Failure Quotes

The moment a mere numerical superiority by either states or voters in this country proceeds to ignore the needs and desires of the minority, and for their own selfish purpose or advancement, hamper or oppress that minority, or debar them in any way from equal privileges and equal rights -- that moment will mark the failure of our constitutional system.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Human beings are compelled to live within a lie, but they can be compelled to do so only because they are in fact capable of living in this way. Therefore not only does the system alienate humanity, but at the same time alienated humanity supports this system as its own involuntary master plan, as a degenerate image of its own degeneration, as a record of people's own failure as individuals.

Vaclav Havel

If you're doing your best, you won't have any time to worry about failure

H. Jackson Brown

This dullness of vision regarding the importance of the general welfare to the individual is the measure of the failure of our schools and churches to teach the spiritual significance of genuine democracy.

Henry A. Wallace

To the frustrated, freedom from responsibility is more attractive than freedom from restraint. They are eager to barter their independence for relief from the burdens of willing, deciding and being responsible for inevitable failure. They willingly abdicate the directing of their lives to those who want to plan, command and shoulder all responsibility

Eric Hoffer

I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure: which is: Try to please everybody.

Herbert B. Swope

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

Abraham Lincoln

Failure is simply the non-presence of success. But a fiasco is a disaster of mythic proportions.

Orlando Bloom

In America, there's a failure to appreciate Europe's leading role in the world.

Barack Obama

Women must try to do things as men have tried. When they fail their failure must be but a challenge to others

Amelia Earhart

Success... (Courage) consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.

Winston Churchill

Destiny: A tyrant's authority for crime and a fool's excuse for failure.

Ambrose Bierce

A man can get discouraged many times but he is not a failure until he begins to blame somebody else and stops trying.

John Burroughs

If you want to increase your success rate, double your failure rate

Tom Watson

A shy failure is nobler than an immodest success.

Kahlil Gibran
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