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    Is it better to fail or quit?

    I'm speaking just in general, could be school, work, racing, relationships, etc., not about failing or quitting anything in particular. They can be a little tough to compare, because usually when you fail you probably tried, where as quitting means you never did. But how about it? Which one is worse, failing or quitting?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhattTyre
    I'm speaking just in general, could be school, work, racing, relationships, etc., not about failing or quitting anything in particular. They can be a little tough to compare, because usually when you fail you probably tried, where as quitting means you never did. But how about it? Which one is worse, failing or quitting?
    Phail.

    You won't look like a jackass for trying, but you will for quiting.

    I've been trying to find a Girlfriend for two months, and look what happened:

    I found one.

    Well, sort of, but it's a start.

    I could've quit and became gay, but I kept at it, and I succeded.
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    quitting is a conscious decision. failing considers other factors into play. which is better? neither. you still attempted something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by explody pup
    Quitters never win. Winners never quit. Losers never win or quit.
    Damn, Cliché Master?
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    I usually wind up doing both.
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    Quitting generally comes right before the moment of failure

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    I say it depends. College? Quit. You don't want expulsion on your CV. Relationship? Fail. Better to have love and lost and all that. Always make the best informed decision you can. Sometimes it's to quit, sometimes, you gotta fail. Sometimes, it's the same thing....

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    Go all out on everything and do the best you can. You never regret the failures and mistakes you made, because you'll learn from them. But you'll always regret the things you didn't try, the could've/should've wondering will be very bitter.

    As for school, doing the best you can means getting the best grade. Sometimes, that may mean withdrawing from a class before the deadline if it's not the right time to take that class or life is too overwhelming at the time.
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    The easiest thing to do is quit. Anyone can quit, but not everyone can succeed. People generally don't learn from quitters, they learn from people that have succeeded. It is ultimately up to you and the life you want to lead.

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    Better to fail, quitting says you have no heart....atleast if you failed, you tried. But if you failed BECAUSE you didn't give 100%, you really quit.

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    Better DFL than DNF.
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    Quitting doesn't always mean you're giving up on something you don't have the patience to finish. Sometimes it means letting something go because it hurts you to pursue it.

    Trying and trying doesn't entitle you to success; quitting isn't the same thing as giving up.

    I'd rather fail because at least that's open-ended. You can usuallyfix a failure but quitting is almost always final.

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    Quote Originally Posted by caloso
    Better DFL than DNF.
    +1. At least you get a prize for DFL.

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    It's better to regret something you did do than something you didn't do.
    I'd rather fail than quit. Given the option I'd prefer to succeed wildly to great applause.

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    quitting is worst for me.. failing but knowing I gave it all I could feels better.. I would feel more like a failure if i quit. quitting is the easy way out.

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    I'd rather fail than quit. You'll have to drag me off kicking and screaming before I quit on my own.
    Just Do It..

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    You should PLAN to fail ahead of time, then quit before you do so that you in fact succeed!
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    eh, I got a 4.0 last semester in grad school and I quit a few weeks ago. just because you can succeed in something doesn't mean it's what you should be doing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZachS
    eh, I got a 4.0 last semester in grad school and I quit a few weeks ago. just because you can succeed in something doesn't mean it's what you should be doing.
    That's kind of where I'm at. I'm working my ass off in school toward a profession I don't think I want.

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    You're killing me ho hum....reminds me of the entire powerpoint slide show I have on my website. Forgot all about it.

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    - it's pretty well established that Hitler was an *******.

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    When you quit, you're a quitter and never accomplish anything.

    When you fail, you'll start over, know why you failed, then succed.
    Bikes use brakes to stop.

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    Quitting something you don't like and don't want to do isn't quitting. It's re-assessing your goals and correcting your course.
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