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The Best Failure Quotes Ever

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Failure is success in progress. Albert Einstein

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

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

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

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

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

Failure is an attitude, not an outcome. Harvey MacKay

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mistakes are the portals of discovery. James Joyce

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

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

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

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

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

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

Failure is unimportant. It takes courage to make a fool of yourself. Charlie Chaplin (This is one of my favorite failure quote. Leave a reply here and let me know what’s yours!)

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All my successes have been built on my failures. Benjamin Disraeli Click to tweet

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Success isn’t permanent and failure isn’t fatal. Mike Ditka Click to tweet

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

Part 2. Failure Quotes That Are…

The Most Famous Failure Quotes (Edison, Jordan, Buddha, etc)

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

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

Success is usually the culmination of controlling failure. Sylvester Stallone

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

If you set your goals ridiculously high and it’s a failure, you will fail above everyone else’s success. James Cameron (Terminator, Avatar, Titanic)

Please know that I am aware of the hazards. I want to do it because I want to do it. Women must try to do things as men have tried. When they fail, their failure must be a challenge to others. Amelia Earhart (First female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

When you fail to prepare, you’re preparing to fail. John Wooden (More on that quote here)

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

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

Science, my lad, is made up of mistakes, but they are mistakes which it is useful to make, because they lead little by little to the truth. Jules Verne

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

The only failures are those who fail to try. Lester B. Pearson (Nobel Peace Prize 1957)

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

Short Failure Quotes

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Try again. Fail again. Fail better. Samuel Beckett Click to tweet

Failure is success if we learn from it. Malcolm Forbes

The best way out is always through. Robert Frost

There is no failure. Only feedback. Robert Allen

Without failure there is no achievement. John C. Maxwell

The cost of failure is…learning. Neil Strauss

You always pass failure on the way to success. Mickey Rooney

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

Apprentice yourself in failure. Robert Greene

It’s not failure, it’s unfinished success. Unknown (Submitted by the Wisdom Quotes Community)

Attitude is the essence of failure or success. Unknown

Key to failure: Trying to please everyone. Unknown

Failure open doors to new opportunities. Unknown

The bigger the failure, the greater the lesson. Unknown

Tough situations build strong people. Unknown

No man is a failure who is enjoying life. William Feather Click to tweet

My reputation grows with every failure. George Bernard Shaw

The phoenix must burn to emerge. Janet Finch

No garden is without its weeds. Thomas Fuller

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

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

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Inspirational And Uplifting Failure Quotes

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Anyone who attempts is not a failure. Sarah Dessen Click to tweet

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

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

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

You build on failure. You use it as a steppingstone. 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Most great people have attained their greatest success just one step beyond their greatest failure. Napoleon Hill

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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’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

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

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Funny Failure Quotes (Some Will Surprise You)

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

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

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

Failure is a bruise, not a tattoo. Jon Sinclair

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

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

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

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

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

Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor. Truman Capote Click to tweet

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

Get a bike that’s as low to the ground as you can find, put on elbow and knee pads so you’re not afraid of falling, and go. Andrew Stanton

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

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

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

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Deep And Emotional Failure Quotes (Some Are Sad)

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

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

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

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

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

Life is a Tetris. Do something good, it disappears immediately. But mistakes, they accumulate themselves. In the end everyone loses. Alexandra Melo (More on that quote here)

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

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

Your failure does not define you, your determination does. Unknown Click to tweet

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 (The 33 Strategies of War)

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

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

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

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See also: 10 Lessons Learned From Failing

Wise Failure Quotes (Word Of Wisdom)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I’ve come to realize that all my past failures and frustrations were actually laying the foundation for the understanding that have created the new level of living I now enjoy. Tony Robbins

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

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

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

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

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

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

Part 1. Happiness needs sadness. Success needs failure. Benevolence needs evil. Love needs hatred. Victory needs defeat. Pleasure needs pain. Philippos

Part 2. You must experience and accept the extremes because if the contrast is lost, you lose appreciation; and when you lose appreciation you lose the value of everything. Philippos

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 (More on this quote here)

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

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

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 (Creativity, Inc.)

