Category Archives: Failure

‘Man sees the deed, but God sees the intention.’

I remember my little daughter once deciding to buy me an ice-cream with her own money. But on the way back from the Mr Whippy van the ice cream started to melt. So she began to lick the sides of … Continue reading

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Don’t give up

Have you ever wondered how come a can of WD 40 got such a strange name? Well the W D stands for ‘water displacement’, and 40 refers to the number of times the inventors tried to develop a formula that … Continue reading

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Well done, good and faithful servant

It’s surprising to realise how many of the great names of history faced the end of their lives with a sense of failure. Hugo Grotius, the father of modern international law, said, “I have accomplished nothing worthwhile in my life.” … Continue reading

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