405+ Failure Quotes And Saying

Failure Quotes: A bad day for your ego is a great day for your soul. A failure doesn’t mean you are unworthy, nor does it preclude success on the next try. Fear of weakness only strengthens weakness.” Criss Jami. Don’t fear failure so much that you refuse to try new things.

The saddest summary of a life contains three descriptions: could have, might have, and should have.


A hundred failures would not matter when one single success could change the destiny of the world. Arthur C. Clarke

Failure Quotes
Failure Quotes

A little more persistence a little more effort and what seemed hopeless failure may turn to glorious success. Elbert Hubbard

A minute’s success pays the failure of years. Robert Browning

A person who doubts himself is like a man who would enlist in the ranks of his enemies and bear arms against himself. He makes his failure certain by himself being the first person to be convinced of it. Alexander Dumas

A word of encouragement during a failure is worth more than an hour of praise after success. Unknown

Act as if it were impossible to fail.” Dorothea Brande

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

All men make mistakes, but a good man yields when he knows his course is wrong and repairs the evil. The only crime is pride. Sophocles

All my successes have been built on my failures.” Benjamin Disraeli

Always remember that failure is an event, not a person. Zig Ziglar

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An action committed in anger, is an action doomed to failure. Genghis Khan

An architect’s most useful tools are an eraser at the drafting board, and a wrecking bar at the site. Frank Lloyd Wright

Any being, any agent, who can truly say, “Well, it seemed like a good idea at the time!” is standing on the threshold of brilliance. Daniel Dennett

Anyone who attempts is not a failure. Sarah Dessen

Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new. Albert Einstein

Apprentice yourself in failure. Robert Greene

Attitude is the essence of failure or success. Unknown

Bad times have a scientific value. These are occasions a good learner would not miss. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent. Marilyn vos Savant

Being open about problems is the first step toward learning from them… We must think of the cost of failure as an investment in the future. Ed Catmull (Creativity, Inc.)

Blame is not for failure. It is for failing to help or ask for help. Jorgen Vig Knudstorp (Lego)

Failure Quotes
Failure Quotes

But instead of spending our lives running towards our dreams, we are often running away from a fear of failure or a fear of criticism. Eric Wright

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Confidence is what we get when we take fear, face it and replace it.” Tim Fargo

Criticism is just someone else’s opinion. Even people who are experts in their fields are sometimes wrong. It is up to you to choose whether to believe some of it, none of it, or all of it. What you think is what counts.” Rodolfo Costa

Failure Quotes
Failure Quotes

Defeat is not the worst of failures. Not to have tried is the true failure. George Woodberry

Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.” Dale Carnegie

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

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

Do not waste yourself in rejection, nor bark against the bad, but chant the beauty of the good. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Do one thing every day that scares you.” Eleanor Roosevelt

Do the one thing you think you cannot do. Fail at it. Try again. Do better the second time. The only people who never tumble are those who never mount the high wire. Oprah Winfrey

Don’t be afraid of missing opportunities. Behind every failure is an opportunity somebody wishes they had missed.” Lily Tomlin

Don’t brood. Get on with living and loving. You don’t have forever. Leo Buscaglia

Don’t bury your failures, let them inspire you. Robert T. Kiyosaki

Don’t face the fear, and you’ll be its slave. Face the fear, and now you are its master. The death of fear is then certain.” Giovanni Dienstmann

Don’t fear failure. Not failure, but low aim, is the crime. In great attempts it is glorious even to fail.” Bruce Lee

Don’t think of it as failure. Think of it as time-released success. Robert Orben

Don’t wait for things to be perfect before you share them with others. Show early and show often. It’ll be pretty when we get there, but it won’t be pretty along the way. Ed Catmull (Creativity, Inc.)

