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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