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"Failure: A Reflection on Life's Trials and Setbacks" MACCARI, Cesare (1840-1919

Background imageFailure Collection: MACCARI, Cesare (1840-1919). Cicero Denouncing

MACCARI, Cesare (1840-1919). Cicero Denouncing Catiline. 1880. ITALY. Rome. Madama Palace. Cicero caused the failure of the Catiline conspiracy during his consulship. Fresco

Background imageFailure Collection: The Ladder of Fortune

The Ladder of Fortune. Industry and Morality bring solid rewards. Idle schemes and speculations yield poverty and ruin. Date: 1875

Background imageFailure Collection: Two businessmen and different business models

Two businessmen and different business models
The Old Way. The New Way. Two businessmen and different business models and their success or failure. Giving credit or paying cash. Date: 1870

Background imageFailure Collection: Thucydides / Bust

Thucydides / Bust
THUCYDIDES Greek historian, wrote his history while exiled for perceived military failure

Background imageFailure Collection: Moon Phase Sequence

Moon Phase Sequence
There are eight phases in the moon. In order they are new Moon, waxing crescent, first quarter, waxing gibbous, full Moon, waning gibbous, third quarter and waning crescent

Background imageFailure Collection: An unemployed lumberjack with his wife in a migrant workers camp for the bean harvest

An unemployed lumberjack with his wife in a migrant workers camp for the bean harvest, Marion County, Oregon
OREGON: LUMBERJACK, 1939. An unemployed lumberjack with his wife in a migrant workers camp for the bean harvest, Marion County, Oregon. The man has his social security number tattooed on his arm

Background imageFailure Collection: Marble statue of falling Gaul, Roman copy of Pergamon school original

Marble statue of falling Gaul, Roman copy of Pergamon school original
Greek civilization, 3rd century b.C. Marble statue of falling Gaul. Roman copy of a Pergamon school original, part of the Stoa built by Attalus II on the Acropolis of Athens after his victory over

Background imageFailure Collection: Foxhounds invading a Victorian house

Foxhounds invading a Victorian house
A member of the local fox hunt has followed the foxhounds into a smart house - thankfully, without his horse - where the behaviour of the hounds is causing considerable uproar

Background imageFailure Collection: Avro Canada CF105 Arrow I 25201

Avro Canada CF105 Arrow I 25201
Avro Canada CF105 Arrow I, 25201, after undercarriage failure at touchdown, 11 June 1958. Date: 1958

Background imageFailure Collection: Ruins in Los Escullos and the Milky Way background

Ruins in Los Escullos and the Milky Way background. Night shot taken in the Natural Park of Cabo de Gata, Almeria, Andalusia, Spain

Background imageFailure Collection: A Fish Auction in Columbia Market

A Fish Auction in Columbia Market
In 1869 Baroness Burdett-Coutts paid for the building of the great Columbia Market (for fish) between Hackney and Bethnal Green Roads on the site of Nova Scotia Gardens

Background imageFailure Collection: Cartoon, The Futurist (House of Lords reform)

Cartoon, The Futurist (House of Lords reform)
Cartoon, The Futurist -- Bonar Law and Asquith on the failure to reform the House of Lords. Date: 1913

Background imageFailure Collection: Admiral Teddy Evans, (1881-1957), British naval officer and Antarctic explorer, 1916

Admiral Teddy Evans, (1881-1957), British naval officer and Antarctic explorer, 1916
Admiral Edward Ratcliffe Garth Russell Evans, 1st Baron Mountevans (1881-1957), known as Teddy Evans, was a British naval officer and Antarctic explorer, 1916

Background imageFailure Collection: HALIFAX HARBOR, 1917. View of the wreckage in the railroad yards on the Richmond

HALIFAX HARBOR, 1917. View of the wreckage in the railroad yards on the Richmond side of Halifax harbor following the disastrous explosion and fire of 6 December 1917

Background imageFailure Collection: RAILROAD COLLISION, 1896. The collision of two trains at Crush, Texas, 15 September

RAILROAD COLLISION, 1896. The collision of two trains at Crush, Texas, 15 September 1896

Background imageFailure Collection: Joihn Laws Scheme

Joihn Laws Scheme
Satire on John Laws Louisiana fiasco. Scots economist appointed controller-general of finances in France, he launched the disastrous Mississippi bubble

Background imageFailure Collection: Chartist Housing Estate

Chartist Housing Estate
The Chartist estate at Snigs End, Gloucestershire, one of several built by Feargus O Connor for workers. Sadly, the promised Paradise is a disastrous failure

Background imageFailure Collection: Katsuyama, Seidaiji Temple is home to the Echizen Great Buddha and 1

Katsuyama, Seidaiji Temple is home to the Echizen Great Buddha and 1, 281 smaller Buddha statues lining the walls of the Butsuden building. Japan

Background imageFailure Collection: Katsuyama, Seidaiji Temple is home to the Echizen Great Buddha and 1

