunch of shit, pass to pass. I don't force my players to deal with such rubbish. " Josep Guardiola.



46. ​​“I think there are two Christs. Alone there, upstairs, well, I am here. " Hristo Stoichkov.


47. “Daddy told me:“ Edik, football is a good thing, it’s help in work. If you suddenly shine in football, it will be easier to get a job at the factory ”. Edward Malofeev.


48. "What would football be if not for me?" Ellenio Herrera.


49. "Seagulls follow the trawler because they think the sardines will be thrown into the sea." Eric Cantona.


50. “Sports are completely controlled. Nowadays, football matches have nothing to do with the games in the yard. Imagination has no place here. " Jari Litmanen.



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@Marina Very interesting, thanks for sharing!

Motivating is difficult. Only a few out of a hundred people manage to do it. Real motivation is a rare bird among people, and it will be more important than a bird of luck because a motivated person can move mountains with the help of his strength.


Ways to achieve goals and believe in yourself


A lot of majorities lack this very urge to act, so great that sometimes people lack the motivation even to perform actions designed to help them obtain sufficient reason to perform daily duties. As sad as it sounds, it's a fact of life!


Lack of motivation can drag you into an unhealthy cycle that seems to go on forever... however, there are ways to break the vicious circle and, having overcome these problems, become motivated!


These simple yet effective tips will help you hit the refresh button in your life and enable you to become the person who achieves everything you aspire to.


Here is a list of the best things you can do to get cherished motivation - whether you're trying to get enough energy to start a home workout, get a new job, take the first step towards your love, or get out of bed this morning!



1. Try something new today.


2. Start doing something on your to-do list. Start with one or two planned things you have already completed or are about to do. The motivational boost you get from immediately checking off a set of things you've done will keep you down the list.


3. Start exercising, and you will feel like yourself.


4. Create a reward system, so you have something to look forward to.


5. Do the most challenging thing first thing in the morning. Once you are done with the most challenging projects, you can easily take on others.


6. Eat right. Taking good care of your body will improve your mental state.


7. Take a break to rest and recharge your batteries.


8. Focus on the positive rather than the negative; you will feel more inclined to start new projects and take risks.


9. Find out what it takes to reach your goal. Once you've set your goal, start by doing some research, and you'll end up with the first step.


10. Encourage others, and you will automatically start getting support from them.


11. Read biographies of people you look up to for inspiration.



12. Think of times when you worked hard and excelled at your task.


13. Remind yourself that it's better to try and fail or succeed than to live with regrets about missed opportunities.


14. Set an alarm to remind you when it's time to start your task.


15. Find something you like and do it. Get yourself a hobby or a collection that will make you enjoy life.


16. Close your eyes and imagine how you achieve your goals.


17. Take a walk outside and let nature reset your mind.


18. Get more sleep. Sleep deprivation can make you less motivated.


19. Drink coffee for a quick recharge.


20. Take a small step. You do not have to dive into the project and see it complete immediately. Just take small steps and do them one at a time.


21. Wake up from an emotional downturn with a cold shower.



22. When doing a task you don't want to, put on uplifting music to help you get through it.


23. Prepare ahead of time, so you don't rush.


24. Push yourself to the top.


25. Develop your willpower. Read The Willpower Instinct on how to do this.


26. Set a deadline for a task to encourage you to complete it before the time runs out.


27. Focus. Doing too many things at once can overwhelm you, so skip multitasking and focus on one thing at a time.


28. Invite a friend to join you to make everything you do more enjoyable.


29. Tidy up your home or workplace, and you'll feel like you can get more done in a clean environment.


30. Let go of your fears; you may feel brave enough to take on tough challenges.


31. Do what you like when you wake up. Whether drinking hot chocolate while reading a chapter from your book or taking a hot shower, start your day off positively.


32. Share your goals with others. Making your goals public will give you a sense of responsibility, making you more willing to work.


33. Fake it until you succeed. Act as if you are motivated, and it will become a reality in time.



34. Bring light into your room. Open the curtains. Let fresh air into your room by opening the windows.


35. Don't compare yourself to others, or you will be disappointed. Compete with yourself.


36. Have realistic expectations. Know yourself and how far you can go.


37. Read the "Last Lecture." The Last Lecture is a book written by a professor who managed to make the most of his last days after being diagnosed with terminal cancer.


38. Never stop admiring! Experiment and keep coming up with new tricks, so you don't get bored.


39. If you fail, pull yourself together and keep going. Don't let it confuse you or make you lose confidence, ultimately affecting your motivation.


40. Keep a diary. If you keep track of your progress, you will be able to see it, which will help motivate you to keep going or try harder.


41. Listen to motivational stories from audiobooks, speeches, documentaries, and more.


42. Post motivational quotes throughout your home and workplace. They can be in forms such as a sticky note on a note board, a sticky note taped to a mirror, or an inspirational quote on a coffee mug.


