Failure Quotes

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



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



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



Our most profitable lessons are learned from failure, not success. -Frank Davidson



You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take. -Wayne Gretzky



Failure is only the opportunity to begin again more intelligently. -Henry Ford



Misfortunes one can endure -- they come from outside, they are accidents. But to suffer for one's own faults -- Ah! there is the sting of life. -Oscar Wilde



Courage is going from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm. -Winston Churchill



If you’re gonna be a failure, at least be one at something you enjoy. -Sylvester Stallone



What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail? -Robert H. Schuller



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



Be of good cheer. Do not think of today's failures, but of the success that may come tomorrow. You have set yourselves a difficult task, but you will succeed if you persevere; and you will find joy in overcoming obstacles. Remember, no effort that we make to attain something beautiful is ever lost. -Helen Keller


There’s always failure. And there’s always disappointment. And there’s always loss. But the secret is learning from the loss, and realizing that none of those holes are vacuums. -Michael J. Fox


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


Failure is success if we learn from it. -Malcolm S. Forbes



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



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



Failure is not a single, cataclysmic event. You don’t fail overnight. Instead, failure is a few errors in judgement, repeated every day. -Jim Rohn



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



It is not rejection itself that people fear, it is the possible consequences of rejection. Preparing to accept those consequences and viewing rejection as a learning experience that will bring you closer to success, will not only help you to conquer the fear of rejection, but help you to appreciate rejection itself. -Bo Bennett



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



It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation. -Herman Melville



Children have a lesson adults should learn, to not be ashamed of failing, but to get up and try again. Most of us adults are so afraid, so cautious, so 'safe,' and therefore so shrinking and rigid and afraid that it is why so many humans fail. Most middle-aged adults have resigned themselves to failure. -Malcolm X



Eighty percent of success is showing up. -Woody Allen



Kites rise highest against the wind, not with it. -Winston Churchill



A bad day for your ego is a great day for your soul. -Jillian Michaels



Make failure your teacher, not your undertaker. -Zig Ziglar



Our greatest fear should not be of failure but of succeeding at things in life that don't really matter. -Francis Chan



Failure is unimportant. It takes courage to make a fool of yourself. -Charlie Chaplin



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



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



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



Sometimes it takes a good fall to really know where you stand. -Hayley Williams



If it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something. -Franklin D. Roosevelt



Edison failed 10,000 times before he made the electric light. Do not be discouraged if you fail a few times. -Napoleon Hill


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


When you fall try to land on your back because if you can look up, you can stand up. -Les Brown



If you’re not failing every now and again, it’s a sign you’re playing it safe. -Woody Allen



If there exists no possibility of failure, then victory is meaningless. - Robert H. Schuller



The journey is the reward. -Chinese Proverb



Failure doesn't mean you are a failure... it just means you haven't succeeded yet. -Robert Schuller



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


It’s easy to have faith in yourself when you’re a winner, when you’re number one. What you’ve got to have is faith in yourself when you’re not a winner. -Vince Lombardi



Men succeed when they realize that their failures are the preparation for their victories. -Ralph Waldo Emerson



I advise you to stop sharing your dreams with people who try to hold you back, even if they're your parents. Because, if you're the kind of person who senses there's something out there for you beyond whatever it is you're expected to do - if you want to be EXTRA-ordinary- you will not get there by hanging around a bunch of people who tell you you're not extraordinary. Instead, you will probably become as ordinary as they expect you to be. -Kelly Cutrone



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



Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another stepping stone to greatness. -Oprah Winfrey



Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn. -C. S. Lewis



When I was a young man I observed that nine out of ten things I did were failures. I didn’t want to be a failure, so I did ten times more work. -George Bernard Shaw



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



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



There is much to be said for failure. It is more interesting than success. -Max Beerbohm



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



There is no failure. Only feedback. -Robert Allen



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



A failure is a man who has blundered but is not capable of cashing in on the experience. -Elbert Hubbard



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



No success in public life can compensate for failure in the home. -Benjamin Disraeli



Supposing you have tried and failed again and again. You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing we call "failure" is not the falling down, but the staying down. -Mary Pickford



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



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



There is no failure except in no longer trying. -Elbert Hubbard



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



It has always seemed strange to me...The things we admire in men, kindness and generosity, openness, honesty, understanding and feeling, are the concomitants of failure in our system. And those traits we detest, sharpness, greed, acquisitiveness, meanness, egotism and self-interest, are the traits of success. -John Steinbeck



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



Failure is always an option. -Adam Savage



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



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



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



Any coward can fight a battle when he’s sure of winning; but give me the man who has pluck to fight when he’s sure of losing. -George Eliot



It only ‘doesn’t work out’ if you quit. Never, ever quit! -Mike Dooley



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



Life is full of screwups. You're supposed to fail sometimes. It's a required part of the human existance. -Sarah Dessen



We cannot start over, but we can begin now, and make a new beginning. -Zig Ziglar



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


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