Failure

Failure is the state or condition of not meeting a desirable or intended objective, and may be viewed as the opposite of success. Product failure ranges from failure to sell the product to fracture of the product, in the worst cases leading to personal injury, the province of forensic engineering.

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Famous quotes containing the word failure:

    Dear George: Remember no man is a failure who has friends. Thanks for the wings! Love, Clarence
    Frances Goodrich (1891–1984)

    I am dead against art’s being self-expression. I see an inherent failure in any story which fails to detach itself from the author—detach itself in the sense that a well-blown soap-bubble detaches itself from the bowl of the blower’s pipe and spherically takes off into the air as a new, whole, pure, iridescent world. Whereas the ill-blown bubble, as children know, timidly adheres to the bowl’s lip, then either bursts or sinks flatly back again.
    Elizabeth Bowen (1899–1973)

    Learning starts with failure; the first failure is the beginning of education.
    John Hersey (1914–1993)