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

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

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Part 3. Failure Quotes About…

Failure Quotes About Life Struggles, Overcoming Failure, Never Giving Up

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Mistakes are proof that you are trying. Unknown Click to tweet

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 (Google)

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

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

See also: 22 Reasons To Never Give Up

Failure Quotes About Education, Exams, School, Youth

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

Failure is not a bug of learning, it’s the feature. Rachel Simmons

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

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

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

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

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 (The Up Side of Down: Why Failing Well Is the Key to Success)

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 (Mindset: The New Psychology of Success)

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

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

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 (Mindset: The New Psychology of Success)

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

See also: How to Help Kids Learn to Fail

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Failure Quotes About Love, Marriage

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

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

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

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

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

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

“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

The hottest love has the coldest end. Socrates

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Failure Quotes About Success, Victory

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

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

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

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

People settle. They settle for less than they are capable of. Seth Godin (The Dip)

Quit or be exceptional. Average is for losers. Seth Godin (The Dip)

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

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

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’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

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

The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one. Elbert Hubbard Click to tweet

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Part 1. I will persist until I succeed. I was not delivered unto this world in defeat, nor does failure course in my veins. I am not a sheep waiting to be prodded by my shepherd. Og Mandino

Part 2. I am I lion and I refuse to talk, to walk, to sleep with the sheep. I will not hear those that weep and complain for their disease is contagious. Let them join the sheep. The slaughterhouse of failure is not in my destiny. Og Mandino

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

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

Remember this: There is no such thing as failure — failure is just life trying to move us in another direction. Oprah Winfrey

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

There are defeats more triumphant than victories. Michel de Montaigne

See also: Ted Talks About Success And Failure

Quotes About Fear Of Failure

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Part 1. I must say a word about fear. It is life’s only true opponent. Only fear can defeat life. It is a clever, treacherous adversary, how well I know. Yann Martel (Life of Pi)

Part 2. It has no decency, respects no law or convention, shows no mercy. It goes for your weakest spot, which it finds with unnerving ease. Yann Martel (Life of Pi)

Part 3. It begins in your mind, always… so you must fight hard to express it. You must fight hard to shine the light of words upon it. Yann Martel (Life of Pi)

Part 4. Because if you don’t, if your fear becomes a wordless darkness that you avoid, perhaps even manage to forget, you open yourself to further attacks of fear because you never truly fought the opponent who defeated you. Yann Martel (Life of Pi)

There is no growth or success without change. Ed Catmull Click to tweet

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

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

Why waste time proving over and over how great you are, when you could be getting better? Carol S. Dweck (Mindset: The New Psychology Of Success)

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

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.)

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

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

See also: Why You Have the Fear of Failure (And How to Conquer It Step-By-Step)

Failure Quotes About Business, Startups, Innovation

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Don’t worry about failure – you only have to be right once. Drew Houston (Dropbox) Click to tweet

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

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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

The only risk of failure is promotion. Scott Adams (Dilbert)

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

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

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 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

People need to feel safe experimenting, failing and speaking up when they see problems […] it starts with leadership being vulnerable enough to own up to failures and be open with their weaknesses. Amanda Wood

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

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

People driven by a pursuit that puts them on the edges are often not on the periphery, but on the frontier, testing the limits of what it is possible to withstand and discover. Sarah Lewis

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Quotes About Embracing Failure, Rejection, Learning From Mistakes

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

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

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

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

A failure doesn’t mean you are unworthy, nor does it preclude success on the next try. Leonard Mlodinow

Failure always brings something valuable with it. I don’t let it leave until I extract that value. Scott Adams (How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big: Kind of the Story of My Life)

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

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

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

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

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

Talk about your failures without apologizing. Brené Brown

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

Pain is the not the only way to learn a lesson, but it is the surest way to never forget one. The Stoic Emperor

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 (Creativity, Inc.)

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.)

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

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

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

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

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

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See also: How To Embrace Failure In Order To Become Successful

Part 4. Conclusion

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failure quotes if we will be quiet and ready enough we shall find compensation in every disappointment henry david thoreau wisdom

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

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