Failure Quotes

Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.

Henry Ford

Failure is unimportant. It takes courage to make a fool of yourself.

Charlie Chaplin

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

I'm proof against that word failure. I've seen behind it. The only failure a man ought to fear is failure of cleaving to the purpose he sees to be best.

T.S. Eliot

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

Tom Watson

Success is a public affair. Failure is a private funeral.

Rosalind Russell

I'd rather be a failure at something I enjoy than a success at something I hate

George F. Burns

Laziness is a secret ingredient that goes into failure. But it's only kept a secret from the person who fails.

Robert Half

You always pass failure on the way to success.

Mickey Rooney

A minute's success pays the failure of years.

Robert Browning

There is no failure except in no longer trying.

Elbert Hubbard

Failure doesn't mean you are a failure... it just means you haven't succeeded yet.

Robert Schuller

Failure sometimes enlarges the spirit. You have to fall back upon humanity and God.

Charles Horton Cooley

A failure is a man who has blundered, but is not able to cash in the experience.

Elbert Hubbard

Failure changes for the better, success for the worse.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

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

Unknown

Achievement is not always success, while reputed failure often is. It is honest endeavor, persistent effort to do the best possible under any and all circumstances.

Orison Swett Marden

The things we admire in men, kindness and generosity, openness, honesty, understanding and feeling are the concomitants of failure in our system. And those traits we detest, sharpness, greed, acquisitiveness, meanness, egotism and self-interest are the traits of success. And while men admire the quality of the first they love the produce of the second.

John Steinbeck

Baseball is a harbor, a seclusion from failure that really matters, a playful utopia in which virtuosity can be savored to the third decimal place of a batting average

Mark Kramer

The failure to read good books both enfeebles the vision and strengthens our most fatal tendency-- the belief that the here and now is all there is.

Allan Bloom

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

Winston Churchill

Businesses may come and go, but religion will last forever, for in no other endeavor does the consumer blame himself for product failure

Unknown

Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.

Og Mandino

Achievement is not always success while reputed failure often is. It is honest endeavor, persistent effort to do the best possible under any and all circumstances.

Orison Swett Marden
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