43. Volunteering. It will help you ground yourself and make you aware that you are lucky, so you should take the opportunity to make the most out of your life.



44. Dress to impress yourself. You will feel like you can do more when you do your best.


45. Write down a few things you are grateful for. If you have a more positive attitude, you will find that you are more motivated and look forward to what lies ahead for you, how to start running if running is not your forte.


46. ​​Give yourself a pep talk and say you're great.


47. Drop projects you may not be fully committed to and focus on the ones you are truly passionate about.


48. Make self-motivation a habit. Read The Power of Habit to learn how to form positive habits.


49. Tell yourself that something worthwhile is never easy to achieve.


50. Know that only you have the power to create your dreams and generate motivation.



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Bruce Lee, the founder of the philosophy of hybrid martial arts, actor, director, philosopher, and one of the icons of the 20th century, was and remained a man of legend. Thanks to his skill, he helped bring East and West closer together, diluting the Hollywood film industry with the flair of Hong Kong martial arts films.


Lee's life was embarrassingly short - he died in 1973 at 32. But this talented person left behind a bright mark. Indeed, besides being a martial arts professional and a charismatic actor, he was also a deep thinker. As a martial artist, Bruce Lee spread his philosophy to his students, including director Roman Polanski, his wife Sharon Tate, and even Chuck Norris! Impressed?


Bruce Lee quotes


Then it's time to read the wise sayings of this great man, inspiring and at the same time encouraging you to change your outlook on many things, primarily on your attitude towards yourself.



1. "Mistakes are always forgivable if you have the courage to admit them."


2. "I am learning to understand, not immediately judge or be judged."


3. "Simplicity is the shortest distance between two points."


4. "I'm not afraid of the one who once worked 10,000 blows, but the one who worked one blow 10,000 times."


5. "The key to immortality is to first live a life worth remembering."


6. "If you love life, don't waste your time, because life is made up of time."


7. “When water is poured into a cup, it becomes a cup. When water is poured into a bottle, it becomes a bottle. If you pour it into a teapot, it becomes a teapot. Be water, my friend."


8. "Optimism is the belief that leads to success."


9. "It's not about what you give, it's about how you give it."


10. “If you think something is impossible, you will only make it impossible.”


11. "Those who do not realize that they are walking in darkness will never seek the light."


12. “A fight is not won with a single punch or kick. Either learn to be patient or hire a bodyguard."


13. "Only the self-sufficient stand alone - most people follow the crowd and imitate."


14. “Don't talk negatively about yourself, even jokingly. Your body doesn't know the difference. Words are energy and they do spells, that's why it's called spelling. Change the way you talk about yourself and you can change your life."


15. "Patience is not passive, on the contrary, it is a concentrated force."



16. “Take at least one specific step towards your goal every day.”


17. “Defeat is not defeat unless you accept it as a reality in your own mind.”


18. "The doubters said, 'Man can't fly,' the doers said, 'Maybe, but we'll try,' and finally took off in the morning glow, while the unbelievers watched from below."


19. “Don’t let negative thoughts enter your mind because they are weeds that stifle confidence.”


20. “My style? You can call it the art of fighting without a fight."


21. “If you want to learn how to swim, jump into the water. On land, no mood will help you.


22. “Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Desire is not enough, we must act.”


23. "The athlete who builds muscle through strength training must be sure that he is simultaneously working adequately on speed and flexibility."


24. “If you always limit your abilities, physical or otherwise, it will spread to the rest of your life.”


25. "The spirit of a man is determined by his dominant thought habits."


26. "Don't pray for an easy life, pray for strength to get through a difficult one."



27. "Concentration is the root of all higher human faculties."


28. “Memory is the only paradise from which we cannot be expelled. Pleasure is a flower that fades, memory is a lasting fragrance. Memories last longer than present reality. For many years I remember a tree at the time of flowering, but not its fruits.


29. “Running water never stagnates. So you have to keep flowing."


30. “Choose the positive. You have a choice, you are the master of your attitude, choose positive, constructive.


31. “Wasting time means spending it in a certain way. To waste time is to waste it thoughtlessly or carelessly.”


32. “The difference between an expert and a novice is that an expert takes every opportunity.”


33. "Note that the toughest wood is the easiest to break, while bamboo or willow survives by bending in the wind."


34. "If you don't want to stumble tomorrow, tell the truth today."


35. “Always be yourself, express yourself, believe in yourself, don’t look for a successful person and don’t duplicate it.”


36. “I am not in this world to meet your expectations, and you are not in this world to meet mine.”


37. “Love and respect. Without respect, love cannot last.”



38. "The teacher never gives the truth, he is a guide, a pointer to the truth, which each student must find for himself."


39. “Be self-aware, not a repetitive robot.”


40. “If you spend too much time thinking about something, you will never make it.”


41. “Owning something starts in the mind.”


42. "Real life is life for others."


43. "A hot temper will soon make a fool out of you."