Failure Quotes
Failure Quotes

Don’t worry about failure – you only have to be right once. Drew Houston

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Don’t worry about failures, worry about the chances you miss when you don’t even try. Jack Canfield

Either you have dreams big enough to overcome your fears or you have fears big enough to overcome your dreams.” Orrin Woodward

Failure Quotes
Failure Quotes

Embrace failure. Never never quit. Get very comfortable with that uneasy feeling of going against the grain and trying something new. Terry Crews

Even the worst shit that happens to you can be converted into gold if you are clever enough. Robert Greene

Even those who venture to dip a toe in the pond of risk never allow themselves to get used to the water. David Viscott

Ever has it been that loves knows not its own death until the hour of separation. Khalil Gibran

Ever meet someone who’s always had everything work out for them with zero struggle? They usually have the depth of a puddle. Or they don’t exist. Chris Hardwick

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

Every experience, encounter, and particularly your mistakes are there to teach you and force you into being more of who you are. Oprah Winfrey

Every time they told me “no”, I just got stronger. Lady Gaga

Everything negative – pressure, challenges – is all an opportunity for me to rise. Kobe Bryant

Everything you want is on the other side of fear.” Jack Canfield

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Excuses are the nails used to build a house of failure. Jim Rohn

Experience is merely the name men gave to their mistakes. Oscar Wilde

Experience teaches slowly, and at the cost of mistakes.” James A. Froude

Face failure head on, don’t be afraid of it, and people will support and welcome you even more. Richard Branson

Failure after long perseverance is much grander than never to have a striving good enough to be called a failure. George Eliot

Failure always brings something valuable with it. I don’t let it leave until I extract that value. Scott Adams

Failure and invention are inseparable twins. Jeff Bezos (Amazon)

Failure at some point in your life is inevitable, but giving up is unforgivable. Joe Biden

Failure changes for the better, success for the worse. Seneca

Failure does not mean that you’ll never get what you want, sometimes failure means that you have to fight harder for something better. Unknown

Failure doesn’t define you. It’s what you do after you fail that determines whether you are a leader or a waste of perfectly good air. Sabaa Tahir

Failure doesn’t kill you… it increases your desire to make something happen. Kevin Costner

Failure Quotes
Failure Quotes

Failure doesn’t mean you are a failure it just means you haven’t succeeded yet.” Robert H. Schuller

Failure either ruins you or turns you into the man you can become. Tucker Max

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

Failure is a bruise, not a tattoo. Jon Sinclair

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Failure is a detour, not a dead-end street.” Zig Ziglar

Failure is a state of mind. It’s like one of those sand traps an ant lion digs. You keep sliding back. Takes one hell of a jump to get out of it. John Steinbeck

Failure Quotes
Failure Quotes

Failure is an attitude, not an outcome. Harvey MacKay

Failure is an importance part of your growth… Don’t be afraid to fail. Michelle Obama

Failure is an option here. If things are not failing, you are not innovating enough. Elon Musk (Tesla)

Failure is enriching. It’s also important to accept that you’ll make mistakes — it’s how you build your expertise. The trick is to learn a positive lesson from all of life’s negative moments. Alain Ducasse

Failure is instructive. The person who really thinks learns quite as much from his failures as from his successes. John Dewey

Failure is nature’s plan to prepare you for great responsibilities.” Napoleon Hill

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

Failure is nothing more than learning how to win. Robin Sharma

Failure is painful, and our feelings about this pain tend to screw up our understanding of its worth. To disentangle the good and the bad parts of failure, we have to recognize both the reality of the pain and the benefit of the resulting growth. Ed Catcull

Failure is part of the process of success. People who avoid failure also avoid success. Robert T. Kiyosaki

Failure is simply an opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently. Henry Ford

Failure is so important. We speak about success all the time. It is the ability to resist failure or use failure that often leads to greater success. I’ve met people who don’t want to try for fear of failing.” J.K. Rowling

Failure is success if we learn from it.” Malcolm Forbes

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

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Failure isn’t fatal, but failure to change might be” John Wooden

Failure saves lives. In the airline industry, every time a plane crashes the probability of the next crash is lowered by that. The Titanic saved lives because we’re building bigger and bigger ships. So these people died, but we have effectively improved the safety of the system, and nothing failed in vain. Nassim Nicholas Talib

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

Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.” Og Mandino

Failures are finger posts on the road to achievement.” C.S. Lewis

Failures can be seen as information or they can be seen as a threat to your sense of self. Embracing the former definition will help you learn and improve. Succumbing to the latter will make you timid and resentful. The Stoic Emperor

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

Fear is the main source of superstition, and one of the main sources of cruelty. To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.” Bertrand Russell

