Failure Quotes

A man who has never made a woman angry is a failure in life.

Christopher Morley

I will act now. I will act now. I will act now. Henceforth, I will repeat these words each hour, each day, everyday, until the words become as much a habit as my breathing, and the action which follows becomes as instinctive as the blinking of my eyelids. With these words I can condition my mind to perform every action necessary for my success. I will act now. I will repeat these words again and again and again. I will walk where failures fear to walk. I will work when failures seek rest. I will act now for now is all I have. Tomorrow is the day reserved for the labor of the lazy. I am not lazy. Tomorrow is the day when the failure will succeed. I am not a failure. I will act now. Success will not wait. If I delay, success will become wed to another and lost to me forever. This is the time. This is the place. I am the person.

Og Mandino

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
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