44. “Only use what works and take it from wherever you can find it.”


45. “In order to taste my cup of water, you must first empty your cup.”


46. ​​“Don't be afraid of failure. The crime is not failure, but low aim. In great endeavors, it is glorious even to fail.”


47. “The less confident we are, the less we touch ourselves and the world, the more we want to be in control.”


48. “It doesn’t matter that you were born a legend, but what really matters is the legendary ending. Think about it".


49. “A good fight should be like a little play, but played in earnest.”



50. “Knowledge will give you strength, and character will give you respect.”


51. “To hell with circumstances, I create opportunities.”


52. “Absorb what is useful, discard what is unnecessary, add what is specifically yours.”


53. "For it is easy to criticize and break the spirit of others, but it takes a lifetime to know oneself."


54. “Life's battles don't always go to whoever is stronger or faster. But sooner or later, the one who thinks he can wins.


55. "Simplicity is the key to greatness."


56. “Life is wide, limitless. There is no border, there is no frontier."


57. "You can never invite the wind, but you must leave the window open."


62. "Be happy, but never satisfied."


63. “Compliance will conquer everything that surpasses itself; her power is limitless."


64. “Obviously if your punch doesn’t start, his punch will land first and your defense is useless.”


65. "Do not correct the fool, otherwise he will hate you, correct the wise man, and he will appreciate you."



66. "The most dangerous person is the one who listens, thinks and watches."


67. “If you always put limits on everything you do, be it physical or otherwise, it will spread to your work and your life.”


68. “As you think, so you will become.”


69. “I’m happy because I’m growing every day and honestly I don’t know where the limit is.”


70. “Certainly, every day there can be some kind of revelation or new discovery.”


71. “I cherish the memory of past misfortunes. This added to my stamina even more.”


72. “Be like water breaking through cracks. Don't be pushy, but adapt to the object and you'll find a way around it or through it."


73. “We all have time that we can either put to good use or waste, and it's up to us to decide what to do with it. But once it has passed, it disappears forever.”


74. “Life itself is your teacher and you are in a constant state of learning.”


75. “Life is never stagnant. It is a constant movement, a non-rhythmic movement, like we are, because we are constantly changing. Things live by moving, and gain strength as they move.”


76. “The medicine for my suffering was in me from the very beginning, but I did not take it. My illness came from within myself, but I did not notice it until this moment.


77. “Silence in silence is not real silence; only when there is stillness in movement does the universal rhythm appear.”



78. “There are no restrictions. There are plateaus, but you must not stay there, you must go beyond them. If it kills you, then it kills you. A person must constantly exceed his level.


79. “Don’t stress, just be ready, don’t think but don’t dream either, don’t be set but be flexible.”


80. “It is a great mistake to foresee the outcome of a battle; one should not think about whether it will end in victory or defeat.”


81. “Let nature take its course and your tools will strike at just the right moment.”


82. “In the end, all knowledge simply means self-knowledge.”


83. "Learning never accumulates, it is a movement of knowledge that has neither beginning nor end."


84. “There is no shame in being knocked down by other people. It's important to ask when you're being knocked down: "Why am I being knocked down?" If a person can think like that, then he has hope.”


85. “Relaxation is a physical state, but it is controlled by the mental state. It is acquired by a conscious effort to control both thoughts and actions. It takes perception, practice, and a willingness to accustom the mind to new habits of thought and the body to new habits of action.”


86. “Life is a process, not an end; a means, but not an end; constant movement, not a steady pattern."


87. "Concentration is a form of exclusion, and where there is an exclusion, there is a thinker who excludes."


88. "The enemy of development is this phobia of pain - the unwillingness to suffer even a little."


89. "Masters in all areas of art must first of all be masters in life, for everything is created by the soul."


90. “The best fighter is not a boxer, karateka or judoka. The best fighter is the one who can adapt to any style. He hits too good for a boxer, throws too good for a Karate, and hits too good for a Judo.”


91. “Boasting is a foolish idea of ​​fame.”



92. “A successful warrior is an ordinary person with a laser focus.”


93. “What you usually think has a lot to do with who you end up becoming.”


94. “As the great Sun Tzu said: “When you know yourself and your opponent, you will win every time. When you know yourself but don't know your opponent, you win once and lose once. However, when you don’t know yourself or your opponent, you will be in danger every time.”


95. “The meaning of life is to live it, not to be traded, conceptualized and forced into a system of patterns.”


96. "Long-term stability outweighs short-term intensity."


97. “Martial arts are based on understanding, hard work and a full understanding of skills. Strength training and the application of force are easy, but a complete understanding of all martial arts skills is very difficult to achieve.


98. “The basic quality of life is simply to live.”


99. "To be honest, not to lie to yourself - this, my friend, is very difficult."


100. “Love is like friendship on fire. In the beginning there is a flame, very beautiful, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes like coals, burning deep and unquenchable.”


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