Katsuyama, Seidaiji Temple is home to the Echizen Great Buddha and 1, 281 smaller Buddha statues lining the walls of the Butsuden building. Japan

Background imageFailure Collection: Katsuyama, Seidaiji Temple is home to the Echizen Great Buddha and 1

Katsuyama, Seidaiji Temple is home to the Echizen Great Buddha and 1, 281 smaller Buddha statues lining the walls of the Butsuden building. Japan

Background imageFailure Collection: Katsuyama, Seidaiji Temple is home to the Echizen Great Buddha and 1

Katsuyama, Seidaiji Temple is home to the Echizen Great Buddha and 1, 281 smaller Buddha statues lining the walls of the Butsuden building. Japan

Background imageFailure Collection: Katsuyama, Seidaiji Temple is home to the Echizen Great Buddha and 1

Katsuyama, Seidaiji Temple is home to the Echizen Great Buddha and 1, 281 smaller Buddha statues lining the walls of the Butsuden building. Japan

Background imageFailure Collection: Katsuyama, Seidaiji Temple is home to the Echizen Great Buddha and 1

Katsuyama, Seidaiji Temple is home to the Echizen Great Buddha and 1, 281 smaller Buddha statues lining the walls of the Butsuden building. Japan

Background imageFailure Collection: Katsuyama, Seidaiji Temple is home to the Echizen Great Buddha and 1

Katsuyama, Seidaiji Temple is home to the Echizen Great Buddha and 1, 281 smaller Buddha statues lining the walls of the Butsuden building. Japan

Background imageFailure Collection: Katsuyama, Seidaiji Temple is home to the Echizen Great Buddha and 1

Katsuyama, Seidaiji Temple is home to the Echizen Great Buddha and 1, 281 smaller Buddha statues lining the walls of the Butsuden building. Japan

Background imageFailure Collection: Katsuyama, Seidaiji Temple is home to the Echizen Great Buddha and 1

Katsuyama, Seidaiji Temple is home to the Echizen Great Buddha and 1, 281 smaller Buddha statues lining the walls of the Butsuden building. Japan

Background imageFailure Collection: Katsuyama, Seidaiji Temple is home to the Echizen Great Buddha and 1

Katsuyama, Seidaiji Temple is home to the Echizen Great Buddha and 1, 281 smaller Buddha statues lining the walls of the Butsuden building. Japan

Background imageFailure Collection: Katsuyama, Seidaiji Temple is home to the Echizen Great Buddha and 1

Katsuyama, Seidaiji Temple is home to the Echizen Great Buddha and 1, 281 smaller Buddha statues lining the walls of the Butsuden building. Japan

Background imageFailure Collection: Katsuyama, Seidaiji Temple Guardian statue. Japan

Katsuyama, Seidaiji Temple Guardian statue. Japan

Background imageFailure Collection: Scottish Aviation Twin Pioneer 1 VR-OAE

Scottish Aviation Twin Pioneer 1 VR-OAE (msn 517), of Borneo Airways, outside the Scottish Aviation assembly shed at Prestwick, before delivery

Background imageFailure Collection: Hawker Siddeley HS.125-3B G-AVGW

Hawker Siddeley HS.125-3B G-AVGW (msn 25120), owned by The Beecham Group and operated by Autair International, at London Heathrow Airport

Background imageFailure Collection: Hawker Siddeley HS.125-3B G-AVGW

Hawker Siddeley HS.125-3B G-AVGW (msn 25120), owned by The Beecham Group and operated by Autair International, at London Gatwick Airport

Background imageFailure Collection: Hawker Siddeley HS.125-3B G-AVGW

Hawker Siddeley HS.125-3B G-AVGW (msn 25120), owned by The Beecham Group and operated by Autair International, at London Heathrow Airport

Background imageFailure Collection: Hawker Siddeley Trident 1C G-ARPT tail

Hawker Siddeley Trident 1C G-ARPT tail
Hawker Siddeley Trident 1C G-ARPT (msn 2121), of British European Airways, at London Heathrow Airport, after the crash of BKS Air Transport Airspeed Ambassador G-AMAD on 3 July 1968

Background imageFailure Collection: BRIDGEPORT wreck, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service

BRIDGEPORT wreck, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
BRIDGEPORT wreck, between c1910 and c1915

Background imageFailure Collection: 1994 Brazilian GP

1994 Brazilian GP
AUToDROMO JOSe CARLOS PACE, BRAZIL - MARCH 27: Roland Ratzenberger, Simtek S941 Ford, with smoke at the rear of the car during the Brazilian GP at Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace on March 27

Background imageFailure Collection: 1968 Belgian Grand Prix

1968 Belgian Grand Prix
Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium. 7-9 June 1968. Brian Redman (Cooper T86B BRM) about to crash at Les Combes due to front suspension damage

