Failure Quotes

Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not: nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not: the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.-Calvin Coolidge



But man is not made for defeat. A man can be destroyed but not defeated.-Ernest Hemingway



A failure is not always a mistake, it may simply be the best one can do under the circumstances. The real mistake is to stop trying.-B. F. Skinner



It’s fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.-Bill Gates



Failure is the key to success; each mistake teaches us something.-Morihei Ueshiba



Every failure is a step to success. – William Whewell



Success is not built on success. It’s built on failure. It’s built on frustration. Sometimes its built on catastrophe.-Sumner Redstone



Success breeds complacency. Complacency breeds failure. Only the paranoid survive.-Andy Grove



I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.-Thomas A. Edison



Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.-Truman Capote



The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.-Ralph Waldo Emerson



You are capable of more than you know. Choose a goal that seems right for you and strive to be the best, however hard the path. Aim high. Behave honorably. Prepare to be alone at times, and to endure failure. Persist! The world needs all you can give.-E. O. Wilson



Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit.-Napoleon Hill



An essential aspect of creativity is not being afraid to fail.-Edwin Land



Do not be embarrassed by your failures, learn from them and start again.-Richard Branson



The season of failure is the best time for sowing the seeds of success. – Paramahansa Yogananda



It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all, in which case you have failed by default.-J. K. Rowling



A man can fail many times, but he isn’t a failure until he begins to blame somebody else.-John Burroughs



Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty, and persistence.-Colin Powell



You always pass failure on your way to success.-Mickey Rooney



Mistakes are the portals of discovery.-James Joyce



I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying.-Michael Jordan



Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.-Winston Churchill



Failure is always an option.-Adam Savage



Winning is great, sure, but if you are really going to do something in life, the secret is learning how to lose. Nobody goes undefeated all the time. If you can pick up after a crushing defeat, and go on to win again, you are going to be a champion someday.-Wilma Rudolph



Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure… than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.-Theodore Roosevelt



Remember that failure is an event, not a person. – Zig Ziglar



It’s best to have failure happen early in life. It wakes up the Phoenix bird in you so you rise from the ashes.-Anne Baxter



Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.-Thomas A. Edison



Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end. Failure is something we can avoid only by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.-Denis Waitley



If at first you don’t succeed, failure may be your style.-Quentin Crisp



My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.-Abraham Lincoln



If you’re not failing every now and again, it’s a sign you’re not doing anything very innovative.Woody Allen



Ambition is the last refuge of the failure.-Oscar Wilde



Do not brood over your past mistakes and failures as this will only fill your mind with grief, regret and depression. Do not repeat them in the future.-Swami Sivananda



Success is often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable.-Coco Chanel



You make mistakes. Mistakes don’t make you. – Maxwell Maltz


Achievement is not always success, while reputed failure often is. It is honest endeavor, persistent effort to do the best possible under any and all circumstances.-Orison Swett Marden



Failure is not fatal, but failure to change might be.-John Wooden



Failure is impossible.-Susan B. Anthony



Failure is a word unknown to me.-Muhammad Ali Jinnah



Failures, repeated failures, are finger posts on the road to achievement. One fails forward toward success.-C. S. Lewis



Success comes when people act together; failure tends to happen alone.-Deepak Chopra



My fault, my failure, is not in the passions I have, but in my lack of control of them.-Jack Kerouac



The person interested in success has to learn to view failure as a healthy, inevitable part of the process of getting to the top.-Joyce Brothers



There is no such thing as failure. There are only results.-Tony Robbins



If you learn from defeat, you haven’t really lost. – Zig Ziglar





There are some defeats more triumphant than victories.-Michel de Montaigne




The guns and the bombs, the rockets and the warships, are all symbols of human failure.-Lyndon B. Johnson



Success isn’t permanent and failure isn’t fatal.-Mike Ditka



I don’t believe in failure. It is not failure if you enjoyed the process.-Oprah Winfrey



Failure happens all the time. It happens every day in practice. What makes you better is how you react to it.-Mia Hamm



The surest way to fail is not to determine to succeed.-Richard Brinsley Sheridan



You cannot climb the ladder of success dressed in the costume of failure.-Zig Ziglar



Show me a good and gracious loser and I’ll show you a failure.-Knute Rockne




Age wrinkles the body. Quitting wrinkles the soul.-Douglas MacArthur



Never walk away from failure. On the contrary, study it carefully and imaginatively for its hidden assets. – Michael Korda



Our best successes often come after our greatest disappointments.-Henry Ward Beecher



Losing is no disgrace if you’ve given your best.-Jim Palmer



Do not fear mistakes. You will know failure. Continue to reach out.-Benjamin Franklin

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