Failure quotes page 1
Every failure brings with it the seed of an equivalent success.
Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising every time we fail.
The ups and downs, the problems and stress, along with all the happiness, have given me
optimism and hope because I am living proof of survival.
All my successes have been built on my failures.
If success or failure of this planet and of human beings depended on how I am and what I do
- how would I be? What would I do?
Richard Buckminster Fuller
Failure is only the opportunity to begin again, only this time more wisely.
Failures are finger posts on the road to achievement.
C. S. Lewis
I would rather fail in a cause that will ultimately triumph than to triumph in a cause that will
I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.
Thomas A. Edison
Defeat. What is it? Nothing but a little education, nothing but the first step to something
better. The only people who never fail are those who never, never try.
If you're not failing every now and again, it's a sign you're not doing anything very
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.
Joanne K. Rowling
People who avoid failure also avoid success.
Men never plan to be failures - they simply fail to plan to be successful.
William Arthur Ward
There are victories of the soul and spirit. Sometimes, even if you lose, you
If you want to be rich, never give up. People tend to give up. If you have
will come out ahead of most people. More importantly, you will learn. When you do something,
you might fail. But that's not because you're a failure. It's because you have not learned
enough. Do it differently each time. One day, you will do it right. Failure is your friend.
What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?
It is not life's events that are causing problems or stress. It is your resistance to life's events
that is causing this experience.
Michael A. Singer
There is no such thing as failure. There are only results.
There was never any fear for me, no fear of failure. If I miss a shot, so what?
Just because fate doesn't deal you the right cards, it doesn't mean you should give up. It
just means you have to play the cards you get to their maximum potential.
You're never beaten until you admit it.
George S. Patton
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.
The truth that many people never understand, until it is too late, is that the more you try to
avoid suffering the more you suffer because smaller and more significant things begin to
torture you in proportion to your fear of being hurt.
In any events, however seemingly dire, there is nothing to prevent us from searching for its
hidden opportunity. It is a failure of the imagination not to do so. But to seek out the
opportunity in situations requires a great deal of courage, for most people around you will
persist in interpreting events in the grossest terms: success or failure, good or bad, right or
Give yourself room to fail. There are no mistakes, only learning experiences.
Robert A. Glover
99 percent of failures come from people who make excuses.
None of us can be free of conflict and woe. Even the greatest men have had to accept
disappointments as their daily bread.
Bernard Mannes Baruch
Anytime you suffer a setback or disappointment, put your head down and plow ahead.
I honestly think it is better to be a failure at something you love than to be a success at
something you hate.
Failure is an event, not a person. Yesterday ended last night.
If you can't bear to have your face stepped on, don't try to climb the ladder of success.