Failure Quotes

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

Lloyd Jones

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

Robert Louis Stevenson

You can't have any successes unless you can accept failure.

George Cukor

Good people are good because they've come to wisdom through failure.

William Saroyan

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

Thomas A. Edison

A minute's success pays the failure of years.

Robert Browning

There's no such thing as failure - just waiting for success.

John Osborne

Failure is a bottomless pit ready to devour you. If you always look up and never look down, failure is void.

Folashade' Ayanwale

In all education the main cause of failure is staleness

Alfred North Whitehead

Success and failure are greatly overrated. But failure gives you a whole lot more to talk about.

Hildegard Knef

Success or failure in business is caused more by the mental attitude even than by mental capacities.

Sir Walter Scott

Keep in mind that neither success nor failure is ever final.

Roger Babson

There is no failure except in no longer trying. There is no defeat except from within, no really insurmountable barrier save our own inherent weakness of purpose.

Kin Hubbard

If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure

Dan Quayle

I would prefer even to fail with honor than to win by cheating


Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.

Truman Capote

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. There is no learning without some difficulty and fumbling.

John W. Gardner

It is a mistake to suppose that men succeed through success; they much oftener succeed through failures. Precept, study, advice, and example could never have taught them so well as failure has done.

Samuel Smiles

Don't be discouraged by a failure. It can be a positive experience. Failure is, in a sense, the highway to success, inasmuch as every discovery of what is false leads us to seek earnestly after what is true, and every fresh experience points out some

John Keats

It does not matter what you know about anything if you cannot communicate to your people. In that event you are not even a failure. You're just not there.

Saul David Alinsky

To me, failure is not fatal unless you quit; getting knocked down is not embarrassing unless you allow it to keep you down.

John David Ashcroft

Whatever failures may have come to parliamentary government in countries which have not those traditions, and where it is not a natural growth, that is no proof that parliamentary government has failed.

Stanley Baldwin, 1st Earl Baldwin of Bewdley

The worst of failure in this kind is that it spoils the market for more competent performers.

James Agate

One who does not realize his own value is condemned to utter failure. (Every kind of complex, superiority or inferiority is harmful to man).

Ali bin Abu-Talib

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