Background imageFailure Collection: 2015 Mexican GP

2015 Mexican GP
AUTODROMO HERMANOS RODRIGUEZ, MEXICO - OCTOBER 30: Nico Rosberg, Mercedes F1 W06 Hybrid brakes on fire during the Mexican GP at Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez on October 30

Background imageFailure Collection: The failure of the South Sea Company

The failure of the South Sea Company
3586525 The failure of the South Sea Company; (add.info.: Dutch satirical engraving on the failure of the South Sea Company, Mississippi Company, and bubble schemes of John Law and others)

Background imageFailure Collection: Man failing to open a drawer and instead pulling off the handles. Handcoloured copperplate drawn

Man failing to open a drawer and instead pulling off the handles. Handcoloured copperplate drawn
FLO4679206 Man failing to open a drawer and instead pulling off the handles. Handcoloured copperplate drawn and etched by John Augustus Atkinson from Illustrations of the Miseries of Human Life

Background imageFailure Collection: John Richardson reading from his prayer book, 1880 (engraving)

John Richardson reading from his prayer book, 1880 (engraving)
864709 John Richardson reading from his prayer book, 1880 (engraving); (add.info.: British overland Arctic expedition led by Sir John Franklin (1786-1847) 1819-1822

Background imageFailure Collection: Quote Failure

Quote Failure
Orara Studio

Background imageFailure Collection: Attempt of the Russian Cossacks to capture Napoleon Bonaparte at the Battle of Brienne, France, 1814

Attempt of the Russian Cossacks to capture Napoleon Bonaparte at the Battle of Brienne, France, 1814
3062121 Attempt of the Russian Cossacks to capture Napoleon Bonaparte at the Battle of Brienne, France, 1814.; Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageFailure Collection: The Hispano-Moroccan War

The Hispano-Moroccan War
3119409 The Hispano-Moroccan War; (add.info.: Scene from the Hispano-Moroccan War (1859-1860) a conflict over the borders of the Spanish city of Ceuta and was fought in northern Morocco

Background imageFailure Collection: Dutch satire on the failure of the South Sea Company

Dutch satire on the failure of the South Sea Company
3586575 Dutch satire on the failure of the South Sea Company; (add.info.: Dutch satire on the failure of the South Sea Company. 1720.); Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imageFailure Collection: Quincampoix, bankruptcy of Law system, 18th century (engraving)

Quincampoix, bankruptcy of Law system, 18th century (engraving)
3586526 Quincampoix, bankruptcy of Law system, 18th century (engraving); (add.info.: Quinquanpoix. A Dutch satire on John Law of Lauriston)

Background imageFailure Collection: The Judge: a thing of beauty not a joy forever, caricature of Oscar Wilde, pub

The Judge: a thing of beauty not a joy forever, caricature of Oscar Wilde, pub. in New York, 1883 (engraving)
XND75265 The Judge: a thing of beauty not a joy forever, caricature of Oscar Wilde, pub. in New York, 1883 (engraving); Private Collection; (add.info.: lecturing tour of the United States;)

Background imageFailure Collection: 1986 Italian GP

1986 Italian GP
AUTODROMO NAZIONALE MONZA, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 07: Stefan Johansson, Ferrari F1/86, with fire and smoke at the rear of the car during the Italian GP at Autodromo Nazionale Monza on September 07



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"Failure: A Reflection on Life's Trials and Setbacks" MACCARI, Cesare (1840-1919). Cicero Denouncing: In this powerful painting, Cicero denounces failure as a mere stepping stone towards success. The Ladder of Fortune: Climbing the ladder of fortune often involves stumbling upon failures that teach us valuable lessons along the way. Scene at the Battle of Gettysburg: Even in the face of defeat they can ignite resilience and determination to rise again stronger than ever before. Two businessmen and different business models: Failure serves as a contrasting backdrop for two businessmen; one embracing risks while learning from failures, while the other hesitates due to fear itself. Thucydides / Bust: As Thucydides once said, "The secret to happiness is freedom. . And the secret to freedom is courage. " Embracing our failures with courage leads us closer to true fulfillment. Moon Phase Sequence: Just like phases of the moon cycle through darkness before illuminating fully, our journey through life encounters moments that ultimately lead us towards growth and enlightenment. An unemployed lumberjack with his wife in a migrant workers camp for bean harvest by Dorothea Lange (1939): This poignant photograph reminds us that even amidst hardship and societal labels like unemployment or poverty, individuals possess immense strength within themselves despite perceived failures. Admiral Teddy Evans - British naval officer and Antarctic explorer (1916): Admiral Evans' expedition faced numerous setbacks but demonstrated how perseverance in times of adversity can transform apparent failures into remarkable achievements. Ruins in Los Escullos against Milky Way background: Amidst ruins lies an opportunity for rebirth; just as celestial bodies illuminate dark skies, we find hope after experiencing personal or collective failures. RAILROAD COLLISION (1896) at Crush, Texas.