Failure Quotes
Failure Quotes

Fear kills more dreams than failure ever will.” – Suzy Kassem

Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering.” Yoda

Fear of failure is a ticket to mediocrity. If you’re not failing from time to time, you’re not pushing yourself. And if you’re not pushing yourself, you’re coasting.” Eric Zorn

Fear of failure is not sufficient justification for not pursuing what you want to do. Ryan Normandin

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First principle: never to let one’s self be beaten down by persons or by events. Marie Curie

For every failure, there’s an alternative course of action. You just have to find it. When you come to a roadblock, take a detour.” Mary Kay Ash

Failure Quotes
Failure Quotes

Forget about the consequences of failure. Failure is only a temporary change in direction to set you straight for your next success.” Denis Waitley

Forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future. Norman Vincent Peale

Giving up is the only sure way to fail.” Gena Showalter

Good people are good because they’ve come to wisdom through failure. We get very little wisdom from success, you know. William Saroyan

He knows the water best who has waded through it.” Danish Proverb

He who fears being conquered is sure of defeat.” Napoleon Bonaparte

Heavy hearts, like heavy clouds in the sky, are best relieved by the letting of a little water. Christopher Morley

How we deal with tragedy defines who we are. I used to be terrible at it. Beyond terrible. You are not going to let this deflate you. You are going to pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and we will figure out what the next step is. Chris Traeger

Human beings are the only creatures who are allowed to fail. If an ant fails, it’s dead. But we’re allowed to learn from our mistakes and from our failures. And that’s how I learn, by falling flat on my face and picking myself up and starting all over again. Madeleine L’Engle

I arise to face my failures every morning, but I never fail to face them.” Gino Norris

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

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I didn’t fail the test, I just found 100 ways to do it wrong. Benjamin Franklin

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

I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.” Bill Cosby

I don’t mind losing as long as I see improvement or I feel I’ve done as well as I possibly could. Carol Dweck

I don’t understand a way to work other than bold-facedly running towards failure. Cate Blanchett

I don’t want the fear of failure to stop me from doing what I really care about. Emma Watson

I feel there’s an existential angst among young people. I didn’t have that. They see enormous mountains, where I only saw one little hill to climb. Sergey Brin

I have always been pushed by the negative. The apparent failure of a play sends me back to my typewriter that very night, before the reviews are out. I am more compelled to get back to work than if I had a success. Tennessee Williams

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

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I honestly think it is better to be a failure at something you love than to be a success at something you hate. George Burns

I honestly think it is better to be a failure at something you love than to be a success at something you hate.” George Burns

Failure Quotes
Failure Quotes

I must be taken as I have been made. The success is not mine, the failure is not mine, but the two together make me. Charles Dickens

I thank God for my failures. Maybe not at the time but after some reflection. Dolly Parton

I think it’s important to have a good hard failure when you’re young. I learned a lot out of that. Because it makes you kind of aware of what can happen to you. Because of it I’ve never had any fear in my whole life when we’ve been near collapse and all of that. I’ve never been afraid. I’ve never had the feeling I couldn’t walk out and get a job doing something. Walt Disney

I think perfection is ugly. Somewhere in the things humans make, I want to see scars, failure, disorder, distortion. Yohji Yamamoto

I think perfection is ugly. Somewhere in the things humans make, I want to see scars, failure, disorder, distortion.” Yohji Yamamoto

I think you have to try and fail, because failure gets you closer to what you’re good at. Louis C.K.

If at first you don’t succeed, destroy all evidence that you tried. Steven Wright

If at first you don’t succeed, get a bigger hammer. Alan Lewis

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. Then quit. There’s no point in being a damn fool about it. W. C. Fields

If I had to live my life again, I’d make the same mistakes, only sooner. Tallulah Bankhead

If we will be quiet and ready enough, we shall find compensation in every disappointment. Henry David Thoreau

If you are afraid to fail, your successes will be few, common, and unmemorable.” Lorii Myers

If you are afraid to learn from your mistakes, you will more than likely keep repeating them. Robert Greene

If you aren’t experiencing failure, then you are making a far worse mistake: You are being driven by the desire to avoid it. Ed Catmull

If you aren’t making mistakes, you aren’t taking enough risks. Debbie Millman

If you don’t try at anything you can’t fail… it takes back bone to lead the life you want. Richard Yates

