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Every failure brings with it the seed of an equivalent success.
Napoleon Hill

Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising every time we fail.
Confucius

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.
Elizabeth Taylor

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

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.
Henry Ford

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
ultimately fail.
Woodrow Wilson

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.
Og Mandino

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

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.
Robert Kiyosaki

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 win.
Elie Wiesel

If you want to be rich, never give up. People tend to give up. If you have persistence, you
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.
Jordan Belfort

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

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.
Anthony Robbins

There was never any fear for me, no fear of failure. If I miss a shot, so what?
Michael Jordan

When we begin to take our failures non-seriously, it means we are ceasing to be afraid of
them.
Katherine Mansfield

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.
Les Brown

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.
Denis Waitley

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.
Thomas Merton

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
wrong.
Epictetus

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.
George Washington

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.
Les Brown

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 is an event, not a person. Yesterday ended last night.
Zig Ziglar

If you can't bear to have your face stepped on, don't try to climb the ladder of success.
Evan Esar

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