Failure Quotes

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

The history of post-independence Sri Lanka, from a Sri Lankan Tamil perspective, is a history of lost privileges, intensifying discrimination, failure of democratic institutions to protect their rights and finally,coercion by an overwhelmingly Sinhalese security establishment.

John Richardson

The saddest life is that of a political aspirant under democracy. His failure is ignominious and his success is disgraceful

Mary Catherine Bateson

If you have made mistakes, even serious ones, there is always another chance for you. What we call failure is not the falling down but the staying down.

Mary Pickford

In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.

Bill Cosby

One's only rival is one's own potentialities. One's only failure is failing to live up to one's own possibilities. In this sense, every man can be a king, and must therefore be treated like a king.

Abraham Maslow

Failure is only the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.

Henry Ford

If you are doing your best, you will not have time to worry about failure.

Robert Hillyer

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

When you have a challenge and the response is equal to the challenge, that's called "success". But once you have a new challenge, the old, once-successful response no longer works. That's why it is called a "failure

Stephen R

Failure is not fatal. Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. It should challenge us to new heights of accomplishments, not pull us to new depths of despair. From honest failure can come valuable experience

William Arthur

Be calm and strong and patient. Meet failure and disappointment with courage. Rise superior to the trials of life, and never give in to hopelessness or despair. In danger, in adversity, cling to your principles and ideals. Aequanimitas!

Sir William Osler

So go ahead and make mistakes.Make all you can.Because that's where you will find success.On the far side of failure.

Thomas J. Watson, Sr.

Dandelions are the supreme symbol of the failure of human control, a yellow flag of mockery, and every time we burned that flag, back it comes, stronger than ever. No plants or animal is as obstinately perverse in its flaunting of human wishes.

David Ehrenfeld†

The paranoiac is the exact image of the ruler. The only difference is their position in the world. One might even think the paranoiac the more impressive of the two because he is sufficient unto himself and cannot be shaken by failure.

Elias Canetti

Why do we meditate? We meditate precisely because this world of ours has disappointed us and because failure looms large in our day-to-day life. We want fulfilment. We want joy, peace, bliss and perfection within and without. Meditation is the answer, the only answer

Sri Chinmoy

The greatest barrier to success is the fear of failure.

Sven Goran Eriksson

Our sufferings have taught us that no nation is sufficient unto itself, and that our prosperity depends in the long run, not upon the failure of our neighbors but their successes.

John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir

There is no such thing as darkness;only a failure to see.

Malcolm Muggeridge

By willing endurance we cause suffering to pass. Evil becomes a spent force when we put up no resistance. By refusing to pay back the enemy with his own coin, and preferring to suffer without resistance, the Christian exhibits the sinfulness of contumely and insult. Violence stands condemned by its failure to evoke counter-violence.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer

No experiment is ever a complete failure. It can always be used as a bad example.

Paul Dickson

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

John Burroughs

Whenever one finds oneself inclined to bitterness, it is a sign of emotional failure.

Bertrand Russell

Children love and want to be loved and they very much prefer the joy of accomplishment to the triumph of hateful failure.

Erik Erikson
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