If you experiment a lot you will fail often but at the same time your odds of success will also increase. Success and failure go hand in hand; they are not mutually exclusive. Learn to look at success and failure as gradations on a continuum, not as binary opposites. The Ancient Sage

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If you fell down yesterday, stand up today. H. G. Wells

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

If you set your goals ridiculously high and it’s a failure, you will fail above everyone else’s success. James Camron

If you want something you can have it, but only if you want everything that goes with it, including all the hard work and the despair, and only if you’re willing to risk failure. Philip Pullman

If you want to increase your success rate, double your failure rate. Thomas J. Watson

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

If you’re not prepared to be wrong, you’ll never come up with anything original. Ken Robinson

If you’re waiting until you feel talented enough to make it, you’ll never make it. Criss Jami

In a crowded marketplace, fitting in is a failure. In a busy marketplace, not standing out is the same as being invisible. Seth Godin

In a fear-based, failure-averse culture, people will consciously or unconsciously avoid risk. They will seek instead to repeat something safe that’s been good enough in the past. Their work will be derivative, not innovative. But if you can foster a positive understanding of failure, the opposite will happen. Ed Catmull

In a world that’s changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is to not taking risks. Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook)

In any case, you must not confuse a single failure with a final defeat. F. Scott Fitzgerald

In my experience, each failure contains the seeds of your next success – if you are willing to learn from it. Paul Allen

Failure Quotes
Failure Quotes

It doesn’t matter how far you might rise — at some point, you are bound to stumble. Because if you’re constantly doing what we do — raising the bar — if you’re constantly pushing yourself higher, higher, the law of averages predicts that you will, at some point, fall. Oprah Winfrey

It doesn’t matter how many times you have failed, you only have to be right once. Mark Cuban

It is a mistake to suppose that people succeed through success; they often succeed through failures. Unknown

It is foolish to fear what you cannot avoid.” Publius Syrus

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It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed. Theodore Roosevelt

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 fail by default. J.K. Rowling

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Failure Quotes

It is on our failures that we base a new and different and better success. Havelock Ellis

It is very important to embrace failure and to do a lot of stuff — as much stuff as possible — with as little fear as possible. Stefan Sagmeister

It is wise to keep in mind that neither success nor failure is ever final. Roger Babson

It is your own bad strategies, not the unfair opponent, that are to blame for your failures. You are responsible for the good and bad in your life. Robert Greene

It’s failure that gives you the proper perspective on success. Ellen DeGeneres

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

It’s much, much better to wind up with a lot of crap having tried it than to overthink in the beginning and not do it. Stefan Sagmeister

It’s not easy, but if you accept your misfortune and handle it right, your perceived failure can become a catalyst for profound reinvention. Conan O’Brien

It’s not failure, it’s unfinished success. Unknown

It’s not how far you fall, but how high you bounce that counts. Zig Ziglar

It’s only when you risk failure that you discover things. When you play it safe, you’re not expressing the utmost of your human experience. Lupita Nyong’o

I’m not crying because of you; you’re not worth it. I’m crying because my delusion of who you were was shattered by the truth of who you are. Steve Maraboli

I’m not going to get somewhere and say, ‘OK, I’m done.’ Success is never final; I’ll just keep on going. The same way as failure never being fatal. Just keep going. I’m going to the stars and then past them. Conor McGregor

I’m not the first to say that failure, when approached properly, can be an opportunity for growth. Ed Catmull (Creativity, Inc.)

I’ve come to believe that all my past failure and frustration were actually laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living I now enjoy.” Tony Robbins

I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed. Michael Jordan

Just because you fail once doesn’t mean you’re gonna fail at everything. Marilyn Monroe

Just because you failed doesn’t mean you can’t succeed. We all fail. Mentally resilient people realize that its not failure that defines your identity but how you respond. Shane Parrish

Keep on beginning and failing. Each time you fail, start all over again, and you will grow stronger until you have accomplished a purpose – not the one you began with perhaps, but one you’ll be glad to remember. Anne Sullivan

Keep your head up in failure, and your head down in success. Jerry Seinfeld

Key to failure: Trying to please everyone. Unknown

Learning starts with failure; the first failure is the beginning of education. John Hersey

Learning to fail well means learning to understand your mistakes, because unless you know what went wrong, you may do the wrong things to correct it. Megan McArdle

Failure Quotes
Failure Quotes

Let the fear of failure be the background noise of your success.” Giovanni Dienstmann

Life is a Tetris. Do something good, it disappears immediately. But mistakes, they accumulate themselves. In the end everyone loses. Alexandra Melo

Life is to be lived, not controlled; and humanity is won by continuing to play in face of certain defeat. Ralph Ellison

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Like success, failure is many things to many people. With positive mental attitude, failure is a learning experience, a rung on the ladder, and a plateau at which to get your thoughts in order to prepare to try again. W. Clement Stone

Losers quit when they fail. Winners fail until they succeed. Robert T. Kiyosaki

Failure Quotes
Failure Quotes

Love the moment. Flowers grow out of dark moments. Therefore, each moment is vital. It affects the whole. Life is a succession of such moments and to live each, is to succeed. Corita Kent

Make new mistakes. Make glorious, amazing mistakes. Make mistakes nobody’s ever made before. Neil Gaiman

Making your mark on the world is hard. If it were easy, everybody would do it. But it’s not. It takes patience, it takes commitment, and it comes with plenty of failure along the way. Barack Obama

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

Many times, the thought of fear itself is greater than what it is we fear.” Idowu Koyenikan

Maybe I’m lucky to be going so slowly, because I may be going in the wrong direction. Ashleigh Brilliant

Mishaps are like knives, that either serve us or cut us, as we grasp them by the blade or the handle. James Russell Lowell

Mistakes and failures are precisely your means of education. They tell you about your own inadequacies. Robert Greene

Mistakes are proof that you are trying. Unknown

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Mistakes are the portals of discovery.” James Joyce

Mistakes aren’t a necessary evil. They aren’t evil at all. They are an inevitable consequence of doing something new (and, as such, should be seen as valuable; without them, we’d have no originality). Ed Catmull

Most competitors quit long before they’ve created something that makes it to the top. Seth Godin

Most things break, including hearts. The lessons of life amount not to wisdom, but to scar tissue and callus. Wallace Stegner

My best successes came on the heels of failures. Barbara Concoran

My grandmother once told me, ‘Don’t let failure go to your heart and don’t let success go to your head.’” Will Smith

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

My reputation grows with every failure. George Bernard Shaw

Negative results are just what I want. They’re just as valuable to me as positive results. I can never find the thing that does the job best until I find the ones that don’t. Thomas A. Edison

Never be afraid to try something new. Remember, amateurs built the ark; professionals built the Titanic. Unknown

Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat.” F. Scott Fitzgerald

Never let success get to your head and never let failure get to your heart. Ziad Abdelnour

Never let the fear of striking out get in your way.” George Herman “Babe” Ruth

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

Ninety-nine percent of the failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses. George Washington Carver

Failure Quotes
Failure Quotes

No garden is without its weeds. Thomas Fuller

No human ever became interesting by not failing. The more you fail and recover and improve, the better you are as a person. Chris Hardwick

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No man is a failure who is enjoying life.” William Feather

No man is defeated without until he has first been defeated within. Eleanor Roosevelt

Failure Quotes
Failure Quotes

No matter what challenges or setbacks or disappointments you may encounter along the way, you will find true success and happiness if you have only one goal — there really is only one, and that is this: To fulfill the highest, most truthful expression of yourself as a human being. Oprah Winfrey

No matter what one does, regardless of failure or success, the experience is a form of success in itself. Jack Ma (alibaba.com)

No worldly success can compensate for failure in the home. David O. McKay

Not failure, but low aim, is a crime. James Russell Lowell

Nothing fails like success because we don’t learn from it. We learn only from failure. Kenneth Boudling

Once the ego inflates it will only come back to earth through some jarring failure. Robert Greene (Mastery)

Once we realize that imperfect understanding is the human condition there is no shame in being wrong, only in failing to correct our mistakes. George Soros

One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.” Andre Gide

One makes mistakes; that is life. But it is never a mistake to have loved. Romain Rolland

One who fears failure limits his activities. Failure is only the opportunity to more intelligently begin again.” Henry Ford

One who fears failure limits his activities.” Henry Ford

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Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly. Robert F. Kennedy

Our business in life is not to succeed, but to continue to fail in good spirits. Robert Louis Stevenson

Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. Oliver Goldsmith

Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time. Thomas A. Edison

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Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever.” Lance Armstrong

Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything – all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure – these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important.” Steve Jobs

Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I built my life.” J.K. Rowling

Short term pain has more impact on most people than long-term benefits do, which is why it’s so important for you to amplify the long-term benefits of not quitting. Seth Godin (The Dip)

Some of the best lessons we ever learn we learn from our mistakes and failures. The error of the past is the wisdom of the future. Tryon Edwards

Sometimes it takes a wrong turn to get you to the right place. Mandy Hale

Sometimes life’s going to hit you in the head with a brick. Don’t lose faith. Steve Jobs

Sometimes people let the same problem make them miserable for years when they could just say “so what”. That’s one of my favorite things to say: “So what”. Andy Warhol

Sometimes when things are falling apart, they may actually be falling into place. J. Lynn

Sorrow, disappointment, failure – learn from them. Then let them go. Unknown

Sport and life is about losing. It’s about understanding how to lose. Lynn Davies

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

Success depends upon previous preparation, and without such preparation there is sure to be failure. Confucius

Success is not a good teacher, failure makes you humble. Shah Rukh Khan

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

Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” Winston Churchill

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

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Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” Winston Churchill

Success is usually the culmination of controlling failure. Sylvester Stallone

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

Failure Quotes
Failure Quotes

Success or failure is caused more by mental attitude than by mental capacity. Walter Scott

Such a simple concept, yet so true: that which we manifest is before us; we are the creators of our own destiny. Be it through intention or ignorance, our successes and our failures have been brought on by none other than ourselves. Garth Stein

Take risks: if you win, you will be happy; if you lose, you will be wise.” Anonymous

Talk about your failures without apologizing. Brené Brown

The attempt to avoid failure makes failure more likely. Ed Catmull

The best way out is always through. Robert Frost

The bigger the failure, the greater the lesson. Unknown

The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something. Because the brick walls are there to stop the people who don’t want it badly enough. They’re there to stop the other people. Randy Pausch (The Last Lecture, YouTube video)

The chief trick to making good mistakes is not to hide them — especially not from yourself. Daniel Dennett

The cost of failure is…learning. Neil Strauss

The difference between average people and achieving people is their perception of and response to failure. John C. Maxwell

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

The greatest mistake you can make in life is to continually be afraid you will make one.” Elbert Hubbard

The heart will break, but broken live on. Lord Byron

The hottest love has the coldest end. Socrates

The majority of men meet with failure because of their lack of persistence in creating new plans to take the place of those which fail. Napoleon Hill

The master has failed more times than the beginner has even tried. Stephen McCranie

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The men who try to do something and fail are infinitely better than those who try to do nothing and succeed. Lloyd Jones

The only failure is not to try.” George Clooney

The only real failure in life is not to be true to the best one knows.” Buddha

The only real failure is the failure to try, and the measure of success is how we cope with disappointment. Deborah Moggach

The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing. Henry Ford

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The only real stumbling block is fear of failure. In cooking you’ve got to have a ‘What the hell?’ attitude. Julia Child

The only risk of failure is promotion. Scott Adams

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Failure Quotes

The only time you don’t fail is the last time you try anything – and it works. William Strong

The person who failed often knows how to avoid future failures. The person who knows only success can be more oblivious to all the pitfalls. Randy Pausch

The phoenix must burn to emerge. Janet Finch

The real embarrassing issue about failure is your own acknowledgement that you’re not a genius, that you’re not as good as you thought you were. […] There’s only one solution: You must embrace failure. Milton Glaser

The real test is not whether you avoid this failure, because you won’t. It’s whether you let it harden or shame you into inaction, or whether you learn from it; whether you choose to persevere. Barack Obama

The road to success and the road to failure are almost exactly the same. Colin R. Davis

The trick is to take advantage of the particular details of the mess you’ve made, so that your next attempt will be informed by it and not just another blind stab in the dark. Daniel Dennett

There are defeats more triumphant than victories. Michel de Montaigne

There are no failures, just experiences and your reactions to them. Tom Krause

There are no secrets to success: don’t waste time looking for them. Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty to those for whom you work, and persistence. Colin Powell

There are two kinds of failures: those who thought and never did, and those who did and never thought. Laurence J. Peter

There is no disgrace in honest failure; there is disgrace in fearing to fail. What is past is useful only as it suggests ways and means for progress. Henry Ford

There is no failure except in no longer trying.” Chris Bradford

There is no failure unless one stops. Not to work is to cease, tighten up, become nervous and therefore destructive of the creative process. Ray Bradbury

There is no failure. Only feedback. Robert Allen

There is no growth or success without change. Ed Catmull

There is no learning without some difficulty and fumbling. If you want to keep on learning, you must keep on risking failure — all your life. It’s as simple as that. John W. Gardner

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

There is no such thing as failure. Failure is just life trying to move us in another direction.” Oprah

There is nothing in the world so easy to explain as failure — it is, after all, what everybody does all the time. Susanna Clarke

There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure. Paulo Coelho

There’s meaning in every failure. Find it. Maxime Lagacé

Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it. George Santayana

Those who dare to fail miserably can achieve greatly. John F. Kennedy

Those who truly fail in my eyes are the ones who never try at all. The ones who sit on the couch and whine and moan and wait for the world to change for them. Sarah Dessen

Time heals griefs and quarrels, for we change and are no longer the same persons. Neither the offender nor the offended are any more themselves. Blaise Pascal

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To err is human, to forgive, divine. Alexander Pope

To fail is to give up. But you are in the midst of a moving process. Nothing fails then. All goes on. Work is done. If good, you learn from it. If bad, you learn even more. Ray Bradbury

To live a creative life we must first lose the fear of being wrong.” Joseph Chilton Pearce

Tough situations build strong people. Unknown

Truth is truly known only to those who suffer, lose, endure adversity and stumble from defeat to defeat. Anais Nin

Try again. Fail again. Fail better. Samuel Beckett

Try to acquire the weird practice of savoring your mistakes, delighting in uncovering the strange quirks that led you astray. Daniel Dennett

Turn pain into progress. To be wrong as fast as you can is to sign up for aggressive, rapid learning. Ed Catmull

Ultimately, we all have to decide for ourselves what constitutes failure. But the world is quite eager to give you a set of criteria if you let it. J.K. Rowling

Victory has a hundred fathers, but failure is an orphan. John F. Kennedy

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We are all failures- at least the best of us are.” J.M. Barrie

We are all full of weakness and errors; let us mutually pardon each other our follies. Voltaire

Failure Quotes
Failure Quotes

We don’t have to do all of it alone. We were never meant to. Brené Brown

We don’t need to celebrate failure. We do need to make it safe to admit failure – that’s how we learn from mistakes. Adam Grant

We learn wisdom from failure much more than from success. We often discover what will do, by finding out what will not do; and probably he who never made a mistake never made a discovery. Samuel Smiles

We need to accept that we won’t always make the right decisions, that we’ll screw up royally sometimes—understanding that failure is not the opposite of success, it’s part of success. Arianna Huffington

We pay a heavy price for our fear of failure. It is a powerful obstacle to growth. It assures the progressive narrowing of the personality and prevents exploration and experimentation. John W. Gardner

We read the world wrong and say that it deceives us. Rabindranath Tagore

We shouldn’t be fearful of failure because t is not a monster as we think it is. It’s just a training ground for those who are really striving for excellence in life.” Euginia Herlihy

What is the point of being alive if you don’t at least try to do something remarkable? John Green

What we fear doing most is usually what we most need to do. Tim Ferriss

What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything? Vincent Van Gogh

What would you be glad you did – even if you failed? Brené Brown

When all is said and done, success without happiness is the worst kind of failure. Louis Binstock

When defeat comes, accept it as a signal that your plans are not sound, rebuild those plans, and set sail once more toward your coveted goal. Napoleon Hill

When I was young, I observed that nine out of ten things I did were failures. So I did ten times more work.” George Bernard Shaw

When it comes to creative endeavors, the concept of zero failures is worse than useless. It’s counterproductive. Ed Catmull

When it’s tough, will you give up or will you be relentless? Jeff Bezos

When we give ourselves permission to fail, we, at the same time, give ourselves permission to excel. Eloise Ristad

When we give ourselves permission to fail, we, at the same time, give ourselves permission to excel.” Eloise Ristad

When you enter a mindset, you enter a new world. In one world (the world of fixed traits) success is about proving you’re smart or talented. Validating yourself. In the other (the world of changing qualities) it’s about stretching yourself to learn something new. Developing yourself. Carol S. Dweck

When you fail to prepare, you’re preparing to fail. John Wooden

When you make a mistake, you should learn to take a deep breath, grit your teeth, and then examine your own recollections of the mistake as ruthlessly and as dispassionately as you can manage. Daniel Dennett

When you take risks you learn that there will be times when you succeed and there will be times when you fail, and both are equally important. Ellen DeGeneres

When you take risks you learn that there will be times when you succeed and there will be times when you fail, and both are equally important.” Ellen DeGeneres

When you’re down in the hole, when that moment comes, it’s really okay to feel bad for a little while — give yourself time to mourn what you think you may have lost — but, then, here’s the key: Learn from every mistake. Oprah Winfrey

Why waste time proving over and over how great you are, when you could be getting better? Carol S. Dweck

Winners are not afraid of losing. But losers are. Failure is part of the process of success. People who avoid failure also avoid success.” Robert T. Kiyosaki

With a hint of good judgment, to fear nothing, not failure or suffering or even death, indicates that you value life the most. You live to the extreme; you push limits; you spend your time building legacies. Those do not die. Criss Jami

With a hint of good judgment, to fear nothing, not failure or suffering or even death, indicates that you value life the most. You live to the extreme; you push limits; you spend your time building legacies. Those do not die.” Criss Jami

Without failure there is no achievement. John C. Maxwell

Work finally begins when the fear of doing nothing exceeds the fear of doing it badly. Alain de Botton

Yes, I am imperfect and vulnerable and sometimes afraid, but that doesn’t change the truth that I am brave and worthy of love and belonging. Brené Brown

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

You are not your idea, and if you identify too closely with your ideas, you will take offense when they are challenged. Ed Catmull

Failure Quotes
Failure Quotes

You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone. Close the door on the past. You don’t try to forget the mistakes, but you don’t dwell on it. You don’t let it have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space.” Johnny Cash

You can measure your worth by your dedication to your path, not by your successes or failures. Elizabeth Gilbert, Big Magic

You can’t let your failures define you. You have to let your failures teach you. Barack Obama

You don’t have to hold yourself hostage to who you used to be. Oprah Winfrey

Fear of Failure quotes

You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over.” Richard Branson

You got to go down a lot of wrong roads to find the right one. Bob Parsons

You gotta act. And you gotta be willing to fail… if you’re afraid of failing, you won’t get very far. Steve Jobs

You have to be able to accept failure to get better. LeBron James

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

You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don’t try. Beverly Sills

You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it. Maya Angelou

You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing that we call ‘failure’ is not the falling down, but the staying down. Mary Pickford

You must always be prepared to place a bet on yourself, on your future, by heading in a direction that others seem to fear. Robert Greene

You must cut yourself loose from the past and open your eyes to the present. Robert Greene (The 33 Strategies of War)

You must have long term goals to keep you from being frustrated by short term failures. Charles C. Noble

You need to have faith in yourself. Be brave and take risks. You don’t have to have it all figured out to move forward. Roy T. Bennett

You should become a connoisseur of your own mistakes, turning them over in your mind as if they were works of art, which in a way they are. Daniel Dennett

You want to create a space in which people feel safe to think outside the box, test new approaches, and yes, even fail.

You will have to rise up and say, “I don’t care how hard this is, I don’t care how disappointed I am, I’m not going to let this get the best of me. I’m moving on with my life”. Joel Osteen

Your dream doesn’t have an expiration date. Take a deep breath and try again. Unknown

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Your failure does not define you, your determination does. Unknown

You’ll always miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” Wayne Gretzky

You’re not obligated to win. You’re obligated to keep trying. To the best you can do everyday.” Jason Mraz

You’ve got to experience failure to understand that you can survive it. Tina Fey

You’ve got to get to the stage in life where going for it is more important than winning or losing. Arthur Ashe

– What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?” Vincent van Gogh

“Trying” is the biggest mistake you can make early on in a relationship. It sets a false expectation that you will eventually tire of. Naval Ravikant

What is a famous quote about failure?

Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.” —Robert F.

Who said if you fail?

“If You Fail to Plan, You Are Planning to Fail”